BlueEagle wrote:Knowing what circumstances are placed on individual in a situation, is impossible, as you cannot have complete knowledge of who they are, or why they are there.
Actually, you can
know all the circumstances involving other people or things. The process is called "gnosis" (the "knowing"). But it takes all the fun out of interaction. Would you play a game of chess, not only knowing the outcome, but exactly every single move that would be made in the game? Boring...!
3rd density is the density of choice. We are here to learn to exercise our free will in a highly polarized environment. An like in any "training" situation, the more it is exercised, the stronger it becomes. And since we are all made of that "star stuff" of the Universe, what we gain the Universe also gains.
BlueEagle wrote:In that, we have limited view and so limited ability to act on their part, for risk of depriving them of what they need to learn through their situation.
Unless that deprivation is part of what they need to learn!
Nobody ever said that the conscious path was easy. Understand that WE ARE NOT PERFECT. We will do things that are right, we will do things that are wrong. In the overall picture, everything will eventually balance out thru the interaction of karma. But the purpose is to MAKE choices. To exercise your free will, to make it stronger, and help the Universe become stronger with you. It wants the same things you do, since you were created to help it figure itself out. So figure yourself out, and you are doing the Universe a favor!
The choices you make are determined by your "rational valuing system", as psychologists call it. There are two: thinking and feeling. Often, what is the logical course of action feels quite wrong. This is a GOOD thing, because it means that you are seeing both sides of the coin. It is the struggle to make the final choice that helps you grow. This is where the Code of Chilvary, and other codes of ethics, come into play. They provide a historical basis for how these decisions were made before -- and they provide a "what happened" when those decisions WERE made, so you get an example of the outcome. The "codes" end up being a collection of decisions that actually resulted in fulfilling the purpose of the 3rd density of existence, set to symbols so they would be remembered in the future.
BlueEagle wrote:But what ethics are we held to, if not our “conceptual” ideas of right and wrong?
Right and wrong are the functional aspects of good and bad. Do you recall my definition of good and bad?
Good (right): I get what I want.
Bad (wrong): I don't get what I want.
Your ethics, and service path, are determined by what it IS that you "want."
Ever wonder why the Shadows ask the question, "what do you want?" You can see the answer in this simple definition of good and bad.
BlueEagle wrote:We cannot teach those who do not want to know, and those who do want to know must ask before we can fully give. The restraint on what we can do for others is great, due to karmic repercussions and free will of those we would most want to help.
People do not always pose the "question" in spoken English. Hear the question asked by the Spirit, not the mouth. There are times when someone will just look you in the eye without muttering a sound or making a gesture--and you will hear the Question louder and clearer than another shouting at the top of their lungs.
Zenmaster is probably quite familiar with the Zen Koans, which are create to make the rational mind "lock up" to allow the spirit to be heard. And there are precise answers to each question the koan asks... you can buy a book of the answers. But, to speak the answer is not to KNOW the answer. The true answer is the process of figuring it out.
The Question works along the same lines. You could write the question you asked me down, and hand it to a dozen people and have them ask it to me -- yet I would remain silent, because it came from their mouth, not their Spirit.
BlueEagle wrote:Thus, by realizing that our view of others is so limited, we cannot by any ethical, karmic, or giving reasons interfere with those who would not ask of us.
Do not let karma prevent you from acting or making choices. You are more than you are now... view the system from a higher level, seeing dozens of incarnations working together towards a common goal. Mistakes made in one are corrected in another. True, the one that gets stuck with the correcting may not be a life of ease and luxury, but it does get the job done.
That you can consider the reprocussions of karma and ethics within this life is very good... most people never consider the results of their actions. Take the next step. See how the system interacts over multiple incarnations of yourself. Then realize the system is the same for others. Then you can see the reason for "ethics".
BlueEagle wrote:While walking down an alley, you hear a scream. Do you investigate, knowing you most likely have the skills to deal with the situation? (The question I believe here is why would the universe have you at this spot at this time? The Karmic results of any action could be grave.)
You are right on the mark with your analysis. But, like all things, it is an opportunity to learn. The situation, itself, may be a result of your own karma where you made what you considered to be the wrong choice in the past, and are now being presented with a similar opportunity to see if you have learned anything.
For me, the situation does not pose any problem. I would act, immediately, investigate and take what actions I deemed were necessary, because I trust in my own decision-making process which is a direct consequence of my code of ethics. Sure, I may do the wrong thing -- but isn't it better to do the "wrong thing for the wrong reason", rather than to do the "right thing for the wrong reason"?
BlueEagle wrote:A trustworthy person comes to you asking for information that might save a life. Do you give the information? Even if you know some of the circumstances, you cannot know all of them including the karmic situation. Again, why did this person come to you?
To see if you can pass the Quiz, handed out by your higher self. If not, back to the books and a similar situation will present itself in the future.
I have found that you can usually tell when you are learning and growing, because situations do not repeat. When they do, it is a problem area that one needs to work on some more. (And I have spent YEARS repeating situations! The answer is not always easily forthcoming, and requires patience.)
BlueEagle wrote:We can show compassion not by tearing down walls, or by taking out the local rough guys, but by kindness, by a smile, by living and teaching love. The Universe was born out of true wisdom and love. We must always think before we act, and question in silence before we think. But I believe that there is a higher standard of love and ethics and wisdom, by which the Rangers may make our mark in silence.
Very nice summary of 4th density ethics.