When you give a shilling to a beggar - do you realise that you are giving it to yourself?
When you help a lame dog over a stile - do you realise that you yourself are being helped?
When you kick a man when he is down - do you realise that you are kicking yourself?
Give him another kick - if you deserve it!


Surely revenge - tu quoque, tit-for-tat, an eye for an eye, the normal, eternal, fatuous, universal human reaction, automatic in the young and the primary, is just a function of split unity?

Hit him back: you hit yourself because you hit yourself previously in the time sequence. Only if you divide one into two halves can such things happen.

One good turn ... tic-toc - a symbolic reconstruction of unity split by time into a sequence, symbolic because such a reconstruction cannot effectually occur in time. We call it balance, compensation, even harmony. Is it not a reflex attempt to reintegrate the state of unicity in which intemporally we are?

(© RKP, 1960)

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