the power of prayer and meditation scientificaly explained according to lao and walter russell in a home study course of the science of man
Meditation is the most important of all the functions of human life which advances human progress for through meditation every man can become whatever he wishes to become. Meditation is communing with God for the purpose of working knowingly with God. Meditation means to think inwardlytoward the Mind-Soul rather than outwardly through the senses.
Jesus told man to seek the “kingdom of heaven” within himself, not outside of himself. God dwells within man, and God-awareness will come to any man who communes with God through inner thinking.
There are two kinds of thinkers in the world – those who think outwardly through the brain and those who think inwardly toward the Soul. Outward thinking develops the physical qualities and desires of man, while inward thinking unfolds the spiritual qualities which await unfoldment for long ages of man’s slow journey to the Light of his own divinity.
Meditation is really a conference between your Soul and the Universal Soul. To be One with God means to desire His knowledge and power. God’s Mind is your Mind; hence you have all knowledge and power that God has to the extent of your awareness of God in you and the meansure of your comprehension of your unity with Him. If God’s knowledge is asleep in you, it must be awakened in order that you may be aware of it. When you are aware of it, you can use it in the measure of your ability to comprehend it.
Meditation - or communion with God in prayer - is the desire basis of meditation and out of which meditation grew.
Prayer is the mightiest of man’s powers, for through prayer – if understood and rightly used, and accompanied by action – man may have anything he desires, attain the loftiest heights, or expand his powers to others for their exaltation. Rightly and knowingly used, prayer can transform one’s own condition or that of the whole world. If prayer is not rightly used, the time consumed is wasted, for it will be of no avail.
Prayer is based upon DESIRE.
“Desire ye what ye will and, behold, it standeth before thee. Throughout the aeons it has been thine without thy knowing, e’en though thou has but just asked for it.
“Sit thou not and ask, acting not, for unless thou reach out for thy desire it shall not walk thy way to thee unaided by thy strong arms.” (From: The Message of the Divine Iliad)
In this promise is the key to why prayers are or are not answered. God tells you very plainly that He will give you whatever you desire, but you must regive equally by the action of service to God through Nature or your fellow man.
Walter and Lao Russell both worked knowingly with God. To work knowingly with God constantly, never ceasing, is to be inspired constantly with the ecstasy of His nature. God was their teacher. They needed no other. God was always with them, as Soul, and lifted them to great heights even in their early days.
“Knowing that we must demonstrate by our own lives that which we must teach to other men, our one desire through life has been to live life worthily to manifest the power
which God gives to every man for the asking, and to immunize ourselves from all that is unlovely in order that we could forever create with Him that beauty of balanced rhythmic thinking which is His universe. That is the reason why we must now write down our teachings in this manner, so that they will always be with all who seek the zero of stillness in near places and far beyond where we could, ourselves, ever go.”
“You ask God for peace, happiness and prosperity to be given to you, but you take peace, happiness and prosperity away from another by malicious gossiping about your neighbor or treating your servant unjustly, thus taking happiness away from him or her, or by misrepresenting the product you are selling.
Until you balance your desire for peace by giving peace, or happiness by giving happiness, or prosperity by giving prosperity, your prayer will be voided by you, yourself. The only way you can have happiness given to you by the Light of love, which God is, is for you to give love to others. You cannot take happiness or love. You can only give it. If you give love, it will as surely be given to you as light shone into a mirror will reflect back from the mirror.
No man has ever yet been able to purchase happiness, prosperity, peace or love with any other coin than happiness, peace and love. The price of love is love. The price of greed is agony.”
The end of the Twentieth Century was a crucial time in human history because we have entered a new Time cycle that will be known as The Cosmic Age for the greatest change of concept in all history. The universe is standing on the edge of a new awareness of itself. There is a Propelling Force that is causing a great movement to recognize the spiritual value and the spiritual equality of all human beings.
The Home Study Course explains and defines Cosmic Consciousness, a scientific comprehension of Light and many other things that are vital to know in this time of major change. Light comes to you a little at a time, more and more, as ignorance is voided by knowing, as comprehension of The Message gradually reaches your heart and soul. Meditate upon it until your Soul KNOWS what your senses have read in words and recorded upon your brain. Until it gets beyond your brain into your Consciousness, you do not KNOW it.
There are an ever-increasing number of cosmic humans who are now ready and able to comprehend Cosmic Consciousness. It is new knowledge and therefore has a new language.
The great transition now dawning is the new Age of Cosmic Man of spiritual Mind-knowing who has transcended his body-sensing. Cosmic Man is illumined with the Light of love and its application to life and law. Cosmic man knows God in him as one. He communes and works with God as one, and knowingly interprets God’s nature as co-Creator of God’s universe.
It is useful to instruct about immortality in schools because the future condition is contained in our consciousness. It is time for a scientific comprehension of light. Darkness lowers the qualities of the energies. Our spirit receives nourishment from thought. The realm of spirit lives within us. Without nurture the spirit will not see how many doors are open. It is necessary to create a current of giving and receiving.
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