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Spirituelles Wachstum ist das Ergebnis von Gottes Gnade, nicht die Folge von persönlichen Bemühungen.
Dr. David Hawkins, The Eye of The I
From Which Nothing is Hidden
, S. ?, 2001

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Gnade und Karma

Gottes Gnade gewährleistet den karmischen Zusammenhalt des Universums in seinen mannigfaltigen Aspekten und Möglichkeiten. Durch spirituelle Intention in Ausrichtung auf Gott und Gnade ist die Transformation möglich. Was dem niederen Ego mit seiner Dominationsmacht verwehrt bleibt, gelingt der göttlichen Gnade mit einem Federstreich.

Gewährleistungen GOTTES

GOTTES Gnade kann man aus freier Wahl annehmen oder leugnen beziehungsweise verweigern.

 

Gnade gewährleistet

  • die karmische Verbundenheit des gesamten Universums.
  • die Vorsehung des Bewusstseins, die alle Mittel zur Erlösung und Freiheit – zur Verfügung der Menschen – bereithält.

Gnade gewährt,

  • die Freiheit, das persönliche Schicksal, in das keine Macht willkürlich eingreifen kann, durch eigene Entscheidungen zu bestimmen.

Gnade umgibt

  • das gesamte Universum mit Mitgefühl und Barmherzigkeit, die allen zugänglich sind.
Inspiriert durchLicht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, S. 363-364, 2003

Gnade – Luthers Lebensthema

Der protestantische Reformator Martin Luther wurde am 3. Januar 1521 mit der Bannbulle Decet Romanum Pontificem von der Katholischen Kirche exkommuniziert. Seine reformatorischen Schriften wurde danach in großem Maß im ganzen Land bekannt und stellten ein Politikum dar an der Scheide zwischen kirchlicher und weltlicher Macht. Angeblich schloss er seine Verteidigungsrede vor dem Reichstag in Worms am 17. April 1521 mit den Worten:  

Hier stehe ich und kann nicht anders. Gott helfe mir! Amen.

Sich auf Gottes Hilfe, Gnade und Gerechtigkeit zu berufen, entsprach Luthers Gesinnung, statt sein physisches Überleben in den Vordergrund zu stellen. Nach einem Tag Bedenkzeit hatte er sich – so wie auch der gerichtlich angeklagte Sokrates – entschieden, auf sein Gewissen zu hören und nicht zu widerrufen. Seine Begründung lautete so:

[Da ...] mein Gewissen in den Worten Gottes gefangen ist, ich kann und will nichts widerrufen, weil es gefährlich und unmöglich ist, etwas gegen das Gewissen zu tun.

Das Wormer Edikt belegte ihn darauf mit der Reichsacht, wodurch sein Leben als Vogelfreier auf dem Spiel stand.

 

Martin Luthers großes Lebensthema war, Gerechtigkeit zu finden durch Gottes Gnade. Seine zentrale Frage lautete:

Wie kriege ich einen gnädigen Gott?

Nach zähem inneren Ringen gelangte er zu dieser Aussage von sola gratia in seiner Theologie:

Allein durch Gnade ohne jedes eigene Zutun wird der Mensch von Gott gerechtfertigt.

Die katholische Kirche lehrte hingegen, dass man Heil und Erlösung durch gutes Verhalten und gute Werke (die so genannte Werksgerechtigkeit) finde.
Dem setzte Luther die Aussage von sola fide entgegen:

Allein der Glaube, die Annahme des Wortes Gottes in Christus, was ein Gnadengeschenk ist, erlangt das Heil, nicht die menschenmögliche Leistung.

 

Bezug zum Kirchenstreit zwischen der katholischen und der protestantischen Kirche:

Bitte um Gnade

Hawkins hat auf die Wichtigkeit hingewiesen, im Gebet um Gnade zu bitten, statt Gott den gewünschten konkreten Ausgang einer Situation zu nennen.1

Gnadengaben und Schatten ⇔ Leidenschaften und Laster – Caroline Myss

GnadengabenLeidenschaften
༺༻Gnade SchattenLateinischer
Begriff
1. Ehrerbietung
Dankbarkeit, Würdigung
Stolz / SchamSuperbia
2.Frömmigkeit
den Gott im Menschen dienen
Gier / GeizAvaritia
3.Einsicht
Verständnis
Ausschweifigkeit, Unmäßigkeit
selbstverliebtes Anspruchsdenken
Luxuria
4.Standhaftigkeit
Höchstmögliche Seelenstärke und geistige Führung
ZornIra
5.Ratschluss
Wissen um die Umsetzung mystischer Wahrheiten
[Spirituelle] MaßloßigkeitGula
6.Mystisches ErkennenNeidInvidia
7.WeisheitTrägheitAcedia
Quellen (engl.) mit und von Caroline Myss, Ph.D. Myss.com (*1952) US-amerikanische mystische Bewusstseinslehrerin, Bestsellerautorin
Audiointerview Healing Beyond Reason ['Heilung jenseits der Vernunft'], Sounds True, Gastgeberin Tami Simon, Minute 48:15, 55:35 Minuten Dauer, 12. August 2009
Buch Defy Gravity. Healing Beyond the Bounds of Reason, Hay House Inc., 13. Oktober 2009, 2. Auflage 15. January 2011
Siehe auch: ► Tugenden und Laster (Übersicht)

Carl Gustav Jung und die Güte GOTTES als Gnade

Am Mittag eines Sommertages im Jahr 1887 überquert der zwölfjährige Carl Gustav Jung auf seinem Heimweg von der Schule den Basler Münsterplatz. Bei herrlich blauem Himmel spiegelt das Dach des Münsters den strahlenden Sonnenschein. Die Szene vermittelt Heiterkeit. Überwältigt von der Schönheit des Augenblicks denkt der Schüler Jung daran, wie schön die Welt und wie erhaben dieses Gotteshaus ist.


"Biberschwanz"-Dachziegel auf dem Basler Minster, 23. September 2012

Als er weiterdenken will an Gott auf seinem Thron und […], stockt sein Gedankenfluss unvermittelt. Etwas schnürt ihm die Kehle zu.

Bloß nicht weiter denken, bloß nicht!

 

Der verbotene Gedanke wirft den Knaben in eine drei Tage und drei Nächte dauernde quälende Gewissensnot. Er schläft nicht mehr, ist blass, unkonzentriert und verstört. Welch' starker Wille treibt ihn, das Unerlaubte zu denken zu wagen? Woher kommt er? Wie kommt es, dass dies ihn so sehr plagt?

 

In der dritten Nacht löste sich die Spannung. Aus der Distanz von mehr als einem halben Jahrhundert schreibt Jung darüber:

Ich fasste allen Mut zusammen, wie wenn ich in das Höllenfeuer zu springen hätte und ließ den Gedanken kommen. Vor meinen Augen stand das schöne Münster, darüber der blaue Himmel. Gott sitzt auf goldenem Thron, hoch über der Welt, und unter dem Thron fällt ein ungeheures Exkrement auf das neue bunte Kirchendach, zerschmettert es und bricht die Kirchenwände auseinander. Das war es also. Ich spürte eine ungeheure Erleichterung und eine unbeschreibliche Erlösung. An Stelle der erwarteten Verdammnis war Gnade über mich gekommen und damit eine unaussprechliche Seligkeit, wie ich sie nie gekannt hatte. […] Aber der Gehorsam ist es gewesen, der mir die Gnade gebracht hat, und seit jenem Erlebnis wusste ich, was göttliche Gnade ist.

 

Quelle: ► Carl Gustav Jung [BW 520/540] (1875-1961) Schweizer Psychiater, Psychoanalytiker, Gründer einer Schule der Tiefenpsychologie, Autor, Aniela Jaffe, Autobiografie Erinnerungen, Träume, Gedanken von C. G. Jung, Zürich und Düsseldorf, 1971, S. 45-46, Walter Verlag, 5. November 1993, Juni 2006

Zitate zum Thema Gnade / Grace

Zitate von D. Hawkins

⚠ Achtung Siehe Power vs. Truth (engl.) Januar 2013

  • Göttliche Gnade bestimmt die gesamte Schöpfung in all ihren Ausdrucksformen und Aspekten. Das All-sehende Auge, S. 251, 2005

 

 

Quotes by D. Hawkins

⚠ Caveat See Power vs. Truth, January 2013

  • The ego is unable to change – spiritual intention and grace of God will achieve this. Source unknown

 

  • It is not possible for anything to cause anything else. Everything is manifesting infinite potentiality by the grace of creation which is continuous. Source unknown

 

 

  • Spiritual evolution is almost like a space ship taking off from Earth’s gravity; it is difficult at first but it finally leaves the gravitational field. Energy consuming intentionality eventually dissolves into effortless surrender and one becomes the recipient of unfolding awareness. Revelation replaces discovery. Understanding presents itself and becomes self-revealing by grace without effort.
    The inner pressure to achieve spiritual awareness is replaced by being the witness of Truth rather than its seeker. Effort is replaced by the effortlessness of spontaneous discovery. Essence progressively shines forth through form which loses its delineation. Then, even essence fades into the domain of the awareness of existence itself with its self-revealing Divinity. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, chapter 8 Beyond Causality. The Will: Understanding And Comprehension, S. 126-127, Veritas Books, revised edition 2002

 

 

 

 


Trumpeter swan
  • Question: How does another earthly life serve one most expeditiously?
    Answer: There are actually split seconds in which the options present themselves. These are very critical moments to watch for, and with one-pointedness of mind, they will become apparent [...] the miracle arises in this gap. In this instant, the Holy Spirit is present and available by God's grace. In the ego's minute gap, the Holy Spirit empowers this opportunity, and this is the 'space' in which free will operates. It is in this moment that the warrior can choose mercy or cruelty, life or death. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 101, 2003

 

  • God's grace could best be understood as the absolute certainty of the karmic coherence of the entire universe in all its expressions as realms and possibilities. Grace is the provision within the realm of consciousness for the availability to use all the means to salvation and absolute freedom. By choice, one determines one's own fate. There are no arbitrary forces to be reckoned with. Love goes to love and chooses love. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 368, 2003

 

  • Note that the linear, limited personal will itself is relatively weak, but it is the decisive turnkey that opens the gates to the nonlinear, infinite power of Grace. Hope and surrender initiate the transformative process, and faith comes later, based on actual experience. Such acts and their consequences are also aligned within the allowances of prior karma. Not every prayer is answered favorably in human time. Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, chapter 16 Religion and Truth, The Will (Cal. 850), S. 359, 2005

 

 

  • To be spiritually gifted is by Grace, which results in the humility that acknowledges the state yet does not take credit for the condition that would result in ego inflation, grandiosity, and a misstatement of truth that could lead to wanting or exploiting control over others as well as glamorization and theatrical display or exploitation of the phenomena that are a consequence of the siddhi. Transcending the Levels of Consciousness. The Stairway to Enlightenment, S. 315, 2006

 

 

 

  • An analysis of the nature of consciousness reveals that redemption occurs as the result of the return of consciousness to its original pristine state of nonduality. It can do so only by the "obedience" of surrendering the dualities of will and willingness of the ego to the nonduality of the spirit is so difficult and unlikely that only by Divine Grace is it even possible. Thus, man needs a savior to be his advocate, his inspiration, and the fulcrum of his salvation from the pain and suffering of the ego. Along the Path to Enlightenment. 365 Reflections from David R. Hawkins, edited by Scott Jeffrey, S. 66, Reflection of May 2nd, January 2011

 


 

  • Question: What about grace, the power of grace?
    Answer: Grace is, it's almost like the letting go of the sovereignty allows that which is sovereign to intercede. We call that intervention via the Holy Spirit, generally. That through contrition, through undoing-ness, through surrender and willingness that we create the space for the miraculous which occurs as termed as Grace.
    Enlightenment itself is by God’s Grace. Because all you can do is remove the impediments. You can only remove the impediments to higher consciousness. You can not cause higher consciousness to happen. You can remove the impediments to Love and then Love takes over. Love having a higher energy tends to transform the event itself. So we can remove the impediments, but the final step is by God alone, God only; that we call grace. Grace means, that to our degree of knowingness, we could not possibly justify within any kind of reason the reprieve at the last instant, even though you knew you committed the crime. And yet – suddenly – the reprieve comes through. Some people say it's the good karma from other lifetimes. Sedona Seminar Causality: The Ego’s Foundation, CD 3 of 4, chapter 2, minutes 8:03-9:34, January 2002

 


Checkered flower garden, Tours, France

 

  • Question: I would like to understand Grace as it relates to karma.
    Answer: Grace is interaction between you and the teacher. Your intention lights up grace by the teacher. Grace is also on your part in that you accept the teacher. Sedona Satsang Q&A, Creative Life Center, 2 CD set, 13. September 2006

 

  • Question: Success and goals, and where do they fit in with spirituality?
    Answer: You want to fulfill the potential of your creation. You were created with certain gifts. You want to fulfill the love of God by utilization of those gifts for the good of others. Those goals are not necessarily contradictory to spiritual growth. It shows respect for Divinity and thankfulness for your creation to become that which you can become to the greatest degree. No matter what you are doing, do it to the greatest potential you are capable of. You are respecting the grace and gift of life […] to be the perfect expression of your own potentiality. Sedona Satsang Q&A, Creative Life Center, 2 CD set, 13. September 2006

 

  • There is considerable benefit in non-healing. If you accept it with grace that for reasons you know not, events in the past […] If a thing doesn’t heal, it doesn’t mean you have lost. It has taken on a new significance and meaning. Sedona Seminar Is the Miraculous Real?, 3 DVD set, 9. December 2006

 

  • You are not at the effect of anything out there. You are doing a solo dance within yourself for what you can juice out of it. If you do nothing but lay back, then the grace of God reveals all to you effortlessly. There is nothing to seek, to gain, to get, to experience. Sedona Seminar God vs. Science. Limits of the Mind, 3 DVD set, 17. February 2007

 

  • God is infinitely merciful. Trust in the mercifulness of God. [...] Every hair on your head is counted – not because God is an old crank, but everything you do lays down a karmic track and that is what you are answerable for. God forgives you for that, but he lets you live it through because he knows what will come out of it – strength. Sedona Satsang Q&A, 2 CD set, 10. January 2007

 

  • Be benevolent and merciful towards yourself. Unless people are unconditionally kind to themselves then they are not really safe to be around because then they could project that outward. [Paraphrased.] Sedona Seminar Practical Spirituality, 3 DVD set, 25. October 2008

Zitate von anderen Quellen

Lass dir an meiner Gnade genügen, denn meine Kraft ist in den Schwachen mächtig. 2. Korinther 12, 9

 

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Irrtümlich auch Friedrich Christoph Oetinger, Prälat und Theosoph, zugesprochen

Gott, gewähre mir die Demut und die Gnade, das gelassen anzunehmen, was ich nicht ändern kann,
und den Mut, das zu ändern, was ich ändern kann.
Und schenke mir die Weisheit, das eine vom Anderen zu unterscheiden.
Reinhold Niebuhr (1892-1971) US-amerikanischer Theologe, Philosoph, Politologe, 1941

 

Persönliche Bekenntnisse

 

Empfehlung

  • Beständig wehen die Winde der Gnade, doch dein Segel musst du selbst hissen. Sri Ramakrishna Paramahamsa [BW 620] (1836-1886) indischer hinduistischer Heiliger, Mystiker
  • Der Mensch muss nicht in den Himmel schauen, sondern in sich selber. Er braucht nicht von irgendwoher um Gnade zu bitten, sondern er muss sich selbst ein Licht werden. Gautama Buddha [BW 1000] (563-483 v. Chr.) indischer Avatar, Lehrer der Erleuchtung, Zentralfigur des Buddhismus

 

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Grundlage:

Apostel Paulus an die Römer (Römer 3, 21-28, NT)

  • Allein durch Gnade ohne jedes eigene Zutun wird der Mensch von Gott gerechtfertigt. Martin Luther [BW 580] (1483-1546) deutscher Professor der Theologie, protestantischer Reformator, Bibelübersetzer, Quelle unbekannt

 

 


Animierte Darstellung des chinesischen Schöpfungsmythos, 4. Jht. v. Chr.
  • Nicht die Energie heilt den Körper, [hochfrequente] Gnade heilt. […] Gnade ist kein katholischer Begriff. Es ist ein Begriff, der sich auf heilige Energie bezieht. […] Das von dir benötigte Gewahrsein im Hinblick auf die Heilung verlangt das Gespür, sich dem Heiligen zu nähern. Radiosendung mit Gastgeberin Caroline Myss, Ph.D. Myss.com (*1952) US-amerikanische mystische Bewusstseinslehrerin, Energiemedizinerin, intuitive Diagnostikerin, Bestsellerautorin, Sacred Contracts. The Symbolic Aspects of Rheumatoid Arthritis, präsentiert von US-Webradiosender Hay House Radio, ab Minute 4, 6. November 2007

 

  • Leiden schlägt das Behagen unserer normalen Empfindungen über die Realität in Stücke und zwingt uns, in einem besonderen Sinn, lebendig zu werden, sorgfältig zu schauen, tief zu empfinden mit uns selber und mit der Welt auf eine Weise in Berührung zu kommen, die wir bisher vermieden haben. Man sagt, und ich glaube, zu Recht, Leiden sei die erste Gnade. In bestimmtem Sinn ist Leiden fast eine Zeit der Freude, denn es ist ein Zeichen für den Beginn schöpferischer Einsicht. Ken Wilber (*1949) US-amerikanischer mystischer Philosoph, Vordenker des 3. Jahrtausends, transpersonaler Bewusstseinsforscher, Entwickler der Integralen Theorie, Autor, Edith Zundel (*1928) deutsche Psychologin, Soziologin (Herausgeberin), Vom Tier zu den Göttern. Die große Kette des Seins, S. 28, Herder, Spektrum, Freiburg, 1997

 

  • Soviel der Gnade – wie angenommene Aufgabe. Freiwillig, frei angenommen. Gnade ist nicht milde Gabe, nicht Erbarmen. Gnade ist Tatsache – nicht Willkür. Sie ist Antwort – Krone der reinen Tat. Gitta Mallasz (1907-1992) ungarische Grafikerin, Malerin, Lela Fischli, Die Antwort der Engel. Ein Dokument aus Ungarn, Himmlische Pädagogik, Lektion XII, Daimon Verlag, Erstaufzeichnung 25. Juni 1943, 12. Auflage Juni 2005

Literaturzitate

  • Fangfrage des französischen Richters und Bischofs Pierre Cauchon während des 3-wöchigen Hexenprozesses: Johanna, seid Ihr gewiss, im Stande der Gnade zu sein?
    Johanna von Orléans (1411-1431) französische katholische Nationalheilige, Märtyrerin: Wenn ich es nicht bin, möge mich Gott dahinbringen, wenn ich es bin, möge mich Gott darin erhalten! zitiert in: Dieter Wunderlich, deutscher Psychologe, Autor, EigenSinnige Frauen. 10 Porträts, Piper Verlag, München, September 2004, 11. Auflage 2009

Quotes by various other sources

When a man surrenders all desires that come to the heart, and by the grace of God finds the joy of God in himself, then his soul has indeed found peace. Bhagavad Gita [LoC 910]

 

For sin shall not have dominion over you, for ye are not under the law, but under grace. Romans 6, 14 (NT)

 

Personal avowals

  • I regard the centre of our soul as a cellar, into which God admits us as and when it pleases Him, so as to intoxicate us with the delicious wine of His grace. Teresa of Ávila [LoC 715] (1515-1582) Spanish Carmelite nun, Roman Catholic saint, mystic, theologian

 

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Grace radical

  • I am obviously an activist. Now I think of myself as a psychic radical, as a an intuitive radical, as a mystical radical. [...] I am a radical of the higher altitudes, I am a grace radical. Excerpted audio presentation by Caroline Myss, Ph.D. Myss.com (*1952) US American spiritual teacher, mystic, medical intuitive, five-time New York Times bestseller author, The World Needs Us To Channel Grace, YouTube film, minute 0:41, 5:19 minutes duration, posted 28. September 2010

 

  • I do not understand the mystery of grace. […] Only that it meets us where we are, and does not leave us where it found us. Anne Lamott (*1954) US American recovering conversed alcoholic, bestselling author, Grace [Eventually]. Thoughts on Faith, Riverhead, 1st edition 20. March 2007

 

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Words spoken by an imprisoned reformer facing extinction:

Bradford while imprisoned in the Tower of London

  • There, but for the grace of God, goes John Bradford. John Bradford (1510-1555) English reformer, martyr, prebendary of St. Paul's cathedral, London

 

Devotional praise

  • There is not a flower that opens, not a seed that falls into the ground, and not an ear of wheat that nods on the end of its stalk in the wind that does not preach and proclaim the greatness and the mercy of God to the whole world. There is not an act of kindness or generosity, not an act of sacrifice done, or a word of peace and gentleness spoken, not a child's prayer uttered, that does not sing hymns to God before his throne, and in the eyes of men, and before their faces. Thomas Merton [LoC 515/520] (1915-1968) Anglo-American Catholic Trappist monk, mystic student of comparative religion, social activist, poet, writer, The Seven Storey Mountain, autobiography, Harcourt Brace, 11. October 1948

 

Insights

 

  • "What is grace?" I asked God.
    And he said, "All that happens."
    Then He added, when I looked perplexed, "Could not lovers say that every moment in their Beloved’s arms was grace? Existence is my arms, though I well understand how one can turn away from me until the heart has wisdom." John of the Cross [San Juan de la Cruz] [LoC 605] (1542-1591) Spanish Catholic saint, mystic, Carmelite friar, priest, leading figure of the Counter-Reformation, cited in: Ladinsky Daniel (*1948) US American poet, Love Poems from God. Twelve Sacred Voices from the East and West, S. 321, Penguin Group, 2002

 

  • He sees only God as being that which he sees, perceiving the seer to be the same as the seen. This is enough, and God is the giver of grace, the Guide. Ibn ʿArabī (1165-1240) Andalusian Moorish Sufi mystic, philosopher, promoter of religious tolerance

 

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Question on grace:

Trick question by a Catholic bishop posed to a young illiterate visionary peasant girl at age 19 who stood weeks of trial for heresy (witchcraft) unaided by a lawyer.

  • Pierre Cauchon: "Joan, do you believe yourself to be in a state of grace?"
Joan of Arc: "If I am not, may God be pleased to receive me into it; if I am, may God be pleased to keep me in it."
Joan of Arc (1411-1431) French Catholic saint, martyr, national heroine of France, 14. March 1431

 

  • Grace is the breath of God – an invisible essence beyond intellect that moves swiftly amongst us. [...] Not only is it possible [to act as a conduit of grace], but grace is immediately accessible to you and the courage to follow divine guidance. Caroline Myss, Ph.D. Myss.com (*1952) US American spiritual teacher, mystic, medical intuitive, five-time New York Times bestselling author, source unknown, undated

 


Golden Gate-Brücke, San Francisco, 26. September 2009
  • Energy doesn't heal the body, [high voltage] grace does. […] Grace is not a catholic term. It is a term that refers to sacred energy. […] Your awareness of what is required in your approach to healing requires a sense of approaching the sacred. Audio presentation by Caroline Myss, Ph.D. Myss.com (*1952) US American spiritual teacher, mystic, medical intuitive, five-time New York Times bestselling author, Sacred Contracts – The Symbolic Aspects of Rheumatoid Arthritis, presented by US American web radio station Hay House Radio, starting minute 4, aired 6. November 2007

 

  • Seven empowering graces versus shadow passions
    1 – Grace of ReverenceShadow: Pride / Shame
    2 – Grace of PietyShadow: Greed
    3 – Grace of UnderstandingShadow: Luxury / entitlement
    4 – Grace of Fortitude / carry highest potential guidanceShadow: Wrath
    5 – Grace of Council / apply mystical truthsShadow: Gluttony
    6 – Grace of Mystical KnowledgeShadow: Envy
    7 – Grace of WisdomShadow: Sloth
    Audio interview with Caroline Myss, Ph.D. Myss.com (*1952) US American spiritual teacher, mystic, medical intuitive, five-time New York Times bestselling author, Healing Beyond Reason, presented by US American web radio station Sounds True, host Tami Simon, minute 48:12, 55:35 minutes duration, aired 12. August 2009

 

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Grace

  • Grace is like a blanket of hope that covers you at night when you think you don't have what it takes to get up in the morning. Caroline Myss, Ph.D. Myss.com (*1952) US American spiritual teacher, mystic, medical intuitive, five-time New York Times bestseller author, Facebook note, 5. February 2016

 

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The dichotomy between "cheap grace" and "costly grace"

  • "Cheap grace" is the grace we bestow on ourselves […] grace without discipleship […]. "Costly grace" is the gospel which must be sought again and again, the girl which must be asked for, the door at which a man must know […]. It is costly because it costs a man his life, and it is grace because it gives a man the only true life. Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) German Lutheran pastor, theologian, martyr of the Nazi regime during WWII, The Cost of Discipleship, Touchstone, 1st edition 1. September 1995

 

  • "Cheap grace" is the preaching of forgiveness without requiring repentance, baptism without church discipline, communion without confession. […]
    "Cheap grace" is grace without discipleship, grace without the cross, grace without Jesus Christ, living and incarnate. Dietrich Bonhoeffer (1906-1945) German Lutheran pastor, theologian, martyr of the Nazi regime during WWII, The Cost of Discipleship, Touchstone, 1st edition 1. September 1995

 

  • Wisdom is synchronization in time. God is the one who commands all prophecy. The synchronic order is God's grace. Lloydine Arguelles [Bolon Ik] US American cofounder of Planet Art Network (PAN), 1983

 

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Wheelchair-stricken as a result of a stroke

Indeniable 'fierce grace'

  • In some sense we might say that the world that we live in now needs a little fierce grace. Ram Dass [Richard Alpert] [LoC 420] (*1931) US American professor of psychology, student of the Indian Hindu guru Neem Karoli, spiritual teacher, author

 

Literary quotes

Englische Texte – English section on Grace

Definition of grace – Karl Rahner

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Note:

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German Jesuit theologian Karl Rahner (1904-1984) followed the tradition of St. Augustine of Hippo and Saint Thomas Aquinas. He concluded on grace:

  • Grace is God's free gift of Self to all of His creation.
  • Grace is not foreign to the everyday world. It is always graced.
  • All reality, found in everyone and everything, is graced.
  • Grace is addressed to everyone including atheists and people of other religions.
    • Every loving person an anonymous Christian.
  • Grace is offered universally to all people at all times in all places and it is not limited to religious acts, but emerges in ordinary everyday life through random acts of kindness.
  • Grace is healing, elevating, and transforming.

Buckminster Fuller's expericence of grace

In 1927 at age 32 Buckminster Fuller (1895-1983) was bancrupt, was unemployed, and had a bad reputation, and living in low-income housing in Chicago. His daughter Alexandra died from polio meningitis. He had no viable means to support his wife and his other new born child. His failures and misfortunes pushed him over the edge and he started drinking heavily. Grieving and miserable he went to the banks of Lake Michigan – with the intention to commit suicide by drowning himself in the lake. Yet he had issued an ultimatum to God asking for a sign to turn him around. Along the bank path he met a white poodle followed by the lady who owned him. To his amazement, he saw both their auras. Impressed by this sign of deeper sight he decided to live the remainder of his life as an experiment, to figure out what a single human being can contribute to change the world for the benefit of mankind.

 

[...] "an experiment to discover what the little, penniless, unknown individual might be able to do effectively on behalf of all humanity." Buckminster Fuller [LoC 445] (1895-1983) US American engineer, systems theorist, architect, constructor, designer, inventor, futurist, philosopher, author,
I set about fifty-five years ago (1927) to see what a penniless, unknown human individual with a dependent wife and newborn child might be able to do effectively on behalf of all humanity. Buckminster Fuller [LoC 445] (1895-1983) US American engineer, systems theorist, architect, constructor, designer, inventor, futurist, philosopher, author, Grunch of Giants, 1983

 

"You must choose between making money and making sense. The two are mutually exclusive." Buckminster Fuller [LoC 445] (1895-1983) US American engineer, systems theorist, architect, constructor, designer, inventor, futurist, philosopher, author, 1983

 

See also: ► Kreativität – Creativity

BW-Werte: Gnade / Grace – Bücher von D. Hawkins

  • BW 575 – Hymne Amazing Grace

Index: Gnade / Grace – Bücher von D. Hawkins

Englische Werke

Index: Audio- und Videomedien (engl.) von und mit D. Hawkins

 

Links zum Thema Gnade / Grace

Literatur

Literature (engl.)

Externe Weblinks


External web links (engl.)


Audio and video links (engl.)

In 1995 Johnson founded of This Sacred Space, a non-profit organization facilitating meditation and self-inquiry groups in prisons and schools, transmitting grace.

Awakening trigger sentence by his teacher Gangaji: "God's grace is here now."

Audio and video links (engl.) – Caroline Myss

On the topic and Myss' book Defy Gravity

 

Interne Links

Wiki-Ebene

 

 

1 Sedona Satsang Q&A, 7. Januar 2009

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