While I find War to be disgusting and barbaric, and, in this case in Iraq, it’s all about the blood of our sons and daughters for a barrel of oil. Similarly, in Afghanistan, I suggest that it’s all about the blood of our sons and daughters for a field of poppies. Yet those like our Lee have not been made privy to this. They truly believe they are helping and noble. Their intentions are pure, and they have not been allowed to question Authority. Just to worry about the Marine next to you. Eventually, years from now, they may come to realize the Truth.
However, Lee is extremely brave, physically powerful and possesses a rare intelligence.
If one’s intention is pure, and one is being ordered to kill, it is not as bad karmically . . . this advice came to my Chris in the monastery’s meditation room from my Root Guru, Ven. Geshela Lobsang Sopa before Chris left for the Marines in March 2004. Geshela then blessed Chris as I do every day for Lee
peace, love to all,