Sacred Marriage by Gary L. Thomas

By Gary L. Thomas

Your marriage is greater than a sacred covenant with another individual. it's a religious self-discipline designed that can assist you understand God higher, belief him extra totally, and love him extra deeply. rankings of books were written that provide advice for development the wedding of your goals. yet what if God's fundamental cause to your marriage isn't to make you cheerful . . . yet holy? And what in the event that your courting isn't as a lot approximately you and your wife because it is set you and God? every thing approximately your marriage--everything--is packed with prophetic power, with the potential for locating and revealing Christ's personality. the honour you accord your companion; the forgiveness you humbly search and graciously expand; the ecstasy, awe, and sheer enjoyable of lovemaking; the background you and your wife construct with one another--in those and different features of your marriage, Sacred Marriage uncovers the secret of God's overarching function. This ebook may actually modify profoundly the contours of your marriage. it's going to almost definitely swap you. simply because if it is pleasant or tough, your marriage can turn into a doorway to a more in-depth stroll with God, and to a religious integrity that, like salt, seasons the realm round you with the relish of Christ.

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Your mind is also like this; its light shines perceptively through­ out the ten directions, encompassing all things, so why does it not know itself? Do you want to understand? Just discern the things perceived; you cannot see the mind itself. ” This is true reality. e t me g iv e 38 Seeing Through © ou p eo p le h a v e been standing here for quite a while; have you seen a single real teacher yet? Don’t keep on standing there for nothing. I am only what I call a provisional elder. ” What is Shakyamuni the Buddha?

This is a feahn apart from thoughts. ° Now if I sa^this to people, they think I am criticizing every­ one else, but if I do not talk about it, it will be hard to elucidate. Zen teachers of a certain type say to people, “ Fools! N the stump. They pass it on this way, and it is taken up this way, knocking on their chairs and holding up their whisks. This is called trying to use the mind by means of the mind. There is another type of Zen teacher who tells people not to make logical assessments, that they lose contact the minute they speak, and should recognize the primordial.

I say, if you understand all this thirty years from now, you will reafizfthat I did tell you. ” If you dp, that is caHttJthe view of an outsider. W h y d o n ’t y o u 27 Asleep you are questioned and cannot speak, where is the fault? It is generally because of seeing forms where there is no form, hearing a voice where there is nothing said, forcing rationalizations where there is no reason, asserting con­ trol where there is no control. ” Why? Just because mind is still there; so you cannot speak.

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