Tuesday, 24 January 2012

FREEDOM AND LAWS

COMMENT:

The Laws in a given system are co-extensive with that system. They limit my Freedom to (do what I want) and interfere with my Freedom from (outside influences).

If one goes outside the system, its laws disappear. If one enters another system, one will meet another set of laws.

As Newton discovered with the help of an apple (though Adam had beaten him to it with the help of Eve), gravity is a fundamental law in the system which is the earth as we know it.

However high you jump, this spinning sphere drags you back down. However high you throw your apple, it will come hurtling back (though, unlike Newton, you can move your head).

But, as the astronauts have shown, if you can generate enough power and move off at the correct angle, you can escape this spinning system we call the earth and be free from its law of gravity. Then you are in a different system and can travel in a straight line forever (or at least until some other spinning system (some other Eve?) acts upon you and drags you in (and down).



COMMENT TWO:

Freedom from is another way of saying Peace.
If you were to be completely still and refrain from impinging on anything, physical or mental, anything in the world would not impinge upon you. You would experience the freedom from being impinged upon, being affected by, discomforted by, bothered by, attracted by, hurt by; in short, from suffering.

Freedom to is another way of saying Power.
Power is the handmaiden of Desire. Freedom to is the power to fulfil your desires. Unfortunately, since others exist, it may be that your desires conflict with their desires. Then it would be just a question of who has the greatest power and therefore the greatest freedom to.

If you were to enter the Centre by refraining from any action whatsoever, physical or mental, you would achieve Perfect Peace, Perfect Freedom from.
You would also achieve Perfect Freedom to because, in the Centre, there is absolutely no desire to do anything whatsoever. One's power to achieve what one wants is unimpeded because there is absolutely nothing one wants. There are also no others.

The ultimate Freedom from is, among other things, Freedom from Freedom to. This is a perfect definition of Perfection itself.



NEW PROJECT:  THREE KINDS OF LAWS
                              Of the  BODY
                              For the MIND
                              Of the  SPIRIT

Monday, 16 January 2012

LET THEM HAVE ENOUGH ROPE AND THEY WILL HANG THEMSELVES!

(NO NEED TO DRAG THEM SCREAMING TO THE TO SCAFFOLD)

COMMENT:

The seed grows steadily and becomes its own fruit. Everything takes its course and fulfils itself if left alone. The good ascend to the heaven their goodness created. The bad descend to the hell their minds have made. No-one is unrewarded. No-one gets away with anything, although he may appear to in the short term. One may use one's freewill to pick up a sword of justice if one wants. But it isn't really necessary and often one's judgement turns out to be wrong. Or one becomes ensnared in what doesn't really concern oneself. One's true concern is putting oneself right. If one completes that, one can look around.

The Law is mirror-like in its precision
and its simplicity needs no revision;
that Good breeds good
and Evil has a price;
that Virtue is its own reward.
And so is Vice.

That all things pass away
from butterflies to stars,
and though the World's a prison
it's the Mind that made the bars.


NEW PROJECT: FREEDOM AND LAWS



Monday, 9 January 2012

THE CHAIN IS ONLY AS STRONG AS ITS WEAKEST LINK

COMMENT:

The weakest link in the chain is the point at which the intended journey from A to B veers off at C.

* Blondin, halfway across Niagara, is distracted by a seagull and is sidetracked to the rocks below.
* The white grains stirred into the tea were salt and not sugar.
* The best football team chose a goalkeeper who urgently needed an eye-test.
* Some time in the early centuries AD, the Christian hermits and ascetics who had retreated from the world into the desert accepted and acquired a taste for temporal power (ignoring Jesus' advice that you cannot worship God and Mammon). At this point Christianity was grafted onto the tree of Jesus' teaching. The entirely different kind of fruit which has resulted is clearly seen in the jungle world of today and also in the history of the Churches' activities (wars, suppression, Inquisition, torture and accumulation of wealth et cetera.) 
* You answer your mobile on the motorway and reach home later than intended (via the back of a truck, a hospital and a stretcher).

Every time things don't turn out as expected, look for the weak link in the chain of events and take precautions for next time!

NEW PROJECT: LET THEM HAVE ENOUGH ROPE AND THEY WILL HANG THEMSELVES!
(NO NEED TO DRAG THEM SCREAMING TO THE SCAFFOLD.)