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The Legal System VS The Cosmic Law by Manatita

Updated on September 13, 2014
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Manatita is an esteemed author living in London, UK. He writes spiritual books, flash fiction and esoteric poetry, his favourite genre.

Forms of Justice


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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    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

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

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      Deb Hirt 

      4 years ago from Stillwater, OK

      Your logic is excellent!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Thanks Bro.

      God bless you this Sunday evening.

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      Victor W. Kwok 

      4 years ago from Hawaii

      Bravo in another amazing post Manatita!

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Me too, Gypsy.

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

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      Gypsy Rose Lee 

      4 years ago from Riga, Latvia

      I'm all for the Buddah winning.

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      4 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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      Nadine May 

      4 years ago from Cape Town, Western Cape, South Africa

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

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      4 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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      Doris H. Dancy 

      4 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 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      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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      Jane Ramona Rynkiewicz Frieman 

      4 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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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      4 years ago from Southern Illinois

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

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

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

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      Michelle Liew 

      4 years ago from Singapore

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

    • manatita44 profile imageAUTHOR


      4 years ago from london

      Thank you, Word55.

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

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      Al Wordlaw 

      4 years ago from Chicago

      Great way to see these things. Thanks!

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      4 years ago

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

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      Audrey Howitt 

      4 years ago from California

      Ahh so glad the Buddha won!


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