894. A New Code of Ethics

Since all times humans have pondered a formulation of principles that would warrant a harmonious and prosperous relationship with fellow humans, animals, spirits, and Earth (Gaia) as a living, composite entity.

Most of these formulations in history have been expressed in the form of commandmends, oaths, precepts, or legal prescriptions.

There are inherent problems with expressions in these forms. Neither sub- nor superconscious minds are processing semantical constructs that contain logical clauses. Notably, the NOT clause will be dropped from a sentence, making statements of the form 'Thou shalt not...' to an instruction of the form 'Thou shalt...!" and can thus prompt composite Beings like humans to do exactly what they shouldn't.

The situation is further complicated by the severe drawbacks of ethical conduct for the sake of ethical conduct itself: for a Being to arrive at a genuine and honest flow of action, the Being itself has to change its way of operations with the goal of 'naturally' doing the right thing at the right time without even contemplating or having a present-time awareness of verbalized rules.

Thus, for a genuinely ethical person, verbalized and codified rules become completely irrelevant as such - the person will only be acting in a way that automatically, necessarily, and optimally aligns with its own purposes and the purposes of all other persons that work towards harmony, balance, and expansion.

Until this is the case, it can be helpful to have some kind of a checklist to assess the level of ethical alignment of one-self, others, groups, and even abstract laws as such.

The set of alignments presented in this 'Code of Ethics' here are categorized by SPHERES OF INFLUENCE, by  ACTION PARADIGMS, and by FLOWS.

SPHERES OF INFLUENCE denote the extent of the outreach involved in a action.  For example, does the action in question concern only oneself (Sphere 0) or does it concern one's partner (Sphere 1), and so forth. Few actions are limited to a single sphere of influence and a 'higher' sphere encompasses all 'lower' spheres.

ACTION PARADIGMs are classes of operations such as financial affairs, sexual affairs, or political affairs, etc. Like the spheres of influence, action paradigms can overlap. However, there is no clear hierarchy like in the spheres of influence.

FLOWS describe both the vector along which an action takes place and the particle or the quality that is transferred during the action.

There are IN- flows and OUT-flows. Flows are numbered here according to their associations, similar but not identical to the spheres of influence. Flow 0 affects only oneself, Flow 1 happens between oneself and others, and Flow 2 happens between others.

Here is a simple example using 'the weight of the physical body':

It is primarily a Sphere 0 question of the person itself. An inflow 0 would be gaining weight and an outflow 0 would be losing gain (giving excess body matters back to nature). If there is a problem with the weight of the body, it will affect other spheres, like a partnership (Sphere 1), and to a much lesser impact, the survival chances of humankind as a species. Action modes can be 'eating' and its complementary action, ahem, but also 'physical exercise', etc.

As another example, paying a sum of money to an organization is primarily a Sphere 2 inflow-1 action embedded in the 'financial' action paradigm as well as paradigms of that the organization is using. It greatly affects one's own finances because it is an outflow from Sphere 0.

Checklist for

an Assessment of Ethics

Step 1: For the action in question, determine its vector, strength, and attribute(s).

Step 2: Assess the range and estimated impact of the action and determine what spheres of influence are affected.

Step 3: Estimate potential errors in perception and potential mistkes in the situational analysis.

Step 4: Analyze the leverage that the action in question has. To hurt someone with a knife considers a greater determination thank pulling a trigger or pushing a button.

Step 5: View the action within the context of the associated action paradigm.

Step 6: For all affected spheres on influence check all flows:

                          SPHERE 0

Does the action align with the priority of one's own spiritual progress and the health and well-being of one's current body?

What are results and effects for:

- Flow 0: in regards to oneself - what is the inflow or outflow,   (depending on the vector of the action)?
- Flow 1: in regards to someone else - what is the inflow or  outflow, (depending on the vector of the action)?
- Flow 2: considering the action of others to others - what is effect on _those_ action depending on the inflow or outflow of one's _own_  action?

[Extended Flow Consideration: consider what would have happen if the opposite flow would be applied (inflow instead of outflow or vice versa)?]

                          SPHERE 1

Does it help or assist in any form other individuals?

    Do a Flow Consideration like for Sphere 1
    [Do an Extended Flow Consideration]

                          SPHERE 2

Does it align with groups similar to one's own?

    Do a Flow Consideration like for Sphere 1
   [Do an Extended Flow Consideration]

                          SPHERE 3

Does it safeguard the survival of Humanity as a whole?

    Do a Flow Consideration like for Sphere 1
    [Do an Extended Flow Consideration]

                          SPHERE 4

Does it assist and safeguard the well-being of all non-Human Beings with
current bodies that share with us this Universe and Planet Earth as a
dwelling place?

    Do a Flow Consideration like for Sphere 1
    [Do an Extended Flow Consideration]

                          SPHERE 5

Does it assume custodianship for Earth as a living, composite Being?

    Do a Flow Consideration like for Sphere 1
    [Do an Extended Flow Consideration]

                          SPHERE 6

Does it help or assist Beings without a current body who chose to share this reality with us?

    Do a Flow Consideration like for Sphere 1
    [Do an Extended Flow Consideration]

Step 7: Considering the matrix of the estimated impact of the action and the matrix of available alternate choices, is the action mandated, warranted, potentially worth the risk, unnecessary or inappropriate within the context of current actions?

At first glance, an assessment as the above, or any process similar to such an assessment, is certainly not as 'easy' as "Thou shalt.." or "Thou shalt not..".

It provides, however, a guide for evaluation of any potential action and is not limited to specifically mentioned acts like murder or theft.

In a sense such a 'Code of Ethics' is therefore much more demanding than any codified law that can be subject to semantical distortions such as 'double-speak'.  It thus provides also a better protection agains "double-standards", for example.

It is not completely fool-proof against abuse through over- or undervaluations of importances of spheres. It is a common attitude of suppressive groups, for example,  to overvalue their own importance, favoring Sphere 2 and neglecting the 'lower' Spheres.

Very often aggressive actions are being justified by stressing Sphere 3 or above. An inproper action is an improper action and the Being on a 'higher' level _knows_ this very well and will punish itself in the future no matter if the action was done for the 'sake of mankind' or in the 'name of (a) God'.

The Assessment of Ethics is different from advancing or handling 'Zones of Operations' or ('Ethics) Conditions' but it can be integrated in such strategies.

The Extended Flow Considerations are given here to show a complete process of improving one's overall integrity. Contemplating opposite flows can break loose stuck flows which can be considered a prime factor for illogical and unwanted behavior patterns.

Using the 'Assessment' will quickly shatter any notion of the 'right or wrong trap' and replace with a multidimensional view of a matrix of relations that is being affected by an action.

Its usage, over time, will disclose paradigms such as 'the end justifies the means' as what they mostly are: justifications to hurt someone else or to prompt others to do what oneself wouldn't want to do.

As demonstrated in modern 'Chaos Science', small action such as the flap of a Butterfly can ultimately trigger a thunderstorm.

No matter how 'insignificant' one's action may appear if it is seen only within a local or broken context - its effects will certainly reverberate throughout this Universe for times to come.

       May All Beings Be Happy, Free, And Safe !!!

Copyleft © 1998 by Maximilian J. Sandor, Ph.D.