Happiness I

The happiness of worldly things - food, jobs and holidays - is not true happiness. It is a passing shadow that cannot satisfy the soul. True happiness comes from fulfilling the purpose given to each of us by God. It comes from walking the straight path. The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and... Continue Reading →

Freedom V

Freedom clears the ears, allowing the mind to hear the voice of the soul. Only when the mind and the body have achieved freedom can they discover their purpose and fulfil it. The free use their freedom to serve God and humanity. One cannot be free without walking the straight path. The Straight Path: A... Continue Reading →

Freedom IV

Those who follow their every whim and desire are slaves. They are enslaved by their bodies, for they have made false gods of vice. Anger and self-loathing shall be their reward. A human is not a cow. One should never be dependent upon the whims of another, eating grass in a paddock, patiently waiting for... Continue Reading →

Freedom III

The body is free when it follows the dictates of the mind. To do so, it must resist addiction and bad habits. The lungs must breathe air and the mouth must drink water and eat food, but the body can be free of those who wish to control or manipulate it. A body subservient to... Continue Reading →

Freedom II

The mind is free when it follows virtue and rejects vice. It is free when it listens to the soul and maintains its authority over the body. To do so, it must harden its will and discipline its thoughts and desires, so that it leads them rather than being led by them. Such a mind... Continue Reading →

Freedom I

God made each soul free. This is the soul's eternal condition. The mind and the body are free when they recognise and submit to the authority of the soul; and only when the mind and the body have achieved freedom can the soul fulfil its purpose. The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and... Continue Reading →

Purpose II

When purpose is achieved, the length of a life becomes meaningless because the soul, the mind and the body are fulfilled.   The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and Fulfilling One's Purpose, p. 4

The Straight Path VII

Those who have faith in God shall walk the straight path, and God shall guide those who walk His straight path. The straight path gives the mind and the body the strength to act virtuously. It is the key to free those who are lost from the chains of servitude. It is the fulfilment of... Continue Reading →

The Straight Path V

Those who walk the straight path cannot be distracted by greed when wealthy nor fear when poor. Nor can they be forced to bow to injustice, for they remain forever bound to their purpose, whether it leads them to fame or persecution. The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and Fulfilling One's Purpose, p.... Continue Reading →

The Straight Path IV

The straight path passes many milestones and demands many deeds. It calls on some to raise children and others to resist corruption. Yet regardless of the deed, the straight path demands righteous action. The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and Fulfilling One's Purpose, p. 3

Honour

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.

Love II

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 →

Love

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 →

The Straight Path III

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 →

The Straight Path II

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 →

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