Sunday, April 12, 2009

Renewal

Today is a day of renewal, of rebirth, a day of new life.

It is a day of resurrection, the resurrection of the Spirit of man up to the mighty Godhead.

Jesus gave a lasting demonstration of this great possibility, the victory of over death, of good over evil, the great triumph of all that is glorious, all that is lasting, a great truth, the great possibility not open to one, some “one and only Son of God” but to all men and to all women, the birthright of every man, woman and child upon the Earth if they but reach up to it, yet reach inwards and grasp this eternal heritage.

Man was not born to die. If he does die, it is his own fault, it because he has broken the Law.

Jesus gave a living, practical demonstration of this, not as a one and only Son of God, but as a man, as a Master, a great Master of Yoga, as a great Mystic of the Occult Science.

Jesus was not the only one to do this, but His example of this great lasting truth is one of the most famous demonstrations of the great possibility for all to see, if they but look with their eyes and ponder, yet look with their Eye and know.

Today is a day of great joy.

Let all be blessed.

Peace.

Saturday, March 14, 2009

The Use of Energy

I have come to the conclusion, one that I had also come to in the past, that in the quest for truth, it does not matter what one eats.

In the quest for truth, the highest and most subtle of all foods, and the sole purpose for anyone’s existence, it matters much more what one thinks and what one does with those thoughts.

One would assume that what one eats should help, but only in as much as one is careful with one’s thinking and again, with what one does with those thoughts.

One cannot eat one’s way to God as it were.

There are many strong individuals with strong intellects. But friends, truth is never born from or perceived through the intellect.

Truth is born of the intuition or it is through that which it is perceived. The intellect is simply a tool of the mind which is then able to translate those mental impulses obtained through the intuition so that those mental impulses are understandable to the conscious mind. All the rest, in other words, anything perceived by and through the intellect, is theory and theory only.

It is for this reason that common scientific theory is always changing and always being revised and corrected. The great astronomer, Galileo, for instance, was forced to recant when he stated that the Earth was not the center of the Universe.

The Yogi, on the hand, being highly developed, is able to discover truths hundreds even thousands of years before the orthodox man of science. The sensitized human nervous system is still the most sensitive of all instruments.

It is dry academic postulation which has been responsible for the religious theories in Zeitgeist for instance. These postulations will not stand as they have nothing to do with science.

To accept these theories as true is then to dismiss the teachings of the great Ones whose very existence these theories seek to challenge.

So called modern science is in its infancy. Yoga, in all its forms, is the only complete science which exists on Earth today. This has always been so and will always be so for as long as the world exists.

Great Personages like Jesus, Krishna, Buddha, Moses, Saint Peter, George King, Patanjali, Sri Ramakrishna, Swami Sivananda, Swami Vivekananda to name a few were great Yogis of Their time and brought great Light into a dark world. These were Avatars not of this world but of a Cosmic Hierarchy which functions strictly according to Law.

What is shocking, and a result of the spate of self styled academic theorists, is not only the lack of appreciation of truth, but also the lack of recognition, never mind appreciation, of greatness.

The pioneer is always misunderstood.

However, in the end, and in relation to diet, it doesn’t matter what one eats nearly so much as how one uses the energy.

Friday, January 23, 2009

Ninety Years Ago

Today we celebrate the birthday of the great Adept.

Full Circle

I started 80/10/10 about a month or so ago. Actually, when I first began the raw vegan path, it was a lot closer to that philosophy than what it later became. In the early 1980’s, having been influenced by the books, Fit for Life and Gandhi’s Autobiography, my idea of the raw diet was fruitarianism.

Actually, going back even before that, when I was 9 years old, I told my mother that I was going to stop eating junk and just eat fruit.

After reading Fit for Life and Gandhi’s Autobiography, I had read Viktoras Kulvinskas and then later, Arnold Ehret. I was still convinced that fruit was the purest of all foods, but by the time that I started being influenced by Ehret, I had already started to eat more green leaves after reading The Essene Gospel of Peace Book I.

It wasn’t until around 2004 when I actually realized that there even was a “raw food movement” that I started to allow myself to become corrupted. It was then that I read Sunfood Diet Success System by David Wolfe. I must say that after I read the part where Wolfe condoned the eating of 4 or 5 avocados in a day I nearly threw the book out. I should have thrown it out.

Then I’d heard so much about Gabriel Cousens. I thought that his ideas about eating fruit were ludicrous. I couldn’t imagine that there could be any problem with fruit whatsoever, considering my absolute success with it as long as it was eaten correctly, meaning alone and certainly not for dessert.

Some months after reading David Wolfe’s book, I happened to discover gourmet raw vegan cuisine. How I could ever have thought that this might be better than eating a baked potato or steamed vegetables, I just don’t know because this stuff digested like a brick! This was on the heals of mastering Arnold Ehret’s mucousless diet as outlined his book where my bowel movements were clean and easy requiring little or no toilet paper. Can’t say the same in the very least for gourmet raw or even avocados for that matter which our friend David was condoning the extreme indulgence of, how absolutely clogging these things are, and very high in fat.

Be that as it may, I started to allow myself to become indoctrinated into this raw cult having completely rejected that mentality before and began to take on the same foolish philosophy that “if it is raw, it is OK” even though I knew it to be wrong! It’s amazing what conditioning can do. Even in my vegan days, when I did eat a small percentage of cooked food, I never allowed the philosophy that if it was vegan it was OK because it simply is not. The only cooked food that I was eating in those days was steamed or baked vegetables and maybe on a rare occasion, some millet.

That, coupled with the fact that I started to give Wolfe and Cousens the benefit of the doubt, I actually allowed myself to be influenced by these people, even though my knowledge, wisdom and experience warned me against that in the beginning!

However, having said all that, I am very happy to say that thanks to Doug Graham and his book, 80/10/10, I have come full circle and have begun to eat a diet largely of fresh fruit again. It’s not that this practice or philosophy is really anything new having adopted such a diet in the past and having read Natural Hygiene books as far back as the early 1990’s. But now, after having had difficult experience with some of the other “raw” paths, it means a lot more now than it has ever done.

It certainly is good to come back home!

Tuesday, January 20, 2009

Monday, January 19, 2009