A translation where Jesus talks about why he teaches using metaphors and other symbolic tools, like stories, etc.
If we are already One, what is there to do?
What is there to do if we are already inseparable from the One? If we are already That, what could we do?
1 Corinthians 3 BHT, Who Teaches the Truth?
An addition to the BHT, where Paul addresses the people in Corinth about who teaches the truth about God. (The painting above is "Conversion on the Way to Damascus," by Caravaggio, c. 1600-1601.)
A Word about Guided Meditations
It seems to me that many people consider meditation to involve elaborate fantasies, imaginings, and visioning in the mind. This seems to be facilitated and encouraged by many guided meditations. I perceive that these kinds of meditation can have many positive benefits in creative pursuits, visualization, and problem solving, to go on adventures and vision quests in the mind. However, I think meditation can offer much more than this.
Matthew 23:2-11 BHT, Hypocrisy of Religious Authorities
An addition to the BHT, about the problems with religious authorities.
John 7:17 BHT, How to “Know” if this is from God?
An addition to the BHT, concerning how we can know for ourselves if these things are really from God, or if they are from Bryce's own deranged mind.
Thomas Merton’s “First Vision” Account
Thomas Merton (1915-1968) was a Catholic writer, theologian, Trappist monk, and mystic. The following is from his book New Seeds of Contemplation, describing his experiences in contemplation...
What are we to make of these “First Vision” accounts?
I've now posted eighteen "First Vision" accounts here on ThyMindOMan.com. There are many more coming. I thought I'd take a moment to share some comments about them as a whole.