You are told the Old Testament is one covenant and the New Testament is another covenant. Do not believe it. There is only one Book. When you find the spirit of it that sets you free, that is the new covenant.
"They avoid man because man gives off such an offensive odor. But he loves you and to demonstrate his love for you he has penetrated the ring of offense."
When you think of Christ do not think of a man, but a plan of redemption. When you read: "I am the way; I am the truth; I am the light," do not picture a man making this claim 2,000 years ago, and worship him, for a prophet's vision is foreshortened, always seeing as present what is future.
All that meditation amounts to is a controlled imagination and a well sustained attention. Simply hold the attention on a certain idea until it fills the mind and crowds all other ideas out of consciousness. The power of attention shows itself the sure guarantee of an inner force.
If I tell you a story for amusement, where you and I can laugh together, that is not deceit. But if I tell it for personal gain, say in politics, in government, in religion, or in business - anytime I plot and plan a little scheme to get the better of another for my own personal gain - then I am not pure in heart.
These are prophetic sketches which begin in Genesis and end in Revelation. You may ask why it was not made plainer, to which I will quote the words of Blake: “That which can be made explicit to the idiot is not worth my care, and the ancients discovered that what was not too explicit was fittest for instruction because it rouses the faculties to act.”
I don’t care what name you call yourself, what position you occupy in the world - the presidents of the world, the kings, the queens, the czars - they all vanish and leave no trace behind them. All they take with them is that portion of Scripture they have fulfilled.
You can prove it in your own individual life by setting a goal and imagining that you are at the end of that goal. Remain faithful to your goal, and no power in this world can stop it in your peculiar individual life.
Every natural effect has a spiritual, imaginal cause, and not a natural. A natural cause only seems. It’s a delusion” - of what? “- the fading memory.”