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7 comments24 Dec 2002 @ 01:11 by shawa : Hi, Craig...
The way to counteract the craziness and re-establish a balance of powers, is to know how "the adversary" (not the enemy) works. You can never defeat a shadow adversary whom you don´t know. In fact, western civilization´s shadows are its worst enemies, - not any other religion or culture.
"Peace and love" is not enough. A sound development of consciousness, awareness of just how the whole "old" civilization actually works in its obscure skeleton structure - might tip the scales in favor of peace. Actually, knowledge LEADS to peace, - and ignorance leads to war. And it will do so, until we LEARN.
24 Dec 2002 @ 06:38 by craiglang : Agreed
I agree. Thanks for the insight.
I think that's part of the spiritual path. Might that be another way of viewing the message of both Jeshua and Ghandi?
24 Dec 2002 @ 06:47 by martha : my wish
It would be nice for a change of pace to have a female spiritual leader. Both Jesus and Gandi did their best to send messages of love and peace. Obviously the"males" of this world haven't gotten the message.
24 Dec 2002 @ 06:56 by spiritseek : Mother Teresa
Remember this lady with fond memories of her contributions to the poor. Lady Diana was a wonderful lady as well. Joan of Arc received her sainthood long after her death. Just a few I could think of right now but I'm sure there was more. Love and Light,Merry Christmas Marie
24 Dec 2002 @ 08:02 by martha : Saintly women
You are right there have been some women.Somehow they don't seem to be valued in the same way. Good thing it is all shifting.
24 Dec 2002 @ 10:38 by craiglang : Beyond Gender?
One thing that I've often heard is that when one gets closer to enlightenment, gender differences tend to become less important. Gender roles seem to be to be a largely external/cultural imposition. The more one becomes soul oriented, the less important these are.
I'm sure that those who are more knowledgable on specific traditions could say more on this than I. But many I know of or have met, who seemed to me to be pretty high on the enlightenment scale tend to be that way - an ever decreasing emphasis on gender roles. One of the finest spiritual teachers I've met in meditation study was a teacher named MaGita. She is a Swami in the Himalayan tradition and one of the more enlightened people I have met.
3 Jan 2003 @ 22:43 by vibrani : I saw it
I saw the special, and the special on the search for the burial place of Jesus. I enjoyed the various "experts" discussions on the subject of the times. In fact, I had shared some of this info in the Asylum. In ref. to the answer - I feel the answer will always be to realize the self as representative and image of God, and to that God in another. This asks for seeing the spirit or higher self of a person rather than just the physical body. When you have that common ground, you can work together on anything.
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