“There is nothing but what has a violent end or violent beginnings”
Leigh Hunt's London Journal, Vol 1-2 Stanford University Library 1834
According to the Judeo-Christian and Islamic religion: “In the beginning there was darkness”. Up to this point, the scientific model that came to be known as the “Big Bang Theory” is in complete agreement. This theory is supported by scientific and empirical evidence as well as observations. It is recognized as one of the most comprehensive and accurate explanation that places our universe origins around 13.7 billion years ago, also known as the time when the Big Bang occurred.
In the original state of darkness, of nothingness and void a peaceful and uneventful environment existed. Then all of a sudden in a “Big Bang” everything erupted in a myriad of colorful lights, mater, heat and violence of motion. Out of this violent explosion our universe was created and consequently the beginning of life as we know it.
This violence of purpose gave life and continued to remain as both the element of creation and destruction in use for good and evil throughout our history.
Most of the world religions agree that the creation of the universe was the result of intervention from a divine source or sources.
The scientific community continues to offer theoretical analysis and explanation of life's origins solely through a materialistic viewpoint that failed to take into account the spirituality component of the living. In fact, the more we investigate and discover the complexity of our DNA code the harder it becomes to sustain the evolution by chance. One comparison that was made is there are just about the same chances as a tornado passing through a junk yard will result in the creation of a workable 747 airplane as it is to create intelligent life.
While, these issues remain the subject of great debate among scholars, a few things are self evident from the study of the world history. A history of violence, and a fight for survival, struggle for control that contributed to our evolution from rock to rock-et.
The mentality of violence remained the silver lining throughout the human history and it became accepted as natural as life itself. The advances made in our modern society and so called civilization of ours did change our abilities to become more efficient and effective at inflicting violence. The mentality of killings and destruction remained the same as in the primitive days of the Stone Age when we used a rock to inflict injuries or death. Today, we use more sophisticated and deadlier machines combined with technology to basically accomplish the same results. The methods have changed, the evil remained the same.
Thru following of the warrior's life religious and personal convictions we can understand the truth as seen through the eye of those that lived on the edge between life and death. They live in constant search for meaning and understanding, crossing between the material and spiritual realms, developing a sense of purpose and feeling for things that can not be described in words. Experiencing life near death made them close to the divine. The acceptance and comprehension of the spiritual self lead to an existence that transcended logic and reason. They understood the importance of the spiritual preparation in mortal combat and held it to be just more important if not more than the physical skills.