For all flesh is as grass, and all glory of man as the flower of grass.  The grass withereth, and the flower thereof falleth away:  But the word of the Lord endureth forever. 

I Peter 1:24-25.

All products of Brahm, which is reality, are themselves real; and there is nothing different from it.  Whoever says that there is (anything different), is not free from illusion but is like a man talking in his sleep. 

Raja Yoga Philosophy

The unreal hath no being; the real never ceaseth to be. 

The Bhagavad-Gita

The Gita tells us that unreality has no existence, while Reality cannot cease to be.  Our lesson also states that all the effects of the Spirit are themselves real, and that there is nothing different from the Divine Spirit.  Jesus tells us to judge not according to appearances.  However, he did not tell us that appearances are unreal.  The unreality of appearances lies not in the thing itself, but rather in our interpretation of it.  If we spiritually interpret the universe, we shall understand it, enter into it, become one with it.  We shall see that the bird, the rock, the mountain and the river are spiritual manifestations of the joy of the Divine Mind.  The illusion is seeking to interpret them as being separate from the Infinite.  The blade of grass may wither, and petals fall from the flower, but the idea, “… the word of the Lord endureth forever.”  This is a very interesting lesson, since it teaches us that there is not only a fundamental unity, there is also an eternal variety.  Without this variety life would become stagnant.

Today I enter into the limitless variations which the Divine Spirit has projected into my experience.  I know that all things are good when rightly used.  I perceive that all experience is a play of life upon itself.  I enter into the game of living, then, with joyful anticipation, with spontaneous enthusiasm and with the determination to play the game well and to enjoy it.


Taken from “ 365 Days of Richer Living ” by Ernest Holmes and Raymond Charles Barker



Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *