The RLC = Responsibility Level Chain defines the levels of survival which applies to everyone. The most basic purpose of life is to survive. So the survival of SELF is the most important aspect of survival for us (me, you, them, everyone). From a survival point of view the Physical Body should be number one. However selfish it may seem this is the one level one responsibility which we should RESPECT the most. TheCode is all about being able to raise our RLC and being able to achieve and understand a higher LEVEL of RESPONSIBILITY towards all the species which inhabit our planet. I realize that this is a formidable task, especially when many people are not capable of taking responsibility for Level 1.
For the purpose of applying RESPONSIBILITY to TheCode I have decided (as of 30 March 2020 ) to these 8 levels as the basis for defining the RLC. They are:
- Self (includes both the physical body and the spiritual being that drives the body)
- Social Groups (which include Religious orientation).
- Planet (which includes ALL life Forms on this Planet).
- Physical Universe.
- Spiritual Universe.
If we do not yet accept or understand that our Country and the Planet and ALL LIFE FORMS from the smallest algae and the Largest Tree, to the Covid-19 Virus and ants, to Elephants and Whales ALL comprise a balance (called NATURE) which enables us to continue to survive on this planet. If you do not understand and accept this fact then there nothing that you can do to assist in our survival on this Planet. The closest intelligent approach to NATURE seems to lie with the North American and Aboriginal cultures at this time.
I believe that these are the levels that are comprehensible for us all and what we effectively base our life-decisions on. I believe that we can all understand and accept these as a basis for future discussions in RRR. I do not believe that there is any cult, religion or belief-system that cannot accept these levels. An atheist may not believe in a God as such but has to admit that there-is-something-out-there above Level 6. He/she may not believe them to be true but they would have to admit the possibility of their existence. Infinity as a concept cannot be questioned and is the basis of many mathematical proofs eg. Mass of a body times the Speed of Light squared is equal to the kinetic energy of that body see Encyclopedia Britannica.
The above references are very lengthy and erudite dissertations related to the issue of Responsibility. In keeping with the KISS principal for The Code these are far too complicated to be applied to RRR. A dictionary definition is here.
IMHO Responsibility affects any decision or action taken we take based on a moral, legal, or personal accountability. This accountability is in turn based on a level of existence on which we are able to live-our-lives. What do I mean by level-of-existence? The very basis of survival starts with self. If you cannot make decisions for your own existence based on the survival of YOURSELF then you are not in a very good place. If you jeopardise your own existence then you are effectively a danger to yourself and possibly a danger to society as well.
This level-of-existence then expands (becomes less understandable??) from self through THE SPIRITUAL LEVEL on to INFINITY which is totally beyond my comprehension other than it is the numeric 8 on its side. I have spent many hours trying to compile a KISS list all of these levels for RRR and The Eight Dynamics as proposed by L. Ron Hubbard provided a starting point. These 8 Dynamics are based on the level-of-existence OR the level-of-survival for that dynamic. Please refer to this reference for his detailed explanation of Self, Creativity, Group Survival, Species, Life Forms, Physical Universe, Spiritual Universe and Infinity.
How do these levels-of-existence apply to RRR and RESPONSIBILITY?
Unfortunately, the levels-of-responsibility provide totally opposing actions in many instances, and this results in numerous discussions, disagreements and even wars.
Let me use an analogy to illustrate how these levels-of-existence relate to the levels-of-RESPONSIBILITY. The destruction of the Amazon Forests or the logging of the Tasmanian hardwood forests puts the issue into perspective. On Level 1 and 3 you have the lumberjacks (who are earning their keep to survive with their families) and the Farming or Forestry Industries ( who stand to make lots of money from the results of the deforestation ) who will fight to continue for their survival and/or their GREED.
However, on Level 6 the ecology of the PLANET is being destroyed in the process.
It is very difficult for the workers to understand that their jobs are less important than the planet. And it appears that it is even more difficult for the POLITICIANS to understand that the industries need to take second place to the survival of the planet.
Does this mean that this has to be stopped entirely? Not necessarily. It certainly MUST be stopped if the objective is to satisfy GREED ( more profits ! ). Otherwise there needs to be some sort of compromise. Example of a Solution: You can only remove a section of the forest when a suitable number of SIMILAR trees have been planted in another area.
The intelligent and logical application of TheCode can identify where alternative solutions have to be found or at the least make sure that the decisions which we are making are not necessarily for the benefit of the higher levels of Resposnsibilty but must be of manageable risk to them.
Until Elon Musk and his Space-X vision becomes reality :
This is the only Planet that we have !
Thank you for being here, Jude