What do you think the violent aspect of humanity is all about ?Is it programmed into the Earth Shen and we just follow along ? It seems like we are destined to destroy ourselves with the violent aspect of our nature.
Do you think humanity has always had this violent nature or is it something we aquired at some point? Do people just grt immune to it and then block it out? Oh..another few thousand people died today..same ol’ same ol’.
I guess this is where buddhist ideas of Karma become useful.
This is a very difficult question to answer. One, we have animal genes, and violence is allowed (spiritually) as the necessary pattern of their life and survival. So it may be incomplete evolution of animal aspect of our animal-divine hybrid that appears to be the nature of humans.
The question as to whether there are larger evil beings (whether alien or divine) behind human violence, a kind of war in heaven that humans are the unconscious playground for, is an even tougher question. It is overlaid with so much religious myth and belief, although most of it is much more recent than we realize.
The early Daosits never mention reincarnationi or hell. I believe that theywere very focused on the truth of the present moment containing all that is needed to be known spiritually. But that doesn’t resolve the question of violence, and its origins.
My own conclusion regarding karma is that violence contributes to shaping patterns of incarnation, as all violence leaves a soul incompletion. But I don’t believe personally that some fall of man due to an evil act has perpetuated karma ever since. There is no motive in the first instance.
How does larger supernatural forces of evil come to be? Thank you.
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