THE FIRST BOOK Archive

LOVE

LOVE   Stone: Emerald The Mantra: Shrim – pronounced Shreem Or, Om Prema Prachodayate   The Key:   Love is not only the best key to a wonderful life but also the accomplishment of the Path.   We can only know love by loving, and usually the Divine manifests in us Only when we have love in our heart   Do you have enough love …

NOTHING REAL CAN EVER BE THREATENED

NOTHING REAL CAN EVER BE THREATENED As the Qur’an affirms:   Allah was and there was nothing with Him. He is now as He was.   Remember that when these worlds were not He was, the same as now, and when these are not He shall be, still the Same.   This is the most mysterious passage in the Qur’an, but can only mean that …

WE ARE GOING TOWARDS LIFE, NOT DEATH

WE ARE GOING TOWARDS LIFE, NOT DEATH   Our culture says that we are living beings going towards death through the aging of the body or through accidents or illness.   But the real death is not what happens to the body, which is just like our house, like the garments we wear or vehicles we drive:   The real death abides in our not …

A SENSE OF DIRECTION

A SENSE OF DIRECTION   Stone: Kyanite The Mantra: Om Aham Dharma Anubadhnaati   The Key:   Set the direction of your life by the truth of your being, by your heart, not by any old conditionings or anyone else’s beliefs. a) Sharafuddin Maneri introduces the issue with a most basic Question:   How will you know the best road to take,the one leading to …

BEYOND THE BODY, THE SUN AND THE STARS

BEYOND THE BODY, THE SUN AND THE STARS (Based on a passage from the course in Miracles)   Beyond the body, beyond the sun and stars, past everything you see and yet somehow familiar, is an arc of golden light   and it is the most beautiful thing that you have ever seen..   that stretches as you look into a great and shining circle. …

THE CENTER POINT AND THE CIRCUMFERENCE

THE NINTH KEY THE CENTER POINT AND THE CIRCUMFERENCE   Visualize a point with a circumference all around it.   In the central point we are our true being,   in a state of infinite love, ecstasy, vision and conscious immortality, one with the Divine, with all and all things.   a) The issue is introduced by noting that   at the center of our …

YOU CAN RIGHT NOW

YOU CAN RIGHT NOW You can right now solve all your problems, real or imaginary, and be forever happy and at peace at last. YOU REALLY CAN IF YOU REALLY WANT TO INTENSELY ENOUGH. Whatever the degree in which it has already manifested or not in your life,   your inner being has no less Light, is no less divine than the one of any …

THE SUNLIT PATH

THE SUNLIT PATH   You have begun a fantastic Journey towards a wondrous destination   but have only a certain amount of time to reach it in this life, the time that your body will last.   There is a wide open road, well paved, safe and wonderful,   full of love, joy and the Divine Presence bringing to our destination, the Native Land of …

THE INNER SLUMBER – ITS PRICE – KING SOLOMON AND THE SYBIL

THE INNER SLUMBER – ITS PRICE KING SOLOMON AND THE SYBIL   King Solomon loved knowledge and one day the Sybil brought him many ancient manuscripts containing an immense knowledge, but she asked a very high price for them which he refused to pay.   The Sybil quietly left, burned half of them, then came back with the rest but asked the same amount as …

YOU ARE LIKE THE KING OF AN ANCIENT KINGDOM

YOU ARE LIKE THE KING OF AN ANCIENT KINGDOM You are like the King of an ancient land who instead of governing it wisely with a compassionate but firm hand neglected it for too long,   to the point that your subjects – your thoughts, emotions, feeling, various kinds of energies, etc ,   have gone each their own way ignoring you, no longer obeying …

HAVE YOU EVER EXPLORED

HAVE YOU EVER EXPLORED Have you ever explored the hidden nature of your own being, all the thoughts, feelings, emotions, subliminal memories in you, the mysterious source of your impulses, attachments, needs; the real cause of your pain, frustrations, angers, insecurity, secret fears, senses of guilt if any, which all together at the subconscious level govern almost your whole life? Examine them right now.   …

HERE YOU FIND YOURSELF NOW

THE EIGHT KEY HERE YOU FIND YOURSELF NOW   A restlessness abides in you, something like a desperate love mixed with sorrow and hesitations,   a forever unsatisfied need for a permanent peace, happiness and fulfillment which you could never quite find in anything in the external world.   This restlessness isn’t really due to any external circumstances as it may seem but to the …