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 @201. inŔꂽ˔\͗EւĂ܂j @@[Whence comes inspiration?] @@@Are people of a certain craft\for instance, newspaper men\helped by identifiable newspaper men who have passed on?       Yes, nothing is lost in your world or in mine. The talent that expresses itself in your world continues to unfold and evolve in the realm of spirit, and the higher it evolves the more it realizes that it must find an instrument through whom it can express itself. So it always seeks to further its evolution by finding one through whom its powers can be revealed. Sometimes that inspiration is unconscious, sometimes it is known. Sometimes so strong is the impressing personality that the stamp of his character is revealed in the inspiration.       Is that inspiration collective, or is it through one individual?       It is both, because all labour in our world is co-operative. We do not expend our energies except in group service. But each of us has to find the instrument through whom he can best express himself. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.200-201 @@[CXs[V͂ǂ炭邩] @Ⴆ΁AVL҂Ȃ琶O̐VL҂Ƃ悤ɁAEƂ̎҂CXs[V󂯂̂łB @łB̐ł̐łAƂ͂܂BnŔꂽ˔\́AEւĂAɐL΂Ă܂BAEō˔\LтΐLтقǁA̍˔\NɔĂقȂĂ̂łBŁA̍˔\𔭊ĂNăCXs[V^A̍˔\ƐL΂ĂƂ܂B̃CXs[V́Aɂ́ACÂƂ΁ASCÂȂƂ܂B܂ɂ́Ǎɋ߂ɁACXs[V̂ȂɁA𑗂Ă̐l\Ă邱Ƃ܂B @̂悤ȃCXs[V͉lɗ^̂łAƂAlɑ΂Ă̂݁A^̂łB @́AłBEłׂ̂Ă̍Ƃ́A݂ɏčsȂ邩łB́AWcŕdƂȊÓAʂ̓GlM[gȂ̂łBA̍˔\Ԃ悭邽߂ɂ́AlЂƂ肪Aɂӂ킵NăCXs[V𑗂Ȃ΂Ȃ܂B @@@* the stamp of his character is revealed  l̓\ @@@@@@@@@@ @202. iȂ͐_̃~jAłj @@@If nearly everything is received inspirationally, as we are sometimes told about great poets, painters, etc., where does individual originality begin?       I know nothing about beginnings or endings. The Great Spirit is life, life is the Great Spirit. All the seeds of life have been sown. All that is in the universe, as far as my knowledge takes me, always was and always will be. You are all parts of the Great Spirit, with His spirit embedded within the physical body. In miniature, you are the Great Spirit and have access to all the powers of the Great Spirit, according to the evolution of your soul\that is the range that you can receive of all the power that is within the universe.       So that, whilst you cannot create, you can add to, you can shape, you can build, you can deflect, you can improve, you can beautify, you can combine, and you can do much to make better the world in which you live and the universe of which your world of matter is a very small part. The Great Spirit has provided His children with all the materials and the tools. They can help you to fashion, but they cannot create. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.201 @厍lAƂȂǂAقƂǗẼCXs[VɂĐ삵ĂƕĂ܂AȂ΂ǂɖ{l̓Ƒn邱ƂɂȂ܂B @́A̎n܂m炸AIm܂BmĂ̂́A_łA͐_łƂƂłB̎q́A͂߂TĂ܂B̒mł́AFɂ邷ׂĂ̂̂́AߋɂĂ݂ĂAɂĂ݂ł傤BȂ݂͂Ȑ_̕głÂ̓ɂ͐_̗삪hĂ܂BȂ́A_̃~jAłB̐iɂĐ_ׂ̂Ă̗͂ɋ߂ÂƂł܂BꂪSF̗͂̂ȂłȂg͂Ȃ̂łB @Ȃ́An邱Ƃ͂ł܂񂪁AȂɂtAA݂AAPAAтȂǁAȂ̏ZސEƁA̐E܂FA悭邽߂ɑ̍v邱Ƃł܂B_͐lԂɂޗƓ^܂Bg΁Âς邱Ƃł܂BAn邱Ƃ͂ł܂B @@ * as far as my knowledge takes me ̒mł @@ @* that is the range that you can receive of all the power ׂĂ̗͂̒ŁAȂ @@@@@@@g͈͂̔ @@@ҒFƑn_̎qł邱ƂĂƎȂƂȂA̖₢Ɠ̊Ԃɂ́A炩̗ꗂ̂ȂB @@@@@@@@@@ @203. ilBIɂȂ΂Ȃقǔg͒ႭȂ܂j @@@Is hypnotism a good subject for study? @@@If the man who hypnotizes is of good intent, and desires to use his power for service\then, of course, it is good. The hypnotist is only tapping some of the latent powers of the soul.       What is it that the hypnotist gets in touch with?       The over-self, which is the same as the Great Spirit within. I have often told you that, if you could realize the power within you, and if you would use that power, it would enable you to overcome every difficulty. Those powers can be contacted by development, by attuning yourselves to higher vibrations, by living better lives of service, by raising your spirits. The more you are of the earth earthy, the lower are the vibrations to which you respond. The higher you reach out in self-abnegation, the higher are the vibrations to which you respond and the more the Great Spirit that is within you can express itself. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.202 @Öp̌͂Ƃł傤B @Öpl̈Ӑ}Pӂ炭̂łāA̔\͂lւ̕dɖ𗧂Ă悤ƂĂ̂ł΁AA͂ƂłBÂ悤ȍÖp҂́A̐ݔ\͂ɑ̎h^Ă邱ƂɂȂ邾łB @Öp҂ɂ͎{pĉ̂łB @݂̐_AȂ킿̂ƂłB܂ŉxbĂ܂AȂɓ݂_̗͂MĂg΁AzȂ͂܂BȂ̍iAgɓAd̐𑗂AIɌシ΁Ȃ傢Ȃ͂ɋ߂ÂƂł̂łBlBIɂȂ΂ȂقǁAg͒ႭȂ܂BȂȂČシ΂قǁAg͍ȂA݂_܂܂悤ɂȂ܂B @@@* The more you are of the earth earthy, lɂƂꐢIɂȂ΂Ȃق @@@@@@@@of the earth=earthy i\JԂċĂj @@@@@@@@@@ @204. icOȂ̂͂ƂȂ̂łj @@@Is the Great Spirit within a separate entity, capable of reasoning, thinking and acting independently of the conscious self? @@@No, it is conditioned by that part of the conscious mind which is now expressed through your material body. It is only conditioned in that way while you are living in the world of matter. It is not conditioned under the influence of hypnotism, because the hypnotist is like the gaoler who opens the prison door and allows the prisoner to escape. If the hypnotist is of good intent, he can perform great service, for he can stimulate the divine within. But, also, he can stimulate the animal within. But always remember that the consciousness which you now express is but a very small fragment of the consciousness which one day you will express.       That makes us a little dissatisfied.       Yes, it is good to be dissatisfied. Smug satisfaction is no incentive to progress. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.202-203 @݂̐_́A{ľ݈ӎƂ͖֌WɁA𓭂AlAsł̂Ȃ̂łB @ł͂܂BȂ̂ʂĂǂ̂悤Ȍ݈ӎ̕킵Ă邩ɂďtĂ܂B݂̐_Â悤ɏt̂́AȂ̒n㐢EɐĂԂłBÖpɂĂԂ́Â悤ȂƂ͂܂BÖp҂ŠJĒ̎l𓦂Ă܂Ă悤ȏԂɂȂ邩łBÖp҂APӂŎ{pȂAɓ݂_h邱ƂɂȂāA傢ɖ𗧂ƂɂȂ܂BAtɁA݂bh邱Ƃł̂łB؂ȂƂ́AȂ̂܂݈̌ӎƂ̂́AAȂ\ƂɂȂ錰݈ӎ́Aق̏ȈꕔłɂȂƂƂłB @́AƎcOłˁB @łBcOȂ̂͂ƂȂ̂łBЂƂ悪ŖĂẮA̐î߂ɂ悭܂B @@@* which one day you will express@iEֈڂƂɁjȂ\݈ӎ @@@* is no incentive to progress íjî߂ɂ͖𗧂Ȃ @@@@@@@@@@ @205. (̐̂߂̋ߓ͂܂)        Is hypnotism as an aid to mediumship possible and advisable? @@@It has been tried, but it has been found that once the guides take charge the power of the hypnotist in your world is at an end, for the medium does not then come within the range of his influence. It is not advisable because once a medium has become subject to spirit power he is outside the influence of the hypnotist. It would be better for him to start his development in seances so that the spirit power can begin gradually to exert its influence over him.       You do not regard hypnotism as a short cut to psychic development? @@@ No, there are no "short cuts". You are dealing with the soul and its faculties, and it has taken many millions of years to bring you to where you are today. It is because your world has tried to ignore the spiritual things that it has brought about so many of its disasters. The things of the spirit require careful nurture and slow growth. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.203 @ÖṕÂ߂ɖ𗧂Ăق̂ł傤B @ŁAÖpꂽƂ͂܂BAw삪n̍Öp҂xzĂ܂ƁAÖp҂̗͂͂}ɋy΂ȂȂĂ܂āAŏIĂ܂܂B}Öp҂̑OɍƁAÖp҂̗͔͂łȂƂ̂ŁAÖp͌ɂ͓Kł͂܂BÖp҂ɏoȂāA͂Xɔނɂ炳悤ɁACsςł̂͂܂B @̐̂߂ɂ́AÖpߓɂȂƂ͎v܂񂩁B @A̐̂߂̋ߓ͂܂BܖɂĂ̂́A\͂Ȃ̂łBȂ݂̏ԂɂȂ܂łɂ́ASN̒Ό܂B̊ԂɁAn㐢E͐̍ЊQ𐶂ݏoĂ܂A͐lԂIȂ̂𖳎ĂłBIȂ̂͐TdȏnƂ₩ȐKvȂ̂łB @@@* he is outside the influence of the hypnotist  Öp҂̗͂͗}ɂ͋y΂ȂȂĂ܂ @@@* the soul and its faculties썰Ɨ\ @@@@@@@@@@ @206. i͂Ԃɖđ݂Ă܂j @@@With what do we control our physical bodies, and where is it situated?       I do not know where it is. I cannot find it. Your men of science think that they can cut up the body and find the soul hidden in one of the corners. Or perhaps it flows through one of the veins, or perhaps it is secreted in one of the organs. There is no part of the body where the soul dwells.       Is the soul within the body?       You cannot speak in terms of within or without when you speak of the soul, for the soul has no within and no without. The soul fills all space. It is consciousness. It is not subjected to the limitations of a body, but can range through all infinity, reaching to its height of evolution. It can span your world of matter in a flash. When you travel in your spirit body to a far-off country, where is your soul? You think in terms of your world's measurements. We have no such difficulties to overcome. There is no space to be bounded by the soul. Our consciousness can function in any part of your world as our will dictates. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.206   ͉ɂē̂𐧌䂵Ă̂łBāA͂ǂɂ̂łB @ꂪǂɂ̂ɂ킩܂B邱Ƃł܂Bn̉Ȋw҂́Â؂JĂǂɐł鍰ƂAǂ̒𗬂ĂƂÁȂ̂ȂɉBĂƂAlĂ悤łBA݂ĂꏊƂ͓̂̂̂ǂɂ܂B @͓̂̓ɂ̂łB @ɂẮAƂOƂKł͂܂Bɂ́AȂ΁AOȂ̂łB͂Ԃɖđ݂Ă܂BƂ͈ӎłB͓̂ɂČ肳̂ł͂ȂAi̒ɍsnāAi̒_ɂ܂ŒB̂łBn㐢EuɂĔщz邱Ƃł܂BȂĤ̂܂ܗy̍֗ƂA͂ǂɂƂł傤BȂ͒n̎ړxł̂l܂B炢낢ƏQɂԂ̂łAEɂ͂̂悤ȏQ͂܂Bɂ́A肳ꂽԂ͂܂B̈ӎ́Aӂ̌܂܂ɂȂ̐ÊǂւłoĊł̂łB @@@* it is secreted in one of the organs ͊튯̂ǂɐł @@@@@@@@@@ @207. iɂƂĂ͍Ƃ͓݂_̂Ƃłj       What is the difference between soul and spirit?       I do not care what names you give to things. I did not make your dictionaries. The soul, to me, is the Great Spirit within. The spirit is the body through which it expresses itself. But other people use words in other ways.       What is the spirit, apart from its vehicles of expression?       The spirit is that part of the Great Spirit\that which you call God\which expresses itself through successive vehicles as it unfolds higher and higher. We have no knowledge of the spirit apart from its expression, for until the spirit expresses itself we do not know it.       What is our conscience?       It is that part of your soul which discerns between the right and the wrong. It is the balance which enables you to understand that the scale is weighed down on either side. It is the pointer of your soul. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.206-207 @Ɨ͂ǂႤ̂łB @Oǂ̂悤ɂ悤ǂłƂłBȂ̎킯ł͂܂BAɂƂẮAƂ͓݂_̂ƂŁAƂ͎Ȃ\Ă}̂̂ƂłBł낢Ȑlʂ̖̂p肵Ă܂B @\̂߂̔}̂ƂقɁA͂ǂ̂悤Ȃ̂ƍl΂悢ł傤B @Ƃ͂Ȃ_ƌĂԑ̈ꕔłāAサĂɂāAɔ}̂ɂĎȕ\𑱂Ă܂B̎ȕ\؂藣ꂽƂ̂E̎͒m܂Bȕ\Ă邱ƂŁA͂͂߂Ăꂪł邱Ƃ킩̂łB @̈ӎƂ͉łB @ӎƂ́Aׂ鍰̈ꕔłBVǂɌXĂŴ悤Ȃ̂łBlԂ̍̎wWƂĂł傤B @@* as it unfolds higher and higher 삪iĂɂ @@@@@@@@@@ @208. iI[Ȃ̉i̐R҂łj       What is the aura?       The aura consists of the vibrations set up by the body. There are many auras, but the ones that are known to your world are the auras that surround the physical body and the spirit body. All things have auras, even things which do not have consciousness within them. The aura consists of the vibrations that emanate from the body, and according to the state of the body, so there are different vibrations. Those who can see the auras and can interpret them know all the secrets of the individual.       They can diagnose the health of the individual. They know the state of his soul and his mind's unfoldment. They can tell the evolution of that soul, for it is the aura that enables you all to be read as an open book. Your aura registers all that you have said, all that you have thought; and all that you have done. Your aura is your eternal judgment, for there you are showing to those who can see exactly what you are within and not as you show yourselves without. @@@Do you refer to the aura of the spirit body? @@@Yes. The aura of the physical body has more to do with physical things, such as the health, the temper or habits. All these things register in different colours. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.207-208   I[Ƃ͉łB @I[͓̂gɂč܂BI[ɂ͂낢Ȏނ܂AnŒmĂ̂́ÂƗ̂łI[łBׂĂ̂̂ɂ̓I[܂BɈӎĂȂ̂ɂI[͂܂BI[͓̂甭gōĂ܂Â̏ԂɂĂI[͕ςĂ܂BA낢ȃI[邱ƂɂȂ܂BI[Ă̈Ӗ߂łĺÃI[̐l̔閧ׂ͂Ă킩܂B @̌NԂff邱Ƃł܂ȀԂS̓킩܂B̐i̒xĎł傤BI[Ƃ̂́A̐lׂ̂Ăɂď܂ꂽ{ǂސl̑OɊJĂ悤Ȃ̂łBȂ܂łɌƁAlƁAsȂĂƂׂ̂ĂI[ɂ͋L^Ă܂BI[Ȃ̉i̐R҂łBI[ĺAȂO͂킩Ȃ^̂Ȃ̎pmɌ̂łB @́AlԂ̗̂ɂČĂ̂łB @łB̂̃I[̏ꍇ́ANƂCKȂǁAƓ̓IȂƂɊ֌W܂B炪AꂼɈFŕ\Ă̂łB @@* not as you show yourselves without Oɂ͌ĂȂ悤ȂƂ @@@@@@@@@@ @209 iȂ̎ԂƋԂ̌v͐mł͂܂j @@  What causes hauntings in the cases where there is a mechanical repetition of events, such as monks walking the passages of monasteries? @@@Some hauntings are caused by spirits, but in the cases you mention they are caused by intense concentration on earth, leaving an etheric picture which can still be registered. Usually, however, that which your world calls a ghost is one we recognize as an earthbound spirit. @@@Is time real or artificial?       Time is not artificial, but it has many dimensions. What is artificial is your measurement of it. Time itself is a reality. It exists. Space exists. But your measurements are not accurate because you view time and space from a limited focus. When you have the knowledge of other factors, then the focus becomes more in line with the truth. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.208 @mHƂđm@̒̓@BIɌJԂĕƂ悤ȂƂ܂A̗H쌻ۂ͉̌łB @Ĥ̂͗썰N܂BAȂ̎̏ꍇ́A̐l̔Ȍꏊɍݍ܂Ă邽߂ɁAꂪHȎpɂȂČĂƂ̂łBAʂȂHƌĂł̂́An̂ƂłB @ԂƂ̂́A݂łAƂlדIȂ̂łB @Ԃ͐lדIł͂ȂA̎̂łBȂ̎Ԃ̑lדIȂłBԂ̂̂́A݂łA݂܂BԂ݂܂BAȂ́Aꂽ_łԂƋԂ𑪂낤ƂȂ̂ŁAȂ̌v͐mł͂܂BԂƋԂ芪Ƒ̗vfɂĒm悤ɂȂ΁AȂ̎ԂƋԂ𑪂鎋_́AƐ^ɋ߂ÂĂł傤B      * intense concentration on earth nɎcꂽO @@@* an earthbound spirit nɎOcinj       * becomes more in line with the truth ^ɂ߂Ȃ @@@@@@@@@@ @210 ił{̂ƂmĂ炤̂łj       Can a lie, told for a good motive, be justified in the sight of God?       I do not understand what is meant by "in the sight of God." You register on your own souls every deed, every thought, every word, so that you are the result of your own evolution, known to all those who can see with the eyes of the spirit. If you have not done that which is right, in deed or word or thought, then your own evolution suffers as a result.       Does the telling of a lie, for good motives, adversely affect onefs evolution? @@@I do not believe in telling lies. There is a time for silence, but it is always better that the truth shall be known.       Is it possible, through physical disability for the physical self to act in an entirely contrary manner to the desire of the spiritual self? @@@Yes, as in the case of lunatics, but that does not affect the evolution of the soul. It only affects its expression in the world of matter. You must always allow for a difference between a soul's evolutipn and its limited expression in your world. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.208-209 @Pӂ̓@R̂łΐ_̖ڂ猩Ă܂B @́u_̖ڂ猩ĂvƂӖ킩܂BȂ̍sׁAvlAtׂ̂Ă͍ɋL^܂AȂiĂʂ̂ȂłB̖ڂŌ邱Ƃ̂ł҂ɂ́A̎pȂƂė܂BsׂłAtłA͎vlłAꂪȂ̂ł΁ǍʂƂč̐i͖WĂ܂̂łB @ł́APӂRƂĂA͍̐ijQ邱ƂɂȂ킯łˁB @͉RƂ͎v܂B΂炭قĂ邱Ƃ͂ł傤A͂Ał{̂ƂmĂ炤̂łB @g̏Q̂߂ɁAȂ̗IȊ]Ƃ͑St̑ԓxōs邱Ƃ܂B @܂B_ُ҂̂悤ȏꍇłBA͍̐iɂ͉e܂Bn̐EŎsׂɖ肪邾łB̐iƒn㐢EŐ񂳂Ă鍰̕\Ƃ̊Ԃɂ́Aɂꂪ邱ƂlKv܂B @@@* allow for a difference lɓ @@@@@@@@@@ @211ilԂ̂悤Ȝ߈˂̏̂łj @@@Is it possible for a man who lived a wicked life on earth to remain unrepentant in the spirit world?       Yes, it is quite possible. There are many who do for hundreds and sometimes thousands of years. @@@Could such a person influence one on this earth to his detriment? @@@If there is an attraction between them. Your world must learn that obsessions are not caused by our world but by yours, for you provide the conditions. If your lives were lived in conditions of harmony and right thinking, in service and not for self, for greed and only for personal desire, then it would be impossible for obsessions to happen. @@@Have flowers and plants consciousness?       Not as you understand it, but they have response to vibrations which your world does not yet understand. There are many who can use these vibrations and succeed with flowers and vegetables and plants because they have sometimes by accident found the secret of those vibrations. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.209 @ @nŎ׈Ȑ𑗂lEֈڂĂ߂ȂƂƂ܂B @͑傢ɂ肦܂BSNAɂ͉N߂ȂƂƂ܂B @̂悤ȗ삪An̐lԂɊQyڂƂƂ܂B @҂̊ԂɁA䂫悤Ȋ֌W΁AȂ܂BmĂق̂́A̜߈˂Ƃ̂͗E̗삪ł͂ȂāAn̐lԂɌƂƂłBlԂ̂悤Ȝ߈˂̏̂łBlԂa̎ꂽ𑗂AlĂ΁AāAdɓw߂ėȐS₳₩Ȋ]ȏ̋~ƂȂ΁A߈˂N邱Ƃ͌Ă܂B @Ԃ⑐؂ɂӎ͂܂B @Ȃ̂ӎƂ͈Ⴂ܂AÁA܂lԂɂ͗ĂȂgɔ܂B̔g̔閧RɔāA̔gŐAƈӎ킷Ƃ̂łlXR܂B @@@* If there is an attraction between them. ҂̊Ԃɂ݂Ɏ䂫悤Ȋ֌W @@@@@@@@΁iȂjB @@@@@@@@@@ @@212 i̖qt̗͗͂ɓ邱Ƃ܂j @[Debate with a Methodist minister] @@"Did you have any fear when you left this world?" @  "No. All we Red Indians were psychic, and we understood it was nothing to be afraid of. We were psychic like the man who founded your religion\Wesley. He was moved by the power of the spirit. You know that?" @  "Yes," said the minister. @  "But they do not move by the 'power of the spirit' now," went on the guide. "There are many links in the chain which leads to the Great White Spirit, and the lowest ones in your world are linked to the highest angels, as you call them, in the world of spirit. No one in your world is so bad that he is not in touch with the Great White Spirit, Whom you call God." @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.224     [\fBXghqtƂ̑Θb] @uȂ̐Ƃɂ́A̋|܂Bv @uBCfBA݂͂ȗ썰F߂Ă܂A͏낵̂ł͂܂łB́AȂ̃\fBXgh̑nn҂łEGYĈ悤ɐSIł̂łBEGYC̗͗͂ɓĂlłB̂Ƃ́AȂmł傤Bv @u͂vƖqt͓B @uA̖qt̗͗͂ɓ邱Ƃ܂vƃVo[Eo[͑B @u_̂Ƃ֓͂ɂ̗͑ւāAnōŒ̐lԂłȂE̍ō̓VgƌqĂ̂łBn̐lԂł́AƂǂȂɈlłĂAȂ_ƌĂԑ݂Ɛ؂藣Ă܂Ƃ͂܂Bv @@@* when you left this world i3NOɁjȂ񂾎 @@@@* we Red Indians E̍ʗł邪AăCfBAƂB @@@@@@@@@@ @213 i̐ł̍ő̍߂͐_ɋt炤߂łj @@@"What is the greatest sin people commit on earth?" asked the Methodist. @@@"There are many, many sins," was the answer; "but the greatest sin of all is the sin against the Great Spirit." @    "Tell him what that means," interposed a sitter. @@  "It is those who know, and deny the Great Spirit," explained the spirit. "That is the biggest sin of all." @   "What do you think of the Revised Version?" asked the parson. "Which is better, the Revised or the Authorized?" @   "The words do not matter," said the guide. "It is what you do, my son, that counts. The truth of the Great White Spirit is found in many books, and also in the hearts of those who try to serve Him, wherever they are, and whoever they might be. That is the greatest Bible of all." @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.225 @u̒nŐlԂ̔Ƃő̍߂͉łvƃ\fBXgh̖qt͕B @uR̍߂܂Aő̍߂́A_ɋt炤߂łvƃVo[Eo[͓B @Q҂̈lüӖƔނɐĂĂ܂񂩁vƌB @Vo[Eo[͑B @u_mȂA_ے肷l܂BꂪׂĂ̍߂̒ōő̂̂łv @qtB @u󐹏i1881-85jǂv܂B󐹏ƋԒ񐹏i1611NpjƂǂ炪Ǝv܂v @Vo[Eo[́AB @ut͖ł͂܂B؂ȂƂ́A邩ƂƂłB_̐^͑R̖{ɂĂ܂AɂĂNłĂA_ɕd悤ƂĂlX̐S̒ɂ_̐^܂Bꂪ̒łł̑Ȑłv @@@* sitter ̎Q @@@@* the Great White Spirit =the Great Spirit =God @@@@@@@@@@ @214 iEւƂɂ͂邪܂܂̎płĂ܂j @    "Suppose they do not get converted before they die?" asked the clergyman. "What happens then?" @    "I do not understand what you mean by 'converted,' " said Silver Birch. "Put it more plainly." @@ "Suppose a man lives a wicked life, and passes on," said the minister. "Another man makes a mental resolve to do right. What will the difference between the two men be in the other realm?" @@ "I will tell you from your own book," said the spirit. "That which a man sows, that shall he reap! You cannot change that. You bring into our world what you are not what you think you are, and not what you try to show other people you are. It is what you are inside. You will be able to see it for yourself when you come here." @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.225-226 @uʑOɉ@ȂŎ񂾂A̐l͂ǂȂ܂vƖqt͕B @uȂ̂g@hƂ̂悭킩Ȃ̂łA킩₷Ă܂񂩁vƃVo[Eo[͌B @ul͎׈Ȑ𑗂܂ܐUIƂ܂B܂Aʂ̐ĺASĐ邱ƂӂƂ܂B̓ĺAE֍sǂ̂悤ɈĂ̂ł傤vƖqt͌B @Vo[Eo[͂qׂB @uɂ͂Ȃ̐̂Ƃ΂œ܂傤Bgl͎T͎̂Ŋ˂΂ȂȂhƂƂłBNς邱Ƃ͂łȂ̂łBȂEւƂɂ́A邪܂܂̎płĂ܂B́AȂŎvĂ悤Ȏpł͂܂B܂̐lɌ悤ƂĂpł܂BȂ̐S̉ɂ{̎̎płBȂ͗E֗ď߂āA̎pŌ邱Ƃo悤ɂȂ܂B @@@* You bring into our world what you are Ȃ͎̂邪܂܂̎pɂȂ @@@@@@@@EւĂ @@@@@@@@@@ @215 i̐l3NOɖSȂĂ̂łj @@To the parson, the guide added: "Are you surprised that an old Indian knows so much about your Bible?"    "You seem to know a lot about it," said the Methodist. @ "He has been dead three thousand years," said one of the circle. @ "Did you know David?" asked the parson, making a quick sum in his head. David lived about B.C. 1000. @ "I am not a white man," said the guide. "I am a Red Indian. I lived in the mountains of the North-West of America. I am what you call a savage. But I have seen in your western world more savagery and cruelty and ignorance than ever I saw among the humble Indians three thousand years ago. All the cruelty that the white people practise, even today, on those who are economically worse than themselves, is one of the greatest sins against the Great White Spirit." @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.226  @qtɌăVo[Eo[͂ɌB @u̘VCfBAȂ̐̂Ƃ悭mĂ̂ŋ܂v @umɂ悭młˁvƃ\fBXgh̖qt͓B @Ȏ҂̈l񂾁B @u̐l3NOɖSȂĂ̂łv @𕷂qt́A̒ł΂₭vZāAuȂ̓_rfmĂ܂vƕB_rf͖ONO̐lłB @Vo[Eo[͌B @u͔lł͂ȂACfBAłB̓AJk̎R̒ɏZł̂łBȂ̂ؐlłBA̖ؐlł鎄́AONȎGؐlAЉ̂قƖ؂ŎcŖmł邱ƂĂ܂BłAloϓIɗĂlɑ΂čsȂĂ邠csśׂA_ɔwő̍߂̈łB @@@@@* one of the circle ̏oȎ҂̈l @@@@@@@@@@ @216 i_̕gƂ̂͒N̒ɂ܂j  @ "How do you find the people on the Other Side?" asked the parson. "Do they feel remorse acutely?"     "What men are most sorry for is that which they have left undone," explained the spirit. "When you come into our world, you will see for yourself. You will see everything you have done and everything you have not done which you ought to have done. You will look at those neglected opportunities, and that will cause your remorse."     "What do you say about faith in Christ?" asked the minister. "Is that something which satisfies God? If you have faith in him you try to follow his example."     "Not those who say 'Lord, Lord,' " quoted the guide, "but those who do the works of my Father. That is all that matters \not what you say or believe, nor even what you think, but what you do. If you have no faith at all, and you help to uplift the fallen, to give bread to the hungry, and light to those who grope in darkness, then you are doing the work of the spirit." @@ One of the sitters asked whether Jesus was part of the Godhead.     "The Nazarene was a great master, who came into your world," explained the Indian spirit. "They did not listen to his teaching. They crucified him. They are still crucifying him. There is a part of the Great White Spirit in everybody, but in some more of the Great Spirit shows than in others." @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.226-227 @uEֈڂlX͂ǂ̂悤ȏ󋵂ł傤vqt͕BuǐS̙ӂ肵Ă܂v @Vo[Eo[͌B @uԔނ炪̂́AcĂd̂ƂłBE֗ƁAȂ́Ałׂ悤ɂȂ܂BIdAȂ΂ȂȂ̂ɁAIĂȂƂAׂĂłB̌߂Ă܂@̂Ƃǂ̂ŁAŌ̂łv @qt͎ɕB @uCGXLXgւ̐Mǂv܂B̐M͐_̌SɓK̂ł傤BȂCGXLXgMĂ΁ACGXLXg{ɂ̂ł͂Ȃł傤v @Vo[Eo[͓B @u_A_AƂ҂_M҂ł͂܂B_̂݋ƂsȂ҂{̐M҂Ȃ̂łBȂƁAM悤ƁA͉l悤ƁAȂƂA邩؂łBMSĂȂlłĂA̐ll𗧂点AQlɃp^AÈłŖĂlɌ^ȂA̐lA_̂݋ƂsȂĂ邱ƂɂȂ܂v @ŁA̎Q҂̈lACGXLXǵA_̕gȂ̂ǂu˂B @Vo[Eo[͌B @uCGXLXǵA̒nɌꂽ̑ȐlłBAlX̓CGX̋ɎACGXYĂ܂܂BłlX̓CGXYĂ܂B_̕gƂ̂́AN̒ɂ܂BAꕔ̐lɂ́A̐lXA̐_̕g悭Ă邾Ȃ̂łB @@* on the Other Side Eł @@* the work of the spirit _̌Sɉd @@@@@@@@@@ @217 iCGX͎ɋFƂ͌ĂȂ̂łj @@ "Christ is universally admitted as being the best man who ever lived," said the parson. "Such a man could not lie. He said: 'I and my Father are one. He that hath seen me hath seen the Father.' Did not that indicate that he was God?" @@ "You must read the Bible again," came the reply. "He said: 'My Father is greater than 1,f didn't he?" @@ "Yes," admitted the parson. @   "Didn't he also teach you to pray and say 'Our Father which art in Heaven'? He did not teach you to pray to him. If he taught people to pray to his Father, how could he be his 'Father which art in Heaven'? He did not say: 'Pray to me,f but he said: 'Pray to our Father.' " @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.227 @qt͌B @uCGXLXgnōł̑ȐlłƂ͍LF߂Ă܂B̂悤ȐlR͂͂܂BCGX́AwƕȂ_Ƃ͈łB҂͐_ƂɂȂxƌ܂B̂Ƃ̓CGX_ł邱ƂĂ̂ł͂܂񂩁v @ԂĂB @uȂ͂xǂݒKv܂ˁBCGX́AwȂ_͎̑łxƌ܂łBv @u͂A܂vƖqt͔F߂B @Vo[Eo[͑B @uCGX͂܂AlXɁwVɂ܂܂炪xƋF悤ɋ̂ł͂܂񂩁BCGX͎ɋFƂ́AĂȂ̂łBCGXAȂ_ɋFƌĂ̂ɁACGXwVɂ܂܂Ȃ_xƓł邱Ƃ͂蓾Ȃ̂łBCGX́AwɌċFxƂ͌ĂȂ̂łBwȂ_ɋFxƌ̂łB @@@@@@* how could he be his 'Father which art in Heaven'? @@@@@@@@ CGXǂāuVɂ܂܂Ȃ_vł蓾悤B @@@@@@@@@@ @218 i_̐^ŵׂ͋ʂĂ݂̂łj @@ "Why do we get so much pain in this world?" asked the parson. @@ "It is only through pain that you learn the truth of the Great White Spirit," was the reply. "Out of the crucible of bitter experience you understand the truth of the laws which govern your world." @@ "Many people seem to have no pain," said the visitor. "You are a man of God," replied the guide, "and you must learn to understand that it is the things of the spirit that count, and not the things of the body. The pain of the spirit is greater than the pain of the body." @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.230 @u̐ɂ͂ȂȂɋꂵ݂̂ł傤vƖqtB @Vo[Eo[͓B @u_̐^ŵׂ́AʂĂ݂̂łBꂵ̚Ăł܂āAlX͏߂āA̐xzĂ_̖@̐^𗝉ł悤ɂȂ̂łv @ułAԂɂ͋ꂵ݂̂ȂlX悤Ɏv܂vƖqt͌B @Vo[Eo[͓ČB @ulԂɂ͐_hĂ܂BA̓IȂƂIȂƂ؂Ȃ̂łBIȋɂ̂ق̓Iȋɂ傫Ƃm˂΂Ȃ܂v @@@* Out of the crucible of bitter experience ̚Ăł܂邱Ƃɂ @@@@@@@@@@ @219 i_̖@͌ĕς邱Ƃ܂j @@ "The present system does seem unfair," said one of the circle. @@ "One day," was Silver Birch's reply, "everything that happens in your life will be adjusted. One day you will hold in your own hands a pair of scales and adjust the balance yourselves. You cannot escape the natural law that you reap what you sow in this world. You think some get off lightly. But they do not. You cannot see inside their souls. @@ "The Law of the Great White Spirit is the only law that I recognize. I do not recognize the laws of man. The laws of man have to be altered, and changed, but never the laws of the Great White Spirit. Unless your world is suffering, you are not able to call attention to all the things that you must put right. All the pain and the suffering and the evil are there because you, who are parts of the Great White Spirit, must learn how to overcome them. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.230 @u̎Љ͕sƎv܂vƁÃo[̈lB @Vo[Eo[͓B @u̓A̐ŋN邱Ƃׂ̂Ăł傤B̓AȂ̎œVA炻̌X𐳂ĂƂɂȂł傤B Ȃ́Aw炱̐ɎT͎犠˂΂ȂȂxƂR@Ƃ邱Ƃ͏oȂ̂łBꕔ̐lJ瓦ĊyĂ悤Ɍ邱ƂĂA{͂ł͂܂B̐l̍̒܂ł͌ȂłB @_̖@A̒mB̖@łB͐lԂ̍@͔F߂܂BlԂ̖@͕ς̂OAA낢ƕςĂ܂BA_̖@͌ĕς邱Ƃ܂B̐ɋꂵ݂Ȃ΁AȂ͌ĕs̐XɖڂĂƂ͂Ȃł傤B̒ɋɂ߂݂ЊQ̂́A_̕gł邠ȂA邱ƂwԂ߂Ȃ̂łv @@@* a pair of scalesV @@@* get off lightlyR󂯂ׂ񂢂܂󂯂Ȃœ @@@@@@@@@@ @220 i͉ߋł鑽̐E҂ɉĂ܂j   @ I meet a lot of clergymen here who realize their remorse. They look back and see where they have failed to teach the message of the spirit, where they have concerned themselves about books, words, and sayings, and not enough about doings. They want to come back if they can. I show them how to inspire men like you, so that, through you and others, a new truth of the Great White Spirit may be borne once more in the world.  @"You must understand that you live in a world which is falling to pieces, and that you are witnessing the beginning of a new order\a time when the Kingdom of Heaven shall come on earth. It will be accompanied by much pain and suffering and tears, but in the end the Great White Spirit will return to your midst. Each one of you can help to bring the new world into being, for you all are parts of the Great White Spirit, and can help to do His work." @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.231-232 @̗͂EŁAߋł鑽̐E҂ɉĂ܂Bނ͉ߋUԂāA܂ł́AIȃbZ[WĂȂƁA₱Ƃ΂\ɂƂꂷĎH\ɍsȂĂȂƂĂ̂łBo邱ƂȂA̒nɖ߂ėƎvĂ܂B́AȂ⑼̐lXʂāAӂѐ_̐^nɌĂ悤ɁAނ炪Ȃ܂ĂƂĂƂłB @Ȃ͔jł̊@ɕmĂ邱̒n㐢EɐĂ܂A₪ēV̒nɓ邱ƂɂȂVn܂낤ƂĂ邱Ƃm˂΂Ȃ܂B̂߂ɂ͂܂A̋ꂵ݂Y݂܂KvłAŌɂ́A_Ȃ̒ɖ߂Ă܂BȂ̈lЂƂ肪A̐VVn炷߂ɍvł̂łBȂ݂͂Ȑ_̕głA_̂݋Ƃ邱Ƃo邩łB @@@* It will be accompanied by@̂߂ɂ́KvɂȂ @@@* bring the new world into being VVn߂ @@@@@@@@@@ @221 ilԂ̓w͂Ƃׂ̂͂ĐlǐɑϏdvłj    "Is it possible for people on earth to live perfect lives, to be sanctified and made holy?" was the minister's first question at the second seance. "Is it possible for us to love everybody?"    "No, it is not possible, but you can try," said Silver Birch. "All the efforts you make are very important in the building of your character. If you never were angry, never bitter, and never lost your temper, you would cease to be human. The Law is that you are put here to develop your spirit, so that it can grow and grow. It never stops growing in your world or in mine."    "What did Jesus mean when he said: 'Be ye perfect even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect'? "    "He meant you must try to be perfect," replied the guide. "That is the ideal you should try to express in your life\to express the Great White Spirit that is in you." @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.232   2ڂ̌̎ɁAqt͎̂悤ɐuB @un̐lԂSȐ𑗂āA_̂悤ɐ_ȑ݂ɂȂ邱Ƃ͉\ł傤B܂AׂĂ̐lX邱Ƃʂďôł傤v @ɑ΂āAVo[Eo[͓B @uA͕s\łBAȂ邽߂̓w͂邱Ƃ͂ł܂BlԂ̓w͂Ƃ̂́AׂāAlǐɑϏdvłBȂAǂȏꍇɂē{邱Ƃ͂ȂA߂ނƂȂAɕÂłȂ΁A͂lԂł͂ȂȂł傤B_̖@Ƃ́AȂ쐫̐î߂ɂ̒nɐ܂āAɓɌサĂƂłB̐ỉߒ́A̒nłEłAė܂邱Ƃ͂܂Bv @uł́ACGXwVȂ镃Sł悤ɁAȂSȎ҂ƂȂȂxƌĂ̂͂ǂӖɂȂ܂Bv @ɓāAVo[Eo[͌B @úASȎ҂ɂȂ悤ɓw͂AƂƂłBȂɓ݂_̐_𔭊ȂA̐_X̐̒ŎĂȂƁAȂ̗̐zqׂĂ̂łBv @@@*Be ye perfect even as your Father which is in Heaven is perfect i}^C5-48j @@@@@@@@@@ @222. iCGX͈x{Ƃ͂Ȃj @@"The passage I quoted occurs in the last verse of the 5th chapter of St. Matthew," explained the visitor. "It comes after Christ was speaking about universal love, and he said that 'certain people love their neighbours and some people love their friends, but be ye therefore perfect, ye are the children of God.' The idea is that God loves everybody, and we should love everybody. Do you think that Christ would have given us a command which we could not carry out?" @@"You want to make all the world like the Nazarene!" exclaimed Silver Birch. "Do you think that he lived a perfect life in your world?" @@"Yes, I think he lived a perfect life." @@"Do you think he was never angry?"  @ "I think he was disgusted with certain things that went on." @  "Do you think he was never angry?" persisted the guide. @  "I think he was never angry in the sense that it is wrong to be angry." @  "That is not the question I asked you. I asked you whether he was ever angry; not could you justify it, because you can always justify anything." @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.232-233 @qt͌B @uṕA}^C5͂̍Ŋɂ邱Ƃ΂łBCGX͖lɑ΂鈤ɂďqׂŁAwl͗אlA܂l͗FlBF͊SłA_̎qȂ̂xƌ܂B́A_ׂĂ̐lX悤ɁAׂĂ̐lX˂΂ȂȂAƂƂƎv܂BȂ́ABsłȂƂCGX̂ƌ̂łBv @Vo[Eo[͐߂ČB @uȂ́AE̐lX݂ȃCGX̂悤Ȑlɂ̂łBCGX̐ł͊SȐ𑗂ƎvĂ̂łBv @u͂BCGX͊SȐ𑗂Ǝv܂Bv @uł́ACGX{ƂȂAƂ̂łBv @uɂĂ͕sȎvꂽƂ͂Ǝv܂Bv @uł́ACGX{Ƃ͐΂ɂȂƂ̂łˁBv @u{ׂł͂Ȃ悤ȂƂɓ{ƂƂ͌ĂȂƎv܂Bv @uȂƂuĂ̂ł͂܂BȂ͂̂悤ȂƂĂ܂ACGX͈x{Ƃ͂ȂƐuĂ̂łBv @@ * the visitor ւ̖Kҁiqtj @@@* all the world E̐lX @@@* not could you justify it@łȂiĂقj @@@@@@@@@@ @223 iCGX܂l̐lԂłƂmĂj @@ One of the sitters recalled the incident when Jesus turned the money-changers out of the temple. @   "That is what I meant," said the spirit. "You must not try to read into the life of the Nazarene something that did not happen. He was very angry when he saw people in your world desecrate the temple of the Great White Spirit, and he took whips to whip them out. That was anger. I do not say it was not justified, but it was anger, and anger is a human passion. @@ "I only tell you that to show you that he had some human qualities. When you try to follow the example of the Nazarene, you must understand that he was a human being in whom there was a great manifestation of the Great White Spirit\a greater manifestation in his case than there has been in other cases. Is that clear?" @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.233 @̏oȎ҂̈lACGX_aɍsƂ̗֏l̂ƂvoB @uĂ̂͂̂ƂłvƃVo[Eo[͌BuCGX̐Uɂ߂ĂƂȂAƂċNƂڂ炳ȂłBCGX́A_̐_a𗼑֏lĂ̂Ĕɕ𗧂āAڂɂƂĔނǂ̂łBꂪ{łB{̂ȂƂĂ킯ł͂܂BA͓{Ȃ̂łBāA{Ƃ̂͐lԓIȊłB @u͂ACGXɂlԓIȊ邱Ƃ߂ɂ̘boĂ邾łBȂAACGX͔͂Ƃď]Ƃ̂ȂACGX܂l̐lԂłƂmĂBACGX͐_̐_傢ɔĂ܂Bق̒NɔׂĂACGX͈̑Ȑ_Ă̂łB̌Ă邱Ƃ܂Bv @@@* I do not say it was not justified@ꂪȂƌĂł͂Ȃ @@@@@@@@@@ @224 iʍɃCGXՂグĂ͂܂j  @"I am only trying to help you. You must not think that the way to please the Nazarene is to put him on a very high pedestal where nobody else can reach him. You please him only when you make him like you and like every other man in the physical world. He does not want to be above. He wants to be with them. He wants to be an example, so that everyone else can do the things he did. If you put him so high that no one in your world can follow him, then all his life is in vain." @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.233-234   u͂Ȃɏ͂ƎvĂ邾łBCGX΂悤Ƃ̂ȂAlԂ̎̓͂ȂʍɃCGXՂグĂ͂܂B̒n̂ȂƓ悤ȁA܂ق̒NƂ悤ȐlԂƂĈĂ邱ƂCGX͖]ł̂łBނ͉_̏ɋ킯ł͂܂BlXƈꏏɋ̂łBނƂNłł悤ɁA͔͂ƂȂ肽̂łBȂACGXNɂ]Ƃ̂łȂ݂ɉグĂ܂΁Ał́ACGX̐U͖ʂɂȂĂ܂܂B @@@* you make him like youCGXȂƓlԂĈ @@@@@@@@@@ @225. i_̖@͂ݏoȂlԂ͎RȂ̂łj     "Do you think we have free will?" asked the minister, changing the subject. @  "Yes. Free will is the law." @  "Don't you think that sometimes a man is made to do things under impulses over which he has no control? Is he impelled to do things, or has he free will?"    "What do you think?" queried the guide. @ "I think we are free agents," said the minister.    "You are all given free will," Silver Birch explained, "except that you must live all your lives within the Law of the Great White Spirit. The laws which are laid down by His love, for the use of all His children, are there, and you cannot change them. Within all these limits you are free." @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.234 @bςāAqt͐q˂B @uɂ͎Rӎu͂܂Bv @u܂BRӎuƂ̂͐_̖@łBv @ułAɂ͐lԂ͎ł͂ǂ邱ƂłȂՓōs邱Ƃ܂B̏ꍇ́AN狭Ă̂ł傤AƂA܂RӎuĂ̂ł傤Bv @Vo[Eo[͖₢ԂB @uȂ͂ǂvĂ̂łBv @uRӎuĂƎv܂Bv @ɑ΂ăVo[Eo[́AqׂB @u_̖@̂ȂőSU𐶂Ă˂΂ȂȂƂƂẮAlԂɂ͎Rӎu^Ă܂B_̖@́A_̎q̂߂ɁA_̈ɂė^Ă̂ŁAς邱Ƃ͂ł܂B̐_̖@͂ݏoȂAlԂ͎RȂ̂łBv @@@@@* free agents RsǵiRȐlԁj @@@@@@@@@@ @226. issȂꍇ͂̐l̍mĂ܂j @@ "If we are free, then sin is a terrible thing," declared the visitor. "If a man sins wilfully, it seems more terrible than if he were impelled to do it." @   "I can only tell you this: Whatever wrong is done in your world, the one who does that wrong must put it right. If he does not put it right in your world, then he must put it right from our world." @   "Do you think that some people have very strong hereditary tendencies in things that are not ideal?" asked the Methodist. "It is easier for some people to be good than others." @   "That is a very hard question," confessed the spirit, "because each one of you has free will. When you do that which is not right, inside your heart you know it is not right. Whether you resist it or not depends on the character which you have grown for yourself. The sin is bad or worse only according to the harm that it does." @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.234-235 @uɎRӎu^ĂƂA߂ƂƂƂ͋낵ƂɂȂ܂ˁvƖqt͌BuRӎuō߂ƂƂ̂́Aނ𓾂߂ƂƂAƂЂǂƂƎv܂Bv @ûƂ͌ł傤B̒nŉłꈫƂ΁A̐l͂𐳂˂΂Ȃ܂B̒nł𐳂ȂA̐l̗͂E֗ĂA𐳂Ȃ΂ȂȂȂ̂łBv @\fBXgh̖qt͐q˂B @ulɂẮAǂȂƂƂIvf̂ł͂Ȃł傤Bl͑̐lAyɑPׂƂ悤Ɏv܂Bv @u͑ϓłvƃVo[Eo[F߂BuȂȂAlЂƂɂ͎Rӎu邩łBssȂꍇ́A̐l̍mĂ܂B̕s邩ǂ́A̐l܂łɍグĂliɂČ܂ł傤B߂ǂقǈ́A̍߂炷Q̒xɂČvƎv܂Bv @@@* very strong hereditary tendencies in things that are not ideal @@@         ǂȂƂ鋭IX @@@@@@@@@@ @227. îŔƂ߂S⍰ŔƂ߂݂ȍ߂͍߂łj @@ This immediately brought the question: "Doesn't that cut across the idea that sin is an intellectual thing? If sin is only bad in relation to its consequences, then sins of thought do not count at all."    @"All sin is sin," was the reply. "Whether you sin with the body or the mind or the spirit, it is all sin. You asked just now whether man acts on impulse. Where does the impulse come from?" @@ "From thought."   @ "Where do the thoughts come from?" asked Silver Birch. @@ The minister hesitated and said: "The good thoughts come from God." @   "Where do the bad ones come from?" persisted the spirit. @@ "I don't know." @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.235 @iu߂ǂقǈ́A̍߂炷Q̒xɂČvvƂj̃Vo[Eo[̂Ƃ΂ɁA̎₪oꂽB @ǔ́A߂Ƃ̂́A{AōlčsȂ̂łƂlƖ܂񂩁B߂̂炵ʂŔfƂAS̒Ŏv̍߂͋邱ƂɂȂĂ܂܂Bv @uǂȍ߂łA߂͍߂łvƁAVo[Eo[͓BûŔƂ߂AS⍰ŔƂ߂A݂ȍ߂͍߂łB܂Ȃ́AlԂ͏Փœ˂邱Ƃƌ܂ȀՓ͂ǂ炫܂Bv @úASłBv @uł́A̐S͂ǂ炭̂łvƃVo[Eo[͐uB @qt́AƂ߂炢Ȃ猾BuǂS͐_炫܂Bv @uł́AS͂ǂ痈̂łvƃVo[Eo[͏d˂ĐuB @u悭킩܂vƖqt͓B @@@ * sin is an intellectual thing ߂͓ōlĔƂ̂ł @@@ @* sins of thought S̒Ŏv̍ @@@@@@@@@@ @228. i_͍߂q̒ɂ̂łj @@"The Great White Spirit is in everything," declared Silver Birch, "in that which is wrong and in that which is right. He is in the sun and in the storm; in everything that is beautiful and everything that is ugly. He is in the sky and the ocean, the thunder and the lightning; not only in beauty and goodness, but in sin and ugliness. Do not you understand; you cannot limit the Great White Spirit? The whole world is His creation, and His spirit is everywhere.    "You cannot cut off anything and say that does not belong to the Great White Spirit. You must not say that the sunshine comes from the Great White Spirit and the rain, which destroys the crops, comes from the devil. The Great White Spirit is in everything. You are like an instrument which can receive thoughts and send out thoughts, but the thoughts that you receive depend upon your character and your spirit. If you live what you call a perfect life, then you can only receive the perfect thoughts. But because you are human, you receive all kinds of thoughts\just those thoughts which your soul and your mind are capable of receiving. Is that clear to you?" @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.235-236 @u_͐̂̒ɂsȂ̂̒ɂAׂĂ̂̂̒ɂ܂vƃVo[Eo[͋ŌBu_͑z̒ɂA̒ɂAׂĂ̔̂̒ɂׂĂ̏X̂̒ɂ܂BɂmɂAȂɂAāAPƔ̒ł͂ȂA߂q̒ɂ̂łBlԂ_̗̈𐧖񂷂邱Ƃ͂łȂƂ킩܂񂩁BSE͐_nꂽ̂ŁA_̂ݗ삪䂫킽ĂȂƂ͂܂B @uꕔ؂āA͐_̗̈ł͂ȂƂƂ͂ł܂Bgz͐_̂̂A𗬂鍋Ĵ͈̂łƂ܂Bׂ̂Ăɐ_͂邩łBȂ͎vz󂯓ꂽ著o肷}̂̂悤ȑ݂łAǂ̂悤Ȏvz󂯗e邩́AȂ̐liƗ쐫ɂČ܂܂BAȂA銮SȐ𑗂邱Ƃł΁ASȎvz󂯗e邱ƂɂȂ܂BA͂肠Ȃ͐lԂłBȂ̒xɉA܂܂Ȏނ̎vz󂯗e邱ƂɂȂ̂łB̌Ă邱Ƃ킩܂Bv @@* You are like an instrument lԂƂ͔̂}̂̂悤Ȃ @@@* what you call a perfect life Ȃ悤ȁuȐx @@@@@@@@@@ @229. i_̖@͌Ă܂ƂłȂ̂łj  @@"Yes, I think so," was the minister's comment. "Suppose anyone gets on in life and finds that he has received and followed the bad and neglected the good. He is about to pass over and his life is worrying him. What is your opinion of the peace which people profess to experience when they accept the words, 'By faith are ye saved'? What do you think about the doctrine of conversion?" @@ Without hesitation the spirit replied: "I quote words from your book, which I think you know: 'What shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul?' Then there are some more words which say: 'Seek ye first the kingdom@of God, and all these things shall be added unto you.' You know those words well, but do you understand them? Do you realize that they are real, they happen, they are the Law? You know those words which say: 'Whatsoever a man soweth, he shall reap.' @@ "How can you cheat the Law of the Great White Spirit? Do you think a man who all his physical life has neglected his opportunities to help his fellow-beings, can, on his death-bed, be converted and his spirit alter in one second? Do you think he can blot out all the things which he should have done, which register themselves on his spirit body? @   "Do you think that in the sight of the Great White Spirit a man who has neglected his own spirit is on an equal basis with the man who strives all his physical life to work for the Great White Spirit and for His children? Do you think the Law of the Great White Spirit can be just if, because a man says he is sorry, he could wipe out all his sins? Do you think so?" @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.236 @u͂A킩܂vƖqt͌BuƂŁA܂lԂł͐ĂA܂ň΂d˂āAPƂ͂ĂȂƋCÂƂ܂BāA̐l͂܎̏ɂāA̐lłƂ܂Bwl͐Mɂċ~xƃoCuɂāAl͂ɂĈ炬Ƃ܂AȂ͂ǂv܂B̂悤ȉSɂĂBv @Vo[Eo[͑ɓB @uł͎oCup܂傤BȂmł傤Bwl͑SE𓾂Ă牽̉l낤xƂƂ΂܂B܂Aw܂_̍߂ȂB΂ׂĂȂ̂̂ɂȂxƂƂ΂܂B̂Ƃ΂͂Ȃ悭mĂ͂łÄӖłB̂Ƃ΂͎qׂ̂łAs΂̒ʂɂȂ_̖@ł邱ƂAȂ͎Ă܂B܂قɁAȂḿAwTꂽ͂̐l˂΂ȂȂxƂƂ΂܂B @_̖@͌Ă܂ƂłȂ̂łB̈ꐶ̊ԂɎ̐lX悤ƂȂlAʊԍۂɁAuɂĉS쐫ςĂ܂ƂƎv܂BނȂׂƂĂȂƂ́AׂĔނ̍ɋL^Ă̂łBAׂĒɂłƂlłB @_̖ڂ猩ĂA̗쐫ȂɂĂlAUĐ_Ɛ_̎q̂߂ɐsĂlƓɂƎvĂ̂łBlӂƂĂ̍߂ׂĐ@Ƃ̂ȂA_̖@͂łł肤̂łBȂ͂̂悤ɍlĂ̂łB @@@@* gets on in life ԂŐ @ @@@* By faith are ye saved. MȂ~(JF17-19) @ @@@* What shall it profit a man if he shall gain the whole world and lose his own soul? @@@@@@@@@(JF9-25) @       * Seek ye first the kingdom of God, and all these things shall be added unto you. @@@@        (}^CF6-33) @ @@@* they are real, they happen, they are the Law ̌t͖{̂ƂĂ @@@@@@@@@̂łAۂɋN邱ƂłA_̖@ł @ @@@* Whatsoever a man soweth, he shall reap. (KeF6-7) @ @@@* register themselves on his spirit body ނ̍ɋL^Ă @@@@@@@@@@ @230. iɂč߂@邱Ƃ͂ł܂j @@ "But what message have I got for a dying man if I have to tell him he has made a mess of things and must make up for it?" the parson asked. @   "Tell him this from me," Silver Birch answered. "If he is a real man, in whom there is something of the Great White Spirit, then he, as a man, will want to put right all the things which he put wrong. If he wants to escape from the consequences of all his own actions, then I say he is not a man; he is only a coward." @   "When a man confesses his sins, don't you think he is doing a thing that not everyone has the courage to do?" was the next question. @   "It is only a step in the right direction," said Silver Birch. "But the confession does not wipe out the sin. He had free will, and he chose to do wrong instead of doing right. He cannot escape the consequences. He must put it right. He only cheats himself by thinking he can say a magic formula to gain escape. He must reap what he has sown; that is the Law." @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.237-238 @qt͐uB @u܎ɂĂlɁAȂ͖ŒꒃȐl𑗂Ă炻̏Ȃ΂Ȃ܂Aƌ̂ł͉̈Ԃ߂ɂȂȂ̂ł͂Ȃł傤Bv @Vo[Eo[͓B @uł́ÂƂ΂ĂB_̐_hĂ{̐lԂł΁A̔ƂԈႢׂ͂ĐƎv͂łB̍sׂNʂɂĂoƎv̂ȂÁA{̐lԂł͂ȂẢa҂łBv @ułAl̍߂̂ȂA͒Nł邱Ƃł͂ȂECsׂƂ͎v܂񂩁vƁAqt͂܂uB @úAւ̑ɂȂ邾łvƃVo[Eo[͌Buɂč߂@邱Ƃ͂ł܂B̐lɂ͎Rӎu܂AƂł͂ȂԈƂĂ܂܂B̌ʂ瓦邱Ƃ͂ł܂B̊ԈႢ͐˂΂ȂȂ̂łB@̂悤Ɍoč߂𓦂悤Ƃ΁Ał͎Ŏ\ƂɂȂĂ܂܂BŎT͎Ŋ邱ƁBꂪ_̖@łBv @@@* a magic formula to gain escape ߂𓦂邽߂̖@̂悤Ȍ܂蕶 @@@@@@@@@@ @231. iɂ͂܂̎ɂȂƂR܂܂Ă܂j @   The minister persisted: "But Jesus said: 'Come unto me....and I will give you rest'." @@ The spirit asked the minister if he knew these words: " 'The letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life.' " Then he added: "You cannot take all the words and say that you must accept their literal meaning, because if you do, there are many things in that book which you do not do today. You know that." @@ Once again the parson quoted: gJesus said: eThe good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep.' I always preach the doctrine of forgiveness, implying that if a person accepts the forgiveness that Christ offers, and at the same time he tacitly admits that the whole law of Christ governs his life, his life is then one great offering of love." @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.238 @qt͂Ђ܂ɌJԂB @ułACGX́AŵƂ֗ȂAȂx܂Ă悤xƌł͂܂񂩁Bv @Vo[Eo[͖qtɁAu͐lEA͐l𐶂vƂƂ΂mĂ邩ƁAu˂BđBuƂ΂ׂĎ󂯗eāÄӖ𕶎ʂɗ悤ƂĂ͂܂Bł͌邱ƂɂȂĂ܂܂Bɂ͂܂̎ɂȂƂR܂܂Ă܂B̂Ƃ́AȂɂł傤Bv @ōĂсAqt͐pďqׂBu悢ŕAr̂߂ɖ̂ĂvƃCGX͌܂B͂̋Ă܂BāANłCGXLXg̋󂯗e΁ACGXLXg̋̐xz邱ƂÖق̂ɔF߂邱ƂɂȂA̐̂傫Ȉ̌gɂȂĂƘbĂ܂B @@ @* because if you do ʂɗi邱ƂɂȂj @@@@* Come unto me....and I will give you rest. (}^CF11-23) @@@ * The letter killeth, but the spirit giveth life. (RgUF3-6) @@@@* The good shepherd giveth his life for the sheep. (nlF10-11) @@@@@@@@@@ @232. i͌̐̐lɂđtꂽ̂łj    @Silver Birch forced home this lesson: "The Great Spirit has implanted in you some of His own reason. I plead with you to use that reason. If you do anyone a big wrong, and you confess it, that confession helps your spirit, but it does not alter the fact that you have done some wrong. Until you have put it right in the eyes of the Great White Spirit, the sin will remain. That is the Law, my son. You cannot alter laws, not even by quoting words from books, which you say the Nazarene said.   @ "I tried to explain to you before. Not all those words were said by him, but many of them were added afterwards. When you say 'The Nazarene said' you mean you think the Nazarene said those things. What I want you to try and understand is that the same spirit, the same inspiration, the same force of the Great White Spirit which made the Nazarene the great master that he is, is waiting for you, if you open your heart to receive it from the Great White Spirit. @@@"You are a part of the Great White Spirit. All His love, all His power, all His wisdom, knowledge and truth are there waiting for you. You must not go back into the past for the Great White Spirit. He is here now; just as much the Great White Spirit today as He was in the time of the Nazarene, and the same powers He had then, He has now. @   "There are very few instruments through whom He can give His teaching and His power. Why should your Christianity be dependent upon one human being of two thousand years ago? Why cannot all you men of God receive the same inspiration that he did? Why must you go back to what he said?" @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.238-239 @i231̖qt̂Ƃ΂ɑ΂) Vo[Eo[͐߂Ă̂悤ɂ킩₷悤ƂB @u_͂Ȃ̒ɂ΂̐_g̗At܂BǂA̗gĂBȂNɑ傫Ȉ𓭂āAƂ΁Amɂ̍͂Ȃ̍ɂe^ł傤BAłAȂ𓭂Ƃς邱Ƃ͂łȂ̂łB_̊̑OŁA̍߂𐳂܂ł́A͈ƂĎc܂Bꂪ_̖@Ƃ̂Ȃ̂łBCGXƂƂ΂琹pĂA_̖@͋Ȃ܂B @Oɂb܂ÂƂ΂ׂ͂ăCGX킯ł͂ȂA̐̐lɂđtꂽ̂łBȂAwCGXxƂ̂́AȂgvƂɂ܂BȂɂ킩Ă炢ƎvĂ̂́ÃCGX̑ȎtɂȂ̂́A_̗Ɨ쎦Ɨ͂ɂ̂łāA̓_̗Ɨ쎦Ɨ͂́AȂ_ɐSJ΁AȂ󂯎邱ƂłƂƂłB @Ȃ͐_̕głBłA_̈A_̗́A_̉bqAmA^Ȃǂׂ̂Ă͂ȂɂJĂ܂B_߂̂ɐ̂ɋAKv͂܂B_͍ɂ܂BCGX̎ɂꂽ_́Â܂܍łɂ̂łB̎ɎĂꂽȗ͂A_͎Ă͂܂B @_̋Ɨ͂_󂯌pƂłlX͊mɑ͂܂BAȂȂLXgḱA2NÔl̐lԂɂ낤Ƃ̂łBȂ_̎qł邠ȂACGXƓ悤ɐ_̗쎦󂯂Ȃ̂łBȂACGX̌Ƃ΂ɂ݂Ƃ̂łB @@@* forced home this lesson Ŏ̂悤ɕ₷Bihome ʓIɁj  @@@ * that he is ̑ȎtłiCGXLXgj @@@ * for the Great White Spirit. _{߂ @ @@* instruments (̏ꍇ) o҂ @@@@@@@@@@ @233. iȂ_CGXƐ̒ɂ߂Ă܂̂łj @@ "I talk of the work of Christ in me," was the parson's reply. "I believe it is possible to have inspiration." @@ "Why do you limit the Great White Spirit to the Nazarene and to one book?" inquired the spirit. "Do you think that the whole of the Great White Spirit was expressed in one person or one book? I am not a Christian. I lived many years before the Nazarene came into your world. Did not the Great White Spirit make any allowance for my spirit to enter into His peace? @   "Do you think all the Great White Spirit can be put into a few pages in one book? Do you think that when that book was finished, He had no more inspiration for His children? Do you think you have come to the end of His power when you have turned the last page of your Bible?" @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.239 @@u͎ɎꂽCGX̓ɂďqׂĂ̂łvƖqt͓Bu쎦Ď󂯎邱ƂłƎv܂Bv @@uȂȂ͐_CGXƐ̒ɂ߂Ă܂̂łvƃVo[Eo[͑łԂBȂ͐_ׂ̂Ăl̐lԂƈ̖{̂ȂŌƂłvĂ̂łB̓LXgkł͂܂BCGX̐ɐ܂͂邩OɐĂ܂B̎̍A_͐_̕âȂɎ󂯗e邱ƂF߂ȂƂ̂ł傤B @@uȂ́A_ׂ̂Ă̖{̂킸΂̕łɏLƂłƍlĂ̂łB̐IꂽƂɂ́A_̎qɑ΂Đ_͂̌[cĂȂ̂ł傤B̍Ŋ̕łǂݏIAŁA_̗͂IĂ܂ƁAȂ͎vĂ̂łBv      * make any allowance ͂΂̍l @@@* when you have turned the last pageŌ̕ł߂ @@@@@@@@@@ @234. i̓CGX܂𕂂ׂĂ̂Ă܂j @@"I have a much closer touch with the Nazarene than you imagine. I have seen his tears as he watches, because so many of his people and his ministers close their eyes to all the disgrace which goes on in the shadow of their own churches. How can you be content to build churches which are supposed to be the houses of God, fill them with jewels and stained-glass windows, and boast of the building when all the time, in their shadows, there dwell children of the Great White Spirit who have not even necessities of life? @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.241 @ úAȂlĂȏɃCGXƂ͐[֌Wɂ܂B̓CGX܂𕂂ׂĂ̂Ă܂B̃LXgkqtA̋̉eōsȂĂs_ȎԂɂ͊悤ƂȂłB_̉ƂƏ̂ċāAƃXehOX̑ŏ藧ĂB̋̉eł́AX̐ɍĂ_̎q炪Ƃ̂ɁAǂĂȂ͂ȋł̂łB @@@* the disgrace lԂƂĒp @ @ @* are supposed to be the houses of God @_̉Ƃ̂ @@@@@@@@@@ @235. ił͂Ȃ̓̂̂łj     You must not wait for people to come to you. You must go to them. @@You must make your church a centre of light, and feed not only the souls, but the starving physical bodies. Give them not only words of wisdom, but bread and the necessities of life. You must feed their souls and their bodies. You can help not only the spirit, but the body through which the spirit must function. Unless all the churches do this, the physical bodies will die because they do not get that which sustains them. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.242-243   Ȃ́AlX̂ƂւĂ̂҂̂ł͂ȂāAȂ̂قAlX̂Ƃ֖K悤ɂȂ΂Ȃ܂B @Ȃ̋̒SɂȂ悤ɂAl̍ł͂ȂAQ̂{ĂBqd̂Ƃ΂ł͂ȂApƐ̂߂̕Ki^ĂBlX̍Ƒ̂{̂łBł͂ȂA̓̂̂łBׂĂ̋Ȃ΁AHוɂłȂނ́Ał܂܂B @@@* through which the spirit must function @\邽߂ɕKv() @@@@@@@@@@ @236.@i̎҂ɕd̂߂̑傫ȗ͂^j @@@The guide then gave the parson a benediction: "I pray to the Great White Spirit that, wherever you are, whatever you do, His power and His love may sustain you; that your heart, always filled with a desire to serve, shall be open to the inspiration of the Great White Spirit. May He infuse into you a greater capacity for service, that you may build around you a centre of light, of peace, of happiness, so that all those who come to that centre may understand that it is a place where the Great White Spirit reigns. @@ "May He bless you and sustain you and keep you always in His path. May you learn to understand more clearly His purpose, His power, and His plan. God bless you, my son, and go forward." @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.243 @ꂩVo[Eo[́A̖qt̂߂ɂ̂悤ɋFB @_A̎҂ǂɂĂAȂƂɂA_̌͂ƈǂ̎҂xĂ܂悤ɁB̎҂̍ɕd̎vɖA_̗쎦ɑ΂ĐSJĂ܂悤ɁB킭ΐ_A̎҂ɕd̂߂̑傫ȗ͂^B̎҂AƕaƎ̋zA̋ɗ҂ׂ̂ĂA̋ɂ_̂ƎvƂł܂悤ɁB @ǂ_A̎҂jĂxB̎҂_̓邱Ƃ̂Ȃ悤ɂ肭B̎҂_̈Ӑ}Ɨ͂ƌvw悭ĂƂł܂悤ɂB @ł́AȂɐ_̂݌b݂܂悤ɁBǂOɌė͋ł񂱂ƂB @@@* a centre of light, of peace, of happiness ƕaƍK̋菊ƂȂꏊ @@@@* keep you always in His path _̓邱Ƃ̂Ȃ悤 @@ @* my son ڂ̑O̖qtɑ΂e݂߂Ăт @@@@@@@@@@ @237. iނ͗EֈڂĂd𑱂Ă܂j @   A SPIRIT PRAISES THOMAS PAINE (A) @@@"The 'villains' of yesterday become the heroes of today," said Silver Birch, when, in 1937, he referred to the bicentenary of Thomas Paine, the famous reformer. He went on: @@@This is the day that your world of matter pays tribute to one who, though he did not realize it, was filled with the power of the spirit, and who strove in his own day to uplift those who were oppressed and crushed, who struggled to raise the weak and the fallen, who fought against all injustice, and strove to teach man his rightful heritage. @    Those who were in high places fought against that one man, but, because the power of the spirit moved him, that which he did triumphed over all the difficulties of your world. Though he was despised in his day, though he was rejected and persecuted, his work lives on. @    I ask you to learn the lesson of that, for the work you do today is the continuation of that same labour. Though you are obstructed, though you meet with hostility and opposition, it is the same truth that you seek to express. You may not gain recognition from those who should be your allies in the great fight for spiritual and material freedom, but your work will live on because that work is stamped with the seal of divine approval. @    For that holy and sacred task we need all people of good will, for we recognize no earthly leaders and do not distinguish between class or nation, race or colour, religion or lack of it. We only see the works, the service, the efforts made to uplift to help and to succour. @    That is the great lesson to learn on this day, when tribute is paid in your world and in mine to one inspired man. Your world thinks only of his service in the past. We recognize that a soul which was filled with the burning zeal to labour for his fellows has not become extinguished, but that since his passing to my world he has continued to render service, and still continues to give service, using all his power to aid wherever he can those who strive to improve the lot of the children of the Great Spirit. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.203-204 @@@@g}XEyĈ@(A) @1937NɁALȉv҂łg}XEyC̐a2SNՂɌyāAVo[Eo[́AüĺAł͉pYȂ̂łvƌAāÂ悤ɑB @{́A̒n㐢EAl̐lԂɎ^łB̐ĺAł͋CĂ܂łA͂ɖĂāA̓̋sꂽlXAłЂꂽlX~o߂ɑS͂s܂B܂A҂܎҂𗧂オ点AsƓAlԂƂĂ̐ȌlXɋ悤Ɠw͂܂B @xzw̐lԂ͂̐l悤Ƃ܂Aނ͗͂ɎxāAׂ̐̂Ă̍zĂ܂BO̔ނ́AŷA΂AQ܂Aނ̎Ƃ͍cĂ܂B @̔ނ̋PǂwюĂB܂ȂsȂĂ鎖ƂAނ̎Ƃ̌płBȂ͖WQ󂯁AӂƔRɑ܂񂪁AȂ͔ނ̌f^𐢂ɎƂĂ̂łBȂ́A_IAIȎR߂đ傫ȓi߂ĂŁA{Ȃ疡ł͂̐lXF߂Ă炦Ȃ܂BAȂ̎Ƃɂ͐_ɂ鏳F̃X^v\Ă܂Aꂩc葱Ăł傤B @̑_ȎƂ̂߂ɂ́ȂPӂ̐lX̋͂KvłBɂ́AIȎw҂͂܂B܂AK⍑ЁAlA@̗LȂǂ̈Ⴂɂ͂܂B́AAl~AACtĂ߂̎ddw͂ɊĂłB @ꂪA̐łEɂĂA̗슴ɖꂽlɑ΂Ď^ȂÂ̓ɊwԂׂ̑ȋPłB̒n㐢Eł́Aߋɂނ̕d̂ƂlĂ܂BAE̎̊ɂ́Al~߂̏Mɂӂꂽ̈̍́AĂ͂Ȃ̂łBނ́AEֈڂĂAd𑱂Ă܂BȂA_̎qiĂƓw߂ĂlтƂĂ߂ɁAǂłłAS͂ĕdĂ̂łB @@@@* Those who were in high places  ЉInʂl @@@@* those who should be your allies łׂ͂̐lX @@@@@* the lot of the children of the Great Spirit _̎q̐ @@@@@@@@@@ @238. idɐg邱ƈȊOɏ@͂܂j   @ A SPIRIT PRAISES THOMAS PAINE (B)    @ Yours is a strange world. The villains of yesterday become the heroes of today\and often your heroes of today are the villains of tomorrow. Those who are despised in your generation will be eulogized in the generations to come. @    How narrow is the view of those who call themselves religious! They construct round their religion a thick wall of creeds, and refuse to permit any but those who agree with them to come into their little walled sanctuary. They say: "Outside the wall are those who are the Atheists. Inside are the elect, the religious ones, those who believe as we do." @    But the real man of religion is the one who strives to uplift his fellows, who sees only a wrong to be righted, barriers to be crushed, ignorance to be driven out, hunger to be abolished, slums that must be uprooted. He is the real man of religion, for there is no other way of religion except that a man shall lay down his life in the service of humanity. @    I tell you always the same things. I can only give you in a few simple words the spiritual truths that you should know by now. There is nothing new to add to spiritual truth. All that is necessary is that those who dwell in your world should so allow their spiritual natures to function that they will be able to receive more readily the power of the spirit\which, too often, they deny. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.204-205 @Ȃ̂̒n㐢E͕svcȂƂłB̈lA͉pYɂȂ肵܂BĂ܂A΂΁ẢpYɂ͈lɂȂĂ܂̂łB̐ŌŷĂlA̐ł͏܎^邱Ƃ̂ł傤B @̂Ƃ@IƍlĂlX̗ȂƋƂł傤Bނ͎̏@̂܂ɐMƂ̌ǂ߂点A̐MF߂Ȃlɂ͂̏ȕǂ̒ɂ͈悤Ƃ͂܂Bނ͂̂łBuǂ̊O̎҂݂͂Ȗ__҂łBǂ̒ɂ҂AƓAI΂ꂽ@IȐlԂłBv @A^ɏ@IȐlԂƂ̂́AlX𗧂オ点悤Ɠw߂lXłBԈႢ΂𐳂Aǂ͎菜AmǕāAQ͖ĂAďZމƂȂΉƂ^ĂƂ悤ȐlXłBl^̏@lłAlނɑ΂dɐg邱ƈȊOɁA@͂܂B @͓ƂĂ܂BȂłɒmĂȂ΂ȂȂI^͒PȂق̂ЂƌŌ\܂B̗I^ɂ́AVt̂͂܂BKvȂƂ͂ЂƂA̒nɐĂlX̂I𔭊āA͂ƗeՂɎ󂯎悤ɂƂƂłBAcOȂAقƂǂ̂悤ɂ͂ȂĂ܂B @@@* a man shall lay down his life in the service of humanity@llނւ̕dɐg @@@@* which, too often, they deny ̂Ƃ͔ނɂ͔ے肳Ă @@@@@@@@@@ @239. i_͂鐶݂̑ɊւĂ܂j @@@No book dealing with the teachings of Silver Birch would be complete without one of his invocations. Every week he opens the circle with a beautiful prayer, stressing the same truths but always couched in different phrasing. This one is typical and has not previously appeared in print: @@@I pray to the Great White Spirit that we may be enabled to reveal the operation of the laws that belong to the spiritual realms. I pray that we may be enabled to give a clearer understanding of the Great Spirit and His relationship to all the phenomena of life and to all His children who dwell in the universe. @@@The Great Spirit has been so misunderstood throughout the centuries, misinterpreted, limited and restricted that we seek to reveal the Great Spirit as perfect law in operation. The Great Spirit is responsible for every manifestation of life. All that exists does so because of His power and His sustenance. The whole order of creation pays tribute to His Law. The mightiest and the lowliest, the strongest and the weakest, the birds, the flowers, the trees, the wind, the ocean, the mountain, the hills and the vales, the sunshine and the rain, the storm and the lightning\all these are but expressions of the Great Spirit of all life. @@@We seek to reveal that all are fashioned in His spiritual image, that His spirit manifests through their being, that they move and breathe and live because the Great Spirit is within them and they are within the Great Spirit. None has the power to come between the child and the Father, for all the inspiration, all the truth, all the wisdom, all the revelation, all the knowledge that belongs to that infinite reservoir can be reached by each child of the Great Spirit as he desires, in aspiration, humility and service, to become an instrument for that mighty power. @@   We seek to reveal the greatness latent within every human soul, the mighty force waiting to be released, pent up through misunderstanding, waiting to surge through the physical being and express spiritual heights in their daily lives. We would seek to make all children live lives in fullness, in beauty, in understanding of the purpose for which they were born, so that they might extract from life all the richness, all the sweetness, all the beauty that is theirs for the asking. @@   We seek to bring the Great Spirit closer to His children and His children nearer to the Great Spirit, to overcome all the obstacles that stand in the way, to banish all the restrictions and limitations so that the children of His world of matter may know the Great Spirit and seek to reveal Him in service. That is the prayer of Thy Indian servant, who seeks to serve. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,p.211-212 @Vo[Eo[̋{ɂ͔ނ̋FƂłȂBTAނ͌̂͂߂ɔƂ΂ŋFBF̂Ȃł́A̐^͋qׂȂAɂ͓̌ł͂ȂBȉ́A̓T^IȋF̗ł邪A͂܂܂ł͈ꂽƂȂ̂łB @_AǂE̖@̓𖾂炩ɂĂƂo܂悤ɁBƂ悭_𗝉A_Ɛ̂炠錻ۂƂ̊֌WA_ƉF̂Ȃׂ̂Ă̐_̎qƂ̊֌W悭Ă悤ɂȂ邱ƂF\グ܂B @Â̂A_͂܂ɂAԈĉ߂A󂯁A肳Ă܂̂ŁÁAɍp@ƂĂ̐_ĂƓw߂Ă܂܂B_͂鐶݂̑ɊւĂ܂BׂĂ̂̂̂Ă̂͐_̂ݗ͂ɂ̂łA_ɎxĂ邩ɂقȂ܂BRƂ̂ƂőnꂽׂĂ݂̑_̖@̂Ă܂Bō̂̂Œ̂́Aŋ̂̂łア́AāAAԂA؂AACARuJAzJAA炷ׂĂ̂̂́AƂƂA_̂̂̕\łȂ̂͂܂B @́AlԂ̈lЂƂ肪A_̗IȃC[WɎđnꂽƂ𖾂炩ɂĂƎv܂B_ׂ̗͂Ă̐lX̂ȂɌĂAނ炪AċzAĂ̂_̂Ȃɂ邩łA_̒ɂ邩łB_Ɛ_̎qƂ̊Ԃɂ́AтƂ荞ނƂ͏o܂B_̎q炪납̊]ƂāAɁAd̐SŐ_̂ݗ͂̓ƂȂ邱Ƃ߂Ƃɂ́A̒ɂł_ׂ̂Ă̗쎦A^AbqAAm_̎qɗ^̂ł܂B @́AlЂƂ̍̂Ȃɐވ̑傳𖾂ĂƎv܂B̂Ȃɕ߂̂҂Ă鋐ȗ͂Ă̂łB̗͓͂̂ʂėoAX̐̂Ȃō쐫\悤ƂĂ̂łB͂܂AׂĂ̐_̎q炪A]߂Ύɓ邷ׂĂ̕xK̐̂ȂoĂ悤ɁAāA킵A̐ɐ܂ĂړI𗝉ĐĂ悤ɂƊĂ܂B @܂ÁA__̎qɂ߂ȂĂ܂悤ɁA_̎q炪_ɂɋ߂ÂĂ܂悤ɋ߂ĂƎv܂BɂāAOrɗ͂邠QzAׂĂ̑␧₵āA̒n̐_̎q炪_mAdɂĐ_Ă悤ɂĂ̂łBꂪAЂɕd߂_̖lACfBA̋FłB @@@@* reveal the operation of the laws@i_́j@̓𖾂炩ɂ @@@@@* The whole order of creation  n̑S @@@@@* that infinite reservoir i_́j̒ @@@@@* that is theirs for the asking ߂Δނ̂̂ɂȂ @@@@@@@@@@ @240. iE̎͂Ȃ̂Tɂ܂j @   At the conclusion of every circle, the guide gives the sitters a benediction, always reminding them of the "cloud of witnesses" with which they are surrounded and stressing the inherent divinity of us all. Here is one such benediction: @@@I want you to know that we are close to you, even when you cannot hear us, even when it seems that we are invisible, unseen, unheard, unfelt. @@  We are around and about you because we love you, and the love that we have for you makes us always seek to serve you and, through you, those who require service\the weak ones, the ones who have lost their strength, the ones who have fallen by the wayside, the derelicts of your world, the weary and struggling souls who do not know where to turn, who can find no comfort in the religion of earthly churches but who have a yearning for truth, those whose souls seek expression but who are choked by the creed and the dogma and the teaching of opposing sects. @   The truth that we teach is the truth of the Great Spirit that knows no bounds and no limitation. It is for all, not for one. It seeks to embrace the whole of humanity within its loving embrace. @   May you become conscious of that mighty power that is around and about you, of the great love that is always being poured into your world, the inspiration that seeks to express itself through you, the truth that is waiting to be revealed, the wisdom that seeks to illumine your world, and may you strive through service to make yourselves accessible to the mighty power of the spirit, so that you may become at one with the great Force, the Great Spirit, that is behind it all, so that, working in unison with His laws and filled with His knowledge, you may become instruments of His servants for all His children. May the Great Spirit bless you all. @@Teachings of Silver Birch  edited by A.W.Austen, @@@@Psychic Press Ltd, London, 1991,pp.212-213 @IƂɂ́AVo[Eo[͒߂̂FāAQ҂ɂ́AɁu吨̗E̎QҁvɈ͂܂Ă邱ƁAāAQ҈lЂƂ肪܂ȂɂĐ_ł邱ƂĂBȉÂ悤ȋF̈łB @Ȃɂ́AE͕̎̐Ȃ܂BȂ܂Bɉf炸Aɓ͂A邱ƂłȂ܂BAE̎́A߂ɂ邱ƂmĂق̂łB @͂Ȃ̋߂ɁA΂ɂ܂BȂĂ邩łB͂ȂĂ邪䂦ɁA˂ɂȂɕdƊ肢AāAȂʂāA~߂ĂlXɂdĂƎvĂ܂B̒̎ҁA͂ȂlAHTɓꂽlAQҁAЉ猩̂ĂꂽlA^߂̋̏@ł͈炬𓾂邱ƂłAJƋꂵ݂̒ŕނׂĂlA̕\߂Ă̂ɁAΗ鏔h̋MwɂĒĂl\@̂悤ȐlXɋ~̎LׂĂ̂łB @Ă^́As̑傢Ȃ_̐^łB̐^́Al̂߂̂̂ł͂܂BׂĂ̐lX̂߂̐^łBlޑŜׂĐ_̈̂ƂɕݍłƂ^Ȃ̂łB @ǂȂAȂ̂T̂܂ɂ鋭ȗ͂Ƃ̒n㐢Eɏɒ܂Ă̑Ȉ邱Ƃo܂悤ɁBȂʂČ悤ƂĂ쎦ƁAׂ^ƁA̐Ƃ炵ĂƂbq󂯎~߂Ă܂悤ɁBdʂāAȂȗ͂ɓA̐_̗͂ƁA̔w̐_ɈƂȂĂƂł܂悤ɁBāAǂA_̖@ƒaA_̉bqɖĊȂA_̎q̂߂̐_̖lƂĂ̊ɂȂĂ܂悤ɁBȂ݂Ȃɐ_̂F肵܂B @@* the inspiration that seeks to express itself through you ȂʂČ悤 @@@@@Ă쎦 @@@* to make yourselves accessible to Ȃɓ悤ɂȂ @@@* instruments ij P̌@@@P@SO P̌@@SP@WO P̌@@WPPQO P̌@PQPPUO P̌@PUPQOO P̌@QOP`QSO @@@