Existence Is Substance and Life Is Shadow – Part 3

Birth and death do not mark the beginning or end of Life. Whereas the numerous stages and states of Life which constitute the so-called births and deaths are governed by the laws of evolution and reincarnation, Life comes into being only once, with the advent of the first dim rays of limited consciousness, and succumbs to death only once on attaining the Unlimited Consciousness of Infinite Existence.

Existence, All-knowing, All-powerful, All-present God, is beyond cause and effect, beyond time and space, beyond all actions. Existence touches all, all shadows and all things. Nothing can ever touch Existence. Even the very fact of its being does not touch Existence.

To realize Existence, Life must be shed. It is Life that endows limitations to the Unlimited Self. Life of the limited self is sustained by the mind creating impressions; by energy supplying the impetus to accumulate and dissipate these impressions through expressions; and by gross forms and bodies, functioning as the instruments through which these impressions are spent, reinforced and eventually exhausted through actions.

Life is thickly linked with actions. Life is lived through actions. Life is valued through actions. Life’s survival depends on actions. Life cognizant is actions – actions opposite in nature, actions affirmative and negative, actions constructive and destructive.
–Lord Meher (First Ed), p4251

(www.lordmeher.org, Revised 2014, p3424)

 

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