"I look, through
time, troubled eyes and weary minds and I see, I see.
I feel, the presence of
a mind not so far away and I do, I do.
I know, it is me merely
acting out a fantasy as you, as you.
The blame, I held for
you with my misery is gone, it is gone.
We met, on strange ground
in a time where there was so much to see, to see.
And now, I smile and at
times at least once in awhile I see, I see."
~ words and music by Derek
"Until we have acquired this knowledge
we can say only that somewhere between our sense organs and our
mind the outer world dies, to be reborn on a different level
of existence." ~ Franz E. Winkler
(Man: The Bridge Between Two Worlds)
"What is morality if it is not an
attempt to express ourselves at the highest level of our inate
goodness as a community? What is the highest level of inate goodness
we feel we can muster up today? We do not strive for our greatest
moments, we defend our lowest mishaps. In the time wasted defending
the indefensible we lose any hope of greatness. We will overcome
this period of darkness but not without first looking at ourselves." ~ Derek Lamar
"A ball thrown against a wall will
return with the same force it is thrown. The ugliness of the
human mind will return automatically to the sender if it strikes
against a wall of confidence in the Power of God. If tomorrow
you are filled with human belief, the ugliness sent forth easily
penetrates and produces a problem." ~
"No man shall see my face and live,"
saith the Lord. Do you want to be the exception? Any man who
sees the face of God dies instantly to all he formerly knew.
It is all so wonderful, this revelation, how you will see that
the "nothing" you want to see actually is nothing.
Out of this great nothingness comes the everything. It is all
so precious and so deep in its interpretation. Be still for a
moment or two, will you, and let some of this lovely light filter
in and then you will not questions, nor will you again "take
thought of the journey, scrip, purse, etc." -- and you will
find they are all supplied."
~ Walter Lanyon (both of the above from Without The Smell Of
Fire) re-edited by Walter Lanyon, never before published
"Can there be something to nihilism?" ~ Derek Lamar
"It is precisely among the heretics
of every age that we find men who are filled with the highest
kind of religious feeling and who were in many cases regarded
by their contemporaries as atheists, sometimes also as saints.
Looked at in this light, men like Demoncritus, Francis of Assisi,
and Spinoza are closely akin to one another." ~ Albert Einstein (1879-1955) The World As I See It
"When a man has learned to understand
the workings of the universe and has realized that there is nothing
so great or all inclusive as this frame of things wherein men
and God are united, and that from it come the seeds from which
are sprung not only my own father or grandfather, but all things
that grow upon the earth, why should he not call himself a citizen
of the universe and son of God?" ~
Epictetus (1st century) Discourses
"All that a man has here externally
in multiplicity is intrinsically One. Here all blades of grass,
wood and stone, all things are one. this is the deepest depth
and thereby am I completely captivated." ~ Meister Eckhart (1260-1327) Sermons
"This is the truth: as from a blazing
fire sparks, being like unto fire, fly forth a thousandfold,
thus are various beings brought forth from the Imperishable,
my friend, and return thither also." ~
""HISTORY OF MEDICINE"
submitted by Jolene Price (Winchym at SWC)
2000 B.C. -- Here, eat this root.
1000 A.D. -- That root is heathen, say
1850 A.D. -- That prayer is superstition,
drink this potion.
1940 A.D. -- That potion is snake oil,
swallow this pill.
1985 A.D. -- That pill is ineffective,
take this antibiotic.
2000 A.D. -- That antibiotic is artificial.
Here, eat this root."
"You want to feel important don't
you? Everyone wants to make a name for themselves or at least
thought to be of some worth. No one wants to be thought worthless...
yet we do not teach people to recognize their own worth and what
they can do to become valuable. You must seek yourself, not who
you want to be or who you think others need you to be but who
you really are. In doing this you will open doors for millions
of others who didn't quite have the strength that you do because
they never even knew. The selfish act of seeking oneself is the
most selfless act one can do. Because in doing this, you must
also give yourself up completely: and this is love." ~ Rama L. Kered
"Fear not the future, but the present.
God orders us to take care of the present. Whoever is darkened
by dread of the future has already renounced the sacred power.
Whoever is with God sees the light before him and in the present
is the creator of a brilliant future."
~ Nikolai Gogol (1809-1852) To a Myopic Friend
"Wherever I look, I see men quarrelling
in the name of religion -- Hindus, Mohammedans, Brahmans, Vaishnavas,
and the rest. But they never reflect that He who is called Krishna
is also called Siva, and bears the name of the Primal Energy,
Jesus and Allah as well -- the same Rama with a thousand names." ~ Sri Ramakrishna (1834-1886) Works
"I AM ALL for I AM in all and all
is in me. I am the wind and I am the dew, I am the light and
I am soil you walk upon. I am the shaking and I am the stillness,
I AM the awake and I am the asleep. I am the moment before and
the moment after and I am you forever more." ~ Rama L. Kered
"Only when his heart becomes purified
through the practice of spiritual discipline does a man attain
to wisdom. He then becomes convinced of the existence of God
through realizing Him in his own soul. There is, however, something
greater than this attainment. To become convinced that fire lies
hidden in the wood is one thing, but greater is it to light the
fire, cook food, and satisfy one's hunger." ~ Sri Ramakrishna (1834-1886) Gospel
"To worship God but to deny you are
God is to say arrogantly that there is something that God is
not. To pray to God but to say you are not his voice is to foolishly
say Heaven lacks your knowledge, to deny God's miracles by feeling
unworthy is to close the door on life itself. Reach out and receive
yourself." - Derek Lamar
"You can only apprehend the Infinite
by a faculty superior to reason, by entering into a state in
which you are your finite self no longer -- in which the divine
essence is communicated to you. This is ecstasy. It is the liberation
of your mind from its finite consciousness. Like only can apprehend
like; when you thus cease to be finite, you become one with the
Infinite. In the reduction of your soul to its simplest self,
its divine essence, you realise this union -- this identity."
~ Plotinus (205-270) Enneads
"As man recognizes that he no longer
is and never was, he is born into the realm of I AM and I AM
is forever." ~ Derek Lamar
"Positivity and negativity
are complementary parts of the whole universe and of God himself.
To become godlike, then, and universal, we must become both positive
and negative; we must become completely androgynous." ~ Gina Cerminara (The World Within)
"Ultimately we are speaking of Cosmic
Law because we are talking about a God who as Infinite Consciousness
is an Absolute mathematical formula. To put this in our minds
tells us we shall be conscious of this consciousness and to write
it on our hearts means that it shall be rooted deep within our
unconscious. This will become an understood principle which will
operate freely within us. This will result in the outpicturing
of "godlike" miracles eminating from a race of people
who had once been human. The "God" who is speaking,
as it is related in its original source in Jeremiah states equivocally
that "it is Yahwe who speaks." The original texts use
the term Yahweh which is often transliterated as Jehovah or obsurely
as Lord. But the Yahweh interpretation brings with it the revelation
of Moses, the stranger in a strange land, who has his "I
AM" experience: the spiritual experience of God revealing
the ancient formula of the infinite cycle of Beingness as expressed
in "I AM THAT I AM." It is this "I Amness"
which states "I will be their God and they shall be my people."
This relates a relationship of spiritual Oneness which has long
been understood by past Truth Seekers, before the advent of New
Age Movement, as Christ Consciousness." ~ Derek Lamar (Man Is Dead)
"God is love, and the object of love:
herein lies the whole contribution of mysticism. About this twofold
love the mystic will never have done talking. His description
is interminable, because what he wants to describe is ineffable.
But what he does state clearly is that divine love is not a thing
of God: it is God Himself." ~
Henri Bergso (1859-1941)
"The humorous thing about our culture
is the irony that it is those women hating sexists, who openly
would rather spend their time with "the boys," who
are often brutal physically, verbally and mentally, are homophobic
to the max, and yet they are drawn back to the female web like
bad little boys who have fallen down and cut their lip."
" The same is true for the women.
they would rather talk up a blue streak for hours with "the
girls," go shopping, discuss how stupid, incompetent and
brutish men are, but they paint their faces like Baby jane or
Tammy Fae, glue on nails that are long enough to be called well-endowed,
cinch up their push-up bras, girdles and garter belts, squeeze
their size 8 C feet into size 6 1/2 B heels and purse their lips...
all for three minutes of boring dehumanizing unsatisfying penetration
resulting from that same survival dynamic where the biological
clock doesn't tick, it moans." ~
Derek Lamar (Man Is Dead: Novus Ordo Seclorium)
Tomorrow is Valentine's Day)
"Is there any doctrine of immortality
that can say anything more simple yet definitive about man's
fate after death? He has come from God and returns to God. From
the very beginning, man is bound up with God; and this bond continues
to exist, unaffected by death which befalls the body only. God's
creation of man's spirit, then, must be understood as a principle
whose consequence is immortality." ~
Hermann Cohen (1842-1918) Jewish Writings
"There is a well-know aphorism that
"Ontogeny recapitulates phylogeny". The long evolutionary
journey of each species has left its imprint upon the embryo
of the individual organism. In other words, as each embryo develops
from fertilization to birth, it retraces the path of the organism's
evolutionary history. For example, a human embryo begins as a
tiny one-cell organism clinging to the uterine wall. It then
progresses through stages of being like a fish, a reptile, a
mammal, and finally becomes a human infant." ~ Thane of Hawaii
"Man differs from
the animal only by a little: most men throw that little away."
"The true Teacher must never forget
that in telling the novice students that The Work demands all
that one has -- all his feelings, all his thoughts, all his resources,
physical and spiritual -- is equally true, maybe necessary, for
the Teacher who needs to advance. And there is no escape for
a Teacher's students unless the Teacher continues to escape a
bit more and at a higher level, continually. It is pertinent
to say to any one of you hearing or reading these words: if you
go after your liberation in a half-hearted way, you run the risk
of destroying your own potential. It is as imperative to a Teacher
as it is to the mind of the vagrant student that it is better
not to embark on The Way at all if it is to be played half-heartedly." ~ Thane of Hawaii (January 27, 1974) Leap Into Sanity
"Be ashamed to die until you have
won some victory for humanity."
~ Horace Mann, 1896 Farewell Address at Antioch College
"Shame is not the intention of realization.
And as we work our way out of shame we also must realize that
if we do not continue to grow and discover ourselves and work
individually and together to rise toward that Higher Goal which
represents who we are then we have to feel a sense of failure.
It should not be the fear of failure which spurs us on but rather
the success we know is at hand. However, let not our lives be
in vain or else our time here in this place will have had no
meaning at all." ~ Derek Lamar
"If then a man sees himself become
one with the One, he has in himself a likeness of the One, and
if he passes out of himself, as an image to its archetype, he
has reached the end of his journey. And when he comes down from
his vision, he can again awaken the virtue that is in him, and
seeing himself fitly adorned in every part he can again mount
upward through virtue to Spirit, and through wisdom to the One
itself." ~ Plotinus (205-270)
"Our destiny, our being's heart and
home, Is with infinitude, and only there." ~ William Wordsworth (1770-1850) The Prelude
"We are part of the Whole until we
realize that if the Whole is Whole, then its Consciousness must
be one and complete and that our Consciousness cannot be separate
from the ONE CONSCIOUSNESS except by believing it to be so. In
realizing there is but ONE MIND we recognize the new journey
as we walk onward towards the light of our own Being." ~ Derek Lamar
"God looks through my eyes and is
mirrored in yours. to be young is to see no end of our roads.
to be old is to wait to turn the last corner with dread and despair.
But as our roots are in Eternity so be the fruits of our vision
and in more than just dreams are we children of the unfolding
Universe." ~ Derek Lamar (2/21/76
"God will not seek thy race, nor
will he ask thy birth; alone he will demand of thee what hast
thou done on earth." ~ Persian
"There is a principle which is pure,
placed in the human mind, which in different places and ages
hath had different names; it is however pure and proceeds to
no forms of religion nor excluded from any, where the heart stands
in perfect sincerity. In whomsoever this takes root and grows,
of what nation soever, they become brethren, in the best sense
of that expression." ~ John Woolman
"It seems that all men, free from
prejudice, who know something of more than one religion, recognize,
as does Sir Edwin Arnold, that the great faiths are "Sister,"
or as Arthur Lillie says, that "Buddha and Christ taught
much the same doctrine." ~ Richard
M. Bucke (1837-1902) Cosmic Consciousness
"Even if everyone's truth is different
there must be a truth which makes that possible. And that formula,
whatever it is, is called Truth. And that Truth is that which
is so. Then we know that Truth is that which is so. We don't
yet know what that may be for me or you or someone else at this
point but we agree that Truth is what is so and what is so is
that everyone may have different truths operating in their life." ~ Derek Lamar
The Day After The Music
"What is clear is that we are rapidly
approaching a rebirth and the process has been communicated for
thousands of years as a woman in labor struggling to give birth.
But rather than spreading our own seed, it is more of a metamorphical
process wherein a change is occurring to bring us to an entirely
new level. It is not time to give birth to more humans because
"Man Is Dead." Rather it is time to give birth to our
"New Self" which will be seen as the "Emergence
Of 21st Century Mind." ~ Derek
Lamar (Man Is Dead, Chapter 8: "Prophecies, Predictions
& Extrapolation" 1999)
"Who has not found the heaven below,
Will fail of it above. God's residence is next to mine, His furniture
is love." ~ Emily Dickinson (1830-1886)
Who Has Not Found the Heaven Below
"God does not love, as it were, upon
an agreement; He does not love simply upon the preception of
a cause or of an occasion. There is a fulness of His love which
is spontaneous. There is such richness, and depth, and treasure,
and abundance of Divine feeling, that it tends to flow over immeasurably,
unless there is something which absolutely stops it. This is
the pulse that beats out from the heart of God through creation." ~ Henry Ward Beecher (1813-1887) Sermons
"One discovers eventually that the
only thing between the love of Spirit and themselves is their
own walls built to protect them from all of the painful experiences
which become the cement holding the bricks into place. When the
pain is let go of there is nothing left to hold the bricks and
the walls fall down allowing love which was always there to be
received." ~ Derek Lamar
"We always live beyond our margins.
We leap beyond anything that is --- the here and now --- and
we are by the necessity of our being concerned with a more yet
that ought to be. A God who is immanent, if He is to be thought
of as Spirit, is just as certainly transcendent. A God who is
the foundational Life of our lives must be the eternal guarantor
of all that can be or that ought to be, as well as of all that
is." ~ Rufus Jones (1863-1948)
Pathways to the Reality of God
"I think the soul will never stop,
or attain to any growth beyond which it shall not go. When I
walked at night by the seashore and looked up at the countless
stars, I asked of my soul whether it would be filled and satisfied
when it should become God enfolding all these and the answer
was plain to me: No, when I reach there, I shall want to go further
still." ~ Walt Whitman (1819-1892)
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