Snow and ice on roof
Water in walls
Fire in wood stove
What to do what to do
Gib deine Schönheit immer hin
ohne rechnen und reden.
Du schweigst. Sie sagt für dich: Ich bin.
Und kommt in tausendfachem Sinn,
kommt endlich über jeden.
(--poem by Rainer Maria Rilke, Das dichterische Werk von Rainer Maria Rilke)
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Ok. Enough with the Muslim/non-Muslim, religion/ideology talk.
It is more about a type of decadent rational consciousness that makes an arbitrary assessment of who/what is valuable and not so. It is a phase of consciousness that we’ve wallowed in for thousands of years. Fanatics only heighten the awareness of a moribund mental state.
These examples are only the most recent ones. Cf. the Bible, Hiroshima, Spanish inquisition, Rwanda, My Lai, Mexican desert, spousal abuse.
When our minds are stuck in either/or thinking, many suffer. When we embrace a wholeness that does not see “other” -- that sees only transparent holistic value in each thing, each person, itself, we are beginning a new consciousness called by Jean Gebser “Integral” consciousness.
We can only prepare and hope for this mutation into whole-sight to take place.
My story being done,
She gave me for my pains a world of sighs;
She swore, in faith 'twas strange, 'twas passing strange;
'Twas pitiful. 'twas wondrous pitiful,
She wish'd she had not heard it, yet she wish'd
That heaven had made her such a man,