Wednesday, November 3, 2010

Royalty's right to rule

What was the purpose of monarchy?  
In the greater economy of life 
which economy is obscured from all some of the time
and most, all of the time, 
in that greater (greatest being too presumptuous a word) economy of all,
with an intricacy and depth that modern physics only rarely even glimpses at the physical level, 
what purpose does inherited social position and political power play?

Jan Cox did not specifically mention this. As with most of the posts to this blog, meant to cast more attention on this 20th century spiritual teacher, the rationale is that he demonstrated and bid his students,
think fresh thoughts. 

Here is my latest attempt to think creatively:
And so here is a partial answer to the question, what is the purpose of monarchy.
At one time monarchy was an experiment on life's part to 
mechanically produce 

Royalty, occasionally, perhaps more often that other methods (in the past), produced people
who had nothing to hide, no bias to obscure, 
and were supremely confident of their right to lead.
Their swords cut clean.

The bravery of past kings is astonishing. Often it seems medieval kings barely passed on their genes when they died in some poorly thought out but incredibly brave military skirmish.

Now after some evolutionary twirls, this purpose is mainly irrelevant, the survival of mankind being less assured by physical leadership, than that of other human realms.

Objectivity was, it is perhaps unnecessary to say to those who have studied the writing of Jan Cox, cannot BE mechanically produced. One assumes this was always true, so life's experiments in this regard are --- instructive. 

Certainly though the landscape, and meaning of kingship, external and internal, has shifted, over millennia.