CHAPTER  X THE  EIGHTFOLD  PATH  OF  KNOWLEDGE KNOWLEDGE:In this chapter is described the jnanamarga (the path of Knowledge) which leads to Self-Realization through realization that the Supreme is One and Indivisible. Detailed description of the phases of jnana ashtanga (the eightfold path of Knowledge) such as yama and niyama is beyond the scope of this small work. Exhalation in this path means giving up the two aspects of name and form, of body and world. Inhalation is taking in (grasping) the sat (being), chit 40 Words of Grace (consciousness), ananda…

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CHAPTER 29 TRUST Back to the Table of Contents TRUST:Question: Is it true, what L. Ron Hubbard once said, “On the day when we can fully trust each other, there will be peace on Earth”? Answer: No, not really, because the way he said it makes it sound like we should be working to learn to trust each other, and if we could succeed, we’d have peace on Earth. That’s just another incorrect twist to the Truth that happens inside the movie theater. The intentional community I have been associated…

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Trust in God to See You Through

God can make a way out of no way.  There are times in life when we hit a dead end and feel as though we are out of options.  We’ve been brought low by fate or circumstance or even by our own wrong choices and we feel like we just can’t go on.  These are the times when we just aren’t sure that God can really be there for us because things look so grim.  It seems like that cloud over our head is raining down nothing but more pain…

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Journey of Faith Through the Life of Christ: The Carpenter’s Son

Journey of Faith Through the Life of Christ: The Carpenter’s Son :See how great a love the Father has bestowed on us, that we would be called children of God; and such we are. For this reason the world does not know us, because it did not know Him. 1 John 3:1 Beloved, family was on God’s heart from the beginning. When He sent His son to earth, he intentionally put Him in a family. Although He was the Son of God, God saw to it that His Son was…

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As Through Fire

So here I come into a new year still dragging behind me the same ugly load I always have, or maybe bigger. It has had a long time to grow. Get a visual: roped and chained to huge piles of wood, hay and straw, bent over and struggling every step of the way. Something like the Ghost of Christmas Past. Knowing and feeling are two different things, aren’t they? By faith I can claim the promise: If we confess our sins, He is faithful and just to forgive us our…

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