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by steveb1
Wed Mar 10, 2021 10:34 pm
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: Isaac of Syria citation
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

Re: Isaac of Syria citation

Yes indeed, he was a Great One! Here is a link to two editions or maybe they are just two printings of the same book that Steve quoted from above. http://libgen.rs/search.php?req=The+Spiritual+World+of+Isaac+the+Syrian&lg_topic=libgen&open=0&view=simple&res=25&phrase=1&column=title One of the quote...
by steveb1
Wed Mar 10, 2021 7:11 pm
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: Isaac of Syria citation
Replies: 2
Views: 1352

Isaac of Syria citation

I was struck by the universality and compassion of this brief citation from St. Isaac of Syria, and though tit would be pleasant for others to read: What is a merciful heart? It is a heart on fire for the whole of creation, for humanity, for the birds, for the animals, for demons, and for all that e...
by steveb1
Tue Feb 23, 2021 9:00 pm
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: 10 biggest lies about Jesus
Replies: 19
Views: 4360

Re: 10 biggest lies about Jesus

I don't want to argue... Yet you do have a tendency, almost fanatical, to preach. Do you have views & opinions or just unquestionable revelations from Within? It can be off putting and tiresome, IMHO. Tiresome, even exhausting - that is, if one attempts to communicate with BD, which in my naivete, ...
by steveb1
Tue Feb 23, 2021 8:57 pm
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: 10 biggest lies about Jesus
Replies: 19
Views: 4360

Re: 10 biggest lies about Jesus

I don't want to argue because it seems like you have deliberately cut yourself off from knowledge that makes sense. You aren't discerning through the Holy Spirit, which is accessible to you. Don't have an issue with the Historical Jesus Christ. If you just take a few minutes to think clearly you ma...
by steveb1
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:20 pm
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: 10 biggest lies about Jesus
Replies: 19
Views: 4360

Re: 10 biggest lies about Jesus

...if you wilt away from Christianity and turn to your own misunderstood theories about life and who you you think Christ was outside of Scripture, you may border on being antichrist, and that is the gravest sin. BD you embarrass yourself. Never mind the 'gravest sin' supposed in another. If Jesus ...
by steveb1
Tue Feb 23, 2021 7:17 pm
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: 10 biggest lies about Jesus
Replies: 19
Views: 4360

Re: 10 biggest lies about Jesus

BD is okay, I think he means well. He just has the wrong view of " All is One, All is Love, All is wonderful, All religions are the same, All is Pure Love " fluffy-wuffy nonsense. He wants to be Buddhist, Hindu, Muslim, Christian; all at the same time. All religions are not the same. Some have very...
by steveb1
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:00 pm
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: 10 biggest lies about Jesus
Replies: 19
Views: 4360

Re: 10 biggest lies about Jesus

Have you ever been in Love? Do you doubt whether you Love that person? What about the billions of Christians around the world who Love Jesus Christ of Nazareth Who came in the Flesh? They are clearly Loving the real Jesus. You aren't providing any kind of evidence to your claims. And although Truth...
by steveb1
Tue Feb 23, 2021 4:32 am
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: 10 biggest lies about Jesus
Replies: 19
Views: 4360

Re: 10 biggest lies about Jesus

How do you discern Truth? Unless you are receiving Revelations from the Holy Spirit like the Original Disciples did you do not connect to the Truth of the Life of Christ in the Same Way. And if you have disputes about the Holy Spirit, with Whom are you disputing with? If you remember, blasphemy aga...
by steveb1
Mon Feb 22, 2021 11:50 pm
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: 10 biggest lies about Jesus
Replies: 19
Views: 4360

Re: 10 biggest lies about Jesus

As to the historicity question, there is a minority view that Blavatsky and her Gurus mentioned: [Jesus of Lud] or Lydda. Reference is made here to the Rabbinical tradition in the Babylonian Gemara , called Sepher Toldoth Jeshu , about Jesus being the son of one named Pandira, and having lived a ce...
by steveb1
Mon Feb 22, 2021 8:37 pm
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: 10 biggest lies about Jesus
Replies: 19
Views: 4360

Re: 10 biggest lies about Jesus

In my view the biggest misrepresentation about Jesus are claims for his historicity. The evidence from our earliest sources - the seven authentic letters of Paul - show no awareness on Paul's part that Jesus ever lived on geophysical earth. On the contrary, Paul never mentions a "life of Christ" and...
by steveb1
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:42 am
Forum: Judaism, Kabbalah-Jewish mysticism
Topic: Excellent Book on the Ba'al Shem Tov
Replies: 2
Views: 44040

Re: Excellent Book on the Ba'al Shem Tov

I don't see the link Thanks for reading the post... well, shoot, the link shows up for me and a double-click took me to the Amazon page that advertises the book so I don't know what the difficulty might be. This might work - https://www.ucpress.edu/book/9780520201910/founder-of-Hasidism Sorry for t...
by steveb1
Thu Nov 01, 2018 3:37 am
Forum: Abrahamic contemplative traditions, general comparisons
Topic: Fr. Thomas Keating obituary
Replies: 2
Views: 43297

Re: Fr. Thomas Keating obituary

DNS wrote: Thu Nov 01, 2018 2:44 am :candle: :candle: :candle:
Thanks, that's very nice.
by steveb1
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:07 pm
Forum: Judaism, Kabbalah-Jewish mysticism
Topic: Excellent Book on the Ba'al Shem Tov
Replies: 2
Views: 44040

Excellent Book on the Ba'al Shem Tov

I recently read a very informative, scholarly book about the historical Ba'al Shem Tov and his movement and its significance in Kabbalism and Jewish mysticism. For those interested:

Hasidism Historical Civilization book
by steveb1
Wed Oct 31, 2018 11:02 pm
Forum: Abrahamic contemplative traditions, general comparisons
Topic: Fr. Thomas Keating obituary
Replies: 2
Views: 43297

Fr. Thomas Keating obituary

https://www.nytimes.com/2018/10/28/obit ... at-95.html

Fr. Keating was very active in Christian contemplative "Centering" prayer and his outreach has been widespread and generously acknowledged.
by steveb1
Wed Mar 01, 2017 1:34 am
Forum: Lounge
Topic: Does God exist?
Replies: 7
Views: 9308

Re: Does God exist?

The semantics are sometimes obscure, since God is not usually, except in pantheism, considered part of existence. God is non-material and uncaused. So God, unlike everything else in the universe, does not arise out of pre-existing cause-and-effect causal chains. In that sense, God cannot exist, cann...
by steveb1
Tue Feb 28, 2017 3:49 am
Forum: Christianity, Gnosticism-Christian mysticism
Topic: Post-enlightenment religion is impossible
Replies: 6
Views: 45648

Re: Post-enlightenment religion is impossible

Post-Enlightenment religion is not impossible, if we regard, say, Christianity's multiple, ongoing inner "refresh" capabilities not as desperate salvaging, but rather as new incarnations, like the body's cells that completely renew after a certain amount of time goes by. It has in most cases more th...