- Keys Writings 2014, Part 1
- Noah, The Movie
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 2
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 3
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 4
- Global Warming
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 5
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 6
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 7
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 8
- The Beast of Revelation
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 9
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 10
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 11
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 12
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 13
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 14
- The Grand Tour
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 15
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 16
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 17
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 18
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 19
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 20
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 21
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 22
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 23
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 24
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 25
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 26
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 27
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 28
- Keys Writings 2014, Part 29
Sept 3, 2014
The Fun Thing to Do
Adam and Greg talked about fears that are not only a concern to them but many others.
Adam’s goes something like this: He fears that he may not progress the way he should and may backslide and have to relearn lessons over and over. It seems at times that the dark side is more fun and exciting and you have to endure quite a bit of boredom to live the spiritual life and make some real progress.
Greg had similar fears and was concerned about having to slay the same dragon over and over as well as face those who hate him when he is reborn in the future.
First, let me point out that the bonding through this negative emotion comes when you hate another person. On the other hand, if another hates you and you show no hate in return you will be free unless you made some type of error that generated that hate. Those who hate you when you do not hate back will encounter you, or someone like you again, but you will be in the position of power, not them.
The important thing we need to do here is dispel the illusion that the dark side is more fun. The reason many think this is because they see that which religion or society frowns upon as evil and a lot of these things are fun. Here are a few things some people see as evil but is really fun.
(2) Drinking alcoholic beverages.
(3) Eating certain foods and beverages.
(4) Partying, dancing having a good time.
(5) Being a rebel
Now all the above can be carried to excess and be harmful but practiced in harmlessness can lead to many good times and when you have a good time with a clear conscience you have a lot more enjoyment than one who is aware that he is hurting other people.
Most of us have seen the movie Footloose. In it the local preacher had a lot of clout and it seemed that he wanted everything banned that was fun including dancing. Now, if we use a guy like that for a spiritual model then, yes, it certainly looks like the way of righteousness is boring indeed.
But his ways were contrary to the true ways of righteousness. Kevin Bacon represented the light there and the lights in the movie were the ones who knew how to have a good time. The great part was that Kevin Bacon bested the minister on his own turf by quoting scripture about David dancing before the Lord.
There is nothing that is more fun than confronting someone who is paralyzed in ignorance and shedding a light that they cannot ignore.
Let us look at what those on the dark side do and ask ourselves, is this really a fun thing to do?
A guy may satisfy his sexual urges by betraying his faithful supporting partner. Just think of how your partner would feel knowing the truth, and try to find fun in that experience.
Some think it is fun to humiliate other people, but this isn’t fun for anyone in the light.
Some think they are getting away with something when they steal from their neighbor, but theft is not fun to the person on the right hand path.
The point of view for seeker of the light is this: Doing things that harm other people is not a source of fun. Unfortunately, some receive temporary glee by hurting other people but the one basking in light and love will seek enjoyment through other means – and those other means will bring much more satisfaction than harmful actions ever will.
That said, I cannot imagine Adam or Greg ever getting satisfaction over harming other people. Many true seekers though are concerned about harming themselves. Addictions are a source of self-harm and such things do need to be controlled. But we must realize that an addiction to a thing removes the fun from using it with wisdom.
All seekers are concerned that they may backslide or fail in their life’s mission and have to come back and repeat lessons. That is a chance we all take when coming to earth. But even though we have this risk there is no shortage of volunteers waiting to be born. There are seven billion of us here on earth now and more on the way.
One thing we should never do is let a fear of failure keep us from moving forward. Think back to the Parable of Decision in the Immortal. The guy who made the most progress was the guy who seemed to be sent to hell. The guys who made no progress were the two who played it safe.
The important thing is to keep your intentions pure and follow the highest you know but take some time to smell the roses and have some fun in the process.
Sept 4, 2014
Hell, if God has fear then I’m sure as darn-tootin’ glad that I do. What would get done without it?
Yeah, those who say they have no fear are just fooling themselves. It is interesting that even fear works out as duality as follows:
(1) Fear/Paralysis. This is the reaction to fearful things that wherein the person plays the role of the victim and succumbs to the thing feared as if it had already occurred and there is nothing he can do about it. This type of fear negates positive action and is one of the greatest negative forces we face as human beings.
Often this type of fear is based on illusion. The things feared may have no foundation in reality.
(2) Fear/Concern. This occurs when the person surveys the situation and sees the strong possibilities of negative, undesirable events in the future. This person is not paralyzed by fear, but motivated by it. He may fear that his children may be facing a world in the future much worse than he had to face and this motivates him to make the world a better place and teach them to be self sufficient.
One may have fear/concern that he will backslide and perhaps choose the dark side. To counter this he keeps his mind focused in the light, on positive things and seeks to serve his fellow men.
The first fear is negative and causes one to run from the problem or stop and do nothing like the two guys in the parable of Decision.
The second fear is a motivator and causes us to wake up to those things that can cause problems and do that we can to solve them.
Adam asks what I fear. I fear nothing that paralyzes me, but do have a number of concerns, the greatest is that the lights on the earth will not do enough to turn back the forces of evil which are surfacing. This gives me concern for the rising generation including my kids and grandkids. Every time I see a little innocent child I think of how he deserves a chance for a free and productive life and am motivated to push forward with the highest I know. This brings me to the final concern of having the strength that I need to finish the job I came here to do.
Sept 5, 2014
Weapons of the Beast
We discussed the beast quite a bit shortly after this forum was created many moons ago. In addition, I wrote quite extensively about it in my book The Unveiling. Still it seemed there was more to be said about it, seeing the Beast is a subtle thing and difficult for many to recognize. We therefore examined him one more time and gained some further insight.
There is always more to discover about the Beast.
We have seen that the Beast uses fear and guilt as a means of outward control of the masses. Does this mean that those who say they have no fear or guilt are free of its powerful influence?
No. While it is true that those who are free of the mark of the Beast will not be paralyzed by fear or guilt it is also true that you can find some people under the control of the Beast who just do not fear or have guilt about those things that affect average people. The psychopath, for instance, not only does not have guilt, but has no conscience either. A disciple free of the mark of the Beast will be free of the paralysis caused by guilt, but he will have a sensitive conscience, giving him a strong sense of right and wrong. The there are those who do have fear and guilt but deny those feelings within themselves.
Those who suppress or negate fear and guilt are still subject to the thoughtforms of the Beast but are wild cards and not dependable. Therefore, the Beast has no problem getting them out of the way and placing them in an institution or prison.
Perhaps the most important step we must all take to free ourselves from control is to honestly examine ourselves and our thoughts and feelings.
It is difficult to transmit the understanding of a principle through listing black and white statements. Such statements can be a good guide for the soul, but there are almost always exceptions to every rule.
The strange thing is that 99% or more of those who are controlled by some of the thoughtforms of the Beast are oblivious to the fact that they are being controlled.
In addition to fear and guilt there is one more aspect of human nature we all have that is very useful to the Beast in his control of humanity. And what is that?
(1) How does the Beast use desire to control people?
(2) What is the desire that we all have that gives him the greatest power?
(3) Why is desire becoming an increasingly important weapon now that laws restrict him burning heretics at the stake?
What is the desire that we all have that gives him the greatest power?
The answer we have so far is money, sex and power. Though these are ingredients used for manipulation these are not the source of its greatest power.
Think of a humble church member who lives a chaste life, seeks no power and donates lots of money to the church. What desire does the Beast use to control him and most of the people on the planet?
Sept. 7, 2014
Pawns of the Beast
What is the desire that we all have that gives the Beast the greatest power?
Glad to see the group putting on their thinking caps. We’ve had some good answers put forward and there is truth in them all, but there is one paramount desire that the Beast uses for his control.
Here are some of the answers we received:
The good man is satisfied with the status quo. He desires to learn nothing new. The good man lives in the illusion of self-satisfaction.
The fear of public disapproval, removal of fellowship and membership if he goes against accepted beliefs.
He desires to be righteous, to not offend God, to go to heaven (or the highest kingdom), he desires God’s approval through the approval of “those that speak for him”
We all seek to be loved, to belong, to be preserved (saved).
The need to belong
Maybe we all just desire wholeness, completeness, union, or simply to be accepted and validated by whomever and whatever – sometimes at any cost.
Even more basic … If loss is the underlying factor in all fear, then maybe we really just desire safety and security.
Desire for acknowledgment/recognition of his “righteousness” (glory) – to be SOMEBODY (of renown/importance) in the eyes of the Lord – ego.
Several of you touched on the core desire and I think that by the time we are finished discussing this that all will see that it does indeed give the Beast consistent power to control.
The core desire the Beast uses is our desire to belong, to be accepted by our friends and associates in the groups in which we find ourselves.
This desire spawns a fear well worded by lwk:
“The fear of public disapproval, removal of fellowship and membership if he goes against accepted beliefs.”
If you do not think that the desire to belong and the fears of not belonging are powerful tools then you need look no further than our elected politicians for proof.
Time and time again we hear our new representatives and senators running for office telling us that they are different – that when they get to Washington that they will not go along with the mindset there but will work for positive change with the needs of the people at home in mind.
And then what happens? He winds up just like most of the others voting for the party line. If a piece of legislation is important to the party bosses and groupthink then often we will witness a 100% party line vote or close to it. Often we will witness our dear representative voting quite differently than he promised. But then, of course, when he comes home he always comes up with a plausible explanation for his behavior.
So… what causes this to happen?
Is it greed? No. Sometimes the vote will be against his own best interests.
Is it sex? Not really. Many of those in lockstep are faithful to their spouses.
Is it power? Not necessarily. Many risk reelection by voting against the will of the people who elected them.
Here is what happens. The guy goes to Washington and all past relationships become subservient to the new one. His main focus is his new group of friends in Congress, not the ones back home. Why? Because these are the ones with whom he now works shoulder to shoulder and the longer he works with them the greater is his sense of belonging. As the sense of belonging increases the greater is the desire to not break that bond and cooperate.
The thing that seals this bond is the thoughtform created by Congress as a whole as well as the part played by both parties. Everyone senses what they must do to belong and knows a price will be paid if the thoughtform is challenged. If it is, the representative may be shunned as a loathsome thing and the sense of belonging will evaporate.
The Beast uses this sense of belonging to control all people in all groups, from families to business, to lodges, to churches and associations.
It is true that at times a threat may come forward that is of more temporary concern. Perhaps in extreme circumstances a person’s life or livelihood may be threatened. What is different about the sense of belonging is that the need is present at all times, seven days a week and such a need has a consistent influence on the people involved.
The more powerful and restrictive the thoughtform the greater the need to belong and have the approval of associates.
The Mormon Church is a great example of an organization with a powerful thoughtform. For many members the sense of belonging is the main impetus to stay in the church, and the fear of disapproval is often higher than any fear of what happens after death.
I have known a number of excommunicated Mormons and it never ceases to amaze me how much many of them miss the fellowship and approval of the members. After being kicked out many will go through extreme humiliation in an effort to show leaders and members that they are still one of them and want their fellowship.
If you are in a non religious group composed of doctors, lawyers, union workers etc you will be under the influence of a thoughtform to conform and not cause the disapproval of associates.
Why will so few doctors talk about the disadvantages of radiation treatment or the advantages of natural cures?
Because their fellow doctors will scorn and reject them,
Question. It would be a pretty lonely world if we found that we did not belong anywhere. How does the disciple counter the threat of isolation and rejection?
The Dark Night
The Question. It would be a pretty lonely world if we found that we did not belong anywhere. How does the disciple counter the threat of isolation and rejection?
Luckily, you have taught us about passing through the “dark night of the soul”, finding our true group, and becoming a node of the “spiritual internet”.
When teaching about the Molecular Relationship I have taught this important principle: Relationship is everything. Without relationships there would be no life, no joy, no incentives – nothing of value to be had.
It therefore makes sense that the Beast would use the fear of rejection, excommunication, or some type of shunning or disapproval of others as a key method of control.
Throughout history, it has always been the case that those seekers who are the cutting edge of progress or spiritual evolution have been shunned by the masses and have had few real friends. These great souls have often suffered through extended periods of loneliness and have had to deal with the lingering feeling that there is no one else like them or anyone who can understand them.
We are all in the same boat in the fact that we need quality relationships and acceptance from some source to make life worthwhile. So even an advanced soul has this need and thus is subject to the temptation of being controlled by the Beast just so he can continue to have a few enjoyable relationships in life.
But, as Dan pointed out, the key to solving the problem is not to give homage to the Beast, but to find our true inner group through the soul. When this is accomplished the disciple realizes that he is never alone as he has relationship on a higher level with many great souls. When this contact is made the disciple can then work in peace in great isolation and rejection if necessary.
Even so, there’s nothing quite like a relationship with a like-minded soul on the physical plane. Any such relationship that the disciple encounters on the physical plane where there is soul to soul communication, trust and friendship is looked upon as a bonus for him while in this physical sojourn.
The seeker who has not made contact with his group, or only caught a glimpse now and then has a greater struggle with the isolation. When there is no one there on the physical plane who seems to support him it does seem that he is indeed alone and this is a problem. He just can’t snap his fingers and make group spiritual contact. That will come naturally when he is ready. Here is what he can do:
(1) Realize the tactics of the Beast and not give into them in an attempt to have meaningful relationships.
(2) Realize that this loneliness is a temporary problem. After death you will reunite with like minded souls and more seekers are manifesting on the earth all the time as spiritual evolution proceeds.
(3) There are like-minded souls out there and it may take a little work to find them. Fortunately, in this day of the Internet you can find most anything. We in this group have found each other and are a source of support to each other. Those who find a mate or friends who are on the same wavelength who they can associate with in person are fortunate indeed.
Here are excerpts from Revelation 13 about the Beast. Can you see how the interpretation set forth here fits so well with the Law of Correspondences?
And they worshipped the beast, saying, Who is like unto the beast? who is able to make war with him? And there was given unto him a mouth speaking great things and blasphemies; And he opened his mouth in blasphemy against God, to blaspheme his name, and his tabernacle, and them that dwell in heaven.
And it was given unto him to make war with the saints, and to overcome them: and power was given him over all kindreds, and tongues, and nations. And all that dwell upon the earth shall worship him, whose names are not written in the book of life of the Lamb slain from the foundation of the world.
Bailey Accusation of New World Order
There will be no liberty of thought or conscience all issues will be decided by the state, and the private citizen will have no right to an opinion. Men will be drafted like slaves into the service of the state-Alice Bailey
Externalization of the hierarchy pg 101
To me it sounds like communism or the Nazi party, yes?
You must have gotten this quote from some anti Bailey site for you left off the key words.
In the world order of the Axis powers, (Nazis and Fascists) the individual has no rights; he has no freedom except in so far as he serves the state; there will be no liberty of thought or conscience, all issues will be decided by the state, and the private citizen will have no right to an opinion. Men will be drafted like slaves into the service of the state.
So, yes, AAB was talking about the Nazis, and the quote is from page 188 not 101.
Sept 9, 2014
According to the link I sent you its on page 101. http://www.alice.bailey.it/images/testi-inglese/The-Externalization-of-the-Hierarchy.pdf
The pages of that PDF are much different than the book. In the book as well as the official digital text the page is 188, but that only matters in the fact that it helps us to know we are talking about the same thing.
Wasn’t Hitler merely trying to bring in ‘the new world order’ conditions described on page 102 of this writing? Is that not the same ideals as Hitler? It describes 9 premises of the new world order.
Jesus was also trying to bring in a new world order, but that doesn’t mean he and Hitler had the same goals and values.
DK and the Brotherhood of Light want a new order where basic freedoms are secured and the nations will seeks peace and cooperation instead of war and control over the minds of men. DK was one of the few teachers who opposed Hitler from the beginning and saw him for what he was. To place the two in the same category is plain silly.
Both the good guys and the bad guys want change, but in different directions.
Sept 11, 2014
Bible Codes and Allegory
Today is September 11, 13 years since the Twin Towers disaster. Let us hope today will be uneventful, though we know that there are those who wish otherwise.
There are a number of teachers, thinkers and writers who tell us that the real meaning of the scriptures is hidden in code, allegory of symbolism. They say that if we read them and just interpret them from the words before us that we are missing the real good stuff.
Foremost among this group are those who teach about the Bible Code. This group received a lot of publicity a while back but has since faded into the woodwork.
First let us look at why they achieved their 15 minutes of fame.
They placed the Hebrew letters from the Old Testament into a computer and searched for patterns and sure enough it seemed to be discovered that the Bible had secret meaning that predicted many events in History, from Hitler and World War II to the JFK assassination and more. The more they searched for code the more good stuff they found.
The problem was that all these exact predictions had already occurred. Now what would be really impressive would be predictions of the future coming true. The Bible Code bunch took up the challenge and sure enough found yet future events in the code and published them. They told of a comet hitting the earth, World War III and atomic warfare, the Antichrist and Armageddon.
The problem no is that the date of these predictions has passed and none have come true.
Bible Code believers are mystified. Why did the code accurately relate historical events in our past, but misses the mark in predicting the future? After all, our history was the future at the time the Bible was written.
The answer is quite simple when a basic principle is understood which is this.
You find what you are looking for.
To illustrate this skeptics used Bible Code methods and applied then to modern works such as Moby Dick and other writings and sure enough – they found what they were looking for. JFK, Martin Luther King and others were found there along with historical events. But they had the same problem as the Bible Code people in that they could not find accurate future events.
As it turns out the Bible Code is pretty useless, as we already know about the historical events. If it cannot predict the future then it is telling us nothing we do not already know.
Anther system of deciphering hidden messages from the Bible is through the use of numerology. This group claims that there is much secret knowledge in the Bible revealed through the study of the numbers in the Hebrew. Each letter represents a number and by reducing the letters to numbers much is revealed. They say that all the numbers of creation are in there and have found such things as the circumference, diameter and radius of the earth. The distance from the earth to the moon and sun and lots of other dimensions.
They say that the ancients knew all these things and incorporated them in the Bible in code so they would be passed on to future generations.
There is one major flaw in this idea. Again all this hidden code only tells us things we already know. No one has ever done the numbers on the Bible and come up with accurate scientific data that had not already been discovered.
This means that if the ancients did go to all that trouble of placing hidden data in the Bible that all their efforts were for nothing – for all that information was discovered, not through Bible Code, but scientific research.
The third idea of finding hidden meaning in the Bible is that the real meat of the Bible is not found in the obvious meaning or history and teachings as presented but hidden in allegory. According to this view almost everything there has some deep meaning if we could see it.
Now every Bible student knows that idea applies to the parables of Jesus for he told us they had a deeper meaning than the people were taking in. Most also see a lot of symbolic meaning in the Book of Revelations, Isaiah and the beginning of Genesis. What this branch of thought does differently is to assume that there is deep meaning everywhere.
For instance, some say that the story of Moses and the Israelites was pure allegory and the stories of their sacrificing animals is really an allegory teaching us that we need to sacrifice or subdue our lower animal nature.
So, what is the problem with is approach?
The simple answer is that it is the same as the previous two. Those finding allegory are telling us things we already know. Every person on the spiritual path knows that he must subdue his animal nature. We do not need the story of the Israelites to tell us this in a vague manner.
From the interpretations I have seen presented of supposed allegories, I’d say the Bible writers were wasting their time if they thought they were encoding great secrets into supposed history as allegory. Telling us what we already know is not useful.
Now what is useful is to look at the Bible stories as presented and take them to heart. One does not need to see hidden meaning to be inspired by David thinking out of the box to defeat Goliath or the courage of Stephen standing up to the Jews as they stoned him to death.
I would thus end with this challenge to any of the Bible Code people, the numbers group or the allegory group to tell us something from your discoveries that is not readily available to seekers. After all, if the Bible writers placed a lot of hidden meaning in there that was supposed to enlighten us then why would it only be information that is obvious or readily available elsewhere?
Another interesting fact about Drosnin is he is an atheist. I also recall the Israeli mathematician who developed the code had no intention of applying it to the Bible. Drosnoin came by the code quite by accident. The entire development and implementation of the original code was the product of a non-religious affiliation by all concerned. It was only after the fact that all the religious nuts jumped on the band wagon and discredited whatever value the original code may hold.
You mention the value of the original code and this must not be overlooked. It is true that there is an amazing amount of synchronicity in the Bible. The Bible code and numerology brings forth information that seems to defy the possibility of coincidence. Then too, many Bible accounts can be used as good allegory for teaching.
So the question is this: Why is this the case? Did the Bible writers consciously write the scriptures so these codes and symbolic meaning would be there or was it something else? Does the something else explain why even Moby Dick would also seem to have code?
Sept 12, 2014
Truth Within Truth
Did the Bible writers consciously write the scriptures so these codes and symbolic meaning would be there or was it something else?
Now there are some writings in the scriptures of the world that were written with the idea that there would be deeper meaning for those who seek. Parables are an obvious example. Then too, visions and dreams are often meant to have layers of meaning. There are a number of interpretations that can apply to the Book of Revelation, for example, or the visions of Daniel.
Some of the scriptures were compiled by caretakers who had possession of ancient manuscripts and had knowledge of stories passed down for generations and merely put together the most accurate account of which they were able. Some may have tweaked the stories and added some symbology a bit to make them more interesting to the reader and give them more on which to contemplate.
Some of the scriptures really touch the soul such as Isaiah, the Book of Revelation and the words of Jesus. Then others present a dry account with not much depth below the surface. Most of the Book of Numbers is a good example. I haven’t seen anyone come up with anything inspiring out of its boring text.
Even so, the Bible as a whole is a sublime book that has inspired many millions. But it is not alone as a book that is harmonious to the soul. Even great stories like Moby Dick present life lessons that many have found useful.
The Word which is God is not only a word as normally defined, but in the higher sense it can be an entire work, or even a person or group. When a work is in harmony with Spirit then it is a true word. The Bible itself is a Word. The Constitution is a Word. This post is a word.
Some words are in harmony with truth and others are not. When the word is in tune it becomes a pure note that creates much more than the writer may think.
To understand this think back to the example I noted earlier at a science fair where a simple sound was made and the vibration caused iron filings to form into beautiful shapes and patters. The person making the sound didn’t have to plan the patterns. They merely materialized with a pure note.
Even so, a work created in harmony with truth will have within it many patterns that can be discovered that go beyond the creators conscious planning. Within such works may be discovered codes that could reveal all kinds of mysterious numbers, patterns and information.
And this is why the Bible has been the object of discovery of inner meaning, symbols and code over the centuries. It is generally not because it was planned that way, but waves of truth hidden within truth are created when the writer focuses on true principles.
I haven’t researched it yet but I would imagine that students in the future will discover interesting synchronicity, numbers and symbols in the Song of The144,000.
There are writings, fiction and non-fiction, that are in harmony with Spirit and others that are not. Those in harmony produce waves of positive effects beyond that which can be comprehended by the masses. Those which are out of harmony lack beauty, symmetry and order, even though the grammar may be perfect.
Not counting the scriptures of the world, name three writings that would qualify as true words of Spirit.
Sept 12, 2014
Words of Spirit
Not counting the scriptures of the world, name three writings that would qualify as true words of Spirit.
Good selections were supplied by the group. Three among numerous ones I could name would be:
The writings of DK through Alice A. Bailey. The quotes given there from the Old Commentary are particularly profound.
Shakespeare is the most quoted writer of all time. There is good reason for this in that many of his words are very insightful and present truth in a way that few would disagree.
Just take a look at some of his quotes:
Some are born great, some achieve greatness, and some have greatness thrust upon them.
There is nothing either good or bad but thinking makes it so.
There is a tide in the affairs of men, Which taken at the flood, leads on to fortune. Omitted, all the voyage of their life is bound in shallows and in miseries. On such a full sea are we now afloat. And we must take the current when it serves, or lose our ventures.
All the world’s a stage, and all the men and women merely players: they have their exits and their entrances; and one man in his time plays many parts, his acts being seven ages.
To thine own self be true, and it must follow, as the night the day, thou canst not then be false to any man.
Ignorance is the curse of God; knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven.
What’s in a name? That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet.
Listen to many, speak to a few.
The undiscovered country from whose bourn no traveler returns.
The course of true love never did run smooth.
Cowards die many times before their deaths; the valiant never taste of death but once.
To be, or not to be, that is the question.
The lady doth protest too much, methinks.
We are such stuff as dreams are made on; and our little life is rounded with a sleep.
Neither a borrower nor a lender be.
We cannot conceive of matter being formed of nothing, since things require a seed to start from… Therefore there is not anything which returns to nothing, but all things return dissolved into their elements.
Words without thoughts never to heaven go.
Nature hath framed strange fellows in her time.
For my third selection I would give the writings of Joseph Smith.
Among his revelations in the Doctrine and Covenants, sections 76, 88 and 93 are quite impressive.
His address at the funeral of King Follett may just be the greatest breakthrough speech of spiritual knowledge made public up to that time.
And speaking of code, the Book of Mormon has a lot to offer. One of them is the discovery of Chiasmus in the Book, similar to those found in the Bible.
Allan tells us that Bible history is really allegory, but I would say that real history itself the truest allegory of all.
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