What is ?
Adoration is possessive.
Ancient Greek has four
distinct words for 'love':
Éros, Storge and Philía.
Agápe is unconditional compassion
for all existence.
passionate 'love' or lust - the sensual erotic desire of sexual possession of
the body of another.
Storge is familial
loyalty displayed through
affection over time.
Philía has four children: two sets of
twins ~ !
Two forms of inwardly expressed "love" in Philía
suggest two forms of outwardly expressed "love" in Philía.
One can be enamored
One can be
enamored and awed by another.
One can care about oneself or
one can hate oneself.
One can care about another or
one can hate another.
Narcissists gaze longing
into the pool only seeing mask they wear,
never seeing their true
a thinly veiled fear of death,
skating on the thin ice of not-life,
waiting to fall down a
projection of Philía by a
appear genuine but a narcissist
wears a mask.
Philía's evil twin,
living on the other side of the
mirror, then rears her ugly head and
strikes like a Cobra!
The rule of recoprocity does not apply to the
Greeks recognized two forms
of self-love in
In its negative form philautia is
the selfishness with
wants of pleasure,
In its positive form philautia is
feeling secure in
empathy for validation of others.
Agápe is the movement of
the Holy Spirit within the primordial energy of the everlasting
Agápe is manifested in three
affection, the psyche moves toward
the object of its erotic affections.
contemplation, the mind contemplates the
reality of nature through the
exercise of reason.
transformation, the Eternal
Soul Walking the
Thinspace desires infinite Union with the Soul
Confused Christians believe Agápe entails
not as commonly
self-sacrifice of ego, a
release of agency.
Agápe of the Creator and
Sustainer is seen in Creation.
pushes in the direction of true selflessness.
the emergence of
reciprocity humans learned to
A favor-giver avoids
blatant cheaters preferring
A competition arises between actors wanting to appear
to be generous.
At this time a reputation for fairness and generosity
becomes an asset.
The most effective way to appear generous and fair, is
to be so.
The genuinely generous partners are
weaned from the
can be secured only by a commitment to be generous and fair.
agents evolve to be genuinely high-minded -
Not one of you is a believer until he loves
for his brother what he loves for himself.
No one of you is a believer until he desires
for his brother that which he desires for himself.
And if thine eyes be turned towards justice,
choose for thy neighbor that which thou choosest for thyself.
This is the sum of
do naught to
others if done to thee would cause thee pain.
Whatever is disagreeable to yourself do not do
Compare oneself to others in such terms as,
just as I am, so are they, just as they are, so am I .
An it harm none, do what thou wilt.
"Is there a single word
to guide conduct through life?"
The Master answered,
"It is shu
This is the sum of duty:
pain is reflected like a mirror.
Hurt not others with that which pains
The heart of the person before you is a mirror.
there your own form.
traditional religion of Nigeria)
One going to take a pointed stick to poke a baby
should first try it on himself to feel the pain.
If you haven't the will to gladden a
then at least beware lest you hurt a heart,
for on our
path, no sin exists but this.
Regard your neighbor's gain as your own
and regard your neighbor's loss as your own loss.
Do for one who may do for you,
may cause him thus to do.
Do not return evil to your
requite with kindness the one who does evil to
maintain justice for your enemy, tolerate your enemy.
the need for mutual respect and the kinship of all humanity.
What is hateful to you,
do not to your fellow men.
the entire Law; all the rest is commentary.
Lao Tze, a
contemporary of Confucius, writes
in the 6th century BC.
teaches at the dawn of the 5th century BC.
Socrates perfected instructions
to his students as the 4th century closed.
Jesus the Tekton
died for sharing proprietary
knowledge imparted by the
Philo the Pythagorean thus
upsetting the social order.
Freed of the unnatural desire of
controlling reality we find sacred
The "Axial Age" is the fulcrum of cultural awakening from
consciousness into rational
consciousness for humanity
on a whole.
sages experiencing integral consciousness
recognized tempering brute
selfish rationality in Gesellschaft culture required
the participants to abide by the Rule of Reciprocity which worked in
tight knit social
The ancient call of
empathy abandons selfishness and
Compassion is hollow of value as
an abstract concept.
Literalist movements are concerned with
promoting doctrine out of context and
work endlessly to sheild
religious dogma from the light of reason.
keeps the concentration on
compassion safely within the
of the chosen circle of believers.
Muhammad ibn 'Abdullāh, operating in
consciousness, wanting to craft a humanity that understood
integral consciousness sung a
In the Garden of
Nirvana where integral
consciousness reigns emotional
suffering ceases and compassionate behavior
dethrones the stifling ego.
Cultural traditions are seen
as the Masquerade they
are by True Prophets.
True prophets understand that
respect for Life brings you into
Ekstasis, or ecstasy, in Greek
Anyone can step
into integral consciousness by
"stepping outside" rational thought
patterns by recognizing the
limitations of rational dissociation.
consciousness - outside the prison
of primitive emotion supporting
greed and envy - is not
an exotic state of
To do so simply requires
the sacrifice of preconcieved notions.
The way to end hostility is to
learn to think and practice the
We return thanks to our Mother,
the Earth, which sustains
We return thanks to the
supply us with water.
We return thanks to all
medicines for the cure of our diseases.
We return thanks to the
give us light when the sun
was gone down.
We return thanks to the
that has looked upon the
a beneficent eye.
Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
Whom is embodied all
Who directs all
things for the good of Her children.
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