LAW OR JUSTICE
<1>Laws are created to bring justice.
<2>But most of the laws were created in the past, and under
the circumstances with which they have been implemented, they have
been just. <3>However, these laws have accumulated and been
written down, and then they are taken as just laws for all
<4>By doing this, the written words have created
power over the common sense and those who are supposed to bring
justice will be caught up with the power of these words. They take
them as the only way to deal with all situations.
<5>So even though each situation is unique in
itself, and judges should consider each of them separately and bring
justice to the parties involved, they find themselves bound by these
laws and they follow the words of the laws instead of their spirit.
<6>That is why we see nations or people who have
many laws and are creating more laws every day. They try to have a
better and more just society through these laws, but in truth, they
go more and more away from being just.
<7>They become rigid in their interpretations of those laws,
and the laws become a burden on them.
<8>That is when there are laws but not justice.
<9>Such societies should then stop and ask themselves, "Why
do our laws not bring justice?" so they would start to institute
common sense in their system and choose those who have this common
sense in themselves as judges. <10>Or they should see that
their society is degenerating, and eventually will collapse and be
<11>This phenomena can be traced all throughout
history. The lesson is that laws should be flexible enough to bring
justice, <12>and also only those who have the ability to
bring justice as a whole should be selected as judges. <13>Furthermore,
justice cannot be brought to humanity unless all
of the mind is destroyed and there are true judges who have no
prejudices or other biases in their judgments.
<14>Otherwise this problem will persist and it
will be another cause for suffering and upheaval in human society.
<15>Therefore, justice should be the focus of the judiciary
system, not the laws.
OF INTERNAL PUNISHMENT
<16>In all the great religions of the world, the
Karma (a reaction for any
action and its consequence) more or less has been accepted. Although
this law has been presented in different terms or phrases, they all
express this truth: <17>those who do not follow
God's Laws (sin) will
be punished sooner or later, unless they learn their lesson and
<18>So if it is true, then why do we need social
punishment and/or why did Moses and
constitute external punishment for the wrongdoers?
<19>Although the Law of
Karma is true and man
knowingly or unknowingly is punished for his wrongdoings, <20>this
Law prevents only those who are sensitive enough or are in a higher
consciousness from wrongdoing. They realize the truth behind this
Law and therefore keep themselves from
<21>However, those who are in their lower
natures truly believe they are nothing more than this physical body.
They have no sense of spiritual existence and no sensitivity toward
the punishments which they bear because of their actions.
<22>They only understand bodily discomfort and
<23>In fact earthly laws are for people in this level of
consciousness who, by being punished physically or by seeing others
punished physically, are prevented from wrongdoings.
<24>That has been the base for the laws brought
by Moses or
Prophet Muhammad. <25>The man who is spiritually aware
knows that the judgment of
God is enough for him, and
His Laws are followed by internal awareness of the consequence of
breaking them and/or the joy of following them.
Grace burns all
impurities! But the man of flesh only knows the punishment of flesh
and how to avoid such a punishment.
<26>However, these laws are only valid and
enforceable if a just society has been created and
(incorruptible and just) are leading society.
<27>In order to implement
God's Laws in society
justly, the awareness of the people of the truth behind religions
(truth) is another factor. So the mass would not be exploited by
(dogmas) because of their
<28>These are again more reasons that each
person should become familiar with the truth behind the spiritual
world and realize that the leadership of
Elected Ones) is
necessary. After such a society has been established, then the Laws
can be applied to those who even in such a society will not follow
the social orders but continue to commit crimes. Then they will be
punished. <29>With this, they would become an external symbol
of internal punishment for those who need such an example.