10.8.06

INIMICUS DISCIDIUM




for my brother(s)





Blame assigned to others is directed with folly,
For all woes stem from one's own heart and mind.

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This is not a wisdom that can be taught;
It must be learned by one's own hand or not learned at all.

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We alone are the ultimate source and cause of our own misfortunes.
Changes must be made within ourselves if we are to overcome them.

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Every individual carries the mob mentality within their own mind.
With every generation it becomes increasingly difficult to overcome.

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This is the nature of the Beast we each carry within our hearts:
The more progress civilization makes, the wilder the Beast inside each one of us.

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Why the current age must be the speciality of the spiritual warrior:
Only through greater intellect and wisdom may the sword's reign over the pen be brought to an end.


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When the pen dictates a thousand swords to be drawn, it is not mightier, but weaker.
In this fashion the pen's nib becomes the sword's tip, and ink turns to blood.

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Only when the pen manages to sheathe a thousand swords,
May it truly be considered to be mightier.


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The sword has kept the pen in bondage for as far back as memory reaches,
And blood has filled our inkwells for a thousand generations.

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The transubstantiation of this blood back into ink parallels that of water to wine.
The alchemical secret of this process is not lost, only forgotten.

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If a saviour's message was that water is to be valued over wine,
Then our message today is that ink is to be valued over blood.

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For men to value ink over blood, they must realize
That there is something more valuable than their own blood.

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That value can be attributed to the greater worth of all men's blood.
Here is the recurrent sin of the fallen: Not seeing the forest for their veins.

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For all men truly are brothers, regardless of race, status or enmity.
When one man hurts another, he hurts his own brother.

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Retaliation for being attacked amounts to joining the ranks of the enemy.
In striking back at those who have harmed us, we join their cause & support it fully.

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The word "enemy" is derived from the Latin inimicus.
The Latin word inimicus means "in friend".

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Since all enemies are made by the division of friendships,
Friends are made in dividing the enemy.

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In this dynamic lies revealed a choice every one must make:
The choice becomes which army to stand with.

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We may choose to stand for the division of the enemy's ranks,
Or we may choose to stand for the division of our friend's ranks.

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There is no other choice available to us.
One army grows while the other weakens.

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The word friend is derived from Old English, "free" and "to love".
To seek revenge upon another is to surrender one's freedom and love.

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Seperating one's self from the Beast inside is one pathway towards love.
This is accomplished by mastering the Beast inside and rising above.

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This is how one becomes a true individual and friend to everyone.
Failure to do this leads back towards joining the ranks of the enemy.