Punishment

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(From my chronicles)

25 April 2015 Saturday

8:22pm

There’s this thing that’s been going on for quite a while now that may need our attention, God.

There are numerous things that need our attention. Which one is it?

This one about the pending execution of convicted drug dealers. Families and their respective countrymen have been pleading for mercy for the government in charge to do away with the execution.

Alright. What is it that you want to know?

Can the government bend its rules?

How do you want the government to bend the rules?

Well, do away with the execution. You know, like maybe they can do life imprisonment instead.

That can be done.

I know it can. But the government is adamant on its stand with regards to the capital punishment for drug dealers. They say they have a battle to fight against dealing with drugs in their country.

Do you think their stance is justified? Is the punishment working? Is the battle against drugs winning? Is the country free of illegal drugs?

There hasn’t been any drug busts in the news lately so it must be working.

Are you always on to the news about drug dealing?

Um…no. Not really. And I know what you’re going to ask next. No, I don’t know whether the punishment against drug dealing is working. In that country anyway. So how do we solve this problem?

It is the same as the problem of migrant deaths, child. The effect is not the problem itself, it is the cause. Why are individuals dealing in illegal substance? Is it for the money? Then the problem is poverty. Is it for the thrill of the activity? Which is hardly likely. No one will purposely risk their life in order to be incarcerated or executed. Whatever the reason, your world believes the crime can be prevented at the level of the effect. When it is the root of the problem that needs the most attention. You create drugs and then you judge them to be “wrong.” You create drugs for a certain purpose and then when they are distributed illegally (which is simply another term for unaccounted distribution), you make a big fuss about it.

Governments make a big fuss about it because others are making a profit from distributing a substance that may be harmful to others and may even cause death. That is why there is a big fuss. But I think these convicts who are about to be executed have already learned their lesson when they served time for their crime.

How about this – put yourself in the shoes of the authorities upholding the rules and regulations about dealing with illegal substances. How would you feel if you relaxed the rules by not applying capital punishment to these convicts? What happens to your reputation?

I will give the impression that I am merciful and compassionate…I think. But then if I do it, as in, do away with the execution or do away with capital punishment, then other drug dealers will not hesitate to pursue or continue their life of crime, will they?

Even if they risk being imprisoned for life? People do not like being imprisoned.

I can think of a few who do. Anyway. So should we or shouldn’t we do away with capital punishment?

Child, you already know My stand when it comes to the word “punishment”, do you not?

Yeah. So we’re back to square one?

You are your own decision-makers. I can only give advice. And I can give you advice until hell freezes over. But it is of no use if you do not heed any of them.

The Little Boy Who Painted The Floor

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(From my chronicles)

18 August 2015 Tuesday

10:31am

…You are very welcome. Anyway, there’s another video that Mum and I watched yesterday:

There were these toddlers in Japan who were in a calligraphy painting class. The camera focused on a little boy who, instead of painting on his paper, decided to paint the floor instead.

The master noticed, so reprimanded him. The master told him he should be drawing on the paper and not on the floor. Then the master walked away.

But the camera caught the little boy drawing on the floor again. The master came back. But this time he was holding a long stick and he scolded the boy sternly. The little boy got really scared and began to cry.

The master walked back to his desk and sat down, beckoning to the boy to sit next to him. All the while, telling the boy why it was wrong to draw on the floor and how the little boy’s mother will have to clean up the mess he made.

By this time, the little boy was sobbing uncontrollably. The master felt sorry for him. He asked the little boy to sit on his lap, which the boy did. The master hugged him, consoling him and persuading him to stop crying.

To cheer him up, the master decided to give him candy. The little boy held out one hand. But the master said, No – both hands. So the little boy held out both hands, one of which was stained with calligraphy ink. The master found it amusing and laughed.

The end.

We Are All Pretenders

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(From my chronicles)

9 August 2015 Sunday

…Even if it’s just pretend.

You mean pretend to forgive?

Why not? All of you are always pretending anyway. Every minute, every second, every breath you take, you are pretending. All of you are always living within rules and regulations. All of you are living within the protocol what some of you have called “polite society.” You are pretending even when what you are thinking of is quite different. All of you are suppressing your true feelings all the time.

But if we show our true feelings, like anger, it’ll only cause trouble.

Trouble occurs when the other person, let’s say John, takes to heart the anger of, let’s say Mary. Besides, why did Mary get angry in the first place? Probably because she took to heart what John said or did. And on and on it goes. The vicious circle never stops as long as someone does not stop taking to heart the transgression of the other.

That’s what I mean. So John and Mary are not pretending. They showed their true feelings by getting angry with each other. That’s where trouble starts and may become worse until they grow apart and eventually part ways. On the other hand, if they ignored their feelings, as in pretend it isn’t there or suppress their feelings, then the situation will be…Well, peaceful, isn’t it? So my question is – what’s wrong with pretending?

I did not say pretending is wrong. I Am merely observing what all of you are creating. You have created a world where everyone is pretending instead of showing their true feelings.

But it will cause trouble!

It will only cause trouble when there is the intent to hurt. All of you get angry for the purpose of revenge. To revenge the transgression that you assume has been done unto you. There is no such thing as transgressions if you believe that the purpose of such a violation is for you to be able to envision the greatest and grandest version you imagine yourself to be. And that is to be God. God does not get angry. God does not seek revenge. If Mary chose the highest choice of not getting angry and not seeking revenge by getting angry, then the situation would not have gone to the next level (which, by the way, is a lower level when it concerns your evolution as a human race) of causing more of a rift in the relationship. The situation would have remained neutral. John also has a choice, seeking revenge by getting angry or choosing not to be angry. But if he chooses the highest choice of being God, no anger and no revenge, then he and Mary would have a chance to work out the rift peacefully. And this is not pretending. The soul never pretends. The soul is the truth. When a relationship is soul-based, the truth will always win over any rift in a relationship. I will not say there will never be any rifts because there will always be rifts. That is fear at work in order for you to know the opposite of fear, which is joy. One cannot exist without the other.

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…I will never, ever get irritated with you, God. You know that. I love you.

I know, child. I love you too. But when you get irritated, or frustrated, or angry with yourself, you are doing the same to Me. You are doing the same to God. And if you are doing the same with another, then you are doing the same to God. I Am you, you are Me. As I Am another. All of you are God.

I know. I’m sorry when I get angry or frustrated or fed up with myself. Or another.

You do not have to apologize to Me, child. Since I cannot be hurt or damaged in any way, then there is nothing you will ever be sorry for. Love is never having to say you’re sorry.

Yeah. You’re so wonderful that way!