Common steps and sub-activities

Justice

Justice is a method of threat removal that can only be achieved via the judicial system and by having a legal framework that is effective.  In effect, threats are lessened by having a system of laws and known penalties that are always used. To be effective  the system must also have a system whereby those who break the laws can be  apprehended and given a fair trial.

It is no accident that the people who live in countries without adequate systems of justice have to resort spiritually to overload methods, only those who live in a country in which threats are largely removed, are able to use  suppression techniques.

We may think, in the so called civilised countries, that we have got it right, but we haven’t.  The principle of justice as envisaged by the Greeks thousands of years ago was very different from that we have now.  In the Greek system and the system of a number of other countries at the time, the law was based on the sort of table we see below.

In the centre was the action which was deemed hurtful and thus a threat.  On the left was the rationale for why it was a threat covering the number of people likely to be affected, the possible hurt and the probability of hurt being occasioned.

On the right was the punishment which was clear cut and stated without ambivalence.

Effect

Action

Punishment

It is well known in the USA and a number of European countries [though to a lesser extent] that if you have a good lawyer, whatever you have done, the punishment can be watered down or even removed.  Furthermore the punishment rarely seems to match the extent of damage done.  Thus you can be an out of work drifter who robs a man for food and you get 10 years in jail, but if you are a financial wizard who has robbed hundreds of thousands of their life savings you get a year at most in a nice open prison with time off for good behaviour.

So we in the west have not achieved a system of justice.  Nowhere is there a table like the one I have shown above, freely available on the Internet say for everyone to see and discuss.  On the whole the vast majority of people do not know the law, and where they do they treat it as an ass, because it has been made an ass [mostly by politicians and lawyers].

Justice to be effective has to be visible.  There has to be a clear description of what is wrong and right and a clear description of the punishment.  Furthermore those who live by the rules must be aware that they will be enforced. 

Without this system we will never obtain spiritual experiences of a lasting nature.  We may get one off experiences that act like tasters, but without this level  of security and threat removal, that is all they will stay.

To quote from the I Ching and Confucius:

Thunder and Lightning
An image of eradicating
In correspondence with this
The ancient king clarified penalties

And strengthened the law

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