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

 

Selections From The World’s Great Wisdom Traditions #2 Voices Of The First World

 

 

The True Peace

“The first peace, which is the most important, is that which comes within the souls of men when they realize their relationship, their oneness, with the universe and all its powers, and when they realize that at the center of the universe dwells Wakan-Tanka, and that this center is really everywhere, it is within each of us. This is the real peace, and the others are but reflections of this. The second peace is that which is made between two individuals, and the third is that which is made between two nations. But above all you should understand that there can never be peace between nations until there is first known that true peace, which, as I have often said, is within the souls of men.”

-Black Elk

 

 

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 #17

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 the 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.

 

 

Divine Intelligence In Action

“I now let the Divine Intelligence guide and direct me. I let the Light within flow through me. Divine Mind makes no mistakes, impels, propels, and compels me into my right place and into right action. No thought pattern of the past has any power to obstruct right action. No belief of limitation can bind me. I am free – always about the Father’s business. Always in my right place – governed by Divine Intelligence and Wisdom. Every thought, every impulse, and every feeling is a manifestation of this Christ Mind within me. It is the mind of health, strength, vitality, and love. Therefore, I manifest and glorify the Father within. It is the mind of beauty – eternal youth conscious of its own divinity and its infinite power. I am that right now; and so I let good, the great law of Mind operate upon my word, bringing it into perfect manifestation. I thank thee Father, that it is so right now.”

 

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 #4

“We are Earth people on a spiritual journey to the stars. Our quest, our Earth walk, is to look within, to know who we are, to see that we are connected to all things, that there is no separation, only in the mind.”

-Lakota Seer

 

Use these treatments as prayers or affirmations. If used as prayer, feel the words as originating from your heart and going to the place inside you that God resides. If used as an 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.

“I am a center in God’s Being. It is the pulse of Life in all there is to me. I awaken in that Life now and express it. As a spiritual being through a human mentality in a physical body. In this world today as the person known by my name. My Faith is simple. My Thought is clear. I am creative. I feel not after what I outgrew as I accept this new state to “be” it. I am in no bondage to person, place or thing, neither are they in bondage to me. I grant freedom, hence I am free. I now claim a specific yet free-er self-expression of God’s Life through me: I now am better than well-off financially for I hoard nothing to deny its use. I stamp no human limits on money because my spending keeps the pulse-beat of God’s wealth alive in me. I have now definitely ceased once and for all, to question “how” “what” comes from “where”. The sun rises without my doing. Surely God provides without my assistance.”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

Kelly Curtis

#3 More Teachings From the Profound Wisdom Traditions

“There are no differences but differences of degree between different degrees of difference and no difference.”

-William James

 

Wow. You probably had to go back and read that a little more slowly to get it, right? I did. That’s the way a lot of the material I’ve read over the years is. When I read such topics as Esoterica, Meta-Physics, Mysticism, and especially Quantum Physics, I really have to take my time to digest some of that knowledge, but it’s worth it, The truth is out there for those who seek it.

Most of the knowledge that M G Hawking – the adventurer, traveler, and writer – has gleaned from his stay in the Himalayas is quite profound but at the same time easy to understand. Here’s number three in my series of his writings:

“Happiness is your natural birthright. Why then are so many unhappy? Unhappiness is a disordered state of mind; happiness is an ordered state of mind; there are many more disordered states than ordered states. You dwell in a disordered state by default and conditioning; you achieve ordered states by process of mind; each condition, event, situation, form and person is brought into your life by your thoughts and the images in your minds eye, which in turn arise from your deepest beliefs. The secrets of happiness are awareness and action, the exercise of energy in a way suited to a man’s nature and circumstances.”

May God bless and protect you and…

 

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe and Comfortable

 

Kelly Curtis

 

 

 

More Teachings from the Profound Wisdom Traditions #2

“Come on people now, smile on your brother, everybody get together, try to love one another right now.”

-The Youngbloods

 

“Everyone has a spirit that can be refined, a body that can be trained in some manner, a suitable path to follow. You are here to realize your inner divinity and manifest your innate enlightenment.”

-Morihei Ueshiba

 

“What you are exposed to and what you are taught, from a very early age through your entire life, largely defines and determines perception, and that conditioning ordinarily excludes all but a tiny reflection of the true reality and the true nature of your inherent power. The reality of the masses is a consensual, communal reality. It is a pinhole through which they perceive only an infinitesimal portion of the real.”

-Master Amrita, an adept of the Himalayan Mystic Wisdom Tradition

 

May God bless and protect you and…

 

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe, and Comfortable

 

Kelly Curtis

Teachings from the Profound Wisdom Traditions.

“Keep always in mind that you are not defined by the things that come easily to you, but rather by those things that challenge you.”    -From the writings of M G Hawking

 

M G Hawking, traveler, adventurer, and writer spent many months in a secluded Himalayan village studying with Masters of the Profound Wisdom Traditions. He returned with valuable information indeed.

From his writings:

“An examination of your present experience of life will tell you much about the state of your inner mind, of your beliefs, intentions, and expectations. Your thoughts and inner images, carefully studied, will let you see where you are going. They point clearly to the nature of the physical events you will experience in what you call the future. What exists physically exists first in thoughts, images, and feelings.”

 

May God bless and protect you and…

 

May you always be

Healthy, Happy

Safe, and Comfortable

 

Kelly Curtis