Afterthought, Forethought, and God’s Thought

“He said to me, The mother-father is great in mercy, the holy spirit, who in every way is compassionate, who sympathizes with you, the afterthought of enlightened forethought. This one raised up the offspring of the perfect generation and raised their thought and the eternal light of the human. When the first ruler realized that…

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Thoughts Change What We See, Not What is Real

“I do not in any way alter a thing by thinking about it. I can well imagine that a being with quite differently constructed sense organs and with a differently functioning intelligence, would have a very different mental picture of a horse from mine, but I cannot imagine that my own thinking becomes something different…

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Detachment from Matter Key to Spiritual Growth

“Many a mystic has found the perfection of detachment to be consistent with a far less drastic renunciation of things. … The test, as we have seen, does not lie in the nature of the things retained, but in the reaction which they stimulate in the self. ‘Absolute poverty is thine,’ says Tauler, ‘when thou…

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The Great Illusion and Getting Beyond It

“In Occidental language, we might say that there is no point in becoming aware that one is conditioned unless one turns towards the unconditioned and seeks deliverance. Maya is a cosmic play and, after all, illusory, but when one has understood it to be so, when one has torn away from the veil of Maya,…

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