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The Arhat (Perfected Being)
This is your last birth
As an arhat you have reached enlightenment. This is your last birth. All that you see now is the results of you past karma, but no more karma is being made by you. Once this life is done, all of your karma will be exhausted, and you will pass into nirvana.
Only a bodhisatva or buddha can call you his diciple.
“Beings are Numberless, I vow to free them. Delusions are inexhaustable, I vow to end them. Entrances to the way are boundless, I vow to enter them. The Buddha way is unsurpassable, I vow to embody it.” – The Bodhisattva Vows.
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“As above, so below; as below so above.” — The Kybalion.
The beauty and mysteries of what we see and don’t see above are the same as here below and vice versa. The saying, “there’s nothing new under the sun” comes to mind. There is a harmony, agreement and correspondence between the physical, mental and spiritual planes and this principle of universal application and manifestation, the Principle of Correspondence, is an Universal Law.
So take a few moments each day to meditate and reflect upon this knowledge to open up what otherwise would remain unknown and you will see the sameness of all that exists and will see and know the Divine.
“If you bring forth what is within you, what you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you, what you do not bring forth will destroy you.” – Jesus (As written in the Gospel Of Thomas)
The Light and Love of God is within you.
If you bring forth the light and love within, it will transform you.
If you do not become one with the light and love of God within you but instead turn to darker emotions then that negativity will become an anathema to the Christ within.
So…let your little light shine!
There is a root from which all knowledge has emerged. Humanity has many names for it; we call it Gnosis.
gnosis (-g·no·sis): From Greek γνῶσις. Knowledge.
- The higher meaning of Gnosis is knowledge from experience, especially experience of divinity or that which is beyond the five senses.The word Gnosis does not refer to knowledge that we are told or believe in. Gnosis is conscious, experiential knowledge, not merely intellectual or conceptual knowledge, belief, or theory. This term is synonymous with the Hebrew דעת “da’ath,” the Arabic ma’rifah, the Tibetan rigpa (knowing), and the Sanskrit “jna.”
- Gnosis can also refer to the tradition that embodies the core wisdom or knowledge of humanity, although in the physical world it has not been known by that name, but instead has adopted varying appearances according to culture, time, and place.
The Greek word Gnosis (γνῶσις) implies a type of knowledge that is derived from experience, and encompasses the whole of a person. That is, it is genuine knowledge of the truth. Reality, truth, does not fit neatly into a concept, dogma, or theory, thus genuine Gnosis must also be something that one must experience. Personal experience is not transmissible in conceptual terms; a concept is merely an idea, and experience is far more than an idea. In other words, real Gnosis is an experience that defies conceptualization, belief, or any attempt to convey it. To understand it, one must experience it. This is why real spirituality is based on one’s own effort to experience the truth, and the method to reach that experience is primarily practical.
And here I will try and share with you not only gnosis through other learned eyes, but from my own as well. And the first of this sharing shall be the url link of where I got the above definition. This is a place where those who have eyes to see and ears to hear, shall see and hear the gnosis. I hope that this place gives you a good start for finding your own gnosis. At least maybe a better understanding of what it may be for you. Blessed Be!
“…the greatest of all lessons to know one’s self. For if one knows himself, he will know God; and knowing God, he will be made like God… and that man becomes God, since God so wills”. – Father Clement of Alexandria
For when God made man…He “breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became a living soul”. (Genesis 2:7) We are all God within ourselves as God gave a part of Him to each of us. We call It our soul. We just have to quiet ourselves and find Him inside. So set a time of quiet aside each day and get to know yourself within, and there….you will find God!
“Howsoever men approach Me, even so do I welcome them, for the path men take from every side is Mine.”
– Krishna (Christ), from the Bhagavad-gita
There are many pathways to the Divine….and it matters not which you choose, none is better than another as ALL is welcomed because they ALL lead to the Divine. So choose to travel the pathway that speaks to your soul and worry not as the Divine awaits to welcome you home at the end of your journey!
“I will put my laws in their minds and write them on their hearts. I will be their God, and they will be my people. No longer will a man teach his neighbor, or a man his brother, saying, ‘Know the Lord,’ because they will all know me, from the least of them to the greatest”. – The New Covenant of God
God is within…He even says so Himself! There is no need for a middleman to teach you what God Himself has already written upon your mind and soul. We call It our “inner voice”. Make it a practice to listen to It each and every day…..and hear God!