Vol. X, June 11, 1965
WHY MEN FAIL TO BE MEN
If we examine the
male-female relationship very closely, we see no equality between them. Although equality is attempted and acclaimed
philosophically and legally, this state does not and cannot ever exist between
husband and wife.
First, there cannot be two
"generals" in one home. Life
like this is one of terrible conflict between battling egos. The children
become confused, and they learn to play one parent against the other. In every animal battle there must be a loser,
but in the human relationship, neither husband nor wife can possibly win. Home life without order of love is a jungle
of confusion, rebellion, hatreds and disease.
The male ego, seeking a
sense of freedom and "equality with God," must denounce the confines
of his common sense, so as to live a life that pleases him. He seeks to conquer the world, to win fame,
honor and riches. Setting a course of his own making, he becomes separated from
his own conscience. A mind that sets its own goals and aspirations, and labors
toward them is in conflict with itself, and labors away from Reality. In order to "attain" a sense of
pride in achievement, man often subconsciously makes things difficult for
himself. He refuses to see the order,
care and simplicity of life or else he cannot claim the egotistical
accomplishment. Thus, the male is
usually a blind fool struggling to possess the world outside himself, without
being possessed by a world inside himself.
Because of this unfortunate condition, man is possessed by whatever he
tries to possess.
So, the male is
unprotected by wisdom's grace, honor or love within, and is totally stimulated
by the external call to his lusts. To
clarify, if you are hungry to possess lots of money to gain pride's goal, you
can be easily tempted to steal, because you would be unprotected by a sense of
honor. With that sense of honor, you would be in sight of Truth and be
INCAPABLE of responding to the temptation.
In fact, there would be no feeling, no tug upon the unborn lust.
The seed of lust comes
into being because of our hatred of principles. The love of principles disables us from
temptation. When you can see clearly
what is right, how can you do wrong?
There is never a decision to make, because the right course of action is
always in view. In fact, the temptation
is obnoxious in our sight; repulsive instead of attractive. Attached to
Principle we are detached from temptation. Detached from Principle, we
eventually become enslaved to the temptation.