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| On Evil
Here are some quotes and thoughts on evil.
How to handle evil
"Cosmic intelligence has not given equal power to good and to evil... The good exists. Not only does it exist, but with the passage of time we are forced to realize that it always ends by being victorious. Never give way to discouragement, therefore, on the pretext that you see the ravages of evil in the world. Evil wins some battles and you feel threatened by it, that is normal, but that is no reason to lose your faith in good... Suppose that nothing but evil surrounded you – which is certainly not the case – you could still cling to the good that is in you; you could still strengthen and intensify it. Is this certainty, this activity not something which could give meaning to your life, whatever your circumstances?" (O.M. Aïvanhov, Izvor 239 Love Greater Than Faith, Chapter Seven, pp.124-125)
"One thing believers have difficulty in accepting is that God, who is all-powerful, doesn’t finally decide to annihilate the evil spirits that come to tempt them. But what they do not know is that these spirits also have the right to live. God will never punish the evil spirits for coming to lead them astray: it is up to them to be more enlightened and stronger, to understand where their real interest lies, to realize why it is preferable to go in one direction rather than another and to have the willpower to take this direction. Would it really be to human beings’ advantage to be forced onto the path of goodness and light in spite of themselves, shielded from temptation and error whatever they do? The creator and heavenly spirits allow them to find their own path, so they can develop their conscience and learn to become responsible for their life decisions." (O.M. Aïvanhov)
"Some believe it is only great power that can hold evil in check, but that is not what I have found. It is the small everyday deeds of ordinary folk that keep the darkness at bay. Small acts of kindness and love." (Gandalf in JRR Tolkien’s LOTR)
Continually asking questions about the existence of evil only saps your strength, and any attempt to suppress evil is an exercise doomed to failure. What do we do in winter against the rain and snow, against storms and the cold? Do we go outside and command the forces of nature to calm down? Perhaps it is like that in fairy tales, but in everyday life we work on our house: we reinforce it, check the insulation, and install good heating. When the job is done, we are at peace.
Well, wisdom tells us to take the same measures with regard to evil. Instead of struggling directly against it, we must concern ourselves only with becoming more resistant, so that we can understand it better and act more effectively. And this is how a misfortune, which otherwise would bring us down, actually helps to strengthen us, to make us hardier and more noble. (O.M. Aïvanhov)
Why do evil people seem to get away with it?
"When the chemist pours a few drops of a reagent called ‘litmus’ into a clear acid solution, the liquid turns red. Then, drop by drop, they add an alkaline solution. At first there is no change. But they continue slowly, drop by drop, and all of a sudden the liquid turns blue. From this phenomenon, we can draw a lesson about psychic life. Someone who transgresses divine laws does not immediately notice the disintegration that occurs within them. They imagine they can continue with impunity... But one day, with just one more transgression, they collapse inwardly. This law obviously holds true for good as well. Someone comes and complains to me that for years they have worked on themself, without obtaining any result, and they are discouraged. I have to tell them that their reasoning is faulty, because the effects of this work are not immediately visible and tangible. They must continue, and one day, inevitably, the transformation will occur. With good as for evil, you must not imagine that nothing is happening just because, for a long period of time, you do not notice anything." (O.M. Aïvanhov)
If God exists, why does God allow pain, suffering, evil?
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