The Most Beautiful Thing

I was recently told of an African tribe that does the most beautiful thing.

When someone does something hurtful and wrong, they take the person to the center
of town, and the entire tribe comes and surrounds him. For two days they’ll tell the man every good thing he has ever done.

The tribe believes that every human being comes into the world as GOOD, each of us desiring safety, love, peace, happiness.

But sometimes in the pursuit of those things people make mistakes. The community sees misdeeds as a cry for help.

They band together for the sake of their fellow man to hold him up, to reconnect him with his true Nature, to remind him who he really is, until he fully remembers the truth from which he'd temporarily been disconnected: "I AM GOOD".

Source: Dharma Comics
Jerielle Jerielle
46-50, T
1 Response Dec 3, 2012

even if this is not true i want to believe it.

Compare and contrast with the story of the shaming stool
belonging to the kirk of the Scottish Presbyterian
whereupon at the end of service
one who had shamed the congregation
with their fornication or adultery
would sit and be reviled

and is it not a wonder that both exist
(or at least did once) in the same world,

or did they?

How many worlds exist in the Maya of humanity? Is there a "real" world or is that just a consensual collective ego construction?