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heaven is green

The Gates of Paradise

Chinese charater for paradise


A soldier named Nobushige came to Hakuin, and asked:

"Is there really a paradise and a hell?"

"Who are you?" inquired Hakuin.

"I am a samurai," the warrior replied.

"You, a soldier!" exclaimed Hakuin.

"What kind of ruler would have you as his guard?

Your face looks like that of a beggar."

Nobushige became angry, he began to draw his sword, Hakuin continued:

"So you have a sword! Your weapon is probably too dull to cut off my head."

As Nobushige drew his sword Hakuin remarked:

"Here open the gates of hell!"

At these words the samurai, perceiving the master's discipline, sheathed his sword and bowed.

"Here open the gates of paradise," said Hakuin.



night sky

The Road to Shamballa

Global myths about 'seven sisters' stars may reach back 100,000 years


Chinese charater for heaven

Creator and Sustainer's Dream

"God, who is all these kinds of heavens in one, has fallen on our heads like thunder, and God's infinity is ours."

Henri Barbusse


"Before Newton, the heavenly realm and earthly realm remained separate.

The heavenly realm was the realm of perfection, where heavenly bodies moved in perfect circles (well, actually ellipses) and along predictable paths.

The earthly realm was chaotic; what order there was (tides, day and night, seasons, and so forth) seemed to originate in the heavens.

Naturally people associate the heavenly realm of order and mathematical perfection with God.

Heavenly bodies were not subject to earthly laws - the moon does not fall out of the sky the way Galileo's weights fell from the leaning tower of Pisa." - Charles Eisenstein

"In the utterances of the divine Avatars the term "heaven" hath been applied to many diverse things; such as the "heaven of Command," "heaven of Will," "heaven of the divine Purpose," "heaven of divine Knowledge," "heaven of Certitude," the "heaven of Utterance," "heaven of Revelation," "heaven of Concealment," and the like.

In every instance, the term " heaven" has a special meaning, the significance of is revealed to none save those that have been initiated into the divine mysteries, and have drunk from the Chalice of Eternal Life." - Bahá'u'lláh



introduction to heaven

Chinese charater for heaven

heaven is defined as:

abode of bliss

dwelling place of gods

abode of souls after death

place conceived of as the domain of divine beings


The condition of supreme happiness or great comfort, delight, or pleasure; perfect felicity; bliss; a sublime or exalted condition; a heaven of delight.

The expanse of space surrounding the earth; especially, that which appears to be over the Earth like a great arch or dome; the firmament; the sky; the place where the sun, moon, and stars appear.

The usual Hebrew word for "heavens" is _shamayim_, a plural form meaning "heights," "elevations" (Gen. 1:1; 2:1).

The Hebrew word _marom_ is also used (Ps. 68:18; 93:4; 102:19, etc.) as equivalent to _shamayim_, "high places," "heights."

Hebrew word _galgal_, literally a "a wheel, whirl, whirlwind" is rendered "heaven" in Ps. 77:18.

Hebrew _shahak_ rendered "sky" (Deut. 33:26; Job 37:18; Ps. 18:11), plural "clouds" (Job 35:5; 36:28; Ps. 68:34, "heavens or firmament.")



the divine plan is not to escape earth  but to bring heaven to earth


"To the Lord thy God belong the heavens and the heavens of the heavens."

Resh Lakish said, they are seven, viz.: Vilon, Rakia, Shchakim, Zbul, Maon, Makhon, Araboth.

Vilon serves no purpose whatever save this, that it enters in the morning, and goes forth in the evening, and renews every day the work of creation.

Rakia is that in which are set sun and moon, stars and constellations.

Shchakim is where millstones stand and grind manna for the righteous.

Zbul is the heavenly Jerusalem and the Temple, and the altar is built there, and Michael the great prince stands and offers upon it an offering.

Maon is that in which are companies of ministering angels, who utter His song in the night and are silent in the day for the sake of the glory of Israel.

Makhon is that in which are the treasures of hail, and the high dwelling-place of harmful dews and the high dwelling-place of the round drops, and the chamber of the whirlwind and of the storm, and the retreat of noisome vapor; and their doors are made of fire.

Araboth is righteousness, judgement and grace; treasures of life, peace and blessing; the souls of the righteous and the spirits and souls which are about to be forged, and the dew with which the Holy One, blessed be He, is about to quicken mortals."- Babylonian Talmud, Tract Hagiga, Chapter II



master, slave or freeman?

What is Nirvana ?

Born to Be Free

42 Ways to Build a Liberated Society



"True liberation is a release from hyperreality.

This is not a gift; it is to be discovered and experienced.

It is not an acquisition to be gathered to glorify self.

It is a state of being, as silence, in which there is
no becoming, in which there is completeness.

This trait may not necessarily seek expression.

You need not be a great artist or have an audience;
if you seek these, you will miss the inward Reality.

It is neither a gift, nor is it the outcome of talent; it is to be found, this imperishable treasure, where thought frees itself from lust, ill-will and ignorance, where thought frees itself from worldliness and personal craving.

It is to be experienced through thought and meditation."


J. Krishnamurti



true liberation

The Philosophy of Liberty

Seven Rila Lakes - Bulgaria

As I Walked Out


"Liberty is meaningless where the right to utter

one's thoughts and opinions has ceased to exist.


That, of all rights, is the dread of tyrants.

It is the right which they first of all strike down.

If there is no struggle, there is no progress.

Those who profess to favor freedom,

and deprecate agitation,

are men who want crops without plowing up the earth,

they want rain without thunder and lightning."

Frederick Douglass




liberty

"The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in encroachment by
men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."

Louis Dembitz Brandeis


How You, and You Alone, Can Build Liberty

The Story of Your Enslavement



"Human liberty comprises, first, the inward domain of consciousness in the most comprehensive sense: liberty of thought and feeling, scientific, moral or theological." - Ogden Livingston Mills

"So long as some men wish to do violence to others, there cannot be complete liberty, as the wish to do violence must be restrained, or victims left to suffer.

Autonomy does not come from allowing the strong to oppress the weak .

This is the basis of the socialist revolt against the kind of freedom advocated by laissez-faire economists." - Bertrand Russell


"The idea of human liberty is grounded in the belief that each individual has the inviolate right to live his life according to his own conception of the "good life," even when others may believe, and believe strongly, that the road he has chosen is leading him to perdition.

As long as he respects the rights of others to follow other - perhaps more noble - paths, his destiny is to be left in his own hands.

The freedom philosophy has also argued that the best chance for individual and social improvement is an environment in which peaceful persuasion and exemplary example act as the avenues for change." - Richard M. Ebeling



"Of all the natural human rights that have ever been invented,
liberty is least likely to be cheap and is never free of cost."

Robert Heinlein


Liberty is defined as:

Self-determination

Freedom from coercion

Freedom to do as one pleases

Freedom or right to frequent or use a place

Freedom from external or foreign rule; independence

Freedom from arbitrary control or despotic government

Freedom from captivity, confinement, or physical restraint

Freedom from interference, obligation, restriction, hampering conditions



Celebrated Freedoms that Now Require Permission to Enjoy


"Anxiety is the dizziness of freedom."

Søren Kierkegaard


freedom

Easy Rider - Freedom


"A Christian man is the most free lord of all, and subject to none;
a Christian man is the most dutiful servant of all, and subject to everyone."
Martin Luther

The Illusion of Freedom


Chinese charater for freedom

"Freedom is not a reaction; freedom is not a choice.

It is man's pretence that because he has choice he is free.


Freedom is pure observation without direction,

without fear of punishment or hope of reward.


Freedom is without motivation;

freedom is not the end game for man

but lies in the first step of his existence.


In observation one begins to discover the lack of freedom.


Freedom is found in the choiceless awareness of daily existence."


J. Krishnamurti

Freedom Commercial 2008



freedom

Richie Havens - Freedom at Woodstock


"Whoever allows himself to be whipped, deserves to be whipped."

Leopold von Sacher-Masoch


Solomon Burke - None Of Us Are Free



Freedom is defined as:

free will

uninhibited

individual liberty

clear of obstructions

being free of restraint

privileges; franchises; immunities

the capacity to exercise independent choice

exempt from something specified that controls


Exempt from external authority, interference, restriction, etc., as a person or one's will, thought, choice, action, etc.; independent; unrestricted.

"Let's stop talking about freedom as if it is a commodity that someone can sneak in your house and steal. The real danger is the false patriotism that tricks us into surrendering it willingly - and whether or not we build a concrete and steel monument to it is somewhat irrelevant." - Carolyn Almos




unplug yourself form the system

"Freedom means having power;
not the power to control other people but the
power to control the circumstances of one's own life."

Theodore John Kaczynski



It is a fallacy to suppose human beings are truly free at all.

The only human being that could be considered truly free is the hermit that lives alone in the wilderness and has no contact with any other humans.

Every action taken either fits within the acceptable standards or it does not.

"How much freedom of individual action can a social culture allow?"

If individuals are responsible then more freedom should be granted them by.

"How responsible are the individuals that run the social culture in question?

If the individuals are less responsible then less freedom should be granted.

Who decides what defines a "responsible" individual?

"Responsible" individuals command staggering revolving credit lines.

In this case those who buy and sell debt, packaged as over-the-counter marketable securities, are those that are granted the most freedom.

China has a social scoring system while America has a credit score.

This devalues all other considerations allowing a withering from within.

This way of granting freedom of individual action relies on rewarding ill will.



courage to be free

Americans do not enjoy freedom:


1) The controlling interests of America are not frank, open or unreserved.

2) The only choice most Americans have is choice of corporate overlord.

3) Unscrupulous individuals create unpleasant and onerous conditions.

4) Free to act within narrow boundaries set in place by overlords.

5) Americans are 'free' to pay taxes; 'choose' a corporate overlord; an insurance carrier; a stock broker, a money manager, a bond broker

6) Americans are not allowed a representative in government.

7) Americans can not require corporations to be socially responsible.

8) Americans do not have fresh clean air to breath, fresh clean water to drink or wholesome clean healthy nourishing food.

9) Americans are not free of the drumbeat of the "transhuman machine" that turns living, breathing, empathetic beings into mindless automatons.

8) Americans are not free from the arbitrary exercise of authority if it is in the "best interests" of society (corporate interests).



Liberation Theology

Concise History of Liberation Theology

Liberation Theology in Latin America



1928 Jose Maria Escriva de Balaguer, a Spanish Roman Catholic masochistic priest, founds Opus Dei.

Opus Dei, centered around mortification of the flesh with the scourge, supports the fascist governments of Francisco Franco and Augusto Pinochet.

Josemaría Escrivá's maxim: "Loved be pain. Sanctified be pain. Glorified be pain!"

Opus Dei Awareness Network


"To refer to Liberation Theology as "Marxist Catholicism" is incorrect.

Christian communities preceded Marxism by nineteen centuries.

4th century Imperial Christianity married the church to militarism.

Liberation Theology is the antithesis of Imperial Christianity.

We built small Christian communities to observe and act on real issues.

Conscience and critical thinking became part of a vibrant spirituality.

Liberation Theology is the key to a future of religious and spiritual integrity." - Blase Bonpane, Director, Office of the Americas, Los Angeles


Father Jon Sobrino is a surviving liberation theologist, part of a team of intellectual Jesuit priests based at the University of Central America.

Father Jon Sobrino was a close friend of Oscar Romero the archbishop of San Salvador who was assassinated by right-wing paramilitaries in 1980.

On March 23, 1980 Oscar Romero delivers a sermon.

He calls on Salvadoran soldiers, as Christians, to obey God's higher order and to stop government's repression and violations of basic human rights.

On March 24, 1980 A monthly gathering of priests organized by Opus Dei and led by Msgr. Fernando Sáenz Lacalle is concluded with a Mass at a small chapel at Hospital de la Divina Providencia, a church-run hospital specializing in oncology, led by Oscar Romero.

Romero, finishing his sermon, took a few steps to the center of the altar.

A red car came to a stop under the street lamp in front of the chapel, a gunman got out and shot Oscar Romero through the heart in front of the altar.

Fernando Saenz Lacalle, a prominent San Salvador member of Opus Dei, has pushed the Vatican to silence Father Jon Sobrino for several years.

Father Jon Sobrino was silenced by Joseph Aloisius Ratzinger, Pope Benedict XVI, as head of the Congregation for the Doctrine of the Faith of the Vatican and will not be allowed to teach or write.

"Americans concerned with illegal immigration need to start questioning our track record of befriending only the rich and powerful of Latin America while its wretched masses flood our frontiers." - Roger Carasso




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