13796Re: [Meditation Society of America] A Meditation on God, The Father.
- Apr 6, 2005Hello,
I would give it a 10.
I Salute you.
Om Namah Shivaya
Jason James Morgan
--- In email@example.com, Bruce Morgen
> Warning: beware of rolling
> OK, I sort of liked it -- it's a
> bit on the treacly side, but
> given the provided context it's
> pretty danged effective and does
> have its target reader (which
> wouldn't have been yours truly
> back in the day, fwiw) pretty
> much in the crosshairs. I give
> it a solid 8.5 and found I could
> dance to it. Nicely done, sir!
> Jeff Belyea wrote:
> >A Meditation on God,
> >The Father.
> >Fasten your seat belts
> >for just a few minutes.
> >I know that this post's
> >title will send those
> >who have been derailed
> >by the twisted train wreck
> >teachings of some mainline
> >meeting houses of religion,
> >into a full-scale tizzy.
> >And for those who disdain
> >what they refer to as
> >"so-called spirituality",
> >and those who cannot abide
> >the suggestion that there
> >exists some Power, Self,
> >Presence, Energy, Source,
> >Matrix, God beyond their
> >individual prideful self...
> >and those who declare
> >unequivocally that our
> >only route to peace of
> >mind is to accept what is,
> >as all there is...
> >and finally, for those
> >who subscribe to the very
> >contemporary and tragically
> >hip view that would have us
> >all be just friends - no
> >more Father/Son, Mother/Daughter,
> >Guru/Chela or Student/Teacher
> >(just call Mom or Dad by their
> >oh, and let's not forget
> >the Advaiterspeakers with
> >their "We're all already
> >enlightened, so just get
> >on with your life," spoutings
> >of flatline water-spider
> >to you all (my newly acquired
> >southern colloguialism), bye-bye.
> >You've are either not reading
> >anymore, or you have your
> >smugness meter tuned up and
> >ready to redline.
> >But, for those few who may
> >be still reading, here's a
> >model, a metaphor if you
> >will, in which you may find
> >peace of mind and a fullness
> >of joy - in this lifetime.
> >Let's go back briefly to
> >the difficulty that most, if
> >not all adults, have that
> >there really is some Power
> >beyond the individual ego
> >with which they have become
> >identified. Now, if you are
> >one who has peace of mind
> >with this, fine. Just don't
> >block The Way, The Journey
> >of others who may be troubled
> >pilgrims seeking to fill what
> >for them is a painful void
> >in their lives - The Seeker.
> >This is a hurdle that must
> >be cleared, in the upcoming
> >And, one more thing; while
> >there is wisdom in the final
> >analysis, in accepting what
> >is, for The Seeker, there
> >are requisite intermediary
> >steps and efforts, if this
> >acceptance is to be anything
> >more than a flat resignation
> >to a life of quiet desperation.
> >And now for the main feature:
> >In the very early stage of life,
> >we are taught to be individualistic
> >while at the same time, we are
> >coerced into becoming normal and
> >rational, and one of the good
> >boys or good girls.
> >Through this socialization,
> >we lose our true identity
> >and connection to, our existence
> >within, God. We become critical,
> >analyzing, thinking machines,
> >no longer part of a larger
> >harmony of Loving Embrace.
> >By age 5,6, 7, or 8, we have
> >occasions when we lay awake
> >at night feeling lost, alone,
> >separated, stunned and afraid.
> >But we soon push these feelings
> >into our subconscious and
> >get on with life.
> >Later, when we hit adulthood
> >and those old feelings bubble
> >up, we are troubled by fears
> >and doubts. And if they persist,
> >we seek help - a shrink, drink,
> >drugs, over-indulgence, church,
> >or a loop-de-loop support group,
> >or sometimes a loopy Guru.
> >If these don't work, several
> >roads open up for us. Among
> >them: commit suicide, be committed
> >and institutionalized, or glance
> >heavenward one more time.
> >Now, if by Grace one chooses
> >the third option, that one may
> >find a road map to a place
> >beyond recovery, beyond anything
> >they had previously thought
> >or imagined, and beyond what
> >tradition help teaches - they
> >discover a pearl of great price,
> >peace of mind, an overwhelming
> >joy, and new understanding,
> >beyond words.
> >The road map to the discovery
> >of this treasure is left by
> >those who walked this road
> >before, and using this model,
> >rediscovered who they were;
> >liberated from social coercion
> >and emotional manipulation,
> >Free, Realized and Awakened
> >to the reality that we are
> >a spark of God's own fire -
> >Divine in our own right.
> >They found the Fulfiller
> >of The Void, and have a
> >choiceless obligation to
> >share the good news.
> >The map is real, and the
> >peace of mind, joy and
> >understanding can be found
> >once you are convinced
> >of the possibility of its
> >existence, and know where
> >to look. There are large
> >bodies of written and
> >recorded works from the
> >ancient of days to today's
> >teachings from contemporary
> >Awakened Ones, testifying
> >to this Truth. And their
> >words will come alive with
> >clarity and resonance in
> >your own heart, once you
> >read the map and make the
> >discovery on your own.
> >The Authentic Guru will tell you:
> >The map is within you. The
> >treasure is on the throneroom
> >of your heart. Meditation is
> >the matrix in which it can
> >be read and understood - without
> >It only reveals its secret
> >in inner silence (because it
> >is beyond what we can think
> >or imagine), in humility (because
> >there are places that the
> >intellect cannot take us),
> >and in utter surrender to
> >the possibility that beyond
> >the babble, there really may
> >be a place of profound peace
> >of mind - in the very presence
> >and residence of God.
> >Go within to a place of
> >silent, humble stillness.
> >It may seem dark for a time,
> >but with practice, and for
> >most with some guidance,
> >a miracle happens, a light
> >comes on:
> >God, The Father (also within
> >you - or more precisely, you
> >within God) lovingly holds
> >The Light so you can read
> >the map. It takes you back
> >home to your True Home.
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