I think that the animal kingdom is a good metaphor and do not deny what you say. But I would also present another reading of it.tinydot wrote:We have observed in animal kingdom a form of physical killing. I think in our case too, this got to do with the survival of the most fit. Fit in what sense? Fit in being able to rationalize and make decision for oneself. ... Strongly virtuous individuals with strong love for everyone will do "something" great to uplift the weak ones. Strongly vicious individuals will do anything to control everyone along their way.
A lion does not uplift an antelope. It devours it. It loves devouring fresh antelope. It preys upon them. And within the spiritual realm there are also those that devour others in many ways.
Perhaps "Spiritual Darwinism" IS the natural order in this world. That is, if you or your kind are not strong then it is better that you and your kinds are fed to the lions to make them stronger. This world more quickly rewards the voracious and self-centered. (I think sparkal is alluding to "spiritual predators" both within the BKWSU and society as a whole in his. It may be that Shiva is a ultimately a spiritual predator feeding off us or using us to feed off others energy).
Yes, I have also come to realize that life is a lesson in power, power over others, and the responsibility of power for those that chose that path over the path of love. Those that chose the path of power learn through association and experience. The BKs, guided by BapDada, seem to make a habit of seeking those in power and associating with them. Through being center and zone-in-charges, and "senior faculty members of the University", they learn lessons through experience. Sure they mess about with other people's minds and emotions during that process. They are only humans. They have institutionalized messing with people's minds that apparently does not seem to be entirely related to Shrimat and Murli. And, yes, in that learning process other individuals are hurt.
Let me ask a different question, in a war the general's send young men and women to a doomed (service) front, some those men and women are killed and others breakdown afterwards from PTS. Do the general have any degree of responsibility or was it the men and women's fault for being dumb and trusting enough to follow orders/Shrimat?
For those that like to check sources, there are notable cases of natural predators that give up eating others, Veggie lioness, Krishnananda's Kat. Little Tike is interesting because having suffered in the mouth of a natural predator, its own mother, it seemed to want to stop others sufffering.
What if one such lion was to meet with the other sort of lions above?