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Friday, May 25, 2012

Gospel of One, Letters of Aul

Hi Everyone; namaste:

We are now on paragraphs 4 - 7 in chapter 11 of the first Letter to the Orinthians from the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul."

"God doesn't need anything from you.  God is self-sufficient.  He doesn't need your sacrifices, your obedience, or your praises or worship.  You can praise, obey, worship and sacrifice for God if that's your free choice.

God doesn't punish anyone.  However, he has set up the governing laws of the universe.  What we send out comes back to us.

God is eternal.  Since we are part of God, we are eternal.  Life is eternal.  God doesn't condemn any part of himself to eternal hell.

The nature of God is unconditional love.  Unconditional means no conditions.  Think about that."

Commentary:  Okay, let's think about that.  If there are no conditions whatsoever, that means that whatever we do or don't do, whatever we feel or think, will not diminish the love of God for us. If we can't love ourselves  sometimes, or other people because of what they've done, we can know that the love of God is as strong and steady as ever.

Saturday, May 19, 2012

gospel of one; letters of aul

Hi Everyone, namaste:

We are now on paragraph 3 in chapter 11 of the First Letter to the Orinthians from the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul."

"I want to repeat some points. Repetition of fundamental truth is recommended for you because you have strayed from the truth so easily. You have grown up believing the illusions of life.  They have a strong hold on you. So  think about the fundamental truths over and over until they are absorbed in every cell and atom in your bodies.  Here are some to think about:"

Commentary:  The illusion of life are so strong that they carry everyone along with them.  Everything seems to be separate and competitive.  The unity of life is also plain to see, but our world has emphasized competition for the most part. For those who want to live in the oneness of life, daily awareness is necessary.

Monday, May 7, 2012

Gospel of One; Letters of Aul

Hi Everyone; namaste:

We are now on paragraph 2 of chapter 11 in the first letter to the Orinthians from the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul."

"The next item on the list is something I'm really sorry to hear about.  I'm disappointed to hear that some of your meetings are divisive.  Instead of supporting and cooperating with each other, you are competing with and criticizing each other.  It's hard for me to believe this report, but then I know the illusions are strong and old habits are hard to break.  The best that can be said about it is that at least problems are being brought out into the open.  You are holding up mirrors unto yourselves.  That is good if you want to change yourselves.  You can see what you don't like about yourselves.  Then you can develop a positive vision for who you want to be.

Commentary:  Interpersonal conflict in groups is quite common among people with a dualistic outlook on life, but if you have a group of people who are trying to realize their oneness with all life, you might think there would be more harmony.  The mirror is being held up at all times, so a group will be able to judge their own progress by taking an objective look at what is going on.