There is a story, possibly apocryphal, of a Jewish woman exiting a cattle car at Auschwitz. She looks around at the hellscape, smells the burning flesh from the crematoriums, and asks a guard, “Why?” “There is no why here,” he gruffly replies as he pushes her toward the gas chamber.
Let us reiterate: there is no evil beyond man. Man is the creature that accumulates psychological/emotional darkness, which is the ground of evil. (Darkness is the background reality of the human condition; evil is intentionally directed darkness.) There is no evil in nature per se. Then why does evil appear with man?
Because the basic principle of thought is separation, while nature unfolds in seamless wholeness. Paradoxically, nature evolved a brain capable of consciously separating ‘things’ from