Re: passing justice
--- In Nasrudin_Study@y..., Barry Stock <barrystock@m...> wrote:
To me this seems like a lesson in karma. Nasrudin believes he can
transfer the karmic debt from himself to the judge, when in trying to
do so he creates a karmic debt for himself. So, the universe will
balance itself out, but not Nasrudin's way.
:) well, it seems to me nasrudin simply transfers the responsibility
back to the judge; and thus enables him to sample the taste of his
- And what about:the explosive and self-perpetuating nature of violenceThe question of the exchange of money as recompence for violence:realizing that it is scripturally sanctioned, it might still lead us to consider1) does it work? (ie is the cycle of violence ended)2) how does it work? Is it incitement of greed, intended to overcome anger?that "the Law" passes judgement, but has no real stake in Justice.Steve
- --- In Nasrudin_Study@y..., "Steve Clavey" <clavey@m...> wrote:
> And what about::) incidently, in hebrew, the word for "money" is "blood"
> the explosive and self-perpetuating nature of violence
> The question of the exchange of money as recompence for violence:
> realizing that it is scripturally sanctioned, it might still leadus to consider
> 1) does it work? (ie is the cycle of violence ended)apparently it does... even in the bedouin tradition, there is a
possibility to end a blood feud by paying an agreed material
recompensation in a "sulha" (forgiveness) ceremony.
> 2) how does it work? Is it incitement of greed, intended toovercome anger?
interesting idea... though it seems to me that it has to do also,
simply, with the pocket being the most sensitive part of human
body... as well as the recompensation assisting the victim's and/or
>"when there are rights, there is no love; but love has all the rights"
> that "the Law" passes judgement, but has no real stake in Justice.
seems law begins where justice ends...
nasrudin was asked to divide justly an amount of fruit among some
people. "do you want it divided according to human justice or god's
justice?" he asked. "god's justice!" declared the people unanimously.
so nasrudin gave one a handful, another a whole pile, the third
slightly less then first, etc... "what are you doing?!" asked the
astonished people. "well, you wanted divine justice, no? if you've
asked for human justice i would have divided it equally" said