Use and abuse are defined in the Definitions.
Therefore, as long as I use the resources and facilities I can enjoy them.
If I abuse and destroy any of the resources and facilities that PARAMATMA has given to each one then that individual is responsible to live with the adverse consequences of such behavior.
GOD has created the resources and facilities that all human beings need for daily living on earth.
There are some individuals who abuse the given resources and facilities causing great harm to the environment and natural resources on earth.
On the other hand most inhabitants of the earth use a tiny portion of the resources and facilities according to their needs.
However, most societies abuse the available resources and facilities by indiscriminate mining, cutting of forests, exploiting water beyond legitimate needs and so on.
Every act of abuse comes within the purview of definition 3 of The LAW of Consequences wherein it is specifically stated that when it is a Duty and the doing of that duty is avoided, then it will lead to adverse consequences for that individual, group or society.
The GIFT is also known as The LAW of the Environment.
You are required to use only that much as you need.
It permits everyone to share from the common pool of resources that PARAMATMA has given us, according to need, and opportunity.
At the same time HE recognizes human nature, and is prepared to accept that some human beings will exploit more of the resources and facilities from nature than others.
GOD has stated clearly that every individual is responsible for the consequences of each action taken in the use or abuse of The GIFT, and shall be judged accordingly.
EXPANSION OF PART 2 of THE GIFT
Everything pales with the passage of time.
Applies to relationships as well.
Relates to our own perceptions: We like softer colours, music
Every few years there is a shifting in perception and qualitative changes in relationship parameters
Pleasure may be qualitative or quantitative
GOD wants to see how each unique person will live.
Individual behaviour cannot be controlled.
In part 2 of The GIFT
GOD has given each one of us a ‘ psychological tool’ for use during one’s lifetime.
“Whatever gives you pleasure you will get moreof.”
This is a tool which enables me to analyze all my thoughts, dreams, plans, speech and actions and the actions of everyone else that I come in contact.
This analysis allows an individual to discover for himself or herself where and what gives pleasure and then to observe the self and co-relate taking pleasure in some activity, be it internal or external.
Using this tool, it is easy for me to determine where I need to correct myself, and to avoid repeating the mistakes, actions, or behaviors of others.
This part of The GIFT allows the concomitant expansion cum extension of that pleasure through delivery of more of that activity.
GOD says that the greater my pleasure, or fear and apprehension, whether generated by outside action or due to internalization of something in my past, my present or my apprehensions of the future, the moreof that very thing I will get.
Observation of the Self
I need to create a small module of self-awareness within myself which I should then elevate above my body and tether it about 8-10 feet above my consciousness.
Using that module, I must monitor and observe my own self continuously to discover the sources of my pleasure.
The GIFT is given to each Atma at the time the Atma is placed in the specific body+mind for the journey through life in order to allow that Soul to work for Salvation.
HIS intention is that once an Atma starts enjoying working towards merger with HIM, that Soul will pass on the same pleasure to the body+mind which will enable both to work towards the common goal of Salvation.
Reality in the Physical Universe
Once a child takes birth, society in the form of parents, extended family, friends of the family, peers of the little one all get into the act.
Society can easily divert the body+mind in diverse ways to make the little person commit sins in the form of lies, denials, stealing, avarice and so on.
Every sin creates a layer, which goes upon and around the Soul
These layers by the little person build a crust around the Atma layer by layer starting the from fifth day of birth.
By age thirteen, the Soul is completely isolated by being enclosed within the crust.
Once the crust forms it isolates that Atma from any contact with the body+mind.
Once the Atma is isolated within the body+mind given to that Soul, then the responsibility for carrying out The Task given to that Atma devolves upon that body+mind.
At this stage, Part 2 of The GIFT, instead of being a vehicle for Salvation for the Soul, may become a means of self-inflicted pain on that body+mind.
If the body+mind gets pleasure from doing or committing a sin, it will lead that person to commit more sins.
You may have come across some individual or individuals during your school or college days or otherwise in interaction during your life, who are capable of and fond of cracking jokes, being witty and amusing and bringing a laugh, smile or giggle to your lips at any time and at all times.
There would have been many instances where such a friend or acquaintance or colleague would crack jokes and make you clutch your stomach and sides exclaiming, ‘please stop, my stomach is painful. I cannot handle anymore.’ Such an individual would even in that eventuality would say, ‘please, let me tell you one more. You must hear this one to send you into paroxysm of laughter.’
Such an individual is deriving – pleasure for himself or herself through making other people laugh and thus his or her pleasure is enhanced by his or her ability to remember or in many a case create jokes and anecdotes on the go thus giving him or her ability to entertain his or her friends and strangers continuously.
Comment: Such an individual is deriving pleasure from amusing others and thus his ability to amuse other keeps getting enhanced through the operation of The GIFT.
You may have come across another type of individual who is forever complaining about something or the other, about the misery or set of miseries she or he has been facing for such a long period of time.
Comment 1: Such an individual derives pleasure from making the other person feel distressed, miserable or sympathetic at the litany of the complainant.
Comment 2: For such an individual The GIFT operates to create miseries through his or her own actions.
There would be another kind of individual who would divert your attention especially when you are doing something serious or important by introducing some actions or ideas totally out of context with what is being done.
Comment: such an individual derives pleasure by being a nuisance to another person and when confronted claims innocence that he or she was doing something without any intention to disturb you.
There would be another kind of individual who would cry and play victim endlessly. Such an individual derives pleasure from the act of crying.
Comment: The GIFT operates to increase the opportunities for crying endlessly.
There would be another kind of individual who would live in the past lamenting the fact that he or she has been unjustly dealt with by someone at different times in the past.
Comment: Such an individual derives pleasure from living in the past and cribbing. The GIFT operates to make that person miss the present and when the present becomes the past, he/she will have another opportunity to lament.
There would be another kind of individual who has a complaint about everything whether in the present or past and if nothing else works, then the apprehensions about the future using the term- ‘what if?’
Comment: Such an individual derives pleasure from the mere act of complaining.
- As may be observed from the example, there are many individuals who adopt such idiosyncratic behavior to seek attention.
- Seeking attention becomes the major pleasure giving item for such individuals and they do not realize what they are doing.
- When you start getting pleasure in doing something, then your GIFT operates to give you more of the pleasure giving item.
Identification of Some Resources
- Non metals
- Substance induced
Identification of Some Facilities
- The Teacher
- Unrestricted capabilities
- Energy sink
- Environmental disasters
First form of energy created space so energy is resource and space is facility.
When energy is consumed, matter is created; hence energy is resource and matter is facility and vice versa.
Identification of some of the elements of ‘whatever’ in Part 2 of The GIFT
- Physical pain
- Playing instruments
- Psychotropic substances
- Health issues
- Mental pain
- Emotional pain
- Suicidal feelings
- Blame avoidance
- Low self esteem
The above are not complete lists, they have been included as examples for your better understanding.
The word ‘moreof’ is a device for Salvation.
You must use this psychological tool of Part 2 for your benefit all through your life.
Monitor yourself continuously.
Carry out your Duties given in The Teachings.