Re: Oath of the Abyss
Jun 09, 1997 05:48 PM
by Dr. A.M.Bain
In message <199706092150.RAA06126@NetGSI.com>, Gerald Schueler
>To do this, you simply take a vow to agree to view each and
>every event that happens to you as if it were a direct communication
>from God. You must act as if God himself is watching your every
>move and thought, and is directing your path on a continuous basis.
>This can be done very effectively without any particular belief in
>God and has nothing to do with religion. Here God can be considered
>as a Mahaguru or disembodied omniscient Nirmanakaya if you like.
>This makes the everyday mundane things that daily happen to us
>take on inner or secret meanings, and makes us watch what we
>do. Our life becomes meaningful and everything we do has purpose.
>This is a Western equivalent to chelaship, where the guru
>is your own Higher Self, including your conscience. As with
>chelaship, all hell breaks lose, and you discover many things
>going on in your daily life that you never noticed before. It is
>a very hard vow to keep, and like chelaship, should not be taken
IMHO, this is better undertaken *without* a vow - it is much harder to
keep to, but has less kick-back, while every action taken with this
approach as something to aspire to is a *voluntary* action taken on the
path to Understanding, Knowledge and Wisdom.
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