Sunday, December 28, 2014


Can we describe all of life experience to a single nutshell. Many try to explain the tree by examining the leafs, branches and the roots. The tree of life , the tree of knowledge and it is so we can learn a lot from the tree.

We can also learn from the nutshell , which is experience.

The nutshell is simple , it is Zen.

Be still and know that I am the Lord. In the quiet and stillness of the mind you will find bliss.

To know you need to be unknowing. In order to feed the spirit , you must starve the ego. To experience infinity , you must first experience nothingness. These are not riddles your mind in a nutshell.



Saturday, December 27, 2014


Philosophy means the Love of Wisdom. It is a pure process in which the philosopher poses an idea to answer a question. The philosopher is an abstract thinker that merely poses theories to the unknown. Using all the available resources and thought processes throughout their lifetime, they engage heavily in debate with other philosophers to arrive at the best outcome. They also use observation and of course wisdom.

What is the wisdom of philosophy versus the wisdom of religion. You will find the philosopher is more concerned with  questions where the religious person is more concerned with answers. Some have the same conclusions however the philosopher leaves the answer open where the religious person may commit to it by faith. The religious mind will sometimes create a myth as a place holder to provide an answer. That is where a lot of confusion comes in about religion and the various belief systems.

Science is normally thought of as non-abstract and is purely reason. However we are finding that science is evolving to abstract theories such as quantum physics and big bang theories. Every system whether Science , Religion or Philosophy has its fringe thinkers. Sometimes they come up with a theory of everything (TOE) which is actually a form of religion. We see the ego is rampant in religion and in science. The ego is identified in philosophy. The religious man says I am, the scientist says I know, the philosopher says I know nothing. Socrates and the Buddha were the greatest philosophical thinkers who became nothing. Perhaps we should focus on unknowing , empty ourselves, still the mind and enjoy the bliss.  

The religious mind is best explained by the story of Moses. Moses went to the top of the mountain to receive from God. He waited patiently upon the Lord many days. The tribe below became impatient and had built a golden calf. Moses had a set of tablets upon returning from the mountain and seeing the people of Israel with the golden calf he destroyed the tablets. Later these tablets were reproduced from the Moses memory.
This story explains religious impatience.
The religious mind says I have the answers and you will accept it or go to hell. The mind that is also sweeping across the middle east killing and maiming. The mind that brings guilt and shame - mental instability. The mind that breaks up families and whole countries. The mind so divided it splinters into a million fragments of dispute. It even recognizes the harm caused and calls for unity.

The science mind is explained in the medical practice drilling a hole in the head to relieve a headache. The shaman produced an herb and was put to death for practicing magic when science was popular. Later the scientist tried the herb , packaged it and sold it as aspirin. The scientist unleashed the atomic bomb which was described long before in the ancient Hindu scriptures. Oppenheimer who was in charge of the project realized this at that very moment he unleashed death. It was dropped upon a civilian population killing nearly a million. It was justified by saying it put an end to the war that had already killed millions more.
What caused the war? The root cause was ego. The Germans , Italians and Japanese formed a pack to obtain power. It did not start out that way however the ego got out of hand. These events that lead to the tragic death of millions started with the ego. Science realizes the harm caused and calls for disarmament.

The philosophical mind acknowledges science and religion. The philosopher just injects wisdom with more questions. What will happen if we release the atom is the reward greater than the risk? What will happen if we use energy and release it into the atmosphere? What will this religion do for me and my family bring us apart or together? What will state religion do for a country divide it , cause more suffering? We need more questions not just answers.

PATIENCE is the key to all WISDOM. If you do not understand something , say I don't know like Socrates often did and pose another question. The light will eventually unravel the truth. The light was always there, the truth was always there- there was never a mystery.

Wait upon the Lord with patience. The Lord is Truth.



Thursday, December 4, 2014


Filio in the Latin has (2) distinct meanings the first being son. The second meaning which we will explore is branch.

In Jesus words he often referred to himself as the vine. In prophesy we are told a branch will grow out of the root of Jesse. We are also told by Jesus he is the vine and we are the branches. We are also told the story of the fig tree that did not have any figs growing on it. In this story Jesus caused the fig tree to dry up or whither.

We know that we have many physical characteristics some have blue eyes , some brown or even green or even hazel. We are sometimes characterized by the color of our skin. We can be short or tall , skinny or obese. God's image was not a physical characteristic what was this image?

The image was transferred from Father to son, similar to the root , vine and branch. In my belief it is in our very DNA given at birth. With modern science the discovery of DNA has opened new meaning to the image. We also can understand how all the various people of the world came to the same stories of the Great Flood.
The kingdom of God is within us all. How different cultures arrived to similar conclusions , the golden rule. Why the Buddha taught similar lessons as Jesus or the many of similarities of religions that are found even amongst aboriginal peoples with no other human contact. This is because their humanity alone entitles them to knowledge , this intelligence is inherent.

Those that look within for knowledge , the mystics are constantly revealing thoughts of divine origin. Over many years have discovered the answers or truth was within not just me but us all. We have from birth received this image in our DNA. Remarkably every living human being has the capacity to unravel mystery and find the truth.

In gnostic belief and per Carl Jung there is also a germ , this belief is also held by Hindu mystics. Myself believe this is a bean or seed. As you will see later explained in modern program techniques.

My belief is all knowledge comes from God , all of it. It is in each human being from the beginning of birth. We unravel the knowledge - sort of like decompressing and decrypting it in computer science only at a much higher level through experience and introspection.

Today we find the worlds most powerful computers are being used to try to unravel this DNA externally. To discover the biometrics of the human anatomy for heath science and other uses. Imagine this all the super computing just to unravel one strain of human DNA. This DNA can be taken from a single hair from any human. DNA is a substance of protein a material it is however capable of coding. Similar to the machine code of a computer it can run micro programs as experience or introspection touches them.

Imagine the entire history from the tree of Life in our every strand. The kingdom of God within our very being. Imagine all the knowledge of God in every human entity nothing is hidden - no mystery.
This is one of my core beliefs that God is truth , mystery is just emptiness waiting for the truth. Plato also believed as I do though this idea did not come to me from Plato it was realized.

The very reason  the internet came about was to spread the knowledge across many diverse locations in the event of nuclear attack it could be recovered. Are we Gods version of the internet all the knowledge spread across billions of humans. Is it our purpose to store and recollect that knowledge of the aeons. With each experience we unravel another piece or with each introspection.

The Hindus were told to desire the primal seed and the germ of the Spirit. In Gnostic belief it is the nous or germ in every human entity that through the use of a divine guide can uncover mystery. I think the Hindu has more clearly defined the primal seed long before the discovery of DNA it was known about for thousands of years and taught we had this primal seed and the germ of the Spirit is used to decipher the seed.

I believe we all have the primal seed. The mustard seed explained in the bible is this germ. We think of germs as having disease in modern times that is the most common use. For a seed to grow it must be germinated this is learned in horticulture. In the germination process the seed already contains all the nutrients to start the growth process. What is need is water or moisture to break the outer shell to release the nutrients. Later after the seed has broken the surface it needs light and when the roots start to form good soil to continue feeding.

So will the scientist uncover the cures for diseases in the DNA and the origins of the species? It is my guess they have already uncovered some answers. We will also find that the mind itself which is more powerful than all the supercomputers in existence and we can unravel these microcosm of books contained within each of us.

I always say, My favorite book is you. We learn through horticulture that branches are often grafted to produce a more robust variety of fruit. Perhaps the original races of intelligent species were not able to conform to the climate or environment of the age. A new species needed to be created that had the necessary characteristics to hold information and survive in the present - humans.

The human body contains billions of tiny factories at the molecular level, the brain can hold more data than the most advanced computers. Our hearts are constantly in motion more powerful than any machine that will ever be invented. Each living human being has all these characteristics and more.
Whats even more fantastic is each is has a record of all human history. Why do some have the ability to speak different languages and some are scientist, some engineers, some are farmers and some nurses. The list goes on and on , we actually all have the capacity (not all have the ability or desire) to unravel the knowledge within.

So we are endowed from birth with all the information of the aeons - Yes. Some have the ability to tap into the resource using meditation or simply thought. In the computer world there is a language called java. Java has the ability to execute within the machine language it is called a java bean. There are also enterprise beans that work at the server level to execute shared programs. If we can create such a powerful computing tools today , what do you think our creator can do?

We are constantly searching for our identity in fact searching for knowledge. Nothing is hidden it just needs to be unraveled like tiny bits of code stored in our primal seed.

Is this what Jesus was trying to tell us in the lesson of the vine and branches? I think so in a more simplistic analogy. I think science has its place and religion also has its place in humanity. The main point I would like to make is simply how precious we each are and how amazing is our creator.



Monday, December 1, 2014

Gnosis or Hypnosis

Gnosticism is a movement that has gone around for many years in various circles. We find there were several books not included in the four gospels that  gnosticism hold dear. We find they have derived their own theories regarding these new found gospels. Regarding these ancient books which can shed new light on the truth. I will not deprive them of the excitement of discovery. It is this crazy theology that always spring up from the ancient world mystery.

How about we look to the present and future for answers. If the truth is not fully known lets move onto something else until we are capable of perceiving it instead of just making something up.

Hypnosis is using the subliminal consciousness to make a person believe one way or another. Sometimes it is used to produce an altered state of reality. This is real - we cannot rely on our own thoughts if hypnosis is used by some false ideology to dominate our mind.

We read in the psalms I am a lamp unto thy feet. We are told not to lean on our own understanding. What does all this mean?

We are to be patient in our ways - even in seeking the truth. Even the Qur'an teaches to wait patiently on the Lord's decision. Noah patiently waited upon the Lord. What separated David from many in the bible was his patience. He waited upon the Lord for answers instead of just making them up.

Who is the Lord? His name is Truth , the Creator - Guru Nanak
The Torah teaches truth about G_d. 
In the christian bible Jesus states , I am the Way the Truth and the Life.
Buddha taught the four noble truths and stated also three things cannot stay hidden long the sun, the moon and the Truth.
Hinduism teaches Brahman , creator is the eternal spiritual Truth.

So we see the Truth is not a mystery to be hidden. Mystery is not Truth , Truth is revelation. When we awaken to the Truth this is enlightenment. It is simple to understand even a child can. Mystery is darkness , Truth is light. Jesus never said I am the mystery.

So is religion just a thinking mechanism to overcome mystery? 

I believe we should not live to try and understand our shadow, we must come away from the shadows and toward the light.  Jesus said "I am the light of the world. If you follow me, you won't have to walk in darkness, because you will have the light."
We also see in Buddhism that the dark world is ignorance, and the light which chases away the darkness is wisdom.

The Native Americans sometimes referred to the great Mystery. However they referred more often to the great Spirit. The Tao represents both mystery and truth in a symbolic gesture. We are finding the purpose of life is to evolve our consciousness. An intelligent being does not hold the concept of good and evil. Wisdom teaches us it is more about mystery and truth. Many have it right when we cross the threshold of wisdom evil disappears. We remain in the light as consummate spiritual beings.