THE NATURAL SUN

Announcements about our sun and its natural conditions

- Chapter 38 -
Nature and life-style of the fourth equatorial inhabitants


 
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ou can partially glimpse their domestic regulations from carefully noting the house outfit, notwithstanding the fact that other regulations cannot be glimpsed from the nature of the dwellings. But to get a clue about the domestic behavioural norms it is necessary to gain more insight into the people's character.
 
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The people of this belt are among the most gentle anywhere upon the sun or any planet. Their entire behaviour is indeed of such a gentle and humble nature that you could not form an idea of it.
 
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A man for instance deems it inappropriate to walk fully upright, lest his smaller wife is obliged to look upwards at him. He also constantly swings his arms widely when walking to cool and somewhat rarefy the air for his physically accompanying wife, so that she can keep up with him more easily. He also bridles his long legs with which he could make very long strides, restricting himself to forty metre steps out of gentle, loving thoughtfulness when he could be taking one hundred and forty metre strides with ease. Thus the man never walks in tandem steps with his wife at his side, as she would have to fight the air herself and occasionally step on rough ground. She therefore has to follow him, to walk on flattened ground and not have to fight the air.
 
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The man also treats his children the same as well. They are brought up in love and their father's instruction is soft, inviting and stimulating like the softest wool, figuratively speaking.
 
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An unfriendly face is regarded as a sin upon this equatorial belt, therefore these people also wear a soft smile and are so soft hearted that they are moved to tears at the sight of anyone suffering, taking pains to help in every possible way.
 
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If a neighbour comes to ask a favour, he finds the utmost graciousness because a greater readiness to oblige and serve a neighbour, than practised by these equatorial inhabitants, you could not imagine. If a neighbour comes to another to borrow a tool or something, then the neighbour not only gives the object most obligingly, but also fervently probes for anything else. And if answered in. the negative, he will still insist on carrying the item to the neighbour's house, even offering him his services in case the neighbour is not completely familiar with the use of the tool.
 
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If the neighbour asks for fruit or clothing material, he is not only given tenfold his request, but the giver again personally carries it to his neighbour asking that it not be reciprocated.
 
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Even more emphatic is this obliging amicability towards complete strangers on a journey to familiarize themselves with their world. They are always received with the greatest distinction and shown the greatest honour prevalent among these inhabitants. This honour consists of the guest being escorted into the dwelling at once and most courteously offered the house Elder's chair for a rest; whereupon the most pressing task of all the family members is to show this person every possible attention. And there is an equally moving scene when this guest departs to continue his journey.
 
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Verily, when the most indulgent mother upon Earth sees her son off to some far country, this painful separation is but a weak shadow of the burden these hosts feel, upon the departure of the guest.
 
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He is firstly blessed over and over by the house-father as well as all his family, that he may have every good luck getting through all the countries and that he would revisit them on his way back. He is then provided with every possible need. And finally, on departure, almost the entire family keep him company until approaching another dwelling. Then he is blessed again and on taking leave, exceedingly grateful for all the friendship of course. Then his escorts watch him until they lose sight of him; only then do they return, talking about nothing besides the stranger and that the good Lord of heaven and earth would save him from any calamity.
 
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From these few examples you can get an idea of the remaining aspects of the character of these people and also further aspects of their domestic regulations.
 
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Here no one is ever commanded to perform tasks, but rather when some work becomes necessary, they compete in their obligation to help, supporting each other to prevent some of them suffering too heavy a burden. The entire domestic order therefore consists of nothing other than in the perfect, truest love of neighbour. From this flow all other rules.
 
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A sanctioned law is not to be found anywhere amongst them, love being the only law; but not as a regulation, but vitally in the heart of everyone.
 
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Should anyone have in the least transgressed against this law, he is at once admonished with the greatest love and gentleness, a house-elder saying to him: "Now, now, my dear son! You have somewhat forgotten yourself in your heart, not realizing that the brother who asked you for a small favour, also like yourself, harbours an eternal spirit within himself. This is a living spirit from God. How should we not love and not do for him most amicably, that which we can see he may need from us? Opportunities to serve our beloved brothers and sisters are at any rate rare. If however we don't heed even these few opportunities, what are we to make of our love for God, who anticipates us everywhere with His endless love?"
 
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This instruction is totally sufficient to persuade someone who had somehow forgotten himself toward his brother to stir himself with the greatest gentleness and amicability to make good to his brother a hundred-fold the neglected and that which he overlooked.
 
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Behold, that is everything that household rules consist of. I would that this also were the case with you yourselves! If this were the case, such a one would carry My Word within him live. But instead of this constitution, yours is a constitution of complete self-interest and in an extraordinary numbers of you My Word resembles a decomposed corpse in a grave in which there is no more life than the crawling maggots of self-interest which, with time, fully consume the corpse, signifying the literal sense of the word, to finally make a house of death out of the temple of life.
 
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Heed well this domestic code therefore, and consider it in the light of My commandment of love, from which you will recognize that within this love alone resides everlasting life. Secondly, you will see that I am the same purest love everywhere. And thirdly, it shall also attest to the truth of everything that I reveal to you. For truth only flows from the flame of love. And once you find true love, then you have also found the true light, which in itself guarantees you the fullest truth, flickering everywhere from the same love, which is the foundation of all eternal truth.
 
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Knowing this, we shall consequently be able to scrutinize these fourth equatorial inhabitants' national constitution next time. And so we will leave it for today!