I believe that a simple and unassuming manner of life is best for everyone, best both for the body and the mind.
Simple life: Most spiritual people will live the simplest life possible. That does not mean that people will not use high technology and other complicated things; they will just simplify the way they use it. High technology will be used to make life more simple, not more complicated.
As Jesus said, “That which is hidden from the wise and educated has been revealed unto babes.”
If the truth was not simple, children could not understand it, and Jesus says they can. He also says you have to be like a child to find heaven. If the truth were something only educated scholars could understand, he would be lying. Only the eggheads of the world would get into heaven. The opposite is true; it is the eggheads that will miss the truth the longest. Information is not wisdom.
All physical theories, their mathematical expressions not withstanding, ought to lend themselves to so simple a description that even a child could understand them. Albert Einstein
Everything in this book can be explained to and understood by a child, simply because the truth is simple. The problems and solution are simple and obvious to anyone that can get their own mind out of the way. The simple way is the way.
Henry David Thoreau
You will never be able to escape the mind if your life is complicated, because it forces you to live in the mind most of the time.
We hardly ever realize that we can cut anything out of our lives, anytime, in the blink of an eye. Carlos Castaneda
Walk away: You have to always be in a position mentally to walk away from things that are ruining the quality of your life. You can walk away from things and people that drag you down to the animal level. Your mind will tell you that you cannot, but you can. The mind will try to keep you too busy to find the truth and the life. You cannot be around other strong minds without being infected by them. You have to be able to walk away for your own well-being and spiritual growth.
You can change your perspective in the blink of an eye, and that is the most important thing. It may take you a while to get in a position to do it, but it is essential to growing spiritually. As Jesus said, never do anything you do not want to do, and it really is that simple. The truth is, you do not need to do much that you do not want to do, and people have to learn this.
Never stay with people that just want to play mind games.
You have been there and done that, and you know it does not make you happy. You owe it to yourself to just drop relationships that do not feed your spirit.
Giving: The goal should not be to get more things. It should be the opposite, to live on as little as possible, and give any excess money you have to the less fortunate. The more spiritual you are, the less you need and want, and the more you have to give.
The character of a man is not determined by how much money he makes and what he has, but by how much he gives and can be happy living without.
Live a modern life: I am not saying people should go native and try and live off the land like some hippies did. We do not want to spend all of our time just trying to feed ourselves as we did in the past. We want to live modern lives, just less expensive and more simple lives. We use technology for what it is meant for, to really make life better. People swing from one extreme to the other, when the center is the best place to be, the only place you can truly live in the present.
The most rare and valuable thing in the universe is the truth and the life.
The truth is what sets you free. The most valuable thing is the truth and the life. It is not temporary, and it is free.
Jesus said, "It is because their vision is distorted by the followers of the lie that they value that which is nothing.”
The end of the movie “Citizen Kane” says it all. The old guy is sitting there in the center of all that treasure, and all he wants is the sled (Rose Bud) he had when he was a kid. What he really wanted was the way he saw life when he was a kid.
The most pitiful among men is he who turns his dreams into silver and gold. Khalil Gibran
These days man knows the price of everything, but the value of nothing.
Injustice: If you do not want to be treated unjustly, you have to help eradicate injustice for everyone, because what goes around comes around. If you do not want to be poor and are well to do now, you have to learn the ultimate truth and help get rid of all the poor people on earth. What we do for others, we do for ourselves. To do God’s work, you work for equality in all things.
Rather than love, than money, than fame, give me truth.
Henry David Thoreau
Reap what you sow: In about 1930, Hitler looked around and saw the German people standing in soup lines. He asked himself why the smartest, hardest working people in Europe needed a suitcase full of money to buy a loaf of bread. Why weren’t the German people reaping what they had sown? If a man works, he should be able to make a decent living, but that was not happening. Something was not right; something was interfering with the system and making it unfair.
The merit system was broken: The people that were not doing the real work were getting all the money, and the people that were doing the work were starving. Hitler thought that the financial world was being manipulated to give the money unfairly to those that did not earn it.
Rich and powerful people just naturally do it to make themselves richer.
He blamed the Jewish people. This led directly to World War II. It was the real reason for the war, which almost no one knows. The war was against the Jews. Hitler was wrong. His enemy was not the Jewish people. There was no organized conspiracy that the Jewish people were intentionally perpetrating on Germany and the rest of the world. It was just rich people being rich people.
The truth could be twisted by people like Hitler to look like the Jews were behind it, because many Jewish families where in the banking business, and many were very successful. They were an easy target to focus people's hate and anger on. It was a political move to make a visible enemy, while the real enemy was invisible. Many Jews were rich, and thus were part of the problem, but they were just doing what all rich, powerful people were doing and continue to do.
Scapegoat: Hitler blamed the Jews for the loss of WWI and communism. He was a racist and did not like the Jews, so he used them as a target to blame all of Germany’s problems on. They were just a scapegoat used to get him into power.
The real enemy was the mind of man, the beast within. The rich people really did not know what was happening or where it would lead, or they would not have done it. Without consciously knowing it, the financial powers of the time screwed up the financial system and made it so unfair that it caused a world war.
What they were doing was not illegal, so they thought it was okay. It was just survival of the fittest, and they figured that they were the fittest, because they were making all the money. It is actually just part of a cycle.
The rich were the only ones that could have changed the situation, but they didn’t, because they were making so much money. Since they would not stop it, Hitler knew the only way he could stop it was with violence.
Hitler said, “You have laws, and I have bayonets; let’s see who will win.”
Everyone lost. The financial inequality led directly to the death of about fifty-million people in the Second World War. Everyone had a good reason; everyone was in the right, but no one really knew what was happening or why. The same thing is starting to happen in the United States now. Why are the smartest, most creative, hardest working people in the world going broke? This year, over four-million Americans are losing their houses. Everyone else is losing much of the money they worked for and earned over the last twenty years. That is not right and is not fair. Why is it happening?
It is people’s ignorance and people’s ignorance of their ignorance.
It is really no ones fault; it is just a cycle that happens when people live blind to the truth. When people are driving blindfolded, they cannot help but crash every so often. Right now, we are blindfolded on a winding road, going much too fast.
Things can only get so far out of balance before they swing the other way.
Flying blind is not going to lead to World War III; it is actually going to lead to something much worse. If America goes down, the whole world will go down. Anyone that believes that America can just go the way of other superpowers of the past is not seeing the truth. This is it; things will get very good or very bad.
The difference will be instead of fifty-million dying, it could be five-billion people, or all of us, because of the nuclear weapons and biological weapons. The only way we can avoid a calamity of Biblical proportions is for us to wake up to the truth in time to turn it around.
The rich have to see the light: The people in power are the only ones that can change the way it is going and bring justice, fairness, and balance to our financial system. This time we need to do it right, or the game is over. If the rich and powerful do not turn it around, they have to realize that it will kill them and their families, along with everyone else. It could be forgiven when it happened last time, because no one could know the truth, but now that we know the truth, it will be unforgivable.
When the merit system breaks down, society will breakdown soon after.
People have to reap what they sow. If a person does the work to build a home for himself and his family, he should have the home. A person that does nothing should have nothing. If someone does the work to sow seeds, he deserves to reap the food that grows. We are messing with Mother Nature, and she will kill us. Naturally, capital should make a fair profit, but it is getting dangerously out of balance again. The merit system is the foundation of civilization. It is what makes civilization, civilization. If the foundation collapses, so will civilization.
Forced labor: The way it has always been, the hard and undesirable jobs are done by people who have no choice. They are so poor and have so few opportunities that they have to work the jobs no one else wants to do, and they have to do it cheap or someone else in their position will. It’s indirect forced labor. Society (the beast) creates a desperate underclass in our country and other countries, so they will work for the rich for low pay. This results in many people having less than they need, and a few people having more than they need.
That worked in the past, but it will not work in the future. Inequality is the cause of most of our world’s problems. The difference now is that inequality will create terrorists that can and will kill millions of people with nuclear and bio-weapons.
Poverty and inequality create fanatics and most social problems.
Even if we can keep a large underclass to do the work, we do not want to go cheap and forcefully prevent them from getting dangerous weapons. We would still be doomed, because it will mean we did not learn the ultimate truth.
Everyone that works a forty-hour week should be able to live a comfortable, middle class life, no matter what they do.
If someone does the work, they need to be compensated fairly for that work. If this does not happen, society breaks down. The beast within is turned loose, and people return to the jungle. Now it will effect everyone, including the rich.
Ignorance of the truth is behind things like inflation, high interest, high taxes, deception, lies, injustice and hypocrisy, which undermine the merit system. In the future, people that do the undesirable jobs will make more than people that do easy, desirable jobs. If not, we did not learn from the past, and we did not learn the ultimate truth. If we do not, we are all doomed, rich and poor alike.
The rich do not want what is going to happen to happen; no one would.
The following is what the Bible says: God says, "I can't stand your religious meetings. I'm fed up with your conferences and conventions. I want nothing to do with your religion projects, your pretentious slogans and goals. I'm sick of your fund-raising schemes, your public relations and image making. I've had all I can take of your noisy ego-music. When was the last time you sang to me? Do you know what I want? I want justice—oceans of it. I want fairness—rivers of it. That's what I want. That's all I want." - Amos 5:21-24
Rich and poor: When the truth is seen, people that get rich will share their wealth with poor people, because they will know that it is in their best interest.
Wealth is the ability to fully experience life.
Henry David Thoreau
There is no point in having more than you need, because if you have a lot in this life, the balance will see to it that you will have that much less in the next life. No one will want to be really rich unless they want to be really poor.
Jesus said that it is impossible for rich people to enter heaven.
He actually said something about a camel getting through the eye of a needle, but it means the same thing. The point is that being rich makes it impossible to get to heaven. It will destroy the human race, and it will destroy the rich spiritually.
Jesus said, "The glories of this realm last only a moment; the glories of the heavenly realm abide forever."
One of the many reasons being rich makes it impossible is that you feel too good about your mind. You think you are smart and can make things happen; the illusion is too strong for rich people to see the truth. It is the same with intellectuals. They are too smart to know that they are ignorant of the things that really matter.
If the rich, powerful people do not see the truth, we are all doomed.
When you are winning the game, you do not see a reason to change the rules. If it is not broken, why fix it? This makes people very short-sighted. Seeing the truth would result in them giving up their financial wealth, their advantage, and while it is working, there is no way they are going to do that.
Your money or your life: Robbers say to people, “Your money or your life.” Most people would rather have their life, so they give the crook their money. God is saying the same thing to you if you are rich or have more than you need. It is better to be living only ten percent of real life than ninety percent of real life, because the person living ten percent has a chance to get a hundred percent. Someone that has ninety percent has no chance of getting a hundred percent.
Rich people do not actually have a much higher percentage of fulfillment than anyone else, but the little bit extra they have stops them from evolving further.
You cannot have both true life and a lot more money than you need. You can have a life that is a little better than people that do not have money, but it is that little bit that prevents you from ever having true life. It is a very bad deal.
Fool’s gold: The reason is, the person that is a little bit more fulfilled thinks they have it a lot better than people that do not have as much money as them, so they will not take the chance of losing it to go further. They have fool’s gold.
All or nothing: Heaven is a hundred percent of life. Ninety or even ninety-nine percent is not even close. In fact, it is actually further way, because people are less motivated to go further. You have to want it all to get it all.
The farther away from the truth and the life, the closer you actually are to it.
The less life you start out with, the better, because you have a better chance to learn the truth and get to heaven. This is why Jesus said it is impossible for rich people to see the truth and get to heaven.
The only thing you can do is give away what you do not really need.
It will hurt, but so does childbirth. It’s good pain. Being rich or having more money than you need just makes you less motivated to look for anything different than the reality that you are living, and that is enough for you not to find the truth.
It is not easy for the poor to see the truth and the life either.
Getting the necessities to stay alive is difficult. You cannot easily take the chance of losing the little you have. Being rich or poor is a fulltime job.
One no longer becomes poor or rich; both require too much exertion.
Living on the edge of life, rich or poor, makes the truth hard to see and even harder to live by. It will be easiest for people that live in the center of life to do it.
The middle class are in the best position to see the truth.
Success and failure are equally disastrous.
People in their sixties and seventies still chase money and power; are they stupid? Don’t they realize they will be dead in a few years for certain?
Middle class: In the future, everyone will be middle class. People will have everything they need and want and only have to work about half of the time they do now. In heaven, everyone will be middle class and have everything they need.
We will not all live alike as futurists predict. We will never live like the Jetsons; the opposite will be true. Everyone will live differently. We will still have all the toys and extras that we want; we will just not want much.
Most of our effort and money is wasted now.
Once the money spent on war, crime, and other destructive, non-productive things can be spent on productive things, and once no one wants much more than they need, there will not be the need for much money or work.
We live in a throw away society. This will change, or nature is going to throw us away. Nature never wastes anything, and mankind wastes almost everything. We live in nature, so we will be destroyed by it if we do not see the error of our ways.
We now live in conflict with nature, and we have to live in harmony with it to survive. In the coming years, this fact is going to become more and more clear.
Luck of the draw: The only difference between the rich and the poor people on this planet is the luck of the draw. The rich were lucky this time around, and they will not be the next time. The balance of nature will see to that for certain. If we do not change the world and eradicate poverty, the rich will be poor in their next life. God is fair to everyone, and you can see it if you see immortality and rebirth.
Can’t lose: We can take care of the problem, or we can let the balancing force do it. If we do it, we will be doing God’s work, and we will create a heaven or go to a heaven when we die, so that is what we should be doing.
Your kingdom come, your will be done on earth. Matthew 6:10
Doing God’s work or will, will help the person doing it more than it helps the people they are helping. In the process of helping create a heaven on earth, we will be doing what is necessary to go to heaven when we die, so we cannot lose.
The Bible says: Whoever does God’s will shall abide in heaven forever.
God’s will is to balance life and to create the truth and the life. That is all, but that is everything we want and need. It is heaven when seen clearly.
All I want to learn is how to think like God thinks.
Once the rich learn the truth, they will do God’s work and become middle class. They will do it, because they will know it is in their best interest to do it.
We have to rebuild America’s middle class.
For a democracy to really work, most people have to be middle class. Being middle class is the best place to be for many reasons.
The Bible says, “Give me neither poverty nor riches.”
America is losing its middle class. The gap between the rich and poor is getting bigger, and the middle class is disappearing. This will lead to disaster for rich and poor alike. Everyone thinks they want to get rich, but they really want fulfillment.
The trickle down method of creating prosperity that our Republican Party favors, in reality, just makes the rich richer, and not enough money trickles down to the poor. It is one of those ideas the rich like that just does not work in practice. The trickle has not trickled down to everyone. This is truth you can check.
The top-down method is over. It is now time for the bottom-up method.
We have been using the top-down method for over two-hundred years, and millions have lived and died in poverty as a result. It did help make us the economic powerhouse we are, but now it is time for everyone to benefit, to reap what mankind has sown. It is time for everyone to benefit at the same time.
The right are not right because the left are left behind. That does not mean the left are right. It will take a little bit of each in the right places to be right. Swinging back and forth is not right either. Doing the right thing is the right thing.
The test of our progress is not whether we add more to the abundance of those who have much; it is whether we provide enough for those who have too little. Franklin D. Roosevelt
Business should get rich or poor on their merit, but people need equality.