Q.M.I. Presents Derek Lamar's
Quote of the Day
Wednesday July 31st
If there is hope, or a fervent belief, Krishnamurti is right in saying that it should be challenged and tested with the question, "Why do you want to believe that? Is it because you are afraid of dying, of coming to an end? Is this identification with the cosmic Self the last desperate resort of your ego to continue its game?" Indeed, if this Supreme Identity is, for me, a belief to which I am clinging, I am in total self-contradiction. Not only is there no sense in clinging to what I am; the very act of clinging also implies that I do not really know that I am it! Such belief is merely doubt dressed up. The final meaning of negative theology, of knowing God by unknowing, of the abandonment of idols both sensible and conceptual, is that ultimate faith is not in or upon anything at all. It is complete letting go. ~ Alan Watts (Beyond Theology / The Gospel According To Zen)
Letting Go... Letting Be... I Am That I Am... I Am Set Free!
Tuesday July 30th
Do you still think that Hawaiians are just folks who enjoy a good song and dance? Well, even the hula has some surprises for you. It has a power beyond the martial arts. the lower, basic forms of the martial arts such as karate oppose energy, battling it head-on in an effort to control it. Higher forms, even Jujitsu, seek to redirect energy by bypassing it or turning it back on itself in an effort to gain control. The hula, however, goes a step further. The dancer seeks initially neither to control nor direct energy. The hula teaches that when the energy of the life-force flows uninterrupted from the feet up through the hips (another key) and with joy out through the fingertips, the dancer is in a perfect state of grace with all life." ~ Pila of Hawaii (The Secrets & Mysteries of Hawaii: A Call To The Soul)
Planetary Crossroads and the Key to Our Future
Monday July 29th
The way of the heart is for those who have found the Way to embody Love; for Love can easily make itself understood to him who has found through experience that spiritual things must be spiritually understood. It is easy for the lover of Truth to accept the deep things of God, for indeed, the very truths which he reads seem to be springing right from out his own Being. ~ Lillian De Waters (The I AM THAT I AM, 1938)
Heart ~ Mind ~ Soul Start to find the Whole
Sunday July 28th
Why remain longer in the belief that you sojourn in a far country where the husks of lack, loss and limitation are your daily fare? You are not of that world at all, for "Ye are children of the Light." Really, you are not on a physical plane; you are not in a fleshly body; you have no human form; you are not subject to man-made laws or beliefs. Really, you are of the eternal Substance. The Mind you have is that Mind which was also in Christ Jesus. Your only body is the body of light. Your very being is the radiant I-Am-Self. ~ Lillian De Waters (The I AM THAT I AM, 1938)
I AM - I WAS - I WILL BE
Saturday July 27th
Who has not cried out, in moments of desperation, to the super-human" ~ Arthur Corey
I can not affirm Infinite Being if I fail to affirm man. If I deny the oneness of man, I deny the oneness of Infinite Being. Therefore, I affirm both. Without a belief in universal Beingness I am hungry and incomplete. ~ Thane of Hawaii
The only thing which obscures the realization that we are blessed is the belief that we are not. ~ Derek Lamar
Stand up and be closer to God.
Friday July 26th
Baraka: oriental word meaning the transmission of enlightenment to people at a time when collectively a change toward Higher Consciousness can take place. Ultimately everyone receives what they are able to receive and they attract this, but there are times when the Teacher becomes the Mind of the room and through the guidance of the spiritual moment a change can occur which might otherwise not have been possible. Everytime you glimpse the Truth all of Mind experiences it. Nothing can put out the light, not even darkness; for as it appears to get darker, so too, does the light seem brighter and it is even easier to find. ~ Derek Lamar, Fourth Way Teacher
There is only enough space to receive yourself.
Thursday July 25th
can only apprehend the Infinite by a faculty superior to reason,
entering into a state in which you are your finite self no longer ~ Plotinus (205-270) Enneads
The day will come when, after harnessing space, the winds, the tides, and gravitation, we shall harness for God the energies of love. And on that day, for the second time in the history of the world, we shall have discovered fire. ~ Pierre Teilhard De Chardin ~
The Order of Melchizedek has been presented to you simply and without fanfare, so much so that you may not be aware of the reality that it portends. The earth is in a time of cosmic transition. The separation of the wheat from the chaff has started while many people are to assist in this separation, some through constructive and others in destructive ways, our mission in the O.M. (Order of Melchizedek) is to become missionaries in every sense of the word. This means the following of high vision. It requires courageous living. It requires the speaking of Truth. We should never seek to preach but rather to teach constantly by precept and action, supplying the message of words when needed or apparently desired." ~ Eloi~Sun (Old Wine In New Bottles, Honolulu, Hawaii, U.S.A. 1936, 1940)
There is only enough time to be still and know that I AM
Wednesday July 24th
Some people's knowledge of the Bible ranges from the frightening to the humorous. You take your pick. In one conversation, a young woman was telling me about her boyfriend, also a student, who in the midst of their argument about his unwillingness to take reponsibility in sharing their economic plight he stated: "There was once a poem about a lily that didn't have to work..." and Irmis B. Popoff, student of both Gurdjieff and Ouspensky remember the first meeting with Ouspensky where Popoff "quotes" Oscar Wilde to him: "What does it profit a man if he gains the whole world and loses his own soul?" and then one day years later I happened by chance to be listening to Dr. Laura on the radio one day when I heard her say, "Yes, like back in the 60's when they used to say 'The truth shall make you free.'" ~ Derek Lamar, Fourth Way Master (Gurdjieff, Fourth Way and Esoteric Teaching)
Meetings with remarkable men and women and esoteric teaching
Tuesday July 23rd
What is the journey? The destination should be a direct result of the journey. It should reflect the joy and the satisfaction of the road you have traveled. Do not seek a destination if you will not be happy with the roads you must travel. In Truth there is no here and there but rather only the Absolute Here in the Absolute Now. Therefore your destination cannot be separated from the journey. The beginning and the ending is the space in between which represents the expression of Truth you operate within during what we call "time". Time may be an illusion and what you do during that time may be an illusion, but still it will represent for you a part of who you are and often it is your weaknesses and potentials all rolled into one. The journey should end only with infinite potential being expressed and all of the weaknesses gone. ~ Derek Lamar, Fourth Way Master
A journey should not be used to avoid life but to discover it. ~ Derek Lamar
Monday July 22nd
I have no special talents, I am only passionately curious. ~ Albert Einstein
The real voyage of discovery consists not in seeking new landscapes but in having new eyes. ~ Marcel Proust
Desire to change is the most valuable commodity on the journey for self discovery. ~ Derek Lamar
To be curious and to have new eyes with a desire to change... a prescription for success. Bon voyage.
Sunday July 21st
But only when we remake ourselves can we remake the world. ~ Outer Limits
You are the world
Saturday July 20th
What if we left no evidence that we had ever done anything on this planet but actually changed the course of history forever? Do we have to get credit for it? Is it enough to know that our life did have meaning after all? Every change, real change, in consciousness, where you let go of erroneous ideas about the self and receive an understanding of the reality of Oneness which is ongoing in back of time, space and change is a breakthrough in everyone's consciousness. It is holographic. ~ Derek Lamar, metaphysicist
Never metaphysicist I didn't like!
Friday July 19th
"If something comes to life in others because of you, then you have made an approach to immortality." - Norman Cousins (1912-1990)
Immortality is your most guarded secret... but it is true
Thursday July 18th
"Everybody placed in the lumious air spreads out in circles and fills the surrounding space with infintie likenesses of itself and appears all in all and all in every part." ~ Leonard Da Vinci
"Unless we understand the subtleties of wholeness, we will not only divide what can't be divided, we'll try to unite what can't be united." ~ David Bohm
All the universe is one vast painting which is still being painted and yet hasn't begun. The colors are turning into words and the words are turning into doves and as they fly over this creation they disappear into the clouds which turn into rain hitting the ground and how green does my valley grow." ~ Rama L. Kered
All of life is alive and anything else just isn't
Wednesday July 17th
What is the cause of the universe? ...time, space, law, chance, matter, primal energy, intelligence -- none of these, nor a combination of these can be the final cause of the universe, for they are effects... this universe which is made up of the perishable nd the imperishable, the manifest and the unmanifest... realize that mind, matter and .. the power which unites mind and matter are but three aspects of... the One Reality. ~ Lawrence LeShan (The Medium, They Mystic & The Physicist, 1966)
The One Reality is Oneness and in the understanding of this clue to discovering the essence of what is we shall reveal that the macrocosm is the microcosm just as above so below
Tuesday July 16th
Does it never end... is the end never in sight? We think we've outgrown pain and hate only to feel it bite. We jerk away in shock and horror pretending we are surprised, until we look it square in the face and see our very own eyes. ~ Derek Lamar
Sometimes the road is bumpy but it is still the road back home.
Monday July 15th
Your chief aim in carrying on the argument is your own improvement; at the same time you do not grudge to others any benefit which they may receive. ~ Plato
In every man there is an eye of the soul which is more precious by far than ten thousand bodily eyes, for by it alone is Truth seen. ~ Plato
Perfecting the machine we call ourselves is the way we discover what is actually under our hood.
Sunday July 14th
So, no matter who or what race or races of people, their culture or lack thereof, their modes and mores, their history, development, intents and purposes, what led them to their present position or what retarded them --- none of this is going on "Out There Somehow" but all of it purportedly is within the single dream, the very dream called "The Dreamer" --- the one that is actually dreaming its dream, its assumptions called World. ~ Alfred Aiken
The Dream Reflects Outwardly What We Inwardly Believe
Saturday July 13th
If how you think doesn't matter, then what you think matters even less. ~ Derek Lamar, Fourth Way Teacher
Thinking is a process of unfoldment, unfoldment is a process of Being
Friday July 12th
I know that everyone seeks an easy way to achieve spiritual success, but the receiving of Truth is easy, the letting go is hard. So for everyone on their Path, they must understand that their success truly is in their own hands. ~ Derek Lamar, Fourth Way Teacher
You always have gotten what you wanted... that's how easy it is.
Thursday July 11th
The time for thinkers has come. Truth, independent of doctrines and time-honored systems, knocks at the portal of humanity. Contentment with the past and the cold conventionality of materialism are crumbling away. Ignorance of God is no longer the stepping stone to faith. ~ Mary Baker Eddy (127 years ago...)
The Intention of Mind Is Whispering In Everyone's Ear
Wednesday July 10th
Obviously there were only two possible methods of closing the gap between mind and matter, the first being that used by the materialistic scientists -- the method of bringing mind down to the level of matter -- and the second, that of raising matter up to the level of the mind. ~ Kenneth Walker
Mind and Matter are One... this is the Soul
Tuesday July 9th
"What is the cause of this universe?... time, space, law, chance, matter, primal energy, intelligence... none of these, nor a combination of these can be the final cause of the universe, for they are effects... this universe which is made up of the perishable and the imperishable, the manifest and the unmanifest... realize that mind, matter and ... the power which unites mind and matter are but three aspects of... the One Reality." ~ Lawrence LeShan (The Medium, the Mystic & the Physicist)
Mind, Body and Soul.... the yogi, the fakir and the monk...
and all of them together is the Fourth Way... Allness, Oneness, Wholeness
Monday July 8th
When things do not seem to go the way you had anticipated you must see this as a blessing. The way to cash in your blessing is by discovering for yourself what unfolded in place of your expectations. If it is a pattern which you recognize then you are now closer to seeing this for yourself. If it is something new then perhaps there is a fear hidden inside which once resolved you will break through another wall to a side of yourself you have been waiting to meet for a long time. There are no negative situations which do not have a positive value for growth. Even the worst day can be your best day. This is up to you. ~ Derek Lamar
Like a bridge over troubled waters, I can see from above.
Sunday July 7th
In order to be able to help people one must first learn to help oneself. A great number of people become absorbed in thoughts and feelings about helping others simply out of laziness. They are too lazy to work on themselves; and at the same time it is very pleasant for them to think that they are able to help others. This is being false and insincere with oneself. If a man looks at himself as he really is, he will not begin to think of helping other people: he will be ashamed to think about it. Love of mankind, altruism, are all very fine words, but they only have meaning when a man is able, of his own choice and of his own decision, to love or not to love, to be an altruist or an egoist. ~ G. I. Gurdjieff
God is the most selfish of all, he only thinks of himself, for God is all there is and there is nothing else to think about.
Saturday July 6th
As in the case of the legendary Phoenix: one must be born, but in order to be born, one must first die, and in order to die one must first awaken. the awakening can be gradual and occur at first in brief moments, but the death must be all at once and forever. Man must die whole. A man may be born, but in order to be born he must first die, and in order to die he must first awake. When a man awakes, he can die; when he dies he can be born. In order to die, and not just perish like dogs the way ordinary mortals do, we first have to wake up to the mess we are in; when this is recognized and admitted, then we are ready to pass through death and rebirth into True Being. All religions speak about this death: unless you die, you cannot be born again. ~ G. I. Gurdjieff
In death there is life for the threshold you cross are the dreams which kept you asleep. When you are born from above you are injected with Higher consciousness and all you see you are.
This spiritual death is the shedding of an old skin which had grown way too tight. Now you are released and free to move within yourself. ~ Derek Lamar
Friday July 5th
First: we see a fact to be that which can be a fact today, and not necessarily be a fact tomorrow. A fact can change or even cease to be. Now what we term an Absolute Truth today, it remains an Absolute Truth - the same yesterday, today and forever. ~ Frances Wade Gott (Science of Being)
Real Truth is Eternal... in the blink of an eye... it still is.
Say to yourself: "I AM" and know that in your realness you are forever. ~ Derek Lamar
Thursday July 4th
There can be no freedom greater than that of being oneself. How sad so many people attempt to be someone else in order to gain the freedom to be themselves only to discover they are now in bondage to someone they do not know. ~ Derek Lamar, freedom fighter
Independence is freedom and the inner fight to realize the self is a revolution which turns on Truth.
The difference between a spiritual journey and a vacation is that with a spiritual journey you should come back with less baggage. ~ Derek Lamar, freedom fighter
Wednesday July 3rd
Einstein's search for a unified field theory was because he did not like the probabilistic statistical view that at the bottom the physical universe is composed of essentially haphazard movements of minute objects, particles such as electrons and protons. ~ Ken Wilber (The Hologram Paradigm and Other Paradoxes)
21st century science will mirror a new level of consciousness.
We create science to agree with our ability to perceive our world. ~ Derek Lamar, metaphysicist
David Bohm & other scientists conclude that modern microphysics must deal with information defined psychologically. ~ Ken Wilber (The Hologram Paradigm and Other Paradoxes)
Mind/Spirit is all there is. Science, ultimately, must mirror the path of the mystic in order that the human race develop a new civilization based on a reality more lucid in terms of the next level of man. ~ Derek Lamar, metaphysicists
Tuesday July 2nd
The time for thinkers has come. Truth, independent of doctrines and time-honored systems knocks at the portal of humanity. Contentment with the past and the cold conventionality of materialism are crumbling away. Ignorance of God is no longer the stepping stone to faith. The only guarantee of obedience is a right apprehension of Him whom to know aright is Life Eternal. Though empires fall, "the lord shall reign forever". Man recognizes himself as physical, and is ignorant of Man as God's image or reflection and of Man's Eternal Incorporeal existence. The world of error is ignorant of the world of Truth. ~ Mary Baker Eddy
21st Century Mind sees materiality disolve as old ideas reform anew.
Monday July 1st
Contrary to what everyone knows is so, it may not be the brain that produces consciousness --- but rather consciousness that creates the appearance of the brain --- matter, space, time and everything else we are pleased to interpret as the physical universe. ~ Keith Floyd, psychologist
A brain is the container for the mind which thinks there is a brain.
Quotes up to now... June 2002
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