Monday, February 23, 2009

Were We Afraid?

I wonder if, before we were born, we were as afraid of life as we are now of death.

-Jay Williams

The Well-Directed Mind

Whatever an enemy might do
to an enemy,
or a foe to a foe,
the ill-directed mind
can do to you
even worse.

Whatever a mother, father
or other kinsman
might do for you,
the well-directed mind
can do for you
even better.

-Dhammapada, 3, translated by Thanissaro Bhikkhu

Friday, February 20, 2009

Creation - a Web

The Vedas compare creation to a spider's web, that the spider creates and then lies within. God is both the container of the universe and what is contained in it.

-Ramakrishna

Sunday, February 15, 2009

Strength

The strong man is not the good wrestler; the strong man is only the one who controls himself when he is angry.

-Prophet Muhammad, from Sayings of Muhammad by Prof. Ghazi Ahmad

Friday, February 13, 2009

Acquiring Psychic Powers

No one can claim that he is a true psychic unless he uses all his powers and abilities for the service of humanity and for the fulfillment of the Hierarchical Plan.
All psychic powers that some individuals have cultivated by mechanical ways and means will increase the suffering and pain on earth, if the foundation of their power is not the unfoldment of the Divine Presence in them. This unfoldment expresses itself as pure intelligence and an all embracing love and the power to keep the personality in line with the spiritual goals.

It is very interesting to know that higher psychic powers are concealed in higher mysteries. They cannot be taken by our endeavors, or efforts, but they can be given to us if we are able to stand at the portals and knock on the doors. Those who give us the higher powers at the time of our initiation into higher mysteries meet in council, check our past records, see our future, and only then, if agreed, bestow higher powers upon us. To have higher powers means to be connected with higher centers of energy.
This is exactly the opposite of the cravings of those who sit and wait for psychic development and prepare many future incarnations for themselves full of pain, suffering, and frustration.
In the real spiritual evolution, you cannot enter into the higher mysteries until you are considered worthy by the Spiritual Hierarchy of the planet, the Head of which is Christ.
This does not mean that we will wait and not strive. It means just the opposite. We must purify our physical, emotional and mental life, engage ourselves in sacrificial service, prove to ourselves that we are deeply interested in the welfare of one humanity, live a creative life, and expand our consciousness through meditation and service - and soon we will find ourselves led to the door of the Mysteries. At that stage the electrical network has been organized in us. They will turn the switches on if we are worthy to pass through the gate. It is very interesting to know that at the gate we will be enlightened to such a degree that we will see for ourselves if we are worthy to enter.

One may ask, "How did the followers of the left hand path, such as the Black Magicians, develop psychic powers?" The answer is that the Black Lodge, seeing that some people cultivated enough indifference to the sufferings of humanity, bestowed on them the astral and mental equivalents of machine guns, poison gases, chemical weapons, atomic bombs, powers that can violate privacy, insecticides, pesticides, and other such powers and taught them how to use these.
The point I want to stress is that the powers of the Black Magicians are not the result of their unfoldment. But the power of the White Magician is the extension of his True Self. The White Magician wins. The White Magician earns his powers. The Black Magician receives them. The White Magician does the work with his own powers. The Black Magician works with the power of the Black Lodge and its servants. That is why, when the Black Lodge takes away the power from a Black Magician, he becomes an ordinary man, but when a White Magician develops his powers, no power can take them away. His powers are parts of the Self.


-Torkom Saraydarian
(Breakthrough to Higher Psychism)

We Appear Different, But...

"The matter that is called Sefirot is like ten changeable vessels different in kind from each other, however the emanation and the light that passes through them from the Ein Sof is one, and from its perspective there is no plurality.....It is like ten glass vessels different in colouring. A well of fresh, clear, and pure water passing through them makes the ten different-coloured vessels appear to change so that they look like ten wells. This is the case because the water passing through each vessel will appear different from the outside according to the colouring of the vessel. In actuality, the water passing through all of them is one."

- Abraham Yagel (Gei Chizzayon)

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

Sensation of the Mystical

"The most beautiful and most profound emotion we can experience is
the sensation of the Mystical. It is the sower of true science. He
to whom this emotion is a stranger, who can no longer wonder and
stand rapt in awe, is as good as dead." ---Albert Einstein

The Eye of Friend

Strong One, make me strong.
May all beings look on me with the eye of friend!
May I look on all beings with the eye of friend!
May we look on one another with the eye of friend!

Hinduism. Yajur Veda 36.18

Tuesday, February 10, 2009

self Confinement

When clutches of the "self" break away,
they clap their hands and break into dance
as their imperfections fade away.
The musicians within strike the tambourine,
and the seas burst into foam at their ecstasy.

-Rumi, "The Life and Thought of Rumi"

Friday, February 6, 2009

The Philosopher's Stone

Prosveta Publishing is pleased to offer you the Daily Meditation for this 2008-11-09.

"Each time you make use of light and heat, each time you act with
wisdom and love, you form the philosopher’s stone inside you,
which transmutes all matter into gold. And that’s when you
become a true alchemist. So you do not have to look for the
philosopher’s stone anywhere other than inside yourself, for
there is no philosopher’s stone more powerful than the spirit.
The day you attain that state of consciousness where you feel
your spirit, your higher self, is an immortal, eternal
principle, an indestructible entity travelling through space and
penetrating every place, you will understand there is nothing
more important than to use this power to work on matter, your
own matter, to purify it, vivify it and enliven it.
The philosopher’s stone is this spiritual quintessence which
transforms everything into gold, into light, in yourself first
of all but also in all the creatures around you, for all things
increase and multiply. This is the sublime dimension of the
philosopher’s stone."

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov


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