Proof (Beyond Belief) in the Existence of God

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Nov 302005
 

This article is shared by Michael Levy No matter what any person believes, the image of some sort of God will come into their mind. Even if they do not believe in that image, they will still hold an image of God in their minds, so that they can reject it…Therefore; God has to exist […]

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What is Intelligence?

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Nov 292005
 

The other day I was watching the quiz show “Who Wants to be a Millionaire” with my mother. One question was about some horror movie director. Mum knew the answer and said the answer was so obvious everyone should know it. “Well, I didn’t,” I said. “How can you not know?” “Because I don’t.” “That’s […]

Going beyond man-made bondage

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Nov 282005
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma Each living entity prospers in and enjoys a favourable environment. The species of man is unique among all living beings in that it has developed science and technology to the extent that everything seems within its reach, if not now, then in the future. Also, it is busy […]

Maintaining a relationship with God

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Nov 182005
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma After surrendering to God on 11 September, 1977 (Please see my article: Death – a great spiritual teacher, indeed!) I took up the Srimad Bhagavad Gita for my guidance but had no idea to select any of the suggested paths, enumerated in that scripture: work without expectations knowledge […]

Nov 102005
 

Earth has but one religion, the religion of separation, and even atheists fervently adhere to it. No creed is defended more fiercely than that of separation, because it’s all driven by an unrecognized sense of guilt. Guilt is caused by the belief that I can really separate myself from the all encompassing whole that is […]

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A Reminder – There are No Missed Opportunities

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Nov 092005
 

Yesterday I wrote a piece about meeting up with an old friend. I said that there are no missed opportunities. If you miss one opportunity to experience good, there will always be another and another and another ad infinitum.

Mind – a ghost?

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Nov 072005
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma The range of ghosts is very wide, from nasty to wish fulfilling ghosts, to holy ghosts. What kind of ghost one would be after death depends on the mentality one has adopted while living. To ward off nasty ghosts from a possessed person various kinds of techniques are […]

Is it necessary to change the world?

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Oct 232005
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma Each one of us, from beggar to saint, feels the necessity to transform others according to our own attitudes and inclinations. Other than the saint, all are selfish and remain associated with their inherent grudge. While the common man is pursuing immediate needs, comforts and pleasure, through mind […]

From beggar to saint

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Oct 232005
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma Our mentality has made us a beggar and we never feel satisfied. We are always begging for various temporal needs. Though we usually feel that we are the makers of our future, why don’t we believe in ourselves and let God be free? It is because we are […]

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Oct 092005
 

There’s nothing personal about ‘enlightenment’, yet for the one and only mind the concept of enlightenment is meaningless, too. In reality, being unenlightened is not an option. So, what is there to enlighten? The answer can only be: an illusion, no doubt. But what does it mean when an illusion becomes enlightened?

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Oct 052005
 

Last night on a bus ride home, this woman got on. She was carrying this long and flat package, at least it looked that way to me. The bus driver asked her whether it was a mirror and she said yes. He told her to be careful. She and her friend sat a few seats […]

Does suffering connect us with God?

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Sep 222005
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma Consider that, if there had been no suffering in the life of a man or if he had presumed everything happening to him as fate for his consolation, he would not have searched for God. As pleasure and pain are individually specific and one’s own creation of mind, […]

Revenge versus forgiveness – a spiritual view

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Sep 222005
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma While searching for ‘forgiveness’ on a particular website I found several cases in which the victims found it difficult to forgive their tormentors. I don’t think anybody on Earth could teach them a lesson of forgiveness, unless they themselves resort to it.

Sep 132005
 

“A journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.” Confucius “You will always receive help within a second of a prayer. To recognize the help, you must see everything in your life that second on as a part of the answer to your prayer.” (Invisible Acts of Power by Caroline Myss) “And it […]

God knows what I really want

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Sep 132005
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma “Man proposes, God disposes” has been an old saying and the realization of its validity is certainly helpful in the fulfillment of spiritual aspirations. Usually people claim that they got what they wanted from God. I was in the 7th standard at the age of 9 (having gotten […]

Are we conscious chessmen?

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Sep 072005
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma We seem to be living on Earth like chessmen, with innumerable feelings! Then, who are the players? A game of chess with 32 chessmen of different status and movements has an infinite number of possible ways to finish the game. In the game, each piece gets protection from […]

Correction! I Only Want to Love and Be Love

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Sep 052005
 

“While I was conducting experiments to make ‘spineless’ cacti,” he continued, “I often talked to the plants to create a vibration of love. ‘You have nothing to fear,’ I would tell them. ‘You don’t need your defensive thorns. I will protect you.’ Gradually the useful plant of the desert emerged in a thornless variety.” Luther […]

The way to spirituality

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Aug 272005
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma Let us presume that life has a hidden purpose and it happens knowingly or unknowingly. One desiring to enjoy worldly life may find himself poverty stricken, and another wishing a renounced life is caught in an affluent society. In the first case, the person is becoming worldly and […]

Freedom Speaks

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Aug 082005
 

Heard the one about someone who tried to stuff Freedom in a box? He went to look in the box but couldn’t find Freedom. “Where is that Freedom?” the man said, “I could have sworn I locked the box securely. How did he manage to get out?” In the meantime, Freedom was standing outside of […]

Jul 182005
 

This article is shared by Max DeJong When discussing politics or religion (especially the latter, but both are intertwined much as the Aesculapian staff) it seems you entered ‘holy ground’… the primordial foundations where people built their hopes on and outline their lives. It is not wise to enter these waters, for it could ruin […]

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Jul 182005
 

Recently I had a discussion with a friend, who is already married, about relationships. He asked me what kind of man I was looking for. I said I expected him to be like the One Self who is accepting of all experiences, non-judgmental, and always there. I asked him if he thought I could find […]

Jul 152005
 

The study of matter and energy is practiced through science and verifiable through experiments. Spirituality, however, is based on one’s faith, developed in strange and very individual ways. It is measured by various scales, such as optimism, compassion, fearlessness, service to mankind, etc.

No Fear in Love

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Jul 072005
 

“There is no fear in love; but perfect love casteth out fear.” (1 John 4: 18) With today’s bombing attacks in London, let us remember the truth of Reality that there is only One in all.

Give Peace a Chance

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Jul 042005
 

Two, one, two, three, four Ev’rybody’s talking about Bagism, Shagism, Dragism, Madism, Ragism, Tagism This-ism, That-ism, is-m, is-m, is-m All we are saying is give peace a chance, All we are saying is give peace a chance The Beatles Yesterday on my travels I saw a woman I’ve seen before with her husband and two […]

Meeting my higher self

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Jul 042005
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma I felt a necessity to approach a Guru (spiritual teacher) during the days of July 13 and 14, 1977, when I was in God intoxication (Please see my article: Death – a great spiritual teacher, indeed!). Because I couldn’t find one, I just accepted a celestial Guru, Brihaspati […]

Dreams coming true – Part III

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Jul 032005
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma (In continuation of Dreams coming true Part I & II) In 1991 I happened to meet a very old and feeble lady of 90 years old in a village. I approached her with the intention of telling her to repeat the name of a personal God. She was […]

Looking for an eternal companion?

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Jun 262005
 

This article is shared by SP Sharma Each one of us needs a companion to ward off our loneliness and in whose company we may feel secure and repose our confidence fully, and enjoy as well. A mortal companion cannot fulfill such conditions forever. Worldly relations are woven with selfish motives, not easily perceivable. Hence […]

The Real Self

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Jun 252005
 

The wheels on the bus go round and round. round and round. round and round. The wheels on the bus go round and round, all through the town! The people on the bus go up and down. up and down. up and down. The people on the bus go up and down, all through the […]

In Your Dreams!

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Jun 212005
 

Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream When I want you in my arms When I want you and all your charms Whenever I want you, all I have to do is Drea-ea-ea-ea-eam, dream, dream, dream Everly Brothers “The substance of a dream is held in materialization by the subconscious thought of the dreamer. […]