How does one uphold the honour of the warrior whilst also meeting man in the midst of his folly?
You must never forget that true honour is only possible where there is also a fluidity of perception. THIS, my friend, is the very meaning of true friendship. In this respect the warrior is forever WILLING to meet his fellow men in the MIDST of their folly, and he CAN do this because of his fluidity. But by the same token the warrior also NEVER sacrifices his honour!
Yet this is only the simple answer. To give you more at this point in time would disempower you. So I have merely pointed you in the right direction. Now you must ponder this apparent contradiction, my friend, for it holds a great POIGNANCY of LIFE, a poignancy that brings tears of JOY to the EYES of those who wish to see! And it is herein that lies true PEACE, your own jewel of awareness!
Théun, ever since I first met you and received my first hug from you I have become a changed man. My poor health has improved, I am eating and sleeping better than I have done in years, my marriage has improved drastically and even my sex drive has improved! LOL! But now I would like to ask if you can see anything else that you can share with me?
My dear friend, you have indeed come a long, LONG way since you first joined us! But, if as you say, I have meant so much to you, then WHY are you NOW wanting to undermine THAT which you have been seeking and have begun to find?
Have my hugs become less warm? Have I not ALWAYS tried to INCLUDE you? If my hugs have become less warm, then tell me so! If not, then why NOW do you wish to turn me into a circus animal just because I happen to be a seer? Would you eat better if I were to balance a ball on my nose? Would you sleep better if I were to walk on my hands? Would your sex drive improve if I were to shove a flaming sword down my throat?
Why not just eat, sleep and learn to get closer to your wife, just BECAUSE somewhere in this big wide world you have a friend who you know cares about you, and has been watching your every STEP with every fibre of his being, WILLING you to FIGHT for what is YOURS, and WISHING you to WIN?
Your question is not offensive, my friend; it just makes me very, very sad in the WAY in which you ask it. By this I mean that you come to seek the guidance of some oracle! An oracle! A THING that you seek out for its special uses!
Is it a friend you need? Or is it just some THING that you can USE for your own purposes?
IF WE ARE TO FIND THE MEANING INHERENT WITHIN OUR EXPERIENCE OF THE PURPOSE OF THE UNSPEAKABLE, THEN IT IS VITAL WE GRASP THAT THERE EXISTS A MYSTERIOUS RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN THE VOID, ITS INTENT, AND THE YELLOW ROSE OF FRIENDSHIP. LOCKED WITHIN THIS MYSTERY LIES THE SECRET IN THE BE-COMING OF THE UNSPEAKABLE. ALL THAT CAN BE SAID ABOUT THIS MYSTERY IS THAT THE MATERIALISATION OF THE PRESSURE INTENT EXERTS UPON MIND IS THE YELLOW ROSE OF FRIENDSHIP, JUST AS IT IS ALSO THIS SAME PRESSURE OF INTENT WHICH MATERIALISES WITHIN LIFE MADE MANIFEST AS THE CREATIVE POWER OF THE VOID, CHANNELLED THROUGH THE YELLOW ROSE OF FRIENDSHIP. IT IS THEREFORE CLEAR THAT THE ACT OF BE-COMING CREATIVE IS POTENTIAL INTELLIGENCE MADE MANIFEST, AND THAT THIS MANIFESTATION IS THE YELLOW ROSE OF FRIENDSHIP INSPIRED BY INTENT. FROM THIS IT FOLLOWS THAT FRIENDSHIP IS THE RESULT OF THE DIVINE INSPIRATION BROUGHT ABOUT WITHIN THE VOID BECAUSE OF THE RELATIONSHIP BETWEEN ITSELF AND ITS INTENT.
We have seen how the Yellow Rose of Friendship precedes the manifestation of the rest of the universe. In other words, manifestation, as well as the evolution of awareness, only come into being through the medium of friendship. But to go back one step, realise that the Yellow Rose of Friendship only comes into being because of the relationship between the masculine nagal and its masculine intent. Here it is important to remember that intent is the unifying principle, and therefore it equates with the feeling principle, that is, the heart. What this means is that friendship is the product of the nagal having be-come creative because the heart has exerted itself upon the mind. Therefore we see that friendship has its origin, not in the separative nature of mind, but in the feeling which arises when the heart stimulates the spirit into be-coming creative. But that feeling, that act of be-coming creative, is friendship – a truly staggering truth which proves how misguided people are in their many views on friendship. Furthermore, it is now also clear to see that friendship is a peculiarly masculine urge that is expressed through creativity. Thus it is not only an affair of the heart, but it is also an affair of intent, and therefore it has everything to do with inclusiveness, because of the fact that intent is the unifying principle.