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to do. If it is happening in any realm for you, and it is true and gives you
 
to do. If it is happening in any realm for you, and it is true and gives you
 
vitality, then please, let this express itself."
 
vitality, then please, let this express itself."
<ref>''[[Wisdom from The Greater Community]]'', vol. I, chap. 5, p. 59</ref>
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<ref name="wgcI5">''[[Wisdom from the Greater Community]] Volume I'', Chapter 5</ref>
  
 
== Excerpts ==
 
== Excerpts ==
[Spiritualistic displays] may attract a great deal of attention, but they cannot generate devotion, for only Knowledge can generate devotion. These things attract attachment and ambition, but they cannot lead someone to be wholehearted, for to be wholehearted is to be with Knowledge.
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[Spiritualistic displays] may attract a great deal of attention, but they cannot generate devotion, for only Knowledge can generate devotion. These things attract attachment and ambition, but they cannot lead someone to be wholehearted, for to be wholehearted is to be with [[Knowledge]].
<ref>[http://www.newmessage.org/books/greater-community-spirituality-contents.php ''[[Greater Community Spirituality]]''], chap. 15, p. 218</ref>
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<ref>''[[Greater Community Spirituality]]'', Chapter 15</ref>
  
  
 
"Devotion is something you should not judge from the outside. It is
 
"Devotion is something you should not judge from the outside. It is
like the Kingdom of God in the world.You are either inside or outside the
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like the Kingdom of God in the world. You are either inside or outside the
gates.That is all. Things look very different on the outside. From there, the
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gates. That is all. Things look very different on the outside. From there, the
 
people on the inside look like they are giving things up all the time. It is
 
people on the inside look like they are giving things up all the time. It is
 
such a different emphasis. On the inside you keep wanting to give your
 
such a different emphasis. On the inside you keep wanting to give your
 
life all the time because you get it back more powerfully. You do not want
 
life all the time because you get it back more powerfully. You do not want
 
to keep anything for yourself because it simply becomes a detriment."
 
to keep anything for yourself because it simply becomes a detriment."
<ref>''[[Wisdom from The Greater Community]]'', vol. I, chap. 5, p. 59</ref>
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"Devotion is seen as a sign of weakness in a society that worships heroes and heroines."
 
"Devotion is seen as a sign of weakness in a society that worships heroes and heroines."
 
<ref name="ltwok8">''[[Living The Way of Knowledge]]'' Chapter 8</ref>
 
<ref name="ltwok8">''[[Living The Way of Knowledge]]'' Chapter 8</ref>
  
"Your devotion to each other will be the highest expression of your love, for devotion is inherent in Knowledge."
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"Your devotion to each other will be the highest expression of your love, for devotion is inherent in [[Knowledge]]."
 
<ref name="ltwok8"/>
 
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==References==
 
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Revision as of 22:29, 16 March 2012

Directives

"I tell you, you will not know God until you are devoted. Devotion is a giving of heart that is spontaneous. It is not something you have to try to do. If it is happening in any realm for you, and it is true and gives you vitality, then please, let this express itself." [1]

Excerpts

[Spiritualistic displays] may attract a great deal of attention, but they cannot generate devotion, for only Knowledge can generate devotion. These things attract attachment and ambition, but they cannot lead someone to be wholehearted, for to be wholehearted is to be with Knowledge. [2]


"Devotion is something you should not judge from the outside. It is like the Kingdom of God in the world. You are either inside or outside the gates. That is all. Things look very different on the outside. From there, the people on the inside look like they are giving things up all the time. It is such a different emphasis. On the inside you keep wanting to give your life all the time because you get it back more powerfully. You do not want to keep anything for yourself because it simply becomes a detriment." [1]

"Devotion is seen as a sign of weakness in a society that worships heroes and heroines." [3]

"Your devotion to each other will be the highest expression of your love, for devotion is inherent in Knowledge." [3]

References

  1. 1.0 1.1 Wisdom from the Greater Community Volume I, Chapter 5
  2. Greater Community Spirituality, Chapter 15
  3. 3.0 3.1 Living The Way of Knowledge Chapter 8