Starting Over / New Beginnings
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Topic: Realize and Release the Useless Suffering of Unconscious Karma (8/9/21 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: Egotism and self-love produces useless suffering; Useless suffering cannot be separated from useless, unseen resistance; The more we resist something, the more we suffer, believing that the resistance to what we want to do or be will somehow liberate us from what we don't want; The more you talk to yourself about why you suffer, the more you suffer...
Classroom Talk: 8/4/2021 - There can be no reconciliation with (painful) karma until we enter it understanding the following truth: whatever sacrifice is asked of us to release our suffering serves a higher purpose than can be known by the parts of us thus called to realize them; and to that Divine end -- and for it alone -- do we surrender ourselves to a Timeless Intelligence greater than our own.
Topic: The Karma-Free Path to Being Perfectly Complete (4/21/21 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered:Real freedom cannot be shattered. What kind of freedom is it if it can be taken away?; The farther one travels, the less one knows; The outer world is not separate from the inner world in the usual way that we think; We usually think of karma in the sense of a painful consequence for having done something wrong. The word "karma" is more closely connected...
Classroom Talk: 4/21/2021 - Part 1: Every moment spent in the love of wisdom, accompanied by our wish to keep its company regardless the cost, helps us build an unseen but eternal bridge between the deepest and highest parts of ourselves. Part 2: The importance of working to develop our attention is found in the appearance of a new kind...
Topic: How to Make Your Karma Start Working for You (4/7/21 Classroom Talk)
Topics Covered: If we want to change the world we see, then we have to change the way we see the world; Karma is not just cause and effect the way that we usually think of it. Karma is also permanently tied to our character. The actions that we take cannot be separated from our character; We are invited to participate in a self-organizing, intelligent, loving universe....
Classroom Talk: 4/7/2021 - At every possible moment of crossing over into a new and higher level of consciousness, standing at the gate between each spiritual kingdom, there is a faultless, infallible celestial guard. His authority is absolute; it is backed by nothing less than the Balance of All There Is. He has but one timeless task...
Student Talks: 3/12/2021 - Key Lesson: Part 1: There is no desire within which isn't hidden -- much like the fabled Trojan horse -- some form of unseen pain that is its "partner in time." Part 2: Things are the way they are, because we are the way we are; the life we've made acts upon who we've become, just as who we become...
Topics Covered:Our minds are full of images from which we derive an identity through identification with the image; In the moment of feeling ourselves as being under attack, the self that feels attacked goes into thought to find a solution, searching the very content of the mind that attracted the perceived attack in the first place; The moment is not attacking us, but it is instead trying to show...
Classroom Talk: 3/7/2021 - Part 1: There is no desire within which isn't hidden - much like the fabled Trojan horse - some form of unseen pain that is its "partner in time." Part 2: Things are the way they are, because we are the way we are; the life we've made acts upon who we've become, just as who we become (in the throes of each...
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