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Old 03-05-2010, 08:46 PM   #426
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Gnosis, Freedom is a lucid dream, actually

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I'm not a lucid dreamer but I've heard one can create one's own universe in a lucid dream.
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:56 PM   #427
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I'm not a lucid dreamer but I've heard one can create one's own universe in a lucid dream.
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Old 03-05-2010, 08:59 PM   #428
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Old 03-06-2010, 09:14 AM   #429
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The only way to deal with an unfree world
is to become so absolutely free that your
very existence is an act of rebellion.

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Old 03-06-2010, 10:40 AM   #430
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Old 03-06-2010, 02:39 PM   #431
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I am becoming free of my mind and more able to view it as a construct, not me, but something I carry around and use or let get used by others.
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Old 03-07-2010, 06:25 PM   #432
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If you want a Big Brother,
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Old 03-07-2010, 11:38 PM   #433
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Freedom
written by Khalil Gibran


And an orator said, "Speak to us of Freedom."
And he answered:
At the city gate and by your fireside I have seen you prostrate yourself and worship your own freedom,
Even as slaves humble themselves before a tyrant and praise him though he slays them.
Ay, in the grove of the temple and in the shadow of the citadel I have seen the freest among you wear their freedom as a yoke and a handcuff.
And my heart bled within me; for you can only be free when even the desire of seeking freedom becomes a harness to you, and when you cease to speak of freedom as a goal and a fulfilment.
You shall be free indeed when your days are not without a care nor your nights without a want and a grief,
But rather when these things girdle your life and yet you rise above them naked and unbound.
And how shall you rise beyond your days and nights unless you break the chains which you at the dawn of your understanding have fastened around your noon hour?
In truth that which you call freedom is the strongest of these chains, though its links glitter in the sun and dazzle the eyes.
And what is it but fragments of your own self you would discard that you may become free?
If it is an unjust law you would abolish, that law was written with your own hand upon your own forehead.
You cannot erase it by burning your law books nor by washing the foreheads of your judges, though you pour the sea upon them.
And if it is a despot you would dethrone, see first that his throne erected within you is destroyed.
For how can a tyrant rule the free and the proud, but for a tyranny in their own freedom and a shame in their won pride?
And if it is a care you would cast off, that care has been chosen by you rather than imposed upon you.
And if it is a fear you would dispel, the seat of that fear is in your heart and not in the hand of the feared.
Verily all things move within your being in constant half embrace, the desired and the dreaded, the repugnant and the cherished, the pursued and that which you would escape.
These things move within you as lights and shadows in pairs that cling.
And when the shadow fades and is no more, the light that lingers becomes a shadow to another light.
And thus your freedom when it loses its fetters becomes itself the fetter of a greater freedom.

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Old 03-08-2010, 08:43 AM   #434
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Great contribution, Mudra, thank you.
Khalil Gibran`s wisdom is like refreshing summer`s wind.

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Old 03-08-2010, 08:59 AM   #435
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There is no greater power in the universe
than the need for freedom.

- Citizen G`kar
, Babylon 5, "The Long, Twilight Struggle"


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Old 03-09-2010, 10:10 AM   #436
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Jean-Léon Gérôme - "Selling Slaves in Rome"

This painting was removed from the thread about 8th March by GaiaLove as "not appropriate". Also, the comments (mine and those of Annemirri) explaining why this master piece of love and compassion toward women is so important were removed.
I explained that the painting is accusing men for enslaving women through history as a tyrants. Their fascinating red clothes are a metaphor for them swimming in blood up to their necks. Than, the small sculpture in the center of the painting...It can be Mars, or some noble warrior, or maybe even goddess Athene, but the most important detail is the direction of the spear. It shows much, and in the classical painting such kind of details are giving additional meanings. That spear is directly judging the tyrants..Look at their gesticulations, such a hypocrisy and...fear from women, they do not understand women...their conscious is unclear!

As a contrast, the woman`s body is shining, she is beautiful, but what is most important is that she is closing her eyes with the hand, and not some parts of her body, which would be an instinctive reaction. Eyes are windows of the soul: Yes, you can enslave my body, but you will never bye my soul, she says. Actually, she is free, and they are slaves! It is all about freedom...again.

There is much more that can be told about this painting. But, somebody saw it as "not appropriate", because she is naked. Well, if someone can see some "sexuality' in this painting, as inappropriate, than it is really sad.

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Old 03-09-2010, 05:12 PM   #437
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Forgiveness is the key
to action and freedom.


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Old 03-10-2010, 01:43 AM   #438
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[FONT="Century Gothic"]What a peaceful, loving, and inspiring place with so many beautiful and loving souls.This tread was my first where I posted. Well, I feel like I am starting my relationship with Avalon. Thank you for wise and loving words, art, and beautiful songs. I supposed to have laughter but my heart has completely melted. I still have many pages to read, to watch, and listen. And I am afraid more tears to shed but this is what I need now.
I hope that I will not get another harsh treatment.

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Old 03-10-2010, 10:01 AM   #439
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[FONT="Century Gothic"]What a peaceful, loving, and inspiring place with so many beautiful and loving souls.This tread was my first where I posted. Well, I feel like I am starting my relationship with Avalon. Thank you for wise and loving words, art, and beautiful songs. I supposed to have laughter but my heart has completely melted. I still have many pages to read, to watch, and listen. And I am afraid more tears to shed but this is what I need now.
I hope that I will not get another harsh treatment.

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Enjoy Avalon loving souls and their work.

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Old 03-10-2010, 10:35 AM   #440
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And when love speaks, the voice of all the gods
makes heaven drowsy with the harmony.

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Old 03-10-2010, 04:31 PM   #441
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Oliver,

Thank you for your kind words.
But we can not love until we forgive. Ouch. This is a place where the true freedom dwells.


From my heart to yours,

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But we can not love until we forgive.

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With both hands for this, Truth!
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Old 03-11-2010, 04:43 AM   #443
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Freedom is the ability to be alone without being lonely.
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Old 03-11-2010, 06:32 PM   #445
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Get rid of the fear.
You have nothing to fear.
You are an immortal timeless being
who has an infinite future in a glorious Universe,
that is so filled with beauty and light
that we on this little tiny blue planet couldn’t begin to grasp.
I say to people: Don’t be afraid, for God` s sake.
Get around those you love.
Spread that love around.
And go into tomorrow with courage.
Because you’ve been through a hell lot worse before.
So, be hopeful, love one another and have courage.

And that’s really all I have to say.


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Old 03-11-2010, 11:00 PM   #446
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There is another aspect of freedom, isn’t it. To be free from fear. Fear blocks us to fully participate in life……Hmm…fear of rejection, for of not being loved, accepted, fear of hurt and pain………. Many faces of fear that stops us to be connected to those we love. Courage is an antidote. Sometimes, I wish that I could go to the Safeway and buy it.

From my heart to yours,
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Everyone longs to be free.
Freedom is our essential nature,
so my ultimate prayer is that
the world is set free to experience
the truth and the beauty of our own being.

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Old 03-12-2010, 12:04 PM   #448
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Deep inside all of us a huge potential beckons,
waiting to open us to the joy,
genius, freedom and love within.


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Old 03-12-2010, 12:09 PM   #449
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There is another aspect of freedom, isn’t it. To be free from fear. Fear blocks us to fully participate in life……Hmm…fear of rejection, for of not being loved, accepted, fear of hurt and pain………. Many faces of fear that stops us to be connected to those we love. Courage is an antidote. Sometimes, I wish that I could go to the Safeway and buy it.

From my heart to yours,
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Thank you, Truth,
Fear is opposite to love.
Only love gives true courage.
And only love gives freedom.

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Old 03-12-2010, 05:23 PM   #450
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I am afraid that it is not that simple my friend. It helps when people love us when we go through this process. But there is no shortcut if we want to go the place in our heart that moves mountains. Since our childhood we armor our heart against pain with many defenses and we need to work through these defenses. Many people, actually I can say most people, when they go too close to this place, they back off because it is too painful. I am noticing some resistance to go there too. I guess I need to go back to paint again.

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