So nobody can say that it is a simple matter, “just kill those rats.” Anybody who says that most probably will be killed. Particularly no politician is going to take the risk, because then who is going to vote for him? Being against the rat, no politician can win. And the rat has been doing so much harm that just ten years more and he will finish everything and leave this country a graveyard. But still the politicians will not take any step.
More about rats: “The rat has been used as a symbol of the cosmos. The head, neck, and body signify the upper planes of atma, which means self; buddhi, which means intelligence; and higher mans, the awareness, consciousness. Each leg of the rat represents a different plane: the lower mans, the lower mind, the astral mind, the ethereal mind, and other physical aspects.”
These idiots who go on making such metaphors and symbols should be imprisoned and punished, but they are worshipped and respected as great scholars.
“The Dakotan explanation for why the moon wanes is that it is eaten by a multitude of rats. In Germanic belief, the soul assumes the form of a rat or mouse, and in this form may come forth from a sleeper’s mouth.”
So beware! Never allow your mouth to open in your sleep. The rat may escape.
I have heard a story that Nancy Reagan phoned her doctor, “Come quickly! A rat has entered into snoring Ronald’s mouth!”
The doctor said, “I am coming, but it will take a few minutes. Meanwhile you do one thing, hold a small piece of cheese over his mouth. Perhaps the rat may come back out.”
When the doctor arrived after ten minutes, he could not believe his eyes. Nancy was waving a cat over Ronald’s face. He said, “My God, this way the rat will go even deeper! I told you to hold a piece of cheese!”
She said, “I did, but the rat pulled the cheese in! Now I am holding the cat to pull the rat and the cheese both out. Now that you have come, I can relax, you do the work!”
But this really was a religious belief in Germany.
Obviously the soul must enter from somewhere and must get out from somewhere; some door is needed, and the mouth seems to be the right place for it. If you are sleeping with somebody else, then it is even more dangerous – somebody else’s rat may enter your mouth. Always keep your mouth shut, for safety and security. Neither allow the inner one to go out, nor allow an outside one to come in!
“The name of the rat is taboo in some parts of Europe. In Bohemia a white mouse should not be killed, it should be taken out of the trap and fed. Otherwise luck will desert the house and other rats will increase in number. Sometimes spells are used to keep down the number of rats.
Elsewhere four pairs of rats are married and set adrift – with the idea that this will cause the other rats to go away.”