This irresolvable (as compared to “unsolvable) problem of good versus evil is well stated here. It is something that has occupied a large part of my life and continues to do so. I believe there is a solution but it must take place without violating the concept, or what one could even term “the precept”, of duality. From best available information, our entire way of life, this universe, is predicated upon the existence of duality. What it is not predicated upon is the existence of violence and pain. These are artificial adjuncts which need eradicating. How did we inherit these horrors, and how to rid ourselves of them? Food for thought, huh?
“So we go into this happy new year, knowing that our species has learned nothing, can, as a race, learn nothing — that the experience of ten thousand years has made no impression on the instincts of the million years that preceded.”
By Maria Popova
Jan 1, 2017
“All the goodness and the heroisms will rise up again, then be cut down again and rise up. It isn’t that the evil thing wins — it never will — but that it doesn’t die.”
There are events in our personal lives and our collective history that seem categorically irredeemable, moments in which the grounds for gratefulness and hope have sunk so far below the sea level of sorrow that we have ceased to believe they exist. But we have within us the consecrating capacity to rise above those moments and…
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