The Middle Path
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This is just a simple rant that I wanted to get off my chest about the need for the civilized world to categorized existence according gender.
As an ignorant person I would first like to say pardon me for my stupidity. Names, clothes, planets, objects - be it cars, toys, cigarettes or even words - as well as professions come with gender labels attached.
If one were to look at life from the perspective of buddhism and the quest for the middle path than we all posses yin and yang elements. Unfortunately, society has forced the masses to align oneself with one or the other. For those who the indigenous cultures labeled as two spirit, well they are just uncivilized.
In the path for self-determination and compassion yin or female energy is needed to nurture oneself, which from the perspective of Sufism, allows an individual to walk the various stations with an open heart. Besides having compassion for the outside world one must more importantly have internal compassion, internal love and a desire to find one’s true self or individuality.
Yang energy is equally needed for all souls to conquer the daily external struggles as well as put into to practice the learnings one obtains in their quest for enlightenment. Basically when we deal with the soul, there’s no need for gender differentiation. As any seer would tell you when they speak to spirits they may be of one gender when they appear but were of another when they actually walked the earth.
Finally, it’s important that one day in all our civilized wisdom realize that we are actually souls who have spiritual experiences all the time with the occasional human encounter.