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Patterns

I have mentioned repeating patterns often in my discussions here. I ran across this yesterday. It is a good example of what I've been trying to say. It is a bit shallow, but I think it will get the idea across.

http://www.history.com/shows/mankind-decoded

The show is called "Mankind Decoded", if the link does not work, it can be found at the history channels H2 site.

Added by David Allen on January 30, 2015 at 7:00am — 2 Comments

The truth of truth

People tend to get so wrapped up in their own truth, they forget that "the truth" applies to everyone. To see this truth you have to understand that that it is the same for all of us,

We create our lives from the difference of these 2 potentials, our own truth, and "the truth"

If you insist on your truth over "the truth", welcome to hell.

It is when we all start looking for "the truth" over our own truth that heaven is manifested.

Heaven is what faith in "the…

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Added by David Allen on January 18, 2015 at 8:14am — 2 Comments

General Theosophy #129

“The difference between a theosophist and a Theosopher: the former is possibly just a person who is at least willing to consider as epistemologically valid someone else’s intuitive knowledge or wisdom resulting from personal experience of Transcendental (‘Divine’) Nature; the latter is possibly the someone else.”—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on January 15, 2015 at 3:11pm — No Comments

General Theosophy #128

“For a scientist, an intuition is often the beginning of a long exploration; for a Theosopher, often the end of an even longer one.”—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on January 15, 2015 at 10:14am — 1 Comment

Thoughts on NDE's continued

"There are only two mistakes one can make along the road to truth; not going all the way, and not starting."...Gautama Buddha

This my seem an odd quote to introduce my thoughts on near death experiences. I have experienced three near death events. The most recent was a little over six months ago. Another one around my fiftieth birthday...eight years have passed since then. The first took place in the mid 70's. I will discuss the first two NDE's in much less detail than my most…

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Added by Daniel Keniston on January 13, 2015 at 8:50am — 1 Comment

Jan. 06 Quotes

Jan. 06

Quotes

Every thought you produce, anything you say, any action you do, it bears your signature.— Thich Nhat Hanh

everything we say and do is a description of ourselves (our understanding)

Added by David Allen on January 6, 2015 at 9:01pm — 5 Comments

General Theosophy #127

“At least you can never lose an argument when you change the knowledge, opinions, or preferences you temporarily are back into the knowledge, opinions, or preferences you merely have.”—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on January 6, 2015 at 4:26pm — 1 Comment

General Theosophy #126

“To learn anything else, a traveler must change a familiar old road into an unfamiliar new one.”—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on January 6, 2015 at 10:03am — 1 Comment

Jan. 06 Quotes

Jan. 06

Quotes

By living deeply in the present moment we can understand the past better and prepare for a better future.— Thich Nhat Hanh

Three cheers for this one.

We can most definitely find our tomorrow in the choices we make today.

Added by David Allen on January 5, 2015 at 5:07pm — No Comments

evil absence of God

"God did not create evil just as darkness is the absence of light, evil is the absence of God." Albert Einstein... I recently came to this possible conclusion before seeing the quote. Knowing Einstein said this makes me feel better. I trust he had a thought process that convinced him this is the correct conclusion.

On the other hand I am still in the process of proving to myself that all thought forms I encounter in various stages of altered consciousness regardless, if perceived as light… Continue

Added by Daniel Keniston on January 5, 2015 at 8:18am — 4 Comments

illimitable

"My religion consists of humble admiration of the illimitable superior spirit who reveals himself in slight details we are able to perceive with our frail and feeble mind."
Einstein

Added by Daniel Keniston on January 3, 2015 at 9:26am — 2 Comments

Quotes Jan. 02

Jan. 02

Quotes

At any moment, you have a choice, that either leads you closer to your spirit or further away from it.— Thich Nhat Hanh

The sentiment here is wonderful, and admittedly true.  None the less I think it's misleading. "At any moment" allows one to believe in other moments. "At any moment" in our current common language is followed by may or could, indicating 2 states. The truth (i believe) is "at every moment" there is only 1 state.

We do make choices…

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Added by David Allen on January 1, 2015 at 9:30pm — 2 Comments

General Theosophy #125

“After billions and billions of years, the indefectible God of Intelligent Design may have evolved into the on-second-thought Jehovah who used a flood to get rid of those He regarded as unintelligently designed. . . .”—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on December 28, 2014 at 7:58pm — 1 Comment

Dec. 24 Quotes

Dec. 24

Quotes

The Lord can pass an elephant through the eye of a needle. He can do whatever He likes.

-- RÂMAKRISHNA

The 1 thing that existed first, the source, the beginning, the truth, God, by whatever word or name we care to assign it, is a determined thing.

This is a tough concept to grasp, we think of whatever it is that created us as some all powerful thing (and it is), but, it has no awareness, it has no intention, it has no feeling.

The…

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Added by David Allen on December 24, 2014 at 10:47am — 1 Comment

Apology

I want to apologize to everyone. I get this way when things get hard. I have a rational thinking animal inside me. I must shackle it with these perspectives, or it will trample (rationalize) what feeling I have.

This body is a vessel for the arrogance that is the source of all suffering. I have to keep the chains strong, for  Our society pulls heavily on them.

In time I will (there it is again) find a perspective in which it will take it's true form and cooperate.

So I…

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Added by David Allen on December 22, 2014 at 7:43pm — 1 Comment

Dec. 23 Quote

Dec. 23

Quotes

How doth the Lord dwell in the body? He dwells in the body like the plug of a syringe, i.e. in the body, and yet apart from it.
-- RÂMAKRISHNA

The truth (God) exist within every fiber of our being, so the relationship is more like water and ice. We spend brief moments seemingly separate (as ice) from the water, and yet that is all we are.

Added by David Allen on December 22, 2014 at 7:04pm — 1 Comment

General Theosophy #124

“Buddha’s best disciple is the one who needs him least.”—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on December 20, 2014 at 11:47am — 6 Comments

My journey in a nutshell

About the time I started school (5 or 6), I came to a startling realization, doing "what I can do" was getting me into a lot of trouble.

The concept of "just because I can, doesn't mean I should" was formed.

I've spent the last 45 years trying to figure out the meaning of should.

As my understanding of "myself" grows, the way I see everything else changes, the information I get from any particular thing changes, my understanding of "myself" grows.

it's been a wild…

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Added by David Allen on December 13, 2014 at 8:06am — No Comments

Reply to Quote

"All waters are brooded over by Nârâyana, but every kind of water is not fit for drink. Similarly, though it is true that the Almighty dwells in every place, yet every place is not fit to be visited by man. As one kind of water may be used for washing our feet, another may serve the purpose of ablution, and others may be drunk, and others again may not be touched at all; so there are different kinds of places. We may approach some, we can enter into the inside of others, others we must…

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Added by David Allen on December 11, 2014 at 12:45pm — 12 Comments

General Theosophy #123

“In Psycho-Spiritual matters the method of trial and error may be sufficient for beginners; however, the more advanced may have to add the method of trial and neither success nor error, trial and neither success nor error. . . .”—General Theosophy

Added by Richard Ihle on December 8, 2014 at 8:02pm — No Comments

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