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Aleister Crowley from The Law is for All wrote:"the Indian": The religion of Hindustan, metaphysically and mystically comprehensive enough to assure itself the possession of much truth, is in practice almost as superstitious and false as Christianity, a faith of slaves, liars and dastards. The same remarks apply roughly to Buddhism.
"Mongol": presumably the reference is to Confucianism, whose metaphysical and ethical flawlessness has not saved its adherents from losing those ruder virtues which are proper to a Fighting Animal, and thus yielding at last a civilization coeval with history itself to the barbarous tribes of Europe.
"Din" - "severity" or "judgment" - may refer to the Jewish Law, rather than the Faith (al-din) of Islam. Assuming this, the six religions whose flesh must be torn out cover the whole globe outside Islam and Christianity.
Why assault their flesh rather than their eyes, as in the other cases? Because the metaphysics, or point of view, is correct - I take Judaism as Qabalistic - but the practice imperfect.
49. I am in a secret fourfold word, the blasphemy against all gods of men.
50. Curse them! Curse them! Curse them!
51. With my Hawk's head I peck at the eyes of Jesus as he hangs upon the cross.
52. I flap my wings in the face of Mohammed & blind him.
53. With my claws I tear out the flesh of the Indian and the Buddhist, Mongol and Din.
54. Bahlasti! Ompehda! I spit on your crapulous creeds.
Avshalom Binyamin wrote:Lykathea wrote:In Judaism, I've only heard Beit Din.
It's also an alternate name for the Sephirah, Gevurah.
Lykathea wrote:Of course, we all use various interpretations - but since Indian and Mongol are not religions, I often had my doubts about the Din = Judaism concept. After all, it was Aiwass who wrote Liber AL
As to the idea of having infinite interpretations; I don't buy that. "If a word can meaning anything you want, it means nothing at all." - my 9th grade English teacher. There's a difference between the word "meaning" and the word "meaning." Choose ye well.
Meaning = definition?
Meaning = value?
Let the book mean to you what it needs to mean to you. As I have learned reading Crowley, don't let yourself get stuck on a meaning as the meanings will change in time.
Veronica wrote:My nine year old daughter has been asking a lot of big questions this week, and hit me up with the classic What is the meaning of life .
Jim Eshelman wrote:Veronica wrote:My nine year old daughter has been asking a lot of big questions this week, and hit me up with the classic What is the meaning of life .
It's a Monty Python film, right?
Takamba wrote:...Aiwass who spoke it in English for Crowley's ears
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