The Prophets III.

'The Ascent of Muhammad to Heaven (Miraj)', by Sultan Muhammad, created 1539-1543. Carefully read God’s Message in the words of the prophets. It shall strengthen and purify your mind by directing your thoughts towards virtue and away from vice. It shall direct you towards the straight path. Close your ears to the words of false... Continue Reading →

The Prophets II.

Buddha Meditating Pity those who refuse to learn from their mistakes. Pity those who close their ears and eyes to the truth. May they one day understand. God is compassionate and patient. He waits for us to learn. And so He continues to send His prophets. God has tailored each prophet’s words to the ears... Continue Reading →

The Prophets I.

Christ in the Wilderness, Ivan Kramskoy, 1872. The prophets are God’s messengers. Many of us cannot hear the voice of our souls nor see God’s signs. So God sends His prophets to remind us of our purpose, to teach us of virtue and vice, and to guide us to the straight path. He sends His... Continue Reading →

Tests III.

Geoffrey Gurrumul Yunupingu, Indigenous Artist (Born 22 Jan 1971, died 25 Jul 2017). God demands that we learn and explore the universe. The sources of suffering are multitude, but nothing should deny the mind from learning and the body from acting while the body still lives. If you lose an arm then you still have... Continue Reading →

Tests II.

Gandhi on the Salt March 1930. God’s tests are gifts. They take many forms: success and failure, wealth and poverty, fame and persecution, loyalty and betrayal, birth and death. He tests the mind and the body in this way to strengthen them and prepare them for greater tests to come. The wise see a gift... Continue Reading →

Tests I.

Life is suffering and life is joy. The mind and the body shall experience both and from this experience learn much. For God created the universe as their classroom, to test them and to teach them. God teaches us the lessons we need to learn. It is up to us to heed His lessons. The... Continue Reading →

Signs III.

God’s signs are both guide and warning. Heed His warnings! Time and time again He has allowed the corrupt to destroy themselves. He shall do so in the future. God did not place us on the Earth blind to right and wrong, blind to the truth nor blind to the straight path. The straight path... Continue Reading →

Signs I.

God created the universe and from His virtues fashioned laws to bind the universe. He created physical laws to control the movements of the stars, the orbits of the planets, and the rising and the falling of the seas. And He created moral laws so that the living grow, societies prosper, and humanity evolves. Without... Continue Reading →

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 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 I

God gave to each soul a purpose. This purpose is to walk the straight path. 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 tempts the mind... Continue Reading →

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 →

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