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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... things for daily life is necessary , too . But there comes a point at which you may look around you and realize that you have drifted from your true course , that you are no longer the person you wanted to be , that your decisions tend ...
... thing that is in the earth shall die.19 Flood mythologies inundated the ancient world . Deucalion , in Greek mythology , was the son of Prometheus , king of Phthia in Thessaly . He was the husband of Pyrrha and father of Helen ...
... or the outer five senses , perceives . And it came to pass after these things , that God did tempt Abraham.61 58 Genesis 21 : 9 59 Genesis 21:10 60 Genesis 21:13 61 Genesis 22 : 1 This points to the number one rule in life : 222.
... thing unto him ; for now I know thou hast not withheld thy son , thine only son from me.62 you act This is not a story ... things in life that you want to do . " God " or good or the creative power within you tells you to act upon these ...
... thing for many people to do . Isaac or your second nature that your mind has created must take on a new life , a life of its own , and must go from capability to ability . This can be the most powerful , the most significant turning ...