Alo and De Superior








Alo and De Superior #28


Alo and De Superior

(PD) Alo and De Lake on Land.

Larry Neal Gowdy

Copyright ©2018 October 05, 2018



De: The trees to our left... the vines to our right... the leaves that are of different shades of green... different sizes... different shapes... different ages... different heights... the soils beneath all... the air in-between... I have given thought of how you and I do not weigh the things in some ways... but we do weigh the things in other ways... and I am intrigued of why.

Alo: Oh, yes, that is interesting... I believe that I catch what you are pointing to... we are often careful to judge sizes, shapes, and natures, but we do not judge other things... we do not judge one as being better than the other... a living leaf is judged as being better than a dried leave without life... but we do not judge different living leaves as having different value...

De: Yes... notice that when looking at our land, we are not judging good and bad... we are happy with what we see... we express love... it is only when we withdraw our love, do we then begin to analyze and compare different things to other different things...

Alo: True... yes, that is very interesting... looking down at two leaves that have fallen from a tree... one leaf is brown... it has laid upon the ground for days... the other leaf, it is green... it fell recently. The two leaves are seen within the same sight, at the same time... love them both, without judging values... but, then... withdrawing love, the mind then discriminates one leaf from the other... and then the mind begins analyzing, comparing, contrasting, forming conclusions of each leaf's presence... judging... weighing... giving to each leaf a different value...

De: Precisely... the leaves were present as we love... no thought varied our love towards the leaves... it is, as, if, the leaves are not loved equally, but rather, no judgement has occurred to cause a variation of giving love to one leaf more than another... the idea of equal, it is not present... it does not occur... only after the heart separates itself from Nature, does the mind then invent the ideas of equals, samenesses, and differences...

Alo: Very true... ... I am now humored with what Jun had spoken of... our way of giving love without judgement, in some ways is so very parallel to what Jun had spoken of, of separating one's mind from other people... to simply not connect... and I chuckle at myself... we have been doing it all along, just a different way.

De: Yes, my smile agrees... and now I am much more appreciating Jun's way... when we see her again, I wish to ask her to describe how her thoughts form when disconnecting... she might describe them to be similar to ours...

Alo: This is indeed interesting to me... when we leave our talking spot, we return to our normal lives, where we do remain very quiet... expressing love to all things... not often entering into thoughts of comparisons and judgements... it is so normal for us, that we do not easily recognize what we do... but, this, is a good contrast... it lets us know that our way is a good way...

De: Agreed... and there, the idea of a good way, it was formed while not in a good way...

Alo: Ha! True! The love ebbed, the mind rose... the mind judged... the mind formed conclusions of good and bad... the love remained in the background, but the love was there to be as a guide of what thoughts and conclusions that the mind might form...

De: Yes... superior, inferior... they are mental judgements... they are not real... the living leaf, and the dead leaf, they remain unjudged, given no differences of value, until after love is withdrawn... which means, judging a thing as superior or inferior, is an act of not loving... the heart must express less warmth if the judgements are made...



Alo: 'Quality man want to speak cautiously with regard to words, and quick with regard to behavior'... 'Quality man is cautious with his words, but fast with his behavior'. The ancient word, that I give the idea of 'quality' to, the ancient word originally implied a noble, a ruler, someone in government authority, superior of rank... the original word pointed to an ancient culture that may have had quality individuals as masters... or at least used the phrase 'noble prince' as a cultural metaphor of quality individuals... but today, the idea of saying that government employment is scale enough for a man to be superior, no... that is not acceptable.

De: Yes... judging superior, and inferior, those are judgements made with one's own mind... relative to one's own personal standards... not relative to Nature's standard...

Alo: Agreed... men whose standard is to follow other men, their standard might judge another man as superior if the other man has rank within a government job... but employment does not make one man better than another man...

De: Agreed... if employment alone were a measure of a person's inner qualities, then all government employees would be amongst the smartest, kindest, most honest, and most loving people on earth... that, of course, is not what exists...

Alo: Very true... the sentences appear to point to an individual who is mindful of what he says, mindful to not cause harm, mindful to retain harmony of all things, while his behavior rises quickly for each situation... always mindful, always gentle, always kind of voice and deed... but there, look at the many corners of the topic... the contradictions and conflicts are many... for each word, we find several additional angles that bump-up against the other... each angle not of harmony with the other...

De: Agreed... and the problem itself is that the contradictions cannot end, because the contradictions, as well as the analyses, are not based upon a firm standard... not based upon Nature's standard...

Alo: Correct... which leaves us to return to our original approach... it does not matter what someone has said, nor what someone might write, the solution is always within Nature's standard... the idea of there being a superior man, there is no need to further question what the original word might have implied, because, the idea of 'superiority' is a false judgement that can only be relative to a man's personal standards and beliefs... not relative to Nature's standard.

De: True...

Alo: Of the many translations that I have seen, all of them interpreted the original word to imply 'superior', 'noble', or some other undefined social status... I used the word 'quality' as a substitute, because, to me, quality is an act of Nature, based upon Nature's way of creativity... when a thing harmonizes, enabling a new creativity, we think of the attribute as 'quality'... to me, the choice of word is not the judging of a man's status as contrasted to other people's status, but, rather, it is my judging that the man is within the act of harmony with Nature's way... he is, root of Source...

De: The word 'superior'... it is for the outsiders... not for us...

Alo: Yes...

De: The other book that we spoke of... it also speaks of 'judge not'... the speaker often spoke of love, which seems to almost permit the idea that the speaker might have pointed to something similar as to our current discussion... but... if an act, of not judging, is chosen, then it was not love that created the act of not judging... mentally choosing an act, is not the heart itself guiding the mind, and the act of the mind then becomes dishonest as it pretends to be speaking for the heart... if a person loves, then no judging will occur... choosing to not judge, love is not present...

Alo: And still the outsiders who believe in the book's words, still they judge... without an unchangeable standard, Nature's standard, the contradictions are endless...

De: Sadly, very true...