Jan. 09, 2018 – TODAY I FEEL THAT I MERGE WITH THE INFINITE

TODAY I FEEL THAT I MERGE WITH THE INFINITE

Canst thou by searching find out God?  Canst thou find out the Almighty unto perfection?  It is high as heaven… The measure thereof is larger than the earth, and broader than the sea. 

Job 11: 7-9

The Tao cannot be heard; what can be heard is not It.  The Tao cannot be seen; what can be seen is not It.  The Tao cannot be expressed in words; what can be expressed in words is not It.  Do we know the Formless which gives form to form?  In the same way the Tao does not admit of being. 

Kwang-Tze

Realize that thou art “that” – Brahm, which is the cessation of all differentiation, which never changes its nature and is as unmoved as a waveless ocean, eternally unconditioned and undivided. 

Raja Yoga

Job asks us if we can find God by searching.  He means that since God is everywhere, and since the subtle essence of the Infinite is invisible, we do not have to search out the Divine Spirit, but, rather, we should recognize It as the center of all life. That which we see is merely a reflection of this invisible Presence.  The Spirit Itself cannot be seen, but It is felt.  Just as we do not see the essence of beauty, but do feel its presence, so we do not see God but we do feel the Divine in everything. Continue reading “Jan. 09, 2018 – TODAY I FEEL THAT I MERGE WITH THE INFINITE”

Jan. 08, 2018 – THE CHANGELESS ABIDES WITH ME.  I AM CALM AND PEACEFUL IN THE MIDST OF CONFUSION  

THE CHANGELESS ABIDES WITH ME.  I AM CALM AND PEACEFUL IN THE MIDST OF CONFUSION  

I am the Lord, I change not. 

Malachi 3:6

The Tao, considered as unchanging has no name. 

Texts of Taoism

Immovable (is) God alone, and rightly (He) alone; for He Himself is in Himself, and by Himself, and round Himself, completely full and perfect.  Thrice-Greatest Hermes  

We should realize that all the great scriptures have taught one identical message – the unity of good. All the sacred books have been inspired by the one Mind.  Each in its own tongue has told the story of Reality.  “I am the Lord, I change not,” was revealed to the Hebrew mystic.  To the great Chinese sage came the same message, “The Tao cannot change, it has no name,” and to Hermes, God is in Himself, by Himself, full and perfect.  If we can add to this glorified conception the realization that this Divine Being is the breath of our breath, omnipresent, forever within us, then we shall realize that we live in one eternal and perfect Mind.  An excerpt from the sacred books on the attributes of God says, “There is no variableness in God since He is eternal, immortal and infinite.  Never-the-less He is that from which every transformation arises.”  This means that, while we live in the Eternal which does not change, we are forever drawing from It, or from Him, the possibility of the manifold expressions which give variety to existence and which make living interesting.

I know that the Changeless abides with me.  I am calm and peaceful in the midst of confusion.  I know that nothing moves the soul.  Peace, infinite peace, is at the center of my being.  I love, move and have my being in That which is perfect, complete within Itself.  That Self is my self.

 

 

Taken from “ 365 Days of Richer Living ” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

 

Jan. 07, 2018 – TODAY I STAND ON THE MOUNTAIN TOP OF MY SOUL AND CAUSE MY SPIRITUAL VISION TO ENCOMPASS MORE

TODAY I STAND ON THE MOUNTAIN TOP OF MY SOUL AND CAUSE MY SPIRITUAL VISION TO ENCOMPASS MORE

For as he thinketh in his heart so is he. 

Proverbs 23:7

As far as mind extends, so far extends Heaven. 

Upanishad

My soul hath built for me a habitation. 

Book of the Dead

Note that Proverbs does not say that a man is as he thinks he is – quite the contrary.  It says he is as he thinks.  Here is a vast difference.  A person might imagine himself to be a very clever while remaining quite dull, but if his thoughts are brilliant the man also will be brilliant.  “As a man thinketh in his heart so is he.” Continue reading “Jan. 07, 2018 – TODAY I STAND ON THE MOUNTAIN TOP OF MY SOUL AND CAUSE MY SPIRITUAL VISION TO ENCOMPASS MORE”

Jan. 06, 2018 – TODAY I CONSCIOUSLY LIVE IN THE ETERNAL PRESENCE

TODAY I CONSCIOUSLY LIVE IN THE ETERNAL PRESENCE 

But seek ye first the kingdom of God and his righteousness; and all these things shall be added unto you. 

Matthew 6:33

Then, in this way know God; as having all things in Himself as thoughts, the whole Cosmos itself. 

Thrice-Greatness Hermes

Jesus saith: “… and the Kingdom of Heaven is within you; and whosoever shall know himself shall find it.  Strive therefore to know yourselves, and ye shall be aware that ye are the sons of the … Father; and ye shall know ye are in the City of God, and ye are that City. 

Fragments of a Faith Forgotten

Since the kingdom of God is a kingdom of righteousness and since it is a kingdom which contains everything, then it becomes of prime importance to seek this kingdom, which Jesus so plainly stated is to be found within the self.  Of course he was not referring to the lesser, but to the greater Self; that Self upon which is set the stamp of the Eternal – the God Self. Continue reading “Jan. 06, 2018 – TODAY I CONSCIOUSLY LIVE IN THE ETERNAL PRESENCE”

Jan. 05, 2018 – THE UNERRING JUDGMENT OF DIVINE INTELLIGENCE DIRECTS MY FAITH AND MAKES PLAIN AND PERFECT THE WAY BEFORE ME 

THE UNERRING JUDGMENT OF DIVINE INTELLIGENCE DIRECTS MY FAITH AND MAKES PLAIN AND PERFECT THE WAY BEFORE ME 

 

But we speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory:

I Corinthians 2: 7-8

The skillful masters (of the Tao) in old times, with a subtle and exquisite penetration, comprehended its mysteries, and were deep (also) so as to elude men’s knowledge. 

The Texts of Taoism

He who is happy within, who rejoiceth within, who is illuminated within, that Yogi, becoming the ETERNAL, goeth to the Peace of the ETERNAL. 

The Bhagavad-Gita 

The hidden wisdom of God is the knowledge that we are one with the Divine Being.  This wisdom which is hidden from us until we perceive our fundamental unity with Reality, is clearly revealed when we seek the Eternal in everything.  “The skillful masters” who have penetrated the mystery of life which so often eludes the intellect, are those who with utmost simplicity have found direct approach to the Supreme Reality at the center of their own soul. Continue reading “Jan. 05, 2018 – THE UNERRING JUDGMENT OF DIVINE INTELLIGENCE DIRECTS MY FAITH AND MAKES PLAIN AND PERFECT THE WAY BEFORE ME “

Jan. 04, 2018 – I KNOW THAT MY SPIRIT IS FREE FROM ALL LIMITATION – I KNOW THAT I UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH ABOUT MYSELF

I KNOW THAT MY SPIRIT IS FREE FROM ALL LIMITATION – I KNOW THAT I UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH ABOUT MYSELF   

I am the Almighty God, walk before me, and be thou perfect.  Genesis 17:1

Whoever knows the God who is without commencement, without end, who within this impervious (world) is the creator of the universe, who is of an infinite form, the one penetrator of the universe, becomes liberated from all bonds.  Upanishad

Thus it is that the Tao produces (all things), nourishes them, brings them to their full growth, nurses them, completes them, matures them, maintains them, and overspreads them.  The Tao Teh King Continue reading “Jan. 04, 2018 – I KNOW THAT MY SPIRIT IS FREE FROM ALL LIMITATION – I KNOW THAT I UNDERSTAND THE TRUTH ABOUT MYSELF”

Jan. 03, 2018 – TODAY I LIVE 

 TODAY I LIVE 

And God shall wipe away all tears from their eyes; and there shall be no more death, neither sorrow, nor crying, neither shall there be any more pain…

Revelation 21:4

Pray not that sinners may perish, but that the sin itself may disappear. 

The Talmud

By knowledge of God (deva) all the bonds (of ignorance, unhappiness, etc.) are destroyed. 

Upanishad

The wisest man who ever lived told us that the knowledge of truth shall make us free.  All books of spiritual wisdom have taught us that it is not the one who makes the mistake whom we should seek to destroy; it is the mistake itself which must be erased.  Now, this means that evil has no existence in itself, it has no history.  Continue reading “Jan. 03, 2018 – TODAY I LIVE “

Jan. 02, 2018 – TODAY I SHALL GUARD MY THOUGHTS, SEEING TO IT THAT NOTHING EMANATES FROM MY CONSCIOUSNESS OTHER THAN THAT WHICH WILL BLESS, BUILD UP AND HEAL 

TODAY I SHALL GUARD MY THOUGHTS, SEEING TO IT THAT NOTHING EMANATES FROM MY CONSCIOUSNESS OTHER THAN THAT WHICH WILL BLESS, BUILD UP AND HEAL 

But if ye bite and devour one another, take heed that ye be not consumed one of another. 

Galatians 5:15

He who injuries others is sure to be injured by them in return.

Kwang-Tze

I destroy the ignorance-born darkness by the shining lamp of wisdom. 

The Bhagavad-Gita

This lesson teaches us the Law of Cause and Effect, the plaything of the soul.  In the long run, as Emerson tells us, if we seek to harm another, we but find that we are beating our own bleeding breast.  Teachers of spiritual wisdom have always taught that our thoughts and acts ride on a return circuit and that they never fail to react upon us until we have transcended the negative causation set in motion by such acts.  This is why we are taught that we should do to others what we would like them to do to us.  It is the old law of the returning circle.  In this law alone can we find exact justice, and through understanding this law come to realize with Robert Browning, “All’s love yet all’s law.”  The universe imposes neither evil or limitation upon us, nor can we impose evil or limitation upon it.  However, being free agents, we may and must experience, at least temporarily, the results of our own acts.  As the Gita tells us, the lamp of wisdom shining in the darkness of ignorance alone can free us.

Realizing that the universe has bestowed upon me the Divine right to be affected by my own act, today I shall guard all of my thoughts, seeing to it that nothing emanates from my consciousness other than that which blesses, builds and heals.  I shall not worry about the consequences for they already exist in the mathematical Law of Cause and Effect.  This Law of Cause and Effect is not something that governs me.  Quite the reverse, it is something which I govern.  If nothing goes forth from me that can hurt, then nothing can return to me which can harm.  The knowledge of this makes me wise.  The consciousness of good at the center of my being is my sanctuary.

 

Taken from “ 365 Days of Richer Living ” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker

 

 

Jan. 01, 2018 – I AM RESOLVED TO SEE THE GOOD IN EVERYONE AND EVERY EVENT

I AM RESOLVED TO SEE THE GOOD IN EVERYONE AND EVERY EVENT

… for what fellowship hath righteousness with unrighteousness?  And what communion hath light with darkness? 

II Corinthians 6:14

Q. Is ignorance produced by anything?  A. No, by nothing.  Ignorance is without beginning…  The origin of pain can be traced to ignorance and it will not cease until ignorance is entirely dispelled, which will be only when the identity of the Self with Brahma (the Universal Spirit) is fully realized. 

The Raja Yoga Philosophy

Rabbi Ismael answers, “Not God but ye yourselves, are the creators and supporters of mortal evils.” 

The Talmud

     Light can have no union with darkness; evil has no affinity with good. If good is the great Reality, which is the great negation or denial of Reality, then it follows that we should see the good in everything, and recognize the apparent evil merely as a theoretical opposite of good. There is not God and something else.  The Divine Spirit inhabits eternity; overshadows everything, including human events; indwells our own soul, and is released through our own act. Continue reading “Jan. 01, 2018 – I AM RESOLVED TO SEE THE GOOD IN EVERYONE AND EVERY EVENT”

Dec. 31, 2017 – I ACCEPT THE BEAUTIES OF LIFE

 I ACCEPT THE BEAUTIES OF LIFE

Because it would never claim greatness, Therefore its greatness is fully realized.

The Tao Te Ching

Religion affirms the beauty of Life, and that God fills this world with the beauty of His presence.  Therefore, there is no reason why I should not experience this, and I now do.  My mind is set on beauty, and it appears where I am.  I need not seek it, for already its face is showing itself to me.  People, places and things are beautiful when I look for details of loveliness.  In minute ways Harmony, Order and Right Proportion catch my attention.  All sight is glorious, all music is rich in tones of harmony.  All food is God’s Substance served to me by Intelligence in action.  Even the glass of cold water symbolizes that cup of long ago which gave Life a new meaning. Continue reading “Dec. 31, 2017 – I ACCEPT THE BEAUTIES OF LIFE”