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 @81.î悤ȋ̒ł͗͂ǂĎłł傤j @@@ How can the power of the spirit be realized in Churches? They have their prescribed limits to what is allowed to be preached and said. @@@ We teach of the Great Spirit, with natural laws, and are instruments who have revealed the operation of those laws, and we point to the Nazarene and say that he, an instrument of the Great Spirit, was an example of what all the children of matter could reach if they would unfold the power with which the Great Spirit has endowed them. @@   Creeds, dogmas, doctrines, rituals, ceremony, stained glass, altars, mitre, cope\what have these to do with religion? Religion is in the spirit, the spirit that belongs to all Creation, which expresses itself in every rhythm and manifestation of life, that is revealed in every aspect of Nature and in the striving of all idealists and reformers who wish to serve. What has that to do with a creed? @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.88 @̂悤ȋ̒ł́A͂ǂĎłł傤BE҂ɂ́Aǂ܂ŐĂ悢Ƃ߂ꂽ񂪂܂B @́A_Ɛ_̖@ɂċ܂B́Â悤Ȑ_̖@Ă邱ƂדĂcłBiŨCGX́A_̔}҂łA_n̐lԂ̈lЂƂɎꂽ͂𓭂΁Aǂ܂Ő_ɋ߂Â邩lԂ̖͔͂łƌĂ̂łB @j́AMAAVAՓTAXehOXAՒdA@AՕ\Â̂@Ɖ̂肪Ƃ̂ł傤B@Ƃ͗̂Ȃɂ̂łBׂĂ̐_̑nɔĂ삪̖Ɗ͂xĂ܂BāA̗삪厩R̂ʂ̈ɂ݂Aɂ́AdO肵ČgĂ闝zƂv҂𓮂Ă͂ƂȂĂ̂łBꂪAƈ̂Ȃ̊֌WƂ̂ł傤B @@@*an example of what all the children of matter could reach@n㐢E̐lԂǂ܂ @@@@@@_ɋ߂Â邩͔@ @@@@@@@@@@ @82. iV슴Ă悤ɂȂ̂܂Ȃłj    @@Learn to be free. Do not imprison yourself. Do not hedge yourself around and refuse to allow new inspiration to come to you. Truth is a constant search. Its boundaries are ever widening, for as the soul evolves the mind responds.  @@@You become free when you realize there is no limitation to knowledge, truth, wisdom, growth. You become free when you discard at once that which you know in your heart is false, that which reason rejects, because your intelligence cries out in revolt. You become free when you are not afraid to discard error in the face of new light. @@   There is knowledge for all when you are ready to seek knowledge, but you must journey on the great adventure. You must be prepared to start on a search where even sometimes the boundaries are not known, sometimes be prepared for hazards and dangers, sometimes be prepared to walk in uncharted territory, yet always prepared to follow truth wherever she leads and to reject all that is false, no matter how old it may be. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 199, p.88 @RɂȂ邱ƂwłBg߂Ă܂ȂłB܂Ɋ_āAȂV슴Ă悤ɂȂ̂܂ȂłB^Ƃ̂͏ɋߑĂ̂łB^͂̕ǂ܂łLĂ܂Bi΂LȂĂłB @mA^AbqAɂ͐񂪂Ȃł邱Ƃł΁AȂ͎RɂȂ܂B̂Ȃł͋UłƎvĂ邱ƁAm󂵂Ă邪䂦ɂȂ̗󂯓̂ł邱ƁÂɂł̂Ă΂Ȃ͎RɂȂ܂BV^̌ɒʂāAȂ܂ł̌l𓊂̂Ă邱ƂȂ̂ł΁AȂ͎RɂȂ܂B @^̒m߂pӂ̂łlXɂ́ANɂł̐^̒m͋߂܂BA̎ɂ́A傢ȂT̗ɏoȂ΂Ȃ܂Bɂ́A^̍L肪ǂ܂őĂ邩킩Ȃ悤ȏꍇłAɂ́A댯悤ȂƂĂA܂ɂ́ASm̗̈ɑ𓥂ݓ邱ƂɂȂĂA^߂ĕݑ\ȐS\KvłBāAł^܂܂ɏ]AɂꂪÂ̋łĂAׂāAȂ̌Ă̂́AςƋ₵ĂȂ΂Ȃ܂B @@@@*wherever she leads@^ĂƂւ͂ǂł @@@@@@@@@@ @83. iނׂ̂͂ē̂ĂȂ΂Ȃ܂j    @@Your world pays too much attention to old fables because they are old. Truth and age do not always march together. I know it is difficult to surrender the dearly held beliefs learned in the days of childhood, but when the soul becomes free it must discard all that reason rejects.    @@How much poorer is your world because it does not learn how to make itself more accessible to the powers of the spirit ! How much longer must we go on, trying to break down its doors of superstition and its thick walls of ignorance? @@   But it will not be as long as you think. Look around and see. There are signs everywhere of decay. The proud citadel is crumbling. One day, when there are enough of you to shout, the walls will tumble down. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.89 @n̐Eł́AÂbÂƂRŉߑɕ]Ă܂B^ƌÂƂ́AK̂ł͂܂Bq̂Ƃwѐeł݂̐MeՂɎ̂ĂȂ͎̂ɂ킩܂BARɂȂ΁Aނׂ̂͂āÂĂȂ΂Ȃ܂B @͂ƗpĂƂw΂ȂŁAǂقǂ̒n̐E͕nȂĂ܂Ă邱Ƃł傤B̂߂ɁAM̔△m̕ǂłjĂ̂ɁAԂĂ܂ƂɂȂ܂B @łÁAȂlẮAԂł͂Ȃ܂B悭ĂBƂɐނ̒󂪂܂Bւ荂Ԃ͕܂B̓AȂ̊ԂɕsM̐傫LĂƂA^jłǂ͑łӂĂł傤B @@@@*to surrender the dearly held beliefs eݓłM̂Ă @@@@@@@@@@ @84. iނ͐_b炠ꂱŝ悢bꂽ̂łj @@@@Why are so many of the lives, deaths and resurrections of figureheads of religion, including the Christian religion, similar to those of the mythological gods whose lives were based on the phenomena of nature, such as the solar system and the seasons? @@@@ It is because the children of earth have always borrowed from die myths of ancient times in order to invest their leaders with supernatural powers. They did not understand the operation of natural laws. They wanted the one whom they considered to be the greatest of all to be endowed with attributes beyond the reach of the other children of the Great Spirit. And so they have all borrowed from one another. @@@   But that does not affect the teaching which was given by the messengers of the Great Spirit who, each in his own day, reflected some of the truth, wisdom and love of the Great Spirit. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.89 @LXg܂߂ď@̎w҂̐Ǝ╜AznlĜ悤ȎRۂ̒Ő_b̐_X̎w҂Ƃ悭Ă͉̂̂ł傤B @́AlXނ̎w҂ɒRI\͂t悤ƂāAÑ̍̂Ȃ_bؗpčグbłBނɂ͎R@̓ǂ̂킩Ă܂łBނ͎̒łƂ̑ƍllɂ́AN̗͂y΂Ȃʂ̔\͂Ă邱Ƃ肢܂BŔނ́A_b炠ꂱŝ悢bꂽ̂łB @ÁA_̎gk鋳ɂ͉̉e܂BgḱA^AbqA_̈̈[ꂼꎩȂɓ悤ƂĂ܂B @@@*they have all borrowed from one another  (_b)ꂱŝb @@@@@@@@@@ @85. iɑ΂߂Ƃ͐ے肷邱Ƃłj @@@@What is the sin against the Holy Ghost? @@@  The sin against the Holy Ghost is to deny the Holy Ghost. @@@@.What is the Holy Ghost? @@@   It is the power of the spirit which descends into the world of matter. Your Churches worship it in the abstract, but they reject it when it descends on millions all over the world, for it is that power which we use to commune with you. It is that power of the Great Spirit which enables, even for a short time, the world of spirit and the world of matter to become one in harmony of purpose. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.90   ɑ΂߂Ƃ͉łB @ɑ΂߂Ƃ́Aے肷邱ƂłB @Ƃ͉łB @Ƃ͂̒nE֍~Ă͂̂ƂłBȂ̋́Ȁł͐M򂵂Ă܂Aۂɐ삪E̖̐lX̏ɍ~ĂƁA𝛂˂܂BꂪAE̎҂ȂƂʂ킹͂łB͂́Aق̒ZԂł͂ĂAEƒn㐢Eʂ̖ړÎ߂Ɉɂ܂Ƃ܂邱Ƃ\ɂ_̗͂ł܂B @@@@*worship it in the abstract@𗝘_̏(̏)M򂷂 @@@@@@@@@@ @86. (_͐󂯂悤󂯂܂̉e󂯂܂) @@@   1 have been told that baptism in any denomination has, as its object, that when a spirit passes over, a band of spirits belonging to that denomination receive it and care for it until it is adjusted to the new conditions. If this is so, what happens to non-baptised souls? @@@   The power that set the universe in motion, the Spirit that breathed into a body the breath of life and made it a living soul, the Great Spirit Who is responsible for all the worlds, for all the laws of the universe, the Great Spirit Who is expressed in life in all its varying degrees, the Great Spirit Who has been revealed throughout all the ages by all the seers and the instruments, the Great Spirit Who is within all, the Great Spirit Who is behind all, is not troubled whether a man has sprinkled water or not. @@@@ What does matter is whether the life has been lived in accordance with his highest ideals. The laws cannot be cheated because a few drops of water are sprinkled on a baby. The laws cannot be altered, for effect always follows cause. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.90-91   LXĝǂ̏@hłA󂯂΁Al񂾎Ȁ@h̗삽̎҂EŌ}AVɊ܂ŐbĂAƕĂ܂Bł΁A󂯂Ɏ񂾐l͂ǂȂ̂ł傤B @F𓮂Ă_̗́Âɑ𐁂Đ^_̗ASEƑSF̖@xz_AׂĂ̑푽lȌ̐ɏh_A̎ła҂gkɌĂ_AlЂƂɓ݂_AɎ̔wォ猩ĂĂ_EEEEEA̐_́AȂœ̏ɐU肩Đ󂯂悤󂯂܂Ảe󂯂܂B @؂ȂƂ́A_̐^ɏ]āAĂǂƂƂłB2,3HAU|ꂽƂāA_̖@܂Ƃ͂ł܂B_̖@ς邱Ƃ͂łȂ̂łB͕K˂΂ȂȂ̂łB @@@@*whether a man has sprinkled water or not l󂯂悤󂯂܂ @@@@effect always follows cause@ΕKʂ @@@@@@@@@@@ @87. iLXgkȂǂƂ͂Ȃłj @@@Has not Christianity produced plenty of good men? @@@They would have been good just the same, whether they were Christians or not. @@  But are not some good because they try to follow the teachings of Jesus? @@@When your world emulates the Nazarene, a new chapter will have begun in history. It has not happened yet. I do not see any signs of it. Do not speak to me of "Christians", whose lives mock the one they profess to serve. Did not the Nazarene say: "Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven"? @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.91 @LXĝAő̑Pl܂Ă̂ł͂Ȃł傤B @ނ́ALXgkłĂȂĂA悤ɑPlłł傤B @łACGX̋ɏ]߂ɑPlɂȂl̂ł͂Ȃł傤B @Ȃ{ɋɏ]ăCGXƓ悤ɐ邱ƂoAjɂ͐V͂n܂邱ƂɂȂł傤Bǂ܂ȂĂ͂܂B̂悤ɂȂ钛܂BuLXgkvȂǂƂ͌ȂłBނ̐ł́AdĂƂCGX𗠐؂Ă̂łBCGXAuɎAƂĂ҂݂ȓV֍s킯ł͂ȂBȂ_̈ӎvs҂V֍ŝvƁÂł͂܂񂩁B @@@@*emulates the Nazarene  iŨCGXɗʂ悤Ȑ @@@@@@@@@@ @88. i@Ƃ̂́A{A𒴂̂łj @@@ Are there not thousands of Christians who believe the creeds superficially and who yet live very good lives and who are unselfish? @@@ They are not good Christians. They are bad Christians, but good men. Remember this, every creed fetters the soul. Men are not good because of creed, but in spite of creed. In the name of creed they have killed one another and they have burned one another. Anything which binds, which cramps the soul, which prevents it from having full expression, must be swept away. @    What of priests who go to leper colonies to help the sufferers there? @    They do not go because of creed, but because the soul wishes to serve. Religion is beyond creed. Creed is not religion. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.91   LXg̋MĂ̂͏ӂłĂAāAȓIłȂNX͑吨̂ł͂Ȃł傤B @̐ĺALXgkƂĂ͗ǂlł͂܂BLXgkłAlԂƂĂ͂lƂƂłBƂ̂́AǂȂ̂łA𔛂t̂ł邱ƂmĂBlPǂȂ̂͋MĂ邩ł͂ȂAɊ֌WȂPǂȂ̂łB܂ŔނLXgḱA̖ɂĂ݂ɎEA݂ɉɂĂ܂BȂłA𔛂t́A߂Ă܂́A傫LтĂ̂Ŵ́Âċ˂΂Ȃ܂B @炢a҂̂Wc{݂ɍsāA҂ɎLׂ悤Ƃqt̂Ƃǂv܂B @ނ炪֍ŝ́Â߂ɍŝł͂܂Bd邱Ƃ]ނŝłB@Ƃ̂́A{A𒴂̂łB@Ȃ̂ł͂܂B @@@@Men are not good because of creed, but@Men are good not because of creed, but@ @@@@*Religion is beyond creed.@{̏@Ƃ̂͋𒴂̂łi̋ @@@@@@@{̏@ł͂ȂjB @@@@@@@@@@ @89. i@邲ƂɐlɕdAꂪ@łj @@@A reply to the wireless plea of the Archbishop of Canterbury, who called for a return to organized religion, was given by Silver Birch: @@@Your world has had a "Recall to Religion". Real religion is service to the Great Spirit by serving His children. To do that, you require no churches, no priests, no clergymen, no sacred books\unless they implant in your heart the desire to serve, and make you love the children of the Great Spirit more than you loved them before. Serve whenever you can. Help to lift your brother's load. That is religion. @@@I only repeat the simple truth that many of you know, either instinctively or else through reason and logic. I bring the truths which I have learned in the larger realm of the spirit, where all people have to face reality, where cause and effect can be seen in their immediate operation, where only those who serve are counted as higher than those who do not. All the pretence and shams of your world are stripped away and the soul is revealed in all its nakedness, so that its strength and its weakness can be known to all. @     I come from a world where values are known, where falsity does not exist and inequality does not reign. There are no poor and no rich in my world, except those who are poor or rich in spirit. There are no mighty and no weak, except those whose souls are mighty or weak. When all the things that your world of matter praises highly have faded away into the dust of the forgotten past, the eternal realities of the spirit will endure for ever. @@@ Look around your world of matter, see the misery and the despair, the sorrow and the anguish. Look around and realize that there is a vast field for service. Ignorance still feigns, misused power still prevails, prejudice has still to be overcome. See the hunger and the starvation, those who "suffer" because they have too much and those who suffer because they have nothing. See the many physical bodies racked with pain, unable to express as they should the power of the Great Spirit within them. See the condition of poverty and distress, the hovels that should shame all those who regard themselves as Christians. @    And remember that your world can be a Kingdom of Heaven, that it is filled potentially with all that can transform it into a garden of peace and plenty, but it is choked by the weeds of selfishness. @    We call all of you to service, asking you to forget yourselves and your own desires, to allow that which is divine to triumph over that which is earthly, so that each one of you becomes a messenger for the Great Spirit of life. Each one of you should seek to carry on the work of reform, to bring cheer and happiness to all who need it, to wipe away all tears and to replace them with laughter, to fight all ignorance and superstition, to let knowledge reign in their place, to abolish all the darkness and to allow the light of divine truth to penetrate, to banish all fear, all mourning, all disease, so that love can rule triumphant. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.92-93 @J^x[iAWIœ̉@ւ̕Aîɑ΂āAVo[Eo[͎̂悤ɌB @n㐢Eł́A@ɑ΂uR[v˂Ă܂B{̏@Ƃ́A_̎qłlXɕd邱ƂɂĐ_ɕd邱ƂłB̂߂ɂ́AmqtA炪Sɕd̋CAȑOɂĐlXɐlވĂ̂łȂ΁A݂ȕKv܂B@邲ƂɐlɕdAdׂwE~BꂪA@łB @ɂāA邢́A_ɂāAF̑m̂͂̒PȐ^A͂ŌJԂȂ̂łB́ALȗEŊw񂾐^AŏqׂĂ܂BEł͒Nłƌ˂΂Ȃ܂BΒɂ̌ʂAlXɕd҂dȂ҂̑łƂ݂Ȃ܂Bnł̉ʂƋU͔A͗ɂ炯oāA̋P̋コ̂܂܂ɒN̖ڂɂ̂łB @́Alf̊͂肵ĂE痈܂BEł́A܂͒ʗpAs؂܂Bnx̍܂BA쐫̖Lƕn邾łB҂Ǝ҂̋ʂȂẤA쐫̋ƎコłBȂ̐EŌ㐶厖ɑ؂ɂĂ̂AׂĐFĖYp̔ޕŐoɂȂĂ܂ĂAiɋ邱Ƃ̂ȂÎ́A܂ł݂ł傤B @Ȃ̂܂悭ĂBߎSƐ]A߂݂ƋY܂Bɂ͍Lȕd̏ꂪЂ낪Ă邱ƂAǂĂBm͂܂͂тA͗p܂ʂAׂΌ͂܂cĂ܂BQƌR܂BĎƂĂ҂΁Aɖꕶŋꂵłl̂łB݂_̗͂𔭊łȂ܂܋ɂɂł鐔̐l̎pĂBnƒQ̏󋵂ȂłB̓LXgkƎvĂlApvȂ΂ƂɏZłł͂܂񂩁B @An㐢E͓VɂȂ肤邱ƂAǂYȂłBn㐢E𕽘aƖL̊yɕς悤ƎvΕς邾́AׂĂ̂̂̒nɂ͖Ă܂BꂪAȎƂGɑl܂قǍrɂĂ܂Ă̂łB @́AȂׂ̂ĂɕdĂт܂BȂ̈lЂƂ肪_̎gkƂȂāAnIȂ̂_Ȃ̂悤ɁA̗Q֌W~]Y悤ɂĂBlЂƂ肪v̎dɎ|˂΂Ȃ܂BKvȐlXɂ͊тƍKAāA܂̑ɏ΂^ĂBlX̂閳mƖM菜AނɂmĂ悤ɓw߂ĂׂłBÈłȂĐ_Ȑ^̌ނɍł悤ɂ܂傤BׂĂ̋A߂݁AaǂāA͋ANɂłL킽悤ɓw߂Ă܂傤B @@@@*in the larger realm of the spirit@nyɍLȗE @@@@*a world where values are known lf̊Nɂł͂肵Ă鐢E @@@@*to let knowledge reign in their place mMɑĒm킽悤ɂ @@@@@@@@@@ @90. i_̎gkɑ΂ėqĂ͂ȂȂ̂łj @@@Was Jesus Christ "God the Son", as the Church says, or was he an ordinary man with great mediumistic powers? @    The Nazarene was a messenger of the Great Spirit who came into your world of matter in order to fulfil a mission of the Great Spirit. He fulfilled his mission on earth, but he has not yet fulfilled the rest of his mission, which is still being directed from the world of spirit. It is wrong to worship the Nazarene, for worship should be given only to the Great Spirit and not to His messengers. The Nazarene came into your world by fulfilling the natural laws which the Great Spirit had ordained, the same natural laws which all must fulfil in order to be born into your world. You cannot live, you cannot be born into your world, you cannot pass from your world into mine, except through the natural laws of the Great Spirit. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.94 @CGXLXǵAĂ悤ɐ_̎qȂ̂ł傤BƂAʈ̑ȗ}\͂ʂ̐l̂ł傤B @CGXLXǵA_^ꂽgB邽߂ɂ̒n㐢Eɍ~Ă_̎gkłBCGXLXg͒nł̎g͉ʂ܂A܂ʂĂȂgcĂāA͂܂ł̒nŉʂׂEނɂēĂ܂BCGXLXgqƂ̂͐͂܂B_ɑ΂Ă̂ݗqׂłāA_̎gkɑ΂ėqĂ͂ȂȂ̂łBCGXLXǵA_ɂĒ߂ꂽR@ʂĂ̐ɐ܂܂B̎R@Ƃ́AȂ̐ɐ܂ꍇɏ]Ȃ΂ȂȂR@ƓłBȂ́A_̎R@ɏ]̂łȂ΁A̐ɐ邱ƂA܂邱ƂAnėEֈڂ邱Ƃo܂B @@@*which is still being directed from the world of spirit̎g͂̒nŉʂׂA @@@@@@ECGXLXgɂčłĂB @@@@@@@@@@ @91. iȂ{͂邩ɑŵׂ̑Fłj     @Can you substantiate that by references to Bible texts? @    My appeal is only to the laws of the Great Spirit. Those who rely on the crutches of words must be left until their souls can be awakened to an understanding that the Great Spirit is still at work, still inspiring, still revealing. @    His laws are still in operation and His power can flow through instruments today, if they will allow themselves to be used for the Great Spirit, as instruments were used many, many years ago. The Bible, as you call it, is a great book. But there is a greater Bible. It is the universe, which is sustained by the laws of the Great Spirit. From that, you can learn far more than from any book in your world of matter, however great it may be, however respected it may be, however revered it may be. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.94 @Ȃ͂̂ƂAɂĎ؂邱Ƃł܂B @iĂ̂͐_̖@łB_͍ȂA슴^AĂ邱Ƃڊo߂ė܂ł́ÂƂ΂ɗĂĺAcĂȂ΂Ȃ܂B @_̖@͂܂Ă܂BāÃCGX̎ɁAgk_̂߂ɐs悤ɐ_̂߂ɂׂĂȂA̎gkʂĐ_̗͂͂܂łôłBȂƌĂł{͊mɈ̑łBAƈ̑Ȑ܂B́A_̖@ɂĎxĂ邱̉FłB̒n㐢ÊȂ{Aǂ̂悤Ɉ̑ŁA΂A߂Ă{A͂邩ɑŵׂȂFłB @@@@*rely on the crutches of words@̂Ƃ΂xɂĂ @@@@@@@@@@ @92. iCGXʂČĂ͂܂łĂ܂j @@@ Where is Jesus now, and what is he doing? @@@ The spirit that worked through the Nazarene is still at work, seeking to continue the work that it started two thousand years ago, but that spirit has been crucified a thousand times since, and is being crucified almost every day. But, because that spirit is part of the Great Spirit, it will continue to spread its influence wherever there are instruments who can work for the Great Spirit to bring peace and happiness to your world of matter. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.94 @CGXLXg͍ǂɂ܂BĂ܂B @CGXʂČẮA2NOɎn܂Ƃp邽߂ɂ܂łĂ܂BÁ̗A܂܂łɐ\˂ɂĂ܂B܂łÂ悤ɁA\˂ɂĂ܂BA̗͐_̈ꕔł邽߂ɁA̒nɕaƍK炷߂ɊĂgkƂł́AꂩẢeLĂł傤B @@@@*wherever there are instruments _̎gkƂł͂ǂł @@@@@@@@@@ @93. iCGXقǑ傫_̗쐫𔭊l͂܂łj @@@When you speak of the Nazarene, do you mean the man Jesus or the spirit forces working through him? @    The man. But he has since evolved and there is now a far greater spiritual consciousness expressed through him than there was in the earthly incarnation, for the amount that he expressed then had to be in consonance with the limitation of his day. There has never been on earth anyone through whom the manifestation of the spirit has been greater than through the Nazarene. There has never been any through whom the laws have revealed themselves at so great an intensity as through the Nazarene.      Not in two thousand years?      No, neither before nor since. That was the greatest manifestation of the Great Spirit that your world has yet received. But we do not reverence the man as he incarnated on earth. We pay tribute to the power which operated through him. We recognize that the man is only entitled to respect in so far as he was the instrument for the power of the spirit. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.95 @ȂܘbĂCGX́ACGXƂl̂ƂłAƂACGXʂēĂ͂̂ƂĂ̂łB @CGX̐l̂ƂĂ̂łBACGXȗiāAɔׂ΁A܂ł̗͂Iӎ͂͂邩ɑ傫ȂĂ܂B̓́ACGX̗IӎAǂĂ̎̐󂯂Ȃ̂łBA̒nł́AăCGXقǑ傫_̗쐫𔭊l͂܂łB܂ACGXقǁA_̖@͋łl܂łB @2NԂł́AƂӖłB @AȑOɂA܂ȌȂAƂӖłB́A̒nł͋O̐_̗͂̔łBÁA̒nɐ󂯂CGX𐒔qĂĂ̂ł͂܂Bhӂ̂́Aނʂē_̗͂ɑ΂ĂłBA_̗͂̔CGXʂĈׂꂽƂ_ł́ACGXhȂ΂ȂȂƎvĂ܂B @@@to be in consonance with the limitation of his day@̐ɏ] @@@the man is only entitled to respect@CGXhɒl @@@@@@@@@@ @94. i͂̂ɓ݂_̖@̈Ȃ̂łj @     Is the spirit world planning a further revelation by the sending of another teacher like Jesus? @     Different methods are being used to suit the different needs. You must remember that your world has become more complex, more interdependent, and more channels of communication have had to be opened. We have to meet with different temperaments and different habits, thoughts, ways and modes of life. Our message has to be adapted to national environments and characteristics, to racial habits. It has to be given in the language and the limitations of a variety of peoples. But behind the focus of the power is the same driving force. @     Your Christian world pays its tribute to one who rose from the "dead", who was seen after his "death", who demonstrated that life continues beyond "death". The Nazarene demonstrated that he was the same individual and he gave as proofs, in the materialized body, the earthly marks of the crucifixion. After that, he revealed himself again. @@@ Your Christian world believes all that, though it cannot prove it. But it says it was a miracle! We have returned through the same laws to demonstrate the life beyond death, to show that the Great Spirit is eternal and the operation of His laws immutable, that even as one was resurrected so are all resurrected, because resurrection is a law of the Great Spirit of life. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.95-96 @Eł̓CGX̂悤Ȏw҂܂nɑāA_̌[ɓĂƂv悪܂B @nŋ߂̂ςĂĂ̂ŁA܂́Aɉ@ƂĂ܂Bn㐢ÉAȑOɔׂƂ͂邩ɕGɁAđ݈ˑ̊֌Wɐ[܂Ă邱ƂmĂBA܂ł́AƑ̒nƂ̒ʐMHKvɂȂĂ̂łB́An̐lX̗lXȋC␶KAvzAAsȂǂɑΉĂ˂΂Ȃ܂BĂeAAIKȂǂɍ킹ĂKv܂BȄꂼɎĂ錾Ɛ̒łbĂƂv܂BÂ悤ȒʐMsȂꍇ̗͂̔wɂ́Aɓ̌͂Ă̂łB @Ȃ̃LXgEł́Al̂Ȃ畜ApA邱ƂgĎCGX𑸌hĂ܂BCGX́A̎pOƓł邱Ƃ܂B̂ɎcY̎̏ՂȀ؋ƂČ܂BāǍɁACGX͎pĂ܂B @LXgEł́ÂƂؖ邱Ƃ͏oȂĂA݂ȐMĂ܂BāAAՂƂ̂łBACGX̏ꍇƓ@ɂāA̐؂邽߂ɂ̐ɖ߂Ă܂B́A_iłA_̖@͕sςłAl̐lԂ悤ɁAقׂ̂Ă̐lԂƂƂ߂łB́Âɓ݂_̖@̈Ȃ̂łB @@ one who rose from the "dead"@Ȃ̂ulv̒琶Ԃl({͎l @@@@Ȃǂ͂Ȃj @@ even as one was resurrected so are all resurrected@lԂ悤ɁAׂĂ @@@@@lԂԂ @@@@@@@@@@ @95.i^ߑΐ^ɓ邱Ƃł܂j @@@Truth is most easily understood when you become as little children and allow your minds to become freed from all the misconceptions that come from the errors of the past. @    Truth comes when, like a little child, you seek with simplicity, with the desire not to establish a new creed or doctrine but only to find that which is true, no matter how great the sacrifice involved. @    Those who have promised loyalty to certain teachings are not in the best position to find truth, for sometimes the soul struggles hard between its allegiance to that which it has sworn to believe and that for which its mind strives in order to give it satisfaction. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.97   Ȃĉ悤ȂɂȂāAߋ̌ɂvႢ΁A^͋ɂ߂ėeՂɗ悤ɂȂł傤B @ĉ悤ȏ^ȂAāAVMグ悤Ƃ͂Aǂ̂悤ȋ]Ă^ł̂ߑ̂ł΁AȂ͐^ɓ邱Ƃł܂B @̋ɒɏ]Ƃ𐾂ĺA^ɓ̂ył͂܂Bɂ́AM邱Ƃ𐾂ɑ΂钉SƂ납̏[𓾂悤Ƃ]Ƃ̊ԂŁÂ͂NĂ܂łB @@@@*the errors of the past ߋ̊Ԉ @@@@@@@@@@ @96 i͈l̐lԂ̐Lł͂܂j     When the twenty-five theologians who had been examining Church beliefs for fifteen years, in the hope of arriving at some sort of conformity within the Church of England, published their weighty report, "Doctrine In The Church of England", in January, 1938, Silver Birch was asked to comment on some extracts which were read to him. The extracts are printed in italics: @@@@@@@* @* @*@ *   (1) The Resurrection of Jesus is an act of God wholly unique in human history. @@@Did it take fifteen years to arrive at that conclusion? How true it is that those who betray the Nazarene are those who call themselves Christians ! @@@Resurrection is part of the law of life. Resurrection comes to every soul when it is resurrected from the body of matter when death arrives. Resurrection belongs to no one man. It belongs to all the children of the Great Spirit, for everyone in turn must pass through the portal of death, leaving behind the body of matter, and begin a new life in the realm of spirit, in the body of spirit, which has been preparing itself all the time. @@  The Nazarene did nothing contrary to natural law. He came to fulfil the Law, and all his actions and all his teachings were part of the Law. Did he not say: "All these things shall ye do and greater things than these shall ye do"? If you elevate the Nazarene to so remote and inaccessible a place in the high heavens that no child of the Great Spirit can reach him, then you have destroyed the whole value of his mission, for the essence of the Nazarene's life was to demonstrate what could be achieved by all the children of the Great Spirit if they would but allow the fullness of the Great Spirit to reveal itself in their lives. @@  And when he passed to the world of spirit he returned, as many returned before him and as countless thousands have returned since. There is nothing unique in the universe, for the laws of the Great Spirit are always in operation, and the mere fact that anything has ever happened is proof of the existence of law. @p̋炩̌œꂷ邽߂ɁA25̐_w҂15Nč̐MA1938N1Ɂup̋vƑ肷镪񍐏ołꂽB̂̂̕Vo[Eo[ɑ΂ēǂݏグA߂ꂽB̉ӏ́AΎ̂ŎĂB @@ @@@@@@@@* @*@ *@ *   (1)@CGX͐̕lގjŋO̐_̂݋ƂłB @Ȍ_ɒB̂ɁA15NƂ̂ł傤BLXgkƖĂ҂́A{ɃCGX𗠐؂Ă܂ˁB @̖͐@̈ꕔȂ̂łB̂̎KꂽƂANɂłɕN܂B͈l̐lԂ̐Lł͂܂Bl͒Nł܂B̂cĎ֖̊ʂ蔲ƁAƂƗpӂĂ̂܂ƂėEŐVn߂̂łB @CGX͎R̖@ɔ邱Ƃ͉܂łBނ͐_@邽߂ɗ̂łAނsȂׂĂ̂ƁAނׂ̋̂ẮA_@̈ꕔłBûƂ͂Ȃłł낤AɁAȏ̂Ƃłł낤vƃCGX͌̂ł͂Ȃł傤BȂACGXlX̎̓͂Ȃ悤ȉ_̏ɍՂグĂ܂ACGX̎ĝׂẲl͑䖳ɂȂĂ܂܂BCGX́A̐UƂāAlX_@\ɐ̒ɂƂł΁ANɂłƓo邱ƂƂĂłB @CGX͎ŗE֕AĂ܂̒nɖ߂Ă܂B́AވȑOɂA̗삪ƂłAވȌA̗삪悤ɒn֖߂Ă܂BFɂ͊Ղ̂悤Ȃ̂͂Ȃ̂łB_̖@͏ɓĂ܂Aǂ̂悤ȂƂłĂAꂪNƂ̂̂A̖@݂Ă؂łɉ߂܂B @@* is proof of the existence of law@̖@݂Ă؂i̖@邩炱 @@@@@蓾j @@@@@@@@@@ @97. i͐ɂĂ͂Ȃ̉e󂯂܂j  @(2) @Baptism, even infant baptism, is a means of deliverance from the domination of influences which predispose to sin. In the life of the unbaptised saint there is a defect. @@@No priest possesses the power of magic, to make of water anything but water. Because a priest takes drops of water and sprinkles it on the brow of a child, he does not in any way do anything which affects the child's life in your world or mine. Those drops of water were drops of water before and they were drops of water afterwards. The priest has no power to change their chemical constituents and to make them do something which is contrary to the Law. @@  The soul is unaffected by baptism, for none has the power to evolve your soul for you. That you must do for yourself, by the quality of the life that you live in the world of matter. The effects of your actions cannot be removed by any other, but only by the compensation that you make and the retribution that you have to suffer. @@  Saintliness has nothing whatever to do with baptism. Saintliness consists of allowing the Great Spirit to shine through your life, so that you achieve as much of perfection in daily life as you can reach whilst you are in the world of matter. @(2) ́Ac̏ꍇłA߂Ƃ₷XlԂ~o̎iłB҂󂯂ĂȂ΂̐ɂׂ͌B @ǂ̂悤ȐE҂łA𐅈ȊÔ̂ɕς閂@̗͎͂Ă܂BE҂qǂ̊zɐ𐔓H点ƂāA̎qǂ̒nł̐Ǎ̗Eł̐ɁAE҂͑S̉e^邱Ƃ͏o܂B̐H̐́AH点OŁAH点̐łBE҂͂̐H̉wςĉ邱ƂȂǁAo͂Ȃ̂łB͐_̖@ɔ邱ƂłB @͐ɂĂ͂Ȃ̉e󂯂܂BNłĂAȂ̗쐫Đi͂Ȃǂ͂܂BȂ̗쐫́AȂ̒nł̐߂ĂƂɂĂȂgiȂ΂ȂȂ̂łBȂ̍šׂʂ́AȂgAȂg󂯂ꂵ݂ɂĂ̂ݏ̂łāAN̎҂ɂĎ菜Ă炤Ƃ͂ł܂B @҂̂悤ȋĆAƂ͖֌WłB̋ĆA̒n㐢EŐĂԁAX̐ɑSxȂ悤ɓw͂AȂ̐_̌ŋPĂ悤ɂ邱Ƃ琶܂̂łB @@@*to evolve your soul for you.@Ȃ̍Ȃ̑ɐi @@@@@@@@@@ @98. iՂȂǂ͂Ȃ̂łj @(3) God could work miracles if He pleased, but the commission is divided as to whether or not miraculous events occur. @@@ Would they have been sure if they had deliberated for another fifteen years? How piteous a spectacle, the blind leading the blind! These are your teachers and they cannot tell you whether or not these things happen! There are no miracles. There never have been miracles. There never will be miracles. @@  The Great Spirit is the Great Spirit, and the laws of the Great Spirit are perfect in their operation. They were conceived by Perfection. If the Great Spirit has to suspend the laws that Perfection created, then chaos must result. If the Great Spirit has to interfere in the scheme of creation to provide for events which He has not foreseen, then the Great Spirit ceases to be Perfection. The Great Spirit becomes imperfect. If the Great Spirit has to perform a miracle to bestow favours on some, then the Great Spirit is a partial deity and not the Infinite Spirit of all life. How they belittle the Great Spirit with their puny conceptions ! @@  Because they are ignorant of the higher laws, because they do not know the power of the spirit, because they themselves are not touched by that power which comes from our realms, they cannot understand these happenings wrought through mediums. @@  Because they seem to think that the events of the days of the days of the Nazarene contradict what is known today of the physical laws, they are compelled to think of miracles. Yet, if they understood the operation of the laws of the spirit, they would see that the Great Spirit is the same yesterday, today and for ever, and that His power is available and accessible to all who enable His gifts to be exercised in their lives. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.99-100 @(3) _͂]݂Ȃ炢łՂNƂoBÁuψvł́A낢ȊՂ{ɋN̂ǂɂẮAӌꂽB @ނ炪15NԁATdɌd˂A菭͊mȌôł傤Bł́AӐlӐl𓱂Ă̂ƓŁA܂ɂȏiłB̂悤ȐlȂ̐搶Ȃ̂łBՂN̂NȂ̂AȂƂȂɋȂ̂łBՂȂǂ͂Ȃ̂łB܂܂łɊՂNƂ͈xȂAꂩAՂN邱Ƃ͌Ă܂B @_͐_łA̐_̖@͊ɓ܂BS҂ł_̖@n܂BS҂n̖@̓Aق̈ꎞłA~߂悤ȂƂ΁AK卬N܂B_ɂ\łȂoāAɑΉ邽ߐ_gňvɎ蒼Ă˂΂ȂȂ悤ȂƂƂ΁A_͂͂⊮S҂ł͂ȂȂ܂B_͕sSɂȂĂ܂̂łB_Alɉ^ĊՂNƂA̐_͔ڏȐ_ɂAS̖̗ł͂ȂȂĂ܂܂BǂĔނ́A̕nȍlŁAȂɂ_⏬Ă܂̂ł傤B @ނɂ͐lq𒴂@킩܂Bނ͗͂m܂Bނ͗E̗̎͂ɐG邱Ƃ܂Bނ́A\҂ʂċN邱̂悤ȗIۂłȂ̂łB @CGX̎ɋNóA̕@ł͂肦ȂƔނ͍lĂ̂ł傤B̂߂ɁAՂłƑĂ܂̂łBAނ炪͂̓𗝉邱ƂłȂAAĖiA_͕sςłsՂł邱Ƃ킩͂łBāA_̎̐ɊĂƂolȂNɂłA_̗͂ɗApĂƂł邱ƂAނɂ͂킩͂Ȃ̂łB @@@* They were conceived by Perfection ̖@́ASҁiS_ @@@@@@@ʏ́jɂđnꂽ @@@*they are ignorant of the higher laws lq𒴂iÉj@ɖmł @@@@@@@@@@ @99. i_͊Sł_̌[ɂI͂Ȃ̂łj   (4) From the Christian standpoint the Bible is unique, as being the inspired record of a unique revelation. @@   How dark are their minds! How they are engulfed in the inky blackness of superstition! How thick is the wall that surrounds them! How deeply they have entrenched themselves behind the fortress of superstition! @@@ Ever since your world of matter has been the world of matter, teachers have come to reveal the Great Spirit to His children. They have spoken the language of their day. The revelation was adapted to die demands of their day, to the country in which they lived, to the stage of growth and development of the people. It had to be given in such a manner as it was capable of being understood\not too high, so as to be beyond their reach. @@@  But always the process of evolution has been at work and, as the children of the Great Spirit have evolved and grown, so new teachers arose, new seers, new prophets and new visionaries, each with his visions, his dreams, his prophecies, his message, his inspiration, his truth, his teaching adapted to the needs of his day. There is no finality in revelation, for the Great Spirit is perfect. @@@  The revelation of today is in line with the revelation of yesterday. We do not deny the truths taught by the Nazarene. The Nazarene did not deny the truths taught by Moses. And those who will come after us, in die world of your tomorrow, will not deny the truths taught by us today. @@@@But, because the children of tomorrow will be at a higher stage of evolution, the truth that is to be revealed to them must be more progressive than the truth that is revealed to you today. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.101 @(4) LXgk̗ꂩ݂ƁA͑ɗ̂Ȃ_̌[̋L^łƂ_ŁAɂ߂ēƓłB @ނ̂͂ǂĂقǂ܂łɓ܂Ă̂ł傤BǂĂȂɐ^ÂȖM̈łɈݍ܂Ă܂Ă̂ł傤B{ɌǂɎ͂܂Ă܂Ă܂ˁBM̉̌ɉBĔނ͐[g߂Ă܂Ă܂B @̒n̐En܂ĈȗAX̗Iw҂nւĂĂ͐lXɐ_݂̑ɂċĂ܂Bނ́A̎̂Ƃ΂Ō肩܂B_̌[́A̗̎vɂ킹Aꂼ̎w҂Zł̏󋵂⍑̐iB̒xɂ킹āAĂ̂łB̍̐lXɂ悭킩悤ɁAł͈͂ŁA邱ƂȂ悤ɓw͂Ă܂B @Aỉߒ͋x݂ȂiŝłBlXiAĂɂāAVw҂悤ɂȂ܂BV\ҁAVaҁAV_ƂāAꂼɎ̗zAAaAtA슴A^AċA̗̎vɍ킹Ă܂B_͊SłA_̌[ɏI͂Ȃ̂łB @̌[́Ǎ[̉̏ɂ܂B́ACGX^ے肵܂BCGX́A[[̋^ے肵܂łB̂悤ɁA̒nł̖̐EɁǍɗEĂw҂AĂ^ے肷邱Ƃ͂Ȃł傤B @A̐lX́AƐi̍iKɒBĂ͂łA̐lɓׂ^́A܂ȂɓĂ^AƐi񂾂̂ɂȂɈႢ܂B @@@*Ever since your world of matter has been the world of matter ̒n㐢En @@@@@@EƂđ݂n߂ȗ(J蓈ȗj @@@@@@@@@@ @100. iȂ͐_̒ɂ̂łj @(5) For him (the Christian), Christ is the one, and the necessary mediator. Christ's access to the Father was direct; we have our access to the Father through Him.  @@@No. The Great Spirit is within you. You are in the Great Spirit. "The kingdom of heaven is within," taught the Nazarene. How little they know of their own Christian teachings! You are never separated from the Great Spirit. The Great Spirit is never separated from you. @@@ There is nothing you can ever do, no vile crime that you can commit of so degrading an intensity that can ever cut you off from the Great Spirit. The tie that binds you to the Great Spirit is imperishable and therefore you can never be lost. @@@ You approach the Great Spirit direct, as you learn to allow the Great Spirit to express Himself in your lives. Each one of you has a portion of the Great Spirit and you require nobody to stand between you and the Great Spirit of life. @@@ That was not the purpose of the Nazarene. He came to teach the people how to live their lives, that the fullness of the Great Spirit might be expressed. @@   Theology is the curse of the world of matter. It puts mankind in shackles. It puts his soul in prison. To be freed, he must learn to sever himself from all limiting creeds and restrictive dogmas and to find the unfettered truth that comes in spiritual inspiration. The mind of man cannot exceed the inspiration of the Great Spirit. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.102 @ (5) LXgkɂƂāACGX͗Bŕs̒҂łBCGX͐_ƒڂɌ΂Ă邪ALXgḱACGXʂĐ_ɋ߂ÂƂoB @͊ԈႢłB_͂Ȃ̒ɂ܂BȂ͐_̒ɂ̂łBCGXAu_̉͂Ȃ̒ɂv(JE17-21)ƌł͂܂񂩁BLXg̎w҂Ȃ̂ɁAȂCGX̋킩ĂȂ̂ł傤BȂ͌Đ_痣Ă͂Ȃ̂łB_͌ĂȂ痣Ă͂܂B @̎Ȃς邱Ƃ͏o܂BȂɍŒ̍łȔƍ߂ƂƂĂAł_Ƃ̊֌Wf؂邱Ƃ͏oȂ̂łB_ƂȂтĂJ͕słłÂ߂ɂȂ邱Ƃ͌Ă܂B @Ȃ̒ɐ_ĂƂwł΁AځA_ɋ߂ÂĂƂo܂BȂ͂ł_̈ꕔĂ܂A_ƂȂ̊Ԃɓ钇҂Ȃǂ͗vȂ̂łB @CGX҂ɂȂ͂܂łBނ̐ɂė̂́A傢Ȃ_݂̑\Ɋ悤ȐlXɋ邽߂łB @̒n㐢Eł́A_w͑傫ȍЂłB_w͐lX𑩔AlX̍Sɕ߂Ă܂܂Bꂩ瓦ĎRɂȂ邽߂ɂ́Al̋MAЂƂ悪̋͐gȂĒf₵A슴̂Ȃœ̂Ȃ^oƂw΂˂΂Ȃ܂BlԂ̐ŚA_̗슴𒴂邱Ƃ͏oȂ̂łB @@@* That was not the purpose of the Nazarene@CGX͐_ƐlԂƂ̊Ԃ̒҂ɂȂ @@@@@@@ł͂ȂB @@@*unfettered truth@̂ɂ邱Ƃ̂Ȃ{̐^ @@@@@@@@@@ @101. iȂ͎łΑĂĂ܂j @ (6) The Resurrection confirms manfs hope of immortality.   @@So much to learn! So much to learn! You live because you have part of the Great Spirit within you. Matter only exists because of spirit. Spirit is the eternal reality. Spirit is indestructible, imperishable, immortal, infinite. @@  You will live beyond the grave, beyond the fire of cremation, because you are spirit. Nothing in the world of matter, nothing in the realms of spirit, can destroy the imperishable divinity which is yours, the gift of life conferred on you by your entry into this world. @@  Because you are a spirit, you live. Because you are a spirit you survive the grave. Because you are a spirit you will continue to live for ever and for ever. It has nothing to do with any teacher. It is part of your birthright, part of your heritage. @@  They would seek to limit the Great Spirit, the Divine Architect, the Power which maintains the whole universe in all its multitudinous expressions\to what? To one being who lived for thirty-three years in the world of matter. And they would seek to restrict His bounty to those who espouse a creed. Oh, no! Oh, no! They shame the meaning of the word "Religion". Did they but know it, they make the Nazarene weep tears of bitterness and sorrow, and they continue to crucify him. @@  You are not the salt of the earth because you call yourselves Christians. You are not the salt of the earth because you belong to a Church. You will not be judged in my world by the label you have worn on earth. Your championship of a creed will not matter. All that will be of any account is one thing\how much of the Great Spirit have you expressed whilst you were on earth?     Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.102-103 @(6) CGXLXǵ̕AlԂ̕sɑ΂]B @܂킩Ă܂ˁBƂƊwł炢̂łBȂܐĂ̂́AȂ̒ɐ_̈ꕔĂ邩łB̂͗삪邩炱݂ł̂łB삱i̎̂łB͔j󂳂邱ƂȂAsłłAsłAłB @Ȃ͎łĂ܂BΑĂĂ܂BȂ͗삾łB̒n㐢EłAEɂĂAȂ̕sł̗j󂷂邱Ƃ͏o܂B́AȂ̐ɐ܂ꂽƂɎꂽ̎Ȃ̂łB @Ȃ͗삾琶Ă܂B삾Aɖ߂Ăɂ܂B삾炱A܂łiɐĂ̂łBNɋĂȂĂA͊֌W܂Bi̐́AȂ܂ȂɂĎĂ錠łA󂯌płŸꕔłB @ނ́A_AȂnA܂܂ɕ\SFxĂ傢Ȃ͂A肵Ă܂ƂĂ܂Bǂ̂悤ɏ肵Ă̂ł傤B̐33NԐl̐lԂɂłBĔނ́A_̖LȌb݂^̂́AMM҂łƌ肵悤Ƃ܂BႢ܂BȂƂ͌Ă܂Bނ́u@vƂẗӖĂ̂łBނ炪ꂾmȂ̂ȂACGX͔ߒQė܂𗬂ł傤BāAނ̓CGXɂ邱ƂȂĂ邱ƂɂȂ̂łB @Ȃ͎LXgkƂĂ邪̂ɒn̉Ȃ̂ł͂܂BɏĂ邩n̉Ȃ̂ł܂BȂ̒nŐgɂĂLXgkƂbéAEł͒ʗp邱Ƃ͂܂BȂMi삵ĂA͉ɂȂ܂B؂ȂƂ͂łBȂnɐĂԂɁAǂꂾ_̈ӎvɉĒɐAƂƂłB @@@* Did they but know it = If they know it only @@@* will be of any account = will be important @@@@@@@@@@ @102. iĎ̐ӔC𑼂̐l֓]łĂ͂Ȃ܂j   (7) Fundamental to the Christian doctrine of the Atonement is the conviction that it is essentially the work of God, who, in Christ, reconciles mankind to Himself. @@@Is this a repetition of the old teaching of the atonement? Does it mean that a jealous and angry god had to be appeased by the blood sacrifice of the one he loved? Does it mean that the Great Spirit is more cruel and more heartless than an angry human being? Does it mean that the Great Spirit demands blood to be shed to reconcile Himself with His children? How pitiable a conception is this of the Great Spirit and of the mission of the Nazarene ! @@  Must blood be shed to appease the Great Spirit, of Whom it was taught by the Nazarene He was full of the love and mercy and gentleness of a loving Father? You are all placed in the world of matter to build your own characters and accomplish your own soul evolution. @@@ If you choose the paths of selfishness you must pay the price. If you choose the paths of service, you receive the reward that comes in the growth of character. It is all fixed by the operation of Law, and not even the greatest of the great teachers can alter the operation of those laws. @@ @All else is a doctrine of cowardice and injustice. If you have done wrong, be a man and pay the price! Do not attempt to shelve your responsibilities on to the back of another. In our world, the saint, the altruist, has reached a higher level than the selfish man because his soul has grown much more. How else could it be? Could one man be selfish and reach, after what you call death, the same level as he who devoted his whole life to service? Is it thus that you would mock the Great Spirit and His perfect justice? @@  Of course not. Life is what you make it. No matter what your sphere, no matter what your occupation, whether you be born of high or low parentage, whatever your rank or title, your colour or race or nationality, you all have opportunities for service. If you neglect them you pay the price, and none can interfere. @@ Let me finish by quoting the words of the Nazarene: "That which a man sows he must reap." @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.103-104 @(7)@\˂܍߂ƂLXg̋ɂƂďdvȂƂ́Aꂪ{Iɂ͐_̂݋ƂłƊmM邱ƂłB_̓CGXʂāAlԂƂ̘a}ꂽB @ł͌Â܍ߘ_̌JԂɉ߂Ȃł͂܂񂩁B܂Aiݐ[{ɂꂽ_G߂̂ɁA̐_lԂ̐тɕȂ΂ȂȂƂƂȂ̂łB邢͐_́A{苶lԂƎcŖ߂łƂł̂łB_͐lԂƘâɗvƂƂłB_ɂāACGXLXg̎gɂāA͂ȂƂȍlȂ̂ł傤B @CGX́A_ɂāAeƂĂ̈Ǝ߂ƗDɖĂƋ܂B̐_G߂̂ɃCGX̌Ȃ΂ȂȂ̂ł傤BȂ݂͂ȁA̐li߁A̐i𐋂Ă߂ɁA_ɂĂ̐֓ꂽ݂Ȃ̂łB @ȂȓIȓIׂ΁Ȃ㏞x˂΂Ȃ܂Bd̓Iׂ΁AlǐƂJ܂󂯎ł傤B͐_̖@Ō܂Ă邱ƂłAǂ̂悤Ɉ̑Ȏw҂ɂĂA̖@̓ς邱Ƃ͌ďo܂B @_̖@ȊÓAׂāÂȂsȋłBȂ߂ƂA܂ƂȐlԂƂĂ̑㉿xȂBĎ̐ӔC𑼂̐l֓]łĂ͂Ȃ܂B̗Eł́A҂ł闘҂͍̌オił̂ŁAȎ҂Ȃǂ͍Ewɑ݂Ă܂Bł͕KȂ̂łBȓIȐlȂ̂̌ɁASUdɕlƓ炢EwŐ邱ƂȂǂ͂ł܂BȂ̂ɁAȂ͂ȂA߂_Ɛ_̊Ȍył̂ł傤B @ܘ_ȂƂ͏o܂BȂグ̂lłBȂ̏ZސEłAEƂȂłAƕ̏㉺Ɋւ炸A邢́AȂ̊KAA畆̐FAlAЂȂǂɂ֌WȂAȂ݂ȁAꂼɕd̋@Ă̂łB̋@Ȃ̂ł΁Ȃ㏞͎x킳܂Bɂ͒N邱Ƃ͂ł܂B @ŌɁACGX̂̂Ƃ΂pĂ܂Bul͎̂͊˂΂ȂȂviKeA6:7j @@@*Is it thus that you would mock@iȂ̂Ɂĵ悤Ɂył̂ @@@@@@@@@@ @103. iQ߂݂ɂĂ͋߂̂łj @@@Just as the seed is put into darkness, there to gain strength before it can burst into life, the seed of human life is put into darkness to obtain the strength of human experience before it can burst into the life of the spirit. @@  All the experiences of human life are part of the great scheme. Those experiences which you like least of all\sadness, bitterness, tears, disappointments, suffering and pain\are very valuable for your souls. @  @But you cannot realize that at the time. It is only when you can look back on the whole, and not judge by the part, that you can get a clear picture of the values of life. Through all your adversities the character is tried. Through tears and sorrow the soul is strengthened. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.107 @킪Ây̒Ɏ̂́Aŗ{zĐ͂𔭊ł悤ɂĂ߂łBƓ悤ɁAlԂ̗̍IɔāA̐ł̗lXȑ̌Ƃ̗{ێ悷邽߂ɁÄÂn㐢E֑Ă̂łB @ľׂ̂ẮAsȐ_̌v̈ꕔɑgݍ܂Ă܂BȂ]܂ȂA߂݁AhAQA_AYAɂ݂Ȃǂ̑̌Ǎ̂߂ɂ͔ɑ؂Ȃ̂łB @ÂƂ͋ꂵł鎞ɂ͂킩܂Bl̈ꕔŔf̂ł͂ȂāAŜUԂČ邱Ƃoɂ͂߂āAl̉l𖾊mɗł悤ɂȂ܂BtɂĂlԐbAQ߂݂ɂĂ͋߂̂łB @@ *the seed of human life is put into darkness ̈Ân㐢Eɐij @@@ *at the time@iꂵłj̎ɂ @@@@@@@@@@ @104. ilԂ̎Rӎuł_̖@̈ꕔłj @@@We look at life not through physical eyes but with the knowledge of spirit life, where the true balance is struck. Those who live wisely are the ones who seek to turn all experiences into advantage to their souls, who do not try to flee from trial and temptation but seek to use the innermost strength to face difficulties, for it is in that spirit that character is evolved and strengthened. @@@The Law is perfect, automatic in its operation. Nobody can evade the Law. Even free will is a law, and its operation is known to those who can see because they have reached that stage of evolution. @@@You can only exercise your free will according to the stage of evolution you have reached. It would be impossible for you to do anything but that which you do, because it is determined by the stage of evolution of your soul. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.107-108   l͓̖̂̂ڂɂĂł͂ȂA^̎pʂ̖ڂɂĂłBȐl͂lǒ̂߂ɖ𗧂Ă悤Ƃ܂BǂȎUfɂĂꂸɁA݂̗͂𓭂čɗĂƂ̂łB̂悤ȋCĂ邩炱Alȋ傳𑝂Ă܂B @_̖@͊ŁAIɓ܂BNlƂĂ̖@甲oƂ͏o܂BlԂ̎Rӎuł_̖@̈ꕔłBRӎuɂ@Ă邱ƂAIɐil̊Ⴉ݂Ƃ悭킩܂B @ȂRӎu𔭊ĂA͂ȂBi̒iKɉĂ̎Rӎułɂ܂BȂ̂ǂ̂悤ȍsׂA̐iɉČ߂ꂽ𒴂邱Ƃ͏oȂ̂łB @@@@*where the true balance is struck  ΂Ȃ^킽Ă(̖ڂŐ^ @@@@@@@p݂) @@@@@@@@@@ @105. iȂ͐_𖳌ɔ邱Ƃo܂j  @@You are part of the Great Spirit and have an infinity of divinity to express. As that divinity is expressed, so you become accessible to higher laws\which do not contravene other laws, but are only accessible to you as your evolution unfolds.  @@There is no limit in infinity. There is no limit to the perfection of beauty, to the splendour of music, and the higher the soul is raised in the scale of evolution, the greater is the world of beauty and harmony available to it. As you rise, so a greater field of harmony awaits the evolved soul.      You are not conscious of the higher whilst you are in the lower, but you are conscious of the lower whilst you are in the higher. Whilst all the laws that control every aspect of that harmony are automatic in their operation, they are not available to you until you have reached them by soul growth. @@@Your past growth places you in the position of choosing future growth. But you can delay it. What you will do at any moment is determined by the interplay of laws, each of which is automatic in its operation. And your choice is determined by the way that your consciousness responds at that stage of evolution. The soul, if it is aware of itself, chooses that which will advance its evolution. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.108 @Ȃ͐_̕głA_𖳌ɔ邱Ƃo܂B_𔭊Ă΁AȂE̍x̖@ł悤ɂȂ܂B̖@̖͑@Ƃ͑eȂ̂ł͂ȂAȂ̍iΎ󂯗e邱Ƃł̂łB @ɂ͌EƂ̂܂B̊Sɂ͌E͂ȂAy̑f炵ɂE͂܂BiČシ΂قǁAƒa̐E͂ɑ傫JĂ܂BȂ̍シ΁Aꂾ傫Ȓa̐E҂󂯂ĂƂƂłB @ȂႢƂɋԂ́AƂ̂Ƃ͂킩܂BAƂɂ΁AႢƂ̂Ƃ͂悭킩܂BʂŒaxĂ@͎IɓĂāA̖@́AȂ̍iĂƂɂĂ̂ݎɓ͂悤ɂȂ̂łB @ȂߋɂǂꂾiĂɂāAꂩ̐iIԗςĂ܂Bix点邱Ƃo܂BȂsȂĂA̍sׂ͖@Ƃ̑ݍpɂČ߂̂ŁȀꍇ@͎Iɓ܂BȂ̍sׂ̑ÍAi̒iKɑΉłsȂ܂BĂ̍sׂ̑IAoĂȂAシōsł傤B @@@Your past growth places you in the position of choosing future growthB@Ȃ @@@@@@ߋ̐i̐iIԗ߂B @@@@@@@@@@ @106. iǂ܂łɂ͏オی͂܂j     @ I, whom you call Silver Birch, represent only a small portion of the knowledge that belongs to the infinity of the spheres. As you grow, other teachers greater than I can use me to impart higher knowledge and wisdom to you. @@@ There is no final stage. There is no perfection. You are evolving and I am, and those higher than I say that there are working behind them higher ones still. @     There is no final height, for if you achieved the end, creation would cease. @     For many millions of years you have evolved your body of matter, changing slowly but gradually from lower to higher states, evolving, reaching out, climbing out of the mud towards the skies. @     Slowly, the beast has been left behind and the Great Spirit has begun to emerge. How many millions of years has it taken you to reach what you are today in your bodies of matter?  And that evolution is not yet finished. How many millions of years can you spend in the evolution of your souls? @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.109   ȂVo[Eo[ƌĂ΂Ă鎄́AɍLȗE̒m̂ق̈ꕔ\Ăɉ߂܂BȂɐi𐋂Ă΁ȂȎw҂gāAƍx̒mƒqdȂɓ悤ɂȂ܂Bł悢ƂŏIiK͂܂BŊSƂƂ܂BȂ͐iĂA܂i܂Bʂ̗삽̘bł́A̔ނ肳ɍʂ̗삽ĔwォxĂĂƂƂłB @ǂ܂łɂ͏オAی͂܂BI_Ƃ̂āAɓBłƂAn̉c݂Ŏ~܂Ă܂łB @SN̒ԂāAlނ݂͌̂悤ɓ̂iĂ܂BƏAႫ獂ցAiAAyꂩւƐLяオĂ̂łB @Xɏb͎̂ċA_n߂܂B܂̂Ȃ̂悤ȓ̂ɐ܂łɁASNƂł傤B܂A̐͏IĂ͂Ȃ̂łBƓ悤ɁAȂ́A̍̐ɂASNĂƂɂȂ̂ł傤B @@@*climbing out of the mud towards the skies  y̏Ԃ甲ođ֌ @@@@@@LтĂ @@@@@@@@@@ @107. inŒ̔ƍߎ҂nō̑PlƂ͌Złj @@@Not long ago, you were monkeys\not the monkeys, actually, but the spirit which works through them. It is all part of the Great Spirit. Wherever you have life, you have the breath of the Great Spirit, otherwise there would not be life. There are grades of that breath. There is development and unfoldment, there is transition from the lower to the higher. @@@But it is all the breath of the Great Spirit. That is why the lowest form of life in the lowest part of the world of matter is linked with the Great Spirit and with the highest saint whoever trod the earth, because of the breath of the Great Spirit within them all. The worst criminal in your world and the most beautiful soul are brothers, because of that breath of the Great Spirit within them all. You cannot escape the Law. That is why you are all responsible for each other. @@@There is a "group spirit" of each species. It is not you who have been the monkey, the fish or the bird, but the spirit which works through you, of which you are a part. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.109-110 @܂艓Ȃ́AlԂ͉łBƂAɂƉł͂ȂȂ̂ʂēĂłBׂĐ_̕głBȂ͂ǂŐ󂯂悤ƂA_̑^܂BłȂ΁Â̂łȂ̂łB̐_̑ɂ͒iK܂Bi蔭WAႢ̂獂̂ւ̌オ܂B @Aׂ͂Đ_̑łBłAn㐢EōłȁAŒ̐̂łA͐_ƌqĂA̐Ɍꂽō̐҂Ƃ΂Ă̂łB_̑炷ׂĂ̐̒ɓ݂Ă邩łBnŒ̔ƍߎ҂nō̑PlƂ͌ZłB̂ǂɂ_̑ʂĂ邩ɂقȂ܂BȂ͂̂悤Ȑ_̖@瓦邱Ƃ͏o܂B炱AlX݂͌ɏȂ΂ȂȂ̂łB @ǂ̂悤Ȑ̎ɂލƂ̂܂BłAłAł肵̂́ÁAȂł͂܂B́AȂʂēĂȂ̂łBāAȂ̗̈ꕔłB @@@@*of which you are a part  =you are a part of the spirit @@@@@@@@@@@@@@@ @108. iȂ͍̖O画fĂ͂܂j     Why are children born with defects, such as being crippled or blind, through no fault of their own?     @You must not judge the soul from without. You must not confuse the evolution of the soul with the evolution of the body which it uses on your plane. @@@Although there is what you call a defect, which is caused by the natural law of inheritance from the father or the mother, or both, it does not interfere with the soul's evolution. @    You will find, usually, that those who start their material lives with a material defect have in their souls a compensating principle. They exhibit in their characters more kindness, toleration and gentleness to others. There is an eternal principle of compensation. There is nothing that escapes the law of cause and effect. @    Because those who are the physical parents have the responsibility of providing the materials for the bodies of the coming race, it is their duty to hand on that which should be as perfect as possible. But, if they neglect their responsibilities, the Law cannot be altered. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.110-111 @̍߂łȂ̂ɁAȂ܂葫sRAڂȂ肷qǂ܂̂łB @Ȃ͍̖O画fĂ͂܂B̐iƁA̍̒n㐢EœƂĂ̂ƂĂ͂܂B @mɁAȂ̂s҂͂܂BeeA͗ë@ɂĐ܂Ă܂AÂƂ̐i̖WɂȂ邱Ƃ͂܂B @܂ĝɏQl̍ɂ́A̖@̂ʂłB̂悤Ȑl̐íAl݈ȏɐe؂łA䖝Av肪܂Bisς̏̌̂łBNlƂāÄʂ̖@Ƃ邱Ƃ͏o܂B @̗̐éAɐ܂Ă鐢ɑ΂āA̓Iɂ͐ӔC܂Ao邾SȐĝɂĈpłĂ炤w͂Ȃ΂Ȃ܂B̐ӔCӂ΁Aʂ̖@ƂɂȂł傤B @@@*the materials for the bodies ĝ\鏔vfȋSȐǵj @109. i_̖@͍̐i̒xɉē܂j     @If a person is insane and is not a responsible being, how does he get on when he passes to the Other Side, since we are all judged by our characters and the manner in which we have stood our tests?     You confuse the things of matter with the things of spirit. When the brain cells are out of order, they cause confusion in your world. The soul knows its own responsibility even if it cannot express itself in your world because the machinery has gone wrong. @ @The laws of the Great Spirit work according to the evolution of the soul. The soul is not judged from the standards of earth, but from the standards of eternal wisdom. The soul that wrongs your worldly standard may be judged wrongly from your worldly standards, but if a soul is not responsible, then it is not accounted in the spirit life as in your world. @    It is the same with those, who, in moments of madness, as you call it, take others' lives or their own. They cannot be blamed because the machinery has gone wrong. In my world, the true standard is the standard of the soul's motive. Where that is concerned, there is no mistake. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.111 @̐֍sƂɂ́Al̎̂ȂŔ|ĂlԐ␶lŔf󂯂킯łAA_aŐӔC\͂̂Ȃl񂾏ꍇ͂ǂȂ̂łB @Ȃ́AIȖƗIȖĂ܂Bmɔ]זEłȂꍇ́A̐̐ł͂낢ƍNł傤BA]̋@\Ȃ߂ɍ̐ł̎ȕ\oȂĂA͎̐ӔCɂĂ͗Ă̂łB @_̖@́A̐i̒xɉē܂B̖́A̒n̎ړxł͂ȂAi̒qd̎ړxŔf˂΂Ȃ܂Bn̋K͂ɔẃAn̎ړxł͈邩܂񂪁AɐӔCȂ̂ł΁A̗Eł́An̂悤ɁAɂ邱Ƃ͂܂B @̂Ƃ́AgCĥȂőlEQÁAE肷ꍇłłB̓łȂ̂łAӂ߂邱Ƃ͂܂BEł́Aق̖{̊Ƃ̂́A̍̓@łƂƂłB̍̓@؂łāAO͂܂B @@@*Where that is concerned, there is no mistake. ق̊̓@ɒuƂɂ @@@@@@ẮAԈႤƂ͂Ȃiɂ̒ʂŗO͂ȂjB @@@@@@@@@@ @110. id̋@͕nxɊւ炸NɂłK܂j    @In our world, some children are born in a slum atmosphere of drink, mental, moral and physical filth, and are faced with a life of hard, monotonous labour, while others grow up surrounded by beautiful things and have a delightful preparation for life. How is the unfairness of such cases taken into account?      The soul registers its own evolution. People in your world judge always by material standards and not by the expression of the soul. To all, whether born in low or high estate, come opportunities for service, for the soul to find itself and to express its own divinity. That is the only standard of judgment. All things in your world, judged by a material standard, seem to produce inequalities, but the true compensation is the compensation of the soul, which learns to express itself through all difficulties.      But why does a bad person have a good time?      You judge once again by your worldly standards. How do you know that the soul of the one who has a good time is not miserable, is not tortured, is not racked with anguish and pain? Because you see a smiling face, because you see luxury surround that person? Do purple and fine linen go hand in hand with a satisfied soul? Eternal standards are the standards of the spirit, if not of the world of matter. Otherwise there would be no justice. @@@But surely it is easier for a soul to express good motives when surrounded by a good environment, rather than in surroundings where sin, hunger and everything that is low predominate? @     I do not agree with you, because I see that nearly always the great souls of your world have been born of low estate. All the great masters of your world have come from low estate. The more difficulties that the soul has to struggle against, the greater the soul can become. It is in the struggle against circumstances that the soul comes into its own. Try to judge not from without but from within. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.112-113 @nł́AHɎA_Aʂł򈫂ȕnXɐ܂āAߍȒPƂt悤Ȏqǂ΁Äł́Ab܂ꂽɈāAȂ̋JȂyގ҂܂B̂ǂĂ̂悤ȕŝł傤B @͎Ȃ̐iL^Ă܂Bn̐lX́ÂƂɕIȎړxŔfāAǂ̂悤ɔ邩Ƃ_͕悤Ƃ͂܂BnRɐ܂悤ɐ܂悤Ao_𔭊邽߂ɕKvȕd̋@́AnxɊւ炸NɂłK܂B̋@ɕd邩ȂAꂾ{̕]̊łB̒n̐Eł́AׂĂ̎IȊɂĂ̂ݕ]f܂AꂪlX̊Ԃɕs𐶂ݏoĂ悤łBA{̏́ȀłȂ΂Ȃ܂B͂鍢邱ƂɂĂȂߌサĂ̂łB @łAȂlԂb܂ꂽ𑗂肷̂łB @Ȃ́A܂An̊ŕ𔻒fĂ܂Bb܂ĂƂȂvĂl̍ɁAS߂ꂵ݂͂ȂAY݂ɂ݂ȂƁAȂɂ͕̂łBŏ΂Ă邩Aґɕ܂Ă邩AY݂Ƃ͖łƎv̂łBb܂ꂽł΁A͕KKłƂ͌Ȃ̂łBiɕςʔf̊Ƃ́AIȊłBłȂΌ͕ۂĂȂ̂łB @A͂Ab܂ꂽ̐l̂قAɍ򈫂Ȋ̐lAl̂߂ɕd铮@ՂƂ͂܂񂩁B @͎͂v܂Bn̈̑ȐĺA΂΁AnƂɐ܂Ă܂B̑Ȏw҂͂قƂǂׂĂnƒ납̏ogłBƂ̂́Aɑł߂̓w͂΂قǁȂ傳𔭊̂Ȃ̂łB̓w͂̒łA͖{̋P𑝂Ă̂łBOʂł͂ȂʂA̔f悤ɂĂB @@@*purple and fine linen ґȐipurple͉M̐Fj        * the soul comes into its own {̐^𔭊iPj @@@@@@@@@@ @111. iEֈڂĂSNiȂ삽吨܂j @@@ Has the human spirit evolved simultaneously with the evolution of physical life? @     It has evolved, but not on the same pathway, because it was necessary for a certain amount of evolution to take place in the physical body before the spirit could express itself. @     As we can progress after 'death' if we will, is it possible to sink to a lower level by sinful motives after 'death''? @     Oh, yes. There are many who do not progress for hundreds and sometimes thousands of years who are still filled with the desires of earth even when they have passed to the world of spirit. Their lives are filled with greed and desire, and they seek not to understand the laws of the spirit.  The things of the spirit make no impression upon them, for they are still of the earth earthy and they sink from lower planes to still lower planes. @     Does a soul ever sink so low that it is extinguished altogether? @     No. It may reach a stage where the spark of the Great Spirit within it is but a small flicker, but the light never goes out, for the link which binds it to the Great Spirit is a link forged in eternity. No soul descends so low that it cannot rise. No soul is so high that it cannot descend to help the lowest. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.113 @lԂ̗̂̐iƓɐiĂ̂ł傤B   iĂ܂ÂƓ悤Ȑi̎dł͂܂B́A삪Ȕ邽߂ɂ́Â̏łx̐iNKv邩łB @́A̋CɂȂΐiĂƎv܂AtɁACNāAコɒႢiKɗł܂Ƃ蓾̂ł傤B @񂠂蓾܂BEֈڂĂASNAɂ́ANiȂ삽吨܂Bނ͒n㐶ւ̎f؂Ȃ̂łB~]ẨƂȂāAIȖ@𗝉悤Ƃ͂܂B @̂悤ȗ삽́AIȎɂ͂Ȃ̊֐SA܂łn㐶̏K甲oɂƂĂāAǂǂႢEwւƑĂ̂łB @삪܂ɂ[ĂāAɂ͏łĂ܂Ƃ܂B @͂܂BA݂_̌_ł邾ɂȂĂ܂܂BǍĂ܂Ƃ͌Ă܂B̗Ɛ_ƂѕtĂJ͉iłBǂ̂悤ȗłAxƗオȂقǒႭł܂Ƃ͂܂B܂Aǂ̂悤ȗłAǂɂ܂ŗ񂾗ɍsƂoȂقǁAĂ܂Ƃ܂B        *they are still of the earth earthy ނ͂܂nIŁin㐶̏K甲o @@@@@@jAIłiɂƂĂj @@@@@@@@@@ @112. iiĂ΂قǎȂƂm̂łj      Does the individual lose his or her individuality after passing through the various spheres, eventually merging with the Great Spirit, and then being redistributed in various forms through material and other substances?      I know of none that has yet reached a stage so perfect that he can be merged into Perfection. The more you perfect yourself, the more you find still to be perfected, for you are allowing more of your consciousness to be revealed. Because your consciousness is part of the Great Spirit it is infinite, always stretching out to reach to infinity. We know nothing of ultimate perfection. @@  Is it not a fact that, as individuals progress, they tend to become merged into group personalities, losing their own identity in that of the group?      Not as far as I know. What does happen is that, in order for certain work to he accomplished, those who are of one mind pool their knowledge and their resources, allowing one to act as their spokesman on behalf of the rest. While that happens, they all sink their identity into the one, but that is only temporary. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.113-114 @͗lXȊEwĂȂAŏIIɂ͐_ƗẐłB܂AZł́AȂǂ̌ɍč\ĂƂ̂łB @͂܂_ƗZłقǍEwɓBł҂͒m܂BȂSڎwĐiĂ΂قǁA܂܂ȂƂm̂łBꂾȂ̈ӎg債ĂłBȂ̈ӎ͐_̈ꕔłAɍLĂ܂B̉ʂĂڎwĂǂ܂łLтĂƂ̂łB͂܂Aɂ̊SɂẮAЂƂ킩Ă܂B @X̍iĂɂāAލ̂ȂɗZꎩ̌ĂX̂ł͂Ȃł傤B @̒mł͂Ƃ͂܂BN肤邱Ƃ́A鎖ƒB̂߂Ɏu𓯂̂ꂼ̒mƎiÂ̈l̗삪݂Ȃ̂߂ɑ\҂ɂȂƂ悤ȂƂłBꂪsȂĂꍇɂ́AQĂ邷ׂĂ̗͂ꂼ̌}Ĉɂ܂Ƃ܂낤Ƃ܂BAA̎ňꎞIȂ̂łB @@@*you are allowing more of your consciousness to be revealed@ӎꂾ]vɊg @@@@@@ĂƂ @@@@@@@@@@ @113. i͎̓񂾌ƈꏏɐ̂łj @@@Have you any knowledge of the survival of lower animals, other than pets? @    Yes, I have. There were many animals which were friends of ours when we lived on earth and who were, to us, what your dogs and your cats are to you. These animals, where they learned to express a personality, survived with us. But that survival is not eternal. It lasts only for a time, and then the animal goes on to merge with the group spirit which perpetuates the species. You must understand that all the children of the Great Spirit, because they have the power of the Great Spirit, can transmit the power to survive the change called death to those whose consciousness has not yet been expressed in evolution. You can make it possible for the evolution to express itself before its time because of the love that you show. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.114 @ƒ{ȊO̒ዉȓ͐̂ǂAmłB @mĂ܂B傤ǌLȂɐe܂Ă悤ɁA̒n㐶ĎɓłR܂B̓́ÂƂŌ𔭊邱ƂwŁA񂾌Aƈꏏɐ̂łBA͉̎̐ivɂ͑܂BꎞIɐŁApĂލ̒ɗnł܂B_̎q͒Nł_̗͂Ă܂AӎB̓ɂA͂ĂƂôłBȂɎɂāA𐶂Ă邤ɐiĂƂo悤ɂȂ܂B @@@* who were, to us, what your dogs and your cats are to you@LȂɐe @@@@@@Ă悤ɁAɓłij @@@@@@@@@@ @114. i͍RɂȂ邱Ƃł̑ȏuԂȂ̂łj      Why does God allow earthquakes and volcanoes?      When you say: "Why does God allow?" you must remember that you are trying to question the operation of natural law. I only seek to teach the Law and the experiences I have had of the Law. What you call earthquakes are part of the cleansing process in the evolution of the material world. The world of matter has not yet reached a stage of perfection in evolution. @@ In that case, thousands of innocent victims have to suffer because of the earth's evolution. Is that just? @@  I do not see that what you call death is a disaster. To me, it is the great hour of freedom for the soul. @@@Do you mean that all the people killed in earthquakes are at that particular stage where they are ready for death? @    Yes, but they are there because of what has happened in their past lives in your world. @    Are there other worlds inhabited by human beings more-or less-advanced spiritually than ourselves? @    Oh, yes. There are plenty of worlds inhabited by those who are in advance of your world of matter. This planet you call earth is only one of many planets in the vast universe. There is one planet less spiritually advanced than you. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.116 @̐_͒nkΎRN肷̂łB @u_ȂN̂vƐû́AR̖@̉c݂ɋ^͂ނƂɂȂƂƂYȂłB悤ƂĂ̂́A_̖@ƁA̖@ɂĎoĂƂɂĂ݂̂łBnkƂ̂́A̒n㐢EiĂےŋNƂ̈ꕔłB܂̐ÉAîȂŊSȒiKɂ͒BĂȂ̂łB @ȂA̒n̐î߂ɉl̍߂̂ȂlX]ɂȂĂ܂ƂɂȂ܂BꂪƂƂł傤B @ȂƌĂł̂AȂsKɂȂ̂ɂ͗ł܂BɂƂẮA͍RɂȂ邱Ƃł̑ȏuԂȂ̂łB @ł́AnkŎ񂾐l݂͂ȁA}Ƃ܂ŗĂƂł̂łB @łBlXȉߋ̂ȂŋNĂƂ̌ʂƂāAނ͂̒nk̏ɋ킹̂łB @A_IɂƐiĂA邢́AĂ悤Ȑ̂̐EAF̒Œn̂قɂ݂Ă܂B @A݂Ă܂B̒nɏZނȂAƐi񂾐̂̏ZސFɂ͑R܂BȂnƂł邱̘f́ALȉF̘̒̐f̂ق̈łɉ߂܂B̂Ȃ̒nقǂ͐iĂȂfł݂Ă܂B        *they are there because of what has happened in their past lives ߋŋNĂ @@@@@lXȏoƂȂāAނ́ǍʁAnk̏ɂBiÂ @@@@@ɎłÂ͕̂sKł͂Ȃj @@@@@@@@@@ @115. iz邱Ƃ̏oȂQ͉Ȃ̂łj  @@ Why is it that sometimes we want to follow a line of our work that we think is important and we find continual obstruction to our plans?       All the things that are worth doing and worth achieving are those that are the most difficult to perform. The path of attainment is not an easy one. It is full of difficulties, of obstructions, of hamperings that come in the way.       Those things are part of the building of character, so that in the way you face your difficulties is determined the growth of the soul. If you could allow the highest that is within you to express itself without difficulty, it would have little value. @    Do not despair. Remember there is no difficulty or obstacle that crosses your path that is so strong that you cannot overcome it by the use of the latent powers that you have within you. Even the difficulties that others place in your path can be swept aside if you will but allow all that is within you to rise and become the master.      Your world does not understand that you express so little of yourself while you are in the world of matter. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.116-117 @ dvƎvĂdi߂ĂƂƁAXɂ̎dɏQoĂ肷͉̂̂ł傤B @悻鉿l̂́A鉿l̂̂Ƃ̂́AłȂ̂Ȃ̂łBB܂ł̓̂͌ėeՂł͂܂B낢肪AQAsɂ͎ז͂܂B @A̍liɕKvȗƂɂȂ̂łBǂ̂悤ɂ̍zĂɂč̐̓x܂܂BȂ݂̐_𔭊łƂȂ΁A̐_́Al̒Ⴂ̂ɂȂĂ܂܂B @]Ă͂Ȃ܂BȂɔ߂Ă_̗͂g΁Az邱Ƃ̏oȂQ͉Ȃ̂łBɒNAȂɗlXȎזĂĂAɓ݂傫ȗ͂𕱂Ă̗͂g΁AׂĂ͈|Ă܂ł傤B @Ȃ́A̒n㐢EɂԂ́Â̑傫Ȑݗ͂قƂǎgĂȂƂɁACĂ܂B @@@@* part of the building of character@li̖SĂ        @ * you express so little of yourself i_̎qƂẮj̑Ȕ\͂قƂǎgĂȂ @@@@@@@@@@ @116. iƑf炵Eɂ͂̂łj  @@@Of what use is the earth life of all the countless millions of human babies who perish at, or soon after, birth by infanticide or otherwise? @     As long as people judge eternal principles by material standards they will never understand these things. The wisest of your wise do not see beyond earthly knowledge. When the light of spiritual knowledge reaches them through their evolution, then they will see the Plan which is, as yet, not revealed to them. They see through a glass darkly, and so they do not understand. @@@ Would you attempt to judge the life of a schoolboy only by the years that he goes to school, and ignore that greater life which starts beyond his school? There is a greater life than the one in which you live\a world of beauty, a world of colour, a world of love, a world of labour, a world where every sincere desire finds expression, where every creative impulse can express itself, where everything that cannot be fulfilled in your world is able to realize itself. Until you have seen this world, you cannot criticize the Great Spirit. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.117   ̒n̐Eł́A؂ȂقǑ̐ԂVAaƓɁÁAa܂ȂAEꂽ莀񂾂肵Ă܂AԂV̒nł̖ɂ́Aǂ̂悤ȉl̂łB @lXǐn̎ړxő낤ƂÂ悤Ȗ𗝉邱Ƃ͌ďoȂł傤B̒ňl̂Ȃōō̌lƂlłĂAn̒mł̂悤Ƃ͂܂BƐiāAIm̌̂Ȃł̂邱Ƃo悤ɂȂ΁Aނ̂܂mȂ_̌vɂyԂ悤ɂȂ܂B܂̂Ƃ͂܂Aނ͓܂KXʂĂ̂Ă邾Ȃ̂ŁA{̂ƂȂ̂łB @܂cw̐𔻒f悤ƂƂAȂ́A̎qwZɒʂNɂ邾ŁAwẐقɂAƑ؂Ȑ邱Ƃl悤Ƃ͂܂BȂ̂܂̐AƑf炵Eɂ͂̂łB́A̐EAFʂ̐EA̐EAΘJ̐EA^Ȋ]\Ă鐢EAnIՓ𐶂ݏoĂ鐢EłB̒n㐢Eł͎łȂ̂ɂȂ鐢EłBȂ̐E܂ȂɁA_ᔻ邱Ƃ͏o܂B @@@* beyond his school@wZ痣ꂽƂɂ@ @@@* There is a greater life than@Ƒf炵iÉj @@@@@@@@@@ @117. iỉߒł͂Ȃ͂܂qǂłj  @@@Those high spirits with whom you take counsel, do they sometimes come here? @     No. They are all links in a great chain. As my medium is a link between you and me, and I am a link between you and those beyond me, so they are links between me and those who are beyond them. So it stretches into the inner realms of spirit, much further than my eyes can reach.       Will we ever reach the very highest of all? @     No. You do not understand. In your world, you can only manifest a small portion of yourself. You cannot express the whole of your soul because it does not yet possess a vehicle of expression. The more I go back into the inner spheres, the more I express of that which is me. That is why we go back at Christmas and at Easter, to get something of our real individuality.       You are all children of evolution. That is why you mourn. You should remember that those you love go to express more of themselves in my world. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.118 @ȂkĂ鍂삽́Aɂ͒n֗邱Ƃ̂łB @͂܂Bނ݂͂ȑ傫ȍ̂Ȃ̈̊̖ʂĂ܂B̗}ȂƎƂ̊Ԃqł悤ɁAāAȂƎ̗̏삽Ƃ̊Ԃ̊ł悤ɁAނ́Aނ肳ɏ̍ƎƂ̊Ԃ̊ɂȂĂ̂łB̂悤ɂāA̍́A̖ڂɂȂ悤ȁA͂邩ɍAẺ̐Eɂ܂ŐLтĂ܂B @A̍̌q̈ԍƂ܂œoĂƂôł傤B @o܂BȂ͂܂Ă܂񂪁An̐Eł́AȂ͎ĝق̏Ȉꕔ킵Ăɉ߂Ȃ̂łBȂ̍ɂ́A܂邽߂̎iĂȂ̂ŁÂׂĂ̗͂𔭊邱Ƃ͏o܂BǵA̓ɐ[荞ł΂قǁAg̗͂葽邱Ƃo܂BANX}X╜Ղ̂ƂɗE֊҂̂A^̎ł߂Ă߂Ȃ̂łB @ỉߒł͂Ȃ͂܂qǂłB߂񂾂̂łBȂ̈lA̗Eł͂Ƃ悭̗͂𔭊悤ƂĂ邱ƂmĂB @@@* You cannot express the whole of your soul ̑Ŝ\łȂî @@@@@@@@\͂𔭊łȂj @@@@@@@@@@ @118.  iłĂȂ͂Ȃ̂łj @@@You have not tasted the joys of the world of spirit. There is nothing in your world of matter with which you can compare the life of the spirit, freed from the trammels of the flesh, escaped from the prison of the body of matter, with liberty to go where you will, to see your thoughts take shape, to follow out the desires of your heart, to be freed from the troubles of money. No, you have not tasted the joys of the world of spirit. @   You who are encased in matter, do not yet comprehend beauty as it can be. You have not seen our light, colour, scenery, trees, birds, rivers, streams, mountains, flower\and yet your world fears death. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.120 @Ȃ͂܂E̊ym܂B̒n㐢Eł́AE̐Ɣׂ͉̂Ȃ̂łB̂̑Aĝ̘S瓦AsƂւ͉ւłRɍsƂł܂BlƂ͌ƂȂČA̕܂܂ɉł邱ƂłA̔Y݂Ȃǂ؂܂B̂悤ȗE̐̊yAȂ͂܂m܂B @ɕ܂Ă܂Ă邠Ȃɂ́A{͕̔܂BȂ͂܂AĚAFʁAiρA؁XAA̗Â炬ARXAԂȂǂĂ܂BłĂȂ́AȂÂłB @@@* and yet your world fears death łāAȂ́AȂ @@@@@@@@@@ @119. iȂ͎ŏ߂ĐĂƂɂȂ̂łj  @@ Death strikes terror into their hearts. But you will only begin to live when you are "dead". Now you live, but in reality you are almost dead. So many are dead to the things of the spirit. The little life-force flickers in their puny bodies, but no spiritual things can find any response within them. But gradually we make progress. Gradually the force of the spirit increases in strength all over your world of matter. Gradually darkness retreats, as it must when confronted by the light of spiritual truth. @   There are no words to compare the life in your world of matter with the life in the world of spirit. We who are "dead" know so much more of life than you do. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.120-121 @͐lX̂ɋ|SĂыN܂BAȂ́Aŏ߂ĐĂƂɂȂ̂łBȂ͐Ăł傤A{́Ał悤Ȃ̂łBIȎɂĂ͉m炸AȂƑ̐lX񂾏Ԃł̂ł傤BȐ̌X̂̒ł킸ɓ_łĂ邾łBIȂƂɂ͂Ȃ̔Ƃ͂܂BłAnł́Ałi݂܂Bn̑SEŁA͂̗͂߂Ă܂BI^̌ɏƂ炳ƁAm̈ÈłXɏĂ̂łB @Eł̐AȂ̒n̐E̐Ɣׂ悤ƂĂA܂ɂႢ傫̂ŁAtł͐ł܂BEɂāg񂾁hƂɂȂĂ鎄̂قAĂ̂ȂAɂẮA͂邩ɑ̂ƂmĂ܂B @@@ * when you are "dead"  lX񂾎i{͎ł͂Ȃ̂j @@@*gradually we make progress@ gweh ́AiEwĂ鎄B܂߂āj @@@@@@n̐lX @@@@@@@@@@ @120. i̗Eł͌tƂsւȂ̂͂܂j  @@This is the world where the artist finds all his dreams come true, where the painter and the poet realize their ambition, where genius has full power of expression, where the repressions of earth are swept away and all gifts and talents are used in the service of one another.      This is the world where there are no clumsy words to express inspiration, but where thought is the living language and reveals itself with lightning rapidity. @@ This is the world where we have no money to worry us where there is no competition, no driving of the weaker to, the wall, where the strong are strong because they have something to give to those less fortunate than themselves.      We have no unemployment, we have no slums, we have no selfishness. We have no sects, we have only one religion. We have no sacred books, only the operation of the divine laws to instruct us. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.121 @ EƂ̂́A|pƂ̎ׂĂ̖łƂłBƂ⎍ĺÅ]𖞂AV˂͏\ɍ˔\𔭊ł܂Bnł͎̑菜AׂĂ̓V̍˔\ƓK݂̏̒Ŗ𗧂Ă܂B @̗Eł́AC\̂ɁAtƂsւȂ̂͂܂BlĂ邱Ƃ̂܂ܐtɂȂÂ悤ȑőɓĂ̂łB @ł͋͂ȂAY܂̂悤Ȃ̂܂Bア̂߂Aʂ܂B҂Ƃ́Ał́AsKȂ̂։^邱Ƃô̂ƂłB @Eł́AƂ͂܂BnA͂ȂAȎ܂B@ĥ悤Ȃ̂͂ȂAĂ̂́A̏@łBTȂÁA_̖@̓ɂĂ̂ݓĂ܂B @@@* no driving of the weaker to =no driving to the weaker       @* we have only one religion  ́ilɕdƂ́j@ @@@@@@@邾 P̌@@@P@SO P̌@@SP@WO P̌@@WPPQO P̌@PQP`PUO @@@