Tuesday, 10 April 2018
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Dear Someone there,
I have been just reading the lecture Liberation from Suffering in which there is the following paragraph>

"Similarly, if we are making the effort to only utilize our best qualities, to try to overcome our selfishness, anger, pride, jealousy, and to sincerely serve others, then we find that our life from day to day, from week to week, from moment to moment is propelled in another direction; we receive the benefits of our positive actions. Other, higher aspects of our psyche begin to become more common experience for us..."

I can agree that this is true in some cases but one nosy question is getting on my mind. There are surely people which obviously do not seem to "utilize their best qualities".. to give a good example Adolf Hitler. In this case, they, at least seemingly, have quite positive life conditions. How is this possible? Or e.g. some dictators of the past like Stalin etc. Their living conditions were quite satisfiying in spite of doing things which common people with what is described as "dark lives" would not even have dreamt of...Still these "cruel beasts" were enjoying their lives and many people who just live their "normal" lives suffer. I just do not understand how this works because if in your article you say that conditions of the person, making the best effort should get better and he should receive the benefits of etc... then this obviously cannot be a rule for everyone, considering the mentioned cases? Or is it so that God just wants to get rid of some people in which case the dictators /e.g./ do their "good service to humankind" by "voluntarily taking this load on their shoulders"? PS: Pls, accept apology for my English, in case it does not make sense to you - i am not a native speaker. Have a sunny day, looking forward to the explanation, Katerina. :)
4 years ago
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I doubt that Hitler or Stalin had positive life conditions, such as serenity, contentment, joy, zeal to help others, love for others, compassion, etc. In fact, both suffered terrible afflictions of paranoia, fear, pride, anger, etc.

A truly positive life experience is not found in money, possessions, or social status, but in the state of consciousness.

Our physical circumstances, social status, or bank account do not necessarily indicate our spiritual level. In fact, it may be said that in most cases having enormous wealth and power in the physical world is more likely to mean a complete lack of spiritual development, since the person invested their time and energy into physical rather than spiritual growth.

"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." - Samael Aun Weor

4 years ago
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#16278
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I doubt that Hitler or Stalin had positive life conditions, such as serenity, contentment, joy, zeal to help others, love for others, compassion, etc. In fact, both suffered terrible afflictions of paranoia, fear, pride, anger, etc.

A truly positive life experience is not found in money, possessions, or social status, but in the state of consciousness.

Our physical circumstances, social status, or bank account do not necessarily indicate our spiritual level. In fact, it may be said that in most cases having enormous wealth and power in the physical world is more likely to mean a complete lack of spiritual development, since the person invested their time and energy into physical rather than spiritual growth.

"Lay not up for yourselves treasures upon earth, where moth and rust doth corrupt, and where thieves break through and steal: But lay up for yourselves treasures in heaven, where neither moth nor rust doth corrupt, and where thieves do not break through nor steal: For where your treasure is, there will your heart be also."

"Do not worry; cultivate the habit of being happy." - Samael Aun Weor

4 years ago
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Dear Alexis, thank you for the explanation.
Explained like this it makes sense, even though one has to be, indeed, very spiritually developed when he does not mind e.g. living for many years in pain... Sorry, that's my English. Such a thing is not even possible. Of course, such a person cannot be in any kind of pain related to his own body, only feeling the pain of other beings, right.

In spite of that i still believe if people did not have to suffer so much pain, many would be happy living a very simple and not really materialistic life and woudl be also very happy to help others because they would have more energy for it. But that is just a thought of a person who is trying to work on the inside. Frankly, it is quite hard when there is so much of misleading information around us, commoners, and one has not found how to keep herself consciouss all of the time yet. Well, the living One is my hope...

You seem like a wise person.. May i ask you a question? Is the Gospel of Peace which can be found on the Internet true or some kind of hoax? I have been told by one person from Vatican that is a complete nonsense, but just wondering...

And one more question. If you set up a garden to grow food to feed yourself and others, if you plant trees and plants to make more oxygen for the new generation to breath, if you nail your desires to coffin box for one "insane" belief - is that considered being materialistic or the person is on the right path?


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