Friday, 27 March 2009

Weekly Quote 54, with Commentary from the School of Truth

You judge according to the flesh; I judge no one - (Jn 8:15)
Think no evil, see no evil, and speak no evil

If people would only think before they speak they might be less given to talking scandal, of which there is far too much in the world. Often it is the result of thoughtlessness rather than a real desire to hurt, but that does not prevent the damage that is so often done. The results may be equally harmful whatever the motive.

Why do we condemn when we so seldom know the true facts? The reason for anti-social behaviour may lie far back in the days of childhood. How then can we be competent to judge our fellows? The facts may seem to be obvious, but are they? How can we look into the depths of the mind of another and tell what is going on unless we have been specially trained to do so?

The Path of Truth Vol. 60, No. 3 page 163.

Friday, 20 March 2009

Weekly Quote 53, with Commentary from the School of Truth

Be ye also patient - (James 5:8)
I will not lose patience, Father, but remain calm under pressure

Patience according to the dictionary means the calm endurance of pain or any provocation; or perseverance. How many of us are patient under provocation? Are we not liable to be irritated when people do annoying things? We dislike to be kept waiting, for instance. We get cross with those who move slowly, and so on.

We should de
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velop poise - learn to control our emotions so that we do not lose our temper when things are not just as we would like them to be. Particularly are we liable to become irritated with those who serve us, which is often most unjust. It confuses them and makes them awkward. Far better to be patient.

There is the impatience of motorists on the road which often spells danger not only for them but for others. There would be far fewer accidents if people were not in such a hurry.
Maybe we become impatient even with God if our prayers are not answered at once; but He is not to be hurried so let us keep our poise.

The Path of Truth Vol. 59, No. 2 page 98.

Tuesday, 17 March 2009

Weekly Quote 52, with Commentary from the School of Truth

Teach me good judgement and knowledge - (Ps 119:66)
I turn a deaf ear to the babble that surrounds me

"The Father judges no-one, but has given all judgement to the Son." As you open yourself to your indwelling Father you become the Son. Then do you judge righteous or "right" judgement. Then do you dismiss negation as it appears in your world literally as nothing. As nothing, negation cannot affect real Substance, any more than darkness can affect light.

Just so can ignorance not affect Knowledge. Turn a deaf ear to the babble that would beset you from morning to night. In your mind and heart uphold All-knowledge, of Which you are the microcosm. You may not yet know the answer, yet the answer is known to you. Keep yourself open to it, affirming that it is already yours.

The Psalmist of old makes the same cry that we do today. Humanity's yearning to know its true place in Creation has not changed. Nor has the Answer changed.

The Path of Truth Vol. 56, No. 3 page 168.

Saturday, 7 March 2009

Weekly Quote 51, with Commentary from the School of Truth

Ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free - (John 8:32)
Give me the understanding to know the truth

What appears to be the truth is not always so. A table would seem to be an unmoving piece of wood, but science has proved otherwise. We must learn to differentiate between the appearance and the truth.

Some people ask how God, if He is love, can allow war? The truth is that He neither allows nor disallows it. It is a man-made thing and has nothing to do with Him. Man through his wrong thoughts and actions and his greed brings it about. God has given us free-will and He does not make us do anything. We can obey His laws and live according to the Truth or we can disobey them and be unhappy.

Search for truth always. Saint Augustine said: "Retire into thyself, for truth dwells in the inner man." If we want to know the truth about our fellowmen we must delve below the surface to discover their motives and their ideals and ideas. Our eyes can deceive us and what we see may not be the real man. Let us seek him.

The Path of Truth Vol. 58, No. 1 page 47.