There was a man who looked around and was with questions and without answers. “What if this and what if that? How does this and how does that? What if this happened, would that happening follow?” And the man set about trying to find the answers to his questions. And he named this “science”. And it was good.
There was another man who looked around with questions and without answers. “Why do I think this, and why do I think that? How does that thought follow this thought? What would I think about this if I thought that about this?” And the man set about trying to find the answers to his questions. And he named this “philosophy ”. And it was good.
And yet another man looked at how people behaved – and he called his Q&As “sociology” and it was also good. And this kept happening. Different persons asked their own questions and named their Q&As something else. And all these questions had one thing in common. The question: “Why?”
And some also asked why about something else. Why was it okay to find answers to “why do flies fly?” – that meant so many flies could not fly any more. Why was it okay to ask “why does the body do this?” – that meant some bodies could not do that any more. Why was it okay to “find evidence” for a question – without regard for life itself? And they named that “ethics”.
Dear tildeb, I see “mankind” asking questions to questions for which there are no answers right now. Otherwise there would no questions and we would have all the answers. I don’t have all the answers and I do ask questions. Just as you do. And I do see harm. Just as you do. But also not as you do.
I see “harm” done by one person to another. I see “good” done by one person to another. I see science do both. I see religion do both. Everything has a ying and a yang, a plus and a minus, a good and a bad, a right and a wrong. Everything has duality.
But now add love.
Love that is kindness – and kindness that is love – and duality becomes irrelevant. Duality becomes old school. Duality becomes confrontational. And duality ceases to be “wisdom and truth” above all others – it is just one more hammer that can either bash heads or not. And that hammer will do one or the other – because it is a hammer of duality.
But now add love. And duality becomes irrelevant – and with it the “hammer” of rightness and wrongness.
Because I love as a person. I talk to you as a person. And I have proven “stuff” to myself in my own living – just as you have in yours. I have proven “God” to me – just as you have proven “science” to you. And your duality means that because you are right – I must be wrong.
Now add love (as you accuse me of so often) – and both of us can be right – and neither of us can be wrong. Because what is important is “inequalities in love” – the “me me me” above “you you you”. What becomes important is the consequence of duality. And, for me, that is what connects in love: the consequences of duality.
Which is why I don’t need you to believe as I do. Which is why I can agree with much of what you say. Which is why I have no need to convince you. No need to think the same – other than in (in)equality in love – seeing the consequences of duality that bring about (in)equality in love.
Because you and I both love. Because no matter who is “right” and who is “wrong” – we both love. Your passion for the consequences proves that to me. Your telling me that I love too much because of the consequences proves that. Your “duality” is more than the duality of “right and wrong” – your passion is for (in)equality in love – just as mine.
And that is why I love you.