Selections From The World’s Great Wisdom Traditions #4 Buddhism

 

 

The Four Noble Truths

Monks, what is the noble truth about suffering?

Birth is suffering, old age is suffering, death is suffering, grief, lamentation, discomfort, unhappiness and despair are suffering; to wish for something and not obtain it is suffering; briefly, the five factors of attachment are suffering.

 

Monks, what is the noble truth about the origin of suffering?

Just this craving, leading to rebirth, accompanied by pleasure and emotion, and finding satisfaction now here now there, namely, the craving for sense-pleasure, the craving for new life and the craving for annihilation.

 

Monks, what is the noble truth about the cessation of suffering?

Just the complete indifference to and cessation of that very craving, the abandoning of it, the rejection of it, the freedom from it, the aversion toward it.

 

Monks, what is the noble truth about the way that goes into the cessation of suffering?

Just this noble eightfold way, namely, right view, right purpose, right speech, right action, right livelihood, right effort, right mindfulness, and right concentration.

-The Buddha

 

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Seth Kelly Curtis

 

Rosicrucian Reflections #14

 

 

“How should a mystic conduct oneself in everyday life? This question is both simple and complex. Being a mystic is to be aware of and shoulder one’s responsibilities in one’s family life, working life, and spiritual life. A thinking, active, responsible mystic does not feed on what is negative and unhealthy. A mystic does not make hasty judgements, and does not condemn without having tried to understand the why and the how of things and events. The mystics attitude is an open one, respecting everyone’s right to be different and to exercise freedom of expression. A mystic is able to give assistance, bring calm, and speak in a compassionate manner to whoever is in need. A mystic accepts philosophically – without becoming disenchanted – the tests that are experienced during one’s life: for a mystic is not exempt from lessons, we just find it a little bit easier to learn them.”

-Rosicrucian Manuscript

 

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Seth Kelly Curtis

 

 

Essene Meditations And Blessings #15

 

 

Meditation

About me flow the waters of nourishment;

Within me flows the water of nourishment.

My bloodstream is aglow with the impulse of life

As I challenge the dark places in my being,

As I expand beyond the security of the womb,

As I move past my own definitions.

And surrounding this, engulfing me,

Is the cosmic ocean of Love and Light

From whence I truly came.

 

The Blessing

I pause to honor

The overlighting stream of wisdom

That guides each living thing on its journey home.

That journey is my journey;

That home is my home;

And that wisdom is as alive in me

As it is in the highest of beings.

As I grow in spiritual maturity,

I see that this wisdom is always available

To the extent that I have prepared myself

To receive it.

– Danaan Parry

 

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Seth Kelly Curtis

 

 

Daily Meditation #12

 

 

 

These daily meditations are excerpts from ‘Science of mind’ by Ernest Holmes, published in 1926.

 

“Become quiet and composed. The body should be relaxed but the mentality should be active. Then, carefully read the meditation¬† several times, phrase by phrase, endeavoring to realize the meaning of the words and trying to enter into the atmosphere of thought. After having done this, meditate upon the words, following the meditation until you feel a sense of realization.”

 

 

Divine Companionship

“I have an inner friend who walks and talks with me daily. It is not far off, but is within me, a constant companion. I can never become lonely, for divine love is always with me. I have but to speak and it answers. Eternal spirit, how dear to me is your presence.¬†The spirit within me is my friend.”

-Ernest Holmes

 

 

May God bless and protect us and let us show extra love to all beings during this time of Corona Virus.

 

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Seth Kelly Curtis

 

 

 

 

Spiritual Treatments #20

 

 

These treatments are from Ernest Holmes’ book ’34 Spiritual Treatments’. Use them as prayer or affirmation. If used as prayer, feel the words as originating from your heart and going to that place inside you that God resides. If used as affirmation, pay close attention to the words and truly believe what you are reading. If you don’t believe in god, substitute the word God for anything you choose and tweak the words to make them work for you.

 

My Knowledge Of God Is Great

“I can know him who created me. He has planted His Mind within me, and I now discover my own real self. God in me reveals Himself to me.¬† His peace is now understood by me, and all in-harmony drops away. I am certain of the Divine Order that was prepared for me by His Wisdom. This Order operates in all my affairs today, and my mind is at peace. As I think of the immensity of God, my whole consciousness expands. The unlimited Ideas of the Infinite Mind are mine to discover and use. I know Him who sent me, and I act as His representative on earth. I give His truth to all I meet, and I accept only His Love from those I know. My knowledge of the Truth is growing daily, and my application of the Truth is definite and strong. I never waiver from the right use of my mind. I think Truth, act Truth and bring forth demonstrations of Truth. Today, this is true.”

 

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Seth Kelly Curtis

Selections From The Worlds Great Wisdom Traditions #3 Taoism

 

 

 

The Most Flexible Thing In The World

Nothing in the world is more flexible

and yielding than water.

Yet when it attacks the firm and strong,

none can withstand it,

because they have no way to change it.

So the flexible overcome the adamant,

the yielding overcome the forceful.

Everyone knows this,

but no one can do it.

This is why sages say

those who can take on the disgrace of nations

are leaders of lands;

those who can take on the misfortune of nations

are rulers of the world.

True sayings seem paradoxical.

 

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Seth Kelly Curtis

 

 

Rosicrucian Reflections #13

 

 

“The time has come when merely reading about the mystical life has lost its value. We must become involved and dedicate our lives to some useful purpose or the opportunities of a cycle will pass us by. Whatever our goal in life, whatever our desires for achievement might be, the mystical life can make these possible. Living in harmony with the cosmic reveals talents and abilities we little realized we possessed, We find that our minds and consciousness are uplifted and charged with a power and desire to succeed in all we do, and our hearts and total beings will be filled with a spiritual love for all humanity. Our thinking will be broader and our sympathies and feeling of compassion will grow stronger. Life will bring greater joys and happiness and we will sense a divine purpose for our mission in life which will bring the greatest gift of all.”

-Rosicrucian Manuscript

 

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Seth Kelly Curtis

Essene Meditations and Blessings #14

 

 

Meditation

As the force of new life wells up in me,

I hear the far call

Of my ancient spiritual father, the sun.

This is a time for reaching upward,

A time for growing toward the sky

As I still draw nourishment

From my mother the earth.

I am the link,

I am the channel

Between the sun and the earth.

I am the life.

 

The Blessing

Mother, you are love in me.

Overflowing,

And I bless you as I grow.

Father, you are love in me,

Guiding me,

And I bless you as I strive to know

My true nature.

Soon my buds will open,

And my own young channel of love

Will be available for you to use

To heal the earth.

 

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Seth Kelly Curtis

Daily Meditation #11

 

 

 

These daily meditations are, excepts from ‘Science Of Mind’ by Ernest Holmes, published in 1926.

“Become quiet and composed. The body should be relaxed but the mentality should be active. Then, carefully read the meditation several times, phrase by phrase, endeavoring to realize the meaning of the words and trying to enter into the atmosphere of thought. After having done this, meditate upon the words, following the meditation until you feel a sense of realization.”

 

 

Be Still And Know

“Cast aside all doubt, soul of mine, and be unafraid, for your power is from on high. That which is seated in the heavens is your champion; you need not fear; come forth, Divine Spirit, from within and express yourself through me and let not my doubts hinder your approach. My faith goes forth to meet you, and my confidence embraces you. My waiting thought bids you welcome to my house of love, and joy accompanies us through the ages yet to come. I lay aside all fear and doubt.”

-Ernest Holmes

 

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Seth Kelly Curtis

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Spiritual Treatments #19

 

 

These treatments are from Ernest Holmes’ book ’34 Spiritual Treatments’. Use them as prayer or affirmation. If used as prayer, feel the words as originating from your heart and going to that place inside you that God resides. If used as affirmation, pay close attention to the words and truly believe what you are reading. If you don’t believe in God, substitute the word God for anything you choose, and tweak the words to make them work for you.

 

I Have Faith In Divine Guidance

Today I speak my word and express my thoughts in perfect confidence, because the Mind of God is my mind now. I am immersed in that mind and spirit. My mind is filled with Divine ideas. Perfect health is my birthright and I am now in the very center of it. Divine energy fills every fiber of my being. Perfect harmony rules my body, mind and spirit. Divine love fills my heart now. Today the spirit circulates through my body and my affairs and eliminates everything that is contrary to perfect harmony. Any in-harmony in my body is instantly neutralized. My body and my affairs are now under a Divine re-adjustment. I now speak my word that right action is established in everything I do or say. I can hurt no one and I can do nothing wrong. Right ideas come to me easily and quickly, because I am open to Divine guidance and Divine protection. I know my word has power, because it is centered in truth. I am grateful, Loving Father, for this realization and know that it is so.

 

 

Quaerite Et Invenietis “Seek and you will find”

 

“There is nothing hidden that will not be revealed”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Seth Kelly Curtis