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Weekly Theme for Contemplation: The Republic of Conscience

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    Weekly Theme for Contemplation: The Republic of Conscience

    “Eternal vigilance is the price of spiritual freedom. ” — Aquarian Almanac

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    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      July 1, 2017 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: The Republic of Conscience

      There never can be peace between nations until there is first known
      that true peace which is within the souls of men. — BLACK ELK

      Conscience can reside only in a delicately tuned breast. — M. K. GANDHI


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      July 2, 2017 Theme for Contemplation: The Republic of Conscience

      Duty is that which is due to Humanity, to our fellowmen, neighbours, family
      and especially that which we owe to all those who are poorer and more helpless
      than we are ourselves. — H. P. BLAVATSKY


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      July 3, 2017 Theme for Contemplation: The Republic of Conscience

      The man of understanding will look at the city which is within him, and take
      heed that no disorder occur in it, such as might arise either from superfluity or
      from want. — PLATO

      Man cannot live without an enduring trust in something indestructible in
      himself. Yet while doing that he may all his life be unaware of that indestructible
      thing and of his trust in it. — FRANZ KAFKA


      • Shen Rampersaud
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        Shen Rampersaud

        Maintaining order in one’s internal city, as Plato states, is necessary for the “peace between nations” that Black Elk references (post #5930 on July 3, 2017 at 6:51 am). The latter has no sustenance when disarray is the internal status quo.

        “As within, so without” the saying goes…


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      July 4, 2017 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: The Republic of Conscience

      We will take our plan
      From the new world of man,
      And our work shall be called the Promethean.
      — PERCY BYSSHE SHELLEY


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      July 5, 2017 Theme for Contemplation: The Republic of Conscience

      Assemble, speak together, let your minds be all of one accord,
      Even as the gods of ancient days await as one their appointed share.
      The place is common, common the assembly, common the mind:
      So be your thoughts united.
      — RIG VEDA


    • Grace Cunningham
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      Grace Cunningham

      When we speak of conscience in man is it a reference to what is divine within us?


      • Pierre Wouters
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        Pierre Wouters

        It depends Grace,

        it can be the Higher Ego in us, asking the question: Is this in accordance with the law?
        We have to make the choice of choosing selflessly, or suffer the karmic consequences.

        There is a caveat however, as it is possible that a response may be triggered based on undigested and subconscious reflexes, fear, uncertainty, etc.

        So we better give it some thought as well 🙂


        • Grace Cunningham
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          Grace Cunningham

          Agreed. Perhaps this is why Gandhi said: Conscience can reside only in a delicately tuned breast. — M. K. GANDHI
          Until kama-manas is mastered to a certain extent I suppose hearing the voice of Conscience is a distant possibility. Thank you kindly for addressing my questions. I really appreciate it.


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      July 6, 2017 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: The Republic of Conscience

      Mankind will not be reasoned out of the feelings
      of humanity. — SIR WILLIAM BLACKSTONE

      The supremacy of humanity over matter and ideology must always
      be maintained. — TENZIN GYATSO, XIVth DALAI LAMA


    • ModeratorTN
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      ModeratorTN

      July 7, 2017 Weekly Theme for Contemplation: The Republic of Conscience

      A true community is a place where truth and wisdom are its light, and where
      the people know each other and trust each other and have things in common, and
      where there is a harmonious organization. In fact, harmony is its life and its
      happiness and its meaning. — MAHA PARINIRVANA SUTRA

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