Contemplation

Starting The Contemplative Life (1/5)

November 1, 2014 // 0 Comments

The reason it makes no difference what their religion may be is, of course, that there is only one God, there is only one Spirit. That Spirit doesn’t know the difference between a Jew or a Gentile; it doesn’t know the difference between a Protestant or a Catholic, an Oriental or an Occidental, or an American Indian. As far as the Spirit is concerned, it is entirely without any religious beliefs, convictions, ceremonies, rights, creeds, or forms of worship. It is an absolutely free and independent Spirit that permeates us just the same as the life of nature permeates a blade of grass, or it permeates an orchid, or a daisy, a violet, and it really doesn’t know the difference. And it makes no difference to it, whether it is a mongrel dog or a full-blooded dog – the same Life animates it; the same Spirit animates it. [...]

The Thunder Of Silence (3/5)

May 6, 2014 // 0 Comments

It is for this reason that you must not become hypnotized with appearances. By this I mean if you have an abundance of dollars or investments, do not become hypnotized into believing that because of this abundance of dollars and investments, or business that you have found economic security; because history will show you how many times such things have been wiped away. [...]

The Thunder of Silence (2/5)

May 5, 2014 // 3 Comments

The same Spirit that raised up Jesus Christ from the dead will quicken also your mortal bodies. Do you see what I am trying to say to you—that there is a spirit? There is a spirit in man, there is a divine spark; there is that which we will today call the Christ which will lift you into the fourth dimension of life, that is, into a state of consciousness in which you do not live by your personal efforts, or your personal will, personal wisdom, personal strength, personal health, but in which you find yourself empowered from on High, that is, from the kingdom within your own being. [...]

Good Friday: The Crucifixion of Personal Sense

April 19, 2014 // 0 Comments

       There we see the principle of Good Friday, the principle of the crucifixion of personal sense, a crucifixion of the belief that we of ourselves have qualities of good or quantities of good. But with that crucifixion, comes the resurrection in the realization, “I am nothing, but I can give you all.” Why? Because “the Father that dwelleth in me, he doeth the works.” [...]