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Tolerance, Lowliness and Selflessness

[142] Thus, we come to tolerance. Tolerance is very important in religion, because there are very different equivalent forms of religion. Each person has, however, a basis of assumptions that ze would not like to see hurt. Example can be the Charter on Human Rights. There are thus tolerance limits.

[143] Nevertheless, tolerance is an important virtue. It practices in understanding and generousness. Because to appreciate a circumstance I must understand it sufficiently. In order to tolerate it, I must develop a large heart. I must engage by heart into the other situation and be a good lawyer of the opposite side.

[144] This is the pre-stage to justice. Justice in the world is comparable with wealthiness and, therefore, a sumptuary property and thus rare. The evil is against justice: It wants unjustness, in order to rejoice in it. In order to be able to eliminate the evil, we do not have enough power. But we can sap it.

[145] For that purpose, all humans must get together and want the good. It does not lack of goods, it is missing the good will. It presupposes that the rich do without and give the poor what they need. Here affects the idea of the world ethos: Abdication for true wealthiness. Only if all pull together, the goal can be attained.

[146] For this purpose, one must know ones place in the world before L and this obtains one by lowliness. One subordinates oneself L and accepts zis instructions. One lives the dependence on L and a life worthy before L. This is not unworthy, since unworthiness before L is not worthy. Lowliness needs L and prevents from pride.

[147] Lowliness spans unassumingness and is thereby the higher virtue. Unassumingness means only that one is modest and makes use of little. Lowliness means that one takes what one believes to be allowed to concede oneself. Lowliness means also giving. One gives to suit L unselfishly and because one owes it.

[1093] The religion of love continues the individual selflessness of Christianity by extending it to the global one: What you have done to everybody, you have done to L. Do the thoughts in the beginning orbit the immediate environment and the ego, so they expand on the highest level to the service for L and all the creatures. The self is the entirety of references one attaches importance to.

[1094] For this reason, it is a subjective valuation in contrast to the ego, which includes the entirety of the references to the centre of a distinguishing person. No entity that is up to such a valuation is totally selfless since the self-preservation awarded by L hampers this. One should keep one's self as small as possible and as large as necessary since a too large self stands in the way of the own development.

[1095] Who is tantalised by thoughts of suicide has a too large self. Who only has got the taken for granted of the self has nothing what would be to kill in zer. Even who becomes completely desperate or is in a hopeless situation finds the reason for this in zer self. Who properly develops will always be shown a way out, since there is no reason to deprive zer of it. This way always leads to the others.

[1096] When we are selfless and altruistic, we achieve a fulfilled life and respect before L. The wellbeing of the others saturates us with joy and gives us a fillip to further good deeds. Thus, we expand hormicly into L. If we cannot appeal globally, we confine ourselves to the possible environment. We do not shrink into ourselves when we are healthy, but we open up to L and the world.

[1890] Do not set too great goals, since one can only do certain things in a certain time. The personal growth is less important than the welfare of others. One grows by serving L and the others. The radius of the self-fulfillers and egocentrics is too small to achieve what L expects of them. Everything of importance is outside of us, until we internalise it.

[1891] The self-examination can be neglected, if the self becomes unimportant. This happens automatically, if one lives in an relationship with L. However, it is the other extreme to forget zerself and zis own self and only to serve others. One needs self-isolation not to merge completely with others, since others have something one does not want to have for oneself. This is at least the specific own of them

[1892] Only the total self-abandonment enables complete unification with L. Who is not aware of this ignores its significance. With each subsequent world increases the mergence of the creatures with each other and with L. Therefore, the complete unification with L is no painful step, but includes the highest and most beautiful feelings, or what is added in the higher worlds to be experienced, and conscious.

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