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WHAT IS EVIL & IS IT NECESSARY IN THE WORLD?



What is evil? What is good? Are they things in themselves? Or are they simply conditions, states, though which entities pass? Evil is simply disharmony because it is imperfection. Good is harmony because it is relative perfection: and again these two, good and evil, apply solely to the one Hierarchy in which we humans move and live and have our being -- at least, so far as we humans are concerned.  What we call 'good' is 'evil' to the entities existing in a Hierarchy superior to ours. Evil is disharmony and therefore imperfection, because signifying a state or condition of an entity or group of entities in greater or less degree opposing the forwards-moving evolutionary stream of life.  Evil may also be called that which has not yet evolved forth the latent divinity at its core, and therefore, also signifies an entity which is inharmonious with its environment because of its imperfection.


"Whence comes evil?"  One would think by the manner in which such a question is asked, that evil is an entity, or that it is a power or an energy which flows forth from the heart of something or some being.  On the contrary; it is simply a condition, a state of an evolving entity which has not yet fully placed itself in accord and concord with Nature's fundamental laws.  Evil is imperfection. Good is relative harmony, relative perfection.  The one cannot exist without the other.1


The Tibetan Master, D.K. says the Lord of our solar system, takes orders from that great Being known as "The One About Whom Naught May be Said". It is a star in our Milky Way.  It is this inconceivably stupendous Being that insists, that there be two forces known as 'good' and 'evil'. So, 'evil' is necessary, although we would prefer that there would be no 'evil.'  There could be no 'good' things in the universe unless there were 'evil' things to set them off.  Contrariwise, there could be no 'evil' things in the universe, unless there were 'good' things by which alone they appear in CONTRAST.  This is how we learn to avoid past errors.



Paradoxically speaking, evil is a condition through which we pass as we grow to become better. This better is evil to a larger and loftier better; and this larger and loftier better is imperfect and inharmonious and therefore 'evil' to something grander still, and so on ad infinitum.  Good is not spirit. Evil is not the nether pole of spirit, which men call matter; because that would be saying that matter is essentially evil, which is not true. Evil is imperfection, whether spiritual or material; and is whatever is imperfect is passing through the stage of growing to something better. If such stage of growing be a very low one, we humans can properly speak of 'malignant evil.'  If that stage of imperfection be only slightly inferior to the stage of humanity in which we as human beings at present are, we can properly speak of small or slight evil.  Indeed, we human beings are 'evil' entities when compared to the gods. The gods in their turn, because less perfect than entities still loftier than they, could by these loftier entities be called 'evil.'


There is no 'devil' in the universe, wrongly supposed to be the creator and arbiter of evil.  Equally so, there is no god in the universe, wrongly supposed to be the creator and arbiter of good.  It is all a question of growth, of progress, of passing from imperfection to a less imperfect stage; and so forth.  Matter is not evil per se.  Spirit is not good per se.  That is to say, neither the one nor the other possesses this or the other condition absolutely, and for eternity.  A spiritual entity is growing just as much as any material entity is in growth.  All things, all lives and entities are evolving from relative imperfection to relative perfection and therefore from better to still better.


Nevertheless, because spirit and spiritual beings are nearer to Nature's heart -- i.e., its fundamental laws -- therefore spirit and spiritual entities are, collectively speaking, more perfect, therefore less 'evil' than matter and material entities are, because these latter are much farther removed from Nature's fundamental laws of harmony.


"Whence comes evil?" Evil does not 'come.' It IS, because it is a condition. It is a state.  It is inharmony, disharmony, imperfection.  Nor does evil per se become good per se.  Harmony, law, order, peace, love, are all states of entities in accord with the onward flowing current of evolutionary growth. Therefore, these last entities are closer to Nature's fundamental laws; hence the entities which are harmonious in their environment, which are what humans call 'good,' which are relatively perfect, are more nearly at one with Nature's heart, and therefore endure.  Remember the esoteric law: Become one with Nature and work with her, and the Great Mother will regard thee as one of her own Masters and make obeisance unto thee. "Good' is living in harmony.


It is the balance of spiritual and material existences -- the natural course of universal being, which gives the diversity in the universe. There are no powers which keep the universe either all good or all bad; for obviously, it is neither one nor the other.2


We can see in connection with present-day politics, and the actions of corrupt politicians, that good changes can evolve from the present inharmonious.  Most of humanity begins to recognize that religious bigotry, racism, greed, selfishness and wars are not only inharmonious, but financially wasteful and detrimental to health and life.  It is the younger generations that will implement the envisioned utopia 3 in the forthcoming Golden Age 4, in our Age of Aquarius.


References:

1 de Purucker, G. Gods, Monads, Life-Atoms, Vol. VIII, Point Loma Publications, Inc. p.89

2 Ibid, pp. 90-91

3 dar Boggia, Marguerite, Life in the Gemini Decanate of the Aquarian Age, under Articles of www.FreePythagorasTeachings.com

4 dar Boggia, Marguerite, The Forthcoming Golden Age in the Age of Aquarius, under Articles of  www.Free PythagorasTeachings.com

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