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Torture of Samsara and Escaping It

Rescued From Samsara

“We who are miserable and with no hope would have stayed in the torture of samsara, not finding the end of your path. You set up the ladder of wisdom, you let us supersede the five forms of being, and you delivered us. We who were fettered in suffering were rescued from rebirth to see the Buddha-like sun god who is like you. For those tied to transitory pleasure, you preached the true law. You carried them across the sea of suffering to the good nirvana. For those tied to the root of attachment to the world, you revealed the road to the realm of the Buddhas, you raised a Sumeru mountain of virtue, you let them find endless happiness. For those plunged in the water of pride, you showed the bridge of the true law. You took understanding of the good law into their hearts. You entrusted them to the holy assembly. For those confused by the six organs of perception you showed the rising and falling states of being. You revealed what is the suffering of those in the Avici, the deepest Buddhist hell. You let them be reborn in the blessed fivefold heaven of light. Look for the ways of salvation, you crossed lands going to every side. When you found humans needing salvation, you rescued all.” ~Parthian Songs

Torture of Samsara

Samsara means the physical world, fallen world, or world of matter. More specifically, it is usually used to mean the continued reincarnation on that world in a physical form. While we in Cosolargy do not believe in this continuous cycle of physical rebirth, we certainly do understand the desire to escape from the mundane world of matter.

Some may think that torture is an undeservedly harsh word to describe living in the physical realm, but it isn’t. The people who spend their entire lives in poverty, enslavement, or with a chronic disease will agree with that word choice, but many others will not. That is because when you have known nothing but a mild form of enslavement, you don’t think of it as being so bad. When you have been brought up to believe that every person’s duty is to slowly work themselves to death in jobs you don’t particularly like doing, you still think that is acceptable. It shouldn’t be. But saying that is like Jonathan Livingston Seagull telling the other gulls there is more to life than just following the fishing boats to get scraps of fish to eat.

The good news is that a growing number of people are awakening to the fact that there is something beyond the torture of Samsara, there is an eternal world of spirit where there is no death, no disease, no greed, or other negative aspects. Continue reading “Torture of Samsara and Escaping It”

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True Knowing is Spiritual Knowing

“Every soul, authentically a soul, has some form of rightness and moral wisdom; in the souls within ourselves there is true knowing: and these attributes are no images or copies from the Supreme, as in the sense world, but actually are those very originals in a mode peculiar to this sphere. …

“Thus, if by the content of the sense-world we mean simply the visible objects, then the Supreme contains not only what is in the realm of sense but more; if in the content of the Cosmos we mean to include Soul and the Soul-things, then all is here that is There.

“There is, thus, a Nature comprehending in the Intellectual all that exists, and this principle must be the source of all. But how, seeing that the veritable source must be a unity, simplex utterly?

“The mode by which from the unity arises the multiple, how all the universe comes to be, why the intellectual principle is all and whence it springs, these matters demand another approach.

“But on the question as to whether the repulsive and the products of putridity have also there Idea-whether there is an ides of filth and mud—it is to be observed that all that the Intellectual Principle derived from the First is of the noblest; in those idea the base is not included; these repulsive things point not to the Intellectual Principle but to the Soul which, drawing upon the Intellectual Principle. …

“The products of putrefaction are to be traced to the Soul’s inability to bring some other thing to being.” ~Plotinus

Rightness and Moral Wisdom

First, I remind everyone of what I have stated before regarding Plotinus, that what he calls the Intellectual-Principle is not intellect at all, but Consciousness. Without going into too much detail, Intellect is a purely material thing, while Consciousness is more spiritual.

It is true that all souls have some sense of rightness and moral wisdom. I’m not sure what Plotinus means by “authentically a soul,” as I am not aware of any sort of cheap imitation souls. It is true, though not often taught, that humans have two souls. We have, as with all animals and perhaps even plants, a mundane soul that is linked to the body and mind and knows no more than they do. Yes, it still has a sense of rightness and morality, though limited to the realm of matter. Humans also have a Divine Soul, which is pure spirit and comes from God. This Divine Soul doesn’t just have “some form of rightness and moral wisdom,” it has the highest, most complete form of truth and wisdom. But when we are in the material world, that Divine Soul is dormant and must be awakened and developed for that nature to be realized. Continue reading “True Knowing is Spiritual Knowing”

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Foolish People Trapped in Illusion

Foolish People

“O Man, gaze well upon the Earth. See, it is not by its nature a place of labor and not a garden of pleasure, or a panderer to your weaknesses? Truth is found in the book of life, but it may be understood just by degrees. For who among men receiving the whole would not be overwhelmed and destroyed?

“In general, men are childlike. Give the people deceitful things, and they will rejoice like children. Show them amusing things, and they will acclaim their pleasure. The gods of fear are held in reverence, but the Great God who banishes fear, they despise.

“O foolish people, O foolish generation! With dust on my head I mourn your ignorance. With loud lamentations I decry your folly. Yet the path you have chosen, you have chosen freely. Ease and comfort appear to be your end and purpose.

“The gods of deceit have temples of splendor, their priests are well clothed and overfed. But the Great God of Truth has no more than a hidden cavern, His servants are garbed in rags, and their bellies are empty.

“The gods of lust and cruelty have storehouses of treasure, but the God of Kindness has not even a field.

“The People worship the gods the oppress and ignore the God who frees.” ~The Kolbrin Bible (MAN:12:4-9)

See the Earth

We do labor on the earth and we do seek and find pleasure here. But what the Kolbrin Bible is saying is that this is not the purpose of the planet. It is not here to provide us with pleasure or to give us tasks to perform. So why does it exist? Because the Demiurge foolishly created it in the arrogance that he was equal to God. It wasn’t created to serve us. It is more the other way around. Our physical forms were created by that same Demiurge to serve the world. It is true that we have some control over this world, though few realize how that works, and those who do, use it foolishly.

Foolish People

There are different idea of what is foolish or foolhardy. It has been said that doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results is a sign of insanity. That may be going too far, but it certainly foolish. Likewise, trying to accomplish something using a method that has failed with millions of others is also foolish. Yet foolish people do it all the time.

We are told, for example, that if we all meditate we will get world peace. Many accept that. Yet there is no evidence that the dramatic increase in meditation over the past four decades has brought great peace to the world. On the contrary, among all this meditating for peace, many wars and other kinds of violence are occurring.

And we hear the Spiritual But Not Religious (SBNR) crowd constantly repeating someone else’s meme that says religious people are about someone else’s experiences, spirituality is about having your own. They are quoting the same two or three memes over and over again, yet preaching against listening to others. Foolish people are not always materialists. A lot of them are spiritual types, or at least they believe they are spiritual. Continue reading “Foolish People Trapped in Illusion”

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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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