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Topics covered: We cannot add anything to what we already are by pursuing what we want; There can be nothing more upside-down than people being unable to see that their life is being given to them; "Hope in things seen" is the same as hope in a time to come. Wanting (and not wanting) is always in time; There is a wisdom that transcends desire; Whatever state you find yourself in...
Classroom Talk: 1/19/2022 - Divine wisdom refreshes the soul by renewing (its) faith... but not faith in the hope of a time to come; rather the willing soul flourishes in the Light of its timeless relationship with revelation... and the consequent realization it has already been given all that is Good, True, and Everlasting.
Whenever we put ourselves on the side of what we know is true, then the truth takes our side, lending us what is noble, needful, and divine. Truth sees to it that we are strengthened by wisdom, sheltered by light, and that our hearts know the peace of having fulfilled her plan. And the more we choose in favor of being awake to our own True Self, the sooner we will come to realize...
Topic: How to Exercise the Timeless Wisdom Hidden Within You (11/3/21 Classroom Talk)
Student Talks: 11/5/2021 - Key Lesson: Spiritual wisdom is our greatest wealth. And when, at long last we see this is true -- so that our first love in life becomes the wish to discover the truth of ourselves -- then each moment of every relationship serves as the doorway to the indwelling Divine.
Classroom Talk: 11/3/2021 - Part 1: Every wise saying that stirs the heart, or helps illuminate the mind, is a kind of Divine seed: each speaks in its own tongue of some timeless chapter and verse, but always hinting of -- and silently pointing to -- the Book of Truth from which it has come. Part 2: Wisdom never gets old because its true nature is timeless; knowledge is...
Topics Covered: There is no end to what there is discover about yourself. There are untold riches buried within; All exploration is self-exploration, and it doesn't matter in what world the exploration is done; Only by experience can you prove to yourself that within you awaits everything you will ever discover is true about you; Within wisdom is more wisdom. Within everything we discover...
Classroom Talk: 10/31/2021 - Spiritual wisdom is our greatest wealth. And when, at long last we see this is true -- so that our first love in life becomes the wish to discover the truth of ourselves -- then each moment of every relationship serves as the doorway to the indwelling Divine.
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.
Topics Covered: Wisdom, peace and silence are intimately connected to a new understanding of a unity that had always been here; Thoughts are outside of you, and you will not find wisdom through them; We do not know how to search for wisdom because we do not yet know how to BE; How did the wise man become wise? He stopped answering his own questions...
We must recognize the almost endless cycle of pressure, anxiety, anger, and regret that always appears with the promise that if we follow that branch of negativity, it will lead us back to the source of understanding where we'll be free at last. In fact, that branch we're tempted to follow belongs to something that can never complete itself, and that requires our energy to sustain it.