I'm glad you guys find some resonance in something I've said above, but hold up your own minds and do not take granted anything what I've (or
anybody) said, only trust your own experiences; I am pretty certain that most of you already know this deep within. Nevertheless I must encourage you
on that certain ways of thinking and attitudes helps on the path of self realisation.
- Know thyself (as it reads on Illusions avatar) was originally (AFAIK) carved at the entrance of temple of Delfoi, great school
of mysticism. Most importantly one has to learn to be objective and then he have to look into him-/herself. This slogan from the Delfoi's temple is
said to be continued as: "... and you will know the universe and it's gods".
I myself am very stubborn as it comes to conseptions/beliefs/faiths and so on; but I was shown the way even I did not believe - my personal
experiences throughout my life had led me here where I am now. What I have is not belief but faith - faith through 1st hand experiences.
Sigh, I feel that I should say no more, because there's a danger that my words (which is writing of mere 'mortal' so to type) will confuse my
meanings and perhaps seduce someone to believe in something that may not be true.
Few things I can safely say tho:
One can merely stand as waypoint or a sign post in other people's lives. There are many paths to self realization, and only each individual can find
there alone; from the self realization, starts only two paths, another one towards the matter, and another towards the spirit. But that is another
story and I cannot really tell anything about it for I have that path yet to walk.
I can give one advice: Be constantly vigilant, observe yourself and the others objectively and do not judge even how hard would it be - merely
observe. Observation is key to knowledge, judgement is elevating oneself and very harmful, because you will lose all the objectivity once you'll do
And Justice.. Something about the 'bible'. There are many meanings hidden on it's texts and mainstream christians including the priests of the
church has lost it's meanings; they believe that belief saves you - that couldn't be more wrong! Your actions are those that save or condemn you,
not your thoughts and beliefs! Anyway, there are levels in that text, and there are lots of metaphors even when not specificially mentioned. This is
why it appears to be contradictory to many (and yes it is contradictory because it is not original anymore - because of the translations,
interpretations and all the add-ons). And remember, most written word (meaning the occult and spiritual) is not what it seems: Demons are metaphors of
different state of existence, not literal creatures of darkness, and alike are hell and heaven, states of existence. I really cannot say no more, at
least about this issue. Hopefully I am not preaching, because I still do not want to convert anyone to think in way I do. I might, afterall, be
totally misguided and illusional
Be well, all of you!
[edit on 18-9-2008 by v01i0]