WORK AND PLAY - II
Democracy - rule by conflict of interests - is condemned to frustration by its own limitations. It can lead only to nullity.
To be creative, rule must be based not on conflict but on co-operation, not on interest but on disinterest, not on rights but on duties. Self-seeking and craftiness are poor instruments compared with sacrifice and service. Envy, hatred, malice, and all uncharitableness are negative and impotent, and no form of government which incites them could make a nation happy or prosperous.
Effective government can only come from above.
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It is less the medicine than the doctor that cures. It is less the doctor than the organic consciousness that heals. Always the organic consciousness is responsible for illness and for its cure. The doctor inspires, gives the impulsion that leads to health, the medicine helps or hinders locally to that end. Medicine-only is an attempt at healing despite the organic consciousness.
How may the organic consciousness be persuaded to re-establish balance, health (wholeness)? It is not a question of functional and nervous ailments more than of organic and lesional. When that is understood Lourdes will be understood, Jesus will be understood, healers of all techniques will be understood, and medicine will at last become rational, i.e. in accordance with relative reality, with the psycho-somatic entity as we can know it.
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