The Coming of the Chaos: Hell on Earth….

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by Nanman Guishin.
25 March 2014 0800
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Now it occurs to me… perhaps too late… that perhaps I give you too much credit…. Perhaps I assume… incorrectly… that you are formerly educated…. Do not allow… that you may be illiterate… rather than a literati…. Assumed that you had at least passed the First Forms… the Qualifying Quiz… for the State Civil Service Entrance Examination… the Literary Test….
But perhaps not….
Perhaps you are not man… but beast…. Uneducated…. Uncultured…. Uncouth….
Barbarian….
And… we… true Chinese… all know… what a Barbarian really is….
A tiger…. A mere animal…. Concealed in man-skin…. Prowling…. Pondering his escape….
I apologize…. I mean no disrespect…. I am merely describing… barbarians…. Every… educated… human… knows….
What… you… perhaps… do not….
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Barbarian… means simply… anyone… who does not share Heaven’s Good Fortune…. Anyone upon whom the Jade Emperor did not see fit to dispense his highest favor…. Anyone not belonging to the Black-haired People. Anyone not deemed beautiful enough to be born into the Middle Kingdom. Anyone who is not Han….
A Barbarian… is simply… someone… from the Four Seas surrounding the Middle Kingdom… who is not… truly… human… though… he may appear to be…. A barbarian… is an uneducated… unrighteous… uncouth… uncultured… beast…. Though he may be extraordinarily intelligent…. Cunning…. Necessarily… ruthless…. Incapable… of understanding… comprehending… Supreme Truth…. A barbarian… by necessity… lives his days… in a tangled web… of self-deceit….
A barbarian is ignorant….
A barbarian knows no better….
Because… a barbarian… lacks the capacity… to know better….
Because a barbarian is a beast….
Because that… is his Fate….
Because that… is karma….
And… I know… more… about the ways of barbarians…. Better than most…. Not simply because they are one of my many minor fields of study… but mostly because… I was once one myself…. Once….
So… I will show pity….
On the pitiful….
On the pitiable….
On the… Barbarian….
How can you be expected to understand the subtle intricacies of the Grand Palace that is the Imperial Court… if you completely lack any foundation… in the Five Classics…. If you have no knowledge of the concepts of Confucius…. And… no understanding of the Tao….
Perhaps… you are a simple Buddhist….
How… quaint….
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But… of course… I am discussing a time… before the Jade Emperor sat on his Golden Throne and presided over Heaven… Earth… and Hell…. Before Order was created out of Chaos…. Before man was ruled by Law….
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The August Sage Confucius correctly identified a hierarchy of five social norms that are necessary to maintain order in any form of acceptable society: Tao (the Way), Te (moral precepts), Li (rites required to please and to seek favor from the gods), Xisu (customs separating classes), and Fa (the Law of the Land). Precisely in that order of precedence.
As you can see… the Law… is the lowest form of social norm… because the Law represents the Will of a small group of men… rather than the established will of the masses… and the gods….
So… how can one expect a barbarian to know the Law of the Qin… when he is ignorant… of the Customs of the Qin…. The Rites of the Three Religions…. And lacks even the simple knowledge of moral precepts common to all educated men….
How can any intelligent… learned… sentient… being… expect a mere barbarian… to be anything… more than… an animal…. Perhaps displaying something akin to feline cunning…. Definitely driven by animal… desires….
But… you are excused… for your obvious ignorance….
After all… we all now abide in the Age of Kali Yurga….
An Age… when no man… can be saved….
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Notice… the indefinite article….
I specified an Age… not the Age….
Because… Time… is the rim… of a wheel…. A rolling wheel…. And the Wheel of Time… is rolling along…. Returning… to the lowest point…. The Time… before… THE Law…. Not the Law of Qin…. Not the law of man…. The Law of Heaven…. The Law that led the World out of the Chaos that arose out of Creation….
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In the Beginning… after P’an Ku… the Horny Dwarf took his great axe… cracked the Cosmic Egg… Chaos escaped into the World….
When P’an Ku finished… he died…. Giving birth to the Ten Thousand Myriad Things….
Giving birth to creatures….
Giving birth to animals….
Giving birth to barbarians….
Giving birth to men….
Giving birth to those creatures that would become gods….
Giving birth to demons….
The creatures of that first generation of Creation… were immense…. And immortal…. And… with time… they grew… haughty….
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Initially… all were happy….
And… at least initially… a few… were good. Most worked hard to feed themselves. Some even spent some of their time working to make the world a better place for others. For all….
But others… soon grew bored…. And… eventually… devolved… to seeking only their own pleasure…. Their own fame…. Their own profit….
At that time… these… poor… creatures… these immortal beings… had nothing to guide them….
At that time… there was nothing… but their own dark desires… to teach them…. To drive them…. To define them….
Thus… some… those who were the strongest… those who were the smartest… those who were the most courageous… those who were the most resolute… those who felt themselves to be superior… sought to set themselves above others. Sought to rule…. To rule other creatures…. To rule beasts…. And… to rule man….
And… there was no Rule of Law…. No Social Custom…. No Rites…. No Wrong…. No Moral Precepts….
At that time on Earth… there was Nothing…. And that Nothing… was the Eternal Tao…. The Uncaring Tao…. The Eternal Tao is unconcerned… about Anything…. About Anyone…. Except… the Balance….
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When P’an Ku finished fixing the firmament… he finished his work… and died…. And… through his death… finished his work of Creation… of the Ten Thousand Myriad Things…. And left his Creation… to Shangdi… a Caretaker…. A maintainer…. Who viewed his job… as nothing more… than maintaining karma…. Maintaining the balance…. Maintaining the status quo….
But Shangdi was… busy…. Shangdi was a Sky God…. And… Shangdi… stayed above the ensuing fray… way up in the sky….
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So… when some demon… and his minions… sought to subjugate all other creatures… to set themselves up as Masters of the Universe… no one… and no thing… existed… to oppose them….
And… that creature… the greatest creature of all… most ferocious… most fearsome… most fell… not only of all demon-kind… but of all Creation… was the Nameless One….
He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named….
Who was the Firstborn of All…. So… thus… he was the biggest… and the brightest…. And fearless…. The Shining Sun…. The Wholly One…. The Polestar from whom all creatures determined their bearings…. The Bright Beacon upon whom all beings depended… to plot their course… in the Way…. An august example for all….
The Supreme Leader… the Warlord… of the Legions… of the Latter Day Saints….
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He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named became convinced that… no matter what he did… no one would make any attempt to stop him… because no one would be willing to risk… their own position…. Their own pleasure…. Their own immortality….
And when he became convinced… he acted….
But… that didn’t happen for many years…. For many millennia….
In the Beginning… he bided his time….
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In the Beginning… He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named created many things… and made many creatures… happy…. He worked diligently. He served. He was kind. And gentle.
Initially… pleasing others… brought him pleasure….
Initially… pleasing others… was sufficient….
But eventually… he became… dissatisfied…. With his world…. With his life…. With himself….
So… he… sought… more…. Joy….
He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named relentlessly sought greater thrills… and greater pleasure…. Until… he was seduced… by power…. What pleased He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named more than anything else… was to recognized… glorified… worshipped….
At first… for the pleasure he gave others….
And… finally… solely for who he was….
While others… kneeled at his feet… prostrated themselves before him… banged their foreheads on the Earth nine times… and begged….
At first… the Nameless One enjoyed pleasure…. Food. Drink. Contests against other creatures. Sex. Pleasure. Unbridled pleasure….
Living life…. Loving life…. Giving life….
But eventually… life… was not enough…. Eventually… He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named… began to explore… Death….
And… to learn about Death… he conducted cruel experiments… became an expert… in taking life….
At first… it all seemed so… innocent….
At first… He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named simply seemed to enjoy competition….
Then… he progressed…. As he trained harder… as he developed greater skill… he began to enjoy… winning…. Bragging…. Taunting…. Doing things his way…. Others doing things his way…. Everyone doing everything his way….
And when some others no longer gained pleasure… through doing things his way… He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named forced them to do things his way anyway…. He coaxed…. He cajoled…. He coerced…. And… then… he formed a group… with some of his friends….
And… they began to taunt…. To ridicule…. To discredit…. To bully…. To beat…. To capture…. To kidnap…. To steal…. To rape…. To torture….
And… He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named… and his minions… loved that…. They loved the feeling of complete control… over others…. That pleased them more than anything else….
But while his minions loved to lord themselves over everyone else… He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named loved… to study…. To experiment…. To find new ways to be even more cruel…. To understand the infernal mysteries… of the Eternal Tao….
He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named studied how the Horny Dwarf had chiseled and sculpted the Earth… and the Heavens…. How he had separated them…. Set them apart….
He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named studied Alchemy… the Five Elements…. How they could be separated…. Purified…. Mixed together to form compounds…. How those compounds affected the lives of all creatures under the Heavens….
He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named studied Astrology… the movement of the Sun and the Moon and the stars and the planets…. The way their movements affected the lives of all creatures under the Heavens….
And then… after many millions of years… He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named… learned to predict… the future… by watching the movements of the Sun and the Moon and the stars and the planets… and by knowing the nature of the sentient beings that surrounded him….
And then… He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named… wrote the first law…. And… he wrote it on his heart…. He called his law… the Ultimate Law…. The Principle of Pleasure…. And that law he wrote thus: whatever he desired… he deserved…. And… whatever he deserved… he should be served…. And He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named spake unto himself and said: “This is good.”
And then… He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named took unto himself a Consort…. Beauty-Without-Bound. And Beauty-Without-Bound was a law unto herself…. Extremely wicked. Exceeding evil. Conceited and cruel. Condescending and dismissive to all she saw as below her station. And that group… included… everyone. Except herself. And… He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named ….
And… He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named thought that Beauty-Without-Bound was excellent…. And He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named was pleased…. With Beauty-Without-Bound. And… with himself. And He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named spake unto himself and said: “This is very good!”
And… He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named was pleased…. For a while…. His law… the Principle of Pleasure… was sufficient… for a while…. But… over time… as the population continued to grow… and fewer and fewer worked… the resources began to dwindle….
He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named and Beauty-Beyond-Bound slaked their thirst and unbridled their wanton lust and gave free rein to their most sordid passions…. They engaged… and disengaged… in all manner of orgies…. With men…. With women…. With beasts…. With all manner of fauna and flora…. Dragons… and dwarves…. Beast… and birds…. Fowl… and fouler…. They sang and danced and drank and foraged… and participated in bacchanals… and debauched rites…. All in the name of obscene pleasure….
And… Beauty-Beyond-Bound bore He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named many children…. And all… were far less beautiful… and far less powerful… and far less cunning… but no less wicked… than their parents…. And each believed… that he or she… deserved everything he or she wanted…. And each believed… that he or she… should be served…. And then… He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named thought to himself: “This is not good….”
He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named thought to himself: “These children that my wife has conceived lack her beauty; they lack my strength; they lack our cunning. Her children are weak!”
Then… He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named thought to himself: “These children cannot have sprung from my loins…. From my… perfect… lust….”
So… He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named… conceived for himself… and wrote… another law…. And this law… was lacking all principle…. The Law that Might Makes Right…. And he wrote that law on the hearts… and on the soles… and on the backs… of man… with iron rods… and with whips… and with scourges… and with chains… and with hot coals….
He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named proclaimed that he could have whatever he could take; that he could keep whatever he could hold. And He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named spake unto himself and said: “This… is GOOD!!!”
He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named… enslaved all mankind… and made them work… to fulfill his desires….
Because he could….
He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named was cruel….
Because he could be….
Because there was no one to stop him…. No one to intervene…. No one to interfere…. No one as powerful as he…. And no Army as strong as his legions….
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The Bright One. The Polestar. The Eternal Lord of the Last Age….
Transformed….
Into….
The Dissolute Son of Eternal Dissipation…. The Last Avatar…. The Unholy Sovereign of Latter Day Saints of the Law….
Some sages claim some one… some god… some gods… stepped up…. That the Sānqīng… the Three Pure Ones… and Yùqīng… the Jade Pure One in particular… descended from his home in the Heaven of Jade Purity… and intervened…. Imposed upon Creation…. And… made all created beings… mortal…. Made each succeeding generation smaller… uglier… with a shorter life span….
Set the Wheel of Reincarnation spinning….
But… that may be nothing more than myth…. Not truth….
What is Truth…?
Beauty-Beyond-Bound… bore… He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named… children…. Many children….
Children. Wicked. Smaller. Incapable of making their own way. Lack steel, so must steal. Like him less. And less like him. Flaccid and effeminate band of sadistic thieves.
Deserving of punishment. Not deserving of life.
Deserving of death….
And… Eternal Damnation….
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And… as it turned out… He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named was absolutely right…. Correct in his situational assessment. Prescient in his prediction….
No one stepped up to save mankind. Many were so caught up in their own pursuit of pleasure that they didn’t even notice the pain and suffering of man. Most were so fixated on goals that they refused to be distracted…. To get involved. Some were seduced by what they perceived as a rational redistribution of wealth…. They rationalized… that if they received more… and worked less… the system must be good…. A few joined with He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named in oppressing man…. In tormenting… torturing… abusing the human slaves. And these… were richly rewarded…. And these creatures felt good about themselves…. Felt that they were… somehow… better… than mere mortals…. Most creatures stood off to themselves… and thought philosophically about what they observed…. This is my fate… and that is theirs…. The working of karma are inexplicable, but must be accepted…. The Eternal Tao is inscrutable…. Of course, some felt pain… complained… amongst themselves… wept and cried… wrung their hands… gnashed their teeth… in the comforts of their own homes…. He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named greatly enjoyed ridiculing… reviling… these liberal-minded souls… who sought to support socialized justice… from the comforts of their safe houses… in the quiet of the walk-in closets…. And others… shook their heads… and said prayers of thanksgiving… that they were not so afflicted….
For days…. For weeks…. For months…. For years….
For decades…. For centuries…. For millennia…. For ages…. For epochs….
For hundreds of thousands…. For hundreds of millions…. Of years…. And ages…. And epochs…. Man… was forced… to endure…. The savage enslavement… at the hands… of He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named….
The torment…. The living Hell…. That was worse than Hell itself… because… at that time… it was eternal…. Not a sentence determined through judicial mechanisms…. Not Justice…. Not Retribution…. Not punishment leading to repentance…. Nothing. But. Torture.
Finally… in the Last Age… He-Who-Shall-Not-Be-Named… found… his fate….
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Fate…. Worse than Death….
A fate only befitting… The Eternal Lord of the Last Age…. The Dissolute Son of Eternal Dissipation…. The Last Avatar… incarnate…. The Unholy Sovereign of Latter Day Saints of the Law… Lord Kali himself….
And… finally… in the end… after many millennia… The Last Avatar… Lord Kali himself… found a profound… penetrating… personal knowledge… of the deeply impenetrable… impersonal… nothingness… that is… the Eternal Tao….
But… that’s another story….
About another time….
And… for another time….

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