The body must learn self-discipline to achieve happiness. It must be strengthened. It must learn new skills and practice those skills so that it grows stronger. Only then can the body and the mind achieve freedom and walk the straight path. Only then are we happy. The Straight Path: A Religious Guide to Finding and... Continue Reading →
The lazy are not happy nor are the greedy nor the lustful. They gain satisfaction from bodily delights, but these impulses are not happiness. They are a brief respite in the darkness. They weaken the mind's control over the body and weaken the body itself. A body chained to desire is lethargic and lacks the... Continue Reading →
Aphorism 36: On the Body and Reality.
My body determines my reality.
Aphorism 35: On the Soul and the Body.
The soul remains ignorant of its condition to retain its sanity. To know it is trapped within flesh would drive it insane.
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 →
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.
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 →
The Soul II
...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 →
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 →
Coffee and My Spiritual Journey.
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 →
The Benefits of Purpose.
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 →
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 →