Sameness And Destruction Are One

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“The Earth is the Lord’s, and its fullness thereof, and they that dwell there in it.” –Psalm 24:1 (KJV)

There was once a rich and pious King, who wanted all his citizens to become equal. So he issued a law decreeing that on a certain date they should come to the Palace, where he would distribute his jewels equally. The great day came and the devout King shared out all the riches among the people, who eventually went home, very happy indeed.

Pretty soon, everyone stopped working. They had no reason to, as their pockets were now filled, and they could enjoy themselves in great measure. Shops began to run out of food; servants left their masters; cooks refused to cook and all scavengers stopped working.

Within six months there was destitution and starvation, sickness and ill health, and the garbage and sewage were piling up on the streets. The King soon realised the folly of his ways, ordered the soldiers to bring everything back to normal, and the country began to prosper once again.

Sameness and destruction are one. In this game of life, polarity and diversity are the order of the day. Without the valley we will get no mountains; without the shadow there will be no perception of Light. We measure hate, according to the merits of our Love and joy according to our sorrows. Winter is always followed by its opposite summer; light by darkness, and every ebb by its flow. We say we live in hell and dream of a heaven; we feel the pain of war so we could yearn for the joy of peace.

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Why then should we not expect the Creator to give us different Faiths? God is the Life-Tree and Religion are His branches. One man likes a particular branch and calls it Islam, another likes a different branch and calls it Hinduism, but the branches are all part and parcel of the tree. Each has its role to play, in enhancing the beauty, majesty and power of the tree.

In a family of parents and children, one girl is a violinist, another a doctor. One boy is a lawyer and yet another a theologist. They are all different, but they complement the entire family, into one harmonious whole. This way the doctor can help the sick; the lawyer can assist with counselling, and the musician comes in quite handy, when stresses run wild.

There are so many beautiful flowers in a garden! The rose, the daffodil, the petunia, the tulip or Camellia, to name a few. When we go to the florist, we are enamoured by the charm in variety and colour; the fragrances that soothe our hearts. The rose does not say that it’s better than the tulip, neither does the camellia feel wiser than the daffodil. They all have their season, and all add richness to the exquisite nature and stateliness of the garden.

One man likes a particular poet on HP and says that he is the best, another likes a different poet who, for him, is also the best. Yet a third likes someone different, even though he/she may be familiar with all. All the poets are to be applauded, to say the least. One may bring a mantric quality of eloquence and excellence; another wit, wisdom, discernment and depth; yet a third will add sweetness, light, and beauty, inspiration … all necessary for the journey of the individual Soul.

All life or all things are important. From the religious dogma of the priests in various cultures, to the necessary Sons-of-God in so many planes of Consciousness. After all, who makes the decisions? Me, you!

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“That which does not exists, can never come into being; that which exists can never cease to be.”- The Gita, Ch 2: 13-30.

If I simply fail to exist, God forbid, but if I should die, then what is all this to me? Where then is the need for a bible or parents or politics?

Meaningful to you, yes, but not to me. Things, for me, anyway, takes meaning only in so far as I exist, am alive, have cognizance or awareness. This makes all real to me, including God. All the more reason why I should chose my own Path. My vibration or energy field is not others, and likewise, others are not mine.

How boring if they were all the same. If I was offered $1, 000000 every Friday, I would feel great! Still I know that everyone else works and I don’t, and so one day before I die, I would feel unfulfilled and my Soul would yearn to know what work was like. That my friends, is the nature of Love.

So it behoves us all to embrace our friends, our culture, our diversity as well as our duality and polarity. They are all necessary branches on this great tree of Life, fashioned by no other than the Master Designer Itself. Some are happy with the term God; others Allah, yet others Yahweh or Self. Some of us like even the abstract forms like Love, Peace; Harmony, or the beauty of the Earth, Nature... I see no problem there. Do you? Glory be!

- Manatita, The Lantern Carrier. Copyrighted, 19th January, 2016.

~ Awakening The Inner Light ~

Alan Watts

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swalia 10 months ago

A beautiful story and a wonderful message in this hub. Indeed we know the value of peace because we have seen wars and destruction. Light is appreciated because we have witnessed darkness.


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

Your wisdom and discernment noted here Shaloo. Much Joy to you and family.


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Venkatachari M 10 months ago from Hyderabad, India

Very much inspiring story with great message. But inequality in wealth is to be removed up to certain extent so that poor can have some of their basic necessities of life.


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billybuc 10 months ago from Olympia, WA

Completely agree, my wordsmith of love. Starting out with a parable...nice touch....strong finish....wonderful read.


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

Thanks Bro. So true, but it needs loving Hearts before it can take place. Thank you for your kind and loving sentiment.

Bill, He he. Nearly 300 Hubs, so perhaps another two prose, maybe? Thank you so much, for this loving contribution, my Friend. I hope to re-enter the world of prose and books soon, like you.


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MsDora 10 months ago from The Caribbean

Obviously spoken/written from the heart. "Without the valley we will get no mountains; without the shadow there will be no perception of Light." Beautiful message in prose.


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Frank Atanacio 10 months ago from Shelton

a very well written hub my friend kudos


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MizBejabbers 10 months ago

God must love the poor; he made so many of them.


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

Hi Dee, a very sweet sentiment and I thank you so much. Always great to see you. Just got your note. 00:38 hrs here.

Frank, I thank you Bro, for another loving contribution. Much Love.

Miz, great to see you. Yes, God made everything and loves all. Indeed there is nothing without Him, and His Light shines even in convicted criminals. "Blessed are the poor ..."

So happy to see you and to have this fruitful and enlightening exchange. Much Gratitude.


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always exploring 10 months ago from Southern Illinois

I was quite surprised to read this type of writing from you. Your poetry is beautiful but this is special and it touched my heart. Diversity is God's plan as you so eloquently stated. Thank you for sharing this. If I were a judge, you would be given an award!


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

Laugh ...out ...loud! So sweet of you to appreciate my work, Ruby. I'm actually a writer first (Prose) and a poet second. I use poetry because they are shorter and easier to read. This means that I can cloak my messages in them. Ha ha.

I am really a servant. I strive to elevate, inspire, reach the Heart ... both mediums seem to do this, but the prose is naturally longer and not so friendly to busy people. I actually started on Hub Pages with prose six years ago. Didn't I give you two pieces on Yoga Philosophy? They were written some time ago.

I really like your contribution, and yes, I will take this award. Cash?


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Nellieanna 10 months ago from TEXAS

What you say is so true. Our diversity is vital. In one sense, we are created equal, on an abundant planet without favorites for its treasures and opportunities. The diversity within us sets up some yardsticks and some limitations. But it is the mean spirit of some which sets up the problems.

Alan Watts is one of my favorites.


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

Well, my Dear. Happy 2016!

So good to see you. I write, of course, but I know that you have a lot on. Now my fingers are as painful, perhaps, as yours. Joking, but yes, they do pain me.

Alan Watts is ageless. He has inspired so many human beings. America has produced spiritual giants, as well as great motivators, inspirators and life-coaches. Let's not forget the poets (smile)

I am always very, very happy to see you, my Dear Nellieanna. Infinite Gratitude.


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rajan jolly 10 months ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

Nice to see you prose manatita and I agree there is a certain stagnancy in oneness and one flowers in diversity. Enlightening read, bro!


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

No Bro, not in Oneness. Oneness is the meaning of Life. In Oneness Life flows, like a river, to the ever-transcending Beyond. It is sometimes translated as Unity; Harmony. Nice words, but Oneness is mystical, natural and much more profound.

There Love is ever present, multiplying Itself in innumerable ways, restiing in Its Absolute Sat, Chit Ananda; yet again projecting Itself into what we call Creation, including diversity and all else. There is nothing else but Oneness; there is nothing else but Love or Light; Existence, Consciousness; Bliss. They are One.

I use the word 'sameness' for the argument in my Hub, meaning that if all were the same, if there was no diversity and polarity, Creation would be dull and boring and would also not work. But perhaps you meant that, right?

It's good to see you as always, my Friend. I thank you for your kind support on the fingers issue. Hari Om!


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bravewarrior 10 months ago from Central Florida

Manatita, likening religions, people, talents, etc. to the branches of one sustaining tree is such a simple, clear way to express the necessity and beauty of diversity. When you put it that way, the Purpose becomes clear.

If only all the world could see....


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

What a sweet, sentiment, my Dear. Now you know that we are truly sisters. (I'm really just teasing you.) Fondest regards.


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aviannovice 10 months ago from Stillwater, OK

Unity and polarity are amazing things. The secret is to understand and appreciate both.


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manatita44 10 months ago from london Author

Yes, Deb.

But it takes empathy and understanding , I suppose. Much Love and have a great weekend.

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