Holy Bible - The Quest for Wisdom


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This a wonderful message from the Old Testament. There is nothing new that we can do in this world. All actions have pre-image. This pre-image is the unpaid account from our previous lives and lying in seed form in our causal sheath. It is a huge account that we have created with all other souls (animate and inanimate) and we cannot go back to Father unless we clear this account. As we are still a part of this creation, it is clear that we have not yet made any sincere effort to clear this account and subsequently merge with our real source - God. We should sincerely pray to God for His Understanding and strongly desire to know our Creator.

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Holy Bible - The Quest for Wisdom

  1. 1. ~1~ Excerpts from the Holy Bible: Ecclesiastes – The Quest for Wisdom1 1 The words of the Preacher, the son of David, king in Jerusalem. 2Vanity ofvanities, says the Preacher, vanity of vanities! All is vanity. 3What does man gain byall the toil at which he toils under the sun? 4A generation goes, and a generation comes,but the earth remains forever. 5The sun rises and the sun goes down, and hastens to theplace where it rises. 6The wind blows to the south, and goes round to the north; round andround goes the wind, and on its circuits the wind returns.7 All streams run to the sea, but the sea is not full; to the place where the streams flow,there they flow again. 8All things are full of weariness; a man cannot utter it; the eye isnot satisfied with seeing, nor the ear filled with hearing. 9What has been is what will be,and what has been done is what will be done; and there is nothing new under thesun.10 Is there a thing of which it is said ‘See, this is new? It has been already, in the agesbefore us. 11There is no remembrance of former things, or will there be anyremembrance of later things yet to happen among those who come after.12 I the Preacher have been king over Israel in Jerusalem. 13And I applied my mind toseek and search out by wisdom all that is done under heaven; it is an unhappy businessthat God has given to the sons of men to be busy with. 14I have seen everything that isdone under the sun; and behold, all is vanity and a striving after wind. 15What iscrooked cannot be made straight and what is lacking cannot be numbered.16 I said to myself, ‘I have acquired great wisdom, surpassing all who were overJerusalem before me; and my mind has had great experience of wisdom andknowledge.’ 17And I applied my mind to know wisdom and to know madness and folly. Iperceived that this also is but a striving after wind. 18For in much wisdom is muchvexation and he who increases knowledge increases sorrow.[Vanity is an unsubstantial or unreal thing; empty display; vain pride in oneself,conceit, self-conceit. What we are undergoing now is the result of our own actions inprevious lives. Our current life is only a part of that huge stored account lying in seedform within each one of us and made available to each individual as conscious faculty ofsoul. There is nothing new that we can do. What is new that can be done in currenthuman life is to know one-self, to know the Creative Power in form of Light andSound and then know our Creator. This will end all our coming and going forever.][Wisdom here implies knowledge acquired through senses and worldly experience and itis not the real Wisdom endowed with our soul.]2 1I said to myself, ‘Come now, I will make a test of pleasure; enjoy yourself.’ Butbehold, this also was vanity. 2I said of laughter, ‘It is mad,’ and of pleasure, ‘What use isit?’ 3I searched with my mind how to cheer my body…what was good for sons of men todo under heaven during the few days of their life. 4I made great works; I built houses andplanted vineyards for myself; 5I made myself gardens and parks, and planted in them all
  2. 2. ~2~kinds of fruit trees…8I also gathered for myself silver and gold and the treasure of kingsand provinces; I got singers, both men and women, and many concubines, man’s delight.9 So I became great and surpassed all who were before me in Jerusalem; also my wisdomremained with me. 10And whatever my eyes desired I did not keep from them; I kept myheart from no pleasure…11Then I considered all that my hands had done and the toil Ihad spent in doing it, and behold, all was vanity and a striving after wind, and therewas nothing to be gained under the sun.12 So I turned to consider wisdom and madness and folly; for what can man do whocomes after the king? Only what he has already done. 13Then I saw that wisdomexcels folly as light excels darkness. 14The wise man has his eyes in his head, but the foolwalks in darkness; and yet I perceived that one fate comes to all of them. 15Then I said tomyself, ‘What befalls the fool will befall me also, why then have I been so very wise?’And I said to myself that this also is vanity.16 For of the wise man as of the fool there is no enduring remembrance, seeing that inthe days to come all will have been long forgotten. How the wise man dies just like thefool! So I hated life, because what is done under the sun was grievous to me; for all isvanity and a striving after wind.18 I hated all my toil in which I had toiled under the sun, seeing that I must leave it tothe man who will come after me; and who knows whether he will be a wise man or afool? Yet he will be master of all for which I toiled and used my wisdom under the sun.This also is vanity…22What has a man from all the toil and strain with which he toilsbeneath the sun? 23For all his days are full of pain, and his work is a vexation; even inthe night his mind does not rest. This also is vanity.24 There is nothing better for a man than that he should eat and drink, and findenjoyment in his toil. This also, I saw, is from the hand of God; 25 for apart from himwho can eat or who can have enjoyment? 26For to the man who pleases him God giveswisdom and knowledge and joy; but to the sinner he gives the work of gathering andheaping, only to give to one who pleases God. This also is vanity and a striving afterwind.3 1For everything there is a season, and a time for every matter under heaven: 2atime to be born, and a time to die… 6a time to seek, and a time to loose…9What gainhas the worker from his toil? 14I know that whatever God does endures for ever;nothing can be added to it, or anything taken from it; God has made it so, in order thatmen should fear before him. 15That, which is, already has been; that which is to be,already has been; and God seeks what has been driven away.16 Moreover, I saw under the sun that in the place of justice, even there waswickedness, and in the place of righteousness, even there was wickedness…18I said inmy heart with regard to the sons of men that God is testing them to show them that theyare but beasts. 19For the fate of the sons of men and the fate of beasts is the same; as one
  3. 3. ~3~dies, so dies the other. They all have the same breath, and man has no advantage over thebeasts; for all is vanity. 20All go to one place; all are from the dust, and all turn to dustagain…[We are undergoing the cycle of evolution and devolution and there seems to be noescape from it. It is His Command which is the real doer; we are only puppets playing toour own tunes as per His Law. Our soul is a spark of His Divinity and we were sent toexperience His creation. Unfortunately we have forgotten our Creator that is why Heseeks what has been driven away. We cannot seek Him because we do not know how toseek Him. It is He who seeks us but we should have the desire to know our creator.]4 1Again I saw all the oppressions that are practiced under the sun. And behold, thetears of the oppressed, and they had no one to comfort them! … 2And I thought thedead who are already dead more fortunate than the living who are still alive; 3but betterthan both is he who has not yet been, and has not seen the evil deeds that are done underthe sun. 4Then I saw that all toil and all skill in work come from a man’s envy of hisneighbor. This also is vanity and a striving after wind…5 1Guard your steps when you go to the house of God; to draw near to listen isbetter then to offer the sacrifice of fools; for they do not know that they are doingevil. … 4 When you vow a vow to God, do not delay paying it; for he has no pleasure infools. Pay what you vow. 5It is better that you should not vow than that you shouldvow and not pay…8If you see in a province the poor oppressed and justice and rightviolently taken away, do not be amazed at the matter; for the high official is watchedby a higher, and there are yet higher ones over them…10He who loves money willnot be satisfied with money; nor he who loves wealth, with gain: this also is vanity.11 When goods increase, they increase who eat them; and what gain has their owner but tosee them with his eyes? 12Sweet is the sleep of the laborer, whether he eats little or much;but the surfeit of the rich will not let him sleep…15 As he came from his mother’s womb he shall go again, naked as he came, and shalltake nothing for his toil, which he may carry away in his hand. 16This also is agrievous evil; just as he came, so shall he go; and what gain has he that he toiled for thewind, 17and spent all his days in darkness and grief, in much vexation and sicknessand resentment? …6 1There is an evil which I have seen under the sun, and it lies heavy upon men: 2a manto whom God gives wealth, possessions, and honor, so that he lacks nothing of allthat he desires, yet God does not give him power to enjoy them, but a strangerenjoys them; this is vanity; it is a sore affliction…7All the toil of man is for his mouth,yet his appetite is not satisfied. 8For what advantage has the wise man over the fool?And what does the poor man have who knows how to conduct himself before the living?9 Better is the sight of the eyes than the wandering of desire; this also is vanity and astriving after wind.
  4. 4. ~4~10 Whatever has come to be has already been named, and it is known what man is, andhe is not able to dispute with one stronger than he. 11The more words, the more vanity,and what is man the better? 12For who knows what is good for man while he lives the fewdays of his vain life, which he passes like a shadow? For who can tell man what will beafter him under the sun?7 7Surely, oppression makes the wise man foolish, and a bribe corrupts the mind.8 Better is the end of a thing than it’s beginning; and the patient in spirit is better thanthe proud in spirit…10Say not, ‘Why were the former days better than these?’ For itis not from wisdom that you ask this…13Consider the work of God; who can makestraight what he has made crooked?19 Wisdom gives strength to the wise man more than ten rulers that are in a city.20 Surely there is not a righteous man on earth who does good and never sins. 21Do notgive heed to all the things that men say, lest you hear your servant cursing; your heartknows that many times you have yourself cursed others.8 1Who is like the wise man? And who knows the interpretation of a thing? A man’swisdom makes his face shine, and the hardness of his countenance is changed…5Hewho obeys a command will meet no harm, and the mind of a wise man will know thetime and way.6 For every matter has its time and way, although man’s trouble lies heavy upon him.7 For he does not know what is to be, for who can tell how it will be? 8No man has powerto retain the spirit, or authority over the day of death; there is no discharge from war,nor will wickedness deliver those who are given to it. 9All this I observed while applyingmy mind to all that is done under the sun, while man lords it over man to his hurt.16 When I applied my mind to know wisdom, and to see the business that is done onearth, how neither day nor night one’s eyes see sleep; 17then I saw all the work of God,that man cannot find out the work that is done under the sun. However much man maytoil in seeking, he will not find it out, even though a wise man claims to know, he cannotfind it out.9 8Let your garments be always white; let not oil be lacking on your head. 9Enjoy lifewith the wife whom you love, all the days of your vain life which he has given you underthe sun, because that is your portion in life and in your toil at which you toil under thesun. 10Whatever your hand finds to do, do it with your might; for there is no work orthought or knowledge or wisdom in Sheol, to which you are going.17 The words of the wise heard in quite are better than the shouting of a ruler amongfools. 18Wisdom is better than weapons of war, but one sinner destroys much good.10 1Dead flies make the perfumer’s ointment give off an evil odor; so a little follyoutweighs wisdom and honor. 2A wise man’s heart inclines him to the right, but a fool’sheart toward the left. 8He who digs a pit will fall into it; and a serpent will bite him who
  5. 5. ~5~breaks through a wall. 9He who quarries stones is hurt by them; and he who splits logs isendangered by them.11 1Cast your bread upon the waters, for you will find it after many days. 2Give a portionto seven, or even to eight, for you know not what evil may happen on earth…4He whoobserves the wind will not sow; and he who regards the clouds will not reap. 5As you donot know the way of the wind, or how the bones grow in the womb of a woman withchild, so you do not know the work of God who makes everything.6 In the morning sow your seed, and at evening withhold not your hand; for you donot know which will prosper, this or that, or whether both alike will be good.9 Rejoice, O young man, in your youth, and let your heart cheer you in the days of youryouth; walk in the ways of your heart and the sight of your eyes. But know for all thesethings God will bring you into judgment. 10Remove vexation from your mind, and putaway pain from your body; for youth and the dawn of life are vanity.12 1Remember also your Creator in the days of your youth, before the evil dayscome, and the years draw nigh, when you will say, ‘I have no pleasure in them’;…6beforethe silver cord is snapped, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher is broken at thefountain, or the wheel broken at the cistern, 7and the dust returns to earth as it was, andthe spirit returns to God who gave it. 8Vanity of vanities, says the Preacher; all is vanity.9 Besides being wise, the Preacher also taught the people knowledge, weighing andstudying and arranging proverbs with great care. 10The Preacher sought to findpleasing words, and uprightly he wrote words of truth.11 The sayings of the wise are like goads, and like nails firmly fixed are the collectedsayings, which are given by one Shepherd. 12My son, beware of anything beyond these.Of making many books there is no end and much study is a weariness of the flesh.13 The end of the matter; all has been heard. FEAR GOD, AND KEEP HISCOMMANDMENTS, FOR THIS IS THE WHOLE DUTY OF MAN. 14For Godwill bring every deed into judgment, with every secret thing, whether good or evil.[Real Wisdom endowed with our soul will get invoked by itself when we withdraw ourattention from ‘nine outlets’ of the body and concentrate it at ‘third eye’ between the twoeyebrows. As of now we have hundred percent attention engaged in awareness ofcreated world day in and day out. We must start paying some attention to createawareness of knowing our real-self, Creative Power and our Creator.]