Some say it is human nature to want for yourself that which belongs to another.
To steal, defraud, rob, traffick, thieve.
It seems, rather, to be belief and behavior better characterized as not-yet-human.
I’d submit that to be human is a higher calling. Some might want to call it a spiritual calling, that to be truly human is to be human-divine.
For me, today, to be human is to let another be another, and to experience and accept another as no-other.
Whatever name put on it, to be human in its most authentic manifestation is to become a transparent presence personifying aseity, haecceity, and tathātā.
Itself, this, and thus — a humanity recognizing the integrity, individuality, and inherent inchoate nature of authentic existence becoming and being itself without objectification without instrumentality without violation.
Some might call such a way of being a way of love.
However uncomfortable the use of the words ‘love,’ ‘human,’ or ‘god’ might be, it is a profound trust and hope that these three expressions of earthly existence just might be made manifest in our everyday experience and ordinary thinking.
May it be so!
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Aseity (from Latin ā "from" and sē "self", plus -ity) is the property by which a being exists of and from itself. It refers to the Christian belief that God does not depend on any cause other than himself for his existence, realization, or end, and has within himself his own reason of existence. This represents God as absolutely independent and self-existent by nature. Many Jewish and Muslim theologians have also believed God to be independent in this way. This quality of independence and self-existence has been affirmed under various names by theologians going back to antiquity, though the use of the word 'aseity' began only in the Middle Ages. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Aseity
Haecceity (/hɛkˈsiːɪti, hiːk-/; from the Latin haecceitas, which translates as "thisness") is a term from medieval scholastic philosophy, first coined by followers of Duns Scotus to denote a concept that he seems to have originated: the irreducible determination of a thing that makes it this particular thing. Haecceity is a person's or object's thisness, the individualising difference between the concept "a man" and the concept "Socrates" (i.e., a specific person). In modern philosophy of physics, it is sometimes referred to as primitive thisness.
Haecceity is a Latin neologism formed as an abstract noun derived from the demonstrative pronoun "haec(ce)", meaning "this (very)" (feminine singular) or "these (very)" (feminine or neuter plural). It is apparently formed on the model of another (much older) neologism, viz. "qui(d)ditas" ("whatness"), which is a calque of Aristotle's Greek to ti esti (τὸ τί ἐστι) or "the what (it) is."
Tathātā (/ˌtætəˈtɑː/; Sanskrit romanised: tathātā; Pali romanised: tathatā)is a Buddhist term variously translated as "thusness" or "suchness," referring to the nature of reality free from conceptualisation elaborations and the subject–object distinction. It is a central concept in Mahayana Buddhism, having a particular significance in Chan Buddhism as well. The synonym dharmatā is also often used.
While alive the Buddha referred to himself as the Tathāgata, which can mean either "One who has thus come" or "One who has thus gone", and can also be interpreted as "One who has arrived at suchness".