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Wednesday, February 25, 2015

Gospel of One; Letters of Aul

Hi everyone, namaste:

We are now moving on to paragraph 7 in the 11th chapter of the Second Letter to the Orinthians from the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul."

Because you are so dazzled and easily fooled by the polished and glamorous show-people, let me try my hand at it. Do they brag of being the real Christians, the most devout Muslims, the most pure Buddhists, or the true patriots of their countries? I'm their match. Are they the true servants of God? I can go them one better. (I can't believe I'm writing this. It's slightly crazy, but hear me out.) No, wait, I'm stopping myself. I'm not going to summarize all my hardships, but let me honor all those people who have been tortured and killed because they believed something different from the majority of their conquerors. It's a sorry state of life when people can't even believe in God in their own way without being persecuted for it. Christians have persecuted native peoples and heretics. Muslims have persecuted heretics and people they have conquered. Hindus have persecuted Christians and others. Confucianists have persecuted Taoists and vice versa. Atheists have persecuted believers of all types. Believers have persecuted atheists. They all think they have the right way and anyone who disagrees is a threat to them. And that's not the half of it. I'm not even getting into racial and ethnic persecution. When I see any of this insane religious and racial persecution, I feel an angry fire burning within me. It's so totally unnecessary.

Commentary; Fear used to be the big factor in persecution of those who were different from the majority, and it still is because fear rises wherever there is a lack of love. Only love can heal and prevent more persecution of people who have different beliefs. How can people have more love? That can only be answered on an individual basis as decisions are made one by one.

Friday, February 13, 2015

Gospel of One;Letters of Aul

Hi Everyone; namaste:

We are now on paragraph 6 of chapter 11 in the Second Letter to the Orinthians from the book "Gospel of One; Letters of Aul.

Now to get back on my soapbox--and please forgive me if I sound a little foolish here. Or just accept that I am a fool and hear me out. I didn't learn this from the masters of wisdom. It's a habit that I haven't completely shaken yet. I picked it up in my early years when I was influenced by the glamor and glitz of outwardly successful people. I know you have a tolerance for that because you see it all the time on your TV's and political and show business arenas.

Commentary: The next paragraph will reveal what he is getting at, but this is to show that people are often deceived by glamorous appearances.

Tuesday, February 3, 2015

Gospel of One; Letters of Aul

Hi Everyone, namaste:

We are now on paragraph 5 of chapter 11 in the Second Letter to the Orinthians from the book "Gospel of One: Letters of Aul.

I'm standing firm on this position. I'm not taking your money in exchange for proclaiming this message. I don't want to be included with those politicians and preachers who always need more money to promote their separatist ways. They are a sad bunch aren't they? They pose as your advocates before God and governments, but lead you into the ditches of life. They masquerade as the servants of God, and even as beautiful angels of light, yet it's all a sham. But no one fools God. They'll get straightened out in the end.

Commentary: Many of these religious leaders are sincere in their beliefs and don't think they are misleading anybody. They think they have the truth as they see it.  However, if you analyze their advice from the standpoint of oneness, you can see that they are still lost in duality and are leading people further into duality.  For example, any religious leaders who advocate or condone violence to reach their ends are lost in duality.