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“Everybody’s worried about stopping terrorism. Well, there’s a really easy way: stop participating in it.”

Noam Chomsky

 

 

My parents shared not only an improbable love, they shared an abiding faith in the possibilities of this nation. They would give me an African name, Barack, or blessed, believing that in a tolerant America your name is no barrier to success.

Barack Obama

 

 

“In order to receive the holiness that flows into our world, we must prepare and perfect the body, for the body is the throne for the spiritual…..Like the house, the body must be restored.”

– Moses Cordovero (Tefilah le-Mosheh)

 

“When they are confronted with difficulties, many people end up
saying to themselves, ‘Why break my neck looking for a solution?
From now on, things can simply take their course.’ Well, that’s
how you court failure. Thought is an instrument. Yes, the
capacity to think, reason and reflect about every situation is
the best thing that God has given us. Why would anyone want to
get rid of it? It would be just like walking blindfold on the
edge of a precipice. Of course, it is difficult to think,
especially to think well, but it is the only way to evolve.
Actually, there are two ways of thinking: one that brings grief
and suffering because you have not learnt to reflect and one
that, on the contrary, brings peace and joy. Analyse yourself,
and you will notice this. So, try to limit your thoughts to
those that will help to keep you upright.”

Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov

 

Focusing your life solely on making a buck shows a certain poverty of ambition. It asks too little of yourself. Because it’s only when you hitch your wagon to something larger than yourself that you realize your true potential.

Barack Obama

 

 

Now there were some Greeks among those who went up to worship at the Feast. They came to Philip, who was from Bethsaida in Galilee, with a request. “Sir,” they said, “we would like to see Jesus.” Philip went to tell Andrew; Andrew and Philip in turn told Jesus.

Jesus replied, “The hour has come for the Son of Man to be glorified. I tell you the truth, unless a kernel of wheat falls to the ground and dies, it remains only a single seed. But if it dies, it produces many seeds. The man who loves his life will lose it, while the man who hates his life in this world will keep it for eternal life. Whoever serves me must follow me; and where I am, my servant also will be. My Father will honor the one who serves me.

(john I2:20-26).

 

In Jerusalem, in the days before the Passover feast, Jesus spoke again of the impending culmination of the divine drama of his life: “The time is nigh when my body will be glorified into Spirit. But first-well remember what I declare unto you-unless a grain of wheat is thrust into the ground and dies, it cannot multiply itself; but if the grain is buried, it will rise anew as a plant abundant in fruit.” “Jesus was apprising them of his foreknowledge that by the sacrifice of himself and victory of his rising up over the finality of death the divinity in him would be magnified for the benefit of the world. If he sacrificed his body for truth, as he had lived for truth, he would not only enter into the eternal life of his infinite Self, but would show to others by his exemplary presence on earth and in omnipresence the way to their own eternal life.

A selfish existence focused on the self-preservation of one’s own ego, with its attachment to the body and its love of all things temporal is a mental hedge that prevents the soul from enlarging into Spirit. Jesus thus continued: “He who loves his physical life, giving undue solicitude to his body, will nevertheless lose the body and all its material trappings in the oblivion of death. But he who sacrifices attachment the familiar comforts of this physical life to seek the Everlastingness behind the facade of matter will find his consciousness transmuted by salvation into Eternal Life.”

Responding to the devotion of his disciples, Jesus added: “If any devotee desires to serve the Spirit, which is within me, let him follow my Consciousness.” (Only by meditation can the devotee lead his consciousness from the physical plane of the senses through subconsciousness and superconsciousness to Christ Consciousness.) “Any devotee who is in tune with me will be present on the plane of Christ consciousness where I reside always, and he will be recognized and uplifted by the Father-the Transcendental Cosmic Consciousness.”

–Paramahansa Yogananda

 

 

“Unfortunately, you can’t vote the rascals out, because you never voted them in, in the first place.”

Noam Chomsky

 

 

No one is pro-abortion.

 

Barack Obama

 

 

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