“The Declarations impose obligations of righteous thought, emotion, speech and conduct so that the Maatian person is cultivated through the development of character. And character is developed through moral instruction and practice.
Thus, in Maatian ethics, instruction and learning are above all for a practical end, self-cultivation-in-community. As Ankhsheshonqi says, “It is in the development of character that instruction succeeds.”
Therefore, one is cultivated to do good and abstain from evil. In the Declarations one is obligated: not to be arrogant, covetous, greedy, or quick-tempered, in order to cultivate the mind and emotions: not to lie, curse, argue, engage in quarreling or be contentious, gossip, slander or talk overmuch, in order to cultivate restraint in speech; and not to demand more than what is due to one, mistreat others …”
-Page 97,The Book of Coming Forth By Day, by Maulana Karenga
“We are trained to fight with swords, with strength, and with blood. But when the thinking machines send an invisible enemy against us, how are we to defend ourselves or the rest of humanity.” – Swordmaster Istian Goss ( Dune: The Battle of Corrin by Brian Herbet & Kevin J. Anderson)
“The right fight: The right fight is the one you win without fighting.” – Sun Tsu
We live in a world that is not only beautiful beyond measure, but also awesomely terrible.
Essentially the earth is a world of peace and war, many contradictions and much more mysteries and undiscovered wonders.
Earth is also a world of Energy – conserved, reserved, used, misused and also misunderstood. We could preserve a lot of lives and enjoy many more beautiful moments in our lives if only we fully understood and the sources and potentialities of various forms of Energy.
In a book titled Women And The Art of War: Sun Tsu’s Strategies For Winning Without Confrontation, Catherine Hunag and A.D. Rosenberg offer this:
“Conserve Your Energy
The right fight: The right fight is the one you win without fighting.
Sun Tsu pointed out that, ultimately, victory is created by your opponent through their mistakes and weaknesses, as long as you are poised to take advantage of them. In other words, do not spend your resources and energy unproductively.
There is never a dull day during a radical creators life.
We are crazy enough to think and act like the world can be transformed, altered or made manifest anew.
The artist creatively articulates and accentuates what Nature and other humans have already made.
There is no barrier or ruler by which creative expression can be measured, whatever means may be used to analyse and critique the Works are merely learned and accepted or rejected according to the standards of the observers.
The Works of Green Ankh are as Poetry is to the appreciative Seeker …