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Monday, November 24, 2008

Gospel of One; Letters of Aul

hullo everyone; namaste:

We are continuing with chapter 7, paragraphs 2 and 3 in the letter to the Omans from the book "Gospel of One, Letters of Aul."

"Most laws have perfectly legitimate functions. Without clear guidelines for right and wrong, moral behavior would become mostly guesswork. We have needed laws so that people would have a clear idea about acceptable behavior. A speed limit of 25 miles per hour by a school zone makes perfect sense. You wouldn't want people to zoom by the school at 60 miles per hour when children were just getting out of school. So we have many laws that meed to be obeyed for our own good.

However, when we are under the spell of the illusions, we don't always know what is good for us. Some people may get a perverted thrill out of zooming by a school at 60 miles per hour. Do you remember how it was, especially when you were a rebellious teen-ager? (or still are?). Or somebody else was or is? For some reason doing crazy, rebellious, or sinful things has a certain appeal when a person is lost in the illusion. They do it for notoriety, to impress someone, to impress themselves, or because they are angry about something. whatever their reasons, it can be traced back to some influence of the illusion. the perceived need for money is, of course, one of our major illusions, and since so many people agree on the need for money, we do a lot of crazy things for money."

Commentary: Some people want to rebel against authority for various reasons, but if people want to rebel, the best thing to rebel against is the illusion of duality. Duality is what keeps people lost, bewildered and in slavery to one thing or another. The only way out is to see the oneness of all life.

Most laws we have set up are useful for living within the illusion of duality, and one can live very well within duality by following moral and civil laws, but one can also rise above it all and live in the oneness of all life. Following all good and just laws with an attitude of love will then become easier.

Sunday, November 16, 2008

Gospel of One; Letters of Aul

Hi Everyone, namaste:

We are moving on to chapter 7, paragraph 1 in the Letter to the Omans in the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul."

"I'm sure you understand all this my friends, because you know all about the illusions--how they work and how they hold sway over the unenlightened. For example, you know how people can get caught up in thinking they are better than other people, or that some people may be failures, or that death exists, or that God needs anything, and so on. We have make up countless rules and regulations in order to live within the illusions. But many people did not understand the purpose of the laws. "Laws are meant to be broken," as some would say. Laws were something to rebel against. They restricted our freedoms. If we could get away with something, then we did. The "criminals" were the ones who got caught. And there is so much fine print in the law just about everyone is a law breaker. Just look at the speed limit for cars, for example. How may of us of driving age have broken the law in regards to speed limits?"

Commentary: Because so many people don't recognize the oneness of all life, we have made up countless laws to fit every situation. The golden rule is the guiding law of oneness. Treat everybody as if they are part of your greater Self. If people followed the golden rule there would be no need for all the other laws.

Tuesday, November 11, 2008

Gospel of One; Letters of Aul

Hullo everyone, namaste:

We are continuing with chapter 6, paragraph 6 in the letter to the Omans from the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul."

"But mercy abounds! Now that we have discovered that we don't have to be lost in the illusions, and we have also discovered the delight in listening to God and angels giving us advice, we can truly stay in our freedom. We are healed and are whole again with limitless possibilities all around us. We worked hard for the illusions and all we got was disappointments in the end. But now, in the real life of God, we don't even think about retirement. We have life and more life in God.

Commentary: Nowadays you can work all of your life for the illusions, and you may not even get a gold watch. You may even lose your pension fund. However, for someone who is working in the oneness of God, there is no thought of retirement. We are always transcending ourselves. Always moving in the upward spiral of God. And we are always working with support from angels. We always have hopeful possibilities and potentials for greater awareness and satisfying activities for Self-expressions, that is, expressions of God in manifestation.

Sunday, November 2, 2008

Gospel of One; Letters of Aul

Helloo everyone, namaste:

We are continuing with chapter 6, paragraph 5 in the Letter to the Omans from the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul:"

"Everybody can understand concepts about freedom. It is a vital subject. We can recall how in the past we did things just because we felt like doing them, but not caring about God, not caring about others, and how our lives eventually suffered with such a careless attitude. That's why so many rules and laws have been imposed upon us. We did not know how to handle our freedom, so our freedom was taken away from us. As long as we did what we just felt like doing, we didn't bother with right living and right thinking, or right anything for that matter. But do you call that a free life? What did we get out of it except trouble and sorrow? There was nothing to be proud of. We always came to sad or bitter endings."

Commentary: With freedom comes the highest responsibility for yourself. God gave us freewill, and with every choice we have consequences that lead us to our next choices. If our choices are guided by love, our consequences will be better than if guided by lesser motives. That seems easy to realize, but the history of our various cultures and countries shows many abysmal failures in the use of free-will.

God does not take away our free will, but certain governments and dictators take away freedoms because they think the people will not make good decisions. The better decisions we make, the better our govenments will be.