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Saturday, December 31, 2011

Gospel of One; Letters of Aul

Hi everyone; namaste:

We are now on paragraph 3 of chapter 9 of the First Letter to the Orinthians from the book "Gospel of One; Letters or Aul."

"Still, I want to make it clear that money and fame are not our motivations.  We live simply and do not need lots of money.  As for fame, everyone is famous with God, and God is famous with us, and we are becoming famous with each other as each one of us is a magnificent aspect of God.  So the pleassure of proclaiming the gospel of oneness is ours, clear and free.  Any profit we receive from selling books will pay for our expenses."

Commentary: In oneness we realize that we are all equal parts of God, so we don't raise up one person over another. Everyone is raised up.

Thursday, December 29, 2011

Gospel of One; Letters of Aul

Hi Everyone, namaste;

We are now on paragraph 2 of chapter 9 in the first Letter to the Orinthians from the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul."

"I'm not afraid to stand up to my critics.  We who are on missionary assignments expect to be criticized by people who have vested interests in the status quo.  Many people would not support our efforts, but many do, and we are grateful for any support we receive. We know that we are on the right track and that our support is multiplying.  We have planted the seeds and God will give the increase."

Commentary: Many people don't like change, even if it is for their own good, and they can't see that it would be a beneficial change, so they fight against it. Instead of arguing with such people we just put forth our ideas, and let the cream rise to the top.

Monday, December 26, 2011

Gospel of oneness

Hi everyone, namaste:

We are now starting on chapter 9, paragraph 1 in the First Letter to the Orinthians from the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul." (page 85).

"I'm sure that some of you will say that I have no authority to write like this. Some of you may think that I am changing scripture or adding to them, but I'm perfectly free to do this--isn't it obvious? Some of you may think that I have been inspired by God, and some of you may think that I am doing the devil's work. "By their fruits shall ye know them." The fruit is in bringing more people into a realization of their oneness with God and all of life. People with this realization live godly and holy lives.  They are kind, loving, peaceful, creative, and harmonious people.  Such people are living proof of my authority to write like this."

Commentary:  Scripture is a very touchy issue with some people. They think that every word in scripture is God inspired and approved of by God. Just how some writings came to be thought of as scripture though is a very involved story.  The Gospel of Oneness teaches that God is communicating with all of us all of the time. Many people have written down very inspirational thoughts that are just as good as scripture. God is not limited by what is contained in scriptures. The communication lines with God are wide open and vast.

Wednesday, December 21, 2011

Gospel of One; Letters of Aul

Hi everyone; namaste:

We are now on paragraphs 4 and 5 of chapter 8 in the First Letter to the Orinthians from the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul."

"So the matter of diet is up to each individual according to his or her own conscience, needs, and body conditions.  It is a very personal choice.  The important thing is not to try to force anyone to eat any particular food and not to think you are better than anyone else because of your diet.

However, I do caution everyone to study the matter.  Some things are just not good for anyone's body.  And too much of any food is not good.  Also, excessive worrying about what you eat is not good.  Keep a good attitude, exercise regularly and appropriately.  Much of this is common sense yet people still have a hard time eating and exercising rightly. Help one another rather than criticizing people for their dietary problems."

Commentary: Diet does seem to be a matter of common sense, yet both malnutrition and obesity are serious problems in our world. So a lot of education about diet needs to supplement common sense.

Friday, December 16, 2011

Gospel of One; Letters of Aul

Hi Everyone; namaste;

We are now on paragraphs 2 and 3 of chapter 8 of the The First Letter of the Orinthians from the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul." (page 83)

"However, I'm not saying everyone should become a vegetarian.  Some people, because of their current bodily conditions, do need to eat meat.  Other people could gradually become vegetarians, or else greatly reduce their consumption of meat.

I'm not saying that it is a law of God that we should be vegetarians.  Some people think we should be vegans and not eat any animal products such as milk and eggs.  Some people think we should only eat fruits, seeds, and nuts.  Some people think we could become breatherians if we really tried to live on the pranic currents of God.  a few people can actually do that."

Commentary:  The fact that some people have actually lived as breatherians for many years proves that mankind does have this capability. The air does contain nutrients that we take in by breathing. We actually live by the energy that permeates the universe.  When we leave these bodies behind we will be sustained by a higher level of energy.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Gospel of oneness

Hi Everyone. namaste;

We are now moving on to paragraph one of chapter 8 in the First Letter to the Orinthians from the book "Gospel of One; Letters or Aul."

"People often ask me about whether or not we should be vegetarians if we really mean to be true to our spiritual ideals.  We are one with all life, so we are one with the animals.  Animals have the right to live freely and not be mistreated and then eaten by humans.  The gross abuse of cows, pigs, chickens, and other animals on factory farms is awful.  Most of us do not need to eat animals to live.  A balanced vegetarian diet of fruits, nuts, vegetables, grains, oils, beans, and spices is quite sustaining, and a wonderful variety of recipes are available. Plus we could feed more people in the world if we dedicated more time and effort in raising crops for people rather than for animals.  Current levels of cattle, pigs, and chickens would be reduced to achieve a natural balance."

Commentary: In America factory farms produce over 90% of the meat. Anyone who believes in the oneness of all life needs to be aware of what is happening to the animals on this planet. The abuse of any life hurts all of us.

Tuesday, December 6, 2011

Gospel of One; Letters of Aul

Hi Everyone, namaste:

We are now on the 11th paragraph of chapter 7 in the First Letter to the Orinthians from the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul." (page 82)

"So it really is up to the individual as to whether or not to get married or stay single.  Think deeply about what you want to do with your precious life.  If you are married already but are now just figuring out your real purpose in life, then perhaps some changes are in order.  It's no sin to get a divorce, but think deeply and lovingly.  Consider everyone who will be affected by changes in your marital status.  Compromises go along with marriage and family life. I'm not writing a book on the subject, I'm just giving you a few brief guidelines.  Once again I remind you to seek first the kingdom of God, the kingdom of life, love, laughter, beauty, kindness, and harmony with all."

Commentary:  Some marriages do break up when one of the partners gets "religion" and the other person just doesn't get it. However, if the person who "gets it" really understands the oneness of all life, then he or she can be an even better marriage partner and will not feel that he or she has to break away. A person living in oneness respects other people's beliefs and does not act superior. If the person who doesn't live in the oneness of life wants out of the marriage, then the oneness person needs to understand what is going on and respect the choices of others.The person living in oneness will always try to do what is best for everyone.