Empirical knowledge would be greatly enhanced by the recognition of evil as the root cause of all suffering. Throughout countless ages, many truly great human beings have expounded upon the presence of evil thriving with great detail. They have written about the endless tiring fight to live and over come in the battles fought within their very own selves between good and evil. You see, it’s all a matter of consciousness.
In the early, oh I would say the 1930’s, I believe, one J.R.R. Tolkien, a professor of literature offered one of the most perfect examples in modern time of this very battle that we speak of. I know most people dismissed his writings as mere myth and some people were so frightened by it that they wanted the books banned, burned, forbade their children or anyone around them to look at them, let alone their very own self, they would not even open the book. Now, I ask you how is it that we as human beings can feel or perceive that the words in a book can be so threatening to our existence, and the known has been attempted in life, yet you cannot destroy the truth that exists within the individual and collective psyche of humanity.
It’s just fortunate that some of us choose to write it, speak of it, for the sake of all of life, for the understanding of all of life. So of course, dismissing the writings of persons who have attempted to explain the battle as it is most likely fought within themselves and of course, there are many examples of it being fought in the outer existence of humankind, i.e., war…, so forth. Fighting for our own life, our own vitality in the face of evil living within our very homes, but most of these things were again dismissed as just mere story telling for the sake of entertainment. But, anyone who has endured encounters with evil no matter how afflicted by its’ presence, they have sustained even a shimmering thread of love in their heart without doubt they know the truth from which these mere myths have been taught. I say, obviously it is by the most casual observer that evil parents do not bring into existence evil children or good parents do not necessarily bring into life evil children. There’s so much more than simply genetics at work, that’s my point here.