for my brother(s)
Blame assigned to others is directed with folly,
For all woes stem from one's own heart and mind.
This is not a wisdom that can be taught;
It must be learned by one's own hand or not learned at all.
We alone are the ultimate source and cause of our own misfortunes.
Changes must be made within ourselves if we are to overcome them.
Every individual carries the mob mentality within their own mind.
With every generation it becomes increasingly difficult to overcome.
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.
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.
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.
Only when the pen manages to sheathe a thousand swords,
May it truly be considered to be mightier.
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.
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.
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.
For men to value ink over blood, they must realize
That there is something more valuable than their own blood.
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.
For all men truly are brothers, regardless of race, status or enmity.
When one man hurts another, he hurts his own brother.
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.
The word "enemy" is derived from the Latin inimicus.
The Latin word inimicus means "in friend".
Since all enemies are made by the division of friendships,
Friends are made in dividing the enemy.
In this dynamic lies revealed a choice every one must make:
The choice becomes which army to stand with.
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.
There is no other choice available to us.
One army grows while the other weakens.
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.
Seperating one's self from the Beast inside is one pathway towards love.
This is accomplished by mastering the Beast inside and rising above.
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.
written by shaun