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Will power completes the task

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, purpose, spirituality

By Lt Col RK Langar

Various factors contribute towards completion of any task which we undertake. Out of these one factor which is common and most important for completion of our task or our duty is our own will power. Will power is defined as a positive and creative function of mind which impels, propels and enables a person to complete a chosen moral task despite all obstacles coming his way. Will power simply means ‘I will do it’. Will power can also be defined as our capability to avoid an amoral act however tempting it may be. Our problem of life is our inability to do things which are right and at the same time our inability to resist from things which are wrong. This is an aspect of an ordinary human nature which slides down easily because to raise oneself to perform a moral act requires through understanding and self effort. Some time we perform wrong acts on the plea that whole society is doing so. Such a tendency is due to our weak will power due to which we easily get influenced by the  will of the majority. We forget that to accept that majority is always right is a wrong belief. Obedience of social laws and our code of conduct should be perfect for developing our will power. (more…)

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Discovering Your True Self

abracad, · Categories: purpose, self help

The Human Condition

At essence we are each eternal spirit surrounded by various increasingly transient layers, the most permanent of which being our life purpose. Beyond this lie the various personas we adopt for different roles, and beyond these the consciousness of the moment created by the circumstances of now. Our outer layers are largely junk, created both internally and externally, that we must recognize as worthless and in so doing allow what truly matters to shine through.

The details of life are utterly irrelevant. What seems important in the now is ultimately insignificant. We’ll all soon be dead. Life is nothing more than an experience-giving machine. What really matters is the experience we acquire during the process and carry with us into eternity.

Human experience is inevitably imperfect. Life is not a vacation but a tough school presenting hard lessons, along with the potential for great satisfaction. Inevitably we will make mistakes and fall short of the ideal. But perfection is not our purpose. Our purpose is to learn from our experiences, as such there are no bad experiences or mistakes, only lessons. (more…)

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Living in the present is real living

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, purpose, spirituality

By Lt Col R K Langar

Many of us do not realize the value of living in the present. They feel that present will not give them the happiness they are looking for. Happiness for them lies in remembering some happy moments of the past. They also hope that the future will give them thrilling moments which the present has eluded them thus far. Not only that they also have some regrets of the past and anxieties for the future due to which they do not understand the value of living in the present moment.   Living in present is the real living because the good doings of the present will not only neutralize ill doings of the past but shall also make your future an affair to remember. What we are now are the effects of our past deeds and what we do now shall have a direct bearing on the quality of our future life. Time wasted now in remembering the past or imagining the future can be usefully invested in living in the present. (more…)

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Living inside out and not outside in

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, purpose, spirituality

By Lt Col R K Langar

Introduction

The title of this write up says that a human being who is potentially divine has a wealth of values and beauties inside him which give him strength. Therefore he should live in this world as per his inner strength which should influence the outer world. And at the same time man should be so strong internally that nothing from outer world should influence him which is not in line with his belief system. When I say man is potentially divine it means that the soul or Atma is a ray of God Almighty, the one without a second, and the Atma has all the Divine virtues which need to be manifested to their pristine glory by human effort by yoga and by thinking about them and by imbibing them. (more…)

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Life Path Choices

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, purpose, self help

By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff

Now, that I am older and had many opportunities to drink from the fountain of life; I offer the young person starting out and trying to making their way into the world, the following advice, and a simple exercise to help you figure this potential out:

Be who you are;
Seek to express yourself in the world
And don’t let others hold you back
From this individual expression.  (more…)

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The Importance of Being Independent

abracad, · Categories: purpose, self help

Independence and Quality of Life

Life is a process of accumulating experience(s). Before being born into this world we decide, with guidance from more advanced souls, the kind of experiences we will seek during our life. We also decide the role we will play in the lives of others, ie to help them accumulate experience.

But for all our best laid plans the key characteristic of a human being is our free will. Throughout life circumstances conspire to keep us (more or less) to our pre-determined agenda. But we have the power of choice, every step of the way. There are no right or wrong choices, as all routes bring experience; but some paths clearly bring a higher quality of experience than others. The recognition and valuing of the faculty of independent choice determines the quality of our life. (more…)

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Death: The Great Change

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, purpose, survival

By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff

Why must the physical body die?  Why must each soul taste death?

In death the reason for life is more visible. Death of the physical body is necessary for the lesson to be learned.  The universe is in motion, constantly changing; connected by energy, recreating itself according to various designs. This is our destiny as well.

To the poet: life is like an afternoon at the shore.  The sunlight, ocean spray, sand, and multitude of sea creatures are to be enjoyed.  We come for a few hours, experience the many sensations with family and friends, then return renewed to our other duties and life. (more…)

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The evolution of humanity

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, purpose

A compilation

The evolution of consciousness, the path of ever-widening awareness of Reality, defines life at all levels, and is the subject of esoteric philosophy and science.

We present a selection of quotations on the theme of 'The Evolution of Humanity' from Maitreya (Messages from Maitreya the Christ), Benjamin Creme's Master (A Master Speaks), and Benjamin Creme's writings.

When we talk about evolution, we are really talking about the evolution of consciousness, of conscious awareness. That is what life is, a gradual awakening to higher and wider vistas of Being and Reality. That is life at every level. So growth of consciousness started as soon as, for the very first time, we came into incarnation in the primeval swamp. When was it? Eighteen-and-a-half million years ago. What is the main impediment in our struggle? The main impediment is karma. Every advance in evolution, and therefore every expansion of consciousness, takes place through the resolution of karma. (Benjamin Creme, Maitreya's Mission Volume Two(more…)

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Free Will & Concept of Design

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, purpose

By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff

Q: Can you elaborate on free will and how this interplays with the concept of design?

As discussed, what distinguishes man from other creations is the capacity to make our own decisions. Within specific parameters, travelers can choose aspects of their lives, and if they wish to serve God.

In establishing a life-plan, we decide what areas we would like to further develop, i.e., learn about and accomplish and how this will assist us in our journey back to God.  In order to accomplish the learning that is required, we bring along with us certain skills and abilities.  All of this is freely chosen and if we choose not to reincarnate, at this time, we are free not to do this as well. (more…)

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Impact of a Tragedy: Trayvon Martin

abracad, · Categories: externally authored, in the news, purpose

By Dr. Stewart Bitkoff

The whole world is a marketplace for Love,
For naught that is, from Love remains remote.
The Eternal Wisdom made all things in Love.
On Love they all depend, to Love all turn.
The earth, the heavens, the sun, the moon, the stars
The center of their orbit find in Love.
By love are all bewildered, stupefied,
Intoxicated by the Wine of Love.

-Attar

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Today a reader asked me to comment upon the death of Trayvon Martin, a 17 year old young man and the circumstances surrounding his death. From my point of view, I offer the following thoughts, but first let us discuss what appears to have happened. (more…)

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