It is an unfortunate fact of life that in any area of incomplete or frontier knowledge there has to be so much folklore and fantasy that it gets very difficult for the honest truth seeker to set fact apart from fiction.
Even one of the best spiritual movements I have known make it very hard to allow further advances in scientific knowledge and observation by strongly advising its members not to reveal or share their meditation experiences or even state whether or not they have any experiences to begin with.
In most religions there is always some way of life or routine, etc. to follow along with the faithful observance of a powerful belief system that one must not deviate from ever and never question. Knowing how easily truth can be distorted by one’s beliefs, prejudices, etc. how is one to ever find the real truth?
Another tendency among religious groups is their overwhelming reliance on faith, dogma and old, worn-out material written centuries ago. There is nothing wrong with all the ancient values and traditions, such as the 10 Commandments, of course. They are beautiful and sorely needed by all to help everyone lead a wholesome and harmonious life.
There is, however, a strong complacency among most people to just want to accept things as they are and not do a thing to further develop, improve, and advance or transform the old knowledge with newly discovered and contemporary truths. It is as if the human mind has an overwhelming tendency to become frozen solid instead of flowing freely forward into exciting new discoveries and frontiers of ever greater contact with God (everlasting Joy).
Did the 15th Century German astronomer, Johannes Kepler discover the principles of modern optics entirely through blind belief and total acceptance of old dogma? Did Galileo Galilei discover the moons of Jupiter through faith in God alone? It is true that he needed his faith to gave him the enthusiasm and courage to discover such things as the moons of Jupiter in the face of serious threats from the Inquisition.
But without the unbiased and objective scientifically guided research for truth, and enthusiasm for ever new knowledge, there would never have been any forward advances, no progress, and certainly no ascent of man to higher levels of living.
Do you know that there is a whole universe lurking behind closed eyes to be discovered, charted and mapped? The scientist who would attempt to chart these timeless (causeless) dimensions needs to be a special breed of human being indeed. First off, any limiting religious, materialistic or atheistic prejudice needs to be completely removed. How can one look for something if there is an overwhelming prejudice about what there is to be found or whether there is something there to discover in the first place?
Faith that there is something worth looking for is indeed needed, but never the kind of complacent, static acceptance of some ancient and worn-out dogma, but rather the healthy, open-minded faith that there is definitely something there worth the trouble to explore in the first place, and most importantly, that there could be faster, much more efficient ways to get there! Real growth comes through expansion of knowledge of one’s true nature as a child of the Creation, God or of the great Father/Mother Oneness. Is one just to get lost in the quagmire of yet another belief system or to gain greater oneness (freedom) with the ultimate Truth?
I know for certain there is life after death. After all, I have experienced it at least a couple of times! Then it may be safe for me to believe in a heaven of some sort, but not to become a religious fanatic who takes for granted that everything written in this scripture or in that scripture about heaven is 100% reliable truth.
Our brains and minds need to be more flexible, more inquiring and more sensitive to what is omitted so that more can be contributed, added to and improved upon as more and more vital observations come in.
Where would most of these observations come from? Near-death experiences, from contemporary yogis deep in meditation, from highly skilled and reliable astral projectionists and from spiritual mediums who are accurate, reputable and verifiable.
Whatever is not scientifically reliable should be thrown out, and all that which is proof positive should be made the new knowledge, forever subject to further improvement along the way. We should be trying to create a picture of the inner universe, that naturally starts out blurred and confusing, and full of contradictions. In time, this huge picture is to become more and more clear, concise and detailed, rather like how the robots on Mars bring in ever more focused, clear and detailed images of that awesome extraterrestrial wilderness. Scientists are doing well there, but still have a long way to go in exploring, mapping and correctly analyzing the inner realms because of their overwhelming tendency to dismiss such notions as fictional or as old religious nonsense. Such prejudices can be fatal to further human advance in a most desperately needed field of study.
Another thing, there are so many people who say that heaven cannot be found through objective scientific analysis. The function of the left brain is to analyze and figure things out through the five physical senses, thus making this form of objective analysis impossible as far as exploration of one’s inner soul is concerned. Only through direct experience in this area is there any hope of obtaining reliable and objective knowledge! One may never be able to objectively “map” the true nature of the soul, but that is still a very poor excuse for science to just give up and stop here.
On the contrary, it should take up the challenge and at least attempt to map the way to heaven in researching safe means of suspending metabolism so that if enough people could safely go back and forth between the physical and spiritual worlds, it would become much easier to find out so much more about these mysterious states of consciousness that seem so radically different from life in the physical body. Once it is routine to do this type of exploration, I am sure knowledge of this previously unknown field could expand exponentially. No longer would one have to depend on out-dated religious ideas and sketchy concepts. There would be no more second guessing what happens to the soul after one dies.
What could be found? It is highly likely that amazing new forms of communication, unlimited travel and incredible knowledge can be obtained along with powerful states of intense joy, love and profound well-being while unraveling the deepest mysteries of life. All the gold, silver and diamonds in the universe may have very little meaning in comparison to what can be discovered deep inside the ethereal universes of one’s true Self or Soul.
“The Hidden Treasures Are Within”
Uncover the Hidden Treasures in Your Self Through Meditation
Imagine a love so complete, a state of consciousness so full of joy, a lasting pleasure so native to one’s soul; what grander thing is there than wholeness?
TO REALIZE SPIRIT IN ONE’S LIFE IS VITAL FOR ADDING MEANING TO WHAT WOULD OTHERWISE BE A MEANINGLESS AND MATERIALISTIC EXISTENCE
This amazing ebook is a compilation of fifteen inspirational chapters regarding how to find wholeness, how to meditate deeply, how to choose your spiritual path, and how to discover within your self the hidden treasures of wholeness for living a more full and complete life. Although this book includes some passages from the Bible and meditation-oriented information from the “Path of Sant Mat,” this book is purely a spiritual text not meant to promote any specific path or religion.
Most of this ebook will be about why wholeness is so essential and how to achieve it. I believe it is of utmost importance to make one’s search for wholeness one’s highest priority in what would otherwise be a temporary and fickle existence. To realize Spirit in one’s life is vital for adding meaning to what would otherwise be a meaningless and materialistic existence.
Why do so many people go to all the trouble to sit down and meditate? It is to get a sense of wholeness and inner peace and to increase one’s capacity for joy and hopefully gain access to higher realms of spiritual enchantment. A most ideal object of meditation would be the inner sounds and light of God or Spirit, and also one’s highest idea of what one would consider a very heavenly and most pleasant state of being. Real success in life boils down to achieving a genuinely pleasant state of being, as it is one’s state of being that matters the most while learning to avoid the common pitfall of getting too emotionally caught up in “circumstances that don’t matter.”
What is wholeness? Wholeness can mean different things to different people. Everyone’s path and ideal of fulfillment or wholeness is individual. There is no greater thing of beauty, love, excitement, value and joy than the experience of wholeness–the hidden treasure of bliss deep inside every one of us. Being in a state of wholeness means completely free of wound or injury with nothing missing and everything complete, perfect, unbroken, and uncut; perfectly healthy and free of any defect, deformity, mistake or impairment having all its proper parts and components. Another way to describe wholeness is being in a state of undivided oneness or total unity. When someone says one is extremely happy or fulfilled, one could also mean complete and whole or “I am enjoying a state of wholeness.”
Imagine a love so complete, a state of consciousness so full of joy, a lasting pleasure so native to one’s soul; what grander thing is there than wholeness? If God were not whole, God would not be God. Synonyms for wholeness are completion, entirety, fulfillment, haleness, healthiness, integrity, oneness, perfection, totality, and unity. Whole means all, content, intact, perfect, restored, satisfied, total, unabridged, unbroken, uncut, unhurt, and unmodified.
There is nothing more urgent and more important than for everyone in the world to find wholeness, because life should be far more than just a battle for survival. Lasting love and inner joy seem to be the only things that would justify all the tremendous hardships and pains that everyone seems to have to go through. One could say that all the pains, injustices, and other sufferings of the world are because of a lack of wholeness. In contrast is the yogi who sits quietly in breathless samadhi. Why can’t we all enjoy this profoundly enjoyable state of being whenever we desire it? What can be done to make profound inner satisfaction available to everyone?
The quest for wholeness is what drives and motivates everyone. People try to find wholeness either through drugs, in their partners, religion, work, or through some kind of recreational activity. It is a never-ending ongoing process. Life never seems to find it, yet it is clearly the end all and be all of existence. Some of the ways people try to find it are really terrible, while others are not very effective or just temporary. My goal is to create an effective way to a permanent state of fulfillment, wisdom, spiritual freedom and happiness, which, of course is wholeness.
Wholeness is utterly essential yet few directly strive to achieve it. I believe it is of utmost importance to make one’s search for wholeness one’s highest priority in what would otherwise be a temporary and fickle existence. To realize Spirit in one’s life is vital for adding meaning to what would otherwise be a meaningless and and rather pathetic materialistic existence.
Recently updated, May 2017 2nd edition – subjects covered include:
Chapter 1 – Uncover the Hidden Treasures in Your Self Through Meditation
Chapter 2 – Abandon All Desires and Fill Your Mind With Joy
Chapter 3 – Find Inner Joy – Stepping Stones to Wholeness
Chapter 4 – “The Science of the Soul” – Cynical Or Realistic?
Chapter 5 – Spiritual Paths – How Does One Know Which Are the Best?
Chapter 6 – How to Meditate Deeply in Perfect Stillness
Chapter 7 – Faith in Scientific Observation Verses Faith in Out-Dated Dogma
Chapter 8 – How Do We Transcend the Everyday Limitations of Time?
Chapter 9 – How to Transcend the Tyranny of Respiration and Rejuvenate Cells
Chapter 10 – Birth, Suffering and Death – Is This What You Want?
Chapter 11 – What is Enlightenment and How Do You Achieve It?
Chapter 12 – Finding Unity in Conflicts of Religion, Wealth, Sex and Spirituality
Chapter 13 – The Law of Love and The Universal Principles of Love
Chapter 14 – Live by Nature’s Wisdom and Higher Consciousness
Chapter 15 – Very Few Venture Far Enough Into the Forest of Bliss
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