Dalai Lama Says: 100 quotes

Sumpin to lighten up ur werld if ya got time to read

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oh an da’ devil made one do it right !!!

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here are 100 quotes frum da publik doman which are all over for people’s enlightenment an enjoyment……… 🙂

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100 Dalai Lama Quotes That  {Might er Might not} Change Your Life {depending upon da’ wisdom of ur perception} an da amount of fear an acceptance ya hold in ur heart…{mind}..

1. “Give the ones you love wings to fly, roots to come back and reasons to stay.” – Dalai Lama

2. “Time passes unhindered. When we make mistakes, we cannot turn the clock back and try again. All we can do is use the present well.” – Dalai Lama

3. “An open heart is an open mind.” – Dalai Lama

4. “We can never obtain peace in the outer world until we make peace with ourselves” – Dalai Lama

5. “The goal is not to be better than the other man, but your previous self.” – Dalai Lama

6. “An eye for an eye….we are all blind” – Dalai Lama

7. “A spoon cannot taste of the food it carries. Likewise, a foolish man cannot understand the wise man´s wisdom even if he associates with a sage.” – Dalai Lama

8. “There is a saying in Tibetan, ‘Tragedy should be utilized as a source of strength.’
No matter what sort of difficulties, how painful experience is, if we lose our hope, that’s our real disaster.” ―Dalai Lama

9. “Remember that the best relationship is one in which your love for each other exceeds your need for each other.” ― Dalai Lama

10. “Every day, think as you wake up, today I am fortunate to be alive, I have a precious human life, I am not going to waste it. I am going to use all my energies to develop myself, to expand my heart out to others; to achieve enlightenment for the benefit of all beings. I am going to have kind thoughts towards others, I am not going to get angry or think badly about others. I am going to benefit others as much as I can.” ― Dalai Lama

11. “The roots of all goodness lie in the soil of appreciation.” – The Dalai Lama

12. “Silence is sometimes the best answer” ― Dalai Lama

13. “The true hero is one who conquers his own anger and hatred.” – Dalai Lama

14. “In our struggle for freedom, truth is the only weapon we possess.” – Dalai Lama

15. “Know the rules well, so you can break them effectively.” ― Dalai Lama

16. “Love and compassion are necessities, not luxuries. Without them, humanity cannot survive.” ― Dalai Lama

17. “Choose to be optimistic, it feels better.” ― Dalai Lama

18. “To remain indifferent to the challenges we face is indefensible. If the goal is noble, whether or not it is realized within our lifetime is largely irrelevant. What we must do therefore is to strive and persevere and never give up.” – Dalai Lama

19. “Our prime purpose in this life is to help others. And if you can’t help them, at least don’t hurt them.” ―Dalai Lama

20. “If a problem is fixable, if a situation is such that you can do something about it, then there is no need to worry. If it’s not fixable, then there is no help in worrying. There is no benefit in worrying whatsoever.” ―Dalai Lama

21. “The ultimate source of happiness is not money and power, but warm-heartedness” – Dalai Lama

22. “This is my simple religion. No need for temples. No need for complicated philosophy. Your own mind, your own heart is the temple. Your philosophy is simple kindness.” ― Dalai Lama

23. “Judge your success by what you had to give up in order to get it.” ― Dalai Lama

24. “It is very rare or almost impossible that an event can be negative from all points of view.” – Dalai Lama

25. “As you breathe in, cherish yourself. As you breathe out, cherish all Beings.” – The Dalai Lama

26. “People take different roads seeking fulfillment and happiness. Just because they’re not on your road doesn’t mean they’ve gotten lost.” ― Dalai Lama

27. “The whole purpose of religion is to facilitate love and compassion, patience, tolerance, humility, and forgiveness.” ― Dalai Lama

28. “If you can cultivate the right attitude, your enemies are your best spiritual teachers because their presence provides you with the opportunity to enhance and develop tolerance, patience and understanding.” ― Dalai Lama

29. “One great question underlies our experience, whether we think about it or not: what is the purpose of life? . . . From the moment of birth every human being wants happiness and does not want suffering. Neither social conditioning nor education nor ideology affects this. From the very core of our being, we simply desire contentment. . . Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness.” – Dalai Lama

30. “Only the development of compassion and understanding for others can bring us the tranquility and happiness we all seek.” ― Dalai Lama

31. “Take into account that great love and great achievements involve great risk.” ― Dalai Lama

32. “Look at children. Of course they may quarrel, but generally speaking they do not harbor ill feelings as much or as long as adults do. Most adults have the advantage of education over children, but what is the use of an education if they show a big smile while hiding negative feelings deep inside? Children don’t usually act in such a manner. If they feel angry with someone, they express it, and then it is finished. They can still play with that person the following day.” ― Dalai Lama

33. “The ultimate authority must always rest with the individual’s own reason and critical analysis.” – Dalai Lama

34. “Given the scale of life in the cosmos, one human life is no more than a tiny blip. Each one of us is a just visitor to this planet, a guest, who will only stay for a limited time. What greater folly could there be than to spend this short time alone, unhappy or in conflict with our companions? Far better, surely, to use our short time here in living a meaningful life, enriched by our sense of connection with others and being of service to them.” – Dalai Lama XIV

35. “Share your knowledge. It is a way to achieve immortality.” – Dalai Lama

36. “When you realize you’ve made a mistake, take immediate steps to correct it.” ― Dalai Lama

37. “Let us try to recognize the precious nature of each day.” – Dalai Lama

38. “World peace must develop from inner peace. Peace is not just mere absence of violence. Peace is, I think, the manifestation of human compassion.” ― Dalai Lama

39. “All suffering is caused by ignorance. People inflict pain on others in the selfish pursuit of their own happiness or satisfaction” ― Dalai Lama

40. “Compassion is not religious business, it is human business, it is not luxury, it is essential for our own peace and mental stability, it is essential for human survival.” – Dalai Lama

41. “The purpose of all the major religious traditions is not to construct big temples on the outside, but to create temples of goodness and compassion inside, in our hearts.” ― Dalai Lama

42. “One problem with our current society is that we have an attitude towards education as if it is there to simply make you more clever, make you more ingenious… Even though our society does not emphasize this, the most important use of knowledge and education is to help us understand the importance of engaging in more wholesome actions and bringing about discipline within our minds. The proper utilization of our intelligence and knowledge is to effect changes from within to develop a good heart.” – Dalai Lama

43. “The creatures that inhabit this earth-be they human beings or animals-are here to contribute, each in its own particular way, to the beauty and prosperity of the world.” – Dalai Lama

44. “Happiness is not something ready made. It comes from your own actions.” ― Dalai Lama

45. “A truly compassionate attitude toward others does not change even if they behave negatively or hurt you.” ― Dalai Lama

46. “I don’t know whether the universe, with its countless galaxies, stars and planets, has a deeper meaning or not, but at the very least, it is clear that we humans who live on this earth face the task of making a happy life for ourselves. Therefore, it is important to discover what will bring about the greatest degree of happiness.” – Dalai Lama

47. “The more you are motivated by Love, The more Fearless & Free your action will be.” ― Dalai Lama

48. “Human potential is the same for all. Your feeling, “I am of no value”, is wrong. Absolutely wrong. You are deceiving yourself. We all have the power of thought – so what are you lacking? If you have willpower, then you can change anything. It is usually said that you are your own master.” ― Dalai Lama

49. “Neither a space station nor an enlightened mind can be realized in a day.” – Dalai Lama

50. “Old friends pass away, new friends appear. It is just like the days. An old day passes, a new day arrives. The important thing is to make it meaningful: a meaningful friend – or a meaningful day.” ― Dalai Lama

51. “Hard times build determination and inner strength. Through them we can also come to appreciate the uselessness of anger. Instead of getting angry nurture a deep caring and respect for troublemakers because by creating such trying circumstances they provide us with invaluable opportunities to practice tolerance and patience.” ― Dalai Lama

52. “Be kind whenever possible. It is always possible.” ― Dalai Lama

53. “To conquer oneself is a greater victory than to conquer thousands in a battle.” – Dalai Lama

54. “A good friend who points out mistakes and imperfections and rebukes evil is to be respected as if he reveals the secret of some hidden treasure.” ― Dalai Lama

55. “I will not propose to you that my way is best. The decision is up to you. If you find some point which may be suitable to you, then you can carry out experiments for yourself. If you find that it is of no use, then you can discard it.” – Dalai Lama

56. “The way to change others’ minds is with affection, and not anger.” ― Dalai Lama

57. “If you have fear of some pain or suffering, you should examine whether there is anything you can do about it. If you can, there is no need to worry about it; if you cannot do anything, then there is also no need to worry.” ― Dalai Lama

58. “Instead of wondering WHY this is happening to you, consider why this is happening to YOU.” – Dalai Lama XIV

59. “A disciplined mind leads to happiness, and an undisciplined mind leads to suffering.” – The Dalai Lama

60. “In the practice of tolerance, one’s enemy is the best teacher.” ― Dalai Lama

61. “Because we all share this planet earth, we have to learn to live in harmony and peace with each other and with nature. This is not just a dream, but a necessity.” ― Dalai Lama

62. “Anger or hatred is like a fisherman’s hook. It is very important for us to ensure that we are not caught by it.” – Dalai Lama

63. “Irrespective of whether we are believers or agnostics, whether we believe in God or karma, moral ethics is a code which everyone is able to pursue.” ― Dalai Lama

64. “Happiness doesn’t always come from a pursuit. Sometimes it comes when we least expect it.” – Dalai Lama

65. “When we are motivated by compassion and wisdom, the results of our actions benefit everyone, not just our individual selves or some immediate convenience. When we are able to recognize and forgive ignorant actions of the past, we gain strength to constructively solve the problems of the present.” ― Dalai Lama

66. “I believe the very purpose of our life is to seek happiness. Whether one believes in religion or not, whether one believes in that religion or this religion, we are all seeking something better in life. So, I think, the very motion of our life is towards happiness. – Dalai Lama

67. “Compassion is the radicalism of our time.” ― Dalai Lama

68. “If someone has a gun and is trying to kill you, it would be reasonable to shoot back with your own gun.” ― Dalai Lama

69. “Peace does not mean an absence of conflicts; differences will always be there. Peace means solving these differences through peaceful means; through dialogue, education, knowledge; and through humane ways.” ― Dalai Lama

70. “We need to learn how to want what we have NOT to have what we want in order to get steady and stable Happiness” – Dalai Lama

71. “Through violence, you may ‘solve’ one problem, but you sow the seeds for another.” – Dalai Lama

72. “Where ignorance is our master, there is no possibility of real peace.” – Dalai Lama

73. “Inner peace is the key: if you have inner peace, the external problems do not affect your deep sense of peace and tranquility…without this inner peace, no matter how comfortable your life is materially, you may still be worried, disturbed, or unhappy because of circumstances.” ― Dalai Lama

74. “You must not hate those who do wrong or harmful things; but with compassion, you must do what you can to stop them — for they are harming themselves, as well as those who suffer from their actions.” – Dalai Lama

75. “Those who have little interest in spirituality shouldn’t think that human inner values don’t apply to you. The inner peace of an alert and calm mind are the source of real happiness and good health. Our human intelligence tells us which of our emotions are positive and helpful and which are damaging and to be restrained or avoided.” – Dalai Lama

76. “Anger is the ultimate destroyer of your own peace of mind” – Dalai Lama

77. “There is only one important point you must keep in your mind and let it be your guide. No matter what people call you, you are just who you are. Keep to this truth. You must ask yourself how is it you want to live your life. We live and we die, this is the truth that we can only face alone. No one can help us, not even the Buddha. So consider carefully, what prevents you from living the way you want to live your life?” ― Dalai Lama

78. “Compassion naturally creates a positive atmosphere, and as a result you feel peaceful and content.” –Dalai Lama XIV

79. “Remember that sometimes not getting what you want is a wonderful stroke of luck.” ― Dalai Lama

80. “If you think you are too small to make a difference, try sleeping with a mosquito.” ― Dalai Lama

81. “Love is the absence of judgment.” ― Dalai Lama

82. “It is under the greatest adversity that there exists the greatest potential for doing good, both for oneself and others.” ― Dalai Lama

83. “I defeat my enemies when I make them my friends.” ― Dalai Lama

84. “Our ancient experience confirms at every point that everything is linked together, everything is inseparable.” ― Dalai Lama

85. “What surprises me most is “Man”, because he sacrifices his health in order to make money. Then he sacrifices money to recuperate his health. And then he is so anxious about the future that he doesn’t enjoy the present; The result being he doesn’t live in the present or the future; He lives as if he’s never going to die, and then he dies having never really lived.” – Dalai Lama

86. “Love and Compassion are the true religions to me. But to develop this, we do not need to believe in any religion.” ― Dalai Lama

87. “Someone else’s action should not determine your response.” – Dalai Lama

88. “When we meet real tragedy in life, we can react in two ways–either by losing hope and falling into self-destructive habits, or by using the challenge to find our inner strength.” ― Dalai Lama

89. “Cultivating a close, warmhearted feeling for others automatically puts the mind at ease. It helps remove whatever fears or insecurities we may have and gives us the strength to cope with any obstacles we encounter. It is the principal source of success in life. Since we are not solely material creatures, it is a mistake to place all our hopes for happiness on external development alone. The key is to develop inner peace.” – Dalai Lama

90. “I believe compassion to be one of the few things we can practice that will bring immediate and long-term happiness to our lives. I’m not talking about the short-term gratification of pleasures like sex, drugs or gambling (though I’m not knocking them), but something that will bring true and lasting happiness. The kind that sticks.” ― Dalai Lama

91. “My religion is very simple. My religion is kindness.” ― Dalai Lama

92. “As people alive today, we must consider future generations: a clean environment is a human right like any other. It is therefore part of our responsibility toward others to ensure that the world we pass on is as healthy, if not healthier, than we found it.” – Dalai Lama

93. “We begin from the recognition that all beings cherish happiness and do not want suffering. It then becomes both morally wrong and pragmatically unwise to pursue only one’s own happiness oblivious to the feelings and aspirations of all others who surround us as members of the same human family. The wiser course is to think of others when pursuing our own happiness.” – Dalai Lama

94. “The topic of compassion is not at all religious business; it is important to know it is human business, it is a question of human survival.” – Dalai Lama

95. “Whether one is rich or poor, educated or illiterate, religious or non-believing, man or woman, black, white, or brown, we are all the same. Physically, emotionally, and mentally, we are all equal. We all share basic needs for food, shelter, safety, and love. We all aspire to happiness and we all shun suffering. Each of us has hopes, worries, fears, and dreams. Each of us wants the best for our family and loved ones. We all experience pain when we suffer loss and joy when we achieve what we seek. On this fundamental level, religion, ethnicity, culture, and language make no difference.” – Dalai Lama

96. “If you want others to be happy, practice compassion. If you want to be happy, practice compassion.” ―Dalai Lama

97. “Sometimes one creates a dynamic impression by saying something, and sometimes one creates as significant an impression by remaining silent.” – Dalai Lama

98. “Although you may not always be able to avoid difficult situations,you can modify the extent to which you can suffer by how you choose to respond to the situation.” – Dalai Lama

99. “We can live without religion and meditation, but we cannot survive without human affection.” ― Dalai Lama

100. “When we feel love and kindness toward others, it not only makes others feel loved and cared for, but it helps us also to develop inner happiness and peace.” – Dalai Lama

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CounSOULing Fearzzzzzzzzzzz

…………CounSOULing Fearzzzzzzzzzzz ……

12-12-2014 by quarksire

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Frum years of counSOULing others for alcohol an drug addiction
i learn many things bout myself as a counselor, not to be a hypocrite – Practice what i preach – do as i say an say as i do, mean what i say an say what i mean!
an to live life to the fullest at every extent with indubitable courage. To practice what i preach is firstly most important, cuz what i see in others , well is only because i am able to find that same Dis-ease in myself 🙂 or have experienced it an got rid of it.,,, for we all reflect the truth back an forth from one another; or lies depending upon perception an the game of life being played. Because i have experienced it i can see it easy in others also! i also have to keep realizing. I Laugh a lot at these well educated! teachers an counSOULers that are drug abuse counsolers an or alcohol counselors an have never drank or used drugs? Is crazy the way i see it cuz these guys in town are so ignorant bout the DIS-EASE which they are counseling the person for…How can ya teach anyone something bout something if ya have never experienced it? i really wunder ? oh “i read it in college” wow great, if they never done it how do they have any clue how it feels or how the recovering or using client feels? an i also see many whom so to say “hide the bottle” or whatevr it might be they are addicted to, frum the other…an lie by deception for months on end only to find when they die the “STASH” they had that kept em going “RIGHT up an to THE END”
One of the main things i attempt to teach my friends that complain a lot an don’t have it together in their lives or are locked into a belief system or lifestyle they cannot get out of. Whether that is, frum believing that a God is “out there!” somewhere… or to believe in fear over love, or to be co-dependently unhealthy in releationships with others also. Dishonst…? i call it
HOnestly dishonest!…
Or sometimes i deal with the addict in denial, for weeks on end in many different scenarios and situations that need a solution in their mind before thay can move forward in life. They get stuck in their own victimization of their own mind and if they do not attend to the addiction before it gets a grip on their life ; even a lightweight addiction, even an overdose of something “good” like over meditating ! yep yep , can be hazardous for ur health. I say yep yep, even too much light can be a serious thing in ones life enuff to make one seriously ill in “BODY”.is really all bout balance in all areas… but well for we are not of this body but a cosmic light being inside really, an if people realize there is a subatomic werld that governs in a way how their whole life werks based on their responses and RE-ACTing to certain situations thrown at ya in life. i feel that if it is not good for ya in the end, it is something addictive personalities have to take a good look at, whatevr it is…….
Theres are old adages when i was younger that all the enablers in the bars an what not used to say; ” IF IT FEELS GOOD DO IT! ” & ” too much is NOT ENUFF ” …. well shortly into an alcohol and or drug addiction that is outa control. {usually within a few years} the character of the ego an person changes, an they become blind even to their own actions and talk whilst under the influence. I see alcohol a LOT take young people who were soul mates an meant for each other etc etc. an eventually after a 3-4-er 5 year stint destroy the marriage and the family structure all around that also. If both people in a relationship are drinking an drugging “together” well, i have seen in the end that either they grow through the dis-ease of over use, an learn how to handle it or they totally go out of control and loose their lively hoods an all they own possibly before they hit rock bottom, an have to start all over. Some of the rock bottom ers! nevr recover also because of the mental destruction of the substance they abused, depending upon what the substance is is the answer to what the effects in the end will be,, for instance if ya are a speed head for many years, eventually u will end up being a neurotic wreck an possibly UNREPAIRABLE damage also, for it shortens the nerve endings at the bone connections throughout the body, which makes them not able to communicate very with with the adjoining limbs. This shortening of the nerves due to certain HYper substances that increase nerve communication for a time being, after a certain amount of degeneration is Usually NEVER repairable….Although with prayer hard werk a lotta walks an exercise it is possible to repair all these things i believe….. …
Point of the post here for the day is bout whether a person is repairable or not, after they have had certain afflictions of addiction,,,,i call it the ADDICTION AFFLICTION, for see everyone on the planet is ADDICTED to a certain group of things that make them whole in a way! In the ARAMAIC bible before KING JAMES f_cked with it , it said brethern chooose ur rackma<sp> wisely !…. they translated in king james to “choose ur friends wisely” an as a result lost it MEANING THAT IT WAS!… for what it really mean was Rakma<sp> = Habits……… It mean originally for to choose ur habits wisely, an in addendum it said we only had so much room for so many habits, so choose em wisely… for the habits u choose for ur life shall be the habits u live ur life for!
I know some folks throughout my life ; they suffer frum “NOT ENUFFITIS!” an “ME-ITIS” very beautifully charged people whom on the outside are bright loving wunderful and smiling individuals…but deep down are very selfish hearts an hurt people inside, they always need a reflection for the negative side an a person to blame it on an say it is their fault! an usually they are a victim to their own ego winning the war over the mind!….They “THINK” they are happy joyous and free, with their things that they got over the years by always using the next best person with the most for their own advantage, without regard to whom they hurt , they make excuses an blame it on the other party, all of the crazy actions of neglect abuse or irresponsible denial etc etc whatever it might be this particular week, every week the story will change, there will be a new victim, an another person hurt on by the selfish ways of people like this, an they don’t really have a clue because their ego say HA HA i know ME i know i am,they say! purfekt i am lewk @ me {an really they are not} ,,,an the negativity is U not me …that is why i am going to deny u an neglect U ya see…well isn’t that crazy the way i see it to make up excuses to neglect or deny others,,, an also excuses to actually take from others in one way or another an more than was giving spiritually and or monetarily ,,,either way is in a way criminal for minds to betray an deceive others for their own selfish reason of habits that are not in check…Some People are used to Being the “VICTIM” for many years… they seem to put themselves into the position to be the Victim all the time so they have someone to blame for the position that are in!…a living dichotomy of sorts is the divine dichotomy of opposites that exists in everything that exists practically, the way I see it.
Those who can see both sides of the mind at all times when they think an cannot distinguish from whether it is the positive system of love or the negative thought system of fear ruling their lives…..Science calls these kinna folks BI-POLAR…..
To me a Bi-polar person is simply a person that has mistaken the stimulus for the mechanisms in lifes doings…. In other words there are 2 ways to look at everything ,,it is what I believe to be the divine dichotomy…of though,,an which side we choose to focus upon is what makes us whom we are as a personality… if we choose to focus on the fear based side of thought the negative outcome it will prevail,,,an vice a versa,,,but well always focusing on the positive side of reality is the correct way to be if utr partner is not alike an kind an does not focus on the good but always on the bad an perceives thoughts of naught even {thoughts never even dreampt up let alone thought up} ….well there can be serious results an problems as a result.
Where there is no presence of love but only fear is but a sick mind.
For a Darkened mind in this negative fear based lie based state of loving that more than love itself, well, in the end the dark mind will sabotage itself plus the relationships it is affecting without honor an truth at hand all else fails…for then they hide in fear of making retribution an reconciliation for the wrongs they have done , many jest sweep em under the rug to pull out some rainy day….when hungry for pain they so do seek subconsciously from someone somehow…
So, I say if the light of their perceptual reality goes out then it is time to put the foot on the brakes to all the hostility an fear visible an invisible,,, for a fear based mind is NOT A SANE MIND!
Time to make a Choice I’d say for some
Love life or Fear Life
Yep
Ur choice
Which is it gonna be?
As u live in dis’
Divine Dichotomy
LIFE!

Thinketh before talking – say what ya mean- mean what ya say an don’t be mean! & practice what ya preach, if ya can talk the talk – be sure u can walk the walk!
Bottom Line is; can’t fix another if they don’t wanna fix themselves  sad but true
……..FACT: Time is a limitation, eternity is limitless. Time stands within and
functions through its definition,
rather
Eternity adheres to no
definition in its infinity
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All that you experience within this form
has been allowed for your to be able to learn,. It has been placed forth simply so that you can learn
that you are not the self you perceive yourself to be.

Therefore its tools, as limited as they are, have been made useful so we can journey beyond all limitations.and the ..tools of words!

Time is a Limitation, Eternity is Limitless, eternity has no definition….

within disertations of and through this space this time:)…So…..

Time,,,,is an Eternity, Eternity – Limitless……..dichitomys? noway?

have a splendid day .either way! I say!

Over an out frum da’ Q

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Inner Peace, What is it?

******mikey couldn’t agree more today thanks for sending this one Mark

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But how easy is it for us to reach this state of ‘Inner Peace’? Well I guess there is no short answer to that question because some of us find ‘Inner Peace’ very quickly whilst others look for it throughout their lives and never actually find it.

 

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It is so easy for us to talk about Inner Peace and what living in the ‘Now’ does for your life, how it brings an end to our suffering and allows us to live in contentment and look at our lives and the world around us with a different set of eyes!

But how easy is it for us to reach this state of ‘Inner Peace’? Well I guess there is no short answer to that question because some of us find ‘Inner Peace’ very quickly whilst others look for it throughout their lives and never actually find it. And for some they gain ‘Inner Peace’ then slip right back into their old ways of living like they are on that never ending diet, loosing weight, gaining fitness only to return to old habits, gain weight and on goes that perpetual circle of life!

I know I have struggled throughout…

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Victimship Denied

 This post is not in support of any religion or Christian viewpoint or outlewk,

it is to attempt to help clarify what they say they thought he said.

There fore today – I am not a victim of the world i see!

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“Today we will review the following:”
We see here a direct connection pointed out to us between our thoughts and the world, even though Christ has made this connection before: Quark here is posting 3 lessons at once because it has taken me a week to absorb the thought processes involved in these 3 lessons;

Lessons 57-58 an 59

Lesson 57
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Today let us review these ideas:
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(31) I am not the victim of the world I see.
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How can I be the victim of a world that can be completely undone if I so choose? My chains are loosened. I can drop them off merely by desiring to do so. The prison door is open. I can leave simply by walking out. Nothing holds me in this world. Only my wish to stay keeps me a prisoner. I would give up my insane wishes and walk into the sunlight at last.
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(32) I have invented the world I see.
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I made up the prison in which I see myself. All I need do is recognize this and I am free. I have deluded myself into believing it is possible to imprison the Son of God. I was bitterly mistaken in this belief, which I no longer want. The Son of God must be forever free. He is as God created him, and not what I would make of him. He is where God would have him be, and not where I thought to hold him prisoner.
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(33) There is another way of looking at the world.
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Since the purpose of the world is not the one I ascribed to it, there must be another way of looking at it. I see everything upside down, and my thoughts are the opposite of truth. I see the world as a prison for God’s Son. It must be, then, that the world is really a place where he can be set free. I would look upon the world as it is, and see it as a place where the Son of God finds his freedom.
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(34) I could see peace instead of this.
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When I see the world as a place of freedom, I realize that it reflects the laws of God instead of the rules I made up for it to obey. I will understand that peace, not war, abides in it. And I will perceive that peace also abides in the hearts of all who share this place with me.
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(35) My mind is part of God’s. I am very holy.
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As I share the peace of the world with my brothers, I begin to understand that this peace comes from deep within myself. The world I look upon has taken on the light of my forgiveness, and shines forgiveness back at me. In this light I begin to see what my illusions about myself kept hidden. I begin to understand the holiness of all living things, including myself, and their oneness with me.
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Lesson 58
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These ideas are for review today:
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(36) My holiness envelops everything I see.
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From my holiness does the perception of the real world come. Having forgiven, I no longer see myself as guilty. I can accept the innocence that is the truth about me. Seen through understanding eyes, the holiness of the world is all I see, for I can picture only the thoughts I hold about myself.
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(37) My holiness blesses the world.
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The perception of my holiness does not bless me alone. Everyone and everything I see in its light shares in the joy it brings to me. There is nothing that is apart from this joy, because there is nothing that does not share my holiness. As I recognize my holiness, so does the holiness of the world shine forth for everyone to see.
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(38) There is nothing my holiness cannot do.
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My holiness is unlimited in its power to heal, because it is unlimited in its power to save. What is there to be saved from except illusions? And what are all illusions except false ideas about myself? My holiness undoes them all by asserting the truth about me. In the presence of my holiness, which I share with God Himself, all idols vanish.
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(39) My holiness is my salvation.
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Since my holiness saves me from all guilt, recognizing my holiness is recognizing my salvation. It is also recognizing the salvation of the world. Once I have accepted my holiness, nothing can make me afraid. And because I am unafraid, everyone must share in my understanding, which is the gift of God to me and to the world.
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(40) I am blessed as a Son of God.
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Herein lies my claim to all good and only good. I am blessed as a Son of God. All good things are mine, because God intended them for me. I cannot suffer any loss or deprivation or pain because of Who I am. My Father supports me, protects me, and directs me in all things. His care for me is infinite, and is with me forever. I am eternally blessed as His Son.
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Lesson 59
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The following ideas are for review today:
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(41) God goes with me wherever I go.
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How can I be alone when God always goes with me? How can I be doubtful and unsure of myself when perfect certainty abides in Him? How can I be disturbed by anything when He rests in me in absolute peace? How can I suffer when love and joy surround me through Him? Let me not cherish illusions about myself. I am perfect because God goes with me wherever I go.
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(42) God is my strength. Vision is His gift.
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Let me not look to my own eyes to see today. Let me be willing to exchange my pitiful illusion of seeing for the vision that is given by God. Christ’s vision is His gift, and He has given it to me. Let me call upon this gift today, so that this day may help me to understand eternity.
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(43) God is my Source. I cannot see apart from Him.
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I can see what God wants me to see. I cannot see anything else. Beyond His Will lie only illusions. It is these I choose when I think I can see apart from Him. It is these I choose when I try to see through the body’s eyes. Yet the vision of Christ has been given me to replace them. It is through this vision that I choose to see.
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(44) God is the light in which I see.
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I cannot see in darkness. God is the only light. Therefore, if I am to see, it must be through Him. I have tried to define what seeing is, and I have been wrong. Now it is given me to understand that God is the light in which I see. Let me welcome vision and the happy world it will show me.
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(45) God is the Mind with which I think.
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I have no thoughts I do not share with God. I have no thoughts apart from Him, because I have no mind apart from His. As part of His Mind, my thoughts are His and His Thoughts are mine.
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Chaos Has No Laws

Lesson 53.

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“Today we will review the following:”
We see here a direct connection pointed out to us between our thoughts and the world, even though Christ has made this connection before:
(1:1) (11) “My meaningless thoughts are showing me a meaningless world.”
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(1:2-4) “Since the thoughts of which I am aware do not mean anything, the world that pictures them can have no meaning. What is producing this world is insane, and so is what it produces. Reality is not insane, and I have real thoughts as well as insane ones.”
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Our thoughts of individuality, sinfulness, specialness, etc., have produced this world. Therefore, since the cause of the world is my insane thoughts, then the world, as the effect, must be equally insane. ‘Cause&# 39; and ‘effect&# 39; are never separated, for they are one. Reality, however, is not insane, despite the ego’s protestations to the contrary. It tells us God is insane, vengeful, and angry, yet “[He] thinks otherwise” (T-23.1.2:7) . As he did in the first fifty lessons, Jesus explains that we have a split mind, containing unreal thoughts of hate, and real thoughts of love. It remains for us to choose which ones we shall make real for ourselves. He tries to help us realize how miserable and unhappy we become when we choose the unreal thoughts of attack, judgment, and specialness. It is that misery that will ultimately impel us to choose again:
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“Tolerance for pain may be high, but it is not without limit. Eventually everyone begins to recognize, however dimly, that there ‘must’ be a better way. As this recognition becomes more firmly established, it becomes a turning point” (T-2.III.3:5- 7).
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(1:5) “I can therefore see a real world, if I look to my real thoughts as my guide for seeing.”
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This is the world of vision, the ‘inner” world in which there are no thoughts of separation or judgment; the world of thought that is beyond the dream of hate, wherein we are able at last to see the dream for what it is. From there it is only an instant longer until God reaches down and lifts us to himself, the ‘last step’ in our journey, as we see depicted in this lovely statement:
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“And then your Father will lean down to you and take the last step for you, by raising you unto Himself” (T-11.VIII.15: 5).
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We shall return to a discussion of the real world later.
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(2:1) (12) “I am upset because I see a meaningless world.”
(2:2-7) “Insane thoughts are upsetting. They produce a world in which there is no order anywhere. Only chaos rules a world that represents chaotic thinking, and chaos has no laws. I cannot live in peace in such a world. I am grateful that this world is not real, and that I need not see it at all unless I choose to value it. And I do not choose to value what is totally insane and has no meaning.”
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In “The Laws of Chaos” Jesus puts the word “laws” in quotation marks, signifying they are not really laws because they make no sense: the only ‘true’ laws are the laws of God. Jesus does not do so here, but the meaning is the same: “chaos has no laws.”
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Before we can elect ‘not’ to value what is “totally insane,” we first have to accept that the world ‘is’ insane. What helps us realize this is that the world makes us totally unhappy. Our specialness desires — even when they are fulfilled and gratified — do not make us happy and do not bring us the peace of God. They bring us the peace of the ego, but not Heaven’s peace. The ultimate reason our insane thoughts are so upsetting is that they remind us of our original insane thought, which we believe will lead to punishment. In the ominous words of the ego, depicted in this powerful passage from the manual, we read (and tremble!) about the effect of our insane thought of separation, placed in the context of magic thoughts, recognized in another and/or in ourselves:
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“They [ magic thoughts ] can but re-awaken sleeping guilt, which you have hidden but have not let go. Each one says clearly to your frightened mind, “You have usurped the place of God. Think not He has forgotten” . Here we have the fear of God most starkly represented. For in that thought has guilt already raised madness to the throne of God Himself. And now there is no hope. Except to kill. Here is salvation now. An angry father pursues his guilty son. Kill or be killed, for here alone is choice. Beyond this there is none, for what was done cannot be done without. The stain of blood can never be removed, and anyone who bears this stain on him must meet with death” (M-17.7:2-13) .
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Forgiveness allows us to examine the destructive insanity of such a thought system, helping us accept it for what it is; a recognition for which we can only be deeply grateful, as its miracle leads beyond insane magic to the pure sanity of eternal life.
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(3:1) (13) “A meaningless world engenders fear.”
(3:2-5) “The totally insane engenders fear because it is completely undependable, and offers no grounds for trust. Nothing in madness is dependable. It holds out no safety and no hope. But such a world is not real.”
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The only reality is Heaven, which is totally dependable because it is certain: There is only God. This world, as we have all experienced it, is not dependable. It was made to be so. That is what lets us know that the world and our experience of it are not real. Once again, it is our guilt, born of the belief in sin, that leads us to expect certain punishment and to trust no one. The best we can do is protect ourselves from certain attack by utilizing various defenses, which serve only to maintain the separation that established the need for defenses in the first place. Thus the vicious cycles of guilt and attack, and attack and defense, continue and continue and continue. They will always continue, until their fundamental premises are exposed to the truth.
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(3:6-8) “I have given it the illusion of reality, and have suffered from my belief in it. Now I choose to withdraw this belief, and place my trust in reality. In choosing this, I will escape all the effects of the world of fear, because I am acknowledging that it does not exist.”
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Again, it is essential that we make the connection between our suffering (the effect) and our thoughts of judgment, attack, and specialness (the cause). We do not escape the world of fear by use of our armaments — attempts to control, manipulate, and seduce. We control the world only by realizing there is no world to control. What does need to be controlled, however, are our thoughts, as Jesus gently admonished Helen, to repeat an earlier quote: “You are much too tolerant of mind wandering” (T-2.VI.4:6) . Most of the time there is nothing we can do about the certain world, but we certainly can do something about our uncertain thoughts. And we must, for they serve a vitally important purpose. They keep us here, holding intact our individuality, self-concepts, and very existence. Recognizing the purpose of our thoughts enables us to exert the power of decision to change the ego’s goal of separation to the Holy Spirit’s goal of Atonement. By changing the ego’s underlying purpose we are able to escape its effects of pain, anxiety, and fear.
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(4:1) (14) “God did not create a meaningless world.”
(4:2-6) “How can a meaningless world exist if God did not create it? He is the Source of all meaning, and everything that is real is in His Mind. It is in my mind too, because He created it with me. Why should I continue to suffer from the effects of my own insane thoughts, when the perfection of creation is my home? Let me remember the power of my decision, and recognize where I really abide.”
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You can see how Jesus returns over and over to the core symphonic themes of these lessons: reality, illusion, and the power of our minds to choose between them. The point here is extremely important, because the problem is that we have forgotten that we have such power to choose. The ego set up its series of defenses so we would never remember that we have a mind, let alone a mind that can choose. Thus were the body and brain made to keep our minds hidden from us, replaced by the mindless state of living in a body that is governed by a brain that thinks it thinks, but in reality only carries out the thoughts of the unconscious mind. These thoughts are but two: the ego belief that the meaningless has triumphed over the meaningful; and the Holy Spirit’s Atonement that the ego thought is unreal because it is outside the Mind of God. Thus it has no effects. Despite my feverish dreams to the contrary, I remain at home in God, held in memory in my right mind by the Holy Spirit. Now I can remember and choose again.
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(5:1) (15) “My thoughts are images that I have made.”
(5:2-4) “Whatever I see reflects my thoughts. It is my thoughts that tell me where I am and what I am. The fact that I see a world in which there is suffering and loss and death shows me that I am seeing only the representation of my insane thoughts, and am not allowing my real thoughts to cast their beneficent light on what I see.”
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This points out a crucial dimension of anyone’s work with ‘A Course in Miracles’ . Many of its students tend to deny they see a world of suffering, loss, and death. Instead they proclaim the world is really wonderful — part of God’s or Jesus’ plan: moreover, the new millennium will bring healing everywhere it is needed, bathing us all in light. The problem with looking through rose colored glasses is that if we do not recognize the insanity, pain, and suffering of the world, we will never recognize their source in our minds. The ‘The only way we can return to the insanity in our minds is by recognizing the insanity we perceive.’ If we stubbornly, arrogantly, and self-righteously insist that everything is wonderful — e.g., this is a wonderful world, replete with wonderful happenings; this is a wonderful course Jesus gave us — we will never realize that what we are seeing outside is a defense. Rather than see the hateful world we made, we cover it over and make it into something pretty. It is not a pretty world because it was made from ‘un’ pretty thought! Once more, the only way we can get to our thoughts and change our minds about them is to see their effects, which, again, is the cruel and vicious world in which we live.
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(5:5-7) “Yet God’s way is sure. The images I have made cannot prevail against Him because it is not my will that they do so. My will is His, and I will place no other gods before Him.”
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Jesus again appeals to the power of our minds to choose: between illusions and the truth. The final sentence is taken from the first commandment in the Book of Exodus (20:3), the basis for part of the discussion in Chapter 10 in the text (see especially T-10.III.-V) .The point there, as well as here, is that the ego’s gods of separation, sickness, suffering, and death have no power over the Son of God, who remains as God created him. God remains God, and no wild imaginings can erect another to take His place, except in dreams. Thus our will has never ceased to be one with His, and we remain at home, where God “would have us be” (T-31.VIII.12: 8)
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Interpretations and opinions are those of the writer of this post and are not necessarily shared by the Foundation for Inner Peace (publisher of the Course) or the Foundation for A Course in Miracles.  For answers to questions about the Course, visit the Question-Answer Service of the Foundation for A Course in Miracles at: http://www.facim.org/eopage.htm 

and the Miracle Studies search engine at: http://www.miraclestudies.net/MSCS_ACIM_SrchEngn.html Also see the FACIM Glossary of ACIM Terms: http://www.facim.org/~facim/acim/glossary.htm … “Forgiveness is the key to happiness” (W #121)…”The miracle does nothing. All it does is to undo” (T-28.I.1).
PS:The commentary on this review lesson comes from Kenneth Wapnick’ s book set, entitled: “Journey Through the Workbook of A Course in Miracles,” which can be purchased at the following site: http://www.facim. org/ S: