Use of clay determines a pot. Use of the pot is determined where the clay is not. Tao Te Ching
Life is basically a static.(Definition: A life static has no mass, no motion, no wavelength, no location in space or in time. It has the ability to postulate and to perceive)(The Fundamentals of Thought) LRH
Unless you become as a little child, you can not enter the kingdom of Heaven. Jesus
The mind has nothing to do with thinking because its
fundamental source is empty. To discard false views, this is the great causal
Look onto the lilies of the field, they toil not. Jesus
The eyes do not see him, speech can not utter him, the senses can not reach him...in meditation the personal self is revealed. Upanishads
Whosoever works for me alone ... free from attachment (to outcome), and without hatred toward any creature -- that man, O Prince, shall enter onto me. Bhagavad-Gita
Love God with all your heart, with all your mind, and with all your soul. Jesus
...and admiration is so strong its absence alone permits persistence. LRH
Sit in your cell as you would in Paradise.
Simply do this: Be still, and lay aside all thoughts of what you are and what God is; all concepts you have learned about the world; all images you hold about yourself. Empty your mind of everything it thinks is either true or false, good or bad, of everything it judges worthy, and all ideas of which it is ashamed. Hold onto nothing. Do not bring with you one thought the past has taught, nor one belief you ever learned before from anything. Forget this world, forget this course, and come with wholly empty hands unto your God. A Course in Miracles®
Know the Truth and the Truth will set you free. Jesus
Considerations take rank over the mechanics of space, energy, and time;
By this it is meant that an idea or opinion is, fundamentally, superior to space, energy, and time, or organizations of form, since it is conceived that space, energy, and time are themselves broadly agreed-upon considerations. That so many minds agree brings about Reality in the form of space, energy and time. These mechanics, then, of space, energy, and time are the product of agreed-upon considerations mutually held by life.
The aspect of existence when viewed from the level of Man, however, is a reverse of the greater truth above, for Man works on the secondary opinion that mechanics are real, and that his own personal considerations are less important than space, energy, and time. This is an inversion. These mechanics of space, energy, and time, the forms, objects and combinations thereof, have taken such precedence in Man that they have become more important than considerations as such, and so his ability is overpowered and he is unable to act freely in the framework of mechanics. Man, therefore, has an inverted view.
Whereas, considerations such as those he daily makes are the actual source of space, energy, and time and forms, Man is operating so as not to alter his basic considerations; he therefore invalidates himself by supposing another determinism of space, energy, time, and form. Although he is part of that which created these, he gives them such strength and validity that his own considerations thereafter must fall subordinate to space, energy, time and form, and so he cannot alter the Universe in which he dwells.
The freedom of an individual depends upon that individual's freedom to alter his considerations of space, energy, time, and forms of life and his roles in it. If he cannot change his mind about these, he is then fixed and enslaved amidst barriers such as those of the physical universe, and barriers of his own creation. Man thus is seen to be enslaved by barriers of his own creation. He creates these barriers himself, or by agreeing with things which hold these barriers to be actual. ( Creation of Human Ability® )LRH
Since everyone-the gods of the world and men-says that nothing has existed prior to Chaos, I shall demonstrate that they all erred, since they do not know the structure of Chaos and its root. Here is the demonstration: If it is agreed by all men concerning Chaos that it is a darkness, then it is something derived from a shadow. It was called darkness. But the shadow is something derived from a work existing from the beginning. So it is obvious that it[the first work] existed before the Chaos came into being, which followed after the first work. Now let us enter into the truth, but also into the first work, from whence Chaos came; and in this way the demonstration of truth will appear(On The Origin Of The World II.97.24-98.11) Nag Hammadi Library
If, then, these[all that is of the Good or the One] are what really exists and what is beyond existence, then evil cannot be included in what really exists or in what is beyond existence; for these are good. So it remains that if evil exists, it must be among non-existent things, as a sort of form of non-existence, and pertain to one of the things that are mingled with non-being or somehow share in non-being. Non-being here does not mean absolute non-being but only something other than being...like an image or something still more non-existent.
(enneads 1.83) Plotinius
...An eye for an eye only makes the World blind. Gandhi
Every response you make to everything you perceive is up to you, because your mind determines your perception of it.(T-10.in.2.) A Course in Miracles®
Row, row, row your boat gently down the stream . Merrily, merrily, merrily, merrily Life is but a dream. Anonymous