A Living Text
June 8, 2015
I've named this page "A Living Text" because I will be continually
adding things to it. These are things I've discovered... that feel true to me.
In my studies I've tried to keep a sense of equanimity about what I
read and discover. Unlike many seeming "scholars" I try to avoid
forming conclusions about things as if the facts were obvious and sure...
when... there is too much still unknown... and where... absolute truth
can never really be known. From history, to religion, to psychology,
to society, to government... much is speculation... guesswork.
With "truth"... absolutes are rare.
But... truths... can still be found.
Much of the world follows religions based on Hebrew scriptures...
If you look to the scriptures... remember this...
"God saw that men were violent and he repented ever creating them."
Reject all violence.
Disconnect yourself from all fruits of violence...
From the fruits of suffering...
From the fruits of enslavement...
From the fruits of hate, war, and destruction...
From the fruits of force and oppression...
Do not participate in violence.
Wash your being of all violence.
What is evil...? if it is not violence...?
And what is life... but peace itself...?
Only peace begets life.
When you seek truth do not consider it found unless it is beautiful.
Do not think that you understand something unless it is beautiful to you.
Become truth... to discover truth. Love.
Civilization is not a place... it is a doctrine... PEACE.
If a tree is healthy... if a society is whole and healthy...
Who would want to destroy it...?
Seek a society that includes all who are born into it.
Let laws be simple... and not an expression of tyranny
Wherein all become trapped and oppressed...
And wherein life ceases to be... and joy itself dies.
To ask... is a form of force.
Help your fellows... do not shame them.
Toxic chemicals are violence.
Aspire to always act from a good place...
And never from a bad place.
What is a "perfect human"...?
One who is at peace with all of life...
And with himself.
Blame no one.
Let your life be a meditation of the concept of love.
Learn its ways.
One cannot hope to understand every human being...
Or find the reasons and the whys of what they are.
Be content to understand yourself and your mate... if you can.
True giving... fulfills the heart... not subtracts from it.
Giving makes one whole. If you give... and feel a loss... then
you create a void... making the recipient a participant in your
loss. How is that a gift...? So... learn to give without loss.