Sherlock has been a drug addicted for YEARS and he never, ever, not once, in his altered status remembered a thing….
BUT watching a missing bust of Margaret Thatcher and smelling a whiff of drugged paper from Mary AND feeling guilty for her Hollywood!Death! unravelled childhood memories he had buried so deep that he literally had no idea?
Wha - how - how in god’s name does it make sense? This goes beyond suspension of disbeief, this is the writers requiring us to fucking lobotomize our critical thinking skills.
“You may call God love, you may call God goodness. But the best name for God is compassion.”
– Meister Eckhart
What is this thing we call compassion? Webster’s dictionary defines compassion as: “Deep awareness of the suffering of another coupled with the wish to relieve it.” We speak of the infinite compassion of the Buddha, Christ or Krishna but what is this compassion? How can we feel compassion for those who harm us, hate us or who engage in evil actions? Does such compassion make us weak as the philosopher Nietzsche believed?
Some people are uncomfortable with the concept of “good” and “evil” believing that these are mere “labels” and relative terms. In fact, the idea of “good” and evil” are relative to a certain degree within a particular culture but beyond that, our shared humanity provides for a universal idea of good and evil. They flow from the duality of the world of forms. A thing always spawns its opposite. So, far from weakness, compassion makes one powerful. When we remove ourselves from the bonds of the passion of submersion in the world of forms we gain a new perspective. We are compassionate because we understand that even the evil doer is a slave. Evil is insidious it promises power and an easy way but it becomes a web from which few escape.
It is possible and sometimes even necessary for the righteous to destroy evil, even regretfully, in extreme cases, unto destroying the evil-doer himself, but to do so with love and compassion and without enmity or malice. Evil shall always exist in our world of duality and it is the duty of the righteous to recognize it and combat it with compassion, love, and understanding. We must not become victims but remain strong in the face of chaos. There is no warrior more powerful than the warrior of the spirit.
Quite simply compassion is love. It is the love of all creatures. Compassion is kindness. Compassion is forgiveness. Compassion is generosity. Compassion is the light which shines into the dark corners of the world bringing enlightenment to all beings. Happiness and peace will come to this earth of ours only when the white light of love and compassion enters the souls of men and women.
A final word on living a compassionate life. Sure if one is kind the receiver of that kindness is benefited; however, something else happens. Something difficult to describe. It is the change in the compassionate one. When one is kind and generous without thought of reward or praise it is if the world itself changes. The world becomes a kinder place from our point of view. People see us in a new light. At first, they may ask what has happened to us. Then as they see the light spread through quiet acts of kindness they see us anew. We transform. Our spirit is refined and our consciousness sharpened and made clear. We become a new kind of human being. The next stage in human evolution must and will be spiritual.
“Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things, man will not himself find peace?”
i deeply doubt it’ll happen but ?? if raphael santiago ever does do something to simon’s mom, i will never forgive. actual momma’s boy raphael santiago would never ever touch simon’s mother, not even to get his way. mother’s are sacred, especially ones that love their children and don’t want to lose them. like, simon and raphael’s post turnings are alike in the fact that they both want to keep their loved ones ?? and raphael sees that, most importantly he understands that. like this is raphael santiago, the same boy who trained sun and moon to not be a danger to mundanes. the same boy who would torture himself to get to speak in the name of god again ?? because he did not want to lose himself or his upbringing because that would be losing his mother in another way. and he just, everything he did, he did for his mother . . and for as long as he could. so raphael santiago would never in his days hurt simon’s mom js
I forgot to post these the other night but my first attempt at actual makeup went fantastic!! And since then, I have been booked for my first drag performance!!! I’m ecstatic with the direction my life has suddenly taken and I can’t wait for this journey!