The slayer who thinks he slays is slain.
I have been accused of being amoral because I can view action in that way, mine and others. But if you judge, can you also be compassionate? Mercy matters, but can you show mercy if your actions or those of others are somehow about your person?
Cause and effect. Energy is a dance. We consider some as good and others as bad, but to deny the cycle is to turn those concepts as base judgment. We can acknowledge the impact of our experience without judging. We can choose our good and choose it more accurately if we aren’t choosing in that contrast. When you say I choose love because hate is bad, that choice is tainted. You choose both because you dwell on both.
The most “moral” people give as much if not more consideration to immorality, and in my experience their fixations tend to undermine their good intentions. Thus the popular aphorism, “The road to hell is paved with good intentions.” They consider, but only in part.
Meditation isn’t thinking. It’s letting the mind work as it does, naturally. If you permit mind to be mind and to be clear of “I”, the mind is so much more powerful, but all we are taught is that “I“ style of thinking. We are taught, “I think therefore I am.” In that case thinking changes radically in quality and focus. Where really is the ‘I’?
We don t have to ask ourselves if our acts are good or bad. The outcome will be clear. We don’t have to create karma. It isn’t a philosophy. It is a process we can see very clearly and if we distance ourselves from “my karma” and see the dynamic as it is, we can see ourselves without “judging.” Many misunderstand karma because they think there is “I” in karma.
Your thoughts are welcome. Be well friends.