- As in "at the effect of"; the consequences or outcome of
one's beliefs or one's past. When one is "at the effect" of
life, then one cannot cause it, and therefore feels powerless and victimized.
One can move from being at effect to being At Cause by simply choosing to choose one's present experience; to
Take What You Get. [LMT]
- The state of affairs when someone has identified himself or herself
with the body-mind as being the self. It is the body-mind; the separate
and/or individual sense of "I"; the faculty in consciousness
that develops, utilizes and centralizes everything in nature, i.e.,
all experiences, Thoughts,
etc., around the individual or separate "I"-sense, and thus
maintains its existence as an apparently separate entity, or a personal
self, that was born into time and space, grows old and eventually dies.
is the same as Ego.
the search - Believing oneself to be a separate entity, and
living in Duality,
we are consequently seeking release from duality, and the end of suffering,
which paradoxically is caused by this false belief, and sustained by
the search for happiness and freedom from fear. Realizing that this
is the Great Lie - the illusion called Maya,
or Original Sin - is the beginning of the end of one's search.
Way of Happiness-NOW - The spiritual "path" or "method"
of apparent "return" to God,
introduced to the world by AHAM - THE ASSOCIATION OF HAPPINESS FOR ALL
MANKIND. Of course, there actually is no "return" to God,
for we are all always, already One with or inhering in God. God lives
in us, as us. It only requires our Re-Cognition
(again knowing) of this Truth.
- is Awakening to the true nature of the Self. It is true Self-realization.
It is apperceiving (knowing with certainty) that the ordinary and usual
appearance of this world, and the things of this world, are not as they
appear to be, but rather are a mere illusion, and that everything is,
in Truth, occurring in the mind, in one's imagination, for all is an
apparent formation of the mind, occurring in the mind.
Enlightenment in this lifetime - is realizing the true
or spiritual Truth,
while still living and retaining this present physical body.
- The apparent natural world within which all the people, animals, plants
and things appear, live and grow. It is all the natural factors influencing
the life of organisms, such as light, heat and food; the conditions
that surround people and affect the way they live.
(Equality) - As spiritual beings, we are all in truth equal;
or equal beings "in the sight of God," even though we do not
appear to be so in the human mind, or circumstantially. This means,
whether we realize it or not, we are all equipped with the necessary
qualities, ingredients or means for accomplishing a purposeful objective,
and for even being uniformly capable and balanced in the face of opposing
positions or sides of an issue. It means we are capable of having the
same privileges, rights, status and opportunities as others to succeed,
whether or not we realize this or use it to our personal benefit when
There is always
the potential of discovering and expressing this spiritual equality
that is potentially available to us all, although it is dormant in most
of us. Discovery of the one Divine Self of us all, and seeing It as
the one and only Truth manifesting or expressing itself everywhere,
in spite of all its apparent differences in quality or degree, ultimately
provides us with real and lasting peace, freedom, joy, and true equanimity
in all things.
thinking - The stream of Thoughts
that stem from the false belief and assumption that the body and mind,
or ego-self, is a person and is in fact the real self.
This includes many
false beliefs: that one was born and is an individual entity; that he/she
is in fact a separate, individual human being living in this apparently
solid object world, having a separate existence and independent life
apart from the One Source of all being - i.e., God the creator, the
world and everyone else appearing in the world - and will one day die.
In truth, all are an eternal and omnipresent expression of the One Infinite
Self presently appearing in manifestation.
- is the quality or nature of that which identifies it and makes it
what it is. Essence cannot in truth be fully defined, it simply is.
The essence of real being is Brahman,
the one universal and essential fact, the nature of which is Sat-Chit-Ananda
- none of which are truly definable.
- is the first of 5 basic elements with which consciousness (energy)
forms itself as matter in manifestation. The first ripple or vibration
in causal matter creates a new and exceedingly fine and pervasive condition
that in Sanskrit is called akasha, or ether. A more complex motion evolves
out of ether, having a somewhat more intense condition, which in Sanskrit
is called vayu, or air. Then, by even more complex motion or increasing
intensity of conditioning, the result is the successively developed
elements or states of matter, i.e., (Sanskrit) agni, fire, apah, water,
and prithvi, earth.
- is holding and expressing Attitudes,
and behavior patterns considered harmful and wrong by the majority of
people; that is, being profoundly immoral and deliberately intended
to cause harm, upset, loss and pain to others.
The effective form
and image of evil is seen and experienced in blatant acts that cause
or intend pain, suffering, loss, grief, falsehood, error, ignorance,
weakness, wickedness, incapacity, wrong-doing; not doing what should
be done; deviation from what is normal and denial of what is normal;
egoistic separation from other beings with whom we should be one.
Evil is all these
instances that exist as facts occurring in one's consciousness, not
merely fictions or unrealities called evil. Although these may be seen
occurring as facts in one's experience, or in relationship with someone
else, in a real or total sense our actual evaluation may not necessarily
be what we name them to be, or assign to them in our state of lived
or spiritual Ignorance.
But generally speaking, we may safely classify these as evil, especially
when they are intentionally expressed, demonstrated or perpetrated toward
or against another, particularly when this is without just cause.
- The apparent progression of matter or manifestation into
higher expressions of life; Spirit unfolding out of the density of matter
into myriad physical forms; an apparent raising or heightening of the
force of consciousness into manifestation in the world, or on the plane
of manifestation, being apparently raised to a greater intensity and
variety of expression; appearing in consciousness to rise from matter
into higher intelligence or forms of life, and from such middle standard
forms of life into even higher mind or consciousness, and from consciousness
into pure awareness or Spirit. However, this all began first as the
descending of spirit into matter and the cycling of experience in time-space.
- Infinite and Eternal Being;
indefinable and illimitable Reality;
that which is, being pure I
AM-ness, the nature of which is pure Consciousness
resting in Itself, as Itself. Its primal nature is Bliss.
It is That Which God
(Experiencing) - This is what AHAM is about, the source of
reality. It is personal involvement in or observation of events as they
occur, as opposed to the memory or relayed story about them. It includes
bringing all elements of what's occurring or going on into direct apprehension
- mentally, emotionally and physically; being alert to what a thing
really is, as it is. You can't experience a Concept,
you can only experience in abstractions. [LMT]
It is completely
and thoroughly undergoing, feeling, coming into contact with, living
through and fully accepting all aspects of a situation or thing; actively
engaging one's entire range or variety of sentient tools of perception
while either confronting or being confronted by the thing or situation.
mind - The objective aspect of consciousness that is turned
outward onto the world. It is concerned with bringing ideas into expression
or manifestation, giving name and form to them. It gives name and form
to the physically perceived ideas appearing as manifestations in one's
life, and sustains all these as believed mental or physical forms, classifying
or naming them as they appear to be, or according to their apparent
nature in time and space.
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