Friday, 05 June 2015
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I am having trouble comprehending how to use justice within myself and am wondering if instructors could give me some pointers. I have a tendency to be passive but this has lead to people being able to walk all over me. Now I certainly feel that there is an I involved with this, feeling that there is an I to be walked on in the first place, but I also feel that this is not right, and that it is being complacent with crime and allowing people to continue with misdeeds.

I know Jesus says that if someone takes your coat, offer him also your shirt, and if someone makes you walk a mile, go with him for two. But isn't this to have disbalance on the side of mercy? Should we stand up for ourselves without anger, or should we live in the happiness of the being and disregard what people do to our personality here in the world? Karmically, is it good for us to accept all the evil done against us because we have a lot to pay for, or is it acceptable for us to stand up for ourselves and say no?

I would greatly appreciate some insight into this. I have been meditating on it for several days but I need some help.
7 years ago
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Accepted Answer
Justice without mercy is tyranny. However, mercy without justice is complacency with crime! Both principles of mercy (Chesed) and justice (Geburah) need to be balanced in order to produce splendor, radiance, beauty, and understanding in the soul (Tiphereth).

It is wrong to let people abuse you when you know what they are doing and you have the capacity to prevent harm to yourself and others, just as it is to be cruel and demand justice from those without right. One needs compassion to others, but in Martian terms, this most often means to reject wrongdoing from others and to not take abuse, but without anger or hatred. If you "turn the other cheek" without bearing in mind the principle of Geburah, this often degenerates into complacency with crime. For as Samael Aun Weor explained, it is just as much a crime to speak when one must be silent as to be silent when one must speak!

Read The Major Mysteries by Samael Aun Weor and Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche!

Joyful in hope, suffering in tribulation, be thou constant in thy prayer.

Benedictis, qui venit in nomine Domini. Osanna in excelsis.

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!"

7 years ago
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#9684
Accepted Answer
Justice without mercy is tyranny. However, mercy without justice is complacency with crime! Both principles of mercy (Chesed) and justice (Geburah) need to be balanced in order to produce splendor, radiance, beauty, and understanding in the soul (Tiphereth).

It is wrong to let people abuse you when you know what they are doing and you have the capacity to prevent harm to yourself and others, just as it is to be cruel and demand justice from those without right. One needs compassion to others, but in Martian terms, this most often means to reject wrongdoing from others and to not take abuse, but without anger or hatred. If you "turn the other cheek" without bearing in mind the principle of Geburah, this often degenerates into complacency with crime. For as Samael Aun Weor explained, it is just as much a crime to speak when one must be silent as to be silent when one must speak!

Read The Major Mysteries by Samael Aun Weor and Thus Spoke Zarathustra by Friedrich Nietzsche!

Joyful in hope, suffering in tribulation, be thou constant in thy prayer.

Benedictis, qui venit in nomine Domini. Osanna in excelsis.

"Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord. Hosanna in the highest!"

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