Thursday, July 5, 2007

Who Are We -- Really ?!

Searching for the meaning of life can be downright dangerous.

It can also be as easy as falling off a log...

I think it all depends on the Guidance you use in the Search--some information is just better.

The quote from Reality for today is one of the shortest and most compelling statements I've every found about our Place in the Scheme of Things and what our True Potential is [Remember, English has no proper sex-neutral words for people. Other languages do. So, we're sort of stuck with "Man" for All of Us...] :

"Man is said to be the greatest representative of God, and he is the Book of Creation because all the mysteries of beings exist in him. If he comes under the shadow of the True Educator and is rightly trained, he becomes the essence of essences, the light of lights, the spirit of spirits; he becomes the center of the divine appearances, the source of spiritual qualities, the rising-place of heavenly lights, and the receptacle of divine inspirations. If he is deprived of this education, he becomes the manifestation of satanic qualities, the sum of animal vices, and the source of all dark conditions."

‘Abdu’l-Bahá: Some Answered Questions, Chapter 64: "The State of
Man and His Progress after Death", p. 236

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