An extract from Alice Bailey’s “Death: The Great Adventure”
The next few decades will see certain great beliefs substantiated. The work of Christ, and His main mission two thousand years ago, was to demonstrate the divine possibilities and powers latent in every human being. The proclamation which He made to the effect that we were all sons of God and own one universal Father will, in the future, no longer be regarded as a beautiful, mystical and symbolic statement, but will be regarded as a scientific pronouncement. Our universal brotherhood and our essential immortality will be demonstrated and realized to be facts in nature.
Resurrection is the keynote of nature; death is not. Death is only the ante-chamber of resurrection.
Very often in our world, surviving is less determined by who is “the fittest” than by who is learning to “think in the future.” We may be doing well in the present, but time and conditions always change, and much that we assume today will be irrelevant in the future.
It is through our ability to anticipate changes that we move toward models of sustainability that will endure despite the radical events going on around us. Collectively, this will bring forth the environmental, economic, and political solutions we so desperately need to correct the on-going wreckage of the obsolete models of war, harsh competition, and wasteful pollution that poisons our land, air and water and threatens the very existence of entire nations.
There are on-going breakthroughs in every field of study in the world. Old ideas about the environment, economics, religion, health, government, and what constitutes social sustainability are being discarded as never before. New ideas never imagined present themselves every month, sometimes as solutions to our pressing problems, sometimes a new ways of valuing things, and sometimes just the spur of necessity showing us we must adapt or face dire consequences.
While some of these ideas are “bridge forms,” and not meant to endure past this transitional era, others are “seed forms” that will form the basis of things to come. Over time, many apparently separate systems will be seen in the light of synergistic, holistic understanding, and assist the development of more integrated ways of approaching the material creation.
Thank you to the amazing Robert Wilkinson, the author of www.aquariuspapers.com
Albert Einstein (1879 – 1955)
“There are people who say there is no God, but what makes me really angry is that they quote me for support of such views.”
Unlike Sigmund Freud or Bertrand Russell or George Bernard Shaw, Einstein never felt the urge to denigrate those who believed in God; instead, he tended to denigrate atheists.
“What separates me from most so-called atheists is a feeling of utter humility toward the unattainable secrets of the harmony of the cosmos,” he explained.
In fact, Einstein tended to be more critical of debunkers, who seemed to lack humility or a sense of awe, than of the faithful.
“The fanatical atheists,” he wrote in a letter, “are like slaves who are still feeling the weight of their chains which they have thrown off after hard struggle. They are creatures who, in their grudge against traditional religion as the ‘opium of the masses’, cannot hear the music of the spheres.”
Source is the origin of everything;
The relative dimension we live in,
Our freewill and karma.
We share a sea of energy
Between us all
Perhaps this is how Source loves us
Listen closely and you can hear my words arrive from another place, drawing up sharp
Watch us confused as we dance to different drummers, tripping over our legs
Did you notice we are not twins? Not born in the same room. Not under the same sky
Do you work in other people’s dreams when you’re asleep or when you’re awake?
Can you see the Sun in my eyes? Solar vision
Behind my somebody-ness is me
I am always here
I will always be
Here and there
Transcendental thoughts are everywhere, even here at Pico and Normandie.
Eastern religions speak of enlightenment as a mystical communion with God, the Source, the Universe, the All. Many Westerns religions demand a Way of Devotion and contact with God only through the proper channels of the church. Christian Mystics were persecuted for speaking of a direct personal contact with God, perhaps because it threatened the authority and even existence of the church.
In fact the first Christian mystic was Jesus himself. He said the Kingdom of Heaven is within us.
“If your eye is single, your whole body shall be full of light”
A Zen Master may say.
“If you look in, you will find your Real or Original Face, in which your two eyes, your head, indeed your whole body, merge and vanish into sheer Clarity. To see this steadily is to be Illuminated”
There are many sayings attributed to Jesus in which he speaks of Light-men, men who have noticed that they aren’t opaque or solid, that their bodies are Emptiness. Not unlike an Eastern sage who says this world is an illusion.
Could it be that a truly awakened person rests in the common source, he has broken loose from his parent tradition and become universal.
Thanks to D.E. Harding’s “Religions of the World”
Mystical Graffiti by Rachel Jochen
Many great Buddhists believe in Theosophy, and many great Theosophists are Buddhists.
The two belief systems are partners on the way towards consciousness.
Theosophy is the belief in the eternal nature of existence and the immortality of our higher selves, and that everything happens in accordance with the universal laws of our paradigm.
Buddhism and the practice of meditation calms the chatter of our minds, allowing our real emotions to bubble up from within. The pain hurting the core of us can been heard. We listen to these emotions, release them. Realize impermanence.
Our higher self is our guide and consciousness our goal.
Theosophy is an overall picture and Buddhism is an individual way to live.