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    Quote Originally Posted by freelight View Post
    Hi Mr. Deets

    Thanks for your 'appreciation',.....there are all kinds of treats in The Present....just abide in the eternal NOW,....as if there is anywhere else you could be In the silence, is where you may intuit the very essence of reality, because reality can be nowhere else, but in the presence of awareness.

    Bringing your own coffee is ok, but we have some special brews that are outa this world....samples on the house.
    Trust those that seek the truth, but doubt those that say they have found it.

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    Lightbulb Universal law..............

    Quote Originally Posted by MrDeets View Post


    Smiles returned

    Here is a wonderful Maori Poem, that has within it the same universal principles espoused in Theosophy,....about the continuity of life, thru brith, death, rebirth...the ever-flowing unfolding cyclic movement of form and consciousness.

    ~*~*~

    MY LAW

    The sun may be coloured, yet ever the sun
    Will sweep on its course till the Cycle is run.
    And when into chaos the system is hurled
    Again shall the Builder reshape a new world.

    Your path may be clouded, uncertain in your goal:
    Move on – for your orbit is fixed to your soul.
    And though it may lead into darkness of night
    The torch of the Builder shall give it new light.

    You were. You will be! Know this while you are:
    Your spirit has travelled both long and afar.
    It came from the Source, to the Source it returns –
    The Spark which was lighted eternally burns.

    It slept in a jewel. It leapt in a wave.
    It roamed in the forest. It rose from the grave.
    It took on strange garbs for long eons of years
    And now in the soul of yourself It appears.

    From body to body your spirit speeds on
    It seeks a new form when the old one has gone
    And the form that it finds is the fabric you wrought
    On the loom of the Mind from the fibre of Thought.

    As dew is drawn upwards, in rain to descend
    Your thoughts drift away and in Destiny blend.
    You cannot escape them, for petty or great,
    Or evil or noble, they fashion your Fate.

    Somewhere on some planet, sometime and somehow
    You will reflect your thoughts of your Now.
    My Law is unerring, no blood can atone –
    The structure you built you will live in – alone.
    Your lives with your longings will ever keep pace
    And all that you ask for, and all you desire
    Must come at your bidding, as flame out of fire.

    Once list’ to that Voice and all tumult is done –
    Your life is the life of the Infinite One.
    In the hurrying race you are conscious of pause
    With love for the purpose, and love for the Cause.

    You are your own Devil, you are your own God
    You fashioned the paths your footsteps have trod.
    And no one can save you from Error or Sin
    Until you have hark’d to the Spirit within.


    - source


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    Lightbulb Infinity

    ~*~*~

    For those truth-seekers and philosopher interested in 'infinity', lets "go there" if we may. In October23's thread "Is God Infinite ?" I have these following posts -

    > Yes, God is Infinite (also link to my Infinity Blog, 12 entries on the Agni Yogi book entited 'Infinity',...great mind expanding stuff)

    &

    > Exploring terms

    We share just a tid-bit from Paper 105 on 'Deity and Reality' -
    105:0.1 TO EVEN HIGH ORDERS of universe intelligences infinity is only partially comprehensible, and the finality of reality is only relatively understandable. The human mind, as it seeks to penetrate the eternity-mystery of the origin and destiny of all that is called real, may helpfully approach the problem by conceiving eternity-infinity as an almost limitless ellipse which is produced by one absolute cause, and which functions throughout this universal circle of endless diversification, ever seeking some absolute and infinite potential of destiny.

    105:0.2 When the mortal intellect attempts to grasp the concept of reality totality, such a finite mind is face to face with infinity-reality; reality totality is infinity and therefore can never be fully comprehended by any mind that is subinfinite in concept capacity
    .
    To me, infinity is the most awesome concept to consider, explore and research. It inspires the mind to probe to its very limits, then engages that which alone can fathom or contemplate the infinite, which is that fragment of infinity in man himself....since only the infinite can disclose the infinite.


    3:4.7 Finite appreciation of infinite qualities far transcends the logically limited capacities of the creature because of the fact that mortal man is made in the image of God—there lives within him a fragment of infinity. Therefore man's nearest and dearest approach to God is by and through love, for God is love. And all of such a unique relationship is an actual experience in cosmic sociology, the Creator-creature relationship—the Father-child affection.
    - Infinity Blog

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    freelight, please tell us about time. Is time an illusion of sorts ?

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrick jane View Post
    freelight, please tell us about time. Is time an illusion of sorts ?

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    He doesn't have time
    1 Corinthians 15:1-2 KJV - 1 Corinthians 15:3-4 KJV -


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    Colossians 1:19-20 KJV - Colossians 1:21-22 KJV - Colossians 1:23 KJV -

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    Hmmm … time.

    Time is a concept we use to acknowledge change. Both controlled and uncontrolled change. And change is an inevitable aspect of existence. So I guess the passage of time is also an inevitable aspect of existence, for us.

    Can anything be 'eternal', then? Logically, something could only be eternal if it were unchanging. And nothing that we know of, in existence, is unchanging.

    But then, there is a lot about existence that we do not know, or even know of. So perhaps ...

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    Quote Originally Posted by PureX View Post
    Hmmm … time.

    Time is a concept we use to acknowledge change. Both controlled and uncontrolled change. And change is an inevitable aspect of existence. So I guess the passage of time is also an inevitable aspect of existence, for us.

    Can anything be 'eternal', then? Logically, something could only be eternal if it were unchanging. And nothing that we know of, in existence, is unchanging.

    But then, there is a lot about existence that we do not know, or even know of. So perhaps ...
    you are thinking in terms of matter
    and
    you will never really make sense of it
    matter does not exist as you understand it
    it is an illusion of a non dual nature
    and
    that non dual nature is God
    nothing can exist outside of God
    a voice crying in the wilderness :chrysost:

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    Quote Originally Posted by chrysostom View Post
    you are thinking in terms of matter
    and
    you will never really make sense of it
    matter does not exist as you understand it
    it is an illusion of a non dual nature
    and
    that non dual nature is God
    nothing can exist outside of God
    You could be right.

    The material universe that we live in, and are a part of, is very dynamic: always changing. But the 'laws' that are governing all that dynamism, are constant, and unchanging, or the universe would fall into chaos, and cease to be what it is. And so we may consider those laws, 'eternal'.

    Interesting point!

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    matter is incomprehensible
    it and only it requires space
    and
    space is incomprehensible
    the hindus discovered that long ago
    and
    gave us
    an illusion of a non dual nature
    spinoza learned that when he was 23 years old
    and
    was rejected by his town, his religion, and his family for it
    a voice crying in the wilderness :chrysost:

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    Smile Adjusting your telescope.......

    Quote Originally Posted by patrick jane View Post

    freelight, please tell us about time. Is time an illusion of sorts ?

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    Its a perceptual measure of points, images, appearances, forms, concepts relating in 'sequence', as long as perception of movement, space, distance, dimensions exist. As long as there is motion of substances and forms (at least seemingly so) and a 'mind' existing to perceive such,...the notion of 'time' is present in some way. In a sense, its an 'illusion' (maya) by its nuance of 'appearance', as the mind can scan to a 'past', 'present' and 'future',...but these are just perceptions of consciousness as far as it can know or relate anything in the NOW. All that exists is NOW,...its just telescoped in various ways from beyond this 'point' (where both time and eternity originate)


    This is a wonderful subject,...my blog post here covers some commentary and resource venues on 'space-time' -

    Blog portal on space-time (need to renovate and update)

    Consider this: - At any place or time, you are cognizant of 'here and now'. From this 'point' of awareness, you can adjust your scope of consciousness,...but its all arising/appearing in the present Awareness that You ARE (here assuming that your true Self or Identity is pure awareness). - all else is but an kaleidoscope of various perceptions mirroring themselves as a cascade of images on the screen of consciousness (with all its various distortions or interpretations, ever subject to change). It is the timeless being looking out thru your 'mind' however, that is of a timeless essence, or the timeless itself.

    Where is 'time' existing for you right now?...but in the 'now'? - there is no time actually in the pure NOWness of each moment of awareness, except but where the 'mind' interjects or assumes it by way of some kind of 'relativity'. But since the story of life/creation goes on (as there is movement)....so does 'time'.

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    Quote Originally Posted by PureX View Post
    You could be right.

    The material universe that we live in, and are a part of, is very dynamic: always changing. But the 'laws' that are governing all that dynamism, are constant, and unchanging, or the universe would fall into chaos, and cease to be what it is. And so we may consider those laws, 'eternal'.

    Interesting point!

    Indeed,...behind the ever changing seasons of creation as it continues on its cycles, are unchanging laws that govern such movements.

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    Quote Originally Posted by patrick jane View Post

    He doesn't have time


    Life is what we do in space,...'time' is just a measuring-stick whereby our movements are 'coordinated' in their various determinations

    Time is the one universal endowment of all will creatures; it is the "one talent" intrusted to all intelligent beings. You all have time in which to insure your survival; and time is fatally squandered only when it is buried in neglect, when you fail so to utilize it as to make certain the survival of your soul. Failure to improve one's time to the fullest extent possible does not impose fatal penalties; it merely retards the pilgrim of time in his journey of ascent. If survival is gained, all other losses can be retrieved. ~ The Urantia Book, (28:6.9)

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    Smile All-inclusive Reality..........

    Quote Originally Posted by chrysostom View Post

    matter is incomprehensible
    it and only it requires space
    and
    space is incomprehensible
    the hindus discovered that long ago
    and
    gave us
    an illusion of a non dual nature
    spinoza learned that when he was 23 years old
    and
    was rejected by his town, his religion, and his family for it
    The intrinsic unity at the heart of all that exists is of a 'non-dual' nature, while all existence and creation arises and has its movements within the context of that all-pervading unity. Hence the appearances we see in the objective world of duality and difference are but 'appearances' (maya), - they are temporal and subject to transformation, while the non-dual essence at the heart of all things remains as the unchanging essential reality behind all forms.

    For those who might remember, I had a thread on 'Non-duality' once upon a time, and may create another one in 'time' - otherwise, one can get descriptions of what 'non-duality' is by referring to many great teachers of this subject here.

    Reality is all-inclusive of whatever is definable and undefinable....because it is What IS (this Is-ness includes all space and time).

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