Just as a gun has a line of sight – so does peace. Yet it is not targeted in the interests of attack. I am not talking about the responsible hunter’s gun. I speak of the gun that is marshaled because of our projections of fear, that are unnecessary and totally irrelevant to what matters.
When the mind is clear and poised it can look with great peace at the errors in human history and see beyond them.
One of those errors came out of an argument that Pasteur and Beauchamp had.
In Sanskrit the word vrtti gives us vertical, version, virus.
It means the stuff of mind. There is an important set of changes for man to rise to his destiny. Animal means what is animated. Man is the paragon of the animals. But we, as a species have treated many many animals, our extended family, the family of nature, with great and poisonous intent.
What you reap you sow. When you treat pigs and bats and pangolins with torrid unkindness – all over the globe, you get viruses. Vaccines treat the symptoms. They are not of the order of a cure.
The cure comes from fully stepping up to the plate of honoring the dignity of life, beyond mad attachments to erroneous barking dogmas, througb doing animal husbandry and plant husbandry and soil husbandry and the husbandry of the oceans and the air and all that remains and then, the dignity of life is fully clarified and brought absolutely into focus by the action of man – he whose brain talks to his hand and whose hand brandishes fire and technology.
Then, the fire does not scorch us, or those we tender.
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