Live Now Die Later: A Book for the Sensitive Mind and Rugged Individualist
The sensitive mind and the rugged individualist are portrayed in the literature of antiquity by two brothers, the first-born and the second-born. The mind is the father of two sons. One side of us is conservative, cautious; the other side is radical and adventurous. A part of us is content with the status quo; another part of us seeks change and improvement.
The mind perceives first with the outer five senses: sight, hearing, touch, taste, smell. Those perceptions are recorded and processed for future use, and thus the mind has five inner senses, the second-born son.
In the Old and New Testaments this concept is expressed through several pairs of brothers. Cain and Abel, Ishmael and Isaac, Esau and Jacob, Joseph and Benjamin, Aaron and Moses, John and Jesus are all characters created to illustrate the mind's journey.
The eastern Mediterranean became a marketplace for the exchange of ideas that had their provenance not just in Athens or Alexandria, but made their way westward from India and China well over 2,000 years ago. The lunar calendar and the appearance of the full moon was not just vital to agriculture in Mesopotamia; it spawned metaphors that illustrated the mind at its brightest. Abraham, for example, Hebrew for "father is high," was a moon god who symbolized the full moon, i. e., the moon straight up or high. "Father" is high because the mind is the father of two sons.
Obviously, many concepts evolved independently, but migration and commerce exported and imported more than just figs and wine. Adam and Eve, the male and female of Genesis, are reflected in the yang and the yin of Taoism in ancient China. Elizabeth, Mary and Jesus are a variation of Demeter, Persephone and Dionysus.
Thinkers over the ages have struggled to come to terms with the rough and tumble of daily life. Some have even suggested that life begins in some faraway place after death. Others have tried to find the way to live now and die later.
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you will pass this continual exercise of its inherent nature to expand and strengthen itself with Moses and the Exodus . This exercise is dynamic . Keep your wits about you . Stay focused . Concentrate on your goal .
And the king of Egypt spake to the Hebrew midwives , and he said , if it be a son , then ye shall kill him.131 130 131 Encyclopedia Britannica , Volume XIV , page 846 ; Eleventh Edition Exodus 1:16 Creative ideas often remain hidden ...
133 132 Exodus 2 : 3 Exodus 2 : 9-10 134 Encyclopedia Britannica XVIII , page 895 135 Exodus 2 : 3 136 Encyclopedia Britannica I , page 212 Now there arose up a new king over Egypt , 51.
Here he " led the flock to the backside of the desert , and came to the mountain of God , even to. 137 Exodus 1 : 8,13 138 Exodus 2 : 24-25 139 Exodus 2:15 Exodus 3:15 146 Exodus 3:17 147 Exodus 3:20 148 Exodus 52.
The fire in your heart burns endlessly in its yearning for something new and different . It is " not consumed " because it is your nature to 140 Exodus 3 : 1 141 Exodus 3 : 2-3 want to live life to the fullest . Deep in 53.