Man confuses moral progress with technical progress, so that the development of science continues in dangerous isolation.
The brilliant progress that has come from technology has changed
nothing essential in the human condition, and will change nothing,
because it operates only in the field of everyday events.
For this reason it touches the inner life of man only superficially. Yet from very ancient
times it has been known that the essential is found within man, not
We are generally in agreement in thinking that humanity has arrived at
an important turning point in its history
MISS ALLGOOD ON: FRIENDSHIP
I am not going to say a friend is …. and then list a set of beliefs about what I think a friend should be. That is so cliche.
I am my own friend. All the qualities that I possess are that of a friend. It is these qualities that draw friendship unto me. Therefore I do not have to look for a friend. I am the embodiment of this and even more.
This is a series on finding the true “self” (finding your heart)
Consciousness is unrestricted and unconditioned PURE LIFE. A life that is NOT CONDITIONED. A state that does not deny or accept. This state of being just bestows life. Life Immortal.
Sunday’s Broadcast on “THE SPIRITUAL SELF”
A LIFE OF EASE… EXCERPT (MY WORDS MY EXPRESSION)
We seem to not have much understanding of life if we are not referring to pleasures or pain of life. I keep reading the posts of Nirvana and heavens and so forth. We seem to believe that Life is a sensual experience. An experience of rewards(heaven) and punishment (hell).
When I wrote about enduring the trials of life I was not answering the question of whether life is worth living. That simply is up to the individual to decide. To live a life of ease does nothing for moral character development. Please do not argue about the definition of adversities vs. Pleasures and joys of life.
There are some who sacrafice their own integrity for a life of ease. Understand a life of ease to most means the fulfillment of worldly pleasures and desires. There is nothing in the world that can fulfill a man. The world brings suffering on men to develop in man a sense of self worth. Man must learn to express his own being in his creativity. This is self fulfillment. To cultivate his spiritual self. This is the real reason for trial adversity. To break down the false self.The weak material self man believes himself to be. MAN IS SPIRIT. He who perseveres builds strength and character. A mans character is all he has that defines who he is. I do not speak in a superficial and trivial tone. This is the reality of life.
What life teaches men is about themselves. It shows them their strengths and weaknesses. What a man gains in the world is his own power. Not given by material wealth or honor from fellow men. If man lives to fulfill his lusts and pleasures he has not yet learned of the importance of gaining himself.
Your thoughts about life have not penetrated the depths of your souls. You are locked in a box named LOGIC where everything is impossible. The man who desires to get free of the confines of his pleasures and pain can gain the truth of life. That is freedom
The best things in life are never on display. Never exposed for all to see. Never screaming “Here I am!” “Look at me!”They are hidden waiting to be discovered, appreciated and valued. These things are the rare gems. The most precious stones. This is the beauty of life.
I have asked this question about DESIRE as it relates not only to people but also places and things. It seems as though we all want what everybody else has. We think something must be good if everybody…or shall I say the masses desire it. This seems to determine the quality of things or people. The laws of so called supply and demand operate on this principle OF QUANTITATIVE MEASURE.
We do not want what we cannot have.
We only want what we SEE that our neighbor desires. ( this is the basic principle of sales and marketing!!!) We are a covetous people. This is one of the hidden EVILS of human nature. To desire what our neighbor has is not flattery! We must understand the root of our actions is what is in our hearts. To be covetous leads to lying,stealing,jealousy and murder. THIS IS THE SEED.
I can say all of this but we have to see this. It is why we are society of copy cats constantly competing against one another. While putting one another down. This desiring of what everybody else has actually devalues the person or thing.
Robs it of its uniqueness and purity.
In this world quantity is what gives value and as a result quality is diminished. We define status this way. We define popularity of people, places and things this way. Now why is it that we want what we cant seem to obtain? The answer is in the question.
Can we understand that I am my own man and you are independent of me. Yet I exist because of you and vice versa? This really the law of MUTUALITY AND UNIVERSALITY.
Can we not compare ourselves to others? Desiring their quality and devaluing our own? That is the source of inferiority complexes. It is the origin of self hate which is actually jealousy. The root of all things is found in the human heart.