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Goodness Has No Motive & Human Evolution

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Before Completion The transition from chaos to order depends upon your achieving your inner calm.
Conflict The proper response to conflict, whether it lies within or without us, is disengagement. 

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Goodness Has No Motive
If I have a motive to be good, does that bring about goodness? Or is goodness something entirely devoid of this urge to be good, which is ever based on a motive? Is good the opposite of bad, the opposite of evil? Every opposite contains the seed of its own opposite, does it not?
When the mind wants not to want, the root of want, of desire, is still there. So goodness is not the opposite of evil; it is a totally different state. And what is that state?  Obviously, goodness, has no motive because all motive is based on the self; it is the egocentric movement of the mind, So what do we mean by goodness? Surely, there is goodness only  when there is total att…

Justifying Evil

February 24, 2015
Justifying Evil

Obviously the present crisis throughout the world is exceptional, without precedent. There have been crises of varying types at different periods throughout history- social, national, political. Crises come and go; economic recessions, depressions, come, get modified, and continue in a different form. We know that; we are familiar with that process. Surely the present crisis is not different, is it not? It is different first because we are dealing not with money nor with tangible things but with ideas. The crisis is exceptional because it is in the field of ideation. We are quarreling with ideas, we are justifying murder; everywhere in the world we are justifying murder as a means to a righteous end, which in itself is unprecedented. Before, evil was recognized to be evil, murder was recognized to be murder, but now murder is a means to achieve a noble result.

Murder, whether of one person or of a group of people, is justified, because the murderer, o…

Consistency is Contrary to Nature, Contrary to Life: "Catching Up"

Too much consistency is as bad for the mind as it is for the body. Consistency is contrary to nature, contrary to life. The only completely consistent people are the dead. Consistent intellectualism and spirituality may be socially valuable, up to a point; but they make, gradually, for individual death. - Aldous Huxley

February 16, 2015 Action Without Idea It is only when the mind is free from idea that ere can be experiencing. Ideas are not truth; and truth is something that must be experience directly, from moment to moment. It is not a n experience which you want-- which is then merely sensation.
Only when one can go beyond the bundle of ideas-- which is the "me", which is the mind, which has a partial or complete continuity-- only when one can go beyond that, when though is completely silent, is there a state of experience. Then one shall know what truth is.
February 17, 2015 Action Without the Process of Thought What do we mean by idea? Surely idea is the process of though…

Pendulum and Books

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Chakra Stacked Layered Healing Heart Crystal Dowsing Divination Pendulum
Received this beauty today. I can't wait to use it!  I also got these two books for such a great deal! 

Agitated by Belief / / Beyond Belief

February 10 
Agitated by Belief

So, your religion, your belief  in God, is an escape from actuality, and therefore it is no religion at all. The rich man who accumulates money through cruelty, through dishonesty, through cunning exploitation believes in God; and you also believe in God, you also are cunning, cruel, suspicious, envious. Is God to be found through dishonesty, through deceit, through cunning tricks of the mind? Because you collect all the sacred books and the various symbols of God, does that indicate that you are religious person? So, religion is not escape from the fact; religion is the understanding of the fact of what you are in your everyday relationships; religion is the manner of your speech, the way you talk, the way you address your servants, the way you treat your wife and children, there must be confusion; and whatever it does, the mind that is confused will only create more confusion, more problems and conflict.

A mind that escapes from the actual, from the fa…

Listening To Björk "Greatest Hits"

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February 07-09

February 07 When There Is Love, Self Is Not
Reality, truth, is not to be recognized. For truth to come, belief, knowledge, experiencing, virtue, pursuit of virtue-- which is different from being virtuous-- all this must go. The virtuous person who is conscious of pursing virtue can never find reality. He may be a very decent person; that is entirely different from the man of truth, truth has come into being. A virtuous man is a righteous man, and a righteous man can never understand what is truth because virtue to him is the covering of the self, the strengthening of the self; because he is pursuing virtue. When he says ," I must be without greed," the state in which he is non-greedy and which he experience, strengthens the self. That is why it is so important to be poor, not only in the things of the world, but also in belief and in knowledge. A man rich with worldly riches or a man rich in knowledge and belief, will never know anything but darkness, and will be the center o…

Book Of Life: February

Becoming Belief Action Good and Evil
February 01 Becoming Is Strife Life as we know it, our daily life, is a process of becoming. I am poor and I act with an end in view, which is to become rich. I am ugly and I want to become beautiful. Therefore my life is a process of becoming something. The will to be is the will to become, at different levels of consciousness, in different states, in which there is challenge, response, naming, and recording. Now, this becoming is strife, this becoming is pain, is it not? It is a constant struggle: I am this,, and I want to become that.
February 02
All Becoming Is Disintegration The mind has an  idea, perhaps pleasurable, and it wants to be like that idea, which is a projection of your desire. You are this, which you do not like, and you want to become that, which you like. The ideal is a self-projection; the opposite is an extension of what is; it is not the opposite at all, but a continuity of what is, perhaps somewhat modified. The projection is self…

The End of January in The Beginning of February

Due to my recent health issues I was unable to post the last few lessons from the Book of Life for January. The following are all the lessons in their entirety. . . I usually do a brief summary but I've taken the time to write all of this out for you all. I believe it's important to share this information with any and everyone seeking knowledge and inspiration on a daily basis. 

Active Self-Knowledge
January 25
Without self-knowledge, experience breeds illusion; with self-knowledge, experience, which is the response to challenge does not leave a cumulative residue as memory . Self-knowledge is the discovery from moment to moment of the ways of the self, its intentions and pursuit, its thoughts and appetites. There can never be "your experience" and "my experience";  the very term "my experience" indicates ignorance and the acceptance of illusion.
Creativeness Through Self-Knowledge January 26 . . . There is no method for self-knowledge. Seeking a method…

What A Week [End]

Last week on Wednesday morning I called 911 for an ambulance. I've never done this for myself, and never thought I'd have to. I was picked up and rushed to the nearest hospital.
I'd been experiencing dizziness, terrible pain in my chest, vomiting nonstop and just overall feeling like complete shit. Immediately they knew what was wrong with me, I have Type 1 Diabetes. The disease does not run in my family, so I assume I got it after giving birth to Dzhokhar. After 3 days of no eating or drinking I woke up in my hospital bed very unsure of how this all happened to me. How did I let my health get so bad???? I was also diagnosed with Acute Kidney Injury, Acute UTI, Hypokalemia and something else that I cannot remember. 
I maintained a Vegetarian diet for the past 8 years, so the fact that this all happened now is just surprising. I promise to restore my health and rid myself of this disease the best I can.
The worst part of this was not being there for Dzhokhar. I've never…