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In reality, the glossy picture of the "happy rich person" that most people hold in their minds is simply an illusion. Money can buy sense gratification, but not actual happiness or satisfaction.

Author: Jagad Guru Chris Butler, Source: http://chrisbutlerspeaks.net/Saved by leen77 in happiness satisfaction quotes senses jagad guru chris butler ScienceofIdentityFoundation chrisbutlerspeaks 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

The more your senses are in control, the more you are in the position of being controlled by them. Therefore the less free you are.

Author: Jagad Guru, Source: http://chrisbutlerspeaks.net/index.php%3Foption%3Dcom_content%...Saved by crisdale44 in satisfaction science foundation identity of senses jagad guru chris butler siddhaswarupananda paramahamsa 11 years ago[save this] [permalink]

On a larger scale, we can understand that behind the creation of the universe there exists a will. Due to the existence of this will, the universe has been created, and is being controlled and maintained in an organized and harmonious fashion.

Author: Science of Identity Foundation - Tusta Krishna das, Source: http://www.geocities.com/reinkarnacija/homosexuality.htmSaved by leen77 in self mind science quotes identity senses jagad guru siddhaswarupananda paramahamsa ScienceofIdentityFoundation 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]
I suppose that we can divide the realm of inquiry into an intellectual field and a spiritual field. While we are in school we are seeking knowledge primarily in the intellectual field, which knowledge probably comes in most instances by reason and through the senses.

This is a tremendously vital and important thing—we encourage it and we urge it upon all people who desire to progress and have enlightenment and advancement in their lives.

But my suggestion is that we need to devote an increasingly large portion of our time in the actual pursuit of knowledge in the spiritual realm. When we deal with spiritual realities, we are not talking about gaining something by reason alone, we are not talking about conveying in some way knowledge to the mind or the spirit that is within us through the senses alone, but we are talking about revelation. We are talking about learning how to come to a knowledge of the things of God by attuning the spirit that we have to the eternal Spirit of God. Such a course, primarily, is the channel and way that revelation comes to an individual.

It does not concern me very much that somebody writes or evaluates or analyzes either a doctrinal or a Church problem of any sort when he does it from the standpoint of the intellect alone. No one questions that everything in the spiritual realm is in total and complete accord with the intellectual realities that we arrive at through reason, but when the two are compared and evaluated and weighed as to their relative merits, the things that are important are in the spiritual realm and not the intellectual. The things of God are known only by the Spirit of God.

It is true that you can reason about doctrinal matters, but you do not get religion into your life until it becomes a matter of personal experience—until you feel something in your soul, until there has been a change made in your heart, until you become a new creature of the Holy Ghost. Providentially, every member of the Church has the opportunity to do this because, in connection with baptism, every member of the Church has the hands of a legal administrator placed on his head, and he is given the promise, “Receive the Holy Ghost.” He thus obtains “the gift of the Holy Ghost” which, by definition, means that he then has the right to the constant companionship of this member of the Godhead, based upon his personal righteousness and faithfulness.
Author: Elder Bruce R. McConkie, Source: How to Get Personal Revelation, New Era, Jun 1980, 46. http://...Saved by mlsscaress in revelation righteous faith individual knowledge heart reason promise holyghost gift baptism spiritual intellectual enlightenment senses 12 years ago[save this] [permalink]

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