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VICIOUS

CIRCLE

III



Collected Blogs

June 2013 — June 2014



In Search of Secular Ethics

Volume Three









Stanisław Kapuściński



PUBLISHED BY INHOUSEPRESS 2017

ISBN 978-1-987864-19-9

Copyrights June 20, 2012, 2017


All rights reserved. No part of this publication may be reproduced by any means electronic, mechanical, photocopying, recording or otherwise, without the prior written permission of the publisher.




CONTENTS


These blogs cover the time from June 2013 until June 2014


HUMAN POTENTIAL SERIES



FOREWORD

The Self and the Ego

The Likeness of God?

The Real Purpose

You can end World Starvation

Fragility of YOUR Life

Science, Religion, Hawking and I

Hawking, the Universe, and YOU

You and the Big Brother

You can make the World Richer

The Genius is within YOU

Land of the Free

More about the Many and the Few

The Problem with Ethics

The Shortest Route to indescribable Wealth

Casting Pearls before Swine?

An Eye for a Camel

Some of us got it All Wrong

The Purpose of Life

The Power of ONE

Politics

Permanent Peace in the World

Thou shalt NOT kill?

Indivisibility

Democracy is Dead

Strange Mathematics

Yes, you can take it with You

We DO take it with us

Givers and Takers

Fragmentation

Kindergarten of the Earth

A Lot of Hot Air

Instinct for Self-Preservation?

The Hidden Mirror

All Debts are ALWAYS paid

The Enigma of Peter & Paul

Mysteries are OURS to Solve

Wonder Children

Wisdom of the American Forefathers

Hidden Wealth

Gods: Work in Progress

Absurd Abundance

Longevity

Defining the Indefinable

Power over the Opposites

Intolerable Evil

Our True Nature?

The Real Heaven

Satan

Trinity

Of Animals and Men

On Evolution and Devolution

Dominion and Jurisdiction

Creating True Reality

An Aspect of the Expanding Universe

The Mystery of Dualism

The Two-edged Sword

Buddha’s Secret

We are both, more and less than we imagine

Now you see me, now you don’t

Equal Opportunity Employer

Animal Kingdom

The Beginning of the End

Democracy

The Medical Profession

Of Gods and Men

Aquarius Trilogy

Semblance of Truth

In Search of Freedom

Teeth

True Freedom

On Love and Hate

Within and Without

I AM

POSTSCRIPT

INTERMEDIATE CONCLUSIONS

A Word about the Author

Other books by Stanislaw Kapuscinski






FOREWORD


We need a 'global system of secular ethics'

Dalai Lama


Once again, my weekly blogs are in continuation of my Essays, which I began publishing in March 2010. While, since, I’ve written more books that illustrate the subjects discussed, please, don’t feel obliged to buy any of them. The bogs may suffice to indicate the progress in my search of secular ethics.


PETER & PAUL, the title adopted for my blogs, represent two divergent methods leading to enlightenment. Peter caters to the Few, Paul to the Many. It is reasonable to assume that only when many are listening, a few might emerge that can and will fathom the depth of Peter’s message. Thereafter, Paul deals principally with the ‘result’, i.e. with the phenomenal Universe, while Peter concerns himself exclusively with the message he received from Yeshûa, which deals with the Cause. Under Peter’s guidance the Being turns into Becoming, under Paul’s guidance, it gets organized. Unfortunately, the process of organization dilutes the essence of Peter’s teaching. It is up to each one of us, individually, to discern the difference between the two.


The important thing is to accept that Peter never had the slightest intention of creating a new religion. This cannot be said, with any certainty, of Paul, but his contribution was a necessary one, to make people of his day aware that there is more to us than flesh and blood. Although he appears to have done so unwittingly, he also realized this in his final day. I hope we all do, before it becomes too late for us in this reincarnation, and we shall be forced, by Universal Laws, to repeat the process again.




June 1, 2013

The Self and the Ego


The Question of Immortality



If you think you’re immortal, think again. Before we can make that claim, we must define very, very clearly, what we mean by who or what we are. We must define how we identify ourselves.

We must differentiate between Self and Ego.

From the day we are born we begin to accumulate little quirks of character, which make us different from all other people we meet. Good or bad, no matter, but different. The more we drift away from the essence of our being, the stronger our ego becomes. Yet, we need ego for our survival in the physical reality. We must retain, indeed develop, sufficient egotism to maintain our transient, and to a great extend illusory body, while our consciousness spends an equally illusory time here, on Earth. Or in any material environment.

But we must never confuse our ego with our self.

Ego, like religions, is what sets us apart. Self, like faith, brings us together. Within the entity of self we accumulate and store forever the traits of character, which by definition are immortal. The components of our ego, which also by definition, we need for our survival in material reality, we discard together with our physical bodies when we vacate them. They are unnecessary or superfluous in the ‘real’ world; in the world in which we spend most of our existence. Just in case anyone is sorry to leave them behind, be assured that they consist of atoms which are 99.9999999999999% empty space.


Imagine running out of money in one of your dreams. There is no ‘my’ or ‘yours’ in the true reality. The higher we rise on the evolutionary scale the harder it is for us to differentiate between ‘you’ and ‘me’. Between “us and them”.

Hence, faith and religion.

We all believe in something. We all claim to have some sort of ethics and, until distorted by our egos, those ethics are very similar to each other.

When religions step in, people who can benefit materially from exacerbating differences between us, build up mountains of rules and regulations that serve to set us apart.

“If you prick us, do we not bleed?” asks Shylock, in the Merchant of Venice.

The same question can be asked of any member of any religion on earth and expect the same answer. Yet… religions continue to set us apart. Perhaps in this oncoming Age of Aquarius we shall derive knowledge from all great men of the past. And we shall concentrate on what joins us together. After all, once we get rid of our egos, we become essentially one, even if we regard this oneness from diverse points of view.


In my novel WALL—Love, Sex, and Immortality, I suggest that even in the process of quantum tunneling, our ego (though not our individualization, i.e. awareness of Self) stays behind. Perhaps, one day, we shall learn to cleanse our consciousness in such a fashion. What do you think?



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June 5, 2013

The Likeness of God?


Ignorance is no longer bliss…



Ignorance is no longer bliss. When others had been paid to think for us, paid handsomely, we obeyed. Alas, all good things come to an end. Nothing lasts forever. No organization has been created unto the likeness of god, hence be immortal. We have. You and I. And sooner of later we must begin to act like gods. Independent. Thinking for ourselves. Accept responsibility for our actions. Blame no one for our misfortunes.

It won’t be easy.

Yet, all power always comes to an end. Political, economical, military, hereditary, and yes, even religious powerhouses—will fall. Every single one of them. They ALWAYS do. Nothing, nothing at all, in this reality is permanent. Nothing endures forever except for that which is within us. The intangible. The seemingly ethereal. Yet, the only reality that sustains us—a reality which many of us don’t even accept that it exists.

And so, all giants will fall—individual and corporate. For quite a while there will be chaos. Anarchy. This too will pass.

Many will find this truth inconvenient. Yet it is quite unavoidable. And the change, no matter how painful, is implicit in our reality. Rather like a toothache that results from a rotten root. It must be pulled out. Our only anesthetic is knowledge. Only the truth will set us free. We can avoid the pain by being prepared.


We shall witness the destruction of the old to make room for the new. This is called the Pluto Effect. It makes room for a better world, as different from the world today as ours is from the world of 2000 years ago.

Most think that we have evolved. I’m not so sure. Our technology enables us to stop thinking; to stop working. Soon robots will do the work for us, many already do. Imagine, the previous pope said that work is our punishment for the original sin. For me work is the most ennobling activity I can think of. It is the reward for biting into Eve’s apple.

Yet, our world is crumbling.

All who have eyes and the courage to face the truth can see that. Every spring, Arab or otherwise, will be followed by the doldrums of summer, and go on to wither and die, eventually, under a blanket of snow.

Only then we shall rise again. We shall rise to a new and glorious world in which we shall begin to act like adults. So you see, we have nothing to worry about. Our future is a bright as the spring, the real spring, which will sprout new consciousness throughout the whole world. And gradually we shall all contribute to a new Earth, and new Heaven. Soon you’ll be able to read about it in Pluto Effect. But until it’s published try the Headless World. It’s yet another way that the world can change for the better.

Or… we shall screw things up. Again.

But, as always, it will be up to us.




June 9, 2013

The Real Purpose


You own your own Universe



Ultimately, we are here but for one purpose. We must learn to make this reality as malleable as the reality of our dreams. If physical realization can only take place through the intercession of a conscious mind, then we hadn’t created the world (reality) we live in. According so some, it had been imagined by Elohim, better known as gods, or intelligent entities who are perhaps millions, possibly billions of years ahead of us in the evolution of their consciousness.

At our present stage of evolution we are still in a destructive mode of existence. We don’t create our world, it’s mostly already there, or here, but we tend to destroy it. If enough people put their minds to it, we can kill 60 million in a single war. We’ve done it in WWII. We blame Hitler for it, but without participations of many he couldn’t have done it. We have the power to do so again. And with the nukes we are hiding from public opinion, we can put an end to the human kind at a press of a button.

Until recently, science of astrophysics claimed that we live in an expanding universe resulting from a “big bang”. Everything, they said, must have its beginning and its end. Only they’ve run out of matter to give the universe sufficient gravitational pull to, ultimately, cause a “big crunch”. Did they give up? No! They began making up black matter, then black energy, all invisible and very much like the stuff we hear from any pulpit in any church, equally as lost in search of reality we live in. Did they find it?

No.

The concept of beginning and end holds true as regards the illusory universe we make up with our imagination. In other words, it is true only of the material, or physical reality. It is not true of our true selves, of our consciousness, indeed of any consciousness that precedes ours. In a way, there is only One Consciousness, and we, past and present, are merely individualizations of it. All great masters and mystics knew that.

Regardless of any of the above, even more recently, our illustrious scientists decided that there are more dimensions than the original three + time (quantum mechanics lately talk of eleven) and, lo and behold, there are many universes. In fact, possibly they say, an infinite number of them. They now call it the Multiverse.

Boys will be boys.


If you really want to know how universes are created read my Elohim—Masters & Minions, Book Two of the Winston Trilogy. There may be other ways, but, well, to each his own. You might think of a better way of course. If you do, let me know. So when your time comes, you’ll be ready to create your universe. That alone is your purpose—it is the only universe you’ll ever live in. In fact, it already is, only few of us seem aware of it.




June 12, 2013

You can end World Starvation


A Way out of our Problems



It might take a little while, but starting today we can cut the global starvation figures in half, and it would not cost anyone a single penny. We can accomplish this by watching TV. Or by going for a walk. Or reading a book. Or by having a chat with our friends. Or by doing anything at all other than having sex. Sex alone is the culprit—sex, and the total inability of the vast majority of the human kind to use their brains.

Imagine—such magnificent evolutionary achievement as brain, yet hardly used. Perhaps most of us save it for a better day, in case we might ever need it. Except for you and me, of course. I assume that in a world, which is running out of potable water, you have not spawned any children. If you have, then you’re just as guilty. Just as guilty as my parents were. Behold my gratitude.

Yes. The world is running out of water we can drink. And without water we shall all die. We shall not need any wars, or plagues, or other viral infestations. We’ll just dry up. Wither. Like a plant in the desert. A brainless plant.

We have brains.

Actually, if people restrained themselves from having more than two children, then by natural attrition we’d gradually return to a balanced population. We wouldn’t have to kill each other for the want of a drink of water. If we don’t soon, we’ll have to.


There is another alternative.

If we’d rather act like animals, we can merely react to our hormonal drives to restore the balance. When there are too many of us around, we can just eat each other. Young and old alike. The younger are tastier, of course. Alas, it is illegal to eat children—as is murder, rape, stealing, gluttony, sloth and a dozen other peccadilloes, which we ignore with equal perspicacity.

On the other hand we could eat our old. I believe I am old enough, and if you marinate me long enough I might be palatable. If not, you could try your own family. I’d suggest you do it before we run out of water on a global scale. If we wait too long, our bodies will dry up and not be tasty at all. On the other hand, what do I know? I’ve never tried human flesh. In fact the very idea repels me. Speaking for myself, I’d rather starve. This might be your option, too.

Or we could stop having children, just for a generation or two—to restore balance. It would be a decent thing to do. And we wouldn’t have to eat people, although there was a time when cannibalism was in vogue.

Anyway, in no time at all, there would be enough water for everybody.

PS. I’m a vegetarian. Well, almost.

Just an occasional bird or fish. Just sometimes…



SACHA, Alexander’s son in the ALEXANDER TRILOGY, didn’t have any children. You can find out why in my novel. Don’t worry, he didn’t eat people, either.






June 15, 2013

Fragility of YOUR Life


Just how important are you?


You are the sole creator of your heaven. You do so in your life here, on earth. Without life there is only stasis. Life means constant, unrelenting change. Life in a dualistic reality is the ongoing workshop in which we build our permanent abode. In which we build what the religions refer to as heaven.

We must accept, once and for all, that this life is short, illusory, fragile but also necessary, valuable, and indispensible to enhance our true reality. Without it we would tread water.

The moment we fail to advance the purpose of our physical life—we are terminated. Each time we vacate our physical body we erase memories of the mistakes we made in our immediate past, which enables us to start again with a clean slate. Hence, ‘death’ is equally important as life.

However, the errors we’d made in the physical reality remain in our subconscious.


Contrary to religious teaching, we are never punished by anyone for our mistakes. On the other hand, our actions carry consequences. This is the whole purpose of physical existence—to learn what are the consequences. We are the masters of our destiny. We just have to live with the choices we’ve made in the reality we’ve created. Without physical life we would forever remain in a kindergarten, and never receive even a slightest slap on the wrist.

Thus in heaven, in other words in the reality we’ve created on Earth, we abide in the consequences of our behaviour. There, nothing new ever happens. While all of our past experiences are at our disposal, we cannot add to them. Quite simply, in heaven, we are immortal, that means there is neither beginning nor end. There are just... ‘are’. To help you imagine this, think of being shot dead by a bullet in your dream. It just doesn’t happen, does it? Nor can it happen.

Dreams are our foretaste of heaven. And, as you very well know, some dreams are nicer than others. Some are… nightmares—of our creation.

Here, on the other hand, we suffer from the fragility of life. If we don’t obey the rules, we die. We die in this reality, and return to our permanent home. If our life has been wasted, we return to the stasis with empty hands. If it was positive, if it contributed to the storehouse of our memories, then we’ve enhanced our heaven. Perhaps, in the fullness of time, we’ll decide that we no longer have to go out to enrich our consciousness still more. If so, we shall dissolve our riches and spread them within the infinity of the Single Consciousness, from which we have once emerged to make our contribution. We don't have to do that, of course. We can continue learning. There is no end to the ideas stored in the Unconscious, where everything already exists in its potential form.

You and I can make it real.


You can find the development and illustration of the idea in my novel Elohim—Masters & Minions .

Enjoy!




June 18, 2013

Science, Religion, Hawking and I


Without You the Universe would not exist



In a descending order. Yes, I dare to question all three. In fact I question myself more often than the first three—and as often with unsatisfying results.

Stephen Hawking and science are almost synonymous. I stand apart from both science and religion. The problem is that all of us perceive reality in a completely different way. Yet there are also narrow bridges where, sometimes, we can meet. For instant, Hawking states that:

“We are so insignificant that I can’t believe the whole universe exists for our benefit.”

Of course. What Hawking fails to note is that we, you and I, and all intelligent beings, exist for the benefit of the universe. A subtle yet extremely important difference. Ultimately, if it weren’t for us, the universe wouldn’t exist.

Next is the problem of religion. Again, Hawking says:

“I’m not religious in the normal sense. I believe the universe is governed by the laws of science. The laws may have been decreed by God, but God does not intervene to break the laws.”

Of course not. He/She/It would deny Him/Her/Itself, hence He/etc, would not exist. On the other hand, if we change the word ‘science’ for ‘god’, we immediately have a fully-fledged religion. Ergo, science and god are synonymous in Hawking’s mind.

And yet Hawking’s god, I mean science, is not reliable, or perhaps it is the religion that fails him. He states: “Any physical theory is always provisional, in the sense that it is only a hypothesis: you an never prove it…” I suppose one cannot really prove the existence of god either. We observe and admire what already happened… a while back. And this is precisely what science does. It observes what happened a while back. A billion years ago? Or at least a few milliseconds.

Back to god, er… to science.

Hawking: “The boundary condition of the universe is that it has no boundary.” Isn’t this how some of us think of god—as having no boundary? Of being infinite? Surely, even Spinoza would accept such a concept. In fact he did, I believe. That’s why the religious kicked him out. Hawking goes on: “The universe would be completely self-contained and not affected by anything outside itself. I would neither be created nor destroyed. I would jus BE.”

Sound pretty divine to me.


And finally, at long last, Dr. Stephen and little moi come to total, unreserved agreement. When asked what does he (Hawking) think about most during the day, he replied, “Women. They are a complete mystery.”

Aren’t we, men, lucky? We can never get bored!



You’ll find another way of looking at almost anything in my novel, NOW—Being and Becoming. It denies neither Hawking nor religion, yet it offers something completely different. Just for you.






June 21, 2013

Hawking, the Universe and YOU


Why does Your Universe bother to exist?



The actual question posed by Stephen Hawking was, “Why does the universe go to all the bother of existing.” Certainly it is not a question to which a scientist could possibly have a response. Ergo, if we want to know the answer, we must resort to metaphysics. After all, metaphysics are head and shoulders above physics? In Greek “meta” means “after” or “beyond”. (Like my “Beyond Religion” Series). Hence the answer is simple.

The universe exists because you are in it.

You and I. All of us.


The universe is the means, not the end in itself. It only serves to illustrate the development of individualized thought processes, or better still, the evolution of consciousness, the only ‘thing’ that is both, the observer and the observed. You, the unit of discernment observes that which you’ve created, including your individualized self.

Since scientists continue to repeat themselves in all matters of science, proclaiming that the “near void” of the physical universe is the only reality, they leave me no choice but to counter them with repeating what is true reality. The answer is:


CONSCIOUSNESS


Your consciousness is the ONLY reality. Everything you see, hear, perceive, imagine, think, create or feel is an expression of your consciousness. Your and my consciousness persists after we vacate our physical bodies. While you and I are here, the Universe is little more than a figment of your and my imagination. As stated so many times before, scientists have proven without a shadow of doubt that whatever we see, touch, taste and experience with any of our physical senses is subjective. It has no objective existence. That physical universe is overwhelmingly empty space. Void. Unless we choose to agree, of course; then, for an instant of eternity, for you and me, it becomes objective. Hence, beauty is in the eye of the beholder.

Life is not a biological infestation. Life is the presence within you, and me, that which is indestructible. It is an expression of that which is inseparable; of that that cannot be torn apart.


Perhaps a little poem I once wrote expresses it better.


When I shall go away, surely––I will remain. Moving, yet keeping still, on my eternal way.

I shall traverse, lonesome, eons of space and time, Though they don’t really exist, in the heavenly clime.


When I shall go away, I’ll keep you by my side, Watching over your own, foolish illusion of life. Imprisoned in a folly, a sheath of flesh and blood. Searching for me, within you––my love at a divine flood.


When you grow old and wise you’ll learn that you and I,

Though divided by strange, absurd perception of time,

we were never apart. That since the world began, Your and my divine essence were always, truly One.



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DELUSIONS—Pragmatic Realism

which I wrote sometime later.




June 24, 2013

You and the Big Brother


Was George Orwell a prophet?



We are lucky. It took longer that George Orwell imagined. Almost 30 years longer! Orwell was the original squealer. Or betrayer? Traitor? Blabbermouth? Double-crosser? Pigeon? Stoolie? Tattler? Tattletale?

If Orwell were to have written the book today, in the UK or the USA, would have been arrested as traitor. Since Orwell, people in the USA have decided to terrorize themselves. I’m told that in America more than a hundred people die in car crashes every day. That’s more than all road-deaths in the whole of Europe in 24 hours.

EVERY DAY.

In Boston marathon… 4 died. Once. Four too many.


As for the Big Brother, this is the story of Peter and Paul all over again. The Governments look after the physical welfare of their citizen, leaving Peter to fend for himself. They look for evil coming from outside, ignoring the evil within. Obviously, they hope to protect the physical lives of many. Peter can fend for himself. What they don’t know is that Peter would rather be crucified upside down than give up the freedoms upon which the greatest country on Earth had been built.

Today, the government’s concern is the illusory reality wherein everybody spies on everybody else. They have no idea that we are immortal and don’t need their protection. They look after the many, who, like themselves are ignorant of Truth.


Just to bring us up to date, Big Brother is the enigmatic dictator of Oceania, an imaginary totalitarian State wherein the ruling Party wields absolute power over its inhabitants.

Guess which State, today, has more people in jail than any other on Earth? Which State spies on its own citizen more than any other? Which State manufactures more arms than the next dozen States put together? Would that be what George Orwell meant by totalitarian?

A great American, William James Duran, said: “It may be true that you can’t fool all the people all the time, but you can fool enough of them to rule a large country.”


George Orwell wrote his SF book, “Nineteen Eighty-Four”, in 1949 in the hope that such a dystopian State could never happen on the face of our planet. He was anti extremes of either left or right. He didn’t like the direction in which we were going.

Did we listen?

It seems that even now there are those amongst us who don’t understand that some of us would rather die free, than live, safely, under the protection of a multibillion-dollar spying umbrella. That it is our spirit that must remain free, not our body.

The meaning of freedom is elusive.



The struggle of what is good for some and good for many is as old as the story of Peter and Paul. You can see for yourself, and let me know what you think.




June 27, 2013

You can make the World Richer


You can only give that which you have



In my previous blog I stressed the importance of freedom. We need certain rules and regulations but only such as are necessary to assure that our freedom is not at the expense of our neighbour.

The protection of our physical lives is also important. After all, our bodies serve as evidence of how well we conduct our affairs at mental and emotional level in this and our previous lives. The physicians call this genetic predisposition—I call it Karma, as Karma also affects our mental and emotional wellbeing.

This said, let us never forget that the magnificent biological robots we inhabit are still and ONLY our means to an end. We can break Olympic records, develop magnificent physiques, and none of this will help us if our mindset is not right.

What we must never forget is that it is here, on Earth, we are building our heaven. Here we spend say… a 100 years. On the other side of the great divide we often remain for more than, what we’d call on Earth, a 1000 years. Here we are constrained by rules and regulations, there our freedom is absolute—to enjoy or suffer fully the reality we continuously create on Earth. There, in ‘heaven’, we enjoy the results of our thoughts and emotions we indulged in here. Hence, we are gods, the creators of our heaven and earth. Whether it’s heaven or hell on the other side is up to us. We are the sole creators of our states of consciousness—our only reality.


For those who wish to play safe, I offer a suggestion made by Phil Libin, cofounder or Evernote, on Charlie Rose Show. “Make the whole world smarter—one person at a time,” he’d said.

One person at a time.

Few of us are intended to become saviours of the world. Few to become world leaders. Most of us are lucky. All we need do is try to make the world smarter “one person at a time”.

We can offer only that which is unique within us. We can share it with the world in the hope that our unique gift will fall on fertile ground. We don’t even have to stay behind and check if it bore fruit. If we offer to the world that which only we can share, we make the world a richer place. And surely, no more is expected of anyone.

When we accomplish our purpose, we shall enjoy the fruit of our labour for a thousand years or more. And then we shall come back to enrich the world by our presence once more. And again… and again…





Things happen in our lives that lead us towards the fulfillment of our purpose. One such story is the story of Anne, in the Avatar Syndrome. It wasn’t easy for Anne, but she overcame. So can you.




July 1, 2013

The Genius is within YOU


And to discover who you are,

all you need do is look Inside!



Just think. Science tells us that the universe is governed by Universal Laws. If it weren’t, it would be mess. And if those Laws were not creative, then the Universe wouldn’t be here to begin with. Right? Let us never forget that the Universe is a material expression of the Universal Consciousness of which we all are indivisible parts.

The Creative Law, (some call it God), is omnipresent. This being so, it is also within you. To be more precise, it is within every single atom of your being, and all the spaces in-between. Omnipresent, right? Ubiquitous?

So which part of you do you consider imperfect?

If any, I presume you must be referring to your physical constrains. You cannot fly, perhaps? Or stay for a long time under water? Or walk though walls?

That last one you would be able to do if your body were to be made up of neutrinos, like some people in my novel WALL—Love, Sex, and Immortality. They really do.

But even if you cannot do some of those things, there must be something at which you excel. Why would the creative Law have created you otherwise? To waste time? Doesn’t ‘God’ have anything better to do than to create duds?

I don’t think so.

So the only thing you have to do, the only thing you must do, is to discover what is your personal, individual purpose. Since perfection is within you, and it most certainly does not apply to the physical or material you, then it must apply to something else. It might take you a little while to discover what it might be, but once you do, you’ll be off to the races. And you can never blame physical limitations for not meeting your destiny.

Stephen Hawking’s family couldn’t afford his school fees, and since 1967 he is confined to a wheelchair. He can’t even talk. Now, Stephen Hawking, CH, CBE, FRS, FRSA, is a celebrated theoretical physicist, cosmologist, author, and Director of Research at the Centre for Theoretical Cosmology within the University of Cambridge.

Just to be different, Ludwig van Beethoven was already deaf when he composed the 9th Symphony. That’s right, the Symphony No. 9 in D minor, one of the most played symphonies in the world. It is universally considered to be among his greatest works. And BTW, it is a choral symphony and the words he’d taken were from Schiller’s “Ode to Joy”. That sounds pretty happy to me. Joyful?

Now, what was your problem?

Are you happy? In a wheelchair? Or just deaf?

Or are you well on the way to contribute to the matrix of the universe with the talent that is within you. That’s right. Within you and within no one else. Utterly unique. We all are. Otherwise, the Creative Law, God if you prefer, would be wasting His, or is it Her, or Its time. Not to mention your life.

PS. The Law created the whole Universe without spending a single penny!




July 6, 2013

Land of the Free


Freewill and the Fundamental Flaw.



This is not the title of a historical novel. It most certainly is what once made America so great. Anyone who tried really hard could make it. There was always room at the top. Was it always worth it?

No.

Anyone who concentrated on the tangible, on money and material goods, would ultimately grow up to be a loser. One day they’d have to leave it all behind.

Is there a way out?

Yes.

We take with us only our state of consciousness—our emotions, thoughts, our ideas. The shelf life of all three is much longer than that of anything physical. Amassing material goods would keep up on the Wheel of Awagawan, or walking in circles. Round and round and round… always repeating the same mistakes.

And yet the answer is so easy.

Once we realize that we’re immortal we begin to collect only that which lasts forever, or at least longer then our physical stint on Earth.

That’s what the Great Masters have taught. Lao Tzu, Buddha, Socrates, Yeshûa… They’d all reached the same conclusion that “Truth would set us free.”


None of them advocated poverty but all advocated establishment of priorities. If we could derive pleasure and happiness from things that are not physical, we’d have it made. Or, at the very least, have a great deal to fall back on. We’d also stop being dependant on others.

We’d become passers by. We’d love what we see, we’d enjoy the pleasures the world offers us, but we wouldn’t strive for them. We’d rejoice in whatever we were given. We’d work for the pleasure that work gives us, we’d create for the pleasure of creating. We’d need little to sate our physical needs, yet we never run short: magnanimity of the Universe looks after its own.

This truth would make us independent. It would free us from the rat race, from greed, from keeping up with the Joneses.

That’s real freedom! After all, we do have freewill!


On the other hand, the Universe is still evolving. If so, then there may still be some Fundamental Flows in the Universal Laws…


When first I filled the glory of My heaven

With say… a billion, perhaps a trillion stars,

I never thought, to My great disdain,

You’d fill your streets with just as many cars.


Just to enchant you; you my favourite children,

I gave you love’n beauty, above and below,

only to find, to my further chagrin

that even I can make a fundamental flaw.


I thought I’d made you, truly in My likeness.

Hoping love’n beauty will give you a great thrill.

Alas even I, Almighty as I AM,

have erred, well… divinely, by giving you free will.



See what Anne did in the Headless World, the sequel to the Avatar Syndrome. On the other hand, we each have our own, individual paths. Yours may be even better.




July 10, 2013

More about the Many and the Few


The Good, the Bad, and the Ugly



On average, 300 million sperm are called upon to impregnate one soul, ah… I mean one egg. Actually, one egg will host a single soul, so my first assumption is acceptable. Indeed, many are called, only one is chosen.

Regrettably, the same is true of people.

And even from the very few people that are chosen only a small number choose to fulfill their purpose—to make the world a better place. There was Buddha, Christ, Mozart, Beethoven, Leonardo da Vinci… and a few dozen of Lesser Knowns. The number is still insignificant. Like a single sperm.


Being counted among the Few does not make anyone good. Neither does it make them bad, nor ugly. It simply means that some have chosen to become aware of their potential, which fact alone gives them access to incredible power. Suddenly we become aware of being able to achieve things we’ve only dreamt of before. We become aware of the divine potential within us, which, until this moment of self-realization, has lain dormant within us.


Isaiah put it rather well.

For unto us a child is born. Unto us a son is given;And the government will be upon his shoulder.And his name will be calledWonderful, Counselor, Mighty God, Everlasting Father, Prince of Peace… Of the increase of His government and peace there will be no end.

The above quotation is taken from scriptures, but any student of reality could have written it. The ‘child’ is, of course, our new state of consciousness; the rest describes its incredible potential. This incipient realization expands to take over our whole being. For full exegesis of this Chapter of Isaiah see my Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism. Believe me, it has nothing to do with any religion—just with the pursuit of Truth.




There is a problem, however. Remember the myth of Lucifer? He was the Shining One, the Morning Star, and then he took the wrong turn. Power corrupts. The greater the power the greater the fall.

So what of the good, bad or the ugly?

‘Good’ is all that is true, and thus it cannot be anything physical, which we know to be an illusion. Good is also all that enhances the perception and development of our potential.

‘Bad’ is everything that is unreal. That is false. Yet the physical world is also the manifestation of the intangible traits of life, love, learning, and beauty. Nothing embodying those traits can be ‘all-bad’ yet it remains only a mere reflection of its real nature that cannot be manifested fully in the physical reality.

So what of the Ugly?

‘Ugly’ are they who are neither hot nor cold. Who play it safe. The cowards. All those who do not try. All those who do not wish to make an effort to join the small circle of the Few. The lazy ones.


Another book might help to explain. The Key to Immortality. It is an exegesis of the Gnostic gospel of Thomas. Try it and let me know. Please.




July 14, 2013

The Problem with Ethics


Killing, Snooping, and Lying



I have no desire to enter into a polemic regarding the righteousness of decisions made by any duly elected government. I’m sure they all do the best they can. I only question their insistence of calling themselves Christians.

Their actions speak otherwise.

Their persistent determination to ignore Thou shalt not kill Commandment is the best evidence how they have absolutely no regard for any teaching associated with Judeo-Christian Ethic.

None at all.

Recently, another inconvenient truth became exposed. Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbour is ignored as diligently as the first example. Those in power, claim that they lie to protect us. This appears to be true of most if not all of the western governments. They lie even when they don’t have to lie. Perhaps “politics” is just a euphemism for prevarication?


Why is it that our illustrious rulers are supposedly so concerned with the preservation our physical lives, yet have absolutely no interest in protecting our souls? And if so, why do they continue to call themselves Christians? Or Jews?

Example.

According to Wikipedia, George W. Bush, this paragon of Christian Ethic who called himself a “new born Christian”, with the avid assistance and vigorous abetting from his Western Allies, has been directly responsible for the death of between 176,000 and 1,033,000 people—predominantly civilians. The Lancet, one of the oldest scientific medical journals in the world, puts the figure of violent deaths in Iraq, just between March 2003 and June 2006, at 601,027. Take your pick. Apparently one death is a tragedy; a million—just a statistic.

Actually, the whole Western Coalition can be proud of their homicidal achievements. Only… why do they continues call themselves Christians? How do they reconcile their actions with: “Love thy enemy”?


I refuse to sit in judgment over any authorities, which deem it necessary to kill hundreds of thousands in order to, seemingly, protect their own citizen. Observing three wars, killing is their business.

What I object to are the lies that accompany both snooping and killing. A substitute MC on Charlie Rose’s TV program began the discussion with words: “The Age of Terror”.

9/11 cost in lives (including the hijackers’) was less then 3000. The number of traffic fatalities on US roads alone in 2011, the lowest in 62 years, was 32,367. Will snooping on all of us diminish this horrendous number?

Isn’t that what makes this “The Age of Horror”?

Do the governments really care about the lives of their citizen? Or is their pseudo-humanitarian stance also a pack of lies. Will the authorities snooping on their people really reduce these fatalities?

Killing our bodies will only accelerate our reincarnation. The constant lies tend to kill peoples’ psyche. Their souls.

Now… THAT’S TERROR.



Perhaps we needn’t fight, kills, or eavesdrop on each other. Perhaps we are all intended to manifest higher aspirations. Like Winston and the people he inspired. Let me know. It’s worth a try. Remember Winston? He created his own kingdom. You can read about it in Winston’s Kingdom. It’s book three of the WINSTON TRILOGY. Enjoy!


(Pssst… there a free download for reviewers. Ask at stan@stanlaw.ca and enjoy!)




July 18, 2013

The Shortest Route to indescribable Wealth


Everything is always as it should be



We are told not to worry about tomorrow. For people who are not aware that the author of this avocation was not speaking about our temporary, brief, stay on Earth, his statement may sound a little misleading. Yeshûa when sharing with us his perceptions was, I suspect, invariably thinking of us as indestructible units of consciousness, and not as animals who think that they are smarter than any other animals.

As a matter of fact, there are dozens of animals who can do a great deal more then we, humans, can. We can’t fly (like every bird, fly or a bee), swim deep under the water (like every fish) get to a tree a thousand miles away without a GPS (a butterfly can), ‘see’ at night without eyes (like bats can) and dozens of other traits at which we cannot compete with animals developed for that purpose.

If we are so inferior to most of fauna, perhaps there are other traits we have been intended to develop. Other than drinking beer, eating chips and attending baseball matches. Writing? It depends what we write about.


Perhaps we are intended to be concerned with that within us that is immortal, and in some respects omnipresent. Nature disposed us with a great brain, yet our memory is inferior to an elephant. It can’t be that either then. A mind is a means, not an end.


So what is there that’s left?

Think of the state of your mind, your being, when you sleep. Most of the time is used by our body to repair damage we’ve done to it during the day. But then, there are usually up to six phases of sleep, which are characterized by rapid eye movement, usually referred to as RIM. During those periods we dream.

With practice, we can all learn to become aware that we are dreaming. Yes, while we actually dream. This is referred to by aficionados as lucid dreaming. What it means is that the total freedom of movement, which we all experienced at one time or another while dreaming, we can actually command with our will.

This is the life of our subconscious. When we dream we have the totality of our memories at our disposal. Wherever we place our attention, there we are. While dreaming we can fly better than a bird, fly or a bee, swim under water better than a fish, be stronger than a lion, remember better than an elephant, and cover incredible distances in a twinkle of an eye, arriving precisely where we want to be, without a GPS. Yet, that is our real realm. And with a little effort we can add more and more experiences to our dream world, to our subconscious, and then replay all our experiences while dreaming in full consciousness.

That is our future. Our private, individual Kingdom.

So don’t worry about tomorrow. Just enjoy the present!

Ah yes. We can also see at night, better than a bat!




July 23, 2013

Casting Pearls before Swine?


Make sure your generosity is not wasted



I’d given away thousands of books, both paperback and ebooks, though the latter were in the majority. I placed no conditions on the beneficiaries, yet, I must admit, I’d hoped that at least some of them would have succumbed to writing a brief note of “Thanks”? Don’t get me wrong. No one was obliged to write a review. They might give the free copy to a library, a hospital, a school, or to people in need of literary diet. Perhaps that would discharge their debts.

Not all books are pearls, and I am lucky. I don’t have to rely on income from my thirty titles to make the ends meet. You might say writing is my passion and a finished manuscript is a reward in itself.

This blog is not about me.

But there are others who share my passion yet do not have other means of support? Every reader knows that a decent review helps to market a book. What they don’t seem to know is that people who continuously take things for free incur a karmic debt that, sooner of later, will have to be repaid. Giving makes us richer, taking—invariably makes us poorer. That’s what debts do. They impoverish us.

And what of the real pearls?

We all are in danger of risking the wealth stored in our consciousness? How does one repay ones debt to Shakespeare, or Keats, or Shelley, or any of the great writers of so the past?

For writers there is a way. We entertain.

I believe we must also do our very best to try and emulate them. To have as much poetry, as much love of truth or philosophy, as much honesty and wisdom in our writing as our great predecessor passed on to us. After all, truth must be continuously rediscovered. Perhaps we might not create pearls, but at least we shall do our best to repay our debt. One day writers will stop giving books away. Surely, they’ll think, one ought to not throw pearls before swine. No matter how tiny, imperfect pearls. The best they could create.

I felt such debt towards one man in particular. His name was Jalaluddin Rumi. He was a Persian poet, and he taught me a great deal. You might enjoy my attempt to thank him.


Your glory reflected in oceans of time

Amongst the stars of your Universe

Spanning millennia, eons of elusive might

Suspended, expansive, omnipresent light.


Your wisdom immanent in every paltry atom

Tangible expression of your ephemeral presence

As you look through my eyes, unblemished by desire

Your life pulsating love’s consuming fire.


I taste euphoria, mysterious ambrosia,

As I inhale your enduring, intoxicating zest.

Though in my becoming, I am all I’ll ever be:

You and I are one––You and paltry me.



There was another man to whom I owe even more. His name was Yeshûa. I described his quest in a novel. When I was writing it, it felt like a personal memoir. Perhaps it was: Yeshûa—Personal Memoir of the Missing Years of Jesus






July 27, 2013

An Eye for a Camel


The Price of Happiness



I always regarded the USA as the arbiter of successful living. Hence the USA was the indomitable goal to be emulated by everyone. What they’d accomplished since 1776 is admirable beyond compare.

Presumably we search for riches with the explicit purpose of giving ourselves pleasure. We wish to live in full knowledge that life that we are creating for ourselves will satisfy all needs that define our happiness. And yet, it seems, that most of us recognize heaven as the ultimate state of happiness. A paradox? Nevertheless, most people I know equate contentment with money. I must assume that there must be an amount of money which they would define a happiness.

I wonder.

The latest figures published in Wikipedia are as follows:

In the USA there are 425 billionaires, and 3,104,000 millionaires. During the reign of Barak Obama, the number of millionaires has swollen by 1.1 million, bringing to total to about 0.977098% of the populations. That, according to money-chasers, leaves a little more then 99%, of people miserable.


At the same time, 73% of polled Americans identify themselves as Christians, down from 86% in 1990. They must know that: “It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.”

This means that only a tiny percentage are likely to miss the bliss of heaven—a little less than 1%.

Wonderful!

That’s what I call a real Christian success. Only the rich will stew in their greed, or in the cauldron of burning oil, while the rest of us can rejoice in a state consciousness that cannot be denied by IRS or by any other authority.


Actually, the fat cats don’t have to worry. I believe that only the love of money stands in their way, not money itself. So… even the rich have a way out. Let’s watch them and see how many of them will find it.

Still, I’ll miss those 3+ million. On the other hand, perhaps, just perhaps, with only 73% being Christian, none of them are rich! Not even one! No harm in hoping.

But I’m worried. As I observed the continuous race after the almighty dollar, it led me to compose this Sad Soliloquy:


Am I better off, superior?

For having been divine

in my origin—rather than

emerging from primeval slime?


Am I any better, wiser?

Am I kinder, more sweet,

knowing, which end is up
my head or my feet?

Judging by the way
we, the humans, act,
we are still all apes
(an indisputable fact).

They say the Lord in heaven
had a momentous plot:
He’d made us in His image.
And now I say: So what?


This little soliloquy is for the 73% only. For others there is also one of my books. It’s called DELUSIONS — Pragmatic realism. See if you agree…






July 31, 2013

Some of us got it All Wrong


Strictly for Christians.



I keep hearing countless (TV) preachers advocating countless masses of their faithful, to do things in “Jesus’ name.” Assuming they listen to the preachers’ preaching, how come their prayers do not appear to be heard?

What is the magic in “Jesus name”? What does it mean? His name, I mean. Why do they invoke Jesus’ name seemingly in vain?

There may be a number of reasons.


Sometime ago I found it strange that having typed the word Yeshûa with or without the û, the spellchecker instantly underlined the word in red, denoting a spelling mistake. Few of us seem to know, (and this includes the billionaire, Mr. Gates, whose Word 98 I was using), that Yeshûa is an abbreviated form of Yehoshûa, the original name under which Jesus walked the earth. Nowadays we spell it with a J, as in Jeshua, although the Hebrew letter Yod has a soft sound to it. 
Most Hebrew names have an etymological, or symbolic meaning, and Yehoshûa is no exception. Yehoshûa (or Jehoshua, which gave the Greeks a head start to changing it to Jesus) means “Jah is help”, “Jah is salvation”, or “deliverance through Jah”. Jah is, of course, short for Jehova, literally, The Existing One. I capitalize it though the Hebrews only had capital letters, making them all the same. You can read all about it in my Dictionary of Biblical Symbolism. It’s quite fun. It sort of changes your way of looking at things. It certainly changed my thinking. That’s why I wrote the historical novel, Yeshûa––A Personal Memoir it’s a long title.


To get to the point, invoking Jesus’ name is meaningless unless the invokers know what it is that they are invoking. And that is, or should be, the presence of The Existing One, within them. Within the invoker. In biblical symbolism “in his name”, means “by his nature”, or in this case, by your TRUE nature which is, to use biblical terminology, “spiritual”.

And where does Jesus, I mean Yeshûa come in? He answered it himself. His words were: “…just as you and I are one—as you are in me, Father, and I am in you.” The invoker is to invoke the divine presence within him or her.

That’s all folks!


As the Existing One, (or the ‘Father’, as Yeshûa liked to call Him/It) is omnipresent, it could hardly be otherwise. The two books mentioned above may reaffirm this thesis. If not… keep searching. We all have individual paths. We all are unique.

PS. Both books are available in paperback or as downloads. Enjoy!




August 5, 2013

The Purpose of Life


Why do we live?



Life is the process of discovery of our true potential. It has been said, that we ought to leave our world in a batter shape than we’ve found it. If not, our life was wasted.

We must never forget that we are ONE. The individual people are unique expressions of the Whole. And even as our physical body cannot function well when too many of our cells, organs and/or our systems are diseased or malfunctioning, so the universe suffers when we, the universal cells, do not perform the way we had been intended to act. Whatever happens, sooner or later the balance will be restored; if not in this embodiment then in the next. It really doesn’t matter. Every single unit of the individualized consciousness is fully and completely responsible for its performance.

You and I are just such unites. Good luck.

This is the difference between the manifested and the un-manifested universe. The un-manifested universe is perfect and its potential is infinite. To manifest this potential in a tangible form we and countless other species in all the endless assemblies of planets in endless multi-universes are needed to create a tangible image of this Infinite Potential that, in its equally as infinite benevolence strives to share with us its perfection.

The greatest gift that is bestowed on us is the ability to become aware of our indivisibility from the perfection of the whole. That makes us, at least in part, as perfect as the Whole is. And then, sooner or later the moment comes… and unto us a child is born… Unto us a new awareness is born, first rudimentary, then greater, and finally it swells to the realization that we are indivisible components of that that is immortal, infinite, perfect.


I mentioned before that in my view, the subconscious is the mental plateau which religions call heaven. Just the first plane of heaven, to be true, in which we still maintain our individuality, though which greater awareness of indivisibility. The words are virtually synonymous. We build this reality while here, on Earth, in the dualistic reality.

Later, “higher up”, we become expressions of mental matrices, that are even more integrated into the single matrix of the universe, then universes, then multiverse.

Ultimately we spread our wings and enrich to whole of the manifested reality.

When?

Infinity does not recognize time. For some it is now. For other in a billion years, or so. But it will happen.

And then?

And then we might choose to start again. And again. We’re immortal, remember?



An image of the process is suggested in Winston’s Kingdom. To really enjoy it you might choose to read the whole of the Winston Trilogy: One Just Man, Elohim—Masters and Minions, and finally Winston’s Kingdom. Who knows, you might come up with an even more exciting future.




August 15, 2013

The Power of ONE


Why love is so important.



We’ve learned to equate the word love with closeness of relationship between two or more people. Sometimes we also apply it to our powerful attraction towards and object or a specific function, such as playing an instrument or even playing tennis. Yet, love is none of these.

Most women, even mothers, do not realize that even their feelings towards their own child are generated at hormonal level. Sometimes those slip and the opposite effect takes place. Hence, PPD, the postpartum depression, which affects up to 20% of all women giving birth.

As for mother’s seeming need to look after her child, the same is true, of course, of all the other animals. The maternal and paternal emotions are characteristic of the vast majority of animal kingdom. They are necessary for the survival of the species. Attachment is not love. Love is free.

So what of love?


Love is a byproduct of our intuitive though subliminal awareness that we are all ONE. That is the only reason why we are implored to “love our enemies.” By killing them we kill part of our own self. We diminish ourselves. We become less than what we could be. Ultimately veterans coming back from the front lines for many years suffer post traumatic stress disorder. In a way, they’d committed partial suicides over a number of years.

One cannot kill another without killing parts of who we are.

And what might that be?

We cannot kill that which is immortal, but we can terminate its manifestation. Such problems reach beyond any religion that man created trying to understand the teaching of a number of Great Masters. Lao Tzu, Krishna, Buddha, Socrates, Yeshûa… they all tried to convey this concept to us. Until today, they have not succeeded.


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