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Know Thyself
3/30/2005 12:29:23 PM
"I teach, he said gnomically, that when it rains, the pavements get wet."G.I.Gurdjieff

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"I teach, he said gnomically, that when it rains, the pavements get wet."G.I.Gurdjieff

The vivifying power of his ideas entails the moment, the circumstance, the type and state of the pupil. His one constant demand is Know thyself!
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Though my wisdom comes mainly from the Bible and God's spirit within me, I deeply appreciate and find much to broaden my horizon from other sources. I find that most religions especially the Christian, erred enormously in misunderstanding God's word. I am of the opinion that the major problems in this world are caused by the believers
inability to think for themselves.

Too many follow their leaders as if they were following the lead car in the fog. It is the same analogy of the lemmings all going over a cliff together. In the Middle-ages Catholics weren't allowed to read the Bible. Only the clergy were allowed to take communion. God save us from the powers of men who think only they have access to God, and we must go through them to get to Him. That is utterly wrong no matter what denomination preaches it.

I felt inspired to write this because I forsee a lot of troubled times heading our way. Sorry to be a forecaster of gloom, but you would be wise to prepare yourselves for what is to come. You can't avoid it by ignoring it! That's why I chose the theme "Know Thyself" It is not only Gurdjieff's theme, God said it too;-)!

Just a few quotes:

Whatever achievement of my life there is to be commended, the credit is due to my kind parents in instilling into my mind an early love of the Scriptures....Daniel Webster

The existence of the Bible, as a Book for the people, is the greatest benefit which the human race has ever experienced...Emanuel Kant

I have lived seen God's hand for a lifetime, and all was for the best...Robert Browning

The disease whith which the human mind now labors is want of faith...Ralph Waldo Emerson

God is the silent partner in all great enterprises...Abraham Lincoln

Epochs of faith are epochs of fruitfulness;but epochs of unbelief are barren....Johann Wolfgang Von Goethe

Until man has found God, and has been found by God, he begins at no beginning,and works to no end. Nothing in the universe or in man's life falls into place except with God....
H. G. Wells

If the clock proves the existence of a clockmaker, and the world does not prove the existance of a Supreme Architect, then I consent to be called a fool....Voltaire

I never saw a moor,
I never saw the sea;
Yet know I how the heather looks
And what a wave must be.

I never spoke with God,
Nor visited Heaven;
Yet certain am I of the spot
As if the chart were given....Emily Dickenson
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(Paraphrased)
Lamentations 3:40 "Let us search out and examine our ways."
1 Corinthians 11:25"Let a man examine himself"
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My poem;-)

I searched my heart and found
That I was nowhere bound
Quickly I saw my choice
Take the path up or down
One can't stay on level ground

I had to know what was my goal
Did I intend to feed my soul
If so I had to hear the voice
Which points me to my destined role
That tells me how to remain whole

Often we act in ways that devaluate
The greatest way is always to elevate
It's best to reach up towards the stars
A downward course tends to negate
remaining neutral can never sate

We have to really delve deep inside
Into all those places our true selves hide
We must first see close before we see afar
Then with all our hearts take a wisdom ride
Making sure to keep our horizons wide

etw~


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