The Disappearance of the Universe: Straight Talk About Illusions, Past Lives, Religion, Sex, Politics, and the Miracles of Forgiveness

The Disappearance of the Universe: Straight Talk About Illusions, Past Lives, Religion, Sex, Politics, and the Miracles of Forgiveness

Gary R. Renard

Language: English

Pages: 318

ISBN: 2:00277172

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub

In 1992, Gary Renard experienced a startling calling: two teachers, or "ascended masters," appeared to him to reveal the miraculous powers of forgiveness. He chose to listen to what they had to say, and the result is a record of 17 conversations that took place over nearly a decade, reorienting the author's life and giving the world an uncompromising introduction to a spiritual teaching.

"An impressively detailed examination of the essence of life and what it means to live fully ... a welcome and recommended addition to Metaphysical Studies reading lists." -Reviewer's Choice in Midwest Book Review

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terror and a scream of mortal fear, unless a gentler dream preceded his awaking, and allowed his calmer mind to welcome, not to fear, the Voice That calls with love to waken him; a gentler dream, in which his suffering was healed and where his brother was his friend.15 He’s my friend because, for one thing, I can’t get home without him! Forgiving the images I see as my separated brothers and sisters, which are really symbolic of myself, is the only way out of this hell hole. Like the Course

talk about it as though it does. When your dream lifetime is over, you see yourself as leaving the body and having other adventures, but you’re not really going anywhere. You’re just watching the mind’s projections, or as we’ve often called it for your benefit—a movie. GARY: Okay. Now here’s a question that might make you think I lack faith in you, but that’s not the case. I was just wondering…you said you were in the body for eleven years after being enlightened, but the Course seems to

about there. To complete our short tour, you’ve had many good lives, and many others that were seemingly wasted. Sometimes you dream about them, bad dreams and good. Let me ask you something. Are you still having the dreams of being an American Indian at the city where the great rivers come together? GARY: How did you know that? Oh, I forgot—you know everything. PURSAH: Yes, but we remind you we can only work with you by using words and symbols that you understand. You’ve experienced thousands

path for people who are serious about wanting to break free from the world and go home. That doesn’t mean you always have to take things seriously. If anything, the Course is saying that the world cannot be taken seriously. GARY: All right. But what if I don’t want to have just one lifelong spiritual path right now? What if I want to dabble in other things? ARTEN: You can stay in the spiritual buffet line as long as you want. Obviously, your mind cannot be trained without some willingness on

really understand a couple of things we’ve already said to you, then you’ll see that Buddhism is a step in the right direction because it doesn’t run away from the mind the way Christianity does. That’s why the Pope put down Buddhism in one of his books; he said that it seeks to transcend the world, but that in his opinion God must be found by doing certain things in the world. Not only has he got it backwards, whether you’re looking for God or not, but Buddhism lacks God almost

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