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Sunday, September 14, 2014

The Karma of Cruelty

by Elva Thompson


Words of Wisdom….

All nature fulfils itself in sacrifice and mutual aid, but man, steward of the planet with dominion over all, has failed in his stewardship and deviates from the Law. He pollutes the planet, uses up its resources in reckless extravagance to satisfy his desires, exploits the animals, hunts and kills them for pleasure, tortures them by vivisection in the name of science and forces the rhythms of nature in factory farming.

It is the over-masculinated faculties of intellect, seeing and analyzing the separate parts, that drive man into exploiting the animals and indulging in cruelty for his own advantage. Thus he brutalizes himself and blunts his sensitivity.

Sir George Trevelyan…Operation Redemption

The Taboo of Tenderness

In western society, martial virtues, patriotism, and the violence of war are glorified. Rampant greed for resources are disguised as ‘liberation wars’ and in the fight for’ so called’ freedom, the arse licking media keep up a barrage of fear and terror on our psyche 24/7, impregnating our consciousness into the collective acceptance of unimaginable cruelty as a valid way of achieving our goals.

There is a sinister motive behind the constant onslaught of horror on the human mind, a dark soul drive towards the coarsening of human feeling, destruction of tenderness and a plot to brutalize our species.

Man is not evolving, he is devolving into a creature with an acutely developed intellect, powerful will and ego drive, with no heart or compassion to hold the balance.

He has hardened his heart and become indifferent to the suffering around him, compartmentalised in his compassion…not realising that cruelty is indivisible.

Cruelty is indivisible

The task of becoming human is to transmute the brutalizing and violent impulses arising from the constant fear based programming of the human mind, and to develop a sacred sympathy with the whole of life and come to terms with the brutal way we treat each other and the animal kingdom.

We are all part of the consciousness of the living Earth, and because we are all connected, we all share the spiritually degrading effects of cruelty and, we are all karmically responsible for what is happening in the world because we condone it by our passive acceptance and indifference.

We have become the licensed torturers for the rest of creation.

The Karma of Cruelty

In a holistic sense man’s relationship to the animal kingdom is an issue which has the profoundest significance for the destiny of our species. Our heart based treatment of animals may well be the saving grace that will protect many of us from the new bestiality that awaits us in this time line.

The Rev. Holmes-Gore writes in his book ‘These We Have Not Loved’ the following universal truth.

‘Once man realises that all true life is one, whether it be manifested in a human being or an animal, then he will come to see that any suffering he causes must inevitably rebound to his own hurt.’

Sir George Trevelyan writes in Operation Redemption:

The ancient Huna wisdom teaches that where there is no hurt there is no sin, for the mystic knows the truth of the oriental aphorism That Art Thou. Do unto others as you would have them do unto you. This doctrine is the essential core of all true religions. In the integrative view of life, we learn to know that we cannot hurt others without in the long run bringing retribution on ourselves.

The understanding of the ‘oneness’ of all life can only be accessed by our intuition and imaginative faculties, that sadly have gone dormant in so many people.

The Father of Lies

The Catholic Church is no friend of animals, it is the enemy of life, a black order of intellect and hate, and the poisonous doctrine that animals have no souls has brought the planet and its creatures to their bloody knees.

In the Catholic Dictionary in an article entitled ‘Lower Animals’ 1897 we read:

‘As their[animals]souls operate through matter so they spring from matter and perish with it. They are not created by God. There is no shadow of evil resting on the practice of causing pain to brutes in sport where the pain is not in the sport itself, but an incidental concomitant of it. Much more in all that conduces to the sustenance of man may we give pain to brutes, as also in the pursuit of Science. Nor are we bound to any anxious care to make this pain as little as may be.

Brutes are things in our regard.’

Although this statement by Joseph Rickaby was written over a hundred years ago, this hideous dogma has and does, justify for many people, the horrific and inhumane treatment of animals, whether on the hunting field, vivisection laboratories, factory and fur farms, slaughter houses, circus and zoos.

The two Creation stories in the Scriptures.

In the first book of Genesis there are two creation stories, in line with the duality of our existence in this dimension.

In Genesis 1v 29 we read: ‘And God said, behold, I have given you every herb yielding seed, which is on the face of all the earth, and every tree, in the which is the fruit of a tree yielding seed: to you it shall be as meat.’

Later on in Gen. ix, 2-3 we read the opposite: ‘And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and every fowl of the air; : with all therein the ground teemeth, and all the fishes of the sea, into your hand are they delivered. Every moving thing that liveth shall be food for you.’

This is the good god versus the bad god…and it is easy to see which one holds sway in this reality.

Eating the creatures

Vegetarianism is known as aristophagy, the practice of eating the best things and has a long and honoured history, and some of the finest minds of the world are numbered amongst its adherents.

Ignorant people are inclined to think that vegetarianism is practiced by ‘cranks and softies’, not knowing that included among its supporters were such people as Pythagoras, Plutarch, Pophyry, Buddha, Plato, Tertullian, Clement of Alexandria, John Chrysostom, Ovid, Newton, Milton, Montaigne, Lamartine, William Blake, John Wesley, Voltaire, Shelley, Leonardo da Vinci, Einstein and Darwin.

There are thousands of celebrities that are vegetarians and vegans and a list can be found at

The hypocrite

I have often heard people tell me how much they love animals, and how they can’t bear to see pictures of animal cruelty and neglect.

‘I can’t look at things like that’ they say. ‘It’s too upsetting.’

And yet, at the same time, never stop to think about the suffering of pigs, calves, cows, lambs, turkeys, lobsters and chickens…ad nauseum, that end up on their dinner tables. They are the indifferent and ignorant, the hypocritical followers of the status quo, that are so ready to tell us with a ‘superior’ smile whenever vegetarianism is mentioned ‘that vegetables feel pain…

littlelamb planting-lettuce-02

Personally I would rather eat a lettuce than a lamb.



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