William Samuel

William Samuel
William Samuel

Thursday, May 23, 2013

Tree Of Life Is Soon To Bloom




PROUD SCIENTISTS AND METAPHYSICIANS     By William Samuel

  Even beyond the turbulence of subjectivism, there are sticking places where physical scientists and metaphysicians are loitering along the banks, wading in the shallows of arrogance and self-superiority. In this world of appearances, metaphysicians wax, wane and suffer no less than anyone else and, in the end, they find their brands of subjectivism inadequately meeting their own needs, much less the needs of the world. Caught in the sterile void of "absoluteness," the suffering subjectivist faces an awful anguish and wonders why his metaphysics does not work as it did in the beginning, why his organizations languish and why there are no more answers now than a hundred years ago. This book is for the metaphysician, the physicist and astronomer who want more Light—and the answers to those questions.

  Once I wrote of the chemical insanity that would smash the world—and it did. Now I speak of a new madness in the name of pseudo-metaphysics to shake the world, wherein much of mankind will find its faith in everything shattered, unable to find God's good in anything, anywhere, outside himself. Completely unaware of it, the bastions of legitimate subjectivism face an attack from every quarter by an insecure and threatened "religion," in the NAME of religion which isn't working either. The only ones who won't be conquered in the melee already begun, objectivist and subjectivist alike, will be those who have moved onward in their studies to FIND the Light of the Child within themselves and follow Its leadings rather than the world's.

THE TREE OF LIFE IS SOON TO BLOOM

  In the days ahead, when the flowering begins, those who ran with the Child will be part of the flower and the seed.

  As time goes, physical science will soon understand what time and space are actually about. In a very literal sense, we are approaching the end of human ignorance. If the prophets are right—and they have been remarkably right to date—our reach to the limits of light, human understanding, corresponds to a period of tumult in personal and world affairs. Therefore, we have only a short time remaining to turn from our self-limiting views, slough off the old sense of ignorance with its cherished notions, and awaken to the Child of Identity and Its birthright.

  But that isn't the end of things either. Humanity is soon to make a spiritual and metaphysical breakout into a new day, a new time and space. Those who find the Child within, and listen to Its Covenant, are to DO what they have been intended to do from the beginning of linear history. Another "dimension" is to be added! This book is about that.

  The reader has a role to play in these events. This volume would not have come into your hands unless you were to be a part of the story soon to unfold.




HOW TO READ THIS BOOK

Dear Reader,

  Truth, however it is expressed—whether it is the physics of the world or the jargon of the mystic—contains layer upon layer of meaning, addressing every human condition and state of comprehension. Consider David's Twenty-Third Psalm. His words "I shall not want" mean something to the trusting child, to the fearful heart of the soldier, to the anguished lover, the worried business man, the invalid, the mother and father. It is a meaningful statement to the aging heart of one grown weary of the world or to any human condition one might imagine. Isn't that true? If those four words can mean so much to so many, is it any wonder that some meanings may elude us for the moment?

  Reader, do not struggle with this book. Read gently. If something seems vague, do not puzzle overmuch, but read on. Things that aren't clear immediately will become clear later, and when you have an opportunity to reread small sections, you will be delighted to find that the book has become new again. Repetition is not necessarily repetition. With each Glimpse the entire book is new—and so is our world—because it is yet to be surveyed in the light just discovered. There is more to read on each topic in the RELATED PAPERS section of the book.

  There is a saying that nothing has been read once until it has been read twelve times. Read these words. Make them your own. 'Eat them up;' as the ancients said. But with all the reading and thought, get understanding. The intellect can reach no more than its limits of reason and logic. The New Covenant this book speaks of is lodged deeply within yourself already. Your Heart will take you there. I assure you, this book heralds Something Wonderful.

SPECIAL NOTE

  One of the grandest gifts I could give the reader is to introduce two small volumes: THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS and LaoTse's TAO TE CHING. You may be familiar with them already. If not, you will enjoy them mightily.

  The Thomas "sayings of Jesus" came into my studies around 1958 when they were first published in English. They came ringing a Hallelujah Chorus of bells within me, confirming my own insights and intuitions of many years, just as the TAO TE CHING had done earlier. Now, these years later, the authenticity and antiquity of "Thomas" is an established fact recognized by scholars the world around, and I am not the only one to deduce that both men are making essentially the same subjective statement—and addressing the innocent, guiltless Child within us all.

  These two books require a reading from a "subjective" point of view wherein they make a consistent metaphysics. Neither book can be comprehended by the Western set of mind that views "things" as separate objects "out there" in the world.
If the reader should find unfamiliar quotations from Jesus as he reads this book, he can find them in THE GOSPEL ACCORDING TO THOMAS.

  It might be well to note that LaoTse preceded Jesus in history by about five centuries. The scholar can follow the Gnostic Idea from East to West to its birth as a doctrine of Love in the first century A.D.—only to have all but traces of its original subjectivism removed from worldly view within the first 500 years of its history. Interestingly, this is what both Jesus and LaoTse said would happen—and the prophets before them. However, both men say, in nearly identical terms, that in the final days of linear time "There is nothing hidden that shall not be revealed, and there is nothing covered that shall remain without being uncovered."


The Child Within Us Lives! By William Samuel 

Friday, May 10, 2013

About Judgment



 This following enlightening and very clear statements on judgment are a random selection  taken from the book A Guide To Awareness and Tranquillity by William Samuel

 About Judgment                 By William Samuel 


If we continue the foolishness of making evaluations, we will continue to act in accord with those evaluations. Things "out there" are not really out there at all, but "here," included within and as the perceiving Awareness itself. Consequently, human judgment is self-judgment, and in whatever measure one judges, he but unwittingly judges himself.

"Why doest thou judge thy brother?" "Judge not and ye shall not be judged; condemn not and ye shall not be condemned; forgive (previous judgments) and ye shall be forgiven. Give and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together and running over shall men give into your bosom. With the same measure ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again." "I came not to judge the world . . . “

The declaration that anything is "good" is dualism creating self-judgment; the declaration that anything is "bad" is needless Self-condemnation.

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To the old nature, happiness hinges on an external world of things, and especially on the possession and manipulation of them.

"How are things going? How is everything? Is everything all right?" surely implies the belief that happiness has to do with the proper alignment of the images within Awareness. Would we make happiness, joy and completeness dependent on a state of "things"? This appears to place the television set at the mercy of the images on the screen.

Externals are not the creators of Peace, Tranquility or Serenity; neither are they empowered to alter or remove them. Indeed, externals are subservient, so to speak, to Tranquility (Identity). For example, a tranquil view of the panorama yields infinitely more detail and beauty than a fearful view of it, or an angry view, or one that is "blind with rage."

How things seem, therefore, hinges on the view of things. In and of themselves, "things" are not capable of influencing the beholder, who is the "viewing."

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WE LEAVE "THINGS"

Images are best seen in a "state of tranquility." If they are to be seen correctly in one's experience, therefore, it should be obvious that the natural place to turn is within oneself, where tranquility is felt and experienced. Through the eyes of Absolute Tranquility, "health" and "wealth" are seen as they are.

To feel peace within when everything outside is awry demands that we leave "things." It requires that we let go all desire to correct, manipulate or change the troubling images of perception. It requires that we divest ourselves of the incorrect notion that happiness can be experienced only if "things" get straightened out or the mess is cleaned up—or "healed."

Tranquility is ever present as our very Identity. It is always "here," but we cannot be very well aware of it while battling the external picture, and we cannot be aware of it at all while believing that Identity is dependent upon, and dictated to, by a world of "things."

Letting the world of things go, with the knowledge that Peace is right here, right now, closer than breathing, we feel the baptism of Peace descend like a river of water. Then, AS Peace, we "look out" and see images as they are and for what they are. Inevitably, this view of the world reveals that no matter how ominous the appearance of a particular situation, no matter how dire and foreboding, there is no Power there. No condition or circumstance is capable of altering the Peace, the Identity, that one is!


Absolutely, and this human determination of 'good' is no better than its opposite. Human good is only the other end of the judgmental scale established by the judgment that something is bad. You can't have one without the other. The instant we cut a circular rope it has two ends. There can't be a personal determination of 'I like' without having 'I don't like.' Identity itself—the 'real' Identity—is infinitely above and beyond either of these determinations. Since neither 'good' nor 'bad' has the power to exist outside judgment, they have no authority outside personal judgment. There is no power in their seeming when we end the judgment."

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Criticism is judgment, Webster tells us, usually an unfavorable censure following a critical observation.

Those who criticize most make the most judgments. Those who make the most judgments find the most to be unhappy about.


“Yes," someone writes, "but those who are intellectually able to make the most judgments also find more to be happy about."

Not so! The happiness this refers to is only the other end of unhappiness, the joy that is opposite misery, gladness that is the dualistic partner of sadness. The one who makes no judgments, either good or bad, is never moved from the Tranquility and Peace which resides in the Heart at the very center of Being. This is the Tranquility that is self-evident only to those who take no sides, to those who prefer to judge not, even as they have been admonished.

Backbiting and criticism are merely the negative aspects of judgment. Is a positive judgment any better? It has been written, "When beauty came into being, ugliness arose." A judgment is merely a comparison of one human evaluation to another.

Critics are great peak-of-elation and valley-of-depression sufferers, plunging from the ecstatic height of happiness into the abyss of the soul's dark night.

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We know the images on the television screen, the screen itself, and the television set are all one functioning television set; exactly so, Knower, knowing and known are one. Here and now, the reader, reading and read is the One in action, effortlessly beholding another aspect of the infinite Selfhood.
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Awareness is an obvious fact because we are aware. All that "needs be done" is to acknowledge this Awareness, here and now, to be God's alone. It is our good pleasure to be the Deific Awareness of Deity! This is true! It is a fact! We do not have to do anything to make it so; we do not even have to acknowledge it and act it; but when we do, we behold wonder after wonder everywhere and see the ills of the old vision vanish.

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Just because there is no ISNESS in the image does not mean the objects of everyday perception do not exist or are "just a dream going on"; it means there is no value, power or importance in them, no matter what they are, or what they appear to be doing or not doing. It means the bird, the bee, the tree, flower, son and daughter are being just what they are—bird, bee, tree, flower, son and daughter—but there is no power there. The Eternal Value is the basic, primordial ISNESS being those objects of perception. Isness is the power and importance, forever maintaining, sustaining every "thing" as Itself.

This means we can stop the foolish business of attaching values to qualities and attributes that have no value. We can stop worshipping dollar bills and automobiles and making graven images of personal possessions. Furthermore, we can stop cringing before appearances; then, when we're not wasting our time cringing, we know what to do about them!

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Chief among the valueless images to which the greatest value is given is the me-judge opinion holder who is the one who attaches the values and worships the valueless. We cease playing the part of that ridiculous identity the instant we stop making judgments, the process by which we arrive at opinions and attach values to the valueless.

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Isness is being this Awareness-I-am as surely as it is being the bee, the tree and the thundering sea. This is why "the things I see are the Self I be" and why judgment is always self-judgment. "By what measure ye judge" says the One.

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JUDGMENT AND THE APPEARANCE OF "THINGS" AND EVENTS

QUESTI0N: I've never understood the statement inherent within so many philosophies that there is no matter. Will you explain this?

ANSWER: The statement "there is no matter" does not mean there are no mountains or flowers. It simply means that mountains and flowers are not outside consciousness, are not external. Indeed, there are mountains, and little boys climbing them; there are flowers, and little girls picking them; but they are not apart from the Awareness that perceives them. They are not "out there." They are not one thing and Awareness another, just as the images on the television picture tube are not one thing and the picture tube another. Images, picture tube and television set are one.

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How things appear to us depends on the degree to which we consider our self a possessor of the viewing. To the extent we cease playing the possessor of Awareness—letting that one go—and consciously are Awareness alone, "things" appear the beautiful, flawless and harmonious aspects of Deific Isness they are. It is not that images change, or that Awareness changes; it is that the no-identity, the dark glass, is let go and cast aside. The veil is rent. The mist lifts.



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A Guide To Awareness And Tranquillity by William Samuel