“He does much who loves God much, and he does much who does his deed well, and he does his deed well who does it rather for the common good than for his own will.” – Kempis, Thomas
Everything exists on all levels of the reality continuum. It is fascinating to ponder what level a quote like the one above was conceived upon.
What did Kempis mean by “loves God?” Was it essentially an emotional level? Was it a level of enlightenment? Was it Cosmic or dualistic? Could it even be the level of Unity with God? And what did he mean by deed “for the common good”? Was he simply a good deed doer? Or was he living a life aligned with “the cosmic flow”?
Certainly, all levels of reality are interconnected. But the level an individual functions from most directly, most fully, says everything about who the person is and exactly what his words mean to him.
To understand a person is to sense, not the literal meaning of the words he speaks, but the level from which he speaks those words.
Does it mean that he who allows himself to love God, to love himself, just wants to spread that love to all for the common good? Would you please expound on what you mean by “Was it Cosmic or dualistic?”.
Great photo, Tanja 🙂
Thanks for the invaluable reminder!!!
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I realize from your email that some background may be required to understand this blog. I am sure the information you need must be free on this website. Search archives and articles. The home study course has it all and much more if you want to look in the ‘books’ section.
I obviously missed the point. Thanks for pointing me in the right direction again.
No problem Roy. When you have some time, search through the articles and blogs. I do believe you will find it there.
This makes me remember in freshman literature how I missed the meaning of the river in Siddhartha. After I realized the true meaning it seemed so obvious.
hii Brahmarshi i was just watching a video off your about excercise and you mentioned not to overtrain 3 times a week is just fine, now i was starting insanity training i dont know if you head about it but its much on tv and its pretty populair and its die hard interval training, but the thing is its 6 times a week i would love to know what your thoughts are about this training
It depends upon the individual quite a lot. For general health that training system is certainly pushing things. I have, for short periods of time, trained 6 days a week. Over time it takes a toll on the body. When I was saying that 3 times a week is fine, I was saying that is great for most people. There are, of course, professional athletes, etc. who need to train more. However even in those cases, over years the body does pay a price.
There are times, like now, that I get so busy that I do not get enough exercise. There are times when I exercise more than 3 days per week. Everything cycles.
I you do it, let me know how insanity training works out for you. I do not know your personal situation, but I would not suggest it for most people.