Sunday, August 3, 2014
Terrorism & Crimes Against Humanity
Background to Question: Terrorist bombings and other acts are many a time carried out by private actors who are non-governmental and are not backed by the force of police or other authorities. While I have no lack of empathy for the victims of the above-mentioned terrorists, what shakes the core of my soul is the sufferings of victims of what I term as state-sponsored violence. To make myself clear let me give examples from my country of birth and residence. From 1970, my year of birth in Bombay city in India, I have lived and stayed in India. In December 1992-January 1993, when I was a young man of 23 years I was shattered by the communal violence inflicted in Bombay on lay Muslim citizens by Hindu gangs aided and abetted by a vast portion of the police machinery and a state government which deliberately took no steps to quell the planned and organised mass violence. Then, again, in February-March 2002, in the state of Gujarat, similar (in fact on a far more horrific scale) violence was inflicted on Muslim citizens by Hindu mobs aided actively by a state government and its controlled police force. The chief minister of that state is today the prime minister of India. Anyway, my question is this: Am I right in feeling deeper anguish towards victims of state-sponsored violence? If you are a lay citizen how can you really protect yourself against a violent government-and-police force? You are really alone. As a person born in a Hindu family, I am not an immediate target in such state-sponsored violence, usually triggered by Hindus who are a majority in India. But I can sense the helplessness and anguish minorities must be going through. Private terror, in retaliation of state-sponsored violence, is indeed very terrible and the victims are random (it could be you and me caught in the explosion of a bomb planted by a terrorist seeking revenge for perceived injustices done to his religion or group). But private terrorists have to overcome the full might of the state's defense mechanisms in order to succeed in their acts, whereas state/government leaders, having power of a government and police behind them, do not face such major deterrents.
My question is this:
Q. Can a state/government leader get away with his crimes against humanity? I know the law of karma eventually catches up with everyone, but can humans bring them to justice?
A. I get this is much more complicated than just "yes" or "no." I see these "if, then" statements popping up. In the physical plane (the plane that we live and exist in), yes, they can get away with it. There is so much corruption, and so much darkness, I get there are many places to hide.
With regard to your spiritual self, I actually see a split between Reptilian dominated souls versus the more Human based souls. It is Reptilian nature to run off raw, selfish, narrow-minded thinking. It is the kind of thinking that focuses on preserving their own self-interests. Even though there is a certain amount of karma tied to their actions, there is also a certain amount of acceptance of their behavior..I get it is complicated, tied to past lives and also viewed situationally depending on the impact on the greater good. As I try to figure out why is there any level of acceptance, I get that our human minds, by design have to justify, understand and rationalize behavior. In doing so we see many things as good, bad, dark and light. In reality the universe works in balance, so we what view as "bad" may actually be necessary to provide a contrast or balance to what we call "good"- in reality, in the bigger scheme of thing, those terms don't exist, thing just "are." Even though we see the reptilian behavior as bad, dark and evil, it is necessary to create a balance. Then I hear a phrase pop into my mind that "the sweet isn't so sweet without the sour." We need contrast to learn, experience and grow- if we lived in a constant state of bliss, we couldn't really define bliss without having a concept of something else- and we may not appreciate it (bliss) when we did have it. The reptilian dominant souls really are a breed of their own and have a different energy about them- I also see they incarnate back into reptilian based humans as if their souls cycle in a loop. I cannot see that they ascend into anything else- they feel stuck.. Then I get the phrase that someone has "sold their soul," and get that this reptilian base human is like that- once you go down that path you look "stuck" in it.
If you are more human based when these acts are committed, then you will have a some karmatic debt to pay either in this life or the next. You behavior is not as excusable, and you will have to pay for this in your current life or future lives in order to continue the ascension process. You may find yourself the victim to this behavior in a future life as you return in your human form.
And that is all I have for this reading. Thank you. Narrated reading on YouTube.