• 01:33

    THE LIFE-CHANGING TEACHINGS OF CHRIST

    in The Bible

    For the past few weeks we have been going over some of the most significant teachings of Yahshua/Jesus, found in the book of St. Matthew.


    Thus far, we have concentrated our study on examining the lessons taught in the fifth chapter of the Gospel according to St. Matthew. 


    Previously, we have noted that the standards established by our Lord were much more stringent than those mentioned in the Mosiac laws of the Old Testatment. For example, we learned that the Old Law stated that only if you literally murder someone would you be guilty of murder; but Christ said, that if you allow anger to fester and grow, in your heart, and if you call someone, empty-headed, moron, or stupid, or you refer to someon as a fool,.. you have committed the act of murder already, punishable by spending eternity in hell.


     Also, the Old law said that only the act of aduiltery would bring the charge of adultery against you, but Yahshua/Jesus said, "if you look at a woman to lust after her, you have already committed adultery in your heart."


    Tonight we will be discussing Christ's standards concerning retaliation, giving and Christian love.

  • 01:35

    THE LIFE-CHANGING TEACHINGS OF CHRIST

    in The Bible

    What can guarantee our salvation? Nothing but the teachings of Yahshua. What can make us whole, perfected and holy? Nothing but the teachings of Yahshua. If each of us would study and meditate and live by certain teachings of Christ, our lives will be richer, happier, and more complete; and our eternal hope of living with Him forever will be more of a certainty.

  • 01:34

    Kahuna Lani, Huna Heiau Hawaiian Church

    in Religion

    Prerecorded...


    Kahuna Lani (website) started as a haumana (student) under Kahuna Huna Nui Max Freedom Long, FHF about Huna in 1962. By 1968 he had initiated Lani as a Kahuna of his lineage in his front room in Vista, CA, and he had become an HRA (Huna Research Associate) and a member of the FHF (Fellow of the Huna Fellowship - The Huna Church).


    As the years went by, he was initiated into the several Huna Priestcrafts or Lores by their Lorefounders or their genealogical descendents: he was trained in the Huna Lore of Clairesthesia by Kahuna Fred Kimball, DD. Max Freedom Long introduced me to miss Nora Weeks, who assisted me in my study of the Bach Flower Remedies. With Psychometric Analysis and the Tarot in the Huna manner, I was taught by Max himself. I was trained in the Aurameter Lore by Kahuna Bill Cox, Kahuna Kupuna (Huna Elder) Vern Cameron DD's heir. He was trained in Aumakua Therapy by Kahuna Beau Kitselman's widow, Kahuna Betsy Kitselman.


     

  • 01:33

    THE TEACHINGS OF SILVANUS

    in Religion

    The Teachings of Silvanus (Sil) (CG VII,4) was unknown before the discovery of the Nag Hammadi Library. It is one of the only texts found in the NHL that is not primarily gnostic in origin, and may even contain some anti-gnostic polemic. The work is found in a Coptic translation, though it was originally written in Greek, and the papyrus is dated to 348 CE. Scholars date the composition of Sil anywhere from the second century to the second or third decade of the fourth century. 


    Abolish every childish time of life, acquire for yourself strength of mind and soul, and intensify the struggle against every folly of the passions of love and base wickedness, and love of praise, and fondness of contention, and tiresome jealousy and wrath, and anger and the desire of avarice. Guard your (pl.) camp and weapons and spears. Arm yourself and all the soldiers, which are the words, and the commanders, which are the counsels, and your mind as a guiding principle. 

  • 01:42

    THE TEACHINGS OF SILVANUS PART TWO

    in Religion

    WHO IS SILVANUS AND WHAT DID HE TEACH?

    Oh wretched man, what will you do if you fall into their hands? Protect yourself, lest you be delivered into the hands of your enemies. Entrust yourself to this pair of friends, reason and mind, and no one will be victorious over you. May God dwell in your camp, may his Spirit protect your gates, and may the mind of Divinity protect the walls. Let holy reason become a torch in your mind, burning the wood which is the whole of sin…”


    “…My son, listen to my teaching, which is good and useful, and end the sleep which weighs heavily upon you. Depart from the forgetfulness which fills you with darkness, since if you were unable to do anything, I would not have said these things to you. But Christ has come in order to give you this gift. Why do you pursue the darkness when the light is at your disposal? Why do you drink stale water, though sweet wine is available for you? Wisdom summons you, yet you desire folly. Not by your own desire do you do these things, but it is the animal nature within you that does them.

  • 01:56

    THE LIFE-CHANGING TEACHINGS OF CHRIST

    in Spirituality

    As we continue our teachings on the life-changing teachings of Christ, this evening we are going to take an indepth look at Chapter 6 of the Gospel According to St. Matthew. Tonight we will be examining His teachings on the model prayer, aka., The Lord's Prayer; How To and How Not To Fast; The True Treasure; True Sight; True Discipleship; and, finally, How to Deal With Anxiety.


    Join us, as we look inside the very heart of Christ, to discover what He expects from us, so that one day, when we stand before Him, we will hear Him say unto us, "Good and faithful servant, well done."

  • 01:55

    THE TEACHINGS OF SILVANUS PART EIGHT = THE WAY OF CHRIST

    in Religion

    My son, do not allow your mind to stare downward, but rather, let it look by means of the light at things above. For the light will always come from above. Even if it (the mind) is upon the earth, let it seek to pursue the things above. Enlighten your mind with the light of heaven, so that you may turn to the light of heaven.


    Do not tire of knocking on the door of reason, and do not cease walking in the way of Christ. Walk in it so that you may receive rest from your labors. If you walk in another way, there will be no profit in it. For also those who walk in the broad way will go down at their end to the perdition of the mire. For the Underworld is open wide for the soul, and the place of perdition is broad. Accept Christ, the narrow way. For he is oppressed and bears affliction for your sin.


    O soul, persistent one, in what ignorance you exist! For who is your guide into the darkness? How many likenesses did Christ take on because of you! Although he was God, he was found among men as a man. He descended to the Underworld. He released the children of death. They were in travail, as the scripture of God has said. And he sealed up the (very) heart of it (the Underworld). And he broke its (the Underworld's) strong bows completely. And when all the powers had seen him, they fled, so that he might bring you, wretched one, up from the Abyss, and might die for you as a ransom for your sin. He saved you from the strong hand of the Underworld.


    But you, yourself, difficult (though it be) give to him your fundamental assent with (even so much as) a hint that he may take you up with joy! Now the fundamental choice, which is humility of heart, is the gift of Christ. A contrite heart is the acceptable sacrifice. If you humble yourself, you will be greatly exalted; and if you exalt yourself, you will be exceedingly humbled.


     

  • 01:23

    THE TEACHINGS OF SILVANUS PART 6 = EVERYTHING THAT IS VISIBLE IS A COPY

    in Religion

    For everything which is visible is a copy of that which is hidden. For as a fire which burns in a place without being confined to it, so it is with the sun which is in the sky, all of whose rays extend to places on the earth. Similarly, Christ has a single being, and he gives light to every place. This is also the way in which he speaks of our mind, as if it were a lamp which burns and lights up the place. (Being) in a part of the soul, it gives light to all the parts. Furthermore, I shall speak of what is more exalted than this: the mind, with respect to actual being, is in a place, which means it is in the body; but with respect to thought, the mind is not in a place. For how can it be in a place, when it contemplates every place? But we are able to mention what is more exalted than this: for do not think in your heart that God exists in a place. If you localize the Lord of all in a place, then it is fitting for you to say that the place is more exalted than he who dwells in it. For that which contains is more exalted than that which is contained. For there is no place which is called incorporeal. For it is not right for us to say that God is corporeal. For the consequence (would be) that we (must) attribute both increase and decrease to the corporeal, but also that he (God) who is subject to these will not remain imperishable. Now, it is not difficult to know the Creator of all creatures, but it is impossible to comprehend the likeness of this One. For it is difficult not only for men to comprehend God, but it is (also) difficult for every divine being, (both) the angels and the archangels. It is necessary to know God as he is. You cannot know God through anyone except Christ, who has the image of the Father, for this image reveals the true likeness in correspondence to that which is revealed. A king is not usually known apart from an image.

  • 01:59

    THE TEACHINGS OF SILVANUS PART 5 = Examine Your Counselor

    in Religion

    Have a great number of friends, but not counselors. First, examine your counselor, for do not honor anyone who flatters. Their word, to be sure, is sweet as honey, but their heart is full of hellebore. For whenever they think that they have become a reliable friend, then they will deceitfully turn against you, and they will cast you down into the mire.


    Do not trust anyone as a friend, for this whole world has come into being deceitfully, and every man is troubled in vain. All things of the world are not profitable, but they happen in vain. There is no one, not even a brother (who is trustworthy), since each one is seeking his own advantage.


    My son, do not have anyone as a friend, but if you do acquire one, do not entrust yourself to him. Entrust yourself to God alone as father and as friend. For everyone proceeds deceitfully, while the whole earth is full of suffering and pain - things in which there is no profit. If you wish to pass your life in quiet, do not keep company with anyone. And if you do keep company with them, be as if you do not. Be pleasing to God, and you will not need anyone.


    Live with Christ and he will save you. For he is the true light and the sun of life. For just as the sun which is visible and makes light for the eyes of the flesh, so Christ illuminates every mind and the heart. For (if) a wicked man (who is) in the body (has) an evil death, how much more so (does) he who has his mind blind. For every blind man goes along in such a way that he is seen just as one who does not have his mind sane. He does not delight in acquiring the light of Christ, which is reason.

  • 01:36

    THE TEACHINGS OF SILVANUS PART 4 = ACCEPT CHRIST

    in Religion

    But I say that God is the spiritual one. Man has taken shape from the substance of God. The divine soul shares partly in this one; furthermore, it shares partly in the flesh. The base soul is wont to turn from side to side, [...] which it images the truth.


    It is good for you, O man, to turn yourself toward the human, rather than toward the animal nature - I mean toward the fleshly. You will take on the likeness of the part toward which you will turn yourself.


    I shall say something further to you. Again, for what will you (masc. sg.) be zealous? Did you (fem. sg.) wish to become animal when you had come into this kind of nature? But rather, share in a true nature of life. To be sure, animality will guide you into the race of the earth, but the rational nature will guide you in rational ways. Turn toward the rational nature, and cast from yourself the earth-begotten nature.


    O soul, persistent one, be sober and shake off your drunkenness, which is the work of ignorance. If you persist and live in the body, you dwell in rusticity. When you entered into a bodily birth, you were begotten. Come into being inside the bridal chamber! Be illuminated in mind!


    My son, do not swim in any water, and do not allow yourself to be defiled by strange kinds of knowledge. Certainly you know that the schemes of the Adversary are not few, and (that) the tricks which he has are varied? Especially has the noetic man been robbed of the intelligence of the snake. For it is fitting for you to be in agreement with the intelligence of (these) two: with the intelligence of the snake and with the innocence of the dove - lest he (the Adversary) come into you in the guise of a flatterer, as a true friend, saying, "I advise good things for you."

  • 02:10

    THE TEACHINGS OF SILVANUS PART NINE = WHERE CHRIST IS SIN IS IDLE

    in Religion

    The soul which is a member of God's household is one which is kept pure, and the soul which has put on Christ is one which is pure. It is impossible for it to sin. Now where Christ is, there sin is idle.


    Let Christ alone enter your world, and let him bring to naught all powers which have come upon you. Let him enter the temple which is within you, so that he may cast out all the merchants. Let him dwell in the temple which is within you, and may you become for him a priest and a Levite, entering in purity.


    Blessed are you, O soul, if you find this one in your temple.
    Blessed are you still more if you perform his service.
    But he who will defile the temple of God, that one God will destroy. For you lay yourself open, O man, if you cast this one out of your temple. For whenever the enemies do not see Christ in you, then they will come into you armed in order to crush you.


    O my son, I have given you orders concerning these things many times so that you would always guard your soul. It is not you who will cast him (Christ) out, but he will cast you out. For if you flee from him, you will fall into great sin. Again, if you flee from him, you will become food for your enemies. For all base persons flee from their lord, and the (man) base in virtue and wisdom flees from Christ. For every man who is separated (from him) falls into the claws of wild beasts.


     

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