What is a slave and what is a prisoner? (rough notes)

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What is a slave and what is a prisoner? (rough notes)

Post by Vana on September 15th 2009, 9:48 pm



What is a slave and what is a prisoner? (rough notes)

I was born into slavery. And fought my way up to prisoner!

The slave obeys. The slave subjugates his will to that of an other or others. The slave is never under duress -- that is the prisoner. The prisoner makes no pretension of submission. From the outside the two may be indistinguishable -- but they are totally different -- opposites. The slave is a slave in mind, the prisoner is always really free.

There is no shame in being a prisoner. Anyone can be overpowered, outwitted, outnumbered.

These are absolute considerations: one-thousand years is not a mitigation: she is biding her time, in stealth... waiting to make a break for it. No outward symbol can ever demonstrate slavery because slavery is not an incongruity of will and situatedness(?). Shackles, bars, whips and chains... these are the common condition of slave and prisoner.

Motive: The slave seeks to preserve his life, the prisoner seeks to preserve her will.

Will is not a component, sub-machine, of life; it is not. Will preceeds life, and life depends on will. We will ourselves to die and we will our life. If you die in your dream, you die -- this folk wisdom has no experiential proof, yet it creeps in by necessary logic. The last free act of a prisoner might be to will the eradication of her life. The slave never does this, he is a slave to life. No one can have everything she wants all the time -- if ever.

A prisoner's will is obstructed, but it is not subjected. (This is a fault that society values life, and not liberty; but a society must -- and an individual must never -- or he becomes a slave.)

The radical freedom of God's will is identical to his animals. No animal has a life; no imaginary cares; if an animal can perceive her escape -- born free -- she takes it!
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Post by Wind-Dancer on September 16th 2009, 8:03 am

Hello and welcome to our community Vana. Thanks for sharing that life lesson. Im looking forward to your future posts.

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Post by Spirit-Being on September 16th 2009, 3:04 pm

Hello Vana Welcome to Spirits Journey Forums :Hello:

Wonderful Post and i must say that in my experiences i felt i was a prisoner of my own limitations and influences from the outside world. What is Freedom? For me to be free is not what is stated in the constitution, but of the false being within. I have asked myself many times who am i? and when i thought i knew who i was i was always proven wrong, except for this last time i went soul searching i needed freedom i let go of every worry thought emotion and opened up. I asked questions and received clear cut answers to who i truly was. I still have alot to experience but in receiving this answer not by what any book can tell me i am but by the open mindedness & freedom that i found. The answer that was given to me is not in any book, there is no where in a book that i will find hey Spirit-Being this is who you truly are! No the answers can only come inside of us through our experiences. Are we tired of being Slaves & Prisoners of our own limitations and concepts. The most Beautiful thing about life is having an open mind and experiencing life for yourself.

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