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Unconditonal Means Unconditional!
by Wayne Ferguson
22.02.2004, changed 12.01.2005
Dedicating ourselves to the Divine source and ground of our existence and giving first priority to the process of transcendental recollection, we sometimes expect certain material benefits in return. Such expectations reflect an immature attempt to manipulate the Divinity with a view to gaining some merely relative advantage in our material struggles.
Such manipulation is particularly unseemly when, ostensibly, the ultimate object of our desire is Eternal and Absolute. Moreover, if this is engaged in unreflectively, it tends to exacerbate our forgetfulness of-- and our alienation from --our Divine essence. Alas, this is a lesson that we all must learn--indeed, many of us must learn it over and over again as we continue on our spiritual journey. It is helpful to understand from the beginnning that to ex-sist-- to stand out in time and space --is to be subject, a priori, to suffering and death. To attempt to evade our destiny in this respect is, in the final analysis, to put ourselves in great peril. But to take up our cross and to embrace our destiny is to take the second essential step in our homeward journey. Thus we Say Yes to life unconditionally. And thus we are relieved of many unecessary burdens!Learning to Praise and Love
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