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November 1998

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Monday, November 30th

"In Eastern thought concerning the nature of man, there is a clear distinction made between mind and real self, a distinction not appreciated in contemporary psychiatry. The Scientist looks outside -- and is always saying, 'What is this?' (this which can be perceived by the senses; existing in the world of emotion or mind). "but the saint is always looking inside, and his question is, 'What is that?' (That which is beyond the senses, beyond emotions, beyond the grasp of the mind.)"~ Sai Baba
"We have two lives, inner and outer life." ~ Georges Ivanovitch Gurdjieff
"As Above, So Below" ~ Hermes
"The world is the edited version of Heaven." ~ Derek Lamar The Reflection continues.....

Sunday, November 29th

Said to be found carved in stone near Stonehenge:

"O Christ, Thou Son of God, my own Eternal Self, live Thou Thy Life in me, do Thou Thy Will in me, be Thou made flesh in me. I have no will but Thine, I have no self but Thee." ~ Anonymous

"Any musician knows that in an auditorium full of middle C tuning forks, only one of them need be struck for all the rest to resonate in sympathy." ~ Rhythms of Vision
"What if the world isn't made up of objects at all. What if it's a hologram?" ~ Karl Pribram
"The nature of the whole can be discovered from an examination of its parts, an idea that is vigorously denied by a large number of philosophers." ~ Kenneth Walker

"You are the world." ~ Krishnamurti

The Self as ONE continues.....

Saturday, November 28th

"People say I'm crazy doing what I'm doing, well they give me all kinds of warnings to save me from ruin. When I say that I'm okay they look at me kind of strange, surely you're not happy now you no longer play the game. People say I'm lazy dreaming my life away. Well they give me all kinds of advice designed to enlighten me. When I tell them that I'm doing fine watching shadows on the wall, don't you miss the big time boy you're no longer on the ball? I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round. I really love to watch them roll. No longer riding on the merry-go-round... I just had to let it go. People asking questions, lost in confusion. Well I tell them there's no problem, only solutions. Well they shake their heads and look at me as if I've lost my mind. I tell them there's no hurry... I'm just sitting here doing time. I'm just sitting here watching the wheels go round and round. I really love to watch them roll. No longer riding on the merry-go-round... I just had to let it go... I just had to let it go................. I just had to let it go."

~ John Winston Lennon (Watching The Wheels from Double Fantasy) Letting Go continues.....

Friday, November 27th

Man Is Dead!

  Was it murder? Was it suicide? Was he in a plane that slammed into the side of a mountain. Or was he blown out of the air by a Stinger missle? Is this a murder mystery? Is it fiction or non-fiction?

~ Derek Lamar (Man Is Dead) The Biggest Shopping Day of the Year continues.....

Thursday, November 26th

"The worse the conditions of life, the more productive the work, always provided you remember the work" ~ G.I. Gurdjieff "All energy spent on conscious work is an investment; that spent mechanically is lost forever." ~ G.I. Gurdjieff "Remember, you come here having already understood the necessity of struggling with yourself - only with yourself. Therefore thank everyone who gives you the opportunity." ~ G.I. Gurdjieff "Only conscious suffering is of value." ~ G.I. Gurdjieff Thanksgiving continues.....

Wednesday, November 25th

"The absolute -- and here we have to speak somewhat poetically -- cannot be characterized or qualified because it is not set apart or different from any thing and therefore could not be described as one thing or event among others. It is without attributes, void of characterization. Since there is no place outside the absolute, there is no place you could take up a stance so as to describe it, it would cease to be the absolute." ~ Ken Wilber

"Man can know how many seeds are in an apple, but only God can know how many apples are in a seed." ~ Derek Lamar (New Science) The Fabric of Infinity continues.....

Tuesday, November 24th

"To see a World in a grain of sand, and Heaven in a wild flower,
Hold Infinity in the palm of your hand, and Eternity in an hour" ~ William Blake
"Distinctions between animate and inanimate are only abstractions. Everything in the Universe is alive." ~ David Bohm
"The unleased power of the atom has changed everything except our way of thinking." ~ Albert Einstein
"Observer and observed are essentially separate though Descartes assumed they were ultimately held together by God." ~ John Briggs & David Peat
It is by our belief system that we understand that the world was created by one word from God, so that no apparent cause can account for the things we perceive." ~ Hebrews 11:3
"And when the broken hearted people living in the world agree (ONENESS) there will be an answer, let it be. For though they may be parted (Duality) there is still a chance that they will see, there will be an answer, let it be." ~ John Lennon & Paul McCartney Continuity continues.....

Monday, November 23rd

"The story is told of five men sitting around a potbellied stove, arguing about which is the 'right religion' -- which offers the greatest assurance of salvation. It was a fruitless discussion because no one could agree. Finally they turned to a wise old fellow who had been sitting in the corner, listening. 'Gentlemen,' he said, 'when the cotton is picked, there are several ways to get it to the gin. We can take the northern route -- it's longer but the road is better. Or we can take the southern route, which is shorter but filled with chuckholes. Or we can go over the mountain, even though it's more perilous. When we reach the gin, though, the man doesn't ask which way we came. He simply asks, 'Brother, how good is your cotton?'" ~ Dale Turner: Grateful Living (High Tide Press) The Path continues.....

Sunday, November 22nd

"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)

I AM THAT I AM = Yahweh

I am  -  I was  -  I will be

"To know the Absolute Truth is to be able to change facts. To change facts is called demonstration. The Absolute Truth is that which eternally is. there can be no such thing as thatwhich is not, hence the Truth is all there really is." ~ Frances Wade Gott (Science of Being)
"In 1964 Dr. John S. Bell published a demonstration that still has the physicists reeling. What Bell seemed to prove was the Quantum effects are 'non-local' in Bohm's sense; that is, they are not just here or there, but both. What this apparently means is that space and time are only real to our mammalian sense organs; they are not really real." ~ Robert Anton Wilson Unfoldment continues.....

Saturday, November 21st

"It isn't that the whole is greater than the sum of its parts, it is simply that the parts are less... in other words, it is an illusion that the whole "becomes" greater. The whole already is what it is, the parts are a result of division, separateness, through which something is lost." ~ Derek Lamar (A Looking Glass Universe)

Friday, November 20th

"Quantum theory forces us to see the universe not as a collection of physical objects but rather as a complicated web of relations between the various parts of a unified whole... ...all particles are dynamically composed of one another in a self-consistent way, and in that sense can be said to 'contain' one another, in this theory the emphasis is on the interaction or interpenetration of all particles." ~ Fritz Capra (Tao of Physics) Oneness continues.....

Thursday, November 19th

Gurdjieff: "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." Work for the Self, Work For the School, Work for Children Yet Unborn continues.....

Wednesday, November 18th

Mary Baker Eddy said..."The time for thinkers has come. Truth, independant 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 obediance is a right apprehension of Him whom to know aright is Life Eternal. Though empires fall, "the Lord shall reign forever." As Above, So Below continues.....

Tuesday, November 17th

Gnostic Apocryphal writings... Jesus says..."If you had known how to suffer, you would have been able to not suffer. Learn to suffer and you will be able to not suffer....." And when he was crucified on the Friday, at the sixth hour of the day, darkness came upon al the earth. And my Lord standing in the midst of the cave and lighting it said: 'John, unto the multitude below in Jerusalem I am being crucified and pierced with lances and reeds, and gall and vinegar is given me to drink. But unto you I speak, and listen to what I say. I put it into your mind to come up into this mountain, so you might hear those things which a disciple should learn from his teacher and a man from his God. Nothing therefore, of the things which they will say of me have I suffered. And so I speak, first as the WORD, then you shall perceive the Lord and in the third place the man and what he has suffered. Be also persuaded therefore, beloved, that it is not a man whom I preach unto you to worship, but God unchangeable.'" Unfoldment of the God State continues.....

Monday, November 16th

"Quantum mechanics, in its present form, is not applicable to living systems, whose consciousness is a decisive factor. It is quite possible to accept the mixing of states for an inanimate universe, but once conscious beings are added, then wave functions collapse and specific outcomes occur. The conscious mind is firmly placed in the center of the universe, for consciousness now influences events. The observer determines that which is observed." ~ Eugene Wigner

"Looking-glass scientist David Bohm criticizes the current effort of quantum theorists to achieve a grand unification theory because he believes the pursuit of the ultimate particle, the ultimate quantum, or the ultimate force, makes a fundamental error -- it assumes that the universe is made up of parts. By pursuing nature as if she were made up of parts, scientists have found parts. Bohm thinks, however, that no ultimate part will be discovered, only more and more parts -- parts which will keep elusively dissolving into themselves." ~ Eugene Wigner Steps Toward A Quantum Leap continues.....

Sunday, November 15th

"There is an old Russian saying: 'A hunchback can be straightened only in the tomb.' Just so, a man must die to become changed! (You must be born again.)" The last thing a man is willing to give up is his suffering." "Only conscious suffering is of value.""Man must at all times mathematically hear, mathematically understand, mathematically answer. Only this is life." "Man in the normal state, natural to him, is taken as a duality. He consists entirely of dualities or 'pairs of opposites'. All man's sensations, impressions, feelings, thoughts, are divided into positive and negative, useful and harmful, necessary and unnecessary, good and bad, pleasant and unpleasant. Any man who observes himself, however little, can see this duality in himself."Gurdjieff said: "I cannot develop you; I can create conditions in which you can develop yourself." G.I.Gurdjieff (originator of Fourth Way Instruction)

The "Work" continues.....

Saturday, November 14th


1. Start with a cage containing five apes. In the cage, hang a banana on a string and put stairs under it. Before long, an ape will go to the stairs and start to climb towards the Banana.
2. As soon as he touches the stairs, spray all of the apes with cold water. After a while, another ape makes an attempt with the same result--all the apes are sprayed with cold water.
3. Turn off the cold water. If, later, another ape tries to climb the stairs, the other apes will try to prevent it even though no water sprays them.
4. Now, remove one ape from the cage and replace it with a new one. The New ape sees the banana and wants to climb the stairs. To his horror, all of the other apes attack him. After another attempt and attack, he knows that if he tries to climb the stairs, he will be assaulted.
5. Next, remove another of the original five apes and replace it with a New one. The newcomer goes to the stairs and is attacked. The previous Newcomer takes part in the punishment with enthusiasm.
6. Again, replace a third original ape with a new one.The new one makes it to the stairs and is attacked as well.Two of the four apes that beat him have no idea why theywere not permitted to climb the stairs, or why they are participating in the beating of the newest ape.
7. After replacing the fourth and fifth original apes, all the apes which have been sprayed with cold water have been replaced. Nevertheless, no ape ever again approaches the stairs.
Why not?
"BECAUSE that's the way it's always been done around here."
contributed to A.R.T. from Tami.... it is from a list for disabled personnel...It describes Postal Management training...

Life continues.....

Friday, November 13th

"Spiritually there is no way to demonstrate permanet or lasting supply for anyone, because regardless of how much money a person may get, it is not supply. Even the largest amount of money may dwindle. But if we can bring a consciousness of supply to an individual, then he will never lack." ~ Joel Goldsmith (Living Between Two Worlds) 1892-1964

Infinite Supply continues.....

Thursday, November 12th

"There is only one real reason why anyone has ever entered the spiritual path, and that is that he may be fulfilled, filled full of the Spirit of God. 'In thy presence is fulness of joy.' Fullness! Could we have fullness of joy without health, abundance, good relationships, home? How could we be full of joy? But when we are fulfilled, we discover that we are not fulfilled so that we may be happy, healthy or prosperous. The reason we have been fulfilled is that we may share it. Anyone who has felt the Spirit of God upon him or been ordained of the Spirit has found his own fulfillment." ~ Joel Goldsmith (Living Between Two Worlds) 1892-1964

The Spiritual Path continues.....

Wednesday, November 11th

"I have learned....

that you cannot make someone love you. All you can do is be someone who can be loved. The rest is up to them. (continues)

Wonderful Places continue.....

Tuesday, November 10th

"...Water flows to unite with water, because all parts of it are subject to the same laws. So too should human society hold together through a community of interests that allows each individual to free himself a member of the whole." ~ I Ching: Pi/Holding Together
"Matter is energy becoming spirit" ~ Paolo Soleri
"Time dissipates to ether the shining angularity of fact." ~ Ralph Waldo Emerson

Form Before Substance And Back Again As The Flow continues.....

Monday, November 9th

"Earth is the edited version of heaven." ~ Derek Lamar
"Follow your heart to your mind and then follow your mind to your heart." ~ Derek Lamar
"As one is giving they are receiving. No one who gives is unrewarded. No one who is rewarded is without generosity." ~ Derek Lamar
"Life anywhere is still life Eternal... find the shadows and discover the light." ~ Derek Lamar

The Conscious Path continues.....

Sunday, November 8th

"The remarkable thing about growing into higher consciousness is that it is only the release from the emotion-backed inner addiction that is required -- you do not necessarily need to change your actions." ~ Ken Keyes (Handbook To Higher Consciousness)
"Nothing could persude me that "in the image of God" applied only to man. In fact it seemed to me that the high mountains, the rivers, lakes, trees, flowers, and animals far better exemplified the essence of God than men with their ridiculous clothes, their meanness, vanity, mendacity, and abhorrent egotism." ~ Carl Jung (1875-1961) Memories, Dreams Reflections
"The whole force of the argument of which I have availed myself to establish the existence of God consists in this, that I perceive I could not possibly be of such a nature as I am, and yet have in my mind the idea of a God, if God did not really exist." ~ René Descartes (1596-1650) Principles of Philosophy

Change From The Free Flow Of Ideas continues.....

Saturday, November 7th

"None is poor, o Bhikha; Every one hath got rubies in his bundle. But how to open the knot... He doth not know and therefore is he a pauper!" ~ Indian Saint
"In each of us exists another being that we dont know. They speak to us through our dreams and let us know that they see us far different from who we believe to be. Thus, when we find ourselves in a difficult situation or with a problem that can not be solved, this other, stranger, can sometimes enlighten us more truly than any other about how to modify the attitude that caused us the difficulty." ~ C.G. Jung
"Religion alive confronts the individual with the most momentous option this world can present. It calls the soul to the highest adventure it can undertake, a proposed journey across the jungles, peaks, and deserts of the human spirit. The call is to confront reality, to master the self. Those who dare to hear and follow this secret call, soon learn the dangers and difficulties of its lonely journey." ~ The Religions of Man

The Path Of Self Discovery continues.....

Friday, November 6th

"The ideal relationship between the instructor and the instructed, it seems to me, is a blending of the attitudes of West and East. the instructor must admit the free will of the instructed, and the pupil's right at all times to act according to his highest spiritual insight; but, at the same time, if the pupil is unwilling to abide exactly by the teacher's instruction, the teacher cannot be considered responsible for any consequent ill effects. Therefore, both teacher and pupil should begin their work together with this tacit understanding and the recognition of the right of either at any time to withdraw freely and with good will, from the relationship. I believe the teacher is 'karmically' responsible for all he gives which the pupil accepts; and that the pupil, in his turn, must be deeply aware of how the teacher is voluntarily jeoparadizing his own spiritual welfare in the dangerous task of striving to give guidance to another." ~ Thane of Hawaii

Unfoldment and Unity continues.....

Thursday, November 5th

"Arise! Awaken! Approach the feet of the master and know THAT. Like the sharp edge of a razor, the sages say, is the path. Narrow it is, and difficult to tread!
"Soundless, formless, intangible, undying, tasteless, orderless, without beginning, without end, eternal, immutable, beyond nature, is the Self. Knowing him as such, one is freed from death." ~ Upanishads

Life continues.....

Wednesday, November 4th

"He who knows nothing, loves nothing. He who can do nothing understands nothing. He who understands nothing is worthless. But he who understands also loves, notices, sees.... the more knowledge is inherent in a thing, the greater the love.... Anyone who imagines that all fruits ripen at the same time as the strawberries knows nothing about grapes." ~ Paracelsus

Tasting The Fruit continues.....

Tuesday, November 3rd

"It is very important for a man who works on himself to understand that change can take place in him only if he changes his attitude to the outside world. In general you don't know what must be loved and what must not be loved, because all that is relative. With you, one and the same thing is loved and not loved; but there are objective things which we must love or must not love. Therefore it is more productive and practical to forget about what you call good and bad and begin to act only when you have learned to choose for yourself." ~ G.I. Gurdjieff (Views From The Real World: Early Talks Of Gurdjieff)

Making Choices continues.....

Monday, November 2nd

"I care not what terms you may use, be it Kindly Light, Providence, the Over-Soul, Omnipotence, or whatever term may be most convenient, so long as we are agreed in regard to the great central fact itself. God then fills the universe alone, so that all is from Him and in Him, and there is nothing that is outside." ~ William James (1842-1910) The Varieties of Religious Experience

Allness and Oneness continues.....

Sunday, November 1st

"During one conversation with Gurdjieff in our group, which was beginning to become permanent, I asked: "Why, if ancient knowledge has been preserved and if, speaking in general, there exists a knowledge distinct from our science and philosophy or even surpassing it, is it so carefully concealed, why is it not made common property? Why are the men who possess this knowledge unwilling to let it pass into the general circulation of life for the sake of a better and more successful struggle against deceit, evil, and ignorance? This is, I think, a question which usually arises in everyone's mind on first acquaintance with the ideas of esotericism." "There are two answers to that," said Gurdjieff. "In the first place, this knowledge is not concealed; and in the second place, it cannot, from its very nature, become common property. We will consider the second of these statements first. I will prove to you after to you afterwards that knowledge" (he emphasized the word) "is far more accessible to those capable of assimilating it than is usually supposed; and that the whole trouble is that people either do not want it or cannot receive it." ~ P.D. Ouspensky relating the Teaching of G.I. Gurdjieff from In Search Of The Miraculous

And "THE WORK" continues.....


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