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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... Keep Your Word Or Lose Your Mind . Talk Straight ........... 113 116 ...... 125 Matthew ......... 128 Mark .............. Luke ......... John .......... 233 267 ..... 304 Preface Many people hope their problems will all fade away iii.
... keep the way of the tree of life.13 In the same way that every mind has the two sides of thought and the feeling that conveys that thought into words or action , the mind has a conservative and a radical side . One part of us is content ...
... keep up with the Joneses , and neglect that unique and powerful gift you have to rise above it all and say and do what is in alignment with who you really are . Of course , getting along is sometimes necessary . Having practical things ...
... Keep your self - respect at all times . Life casts opportunities our way every day . We have to make wise choices , sometimes under precarious circumstances or in a few seconds . Do not cave in to pressure , not to peer pressure or any ...
... keep me in this way that I go , and will give me bread to eat , and raiment to put on . So that I come again to my father's house in peace ; then shall the Lord be my God.82 " My father's house " and " Lord thy God " are key words ...