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The Double Edged Sword

Imagefrom the meditations of Shivastus Solomonicus

To the Japanese your sword is your soul, it is also your ken, that which you understand.  For the Zed your soul is your philosophy, your psyche, your gestalt, your understanding of the world which is not the world itself, but you exert an influence on yourself to make your understanding of the world equal to the world, a simulacrum of the world.  Psychopaths don’t have souls because their philosophy is arbitrary, it can only be used to make themselves correct.  

The Western soul is double edged showing that it applies to the person wielding the sword as well as to the person they are using it against. Kissing the double edged sword is a metaphor that has been lost in the West. It means that your philosophy can be used against yourself as well as it can be used for yourself.   This is known as praxis, walking your talk, living your philosophy.  Praxis makes perfect.  Your philosophy informs your behavior instead of your desires informing your philosophy.  



The Body is a Sacrifice



Transmutation requires a conversion of energy, movement requires a transmutation of energy.  Form is taken and destroyed and turned into fuel for energy.  Every vehicle takes in one form of matter and gives off some form of waste, this allows for movement.  Our body is a vehicle but it is also a sacrifice.  We can’t take our body with us so, in a manner of speaking it is a sacrifice that we make for the experiences that we get from it, the memories.  Life is not meant to be lived timidly.  Living life in fear of making a mistake or not being yourself is a living death in and of itself.  If you are going to be damned, be damned for being who and what you are.  Image