THOU SHALL NOT KILL
Aug 07, 2006 04:33 PM
by Cass Silva
THE SIXTH COMMANDMENT
YOU SHALL NOT KILL.
FROM EARTHLINK WEBSITE
“This is pretty straightforward, or is it? Kill what?
Killing is understood to mean ending the life of a living creature. Does
this mean just human beings or all living animals, birds and fish?
Hunters will say that is foolishness, that wild life was given to
humanity for their use. For their use, yes, but not for their insatiable
pleasure of killing for the thrill of killing.
The act of killing, especially when it becomes a sport, dulls a part of
the human appreciation for beauty and for life. Animals hunt other
animals as prey because their need for food demands that they be
predators. Human beings were given the ability and knowledge to eat and
grow many other kinds of food besides meat, which give very adequate
nutrition for the body’s needs. Protein is available in many other forms.
When humans continually turn their minds to acting like predators, it
becomes easy to think of other humans as prey. This kind of confusion
has been instilled in the minds of many people today and much of your
human killing has resulted from this kind of thinking.
The Life Force breathed into each living creature is the most important
and precious thing there is. The Creator has shared this mighty force
with It’s creations for a purpose, and no sentient being has the right
to kill another, for that goes against God’s purpose.
Killing another human being creates terrible circumstances for the loved
ones of the dead person, no matter whether in war, personal vengeance,
or sport. As heartless as this may seem, this is not the issue here.
Tragedies in each life are dealt with through each person’s own
awareness, experiences, and spiritual guidance.
Some religions say that killing another person is an unforgivable sin.
No, it is not. There is no “sin” or wrong-doing that God does not
forgive. It is the spiritual being of the human killer that has to find
forgiveness of his/her own action through successive lifetimes in the
same physical dimension/world in which the killing was committed. Only
then will that tragic stain on the soul be erased forever.
Killing the body of an incarnated spiritual being not only cuts off that
lifetime, but also the very important purpose for which that person came
into being on the Earth. The Soul Being then has to recuperate from the
shock its sudden (or not-so-sudden) murder, then regroup its experiences
and try for another lifetime to complete that purpose, which in this
point in your time will not be such as easy thing to do. The stain on
the soul of the killer from this action is considerable. When the killer
has killed before and keeps on killing, the inner pressure on the
conscience mounts up very quickly, even if the killer refuses to be
aware of that inner feeling of wrong-doing. The conscience is like a
tape recorder; it never forgets. Whatever happens as a consequence of
the murder(s) in this physical lifetime – jail, execution, or even
getting away with it, has no meaning in the annals of universal time.
The debt must be paid in spiritual terms. The taking of a human life
which god has given is the most serious mis-deed that a human being can
The next lifetime of the killer in matter, if and when that entity
decides to make the decision to take on that responsibility, will
probably be filled with the utmost misery, in relation to what misery
was meted out to the victim and his or her loved ones by the killer.
People born with severe disfigurements or crippled limbs are very often
experiencing the other side of the coin in this manner. Intense pain in
the new lifetime is a common payment for the taking of a life.
The spiritual soul being must experience the pain it has caused other
human beings in order to balance the complete experience of that
lifetime. Each experience in matter has a duality, and you know this as
cause and effect. Both the cause and the effect must be part of the
lifetime experience. Sometimes a Soul Entity who has killed in matter
sets up the circumstances of actually being killed in a subsequent
lifetime in order to completely experience that cause and effect. A
stain on the soul must be removed, no matter how hard the ordeal in
matter must be, for the soul being cannot move forward or backward on
its Path of Knowledge in the spiritual realms until this balance of
experience has been affected.
Back to animals, birds, and fish. The inborn knowledge of this
Commandment keeps many enlightened people from hunting or fishing
because they feel an inner guilt for even thinking about it. Eating the
dead flesh of these living creatures is becoming a no-no for many people
because of that inner restriction.
The Supreme Intelligence is a God of Love and knows that the flesh of
animals, fish and birds have always been needed for the sustenance of
His Children. There has never been a stain recorded on a soul for seeing
that enough food was put on the table, of any kind. At this point in
your evolution, the Mind of God still has not put any such restrictions
upon His Children.
However, there will be stains on the souls of those who kill living
creatures for the pleasure of it, or for any reasons other than
providing food or for balancing herds in order that they may live
When killing is done to supply meat, it must be done quickly and
painlessly. The commercial slaughterhouses of today are not known for
their mercy or respect for the animals they slay for food. We are
pleased that so many organizations around the world are trying to change
this wrongful attitude.
`Many cultures ask permission of the animal’s spirit to take its life
for food, and thank them for it when the animal is dead. This is showing
respect for the Life Force. There must be respect for all of God’s
creatures; cruelty to any of them will be paid for.
As humanity evolves into higher frequencies and awareness, the need for
eating the dead flesh of other creatures will cease. Many of you are
already experiencing difficulty digesting meat. Fish and fowl will be
eaten for a long time yet, but the time will come when physical food
will represent a very small part of the energy you will need for your
Humanity’s lust for violence and cruelty is a stain on your entire
species; this is a prime source of negativity that must, and will be,
erased from your world before the reign of the Christ. “
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