Monday, May 08, 2006

THE LIGHT OF TRUTH * THE FOG OF WAR



This site is dedicated to truth, spiritual growth and awareness.

As the Native Americans reminded us: No tree has branches so foolish as to fight among themselves.

We need to understand our enemy. The more I obsess over a problem, the more I bring it into my life (because I’m thinking about it all day long!) The less I diet, the more weight I lose. The less I nag my husband, the more agreeable he is. We give our enemies life, we empower them, validate and give them "body" by fighting them! That's why Christ said, "Resist NOT evil." Whatever you strike out at, only hits you back harder. When I expect the best in people and see the good in them, the good is all I see. (They rise to the occasion.)

I will dedicate a page every month to one of the Great Wayshowers. The greatest Wayshower of all time is Jesus Christ - and there's a reason they separate centuries by his name. It's hard to argue the point that he is the most famous man of all time. Whether you believe him to be man, prophet, myth or fanatic — you'll haves to concede that no one ever grabbed the attention of mankind so consistently or for so long as Jesus Christ. But wouldn't it be important to know what he stood for? Other great wayshowers are: Buddha, Gandhi, Mother Theresa, Pope John Paul, Mary Baker Eddy (the founder of Christian Science; Christ's essential healing power demonstrated;) Emmet Fox, the minister from England who wrote the best book I've ever read on Christ: "The Sermon on the Mount", the spiritual key to Matthew; Wayne Dyer; Viktor Frankl, Albert Einstein; Depak Chopra and "Conversations with God" author Neal Donald Walsch.

But only Jesus Christ performed the healing miracles.

GANDHI, THE LIGHT OF TRUTH
Gandhi dedicated his life to the wider purpose of discovering truth, or Satya. He tried to achieve this by learning from his own mistakes and conducting experiments on himself. He named his autobiography The Story of My Experiments with Truth. Gandhi found that uncovering the truth was not always popular as many people were resistant to change, preferring instead to maintain the existing status quo because of either inertia, self-interest or misguided beliefs. However he also discovered that once the truth was on the march nothing could stop it. All it took was time to achieve traction and gain momentum. As

Gandhi said:
"The Truth is far more powerful than any weapon." Gandhi said that the most important battle to fight was in overcoming his own demons, fears and insecurities. He thought it was all too easy to blame people, governing powers or enemies for his personal actions and well-being. He noted the solution to problems could normally be found just by looking in the mirror.

More to come ....

11 comments:

  1. Anonymous10:41 PM

    Great post, Gandhi really followed in the footsteps of Jesus, when it came to dealing with fellow human beings, but only Christ worked the miracles, which are really part of our divine nature.

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  2. Wow, wierd stuff going on this morning.

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  3. To say that Gandhi didn't work miracles is to anthropomorphise Jesus.

    Jesus was God. Gandhi never laid claim to that status.

    And yet, miracles he did perform. Not on the order of feeding the multitudes with bread and fish, but look at how he stood up to arguably THE superpower of his day, and made THEM blink without lobbing a bomb or firing a gun.

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  4. I know when I do good things, good things happen to me.

    And when I do bad or mean things, bad or mean things happen to me.

    Thats truth.

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  5. Isn't the crux of what Lydia has posted, and the comment from Worf, basically wrapped up in the words of Galatians 6:7?

    We always do reap what we sow. Usually we reap much later, but whether we sow good or bad, we do reap.

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  6. I'm on a reap now payment plan.

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  7. Quote: "We need to understand our enemy. The more I obsess over a problem, the more I bring it into my life (because I’m thinking about it all day long!) The less I diet, the more weight I lose. The less I nag my husband, the more agreeable he is. We give our enemies life, we empower them, validate and give them "body" by fighting them! That's why Christ said, "Resist NOT evil." Whatever you strike out at, only hits you back harder. When I expect the best in people and see the good in them, the good is all I see. (They rise to the occasion.)"

    Lydia, I'm in partial agreement with you about the dieting part. If I make it a point to diet, I do lose weight allright, but then I give in to hunger pangs and then I regain all that weight...with interest! LOL! If I forgo dieting, I don't exactly lose weight, but I don't really gain any additional weight either.

    As far as seeing the good in others, God help me to do that because I'm not always quick to "turn the other cheek", but I do try.

    I've been reading your blog for the last several months now, but this is my first post to it.

    Keep up the great work.


    Chuck

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