What is God?

What is God,  the age-old question and it certainly has been mine.  Since the beginning of time,  as we understand it, man has struggled with the God concept. Most of us have chemistryour core beliefs from our childhood;  others seek to understand through contemplation, reflection, meditation and prayer; all have a  desire to have  a personal relationship with God.  

God is  known by many names and according to religions of the world, in order to know God,  we should follow their beliefs, rules and rituals.  Based on my childhood and how I was taught about the Bible, God would be on a throne judging us for our behavior and our purpose was to worship God.  Each of us have our own imaginations and beliefs about God, mostly from our childhood.  

Through the centuries, different religions with  different Gods making our 10635869_10152764748543781_2989172388846140521_nunderstanding of  God even more confusing.  I always believed there was only one God, just called by many different names.  Furthermore, in Judaism and Christianity alone,  there is much confusion for me.  Yahweh, is the God of the Old testament and Jewish Tanakh, is known as the God of the Israelites.  The name was revealed to Moses as four Hebrew consonants (YHWH) called the Tetragrammaton.   Consistent with Old Testament narratives,  Yahweh or Jehovah was regarded as the stern creator God who justly punishes humanity for disobedience. 

The Gnostics referenced Yaldabaoth, the old testament god as a  ‘false god of this world’ and was known for his evil  deeds.  They believed the god of the Jews was the true devil who claimed for himself the title of ‘creator god’ and inverted the roles of good and evil through deception, presenting himself as the ‘benevolent father’ of mankind and slandering the Chakra symbolSerpent of wisdom as ‘the devil’ and ‘enemy of man’. This accusatory inversion began with the creation of the Christian Bible at the end of the 1st century and has deceive many generations throughout the millennia.  It should be noted our medical  community uses a staff medical imaginesor rod with a snake curled around it, call the Rod of Asclepius, the ancient mythical god of medicine . 

In the Law of One, Yahweh is mentioned 19 times  and provides quite an  in-depth detail about Yahweh’s involvement on earth. The Orion Group, the negative entities of our universe also plays a role in what happened in the old testament as well as today. Perhaps In Genesis 1:26 Then God said, “Let us make man in our image, after our likeness”  Was that God,  Yahweh or Yaldabaoth?   Who was Jesus talking about when the Jews said  Abraham was their father.   Jesus said in John 8:44   “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desires. He was a murderer from the beginning, not holding to the truth, for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and the father The-Ra-Material-The-Law-of-One-quote-love-service-to-others-heart-chakra-spirituality-consciousness-3of lies.” 

Some Gnostic groups saw Jesus as being sent by the supreme being, to bring gnosis or knowledge to the Earth. The Law of One referenced Jesus  22 times  and said  “This entity was desirous of entering this planetary sphere in order to share the love vibration in as pure a manner as possible.” 

Now let’s look at the New testament and how the church leaders constructed the concept of God. The Trinity  a formal doctrine and foundation of the Christian faith, the father, Jesus and the Holy Ghost, meaning one God in three.   The term trinity is not found in the Bible. The only reference of the three in the bible is  Matthew 28:19 after Jesus resurrection.  “Therefore go and make disciples of all nations, baptizing them in the name of the Father and of the Son and of the Holy Spirit.” Of course we all know how easily this could have been added by a church father or scribe.   

The formal doctrine of the Trinity was the result of early church fathers attempts to explain the Christian God. It was first used by Tertullian at the close of the 2nd century. It was discussed, debated and finally clarified as divinity of the spirit and  affirmed at the Council of Constantinople  in 381.  However scholars today  generally agree that there is no doctrine of the Trinity as such in either the Old or New Testaments.  The Trinity was a way church fathers could cff285a056c19538eb9d01c42865898cexplain Jesus as the son of God if not God. A search of the Nag Hammadi Library  of the Father, son and the holy spirit did not come up with any results.  With the possibility of the corruption of the message of  two major religions, perhaps it is time to pause,  and seek the truth in our own way.  Jesus was the messenger of love and in the message he was telling us what the church fathers have failed to teach.

In John 10:34, Jesus tells the Pharisees that it is written in the Law that “you are gods”. He is quoting from Psalm 82:6 where it says, “I said you are gods, sons of the Most High. All of you.” 

In John 14:12  Jesus said , “Very truly I tell you, whoever believes in me will do the works I have been doing, and they will do even greater things than these, because I am going to the Father.” 

bring forth what is in youIn the Gospel of Thomas Jesus said in saying 3,   If your leaders tell you, “Look, the kingdom is in heaven,” then the birds of heaven will precede you. If they say to you, “It’s in the sea,”  then the fish will precede you.  But the kingdom is inside you and it is outside you. When you know yourselves,  then you will be known, and you will understand that you are children of the living father. But if you do not know yourselves,
then you dwell in poverty and you are poverty.

The Gnostics believe that within each of us is a divine spark, a part of God.  Some may  call it soul or spirit.  Regardless of what label man uses, God is a Divine Universal Energy within each of us waiting to be awakened by our acknowledgement  by seeking the truth.   

According to the Law of One , we are on earth to learn the ways of love, compassion, wisdom and be of service to others. We get as many opportunities as we need to learn the required lessons. If not, we die and do it again until we get it right. The big problem for us when we do it again, we do not remember anything from our previous lives, unless you’re a child,   and then you may remember for a short period before Lao-Tzu-3.jpgforgetfulness sets in. 

 Regardless of the number of past lives, God, or the Great Universal Energy never leaves and is just waiting for us to discover the power within. I cannot emphasise the importance of the  a recent discovery in 1945, 114 secret sayings of Jesus known as the Gospel of Thomas and 50 other Gnostic texts.  According to scholars, the discovery provided striking differences from orthodox beliefs. Instead of being separate from God, we are One with God. Instead of sin and repentance, Jesus speaks of illusion and enlightenment. And finally, Instead of Jesus being Lord and God, we are all from the same source, and Jesus is our spiritual guide.

Another saying of Jesus,  “I shall give you what no eye has seen and what no ear has heard and what no hand has touched and what has never occurred to the human mind.” (Saying 17 Gospel of Thomas). This saying is for each of us to ponder and consider as each of Jesus wisdom sayings in the Gospel of Thomas. 

Buddha, another master teacher said before you set foot on the path master yourself; DfEgwEEWkAAQ2jIand Lao Tzu said, ” The Way (God) is complete in itself. All blessings come from it and it holds nothing back from anyone.” Krishna said in the Bhagavad Gita, “Those who seek to find the One without ceasing, will find the Lord dwelling in their own hearts.”

With love and compassion in your  heart,  thoughts, emotions and actions, look within; through meditation, contemplation, prayer and study, you will find that Great Universal Energy that we call God.    

  “The heart is like a garden. It can grow compassion or fear, resentment or love. What seeds will you plant there?”

Buddha

We Are Connected

We are all connected to the same source, the One Infinite Creator,  and we are all trying to images tefind our way back home. Even scientific research has suggested that we are wired with spiritual brains and how meditative prayers actually changes our brain.

According to various sacred texts and the more recent contact, the Law of One, “All things, all of life, all of the creation is part of one original thought.” We move our body, mind, and spirit in somewhat eccentric patterns because we have not grasped the concept that we are part of the original thought, that we are all one. To know the truth is to know yourself.

quote-if-you-want-to-be-wrong-then-follow-the-masses-socrates-85-17-67.jpgOur ancient teachers provided the message over the years, but man has misinterpreted the meaning and the masses follow. We are condemn by religions and those  who follow that religion if our beliefs are different than theirs.

The Christian Gnostics, who lost the battle with orthodox Christianity tells us a Divine spark exist within us and is also taught by the Syriac Christians mystics as other world belief systems and religions. Edgar Cayce said Christian Gnosticism was the highest form Rumi-Quotes-1of Christianity.

Buddha taught us that the Universal mind is not subject to birth and death. It is beyond all concepts of duality and Divine matter is eternal, it contains within itself all reality and all truth. Buddha taught us meditation, the gateway to find our way home, an essential part of our spiritual journey.

Krishna from the Hindu Religion said, “the Lord dwells in the heart of all things. He is the only reality so do not be deceived by appearances.”

Lao Tzu in the Tao Te Ching said the Tao (God) never answers with words. It does not reach out for things, but all things come to it. The unspoken plan unfolds slowly. It gathers all things as if in a net, so nothing is lost.

images1Jesus, the messenger of love, said we are from the light in the Gospel of Thomas, discovered in 1945 and can be found in saying 50 in the Nag Hammadi library. The discovery provided striking differences from orthodox beliefs. Instead of being separate from God, we are One with God. Instead of sin and repentance, Jesus speaks of illusion and enlightenment. And finally, instead of Jesus being Lord and God, we are all from the same source, and Jesus is our spiritual guide. We all have the power within. In the Gospel of Thomas saying (3) Jesus said: If those who lead you say to you: See, the kingdom is in heaven, then the birds of the heaven will go before you; if they say to you: It is in the sea, then the fish will go before you. But the kingdom is within you, and it is outside of you. When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will know that you are the sons of the living Father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you are in poverty, and you are poverty.all-religions-one3

God is spirit of pure unknowable energy encompassing all. We are all connected spiritual beings , all from the same source. According to the Law of One, no religion has all the truth, but all religions  have some truth.  Our requirements are the same regardless of religion or no religion, to  learn the ways of love, wisdom and be a service to others. Meditation, contemplation, prayer and study will help with that endeavor. If you fail to learn the lessons in this life perhaps you will in the next, but eventually we all find our way back home.

 

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The Power of Thought

Have you ever considered how we have created this great illusion with our  thoughts, emotions and actions. We are energetic beings and have unknowingly 10653328_10152758960998781_1168788790174634000_ncreated our own reality as well as those around us. Worldwide, there are over 7 billion of us, thinking, talking, emotional, acting and reacting, all generating positive and negative energy. To complicate the issue, as humans, we have  approximately  50,000-70,000 thoughts a day, most with unruly minds.

When a person thinks, speaks or acts negatively, or by gestures, criticizing, judging or controlling, energy is not sent only to the person intended, but into the world. The personal energy  affects everyone around even though they may not be consciously aware.  We all have experienced that moment when someone walks 558146-Buddha-Quote-Mind-is-everything-What-we-think-we-becomeinto our space smiling or crying, and how this affects the emotional  vibrations. Sporting events are a prime example of how emotions affect the masses.  A study in the Journal of Clinical Psychology studied the effects of worrying on performing a task. Thinking negatively about your problems not only doesn’t help solve anything, it actually makes it harder for you to think of a helpful solution.

On the other hand,  thinking positively generates energetic positive emotionsaffecting images negativeall of those around us and even the world.  Traditional views suggest experiences of positive emotions signal well-being and  guide positive behavior in the moment.  Positive emotions, although fleeting, have more long-lasting consequences. Positive emotions transform people for the better, providing a spiritual path for the future.

Mainstream and social media creates news, provoking thought, creating emotions  resulting in actions and reactions, fueling our monkey mind.  Energy  prevails everywhere,  in beings and objects including mother earth, creating our reality. The effects are not seen immediately, but can be defined as a garden, slowing growing and taking hold in whatever soil we have prepared.

b78b2c17eaa60aded0242c5923d3b9feBuddha said our lives are products of our mind. What we are today is a result of what we thought yesterday. What we think today influences what happens to us tomorrow. Our entire lives are products of our mind. 

Lao Tzu said the world is transformed by those who love all people, just as you love yourself. 

Jesus said in the Gospel of the Egyptians, You receive no benefit from loving only those who love you. Great benefits comes from loving those who hate you.   

Perhaps it is time to recognize we are a product of our society which we created.  Since we created it,  we are the only ones that can change it. We can begin our journey by being kind and loving. With love in your heart, be aware of your thoughts  and be of service to others in your own way.  This is your journey, along with 7 billion others, and it starts with love. Whatever you have in your heart you will become.

 

 

 

Spirituality and Addiction During Chaotic Times

How do addictions  affect our spiritual journey? We all have addictions, all part of our  images101life lessons.  There are addictions to foods, drink, media, sports, sex, drugs, material possessions, religion and the list goes on and on.  Addiction is defined as a fact or condition of being addicted to a particular substance, thing, or activity. A good example is the media. It does a wonderful job of getting your attention over matters that you have no control over,  inciting  your thoughts and emotions over something you are passionate about.   I was once a news junky, believing I needed to know what was going on in the world. Then I realized being involved in matters that were beyond my control served no positive purpose. Not only was it taking away my time from more important matters, but it was taking  control over my thoughts, emotions and actions.   One day I simple said enough. I made a concerted effort to images (5)avoid the media, which can be done, but difficult.  We are being program from every direction, ABC, CBS, NBC CNN, Fox,  in  airports, businesses, phones, radio, facebook, twitter; the list goes on and on. Media is owned by the few, but has such a hold on society, it may actually be worse than being addicted to a substance. It certainly affects many  more people as well as distorting the truth.  That is just one example of the many addictions we experience during our lifetime.

download (3)Our teachers provided insight. Buddha said, “If you wish to be free of from old age and rebirth, become an island unto yourself, and eliminate all your imperfections.” and Jesus said, “Those who seek pleasurable things already have their treasure. But the pleasures of the world are an illusion. Gold and silver are without substance.”  Rumi said “There are thousands of wines that can take over our minds. Don’t think all ecstasies are the same!”

images111The world was designed with all the catalyst,  distractions, and Chaos for us. We are in school to  learn the ways of  love, the strongest and most powerful emotion, with wisdom.  We are being tested on how we can  be of service to others.  Most would agree, it t is very difficult to treat people badly and connect to God at the same time. Every morning  we wake up to a new day to continue our journey up the mountain. As we venture on our life path, we learn and discard what is not needed or what does not benefit us. The goal is to reach the top of the mountain where you can bask in the love and light of the One Infinite Creator. When a person reaches that point, any and all addictions or cares about the material world will fall away, and one becomes enlightened.

Our Spiritual World

images (50)We live in inseparable physical and metaphysical worlds. In our physical world, we are limited by our five senses, see, feel, hear, taste and smell.  To us, the metaphysical world is unseen or under the veil but from the spiritual realm we  are visible.   To understand the spiritual realms, we should grasp the concept our physical world is shaped by the positive and negative entities of the spiritual realm.   It has been happening all over the world since ancient times.

Hindu and Buddhist texts speak of gruesome, fanged asuras and rakshasa that candownload (24) corrupt a person’s soul. Muslims spend time, energy and money trying to prevent bad things from happening from their spirits known as Jinn. Judaism has never had a richly developed notion of demons, but Jewish folklore does speak of the troubles caused by unhappy or angry spirits. In Christianity, the Vatican has officially recognized a group of 250 priests who operate in 30 countries to rid believers of demonic possession. Father Gabriele Amorth was ordained a Catholic priest in 1954 and became an official exorcist 32-years later. Now 88-years-old Amorth images111states that he has performed 160,000 exorcisms in the course of his ministry, some of which were conducted on the same person more than once, with some of the rites lasting just a few minutes or up to several hours.

John 4:1 states, Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world.

In the medical field, Dr. Richard Gallagher, psychiatrist, professor and demonic possession believes some the mental illness is related to negative spirits in this report. There have been a number of documented incidents resulting in murder using a Ouija board as outlined in A this article.

Consider spirits as either positive or negative energy, battling for your polarity, your essence, to ensure you do not attain 51% positive in all aspects of your life.   There are negative entities,  such as  Orion,  striving to control our thoughts, emotions and actions. Each person is playing the game, aware or unaware,  the battle that has been going on since ancient times. They even influence on our sacred texts, including the 10 commandments. 

A recent example of how negativity affects us all is Buddhism. Buddhism used to be universally revered as a peaceful and tolerance belief system. However, put it in power or ally it to those who politically rule, and what once was peaceful turns violent. As a example, the self-identified Buddhist government of Sri Lanka and its campaign against the Tamils in the north of that country. Likewise, you can find Buddhists allied to the government of Myanmar crying for the blood of the country’s Rohingya, a Muslim minority. Negative forces are at work around the world, but if you look deeper, all the resources of the world are owned by the few.

When we look at the physical world in isolation, we miss so many opportunities from the spiritual aspect.  The spiritual world is an important concept to grasp, to recognize our daily  battle with the negatives of the spiritual realm that try to affect our thoughts, emotions and actions.

Dreaming is probably the easiest, most natural ways to connect with the spiritual world. imagesz1Scientists have continued to study the science behind dreaming and have not come up with any real concrete answers. Scientists have been baffled for years, and will continue to do so. It is beyond their understanding because they are looking for the answers in all the wrong places.  Your dreams are spoken in a language for you interpretation regardless if they are negative or positive. It can reveal so much about your spiritual journey.   It is not an easy task to remember the details of the dream much less interpret them, but I assure you, it can provide a wealth of information in time.   Consider dreams as a message to you from the spiritual realm, from God.

According to the Law of One, they use our thoughts, our monkey minds, to deceive, confuse and control. Loving thoughts, feeling compassion and grateful, helps our essense positively. On the other hand, if you are thinking of yourself more than others, quick to anger, greedy and want to control things, is negative. We are in the school of life, trying to learn the way of love and wisdom, essentially learning how to play well with each other and trying to find our way home.

Life is the the opportunity for a person to evolve spiritually, to learn the ways of love and wisdom and be of service to others. It helps to knowledged  the world is full of distractions, distortions and confusion, all catalysts to help with our evolution. It is all about free-will, to choose your path, seek the truth. What one is seeking may be found by simply looking within.

 JB-Rumi-QuoteJesus  and Buddha,  were our spiritual masters,  provided much guidance.  Look  within, know yourself  through meditation, contemplation and prayer. You may be amazed at what you find . Love  is the key.   Knowing about the negative element can inspire us to learn and take steps to protect ourselves and understand the power within.  It is a personal battle not just for one, but for all.

Do You Remember the Light?

Remember a time long ago, when we were children. As we were being born we were probably asking ourselves, “do I really want to do this?”  I have a 935350_10151618620533781_1528067472_ndear friend with a PhD in Linguistics,  who told me about his birth. He was very serious , remembers the day he was born,  recalling he did not want to come out.  He resisted but he was pushed out against his will.   We talk and laugh about that moment often.

According to the Law of One,  we actually had a choice to come here, even pick our parents and our condition. We came here to learn,   and by design,  we simply do not remember.   One thing for certain, we are here now,  in this crazy mixed up world full of distortions and fabrications of truths.  The Law of One also provided insight about us being graded on our 5448b568955661f1df02bb93ad6bc254performance during our lifetime with a positive/negative grading system. 51% positive you have your ticket home. Less than that,  it is a do over, reincarnation and not just here, but anywhere in the Universe. Once again we do not remember anything from our past experiences. This concept is basically in line with eastern belief systems.

Jesus said, “The man old in days will not hesitate to ask a small child seven days old about the place of life, and he will live. For many who are first will become last, and they will become one and the same.”  (Saying 4 Gospel of Thomas)

983790_10152768735973781_3222843208763816826_nAs infants, we learn to sit up,  crawl, stand and then our first step. By the time we are able to communicate effectively, we have forgotten who we really are and our purpose.  Then the programming begins. We have continuous media noise, our education , political and religious systems all work against us. We have families, children and most of us have to work. Life gets hectic, and before you realize it, we are emerged so deeply in the material world that it is difficult to think clearly, much less remember who we are and our purpose in life.

Yeshua said, If they say to you, “Where have you come from?”say to them, “We have come from the light, from the place where the light came into being by itself, established itself, and appeared in their image.” (Saying 50 Gospel of Thomas) 

Then at some point, realization sets in and we start to believe there is something more than the material world.  We  go to churches, synagogues, temples, monasteries, mosques420484_10151229660328781_426202221_n and other places of worship to seek the truth. We either get comfortable in that  belief system  or continue seeking the truth.  According to the Law of One, all religions have some truth, but no religion  has all the truth. The passing criteria does not require you to be a member of a religion,  or you can be a member of any religion as long as you are 51% positive. The key is love, and along with wisdom, something we are to learn during this lifetime.  Love the One Infinite Creator with all your heart, love your neighbor, nature and all of God’s creation and be of service to others.  Love is a very positive energy and is essentially who we are,  the divine spark of God.  Jesus said we were Gods in  John 10:34. Our thoughts, emotions and actions  manifest our reality, but like babies,  we do not know how to use the divine power within and have to learned one step at a time.  Every thought, every emotion and action is energy with positive or negative consequences,  all computed in our 51% positive goal.

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 Jesus said, As I have loved you, so also you must love one another. John 13:34

The journey begins with a single step. We have been given divine gifts to help us find our way. Discernment is one of those gifts.  The more you trust yourself and your judgement over what others tell you,  the more you will see the light within.

Jesus said, “For where your treasure is, there your heart will be also. The eye is the lamp  of the body. If your vision is clear, your whole body will be full of light.”  Matthew 6:22

Understanding your thoughts,  emotions and actions are paramount to your spiritual 558146-Buddha-Quote-Mind-is-everything-What-we-think-we-becomepath manifesting your reality. Affirmations are a powerful tool, a reminder of your beliefs and goals.  Meditation is our gateway to find our way home. Starting a daily practice can be one most beneficial endeavors to look within and discover your divinity.   All of us are divine sparks of infinite worth trying to find our way home. Good luck on your journey and Love and Light to all.

Jesus Secret Sayings 1-8, No Longer Hidden

As we discussed in the Hidden sayings of Jesus, he  was  known throughout the world  with various titles. Spiritual leader, messiah, divine,  prophet,  Jewish preacher, religious leader, son of man, son of God and even God. Regardless of your relationship with Jesus, he had a message for all of mankind.

Jesus said “The time is coming when everything that is covered up will be revealed, and images (66)all that is secret will be made known to all,  Luke 12:2.”  Has the time arrived?  One of the most important archaeological discovery in the 20th century occurred in 1945.  Thirteen ancient codices containing over 50 texts of Gnostic works were found in caves in Upper Egypt untouched by scribes. All can be found in the Nag Hammadi Library .

The Gospel of Thomas was one of those archaeological finds, 114 secret sayings of Jesus. It starts starting with  “These are the secret sayings which the living Jesus spoke and which Didymos Judas Thomas wrote down.”  Although they claim to be secret many of the sayings can be found in the old and new testament.

According to scholars, the discovery provided striking differences from orthodox beliefs. Instead of being separate from God, we are One with God.  Instead  of sin and repentance, 446f4fe6ef4f25b5f1cbd0e741da76b3_XLJesus speaks of illusion and enlightenment.  And finally, Instead of Jesus being  Lord and God, we are all from the same source, and Jesus is our spiritual guide.  Edgar Cayce said Christian Gnosticism was the highest form of Christianity.  Cayce also said Jesus  is the central instrument of God to make it possible for all souls to fulfill the original purpose of their creation and even connected Buddha with Jesus.   Law of One said Jesus  was desirous of entering this planetary sphere in order to share the love vibration in as pure a manner as possible. With that said,  let’s explore  the first 8 secret sayings of Jesus.

And he said,

(1) “Whoever finds the interpretation of these sayings will not experience death.”

My understanding is, if you interpret and apply the meaning of the 114 sayings in Gnosticism-why-todayyour life,  you will not experience death.  From an Eastern perspective,  you will stop the cycle of  reincarnation.  Jesus has a similar saying in  John 8:51  “Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my sayings, he shall never see death”.

(2) Jesus said: He who seeks, let him not cease seeking until he finds; and when he finds he will be troubled, and when he is troubled he will be amazed, and he will reign over the All. 

Seeking the truth is a life journey, never stopping.  Seeing the spiritual world  from a different perspective, even esoteric, providing  different understanding  than we have been taught, may cause some anxiety.  You  realize the world is not as it seems. The more you seek, you discover the real truth and realize the amazing power within, becoming one with the creator .

Other references to seeking the truth can be found in   John 8:32  “And you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free.” and  Luke 11:9-13

jesusegg300(3). Jesus said: If those who lead you say to you: See, the kingdom is in heaven, then the birds of the heaven will go before you; if they say to you: It is in the sea, then the fish will go before you. But the kingdom is within you, and it is outside of you. When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will know that you are the sons of the living Father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you are in poverty, and you are poverty. 

We all have been program since birth and only know the material world. We all want to know the truth and in this saying Jesus is telling us if we listen to our religious leaders the birds and fish will proceed us to the kingdom of  heaven.  Instead we are being told to look within ourselves as well as outside and then we will know our true selves. God is pure unknowable energy encompassing all.  If not, we will be lost.

The Gnostics spoke of a divine spark of God is within all of us.    Jesus  also alludes to the same concept in Luke 17:20-21 

According to the Law of One, we are here to learn the ways love and wisdom, be of service to others and if we do not learn we reincarnate until we learn the lesson.

Buddha said “Everyone has recognized the Self one’s essential nature. But few have realized it”.  From Lao Tzu, “Wisdom comes from knowing oneself. He who knows himself is enlightened.” Krishna added, ” The self resides in all beings but it is only _DSC5982copy (2)recognizable to those with intuitive abilities.

(4) Jesus said, “The man old in days will not hesitate to ask a small child seven days old about the place of life, and he will live. For many who are first will become last, and they will become one and the same.” 

When we look a newborn or even a child, don’t you ever wonder, what do they know that I don’t and if they could only talk;  A child has just arrived in our world from the divine. An older person living in the material world may  question his life will not hesitate to ask a child of seven days about Heaven. Many who caught up in the material world who  were here first will be last to become one with God because of the cycle of reincarnation. This can be found in Luke 10:21-22,and Luke 13:30 And, behold, there are last which shall be first, and there are first which shall be last.

(5) Jesus said, “Recognize what is in your sight, and that which is hidden from you will become plain to you . For there is nothing hidden which will not become manifest.”

mistic46_00_smallWhen you Seek the truth, you will understand the world we now live, the material and immaterial world. You will begin to realize your thoughts, emotions and actions create our reality and see things differently than before.   Nothing will be hidden  and everything hidden will be made known. Such as the discovery of the Gospel of Thomas and other ancient text now known as the Nag Hammadi Library.

Jesus also said in Luke 8:17 “For there is nothing hidden that will not be revealed, and nothing concealed that will not be known and illuminated”  and again in Luke 12:2 “There is nothing concealed that will not be disclosed,or hidden that will not be made known”  and also in Matthew 10:26  “So do not be afraid of them. For nothing is concealed that will not be uncovered, or hidden that will not be made known”.

(6) His disciples questioned him and said to him, “Do you want us to fast? How shall we pray? Shall we give alms? What diet shall we observe?” Jesus said, “Do not tell lies, and do not do what you hate, for all things are plain in the sight of heaven. For nothing hidden will not become manifest, and nothing covered will remain without being uncovered.”

images (28)Like saying 5 nothing hidden that will not be revealed. Our thoughts, emotions and actions, everything we do is in plain sight of our Creator. The Law of Karma applies as well as divine grace.   Tobit 4:15  Never do to anyone else anything that you would not want someone to do to you. Do not drink so much wine that you get drunk, and do not let drinking become a habit. 

Matt 6:5-15 And when you pray, do not be like the hypocrites. For they love to pray standing in the synagogues and on the street corners to be seen by men. Truly I tell you,they already have their reward.

Buddha said “harm returns to the person who does harm. It is like throwing dust in the wind.”

(7) Jesus said, “Blessed is the lion which becomes man when consumed by man; and cursed is the man whom the lion consumes, and the lion becomes man.”

It is about ego. The lion is the ego and when man puts it away it is a blessing but when ego becomes the man, then man is lost.  The lion also represents Leo,  individuals are independent and dominant. Known to be the most authoritative amongst all the Signs of Zodiac, Leos or Lions are often brave-hearts, and their confidence, ambition and positive thinking are exemplary and unparalleled.

(8) And he said, “The man is like a wise fisherman who cast his net into the sea and drew it up from the sea full of small fish. Among them the wise fisherman found a fine large fish. He threw all the small fish back into the sea and chose the large fish without difficulty. Whoever has ears to hear, let him hear.”

This verse is about greed and how to use wisdom in our daily lives. Do not take more than you need is an important concept to learn and practice in our daily lives.

Buddha said “Wisdom is achieved by those who overcome their natural resistance to diligent practice.” and Lao Tzu said, “if one is seeking wisdom, there is no need to leave home.”

download (11)Orthodox Christianity labeled gnosticism as heresy  creating fear among christian seekers of truth. Perhaps we should asked why they did not want humanity to discover the truth for themselves? The Law of One addressed negative and positive energy. Positive is allowing free-will, love, compassion, wisdom, serving others while negative is controlling others by fear.

We live in a time where we can learn and discuss with each other.  I invite you to share your thoughts so we all may learn.  Next month we will discuss verses 9 through 16.  You can find different  english translations of the Gospel of Thomas here.

I also would like to share  Thomas Francisco Pelgero   interpretation of the  Gospel of Thomas  he said he completed in 14 hour based on his awakening.   Also Scott Mandelker, PhD   combines eclectic Western psychology with intensive study of Eastern religions, and followed upon years of formal training in US and Asian Buddhist temples provides his  commentary and understanding in comparison with Buddhist and other eastern concepts and religion on the first eight verses.   This is information for you to find your truth and understanding of this crazy mixed up world we live in today.

 

 

 

Prince Siddhartha Gautama- Husband, Father, the Buddha

Prince Siddhartha Gautama, known as the Buddha, was born and raised with every possible advantage. He was born around 563 BCE near or around present day Nepal near the India Border. Unfortunately, his mother, Maya died seven days after his birth. Her sister, Prajapati, became his step mother. His father, King Suddhodana made every buddha in castlepossible effort to keep his son shielded from the unpleasant world even knowing about death. His father made great efforts to hide the suffering from his son, even going as far as building another city to remove the poverty, sick and dying. Not seeing the real world, Gautama was married to Yaśodhara, daughter of King Suppabuddha. and had a son. Despite his father’s efforts to shield his son from the woes of the world, Gautama, did sneak away to explore. For the first time he saw a sick person, and old person and a corpse. He met a samara, an ancient download (11) buddha wifeHindu ascetic who, despite of all the poverty and ills of the world, was serene and happy.

Gautama, after seeing the real world, knew there was more to life and wanted to seek the spiritual truth. He had to become a samara, a life of severe self-discipline and abstention from all forms of indulgence. He left against his family wishes.

His first order of business was finding a teacher. He began his studies under Alara, a famed yogi who taught him the meditative consciousness called the, “sphere beyond materiality”. He then went to Uddaka Ramaputta, who taught him how to reach the sphere of “neither perception nor non-perception.” Gautama realized neither of these were the highest attainments of spirituality. He added extreme asceticism to his practice by fasting and not bathing. He images (54) buddha teacherrealized that drastic measures were going to kill him, so he renounced the life of pain as he did pleasure.

At a loss, Gautama rested under a tree. He thought, as a child attending to his breath made him more acutely aware of his surroundings and dispelled any feelings of boredom or unrest. The path to nibbana might lie in the form of contemplation or meditation, so he tried this technique again. The Pali accounts of what happened next are sparse. Later legends describe the onslaught of temptation and torment from images (54) buddhathe demon like Mara, designed to sway him from his goal. Gautama did not sway and as confidence bolsters, his mind expanded as he gained deeper insights into the human condition. Just as the morning star appeared in the sky before dawn, he became aware of the fact that he had finally discovered the ultimate truth. From that point on he was known as the Buddha.

Buddha’s wife and son later join him as disciples.

Buddha teaching is still cherish today.  But like all things, man has incorporated personal teachings so finding Buddha core teachings is a difficult task. Scott Mandelker PhD provides his views-Action-Path in Buddha-Dhamma in this  extended analysis  series of Buddhist teaching on 10 Wrong Views, human rebirth & cosmology, 3 Marks, karmic results and path to Sotapanna awakening. Comparisons with Ra Material & Western philosophy (Materialism, Nihilism).   meditation2