posted on Nov, 16 2011 @ 12:45 PM
The more i study different religious philosophies, the more i am convinced by the Hebrew adage, that the conclusion of the matter, the ultimate
purpose of mankind, is to live a moral life. If this were not so, there wouldn't be positive consequences for right action, and negative consequences
for evil action. Clearly, whatever established this system meant for us to pursue the good, and shun, avoid, the evil.
According to the Kabbalistic system, the world and everything in it, both in the spiritual realms of mind, and the physical realm of matter, reflects
a 10 point system called the Sefiroth.
Planet Earth reflects this system. The 7 lower Sephiroth are reflected on the earth as the 7 continents. Each Sephira embodies a particular archetypal
energy. The continent of Asia, is chesed, the continent of Africa, is Gevurah, and so forth........Because the energy on each continent is different,
the way people think, and approach the meaning and significance of life will differ from another people under a different energy. Thus, the energy of
chesed is expansiveness, and so, the peoples of the Asian continent tend to yearn for transcendence. They are very uncomfortable with being contained
by a system - and the nature of chesed, also called Gedulah (greatness) is to expand beyond measure....This mentality is perfectly reflected in the
spiritual philosophies of the orient; Buddhism, Taoism, Zen, striving with all their being to avoid any fixity in thought, in system, if morality....
Chesed is energy flowing as it is, and it would consonant with the idea of pure nature, or Tao, and the spiritual aims of Zen Buddhism...
In the Middle East, Europe, Africa and the Americas, peoples approach God, and the meaning of existence in different manners. At the end of the day,
the only determinative factor is the energy that works upon the unconscious of the peoples. Zen, which may seem like an 'absolute truth' to a
Easterner, seems far to "Chesed", far too absorbed in transcendence, in spontaneity, to be accepted by a westerner. Likewise, to an Easterner,
Christianity, or Islam, with its fixed rites and logical systems of metaphysics, seem unnecessary, vain, and ultimately (the mentality of Chesed seems
to seek the 'ultimate', not realizing that the ultimate might not be as the mind of Chesed imagines it to be) pointless...
Since each of these paths are legitimate, reflecting the will of the unknowable one through the 7 paths (sephira) on the peoples of the earth, its
pointless to say "This is wrong...that is wrong" - because each path is the truth to the people who follow it. Their minds are 'hardwired' to know
and understand God in the ways that he has established for them; even if the path of the Buddhist, doesn't acknowledge God, still, his "suchness"
still constitutes a way to the core of existence. For him, acknowledging a metaphysical reality, doesn't seem relevant. Nonetheless, he merges with
that reality, along his own path, through the spiritual system the unknowable one implanted within his ancestral consciousness.
At the end of the day, the only thing that really matters, in a real sense, is how we relate with one another. That we show love, tolerance,and
patience with one another. That we not hurt nature, or animals, that we not steal from others, and honor what belongs to another. Ultimately, this is
something we should all agree upon; the ideals of spirituality, of meaning, and value, and respecting the life of another, is of the utmost relevance
the quality of life each of us can live.
One who steals, murders, slanders, hurts nature, or acts in any unreasonable, or unfair way, with his fellow, such a person goes against the very core
and essence of life on earth. Such a person deserves to be tried and dealt with by a system of law - his rebelliousness against truth and goodness,
should not be tolerated. Instead, he should be chastised by the system, and if he refuses to repent and recognize the folly of his ways, he should be
dealt with in a way that insures that right action, tolerance and love between all, be preserved.
In this world, there is no room for a klu klux klan, or skinheads, or black panthers, or any group that seeks to deny the rights, nicely stated by the
US constitution, of another.