Another End of a Beginning

A new club is formed. It makes a set of rules, followed by regulations. With these new conditions in place, the club becomes a humanitarian society, its ethos is to care for everything. It is eventually relabelled a sect. The sect then takes on the mantle of religion. Eventually, the ordinary, thoughtful activity embedded in humanitarianism becomes a fully fledged rites-and-ritual society. Once evolution has taken its toll, the rites-and-ritual evolves into Dharma: A lifestyle, unquestionable loyalty, an emotional bedrock sustaining well-being of the mortal coil to the unseen. At this juncture, modernity can take a running jump unless the forefathers had the insight to ensure that their new club had a place in modernity, and its ongoing manifestations, for better or worse. Non-European and non-Semitic belief systems fall into the Dharma bracket. European Christianity remains at the religion junction. Interestingly, Christianity practiced by non-Europeans automatically and immediately roots itself in the Dharma arena, due to their subjectivities and their racial traits.

A European Christian’s vehicle for control and conformity of the masses occurs via an organised church retaining a classical ethos – a society founded on Hebrew, Latin, and Greek literature and history. The church: A venerable organisation once held in high esteem, now arcane, and a relic at odds with its comical repackaging, where the dog collar and ‘father and mother’ or ‘brother and sister’ habit-wearer shelter as a new sound-image-bite of casual clothing and first names, in the vain hope of retaining a semblance of its past mystic authority and glory.

Dharma (pronounced ‘the-r-ma’): the non-European belief system is a lifestyle encompassing the realities of several astral lifestyles enjoyed in any given moment, and it is accepted as being as real as you are to yourself. By problematic comparison, religion limits itself to the here-and-now, with unsustainable concepts of the afterlife.

The term religion has become so obscure to all but its practitioners, as to curtail broader public acceptance, such that we now have people searching for its meaning, and being guided to the classics for this.

Europeans, toes curled as if enduring extreme pain, eventually admit when asked to being religious. It’s as if membership is an obligation rather than an honour. Christianity is throwing money at marketing itself and reinventing its core image, in the vain hope of curing its decay. Endowments are provided to re-image its doorways and its gatekeepers. An earnest attempt is made to re-package the word religion itself. Meanwhile, in order to retain a semblance of similarity to its origins, its erstwhile leaders hang on to its classic roots as if to some fundamental design template, and its connection to the antiquities.

Consequently, it emerges as Janus-faced and foists this emblem of confusedly facing both ways upon its members. They in turn look confusedly for an identity, a shelter, an image that might make them equal with Dharma.

Of all the Greek writers, the comic playwright Aristophanes would have the biggest field day with all this confusion.

Religion is literature. Dharma is soul. Europeans are desperately seeking soul, but their loyalty to the literature of ‘Christianity’ complicates their stance. Losing face, and internally admiring of Dharma, they feel themselves traitors for embracing this logical ‘other’ in their midst.

Religion has never been a healer. Religion is an earnest corrector of textural errors. Beyond that it flounders. Through religion one can become a great word-gamer. But word games do not feed the soul. They do not heal the psyche within. Mythologies, Biblical and impressive, are a scholar’s nightmare. Where on one hand they decree love for all, in the next sentence they give unequal authority over everything in creation: God created you, but gave you free will outside God’s domain and control. What next, the statement that woman was created from a man’s rib?!

Dharma has one theme. It is simple. You are created by an unseen, unfathomable source. You are answerable to that source, full stop. You have no authority other than to protect and care for all creation. It’s a simple code that does not sit well with the Jews, Muslims or Christians.

As an outsider, and when as a child I observed the conundrum of Judaism, I concluded that a Muslim is a Jew who will not tolerate anything outside scriptural lore. A Christian also follows the Jewish faith, but colours it with its psychopathic meanderings; a killer who enjoys killing for the sake of enjoyment.

If we look at pre-Socratics societies, we learn that Hellenistic scholars argued and developed glossaries and ideas, giving phonetic notes in order to arrive at a conclusion. Roman scholars took this as a base and ran with ideas that underpinned monastic norms. The modernity of the time we now dismissively call the medieval age stole a march on all this, in a way that is still confusing today. Not so medieval after all. The term medieval was coined by religious scholars around the 17th century, and was the result of about three hundred years of classical resurgence.

During the Reformation period, the monasteries reappraised the Jewish texts, and their offspring the Biblical texts. However, unpalatable truths reared their ugly heads. The enlightened thus engaged Jews of Hebrew descent from the Holy land. These Honest Johns spoke truths and facts, and maintained that the phoneticization of their language by earlier European scholars was a false construct. Hence, they maintained that official Biblical texts contained serious errors. Religion took a hit. It haemorrhaged. So, a compromise was arrived at that sullied, diluted and removed the formal boundaries. A mishmash was contrived.

The contrived mishmash now accepted as gospel won’t allow for detailed study of Christianity. The true facts are shrouded and left for scholars to debate over. Erudite academics, and outsider scholars, have created arenas challenging the Christian scholars, creating an invisible apartheid, where each side is frightened of the eventual outcome, so they gloss over the facts hoping for piece-meal acceptance of the minor revelation as and when revealed, where barbaric rites-and-rituals are watered, and the unacceptable behaviour of the Greeks and the Romans quietly hidden under carpets, eventually becoming material for anthropologists to unravel.

Christianity’s glue began decaying around the mid to late 19th century. Lip service seeped into the adulations and attachment of Europeans to the religion. Venturing physically outwards and en masse, into worlds thus far known only through folklore, Christians realised just how weak and petty their religion actually was. The automatic, natural, and evolutionary revolution that should have taken place in Christianity, but which was suppressed by the rulers and their monastic aides, prevented any opportunity that European religion might have in developing into Dharma. Authority, ignorance and fear triumphed over natural progression and selection.

The Bible has now become the intellectual’s ‘Harry Potter’ books. However, the detrimental effect of the loss of a formal reference and its subjective avenues has left the European race functioning as a human-born paraplegic. The mind wants to participate, but the formal, natural, physical limitations are an obstacle in experiencing the inner reward of participation in Dharma. Cyber limbs allow participation, but there is always a ‘what if’ or ‘if only’ in such minds. European Christianity as it stands today cannot and does not heal the soul. Due to this stunted growth, the mid 20th century witnessed a formal attack on Christianity’s irrelevance. Leninist learning replaced Greek and Latin literature, and well-founded arguments were made as to whether Rome was the creation of a tyrannical uprising turned imperialistic power.

Today, I see European Christianity trying to find its footing as a basic humanitarian sect, willing at times to embrace global literature in an attempt at self-study rather than remaining isolated. However, when I visit Christian seminaries unannounced, I experience the same age-old isolationist impulse that subdues the internal intellect and instead wants outside influence to rearrange core Christian scripture, while also lacking the humility to seek that input and without addressing the perceived inadequacies and inherent lies that underpin the Bible. Personal study of the original texts in ancient Hebrew is dismissed, and opaque translations from the internet are used as an authority.

However, I see in the Christian leaders’ eyes despair and recognition that they cannot genuinely debate immortality, samskar and the hereafter.

So, what hope for the ordinarywala in the street, fed a diet of psycho nonsense that we are about to be attacked by ISIS – who in all honesty cannot organise an orthodox Islamic wedding without getting into a long-term feud over appropriate rites-and-rituals?

The new religion of Europeans is an endless stream of ‘knowledge’ of the antiquities from Hollywood. Powered by such anti-knowledge and its nouveau Christian complexion, the ordinarywala is manipulated into yet another war against an enemy who is foaming at its mouth against followers of its own faith.

The white elephant in the room questions: ‘Had Christianity evolved centuries ago, would it still want to bomb, for no other reason than that ISIS is from another racial group, albeit a side involved in a primarily internal Islamic fight?’

Let’s imagine that during both the 1914 and 1939 European wars China had the means to autocratically bomb the hell out of each and every part of Europe in order to ‘stop’ an attack on itself based on an irate Christian announcing that European lack of self-worth was due to the modernity and achievements of China. How would the rank-and-file Europeans feel towards the Chinese?

The rank-and-file European would feel anger and hatred about the Chinese ability to arbitrarily kill one section of a European community after another.

Had Christianity evolved in its normal manner into Dharma, then the current ongoing Europeans lack of self-esteem and mass inferiority complex that requires killing of others from a different racial group and engaging in race-hate wars, would not take place.

The Mumbai carnage response was Dharmic, compared with the response to the twin towers attack.

I maintain that if someone cuts off your arm, pray that no one cuts off his hand. This is Dharma in action. Guys, life happens. It is an inescapable template. Each and every insult and attack does not always require an equally or more forceful answer. Life is for living with an open loving mind, and loving thoughts.

After all, cancer is a disease. So why do the Europeans not bomb it?

Islam, a faith I personally have great difficulty with, is undergoing evolution. It is going through birth pains. Leave it alone. The sooner it relaxes into its evolution, the sooner that area of our very small globe will find peace.

I, as an old fashioned Sikh, can only indicate. The rest is up to the motley crew who are confused with what exactly is their role in the world. Europeans without a religion which, by all rights, ought to have evolved into Dharma, are confused and at a loss. As a result, they feel the need to lead.

But a toddler cannot lead nor give advice to its adults.

Europeans, you need to grow up. How you come to terms with your inferiority complex is for you to work out.

But, please, work on it. Global peace depends on it.

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Mirror Mirror On The Koran Wall…A Mirage To Confound Them All.

Paintings cannot, it is claimed, teach us about painting as much as literature about paintings can. Whiskers, it is claimed are an economic indicator. Harvard scholar’s Snoopy world-view, debatably dysfunctional, depicts his own mental relationship with himself.

Humans historically engage one great talent, to vivify their own narrowness; where wealth and sex appeal – domineering like anti-uncomfortable truths seconded to selfishness and cruelty, disfigure and open cracks, providing incremental mental comfort while pretending serendipity – marrowed in humbleness of piety.

At a practical everyday level, I have observed the following three examples: I came across a person with severely inhibited communication skills, who deemed it appropriate to use profane language to impress a lady he was trying to chat-up. On another occasion, I witnessed youths mocking a very old person who suffered from mobility restrictions, and who had taken offence at the insults by announcing that he was capable of taking them out physically. And to top this, I have come across many a car driver who thinks they are capable of passing through a gap that an anorexic person would find impossible.

Why the distorted value, and misappraisal of a situation, that in the main most ordinary people would automatically understand, and would respond to by reconsidering their options?

Over-simplification, or misunderstanding of the dynamics of the situation?

I am at pains to explain to newbies that spirituality cannot be understood or explained unless one is a fully fledged member of the dharma society. Dharma, as many of you who read my essays will recall, is a station of awareness well beyond the rustic requirements of religion. From religion one goes into rite and ritual. Christianity, Judaism, and Islam are religions. Hinduism is neither a religion nor a dharma. Sikhism, Buddhism, Chen (Zen), Vaidism and Jainism are Dharma. The dictates listed in the Torah, Bible and the Koran are an evaluation of a given moment in a given society’s biography.

The dictates have the form, structure and pronouncement of what passed for law at the time. Lawyers of that time were well-versed in the lore of their given social structure, and were therefore considered capable of collating information guided by senior theologians and philosophers, culminating in a list of guidelines; they also answered queries, problems and indeed misapprehensions. Future-proofing these guidelines was an art that bypassed them totally. Thus, the cause of the sieve-laced ambiguity of the gold-plated reservoir walls of their religion; the leaks from this causing the outright confusion, misunderstanding and mayhem we see on today’s global stage.

The massacre conducted by the Euro-Race Christians of the races in the Americas and the Antipodes, along with the brutal massacre meted out to the nation-races of Africa, as well as the Hiroshima atomic bomb, are underpinned by the then Bible-bashers in precisely in the same manner as conducted by the Koran-bashers.

Now let me put some sense into this mess.

At a very advanced inner growth awareness, the futility of what is deemed ‘life’ is the bedrock of one’s initial stepping stone. Life, it is agreed, by those at this level, is in fact a prison, a death, a limitation to what one can and is capable of enjoying if freed from the chains holding him to the mortal coil. While I agree with the reality of this awakening, I have to impress upon the reader that at no time is it considered irrelevant, or a confinement, to be chained to the mortal coil. In fact, the very environment is a space for education, and for refining one’s sensibilities and sensitivities; preparing the inner self to live as a non-mortal Being aimed at being an Essence rather than corporeally limited.

However, the problem engulfing the naive listener, albeit an ardent practitioner of the disciplines and rigours of the rite-ritual environment, is that they only understand according to these limited parameters.

A seven year old makes assumptions about the wonders awaiting him at age eleven. An eleven year old dreams about the wonders awaiting him at age eighteen. And within each age group they share, discuss, encourage, dethrone and recreate the illusions awaiting them.

Each time I read the Torah, I am struck by the sheer number of Vedic concepts contained therein. I am struck further by the fact that the explanation of the concepts is distorted out of all recognition. The Bible, based on the Torah, is equally confused.

Take the simplistic concept of female-covering in Islam, Judaism, and Christianity. It is only in recent decades that Christian European women have thrown off the shackles that required them to be covered lest they trigger ‘unhealthy’ responses in men. It was only in the late seventies that showing a bra-strap stopped being vulgar, cheap and shameful. However, each of these religions, and Islam in particular, fails to mention that gay men should also demand that men in general be covered head to toe, because the sexual allure triggering erotic thoughts, leading into eroticism, is present whensoever one sets one’s eyes on a person who triggers a sexual desire.

Of course, the simple answer is that the person who is attempting to walk a religious path, who cannot control his sexual impulses, should have his eyes gorged out, or at least in public he should wear a bandage over his eyes lest he see something that may trigger a sexual desire. However, covering one’s eyes is far too honest an appreciation of one’s own problem, and it is much grander to announce that one is pure and in control, and (this is the best part) that it is the person who inflames your own uncontrollable sexual hunger who has defiled your purity!

Confused? I certainly am.

So why the confusion?

Yes, it is accepted that to advance in the realms of dharma one has to have full control over one’s sexual emotion and triggers. In dharma, a male orgasm has to be as exciting and fulfilling as the sensation one experiences by tenderly stroking an index finger over the back of one’s hand. This state is reached as a byproduct of meditation where one is learning and mastering one’s own nervous system, such that the concept of sexual allure is incapable of effecting one’s own physiology. Sexual trigger and the resultant waste of a very valuable nervous energy is thus contained, and that energy is available for use in one’s inner refinement.

However, at the religious level, the well-intentioned surmise that in order to bypass the hard rigours of male meditation women should instead cover themselves up. Consequently, pressure is placed on women who do not comply, and their bodies are consigned to hell.

The seniors of Semitic religions jump ship and change their colours as it suits their needs: at times, they say the body houses the soul, and it is the soul that enters paradise or anti-paradise; at other times, and when admonishment is given, they talk about the body entering paradise or anti-paradise.

How convenient.

So, this means that Muslim men will enter paradise physically. So, where does their soul reside? And pure Muslim women who even for a moment become uncovered in public will physically enter anti-paradise. Well, what of their soul?

By this reasoning the great Allah has a physical body… but cannot be given a physical body here on earth. Now I really am confused. To me, the great Allah is an essence in which is merged a soul, so the soul will not enter anti-paradise, but a physical body will?

The Torah is equally contradictory. Hence the related contradiction in Islam. For, when I read the Koran and Torah side by side, I find very little that separates them. So I ask, why do the current Muslims not rewrite the Koran, separating their reliance on and attachments to the Torah, and create a more factual reality representing their own rules rather than copy-saluting another’s set of dos and don’ts?

In dharma, it is accepted that one can enter a realm of non physical confinement – paradise. However, the environment is utterly different from what is found here on this iron-ore rust bucket we hypocritically call Mother Earth. Guys, when was the last time any of you chopped your mother’s hand off finger by finger? Mother Earth indeed…Reverting: in dharam, ‘paradise’ is a non-corporeal environment. No physical presence here. Can you imagine how CCTV business would be a non-starter there?!

So, why the confusion regarding paradise?

Because people do not listen, let alone understand. You nod your head in deep agreement when we speak, but you go away with your own version and summary of what we say. This in a nut shell is what has happened in the ‘books’ of the Semitic religions.

Another confusion I hear constantly…

Islamic boys are told that there is no need to have a girlfriend since in paradise there awaits an unending line of the most gorgeous girls, that life really begins in paradise, and the best way to enter paradise is to become a martyr. So, how in hell did these sexually alluring, unbelievably desirable, irresistible girls enter paradise when here on earth those types of girls are told they will only enter anti-paradise? What, the two realms share a communicating door? A back alley? A doorman who holds the key and decides which girls from anti-paradise are allowed into paradise for the insatiable appetite of the sexually hungry youth? Explain for me please, when one enters either realm is one born as a baby and have to grow into adulthood, or is one a fully grown adult and ready to sow his oats?

Muslim women who enter paradise, are they gifted an endless supply of young handsome men with six-packs who never tire? And in paradise are Muslim women utterly wrapped in wanton and insatiable lust, when here on earth they are threatened with the anti-paradise if they refuse sex to their husband!

At this moment in time, I suspect that the lawyers who penned the thoughts of the theologians and philosophers forming the Torah, the Bible, and the Koran took the silver for their services but failed to deliver hardcore theology in return. Guys, the lot of you have been mega duped. Thus, I suggest a total rewrite of all the three books to bring them in line with modern sensibilities.

As an outsider looking in I find all three Semitic religions trying to put square pegs into round holes. My opening paragraphs were apt in defining the problem. In the case of these three religions, application and aptitude are not merely misaligned, they are not even on the same page.

The followers of all three Semitic religions should take a long hard lookat themselves in the mirror, and I hope you are sensitive enough to recognise the ignorance glaring back at you. Your religions are trying to mimic and mirror Vedic dharma of India, but have failed miserably. The annihilation of races the Semitic group has conducted globally is shameful, and there is no end in sight.

The Euro-Race Christians are equally as dim as the Islamists.

And why will they not listen to reason? Because stupidity has one great weapon, it cannot recognise its own stupidity.

On 20th November 2015, I watched Senator McCain of America in a televised interview justifying yet another attack on Muslims, this time on ISIS, by differentiating Christianity from Islam and claiming that Christians hold true to their belief “love thy neighbour”. Yeah, Senator, try telling that to the first settlers whose land you have stolen, conquered and arrogantly call your land and home. No mate, you are as mentally deranged as the Muslims of this day, and like you, they have been mentally unstable since their inception.

To the Christians of today I say, granted, your forefathers in their ignorance and arrogance divided the Ottoman Empire into what we see as today’s Middle East. Why, oh why, do you, today’s Christians not let the dwellers of that area decide for themselves how they wish to redefine their landmass? Have you Europeans forgotten the hundred years war you so deliriously enjoyed?

Simultaneously, the modern day Christians should sit with India and Pakistan and undo the mess their forefathers created there. To the Christians of today I ask, ‘Why do you not have the conscientiousness to lead and amend your forefathers’ stupidity?’ Unless you are as arrogantly stupid as were they.

Casting my net wider, I invite the whole of humanity to look into the mirror. However, to see the mirror one needs eyes. And humans no longer have eyes. They have delusions of grandeur where once existed eyes. And in the delusion of grandeur, one thing is certain: the carousel of illogical killing goes round and round.

Shameful.

Emperor Nero and his Mistress

Emperor Nero wooed his Mistress in a lush oasis miles from dunes and sand, at a camp named after the Hebrew royal David. In Armenian, Kurdish, Russian, Sanskrit, Gurmukhi, Hindi, and Urdu, Jews are still called by their original name of Hebrew.

The Mistress opinioned that war was a last resort and even then only as a defence, but Emperor Nero was a determined charmer and seducer. He charmed, and the Mistress was duly seduced and gave an oath to lead the verbal charge laced in guile and deceit. Thus began a new world order: an order based on corruption, misinformation, falsification, sexing up of documents, and the feathering of one’s own pockets as well as of those of one’s generals and henchmen.

The Mistress, head of a clan-nation island off the shore of a mainland, spared no one upon return from Oasis David, four days’ sailing away, and galvanized the neuro-idiots with an emotionally cooked oral schedule reinventing Sodium Hazelbean, formerly an allay, as paradigmatic of an aggressive Lady-Boy prostitute who steals gentlemen’s wallets without providing much sought after relief in return. “Oh, the shameless thief” shouted the neuro-idiots in unison in tandem with the Gentlemen and Gentlewomen Dacoits ensconced in plush, leather green benches as the elected nose in trough representatives in the Home of Elected Representatives of the neuro-idiots and the rest of the islands asses.

To make the case righteous and honorable, an eminent expert Doctor who happened to have a PhD in an appropriate ology, was paid to waffle a document supporting Lady-Boy Sodium’s illegal procurement of weapons from a weapons wholesaler other than Emperor Nero. “What!” shouted the neuro-idiots, “what!” (they have a habit of repeating ‘what’) “another weapons wholesaler and not Emperor Nero…well, this simply will not do” and so documents were duly presented to the Home of Elected Representatives.

Flies, there is always one isn’t there, and this fly had an untimely rendezvous with its fatal enemy, ointment, was that the Doctor turned out to be a tad too honest. Must have been a signed-up practicing member at the altar of the church Atheist. Let’s face it, no self-respecting monkey wrench or upwardly mobile career ‘servant’ of a recognised religious fraternity would have the testicles to speak out…but our honest PhD certainly did.

His objection? The document carrying his name, as presented to the Home of the Elected Representatives, had zero content similar to the document he had delivered to the oily autocrat. In an attempt to balance the honesty, Doctor Honest secured the ear-hole of Beer Belly journalist, who in turn inked the facts of the difference between the two documents. I always thought sweat, saliva and bodily fluids were the preserve of human-animals having sex, but no, I be wrong here. Apparently, documents can be sexed up too. Well I never.

Unfortunately, in the midst of all of this Doctor Honest went out to clear his head and decided to have a tug of war to test a theory that if he sped away in his car he could pull a tree from its roots. He tied a rope to a tree trunk and sitting in his car he tied the other end to his neck and sped away. Tree trunk was unmoved. Doctor Honest was no more. Naturally, conspiracy theorists abound with various outlandish ideas suggesting he was taking a blood sample with a syringe from an alien encounter. Sad fact is, Doctor Honest is no more, and in some quarters is mourned as a victim of the impending war against Lady-Boy Sodium Hazelbean.

Now, Lady-Boy Sodium Hazelbean, as the Head Honcho of a far away isolated region – his two bit parcel of land was called U-Rack – well, his best aerial attack projectile was papier mache on thin bamboo sticks controlled by string. Apparently, Mistress had nightmares of an imminent attack by a squadron of papier mache on thin bamboo sticks controlled by a length of string. Neuro-idiots foamed at the mouth and demanded protection from the imminent attack. The fact it took ten sailing days from the isolated piece of land U-rack to Mistress’ island was neither here nor there. Neuro-idiots swam in the tidal belief that a squadron of papier mache on thin bamboo sticks controlled by a length of string could attack in forty five minutes from U-Rack.

The drums were struck, and Mistress, looking with dewy-eyed longing into the eyes of Emperor Nero, strode into war. Lady-Boy Sodium Hazelbean stood no chance with the rest of the world ganged up against him, for fear of becoming Emperor Nero and Mistress’ next target.

Papier mache on bamboo sticks controlled by string stood no chance against fire breathing dragons flying through the air in the middle of a moonless night. One day later the attack was over, and the former ally, Lady-Boy Sodium Hazelbean, was removed. The people of the land simply exchanged one brutal dictator with another. Mass killing of its people carried on mercilessly for countless moons, season after season.

In all of this, I find it objectionable that some people, living as free and fearless people on various pieces of land, have come to call Emperor Nero the slang for pubic hair, a four letter word starting with the letter B. I refuse to dishonour a brave honorable leader of free thinkers with such demeaning names. Emperor Nero is Emperor Nero. And as for the Mistress, at times it is most unpleasant to hear the adjective B-Liar shouted out at the Mistress.

We have to realise and accept that the Mistress was internally and deeply touched in a part that an ordinary man cannot touch. Thus, we must respect the coupling of Emperor Nero and the Mistress. Another thing that I find very distasteful is the allegation that the billions amassed by the love birds are ill-gotten gains. Hell no, they worked bloody hard for that cake.

Now, the issue is that there always has to be God in such equations for it to become quadratic, lest they fall into the ignominy of indices, or much worse loll around as algebra.

And as a new inductee into the higher realms I am going to share a secret with you. The God of Emperor Nero and the Mistress is the God named the Devil. And it has to be said, Ali-Looya is not the word that comes to mind when one thinks of God-Devil.

Now, if you profess an attachment to God-Kindness and Fair, then guys, forget material wealth. God-Kindness and Fair governs nature, you know, jungle type of nature.

So now, you decide which God you prefer to pay obeisance to.

…and one day I aim to meet a master who can teach me sardonic wit.

Halal Meat

More than a billion humans swear by the ritual slaughter of animals for consumption: a ritual once practiced by the awakened, now mimicked by the un-awakened. To examine this I need to address ritual per se. This I have done in my book, ‘Mischievous Mystic’.

Histrionics indicate that humans have a tendency to seek pedestal-like superiority, when in fact they are aiming for nobility. They confuse the two. As I state in my quotes, ‘superiority and nobility are two qualities and cannot mix; nor can a comparison be drawn between them.’

Thus, Hebrews, while living under yet aiming to escape their imprisonment from Egyptians, formulated their own creed to identify and separate themselves from the ruling citizens. Their containment lifestyle (with its rigid curtailment of self-determination) may be compared with African slavery and with the third class citizenship of non-Europeans plying their trade in European governed lands whilst retaining their own lifestyle.

Slavery, as practiced by the English in particular, and the Europeans in general, was extreme psychopathic hatred based on these peoples versions of rightness and Godliness. A dark-skinned Turk brought religious and spiritual specialty to the islands of England, Scotland, Wales and Ireland. He is revered as the saint of England. He, like that other very dark-skinned individual revered and addressed affectionately as Jesus of Nazareth, has over the course of time and numerous artful depictions been increasingly relieved of his indigenous tint to the point of now having Caucasian skin.

The slavery of the Old Age in the non-European arena was not based on a similar inhumane, barbaric relationship. Slaves were a sign of wealth. They were valued and prized. They were treated with respect though they remained citizen-less. The right of belonging including the right to buy land was denied them. They were denied all formal education. This did not mean their inner awakening was quashed, rescinded or controlled. Many an advanced theorist was a slave and gave his awakening to the surrounding world via his ‘owner’. The owner enjoyed the applause but it was the slave who supplied the information and the teaching. Slaves also knew they had power and if they chose to disobey en masse then the dominant society could not function. It was the hopelessness derived from lack of weapons that maintained the status quo. Thus, the status of Hebrews under the Egyptians is not in fact at all comparable to the African and Aboriginal slavery of the European era. One was predicated on human value and worth while the other was evil.

Older society revered life, whether animal or human. If an animal had to be sacrificed to appease the Gods then this was carried out following a strict set of rites and ritual prayers. Not just anyone could or would dare to kill an animal as done by current humans. The elders knew that life slaughtered for whatever reason had a price. The murderer has to take birth as that animal and live lifetimes in that social pool fearing predators and seeking prey for their own survival. It is a self-sustaining cycle from which the only way forward is to practice care and protection of others, especially of one’s prey. One then advances to their next life cycle as an herbivore, again fearing predators. From a herbivore one eventually rebirths as a domestic animal. Finally, after countless more births they advance into a human life cycle.

This cycle was, and is, well known to the awakened. They guide people away from meat consumption, as whoever eats meat has agreed to be born into that species for lifetimes. A top predator cannot take human birth at all. It must suffer the agony of being an herbivore and a victim until it has the opportunity to be born as a human.

Thus, sacrificing an animal, which in itself is a very potent, viral and powerful instrument of bargain, is an action that beseeches a calmer and more peaceful life pattern. It was only conducted by the very advanced seers of old society. No one in his or her right mind would kill or ‘sacrifice’ an animal whilst knowing the ramifications of such a deed.

The actual theory of sacrifice is very complex, and a set of responsibilities has to be accepted by the killer. Prayers are offered where you, the killer, are sacrificing yourself and are willing to be born into the species you are about to sacrifice, as an appeasement. The Hebrew sacrifice followed this model. However, ritual killing has now transformed into a commercial enterprise.

Moslims – to be accurate about this they were not called Moslim at that time, but were a caravan community willing to merge into any ritual model that favoured their circumstances and trade; but let’s stick with addressing them as Moslims, to give them their original English spelling. Moslims mimicked the cultivated-but-not-indigenous practices Hebrews brought with them out of Egypt. As in any first world country (I address non-industrial, non-technical countries as First World and technological/industrial countries as Third World countries), Moslims were intrigued and willingly followed and mimicked anything the technological country had to offer. For example, I as a Sikh visiting such environments am studied to ascertain what can be mimicked, which they term in their minds as ‘progression’. So, Moslims mimicked the new settlers, the Jews, as those new settlers had lived their life in the very advanced, cultured society called Egypt. Egypt, we have to remember, was the ethno-cultural centre of the surrounding area. Caravan communities looked up to anything Egyptian. Thus, when a rite/ritual conducted under strict guidelines was used in tandem with solemn prayer by the most awakened within the New Settler community, the Caravan community took that as a new teaching. They, in turn, passed on this new practice during their travels. The ritual of a slow slaughter was deemed sophisticated and advanced.

However, the slaughter of an animal was rare practice. It was an offering. A trade-off, whereby I, the killer of this animal, am sacrificing myself into this animal’s life-line and accept that this animal takes birth as a human in my place. Humans in those times would seldom eat animals and if they did then they would eat a naturally dead animal. No human wanted to be born as a non-human animal.

If the Moslims of today have an ounce of self-worth and common-sense, they would jettison their mimicry of the (adopted but not native) tradition of a society and culture which they are hell-bent on removing from Palestine.

But rigidity is rigidity. Shallowness is shallowness. And ignorance is bliss.

And so, I like my predecessors am a note on a flute, drowned by the hurricane of arrogance encased in ignorance. What I say will be ignored. And humans will kill not only animals but humans, and they will destroy this planet we all call home.