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This ignorance can be likened ehernity a group of people, born and brought up on an island with no knowledge of, or contact with, the outside world and therefore living as if their par- ticular island were the circumference of the entire world with nothing going on except what was taking place in that small and isolated sphere.

Reality and Illusion When we are filled with the Spirit, then everyone who is attuned receives that Grace, each in accord with his need at that moment.

If he is content, however, to dwell merely on words without drawing forth the deeper and richer mean- ings of which the words are but the symbol, he is not being fed from within, but from the pages of a book. Knowing this marks the beginning of our spiritual journey, the ultimate end and purpose of which is illumination. It cuts through appearances like a sharp knife It is a living word and the best of what you have ever read or heard.

When the mind is still, there is no strain, and God becomes a living presence: There is no power of good; there is no power of evil. Wherever 1 am, in the air or on the sea, I remember that underneath are the Everlasting Arms. What he is aware of with his senses is a part of him, but cer- tainly rot the whole of his being, just as his little finger is a part of his hand, but not the whole of it. The more spiritual our consciousness becomes, the more harmonious our outer life becomes because we have set the karmic law of good into operation.

We cannot bring It down to the confines of our mind.

It is what the person thinks; it is what he does that determines that— not what the Christ does. Every individual has a Soul-faculty which has no relationship to the physical senses of sight, hearing, taste, touch, and smell, nor even to the intuitive sense which is the seventh sense. This is the human I race as we know it; these are the people we read about in the news- I papers: God is not like that. Then, is not the acknowledgment that God is too great to be bound by the mind and body the very first step that a seeker must take?


In a temple, in a cave, or far back in the hills, they might come upon some group of men who had found spiritual truth, and they. We cannot make God do our will, but that does not leave us hope- less.

Do I believe that such truth as has been revealed is all the truth there is, or am I seeking for something yet RELEASE GOD 19 unknown except to those few mystics who have experienced the truth, tried to impart then knowledge, failed, and gone on their way?

Once we are united with our Source, we discover that our life is really the life of the Life-stream, the life of the Source of life which is now flowing as our life. If we are not alert, however, and do not keep the ear and mind wide, wide open to see what lies ahead, it would be the same as trying to cross the ocean in a boat while asleep at the steering wheel.

Panyik rated it really liked it Aug 19, He may remain on that one path to the end of his search, or he may go from teaching to teaching until ulti- mately he finds that which meets his unsatisfied need and brings him to God-realization. What we accept in our mind as being real and as having power is what determines the kind of sowing we are doing.

A Parenthesis in Eternity

I pray that 1 may never forget to thank God for my daily bread, never forget to realize God as the Source of all, and that 1 am never unmindful of egernity limitless abund- ance of supply which God expresses through me to all those who come within range of my consciousness. Each grain of truth should be used as a steppingstone or bridge to lead to a deeper awareness, letting more and more truth come to the fore eterinty we travel further and higher.

Yet this is not in un personal sense; it is not that egotistic sense that claims “I am spiritual,” “I am per- fect,” or “I am whole.

There is no such thing as only one “pearl. All these are just alibis and excuses. Let eterity give up every attempt to use God and every expectation that God will do our will or fulfill our desires, parrenthesis yield ourselves to Him: It is not that God, Spirit, is going to do something for mortal, ma- terial man: This has nothing to do with our outer life.


Living in, through, and by the Spirit If our dependence is on persons and things, in the end that is what we must reap.

Address the World Silently with Peace This spiritual kingdom, this inner world, is as real as the world we see, hear, taste, touch, and smell— if anything, more real.

A Parenthesis in Eternity: Living the Mystical Life

To see what your friends thought of this book, please sign up. In- finite Intelligence, All-power, All-presence! There is only one Self; there is only one divine Being, and anything that I do to harm your life has its reaction on mine. We do not have to do or think anything to release the kingdom of God into the world: Every time that we meditate— and we meditate only for the attain- ment of this conscious awareness, this “peace, be still”— we are at that same moment eterniy the evil and selfish influences in the world.

It is this spiritual faculty which becomes our power of discernment, the power to discern the nature of the two worlds in which we live. Still there is that dissatisfaction, that sense of something missing in us.

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That is sad because finding a spiritual message could and should be the beginning of a life of etdrnity. The Journey Within On the contrary, the greater the power that flows from a person, the less the person is as a person and the greater he is as a child of God.

Thanks for telling us about the problem. Every day of the week must be a fresh day.

It has parentthesis to do with what we do externally: Goodreads helps you keep track of books you want to read. Oct 29, Aleta rated it it was amazing Shelves: Within ourselves, however, we will know that releasing God into the world brings spiritual freedom and spiritual fulfillment to those who are receptive. This union is the free state of spiritual brother- hood.