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Universal Balance.

The universe is in a state of intricate balance, or harmony; that is why for every action there is an equal and opposite reaction [1]. The universe includes Earth.

Footnote.

 [1] Just 24 words - but of great significance; because what would happen if…

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Added by Ian Gardner on October 15, 2015 at 22:47 — No Comments

The Buddha and the Atman.

The Buddha stated categorically that the atman does not exist [although this is adhered to only by the Theravada Buddhists] but I have never acquiesced with this.

However, not long ago I neopted that the moul is the sum total of a spirit’s experiences in many lives*. The atman is, generally speaking, synonymous with the…

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Added by Ian Gardner on October 14, 2015 at 22:54 — No Comments

Organization Exuding Perfection.

My response to posts in The Dream Garden at Gaia in a thread highlighting the fact that many people seem to have similar recurring dreams when they are young:

‘It certainly seems as if just about everyone has such dreams when young, thus illustrating a common spiritual purpose being…

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Added by Ian Gardner on October 13, 2015 at 23:30 — No Comments

My response to posts in The Dream Garden at Gaia in a thread highlighting the fact that many people seem to have similar recurring dreams when they are young: ‘It certainly seems as if just about ev…

My response to posts in The Dream Garden at Gaia in a thread highlighting the fact that many people seem to have similar recurring dreams when they are young:

‘It certainly seems as if just about everyone has such dreams when young, thus illustrating a common spiritual purpose being fulfilled by dreams. 

If we overlook the physical age and focus on the fact that what we see as…

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Added by Ian Gardner on October 13, 2015 at 23:26 — No Comments

The Moul and Animal Instincts.

In the case of most animals the territorial instinct is confined to the physical environment whereas in humans this instinct extends to the abstract in that, in the moul, the “mental territory” of the ‘I’ exists. Hence, we find feelings to do with ‘invasion of my space’ – that is, feelings of possession or attachment.

This is…

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Added by Ian Gardner on October 12, 2015 at 23:01 — No Comments

The Reality.

Paradoxically, the Reality is so simple yet so complex. The ‘complexity’ is an illusion because the simplicity of the fact is made complex by the limitations of the mind [Moul].

The complexity arises from the vast number of the examples of the Reality in operation, and the simplicity from the simple reason/cause which is karma; it…

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Added by Ian Gardner on October 11, 2015 at 0:13 — No Comments

Non-attachment.

Non-attachment is that state of being where one is detached from something but where, at will, one can connect with it, assess one’s human feelings etcetera toward it, and then disconnect with it.                                                                                                                      …

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Added by Ian Gardner on October 9, 2015 at 22:46 — No Comments

Minor Details.

The human creations of the state of the economy and of the state of the environment are minor details compared to the state of the mentality or attitude of humans.…

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Added by Ian Gardner on October 8, 2015 at 23:09 — No Comments

Detaching from, but living, life.

The Buddhist monk is detached from worldly life by living in a monastery and, when outside the monastery, walking with bowed head whilst focusing on walking, or doing other simple things whilst always focusing on the now. The lay person, to achieve such detachment from what is going on around them in the microcosm and the macrocosm, has to rely upon acquiring the…

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Added by Ian Gardner on October 7, 2015 at 22:20 — No Comments

Invest to Divest.

Invest in that knowledge which divests one of the vestments that are one’s Moul.

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Added by Ian Gardner on October 6, 2015 at 23:08 — No Comments

Crutches & Chains.

There is the Truth and there are the crutches and the chains made from the Truth.

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Added by Ian Gardner on October 5, 2015 at 23:36 — No Comments

The Truth, the Reality.

The Truth, the Reality, is constant; it is only one’s perception of it which may vary until one arrives at it. 

Note:– Below are the opening paragraphs of Chapter 1 of The Milk Is White:

“The Truth, with reference to the purpose of human…

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Added by Ian Gardner on October 3, 2015 at 23:53 — 6 Comments

Jealousy.

Q: What is jealousy, what is its purpose and what are its antidotes?

A: Jealousy is an emotion, a creation of the mind, stemming from the “I”.

It has no purpose but it is a challenge. Like the mind it does not exist in Reality.

The…

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Added by Ian Gardner on October 1, 2015 at 23:04 — No Comments

Civilized & Uncivilized.

If we look in a good dictionary at the definition of ‘civilize’ we find that very few who claim to be civilized are, in fact, civilized! In fact, after critical scrutiny, we find that it is the so-called uncivilized who are the truly civilized ones - the so-called civilized ones being simply technologically advanced.

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Added by Ian Gardner on September 30, 2015 at 23:32 — No Comments

“Be still, and know that I am God.”

This statement from the Bible is a profound one; view it according to your concept of ‘God’.

In dreams, when the dreamer is in a house, the house often symbolizes the dreamer’s body or persona. Likewise, let “Be still” be a room in your house and go there often.

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Added by Ian Gardner on September 30, 2015 at 0:48 — No Comments

Enlightenment. (5)

Enlightenment is illumination from the inner source rather than from an external source seeping inwards.

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Added by Ian Gardner on September 27, 2015 at 23:13 — No Comments

For the Greater Good.

To desist from making a statement or pronouncement of fact due to a reluctance to hurt the sensibilities of someone could be doing a disservice to many. 

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Added by Ian Gardner on September 25, 2015 at 23:09 — No Comments

Mind – Negative, Positive or not at all?

Background: Recently, after putting aside reserves for emergencies, I donated the equivalent of about three weeks of my pension to a family in need. I use the criterion, “Who needs this more than I do?”

Entry: Last night when I lay down in bed and relaxed prior to…

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Added by Ian Gardner on September 24, 2015 at 23:07 — No Comments

The Human Body & Electrical Fields.

All objects in the universe have an electromagnetic field – a blueprint - which controls their characteristics and if we deconstruct the body to a certain point we find this electromagnetic blueprint.

The body, as is every living thing, is a complex mass of highly organized energy delicately balanced to function specifically and…

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Added by Ian Gardner on September 24, 2015 at 0:25 — No Comments

The Oyster and the Moul.

As over many years the oyster casts its shell so, over many lives, the Spirit casts its Moul.

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Added by Ian Gardner on September 23, 2015 at 0:21 — No Comments

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