A Japanese Master Carpenters does not measure. Why?
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Upasni’s voice by Adil Ghiasi
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NATURAL LAW written in our Hearts
God and Love are Ambiguous, Undefinable, Unmeasurable, and Irreducible.
Limited, Un-Ambiguous, Measurable, and Definable means Pride.
Turns out the same truth can be discovered from a variety of angles. What one finds through the Bible another might get from Upasni Maharaj, for example. I cannot thank Clint enough for making ‘as clear as day’ what the Bible really is about, as it comes alive in my heart.
Natural Law is that unwritten law written in our hearts, whose ways are undefinable, immeasurable, un-articulatable into any code of law, save its most basic principle: “do unto others as you’d have them do unto you.” Jesus was able to put all there is to know about Natural Law, into only five words, when he said to “love thy neighbor as thyself.” That’s about it, folks! – on the articulation of Natural Law. The moment you try to articulate beyond this point, or to define it beyond this point, you begin to mis-represent it. Yet, there it is in our Hearts, as clear as day, and it speaks to us in a silent language — AKA “silent thunder”. And yes! – that silence speaks ever so clearly in us all. This inner voice, alone is how we REALLY know right from wrong. Right and wrong is not known because it is taught. Right and wrong is known because it is part of our default nature. That silent thunder you feel in your gut when you do something ‘bad’ is your conscience speaking in its silent yet ridiculously clear language. AKA Silent Thunder. The very reason why, the lie detector test works is because we all have a conscience that just won’t shut up!
As Cicero said, Natural Law is that which we (all of us as creations of God) are unable NOT to know. In other words: Natural Law is that which one cannot NOT know. Natural Law is that which is unchanging and the same in every child and adult, of every location, of every time, and every place, regardless of creed, race, or sex, etc… This is why the ethical philosophy of Socrates is understood and studied by all peoples, of all cultures, all over the world, for over 2,400 years. Unlike man-made arbitrary so called ‘laws,’ real LAWS are, for lack of a better word, “Real!” It is what we call ‘self-evident’. In other words, it is a ‘self-evident truth’ to you and me — to one and all — for all time — in all places. It is THAT which just IS, and we all know IT. You know what I mean? Of course you do! — for it is written in us all….
Natural Law, like its physical cousin “The Laws of Nature” is omnipresent, eternal, unchanging, immutable, undefinable, errorless, flawless, exact, and perfect. The entire phenomenal world operates only according to Laws. All the stars, moons, and planets in all the cosmoses in the universe move in ‘measurably’ precise patterns, do they not? Natural Law works with no less than precision infinitum. It is errorless. However, unlike its physical counterparts such as gravity, Natural Law remains un-definable, un-articulateable, un-code-able into rules and regulations of any kind, beyond the articulation of its guiding principles. It remains ambiguous. It cannot be programmed or simulated through models of any kind. Yet it’s basic principles can be easily grasped by any 5 year old child — and readily at that — as well as instantly. The most Zoroaster could say about it was: “Good word, good thoughts, and good deeds.” This is the Real Law – God’s Law of Nature. So why is it that it cannot be, or should not be articulated in to seemingly harmelss letters and words? Could this be what the Apostle Paul meant when he said “The letter is death dealing yet the spirit giveth life”?
Let me explain through example: Let’s say a Zen monk who has been keeping his vow of non-violence for decades were to pass by a school yard full of kids, and sees in the corner of his eye a rabid dog dashing full speed towards the children. Would he not instantly leap into action (like you see in the kung-fu movies) kicking the bat, that just happened to be there — directly in front of him — back-flip-grab it in the air, as he proceeds to beat the dog to death -mercilessly-without missing a breath, nor losing his empty poise. This sudden act of violence by the Kung-fu monk is not a breach of Natural Law but its proper function. It is an act of Love and Compassion, INVOKED by his conscience. This is Natural Law. Natural Law can, under the ‘right’ circumstances, require the sudden unexpected initiation of total violence. To be in Natural Law or to be in His Presence one must be ready for anything by remaining empty of everything, especially of the ‘rules for behavior’ one acquires through social indoctrination that consists mainly of notions alike rules, regulations, and other codes designed to arbitrarily control human conduct, through the use of what can only be called word-magic combined with flattering titles.
Since we can never know when our ‘conscience’ might suddenly tell us it is right to turn violent, and since there are innumerable countless variables for every possible situation, Natural Law cannot be codified to accommodate the near infinite number of possible variables. The ignorant attempt to accommodate such variables, is how we ended up with 6 million lines of code, just to govern our commerce. And every year all code-books designed to control human conduct, in all the nations in the world, in general terms, have been getting thicker and thicker year by year according to recorded history. What they should have done, is never have written down that which is already written in our hearts, in the first place.
As for Violence and Natural Law — see what your conscience says about this:
For St. Augustine, only a defensive war can be a just war. If you are being attacked, and you have been put in a defensive position, and if, all avenues of peaceful resolution have been exhausted, then not only is it permissible to wage war, but necessary.
Augustine makes it clear that once these conditions are met it becomes a Christian’s duty to wage war. He says that under Natural Law, self-defense is not just a privilege but a duty. This point is made even clearer by Baba.
On the issue of Violence and Non-Violence, Baba states:
But so far as the masses are concerned, it is undesirable to ask them to stick to the external formula of non-violence, when it is their clear duty to resist aggression in self-defense or in the defense of other weak brothers. In the case of the unevolved masses, universal insistence upon non-violence can only lead to their being cowardly, irresponsible, and inert.
True love is no game of the faint-hearted and the weak; it is born of strength and understanding. The ideal of non-violence, in the face of aggression, is impracticable for the masses: and it will have a tendency to be readily used as a subterfuge for servile acceptance of ignoble conditions and contemptible desertion of a clear duty. —(Lord Meher 5431)
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All of this is clear to us through our conscience, and it is all based on love. Love, one of the more undefinable attributes of God, is the primary principle, or the very foundation upon which our Conscience functions. Love is that which permeates all the various aspects of our conscience, such as our ‘sense of justice’, and our ‘desire to be real’; ‘to be honest’; ‘to be good’; and ‘to be righteous’ in all that we do.
Love is perhaps utmost among God’s ambiguities. Yet it is also the utmost among the enemies of the legal mind. As Clint says, “the legal mind despises the ambiguous.” The legal mind and its indoctrinated victims like things organized into neat categories, neatly definable, and ‘coldly’ measurable, ‘heartlessly’ judge-able, and therefore, ‘ruthlessly’ useable. The legal mind studies the symptoms of love, and tries to dissect it. And then as any crooked politician would, it then tries to emulate its symptoms for personal gain. As we all know, no amount of emulating the symptoms can bring about the cause.
“Hypocrisy is said to be the tribute that vice pays to virtue.” – MB
Vice needs virtue in order to simulate its symptoms. Simulation is vice’s tribute to virtue. Thus, the legal mind finds itself frustrated, as it inevitably discovers that it is unable to define Love, or should I say unable to “de-finitize” it. Nor could they ever codify it, capture it, copy it, Title it, objectify it, buy it or sell it. Measuring Love’s symptoms is not synonymous with measuring love itself. The drop, mind you, could never measure the Ocean, now can it? I’d say to those who love to measure and tend to rely on broad statistics for their thinking, to be careful what they wish to measure with that Legal Mind of theirs — for didn’t the Bible say something like ‘ you shall be judged by the meter you measure by’…
It seems to be no joke when the Apostle John says, “Those people who do not know the law are cursed.” He is talking about the Law of God — i.e. Natural Law. To know the Law, one must first unlearn man-made arbitrary fictional law — and rip it out at its roots. As Baba says:
“Before man can know Who he is, man has to unlearn the mass of illusory knowledge he has burdened himself with on his interminable journey from unconsciousness to consciousness.”
Thank you, Clint, for helping me to ‘unlearn’ so much. And, for reminding me that “no man is free until every man is free” from the Legaleze of Ignorance.
“Limited and measurable means Abimana (Pride)”
Measurable = Unambiguous = Pride
“A utensil causes limitation. It separates a particular quantity of water. The water within gets limited and becomes measurable. The utensil thus makes the water limited and measurable. Limited or measurable means Abimana(pride). “ — Upasni Maharaj
“The more ambiguous a man is the more he is intrinsically and internally graced by God and protected by God’s Law of Nature. To the artificial law of man, ambiguity is the enemy.” — Clint Richardson (The Strawman Story)
“It is only when man cannot differentiate between what is an ambiguous term of Nature and what is an arbitrary term of legal propriety (property) in false persona that his power is stolen from him through word-trickery.” — Strawman Story
“The Natural Law protects only the ambiguous man (male and female) in his Natural, private state of Being..” — Strawman Story
“All legal persons, places, and things (proprietary nouns) are strictly unambiguous and thus unmistakably identifiable, but only as long as the man in first person can be made to believe that he or she is in- deed that fictional id-entity in third person and not one’s own Real Self Existing only in Nature and Its Law.” — Strawman Story
“But a spiritual man of God has no end and no beginning in Life, being timeless, priceless, and ambiguous…” — Strawman Story
“Only the anonymous, ambiguous actions of the private man may invoke this True Nature, the actions of True Love and Charity without any expectation of return on such investments into the welfare of all others and into the mutually assured protection of all of Gods Creation.” — Strawman Story
“Nothing is ambiguous in the legal intent and definition of words (terms of art).” — Strawman Story
“A doctor speaks in medical terms of art while a general speaks only the art of war. An attorney speaks in the artful terms of the emotionless, well-defined fiction of law known as legalese, while a mother speaks with only the truest intent and substance in each uttered sound, with such loving intent as only can be spoken by the abashedly undefined and ambiguous terms of a loving mother, with no artifice or form of art at all — a language of Pure Love and devotion dealing only in the senses.” — Strawman Story
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