Philosophical inspiration for our movement? Excerpt.Submitted by Anisha on Sat, 02/07/2009 - 03:52
Here are some early 20th century thoughts from an obscure American philosopher that I feel may deeply inspire those in our movement who seek truth and guidance to make the greatest use of their precious wills:
“…When a man once becomes aware that there is something radically wrong in an existing order of things, that this is the means of loss to him or a denial of part of his inalienable rights, he will be ready, aye, anxious to begin the search for the underlying cause. And when he finds that cause, beware! For his action is then both swift and certain. His search may extend over a long period but eventually he will find both the disease and the remedy and he may be trusted to apply the remedy AND THAT MOST THOROUGHLY and eradicate the disease. The treatment, as for example, that of the French revolution, may be heroic but it is none less the efficient.
The one thing deplorable, when men thoroughly awaken to unjust conditions, is the universal tendency to cast aside all authority and for those formerly abused and exploited to cast aside all restraint.*
Anarchy then reigns for a time, unjust and just alike suffer until men gain some form of sanity and recognize that unrestricted action is resultful of as great evils as the wrong and unjust restrictions known as laws. But, at last, out of the turmoil shall come sanity, a knowledge of Divine Law and obedience to its behests. Then shall be the period of the thousand years.
The work for the true leader and his coworkers is to instruct man in the Divine Law and, in full comprehension of both his weaknesses and his strength, show him that it is by education and individual development that the changes must be brought about for the betterment of all men--NOT by revolution which creates a universal Karma as destructive to the race as the iron rule of unjust men or governments......"
Footnote *An example and one of the most horrible since history has been written, is that of the Russian revolution. Though the rule of the Russian Government and its henchmen was destructive to the happiness of the individual, the anarchy which followed in the wake of the overthrow of government, the murder, rape and fearful carnage visited upon all suspected of not being in sympathy with the new regime, was greater and more destructive to Souls than all the misrule of all the ages of Russia preceding. It will be ages before the Karma created by the human butchery and which is resting upon all who are or were in sympathy with it, can be removed even by the best intentions and greatest works of human welfare.
This is an excerpt from the book, ‘The Sons of God’ written by Swinburne Clymer, Philosophical Publishing Company, Quakertown, PA, copyrighted 1925