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Who Is The Anti-Christ?.....The Superman?

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  • Bob M.
    Who Is The Anti-Christ? These.....are the names given to this terrifying figure: a horn, a beast (even the beast ), the man of sin or perdition, and
    Message 1 of 4 , Dec 25, 2006
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      Who Is The Anti-Christ?

      These.....are the names given to this terrifying figure: a
      horn, a beast (even 'the beast'), the man of sin or perdition,
      and Antichrist. We must not think, however, just because these
      names are used, that Antichrist when he appears will be
      repulsive. Some commentators have taken the word "Antichrist"
      in this sense, that is, as one who is 'the opposite' of Christ,
      and have therefore made the mistake of identifying him with
      some of the worst tyrants of history - Nero, Hitler, Mussolini.
      It is true that the prefix "anti" can mean "against" or
      "opposite to." But it can also mean "instead of," and this is
      the meaning here. Antichrist will be a substitute for Christ,
      as much like Christ as is possible for a tool of Satan. He will
      talk about justice and love, peace and prosperity. He will be
      brilliant and eloquent. In short, he will appear as an angel of
      light, as Satan himself often does, and will be hailed by
      millions as a superman who will save mankind.

      To make this precise we may say that the Antichrist is
      far more likely to appear as someone like Dr. Albert
      Schweitzer - who did not believe in the full divinity of Jesus
      Christ or accept the authority of Scripture and yet went as an
      angel of light to Africa - than as someone like Adolf Hitler,
      who rose to power in Germany at the same time.

      (Arthur D. Katterjohn and Mark Fackler)

      Bob M.
    • Bob M.
      The Superman...The Self-Overcomer The Superman is one: whose self-mastery yields an abundance of the power to create; who exercises the master privilege of the
      Message 2 of 4 , Dec 25, 2006
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        The Superman...The Self-Overcomer

        The Superman is one: whose self-mastery yields an abundance
        of the power to create; who exercises the master privilege
        of the free spirit---living experimentally; who bids farewell
        to the reverences of youth and who stands apart from the
        views and values of the herd; who reverences enemies as
        allies; who knows how to forget and recuperate from the blows
        of life; who shakes off with a single shrug the vermin that
        eat deeply into others; whose overflowing plentitude and
        gratitude cleanse both body and spirit of all guilt and all
        resentiment; who perceives that 'body' and 'spirit' are two
        names for a single mystery; who calls humankind to return in
        love to its true home, the Earth; whose every muscle quivers
        with a proud consciousness of truly free will and a sovereign
        individuality that 'no longer flows out into a God'; who
        realizes that creative individuallity is indeed the Earth's
        goal and humanity's hope; who without metaphysical
        consolations, affirms life not only in its joy but in all its
        horror and who, thereby, conquers nihilism....This
        'anti-nihilist; this victor over God and nothingness---he
        must come one day.'

        The Superman is shaped in the school of self-overcoming whose
        curriculum requires both courage and discipline, and above
        all, the ability to distinguish between asceticism that denies
        life and one that stands in it service. The school of
        self-overcoming gives birth to the creative will.

        Philip Novak---'The Vision of Nietzsche'

        Copied from---'The Inner Life of Krishnamurti' by Aryel Sanat

        Bob M.
      • Bob M.
        On the Coming of a New World, a New Spiritual Age..... The need of the True, the New, the Real, of Something Different, lives in the breasts of so many. The
        Message 3 of 4 , Dec 26, 2006
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          On the Coming of a New World, a New Spiritual Age.....

          The need of the True, the New, the Real, of Something
          Different, lives in the breasts of so many. The seed
          of the New World has been strewn out and the attentive
          eye sees the signs of its germination everywhere.
          Jacques Lacarriere, for instance, ends his remarkable
          book on Les Gnostiques (The Gnostics) as follows: 'The
          Gnostic of today can no longer be a preacher of
          salvation, a magus in seclusion on his mountain, or
          some illuminatus in the big city with his nose glued
          to old texts. He must be a sentient man, turned towards
          the present and the future, with the intuitive certitude
          that above all else he holds within himself the keys of
          the future. This certitude he has to oppose to all
          reassuring myths, so-called religions of salvation, and
          alienating ideologies, which do nothing but screen off
          his true presence to reality. For what is important
          today is not so much to discover new stars as to break
          down the new barriers which unceasingly rise up around
          us or within ourselves, in order to go through them,
          like through death, with the eyes wide open.'

          'The coming of the spiritual age must be preceded by the
          appearance of an increasing number of individuals who
          are no longer satisfied with the normal intellectual,
          vital, and physical existence of man,' Sri Aurobindo
          wrote eight decades ago. These individuals are the ones
          who can no longer stand the lies and the almost
          unrealistic improbability of the whole mess of life
          because something inside them knows that it can be
          otherwise and that the moment of the other way has
          arrived. They have inside them a lacuna which the Mother
          called a 'Need' - the pressing need of Reality which is
          a hunger for sustenance of the soul. This Need is the
          sign of the mature psychic being. It is inevitably
          guided towards its very own place and contribution in
          the construction of the New World, often by an
          improbable coincidence - a word, an encounter, a book,
          an article in a newspaper wrapped around a pair of
          shoes. For it is for this specific contribution that it
          has come into the world again, and it will find the
          like-minded psychic beings, even though most of them
          are still moving incognito among the mass or within a
          religious or spiritual community. For it belongs to the
          planetary group of those who have been sent. And in the
          ear-shattering din of a world in travail it will discern
          the pure call which fills the eyes with tears of Joy
          because the call will tell that That is present in this
          world and that life will no longer be a crawling act but
          a boundless flight with wide and light and colorful
          wings.

          The world is coming apart at the seams, 'till that day
          that it will be the Sun forever, the total Victory,'
          as the Mother put it. Those who feel the unquenchable
          thirst for Something Different will be protected in a
          cacoon of light, she said, to traverse all perils of the
          convulsions of the old and dying world, for in part of
          their being they already belong to that light, to the
          New World. And 'all one has dreamed to be the most
          beautiful, the most marvellous, the most fantastic is
          nothing compared with what will be realized.

          'The absoluteness of the Victory is in-dis-put-able,' she
          stressed staccato - she who possessed the certitude 'like
          a sword of Light, intangible.' And like Joan of Arc to
          her standard which had been with her in so many battles,
          she said to those then and now who dedicate themselves
          to the advent of Tomorrow: 'You have shared in the
          hardship, you will share in the honor.'

          For: 'It is not a crucified but a glorified body that
          will save the world.'


          Georges Van Vrekhem ('Beyond Man') on the vision of
          Sri Aurobindo and the Mother. (Auroville 1/6/96)

          Bob M.
        • Bob M.
          Is a Man-made Utopia Possible? Do men possess the capacity to design and build a utopia? Considering the world s rapidly deteriorating condition, the question
          Message 4 of 4 , Dec 27, 2006
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            Is a Man-made Utopia Possible?

            Do men possess the capacity to design and build a utopia?
            Considering the world's rapidly deteriorating condition, the
            question seems ridiculous. Understand. A man-made utopia
            is not in the making. Man's efforts to bring about such
            utopias have always failed. But we should still ask the
            question—and consider one such effort.

            An English reformer, Robert Owen was internationally
            renowned for his amazing success in efficiently managing
            textile mills. In 1826, he came to the United States to
            conduct a social experiment in New Harmony, Indiana. He
            felt that by providing all able-bodied workers with
            challenging, fulfilling and enjoyable work, a utopian society
            would emerge. His community was carefully balanced
            between his textile mill, agriculture and various services.
            He attempted to cover all bases in this costly experiment.

            Since Owen was hostile toward religion, he based his utopia
            solely on secular principles. He was also familiar with the
            ideas of Plato and others philosophers, and incorporated
            some into his own theory.

            Owen's formula for utopia only considered physical
            requirements. It ignored spiritual and moral guidelines. As
            always, human nature appeared. Rivalries, friction and poor
            cooperation with associates plagued the experiment, forcing
            its abandonment within two years. Owen returned to
            England, concluding that human nature—and contentious
            human relations—blocked any hope of cooperation. While
            Owen recognized that human nature stood in the way,
            neither he nor any philosopher could find a formula to modify
            it.

            Human philosophers may talk about utopia, but they cannot
            make it a reality. It is not within the power of men to bring
            peace, happiness, prosperity and all the good things of life.

            http://www.thercg.org/books/tww.html#2

            Bob M.
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