MALASYAIN TANKA/SENRYU ECHOESS 181: FAIRNESS

MALASYAIN TANKA/SENRYU ECHOESS 181: FAIRNESS

 

world is never fair

sip my coffee watching scenes

wife on market rounds

 

long queue for food stores

stressful business, rest envy

all suffer the same

 

leaders have cronies

money glue to all feathers

to stay in power

 

saints have favourites

main disciples more at heart

heaven for the few

 

unfair if you lose

egalitarian shout

fairness has levels

 

16 thoughts on “MALASYAIN TANKA/SENRYU ECHOESS 181: FAIRNESS

    1. wonkywizard Post author

      Saints, East and West, have their favourite disciples. Generally parents love all their children, but has favourites too. This is a humanistic nature.

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  1. Jane Dougherty

    That idea of ‘fairness’ stretching to saints and heaven and ultimately God is quite scary. So many sects believe that they are the only ones who have the right to heaven, and that applies however good or bad they are a human beings. Fairness, as you say, is different depending on your position. You paint a detailed picture of humanity in these few lines.

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    1. wonkywizard Post author

      We assume that all parents love their children, bit will still have favourites; same with teachers,leaders and saints. It is more natural and humanistic , than to demand for absolute fairness. Why should there be a chosen one? The sects thought they are closer to God and more right than the other. This is more secular than spiritual, I think.

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      1. Jane Dougherty

        I’m tempted to say that there is not much ‘spiritual’ in the major religions. They are too close to being simply engines of social control to be uplifting.

      2. wonkywizard Post author

        I would say most religionists pay more attention to the brand than to the spirit of contents. They are either repeatedly tied to a set of rules and doctrine or they contemplate again and again – from the root word.

      3. wonkywizard Post author

        Yes, they end up with rage, if game does not play with own set of rules. Despite all the advances, how balance could the world be?

      4. wonkywizard Post author

        Ha, ha, when you paint your pictures, how do you balance? In Artspeak, you don’t colour and shade all equally; yet the picture is balanced as a whole. You cant avoid egotism in a real world. It is stated in the salutation, but the ending has “levels” to compensate the unfairness.

      5. Jane Dougherty

        Well, that’s the point really. You can’t get rid of all the flaws, and in the painting analogy, the beauty is in the whole not odd bits here and there. But can you really transpose what works for a painting, which is after all the work of one guiding, creating hand, to the global economy?

      6. wonkywizard Post author

        Agreed it is much more complicated in life. In a painting, once it is done, you cant change; in life, you have to keep balancing, with changes phases, time, place, people, changing needs and conditions. In many religions, they are stuck with the book, written years ago by scholars. Holy comes from the word holes.

      7. wonkywizard Post author

        One for all universal truth, even the very learned accept that version, showing beauty in the eyes of beholder English is a funny language, (be hold er).

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