Bebelina, Thanks for responding, I did not mean to sound negative, I just like to meet on equal grounds. I appreciate your comments and observations regarding Karma and past lives and why you may feel a "life" acts out in different ways to reach another level or to express a feeling. I must say that as I write in response, I suspect I may sound like I am simplifying your intentions, however I do so on purpose because ....... one thing I truly believe is that often WE Humans tend to complicate matters so much that we lose touch with the very basic truth of existence. I cannot begin to decipher your analogies of War.......... I have to strongly disagree with you regarding what we are supposed to learn from someone who commits acts of war against innocent people. I stray from ideals to explain this: The Taliban, are against everything the USA stands for, they are angry because we disrespectfully desecrated their land and their beliefs, I HAVE compassion for them in that regard. However, I will never let the Taliban or anyone else infringe on MY way of life or my beliefs, I will leave them alone, but if they antagonize me or kill my brothers, they WILL be eliminated. NOW, let me move back to symbolism, You mention FEAR and LOVE often, but I am not sure I have heard you raise "EVIL" as a factor. Here is where I simplify existence. I believe on Good and Evil. It comes in many forms and effects our every day lives......I am GOOD and I express my love for others and my love for being Good. I know have known many people in my life who I have taught Goodness and love to, However, I also know that there are those who, no matter how much you try and express compassion and caring or try to teach about being good........they will throw it back in your face over and over and over, there are lost souls in this world Bebelina, souls that are not meant to be taught compassion or love. My heart bleeds for all children that are effected by this as well, like the children of Afghanistan, who are taught to HATE from a young age. If I could I would rescue them and teach them goodness and compassion, but that is just a dream.