I can't help wondering if ::: on some level at least ::: James Arthur Ray realizes what a putz he really is? I mean what kind of a moron tweets this kind of illiterate nonsensical crap, while awaiting sentencing for essentially charbroiling three innocent souls to death?
Then again perhaps James Arthur Ray's subconsious mind is trying to tell him something. (Note to James: Stop twittering it makes you look even more stupid than you already are.)
"Temperance of a sword is completed by placing the metal in scorching fire, heating it to a pitch, then removing it and beating it with a heavy hammer followed by immersing it in cold water only to begin again. Likewise is temperance of the soul"
James Arthur Ray 07/29/2011
There is no such process as the temperance of a sword. I believe the word James Arthur Ray meant to use in his idiotic tweet was "Tempering" ... and even that isn't technically correct. The process of heat treating metal is called "Annealing". Obviously a process of which James Arthur Ray knows little or nothing about.
A human soul does not require hardening, doesn't do well being heated to a pitch in a scorching fire, or being beaten with a heavy hammer (or any other hard object), followed by immersing in cold water.
I donn'o ... but this sounds an awful lot like what James Arthur Ray's followers experienced during his heat endurance, excuse me, sweat lodge.
James, the human soul thrives on love, compassion and care ::: NOT brutal heat, torture, neglect and pain. If you don't comprehend these fundamental facts ::: then I guess you really are a homicidal sociopath ::: and a phenomenally stupid one to boot.
Temperance (the self restraint type) is a concept you would do well in applying to your own life. It might come in handy the next time you decide to twitter more of your inane bullshit. At the very least you might wait long enough for someone to check your grammar before you post again.