Book excerpt: “The Two Paths to God”…
What, in fact, are Virtues? We often talk about principles, laws, virtues, and morals very “loosely” – but, what, in fact, are they? Regarding our Virtues, where is their place in our lives – and why did a Saint, such as Lao Tzu, devote so much time in his teachings to them?
The Five Divine Virtues are: Justice, Truth, Love, Kindness and Wisdom. All five are born from thought.
Karma springs from the Divine Virtue of Justice. Karma is the universal law of action-reaction-response.
The Supreme Intelligence that operates everything in our Universe is the source of Truth.
Love and Kindness are the highest forms of actions that kickstart our Universal Laws. I can love you without necessarily being kind to you and I can be kind to you without necessarily loving you. Recognizing both of these Virtues taps into both our emotional (love) and mental (kindness) realms.
Conscious awareness of the Universal Laws in combination with our spiritual practices and study awakens our Wisdom.
Regarding The Five Divine Virtues, one thing we have to first define for ourselves is that…
Virtues are different than principles.
Virtues are different than morals.
Virtues are different than laws.
In our world societies, our principles beget our morals and our morals beget our laws. In our spirituality, our principles beget our morals, our morals beget our virtues, and our virtues are what resonate with The Universal Laws. For example, no world government has a law that enforces kindness, however, every human has a virtue for it – and it is this Virtue of Kindness that resonates with our higher, Universal Laws. Karma, one expression of Divine Justice, is another Virtue that resonates with our Universal Laws.
As for all four terms, they are defined in our dictionaries as:
Principles – A fundamental source or basis of something. The foundation for a system of belief, behavior, or for a chain of reasoning. A scientific theorem that has numerous special applications across a wide field.
Morals – Concerned with the principles of right and wrong behavior. High principles are used for proper conduct. Morals are also a lesson that can be derived from a story.
Virtues – Behavior showing the highest moral standards. The good result that comes from something. Moral excellence, goodness, righteousness.
Laws – Regulate actions. A rule defining correct procedure or behavior. A fact, deduced from observation, to the effect that a particular, natural or scientific phenomenon always occurs if certain conditions are present. The body of divine commandments as expressed in religious texts.
We can combine “The Eternal Field” with “The Divine Virtues” within their thoughts and actions. We can give all four of these terms a place, and see how they are divinely interconnected:
We extract our morals of right and wrong out of the vast number of our principles.
Our highest and most righteous morals are our virtues – Justice, Truth, Love, Kindness, and Wisdom. It is this tiny group of virtues that resonate with The Universal Laws.
– 19 June, 2017. Joliette – Marseille, France