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moller
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Daily Quote from: Spirituality Without God
on: October 13, 2011, 17:52

Friends,

Her's another quote from Chapter Two: SPIRITUAL HUMANISM: The quest for Human-centric Spirituality




Our delusions form a comprehensive and very effective barrier between ourselves and the wholeness of present experience, and only by investigating every aspect of these delusions could we create the conditions necessary for this great simplicity to shine through the fog of our misapprehensions. This is why Part One of this book looks at so many diverse aspects of how we delude ourselves into the belief of fragmented living. These are serious and vital considerations which cannot be by-passed. They form the necessary mental and emotional orientation towards true self-enquiry in general, which in turn facilitates the success of the inner work described in Part Two. Every detail of our uninspected sense of separation has to be recognized for what it is and be regarded as a necessary area for investigation and self-observation. Only when these have been re-cognized from the perspective of our deeper intelligence as mere illusions, can they be left behind.

As our enquiry unfolds, it will become self-evident that we are caught in a dream of folly. Mistaking this dream for reality, we are destroying both ourselves and our world. The problems we have created are deeply embedded in the fabric of our limited self-vision, and evidenced by the rather dysfunctional relationships we, as bundles of self-contraction, share with oth-ers and the world in general. Spiritual Humanism suggests that we first discover for ourselves the falseness of the ways in which we function, and from there to allow the clarity of our own living reality to lead us from darkness to light – from mere biological humanness, to truly humane living.

Only when the human spirit stands free from any self-imposed limitation and conditional relationships based on this deluded sense of self, can we consider ourselves truly humane. From there the natural order of things will unfold by itself.


This concludes Chapter Two. I will continue at some later stage to give the reader some time to integrate what has been said up to this point.

Warm greetings,

Moller.


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Re: Daily Quote from: Spirituality Without God
on: July 18, 2012, 13:07

We are indeed caught in a dream that we mistake for reality. But we also need to remember that everybody has a different understanding of this depending on their own life situation and experiences. Although we are in a dreamlike state, I would not recommend jumping off of a cliff because you're convinced that you'll be unharmed due to the dream.


We all move toward understanding at our own speed (there can be no other way)so we must remember: what we see is illusion, but it is an illusion that we must deal with daily. Withdraw slowly.


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Re: Daily Quote from: Spirituality Without God
on: August 5, 2012, 03:24

Just a note to say "Hi" Moller! Wondering how you're doing and wishing you well!


Michael Adamson

Mesa, Arizona


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Re: Daily Quote from: Spirituality Without God
on: August 15, 2012, 15:36

Quote from TenthMan on August 5, 2012, 03:24

Just a note to say "Hi" Moller! Wondering how you're doing and wishing you well!


Michael Adamson

Mesa, Arizona


Hi dear friend!


Yes. All well on the Southern tip of Africa. I have decided to give this forum time to find its own measure, but it would seem that although many read the articles and excerpts presented here, folks appear to find this kind of enquiry of little interest. Or perhaps our world has become so mechanical and regulated that any form of new enquiry is just immediately classified under pre-determined headings and categories and in the process the subtlety gets lost. Yet, in my view, the value of the things I try to share, lies exactly in the subtle differences I make between conventional and radical inner enquiry- between that which is created and sustained by thought, and which is not. Quite tricky.


We are indeed a dying breed. Lost to the beauty and intelligence of our deep human potential. We are dead to ourselves and therefore dead altogether. Just shimera's of mind and mind-created folly, mistaken for who we are and what we believe reality is. And so the show goes on. Or did I say 'the dream'?


Hope you are also well. Always good to hear from you.

Warm greetings,

Moller.


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