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Is anybody here except Allah, God, Brahman, Tao, Universal Consciousness... ?
If there is only God (all being and non-being) then God is always present and the only one present.
(An interesting question to ponder.)

Love is the cement of the universe. Learn to forgive. Learn to love. Each one of you is an incarnate god. Be it!
Dr. de Purucker,
Theosophy a Unity of Religion, Science, and Philosophy

Parisen, Maria 
 an excellent presentation from the Theosophical Society

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download Embracing the Way of Love

24.7 MB 53:59 min

 

When you look at the person; ignore the story and see the soul.

When the New Testament was written by the Universal (Catholic) Church
there were many Gospels excluded for various reasons. Some of the
excluded Gospels have been referred to as Gnostic Gospels.
The term "Gnostic" has been misused and misunderstood for years.
It refers to having direct knowledge or experience of the divine, and the Gnostic Gospels were an attempt
to convey that knowledge, good news, to the readers.

Jesus said, "If two make peace with each other in a single house,
they will say to the mountain, 'Move from here!' and it will move."

His disciples said to him, "When will the kingdom come?"

"It will not come by watching for it. It will not be said, 'Look, here!' or 'Look, there!' Rather, the Father's kingdom is spread out upon the earth, and people don't see it."

Gospel of Thomas, believed to be a Gnostic Gospel (worth looking at)
You will see similarities to some of the sayings in the canonical gospels, but it is thought by some
that this pre-dates them. Others have said that it gives a view of how early "Christians"
(the Christian Community 0-300ce)
viewed their connection with Jesus and the divine.

"But I tell you: Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you" - Jesus of Nazareth, as recorded in Matthew 5:44 (NIV translation)

PEACE IS THE WAY

And one of the scribes came and heard them arguing, and recognizing that He had answered them well, asked Him, "What commandment is the foremost of all?" Jesus answered, "The foremost is, 'Hear, O Israel! The Lord our God is one Lord; and you shall love the Lord your God with all your heart, and with all your soul, and with all your mind, and with all your strength.' "The second is this, 'You shall love your neighbor as yourself.' There is no other commandment greater than these." (NAS, Mark 12:28-31)
"A new command I give you: Love one another. As I have loved you, so you must love one another. By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another." (NIV, John 13:34-35)
Jesus of Nazareth

~PEACE THEOLOGY ~

"There is no way to Peace. Peace is the Way."
A. J. Muste

Patience is the lesson I had given to me from the moment I stepped on the earth; ever since I have tried to practice it, but there is more to be learnt.
Hazrat Inayat Khan

Son of Adam  Saadi Saadi Shirazi, Sheikh Mosleh al-Din
Saadi was born in Shiraz around 1200. He died in Shiraz around 1292.
He lost his father in early childhood. With the help of his uncle, Saadi completed his early education in Shiraz. Later he was sent to study in Baghdad at the renowned Nezamiyeh College, where he acquired the traditional learning of Islam.

Quotes From Holy Quran

If they seek peace, then seek you peace. And trust in God for He is the One that heareth and knoweth all things. [8:61]

O mankind! We created you from a single soul, male and female, and made you into nations and tribes, so that you may come to know one another. Truly, the most honored of you in Gods sight is the greatest of you in piety. God is All-Knowing, All-Aware. [49:13]

"There shall be no compulsion in religion: the right way is now distinct from the wrong way. Anyone who denounces the devil and believes in GOD has grasped the strongest bond; one that never breaks. GOD is Hearer, Omniscient.". [2:256]

Hold to forgiveness, command what is right; but turn away from the ignorant." [7:199]

"Have patience with what they say, and leaves them with noble (dignity)." [73:10]

"And the servants of Allah . . . are those who walked on the earth in humility, and when the ignorant address them, they say 'Peace'" [25:63]

"Allah is with those who restrain themselves." [16: 128]

"And if you punished, let your punishment be proportionate to the wrong that has been done to you; but if you show patience, that is indeed the best course. [16:126]

The Bible

Love is patient, love is kind. It does not envy, it does not boast, it is not proud.
1 Corinthians 13
 The alien living with you must be treated as one of your native-born. Love him as yourself, for you were aliens in Egypt. I am the LORD your God.
Leviticus 19
 

"A human being is part of the whole called by us
"universe," a part limited in time and space.
We experience ourselves, our thoughts, and feelings as
something separate from the rest.
A kind of optical delusion of consciousness.
This delusion is a kind of prison for us, restricting
us to our personal desires and to affection for
a few persons nearest to us.
Our task must be to free ourselves from the prison
by widening our circle of compassion to embrace
all living creatures and the whole of nature in all
of its beauty...
We shall require a substantially new manner of thinking
if humankind is to survive."

Albert Einstein

"Until he extends his circle of compassion to include all living things,
man will not himself find peace."
Albert Schweitzer

Our compassion, care and love must extend to all living things. We share a common future with our fellow creatures of the earth.


WE ARE ALL EARTHLINGS
(*graphic and disturbing content that we all should be aware of)

"The world is my country, all mankind are my brethren, 
and to do good is my religion."
Thomas Paine

Become a Global Citizen, Paixland.org

 

*from the "FOUR QUARTETS" by T.S. Eliot

 

God gives the things of this earth a certain color and variety and value, causing childish folk to argue over it.
When a piece of dough is baked in the shape of a camel or lion these children bite their fingers excitedly in their greed.
Both lion and camel turn to bread in the mouth, but it’s futile to tell this to children

Rumi, Mathnawi VI, 4717-19

If you are irritated by every rub,

how will your mirror be polished?
Rumi, Mathnawi I, 2980

 

 

“ When “I” and “You” are absent,

I’ve no idea if this is a mosque

synagogue, church, or temple.”
Mahmud Shabistari

 

Human beings are
soft and supple when alive,
stiff and straight when dead. 

The myraid creatures, the grasses and trees are
soft and fragile when alive,
dry and whithered when dead. 

Therefore, it is said:
The rigid person is a disciple of death;
The soft, supple, and delicate are lovers of life. 

An army that is inflexible will not conquer;
A tree that is inflexible will snap.
The unyielding and mighty shall be brought low;
The soft, supple, and delicate will be set above. 

Tao Te Ching (76)

“ The truly sincere act is the one that is unknown
to any recording angel.
has no demon to oppose it,
and no self to take pride in it.”

 

WAGE PEACE
poem by Judyth Hill

The Persian Poet and Mystic Hafiz touches the soul as if 
he wrote just to you.

To injure an opponent is to injure yourself.

To control aggression without inflicting injury is the Art of Peace.

Morihei Ueshiba


"I, You, He, She, We..
In the Garden of Mystical Lovers these are not true distinctions."
Rumi (C. Barks)

TRUE LOVER ~ ATTAR

What is reality? Isn't it a relative perception.
If it is daytime for you right now, that is your "reality", but the "reality" for someone on the other side of the earth is night.
Remember that our way of perceiving something is just one way, one reality.

"The world in which you were born is just one model of reality. Other cultures are not failed attempts at being you; they are unique manifestations of the human spirit."
— Wade Davis

 

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