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 →
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 →
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 →
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 →
Yet those who have lost their purpose should not despair. They shall find it again, for the straight path is only ever a step ahead. Doubts and apathy may block the ears of the mind, but the soul is eternal and so is its purpose. The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and Fulfilling... Continue Reading →
Pity those who reject their purpose. They have lost their dream. They stumble forward in the dark, deaf to the entreaties of their soul. And because they cannot hear their soul, they lack an understanding of truth. Without an understanding of truth, of right and wrong, they are easily swayed by the wishes of others... Continue Reading →
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
Musing 1: About Friendship.
I think you and I made a pact before we were born. Old souls, we promised to help each other in this life in honour of what we had done for each other in the past.
Aphorism 22: On Thoughts and the Soul.
The mind is a net catching thoughts as they swim down the river of the soul.
What is Purpose?
Purpose is the reason for living. It gives meaning to life and directs the thoughts and actions of the mind and the body. Without purpose, the mind and the body lose vitality. They flounder and lose their way. The purpose of the mind and the body is to learn. To learn is to understand more... Continue Reading →
Aphorism 4: Conscience and the Soul.
The conscience is the voice of the soul.