Silence-Stillness, knowing God and yourself!

Disha Pandey

Disha Pandey

"Stand firm and you will see the deliverance the Lord will bring you today..
The Lord will fight for you; you need only to be still."
(Exodus 14:13-14)

"Be still for this is a sacred day. Do not grieve." (Nehemiah 8:11)

"When you are on your beds, search your hearts and be silent." (Psalm 4:5)

"Be still, and know I AM GOD." (Psalm 46:11)

"In repentance and rest is your salvation, in quietness and trust is your strengt." (Isaiah 30:15)

"But the Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth be silent before him." (Habakkuk 2:20)

"Be silent before the Sovereing Lord for the day of the Lord is near." (Zephaniah 1:7)

"Be still before the Lord, all mankind, because he has roused himself from his holy dwelling" (Zechariah 2:13)

"...consider it a point of honor to keep the peace and mind your own business..." (1 Thessalonians 4:11)

"...let your secret selves in your heart be clothed in what never withers, a gentle and tranquil spirit,
which in God's eyes is precious and costly."
(1 Peter 3:4)

Emil said, "This is called the Temple of Silence, the Place of Power. Silence is power, for when we reach the place of silence is mind, we have reached the place of power-the place where all is one, the one power-God.
'Be still and know that I AM GOD.'

'I and the Father are one.'
There is but one way to be one with the power of God and that is to consciously contact God. This cannot be done in the without, for God manifest from within.

'The Lord is in his holy temple; let all the earth keep silent before Him.'
Only as we turn from the without to the silence of within, can we hope to make conscious union with God. We will realize that his power for us to use and we will use it all times. Then we will know that we are one with His power.

"Then will humanity be understood. Man will learn to go of self-delusions and vanities. He will realize his ignorance and littleness. Then he will be prepared to learn. He will realize that the proud cannot be taught. He will know that only the humble can percive the Thruth. His feet will feel the rock, he will no longer stumble, he will be poised in decision.

"We must seek God through the Christ within ourselves. When the Father within is worshiped in Spirit and Truth, He hears the call of that soul which sincerely opens to Him. The one who makes the connection with the Father in secret, will feel the power flowing through him as the fullfillment of every desire. For he that sees the Father in the secret place of his own soul and there abides, him the Father will reward openly.

When Jesus said; 'I am the door,' He meant that the I AM in each soul is the door through which the life, power, and substance of the great I AM which is God, comes forth inte expression through the individual.

This I AM has but one mode of expression and that is through idea, thought, word and act. THIS I AM GOD BEING, which is power, subtance, intelligence, is given form by consciousness; and for that reason the Master said, 'According to your faith be it unto you,' and 'All things are possible to them that believe.'
"Now we see that God is within the soul as power, substance, and intelligence - or in spiritual terms, wisdom, love and truth - and is brought out into form, or expression, through consciousness.

"The next great thruth to be revealed through this consciousness is that each individual, being a concept of the divine mind, is held in that mind as a perfect idea. Not one of us has to conceive himself. We have been perfectly concieved and are always held in the perfect mind of God, as perfect beings.

By having this realization brought to our consciousness, we can contact the Divine Mind, and so re-conceive what God has already conceived for us. This is what Jesus called being 'born again'. It is the great gift silence has to offer us; for by contacting the God-mind we can think with the God-mind, and know ourselves as we are in reality, rather than we have thought ourselves to be.

We contact God-mind through true thought and so bring forth a true expression. Wheras, in the past perhaps, through untrue thought, we have brought forth an untrue expression.
But whether the form be perfect or imperfect, the Being of the form is perfect God-power, substance and intelligence. It is not the being Being of the form we wish to change, but the form that Being has assumed. This is to be done through the renewing of the mind, or through the change from imperfect to the perfect concept, from the thought of man to the thought of God.

How important then to find God, to contact him, to be One with Him and to bring Him forth in expression. How equally important is the silence or the stilling of the personal mind, that the God-mind in all it its splendor may illumine the consciousness. When it does, then we shall understand how 'the sun of righteuseness (right-use-ness) shall rise with healing in his wings.'

The mind of God floods consciousness as sunshine floods a darkened room. The infusion of the Universal Mind into the personal mind is like the entrance of the vasteness of outside air into the impurity of that which has long been held in some close compartment. It stands alone, supreme, and we realize that we are to build but one temple.

The Temple of the Living God is the blending of the greater with the lesser through which the lesser becomes one with the greater. The impurity was caused by the seperation of the lesser from the greater. The purity is caused by the their union, so that no longer is there a greater and a lesser, but just the one, good, whole, pure air. Even so must we know that God is One, and all things visible and invisible are One with Him. It is seperation from Him that has caused sin, sickness, poverty and death. It is union with Him that causes one to become a whole Being, or to become conscious of being whole.

-Life and Teaching of the Masters of the Far East volume 1, page 34-40.

Jesus said, "If your leaders say to you, 'Look, the (Father's) kingdom is in the sky,' then the birds of the sky will precede you. If they say to you, 'It is in the sea,' then the fish will precede you. Rather, the kingdom is within you and it is outside you.

When you know yourselves, then you will be known, and you will understand that you are children of the living Father. But if you do not know yourselves, then you live in poverty, and you are the poverty."
New The Gospel of Thomas - Logion 3

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Modern Christians use to speak in "heavenly tounges" when they pray. None understand what it is. I just wonder, why they do it? Neither Jesus nor The Old Prophets used to speak in "heavenly tounges" according to the Holy Bible. Jesus clearly stated:

"But when you pray, go into your room, close the door and pray to your Father, who is unseen. Then your Father, who sees what is done in secret, will reward you." (Matthew 6:6)

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