Excerpts and quotes for attaining the ‘Higher Life’

A Move from Freedom

Jiddu Krishnamurti says that each of us has the ability to understand the very complex and miraculous workings of the human mind if we proceed with great interest.  We will come to find that it is this incredible instrument in which the “eternal, unnameable” resides.   But a person must through personal observation, negate all of…

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Look in the Right Place for Help

This is an action that we resist because we have been taught since birth that the answers lie outside ourselves. Jiddu Krishnamurti says it very clearly: “In oneself lies the whole world and if you know how to look and learn, the door is there and the key is in your hand. Nobody on earth…

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Spiritual Alchemy

Spiritual Alchemy We love the teachings of Vernon Howard because he explains so precisely why we feel so bad much of the time.  There is pure relief in unraveling this mystery.  Here are 18 of the “60 Ways to be a Sick and Unpleasant Human Being” by Vernon Howard. *** 1.  A first requirement for…

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Self-Victory

Vernon Howard, in Esoteric Encyclopedia of Eternal Knowledge, talks about commanding your own mind. SELF -VICTORY It is possible for anyone to command his own mind.  We do not permit strangers to enter our home and destroy valuable possessions, so why permit negative thoughts to roam destructively around our minds?  You are no more required…

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View the Machine

View the Machine This excerpt is from  Maurice Nicoll’s Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of GI Gurdjieff and PD Ouspensky, Vol 3. *** THE SECOND LINE OF WORK “There are three lines of Work.  The first line of Work is work on yourself in connection with what the Work teaches.  The second line of Work…

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Conquering Stress

CONQUERING STRESS The more you know about yourself ~ about your inner-workings ~ the more you are able to understand all humans.   This makes for smooth and easy relations always and everywhere. In his handbook How to Beat the Stress and Get More Out of Life,  Murray Oxman speaks of the conflict we far too…

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Angry?

ANGRY? Recently I re-read Vernon Howard’s booklet,  Conquer Harmful Anger: 100 Ways.  It’s loaded with helpful insights into why we all suffer daily.  After reading on the internet of someone’s angry response to a life situation in which this person thought he was  helping himself, I realized that in reality he was hurting himself.  The…

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Lights Along the Mystic Path

If we are stressed out and unhappy, it is because we are not living from our True Self. Ponder these helpful ideas from Vernon Howard’s book  Cosmic Command to discover what has been waiting for us all along. *** A wise plan for knowing who you are is to first discover who you are not,…

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Attract Your Good

See the difference between thinking of the following ideas and thinking from them.  It is thinking from them that attracts your good. *** 1.  Choose not to be harmed–and you won’t feel harmed.  Don’t feel harmed–and you haven’t been. -Marcus Aurelius 2.  Let go.  Don’t hesitate to just let go.  Do not think or contrive…

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Observing ‘I’

Having read this morning, a chapter from Maurice Nicoll’s  Psychological Commentaries on the Teaching of GI Gurdjieff and PD Ouspensky, Book 3 , an insightful and instructive course of self-discovery was set in motion.  What a great way to spend the day!  Here is an excerpt: *** “What is our greatest danger as we get…

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Just Observe

Jiddu Krishnamurti comments on self-identifying, understanding and a mind deeply observant. *** Being aware does not mean learning and accumulating lessons from life; on the contrary, to be aware is to be without the scars of accumulated experience.  After all, when the mind merely gathers experience according to its own wishes, it remains very shallow,…

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Attract the Higher

If we are stressed out and unhappy, it is because we are not living from our True Self. Ponder these helpful ideas from Vernon Howard’s book  Cosmic Command to discover what has been waiting for us all along. *** A wise plan for knowing who you are is to first discover who you are not,…

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