A positive path for spiritual living

Our Secular Saints (Sunday Lesson Notes for 3-22-20)

Unity of Auburn March 22, 2020: Our Secular Saints

 

Sources:

On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are by Alan Watts

How to Let God Help You by Myrtle Fillmore

My View of the World by Erwin Schrodinger

 

There is no way to do it wrong…
 What if you really believed that this was true of life?

Martha Creek, Healthy Congregations

 

Koan:

An apparently paradoxical statement of question used in Zen training to induce in the student an intense level of doubt, allowing them to cut through conventional and conditioned descriptions of reality and see directly into their true nature. The Eight Gates of Zen pg 265

 

Quotes:

“…Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, 45so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; 48Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.” Matthew 5:44-48

 

“…do not worry about your life, what you will eat or drink; or about your body, what you will wear. Is not life more than food, and the body more than clothes?” Matthew 6: 25

 

“The most strongly enforced of all known taboos is the taboo against knowing who or what you really are behind the mask of your apparently separate, independent, and isolated ego.”
Alan Watts On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are Pg 16

 

“God is the Self of the world, but you can't see God for the same reason that, without a mirror, you can't see your own eyes, and you certainly can't bite your own teeth or look inside your head. Your self is that cleverly hidden because it is God hiding.”
Alan Watts On the Taboo Against Knowing Who You Are Pg 17

“…inconceivable as it seems to ordinary reason, you – and all other conscious beings as such – are all in all. Hence this life of yours which you are living is not merely a piece of the entire existence, but is in a certain sense the whole; only this whole is not so constituted that it can be surveyed in one single glance.”
Erwin Schrodinger, My View of the World pgs 21-22

 

“Be excellent to each other and party on dudes”

Bill and Ted’s Excellent Adventure 1989

 

“So get busy by using the Truth you know. Love those about you in a practical way; pay no attention to what others are doing, in so far as to make comparisons. Bring forth your own joyous world of love, friendship, beauty, and plenty. God is giving everything required to build such a world. There is within you the God-given intelligence to build such a world

Get at it!”

Myrtle Fillmore, How to Let God Help You pg 146