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Coveting: The 10th Cosmic Law ⁄ Precept

The 10th Cosmic Law states: Do Not Covet. Coveting consists of eight distinct components covering the essence of this term "covet." The eight are:

  1.    envy
  2.    jealousy
  3.    competition
  4.    comparing
  5.    claiming for oneself what doesn’t belong to oneself
  6.    possessing for oneself what doesn’t belong to oneself
  7.    avarice
  8.    greed

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Final Things

The journey toward final things – death, resurrection, immortality – known as "eschatology," begins with first things – our human body. We are here in the linear time–dimensional space existence. It is from here we proceed toward everything we yearn for, be it material or spiritual. We are given at birth the means necessary to achieve any end we choose, either individually or collectively. For the majority of us there are no limits to which our spiritual aspirations can take us, which is not so as it appears for our material aims. Read more »

Globalization

Professor Richard Rubenstein, Professor of Conflict Resolution at George Mason University, writes in his book, Thus Saith The Lord: The Revolutionary Moral Vision of Isaiah and Jeremiah (New York: Harcourt Books), that the way to world unity and fulfillment of Isaiah’s second proclamation of the end of war and the subsequent unity of human brother⁄sisterhood is through globalization. I have to agree, but for reasons somewhat askance from Professor Rubenstein's. His views await your perusal of his book. Read more »

Conscience

A cosmological point: the preservation of our world⁄planet depends on three interdigitating factors: (1) conscience; (2) will; and (3) memory. The latter two ’ll take up in future Dr. Jerry’s Corners. Now, for the first one – conscience. Since according to the renowned mystic poet Rumi the world is run by drunkards and thieves, not to mention my discovery of murderers, we can discern one unifying theme amongst this trio: namely, an absence of conscience. Read more »

Voluntary Suffering vs. Involuntary Suffering

To suffer is to bear. The bearing we suffer is ordinarily painful. Pain is a sensation and mental state experienced as harmful to us in some way. However, pain can actually be of two sorts: debilitating or constructive. The latter is often called "growing pains." Spring training in baseball terms is that time when players get their muscles in shape to prepare for the opening season. The process can be painful as the kinks are worked out. The etymological root of pain in the West also gives rise to the word punishment. Read more »

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