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"We have come forth from this Earth of ours. And the Earth itself came of a galaxy, which, in turn, was a condensation of atoms gathered in from space. The Earth may be regarded as a precipitation of space. Is it any wonder, then, that the laws of that space are ingrained in our minds? We are the sensing organs of the Earth. We are the senses of the universe. We have it all right here within us. And the deities that we once thought were out there, we now know, were projected out of ourselves. They are the products of our human imagination seeking to interpret, one way or another, the mysteries of the universe, which we surely see today as a vey different universe from what it was in the days when Yahweh thew down stones from heaven on the army of the Amorites and caused the sun to stand still in the sky until his chosen nation took vengeance on its enemies (Joshua 10:13).
Nor is our society what the ancient once was. The laws of social life today change from minute to minute. There is no more security in the knowledge of some communicated moral law. One must search out one's own values and assume responsibility for one's own order of action and not simply follow orders handed down from some period past. Moreover, we are intensely aware of ourselves as individuals, each responsible in his or her own way, to themselves and to their world.
We can no longer speak of "outsiders." It once was possible for the ancients to say, "We are the chosen of God!" and to save all love and respect for themselves, projecting their malice "out there." That today is suicide. We have now to learn somehow to quench our hate and disdain through the operation of an actual love, not a mere verbalization, but an actual experience of compassionate love, and with that fructify, simultaneously, both our neighbor's life and our own."
- Joseph Campbell, "Thou Art That: Transforming Religious Metaphor" (compiled/edited by Eugene Kennedy, 2001)
Yogi Bhajan's Sutras for the Aquarian Age:
1. Recognize that the other person is you.
2. There is a way through every block.
3. When the time is on you, start, and the pressure will be off.
4. Understand through compassion or you will misunderstand the times.
5. Vibrate the cosmos, the cosmos shall clear the path.