To facilitate and complete reinstatement of my basic programming I needed to create a string of pertinent data as to my location – a necessary reference point. They informed me this place is called Hyrete, kingdom of Elbre on a world they call T’Sing Tarleyn – I like your name for it better: Malefactus. From what I deduce from your mind, that suits it well. That’s it.”
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Cedric may be an automated AI but nevertheless it does feel good to be inside him. I mean ‘him’ not it. There is a ‘humanity’ here that I can trust. I realize his earlier banter was to put my mind at ease; to make me temporarily forget my discomfort and fears. The perfect psychologist and counsellor.
And he’s the perfect surgeon. I already know I’ll come out of here in a body that will be almost as good as it was before this last fight. And that’s as good as it gets, considering what’s been done to it and my age. I’m now way past my due date for permanent retirement from office.
Speaking of office, I awaken in Bal’s office again. He isn’t there but YBA4 is checking me over with that typical Cydroid beatific look. The more contact I have with them the more I respect them. There is a completion about their make-up, their unity of mind and body I have not encountered in other beings. It’s not that they do not have emotions, they must carry them to understand the humans they interact with constantly. They do not use them for themselves; they do not need them. They possess something far superior and due to their biofacturing process they do not need to experience the emotional state to arrive where they are. Yes, I do admire them. I admire their certainty and their individual strength. Certainly I would never feel threatened by a distant future that contained only Cydroids instead of humans, or where humans have become as Cydroids, able always to choose to do the right thing and knowing when it is the right thing to do.
How does one automatically know what the right thing is? This question implies we are all action beings, that every moment we volitionally impinge upon our environment by our thoughts and subsequent choices making it a better or worse place in which to exist. The right thing assumes it makes the environment a better place. As action beings, we conclude that the ‘right’ act is that which causes no harm to another, however that affects the self. That’s our basic foundation. Next comes the act that benefits the other even while it appears to impoverish the self. For human ISSA beings this is high level Avatari awareness. The lesser level, such as I in my incarnation as Antierra, relies on a more primitive concept: compromised morality or teleological reasoning. If I hadn’t given myself that mind-cushion, Malefactus would have killed me on my first day!
Having interacted with pseudo-humans whose basic awareness is that of the “I want” mentality which leads to the “give me” constant entitlement mindset; with Cholradils or natural empaths who have no personal choice in sacrificing themselves for any and all others; with Cydroids who have that choice but know what is the right thing to do and choose to always do it (could there be others who would choose otherwise? Possible, I haven’t met any); with high-functioning humans of avatar mind who work from compassion through an arduous process of self-discipline, self-denial and self-sacrifice, I find the Cydroid to be the superior path. What are its dangers, then?
Cydroids are vulnerable to destruction through the scattering of their ‘family’ ties. At full death, that is if they cannot be re-cloned and re-grown from their own genes or that of their family group all that they were is lost. They have not, as yet, needed to find a way to reincarnate as none of them have yet truly terminated. There is no guarantee, except in the laws of worlds such as Koron where strict control is maintained on the cloning process, that evil minded Cydroids cannot be grown for nefarious purposes. I admit that possibility.
However, looking at the other alternative to higher mental and moral achievement for sentient life, the Avatari, that also poses serious problems. Avatari carry ancient baggage and have worked their way through the sinuous process of enlightenment for aeons. That process has allowed them to experience evil, to work with it and enjoy its fruit over extensive periods of time. Those memories may be purged of their emotional ties now but they cannot be expunged. They remain dormant and I know of some who have reawakened their old memories, returning into the darkness, becoming powerful evil entities and reincarnating on worlds where they could manipulate inherent weaknesses to their own ends. Warmo was such a one. So destroyed was his mind from sucking upon the dregs of his evil that he was incapable of remembering the times in-between when he and I had worked together in close and warm association. I would not be mentioning this even now were it not this revelation is an integral part of the Teaching.
Long before we enter the definitive path of the Avatari, each potential ISSA carries the seed of evil as well as the seed of life. Which one we nurture moment by moment remains a choice. Often a very difficult one, for example for me at this time, in this place where I must proceed on the razor-edge concept of ‘doing right by wrong,’ on the assumption the ends will justify the means. This you must always remember when you come to the place where you decide to become an avatar – such being denied to no one except by personal choice – and that is, in the blackest of moments when you are certain you no longer have any choice as to your next step, there remains a choice.
I be not speaking here to those who have already decided it is the better part of valour to abandon all their potential choices into the hands of a trusted or worshipped deity, or into the hands of one they believe is already an avatar and empowered to take care of their future. The Teaching is of no value where choices are abandoned beforehand for it is totally dependent on awareness of freedom of choice beyond all inducements i.e., self awareness, self empowerment and self determination.
I cannot speak for deities for I have yet to experience that particular state of beingness which to my view is a highly questionable quest but I can speak for us avatars. Recognize us thus: we never ask anyone to follow us, whether into hell or bliss; we never make ‘disciples’ and would castigate sycophantic followers. We never promise life to anyone based on obedience to our simple Teaching. True Avatari teach detachment and self-empowerment in all things. We do not create dependents just as we are not dependent. Our home is the cosmos and together we seek to shape it to the betterment of all life as it reveals itself and its chosen purpose.
Remember this also, that truth as it self-defines with each sacred breath you take of life is characterized by simplicity. Evil, being its opposite, is characterized by complexity. With this information you can readily identify the true nature of the forces who vie for control of your life.
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