Do not ask the stones or the trees how to live , they
can not tell you; they do not have tongues; do not ask
the wise man how to live for, if he knows, he will
know he cannot tell you; if you would learn how to
live, do not ask the question; its answer is not in
the question but in the answer, which is not in words;
do not ask how to live, but, instead, proceed to do so."
~Marauders of Gor, page 9~
dina learned a
valuable lesson recently on what it means to have tolerance (thank You Master)
because of an opinion she gave about another site dina ran across.
dina has been Masterís property
over 4 years now. In that time dina has changed. Once upon a time dina was a
sub that thought of Gor as only an online fantasy thing, a game played by
people who in dina's opinion (back then) didnít know any better. Poor
bani suffered through many debates about that very subject until dina finally
understood that yes the books themselves are a fantasy series, yet the
philosophies and ideals conveyed within are principles that dina has always
needed and wanted in her life, but had no one to guide and teach her. Once
that proverbial light bulb went on in dina's mind and heart she wanted the
world to know how wonderful life was for her, she wanted everyone to know just
how incredible it is to be a kajira to a Master that teaches, understands,
cultivates, and patiently guides His property. Sure, there are ups and downs.
But, hey, thatís life. The fact of the matter is, dina was able to change
her opinion about Gor and embrace whole-heartedly the philosophy because she
actually took the time and effort to learn. she took the lessons that Master
had taught her and embraced them with all the love and devotion that a kajira
has for her Master and what He teaches.
That of course doesnít mean that
everyone else who is so against those who are Gorean will make the same
effort. There are always going to be people who feel the same as that one felt
about kajirae on that site. Which is why the lesson that Master taught dina
about tolerance hit dina so hard. Here she was in someone elseís home (on
the web) blasting that girl for her lack of tolerance, yet dina wasnít
tolerating the fact that others have different opinions. Master asked her how
she would feel if someone came into our home and did the same thing. dina
learned all to quickly that she doesnít like it.
Gor is not for everyone. A little
more tolerance would be nice, but as long as Master is pleased, and dina is
happy in the path she has chosen to follow, does it matter to dina what
others think.? Nope.
"The morality of Earth, from the Gorean point of view, is a morality which would be viewed as more appropriate to slaves than free men. It would be seen in terms of the envy and resentment of inferiors for their superiors. It lays great stress on equalities and being humble and being pleasant and avoiding friction and being ingratiating and small. It is a morality in the best interests of slaves, who would be only too eager to be regarded as the equals of others. We are all the same. That is the hope of slaves; that is what it is in their interest to convince others of. The Gorean morality on the other hand is more one of inequalities, based on the assumption that individuals are not the same, but quite different in many ways. It might be said to be, though this is
over simple, a morality of masters. Guilt is almost unknown in Gorean morality, though shame and anger are not. Many Earth moralities encourage resignation and
accommodation; Gorean morality is bent more toward conquest and defiance; many Earth moralities encourage tenderness, pity, and gentleness; Gorean morality encourages honor, courage, hardness and strength. To Gorean morality many Earth moralities might ask, "Why so hard?" To these Earth moralities, the Gorean ethos might ask, "Why so soft?"
~Marauders of Gor, pg. 8~