Years ago I read a book that revolutionized and evolved my consciousness. It was titled The Four Agreements. There’s a companion book titled, The Mastery of Love. Both books were written by David Ruiz. I commend them to you.
The Four Agreements encapsulate applied psychology into concepts easily absorbed and incorporated into consciousness. In those books, I found “the secret” to solving whatever inner-personal issues that present in living and dying on this planet. Try and apply: the resulting personal evolution will be manifest to all on the planet.
I was thinking about other diamonds of wisdom that are available to the world, without little or not cost. I’m speaking (through writing) about thoughts that equates to wisdom and enlightenment. It’s the stuff renaissance comprises. It is the light to human evolution of consciousness.
At the outset of my quest for an understanding of human existence, and (obviously) my place in it, the ultimate question is, What is right and what is wrong? If, in fact, I believe that here is such a thing or idea that you (and I) call “truth” it must not be relative.
My definition, to be clear, is that the truth is immutable. Otherwise, it is impossible to “know” what is and is not moral — what is morally right and what is morally not right. Without morality there is no such thing as “justice.” And also be clear, the definition of truth must be universal and applicable to religion, meaning ALL religions and beliefs and political or social systems that affect human and the groups they classify themselves or each individuals behavior.
Answer: INDIVIDUAL ACCOUNTABILITY. Period.
Any religion or system of government that does not employ and practice that standard engages in immorality in its conduct and behavior towards others.
Really, now, does any human being control where and when he or she was conceived? How, then, can there be community guilt based on tribe or religion or political belief? How can one religion rightly sanction violence against an individual, based on who conceived that individual, and where conception occurred? Only the most primitively, viciously animalistic and vile political or religious belief system, from which flows tribulations and heinous abuse of life.