Some food for thought from the SynEARTH Archives.
This Momentous Day
In Dean Koontz’s novel From the Corner of His Eye, the character Reverend Harrison White tells us, “Each smallest act of kindness reverberates across great distances and spans of time, affecting lives unknown to the one whose generous spirit was the source of this good echo, because kindness is passed on and grows each time it’s passed, until a simple courtesy becomes an act of selfless courage years later and far away. Likewise, each small meanness, each expression of hatred, each act of evil.”
Reverend White is telling us that each day is a momentous day since all actions have consequence. Today, I can choose to act kindly or not. But my actions will “reverberate across great distances and spans of time”.
Synergic scientist Edward Haskell called this truth, so beautifully stated by Koontz, the Moral Law of Unified Science. For humans, the earliest formulation of the Moral Law of Unified Science appeared 3500 years ago as the doctrine of karma.
“Hinduism began in India about 1500 BC. The belief in rebirth, or samsara, as a potentially endless series of worldly existences in which every being is caught up was associated with the doctrine of karma (Sanskrit: karman; literally “act,” or “deed”). According to the doctrine of karma, good conduct brings a pleasant and happy result and creates a tendency toward similar good acts, while bad conduct brings an evil result and creates a tendency toward repeated evil actions. This furnishes the basic context for the moral life of the individual.”
The doctrine of karma was accepted by Buddha ~500 BC and is incorporated in modern Buddhism today. It appeared in western thought ~300 BC, in the Old Testament of the Bible as the phrase: “As ye sow, so shall ye reap.”
“The first formulation of the MORAL LAW for a non-human “kingdom” of Universe was Dimitri I. Mendeleev’s discovery of the Periodic Law in 1869. “The properties of the chemical elements are functions of their atomic weights.”
“What Mendeleev’s discovery states for Atoms is that “As ye sow, so shall ye reap,” where “reaping” is the properties of the chemical elements and “sowing” is the co-Action between the atom’s two components – its vast, light, electron cloud, and its tiny, massive nucleus.”
Haskell’s analysis of the Atomic elements showed that these two components – the electron cloud and the massive nucleus related in only three ways – positive, neutral, or negative.
Today, we know that the Moral Law of Unified Science applys to humans just as it does to the electron and nucleus. We humans have three choices. We can sow adversary actions and reap adversary resultants. We can sow neutral actions and reap neutral resultants. Or we can sow synergic actions and reap synergic resultants.
So, I will choose to act kindly on this momentous day.