Honour is to act with respect and dignity towards oneself and others. It is to think the truth, speak the truth and act truthfully. It is achieved when thought, word and act are one. The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and Fulfilling One's Purpose, p. 27.
The mind is a net catching thoughts as they swim down the river of the soul.
Love binds man to woman and woman to man, parent to child and child to parent, friend to friend, family to society, society to family and all to God. It is the virtue that binds all relationships together. Without love there would be no family, no society and no humanity. Love is a part of... Continue Reading →
Death's inevitability humbles the mind.
Love is the breath of God. It is to be bound to another, and from this binding to experience joy. It is to give rather than take, to serve rather than be served, and to act for the benefit of others so they may grow strong. The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and... Continue Reading →
Thought is energy. To waste thought is to waste energy.
There are three steps to the straight path. The first step is to remember the straight path and begin to perceive its presence in all things. The second step is to seek the straight path by acting virtuously toward friends and enemies and rejecting vice. The third step is to find the straight path and,... Continue Reading →
Déjà vu is a memory of a past dream.
I experienced the following vision during a recent guided meditation session in a Hatha yoga class. It occurred two weeks after the previous vision I had of the monk in the Japanese garden ( see A Vision Experienced While Meditating). I was lying in shavasana. The yoga teacher asked the class to visualise a series... Continue Reading →
To break an addiction is to liberate the mind.
God laid the straight path to guide us to Heaven. And He gave us the freedom to choose to walk it or not. He gave us this choice to teach us the difference between right and wrong, so we remember the necessity for righteous action. Those who walk the straight path shall walk it for... Continue Reading →
Love connects one mind to another.
The straight path is God's Truth. It is the path of virtue and righteous action. It has always been and shall always be. It dwells in every grain of sand and on every mountain peak, in every mind, in every body, and in every soul. The straight path is the purpose of the soul. It... Continue Reading →
Emotions reveal a higher truth than the intellect.
I experienced the following vision during a guided meditation session in a Hatha Yoga class I took recently. I was lying relaxed on my back in the shavasana pose, legs slightly apart, arms beside the body and fingers slightly curled upwards. The yoga teacher asked the class to imagine a Japanese garden with a stream... Continue Reading →
...And God created many souls. And each soul sent its mind and body into the universe to learn of God's creation. And the minds and the bodies traveled far, and the souls learned much. But over time, some minds forgot their souls. They lost their way, for the universe was impure and held much distraction.... Continue Reading →
Focussing the imagination is a key to enlightenment.
In the beginning, God took a part of Himself and shaped it into the eternal and divine soul. From the soul, He fashioned the mind; and from the mind, He molded the body. Each is connected to the other and responsible for the other. To the soul, God gave authority over the mind and to... Continue Reading →
We, human beings, are enthralled by each other.
I loved coffee. I was what we call in Melbourne a ‘coffee snob’. I began drinking coffee in my teens. I started on instant coffee: first Nescafe and then Moccona. Once I turned eighteen, my taste developed and I began drinking percolated coffee. A ritual of passage as it were. For many years I drank... Continue Reading →
We carry the answers with us.
The benefits of purpose are many. The following passage from The Straight Path highlights some of these benefits: Blessed are those who accept their purpose. For purpose endows the mind with strength. It feeds determination and acts as a support for the will when the will falters. It is a barrier against fear when fear... Continue Reading →
Sometimes I forget why I write. I focus so much upon the dream of success, the acclaim and affirmation of others, that I lose sight of the rewards the act of writing gives to me. It is only when I write that I experience a true sense of contentment and fulfillment, a sense that I... Continue Reading →
The greatest gift God has given to us is the ability to change reality : the gift of creation.
Purpose shackles depression.
A nation is an organism. It is born, grows, decays and dies. It chooses leaders best suited to fulfilling its destiny.
A chance meeting can lead to a new direction. This is a story about such a chance meeting I had recently, which lead to a new direction in my life. It occurred in Melbourne, Australia, on Saturday 13th May 2017. I was walking up Lonsdale Street on my way to the Theosophical Bookshop. I had... Continue Reading →
Writing is a form of meditation. It connects the mind to the higher self, to the source of creation.
The stronger the legs become the farther they walk the path. The stronger the thoughts become the closer they come to God.
Purpose is essential to life as it gives meaning and direction to the thoughts of the mind and the actions of the body. The purpose of the mind and the body is to learn and grow stronger. The mind and the body strengthen themselves by acting virtuously. To learn, to strengthen, and to seek virtue,... Continue Reading →