January 1 (Hadit) Liber L., Cap. II, v. 58-60

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January 1 (Hadit) Liber L., Cap. II, v. 58-60

Postby GabrielO » Fri Jan 01, 2016 11:06 am

58. Yea! deem not of change: ye shall be as ye are, & not other. Therefore the kings of the earth shall be Kings for ever; the slaves shall serve. There is none that shall be cast down or lifted up: all is ever as it was. Yet there are masked ones my servants; it may be that yonder beggar is a King. A King may choose his garment as he will: there is no certain test: but a beggar cannot hide his poverty.
59. Beware therefore! Love all, lest perchance is a King concealed! Say you so? Fool! If he be a King, thou canst not hurt him.
60. Therefore strike hard & low, and to hell with them, master!
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Re: January 1 (Hadit) Liber L., Cap. II, v. 58-60

Postby GabrielO » Sat Jan 02, 2016 12:55 am

The thing that has been floating in my mind since contemplating the verses in this chapter is the separation and individualization expressed by Hadit. In chapter one this is explained as being done for love's sake and the chance of union. From the perspective of the central piece of every puzzle we see the complementary attributes. Every that is - is - it is simple as that (and just as complicated). The king, the slave, the servant - all appearing to be offices, fixed states of minds, pieces on the chess board. This, with the extra caveat that the pieces are not uniform, may not be recognizable, and require a discrimination that may be very uncommon.

The separation is something that breeds contempt - culturally, look at the difference between religions, philosophy, politics, and even tastes. Within this though, perhaps, the regal perspective takes a position in say, a religion, and also accepts others as valid. Perhaps not. Take a position and simultaneously realize that another's is just as valid. Validity though does not mean justification and morality. Validity cleans up quite a few things, but can still be the flag of the enemy.

The stratosphere in these verses seems to be beyond all this. It is the epitome of individualization and the fact that one can express themselves in a multitude of ways. These are of no greater matter than what lies in the heart, our secret center, and that which guides us in all of our actions.
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