FROM THE YASSA LAW OF THE KHAGAN

The word “love” is more often than not misunderstood.

When we look at the meaning of “love” we will see that there are two forms of love which are different even though they may coalesce on a deeper level.

One is the personal love, where one loves individual objects and which is characterized by personal attachments and by satisfaction derived from the purely personal contact and input.

Another form of love is the impersonal love that is directed towards higher principles and transcending values. Here, satisfaction is derived from adherence to these principles that create real effects in the world, effects that are seen as positive, constructive and desirable. The impersonal love is then expressed through work on behalf of these principles and what they represent.

Love should not be primarily a feeling of personal satisfaction derived from the presence of another person, which is all too often merely an expression of psychological immaturity and unconscious projection. Instead, love ought to be a concept encompassing the mindfulness of our common destiny, our obligations towards the Planet, and our need to assist each other in our endeavor to develop according to our collective and individual goals, which according to the Old Mongol worldview we have all chosen before birth. This is the kind of impersonal, but indelible love Chingis Khan gave out. Such impersonal devotion is a mark of the highest degree of honesty. When that is conveyed to people, they instantly sense the genuineness, and respond to it in a way that makes them listen to what messages are coming. In the case of the Mongols, we see this most clearly. During the reign of Chingis Khan, the Mongols functioned like one single organism, united and ever willing to support each other.

Manuel Congo

About Manuel Congo

A renowned Palero, Babalawo, Ajarn and Hougan, Manuel Congo lives in rural Italy, where he spends most of his free time touring on his custom Harley Davidson. An avid ethnographer and noted expert on Italian witchcraft, Manuel has spent decades working for elite clients around the world, conducting investigations in locales as far-flung as Togo and Thailand. He enjoys rainy days, BBQ and blondes.

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