Good and evil are human concepts but are angels and demons real?
Angels and demons in a Yin and Yang universe
Yesterday I was watching a new interview in the Project Camelot series, and in this one Kerry Cassidy and Bill Ryan are talking to their interviewee Dr Steven Greer of the Disclosure Project. At times it becomes more of an argument than an interview because Dr Greer and Bill and Kerry have very different views on the subject of the nature of extraterrestrial beings. Dr Greer states that all such entities are of no harm to humans, whilst the two founders of Project Camelot feel that there may be negatively oriented or hostile ETs who do not have our interests in mind.
Dr Greer points out that ETs are not the same as other-dimensional entities, which he agrees can be harmful. He is stressing that ETs and interdimensional entities are two different types of being. These negative ones in other dimensions are the type of beings we often refer to as demons or evil spirits, whilst David Icke calls them Reptilians.
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They talk about the concept of "service to self" and "service to others" which I came across first in the Law of One and Ra Material by L/L Research and with which they are all very familiar. The video inspired my friend Blodwen to ask me what I think and I said I can see both points of view but tend to agree with Bill and Kerry that there are alien races we would regard as hostile to us.
I got to explaining how I see good and evil and positive and negative as human concepts and how God/Goddess created predators and prey, hunters and hunted, parasites and their hosts amongst animal life on this planet so there is no reason not to suspect that this would be the case elsewhere.
We may think an animal that eats or parasitises another is cruel but it is not because it is doing what it was designed to do. It is obeying its instincts and the programme in its DNA. All animal life has to eat other forms of life even if that life is vegetable in origin it is still a form of life.
As a naturalist I am well aware that in the most beautiful and untouched paradise natural environments that still exist we still have carnivores and parasitic life forms in these places. This means that other animals and plants are being killed as food for those that prey on them. I would not be surprised to find this would be the case on other worlds too.
Many forms of animal life do things we find cruel but this is hypocritical because the human race is a very cruel life form as individuals and as a group. Social insects like bees throw out the male drones to die, wasps kill their young ones in winter, ants wage war on other ant species and farm other insects. Some insects like the ichneumon flies lay their eggs in the caterpillars of butterflies and moths and their parasitic larvae live inside the body of the host gradually eating away at it until it dies.
Charles Darwin was upset by the life-cycles of these insects. Wikipedia informs us that:
In a letter to American botanist Asa Gray, Darwin wrote: "I cannot persuade myself that a beneficent and omnipotent God would have designedly created the Ichneumonidae with the express intention of their feeding within the living bodies of Caterpillars, or that a cat should play with mice."
But was Darwin right? Are these creatures evil? No, I don't think so - they are doing what they were designed to do. They also perform a function which is keeping the number of their host species at a level that is not too many for a given area to support.
Many predatory and parasite species do this - they keep the numbers of their prey under control. There are other scavenger species of insect, bird and mammal that eat the dead bodies of other animals. This is their function. None of these creatures are wrong for doing what they do.
This I would suggest is the way it works on physical worlds. This is how life is programmed and survives on planets in the material universe or the "third density."
That life can live on energies of a finer source on a finer density or dimension of existence I am also sure is what happens but in this material world that is how the Divine Creator decided that things should be.
If we believe in a spiritual source of all life and all creation, as I do, then I must conclude that all life forms have been created by this creator. That all life is therfore spiritual in essence, or as the brilliant poet and artist William Blake wrote "Everything that lives is holy."
This means that angels and demons are neither good or bad - they just ARE! Andromedan contactee Alex Collier talks about how the Andromedans refer to and think of God as "The Isness." Life and its creator is a state of being. How we think about life forms we share the universe with and how we label them as good or bad are only human concepts.
There is the oriental philosophy of the Yin and Yang nature of everything. That this is a universe of opposites and an interplay between opposing forces. It is an ever-changing battle between such forces with an ideal being a state of balance between the two sides. From this we get the idea of the deity known as Abraxas that is thought of as God and the Devil.
It is not possible to have Yin without Yang - there is always a balance. There is an equal amount of darkness and light.
The aim of the religions of Buddhism and Hinduism is to free the soul from incarnations in the material worlds , which are said to be illusion. The spirit has become trapped in this world and is constantly ensnared by the senses that tempt into further material existence.
Tibetan Book of the Dead
In the Tibetan Book of the Dead, or The Great Liberation Through Hearing as it is also known, the soul that has recently left the body at death is given guidance on how to proceed so that they will not become trapped again in the cycle of Birth-Death-Rebirth. The spirit is told of Benificent and Wrathful Deities that will be encountered in their 49-day journey through the Bardos and is counselled to concentrate only on the "Clear Light".
The soul is warned not to be tempted by even the paradise worlds that will appear. It is a manual addressed to each and every one of us with instructions as to how to resist the attachments of this world.
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What is Maya?
All these things are parts of the illusion of Maya, parts of the temptation that holds spirits in the material world. The aim is to free the self and achieve the enlightened state of Nirvana and freedom from the trap of the material world and the attachments formed by the mind and senses.
I remember a story from the Gita where Arjuna, Krishna`s disciple and friend, was talking to Lord Krishna and is confused and upset by the raging battle that is going on. Krishna tries to explain that all of it is an illusion and that in reality no one is being killed for they are all parts of himself and are by their divine nature immortal spirit.
Wikipedia tells us:
"Arjuna was a master archer and played a central role in the conflict between the Pandavas and their adversaries, the sons of Dhritarashtra known as the Kauravas. Arjuna was reluctant to take part in battle because of the slaughter he knew he would cause in the enemy ranks, which included many of his own relatives. He was persuaded by his charioteer and close friend, Lord Krishna, to change his mind. Their dialogue about issues involved in war—courage, a warrior’s duty, the nature of human life and the soul, and the role of Gods—forms the subject of the Bhagavad Gita, one of the key episodes in the epic Mahābhārata."
So the lesson here is that really there is no good or bad apart from as the labels and concepts we use to make sense of the world of illusion we are in. In Tibetan Buddhism a very important mantra, perhaps the most important of all, is the mantra of Chenrezig: OM MANI PADME HUM. This translates as "Hail the Jewel in the Lotus." I interpret this as look to the spirit within everything that lives and you will see God.
© 2009 Steve Andrews
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