Please note that the text below was written by the feeling-being ‘Peter’ while ‘he’ lived in a pragmatic
(methodological), still-in-control/same-way-of-being Virtual Freedom before becoming actually free.
Innocence: Freedom from sin or
guilt in general; the state of being untouched by evil; moral purity. Freedom from specific guilt; the fact of not being guilty of a charge;
guiltlessness. Freedom from cunning or artifice; guilelessness, artlessness, simplicity, lack of suspicion; lack of knowledge or sense, An
innocent person or thing. Harmlessness, innocuousness. Oxford Dictionary
Peter: Innocence is the state usually
attributed to the newborn baby or very young before they are corrupted by the ways of the ‘real’ world and by the evil in it.
Unfortunately this belief (known as ‘tabula rasa’) has more than a few holes in it. It completely ignores the easily observable fact
that humans, together with all other sentient beings are born with the instincts of fear, aggression, nurture and desire.
Religious belief equates this
biologically-imbued heritage to being born in sin or in Maya, as it is called in the Eastern mysticism. ‘A bummer of a birthmark’ as
Far-Side fans will recognize. Instead of repenting for one’s ‘sins’ in perpetual guilt for feeling or being aggressive or escaping the
never-ending cycle of suffering by the delusion of becoming enlightened, which are the only ‘solutions’ to date, there is now a simple
and effective way out.
To be intrepid enough to rid oneself of the
survival instincts of fear and aggression such that one becomes happy and harmless, free of malice and sorrow. Then, and only then, will
innocence be an actual fact in a human being, rather than remaining an unrealistic unliveable ideal or a passionate imaginary delusion.
As is evident from the PCE, the only way to evince
genuine peace and harmony with one’s fellow human beings is to have no ‘self’ – no ‘me’ who can feel offended, or who feels the
need to fight with others.
To become innocent, actually free of all feelings of malice and
sorrow, is the key to both finding personal peace and happiness and to be able to live in peace and harmony with one’s fellow human
beings. Actual innocence lies beyond ‘self’-immolation. Given that the very nature of the actual universe is both pure and perfect, these
same qualities are then automatically and spontaneously the qualities of one who lives in Actual Freedom.