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==Analogies==
 
The car [the body] is supposed to serve the driver, not the other way around.
 
*Living the Way of Knowledge (Chapter 4, The Pillar of Health)
 
  
==Short Quotes==
 
Your body is a beautiful instrument. It is marvelous in what it can do. But its real value is determined by what it serves. If it serves a conflicted agenda of the mind, then the body will do destructive things to itself and to other bodies in the world around you.
 
  
*[http://newmessage.org/ee/index.php/special-teachings/the-gift The Gift]
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==Excerpts==
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"Your body is a beautiful instrument. It is marvelous in what it can do. But its real value is determined by what it serves. If it serves a conflicted agenda of the mind, then the body will do destructive things to itself and to other bodies in the world around you."
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<ref>[http://newmessage.org/ee/index.php/special-teachings/the-gift The Gift]</ref>
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"The purpose of the body is not to be beautiful. It is to be an instrument of communication, to be a vehicle and to participate in a physical world in a physical reality. Like an automobile, if it can get you where you need to go, it has done its job."
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<ref name="ltw4">''[[Living The Way of Knowledge]]'', Chapter 4</ref>
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==Metaphors==
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"The car is supposed to serve the driver, not the other way around."
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==References==
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The purpose of the body is not to be beautiful. It is to be an instrument of communication, to be a vehicle and to participate in a physical world in a physical reality. Like an automobile, if it can get you where you need to go, it has done its job.
 
*Living the Way of Knowledge (Chapter 4, The Pillar of Health)
 
  
 
[[category:higher purpose]]
 
[[category:higher purpose]]

Revision as of 19:21, 21 December 2011


Excerpts

"Your body is a beautiful instrument. It is marvelous in what it can do. But its real value is determined by what it serves. If it serves a conflicted agenda of the mind, then the body will do destructive things to itself and to other bodies in the world around you." [1]


"The purpose of the body is not to be beautiful. It is to be an instrument of communication, to be a vehicle and to participate in a physical world in a physical reality. Like an automobile, if it can get you where you need to go, it has done its job." [2]


Metaphors

"The car is supposed to serve the driver, not the other way around." [2]


References

  1. The Gift
  2. 2.0 2.1 Living The Way of Knowledge, Chapter 4