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    Listen to this one with thought, it's really worth it.

    Stephen Jenkinson - Die Wise: How to Understand the Meaning of Death


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    "In this video we explore why modern art seems to suggest that modern civilization is suffering from a spiritual sickness - a deep existential loneliness, an eruption of the demonic, a negation of human nature and a fragmentation of the human form, a celebration of chaos - and thus perhaps, even a “sickness unto death”."


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    A few words of wisdom from a great sage of the last century.

    "The word 'amen' is from Ammon, the father god of Egypt, and was an ancient Egyptian salutation to the supreme power of the universe."

    "The lower mind is the instrument of habit, appetite, emotion, sensation, and self-preservation. The higher mind accepts to itself philosophy, religion, and the arts, and contemplates the more refined elements of material existence."

    "The great materialistic progress which we have venerated for so long is on the verge of bankruptcy. We can no longer believe that we are born into this world to accumulate wealth and abandon ourselves to mortal pleasures. We see the dangers and realize that we have been exploited for centuries. We were told the twentieth century was the most progressive that the world has ever known, but unfortunately the progression was in the direction of self-destruction."

    "There are no Adepts or Masters in this world or upon the invisible planes who have not passed through all the sorrows and uncertainties of human experience."

    "As power is given to man commensurate to his wisdom and understanding, it is not safe at the present time to reveal to the world at large the methods whereby entrance to the invisible world is possible. If this knowledge were given to selfish people unprepared for their responsibility, they would be able to destroy the universe, either through perversion or ignorance. In order to protect this sacred wisdom obstacles have been placed in the way of its attainment which only the sincere and courageous would be strong enough to overcome. Years of service, self-purification and self-mastery must be passed through before any candidate will be admitted to the path of wisdom."

    "Man has no free will at the present time, but merely the power of choice over a certain area of incidents brought, by his ever growing consciousness, within the scope of his comprehension. These incidents have been differentiated by his evolving organism from the dark primum hyle, or the true blackness. The greater his growth, the larger the area of his choices and the greater his independence."

    "We can only escape from the world by outgrowing the world. Death may take man out of the world but only wisdom can take the world out of the man. As long as the human being is obsessed by worldliness, he will suffer from the Karmic consequences of false allegiances. When however, worldliness is transmuted into Spiritual Integrity he is free, even though he still dwells physically among worldly things."

    "Evil will never cease to exist until selfishness and greed are overcome as factors in dictating the attitudes of men. It is the common thing for the concrete mind to sacrifice the eternal to the temporal. Man, concentrating upon the limited area of the known, loses sight of the effect of his actions upon the limitless area of the unknown. Shortsightedness, consequently, is the cause of endless misery. Moral shortsightedness results in vice, philosophical shortsightedness in materialism, religious shortsightedness in bigotry, rational short-sightedness in fanaticism."

    "Science offers the average person no moral or ethical substitute for religious instruction. When sterile intellectualism gains control of social procedures, morality and ethics gradually collapse."

    "Life is consciousness and wisdom; and those who do not possess it are dead thought they seem to live. He who possesses the Truth shall still live though he seem to die. Wisdom bestows immortality upon internal consciousness. Immortality is not continuance in one body, but the continuance of consciousness through many bodies."

    "If the infinite had not desired man to be wise, he would not have bestowed upon him the faculty of knowing."

    ~ Manly P. Hall


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    Quote Originally posted by Wind View Post
    yes, this whole notion was very important to Jung...one who believed his mother lived in his head.
    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

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    Quote Originally posted by NotAPretender View Post
    yes, this whole notion was very important to Jung...one who believed his mother lived in his head.
    Oh, like Norman Bates?
    = DEATH BEFORE DISHONOR =

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    Now that you mention it...
    "We are one thought away from changing the world!"

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    These are the phrases from Wind's post which stood out to me the most:


    If this knowledge were given to selfish people unprepared for their responsibility, they would be able to destroy the universe, either through perversion or ignorance.
    If I can't have her, no one can!

    As long as the human being is obsessed by worldliness, he will suffer from the Karmic consequences of false allegiances.

    Shortsightedness, consequently, is the cause of endless misery. Moral shortsightedness results in vice, philosophical shortsightedness in materialism, religious shortsightedness in bigotry, rational short-sightedness in fanaticism.

    Immortality is not continuance in one body, but the continuance of consciousness through many bodies.

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