Beyond Comprehension; Installment 1

Prophecies, old and new, coupled with direct observation of factual evidence cause us, if we dare, to shudder with fear when we consider the course of this world.

Why fear?

In my first installment of Beyond Comprehension, I take a different route, beginning in the “vertical”, unaffected world of Spirit where wisdom and inspiration resound in contrast to the “horizontal” affections of the material world.

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And while I stood there
I saw more than I can tell,
and I understood more than I saw;
for I was seeing in a sacred manner
the shapes of things in the spirit,
and the shape of all shapes as they must
live together like one being.

Black Elk, Black Elk Speaks

~ ~ ~

Humankind has not woven the web of life.
We are but one thread within it.
Whatever we do to the web, we do to ourselves.
All things are bound together.
All things connect.

Chief Seattle, 1854

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We return thanks to our mother, the earth,
which sustains us.

We return thanks to the rivers and streams,
which supply us with water.

We return thanks to all herbs,
which furnish medicines for the cure of our diseases.

We return thanks to the moon and stars,
which have given to us their light when the sun was gone.

We return thanks to the sun,
that has looked upon the earth with a beneficent eye.

Lastly, we return thanks to the Great Spirit,
in Whom is embodied all goodness,
and Who directs all things for the good of Her children.

Iroquois

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One of his students asked Buddha, “Are you the messiah?”

“No”, answered Buddha.

“Then are you a healer?”

“No”, Buddha replied.

“Then are you a teacher?” the student persisted.

“No, I am not a teacher.”

“Then what are you?” asked the student, exasperated.

“I am awake”, Buddha replied.

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True Wisdom:
Understanding how the One Consciousness becomes all things.

Paramahansa Yogananda

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Man comes here [on Earth] for the sole purpose of learning to break the cords that bind his soul.

Paramahansa Yogananda

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If a tree falls in the forest does anybody hear?
If a tree falls in the forest does anybody hear?
Anybody hear the forest fall?

Bruce Cockburn

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“Music is a higher revelation
than all wisdom and philosophy.

Music is the electrical soil
in which the spirit lives,
thinks and invents.”

Ludwig van Beethoven

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