Freely willfully making conscious choice.. The Greeks had previously believed humans had little agency, and that their fates were at the mercy of their many gods, who often acted according to whim and fancy. After their acquaintance with Iranian religion and philosophy, however, they began to feel more as if they were the masters of their destinies, and that their decisions were in their own hands. http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170406-this-obscure-religion-shaped-the-west http://www.bbc.com/culture/story/20170406-this-obscure-religion-shaped-the-west
The Dome Doors open daily at 6:40am for group meditation. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <dhamiltony...@yahoo.com> wrote : Of course when one skims through something like this broadside below what pops out often is what is familiar or coincides with one’s own perspective. In a quick read this was a ‘long and short of it’.. "You cannot sorrow for yourself when you have stemmed the sorrow of another. The great law of service works on faithfully for everyone. ..The (spiritual) workers are blessed and in the measure that they have striven so Divine protection is around them. ..; so that when the River of Life is crossed, you shall find marked upon you the sign of honour that shows that you were shepherds, and that the sheep hearkened to your voice." As the science is now more and more apparent it seems that those who would come to group meditations are doing good work for others in service to others, so like the Prince of Peace did in in Meissner-like darshan in his time. Happy Easter, JaiGuruYou. ---In FairfieldLife@yahoogroups.com, <upfron...@ymail.com> wrote : For anyone who might be interested, I put this excerpt in the Personal column of our local paper for Good Friday. It seems to me that Traditionalism creates obstacles and obscures the more optimistic view from those who should receive it… Extract from “WHAT DOES RESURRECTION MEAN FOR THE SOUL”, spoken by the spirit of the Scribe in the Bible (Mark 12:28-34) through the deep trance mediumship of Miss Winifred Moyes at the Greater World Christian Spiritualist Circle on Easter Sunday, April 13th 1941. "This is the time of resurrection; in the degree that you can sacrifice - then indeed it shall be Easter for you… "You cannot sorrow for yourself when you have stemmed the sorrow of another. The great law of service works on faithfully for everyone. Those even in their deepest sufferings can link up with Jesus the Christ and face the fiercest test unafraid, knowing that they shall never see death, but glorious life and a love that shall close every wound in heart and mind and body. "There are those who criticise, but when their body is no more, the consciousness of opportunity utilised or of opportunity thrown away will come to them. But in that next stage, God, in His great mercy, will send to them the teachers and the leaders, and they will be seekers and will seek until they find - and they shall find, after the transition, their resurrection in very truth. "The workers are blessed and in the measure that they have striven so Divine protection is around them. The message to everyone is that if only they will take Christ at His word, if only they will trust Him, they shall find that what has been uttered by the Sacred One is true: 'He that believeth on Me shall never see death': but immortal life shall be opened to them for evermore. "At this Easter-tide pray that in very truth the Garden of Gethsemane and Calvary shall be forgotten and that you will look forward with hope, with an ever-growing faith; so that when the River of Life is crossed, you shall find marked upon you the sign of honour that shows that you were shepherds, and that the sheep hearkened to your voice."