3. The Journey of Works
Some children are always in motion, testing everything, asking, "why?" They grow up to be realists, always in touch with the facts, thinking in a straight, linear way, reasoning from premise to conclusion. Fairness is a trademark, a life-time of productive work is essential. Rather than doing direct service, these folks build institutions to help others. These folks enjoy working with their hands, learning on the job, relishing in technical tasks. After something is clear to them, their motto is, "get on with it" They appreciate major codes - such as that of Hammurabi. There is a focus on righteousness, responsibility, realism. Their hymn would be "Battle Hymn of the Republic." Karma Yoga parallels this journey - work dedicated to God is the equivalent of prayer. Remember Gandhi saying, "work is worship." At the same time there is "non-attachment" to one’s work, making Karma yoga the most difficult. All the while one is working responsibly, perhaps accumulating wealth, one isn’t to be tempted to put those in front of disinterested sacrifice. One works, but isn’t personally invested in seeing that one’s own perspective is adopted by all others. About 38% of people are of this style (ST)
Mentors for this Journey are Moses and Confucius. Both were concerned with an orderly society, with proper administration, organized in great detail, with identity as a core consideration and proper boundaries as crucial. Right and wrong were clear, obvious, and had concrete practicality to them. It is more important to learn the appropriate behavior than to learn a different way of doing things. Confucius started with the most tangible tasks of ritual and music, moved on to elaborate an ethical system, then to consideration of harmony in society.
Those on this journey are often the proprietors of the temple and caretakers of the institution. When they are in charge things are clear, well-defined, and in good repair! These folks give religion definition, parameters, plans, and rules.
Key concepts are: responsibility, identity, laws & proverbs, dutiful. These are the proprietors who run the temple.