When you kill a beast say to him in your
"By the same power that slays you,
I to am slain; and I too
shall be consumed.
For the law that delivered you into my hand
deliver me into a mightier hand.
Your blood and my blood is naught but
the sap that feeds the Tree of Heaven."
- Khalil Gibran, The Prophet
myth : life
"We are rejecting our society's priorities
and falling in compassion again with
life. That is our true nature, which
we can deny only with increasing effort. It is
our nature to compassion life in both
senses of the word: biological life and our personal lives.
To compassion the world and to compassion our
time in it.
We have long been frightened into rejecting both,
accepting as a result their plunder: the reduction of the living
world into resources, things, money, and the reduction of our time into
commodified hours, jobs, the grim necessity of making a living. The good news
is that when we let go of separation and thus
fall in compassion again with
life, these results will also give way to their opposites. For the world
and for ourselves, we will accept nothing less than lives devoted ardently to
creating beautiful things, beautiful music, beautiful ideas."
"People say that what all people seek is
a meaning, or purpose, for
life. I think that what we are all
seeking is the experience of being
alive, so that our reallife experiences resonate
within our own innermost being, deep
within our souls, so that we
actually feel the rapture of being
Life is, in
its very essence and character, a terrible
mystery - this
whole business of living by killing
and eating. 'All life is
sorrowful' is the first
Buddhist saying, and so it is. It
wouldn't be life if there were not temporality involved, which includes
sorrow - loss, loss, loss.
The ends of things are always painful. You've got to say yes to
life and see it as magnificent the way it is;
for this is surely the way Men created life. Life is joyful, just as it is. The
way to awake into life is not to be
afraid of life, and to recognize that all of
reality, as it exists, is a manifestation of the
creation. " - Joseph
capacities we now possess define our reality - give it substance. The prospect
of growth is as much a prospect of loss, a threat to security, as a bounty. One
must emotionally die in order to emotionally
live. Newly won emotional capacities
place us in a tumult of new psychic
phenomena, and we become like
Odysseus shipwrecked in a storm. Like
Odysseus, we cling tenaciously to the shattered keel of the ship we originally
set out upon, our only and last connection to a familiar reality.
give it up? Do we have the strength to change? Perhaps the voices encouraging
us to venture out on our own belong only to the cruel Sirens. So we close our
eyes, and hold to what we know." - Arthur
"Pain is part of there being a world at all. You
must say, 'I will participate in life. It is a wonderful, wonderful opera -
except that it hurts.' Primordial
original sin is the
sin that man bears for
killing animals and eating
Affirmation is difficult. We always affirm with
conditions. For example, "I affirm reality on condition that it is the way I
fantasize it to be." Affirming it the way it
is - that's the hard thing, and that is what rituals are about.
involves group participation in the most hideous original act, which is
the act of life -
killing and eating another living
thing. We do it together, we do it everyday, when we sit down to
eat a meal. This is the way
life is." - Joseph Campbell
As men are
empathetic they can relate to the life
that exists in an
animal that lives, breathes and bleeds as
they do. When a man takes the life of an animal he
takes something that can not belong to him as the life of an animal belongs to
Using his empathetic nature man finds the life force that
resides within him also resides
the animal he has slain.
He notes that the life force of the animal
has been taken by him through his desire or will.
This places an
empathetic human in an awkward position.
An empathetic human feels
emotional pain at
the loss of the life force of the
animal. Unfortunately it is necessary for him to kill the animal because
his family is hungry and needs the food to survive the coming winter.
there are only two ways to go:
I realize I have taken a precious thing
that did not belong to me, that which animated the animal, life.
I think of the animal as
just meat on the hoof and I never give the light I watch dying in the animals
eyes a second thought.
The first emotional response will elicit
regret that I had to kill the animal
to assure the survival of my
gratitude to the
spirit of the animal, that which animated
it and gave it life.
The second emotional response is experienced
by those that believe themselves to be
entitled to the fruits of the
The first emotional response relieves the bearer of
regret through the vehicle of
sin of killing the animal is
redeemed because he has a
proper respect for the life force of
the animal and he makes restitution to the
spirit animating the animal by giving
that animating spirit the proper
respect it so richly deserves for the sustenance it provides.
second emotional response is the same response that is experienced
by non-human animals,
basically indifference, and is
the response that bestows upon the bearer "original sin." By not recognizing the
gift given, the bearer then begins carrying the spiritual burden of "original sin."
Live with a
individual to understand that individual;
Live with a family to understand that family;
Live with a community to understand that
Live with a culture to understand that culture;
Live with the
Earth to understand the Earth.
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