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Wish for Love, Truth, and Wisdom

“The wish of Love is to give life. The wish of Wisdom is to give us light and knowledge. The wish of Truth is to give us freedom. But freedom is the fruit. It is that which will bring meaning to life.

“If you don’t sacrifice yourself for others, others can’t sacrifice themselves for you. If you can’t love; others can’t love you. If you can’t think about others, others cannot think about you. …

“Without love of God, you cannot become good. Until the moment you realize that you have been born and come out of God, and consequently have relations with Him, you cannot become good. You have to realize that that you have come out of God and everything that He has given you, you have to use for God. Then you love Him. God has sent you to Earth and He loves you.

“Firstly, try the Divine thoughts, learn to apply them. Without that, there is no success in life. As much as you perceive the Divine thoughts in yourself, so much your progress will be, and so smart you will be. And all your life will be determined by that situation of the Divine thoughts you have perceived in yourself.” ~Beinsa Douno

Love, Wisdom, and Truth

Many people pray to God and ask for physical health, money, a new car, etc. These are foolish things to ask for because, first, they are not the gifts that come from God, and second, we should let God, who is far wiser then we are, decide what we need at any given time. God has great gifts for us and we should be smart and accept those gifts rather than asking for something else. The gifts God gives us are Love, Wisdom, Knowledge, Truth, and, of course, Life. Continue reading “Wish for Love, Truth, and Wisdom”

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Passive Love and the Reign of God

“The commencement of the reign of God, and of the passive way, is very highly relished by the soul. The soul passes days, and even years, separated from creature enjoyments without weariness. It advances very much more by this way, in little time, then by all the efforts of many years. It is not without faults and imperfections, but divine love diminishes them little by little, or does not permit the soul to become disturbed by them, lest it become discouraged and its love hindered. This state is called passive love. The soul sees no cause for fear; it supposes that all the work is done, and that it has only to pass into eternity, and to enjoy this good Sovereign, who already gives himself to the soul in so much fullness.

“But in the upward progress of the soul, it becomes no longer doubtful, whether the soul is to remain in the passive enjoyment of God and his communications. The soul begins to feel a drawing, to let God not only be all things to the soul, but there to reign separate from the soul’s enjoyment of his gifts. The soul now experiences what is called, by the author of the Imitation of Christ, the exile of the heart. It hears a voice in the depth of the soul, or rather, has an impression, that God reigns there alone.” ~Madam Guyon

Reign of God

Most of us who believe in God would say that God reigns now and always. But while that is true in general, there is an exception of sorts. That exception is the material universe that we live in. Since this realm was not created by God, but by the fallen angels called the Demiurge by Gnostics, God avoids it to a large degree. This realm is ruled by the Devil or demiurge, but with limits. God will not let him go too far in his nastiness with those he controls but doesn’t stop him completely. God is basically saying that if we choose to embrace the darkness, what the darkness does to us is our own problem. Though as I already said, He won’t let the demons go too far.

Think of it in regard to this allegory. Suppose you are a parent of a teenager. Your child is fascinated by tales of vampires. When he finds out that your new neighbor is a vampire, he starts visiting the place and wants to spend much time with the vampire. You, of course, are worried that one day, the vampire will kill him. So what do you do? Why you tell your child to stay away from the vampire, of course. You don’t threaten the vampire, you warn the child to avoid him. That is what God does with regard to the fallen realm of matter. He tells us to return to His realm of spirit, but few are listening. That is not entirely our fault. As we have sunk deeper and deeper into matter, it becomes harder and harder for us to hear that call from above.

But what Madam Guyon is talking about when she refers to “The commencement of the reign of God,” is that one day this realm will become spirit again and then God will reign here as elsewhere. Continue reading “Passive Love and the Reign of God”

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God is Love, Wisdom, and Truth

“We say, God is Love, God is Wisdom, and God is Truth. In other words, Love, Wisdom, and Truth comprise the three fundamental things through which God is manifested. Between Love, Wisdom, and Truth, nothing else can get in. If you have Love, if you have Wisdom, if you have Truth, they are the only reality that you can count on. Nothing can get in among them, nothing can split them. You can build with them now everywhere. Wherever you go, they do not lose their value, their power, and their good. And they never lose their fairness and justice.

“We are seeking that Love, that Wisdom, that power in the world that must rejuvenate us, that must resurrect us, to bring us back to life, to make us smart, good,and strong, that’s what we seek.

“Everything that we have lost so far we can find in only three ways: through the road of Love, the road of Wisdom, and the Road of Truth. Those are the ways.

“What is the meaning of life? The meaning of life is the Truth. Then comes the question, ‘what is the Truth?’ That which connects us all things in one unity and gives them meaning, that is the Truth.” ~Beinsa Douno

God is Love

I think it is more precise to say that God is the source of Love, but saying that God is Love is close enough. God is the source of Love because God created all that is real, all that is good, and naturally loves all that he created. Still, like any parent, He can be displeased with our behavior even though He loves us. Many think that if we say that God is Love, we are saying that God has infinite tolerance for our behavior and would never punish us for doing wrong. In a sense, that may be true, but that is only because God doesn’t have to punish us, he has created a universe in which His Law is automatically enforced. For every action, there is a reaction. God doesn’t have to think, “Wow! Fred just jumped off of a cliff! Now I will have to make him fall!” It just happens because of gravity. Granted, the physical world is not the creation of God, yet the laws that govern it are similar since it was generated from the spiritual realms that God did create. So God is Love, but He is also Law and Order. Continue reading “God is Love, Wisdom, and Truth”

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Respect Yourself and Others

“As students, you have to have one thing: You have to have respect and honor for one another. Because when you respect others, you respect yourself. When you love others, you love yourself. Always direct your mind to Gd and say, ‘Lord, teach me to love people as you love them, teach me to know people as you know them, and teach me to act as you act.’

“The basic reason for all things is the spirit. The first result of the spirit in the world, the first result in the world with which life begins, that is love. The result of love is the life on Earth. The life that we have is a result.

“In order to love somebody, you have to be ready to get in his situation and he has to be ready to get in your situation too. A king must get in the situation of his citizens and vice versa.

“Love is not the easiest science. You, when you enter love, will be absolutely free. You will enter one completely new world. … You will look at all of your life, and you will see that in everything is hidden something nice.” ~Biensa Douno

Respect Fellow Students

Some people seem to have the idea that as students, they are in competition with the other students in the class. They act as if they were in a race and there can be only one winner. Not only is that not true with a class of students, but it is the opposite of the truth. Students will actually advance better if they work together rather then competing with each other.

The idea that we should be in competition with each other is understandable. It is an idea promoted by the manipulators who control the masses as much as possible. Competition, much like fear, is a great way to manipulate and control people. But now that we are at the dawn of a New Golden age of Spirit, many are realizing the foolishness of operating in fear and in competition with everyone. Unfortunately, others are embracing fear and competition as if they were great treasures, but that will soon end. In the business world, people working together to accomplish a goal is called synergy, and it is considered a good thing. Yet, at the same time they promote teamwork, the corporations also encourage competition with ideas like promoting only the top ten percent of performers.

Respect does not need to be limited to our fellow students. We should, in fact, respect all people, even those we strongly disagree with. But again, turning the people against each other is how the powers that control the material world keep us under their thumbs.

Practice Respect

If respect isn’t something you are used to, like most other things you can learn respect through practice. When you are with someone or talking to someone, you don’t have much respect for, try to think of someone you do respect. Then try to imagine how you would handle the same situation if the other person was the one you did respect. Now treat the person like the one you do respect. Eventually, you will get the habit of treating everyone with respect.

One thing to remember is that just because you respect someone doesn’t mean you have to like them or agree with everything they say or do. Respect is based simply on the idea that they are fellow humans with divine souls. The particulars are not relevant to that. That is the way you have to think about. It’s like the way we used to be taught to hold the door for the person behind us, even if they are complete strangers.

With Love Comes Respect

When you love others, you will respect them as well. But we don’t always love other people, even those we think we love. But a spiritual awakening can bring love to us. With it, we recognize our oneness with all. We become aware that we are one with all people, all animals, plants, all of creation. Ad because we are one with the All, we love all. That is true love. And respect for all comes with that kind of love. Respect for other people, respect for Nature, for animals, for the environment. Respect for truth and wisdom. Respect for honesty. But first, we have to learn to have love and respect for ourselves. Even just a little love for ourselves is necessary. When we love ourselves—not in the overblown, egotistical way of a Donald Trump, but in an honest and humble way—we want to be our best, to grow and learn. If we don’t have any love of self, then we just waste our life in fun and games. So love and respect must begin at home.

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