The Goal: Loving
Catastrophes happen and organisms often hurt or destroy each other. A certain form of pain is inherent to the construction of the Eternon universe. Totally unacceptable, compared to natures harsh ways, is our deliberate creation of suffering. Examples abound with cultures that have been condoning torture and human sacrifices. To this very day, most nations encourage blatant injustices and accept slaying as a mean to solve divergences.
Right and wrong are relative notions, but our conscience, or more exactly our Leading Eternon, knows that cosmic rules of decency exist beyond human judgment.
The prime rule of universal goodness leaves no room for double standard or cultural interpretation. It is so simple that any one may immediately understand and verify it. This "Golden Rule," that many enlightened souls have preached, is to put ourselves in the others place, to not do unto others what we would not like them to do unto us.
Here is the criterion of enlightened Eternons to separate right from wrong.
Here is the basic principle that should guide our relation with others.
Why are we seemingly unwilling to follow such a basic principle?
|No one can be in a right mind, who
takes a gun to destroy another life. No one can be mentally fit, who persecutes others in
the name of religious faith. No one can be intellectually sound, who passively watches the
misery on this planet. Wars, fanaticism, and social injustices attest our insanity.
Eternon structures are not perfect. Humans in particular, with their utterly complex brain, still lack a lot of fine tuning. And fine tuning means enlightenment in order to fight ignorance and radiate love.
In the light of Eternism, what is love?
|Particles attract each other.
Atoms bind together. Molecules join in elaborate edifices. Cells, microbes, plants, and
animals associate to create organisms, colonies, or communities. This cooperation is based
on the capacity of Eternons to interact as warp and weft of the universal fabric.
But true love goes beyond cooperation. Love is the deliberate emission of constructive waves by an Eternon. Constructive waves are those which resonate within other Eternons, contributing to their well-being and enhancing their harmony.
Mutual love happens when Eternons at once send and receive constructive waves. In mutual love, Leading Eternons vibrate in unison and enjoy spiritual communion. Age, sex, even the species of the structures involved, are no obstacles. Not because love is blind, but because love sees invisible merits. Plants, animals, people, all are capable of love, each with its distinct nuance.
Just as Leading Eternons may communicate through us, we humans may love through them. When we have such good fortune, we experience irresistible emotions. We converse without words and feel without touch. Our love literally becomes Eternon energy. The more we radiate it, the more we glow in its light.
Why is true love so difficult?
|Eternons have spared no effort to
convince us that the highest form of relationship is love. All religions place love at the
summit of spirituality. Love, however, has every power except to generate itself. Consider
the following diagram:
We cannot directly convert hate into love. The way from one to the other
passes by enlightenment. Only enlightenment transforms ignorance, the source of hatred,
into wisdom, the source of love. Therefore, love is not an immediate answer, it is a
Is not the blind injustice of life the source of hatred and the greatest obstacle to love?
|Some among us are born healthier.
Some are more gifted in the arts, in science, in sport. Some have a unique way to achieve
leadership or attract wealth. Our diverse characteristics and aptitudes reflect the
disparity of our Eternons.
It is futile to revolt against differences that are an integral part of evolution. They often seem unfair because we apply wrong criteria. We measure success by wealth, power, and fame. But Eternons only strive for spiritual excellence. It is so true that the universe they have assembled spares no one. The rich and famous are not immune to diseases and accidents.
The roots of hatred lie not so much in the natural disparities among Eternons, as in the artificial inequities among humans. If we want to fight for a worthy cause, we must combat those injustices that we are so prone to create. Instead of seeking an impossible equal status for all, we must make sure that every human lives with dignity, regardless of birth and fortune.
Where is love when we keep killing each other?
|For our primitive ancestors,
killing had a predatory connotation; it removed rivals for food and sex. For more advanced
humans like us, mutual killing makes no sense.
We should not count on ourselves to stop this insanity, however. As human structures, we seem to lack the Eternon perception of what it takes to build one of us. We keep confusing procreation and creation. Not even womenwho know so well the love and pain involved in building a new lifeseem to grasp the difference. Otherwise, they would have found long ago ways to stop the violence of their homicidal companions.
But Eternons are improving the structures they have created. They have made noticeable progress in a few centuries. We no longer consider it normal to nail people on crosses, to impale them on sharpened stakes, or to force boiling lead down their throat. We no longer regard as family entertainment, prisoners eaten alive in a circus, or heretics consumed in plaza bonfires.
For sure, we have not eradicated barbarism. Only decades ago, we gassed, bombed, and reduced to ashes millions of innocent people. Nonetheless, our collective consciousness is slowly evolving in the right direction.
Love involves all beings, in particular our animal siblings. How should we behave with them?
|Today, in India, one can meet
"sky-clad" or naked Jain monks. They sweep the ground in front of them to avoid
stepping on tiny creatures. They cover the mouth lest to swallow even the smallest insect.
This non violent demeanor is largely symbolic. In spite of their best efforts, they crush
and gulp, as we do, millions of microorganisms. What is admirable, though, is their
commitment to respect all forms of life.
We have every reason to have the same determination. Science has done much to explain our structural proximity to animals. Eternism goes further and affirms our spiritual solidarity with them. In giving humans higher mental faculties, Eternons have let them assert control over most of nature. But this "dominion on other forms of life," to quote the Bible, does not give us total authority. Rather, it gives us total responsibility.
We need other species to feed and support us, but we do not have to martyr them. Hundreds of millions of animals are raised and slaughtered in unacceptable conditions. Those who believe that this type of cruelty does not matter should think twice. Beings are integrated wholes. Suffering affects every one of their cells, every one of their molecules, every one of their Eternons. When we ingest structures that have never lived in peace, how can we remain healthy? Instead, we are overwhelmed by cancers and similar ailments, the work of the disturbed structures we absorb.
People who are close to nature know better. They love and are grateful to all those creatures that give their lives for them.
How can our personal love make a difference in this world?
|As science often verifies, a
single particle or atom suffices to affect the largest process. Eternism agrees:
this is a universe of individuals and each of these individuals makes a difference.
Being the most sophisticated structure ever assembled by Eternons on Earth, we can bet on our capacity to make a difference. For this, we need no money or might. We need love: love to invent, to construct, to grow, to embellish, to entertain, and to lift spirits. Mozart, Einstein, Picasso, Gandhi, did not use gold or guns to make a difference. They used passion.
Sure, personages such as Alexander the Great or Napoleon have rose to enormous power and riches. Yet, in spite of all their rumbling, their human structure is gone, dissolved; just like the humblest of those millions they have dominated. And, as it happens to everyone else, their Leading Eternon has been left to foot the bill of their life.
Our planet does not need so much rulers and tycoons as it needs enlightened souls. And enlightenment starts with each of us. If each of us is a little brighter, the whole world will shine.
Yes we can bring real peace to the world.
Yes we can end human ignorance.
Yes we can love and inspire our companion, our family, our community, our nation, and the whole of humankind.
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