The Great Sphinx of Truth and Knowledge

“Confronting mankind there stands a sphinx—the vast unknown. However well a man may be informed concerning a specific subject, his furthermost outlook concerning that subject is bounded by an impenetrable infinity. And the ‘discovered,’ as I will show, has only transferred ignorance to other laces. Science has confined its labors to superficial descriptions, not the…

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Seek Divine Light as Well as Material Light

“Disciple: But is it not for me to attain, if I can, both the Light of God, and the Light of the outward Nature too, and to make use of them both for the ordering of my life wisely and prudently? Master: It is Right so to do. And it is indeed a treasure above…

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Seven Aspects of God, a Complex Being

“Seven kinds of action of Deity were perceived by Boehme, none of which were more important than the others. These were: Ungrund, the ungrounded, the hidden Mystery in all things, the transcendent aspect of Being. Primordial Divine Will, ‘Father,’ both no-thing and everything. Will made subjective, the ‘Christ’ function. Will made objective, Holy Spirit,’ movement…

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Enlightened Man ( or Woman) is a Mediator

“The enlightened man shall faithfully and discreetly teach and instruct, reprove and serve, all men; for he bears in him a love towards all. And thereby is he a mediator between God and all men. And then he shall turn wholly inwards upon himself with all the saints and with all the just, and possess…

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Just Rewards for Laziness and for Hard Work

“The just reward of those who follow the path of ease and indolence is condemnation in the recesses of disgrace and shame. … “These our ordinances are not made to provide for the comfort and ease of man not even for his bodily welfare, but for the benefit of his eternal soul. Here his soul…

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Generosity has Value for Spiritual Growth

“Anathapindika, who lived 2,600 years ago, was an early follower of the Buddha. Anathapindika was a businessman who was very generous, and he used his time and energy to help the destitute people of his city. He gave away a lot of his wealth to the poor, yet he did not become less wealthy. He…

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