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Work Ethic [19 Feb 2007|10:34pm]

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Aetherius once said to only work long enough and hard enough to have those things that you need rather than those things that you want and to devote the rest of the time in selfless service.

Imagine if all people in the world did that.

You wouldn't have all the Mercedes' and BMW's driving through Beverly Hills, but you wouldn't have starving millions either.
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Karma Yoga and Joy [19 Feb 2007|02:22pm]

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Joy can come from work. The path of Karma Yoga is work, is action. Karma means action. But not work for one's own self per se, but for others, for the benefit of others, work done then in a selfless manner.

If one depends on others for happiness, then that is a rather precarious position. Of course, no man is an island, and if I don't love you, then I've never loved another. Because if I don't love you who may be a stranger to me, or even an enemy, then I don't know what love is.

Of course, it's difficult, this kind of love, impersonal and unconditional, but what in life that is worthwhile isn't?
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The Eternal One [03 Dec 2006|01:46pm]

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There are many “individuals” in the so-called New Age movement. Or should I say, there are many in the so-called New Age movement who seem to have the desire to push their own individuality.

How can you have oneness while continually pushing your individuality?

There are those who believe that one has their own truth and another has theirs. How can this be true? How can truth contradict itself from one individual to another? My friends, it cannot.

Truth is One. All are One. God is the eternal universal Oneness. And so it is!
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Woman is the Mother of the World [24 Nov 2006|11:37am]

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A thorough observation of nature will soon give to one an appreciation that all things in nature have a sublime purpose and are in place for very good reason. Because of the unfeeling march into the various fields of science, man, the neophyte, in his ignorance and arrogance, has often and erroneously conceived that he could “improve” nature. Nothing is generally further from the truth. The smaller can never contain the larger. The whole is greater than its parts. Man, being a part of nature, and therefore subservient to it, can only hope to cooperate with his great Mother and thereby achieve the greatest results and avoid the direst of consequences.

Woman is Mother of the World. In Her silent yet faithful embrace I stand, incorruptible.
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Thanks [23 Nov 2006|09:23pm]

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At this time, it is important to detach ourselves from the materialistic trappings of day-to-day life and remember to not take what we have for granted. It is so easy, in daily life, to take things for granted. But, at this time, let us remember not to do this. Let us remember to be thankful for the Sun, on which we so absolutely depend, the Moon, the Stars and the Mighty Galaxy in which we live, which allows us to remain within Its wondrous Body, magnificent in proportion and marvelous in content.

Let us, at this time, remember the Earth who, in Divine Patience, has suffered us, has allowed a forlorn race a space refuge for a time so that we might evolve into the God Potential, which is within each of us, and Her fruits, upon which we also depend.

Let us, too, remember the Wondrous Beings Who have graced us with Their glorious presence, the Saviors of the human race, Who without, would have been lost again and again for eons of time.

Let us never forget and take for granted these things and more. Let us always remember and give thanks to those and those things we hold dear, for without these, our lives have less joy, less peace, less love.

And let us never forget the God which granted all these things and give eternal Thanks and praise to He and It which brought it all about in the beginning.
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Communication Breakdown [19 Nov 2006|02:55pm]

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The latest Mercury Retrograde period is finally over and thank God for that. This was a rough one!
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Yoga [16 Nov 2006|12:34pm]

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The problem with academia and the man of letters is that he cannot even begin to fathom that anything can extend beyond his dry intellect and limited physical research.

Granted, there is a place for the intellect and physical research, but these are mere tools only and will eventually serve to prove what the full blown jnani has known for eons anyway. The further science advances the further it proves the existence of God.

The yogi, on the other, whether he can write his own name or not, has, through diligent practice, opened the higher mental centers and is able to contact the plane of high intuition, through which flows inspiration and knowledge.

Certainly, there is a place for academia as long as one realizes that it has its limits.
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Akasha [15 Nov 2006|07:27pm]

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I cross posted the last entry on one of the other communities, and got fairly well criticized because of the statement that Sanskrit was the first spoken language on the Earth. Actually that statement was made by Dr. George King, and I’ll take his word for it above anyone else.

Having said that, the entire point of the entry was not the antiquity of any particular language, however interesting and significant that might be, but the efficacy of the repetition of Mantra in Sanskrit.

Be that as it may, there have been seers from time immemorial, great sages who, through the efficiency of a highly sensitized nervous system, have been able to accurately read the akasha and have known completely and accurately any point so chosen in the history of the human race, the sensitized human nervous system still being the most sensitive of all instruments.

Of course, when one asks for tangible evidence relating to knowledge derived in such a way, it can be difficult to produce.

However, such is the nature of truth!

Hence the statement made by Jesus, “I thank thee Father, for Thou hast kept these things from the prudent and the wise and revealed them unto babes.”
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Sanskrit [13 Nov 2006|09:28pm]

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"And the LORD said, Behold, the people is one, and they have all one language; and this they begin to do: and now nothing will be restrained from them, which they have imagined to do. Go to, let us go down, and there confound their language, that they may not understand one another's speech.

"So the LORD scattered them abroad from thence upon the face of all the earth: and they left off to build the city. Therefore is the name of it called Babel; because the LORD did there confound the language of all the earth: and from thence did the LORD scatter them abroad upon the face of all the earth."
– Genesis 11:6-9

The ancient language of Sanskrit is the most ancient language known on Earth. It is also the only scientific and metaphysically devised language on Earth. It was the first language to be spoken on Earth, and it will be the last language spoken on Earth.

Sanskrit is directly derived from what one may call the fifty primeval sounds. More in particular, these fifty sounds are derived from the "pedals" surrounding the Chakras, floodgates or energy votices, contained within the suble body of man. Each of the pedals of the different Chakras are connected to what the Yogis call the "nadis" or subtle nerves contained within the subtle or etheric structure.

All things in manifestation have a certain vibration and everything in manifestation makes a sound, either sonically or supersonically. The Ancient Masters, in Their Meditations, heard the sounds made by the fifty pedals of the different Chakras and these sounds became the alphabet of the Sanskrit language.

One of the most potent ways of using Sanskrit is through the ancient Science of Mantra. Mantra in Sanskrit, when diligently repeated, causes the Chakras to vibrate in a different way and enhances their function. It is through the higher Chakras that higher mind is drawn into the aspirant and from there it is translated by the brain as inspiration, higher knowledge and truth. Mantra Yoga, then, as such, is a very valuable practice.
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Chariots of the Gods [11 Nov 2006|07:50pm]

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On the evening of November 30, 1999, I witnessed the strangest phenomenon.

It was approximately 8:30 pm and I had just finished with my last student at the school of music. I had gotten into my car and proceeded to drive south, on my way home, down the all too familiar street, when the most amazing phenomenon caught my eye.

It shot across the night sky with amazing speed, glowing a brilliant electric light blue as it did so. It appeared, in the heavens, about the size of a dime at arms length, traveling at what must have been thousands of miles per hour as it disappeared, in seconds, from view behind trees blackened by the night.

I had seen meteors before; I had seen meteors and shooting stars by the dozens on my trips to the mountains away from city lights. But I had never seen anything at all like this. Its color, size and proximity, it was well in Earth’s atmosphere, made it quite different than any meteor that I had ever seen. And its very speed alone would rule out it being anything from this Earth; it tore across the night sky in seconds! It had no wings and made no sound. Astonishing!

To anyone who has studied the UFO phenomenon, it is quite apparent that we have been visited by extraterrestrial craft from time immemorial. It would appear, at this time of change, as we amass a greater and greater knowledge of ourselves, as we delve deeper into the mysteries of the atom, with all that atomic science portents, and as we enter the new millennium, we are being visited and watched by Intelligence from beyond Earth more than ever before.
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Extraterrestrial Intelligence [10 Nov 2006|10:01pm]

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Do you believe that intelligent life exists on other planets?

Yes
10(83.3%)
No
0(0.0%)
I'm not sure.
2(16.7%)


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The Fifth Line [10 Nov 2006|08:10pm]

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“The fifth line, undivided, shows its subject perfectly sincere, and linking (others) to him in closest union. There will no be error.” – I Ching

It is through heartfelt sincerity that all barriers are broken down. All things, even the rocks themselves, respond to true sincerity born of unconditional Love. There is but One Energy which courses incessantly throughout the vast matrix of creation, and from that energy, all virtue is born.

Let the heart be sincere. Let the Love, which is ever effulgent, ever existent, flow from the heart of one to penetrate the minds and hearts of all, like the great Oracle, who speaks and thinks and Loves, penetrates timelessness.
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Opposition [08 Nov 2006|09:13pm]

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Naturally, all circumstances and events which come upon one are not happenstance. There cannot be a thing as coincidence or happenstance in an ordered Universe. Should the order that applies to every Celestial Body thoughout vast Creation not also apply to small man? Every experience that one gains, every person that one meets is one’s desert for good or bad. Relationships are born or destroyed through the synergistic growth or dwindling of soul and soul.

The world is a wicked place. But through encountering wickedness, one is afforded the opportunity to learn certain necessary lessons which one has proven one cannot learn in any other way. Judgment is odious. For what pompous fool would ever suppose that he were the least separate from the worst of the worst? Within this breast is all the evil that ever was in the most wicked. I am a liar and a fool to think of myself as the slightest bit separate from the most hardened criminal. Yet within this breast is also Divinity Itself. And that I also know. The choice, then, is one’s to make, either to ascend to the heights, or descend into the pit. Sooner or later, by all the laws that be, one must ascend to the heights, whether that journey span a billion lives or three.

The Jnani welcomes the worst. He drinks the bitter draught knowing that it is his to drink. The Jnani welcomes the enemy. He accepts the actions of the adversary knowing that adversity is only a reflection of those things within himself. Whatever one fears, sooner or later, one will be faced with. One cannot avoid the truth. “Love thy neighbor as thyself” has been depicted as the greatest love. Yet to love thy enemy as thyself is a far greater love. Yet, thy enemy is thyself which has come to teach thyself the lessons that thyself was not able to gain without its aid.
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Healing Demonstration in Los Angeles [15 Oct 2006|08:04pm]

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Healing Demonstration
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Karma Yoga [15 Oct 2006|04:21pm]

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There are many who think that spiritual endeavor is akin to happiness. This is very often not the case. Spiritual endeavor, true spiritual endeavor, that is, requires sacrifice. One often sacrifices one's own happiness and certainly comfort for the benefit of others. There are many example of this. Mother Teresa, Gandhi, Jesus, Buddha, Martin Luther King and others gave up personal happiness and comfort for others' benefit.
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Operation Sunbeam [24 Sep 2006|09:56am]

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Today we celebrate the 40th Anniversary of the start of Operation Sunbeam.
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International Day of Peace Vigil [10 Sep 2006|09:23am]

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The Aetherius Society will participate in the International Day of Peace Vigil on September 21 as it has done every year since the inception of IDPV.

We are asking people to cooperate with us on this great all-day event by sending out prayers for peace to the world and/or by practicing The Twelve Blessings during this time with us from wherever you are in the world.

See http://www.aetherius.org/twelveblessings
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Primary Initiation [08 Jul 2006|09:35am]

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Today, we celebrate the Earth.
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Divine Avatar [05 Jul 2006|09:41pm]

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The divine Himalayan Yogi as depicted by Yogananada's brother through a description of the great Avatar by Paramahansa Yogananada himself.

The Lord Babaji is Lord and Master of the Earth. He is the greatest Avatar to ever grace Earth. He is immortal. He is at least 18,000,000 years old in the same physical body. Those who have met him, say that looks about 25. Among many, many other things, He speaks every known Earth language fluently.

Certainly it is an inspiration to dispense with all superfluous thoughts and activities and focus on That, the only Reality which Is.
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Images [01 Jul 2006|11:01pm]

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I finally got some images up on the CD section of the online store. I've only been meaning to do that since December. I finally got to the Epson scanner over there. They are absolutely brilliant lectures on those CDs, by the way. I can't recommend them highly enough.
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