“We must provide for the sick and helpless, for the old and incapable. We must assure the integrity of the family. The first objective must be the spiritual goal, which is the only proper one for all men. After that, all instruction and law should be bent towards an increasingly harmonious relationship between every living being. The upbringing of children must have as its objective the attainment of well-balanced manhood and womanhood.
“We must make men high-minded and above all pettiness. … They must possess courage and fortitude equal to any trial, for there will be many. They must be prepared to endure oppression and persecution with self-control and a calmness, which no calamity can shake. … We must teach men to be quick in decision and deliberate in judgment.” ~The Kolbrin Bible (SOF:1:9-11)
Caring for Others
Provide for the sick and helpless. Take care of the elderly and the incapable. Radical ideas now, unfortunately. There is no profit in caring for the sick and hungry. There is little money to be made in giving shelter to the homeless. The ancients knew better. Not only the Kolbrin Bible, but virtually all ancient religious and spiritual writings advise us to care for others.
It is a curious fact that on Facebook and social media, videos and photos of animals helping each other, or humans helping animals are very popular. The video of a duck giving some of his food to the fish is a hit. Although experts say that what is really happening is that the duck is wetting his foo before eating it, the idea doesn’t change. People think the duck is feeding the fish and that is why they love the video.
The video of a tortoise helping another that is stuck on his back is another example. The Elephant and dog who are best friends. The penguin that visits the guy who once save him. There are numerous examples.
Yet it seem in real life, many of us don’t seem to care about other beings. We foolishly spend money on things we don’t actually need while people nearby go hungry. We live in a house with three empty rooms while people are living in parks and under bridges. This is not the way of the true Christian, the true Hindu, or any other faith. And it is certainly not the way of enlightened mystics. Continue reading “Caring For Others, the World, and the Universe”