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Sunday, March 23, 2008

Justice is defined as the application of rationality to the evaluation and treatment of other individuals. This means that " must never seek or grant the unearned and undeserved, neither in matter nor in spirit" [Rand]. How does this apply to being a spiritual visualizer?

To begin with, consider that the concept of justice is the basis of the Trader Principle - "The symbol of all relationships among men, the moral symbol of respect for human beings, is THE TRADER..." It is the person who lives by values, not by loot, who is a trader, both in matter and spirit... "A trader is a man who earns what he gets and does not give or take the undeserved..." It is the recognition that for humans, reality is a sum-plus world and that one's gain in the voluntary exchange, be it of matter or spirit or parts of both, is a gain for all parties to the exchange.
To an artist, a spiritual visualizer, this means that what is of inportance enough to show needs be of benefit to both the artist and his/her viewers - such that there becomes an exchange of values not only in terms of the artworks for the remuneration but in terms of the contemplative ideas shown in those works, ideas which should show instrumental observations of human activity which, crystallized with the created works, exemplify a catalyst for further advancement in activities and thoughts.....