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6200
As we add to our understanding of our environment, we create what we add. Whatever is created is destroyed: As we create our environment, we destroy it: To understand our environment is to destroy it.


6201
Chance favours the prepared mind.


6202
Each self-realised being makes its own path, knows its own path, and is its own path. It is the host of all who follow that path.


6203
Existence is one species, born of singularity.


6204
Existence is Absolute: It comprehends all that which is known and all that which can be known.


6205
Our species, existence, is infinite and it expresses finitely and transfinitely.


6206
All qualities of our species, including creativity, are essentially infinite.


6207
Time is both infinite and finite. In the infinite present, we create existence ... that is, we continually create our species.


6208
All things finite are created infinitely and timelessly.


6209
Our species is self-created ... that is, the universe is self-created.


6210
Our species creates itself, and its environment, as one integrated creation.


6211
Existence is our species: There is nothing apart from our species. Existence is absolute and our species is absolute.


6212
Our species and its environment constitute one integrated existence. To speak of our species is, necessarily, to speak also of its environment.


6213
All events conduce to the development of our species.


6214
All outcomes are the best outcomes for our species.


6215
Our species is unerring in its development: There are no accidents and there are no uncertainties, from a species viewpoint.


6216
No power exists, or can exist, which is able to adversely affect our species in any way.


6217
Each and every one of our actions conduces to the beneficial development of our species.


6218
Our physical environment, to our species, is as a store of food. But, as it develops, our species will rely less and less on physical food and, thus, will have less and less need of a physical environment.


6219
It is an imperative of the species that it must express itself ... and that it must express itself in an infinite variety of ways.


6220
Why has our species used physical bodies? They have been a means by which mental and spiritual awareness has been enabled to develop and mature.


6221
As existence is our species, all perception is introverted: All which we perceive is of ourselves.


6222
We have no yardstick by which we may compare our species: All criteria are of our species ... that is, of ourselves.


6223
What we know our species to be, is what our species is. Our species has no characteristics other than those we are aware of. As our knowledge of our species changes, so our species changes.


6224
What we know the universe to be, is what the universe is. The universe has no characteristics other than those we know. As our knowledge of the universe changes, so the universe changes.


6225
The essence of an Absolute is awareness: Awareness is an imperative of the Absolute: Awareness is an imperative of our species.


6226
Our species cannot destroy its awareness: It cannot destroy its essence.


6227
To be aware is to create. The essence of an Absolute is to be aware and to create.


6228
The mainset of an Absolute is infinite, and its subsets may be finite or transfinite. Although an Absolute may change its subsets, it cannot change its essential self ... that is, it cannot change its infinite mainset.


6229
An Absolute can create things of itself and it can destroy that which it creates ... but it cannot destroy its ability to create. It cannot destroy its infinite mainset but can only destroy its created subsets.


6230
From the viewpoint of our species, everything is under control.


6231
Right/wrong, justice/injustice, etc., are individual or group concepts ... they are differences which dissolve and merge into the species viewpoint.


6232
What each of us does, and will do, is the best thing for the species.


6233
There is every reason for hope ... for the species which is Absolute, and for the individual which is integrally one with the species ... there is every reason for hope.


6234
We may hope, for each is one with the Absolute; we may hope, for we may create what we will; we may hope, for we are sovereign beings; we may hope, for our inheritance is certain; we may hope, for we are limitless and eternal beings; we may hope, for the love of the Absolute for itself is the love which it has for each and every one of US.


6235
An Absolute may create subset sovereignties of itself, so that each subset is complete as to powers, means and all other qualities of the Absolute: Such is the sovereignty of each human monad.


6236
Does energy release in quanta, independently of our species? ... or does our species control its release? I think the latter to be the case.


6237
Why am I here? I am here to speak of the future and to show some light upon the way. As the bearer of a lighted torch brings comfort by making known the path ahead, so also do I bring comfort ... and those who were afraid of the unknown shall no longer be afraid, for they will know that there is nothing to fear.


6238
Awareness is the most primaeval and the most powerful of our qualities. Intuition is intuitive awareness. Thought is not itself awareness but it may help us to become aware. Some knowledge betokens awareness but some knowledge is by rote. To be aware of a thing, with clear certainty, is to create that thing.


6239
That which we are taught adds to our basic inherited gene awareness and prepares us for the great adventure of discovery. We each then find our own special and unique ways of creating new knowledge. Untutored and unprogrammed ... unled and unwarned ... it is then that a human being becomes an original creator and first discoverer of a new universe.


6240
Teaching and learning may bestow great benefits, but may do so at the cost of depriving us of discovery and creativity.


6241
Learned things programme us and predispose us to perceive existence in certain ways. As far as creative perception is concerned, learning can be a great liability.


6242
This generation is a generation of copiers ... a generation of sheep.


6243
Existence', 'species' and 'awareness' ... each of these is Absolute, and one and the same.


6244
Give a wise man a part of the whole and he will tell you the whole ... for existence, being Absolute, is wholly in each of its parts.


6245
The Absolute relationship is that between a person and God ... unmediated, direct ... and most powerful when there is no dialogue ... when there is silent communion ... silent oneness. Then the individual is endowed with intuition, insight, inspiration and prophecy.


6246
The Absolute is courteous and will not 'shout' over the clamour of thoughts: But, if you are tranquil and keep your mind clear, then He will speak to you. You must learn to be still and to listen.


6247
Do not listen for what you want to hear or expect to hear: Listen for what God has to say. Listen!: Don't think, just listen. Listen with every fibre of your being. Let every drop of your blood listen: Listen! listen!


6248
Those who do not know the Holy Ghost say that it does not exist and that it is purely a thing of the imagination ... but those who have experienced the Holy Ghost are in no doubt about its reality.


6249
The Holy Ghost is the presence of God: It is the reality and realisation of God's presence.


6250
Universities and libraries are dens full of thoughts ... but are they thoughts of the First Commandment?


6251
The First Commandment is simple: Why then do people not follow it? Every thought, feeling and act must be of and for God, and must not be diverted from Him: That is where the First Commandment becomes difficult to follow in practice.


6252
This life is an expression of our eternal life.


6253
The Absolute is wholly in each of its expressions.


6254
This life is eternal.


6255
This is eternity.


6256
To ask if there is a life after this life is to ask if there is a life after eternity. Such a question is a nonsense.


6257
If this life is eternal, how is it that our bodies die?


6258
This life is not just a body-life. The body dies but the monad (soul) does not die.


6259
Life is eternal and its expressions are eternal.


6260
Expressions change but, as subsets of the eternal, they are eternal.


6261
We are eternal beings and we are eternally aware.


6262
As we live wholly in the present, we live also wholly in the past.


6263
We not only recall our memories but we live wholly in our memories.


6264
As we live wholly in our memories, we live also wholly in memorised events.


6265
As we live wholly in memorised events, we are alive now in those past events.


6266
Time is a thing of our perception: It has no reality other than of our perception.


6267
We live eternally now: The eternal now is all moments of time (past, present and future).


6268
Our memory life is our eternal life and we never lose it: It is independent of our body.


6269
Each one of us is a composite of our past, present and future.


6270
As we memorise our past, so we memorise our future.


6271
Previsions and premonitions are memories of the future.


6272
We each have full sub-conscious memory of past and future, but we are only con5cious of what we need to be aware of.


6273
Conscious awareness is according to need.


6274
We live in finity and in infinity. Whether we realise it or not, we all live our lives both on Earth and in Heaven. We live a kind of dual existence, but a natural one ... and there is no division between these earthly and heavenly states ... the person is whole and undivided.


6275
We tend to be prisoners of viewpoints.


6276
We tend to think that a fleeting thought is not real. Thought is an infinite quality: It is eternal ... it is forever.


6277
We tend to think that when a body dies the person dies: Not so. To think of ourselves as a soul creates that soul as a forever being.


6278
We are halflings ... spinning moments into and out of eternal lives ... half and wholly in both Earth and Heaven.


6279
People tend to think that what is dense and heavy is real: But thought is not dense or heavy ... and yet it is real.


6280
Concepts and meanings are subjective: They are not suitable or reliable as building blocks for logic.


6281
Nothing in past, present or future is inaccessible, nor any space person or happening is inaccessible: All is accessible.


6282
Wherever ambiguity arises as to premisses, rational processes do not extend validly beyond individual comprehension. As meaning is subjective, the validity of logic is primarily personal.


6283
Reasoned communications are based on the assumption that premisses are commonly understood.


6284
Because of the subjectivity of meaning, a non sequiter to one person may be a valid inference to another person.


6285
There is no common reality, for there is no common meaning and no common comprehesion.


6286
Apart from tautological intro-analysis (mathematics etc), logic is unlikely to add to mutual understanding ... and may even exacerbate conflict.


6287
One tends to assume that one's own imputed meanings coincide with the imputed meanings of others ... and that what is obvious to them personally is obvious also to others.


6288
One may gain knowledge via gene inheritance; personal observation and experience; scientific findings and data; tuition; writings of great thinkers; study of history; and personal thought-processing of information received.


6289
To solve a problem, one must reach/feel/intuit the shape and quality of the answer ... as a sculptor of abstract sculpture prehends his creation. A kind of creative geometry is involved.


6290
Pristine integrity and truth are as difficult to achieve as an absolute vacuum or absolute zero temperature.


6291
We create truth: It isn't something which is already made, by someone or something else.


6292
Existence is a 'blank canvas' and we see on it what our genes and our society urge us to see ... but, as pioneers, we may 'paint' new what has never been 'painted' before.


6293
Any virtue that a man has, even if he has many vices, should not be used as a tool against him.


6294
Improvement makes straight roads ... but the crooked roads without improvement are roads of genius.


6295
Geniuses display an undeniable obsessiveness.


6296
Society imprisons or enchains geniuses, and later raises statues to them.


6297
Genius is a fire which lights itself and feeds itself.


6298
A genius is not concerned with finding and following the paths of others: He is concerned with finding and following his own paths.


6299
A genius finds that he needs to unlearn and discard the traditional knowledge and preconceptions, in order that he may access his own truths.


6300
Geniuses make history and change the way people see things.


6301
Knowledge is created as it is needed ... and it is primarily a tool: We create what we need.


6302
As atoms tolerate each other at mutually comfortable distances and repel each other at lesser distances, so it is also with people.


6303
A genius has the innocence of an open mind and the cunning of penetrating insight.


6304
The oneness viewpoint is an infinite and transfinite one, which needs to be clearly distinguished from the viewpoint of finite, formal logic.


6305
The processes of formal logic do not logically apply to the infinite aspects of existence.


6306
It is not possible to fully describe an individual's viewpoint in words. Interpretation is personal to the interpreter.


6307
Words and interpretation are not adequate to viewpoint.


6308
It is both illogical and arrogant for an interpreter to claim to convey the whole of another person's viewpoint. The interpreter cannot himself wholly comprehend it, and he cannot control the interpretation, by others, of the interpreter's words.


6309
All reporters are interpreters.


6310
When someone speaks, each hearer will place a different interpretation on what is said.


6311
We prehend each other's vibes as we communicate.


6312
We gesticulate and mime as we communicate.


6313
Words are a sort of advanced miming.


6314
How do we find agreement on interpretation? We find it intuitively, as a species. We feel, grope and prehend our way, as a species ... and we create as we prehend. As we prehend, we create that which we prehend. We cannot say that existence is a matter of agreement. Prehension and reality are individual ... but, intuitively, we empathise with the prehensions of others. We each have our individual reality and we also have our shared or communal reality.


6315
Nature uses courses of action which use least energy.


6316
The greater the precision, the greater use of energy. To achieve great precision requires great expenditure of energy.


6317
Nature tends to be imprecise.


6318
Although nature is generally imprecise yet it has produced the human race and, from among them, the precise ones of nature.


6319
If you look kindly on your past, your past will look kindly on you ... and your present and your future will also look kindly on you.


6320
Those, who change the future, change the past.


6321
In the present, we change the future and, as we change the future, we change the past.


6322
Historians often disagree on history. The past is disputable.


6323
Historians, like journalists, select what they look for and what they write about ... and they can give it anything from 60 point upper case bold to 6 point lower case feint, and either front-page billing or hide it amongst uninteresting matter. What we read of history depends on what the historians report to us and how they present it.


6324
Interpretation of history depends first on the viewpoint of the historian and second on the viewpoint of the reader of the historian's viewpoint.


6325
The judgement of society, upon our personal past, is a flexible and changeable judgement ... and our own judgement, of our personal past, is also subject to change.


6326
Past, present and future (and also space) are one continuum ... and change, of any aspect, changes all.


6327
To belittle our past, is to belittle our present and our future.


6328
Your past is infinite and your future is infinite, and both are of infinite value.


6329
As we dwell on the past, we suffer regret ... and, as we suffer regret, we gain redemption.


6330
If we are to learn from the past, we must dwell upon it.


6331
If we don't learn from the past, we won't be able to improve our performance in the present and the future.


6332
No past actions and motives are beyond redemption: Nothing is irreparable.


6333
'Forget the past: There is nothing you can do about it', is the same as saying 'forget about life'. Existence is absolute, and is wholly in each part and wholly in each moment and phase of time. The past, as much as present and future, is the whole of our life. If we wish to savour our life, we must savour our past. To try to escape our past is to try to escape life.


6334
As a discipline, psychology started as a branch of philosophy dealing with the mental and reactive relations, of individuals and groups, to their environments. Whereas sociology deals with the social man, psychology deals with the private and introspective man ... and, from this viewpoint, it deals with all human experience. The emphasis of psychology is increasingly empirical and scientific.


6335
To define any discipline of knowledge precisely, is to place limits upon it. Much is to be said for a policy which allows a discipline to grow naturally, like Topsy.


6336
Methods and procedures and techniques, like models, may be useful but may become restrictive. Nature does not behave formally or methodically: Nature is imprecise and unpredictable, rather than precise and predictable.


6337
Psychology, today, is largely empirical and instrumentalist. It finds its way by experiment and by trial and error. And, if a theory works, the theory is used. Modern psychologists are, in the main, pragmatic. Clinical and industrial applications require them to be so.


6338
The physical world tends to be definite and limited but the psychological world tends to be indefinite and unlimited. In spite of its scientific pretensions, psychology must, perforce, deal with many phenomena which are beyond the compass of scientific methodology. Man is not only a physical and mental being, but also a spiritual being ... and as psychology seeks to understand the whole man, spiritual phenomena come within its purview.


6339
We gain our happiness (or unhappiness) as much from the psychological world as from the physical world.


6340
The psychological world is the world of our perceptions, reactions and behaviour: It is primarily a world of sensation, mind and qualities which are transfinite. Science is making progress with finite phenomena but very little progress with the transfinite. Where does this leave psychology? As disciplines, psychology and psychiatry are failing to care adequately for transfinite man.


6341
Perception is transfinite: It is both pro and retro active: It has effect both forwards and backwards in time: It is of the absolute continuum.


6342
The visual image of any object is transfinite.


6343
Visual image coherence is transfinite, and of gene consensus.


6344
Our ability to see and what we see depends wholly upon our gene capability.


6345
Our organic species makes time and space, and all things of time and space. Our organic species creates its own time-space environment.


6346
All genetic qualities are transfinite: They are both pro and retro active: They have effect both forwards and backwards in time: They are of the absolute continuum.


6347
Our genes provide us not only with eyes and precision of sight, but also with the precise pictures into which we organise incoming photons. Further, it is our organic species which creates the photons. We are all that is: We are a species of the void.


6348
Both our descendants and our forebears impart their gene capabilities to us, including the capabilities of light and sight.


6349
When we see, our descendants and our forebears see with us: We see as a gene-sequence, and we cannot see otherwise. Light and sight are transfinite.


6350
We ourselves create thought and, importantly, we create what we think about: We do so collectively, as the organic species.


6351
We are a genetic species and we are all that exists. Upon the void we live and all we see about us is of our own creation.


6352
We, of this generation and our descendants and forebears, together we create all that exists.


6353
We see with foresight, nowsight and hindsight, and we create as we see. As we create as we see, we see coherently. We don't see a confusion of photons: We see coherent, clear-cut images. We see coherently by reason of our gene-abilities of creative and tenseless vision.


6354
Our gene-sight is timeless. When we see something, for what we perceive to be the first time, our future gene-sight has already seen it. It is our future gene-sight which enables us to gain a clear picture of strange things.


6355
Each individual participates in species' collective creative action. Each individual is a party to the creation of everything he sees.


6356
As all things are transfinite, we should not expect to fully understand them unless we think transfinitely and see things in transfinite terms.


6357
Sight and light are integrally related: We have the ability of sight and the ability of light: We create light: We are people of light.


6358
Our outstanding characteristics, as a race, include:

(Note: There is no intended order of priority in the above recital).


6359
The human species is physically vulnerable by design and intent. The physical mode is simply a phase of metamorphosis of the species.


6360
All knowledge is the legitimate field of prediction science.


6361
We have an intuitive vibe-self which operates separately from our reasoning intelligence. When we act intuitively, logic is not involved.


6362
When we react, survivally and instinctively, logic is not involved.


6363
Logic is of recent evolutionary origin, and most of us tend to use it ineffectively and inefficiently ... and with reservations, scepticism and cynicism.


6364
To attempt to deprive another person of his/her individual viewpoint, is to belittle one's own individuality.


6365
To allow viewpoints to others is to grant them living space and, in so doing, you also gain living space.


6366
Restriction of viewpoints is restriction of living space.


6367
Restriction of living space leads to conflict.


6368
If you look kindly on other people, other people will tend to look kindly on you.


6369
If you behave to other people as if you see God in them, other people will tend to behave likewise to you.


6370
Anyone who believes that he comes to his present awareness and capability by other than common evolutionary means, indulges in a false conceit. There are no royal roads to absolute awareness ... nor should there be any ... nor can there be any. Over many incarnations, we each learn the hard way, because that is the most effective way to learn. Spiritually, we are of the same absolute stock ... and there is nothing for any one to be puffed up about.


6371
The mill of experience grinds hard and slow and sure ... and it takes a certain time to mill the best product.


6372
The will to live is the most powerful and intrinsic nature of man.


6373
The universe is of reflection and for reflection.


6374
We gain experience from all actions ... even reaping and binding in an empty field.


6375
Schopenhauer's concept of will almost equates Freud's concept of the unconscious.


6376
Existence is one person's multi-paradigm ... and each person's universe is unique to him.


6377
All created things have a great need for love and sympathy.


6378
Will is primary and intellect is secondary.


6379
With the progression of time, that which is identical continually appears as something new and different.


6380
We should not be a judge in our own case ... and, by the same token, we should not judge any person we have been in any way connected with ... and, as we are one with all and connected to all, we should judge no one.


6381
Judges, who judge on the basis of societal laws, are executive bureaucrats: They are not judges in equity.


6382
For intellect, which is action for its own sake, there exist only universals, entire kinds, species, classes and ideas of things.


6383
Every general truth is related to specific truths as gold is to silver, insomuch as it can be converted into a considerable number of specific truths which follow from it in the same way as a gold coin can be converted into small change.


6384
One makes Philosophers' gold by generating general truths from specific truths. Philosophers' gold is unlike ordinary gold, for it may be spent while the stock remains undiminished.


6385
If you have forgotten something, plague your memory until it has done its duty. The longer you rack your brains for something, the more firmly it will stay once you have got it.


6386
A great deal of our thinking takes place unconsciously. Usually we arrive at a conclusion without having consciously thought about the premisses which lead to it.


6387
In presenting a case or plea, everything superfluous is prejudicial.


6388
It is natural that one may adopt a defensive and reactive attitude towards a new opinion which differs from one's own ... for the contrary opinion forces its way, as an enemy, into the previously closed system of our convictions.


6389
The intellect is fundamentally a hard-working serf with will as its demanding master. But if this hard-driven serf should once happen to do some work voluntarily, during its free time, on its own initiative and simply for the enjoyment of it - then this is a genuine work of art and, if pushed to an extreme, a work of genius.


6390
The intellect of most people is a tool in service of their will and is entirely occupied by this service, without any remainder.


6391
A tendency towards a free, and thus abnormal, employment of the intellect, together with a capacity for it, attains in genius the point at which knowledge becomes the main thing ... the aim of the whole life.


6392
The genius lives in the whole world, by virtue of his comprehension of it , as well as in his own person. Indeed he may perceive no difference between the whole world and his own person.


6393
A genius is a person in whose mind the world as idea has attained a high degree of clarity, and is present more distinctly.


6394
Genius is ever self-renewing, ever fresh and ever youthful.


6395
In a genius, the weightiest and profoundest insight is furnished not by painstaking observation of what is separate and individual but by the intensity with which the whole is comprehended.


6396
Genius may be defined as an exceptionally clear consciousness of things and therefore also of their antithesis, one's own self. (Note: Alternatively, the self may be regarded as the thesis and non-self as the antithesis).


6397
There is a unique sort of virtue by which the genius is impelled to express what he has seen and felt, without being conscious of any motivation ... and this expression is of like necessity to that of a tree in the bringing forth of its fruit.


6398
What distinguishes genius is the height to which it is able to rise, when time and mood are propitious. To estimate a genius, look not to his weaker works but to those in which he excels.


6399
The genius' striving to complete and safeguard his work is as resolute as the striving of an insect to safeguard its eggs and to provide for the brood it will not live to see: The insect deposits its eggs where it knows they will one day find life and nourishment, and dies contented.


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