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This was sent to me via e-mail, so I'm posting it here for now. I shall like to comment on it in another post to come.
And My Heart-Truth Is Obvious, If The Heart Itself Is Seen With Open Eyes
Chapter 7, The Dawn Horse Testament
"Consider This. True Religion, or The Real Spiritual, Transcendental, and Divine Way Of Life, Begins With The Transcendence Of Awe and Wonder. Conditional Existence Naturally Evokes Awe and Wonder (and Even Terrible Fear and Stark Bewilderment), but True Religion, or The Real Spiritual, Transcendental, and Divine Way Of Life, Begins With The Free Heart-Response To What Is (Otherwise) Awesome and Wonderful.
Therefore, True Religion Does Not Begin With a belief About God. It Begins When You Truly (and Most Fundamentally) Understand (and Feel Beyond) The Contraction Of The Heart (or The self-Protective, self-Defining, and self-limiting Recoil Of the body-mind From the Apparently Impersonal and Loveless forces Of conditional Nature).
God Is Obvious To The Free (or selfless) Heart. Only The Heart (Free Of self-Contraction) Can "Locate" (or See) and Realize The Divine Person.
The conditional (or self-Contracted) Heart Does Not Realize God In the present, and So the Heartless body and the Heartless mind Become Preoccupied With Seeking For self-Fulfillment, self-Release, and self-Consolation, Through every kind of conditionally Attainable experience, knowledge, and belief.
God Is Not The "Ultimate Cause" (The Solitary and Interested, or Even Deluded, First Doer Of conditional events). God (As God) Does Not Make effects (or Even Stand Apart From them, By Causing them). God (As God) Is Inherently Indifferent (and Perfectly Prior) To cause and effect (or every Apparent, and Apparently conditional, event).
Every Apparent event (or every Apparently caused effect), Once it has appeared, Becomes itself a cause of subsequent effects. Even every conditional being, with all of its limitations, is a cause, and the effect of causes of all kinds. This Is Why the conditional (or phenomenal) worlds Are A Struggle With Negativity and limitation. And God (As God) Is Eternally Prior (and Indifferent) To Struggle, Negativity, and limitation.
God Is Not The Maker Of conditional Nature.
God Is The Unconditional Nature (or Most Prior Condition) Of conditional Nature.
God Is Not Merely The Cause Of all causes and all effects.
God Is The Source and The Source-Condition Of all causes and all effects.
God Is Not The Objective Source and Source-Condition Of all causes and all effects.
God Is The (Perfectly) Subjective Source and Source-Condition Of all causes and all effects.
God Is Not Outside You.
God Is Not Within You.
God Is You (Perfectly Prior To Your Apparently objective conditional self, and Perfectly Prior To Your Apparently subjective conditional self, and, Therefore, Perfectly Prior To Your Total, Complex, and Merely Apparent conditional self).
The conditional self and the worlds of the conditional self Are Not Created By God, Nor Were (or Are) the conditional self (itself) and the worlds of the conditional self (themselves) Perfect Originally, Nor Will (or Can) It Ever Be The Case That God (or, Otherwise, the conditional self, itself, or the worlds of the conditional self, themselves) Will Perfect the conditional self (itself) or the worlds of tILe conditional self (themselves). But Only God Is Perfect, and God Is Perfection (or The Perfect Itself). Therefore, the conditional self and the worlds of the conditional self May Evolve conditionally, but Only To Possible conditional Degrees (Forever Less Than Perfection Itself, Which Is The Condition Only Of God), and This Through The Struggle Made By The Submission Of the lesser (or the lower) imperfect (or the lesser, or the lower, conditional) To the greater (or the higher)imperfect (or the greater, or the higher, conditional). And the conditional self and the worlds of the conditional self May, Otherwise, Devolve conditionally, but Also Only To Possible conditional Degrees (and Never To The Degree Of Absolute, or Irreversible, or More Than Illusory Separation From God, or From The Perfect Itself, Which Is God), and This Through The Struggle Made By The Submission Of the greater (or the higher) or the lesser (or the lower) imperfect (or the greater, or the higher, or the lesser, or the lower, conditional) To the even lesser (or the even lower) forms of the imperfect (or the conditional) itself. Nevertheless, and Whatever The (Relatively Evolved, or Relatively Devolved) Case May Be, The Only Way To Realize God (or The Inherently Perfect, and Perfectly Subjective, Self-Condition Itself) Is To progressively (or, However, Utterly) Surrender the imperfect itself (or the conditional self, and the worlds of the conditional self) To and Into God (or The Very, and Only, and Perfectly Subjective, and Inherently Perfect Person, or Self-Condition, That Is God), and, Ultimately (and Inherently, and Inherently Perfectly), To Transcend the imperfect (or the conditional self and the worlds of the conditional self) In (and By Inherent, and Inherently Perfect, and perfectly Subjective Identification With) The Very, and Only, and Perfectly Subjective, and Inherently Perfect Person, or Self-Condition, That Is God.
Even So, human beings whose Hearts Are self-Contracted Try To Argue For belief In God By Appealing To The Logic Of cause and effect. They Propose That God Is The Cause Of everything, but, Even Though they believe, these believing egos Do Not Stand Free. They Only Cling To the (Necessarily, imperfect) conditional self and the (Necessarily, imperfect) worlds of the conditional self, and they Do Not Realize God (or The Perfect Itself) By Heart Through self-Transcending Love-Communion, To The Inherently Perfect Degree Of Inherently Perfect Love-Bliss (Beyond All "Difference").
God Is The God (or The Truth and The Reality) Of Consciousness Itself.
God Is The God (or The Truth and The Reality) Of Inherently Perfect Subjectivity.
God Is Not The God (or The Implicated Maker) Of conditional Nature, Separate self, and All Objectivity.
God Is The God (or The Truth and The Reality) Of Consciousness, Freedom, Love-Bliss, Being, and Oneness.
God Is Not The God (The Cause, The Doer, or Even The Victim) Of Un-Consciousness (or mere causes and effects).
Therefore, God Is Not The God Of Bondage, Un-Happiness, Death (or Separation), and "Difference".
God Is The Subject, Not The Object. God Is The Inherent Unity Of Being.
God Is The Integrity, Not The Cause, Of the world.
God Is The True Source, The Very Context, The Real Substance, The Very Reality, The Most Native Condition, and The Ultimate Self-Domain Of all conditions, all causes, and all effects, For all that appears Comes From God (but In God, and Only As God).
All "things" Are the media of all "things", but God Is Not The Maker, For God Is Like A Hidden Spring Within the water's world, and God Is Prior Even To Cause (and every cause), and God Is The Self-Domain Of Even every effect, and God Is The Being (Itself) Of all that appears.
Therefore, God Merely Is, and Is Is What Grants every appearance (every being, every thing, every condition, and every conditional process) The Sign Of Mystery, Love, Bliss, and Joy.
Yes, God Is The Deep Of the world, and The Heart Of every Would-Be "I".
The Way Of The Heart Is A Call To Spiritual, Transcendental, and Divine Self-Realization, Not To conventional God-Religion. Conventional God-Religion Is A Search Founded On An Illusion. That Illusion Is the ego, the Independent "I" in the Apparent circumstance of the body-mind. Conventional God-Religion Is An Adventure Of Confrontation With all that Is Not The Divine Self (or Real God), but The Way Of The Heart Is A Call To Realize Direct and self-Transcending Communion (and Ultimate Identification) With The Spiritual, Transcendental, and Divine Person, Self, or Condition, and That Process (Whether It Is Developed In The Manner Of The Devotional Way Of Insight Or In The Manner Of The Devotional Way Of Faith) Is Continuously Generated In Response To My Attractive and egoUndermining Word, and My Storied Leelas, and My Bodily (Human) Sign, and My Spiritual (and Always Blessing) Presence, and My Very (and Inherently Perfect) State, For I Am The Realizer, The Revealer, and The Revelation Of The Divine Person and Self-Condition, Which Is The Perfectly Subjective Heart Itself.
Therefore, I Call You To Listen To Me and To Hear Me, and Thus To Thoroughly Observe, Most Fundamentally Understand, and Effectively Transcend self-Contraction. And When You Hear Me (and Hearing Has Accomplished Its First Work In You), I Call You To (Fully) Receive My Baptismal Blessing, and To See Me From The Heart, and Thus To Enter Into The Spontaneous and Inevitable Process Of Always Present God-Communion.
If You Hear Me (or Most Fundamentally Understand Your conditional self) and See Me (or Feel and Acknowledge My Mere and Blessing Presence, From The Heart), Then The Simple Awareness Of any conditional or phenomenal being, thing, thought, form, event, cause, or effect Will Awaken You To Love-Bliss and Fearless Praise, In The Mood Of Divine Ignorance—Not Because You believe God Made that condition, but Because that condition Is.
Therefore, If You Hear Me and See Me, Then My Heart-Blessing Will Attract You Beyond Every Trace Of self-Contraction (Even In The Deepest Places Of The Heart and the body-mind), and You Will (By Submission To The Process Of That Attraction) Realize and Be One With The Only One Who Is.
I Ask The Heart In The Whirl Of events: "Not By What Cause, but By What Nature or Condition, Is conditional Nature Allowed To Be?" And The Heart, Hearing Me and Seeing Me, Replies: "Self-Existing and Self-Radiant Being (Itself) Is That Nature Of Nature. It Is Love-Bliss, or, Simply, Love. That One Is God, The 'Bright' Divine Person, Who I Am."