Fear, mind-numbing entertainments, junk food, propaganda, violence, drug use, pornography, slobbishness, adultery, and materialism all promoted through movies, music, fashion, “education”, and advertising, are assailing our senses constantly. But why the barrage that seems to be engulfing everything in its wake as it increasingly snowballs, taking all that is good in society and everyone down with it—creating a dumbed-down, aggressive, ignorant, passive, and spiritually blind population?
Whilst events always seem to have a randomness to them on the surface, upon closer examination, there are patterns. Civilizations rise and fall according to the timeless and unwavering principles that govern the universe, which is why it’s said that history repeats.
We can’t avoid these laws; they are part of the nature’s design, just like gravity or entropy. Throughout history there have been both secret societies working for good, and those working for evil, that have been aware of the existence of these universal laws. Those working to benefit humanity employed them in order to elevate the individual and society, enabling periods in history of liberty, great art and creativity, peace, prosperity, and mutual co-operation. These principles formed the axioms given by many great sages.
Like when Jesus said:
“Do to others as you would have them do to you.”
Or when Lao-Tzu said:
“The more laws and restrictions there are,
The poorer people become.
The sharper men’s weapons,
The more trouble in the land.
The more ingenious and clever people are,
The more strange things happen.
The more rules and regulations,
The more thieves and robbers.
Therefore the wise one says:
‘I take no action and people behave themselves.
I enjoy peace and people become honest.
I do nothing and people become rich.
I have no desires and people return to the good and simple life.'”
Or when Banus the Essene said:
“Josephus: What is the law of nature?
Banus: It is the constant and regular order of events, by which the Creator governs the universe; as an order which Their wisdom represents to the senses and reason of humans, as an equal and common rule for their actions, to guide them, without distinction of race or religion, towards perfection and happiness.”
Or when Krishna said:
“Desire consumes and corrupts everything. It is man’s greatest enemy.”
Seen as dogmatic rules by some, they actually contain timeless truths, which when practiced, bring a high quality of life to the individual and to society (when measured in happiness, peace, personal free will, safety and liberty, rather than by “things”). And their profound effects can be seen in the seemingly inexplicable experiments of Dr. Emoto on water.
The inversion of these principles however, instead of elevating, degenerate. Those who use their inversion for evil put in motion forces of destruction and degeneration within societies that weaken and enslave the individual—as someone unable to control themselves is far more easily controlled. If we are ignorant of, and don’t follow the universal laws that effect things such as peace, harmony, health, order, intelligence, and sustainability, then we succumb to crime, addiction, chaos, disease, death, and decay. Then, as the individual falls, so too does the family, community, nation, and entire civilization, as the same principles apply at all scales. Whilst most focus on the outward causes, this fall ultimately comes from within—and starts from within every individual.
It’s far more convenient to live life as a series of random events whilst remaining ignorant of principles, taking what appear to be a random set of consequences and being led by a carrot on a stick from one entertainment and pleasure to the next without realizing or even caring where it’s all heading. But putting oneself under the control of those who understand these laws and who use their inversion against us, whilst remaining ignorant of them, is a dangerous position to find oneself in indeed.
The way out of all this is to recognize these principles, understanding the relationship between cause and effect—and then putting them into practice in order to reverse the process of degeneration, recovering our integrity, strength, courage, will, intelligence, and spiritual perceptions—this time giving up the darkness instead in order to regain the light and everything that the light brings.