8Re: St. Patrick's Day, alcohol, and Eckankar
- Mar 9, 2005Hi, Prometheus!
Interesting post. But I need to ask you what are the Four Zoas? I
remember being in a discussion group once at a seminar in which this
was discussed; however, I really don't remember them. All I recall
is that if you want to advance spiritually, they must be totally
obeyed. No exceptions.
--- In EckankarSurvivorsAnonymous@yahoogroups.com, "prometheus_973"
> Hi All,
> Well, St. Patrick's Day is coming up on March 17th! Is this day
> celebrated in countries other than the U.S. and Ireland? Not until
> recently did I wonder why the Catholic church didn't change this
> of celebration, for a fictitious saint, to the Saturday afterdays
> Easter. Afterall, Mardi Gras is a celebration before the forty
> of Lent (like forty Fridays Fast days in a row for Eckists). WhyI
> does the Catholic church, during Lent, throw in St. Patrick's Day?
> That's like having a 55 mph speed limit on an Interstate highway!
> guess the Pope isn't infallible either!Four
> I wonder how many High Initiates actually follow the 1st of the
> Zoas in regards to alcohol? I know that HK doesn't follow the 2nd,few
> 3rd, and 4th Zoas! I'll bet the RESA of Ireland will be having a
> pints on St. Patty's Day. I spoke to the RESA of that countryabout
> twenty years ago (probably the same guy) and he told me that heego
> takes a drink around the Christmas Holidays to do toasts. It's
> expected around family and friends, and I don't see the harm here
> either. Why alienate people and thumb your nose at them? It's an
> thing not a spiritual thing. How about gluttony! Yes, put thoseused
> cookies down all of you enlightened H.I.s! All of the rules,
> guidelines, and even spiritual laws are limiting, and are just
> to control people.in
> So what's the answer? Maybe you needs to figure that out yourself!
> Does one need to be self-disciplined and responsible by taking
> ownership... definitely! Does one need to express positive traits
> all aspects of life and be more loving? Of course! But, do youneed
> to feel guilt or shame when you fall short of your goals? Nope!any
> Learn and pay attention to what is going on, how you treat others,
> how you see yourself, and always keep your sense of wonder and
> humor! Spirit is always with us regardless of our membership to
> religion or belief.
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