Please note that some 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.
Malice: Badness; esp. wickedness. The desire to injure
another person; active ill will or hatred. In later use also, the desire to tease. Malicious conduct; a malicious act or device. Power to harm,
harmful action or effect, malignancy; wrongful intention. Oxford Dictionary
Richard: As a broad generalised
categorisation, ‘malice’ (the desire to hurt another person; active ill will, spite or hatred; a deep resentment) is used here as a
‘catch-all’ word for what one does to others (resentment, anger, hatred, rage, sadism and so on through all the variations such as
abhorrence; acerbity; acrimony; aggression; anger; animosity; antagonism; antipathy; aversion; bad blood; temper; bellicosity; belligerence;
bile; bitchiness; bitterness; cantankerousness; cattiness; crabbiness; crossness; defamation; despisal; detestation; disgust; dislike;
dissatisfaction; enmity; envy; evil; execration; grievance; grudge; grudgingness; hard feelings; harm; hate; hatred; hostility; ill feeling;
ill will; ill-nature; ill-temper; inimicalness; irascibility; irritability; loathing; malevolence; malignance; malignity; militancy; moodiness;
murder; opposition; peevishness; petulance; pique; querulousness; rancour; repulsion; repugnance; resentment; snideness; spite; spitefulness;
spleen; spoiling; stifling; sullenness; testiness; touchiness; umbrage; unfriendliness; unkindness; vengefulness; venom; vindictiveness;
The genetically inherited passions (such as fear and aggression and nurture and
desire) give rise to malice and sorrow. Malice and sorrow are intrinsically connected and constitute what is known as ‘The Human
Condition’. The term ‘Human Condition’ is a well-established philosophical term that refers to the situation that all human beings find
themselves in when they emerge here as babies. The term refers to the contrary and perverse nature of all peoples of all races and all
cultures. There is ‘good’ and ‘bad’ in everyone ... all humans have a ‘dark side’ to their nature and a ‘light side’. The
battle betwixt ‘Good and Evil’ has raged down through the centuries and it requires constant vigilance lest evil gets the upper hand.
Morals and ethics seek to control the wayward self that lurks deep within the human breast ... and some semblance of what is called ‘peace’
prevails for the main. Where morality and ethicality fails to curb the ‘savage beast’, law and order is maintained ... at the point of a
gun. The ending of malice and sorrow involves getting one’s head out of the clouds – and beyond – and coming down-to-earth where the
flesh and blood bodies called human beings actually live. Obviously, the solution to all the ills of humankind can only be found here in space
and now in time as this body.
Then the question is: is it possible to be free of the human condition, here on
earth, in this life-time, as this flesh and blood body? Which means: How on earth can one live happily and harmlessly in the world as-it-is
with people as-they-are whilst one nurses malice and sorrow in one’s bosom?
Peter: A study of the animal world quickly alerts one to
instinctual fear and aggression operating, and an honest appraisal will admit to it operating in humans as well. As is evidenced in such tests
as those carried out by Milgram and others, humans have an active instinct for malice and aggression that requires the point of a gun or severe
moral constraint to hopefully keep them in check. That 160,000,000 have died in wars this century alone is surely evidence of the on-going,
inherent malice in humans. Curiously it is always someone else who is malicious or has caused us to be malicious back (this is then regarded as
a ‘right’ for justice and not as malicious). The acknowledgement of malice within one’s own bosom is an essential prerequisite to begin
to eliminate it. Merely ‘watching it’ is a big cop-out from doing something about it in oneself. Merely transcending it to the extent that
one believes oneself to be Good, Right, Holy and above it all is to directly contribute to all the mayhem and carnage of the religious wars and
persecutions on the planet.
The third alternative is to rid oneself of all of the instinctual passions – an
actual extinction, thus freeing oneself from the shackles of moral constraint or the delusion of transcendence.