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Saturday, May 24, 2008

Gospel of One; Letters of Aul

Hi Everyone, Namaste:

We are continuing with Chapter five, paragraph five in the letter to the Omans from the book "Gospel of One, Letters of Aul."

"I'm sure you know the old myth about how Adam and Eve supposedly got us into this dilemma by disobeying God, and then sin and death became the lot of everyone who came after them. Well, that story needs to be updated in the light of our oneness with God. God created the physical universe in order to experience himself in a world of contrasts and diversity. He created an infinite number of identities in order to experience all of life, in all dimensions, in all time and space. We are part of God, but we have been lost in this powerful illusion of the physical universe where thoughts have been solidified into objects such as stars and planets and everything on them. We are in a world of constant change. Our bodies change everyday and eventually disintegrate, but our Spirit-souls go on forever. In our ignorance we do things that harm ourselves and others, and we call these harmful actions sinful. We don't know how to behave, and we suffer the consequences. In our ignorance we thought death might be the end of us, though we hoped that the paradise of heaven would be waiting for us if we lived good lives and believed the right way according to our religions."

Commentary: This paragraph sums up the God/humans situation on earth. We seem to be lost, yet God is still aware of every condition, and is experiencing every condition.

Tuesday, May 20, 2008

Gospel of One; Letters of Aul

Hullo Everyone, Namaste:

We are continuing with Chapter five, paragraph four of the letter to the Omans, from the book, "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul:"

"Now that we understand that we are set right with God, and that we are part of God, there is no question about being at odds with God in any way. Even when we were at our worst, She was always helping us to get back to our real selves. Now that we are at our best, just think of how our lives can expand and improve. We have no limitations. We are free in God. Now that we have this amazing friendship with God, let's celebrate. Let's turn up the volume. Let us write new songs about this wondrous love. Let us dance as if everyone is watching and encouraging us to do our best."

Commentary: The old saying is "Dance as if nobody is watching" so you won't be inhibited. But in a universe of love and oneness, everyone would encourage you and cheer you on as if you are the home team, which you are. Within a real circle of oneness, people would encourage one another. They would encourage you to move beyond any self-imposed limitations.

Tuesday, May 13, 2008

Gospel of One; Letters of Aul

Hello Everyone, Namaste:

We are continuing with Chapter five, paragraph three in the letter to the Omans from the book, "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul."

"I'm talking about the love of God here. Love doesn't wait for us to be perfect. Love comes to us when we are weak or rebellious. We can't understand how God can pour his love to us when we have such low opinions of ourselves. We can't understand how someone such as Jesus Christ can live such an unselfish life and let himself be humiliated and crucified when he had the power to get away from it all. He lived his life as a public example of God's love. so did Buddha and other great saints. They poured out the love of God, yet we don't think we are worthy or capable of emulating their examples."

Commentary: We often think that we need to deserve any love given to us, and I think that we want to feel that we deserve love. However, God loves us no matter what our attitude is, so it is up to us to accept it or not, and if we accept it, to pass it along.