“In the arena of knowing, there’s no make-believe. You experience.
It’s not a fantasyland… You are here to experience Heaven.”
A few quotes from Knowledge, The Essence of World Scriptures…
The coming of God’s Kingdom
is not a matter of external observation.
People won’t be able to say,
“Look, here it is!” or, “Look, there it is!” because
the Kingdom of God is within, inside of you.
If those who lead you say,
“Behold, the Kingdom is in heaven,”
then the birds of the heaven will be before you.
If they say unto you,
“It is in the sea,”
then the fish will be before you.
But the Kingdom is within you, and it is outside of you.
The Gospel of Thomas
Open the eye of Truth,
Discover the spiritual path.
Put your feet in the way of God
and seek his celestial court.
Once you have glimpsed that glory
you will no longer be attracted
to the tinsel and glitter of this world.
Farid ud-Din Attar
Where are you looking to find me?
I am closer than you imagine.
I am neither in temple nor in mosque,
neither in synagogue nor cathedral,
neither in rites nor rituals,
neither in yoga nor austerities.
If you are a true seeker,
you will see me immediately.
You will meet me in an instant.
God is the Breath of all breath.
In the city of God is a secret dwelling place —
the lotus of the heart.
Within this dwelling is a space
and within that space
is the fulfillment of all desires.
The secret within that space
should be longed for,
actualized and realized.
As great as the infinite space beyond
is the infinite space within —
the lotus of the heart.
Heaven and earth are contained in that inner space —
fire and air,
sun and moon,
lightning and stars —
Everything is contained in that inner space.
Posted: December 6th, 2010 | Author: admin | Filed under: Breath, Heaven, Kabir, Kingdom, Truth | No Comments »
What was the true purpose of the masters of old? Were the saints, sages, mystics and masters merely here to model how to live a holy life? To tantalize us with their descriptions of the “other side”? Or were they revealing to their followers the holiest of holies, the exquisitely beautiful and powerful source of life and love itself, the kingdom of heaven already within, to be enjoyed any moment they chose?
What was it that made Rumi dance? What made Kabir laugh? What gave Jesus the love to say, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do,” even as he was hanging on a cross? What gave Socrates his wit and wisdom? What gave the Buddha so much joy?
What is the full potential of your life here and now in this moment and every moment? Can you too have a direct connection to the divine light and love that the masters knew? Can you too access the profound wisdom that gave them the ability to love as they did?
Knowledge of the Lord is your birthright. The pure in heart shall see God. Once you decide you sincerely want it, Knowledge is available to you. Read the book and allow your thirst to develop.
With the ability to see and hear and feel what the scriptures praise, your current religion may grow in even more meaning and depth for you. Knowledge will provide you with a lifetime of inspiration.
Posted: June 28th, 2010 | Author: admin | Filed under: Buddha, Happiness, Heaven, Jesus, Joy, Kabir, Kingdom, Knowledge, Krishna, Light, Love, Rumi, Senses, Socrates | No Comments »
Knowledge, The Essence of World Scriptures, is a book in a class all its own. It stands head and shoulders above any other scriptural anthology. It points at the very core of every spiritual tradition and reveals its purest intention.
Knowledge does not view “Master comes to planet Earth” as a morality play. The great masters were not here to teach us how to be nice people. Nor were they here to teach us how to excel at worldly activities while in a body.
The great masters were here for a far greater purpose than is taught in any religion today. They were here to reveal the very essence of life to whomever sincerely wanted to know it. And that essence, as they all said, is within us.
It is because of it that we can walk and talk without being plugged into the wall. It is that essence that holds atoms together. It is the power that pushes the stars in their orbits.
Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Lao Tsu, Socrates and others were here to teach eager students how to turn their senses inward to see for themselves the captivating beauty that outshines all the many incredible beauties of the life outside us.
In every one of us is a light that outshines the sun. In us is endless love. In every one of us is everlasting life. In us is the peace that passes all understanding. The beauty and love in us satisfy our deepest hungers… and the best part is, that in this world of beginnings and endings, comings and goings, what is real within us is constant, always there.
Trees and mountains and oceans and buildings and people and pets all come and go. In us is the only enduring reality. In us is life without death, love without condition, acceptance without judgment, constancy without boredom. In us is a delightfully dynamic, dancing force that makes the heart sing. In us is true inner peace, even when the world is spinning out of control. Knowing how to turn our senses inward and see, hear and feel that life force is Knowledge.
This book about Knowledge is a collection of exquisite quotes from writings throughout the ages and around the world. There is a thread that connects all great traditions, and it is this very pure universal experience.
I hope you will enjoy this beautiful book every day.
Posted: June 23rd, 2010 | Author: admin | Filed under: Buddha, Jesus, Joy, Kingdom, Knowledge, Krishna, Lao Tsu, Light, Senses, Socrates | No Comments »