Sunday, 8 December 2013
Monstaville Book I. Chapter 41
“There are no wicked men, there are only ignorant men! In the presence of a true man the mask of the false man drops.”
Pigsy is like a fierce lion. He thinks he’s won a contest, or wants to believe that even though I am still here, much to his ire. A macho contest. Like he’s proved he’s a man like a little Caesar and demonstrated that, since I won’t fight and allow him to conquer me physically, I’m a coward and not a ‘man’ because I’m not macho or physical (like the ‘insecure redneck’). But, for me, there is no competition. He’s simply proved he’s an ignorant tosser who has not learned to control his anger and violent animal nature. He can do what he likes. We’re not on the same wavelength. I’m on a mountain just observing, in the distance, awake, looking down with a clear perspective. Pigsy is fighting himself. Growling ignorantly in bondage to his animal nature just like a pig monster!
“Men have a terrific ego and can’t bear to lose so they throw their weight about.” (Something I read on somebody’s newspaper on the train going to work years ago).
From an online convo, January 2013, Yorkshire.
Me: Well there was hope for a while (years ago now I suppose) where people were saying great now we can all make money at home on our laptops!
Friend: Hahhaa! I know! They also thought cars wud be able to fly.......?? hmmmm
Me: They will one day lol
Me: *flashback to the two very hairy pigs we met on our walk yesterday*
Friend: Haha yes think how bloody dangerous theyl be!
Me: Are they? I wasn't sure. We stayed this side of the fence and they followed us thinking we had brought food for them
Me: Oinking loudly I might add!
Friend: Haha know I meant how dangerous flying cars wud be! lol didnt see the pig comment!
Friend: pigs r ok most of the time
Me: lol maybe not when it's snowing on top of them being hungry!
Friend: Haha yep!
The New Sun by Hilda Charlton (Golden Quest, New York, U.S., 1989).
p.34. Life on this Earth will either make you or break you. You either bend like the supple green-stemmed flower in the wind or crack in the hardness of life. Stand up against adversity in ease. We know life is not strewn with rose petals but is a test of fortitude and perseverance.
Find joy in life. Spend time in contemplation, in looking within and cleaning up your own limitations...Become tolerant, patient and know the joy of living a life more abundant while here on Earth.
p.35. Love and tolerate your neighbour, which means anyone in your life.
Angel Card: Love - after reading and copying notes by Chang San Feng. He ends with ‘Love people.’
“Give love and unconditional acceptance to those you encounter, and notice what happens.” - Wayne Dyer.
“One who obeys the will of Heaven will practice universal love.” - Mo Zi, Warring States Period (The Little Book of Chinese Proverbs, compiled by Jonathan Clements, p.103). The Will of Heaven in Chinese is ‘T’ien-ming.’
War: You must instil in the enemy not just the fear of dying but the fear of grotesque wounds.
Attack on all sides. Make sure you have greater numbers by dividing the enemy - leading them astray. Napoleon won by suddenly shocking the enemy. He never stops, never rests and doesn’t give up. He fights at all times of the day and he is in the thick of battle, encouraging his adoring soldiers, giving them faith and confidence.
In the American series The O.C., Ryan (Benjamin McKenzie) is avoiding a guy who keeps trying to start a fight with him. Sandy says he’s glad he is using his brains instead of muscles, avoiding trouble.
Sandy (Peter Gallagher): You’ve got to keep walking away because whatever is making him angry, it isn’t you.
Then, the guy kidnaps his girlfriend and challenges him to come and fight to get her back. However, he cannot afford to get in a fight because he could end up in jail having been in too much trouble in the past. Ryan goes there with a strategy and calls his bluff. He picks up a piece of wood and hands it to the guy, saying something like, ‘OK, if you want a fight, bash my face in with this because I can’t fight. But, you have to tell me if you’re going to do it.’ (Because only then will he allow him to do it?). The guy says he’s crazy and leaves with his mates. It turns out that the guy picking a fight with Ryan was bribing his girlfriend Marisa (Mischa Barton) not to hurt him. It is better to take your aggression out on a punch-bag as Ryan does at home after the event.
In Rumble in the Bronx (directed by Stanley Tong, 1995), Keung (Jackie Chan) tells a New York biker gang: “You can spend your life beating up people...don’t you know you’re the sons of society?”
“And the ideal mating for terror is when a natural abuser meets a victim of childhood trauma. In that sense, we were made for each other. And, if you understand the perfection of imperfection, we both got what we chose to deserve, as harsh and awful as that sounds. As long as we allow it - we will be beaten. And when we value freedom above anything and everything else, we will choose freedom, even when it means the loss of what appears to be everything.” - Judi Sion (The Magdalen Manuscript. The Alchemies of Horus & The Sex Magic of Isis by Tom Kenyon and Judi Sion, Sounds True, Inc., Boulder, Co, U.S., 2002, p.235).
The Power of Silence by Carlos Castaneda (Simon & Schuster, New York, U.S., 1987).
* Egomania is a real tyrant. We must work ceaselessly to dethrone it. You can learn to be ruthless, cunning, patient, and sweet. Ruthlessness, cunning, patience, and sweetness are the essence of stalking . They are the basics that with all their ramifications have to be taught in careful, meticulous steps.
* Sorcerers' behaviour is always impeccable. Sorcerers, though, have an ulterior purpose for their acts, which has nothing to do with personal gain. The fact that they enjoy their acts does not count as gain. Rather, it is a condition of their character. The average man acts only if there is the chance for profit. Warriors say they act not for profit but for the spirit. We have no thought of personal gain. Our acts are dictated by impeccability - we can't be angry or disillusioned.
* The position of self-reflection forces the assemblage point to assemble a world of sham compassion, but of very real cruelty and self-centeredness. In that world the only real feelings are those convenient for the one who feelings them.
For a sorcerer, ruthlessness is not cruelty. Ruthlessness is the opposite of self-pity or self-importance. Ruthlessness is sobriety.
* Self-importance is a monster that has three thousand heads. And one can face up to it and destroy it in any of three ways. The first way is to sever each head one at a time; the second is to reach that mysterious state of being called the place of no pity, which destroys self-importance by slowly starving it; and the third is to pay for the instantaneous annihilation of the three-thousand-headed monster with one's symbolic death.
Consider yourself fortunate if you get the chance to choose. For it is the spirit that usually determines which way the sorcerer is to go, and it is the duty of the sorcerer to follow.
(Extracts taken from www.prismagems.com/castaneda).
“Now, we acknowledge that there are people in your world that act in ways that are not in accordance to harmony. Yet, we request that you see with eyes of compassion. Eyes of compassion see that the person acts in this way because they feel wounded. They’re challenged. Something inside of them is coming out.” – St. Germain (channelled through Ashamarae McNamara,’ Healing the Delusion of Separation,’ 13 December 2012, www.awakeningfromwithin.com).
Blackadder (Rowan Atkinson): And, of course, when the people discover you have burnt Dr. Johnson's Dictionary, they may go round saying, ‘Look! There's thick George. He's got a brain the size of a weasel's wedding tackle.’
George (Hugh Laurie): In that case, something must be done!
Baldrick (Tony Robinson): I have a cunning plan, sir.
George: Hurrah! Well, that's that, then.
Blackadder: I wouldn't get overexcited, sir. I have a horrid suspicion that Baldrick's plan will be the stupidest thing we've heard since Lord Nelson's famous signal at the Battle of the Nile: ‘England knows Lady Hamilton's a virgin. Poke my eye out and cut off my arm if I'm wrong.’
George: Great! Let's hear it, then.
Baldrick: It's brilliant. You take the string - that's still not completely burnt - you scrape off the soot, and you shove the pages in again.
Blackadder: Which pages?
Baldrick: Well, not the same ones, of course.
Blackadder: Yes, I think I'm on the point of spotting the flaw in this plan, but do go on. Which pages are they?
Baldrick: Well, this is the brilliant bit: You write some new ones.
Blackadder: ...some new ones. You mean rewrite the Dictionary? I sit down tonight and rewrite the Dictionary that took Dr. Johnson ten years?
Blackadder: Baldrick, that is by far and away, and without a shadow of doubt, the worst and most contemptible plan in the history of the universe. On the other hand, I hear the sound of disembowelling cutlasses being sharpened, and it's the only plan we've got, so if you will excuse me, gentlemen...
George: Perhaps you'd like me to lend a hand, Blackadder. I'm not as stupid as I look.
Baldrick: I am as stupid as I look, sir, but if I can help, I will.
Blackadder: Well, it's very kind of you both, but I fear your services might be as useful as a barber shop on the steps of the guillotine.
- Blackadder the Third (Series 3, Episode 2, ‘Ink and Incapability,’ written by Ben Elton and Richard Curtis, BBC TV, 1987).