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It's there... and then it's not, The shadow of the sun. You can neither control the moment it appears, Nor the way it runs to hide itself, Mingling in the shadow of dusk... Until it simply just disappears.
Our fears and worries, our ambitions make something of us, don't they? The fact is, everything makes something of us because there's something in us that makes of it what is does, which is the real meaning of the old expression: a tempest in a teapot.
Why can't we shake our sense of being incomplete in spite of all we've acquired? After all, what hope is there of finding in the world situated around us something that can answer our longing to be whole, to be one with life, when this need itself comes into us from a world above us? Small wonder we search in vain! It is a divine discontent that drives us in our search for...
Topics covered: There is no freedom to be found in possessions, in the known, the familiar, the comfortable; It is wise to seek immortality because time defeats all other ambitions; You cannot resist then moment and learn from it at the same time. And if you can't learn from the moment, then you cannot grow inwardly; Nothing happens to you. Everything happens for you so that you can learn from the revelation...
Topic: Freedom from the Unseen Source of Fear, Stress, and Sorrow (Classroom Talk 2/15/23)
Topics covered: The mind believes that it possess what it imagines. However, to be in imagination is to be separate from what you are thinking about; Humanity is spiritually asleep, and the purpose of a true spiritual school is to show men and women that very fact; The fox blames the trap. The real nature of the trap is the nature of the fox that is identified with what it wants.
Classroom Talk: 2/15/2023 - Intention without conviction is like a tree with shallow roots; it is easily up-ended, and ends up bearing no fruit.
Topics Covered: It is not we who are taking a journey... Rather, we are being taken on a journey. The journey is not through the world outside of us. The journey is into and through ourselves. The wisdom we seek is already within us; Wisdom is understanding that the possessions of this world come and go; There is no wisdom in having an enemy to resent. There is no wisdom in fear...
Classroom Talk: 10/30/2021 - Most of us are filled with wants that change nothing about who we are, let alone fill the emptiness we all feel within. If we must ask for something, let it be for greater wisdom; for possessions and powers come and go, but Real Wisdom is now... and forever.
Classroom Talk: 7/10/2019 Part 1: There is nothing you can possess in this world of passing time that will not eventually prove itself worthless... And yet, as unwanted as this indisputable fact of life may be, that's its value! So then, why wait to see the truth of this when, by embracing it, you might just be set free. Part 2: Powers, possessions, all forms...