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One Who Gives His Mind to God Achieves Truth

“But he that gives his mind to the law of the most High, and is occupied in the meditation thereof, will seek out the wisdom of all the ancients, and be occupied in prophecies. He will keep the sayings of the renowned men: and where subtle parables are, he will be there also. He will seek out the secrets of grave sentences, and be conversant in dark parables. He shall serve among great men, and appear before princes: he will travel through strange countries; for he hath tried the good and the evil among men. He will give his heart to resort early to the Lord that made him, and will pray before the most High, and will open his mouth in prayer, and make supplication for his sins. When the great Lord will, he shall be filled with the spirit of understanding: he shall pour out wise sentences, and give thanks unto the Lord in his prayer. … Many shall commend his understanding; and so long as the world endureth, it shall not be blotted out; his memorial shall not depart away, and his name shall live from generation to generation. … If he die, he shall leave a greater name than a thousand: and if he live, he shall increase it. … Hearken unto me, ye holy children, and bud forth as a rose growing by the brook of the field: And give ye a sweet savour as frankincense, and flourish as a lily, send forth a smell, and sing a song of praise, bless the Lord in all his works. … All the works of the Lord are exceeding good, and whatsoever he commandeth shall be accomplished in due season.” ~Ecclesiasticus

Gives His Mind

He (or she) that gives his mind to God is a fortunate person. Such people eventually learn the truth and wisdom by doing this. Not the so-called truth that is really the opinions of educated people, but the absolute truth, the truth of God. He seeks the wisdom of the ancients because he knows that is was real Wisdom, the Wisdom of Sophia, the wisdom of God. Again, this wisdom is absolute. Debating it would be pointless since it is not opinion, but indisputable truth. God does not deal in opinions and theories. God knows only truth, God is Truth.

I belong to several “Spiritual” groups on Facebook, and I regularly see individual posting speculative nonsense such as, “What if this is heaven, and when we die we go somewhere worse,” or “What did God doesn’t want obedience, but rebels?” It is not just that such questions are generally quite foolish, and rarely worth responding to, but that it shows these people are not seeking truth at all, but sharing speculations instead. Sad.

Occupied in Meditation

The meditation referred to here is not the kind that has become so popular these days, primarily through the Transcendental Meditation school. This is not about repeating some ancient Sanskrit words that are meaningless to most of us, but about contemplating God, reality, the worlds of spirit, and the Divine Soul. You don’t develop your muscles by ignoring them. Likewise, you don’t develop your soul by ignoring it. Unfortunately, while there are many competent schools and teachers for training the physical body, there are only a few who truly know how to awaken and train the soul. I personally belong to, and recommend Cosolargy as a real spiritual school and not one just taking advantage of a popular fad to make money. To be one who “gives his mind to God” means we have to meditate on God, not on meaningless chants.

Seek the Wisdom of the Ancients

It is a good idea to seek the wisdom of the ancients. Not all ancients are worthy of such seeking, though. It is the adepts of the ancient mystery schools that we should emulate, not the barbarians. We should also not be seeking the wisdom of those ancient schools in books. The books can do little more than send us down the right path. We have to follow that path for some time before we reach the Great Wisdom for ourselves. This wisdom and truth must be experienced by each of us. It is never found in books. Not that there is anything wrong with books. I have written several myself (check the “Shop” menu tab)! But books can only teach so much, then the rest must come from experience.

Serve Among Great Men

There have been times in human history when the spiritually enlightened people, did serve as consultants and advisers to kings, generals, and other powerful leaders. That is not true today, but it could become true tomorrow. And by “tomorrow,” I mean at some future time when things change. Currently, the vast majority of people are so Materialistic and Capitalistic that it is hard for many of us to see much hope for such a change. We need to remember, though, that the simple fact that some of us are recognizing the folly of clinging to these failed philosophies is progress. The one who “gives his mind to God” sees this.

As we continue to develop our spiritual faculties with the help of the Light from the Spiritual Sun, we will see more and more of us rejecting materialism. As horrible as it is in other ways, the coronavirus pandemic may actually help in this regard. As people are forced to stop their normal lives for several weeks, some will realize that the constant running on the treadmill of Capitalism really gets them nowhere except old, sick, and burned out. And usually with barely enough money to live on if they retire. It started out well with businesses being created to serve people, but it has degenerated to people as the slaves of big business. We need to get back to the ways of the ancients and let the awakened rule, or at least advise the rulers.

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Praise Wisdom, Embrace Wisdom

“Wisdom shall praise herself, and shall glory in the midst of her people. In the congregation of the most High shall she open her mouth, and triumph before his power. I came out of the mouth of the most High, and covered the earth as a cloud. I dwelt in high places, and my throne is in a cloudy pillar. I alone compassed the circuit of heaven, and walked in the bottom of the deep. In the waves of the sea and in all the earth, and in every people and nation, I got a possession. … Likewise in the beloved city he gave me rest, and in Jerusalem was my power. And I took root in an honorable people, even in the portion of the Lord’s inheritance. I was exalted like a cedar in Libanus, and as a cypress tree upon the mountains of Hermon. I was exalted like a palm tree in En-gaddi, and as a rose plant in Jericho. … I gave a sweet smell like cinnamon and aspalathus, and I yielded a pleasant odor like the best myrrh, … and as the fumes of frankincense in the tabernacle. As the turpentine tree I stretched out my branches, and my branches are the branches of honor and grace. … I am the mother of fair love, and fear, and knowledge, and holy hope: I therefore, being eternal, am given to all my children which are named of him. Come unto me, all ye that be desirous of me, and fill yourselves with my fruits. For my memorial is sweeter than honey, and mine inheritance than the honeycomb. They that eat me shall yet be hungry, and they that drink me shall yet be thirsty.” ~Ecclesiasticus

Praise Wisdom

I’m not sure Ecclesiasticus is correct in saying that Wisdom “shall praise herself,” but we certainly have good reason to praise Wisdom. Unfortunately, few of us do, probably because we confuse Wisdom and intelligence. The Gnostics and Mystics know that they are not the same. Wisdom is also not using intelligence to make good decisions and sound judgment, as it is commonly defined. Wisdom, as the Gnostics and Mystics know it, is a Divine Knowledge that is made up only of absolute and universal truth. There is no room in wisdom for opinions. It is also not limited to the material world. Spiritual knowledge combined with material intellect produces real Wisdom as nothing else can. Those who have this Wisdom make good choices always, not just occasionally. So yes, we should praise Wisdom. Continue reading “Praise Wisdom, Embrace Wisdom”

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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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Wise Men, Wise Kings, and Magi

“It is evident in the Book of Samuel, that the Berelists did not follow the devils’ part, but became, by Divine permission, partakers of visions and veritable apparitions. … This gift is granted by the Lord God to those priests who walk in the Divine precepts. It was a custom among the Persians never to admit anyone as King unless he were a Wise Man, preeminent in reality as well as in name. This is clear from the customary name of their kings; for they were called Wise Men. Such were those Wise men and Persian Magi who came from the East to seek out the Lord Jesus, and are called natural priests. The Egyptians, also, having obtained this magic and philosophy from the Chaldeans and Persians, desired that their priests should learn the same wisdom, and they became so fruitful and successful therein that all of the neighboring countries admired them. For this reason Hermes was so truly names Trismegistus, because he was a king, a priest, a prophet, a magician, and a sophist of natural things. Such another was Zoroaster.” ~Paracelsus

Devil’s Part

I believe Paracelsus is referring to the fact that many in his time believed that anyone who claimed to have visions, visitations from angels, or any other type of miraculous or psychic phenomena, were labeled witches or devil-worshippers. So he is saying here that the Berelists had visions and visitations, but they were from God and were Divine, not from the Devil’s Part. I cannot find a definition of “Berelist,” but from content, we can assume they were priests of a real spiritual school, or at least advanced members of such a school.

Gift of Visions

Yes, the gift of seeing visions is one of the great gifts of God. Unfortunately, the Devil can also send what may appear to be visions to the unwary. It takes a little wisdom to know the difference and reject the false visions—actually illusions—sent by the devil and his minions. It also takes wisdom to interpret visions, even the Divine ones.

The most common form visions take is dreams. But many dreams are meaningless, while others may be about the past or the present. Only a few are visions of the future. So while a few saints and holy persons may have waking visions, most of us have to make do with what is revealed through our dreams. And since dreams, whether of the future or not, are almost always in allegorical form, a good dream dictionary is needed to understand them. Continue reading “Wise Men, Wise Kings, and Magi”

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