Re: Theos-World Quote of the day, oct. 26 and it's all Bill's fault
Oct 26, 2006 07:33 AM
Thanks, Bill and Chuck,
What a great way to start the day, on the right track once more!
On 26 Oct 2006 at 9:39, Bill Meredith wrote:
> Good quote, Chuck.
> It is my direct experience that judging the higher self awareness
> (spirituality) of another is an activity one often zealously embraces
> in an effort to avoid looking at the quality of one's own spirituality.
> Hence moral judgments and condemnations are almost always aimed outward
> at another instead of being absorbed inward upon oneself in communion
> with one's higher self. Nietzsche is no exception to this phenomenon
> which evidences itself daily here on theos-talk. We are participating
> witnesses to a daily barrage of disparaging comments and judgements by
> one person upon the character, motivations, higher self awareness, and
> overall theosophical fitness of another. If, but for one day, that
> person who would judge another so absolutely would instead absorb those
> thought forms into their own consciousness rather than releasing them
> into our theos-talk community, we and they would become less
> adversarial towards each other and this meeting place would become a
> haven for seekers, rather than a den for those who are convinced that
> they already know everything worth knowing.
> I am reminded of this passage from Matthew 7 KJV
> "1 Judge not, that ye be not judged.
> 2 For with what judgment ye judge, ye shall be judged: and with what
> measure ye mete, it shall be measured to you again.
> 3 And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother's eye, but
> considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?
> 4 Or how wilt thou say to thy brother, Let me pull out the mote out of
> thine eye; and, behold, a beam is in thine own eye?
> 5 Thou hypocrite, first cast out the beam out of thine own eye; and then
> shalt thou see clearly to cast out the mote out of thy brother's eye.
> 6 Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls
> before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again
> and rend you.
> 7 Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it
> shall be opened unto you:
> 8 For every one that asketh receiveth; and he that seeketh findeth; and
> to him that knocketh it shall be opened."
> peace within,
> Drpsionic@aol.com wrote:
> > "Moral judgements and condemnations constitute the favorite revenge of
> > the spritually limited against those less limited." Friedrich
> > Nietzsche, Beyond Good and Evil
> > Chuck the Heretic
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