THE Magic Mountain.
Imagine a mountain built of good deeds. Rock created by deeds of kindness and generosity. Visualize politeness and harmony setting hard like concrete, honesty and morality forming a compound hard as diamonds. Thoughtfulness and love bonded all into a solid mass like granite rock, a wonderful achievement of our compassion, understanding and empathy, accumulating into a beautiful misty mountain monument to goodness.
Now consider if for every thoughtless unkind action a person did, that pure mountain lost a chip, every harsh word uttered, left a scar and that every mean and evil deed done caused erosion of that great mountain. Every greedy selfish cheating wrong to humanity caused erosion that diminished that beautiful mountain.
Actually there is a vast mountain of good in this wonderful world and everybody can contribute to the promotion of good. All it takes is thought and consideration of how our actions affect the world around us and other people.
We would have to moderate and control our desires, watch our speech and show by our actions the way for people to live in love and truth. A good or bad example does provoke a like response from others. There is no action without a reaction. Planting seeds of kind considerate actions will yield a good crop. In the past the wise have said, “As you sow so you will reap.”
Thoughtless, hurtful, greedy, selfish actions done without considering the facts, the hasty things said in anger. These are the actions that breakdown goodwill and trust. It is the buildup of all these things, the small careless, mean and hurtful things done because of vanity or greed that are breaking down the good in our lives. These things are tearing down everything good. Look at yourself are you building or tearing down the precious magic mountain, the ethical good?
The magic mountain is yours it is up to you to build or demolish it by your actions. Will you add to the good in this world or diminish the good and beauty? The world can be a paradise or a hell reduced to rubble. The magic mountain is not an illusion, this is not trickery, it is a metaphor of wisdom, and the magic will be when we seeing it.