Sameness And Destruction Are One
“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.
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!
“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.
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Diversity and duality
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