Einheit vs. Gegensatzpaare
Eine der wesentlichen und zentralen Aussagen in Hawkins' Lehre ist:
Das Leben hat kein Gegenteil!,
Von jeder Wahrheit ist das Gegenteil ebenso wahr! Nämlich so: eine Wahrheit lässt sich immer nur aussprechen und in Worte hüllen, wenn sie einseitig ist. Einseitig ist alles, was mit Gedanken gedacht und mit Worten gesagt werden kann, alles einseitig, alles halb, alles entbehrt der Ganzheit, des Runden, der Einheit. [...] Die Welt selbst aber, das Seiende um uns her und in uns innen, ist nie einseitig. Hermann Hesse (1877-1962) deutsch-schweizerischer Dichter, Schriftsteller, Siddhartha. Eine indische Dichtung, Fischer, Berlin, 1922
Die Tragweite der unangefochtenen fortwährenden Kontinuität und Umwandlung des Lebens ist derart immens, dass man durchaus länger braucht, sie zu fassen oder sie gar im eigenen Weltbild und Handeln umsetzen zu können.
Denken erschafft Gegenteile von Konstrukten, die jedoch in Wirklichkeit nicht existieren. Im alltäglichen (dualistischen) Denken Sinn ergeben sie allerdings Sinn und sind auch praktisch. Somit gilt das Konstrukt Tod
als Gegenteil von Leben
im Alltagsleben als eine Gegebenheit. Laut Hawkins Aussage gibt es den Tod
jedoch nicht, sondern ein Weiterleben
Als Beispiel für Gegensatzpaare von Worten nennt Hawkins gern Wärme und Kälte
. Er erklärt:
Es gibt kein Gegenteil von Wärme. Es gibt nur mehr oder weniger Wärme.
Kalt kann nur etwas relativ zu etwas Wärmeren sein. Es ist genau genommen weniger warm. Somit gibt es nur Wärme und weniger oder mehr Abwesenheit von Wärme. Dies mag wie ein spitzfindiges irrelevantes Wortspiel aussehen, denn für den Alltag erweist sich der Kalt-Warm-Gegensatz doch als recht praktisch.
Übertragen auf das "Gegensatzpaar" Leben versus Tod wird aus einem im Alltagsleben belanglosen Wortspiel eine grundlegende Existenzfrage. Die Auswirkungen dessen sind derart enorm, dass es schwierig ist, sie darzustellen.
Die Menschheitsgeschichte beruht auf dem Überlebenstrieb und dreht sich um Absicherung, Schutz, Ausdehnung, Schaffung und Sicherung von Besitz, Selbstbehauptung, Verteidigung usw.. All das dient dem Ziel
, leben bzw. überleben zu können, getrieben von der Angst
, das Leben könnte aufhören.
Am Leben vorbeigelebt
Sehr kurz und voller Sorgen
Ist das Leben derer,
die das Vergangene vergessen,
das Gegenwärtige vernachlässigen,
vor der Zukunft Angst haben;
wenn sie ans Ende gekommen sind,
erkennen die Unglücklichen zu spät, dass sie,
ohne etwas zu tun, so lange beschäftigt gewesen sind.
Klar sehen ist eine Gabe
|Aspirant|| Was kann ich tun, um die Wirklichkeit zu sehen, so wie sie ist?|
|Meister|| Ich habe eine gute und eine schlechte Botschaft für dich, mein Freund.|
|Aspirant|| Wie lautet die schlechte Botschaft?|
|Meister|| Es gibt nichts, was du tun kannst, um klar zu sehen – es ist eine Gabe.|
|Aspirant|| Und wie lautet die gute Botschaft?|
|Meister|| Es gibt nichts, was du tun kannst, um klar zu sehen – |
es ist ein Gabe.
| Quelle: Anthony de Mello SJ (1931-1987) indischer Jesuitenprieser, Psychotherapeut, spiritueller Lehrer, One Minute Nonsense, S. 152, 1992|
Zitate zum Thema Leben, Wirklichkeit und Realität / Life and reality
Zitate von D. Hawkins
- Das Leben hat – ebenso wie die Wahrheit – kein Gegenteil.
Es kann nicht aufhören zu existieren. Es kann nur seine Form ändern. Quelle unbekannt
- Leben ist die Ausstrahlung GOTTES, die sich als das Universum im Ausdruck von Evolution zeigt. Wir sind sowohl Ergebnis als auch Zeuge der Schöpfung als eines fortlaufenden, ewigen Prozesses. OU Das All-sehende Auge, S. 426, 2005
- Der spirituelle Schüler muss vor allem begreifen, dass das jeweilige innere Wesen dessen, was wir "Realität" nennen, in tiefgreifender Weise durch den bloßen Akt menschlicher Beobachtung beeinflusst und verändert wird. Abgesehen von der Mathematik kann ein Studierender der Quantentheorie schlussfolgern, dass das, was man entdeckt, ein Ergebnis der eigenen Intention ist, insofern dass das, was man findet, davon abhängt, wonach man sucht. FU Licht des Alls. Die Wirklichkeit des Göttlichen, Anhang D, S. 564, 2006
Realitätsauffassung des Id, des Ich-Komplexes, des Selbst (der Persönlichkeit), des ICH/SELBST
Quotes by D. Hawkins
So that they should seek and search after God, and find him by means of his creations, because he is not far from any one of us: For in him we live, and move, and have our being; as some of your own wise men have said, For we are his kindred.''' Now therefore, man, being of the family of God, is not bounden to worship resemblances made of gold or silver or stone shapen by the skill and knowledge of man into resemblances of the Deity. For the times of ignorance God has made to pass, and at this time he has commanded all men, everywhere, to repent. For he has appointed a day in which he will judge all the earth with righteousness by the man whom he has chosen; he who has turned every man towards his faith; for that, he has raised him from the dead. St. Paul, Acts 17, 27-31 (NT)
- I always picture before I go to bed, the relief of the suffering of all sentient beings and the animal kingdom. I picture a little child [...] somewhere, hopeless and next to death, feeling abandoned [...] or some animal laying there suffering then I realize that our intention at that last moment [...] that it can handle the suffering. It can handle it. It can! [...] because of us. So, that's our gift back to Thee, Oh Lord. Amen. Sedona Seminar What is Truth? The Absolute, DVD 2 of 3, minute ~1:31:15, 22. July 2007
- Live, so you do not have to look back and say: "God, how I have wasted my life." Elisabeth Kübler-Ross, M.D. [Social impact LoC 485] (1926-2004) Swiss US American psychiatrist, death and dying researcher, founder of Near-death studies, author, Death. The Final Stage of Growth, 1975, Scribner, 1st edition 9. June 1997
- Life is conducted in the presence of God at all times. Source unknown
- Creation is ongoing. Creation and evolution are one and the same. Source unknown
- Many people can't transcend LoC 200 if their life is calm. That's why many use i.e. war ("running into the bullets") to get over LoC 200. Source unknown
- You're guaranteed to live until the time you die; so don' t worry about it. 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
- A multitude of systems has been constructed to try to make that which is incomprehensible comprehensible. To "make sense" has ordinarily meant to be definable in terms that are linear – logical and rational. But the process, and therefore the experience, of life itself is organic – that is to say, nonlinear by definition. This is the source of man's inescapable intellectual frustration. Power vs. Force. The Hidden Determinants of Human Behavior, S. 53, Hay House, February 2002
Positive (strong) response (above 200) – Negative (weak) response (below 200)
- Being – Having
- Choosing-to – Having-to
- Conscious – Unaware
- Doing – Getting
- Essential – Apparent
- Eternal – Temporal
- Giving – Taking
- Global – Local
- Holistic – Analytic
- Truthful – False
- Unifying – Dividing
- Inspired – Mundane
- Long-term – Immediate
- Optimistic – Pessimistic
- Powerful – Forceful
- Spiritual – Materialistic
- Timeless – Faddish
- From the viewpoint of singularity, there appears to be multiplicity, but from the omnipresence of simultaneous multiplicity, there is only the singularity of oneness. Omnipresence obliterates any perceptual artifact of either singularity or multiplicity. In reality, neither condition exists. There is neither ‘here’ nor ‘there’; there is neither ‘now’ nor ‘then’; there is neither ‘past’ nor ‘future’; there is neither ‘complete’ nor incomplete’, nor is there ‘becoming’ in that which is already and totally self-existent. Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 16, 2001
- Creation is the Present and the Now. This Now is continuous so that neither beginnings nor endings are possible. Visibility, or materiality itself, is merely a sensory phenomenon and not a necessary condition for existence, which is in itself formless yet intrinsic to all form. Because everything is always in the process of creation, it means that everything is an expression of Divinity, or it would not have the capacity to exist at all. The realization that everything which exists reflects the Divinity of Creation is why it is worthy of respect and reverence. This accounts for the reverence for the spirit within all living beings and nature, which is characteristic of many cultures. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, chapter 1 The Presence, S. 29, 2001; Kindle locations 374-380, S. 8, Veritas Books, revised edition 2002
- Question: So What can the spiritual seeker do to be of help to society?
Answer: To endeavor to evolve spiritually is the greatest gift one can give. It actually uplift s all mankind from within because the nature of power itself. Power radiates and is shared, whereas force is limited, self-defeating, and evanescent. All society is subliminally and subtly influenced by every kind and loving thought, word or deed.
Every forgiveness is a benefit to everyone. The universe notes and records every action and returns it in kind. Karma is actually the very nature of the universe because of the innate structure and function of the universe itself. In the universe time is measured in eons. Beyond that, it doesn't even exist at all. Every kindness is therefore forever. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 204, 2001
- Reality is neither the one nor the many but is only itself beyond description, dimension, time, locality, beginning, or end. To describe it, even the term "now" is subtly fallacious for it implies the possibility of a "not now". No "not" is possible in Reality, which includes the totality of all that exists and therefore "IS". All error arises from the "is not" and therefore has no reality or need for it to be explained or answered. No error is possible in what actually "IS". The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 358, Veritas Books, revised edition 2002
- Question: How does one find Reality?
Answer: Truth is radical subjectivity. With the collapse of the illusions of duality, including the supposed 'reality' of a separate 'self', there remains only the state of the Infinite 'I', which is the manifestation of the Unmanifest as the Self. There is neither subject nor object. Like infinite space, there is no distance, time duration, or locality. All prevails simultaneously. All is self-evident, self-aware, self-revealing, and total. I. Reality and Subjectivity, chapter 7 The Radical Reality of the Self, S. 129, 2003
- Life is sustained by the Source of life itself which is ever present. The reason we take vitamins is because the quality and principle of the Self enhance the attraction of that which is life enhancing for so long as it is appropriate. When the prescribed duration of life ends then the Self sustains the existence of Spirit life instead of body life. I. Reality and Subjectivity, The Emotions, S. 201, 2003
- Question: How am I aware or even know that I exist?
Answer: That question is the best that can be acted upon for it leads directly and nonverbally to the ever present Reality. Identify with that quality, capacity or condition of ever present subjectivity which is experienced as an underlying awareness. It is consciousness itself. Identify with that consciousness instead of with the 'what' it is conscious about. That is the direct route to the Self. It is actually the only practice that leads directly through the doorway. I. Reality and Subjectivity, S. 399, 2003
- Survival is a consequence of the Self, not the self. It is only because of the Self that the ego is of service for a prescribed period of earthly time. When the ego/mind is silenced, life goes on autonomously, paradoxically even seeing effort as effortless. All comes about as a consequence of potentiality's emerging as actuality when conditions permit. Intention is such a condition. Eventually, even intention subsides as the will is surrendered to God. Discovery of the Presence of God. Devotional Nonduality, S. 224, 2007
- The sense of 'real' is the consequence of subjective processing, and thus all supposed 'objectivity' is itself a purely subjective presumption and conclusion. Intrinsic subjectivity is therefore the a priori premise of all mental processing, and it operates as a dominant premise. To be precise and specific, it can be said that 'objectivity' is itself a purely subjective presumption.
The sense of being 'real', however, also accompanies altered states of consciousness, such as dreams, hypnotic and 'oneiric' (fugue) states, as well as hallucinations, delusions, and induced suggestions; UFO abductions (cal. 170); and out-of-body experiences of other realms and 'visions', such as astral trance. Reality, Spirituality and Modern Man, chapter 4 Is Reality Subjective or Objective?, S. 83-84, 2008
- What is life? It includes a view of the world and a view of ourself and others, as well as expectations of Divinity. What is life, in and of itself? Is it arising out of the event? We then see that these fields of energy are really portholes. They are ways in which we see the world. It is the color of the glasses we put on. If we put on gray glasses coming from Grief, then everything looks sad. Healing and Recovery, chapter 3 Stress, S. 87, Kindle locations 1165-1170, 2009
- The world of the ego is like a house of mirrors through which the ego wanders, lost and confused, as it chases the images in one mirror after another. Human life is characterized by endless trials and errors while attempting to escape the maze. At times, for many people – and possibly for most – the world of mirrors becomes the house of horrors that gets worse and worse. The only way out of the circuitous wanderings is through the pursuit of spiritual truth. Dissolving the Ego, Realizing the Self. Contemplations from the Teachings of David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., edited by Scott Jeffrey, chapter 1, S. 4, quote 4, Hay House, August 2011
- Life, like existence, has no opposites – just as truth has no opposite, self-existent pseudo-reality such as falsehood. Truth is either present or not. Divinity, God, Allness, Oneness, and the Absolute are All That Is; no opposite to God can exist. Only the truth is true; nothing else exists. All fear, then, arises from attachment to form due to the illusion that form is a necessary requirement for existence. Dissolving the Ego, Realizing the Self. Contemplations from the Teachings of David R. Hawkins, M.D., Ph.D., edited by Scott Jeffrey, chapter 1, S. 152, quote 2, Hay House, August 2011
Leap from self-interest to altruism at the threshold of integrity
- Life in its beginning is selfish. The core of that life energy is survival. In order to survive it has to get. The core of the ego is to get because it doesn’t have a source of energy within itself. The quality of the ego is primarily self-interest, up to consciousness level 200. At 200 there is a major change from selfishness to altruism [LoC 345-435]. Interview Power vs. Force, presented by US magazine In Light Times, Kathryn M. Brinkley, November 2004
- The most exploitable product or aspect of life is man's intrinsic innocence. The real charlatan knows that within the person there is that vulnerability of innocence and all they have to do is figure out how to get to it. Interview A Conversation with Knowingness, part I of II, presented by Four Corners Magazine, Pamela Becker, April/May 2007
- I view human life as primarily purgatorial – not in the religious sense but experientially. It’s not heavenly nor is it hellish; It’s somewhere in between. We’re here to achieve good karma and undo bad karma, as the Buddhists say. We learn from our mistakes and try to evolve to a higher level. Interview with David R. Hawkins, MD, PhD, presented by US magazine Holistic Networker, Gina Mazza, 17. June 2009
- Life is nonlinear; therefore, it cannot go on and off! Sedona Seminar Transcending Obstacles, 3 DVD set, 3. September 2005
- To be in the space just prior to thought [...] you sense that you are present. You sense that you are in the presence of the allness of us here. Just like when you walk out in nature, just before your stupid mind says, Isn't that a beautiful tree, you catch the space in which you saw the tree's beauty without comment. That's the space you live in. It's just prior to thought. It's easy to just fall back into it. It's not like something you have to accomplish through years of study and meditation. The willingness to trust it and just drop back into that – that that is your reality. Sedona Seminar Perception and Illusion: Distortions of Reality, 3 DVD set, 4. May 2002
- "Life is just one solution after another." The way you hold it in mind is the way you experience it. Tustin, Arizona, Seminar Title unknown, 22. November 2003
- Life is not evil; it's just deficient. It needs to get in order to live. That's how the animal brain arose, as life discovered that it had to go get in order to survive. Sedona Seminar Identification and Illusion, 3 DVD set, 14. August 2004
- To know the one thing: All is happening in and of its own by Divine Ordination [...] in and of itself because of the Infinite Power of the Field of Divinity and for no other reason. That's all you need to know. [Doc's arm flings out.]
Was there a decider there who decided to do that? That's a very hard illusion to break. The difference between being enlightened and not enlightened is merely to see that. To be radically honest means to completely surrender that all things happen by virtue of Divine Providence, by the Infinite Power of the Field of God, by the Will of God [LoC 850] and for no other reason. Sedona Seminar Witnessing and Observing, DVD 1 of 3, 16. October 2004
- Life is realized to be eternal and is not subject to death. Sedona Seminar The Ego and The Self, 3 DVD set, 11. December 2004
- The intersection of Divinity with matter is life. Life is incapable of being destroyed. Sedona Seminar Alignment, 3 DVD set, 16. April 2005
- The mercy of all of life is harder to see. Human life as the expression of God’s love and Divine mercy. Sedona Seminar Spiritual Practice and Daily Life, 3 DVD set, 21. October 2006
- Life is how you perceive it. The meaning of it is what you project out there. In and of itself, it doesn't mean anything. Sedona Satsang Q&A, CD 1 of 2, 10. January 2007
- God gave you the gift of life. Therefore your obligation is to revere the gift and not to throw it on the floor and stomp on it. Protecting your own life is protecting the gift of God. He gave me life. He didn't tell me to trash it, or disrespect it, or throw it away. Out of love for God and appreciation for the gift, I preserve this body. today, today. So you respect it in others and you respect it in yourself as well. Sedona Satsang Q&A, CD 1 of 2, 10. January 2007
- This human life is the most perfect karmic opportunity for advancing your karma and undoing negative karma. Therefore, this world is perfect as it is. Sedona Seminar God vs. Science. Limits of the Mind, 3 DVD set, 17. February 2007
- So you begin to own the worth, the impact of your own life. You see when you dismiss everything as nothing and everything is a joke [...] and that's just a t.v. thing and all this. When you trivialize your life, you're trivial [...] trivializing that which is the most valuable thing that you own [...] and that is your life. So, I say this only to underscore, to guard the sacredness of your life. Your life is sacred. It's because it's sacred, you have the capacity to uplift everyone on the planet – by just what you have become. To verify the sacredness of your life, then, is to verify the sacredness of everyone's life and, thereby, you lift the level of the sea and relieve the suffering of others who are on the other side of the world who don't even know that you exist. So, as we forgive and shine forth that love. Sedona Seminar What is Truth? The Absolute, DVD 2 of 3, minute ~1:31:15, 22. July 2007
- Human life is an expression of God's will – an EXPRESSION of GOD! – by which the Godhead fulfills the actualization of It's potentiality. (Calibrated at 560.) Prescott Seminar What is the World?, 3 DVD set, 28. February 2009
- That anything has EXISTENCE is the first stunning thing! By our mere existence we are – all is – Divine! Prescott Seminar What is the World?, 3 DVD set, 28. February 2009
Zitate von anderen Quellen
- Das Leben ist kein Problem, das man lösen, sondern eine Wirklichkeit, die man erfahren muss. Søren Kierkegaard [BW 410] (1813-1855) dänischer existentialistischer Philosoph, Theologe, Schriftsteller, Quelle unbekannt
|Der SINN erzeugt die Eins.||Die Eins erzeugt die Zwei.||Die Zwei erzeugt die Drei.||Die Drei erzeugt alle Dinge |
[die ganze Schöpfung].
|Alle Dinge haben im Rücken das Dunkle und streben nach dem Licht, und die strömende Kraft gibt ihnen Harmonie.|
- Was ist Leben?
Die Wirklichkeit hängt zu einem erheblichen Teil vom Zustand unserer Seele ab. Werner Heisenberg [BW 485] (1901-1976) deutscher theoretischer Physiker, Entwickler der Heisenbergschen Unschärferelation, 1927, Physiknobelpreisträger, Rede zur Nobelpreisübergabe, Oslo, 1932
- Der Big Bang – das ist klassische Physik. Das ist nicht die letzte Antwort. Das Bang funktionert jeden Augebblick. Jeder von Ihnen macht einen Bang. Und auf diese Weise entwickelt sich die Wirklichkeit. Die Schöpfung ist nicht abgeschlossen. Die Schöpfung ist der Schöpfer selber. Video Podiumsbeitrag von Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Dürr (*1929) deutscher Quantenphysiker für Elementarteilchenphysik und Gravitation, Universität München, "passionierter Grenzgänger", ehem. Direktor des Max-Planck-Instituts für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut), München, alternativer Nobelpreisträger, Das Kreative Universum, Teil 3 von 3, Veranstaltung der Stiftung Rosenkreuz, Hamburg, 23. Januar 2011, YouTube Film, Minute 8:42, 27:08 Minuten Dauer, eingestellt 30. April 2011
- Gekoppeltes Chaos führt nicht zu größerem Chaos, sondern es führt zu Mustern. […] Und das ist das Kennzeichen des Lebendigen. Video Konferenzvortrag von Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Dürr (*1929) deutscher Quantenphysiker für Elementarteilchenphysik und Gravitation, Universität München, "passionierter Grenzgänger", ehem. Direktor des Max-Planck-Instituts für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut), München, alternativer Nobelpreisträger, präsentiert auf der Dr. Tarab Tulku Rinpoche Konferenz, Juli 2007, gefilmt von Quantumscience.TV, YouTube Film, Ganzheitliche Physik, Teil 9 von 11, Minute 8:02, 9:53 Minuten Dauer, eingestellt 5. Dezember 2010
- Ebenso behaupte ich, dass das Wesen der Wirklichkeit geistig ist, weder materiell noch eine Zweiheit aus Materie und Geist. Die Hypothese, dass ihr Wesen irgend etwas Materielles an sich haben könne, geht in meine Berechnung nicht ein. Denn so wie wir heute die Materie auffassen, ergibt die Verbindung des Eigenschaftsworts "materiell" mit dem Hauptwort "Wesen" im Sinne dessen, was etwas im Innersten bedeutet oder darstellt, keinen vernünftigen Sinn. Sir Arthur Eddington [BW 460] (1882-1944) britischer Astrophysiker des frühen 20. Jahrhunderts
- [Leben] Es leuchtet auf wie ein Glühwürmchen in der Nacht. Es vergeht wie der Hauch eines Büffels im Winter. Es ist wie der flüchtige Schatten, der über das Gras huscht und sich im Sonnenuntergang verliert. Crowfoot (1830-1890) kanadischer Stammeshäuptling der Blackfoot-Indianer (Siksika)
- Die Geburt ist nicht ein augenblickliches Ereignis, sondern ein dauernder Vorgang. Das Ziel des Lebens ist es, ganz geboren zu werden, und seine Tragödie, dass die meisten von uns sterben, bevor sie ganz geboren sind. Zu leben bedeutet, jede Minute geboren zu werden. Der Tod tritt ein, wenn die Geburt beendet ist. Erich Fromm (1900-1980) deutsch-US-amerikanischer Psychoanalytiker, Sozialpsychologe, humanistischer Philosoph, D. T. Suzuki (1870-1966) japanischer Zen-Philosoph, Richard de Martino, zitiert in: Zen Buddhismus und Psychoanalyse, Suhrkamp Verlag, Frankfurt am Main, 23. Auflage 2. Januar 1972
- "Leben ist nicht genug" , sagte der Schmetterling, "Sonnenschein, Freiheit und eine kleine Blume muss man haben." Hans Christian Andersen (1805-1875) dänischer Schriftsteller, Märchendichter
Seit Ende 1942 hatten US-Militärs Yamamotos Funksprüche decodiert und ihm vorgetäuscht, es sei ihnen nicht gelungen, die Zero-Codes zu knacken. Der Vortäuscher wurde selbst getäuscht.
- Leben ist eine Bergwiese, voll von schönen Blumen und von Kuhfladen. Glück oder Unglück ist nur die Frage, was man mehr anschaut. Philip Rosenthal (1916-2001) deutscher Unternehmer, Politiker
- Realität ist das, was der Mensch fühlt. Isoroku Yamamoto [Pearl Harbour-Architekt] (1884-1943) japanischer Marineoffizier, Oberkommandierender der Vereinigten Flotte der Kaiserlichen Marine im Zweiten Weltkrieg
Quotes by various other sources
Because straight is the gate, and narrow is the way, that leadeth unto life, and few there be that find it. Matthew 7, 14 (NT) King James version
And Jesus himself sat down in their midst and said: "I tell you truly, none can be happy, except he do the Law."
And the others answered: "We all do the laws of Moses, our lawgiver, even as they are written in the holy scriptures."
And Jesus answered: "Seek not the law in your scriptures, for the law is life, whereas the scripture is dead. I tell you truly, Moses received not his laws from God in writing, but through the living word. The law is living word of living God to living prophets for living men. In everything that is life is the law written. You find it in the grass, in the tree, in the river, in the mountain, in the birds of heaven, in the fishes of the sea; but seek it chiefly in yourselves. For I tell you truly, all living things are nearer to God than the scripture which is without life. God so made life and all living things that they might by the everlasting word teach the laws of the true God to man. God wrote not the laws in the pages of books, but in your heart and in your spirit. They are in your breath, your blood, your bone; in your flesh, your bowels, your eyes, your ears, and in every little part of your body. They are present in the air, in the water, in the earth, in the plants, in th e sunbeams, in the depths and in the heights. They all speak to you that you may understand the tongue and the will of the living God. But you shut your eyes that you may not see, and you shut your ears that you may not hear. I tell you truly, that the scripture is the work of man, but life and all its hosts are the work of our God. Wherefore do you not listen to the words of God which are written in His works? And wherefore do you study the dead scriptures which are the work of the hands of men?" The Essene Gospels of Peace [LoC 910/930] Book One, The Original Hebrew and Aramaic Texts, translated and edited by Edmond Bordeaus Szekel
- I could not, at any age, be content to take my place by the fireside and simply look on. Life was meant to be lived. Curiosity must be kept alive. One must never, for whatever reason, turn his back on life.
Eleanor Roosevelt [Influence LoC 495] (1884-1962) US American First Lady (1933-1945) supporter of her husband Franklin Delano Roosevelt's New Deal policies [LoC 340], advocate for civil rights, enhancer of the status of working women, chairwoman of the United Nations committee that drafted and approved the Universal Declaration of Human Rights
- I've been in about 20 to 30 of these PMRs [Physical material realities] [via (OBE), I've been in about 10 or 12 of these big ones [...] representing different experimental protocols. All of these units are involved in developing consciousness, lowering consciousness entropy. [...] Our experiment that we are part of is one the more lawful experiences. [...] So that means there are more rules. [...] Within this frame on a scale of 1-10 it [the human reality] is probably about an 8 in the number of rules. You need rules to constrain things otherwise you don't have traction. Without rules that make this physical reality it is very difficult to learn. [...] Rules make a difference, make a different game. Video presentation by Thomas Campbell (*1944) US American physicist, consciousness researcher, sponsored by and at London School of Economics, filmed 22. February 2008, Physics, Metaphysics & the Consciousness Connection, part 9 of 18, YouTube film, minute 4:49, 9:00 minutes duration, posted 13. April 2008
- Many different reality frames or dimensions containing sentinent (conscious) entities exist and are interacting according to their own rule sets.
(I know because I have been there [via OBE] as taught by his teacher Robert Monroe) and seen how it works. It is logical and the results fit the data.)
All entities in our larger reality system have the purpose of lowering their entropy by growing up, by becoming more spiritual, by becoming love – i.e. by eliminating fear and ego.
They still have the same job [growing up] than we do. The system exists. It has to lower its entropy. That's how it evolves. There are only three states you can be in. You can be evolving, you can be static [standing still], or you can be de-evolving [dying]. […] You're either evolving or dying, because being in the middle is unstable. [...] Change happens. Everything changes. You're either evolving or you're dying. Video presentation by Thomas Campbell (*1944) US American physicist, consciousness researcher, sponsored by and at London School of Economics, filmed 22. February 2008, Physics, Metaphysics & the Consciousness Connection, part 9 of 18, YouTube film, minute 1:27, 9:00 minutes duration, posted 13. April 2008
- The Thought of God created you. It left you not, nor have you ever been apart from it an instant. It belongs to you. By it you live. It is your Source of life, holding you one with it, and everything is one with you because it left you not. The Thought of God protects you, cares for you, makes soft your resting place and smooth your way, lighting your mind with happiness and love. Eternity and everlasting life shine in your mind, because the Thought of God has left you not, and still abides with you. ⚡ A Course in Miracles, workbook [LoC 600], lesson 165, 1976, rev. 1996
- Life as manifested to us is a function of the asymmetry of the universe [...] I can even imagine that all living species are primordially, in their structure, in their external forms, functions of cosmic asymmetry. Louis Pasteur ["Father of microbiology"] [LoC 465/485] (1822-1895) French chemist, physician, microbiologist, source unknown
- Life is difficult. This is a great truth, one of the greatest truths. It is a great truth because once we truly see this truth, we transcend it. Once we truly know that life is difficult – once we truly understand and accept it – then life is no longer difficult. Because once it is accepted, the fact that life is difficult no longer matters. M. Scott Peck [LoC 475] (1936-2005) US American psychiatrist, psychotherapist, author, The Road Less Traveled [LoC 510], Touchstone, 1st edition 1978, 25th anniversary edition 4. February 2003
- Life is glorious, but life is also wretched. It is both. Appreciating the gloriousness inspires us, encourages us, cheers us up, gives us a bigger perspective, energizes us. We feel connected. But if that's all that's happening, we get arrogant and start to look down on others, and there is a sense of making ourselves a big deal and being really serious about it, wanting it to be like that forever. The gloriousness becomes tinged by craving and addiction. On the other hand, wretchedness – life's painful aspect – softens us up considerably. Knowing pain is a very important ingredient of being there for another person. When you are feeling a lot of grief, you can look right into somebody's eyes because you feel you haven't got anything to lose – you're just there. The wretchedness humbles us and softens us, but if we were only wretched, we would all just go down the tubes. We'd be so depressed, discouraged, and hopeless that we wouldn't have enough energy to eat an apple. Gloriousness and wretchedness need each other. One inspires us, the other softens us. They go together. Pema Chödrön [Deirdre Blomfield-Brown] (*1936) US American Tibetan Buddhist nun (*1981), teacher in the Shambhala Buddhist lineage of ⚡ Chögyam Trungpa, author, Start Where You Are. A Guide to Compassionate Living, Shambhala, Boston, 1st edition 9. March 2004
- Reality is what we take to be true.
What we take to be true is what we believe.
What we believe is based upon our perceptions.
What we perceive depends upon what we look for.
What we look for depends upon what we think.
What we think depends upon what we perceive.
What we perceive determines what we believe.
What we believe determines what we take to be true.
What we take to be true is our reality.
- The great scams of life and our own fearful schemes serve to distract us from the pain and beauty of learning to be who we already are at the core of our souls. People talk of being realistic, of paying attention to the "real world," all the while missing any connection to the reality of the deeper self and the wisdom that resides within it. Michael Meade Mosaicvoices.org, US American storyteller, scholar of mythology, psychology, anthropology, ritualist, spokesman in the Men's Movement, author, Fate and Destiny. The Two Agreements of the Soul, GreenFire Press, 30. September 2010
- Physical reality is a virtual reality learning lab designed to help budding individuated units of consciousness (called an entity) evolve (lower their entropy) through experience. Video presentation by Thomas Campbell (*1944) US American physicist, consciousness researcher, sponsored by and at London School of Economics, filmed 22. February 2008, Physics, Metaphysics & the Consciousness Connection, part 9 of 18, YouTube film, minute 4:49, 9:00 minutes duration, posted 13. April 2008
- Birth is not a momentary event but a permanent process. The goal of life is to wholly be born, and his tragedy is that most of us die before they are fully born. To live means to be born every minute. Death occurs when the birth is over. Erich Fromm (1900-1980) German American social psychologist, psychoanalyst, humanist philosopher, Daisetz Teitaro Suzuki (1870-1966) Japanese Zen philosopher, Richard de Martino, cited in: Fromm Suzuki, Zen Buddhism and Psychoanalysis, Condor Books, 1970, Bertrams Print on Demand, 1. Februar 1974
- Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. Anaïs Nin (1903-1977) French-Cuban diarist, author, Winter of Artifice, 1939
- What is life? It is the flash of a firefly in the night. It is the breath of a buffalo in the wintertime. It is the little shadow which runs across the grass and loses itself in the sunset. Crowfoot (1830-1890) [Isapo-Muxika] Canadian chief of the Blackfoot-Siksika First Nation, source unknown
- Life can never end. It is changeless, immortal consciousness. It may vary in intensity and hue, but it can never end. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher
- Reason is a trap because you’ll be satisfied with answers. If you’re satisfied with answers, you'll never know what life is. Frederick Philip Lenz, III, Ph.D. [Rama] (1950-1998) US American Buddhist spiritual teacher
- Life is a process of becoming, a combination of states we have to go through. Where people fail is that they wish to elect a state and remain in it. This is a kind of death. Anais Nin (1903-1977) French-Cuban author, source unknown
Albert Hoffman didn't invent LSD. He was sent to Pont-St. Espirit to plant the false story about ergotamine poisioning at the town bakery which CIA hack John G. Fuller then reinforced with his book The Day of St. Anthony's Fire.
- Reality is inconceivable without an experiencing subject, without an ego. It is the product of the exterior world, of the sender and of a receiver, an ego in whose deepest self the emanations of the exterior world, registered by the antennae of the sense organs, become conscious. If one of the two is lacking, no reality happens, no radio music plays, the picture screen remains blank. Albert Hofmann (1906-2008) Swiss chemist, discoverer, synthesizer, ingester of the drug LSD, author, LSD. My Problem Child. LSD Experience and Reality, McGraw-Hill Book Company, 1980
- Life is amazing. And then it's awful. And then it's amazing again. And in between the amazing and awful it's ordinary and mundane and routine. Breathe in the amazing, hold on through the awful, and relax and exhale during the ordinary. That's just living heartbreaking, soul-healing, amazing, awful, ordinary life. And it's breathtakingly beautiful. L.R. Knost, US American author, aphorism
- Reality is a function of agreement. Werner Erhard [LoC 510⇒175] (*1935) US American founder of the est Training (1971-1983) [LoC 400] and The Forum (1984-1991), cofounder of the Hunger Project, transformational author, source unknown
Conclusion: The perfect aesthete will also be the perfect tyrant (bully).
- Life itself is essentially appropriation, injury, overpowering what is alien and weaker; suppression, hardness. Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) German classical scholar, critic of culture, philologist, philosopher of nihilism [LoC 120], author, source unknown
- Reality is that which has the combative vigor to assert itself. Paraphrased quote by Friedrich Wilhelm Nietzsche (1844-1900) German classical scholar, critic of culture, philosopher of nihilism [LoC 120], source unknown
- While we try to teach our children all about life, our children teach us what life is all about. Angela Schwindt, US American home-schooling mother, coach of the One Wheel Wonder unicycle team
Englische Texte – English section on Reality and life
Power filled life-views vs. force driven life-views
Creation happened 13.7 billion years ago and is still going on. Creation is continuous. Biblical fundamentalists believe that creation happened six thousand years ago.
|Power||LoC 200-1000||Feasible – Satisfactory – Hopeful – Harmonious – Meaningful – Benign – Complete – Perfect – Is|
|Force||LoC 20-199||Miserable – Condemnation (Evil) – Hopeless – Tragic – Frightening – Disappointing – Antagonistic – Demanding|
Power filled processes vs. force driven processes
Ten premises of science
|Key premises of modern science (of what's real)|
Seeing reality is a gift
| Aspirant|| What can I do to see Reality as it is?|
|Master|| I have good news and bad news for you, my friend.|
|Aspirant|| What's the bad news?|
|Master|| There's nothing you can do to see – it is a gift.|
|Aspirant|| And what's the good news?|
|Master|| There's nothing you can do to see – it is a gift.|
| Source: ► Anthony de Mello SJ (1931-1987) Indian Catholic Jesuit priest, psychotherapist, |
spiritual leader, One Minute Nonsense, S. 152, 1992
A walking shadow
Life's but a walking shadow, a poor player
That struts and frets his hour upon the stage
And then is heard no more:
It is a tale told by an idiot,
full of sound and fury, signifying nothing.
William Shakespeare [LoC 465] (1564-1616) English dramatist, playwright, lyricist, actor,
Macbeth, Act 5, Scene 5, 1603-1607
Index: Leben – Realität – Wirklichkeit / Life and Reality – Bücher von D. Hawkins
Index: Audio- und Videomedien (engl.) von und mit D. Hawkins
Links zum Thema Leben, Wirklichkeit und Realität / Life and reality
- Jörg Starkmuth (*1966) deutscher Diplom-Ingenieur für Nachrichtentechnik, freiberuflicher Übersetzer, Lektor, Autor, Die Entstehung der Realität. Wie das Bewusstsein die Welt erschafft, Starkmuth Publishing, Bonn, 6. Auflage Mai 200610. Auflage, 2009
- Paul Watzlawick (1921-2007) österreichisch-US-amerikanischer Kommunikationswissenschaftler, Psychotherapeut, Psychoanalytiker, Soziologe, Philosoph, Autor, Wie wirklich ist die Wirklichkeit? Wahn, Täuschung, Verstehen, Piper, 9. Auflage 9. November 2010
- M. Scott Peck [LoC 475] (1936-2005) US American psychiatrist, The Road Less Traveled [LoC 510], Touchstone, 1st edition 1978, 25th anniversary edition 4. February 2003
- Michael Meade Mosaicvoices.org, US American storyteller, scholar of mythology, psychology, anthropology, ritualist, spokesman in the Men's Movement, author, Fate and Destiny. The Two Agreements of the Soul, GreenFire Press, 30. September 2010
External web links (engl.)
Audio und Videolinks
- Video Dialog (Auszug) zwischen Prof. Dr. Hans-Peter Dürr (*1929) deutscher Quantenphysiker für Elementarteilchenphysik und Gravitation, Universität München, "passionierter Grenzgänger", ehemaliger Direktor des Max-Planck-Instituts für Physik (Werner-Heisenberg-Institut), München, alternativer Nobelpreisträger, Ratsmitglied des World Future Council und Zen-Lehrer Wolfgang Walter, Die erste Wirklichkeit, vorgestellt in der gleichnamigen DVD (3:20h Dauer), YouTube Film, 9:24 Minuten Dauer, eingestellt am 28. Dezember 2008
Audio and video links (engl.)
- Video lecture by Anthony de Mello SJ (1931-1987) Indian Catholic Jesuit priest, psychotherapist, spiritual leader, Wake Up 2 (How to be real), presented by Center for Spiritual Exchange and Tabor Publishing, 1986, YouTube film, 32:38 minutes duration, posted 2007, reposted 23. April 2011
- Video roundtable discussion with Mark Alford, Stuart Firestein, Stuart Hameroff, Menas Kafatos, The Nature of Reality, presented and sponsored by The Philoctetes Center for Multidisciplinary Study of the Imagination, moderator Deepak Chopra, aired 31. January 2011, YouTube film, 1:46:45 duration, posted 31. January 2011