THE WORLD

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CHAPTER III THE  WORLD WORLD:In this chapter it is shown that the world has no reality of its own and does not exist apart from the Self. Creation: The main purpose of the scriptures is to expose the illusory nature of the world and to reveal the Supreme Spirit as the only Reality. They have built up the theory of creation with this sole end in view. They even go into details and entertain the lowest order of seekers with the narration of the 1 successive appearance of the Spirit,…

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U.G. KRISHNAMURTI

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CHAPTER 35 U.G. KRISHNAMURTI  Back to the Table of Contents U.G. KRISHNAMURTI:Question: A  lot  of  things  you  have  said  sound  like  stuff  I  have  read  by  U.G. Krishnamurti…. Answer: I’ve read a lot of things from U.G. – no relationship  to J. Krishnamurti  – that I like, too. There are other things I’ve read where he seems to contradict himself a lot, things I disagree with, or maybe things I don’t totally understand. But here’s a sample from this “anti-guru” of what I like…. “People call me an ‘enlightened man’…

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THE BREAKOUT

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breakout:As I walked out of the Library into the back of the movie theater again, I looked up at  the black  ball  hanging  from the  center  of the ceiling  with its  bright lights  streaming toward the wrap-around IMAX screens. Finally, I knew with certainty what the ball was. It was projecting the images of the 3D movies onto the screens, creating the holograms we are all part of, totally immersing us, making them appear to be our lives, our reality. In fact, Pribram said that black ball was a human…

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The Key to Healthier Conflicts in Marriage

“As a single man, I was cool, calm, and collected. Then I got married.”The opening of Tyler Ward’s latest post, 4 Things I Wish I Knew Before I Fought With My Wife, is one many couples can probably relate to. For Christians, marriage has always been an important and celebrated part of life. It’s a right-of-passage into adulthood, a vow couples swear to honor and cherish one another until death parts them. Unfortunately, we rarely stop to think about what happens after the wedding bells have been rung. Couples don’t…

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The Purpose of Marriage Ever Obsolete?

Marriage is under assault as never before. Will it—can it—survive? Adultery is exploding—why? Traditional home and family life is blurring. The once-typical family is becoming extinct—why? Most do not know where the institution of marriage came from. And they have no idea why, or if, it is even necessary. This booklet reveals the true meaning—the astounding purpose—of MARRIAGE and FAMILYThe world is exploding with problems. Much knowledge is available about them, but little understanding. The breakdown of marriage and the family is a classic example. Seemingly everyone knows it is…

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What’s My Purpose in Life?

Consider a hammer. It’s designed to hit nails. That’s what it was created to do. Now imagine that the hammer never gets used. It just sits in the toolbox. The hammer doesn’t care.But now imagine that same hammer with a soul, a self-consciousness. Days and days go by with him remaining in the toolbox. He feels funny inside, but he’s not sure exactly why. Something is missing, but he doesn’t know what it is.Then one day someone pulls him out of the toolbox and uses him to break some branches…

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How to Discover Your Life’s Purpose

Your life’s purpose isn’t always easy to understand.  Many of us go through our lives without ever knowing what our true purpose is; we go through the motions of holding down a job and supporting our families without really knowing what our purpose or our true calling is.  Why is that?Our purpose in life has to be based on factors that will always be relevant, and the only thing you have that you will always have is your spirituality.  As spiritual beings we all have a purpose, and when that…

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Trust God, Not Circumstances

Trusting God in the midst of bad circumstances I had this realization that seems really obvious, but for some reason it took me a while to get it.I should be just as confident that things are going to work out when they look crazy as when everything looks fine and dandy. The opposite is true as well. Even though things look peaceful and calm, that is not an indication of security. Our security comes from God. It is not at all dependent on what is going on around us. Whether…

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Meaning and Purpose

Meaning and Purpose:Marriage is the intimate union and equal partnership of a man and a woman. It comes to us from the hand of God, who created male and female in his image, so that they might become one body and might be fertile and multiply (See Genesis chapters 1 and 2). Though man and woman are equal as God’s children, they are created with important differences that allow them to give themselves and to receive the other as a gift.Marriage is both a natural institution and a sacred union…

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What is the Purpose of Marriage?

Heading into marriage, it is crucial to have a clear and realistic view of what marriage is all about. Our culture screams messages of vanity, happiness, lust, and other false emotional fulfillment. While marriage is certainly fulfilling and the source of much joy, happiness, and love, that’s not the heart of it.The heart of marriage is three-fold.First, marriage provides strength in numbers. God knew that life would be tough and we would need support. Marriage provides that added strength and reinforcement to fulfill God’s calling and purpose for our life…

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What’s Love Got to Do With It?

The other day I heard the song What’s Love got to do with it? by Tina Turner. As I listened to the familiar chorus, I couldn’t help but think about how obsessed our culture has become with the emotional feeling of being in love. In fact, there is so much emphasis placed on that feeling of love, that it seems there is barely a trace left of what love really means.Tina Turner’s song spells out a story of two people who are trying to have a relationship based purely on…

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Christian Parenting with Purpose

I once heard Herm Edwards, the former Kansas City Chiefs head football coach say, “a goal without a plan is a wish.” Christian parenting with purpose means that we actively develop a specific plan to reach the goals we desire for our children. Parents who desire their children’s healthy integration into adulthood make specific choices according to a plan. Both common sense and experience teach us that our attitudes, beliefs, values and behaviors are deeply influenced by those with whom we spend our time. Science, on the other hand, teaches…

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“Why, God, Why?”

My mother’s pale, gaunt face was transformed into wreathes of joy when I walked through the door of her hospital room. Although her eyes seemed sunken, they sparkled with the zest for life that is her own special trademark. With IVs dangling from her arms, she lifted her trembling hands to welcome me. I embraced her frail body, feeling the heat of her temperature and the protrusion of her bones through the thin hospital gown. She was unable to speak clearly, so I just patted her and sat down nearby.…

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WHAT ABOUT PURPOSE?

Few years ago, asked how she felt when she turned 60, and what she thought about her life, Tina Turner responded, “Well, I’ve lived a long life.  If something happened to me now, it would be OK.  I feel like I’ve done what I came here to do…(that) I could step down now.  I’ve done a lot.” For a woman who defied all odds to get to the very rung of the ladder of her career, Tina Turner is a success.  Born as an unwanted child, Tina had a painful…

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Do Christians Have to Keep God’s Law?

Is it ever appropriate for a Christian to consult a document called the Bible in order to distinguish between right and wrong? A friend of mine once told me, “We should be faithful to our spouses, honour our parents, and honour God—but not because of a law.” My friend meant that Christians don’t need any kind of written moral guide.In Romans 6:14, Paul said, “You are not under law, but under grace”; and in Romans 7:6, he said that Christians “have been released from the law.” It’s a statement that…

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The Purpose of a Godly Friendship

The emotional side of love can be a runaway train. By itself, this kind of love can be fragile and unstable. Emotional love can lead to foolish acts designed to attract attention, to nervousness, or to unfounded jealously. However, true and abiding love is grounded in a commitment that goes beyond the emotions to withstand both triumph and tragedy.Abiding love is what lies at the heart of the Christian life. When questioned about the greatest commandment, Jesus said, “Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all…

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Lying in Color – Humor with a Purpose

Lying in Color (Humor Truth with a Purpose) by Josprel Have you ever noticed that many people color the lies they tell? To them, lies apparently come in a verity of hues. There are white lies, black lies and lies in several shades between these two extremes. As may be expected, those who follow the art of color-lying grow more proficient the longer they practice it. They often claim the best of intentions when using color-lies.

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