I am Evil (Embracing the dual and non dual)
I think you all know I am an evil bastard; son of Satan and the Devil’s henchman !
Actually I don’t believe in evil.
What others see as evil, I see as ignorance. When others see evil out there, I see ignorance out there and in me. As we learn to integrate the disowned aspects of our nature; we recognize that the darkness out there exists in here – in all of us. I once heard it said by someone in the know, that the average good person will break down and do heinous things just to survive, after a mere 10 days. The breakdown of civil society will bring forth the darkness within.
A human being would be naive to try to transcend duality and separateness and to try to stay that way. Why ? Because we are dual/separate from a relative (in relation to) perspective. But we are also everything from an absolute (total) perspective. We are both at once but sometimes we feel more one than the other. And I think that’s meant to be part of the human experience !
It is said that Buddha said “after enlightenment, we must return to the market place of life, with gift bearing arms”. To do so otherwise is to stay in duality, not non duality; to be selfish, rather than loving.
So, perhaps when we see strong expressions of separateness, we can shift to an absolute perspective and accept what is. Believe me, this is the Great Challenge for me, as much as it is for you. But no matter how hard we try, we will always oscillate between the two because that is how human nature functions. It is as much a process, as it is a state.
Just as right now my body is experiencing illness and will eventually return to wellness. Processes create change and change is reflected in different states. So just because our world reflects a great deal of so called evil, doesn’t mean that the manifestation of evil isn’t part of some deep and important process. It is. Just as this flu besieging my body reflects the processes of collapse, adaptation, transformation and renewal.
The only real evil is in the ignorance of learning nothing from the manifestation of sickness.
Am I evil ? Well maybe a little bit, sometimes.
I am Satan and son of Satan, coming to a prophecy near you !!! Yeeee haaaa !
Ps. I think this virus has hijacked the separate self. Oh well !