Alo and De Misery








Alo and De Misery #90


Alo and De Misery

(PD) Alo and De Lake on Land.

Larry Neal Gowdy

Copyright ©2018 December 19, 2018



Yan: Sometimes, we briefly speak of misery... it is unavoidable that we see outsiders, and see that the people are unhappy... they often say that they are happy, but it is obvious to us that their lives are miserable... voices describe misery, body language describes misery, body aromas describe inner misery, lifestyles describe misery, systems of belief describe misery... no truth in the people's claim of happiness...

Alo: Yes... so miserable, that they do not know how miserable... they have no contrast, to weigh differences... their happiness, is, as, if, less than a silently imagined smile, compared to what we think of as happiness...

Yan: Before I married Jun, I walked a straight path... but I could not yet imagine the happiness that I now have. I had chosen for me to only hold good things within me... but still, I often felt miserable, and hurting, because, I was alone. Makes no difference how good a person might be inside, still, the better the person, the more that the person feels a need to express and to give goodness to someone else.

Alo: Cannot be compassion, without someone to be compassionate to... cannot be kind, without someone to be kind to... cannot love a good love, if alone... cannot be good, if selfish... 'good' implies something that is good, and the only correct measure of 'good' is Nature's way... Nature's way is creative, so, 'good' implies a thing that is creative, and since creativity requires three or more things in harmony, then, have to harmonize with other people to be good... for goodness, to only exist within one's self, it also ends creativity... ends goodness... ends root... root dies... good dies... inner self dies...

Yan: Precisely... and there, that had become my agony... to be a decent man, but no one to give my heart to... no one, to be of harmony with...

Alo: Yes... and it is a mistake, for people to believe, that they can somehow achieve goodness, alone... Nature's way, nothing is alone... nothing came into existence by itself, and nothing exists by itself... makes no difference what a person might want to believe, still, the person is restricted... the body, is of Nature... the body, is, and always will be, ruled by Nature's way...

Yan: Agreed... Nature is creative... the Source is creative... root of Source is creative... literally impossible for a person to achieve anything alone... even misery requires other things to exist...

Alo: Outsiders, they do not know of Nature's way... nor, so much as know, their body's way... most outsiders sincerely do believe that they are as if solid objects, magically appearing from nowhere... immune to Nature's way... immune to the forces and curves of their own behaviors... the people believing, that they can do anything they desire, and not be affected themselves...

Yan: I recently saw a modern writing, saying, 'hidden open'... reminded me of the ancients' words, as well as what I had read of an ideology long years ago... also reminded me of what you previously spoke of... Nature's way, hidden, yet open for all to see... but so few people bother to look...

Alo: If cannot think curve, then cannot see Nature hidden open...

Yan: Yes, and it also brings to mind what Jun had told me, of her experimenting with a method of seeing outsiders, to be, as, like we see animals... see animals, always hungry... always just following the herd... making no choices for themselves... remain hungry... no escape...



Alo: Some outsiders say to escape the misery of hunger, by following a ritual... sit with legs crossed... dwell within one's mind, thinking of pleasures of desires... or, to somehow, let-go of all things in life... let-go of material possessions... let-go of friends... let-go of family... let-go of aspirations to become a good man... let-go of understanding one's life... let-go of thought... become, numb... become, callous... to the outsiders, the conscious absence of hunger is so dramatic, that the people sincerely do believe that they have entered a paradise...

Yan: But the people are still not good people... not creative... not of harmony... and that disturbs me... just because a person cannot feel their own hunger, it does not mean that the hunger is gone... the people, just, became, numb... of body and mind...

Alo: Yes... but there, numb... the outsiders cannot feel their bodies already... to still not feel their bodies, does not infer that hunger stopped existing... the geese have flown south... we no longer hear geese, but the geese did not cease to exist...

Yan: Precisely, and too, if the people had never before felt depths of happiness, then... then does that not imply that their lives are so miserable that they believe themselves to be feeling bliss because they are now more numb?

Alo: Very likely so...

Yan: But I cannot sit calmly when thinking about this... some men teach to let-go of and to avoid all things that are composed of other things... literally! Also let-go of all temporary things, also let-go of all things that only exist upon the presence of other things... but that is not possible... all things known to exist are temporary, all things are dependent on other things to exist, and all things are all composed of other things, including the men's teachings.

Alo: Yes, but, it appears, that the teachings are of outsiders'... for a man to claim such a thing as what the teachings claim, yes, not what an aware person would say... 'non-aware words, not from aware person'...

Yan: And there again, the only way that a person could believe such a teaching, would require a non-aware mind... which, is also a thing that the teachings teach, to become 'aware' by becoming non-aware... contradiction...

Alo: Yes... way of outsiders... but, emotion, is a necessary ingredient of all life, of all living beings... cannot exist without emotion... to not know, nor feel, nor be aware of one's own emotions, is, precisely, proof that the person cannot possibly be aware...

Yan: But the problem compounds itself seemingly endlessly... the teachings' masters say, literally, that they know what is going on inside of their bodies, and outside too, and then they talk about possessing the emotions of peace and love... obvious contradictions... obvious untruths... if the people could feel their bodies, then they would know what love is composed of, and instantly know that their teachings are fully false and cannot possibly ever be true...

Alo: Outsiders make many claims... the people, know, so little, that they do not know they know almost nothing... might be possible that the outsiders' minds are simply, different, than ours... might be possible that the outsiders' minds are physically incapable of achieving self-awareness... not the people's fault, just, a limitation of species...

Yan: But here, this, to me, appears to be the core... emotions... emotion of misery, believed to disappear when letting-go of all emotions, and in the place of all emotions now gone, is supposed to reside the emotions of love, compassion, and peace... and yet we are supposed to somehow accept that claim... I cannot accept the claim as being reasonable.

Alo: Outsiders have many beliefs... all, are similar... all, not know self... all, trade misery, for a misery with a different name... and, as you also touched on, that, once again, an outsider belief claims to know one's own inside, but... there, the outsiders still used the word 'love' as if there can only be one kind of love... only one love, same love, equal love, identical love for everyone... identical peace... identical compassion... the belief fails...