Saturday, July 19, 2008

If There Is Light In Our Soul.

Is life FAIR? It should be but its not. Its more difficult to see what's fair then what's unfair. The current circus-like situation in the country (politically, socially, religiously and in the economy) is appalling.

There is an ancient Chinese saying that goes like this:
If there is light in the soul,
There will be beauty in the person.
If there is beauty in the person,
There will be harmony in the house.
If there is harmony in the house,
There will be order in the nation.
If there is order in the nation,
There will be peace in the world.
--Chinese Proverb

Let me take it from..'There will be order in the nation'.. There is order in the nation only if there is harmony in the house, and there will only be harmony in the house if there is beauty in the person, and there can only be beauty in the person if there is light in the soul.

There is no order in the nation because we do not see fairness; fairness in distribution of wealth and power, in justice, in love, in freedom of religious practices, speech and thought. And there are people in our country who stand up against these unfairness. Who do it without fear or favour. With gumption and valour. To these champions of fairness and justice lie our only hope to put our nation in order.

Robert Kennedy once said, 'Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope.'

That's what we need. Our country is in desperate need of revival, of moral, spiritual, political and economic. There can be no justice if there is no fairness and all virtue, Aristotle says, is summed up in dealing justly.

We are in this mire of uncertainty because the lawmakers that run our country lack the very character to be fair and just. There is no light in their souls therefore no beauty in their persons and that's why there is no harmony in the house and there fort no order in the nation.

4 comments:

moon said...

tony,
this is so cool,
we behave like a nation of thieves and robbers with no care and concern of our homeland and society.......
check out this comic.....
http://www.bluekaripap.com/comics/comic0022.jpg

Jamuuna said...

Very well said. It is the goodness of a person that is reflected through his/her actions. I guess what many lack is the courage to stand up for the right things.

Estrelita Soliano Grosse said...

Another winning entry! Good on ya!

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