Saturday, October 9, 2010
Charity: Twenty Three.
The Master may choose to offer help.
He may also choose not to.
One may think an enlightened being would be disposed to run around helping people.
But an enlightened being might see things differently.
What is help anyway?
Industry is necessary to survival.
One may industriously perform those tasks that are necessary to provide food and shelter.
Or one may choose, by inactivity, to be cold and hungry.
Seeing someone who is cold and hungry,
The Master may decide to be charitable.
Or he may see that this coldness and hunger are the inevitable result of laziness and sloth.
Help is only help if it helps.
It is of no help at all, if it results only in dependency.
The Master is not charitable in order to feel good about himself.
He feels neither good, nor bad.
He is the Master.