Walls and Borders, Part 9

This entry is part 9 of 9 in the series Walls Borders

Walls and Borders, Part 9

Achieving Unity

It is interesting to contemplate how difficult it is for humans and groups of us to achieve unity. A group can accept the same sacred writings, the same Constitution, the same structure, the same goal and yet come to very different conclusions as to how to proceed.

For instance, many have the same Bible but there are thousands of differing religions having different interpretations of the same book.

This phenomenon repeats itself with all groups who hold dear to an authority and more modern writings of DK HPB and others are no exception.

When we disagree why can we not just go to our authoritative source materials and reach agreement? Why will two people read the same words and interpret so differently?

On each issue, is there not a point of highest truth that is available to perceive through the soul if both just look together?

Indeed there is.

What then prevents it from happening?

There are many obstacles preventing unity and that is few are willing to consistently look through the eyes of the soul. Even those who have established some soul contact allow the personality with its lower desires to creep in and make is lower will felt.

The personality interprets according to its bias, programming and personal desire, and, as these are different with each individual, you rarely will have two personalities agreeing on all issues.

On the other hand, if two people focus on the soul and put its will over the personality on all issues, agreement can be obtained and the point of workable truth will be seen together.

The problem with finding political unity is that finding agreement entails much more than just finding facts and agreeing on them. When have you ever won a political argument by quoting a true fact?

The main thing required for finding the best solution is judgment. Finding the right direction requires good judgment and as personalities we are very flawed in this quality. The pilgrim only gains good judgment when consistent soul contact is attained.

The problem with the personality is that it sees things in black and white, all good or all bad.

For instance, some see nationalism, borders and laws they do not like as all good or all bad . But what may be good in application now may be detrimental at another time. Thus, the black and white approach without judgment is always doomed to failure.

Disciples have to look at each situation and figure out what is best for the individual, the group, the country and the world. Then he must weigh the elements and make a decision as to how to proceed.

A border wall, for instance, may be beneficial now, but need to be torn down in a few years if good judgment prevails.

In one generation it may be vey beneficial to take in large numbers of immigrants, but in another, not so much.

It is the tendency of those in the personality to want a matter settled and then not to have to trouble themselves thinking about it again.

The problem is the only thing that stays the same is change and tomorrow always requires a different view and decision than today.

Law is required for a society to live in harmony. D K says this:

“In all things cosmic, perfect law and order are found.”

TCF, Page 212

Concerning law Percival, who some think is the Master P, said this:

“Law and justice do rule the world. If it were not so there would be no circulation in nature. Masses of matter could not be dissolved into units, the infinitesimals and atoms and molecules could not combine into definite structure; the earth, sun, moon and stars could not move in their courses and be continually held in their relation to each other in their bodily and spatial immensities. It is against sense and reason, and worse than madness, to fancy that law and justice might not rule the world. If it were possible that law and justice might be stopped for one minute, the result would be universal chaos and death. Universal justice rules the world by law in consonance with knowledge. With knowledge there is certainty; with knowledge there is no room for doubt.”

Democracy and Self Government by Percival

Perfect law governs the universe, but such perfection has not yet found its way into human society. The hope is that the power of the seventh ray in the Age of Aquarius will cause harmony through law on earth as it is in heaven.

If, therefore, our laws do not seem to be in harmony with spirit, instead of becoming lawless and breaking them, we need to change them so the will of the people will be satisfied.

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Walls and Borders, Part 7

This entry is part 7 of 9 in the series Walls Borders

Walls and Borders, Part 7

Law Creates Order

A fourth argument again uses labels rather than reason to attack those who support borders and Immigration law. They label such people as being anti immigration. “We are a nation of immigrants,” they say. “Immigrants made us who we are and we should welcome them.”

Those who support the enforcement of immigration law, as far as is feasible, find this accusation very insulting, deceptive and disingenuous. Neither myself, nor anyone I have talked to on the right, is anti immigration, and labeling us as such is just mean spirited deception.

I suppose there may be a few out there who are anti immigration, though I have not met them, but overall most on the right are pro immigration. They just want to process to proceed according to law to insure that those who do come in can be successfully assimilated and be a benefit to the country.

America was indeed built by immigrants, but they were legal immigrants. Our forefathers did not break existing law to come here.

Those who break existing law to enter the country are not legal immigrants, nor can they be considered immigrants when the law of the country says it is illegal for them to be here.

The comeback on this is the illogical statement that “there is no such thing as an illegal person.”

The implication is that the right is saying that it is illegal to be a person which is just plain silly. No one thinks this.

On the other hand, if a person breaks the law he is then an illegal person, meaning he is a person doing something illegal. A burglar or even someone speeding is an illegal person in that area of activity until he gets his case settled with the State.

Anyone breaking our laws is an illegal where that particular activity is concerned.

This requires such simple logic that it should not have to be addressed, but unfortunately it does.

So what are the real views of the typical person on the right when the distorted labels are stripped away?

I’ll give my views which represent many on the right.

I am pro immigration but want it done according to law. Negating law is a very dangerous avenue to pursue, as where does it end? If we say we can disregard immigration law and get away with it then we can do this with other laws we may not like because we feel personally justified. This would lead to chaos.

Now some conservatives do not pay taxes because they do not agree with tax law or outright reject it. They are equally misled. If everyone can merely obey the laws with which they agree, and break all the others, it wouldn’t be long before the country would be destroyed and controlled by pirates and roving gangs.

It is called “law and order” for a reason because without law there is no order.

I am happy to welcome legal immigrants who want to come here and assimilate. Many of them appreciate our country more than we who were born here.

If the majority are not happy with current immigration law then it should be revised to represent the will of the people. But whether we retain existing law or create new law such law needs to be respected and enforced, else we will not have order for there is no orderly society without law.

It is true that some laws are too strict and others too lenient and adjustment is continually needed, but concerning this DK says:

“The final postulate which I seek to emphasize is that the keeping of these three laws will lead necessarily to an urgent desire to keep the law of the land in which a particular soul has incarnated. That these man-made laws are inadequate I well know, and it is needless to point this out. They may be, and are, temporary and insufficient to the need. They may fail in their scope and prove inadequate, but they do, in a measure, safeguard the little feeble ones, and will be regarded therefore as binding upon those who are seeking to help the race. These laws are subject to change as the effect of the three great laws makes itself felt, but until they are wisely altered (and this takes time) they act as a brake on license and on selfishness. They may also work hardship. This none can deny. But the hardships they bring are not so evil in their nature nor so lasting in their effects as would be the result of their removal and the consequent inauguration of a cycle of law-less-ness. Therefore, the server of the race cooperates with the laws of the land in his daily life, working at the same time for the removal of the injustices they may produce and for the bettering of the legal impositions upon mankind in his country.

In the recognition of these four laws,—of Rebirth, of Love, of the group, and of the Land,—we shall see the salvation of the race.

Esoteric Psychology, Vol 1, Page 303

This statement reflects some good common sense of which some who tread the path need to be reminded.

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