Sunday, June 25, 2006

Mechanism of understanding

In order to prevent a thing we must understand it.

We cannot understand while we fear or hate it.

We are not to love vice, but are to recognize that it is a part of the whole, and, trying to understand it, we thus get above it.

This is the "doctrine of opposites" spoken of in Bhagavad-Gita.

So if we turn in horror now (we may feel sad and charitable, though) from the bad, the future life will feel that horror and develop it by reaction into a reincarnation in a body and place where we must in material life go through the very thing we hate now.

So we must strive to regard the greatest vice as being something we must not hate while we will not engage in it.

Then we may approach that state where we will know the greater love that takes in good and evil men and things alike.


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