The Legal System VS The Cosmic Law by Manatita

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The Legal System Vs The Cosmic Law

The hunter pulled back the stringed bow and fired;

Down fell the bird with clipped wings.

Siddhartha felt a stab of pain,

Akin to an arrow being shot into his naked heart.

Lifting up the bird with utmost care,

He carried it home and nursed it back to life.

Soon the day of the case came.

Brimming with confidence,

The hunter gave a most stirring summon

As he sought to reclaim his prized bird,

Perfectly legal under the Law.

Now it was the Buddha’s turn.

“O Judge,” he pleaded most dispassionately.

“I do not know the Law, but tell me,

Who is greater, he who takes life, or he who gives life?”

Pondering a little; finding himself in a quandary,

The Judge dismissed the case;

The Buddha had won.

Justice is often just as delicate.

-Manatita, (Bard of Solace), 12th September, 2014.

~ Awakening the Inner Light Within ~



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AudreyHowitt 2 years ago from California

Ahh so glad the Buddha won!

manatita44 2 years ago

I'm glad, too, Audrey. Keeps our sanity together. Thank you so much!

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word55 2 years ago from Chicago

Great way to see these things. Thanks!

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thank you, Word55.

Great indeed. have a nice morning today. Peace..

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midget38 2 years ago from Singapore

The legal system should focus more on CHANGING the lives of those whom it incarcerates. Thought provoking and beautiful!

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Too true. Equally, some people should serve their sentences for crimes committed too. Thanks for the input. Om Shanti!

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always exploring 2 years ago from Southern Illinois

The cosmic law won because the Buddha spoke the truth. Interesting and thought provoking piece....

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J - R - Fr13m9n 2 years ago from Morris County, New Jersey

This story was inspired by the German author named Hermann Hesse. Once upon a time I wanted to name a cat Siddhartha. I am pleased that the philosophy of Buddah influenced the judge to seek true justice after all.

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Hi Ruby,

How is your weekend doing? Glad you like the Buddha's stance. Much Love.

So you read Siddhartha, JR? Great book. Thank you for visiting and your kind comment. Much peace.

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Doris Dancy 2 years ago from Yorktown, Virginia

Hello My Friend ~ What would we do if the truth did not prevail? …so glad that it did. I use to read a lot of Siddhartha, and I will have to go back and review it. I thoroughly enjoyed this hub and also the one about your visit to New York. I didn't comment on that one because something happened to interrupt me that day, but I loved following your visit here. I hope your sister is doing better and that YOU will keep in touch with her more often. There is nothing like having a big brother to watch over you. As usual, I love your work. Voted up: Awesome, Beautiful, and Interesting. Be blessed.

manatita44 2 years ago

Well you are a Mother, my Sweet and a housewife! Now you are a writer, too. A fearsome combination for people who need time (smile)

Always love to see you. Pray for me this Sunday. Peace.

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Nadine May 2 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

My favorite Poem is the one where The Buddha had won. Great post.

manatita44 2 years ago

Thank you Nadine, but very interesting. I have so many great ones! The Buddha one and this one also, are a total deviation from my esoteric and devotional love poems addressed to the Divine.

Really happy you liked it though. As I stated, the Spiritual Law encompasses and is indeed greater than the moral Law. World events caused me to write this and the other, but usually I stay with the ethereal and the esoteric. Much peace this Sunday.

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Gypsy Rose Lee 2 years ago from Riga, Latvia

I'm all for the Buddah winning.

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Me too, Gypsy.

So meaningful to a compassionate life and one full of empathy. God bless you this Sunday, Gypsy.

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vkwok 2 years ago from Hawaii

Bravo in another amazing post Manatita!

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thanks Bro.

God bless you this Sunday evening.

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aviannovice 2 years ago from Stillwater, OK

Your logic is excellent!

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manatita44 2 years ago from london Author

Thank you, my cute and loving Friend. Have a great Monday!

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