January 30, 2016

I KNOW THAT EVERY APPARENT DEATH IS RESURRECTION, THEREFORE GLADLY I DIE TO EVERYTHING THAT IS UNLIKE GOOD

Jan 30 2015Yea, though I walk through the valley of the shadow of death, I will fear no evil; for thou art with me; thy rod and thy staff they comfort me.  Psalm 23:4

Unhappy is he who mistakes the branch for the tree, the shadow for the substance.  The Talmud

Gain for yourselves, ye sons of Adam, by means of these transitory things which are not yours, that which is your own, and passeth not away. Fragments of a Faith Forgotten

We are told that we must gain a knowledge of that which cannot pass away.  The Talmud says that unhappy conditions arise when we mistake shadow for substance.  Continue reading “January 30, 2016”

January 29, 2016

I SHALL SEE HIM REFLECTED IN EVERY FORM, BACK OF EVERY COUNTENANCE MOVING IN EVERY ACT   

Jan 29 2015The spirit of God hath made me, and the breath of the Almighty hath given me life.  Job 33:4

Thou hast begotten the Man in Thy self-born Mind, and in Thy Reflection and Conception.  He is the man begotten of Mind, to whom Reflection gave form.  Thou hast given all things to the Man.  Fragments of a Faith Forgotten

We created man: and we know what his soul whispereth to him, and we are closer to him than his neck-vein.  The Koran

After long meditation and much deep reflection, having passed through the confusion of human experience, Job finally arrived at the conclusion that the Spirit of God was within him, and that the breath of God was his life.  Continue reading “January 29, 2016”

January 28, 2016

TODAY MY HEART IS WITHOUT FEAR; I HAVE IMPLICIT CONFIDENCE IN THE GOOD, THE ENDURING AND THE TRUE   

Jan 28 2015Though a host should encamp against me, my heart shall not fear: though war should rise against me, in this will I be confident.  Psalm 27: 1,3

When one cherishes no fear of anything, when one is not feared by anything, when one cherishes no desire, when one bears no hate, then is one said to have attained to the state of Brahma.  The Mahabharata

Holiness is the best of all good.  Happy, Happy the man who is holy with perfect holiness! … The will of the Lord is the law of holiness.  The Zend-Avesta

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January 27, 2016

I BLESS EVERYTHING AND KNOW THAT ALL GOOD WILL MULTIPLY IN MY EXPERIENCE 

Jan 27 2015But whoso looketh into the perfect law of liberty, and continueth therein, he being not a forgetful bearer, but a doer of the work, this man shall be blessed in his deed.  James 1:25

It (God) was not created in the past, nor is it to be annihilated in the future; it is eternal, permanent, absolute; and from all eternity it sufficiently embraces in its essence all possible merits.  The Mahayana

That itself on which all things depend, and from which every transformation arises!  Kwang-Tze

James tells us that we should look to the perfect law of liberty, follow its precepts and then we shall be blesses in our deeds.  Continue reading “January 27, 2016”

January 26, 2016

I BELIEVE IN DIVINE GUIDANCE AND I KNOW THAT UNDERNEATH ARE THE EVERLASTING ARMS   

0002010The eternal God is thy refuge, and underneath are the everlasting arms.  Deuteronomy 33:27

All this universe has the (Supreme) Deity for its life.  That Deity is Truth.  He is the Universal Soul.  Chhandogys Upanishad

But God will increase the guidance of the already guided.  The Koran

If God is our refuge, why is it that we refuse to avail ourselves of this divine security?  The Psalmist tells us that “the Lord is nigh unto all them that call upon him … in truth.”  This can have but one meaning.  We cannot call upon God in truth unless we enter into the Divine Nature in truth, that is, we cannot expect love to become hate, nor peace to enter into confusion.  Continue reading “January 26, 2016”

January 25, 2016

TODAY I WALK IN THE LIGHT OF GOD’S LOVE

Jan 25 2015God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth.  John 4:24

I the Father of this universe, the Mother, the Supporter, the Grandsire, the Holy One to be known, the Word of Power.  The Bhagavad-Gita

The Tao produced One; One produced Two; Two produced Three; Three produced All things.  The Tao Teh King. Part I

Our lesson tells us that God is the Father, the Mother, the Supporter, and Grandsire.  It tells us that from the Oneness of God proceeds the Law, the Essence and the Word.  Then it tells us that God is spirit.  Wonderful indeed is this conception of the union of all life, which Jesus proclaimed in the ecstasy of his illumination.  “I and the Father are one.”  Continue reading “January 25, 2016”

January 24, 2016

TODAY I BESTOW THE ESSENCE OF LOVE UPON EVERYTHING

 

Jan 24 2015The law of the Lord is perfect, converting the soul: … The statutes of the Lord are right, rejoicing the heart: the commandment of the Lord is pure, enlightening the eyes.  Psalm 19: 7, 9

For the Self-begotten One, the Father-Mind, perceiving His own Works, sowed into all Love’s Bond… so that all might continue loving on for endless time, and that these Weavings of the Father’s Light might never fail.  The Chaldaen Oracles

But love will the God of Mercy vouchsafe to those who believe and do the things that be right.  The Koran

“The Law of the Lord is perfect” and the Law of the Lord is Love.  We are made perfect in the Law when we enter into the communion of love with one another and with the invisible essence of Life.  Continue reading “January 24, 2016”

January 23, 2016

TODAY I SHALL WALK IN THE LIGHT, MY MIND SHALL BE ILLUMINED

Jan 23 2015Thy sun shall no more go down; neither shall thy moon withdraw itself: for the Lord should be thine everlasting light, and the days of thy mourning shall be ended.  Isaiah 60:20

Who uses well his light, Reverting it its (source so) bright, Will from his body ward all blight.  The Tao Teh King

The virtuous and well-conducted man, your majesty, is like a medicine in destroying the poison of human corruption; is like a healing herb in quieting the disease of human corruption; is like water in removing dirt and defilement of human corruption; is like the magic jewel in giving all good fortune to men.  Buddhism in Translations Continue reading “January 23, 2016”

January 22, 2016

I AM ALIVE, AWAKE AND AWARE, MY SPIRITUAL EYES ARE OPEN 

Jan 22 2015For now we see through a glass, darkly; but then face to face:  now I know in part; but then shall I know even as also I am known.  I Corinthians 13:12

O ye people, earth-born folk, ye who have given yourselves to drunkenness and sleep and ignorance of God, be sober now, cease from your surfeit, cease to be glamoured by irrational sleep!  Thrice-Greatest Hermes

I ye knew God as He ought to be known, ye would walk on the seas, and the mountains would move at your call.  The Kashf Al-Mahjub

“For now we see through a glass, darkly;…”  How familiar this passage is to all of us, but what does it mean other than our vision is clouded by a material sense of things?  Continue reading “January 22, 2016”

January 21, 2016

JANUARY 21  

TODAY I ENTER INTO THE LIMITLESS VARIATIONS WHICH THE DIVINE SPIRIT HAS PROJECTED INTO MY EXPERIENCE      

For all Jan 21 2015flesh is as grass, and all glory of man as the flower of grass.  The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:  But the word of the Lord endureth forever.  I Peter 1:24-25.

All products of Brahm, which is reality, are themselves real; and there is nothing different from it.  Whoever says that there is (anything different), is not free from illusion but is like a man talking in his sleep.  Raja Yoga Philosophy

The unreal hath no being; the real never ceaseth to be.  The Bhagavad-Gita

The Gita tells us that unreality has no existence, while Reality cannot cease to be.  Our lesson also states that all the effects of the Spirit are themselves real, and that there is nothing different from the Divine Spirit.  Continue reading “January 21, 2016”