Sabian Symbols: Black child playing with white children
This universal idea is best expressed through planets in
Virgo 4 (3° - 4°)
FREEDOM FROM PREJUDICE
Racial prejudice is evidence of a fundamental misunderstanding of the nature of reality
"Freedom from prejudicial mental constructs and beliefs"
Having our own inner strength we are far less dependent emotionally upon our own culture and it norms and codes, and any sense dissolves that our own race or nationality is better than another. It is inconceivable that a true seeker would carry the burdensome weight of social prejudices to do with race or anything else. We are all children of God.
BLACK AND WHITE CHILDREN PLAY TOGETHER HAPPILY
Black and white children play together happily
All prejudice is fear-based, a well-adjusted person promotes greater universal intimacy
Everyone has their own particular way of being what they are; this must be respected.
The enjoyment of success in life is sponsored by the ability to maintain our own uniqueness, and to recognise the uniqueness of others, in a wide variety of situations and events.
Rather than looking for differences as a cause of potential tension and rivalry, we can learn to appreciate them as the source of richness of our lives.
Indeed, without such differences, we cannot access such conscious awareness of who we ourselves truly are, and so will never be fully satisfied with our circumstances and attainments.
No single facet of character need be excluded, either from self-appraisal or group acceptance. The image shows how a group of young Caucasians expresses acceptance quite easily. By this gentle behaviour, all are raised. Children affirm, in their natural way of being, that it is better to play with any friend than to have no-one to play with. This intuitive knowledge is taken to the point that they so easily empathize with someone being left out, and often invite them in, disregarding inconsequential differences of background and appearance.
Prejudice and racial hatred are indicators of an individual’s lack of capacity to adapt – evidence of psychological maladjustment.
There are no legitimate limits to human relationships, and any imposition of dogma, which would create division instead of intimacy, is false. All prejudice is fear-based. The authentic, peaceful attitude of a well-adjusted adult promotes intimacy – and yet so few adults are able to retain this simple understanding that never even occurs to children, let alone troubles them.