4.30-25

(4.30) What we do depends upon who we are. Who we are depends upon what we think. Thus, our quality of thought determines conditions we meet in life.

Thought inspires action. Thus, what we think determines the conditions we create.

(4.29) Inspiration is the art of Self realization–the ability to adjust the individual mind to Universal mind; a recognition of the omnipresence of omniscience.

Self realization is the result of creating something from nothing. “Nothing” is a temporary or ongoing state of “ego-death.” This is the optimal state for inspiration because creating something from something is simply change. We must become “nothing” to become innovative.

(4.28) The cause of all lack, limitation, disease, inharmony and discord is the result of the exact same law. This law acts relentlessly and is continuously bringing about conditions in correspondence with the thought that inspired or created them.

The law of cause & effect is not subject to morality, thus, if you think about negative experience, negative experience will be reinforced in conditions.

(4.27) The Universal is the basis fact of all existence.

The Universal is the principle of cause & effect. This is the guiding principle of nature, understood best as love.

(4.26) This is accomplished by securing a perfect understanding of the principle forces, methods and combinations of mind.

Forces empower mind.

Methods exercise mind.

Combinations… of thought.

(4.25) Constructive thinking is the ability to adjust our thought process to the will of the Universal; to cooperate with natural law.

Mindfulness produces an awareness of our thoughts.  Awareness allows us to observe the effects (forces) produced by different methods and combinations of thinking (cause). The knowledge we acquire can then be applied to adjust our thought process–if necessary–to produce desired effects.

 

 

 

Crossover Week #2 (c)

(3.13) Need, want, and desire–in the largest sense–induce, guide, and determine action.

(4.13) A practical working knowledge of cause and effect is secured through an understanding of natural law.

Need, want and desire are expressions of CONSCIOUSNESS, which directs force.

Cause and effect is the SUBSTANCE through which consciousness exerts force.

Natural law is the principle of life to thrive–the guiding FORCE of evolution/progress.

(3.14) The formula for the unerring solution of every problem is to believe our desires have already been fulfilled. Their accomplishment will soon follow.

(4.14) The effect of an understanding of natural law is a conscious realization that we can adjust ourselves to divine and unchanging principles.

A conscious realization that all conditions are effects and all thoughts and actions are the cause of conditions, provides us with the confidence and motivation to adjust our thoughts and actions to support the creation of conditions that support the ideal state we desire to manifest in our lives.

(3.15) Jesus, Plato, and Swedenborg all advocated this teaching.

(4.15) The degree of success we achieve is indicated by the degree in which we realize that we can not change the infinite but must cooperate with it.

Natural law is infinite, thus, we must be able to differentiate thought and action that supports Natural law from what does not. Selfish (self serving) thought and actions do not support natural law.

This method of thinking (inductive reasoning/faith) has been recognized throughout history.

(3.16) We are thinking on the plane of the absolute where–having planted a seed–if left undisturbed will germinate into fruition.

(4.16) The law of attraction rests on vibration which–in turn–rests on love. This is the principle which gives thought its dynamic power. Any thought impregnated with love is invincible.

Natural Law is absolute. We may direct this FORCE to produce infinite SUBSTANCE (form) as a result of our CONSCIOUSNESS state. The “highest” consciousness state we can operate from is a position of love because love is the greatest expression of Natural Law. As long as we do not “disturb” our thoughts and actions with selfish intent, the seeds we ave planted will blossom into manifestation.

(3.17) This belief is scientifically intact because it is a natural law.

(4.17) It is invincible because it is a natural law. All natural laws are invincible, unchangeable and act with mathematical certitude, without deviation or variation.

Natural law is absolute because it can be/has been consistently observed (measured).

(3.18) “Faith is the substance of things hoped for; the evidence of things unseen.

(4.18) A solution to our problem seems difficult if we are uninformed or inexperienced.

We reaffirm our confidence/faith through repeated observation of the effects of Natural Law to manifest conditions based on our quality/object of thought.

Q&A: Tantric Sexual Partners

Community Question:

How do I recognize a sexual partner compatible to the Tantric path?

Answer:

Anyone with the discipline to routinely modify their habitual behaviors will be a suitable Tantric partner.

The essence of Tantra is to maintain contact with the Self. This produces bliss/enlightenment/self realization. “Tantric sex” is, quite simply, “mindful sex” without attachment to pleasure, which derives from the senses and is, thus, maya/”illusionary” in nature. “Tantric sex” is the left hand path of Tantra, which is known as Vama marga. The right hand path, Daksina marga, is without sexual enactment.

Two people stood in line at a coffee shop. Their conversation turned towards a sports injury one had recently had, the nature of which, had to do with contracting muscles in their legs. 

“It would probably not happen again if I stopped drinking this stuff.”

“Ironic,” responded the other, “that you say this as you refill your coffee.”

This abruptly brought their conversation to an end.

The Upanishads consistently make reference to the benefit of experiential knowledge beyond theoretical. If you meet someone who is aware of an issue in their life and how they could solve it but they are not willing to, they are not a suitable candidate for the Tantric path. Regardless of theoretical knowledge, they are unwilling to elevate Self above sensory desire. Transcending sensory desire/pleasure and merging individual Self with another individual Self is what Tantric sex is all about. This is an extension of the personal Tantric path, of which sex is an incidental element. Sex is no more or less a defining aspect of Tantra as sex is with any other spiritual path. The only distinction is that Tantra provides a system to utilize sex as a tool for Self awareness, whereas many other spiritual paths relegate sex to a primal or procreative function.

Sex for “fun” or for the satisfaction of sensory desire (primal/lust) are the lowest forms of sexual expression because they reduce the transcendent to symbols. “Lust” is a sense related (physical) craving or aversion towards Self realization: unity with non-duality. It is also not possible to achieve the higher forms of tantric sexual experience if both partners do not share the same goal. This can only happen if both partners have developed their own commitment to Self realization, as reflected in their willingness to exercise discipline/control over their sensory experience.

Taking incentive to endure is at the heart of every Sandhana which is, essentially, a willpower challenge. Willpower challenges cultivate mindfulness because they provide a consistent anchor to the present moment. The greater the willpower challenge, the greater one will be provoked/shaken from their sleep of material/sensory existence and the more opportunity to redirect attention toward Self/Universal/Divine.

This same criteria may be applied to distinguish toxic influences from healthy ones. Healthy influences, friends and associates are those with the discipline to routinely modify their habitual behaviors. Discipline is the quality of behavior we must seek out if we want to secure productive relationships, sexual or otherwise.

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