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Ignorance causing obsession.

Our obsession, in the western world, with the prolongation of human life can

be likened to manipulating a long train journey, which starts at station A and

ends at station Z, so that the distance between any two stations, say L and M,

is unnaturally prolonged as much as is scientifically possible, even to the…

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Added by Ian Gardner on June 19, 2015 at 23:00 — No Comments

The Sterility of Hyperbole.

In ‘Westernised’ societies we are in a time of rampant hyperbole. It is hurled

at us at every opportunity supposedly to make us feel good, or because the

hurler hopes to gain from making us feel good. We too embrace hyperbole in

the hope of feeling good. However, in reality this is a fruitless, if…

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Added by Ian Gardner on June 18, 2015 at 22:57 — No Comments

Emotions.

Often, emotions stifle the mind, loosen the tongue and harden the heart.

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Added by Ian Gardner on June 17, 2015 at 22:59 — No Comments

How is the illusion of colour created?

If we are shown a green leaf and asked what its colour is, we will reply that it is green. However, it is not green. It only appears to be green because it absorbs all but that part of the light spectrum that makes green, and that is the part that is reflected to our eyes. A beautiful butterfly wing is not beautiful at all; it only looks that way because the…

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Added by Ian Gardner on June 17, 2015 at 0:00 — 4 Comments

Thought and Menting.

Regarding other references to menting, ment, mentivity etc. try this:

For Thought manifesting one might best refer to the common expressions "It dawned on me." and "It occurred to me." in which is implied the absence of mental activity; in other words no menting or mentivity.…

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Added by Ian Gardner on June 12, 2015 at 23:17 — No Comments

The Human Condition.

The human condition, the human state, is merely the means to the end and not the end in itself.

{Remember this as often as you can.}…

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Added by Ian Gardner on June 11, 2015 at 23:22 — No Comments

An Interesting Prediction.

Gleaned last night from a documentary on the Indus civilization of some 4000 years ago and attributed to one of the sages of that time, this snippet from the Mahabharata (I think it was.):

" . . . . . .the future of all things material will be cut short by the lack of virtue."…

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Added by Ian Gardner on June 10, 2015 at 23:03 — No Comments

Nationalism and the Spirit.

With reference to our Spirit selves, how can something that has lived, and will live, in many different countries be nationalistic? If you are, reassess your attitude.

Added by Ian Gardner on June 9, 2015 at 23:21 — No Comments

Nationalism and the “I”.

According to the Bible 'The greatest sin* is the “I” '. Nationalism is the “I” of a large group of people, a nation.

*I prefer the word “mistake” to the word “sin”.

NOTE: This is a subtle manifestation of the herd or pack instinct of the…

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Added by Ian Gardner on June 8, 2015 at 23:47 — No Comments

The Purpose of Human Life.

The purpose of human life is the dissolution of the soul and the revelation of the Spirit.

Added by Ian Gardner on June 7, 2015 at 23:22 — No Comments

Don't give - give up!

Giving tends to be spasmodic and without total commitment.
Giving up tends to be permanent.
If the haves give up, there will be material equity on Earth
with all the benefits that will bring.

Added by Ian Gardner on June 7, 2015 at 0:22 — No Comments

Arrogance, Joy, happiness, fun, laughter etc. and Reality.

Pause, if you will, and visualize this Earth as we can now see it; consider the movement of the oceans, the air and the land masses, and note the awesome power inherent in this movement. Consider also that all earthlings can pit against this awesome power is its puny arrogance, doing this continuously while it destroys its very home in the pitiful belief that its mind can…

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Added by Ian Gardner on June 5, 2015 at 23:54 — No Comments

Fighting Wars Is Only Natural.

It seems as if there is more fighting in the world today than there has been in known history, and a large proportion of us agree with this or go along with it. But why do we fight so much?

We fight so much because it is natural. In nature, animals fight to defend their territories, their nests and their homes - it is natural; and we are animals, or rather, we have taken…

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Added by Ian Gardner on June 4, 2015 at 23:19 — No Comments

Enlightenment. (2)

1. Enlightenment is stopping the rainbow from moving away as you approach.

2. Enlightenment is when all one's insights have completed the jigsaw.

Added by Ian Gardner on June 3, 2015 at 22:58 — No Comments

Regarding Yourself.

Regarding yourself, who do you see living your day to day life? Is it the actor or the character in the play?



If it is the character you see it helps to remind yourself, as often as possible, that you are really the actor, and you can do this by a quick reminder like "I am!" or "I am Spirit!" - or whatever suits you.



When it is the actor you see, or see…

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Added by Ian Gardner on June 3, 2015 at 0:22 — No Comments

Money. (1)

Thought sees money for what it is.

Mind sees money as a means to happiness.

Hence, when we think about money we see just money

and when we ment* about money we see Utopia.



*See Thought & Thinking in The Milk Is White.…



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Added by Ian Gardner on June 1, 2015 at 23:15 — 1 Comment

The Purpose of Life.

What started with my wanting to comment about “The essence of all spiritual wisdom.” led me to want to define “The essence of all spiritual wisdom.” and the result, after a bit of sorting out, is:



We are all Spirit experiencing a process set up to facilitate its (each Spirit's) understanding of its true identity and, through that understanding, to revert to its…

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Added by Ian Gardner on June 1, 2015 at 0:27 — No Comments

Enlightenment. (1)

As long as one desires enlightenment one will not achieve it, for one of the
qualities of the enlightened state is that of being without desire.

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Added by Ian Gardner on May 30, 2015 at 23:45 — No Comments

Meditation. (2)

There are no shortcuts to enlightenment but meditation could reduce the time it takes by many lifetimes.

Added by Ian Gardner on May 30, 2015 at 0:49 — No Comments

Seeing & Evaluating in Context.

Most commonly we see events in a superficial context and the evaluation that follows is, therefore, also superficial. This is because our common mindset is superficial i.e. Earthly, three-dimensional etc.

To view and evaluate events in their true context we have to view and evaluate them in the context of life being continuous…

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Added by Ian Gardner on May 28, 2015 at 22:52 — No Comments

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