"And as long as you do not have
this: died and become,
You are only a troubled sojourner
upon the dark earth."
What is the Science of Salvation?
Friday, December 29, 2006
"And as long as you do not have
Tuesday, December 26, 2006
Sunday, December 24, 2006
"The good is one thing; the sensuously pleasant another: these two, differing in their ends, both prompt to action. Blessed are they that choose the good; they that choose the sensuously pleasant miss the goal.
"Both the good and the pleasant present themselves to men. The wise, having examined both, distinguish the one from the other. The wise prefer the good to the pleasant; the foolish, driven by fleshly desires, prefer the pleasant to the good."
"This is the ultimate loneliness: to fail to communicate to others who are close to you the excitement or pleasure that you take from certain experiences which are, then, left for you to enjoy alone..."
William F. Buckley, Jr.
Saturday, December 23, 2006
Friday, December 22, 2006
"What we have not ourselves experienced or observed we can at most only partially and imperfectly comprehend; and I suspect that there is much in history that is so remote from our own experiences or observations as to be almost entirely beyond our understanding."
Kenneth M. Stampp Morrison Professor of American History University of California, Berkeley
Tuesday, December 19, 2006
"Many times it has happened, lifted out of the body into myself; becoming external to all other things and self-centered; beholding a marvelous beauty; then more than ever assured of community with the loftiest order; enacting the noblest life; acquiring identity with the divine."
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Friday, December 15, 2006
Thursday, December 14, 2006
Tuesday, December 12, 2006
Sunday, December 10, 2006
Saturday, December 9, 2006
Friday, December 8, 2006
"The Way of Wisdom is to count only on oneself; to rely neither on family nor friends nor possessions, but on that tiny divine spark which lives in each one of us and which we must nourish and tend so as to achieve, one day, true stability and true happiness."
Omraam Michael Aivanhov
"Hence it is that those who have attained to the knowledge of God are not pleasing to the many, nor the many to them. They are thought mad, and are laughed at; they are hated and despised, and perhaps they may even be put to death."
Hermes Trismegistus, Pg. 181, 1993 Edition
Thursday, December 7, 2006
"The one who suffers unbearable pain in body, naturally wishes for death to come as a welcome relief, but the one who knows its meaning wishes for it to come slowly that he may experience it, because it is the moment of truth."
Hazrat Inayat Khan
Monday, December 4, 2006
"There is a very old school of thought which insists that all life is but a dream, that there is no reality apart from this dream. Another equally ancient school of thought insists that all life is but the dream of God. A third school agrees with the first two and adds the notion that you are God."
The Book of the Vision Quest
"We should understand well that all things are the works of the Great Spirit. We should know that He is within all things: the trees, the grasses, the rivers, the mountains, the stones, and the four-legged animals, and the winged peoples; and even more important, we should understand that He is also above all these things and peoples.
When we do understand all this deeply in our hearts, then we will fear, and love, and know the Great Spirit, and then we will be and act and live as He intends."
Sunday, December 3, 2006
Saturday, December 2, 2006
Friday, December 1, 2006
Thursday, November 30, 2006
"...For as there are two in him who is both love and death, so there are, as all tradition affirms unanimously, two in us; although not two of him and two of us, or even one of him and one of us, but only one of both."
Wednesday, November 29, 2006
We are the music makers.
We are the dreamers of dreams,
wandering by lone sea-breakers
and sitting by desolate streams.
We are the world-losers
and the world-forsakers
on whom the pale moon gleams.
Yet we are the movers and shakers
of the world, forever, it seems...
Arthur William Edgar O'Shaughnessy