good and evil

A Quote by unknown on confusion and good and evil

in this world there is good and there is evil. there are those who commit crimes & those who stop them and the two sides are opposite, as different as night and day & the line between them is clear, or atleast it's supposed to be.

unknown

Source: teentitans.wikia.com

Contributed by: redx

A Quote by Charles Hampden-Turner on difference, good and evil, good, bad, opposites, and synthesis

"It is in vain that we search for an essential difference between good and evil, for their constituents are the same. The crucial distinction lies in their structure, i.e., the manner in which the pieces are assembled. Evil is disintegration, an angry juxtaposition of alienated opposites, with parts always striving to repress other parts. Good is the synthesis and reconciliation of these same pieces."

Charles Hampden-Turner

Source: Maps Of The Mind, p.29

Contributed by: bajarbattu

A Quote by Ken Wilber on divinity, higher-self, compassion, good and evil, senses, radiance, god, and true-self

Divinity has one ultimate secret, which it will also whisper in your ear if your mind becomes quieter than the fog at sunset: the God of this world is found within, and you know it is found within: in those hushed silent times when the mind becomes still, the body relaxes into infinity, the senses expand to become one with the world- in those glistening times, a subtle luminosity, a serene radiance, a brilliantly transparent clarity shimmers as the true nature of all manifestation, erupting every now and then in a compassionate Radiance before whom all idols retreat, a love so fierce it adoringly embraces both light and dark, both good and evil, both pleasure and pain equally....

Ken Wilber

Source: "Simple Feeling of Being"

Contributed by: Artemisilke

A Quote by John Whiteside Parsons on balance and good and evil

Nothing is of its nature evil, and nothing is of its nature good.  Evil is only excess, good is simply balance.  All things are subject to abuse, all things are susceptible to beneficial use.  And balance does not consist in denial, or excess of indulgence.

john parsons

Source: Freedom is a Two-Edged Sword and Other Essays Oriflamme 1, Pages: 33

Contributed by: Keith

A Quote by Thich Nhat Hanh on non-duality, good and evil, heart sutra, illusion, survival, global politics, united states, soviet union, war, life, and conflict

In the West you have been struggling for many years with the problem of evil. But in the light of non-duality, there is not any problem.  You need both right and left to have a branch. Do not take sides, if you take sides, you are trying to eliminate half of reality, which is impossible. For many years, the United States has been trying to describe the Soviet Union as the evil side. Some Americans even have the illusion they can survive alone, without the other half. If we look at America very deeply, we see the Soviet Union. And if we look deeply at the Soviet union, we see America. If we look deeply at the rose, we see the garbage; if we look deeply at the garbage, we see the rose. In this international situation, each side is pretending to be the rose, and calling the other side garbage.

Survival means the survival of human kind as a whole, not just a part of it. If the South cannot survive, then the North is going to crumble. If countries of Third World cannot pay their debts, you are going to suffer here in the North. If you do not take care of the Third World, your well-being is not going to last, and you will not be able to continue living in the way you have been much longer. It is leaping out at us already. You cannot leave the job to the governments or the political scientists alone. You have to do it yourself.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Source: Thich Naht Hahn, The Heart of Understanding, Commentaries on Prajnaparamita Heart Sutra, 1988 p36

Contributed by: mita

A Quote by Kuan Yin on indigenous tribes, reincarnation, environment, divinity of humanity, good and evil, and ego

"Human mistakes and inaccuracies are no less important than divinity. The human condition creates divinity in the higher self. Thus, it is very important to be human and not to shun or hate our humanity. The incredible process of being human allows for the higher self to acknowledge and extract divinity from one's trials and tribulations..The truth is one must be fully human for the divine part of self to be more in tune. Rejecting the human body assures one will have to come back, return to the lessons here on earth. It means ‘you didn't get it'," counsels Kuan Yin. "The indigenous tribes are the most powerful as many of them are so in harmony with nature as to be really, really divinely human. They're so in touch with their humanity that they're totally in tune with their Diva nature. They know that human/nature harmony is the crux of spirituality. Of course there is always the criticism: that "better than" mindset. Humans say they're better than each other. And they say they're better than nature. But they're not. It's ludicrous to compare the intelligence of other living creatures to human intelligence. Plants have enormous intelligences and spirituality. However, the "better than" mindset greatly contributes to the ongoing environmental destruction. The earth is trying to teach humans that everything is spirit. Eventually, humans will learn. It's just another way to understand divinity. Spirit works through one's own humanity and the earth. Everything here (on earth) is for the divine evolution of all energies. "

"I'm reminded of how passionate Kuan Yin is about the importance of being human on this earth," continues trance channel, Lena Lees.

"It's the most important thing in your existence," ordinates Kuan Yin. "Your existence is eternal. This phase (of your soul) is so important because you learn so much in human form. This is where the individual's ‘spark' or existence can expand into bigger, more powerful energies, not entities. Entities are closed systems whereas energies are open systems," differentiates Kuan Yin. Some energies are not as potent. The only way to develop a potent energy is to spend an existence on the earth. There, one can develop a compassionate nature so that when passing onto other dimensions, one can be of help. When one leaves one's earth body one will need to fully understand compassion to be helpful, effective. When you leave the earth you have a lot more power. It won't be ego-based power. Rather it will be beyond ego, beyond "good" and "evil". In fact, "evil" is just a label as everything is intermixed. The pendulum just appears to swing back and forth."


"Humanity is misunderstood. It's a powerful place to be when it is fully experienced. However, it is often underestimated," explains Kuan Yin.

"Unless one fully experiences one's humanity, one will have to experience earth again and again. One will have to repeat the lessons offered here upon the earth. It is possible that one need not have to reincarnate. Many don't live up to their full potential because they're afraid of death. I want to emphasize here that only the body dies. People get too attached (to their physicality). But, they have to. One's consciousness must be fairly strong in order for the soul's desire to continue. The more we feel our humanity, the more help we can give and the more joy we can create.
 

"You can't change people. You can love them and give to them. If they can't receive, it's not a reason not to love them, unless impossible conditions have been set upon the relationship, unless it is a kind of conditional love. Do your best. However, don't fall into the trap of getting a reward for doing good deeds. Do a good deed because it is the right thing to do.

"It is important to accept that the human condition is temporary, fleeting. It's filled with pain and suffering, beauty, strange tastes, odors of death, everything that exists in the universe.

Problems are created when one is so obsessed with his/her own death, when one is too attached to their life. This attachment to a single incarnation causes the species to play out gruesome deaths. If you knew you were more than just this life, you would not plunder the land, each other.

"So many souls, energies have a certain perception of others. They believe they're separate from each other. Such perceptions can collect into an energy agreeing upon a specific direction the country will take. The lesson is acceptance of differences. Don't forget you are a part of everything and everything is a part of you."


"If every human being recognized the power of the love and forgiveness principle, all consciousness on earth would change instantly. Indeed, thoughts can change the course of history. Sometimes, all it takes is enough people knowing about a certain concept."

Kuan Yin

Source: The Living Word of Kuan Yin

Contributed by: Hope

A Quote by Walter Elias "Walt" Disney on walt disney, disney, children, and good and evil

I don't believe in playing down to children, either in life or in motion pictures. I didn't treat my own youngsters like fragile flowers, and I think no parent should.
Children are people, and they should have to reach to learn about things, to understand things, just as adults have to reach if they want to grow in mental stature. Life is composed of lights and shadows, and we would be untruthful, insincere, and saccharine if we tried to pretend there were no shadows. Most things are good, and they are the strongest things; but there are evil things too, and you are not doing a child a favor by trying to shield him from reality. The important thing is to teach a child that good can always triumph over evil, and that is what our pictures attempt to do.

Walt Disney (1901 - 1966)

Source: Wikipedia

Contributed by: Tricia

A Quote by Romney M. Moseley on healty religion, christianitys paradox, jung, good and evil, archetype, and human nature

The test of healthy religion, then, is its ability to assimilate the psychic antithesis of good and evil in the imago Dei and in human nature. Christianity's paradox is that the one who embodies the wholeness of God becomes the victim of humanity's dark side. In redeeming humanity, the unblemished goodness of Christ shows up humanity's dark side. But, according to Jung, since Christ is fully human and fully divine, Christians should acknowledge the polarities of good and evil in the Christ archetype. Instead, Christians have spiritualized Christ and excluded the instinctual, bodily aspects of Christ from the Christ image.

Romney Moseley

Source: Becoming a Self Before God: Critical Transformations, Pages: 82

Contributed by: Richard

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