Category: Bible

THE BASIS OF ALL RELIGIONS

  IN OUR TEACHING, WE GO BEYOND ALL DOGMATIC BELIEFS If someone asks me, “Are you a Christian?” I would say, “Yes.” If someone asks me, “Are you a Muslim?” I would say, “Yes.” If someone asks me, “Are you a Buddhist? Hindu?” I would say “Yes” all...

WHAT IS OUR DHARMA?

  When a person is born, he is born with certain tendencies, tendencies which might go back into many previous lifetimes, if one believes in that, or even tendencies which he inherits from his parents. But the environment in which he is born also influences his tendencies, and...

HUMILITY REQUIRES STRENGTH

  In the Bible, it says that “the meek shall inherit the earth.” The meek shall inherit the earth, not only the earth but the heavens. Meekness is not cowardice. Meekness comes from strength; a better word for meekness is humility, and you have to be strong to...

WE ARE THINKING BEINGS

  There is only one way to express our actions in daily activity, and the component of that way is to live a better life in our waking state consciously. We can do it. We are thinking beings. We can discriminate, and if we cannot determine, we can...

TRUE SURRENDER

  INDEPENDENCE – DEPENDENCE – INTERDEPENDENCE When you feel independent at your present stage of evolution, realise that that occurs from your mental patterns. You think that you are separated, but are you independent and of what are you independent? If you are independent, you would be self-subsisting,...

UNFOLDING THE SPIRITUAL SELF

  The idea that spiritual and material life are two separate entities, that material and spiritual values are incompatible principles is definitely a misconception. As a human being, you are composed of three selves: the physical self, the mental self, and the Spiritual Self, and you could never...

SELF-HELP

  DiSCRIMINATION The purpose of meditation is primarily to integrate oneself, integrate the three aspects of ourselves: the body, the mind, and the Spirit. This can never be accomplished overnight, and it takes time where a gradual integration takes place if we do our spiritual practices regularly. Therefore,...

THE TRUE PURPOSE OF LIFE

  CHRIST CONSCIOUSNESS How many men has there been upon this earth that could say, “Father forgive them for they know not what they do”? Those few words capture the entirety, the sacredness and the glory of Christ. For it is only with great Spiritual Force that one...

THE SYMBOLISM OF THE CROSS

  HOW TO LIVE LOVE Jesus stood for love. What is love, how can it be gained, how can it be acquired, how can it be lived? That is the entirety of any religion, and I am talking of true religions and not the interpretations of religions. Love...

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THE PHILOSOPHY OF MAYA

  Shankara says that the whole world is an illusion, and nothing is real; it is a dream. That is from the Advaita philosophy, Advaitism. In other words, monism regards everything as just an unreality, and only Divinity is the true reality. That is very well and very,...

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EXPERIENCE INFINITY

  The finite mind could never understand the infinite because the finite mind, being a manifestation of the infinitude or of eternity, being a manifestation or a reflection, could never maintain its eternal value. The finite mind has no permanency at all because it is forever changing. That...