If the sacred has an opposite, it would be the dirt. The better people, those who expect a better life after death know how important it is to avoid dirt.
"The Gods’ clothes never get dirty“ and for those nearest to them the strictest rules apply .
The holy scriptures lays down 23 laws solely prescribing the public disposal of our basic needs. The third of these 23 laws describes, for example, which places are taboo for emptying ones bowels.
Namely near a holy tree, on the banks of a river, pond or spring, in the grounds of a temple, where there is light coloured earth and, of course, on public paths or places.
The rules in the scriptures are strict - but only apply to the noblemen. The others, those who live far away from the Gods, don't need to bother themselves with that. They are free.
An untouchable is even allowed to eat meat. It's not a question of tolerance, but of the level of development. Someone who eats meat is simply not yet that far. And probably will not move up in the next life. In fact, on the contrary, they are more likely to move downward. There is even a danger of being re-incarnated as an animal.
Anyone born again as an animal reaps their just reward for their bad character.
It is said that he who steals sweets is born again as a dog. A milk thief is condemned to the life of a crow. And anyone who steals corn is born again as a rat.
The lower the life-form, the stronger they are tied to their instincts. Animals simply are the way they are. They can’t do wrong. They can only do what they are destined for. In that sense, their chances for a better next life are excellent. For human beings, it's far more difficult. We have the ability to choose.
If it's true that every individual has a duty in helping the great cogwheels of the godly machine function, then letting yourself be ruled by the cards is not superstition. On the contrary, anyone who follows the cards relinquishes their own egoistic plans. They are prepared to follow their destiny and not their own instincts. They obey divine laws. There is no such thing as coincidence.
To let oneself be led externally - even from a card, which a Cockatoo has chosen – proves you to be good and pious.
What I respectfully refer to as self-realisation or free will – here, something like that is considered to reveal your lower level of existence. As far as the Gods are concerned, such people are just troublemakers.
Interview with Cedili (Seyed Ali)
Question: Imagine you could have anything you wish for, anything at all - what would you then wish for ?
CEDILI: I would wish for a good character, a good spirit.
Question: How do you mean that ?
CEDILI: To stay honest, not to fight, to be a sensible boy, and to have a clever mind.
Question: If you want to be a clever boy you have to go to school, don't you ?
CEDILI: No, I can't do that.
Question: Why can’t you.
CEDILI: I went to school up until 5th class. After that I didn't want any more.47.44
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Question: But when you want to have a clever mind, you have to go to school.
CEDILI: Yes I know, one has to, but I don't want to.
Yes, if you want to be clever, you have to go to school.
Cedili knows it - you just have to!
But Cedili doesn’t want to.
Perhaps he will be born as a crab in his next life.
A crab knows exactly how to behave. It just does what crabs do.
Nothing more, nothing less.
That is true integrity. And when it dies, it will certainly be given its reward.
Continue with chapter 9