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21. We have nothing with the outcast and the unfit: let them die in their misery. For they feel not. Compassion is the vice of kings: stamp down the wretched & the weak: this is the law of the strong: this is our law and the joy of the world. Think not, o king, upon that lie: That Thou Must Die: verily thou shalt not die, but live. Now let it be understood: If the body of the King dissolve, he shall remain in pure ecstasy for ever. Nuit! Hadit! Ra-Hoor-Khuit! The Sun, Strength & Sight, Light; these are for the servants of the Star & the Snake.
th3fall3n777 wrote:Has anyone noticed how alike Crowley's thinking was to Frederick Nietzsche?
“Only strong personalities can endure history, the weak ones are extinguished by it” ~Nietzsche
Jim Eshelman wrote:Nietzsche ... is sort of the poster-boy for why one shouldn't try to cross the Abyss without first having the K&C of the HGA quite solidly established
Metzareph:Also, keep in mind that you can do things that may appear horrendous, but they are in fact the "compassionate things to do"... like killing the horse with broken legs. You are always at risk of making a huge mistake because you are acting compassionately. You loose perspective, but I'll say that it's better to be compassionate than cruel.
Metzareph: Thinking more on this subject I realized that the only safe way to practice compassion is to become a "king". Below Tiphareth, we cannot grasp the idea of true compassion; we can only strive to act compassionately. If we try to understand the idea standing below Tiphareth, we run the risk of becoming a caricature of the real thing, but, as I said before, it is always the best thing to do.
Ankh wrote:Maybe, the consciousness of one who has attained to Tiphareth would be beyond good and evil.
gurugeorge wrote:I think it comes down to this: how do you really view your fellow human beings? As kings and queens and stars (albeit occasionally dressed as beggars) or as intrinsically miserable, cowering beggars tossed around by forces greater than themselves?
gurugeorge wrote:The thing that scares me is the thought of someone going all Manson and just getting on some insane trip where they think, "hey, it's ok to kill people or rape babies because in fact by torturing and killing these insects I'm giving them the gift of realising their god-like nature sooner rather than later!"
That is wrong thinking too. Why? Because it also relies on the validity of the idea of separation, difference.
gurugeorge wrote:If you are compassionate, be compassionate. To hell with the Book of the Law!
Quote Metzareph: No, I think it is beyond "you" and "me".
Quote Metzareph: Going back to my argument that this exercise of compassion can be risky if you haven't understood the mysteries of 5=6.
Metzareph wrote:gurugeorge wrote:I think it comes down to this: how do you really view your fellow human beings? As kings and queens and stars (albeit occasionally dressed as beggars) or as intrinsically miserable, cowering beggars tossed around by forces greater than themselves?
I DO NOT see ALL fellow human beings as kings and queens. I see them as stars. A king and queen in this context represents a level of spiritual attainment of at least 5=6, or in other words, somebody that has attained the Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Angel.
th3fall3n777 wrote:Does anyone see a contradiction here?
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