Nature, Morals and Spirituality

Wolves change an entire ecosystem. Apart from the interconnectedness of things, this gave rise to thoughts related to morals and spirituality. See the video first. And then perhaps my 2cents.

Nature and Morals

Nature does not do morals. In Her universal economy violence has as much value as compassion. Man considers himself superior to the animal, perhaps it is true when compared from one man to one animal, especially seen from each of their highest capabilities. But when viewed in context of their environment, the animal is so clearly superior in its individual and collective action. Man, with his divisive mind, is a creature of conflict. Man is torment both in isolation and in the collective. He is perfectly capable of perceiving subtle differences, and also capable of conjuring differences where none exist. And for example one has only to see how the non-East regions of this world, in its non-scientific modes of thought, views other societies and cultures.

Morals and Spirituality

True spirituality, once it transcends mere theory and hearsay, and ventures into seeing and experience acknowledges the utility of suffering and hardships. These lesser modes of Life are conventionally viewed as expressions of Ignorance or the Devil but once we have crossed the stormy oceans and reached the shores of certitude we realize the storms have made us more than what we were at the start of the journey. The shore comforts but our gratitude goes to the storm for strengthening our resolve and giving birth to endurance we did not posses before.

The Eastern religions in their profoundest moments venerate the Divine as Destroyer and the Terrible. The aspect of benevolence, the Friend of Man, and the Divine Beloved all exist. But we acknowledge too the Fierce and the Wrathful. For Nature is both benevolent and violent in her moods. And pursuing these trails within ourselves we find the Power that contains every mask that lures, deceives and bewitches us. Kali is our Mother too, as is Durga. All that is transient and of a lesser perfection is effaced by an unerring and benevolent violence. Kali wipes the slate clean. Painful but necessary.

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Comments

  1. I love this video! Sometimes I will be sitting by the big creek at the bottom of our hill and think about the smooth stones in the water…just as those stones…we become improved from our moments of diversity. Tonight we were talking about the ocean and why sometimes I just sit and cry at the shore…seeing our Beloved Mother in all Her glory…always makes me breathless.

    • Indeed, the workings of the Grace are stupendous and hard to fathom. To receive them as you do is a blessing. May your aspiration find its fulfillment.

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