Thursday, December 25, 2008

Simple Truths beyond Pearls

On this day of Christmas, the birthday of Jesus, some say the founder of Christianity, said: 
“Do not give what is holy to dogs, neither throw your pearls before swine, that they may never trample them under their feet and turn around and rip you open.” 

Joe offers these words to all serious bloggers and commentators of integrity that are constantly pilloried by the disingenuous, stupid, moronic and inane commentator that hopes to express his/her profound opinionated ignorance. Take solice that not all are of their ilk. These simple truths make a great response, so use them with Joe's blessings.

Pearls of Wisdom? 
  1. Peace is the fruit of activity, not of sleep.
  2. No discussion can throw light if it wanders from the real point.
  3. To teach, one must know the nature of those whom one is teaching.
  4. It is an essential thing to have a fixed point from which to check reality now and then.
  5. Not the greatest master can go even one step for his disciple.
  6. An answer brings no illumination unless one asks the right question.
  7. You will be free when you follow your heart without perturbance.
  8. Paradise is within us all, and whosoever shall know himself shall find it.
  9. Experience is a journey, not a destination.
  10. Every man must act in the rhythm of his time...  such is wisdom
  11. Discernment of truth does not grow in empty minds.
  12. Always look for a fixed point, something you know is stable  ...yourself.
  13. True teaching is not an accumulation of knowledge, it is an awakening of consciousness.
  14. Growth doesn't depend upon the will of the intellect, but on the intensity of the inner urge.
  15. Listen to your convictions even if they seem to absurd to your reason.
  16. Our senses serve to affirm, not to know.
  17. Knowledge is consciousness of reality, and reality the laws that govern nature.
  18. The only active force that arises out of possession is fear of losing the object of possession.
  19. The nut doesn't reveal the tree it contains.
  20. Seek peacefully, you will find.
  21. Understanding develops by degrees.
  22. We mustn't confuse mastery with mimicry, knowledge with superstitious ignorance.
  23. If you would build something solid, don't work with wind.
  24. Routine distorts vision...  Each man thinks his own horizon is the limit of the world.
  25. All thought comes from within, but the Master gives the keys.
  26. Experience will show you, a Master can only point the way.
  27. By knowing one reaches belief. By doing one gains conviction. When you know, dare.
  28. A Master does not teach, but guides the seeker back on course when they stray.
  29. Knowledge is not necessarily wisdom.
  30. The seed cannot sprout upwards without simultaneously sending roots into the ground.
  31. The key to all problems is the problem of consciousness.
  32. The truth that links the divine to the mundane is incomprehensible to the cerebral intellegence.
  33. Every man is rich in excuses to safeguard his prejudices, his instincts, and his opinions.
  34. A seed can't reach its potential without receiving corresponding energies from the sky.
  35. Popular beliefs must be examined in order to discover the original thought.
  36. Each truth you learn will be, for you, as new if it had never been written.
  37. Grain must return to the earth for new growth to begin.
More pearls?

Pearls? No. The pearls are those insightful people that can understand and apply the meaning of these self-evident truths in their daily reality. They are a rare, enlightened being in this dark-age world. They know that everything is about something different.

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