QUOTE (Softbrain @ Jul 10 2007, 05:04 PM)
QUOTE (metamorphosis @ Jul 11 2007, 01:11 AM)
9:4. And it was commanded them that they should not hurt the grass of the earth nor any green thing nor any tree: but only the men who have not the sign of God on their foreheads.
Et praeceptum est illis ne laederent faenum terrae neque omne viride neque omnem arborem nisi tantum homines qui non habent signum Dei in frontibus
But the text continues (Rev.9.5): " And to them it was given that they should not kill them, but that they should be tormented five months: and their torment was as the torment of a scorpion, when he striketh a man.
Revelations has always been a least favourite book of the bible for me since the first time i heard it on lsd 35 years ago (the reality, both internally and externally, went from golden, expansive, mind and soul expansion consciousness straight to hell, even the sun clouded over) until the last time i read it again on lsd while with jayatirtha in Nepal 11years later. This time i felt outrage over depression; that
God supposedly hated these people and those people who the faithful were evidently on friendly terms with but he had a special hatred for the woman Jezebel, he allegedly hated her more than all the other people he hated;
The reason God (again, allegedly) hated Jezebel so much was that she 'taught people to enjoy fornication'. So I'm thinking 'Krishna, Kubja' and trying to imagine Krishna hating anyone and can't. Then i read on and hear that God not only wants her killed, but orders the killing of her children too. http://kfc.joeuser.com/index.asp?c=1&AID=155319
In my mind i thought the equivalent to 'f--k this' but couldn't say it in the presence of JT because he was very particular about never cussing or swearing.
I did express my desire to throw the book out of the window. Jayatiritha calmly steadied my mind and hand ("put the book down, dear, no need for that").
At such times, when logic couldn't prevail, he'd draw me near, kiss me, and praise me for my fiestiness or such tactis, making me forget almost completely what it was that i was seemingly mad at God for. Jayatirtha never wanted me to be mad at God for any reason. The reality that jayatirtha, wise as he was, didn't understand was that i wasn't mad at God (then) but really, really pissed that someone would accuse Krishna of being like that.