When I was a boy and first heard about the Holocaust, as an extremely shocking example of a capacity to treat fellow human beings without a shred of humanity, and of suffering such an industrial scale and mentality - I couldn't begin to understand it - and on some level of my being an answer came of a silent recognition… It all grows out from the capacity to blank another human being.
That was the boy. The realisation is the same but I can articulate more now.
capacity to BLANK another human being is the fruit of a mutual
agreement to deny true presence. This becomes the cultural environment
in which a mentality justifies itself at the expense and sacrifice of
the reality of the other.
No matter what arises from this in
terms of form and magnitude, it will express its seed idea. The mind in
its role as justifier MOSTLY keeps the true cost hidden. But it cannot
Be hidden excepting that the mind hides in its own 'realities' and
becomes victim to its own thinking as if it was Reality itself.
be possessed of loveless thinking is to be manipulated by a tyrannous
will - believing one is free and justified in exercising power upon Life
Itself. This is the sacrifice of Innocence to a god of self-image and
its justification is in the projection of hatred onto OTHERS.
reaction to this mentality replicates it - to hate and invalidate and
BLANK the perpetrators who are but the puppets of their thinking - even
those who think they control their thoughts or the thought of others.
action of denying our mind is BLANKING. This is a way in which we
sacrifice our true presence in order to posture a false one. As long as
false presentations can be backed up, authorised or justified by the
belief in the power of guilt, so will the BLANKING mind be hidden or
The crucifixion of Innocence is the picture of the exercise of a personal power upon Life.
seems inevitable or inherent to our nature and our perception of the
Universe as a machine of death - in which man thinks to make his mark or
prevail in fantasy.
But the simple Fact is, that love's presence is here to be accepted - or it could not be denied!
use suffering as sacred has two aspects. We are cut through to the very
Soul of Feeling. And the association of such with the event makes it
Holy. But what is truly holy is not the wounds, but the Life.
The shadow of wound is not intended to be eternal. But is a cutting that offers a deeper or more integrated healing.
The mind that uses wounds as weapons is a mind seeking power for itself.
the powerless seek power - who have denied their presence in another
and now seek to 'regain' what they feel they lack or have had taken.
still cant understand suffering. Whether of millions or of one. When I
'let the dead bury the dead' it is not a disregard to the Life in anyone
or anything - but of setting no mental image of self or life or God, in
place of love's presence now. For such is the capacity to BLANK G-d.
attempt ideas for conveying what is felt in the heart's intuition is
fraught with the likelihood of confusion, because the mind that thinks
it thinks alone IS confusion.
BLANKING is so 'normal' to a
culture that worships power over Life that we don't realize we do it.
And the defences against uncovering such a fact are the forces that
murder on a global industrial scale as well as BLANK anything that
registers as threat to the thought system that we associate with our
power to live. But it is a false association and the foundations of our
thinking not only can - but must - be questioned, if we are to become
free of a tyrannous will, and restored to love's presence as true power
Thank you for your attention
This was written as comment to
Sixty-eight years after Auschwitz: Why we still remember