Thursday, September 04, 2008

Primacy of Being

"As grand and sublime as nature is, with all her planets and systems of planets, and all things thereon contained, yet she and all her forms are but symbols or spoken words representative of the ideas that are forever resting in that which is symboled - the Speaker. Creation therefore represents the divine ideas which are forever resting in the Creator. If nature, the appearance, be so sublime, how more transcendently so must be the reality or Creator; hence the eternal truth conveyed in the words, “thine is the kingdom, the power and the glory forever,” so let it be. What is it to find the kingdom of heaven and dwell therein? but to get understanding, and to become fully conscious that we live and move and have our being in God. To thus know that the kingdom of heaven is at hand is to live in the realization of the power and glory of Being. The reason why the wisdom and power of Being is not more fully manifest, is because the attention is occupied with beliefs which are the opposite of Being, and which deny its presence. The ignorance of the world is due to idolatry, and idolatry consists in placing on form the estimate and worth that belongs alone to Being. Awaken, Oh, slumbering humanity, to thine own inheritance, Being, lay hold upon it, it is thine to use and to enjoy. Be passive in thought, and free from anxiety and fear, and look steadfastly into the Unity of Being, and thou wilt see that all that is, is divine, and more than human. “Be still and know that I am God.” - Malinda Cramer

In the silent sacturary of Being lies all the actuality and potentiality of Existence, the cradle of creation. In the interior sea of original Awareness is born all idea and thought of Spirit's imagining, which is according to its own kind, that of divine Perfection, Love and Wisdom. From this 'Beingness' of Omnipresence is Eternal Good, the outpicturing expression of Spirit's own inherent Nature. Brahma (Infinite, Absolute, Immortal Spirit) is the source and substance of the individualized Atman(living soul), so that in the Light of Self-realization, the Soul acknowledges...'I AM That'. All there is, is 'that'.

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