Because you are an inseparable part of the world, you cannot “divvy up” responsibility and say “You should praise me for that,” “I should blame you for that,” “It’s your fault,” and so on. Theologians are always talking a lot of nonsense about this kind of thing, saying that the dignity of man depends on each individual’s assuming his responsibility. And right away there is the free-for-all about who is to blame for everything.

Now, if you understand that you are an integral functioning part of this whole cosmos, the price you have to pay to stop all this nattering about blame is to admit your own complicity in the catastrophes that have occurred to you. You must see that everything that comes to you is a return of everything that went out of you.

You asked for it.

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