This writeup is a followup to the below-linked post.
It follows the evolutionary line of thought that human beings are yet in the making; that the term human being has prematurely come about and that we, as a species, are still evolving into becoming human beings.
A human being is what only a human being can do - pause, identify which is what, deflect the attack into something harmless without risking life and that which is honorable in any way and at the same time restoring harmony (any animal can attack/defend. A human being sustains and subsists what need to be sustained and subsisted over and beyond a mere attack/defend existence). A human being is in the mindful harmonious deliberations with peace at heart and altruism in conduct, creating sustainable worlds. When you create something new and original and wholesome, you are awakening the human in you, else you are just a replica (any machine can replicate sooner or later). When you are aware, that is a human feature (machines are largely automatons being trained on what to be aware of). A human being responds to a need and compares only to make things better (comparing to survive is an animal need - it helps to survive as the fittest, which is animal nature; over and beyond this animal nature is 'human' who can live - constantly evolving from living in the moment creating worlds that has not been yet that works for everybody while recycling that which does not sustain and subsist).
Movement with an answer to 'why the movement' as a purpose is a human feature (an interesting animal nature of a peculiar kind of animal, perhaps a Bat, is to simply want to know the unknown just because it is there in the not-known; a human would employ the findings into creating things that works for everybody, not just as 'I can do this too' but by also being mindful of the consequences/outcomes from the 'doing.' A human being is responsible for his/her/their actions by being accountable for the consequences).
The mind waves between our different shores of knowledge, imbibing and depositing from each other, enriching life and the experience of living in the Ocean of Consciousness that we are all part of. As a human being, as a product of millions of years of evolution, it is our onus to behave as the privilege that is in being human beings and be on the Planet as part of the Whole.
Violence is animal nature; peace is human nature. Violence is part of the attack/defense survival loop to exist. A violence is an attack or intrusion without permission, and permission is denied because the enterer does not meet criteria/not qualified to enter, and hence the defense against violence. It is animal nature to win merely to survive and human to live (create win-win outcomes that work for all that is life and living, not merely for the individual/group/community/country). We can identify our animal nature by comparing and contrasting with the animal we behave like and then to identify when we behave as humans and then to learn to continue to be humans with Nature to guide us on how to live amongst the living and then further how to live as a human being amongst fellow human beings. I think a human being is the walker in between the visible and invisible, between the known and unknown, respecting both, working with both, creating in conjunction with both - in conjunction with All That There Is (in conjunction with the Universe). A human being is always in tension - InTension; he/she/they are beings in tension, standing on a firm conviction in life and what is wholesome and drawn to an invisible destination even if just in faith of its existence and walks to cover the distance between what is and what could be in a way that works for everybody-everything.
Poornamadah poornamidam poornaath poornamudachyathe,
poornasya poornamaadhaayah poornamevaa vashishyathe
(There is whole, here is whole, from whole arises whole,
From/being whole, with whole as the basis (relied upon), whole ever subsists/remains)
(Sanskrit is an ancient language with layers of meanings in each of its words, so translating it becomes a challenge but the translation above is a good enough approximation, I suppose)
The Vedas delineated thusly a law cosmologically for anything created to subsist and then further for the created to create subsisting/lasting (read, that which stands the test of time) creations in the scheme of All That There Is that we call the Universe (a singular Whole with several whole parts working together towards a greater whole).
Ancient Egypt has left a message for all future generations to see this evolutionary need: The Sphinx (<-- Click here). I would paraphrase the words 'God' and 'Divine' in more palpable, reachable, doable terms since we seem to have made 'God' to be either a feared or unreachable ideal too vague hence to be connected with directly by us as individuals other than through somebody who intervenes or interprets for us, but more on that later. I do say here (in this update on this date) that what the Sphinx points to is a developmental delay in our psychoemotointellectuospiritual evolution while the physical body is apparently that of a human. I say apparently here because we are yet to see our ideal body constitution as a Human Being, as in perfection as a human being. A lot of 'alien' movies and books keeps talking about the human race being a primitive race which, in light of the above paragraph, makes sense!
Dripples (drops n' ripples) attempts to invite a relook at our current definitions, at what we know and don't know, of our selves, at health and of life itself, and perhaps have a perspective that is new.
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