Monthly Archive: December 2010

Dec 06

Finding the Meaning

Upon waking up in the morning, a woman told her husband, “I just dreamed that you gave me a pearl necklace for our anniversary. What do you think it means?” “You’ll know tonight,” he said mysteriously. That evening, the man came home with a small wrapped package and gave it to his wife. Delighted, she …

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Dec 03

A Shift of Attention

Hannah: “My question is though I know it, I dont know if I have realized it. Why I feel this way is when I read what you are talking about consciousness and the calming effect it has on you, I feel I have not realized it. Though I am not in conflict with myself as …

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Dec 01

What Is Philosophical Mysticism?

For me, mysticism is the doctrine that God and I, and you and I, are all, in an important way, One. Philosophical mysticism is the kind of mysticism that emphasizes the role of thinking, in this Oneness. We’re One through our deepest and most serious kind of thinking. Or through love, which is inseparable from …

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Dec 01

A New Heaven and a New Earth

“And I saw a new heaven and a new earth,” writes the biblical prophet. The foundation for a new earth is a new heaven — the awakened consciousness. The earth — external reality — is only its outer reflection. The arising of a new heaven and by implication a new earth are not future events …

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Dec 01

The Everyday Narcissism of the Idea of Self

When you’re fully and happily engaged with an open focus, say, when lying on a beach or enjoying good company, this activity tends to subside. When you are feeling misunderstood or devalued, or when you are concentrating and trying to shut out extraneous activity, this sense of self moves more to the foreground. This contraction, …

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Dec 01

Quote of the Moment

“The powers of memory and projection are very big powers indeed. There is nothing wrong with remembering the past or projecting into the future. Both are part of the experience and the power of being human. However, the danger of this power is that in overlooking permanent presence, in being so fascinated by God’s fabrications …

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Dec 01

How Did Jesus Become God – and Why?

The process by which Jesus became God is not an event which happened to Jesus but a developing change in human thinking…. The process of religious thought by which Jesus became the Christ, as demonstrated by the New Testament, did not stop there but continued in the post-biblical period. For even at the end of …

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Dec 01

A book that says Jesus taught Enlightenment

Although Deepak Chopra’s novel: Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment is a speculative re-imagining of the “lost years” between about ages 12 and 30 of Jesus’ life, his introductory comments about Jesus’ evident unitive realization are germane to the view of many of us today who are familiar with the Eastern teachings. Chopra surmises that: Jesus …

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Dec 01

Incredible!

On arriving home from Hebrew School, Benjy was asked by his mother what he’d learned that day. “Well, Mom, our teacher told us how God sent Moses behind enemy lines on a rescue mission to lead the Israelites out of Egypt. “When he got to the Red Sea he had his engineers build a pontoon …

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