Wednesday, August 15, 2007

The Wisdom Of Solomon, Chapter 1

1 Love righteousness (virtue), you rulers of the earth (who rule over your own earth in Self-awareness),
think of the Lord in goodness (conscious Self-presence)
and seek him with sincerity of heart (Self-remembering);

2 because he is found by those who do not put him to the test (demanding proofs with the sensual mind),
and manifests himself to those who do not distrust him (trust is built on real faith: direct experience).

3 For perverse thoughts (of the I) separate people from (their inner) God,
and when his power is tested, it exposes the foolish (for God is not mocked);

4 because wisdom (Chokmah: Christ) will not enter a deceitful soul (the soul is deceitful when it remains trapped in ego),
or dwell in a body enslaved to sin (fornication).

5 For a holy and disciplined spirit will flee from deceit (negative emotions),
and will leave foolish thoughts behind,
and will be ashamed at the approach of unrighteousness (the I who wants to fulfill its desires).

6 For wisdom (Christ) is a kindly spirit (to the free consciousness),
but will not free blasphemers (I’s) from the guilt (karma) of their words;
because (your inner) God is (always) witness of their inmost feelings,
and a true observer of their hearts, and a hearer of their tongues (your Being sees all that your ego does).

7 Because the spirit of the Lord has filled the world,
and that which holds all things together knows what is said (He knows you, because He made you),

8 therefore those who utter unrighteous things (in their mind) will not escape notice,
and justice (karma), when it punishes, will not pass them by.

9 For inquiry will be made into the counsels (urges) of the ungodly (egos, which always try to influence us),
and a report of their words will come to the Lord (of Karma),
to convict them of their lawless deeds;

10 because a jealous (zealous) ear hears all things,
and the sound of grumbling (complaining) does not go unheard.

11 Beware then of useless grumbling (in your mind),
and keep your tongue from slander (against anyone);
because no secret word is without result,
and a lying mouth destroys the soul.

12 Do not invite death by the error of your life,
or bring on destruction by the works of your hands;

13 because God did not make (the Klipoth, the Second) death (as our intended end),
and he does not delight in the death of the living (consciousness).

14 For he created all things so that they might exist (in Him);
the generative forces (sexual forces) of the world are wholesome,
and there is no destructive poison in them (sex is holy),
and the dominion of Hades is not on earth (it is in the Klipoth, where fornicators belong).

15 For righteousness (chastity) is immortal.

16 But the ungodly (egos we have within) by their (egotistical) words and deeds (fornication) summoned death (Klipoth);
considering him a friend, they pined away
and made a covenant with him,
because they are fit to belong to his company.

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