The Canticle of the Promised Land

Thursday, 06 October 2016 15:23 Written by
Picture:  Marc Chagall - The Song of Songs III 1960. The Return of the Promised Land. Two persons rise upwards towards the point indicated by an angel bearer of light, and two cities (the material and spiritual world) can be seen in the middle. In the inverted city, there is a dome with a cross and a pilgrim. "After the expulsion from the Garden of Eden, men return to the Promised Land." Picture: Marc Chagall - The Song of Songs III 1960. The Return of the Promised Land. Two persons rise upwards towards the point indicated by an angel bearer of light, and two cities (the material and spiritual world) can be seen in the middle. In the inverted city, there is a dome with a cross and a pilgrim. "After the expulsion from the Garden of Eden, men return to the Promised Land."

In our world, the just do not exist, because there can be no prevailing justice, and the just are often killed, persecuted, deceived (whereas the opposite occurs in the Promised Land): the just, i.e. those who act with liberality and full awareness, are crucified. "... Does not ride a horse on the hills full of beauty and love ..." (prophet Isaiah.)

How many crucified virtuous men will it take, before we shall revive in the glory and in light of the return of the Promised Land? We know that Isaiah’s vision addresses the need for justice and truth.

In the Canticle of the Promised Land, we know that the behaviour of the just shall be immeasurably rewarded. However, we must all recreate this ancient land, which is now almost extinct, and to this end, we must be "Just and Eternal."

But how can we be up to this task, if we are so powerless, contradictory and fragile in our insignificant actions?

First, we have to adhere to the vision of the Prophet, with our mind and body.

This vision will turn us from humble subjects into real kings and queens, into the <<Knights of the Round Table.>>

 

Obviously, each initiation requires pain, abandonment and death, before reaching the resurrection, but we have all to change in order to turn our world into the Promised Land.

To see the World, we must come into the world again, which inevitably calls for death.

 

If you struggle for freedom, if you eradicate any kind of exploitation, if you eliminate any envious thought, evil word and threatening ad arrogant gesture, if the soul addresses the needs of the weak and heals the wounded soul, then you are on the right road towards the reconstruction of the Promised Land, and your light shall rise in the darkness, and your darkest night will look like the brightest noonday ever.

 

Eternity shall always guide you, feed your soul and  strengthen your body and you will become a garden, but it must involve all the men, as a source of eternity, and you will be regarded as healers in the Promised Land, as rediscoverers of paths leading to happiness for everyone…

 

Prophet Isaiah 2:4: The Promised Land.

“He will judge between the nations
and will settle disputes for many peoples.
They will beat their swords into plowshares
and their spears into pruning hooks.
Nation will not take up sword against nation,
nor will they train for war anymore.

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Now let’s focus on the tenth right: Meritocracy.

Democracy has failed, we cannot ignore this fact; we have gone through various types of governments: aristocracy, kingdom, democratic city-states and now the whole world is exalting the idea of democracy.

However, democracy has never solved any problem, but rather has introduced new ones.

Precisely in the light of these problems, Karl Marx assumed the dictatorship of the proletariat.

I do not support this idea, since my own assumption goes far beyond democracy.

Democracy means "a government coming from the people, promoted by the people, intended for the people." But these are just words!!

For example, in India there are nine hundred million inhabitants: how can nine hundred million people exercise their power?

They must choose a delegate. The population does not rule, but chooses a ruler.

What are the criteria underlying this choice? How do they choose their representatives?

And, above all, how do they choose the right ruler?

Have you ever been taught democracy?

No, not at all. Ignorant masses can be easily controlled.

All the religions, without any exception, believe that men have had a soul since their birth.

Throughout the history of mankind, Giorgio Gurdjieff is the only one who has astonishingly said: "You don’t have any soul."

The only one! Despite the various religions.

Gurdjieff stands out from the crowd and claims that men have no soul; therefore, the place intended for the soul is actually empty.

Anyhow, we may try to create it.

 

Just like G. Gurdjieff, I know that we have come into this world with a soul, but the idea that men are born with a soul acts as a hindrance.

It has let men fall into a deeper sleep: yes, you are born with a soul, God is within you, the kingdom of God is within you, what should you do now?

Work hard to reach those things that are not within you, such as money, power and reputation; since no one says: "Every child is born with money (I am not referring to the money belonging to one’s parents or legacy!), every child is born with political power, every child is born with a reputation." Nobody says that.

These are targets to be achieved.

Freedom, awareness, God - whatever you may call it - must be discovered, and it often requires great efforts.

It is hidden, dozy; it must be enlivened and brought to maturity.

It must bloom and bear fruit.

Now let’s consider the last statements of the “Nobody” prophet, which must not be taken for granted, but examined and discussed, in addition to the popular Declaration of Human Rights.

"Whereas recognition of the inherent dignity and of the equal and inalienable rights of all members of the human family is the foundation of freedom, justice and peace in the world,

Whereas disregard and contempt for human rights have resulted in barbarous acts which have outraged the conscience of mankind, and the advent of a world in which human beings shall enjoy freedom of speech and belief and freedom from fear and want has been proclaimed as the highest aspiration of the common people."

 

- Nine: a World Government

I support a single world government.

In this case, wars would no longer take place and most of the military personnel would be dismissed.

These people would be useful and offer their own contribution if they could cooperate with the other men, and poverty would disappear.

Nowadays, seventy percent of the national domestic product of all the Countries is intended for the army, while the population makes do with the remaining thirty percent.

If the army disappeared, this seventy percent would revert to all the citizens.

Poverty is not inevitable, beggars are not inevitable!

These mendicants, these Ethiopias are the result of our society.

On the one hand, we create powerful armies and on the other hand we starve thousands of people.

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