“The ability to learn, to think, to perform good actions, to love, are good instruments that you must use to get back into Paradise.
“What you learn, think, and love matters a lot. There is higher knowledge and there is lower knowledge, there is right thinking and there is wrong thinking, there is Love toward God and there is Love of lower things. You determine where you want to be.
“He who wants to be a good student must set right his distorted mind and heart. The good students sets right the distorted trends of his mind and feelings. …
“Your first task is to give way to the positive in yourself. … Free your mind from negative thoughts and your heart from negative feelings.” ~Biensa Douno
Think and Learn Good
For hundreds, if not thousands of years, we have been taught things that are not true. Because of that, learning and thinking good is not as easy as it sounds. But it can be done. First, you simply have to try. If you don’t even try to do good, you probably won’t. Second, you have to learn to trust your intuition. Somebody may tell you something is good, but if your intuition says no, don’t do it. At some point, you can awaken your spirit and soul. They can be trusted to know right from wrong, good from evil. And yes, evil does exist.
It is great to learn new things. It is much better to learn good. Learning how to murder people in a hundred ways is learning, but the wrong kind. We see terrorist groups kidnapping children and teaching them to be murderers. Because they are children, they learn well. And it is hard to unlearn those things later. Teaching children such things is a great wrong.
Even for those who are not spiritually awakened and haven’t earned to listen to their intuition, it is possible to do good most of the time. Any act of kindness is good. And that doesn’t just mean being kind to friends and relatives. It doesn’t even mean being kind only to those you agree with. We need to show kindness to all. The sun shines on all, not just a particular religion or political party.
There is a lot of misunderstanding about what constitutes knowledge. Even among spiritual groups, many think it is found in books. Others think knowledge is learning about the physical world. But that is all lower knowledge.
There is nothing wrong with having that knowledge. We are living in the physical world and occupying a physical body. We need to understand the physical world to be able to deal with the it in an intelligent way. Yet this is lower knowledge because it teaches us noting about our true self.
The first rule of gaining higher knowledge is that it must come from first-hand experience. Books can teach us how to awaken those faculties, but they can’t teach us Higher Knowledge. But higher knowledge cannot be gained by the physical senses. Neither can it be gained and understood by the brain-mind.
Only the spirit and soul can understand Higher Knowledge. Higher Knowledge is spiritual. Only the spiritual realm is permanent and unchanging. That is why such knowledge is Higher Knowledge. And learning good means gaining higher knowledge. Of course, that isn’t something we can do in one day. Rarely can it even be done in one year. For most of us, that Higher Knowledge comes gradually. That is actually a good thing because some having been driven mad by receiving too much of the truth before they can handle it. Learning good means learning truth. The knowledge that comes through the soul is always truth. Unfortunately, our conscious brain-mind may not get that truth. That is because what is passed to it by the soul is run through the mind’s filters of beliefs and material knowledge. Hat is why is important to also develop an open mind.