A few facts.
According to Stockholm International Peace Research Institute, total world spending on military during 2011 amounted $1.74 trillion in USD. And the USA must be proud. They alone have spent $711 billion, which is more than twice as much as the next 4 big spenders put together. There is absolutely no doubt that the USA have the ambition to be by far the world’s biggest killers. Fun, isn’t it?
There was a time when Alexander the Great had that privilege, then the Roman Empire, and look what happened to them. There were others, before them and since. Do you remember many? Even history seems to have forgotten.
Perhaps there is something to the saying that “he who lives by the sword, dies by the sword.”
Do you think this also applies to bullets? Bombs? Missiles? Other weapons of mass destruction?
There is an (unfortunate?) universal law that applies to all laws and to all of us, wherever we might be:
“Ignorance of law in no excuse for breaking it.”
If you jump of the roof, you will fall. If you don’t eat, you will starve to death; if you hit a wall, the wall will hit you back with equal if opposite force. There are also laws of ethics, of logic, and many others. Buddha, Socrates, Moses, Plato, Yeshûa, Newton, yes, men from all walks of life, tried hard to imprint some of those laws on the human mind. We are in danger of dying by a force equal to that by which we live. Be it a sword, or bullet or an a-bomb. In this life or the next. Balance will be restored.
The laws have nothing to do with any religion. If you don’t believe me, try my Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism. These really are universal laws. And by the way, you don’t have to drop a bomb to commit murder. The bodies don’t matter that much. As a matter of fact the physical bodies are not real. The murder, like adultery, takes place in your mind.
Nevertheless, the Great Masters spoke in vain. Some listened—the vast majority did not. Still don’t. That is why so many are called and only so very few are chosen. Yet, it is always our choice. We and only we can decide if we wish to be among the chosen few.
Most don’t. Most enjoy killing.