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13796Re: [Meditation Society of America] A Meditation on God, The Father.

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  • jasonjamesmorgan
    Apr 6, 2005
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      Hello,

      I would give it a 10.

      I Salute you.

      Namaste
      Om Namah Shivaya
      Jason James Morgan



      --- In meditationsocietyofamerica@yahoogroups.com, Bruce Morgen
      <editor@j...> wrote:
      >
      > Warning: beware of rolling
      > logs!
      >
      > 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!
      > 8-)
      >
      >
      > 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
      > >surname)...
      > >
      > >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
      > >philosophy...
      > >
      > >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
      > >model.
      > >
      > >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
      > >words.
      > >
      > >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.
      > >
      > >PJ
      > >
      > >
      > >
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