Table of Contents for Root Meanings

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  • Root Meanings is a work in progress that will continue to emerge and evolve until the Mind of minds is absolutely clear. The definitions below are subject to evolution.
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Revision: 11 Mar 2024

Belief

  • A concept accepted and adhered to in the absence of directly knowing what is real and true.
  • An attempt by the intellect to reduce the discomfort of not knowing.
  • Any belief is a sign of operating in the context of separation.
  • Any belief is a sign that separation is believed, consciously or unconsciously.
  • Belief arises in the absence of knowing.
  • Belief indicates that there is some degree of confusion.
  • Belief indicates that there is some degree of ignorance.
  • Belief indicates that there is some degree of unawakeness and unconsciousness.
  • Belief focuses attention and thereby selects the experience of that which is believed from the pure potentiality of all possibilities.
  • The belief in separation from Divinity/God/Source is the root cause of suffering.
  • A belief is valid in the measure that it aligns with Truth and leads beyond belief.
  • The belief in oneness is an antidote to the belief in separation.
  • The belief in oneness activates the possibility of awakening and enlightenment.
  • When the nature of belief is clarified, belief becomes a tool for awakening.
  • As belief aligns with Truth, the experience of untruth subsides.
  • The belief in oneness invites the experience and knowing of oneness.
  • The belief in peace invites the experience and knowing of peace.
  • The belief in being THE SUPREME invites the knowing of being THE SUPREME.
  • In Supreme Reality, belief is unnecessary.
  • Supreme Awakeness is totally beyond every belief.
  • Supreme Awakeness is totally beyond every belief system.

Sayings:

  • “What you believe, you perceive. What YOU know, beyond belief, is so.”
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