I AM God where I AM
"I have said, Ye are gods; and all of you are children of the most High. But ye shall die like men, and fall like one of the princes. Arise, O God, judge the earth: for thou shalt inherit all nations." Psalms 82:6
"It is not possible for anyone to see anything of the things that actually exist unless he becomes like them... You saw the Spirit, you became spirit. You saw Christ, you became Christ. You saw the Father, you shall become Father. So in this place you see everything and do not see yourself, but in that place you do see yourself - and what you see you shall become."
-- Quote from Gospel of Phillip, a record of Jesus' conversation with Philip, uncovered from a cave near Nag Hammadi in 1945.
The ancients who wanted to manifest enlightened virtue in their empire first healed and brought order to their states. Wanting to heal and bring order to their states, they first established equanimity in their families and made them whole. Wanting to establish equanimity in their families and make them whole, they first cultivated themselves. Wanting to cultivate themselves, they first got themselves in line and in tune with their hearts. Wanting to be in line and in tune with their hearts, they first became honest with themselves and purified their motives. Wanting to be honest with themselves and purify their motives, they first assimilated wisdom and put it into practice. They assimilated wisdom and put it into practice by investigating and reflecting upon all phenomena and culling out what was true.
--Confucius, Great Learning 1:4, translated by Karen Y. LeBeau.
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