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A Spiritual Statement to the world with Citations Given

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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 07:47 PM
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The Self is eternal and immune from change (Upanishads), the Self emanates the entire structure of reality outwards from itself (Plotinus, Bhagavad Gita, Mysticism), the structure of reality is hierarchical, neatly ordered (Plotinus), but is ultimately one thing (Upanishads). Where there is gold in all items made of gold, though their forms are different, so there is the Self within all things (Upanishads). However, due to ignorance (Buddhism), the mind forgets its inward light and turns in trust to the dark without (Boethius), and by repeated cycles of ignorance and reincarnation (Buddhism and Hinduism), the individual loses touch with his supreme Self (Bhagavad Gita, Plotinus), and becomes a prisoner of civilization, like a captive in a dark cave (Plato), until he escapes the cave (Plato), and enters into the highest spheres of intelligence (Plotinus), and becomes one with the Self (Yoga, Samadhi Meditation, B.G.), and finds complete unity with the Self (Upanishads) and achieves happiness and tranquility (Buddhism, Boethius), and suffering is exhausted (Buddhism). Only then can a man be free (Bhagavad Gita). All things are impermanent (Buddhism), so do not cling to maya (Advaita Vedanta) but realize that Atman is Brahman (Upanishads), That thou art (Chandogya Upanishad), none other than Brahman (Shankara) so there should be no fear of death (B.G.), thus, fight on, Arjuna (B.G.), the Self has no remorse neither for the living nor the dead (B.G.), the tathagata is without the mark of all things (Buddhism), defeat your enemies and conquer the earth, or die and obtain heaven (B.G.), if death is inevitable for the living, life is inevitable for the dead (B.G.), therefore have no fear and strive diligently towards the supreme (B.G.) and strive with unity of mind to become one with the Lord (B.G.) only then, when all the desires that strangle the heart are released, the mortal becomes immortal (Upanishads). No more suffering, no more ignorance, the end of cyclical existence, (Buddhism) the end of the spiritual journey (Mysticism), the Good (Plato), you are now set to be an avatar (Hinduism), you are set to enlighten the world (Hinduism), you will be the savior of the world (Christianity), and you will have true happiness (Boethius), and be free of sorrow (Buddhism), and no longer will you be sad (Boethius), you will instead be wise and enlightened (Advaita Vedanta)




posted on May, 26 2011 @ 08:07 PM
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Sounds good to me, but why the need for the wavy letters (italics), and you didn't exactly give any citations - but I know what you're saying



posted on May, 26 2011 @ 08:12 PM
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Originally posted by Time2Think
Sounds good to me, but why the need for the wavy letters (italics), and you didn't exactly give any citations - but I know what you're saying


I initially was going to put other text around the statement, but just figured I'd simplify it.

Here it is in normal letters:

The Self is eternal and immune from change (Upanishads), the Self emanates the entire structure of reality outwards from itself (Plotinus, Bhagavad Gita, Mysticism), the structure of reality is hierarchical, neatly ordered (Plotinus), but is ultimately one thing (Upanishads). Where there is gold in all items made of gold, though their forms are different, so there is the Self within all things (Upanishads). However, due to ignorance (Buddhism), the mind forgets its inward light and turns in trust to the dark without (Boethius), and by repeated cycles of ignorance and reincarnation (Buddhism and Hinduism), the individual loses touch with his supreme Self (Bhagavad Gita, Plotinus), and becomes a prisoner of civilization, like a captive in a dark cave (Plato), until he escapes the cave (Plato), and enters into the highest spheres of intelligence (Plotinus), and becomes one with the Self (Yoga, Samadhi Meditation, B.G.), and finds complete unity with the Self (Upanishads) and achieves happiness and tranquility (Buddhism, Boethius), and suffering is exhausted (Buddhism). Only then can a man be free (Bhagavad Gita). All things are impermanent (Buddhism), so do not cling to maya (Advaita Vedanta) but realize that Atman is Brahman (Upanishads), That thou art (Chandogya Upanishad), none other than Brahman (Shankara) so there should be no fear of death (B.G.), thus, fight on, Arjuna (B.G.), the Self has no remorse neither for the living nor the dead (B.G.), the tathagata is without the mark of all things (Buddhism), defeat your enemies and conquer the earth, or die and obtain heaven (B.G.), if death is inevitable for the living, life is inevitable for the dead (B.G.), therefore have no fear and strive diligently towards the supreme (B.G.) and strive with unity of mind to become one with the Lord (B.G.) only then, when all the desires that strangle the heart are released, the mortal becomes immortal (Upanishads). No more suffering, no more ignorance, the end of cyclical existence, (Buddhism) the end of the spiritual journey (Mysticism), the Good (Plato), you are now set to be an avatar (Hinduism), you are set to enlighten the world (Hinduism), you will be the savior of the world (Christianity), and you will have true happiness (Boethius), and be free of sorrow (Buddhism), and no longer will you be sad (Boethius), you will instead be wise and enlightened (Advaita Vedanta)

The words in parenthesis refers to the citation.
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posted on May, 26 2011 @ 09:20 PM
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Originally posted by filosophia
The Self is eternal and immune from change (Upanishads), the Self emanates the entire structure of reality outwards from itself (Plotinus, Bhagavad Gita, Mysticism), the structure of reality is hierarchical, neatly ordered (Plotinus), but is ultimately one thing (Upanishads). Where there is gold in all items made of gold, though their forms are different, so there is the Self within all things (Upanishads). However, due to ignorance (Buddhism), the mind forgets its inward light and turns in trust to the dark without (Boethius), and by repeated cycles of ignorance and reincarnation (Buddhism and Hinduism), the individual loses touch with his supreme Self (Bhagavad Gita, Plotinus), and becomes a prisoner of civilization, like a captive in a dark cave (Plato), until he escapes the cave (Plato), and enters into the highest spheres of intelligence (Plotinus), and becomes one with the Self (Yoga, Samadhi Meditation, B.G.), and finds complete unity with the Self (Upanishads) and achieves happiness and tranquility (Buddhism, Boethius), and suffering is exhausted (Buddhism). Only then can a man be free (Bhagavad Gita). All things are impermanent (Buddhism), so do not cling to maya (Advaita Vedanta) but realize that Atman is Brahman (Upanishads), That thou art (Chandogya Upanishad), none other than Brahman (Shankara) so there should be no fear of death (B.G.), thus, fight on, Arjuna (B.G.), the Self has no remorse neither for the living nor the dead (B.G.), the tathagata is without the mark of all things (Buddhism), defeat your enemies and conquer the earth, or die and obtain heaven (B.G.), if death is inevitable for the living, life is inevitable for the dead (B.G.), therefore have no fear and strive diligently towards the supreme (B.G.) and strive with unity of mind to become one with the Lord (B.G.) only then, when all the desires that strangle the heart are released, the mortal becomes immortal (Upanishads). No more suffering, no more ignorance, the end of cyclical existence, (Buddhism) the end of the spiritual journey (Mysticism), the Good (Plato), you are now set to be an avatar (Hinduism), you are set to enlighten the world (Hinduism), you will be the savior of the world (Christianity), and you will have true happiness (Boethius), and be free of sorrow (Buddhism), and no longer will you be sad (Boethius), you will instead be wise and enlightened (Advaita Vedanta)


Wow! Who wrote this? Was it you, filosophia?

We must realize this eternal life NOW, and then, set free for the sake of truth and righteousness, we will be free at last and if set free for what is right and true, we shall then be truly free indeed.

Good work, what an awesome little piece. Thank you.




posted on May, 27 2011 @ 01:01 PM
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I think it's very well put together too, all I'm saying is that an actual citation shows where what you're pulling info comes from... you're just "summarizing" general ideas of different philosophies, but not actually linking it to any actual outside information. In other words, anyone that has no clue what you're talking about has nothing that actually proves anything you're saying (citing).

The only reason I'm even bringing any of it up is because I know there are lots and lots of people out there that will be more than happy to rip this thread to shreds without any actual proof.



posted on May, 27 2011 @ 01:11 PM
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The Self is eternal and immune from change (Upanishads)


The Self is pure, eternal, formless, Self-caused


ancientindians.wordpress.com...

the Self emanates the entire structure of reality outwards from itself (Plotinus


The One, being beyond all attributes including being and non-being, is the source of the world—but not through any act of creation, willful or otherwise, since activity cannot be ascribed to the unchangeable, immutable One. Plotinus argues instead that the multiple cannot exist without the simple. The "less perfect" must, of necessity, "emanate", or issue forth, from the "perfect" or "more perfect".


en.wikipedia.org...

Where there is gold in all items made of gold, though their forms are different, so there is the Self within all things (Upanishads)



As by knowing one gold nugget, dear one,
We come to know all things made out of gold –
That they differ only in name and form,
While the stuff of which all are made is gold;


www.easwaran.org...

However, due to ignorance (Buddhism)


all things are manifest as the artifice (maya) of the visible world we covet in ignorance (avijja).


aryan-buddhism.blogspot.com...


"The mind forgets its inward light and turns in trust to the dark without."

Boethius, Consolation of Philosophy. Victor Watts. Copyright 1999. Penguin Books. Page 5


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posted on May, 29 2011 @ 08:30 PM
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To find the balance between light and human existence is the task of yoga, wisdom and action together. (B.Gita)

When the inbreath is sacrificed to the outbreath, and when the outbreath is sacrificed to the inbreath, you have a state of balanced sacrifice where true union is reached (B.Gita).

Those who combine knowledge with actions go to the beyond state (Upanishads).

Finding the wisdom to rise to higher states of order and divinity is the goal of the metaphysical journey (Plotinus/Buddhism) Its culmination leads to knowledge of all things and to knowledge of the absolute.

Love is the true goodness that emanates from God. This light is truth (Boethius)

God is the light.



posted on May, 29 2011 @ 08:43 PM
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"It is the supreme good which mightily and sweetly orders all things" (Boethius Consolation. III.XII)

"All the liberated souls in ancient times acted with this understanding of My transcendental nature. Therefore you should perform your duty, following in their footsteps" (B.Gita "As it is" Text 15).

"Many times it has happened: lifted out of the body into myself; becoming external to all other things and self-centered; beholding a marvellous beauty, then, more than ever, assured of community with the loftiest order; enacting the noblest life, acquiring identity with the divine; stationing within It by having attained that activity; poised above whatsoever within the Intellectual is less than the Supreme" (Plotinus, Enneads, Eight Tractate).



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