Saturday, February 15, 2020

God/Nature Fights Back

God/Nature Fights Back

All life is interrelated and interdependent.
God/Nature is what we see, hear, touch, smell, and experience in diverse ways.
But still mankind has lots to learn about how nature works.
Mankind attempts to alter the face of nature for its convenience, health, and profit.
But nature has laws by which it functions that can’t be broken without serious consequences.
Entrepreneurs have developed an industrial society, and are pouring tons of carbon emissions in the atmosphere.
For years there have been the uses of spraying on land and by air that have killed pests, an abundance of trees, wildlife, and animals alike.
These poisons have the effect of disrupting the metabolism in humans so many of us are dying from cancer.
Our world is armed with atomic bombs, and the radioactive fallout in some cases has poisoned our water supply.
Yet some leaders persist in making decisions that are harmful to human life.
So God/Nature has always fought back with the death, and deformities of millions and millions of species – animals, reptiles, birds, fishes, trees, and shrubs.
Many living species die immediately from the onslaught of poison, others linger, showing signs of malignancies, and there have even been noticeable effects on the weather.
Humankind is still to learn how to live with God/Nature in acceptable ways because God/Nature always retaliates with doomsday scenarios.
Living well with God/Nature has become an imperative that people can’t afford to ignore.
It’s for our own well-being, safety, health, and doing what’s right for the preservation of future generations.
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Saturday, February 8, 2020

What is life?

What is life?

Life like God/Nature is infinite.  People are born and they die.  But with this Primal Reality evolution is nothing more than the natural process with all living things.  All entities are constantly being recycled back to the Universe as elements again.  So humans are no different from this God/Nature that has always existed as One Substance with many components that are in constant flux.  Like God/Nature all living things in some way are infinite and Omni-present.

—Erwin K Thomas, Interfaith Writer
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Friday, February 7, 2020

The Holy Spirit

The Holy Spirit

Those who live according to the flesh have their minds set on what the flesh desires; but those who live in accordance with the Spirit have their minds set on what the Spirit desires.  The mind governed by the flesh is death, but the mind governed by the Spirit is life and peace.
––Rom. 8:5-6

The Holy Spirit is derived from the Hebrew word ru’ach, and the Greek word pneu’ma.  According to the Bible, Spirit has different meanings:

• An Active Nature
Now the earth was formless and empty, darkness was over the surface of the deep, and the Spirit of God was hovering over the waters.
-Gen. 1:2

• The Breath of Life
The second beast was given power to give breath to the image of the first beast, so that the image could speak ….
–Rev. 13:15

• The Wind - Being Born of the Spirit
“The wind blows wherever it pleases.  You hear its sound but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going.  So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
–Jn. 3:8

• An Animating Force
If it were his intention and he withdrew his spirit and breath, all humanity would perish together and mankind would return to the dusk.
–Job 34:14-15

• An Individual's Attitude
But because my servant Caleb has a different spirit and follows me wholeheartedly, I will bring him into the land he went to, and his descendants will inherit it.
–Num. 14:24

From these insights of the Holy Spirit we could conclude how people prayed was important.  Joyce Meyer (b. 1943), a Christian author said, “Many people feel so pressured by the expectations of others that it causes them to be frustrated, miserable and confused about what they should do.  But there is a way to live a simple, joy-filled, peaceful life, and the key is learning how to be led by the Holy Spirit, not the traditions or expectations of man.”  Meyer’s thoughts were echoed differently by a Trappist monk and priest Thomas Keating (b. 1923), who wrote, “If you accept the belief that baptism incorporates us in the mystical body of Christ, into the divine DNA, then you might say that the Holy Spirit is present in each of us, and thus we have the capacity for the fullness of redemption, of transformation.”

So when praying we should say like Saint Augustine (353–430 AD), a Christian theologian and philosopher: “O Holy Spirit, descend plentifully into my heart. Enlighten the dark corners of this neglected dwelling and scatter there Thy cheerful beams.”  Let us all be receptive of the work of the Holy Spirit in our lives.

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Tuesday, January 21, 2020

Best Primal Essence (Dfurstane) Website

Best Primal Essence (Dfurstane) Website

This website focuses on spiritual beliefs which explore the thinking of notable philosophers, psychologists, sociologists, scientists, news commentators, sacred texts, and interfaith writers.  The website whose symbol is Lily of the Valley is updated regularly with a quotation from an internationally-renowned personality, and contents on its blog.
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—Erwin K Thomas, Interfaith Writer  

Thursday, January 16, 2020

Sublime Peace

Sublime Peace

Seek peace, and illuminate your paths with happiness.  Essential though is for you to cultivate a clean mind and contrite heart.  This is when you’re blessed with gifts of God, Allah, Brahma, or Dao.  You have become a true light and are ideal for undertaking a divine mission. Barack Obama (b. 1961), the first African American President of the United States said, “If you’re walking down the right path and you’re willing to keep walking, eventually you will make progress.”  Our walk of faith leads us to have an enlightened heart.

The joys of this world are fleeting.  True peace is a weapon that’s able to defeat evil.  In this world there’s degradation, and fear, but for believers their future is bright.  By living according to God’s promises they become faithful, and kind men, and women.  These believers might face hardships that are like pin pricks compared to the happiness that awaits them.

The world is buffeted by the winds of change.  If it isn’t war, murder, or crime, deviancy is found in the sensual excesses of life.  Some people hold their heads high, walk with their chests up, and are puffed up.  At best this is a way of displaying vanity.  Others face struggles with broken hearts, and continue to pretend that all is well.  Temptations of the flesh can’t build us up, and it often involves empty praise and double talk.  Worldly types live in the shackles of fickleness.  A poet and philosopher Ralph Waldo Emerson (18031882) wrote, “To be yourself in a world that is constantly trying to make you something else is the greatest accomplishment.”  Being true to oneself should be the aim of every individual of faith.

Spreading Joy

It’s beneficial to spread joy and hope in the sacred world.  To be true to ourselves we have to live in peace.  Being sustained by the Primal Essence it’s for us to minister to others.  As lights in the world we ought to walk confidently in the midst of wolves.   Our journey in life would be filled with celestial riches.  Robert H. Schuller (19262015), a Christian televangelist said, “God flourished my ministry and my career of creative thinking, communicating and writing back 50 years.”  It was Schuller’s belief that he was blessed in his mission.

To find comforting peace it’s best to review the teachings of the sacred texts of the world’s faith traditions.  Their teachings mirror the true lights of our earthly sojourn.  So it’s wise, to be steadfast in understanding of the Word.  For the monotheistic faiths believe on judgment day we’ll have to give an account of how we have lived.  Believers who embrace these spiritual beliefs would be comforted in their lives.   Ann Landers (19182002), a Chicago Sun-Times advice columnist wrote, “Expect trouble as an inevitable part of life and repeat to yourself; the most comforting words of all; this, too, shall pass.”  With this realization we know that a devout life will be victorious.


Sunday, January 12, 2020

News Anchors

News Anchors
On the website of Best Primal Essence (Dfurstane) – is images of popular TV news anchors.  These are the selected few who present Americans with the daily news.   An American rapper Young Thug said, “We need money. We need hits. Hits bring money, money brings power, power brings fame, and fame changes the game.”  That’s the way it was with TV news.  The early 1960’s to the 2000’s saw cutbacks in staff and coverage of major stories.  News has given way to entertainment, commentary, and fluff.  And the line of what’s news has been blurred.  The same is true of television.  Anchors Tom Brokaw of NBC, Peter Jennings of ABC, and Dan Rather of CBS were all not happy with the quality of news delivered to the public.  This downward trend has been noticed since the passing of broadcasting Golden Age when networks had bureaus in major capitals of the world.  But now even the local TV stations are struggling with formats that focus on headlines, accidents, crime, weather, traffic reports, happy talk, and entertainment pieces.  “If it bleeds it leads.”

The coming of mass media’s New Technologies has further complicated matters.  Although these have resulted in a greater diversity of channels, news coverage with ENG, communications satellites, cable networks, and Internet services there’s still exists uncertainty.  Large and traditional media audiences of newspapers, magazines, TV, and radio have given way to less lucrative forms of news and information.  Existing today is a multiplicity of niche audiences that are greatly impacting traditional ways of advertising.  What this will mean to the existing traditional media systems is still debatable.  Many of these media have incorporated Internet websites, but are still to determine how these ventures could be profitable.

The terrorists’ attacks of September 11, 2001 pumped new life into print and electronic news coverage.  But it was speculated that this might not necessarily mean that the spiraling downward of journalism has stopped.  But it could well be that the mass media would begin to give more attention to foreign news, and not focused on predominately local events, of crime, accidents, celebrities, weather reports, and natural disasters.  But still TV news anchors remain ubiquitous, and they play a major role in shaping what the American and international audiences come to know.        

Saturday, January 11, 2020

George Bernard Shaw

George Bernard Shaw’s advice holds well for the website Best Primal Essence (Dfurstane)

“Life isn’t about finding yourself.  Life is about creating yourself.”

—George Bernard Shaw (1856–1950), Irish playwright, and co-founder of the London School of Economics