In our sacred book, God says that the path of salvation is a difficult path. I often had to go over these passages, hoping that I was translating these verses incorrectly. Why is this path so difficult?
In the Tip of the Writing Brush is the following:
This is a world constructed on reason
So I shall press upon you everything with the reason in verse. 1-21
It takes effort and time to understand what is happening in the world; and sometimes we find the answers lie within ourselves and we find out that we are at fault. This is difficult to accept. For many it is easier to blame others for the problems in their lives. The conflict in the Middle East, and also the racial conflicts in Missouri are good examples of blaming the other side.
It is sometimes easier to follow a doctrine, dictator, or even a political organization without questioning the truth. We take a leap of faith, and continue to follow it even to our detriment. We become like the trillion of ants that roam the earth serving only the queen, to populate the earth with more ants. Many times, the essence or meaning of the entity gets lost or corrupted; and only the importance of increasing membership becomes paramount. The increase in membership proves the justification of their group. It is often the poor and the uneducated that are recruited into these organizations. They place their faith and sometimes their lives in a religion, or group because it is easier to comply, and it is easier to blame others. Just because a group is increasing, it does not make what they represent correct. We must not be like ants.