WHAT GOD ACTUALLY THINKS AND TEACHES US ABOUT DEATH, BY SCRIPTURE AND FACTS
By Leonard D. Orr
From the Bible:
The Wisdom of Solomon, chapter I, verses 12-16 (In the Catholic and Jewish Bibles)
God did not Create Death
“12 Do not bring on your own death by sinful actions. 13 God did not invent death, and when living creatures die, it gives him no pleasure. 14 He created everything so that it might continue to exist, and everything he created is wholesome and good. There is no deadly poison in them. No, death does not rule this world, 15 for God’s justice does not die. 16 Ungodly people have brought death on themselves by the things they have said and done. They yearn for death as if it were a lover. They have gone into partnership with death, and it is just what they deserve.” Death is not inevitable and beyond our control. We control it and can do it with love and wisdom.
The New Testament says, “The wages of sin is death, but the gift of God is Eternal Life.” Are you ready for this gift? God has so much love for us that He uses death as a rest for us and an opportunity to learn and change.
All life insurance companies are based on the idea that we will die about the same age as our parent of the same sex. Death is created by family tradition. The basic law of death is, “If you eat like your parents, you will die like your parents.” We are controlled by our parents habits of life or we create something new. Go for spiritual wisdom and love.
Most immortal yogis eat only one meal in the middle of the day. And they fast regularly.
The facts teach us that more people die from over-eating and from starvation – over 1000 times as many. Food abuse is one of the basic killers of people. Are you guilty of food abuse? What does this mean for you personally.
Everyone kills themselves. Death is not an accident and God doesn’t kill people, unless it is really necessary. How are you killing yourself? How did you kill yourself the last 100 times? Why do you love death so much? Is it your basic escape from ignorance and the misery you cause yourself?
Is food mastery enough to give you eternal life? How do we prevent our own death? We can start by giving God more power than death. We can realize that if we stop killing ourselves, we can live forever. How do we do this? How do we stop worshipping death? Can we give God and ourselves more power than death? We already have this power if we stop killing ourselves with our false beliefs and bad habits. Getting our beliefs in harmony with the Truth is a good place to begin. It may take spiritual work, but we can heal ourselves.
The Bible teaches, “The name of God is a strong tower. The righteous run into it and are safe.” Do you believe that the Name of God can keep you safe? What is the name of God?
The Name of God that God gave to Moses is Aum Namaha Shivaiya. God told Moses that this is His eternal Name that He did not give to Abraham or Isaac, or even to Adam. The exact spelling and pronunciation has been altered somewhat in most languages except for Sanskrit. Using the Name of God as a protection and a source of healing and spiritual growth is a good idea. It is called Mantra Yoga or Japa Yoga. Mastering the Name of God is a good basis for a strong and uplifting personality. Practicing the Name of God is a fundamental principle and practice in all religions for spiritual growth, mental and physical health. The continuous remembrance of God’s Name tends to give us Eternal Life. It keeps us connected to our Eternal Spirit. It reminds us of our goodness and the Presence of God.
When Jesus was asked the secret of Eternal Life, the answer was to love God with all our heart, soul, mind, and strength, and our neighbor as ourselves. Jesus did this, but he was killed to stamp out physical immortality. It seems to have worked, Physical Immortality or Eternal Life that includes the body was lost from the Christian world. The resurrection of Jesus was to prove that Eternal Life includes the body. The church has lost this idea, the body is negated.
There is a Science or Yoga of Everlasting Life, but it is only known and practiced by the immortals themselves. Most are ordinary people. It is quite simple and anyone can master this Science of Life for the Spirit, Mind, and Body. There are thousands of immortal masters in the East, but only 5 in the Bible history. This is the Science of Life:
Spiritual enlightenment. Energy becomes what it thinks about. We create our bad habits with thoughts and we create our good habits with correct thinking. What we dwell upon in our mind becomes our reality. The mind is our ability to think and our collection of thoughts. Our collection of thoughts is memory. Memory is collected as thoughts, beliefs, experience of narratives, and feeling states. Feelings are thought habits that can be very powerful. Old feelings, even from birth or past lives can dominate our mind-body and experience in the present time. Feelings can shape or change our body to or from sickness or beauty and health. We have to learn to verbalize and control our feeling states that are floating around in our memory. We have to learn self-healing skills that actually work. We are in charge. Managing our own mind is basic to practical spiritual enlightenment. We have to manage our memories as well as our present conscious thoughts. Memory is past thoughts and feelings that can create our reality. Memories can create if we know them or not.
Spiritual purification. There are six basic spiritual purification practices that all immortal masters use. They are mind purification, earth purification, air purification, water purification, fire purification, and spiritual community. They are very simple and very powerful. They can make the body immortal as well as the mind. Jesus said, “Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceeds out of the mouth of God.” The practices with the 4 elements can erase and heal memories and karma. We can commit ourselves to spiritual practices like Jesus and other immortals do.
The continuous study of all of the Scriptures, especially the great ones is a great secret to achieving and enjoying the pleasures of eternal life in this universe. Limiting ourselves to one Scripture is a block to our spiritual growth and well-being. The study of the great Scriptures, as well as the great present-day teachers should not be a secret. Spiritual education for adults as well as children can and should be the greatest and most profitable industry in our economy.
Understanding and practicing spiritual purification with the elements is basic: earth purification is basically food control, knowing when to fast, and a personal exercise system; air purification is conscious energy breathing – mastering connected breathing by healing the birth trauma of the first breath and learning to breath from the Breath Itself; water purification is bathing twice per day to clean the aura and drinking enough good water; fire purification is knowing how much time to spend with an open flame. Earth, air, water, and fire are the physical qualities of Spirit. The practices with them continuously cleans and balances the soul, the Energy Body, the mind, and the physical body.
These simple spiritual purification practices can eventually erase the memories that kill people and create aging. Grace, forgiveness, and religious rituals by themselves do not have a very successful record of totally healing people and creating immortal masters. God recommends these practices in all great Scriptures, but in some Scriptures we have to dig to find them. The use of them with actual personal practice with them gives us personal scientific verification of their value in maintaining health and bliss and certainty. Using these spiritual purification practices gives us an actual experience of Eternal Life – of Physical and Emotional health and Immortality. They continually renew our joy of Life and physical health and healing. They can give us an objective as well as subjective experience of the Presence of God.
Spiritual community. To share, to give and receive spiritual knowledge and inspiration from others is spiritual community. It is the practice of wisdom and love. Others can inspire us to practice Truth, Simplicity, and Love. We can have spiritual community everywhere, even at work. We live in the 3 worlds of Spirit, of Mind, and Physical. The physical is 100% Spirit.
Spiritual enlightenment, spiritual purification, and spiritual purification practiced together are the Science of Everlasting Life. We have to experiment and master them to know the practical truth. We are the responsible Ones.
Truth, Simplicity, and Love,
Leonard D. Orr