Gloria in excelsis Deo!
David R. Hawkins' Bücher beginnen und enden mit dem bekannten Lobgesang der Engel aus dem Lukas-Evangelium:
Gloria in excelsis Deo!
Ehre sei GOTT in der Höhe!
Diese zum Ausdruck gebrachte Verehrung gegenüber dem allgegenwärtigen, allmächtigen und allwissenden Allerhöchsten geschieht laut Dr. Hawkins durch die Anerkennung der einen absoluten Realität, die GOTT als der endgültige Kontext ist.
GOTT zu lieben und zu verehren, verstärkt Hingabe und Inspiration und ist somit die Grundlage der Gottergebenheit.
Zitate zum Thema Verehrung / Devotion, reverence, worship
Zitate von D. Hawkins
- Der Nutznießer von Anbetung ist der Anbetende. GOTT ist total und absolut vollständig und hat weder Bedürfnisse noch Wünsche. Das All-sehende Auge, S. 222, 2005
Quotes by D. Hawkins
- All things are in a state of silent rejoicing that their consciousness is an experience of Divinity. Unique to all things is a still, ever-present gratitude that it has been granted the gift of experiencing the presence of God. This gratitude is the form in which worship is expressed. All that is created and has existence shares in reflecting the glory of God. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, Prologue, S. 6, 2nd paragraph, Veritas Publishing, revised edition 2002
- The love of God by worship, Devotion, commitment, declaration, or selfless service is the catalyst and the formal invitation for the intercession of Divinity via the power of the nonlinear field of consciousness itself, which is omniscient, omnipresent, and omnipotent. The Eye of the I From Which Nothing is Hidden, S. 138, 2001
- Question: Is spiritual advancement then possible by bypassing all information and merely doing the spiritual practices described?
Answer: That is so. ⚡ Blind faith, the truth of a teaching, and the integrity of the teacher, plus dedication and adherence to a simple practice, are all that are required. While some students have this capacity for faith and trust and proceed rapidly, more commonly, a spiritual seeker has already read widely and has had experience with a variety of spiritual groups and seminars. As a result, they have many questions and requirements for information to resolve issues. Many spiritual seekers are quite erudite and have accumulated a vast amount of spiritual education from a great variety of sources and are hoping for a reconciliation of all the diverse data. What they are really looking for is the inner experience of the reality of that which they have learned which has thus far been elusive. I. Reality and Subjectivity, chapter 2, S. 32, 2003
- We are then ready for the Pathway of Devotional Nonduality in which the teachings of the world's greatest avatars merge – Jesus the Christ, Buddha the Enlightened, Krishna the Supreme, Allah the All Merciful, Brahma and all the other nominal denotations of Divinity. Thus, we, the living, plus all those who have ever lived, are equally part of Creation, and in knowing this, we derive the peace of coexistence that arises out of compassion. Truth vs. Falsehood. How to Tell the Difference, chapter 10, S. 179, 2005
- A valuable characteristic of dedication is felicity, which eventually becomes empowered as a quiet but persistent inner fervor. The value of watchful witnessing is that even just awareness of an ego defect tends to undo it. By surrender and prayerful invocation, Divine Will facilitates transition from the lesser to the greater for the Self effortlessly supports and energizes intention. The Self is like a magnetic attraction by which the personal will is progressively surrendered and resistance is weakened. Thus, the pathway itself is self-fulfilling, gratifying, and reveals progressive rewards. Each step, no matter how seemingly small, is equally valuable. Transcending the Levels of Consciousness. The Stairway to Enlightenment, S. 36, 2005
- Spiritual commitment is energized by the alignment of the spiritual will (calibration level 850), with attributes of Divinity, which are truth, love, compassion, wisdom, and nonpartiality. Devotion prioritizes one's life and attracts that which is of assistance. To be a servant of God is a dedication whereby the goal takes precedence over all other positionalities, attractions, or distractions. By devotion and commitment, the pathway unfolds and revelation supplants presumptive cause-and-effect acquisition. It could be languaged that the dedication is quite 'Yang' by intent, but 'Yin' by fulfillment as a process.
All actions become recontextualized, and their spiritual essence begins to shine through appearances. Devotion also expresses as selfless service whereby peeling the potatoes is no longer a chore but an act of love because it has been sanctified by intention. Discovery of the Presence of God. Devotional Nonduality, chapter 1, S. 35, 2007
- The core of devotion is humility and the willingness to surrender all belief systems and illusions of 'I know'.
- In the Hindu tradition, the Sanskrit term for nonduality is Advaita (as exemplified by Vedanta),
- and in the Islamic religion, the nonlinear mode is exemplified by the Sufis.
- In Christianity, Jesus taught that "heaven is within you," and the great Christian mystics (Unio Mystica) were given recognition as saints.
- Devotion is a commitment to Love as a guiding principle, reinforced by choice and the will. By surrender of the personal will and invocation, there is the intervention of Divine Will (the Self) invoked by alignment with spiritual purpose. With Divine Assistance, the impossible becomes possible. Even that which is most prized by the ego/mind can actually be surrendered. Discovery of the Presence of God. Devotional Nonduality, S. 151, 2007
- The mind remains silent, and there is an immense awe as Creation now appears as Revelation – iridescent, radiant as thought enchanted, and vibrant with the efflorescence of unmistakable Divinity. All is as though in intense Technicolor – electrified and luminous. All is conscious and conscious of being conscious, and conscious of the awareness of consciousness of all else that exists. All is intrinsically worshipful as a consequence of the conscious awareness of the Presence of God as Creation in its most minute details. All is holy and sacred, as evidenced by its splendor as Existence itself. Therefore, all things are seen as sacred and holy; all things ‘both large and small’ are sacred; thus, "Gloria in Excelsis Deo!" Discovery of the Presence of God. Devotional Nonduality, S. 229-230, 2007
- To respect and have reverence for all of life and the sanctity of all that exists, is the epiphany of prayer. To acknowledge God as the source and the presence of all existence in all of its expressions is the epiphany of prayer. Sedona Seminar God Transcendent and Immanent, 3 DVD set, November 2002
- Devotion to God means what? It means: 'Begin with just a reverence for life.' The reverence for life is the awareness and the acknowledgment that the essence and source of all life is Divinity. Life is GOD. GOD is life. Therefore, life cannot be destroyed anymore than GOD can be destroyed. The proof of the existence of GOD is your own existence. It's a very advanced understanding but with a little meditation or contemplation, looking at it, you realize that nothing has within itself the power to create its own existence. Sedona Seminar God Transcendent and Immanent, DVD 1 of 3, minute 56:09, November 2002
- The unenlightened person thinks the mind is the path to survival, but the mind only calibrates in the 400s; there’s no way it can get to the 600s. epistemology, how you know what you know, takes the intellect as far as it can go. You can take the street car only to a certain point, then you have to transfer to the bus. It’s bus time.
Then you come to devotion, respect, reverence for the truth. Devotion carries you through the work that it takes to go the pathway of nonduality. Heart and mind are joined into one. The pathway of nonduality requires devotion. One becomes devoted not to the teacher but to the truth. The teacher is only a lighthouse. The value isn’t the lighthouse, it’s the light to guide you to the shore. Sedona Seminar Realization of the Self: Final Moments, 3 DVD set, 14. December 2002
- Question: What is devotion?
Answer: We have innate within us, a tremendous, intense, powerful devotion. We don’t have to develop it, we only have to rediscover it. There is within us already pre-existent, an energy of such enormous power that one summons up that power to relinquish any and every attachment that stands in the way. You won’t find the willingness to do that within the ego structure. The ego will instantly give you an argument why it should not persist in the direction that it is positioned. So, one has to reach deeper within oneself. At the very innate core of one’s being is a spiritual power of enormous strength, which alone can accomplish the impossible. Sedona Seminar Integration of Spirituality and Personal Life, Poco Diablo Resort, DVD 2 of 3, minute 00:33:15, February 2003
- Devotional Nonduality means devotion to truth. Devotion to Divinity as it reveals itself. It means to witness the sacredness of all of life; to treat all of life with reverence and witness the sacredness of all of life. You will soon identify yourself as the field and not the content of the field. Sedona Seminar Enlightenment, lecture 4, Poco Diablo Resort, 3 DVD set, August 2003
- That which you hold in mind, that which you worship, which you deify, is what you become. Sedona Seminar Identification and Illusion, 3 DVD set, 14. August 2004
- Invoking divinity automatically transforms brain physiology. Intention, commitment, is extremely powerful – power is invocation and transforms how you experience life. All that you learn is arranged within you according to your commitment. You transform your experience, your witnessing. You become your devotion to God. You reverence the divinity within you. Sedona Seminar The Ego and The Self, 3 DVD set, 11. December 2004
- 22. [Characteristic of Spiritual Truth]: Equality. This is expressed in reverence of all of life and all its expressions. It merely avoids that which is deliterious to life, rather than opposes it. Sedona Seminar The Ego and The Self, 3 DVD set, 11. December 2004
- Religion tends to replace God. A critical mistake today is that people don’t worship God, they worship the religion. Sedona Seminar Vision, 3 DVD set, 25. February 2005
- All of life is worshipful of Divinity. All of life is conscious and aware of Divinity. The tree knows. It is vibrantly aware because of its nature, the source of its creation. Life reverences life. Sedona Seminar Intention, 3 DVD set, 28. May 2005
- Does worship help God or does it help fulfill (transcend) your own potentiality? People say, "What can I do!?" Just have good will for all of life, no matter what, without exception. This eventually results in a reverence for all of life in all of its expressions, reverence for all of life because you see the sacredness of all things. You have a reverence for all things; therefore, you care for everything equally. Sedona Seminar Spiritual Traps, 3 DVD set, 15. October 2005
- "Glory be to Thee." The problem with the world is, it says, "Glory be to me!" Minor little technicality. The difference between heaven and hell! Sedona Seminar Spiritual Practice and Daily Life, 3 DVD set, 21. October 2006
Zitate von anderen Quellen
Wie schön ist deine Liebe, meine Schwester Braut; wie viel süßer ist deine Liebe als Wein, der Duft deiner Salben köstlicher als alle Balsamdüfte.
Von deinen Lippen, Braut, tropft Honig; Milch und Honig ist unter deiner Zunge. Der Duft deiner Kleider ist wie des Libanon Duft. Das Hohelied 4,10-11 (AT)
- Je näher wir Gott sind, um so karger werden unsere Worte. Wo wir viele Worte machen, statt anzubeten, statt zu verehren, statt voll Ehrfurcht auf die Knie zu sinken: Da sind wir von Gott noch weit. Je näher wir Gott sind, um so stiller wird es. Und beginnt das Schweigen, dann hört auch das Fragen auf: Dann sind wir bei Gott. Dionysius Areopagita [BW 490] griechischer Beisitzer des Areopags, durch Apostel St. Paulus von Tarsus bekehrter Christ, erster Bischof von Athen
Quotes by various other sources
By worship of the Lord, who is the source of all beings and who is all-pervading, a man can attain perfection through performing his own work. Bhagavad Gita [LoC 910] 18.46
If a man say, I love God, and yet hates his brother, he is a liar: for he who does not love his brother whom he has seen, how can he love God whom he has not seen? 1 John 4, 20 (NT) Lamsa Bible
- In waking, eating, working, dreaming, sleeping, serving, meditation, chanting, divinely loving, my soul constantly hums, unheard by any: God! God! God! Paramahansa Yogananda [Mukunda Lal Ghosh] [LoC 540] (1893-1952) Bengalian Indian Hindu sage, yogi, philosopher, author, Songs of the Soul, Self-Realization Fellowship Publishers, 1. August 1983
- God would not give you the desire to be possessed by Him, by His Merciful Love, if He were not reserving this favor for you. St. Therese of Lisieux (1873-1897) French Carmelite nun, Catholic saint
- Awe should be reserved for revelation, to which it is perfectly and correctly applicable. It is not appropriate for miracles because a state of awe is worshipful, implying that one of a lesser order stands before his Creator. You are a perfect creation, and should experience awe only in the presence of the Creator of perfection. The miracle is therefore a sign of love among equals. Equals should not be in awe of one another because awe implies inequality. It is therefore an inappropriate reaction to me. An elder brother is entitled to respect for his greater experience, and obedience for his greater wisdom. He is also entitled to love because he is a brother, and to devotion if he is devoted. It is only my devotion that entitles me to yours. There is nothing about me that you cannot attain. I have nothing that does not come from God. The difference between us now is that I have nothing else. This leaves me in a state which is only potential in you. ⚡ A Course in Miracles (ACIM), textbook [LoC 550], chapter 1 The Meaning of Miracles, section 2 Revelation, Time and Miracles, first page, 3rd paragraph, 1976, revised 1996
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