I do agree in respecting others beliefs, but I do not agree if these stops human progresses. I will not consent any retrogression. We must continue developing as a civilization. The world's religious beliefs have always been there guiding mankind to become benevolent, but these laws imposed by the authorities sometimes get out of its intentions. Power struggles are a big issue of these controlling factions. History is stained by maintaining the creeds of the churches. For the cause of morality we are taking away the natural power of human beings to use their own mental capacity.
Let us not discount the importance of Art, Science, and Philosophy for the sake of preserving our traditions. These creative and intellectual pursuits have made great improvements to humanity. We need guides to be good, but we also need actions to be better. Religious belief should be compatible with these pursuits not in discordant with it.
Our standpoints made us see differently, but let us not have a conflict because we are looking at the same thing. We all have one goal, hence we should have one mind. We should transcend our understanding rather than being close minded. We should break the borders of our ignorance because we are all one.
We become what we believe let it not define us, let's define it. The beliefs, understanding and point of view of an Individual are true to them. We might have different beliefs, understanding and point of view and it is true for us but not true to them. When minds collide the world collides.
Duality is like a seesaw that if we sit on the other side this will give rise on the other side. We need to better understand the balance of forces. Just as down and up we better understand their purposes. A man with a shallow vision will simply regard that they are down and desires to go up causing themselves to suffer and a man with deeper insight will see the challenge and opportunities to be better.
To better see the reason of opposite forces is to visualize the hand of a sculptor. To sculpt the design the sculptor uses the force in order to give shape of the objects. Sometimes the form breaks or the art suffers imperfection, but the master learns from these errors in order to give birth to a masterpiece.
The ancient sacred symbol Yin and Yang truly are a magnificent symbol to look at when it comes to understanding. The opposing forces of the universe, there is no light without darkness or no ugliness without beauty. Judgment really is part of human nature, but zero is perfect with the calculation of sound judgement. The Absolute Truth is Acceptance.
Alvin A. Aquino
Alvin is a visionary poetic philosopher who seeks Enlightenment in life. Forging for a new way of understanding by sharing his personal experience and intuitive ideas for human development through creative pursuits.