Category Archives: Prose

The music of joy

Knowledge is the instrument, joy is the music. Sometimes we can marvel at the instrument so long, we forget how the music sounds. Holding the instrument in our hands, we forget to play it. What we are left with is … Continue reading

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Temptation

Our attitude toward temptation as something external and evil induces us to form a wrong attitude toward it. I have come to regard temptation as something different. As a source of revelation of something defective in the soul. Imagine a … Continue reading

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State of affairs

Mankind today is directionless, leaderless, and hopeless. On all fronts there is confusion, despair, chaos, conflict, uncertainty, failure. There is rapid moral degeneration, loss of self-assessment and judgment, and the abdication of all personal control. Conceit and vanity are sprouting … Continue reading

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For the love of money…

“For the love of money is the root of all evil…” (1 Timothy 6:10) I heard this familiar biblical statement today and, for some reason, it made me reflect. Consider: without money there would still be evil, for evil started … Continue reading

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Beauty and the Beast — An interpretation

Fairytale = fairy and tale. Fairy (etymologically) = fay, -ery Fay (etymologically) = fate Fate = universal principle by which the order of things are prescribed. -ery = suffix denoting an activity Hence “fairytales” = the stories expressing the activity … Continue reading

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Our spiritual children

Our thoughts are seeds that impregnate the ethereal ovum atmospherically enveloping the soul. Gestating in this ethereal womb, Mother Nature finally delivers to us an offspring in the form of circumstances. Thus circumstances bear our spiritual DNA. They are our … Continue reading

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Using the Lord’s Name in vain

Where we stand in relation to the bearer of a name will always be revealed by what arises within us when we say the name. The type of perceptions that well-up, clues us into where we stand in relation to … Continue reading

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Finding new in the old

When you spend time ardently wishing and praying for new circumstances, hardly anything in life fills you with both regret and gratitude more than the instance when, over the course of experiences, you suddenly realize through a flash of inspiration … Continue reading

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The last seed

I know you are hungry, and are tempted to eat the last meagre seed in your hand to abate your want; but refrain from doing so. For if you eat it, you will die. Yet if you cast it away, … Continue reading

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Soul-fever

Fevers are messengers of anatomical instability. The onset of a fever communicates an abnormality in the body’s system that has deviated from its normal state. Thus a fever notifies us of the need to redress the abnormality and make a … Continue reading

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