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    On Sep 4, 2013 Jonathan Knudsen wrote:

     It takes awareness to recognize the seeds we are planting.  We’re destroying the planet, but it’s as if we don’t see that.  We’re absorbed in the competition of the game.  If you’re intently playing a game, one you’re determined to win, you’re not also gazing at the night sky and looking at the stars.  You’d lose the concentration you need, and then your competitors gain the edge.  You can’t be both attached to material status, comfort and success and also at the same time spiritually aware.  And a society dedicated to materialism is the enemy not just of a seventh generation, which may not ever come to be in a mad and nuclear-armed world.  Our planet is dying, our civilization dead, our brothers and sisters starve, and we are doomed - doomed that is, without awareness.  Awareness is the fruit born from the seed of detachment.  You become aware when you realize your ego's desire for excess is the death warrant of others. That the seed of greed produces a harvest of war, starvation, misery and want in a world of plenty - populated by children of the one God.  Gandhi said, "Live simply so that others may simply live." That is awareness.  And it is our only hope.

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    On Sep 4, 2013 Jonathan Knudsen wrote:

    Maitreya, a spiritual teacher of extraordinary love, wisdom and intelligence based in London, discusses the need for the sharing of the food and resources of the world.  He says, "Firstly, men must see themselves as brothers, sons of the One Father.  This is essential if they would progress one step nearer the Godhead.  Throughout the world there are men, women and little children who have not even the essentials to stay alive; they crowd the cities of many of the poorest countries in the world.  This crime fills Me with shame.  My brothers, how can you watch these people die before your eyes and call yourselves men?  My plan is to save these, My little ones, from certain starvation and needless death.  My plan is to show you that the way out of your problems is to listen again to the true voice of God within your hearts, to share the produce of this most bountiful of worlds among your brothers and sisters everywhere..."  -- Messages from Maitreya the Christ,

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