"So with the opening of each new religious year, at every spring equinox, I think we should give some very definite, careful and thoughtful consideration to our own solution to world problems. We must begin by identifying our concept of the divine...
By means of the physical sun, the earth is made fruitful and the seasons follow each other and the harvest comes. But we must also value the light of that invisible sun, the light of Spirit, for without this all things fail. Without the light of the spirit, there will be no material seasons and no harvest.
There is no way to understand the Light of the Spirit unless it shines in your own heart. The individual can gradually discover the true reason for himself and see the universe as a magnificent ground for growing. He can see himself with all other creatures, with his roots in the earth and his flowers and blossoms looking toward light. "
Excerpted from, "The Road to Inner Light" ©2000 The Philosophical Research Society
Man's eternal quest is for the untroubled self hidden in the depth of his own eternal being. To find this self, is to discover the purpose of human existence; to understand this self, is to know the laws of human redemption; and to live in harmony with this self, is to enjoy a serene existence.
As the surface of the sea is troubled by the winds, so the thoughts and emotions of men are troubled by the storms of circumstance. But the deeper parts of the sea are not troubled by the tempest, and in each of us is a region of peace where self abides forever in blessedness.
All that is required is quiet determination, diligently sustained, leading to complete mental freedom. When we release ourselves from the tyranny of our own thoughts and emotions, we will discover true happiness.
It is the discovery not only of what we need to know, but of what we want to know.
Make the present dynamically right, and that which is good in the past will live; the rest will cease. Make the present right, and that which is necessary for the future will come.
"THE SPIRIT OF ZEN"
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