Being already immortal.

The arguments for the immortality of the soul show that the soul is already immortal; not only will the psychic operation  continue eternally, but its operation should be ordered even now to eternal things. What is present to mind is both without time and motion, and so mind should always strive to be present with what is immobile, changeless, timeless, necessary and immortal.

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  1. Jeff Stouffer said,

    June 5, 2007 at 6:20 am

    http://www.ceeol.com/aspx/getdocument.aspx?logid=5&id=34D45014-C190-4F7C-A3BE-CA40C7CE05D3

    This is a link to a document on the philosophy behind Chinese watercolor landscape paintings (relevant to your post).

    The last sentence really struck me hard. If what is present to the mind is eternal…then I must be careful with the phrase “What’s on my mind” and “He’s out of his mind”. We have a lot of stuff on our brains…but perhaps we could do better by striving to be more in the mind and less in the brain. Hope this isn’t too non-scholastic. Hope you can understand what I mean in such plain words.

    When you are nowhere you are now here.

    That’s something a hippie told me once. Not sure if it makes total sense. Perhaps what I think it means is most important.

    Also, have you been present with what is immobile, changeless, timeless, necessary and immortal?

    Anybody can eat a communion wafer. Nothing spectacular in digestion.

    How can I be present with what is immobile, changeless, timeless, necessary and immortal?

    How can I be always present?

    Is it an act of will?

    Is it an act of my will alone?

    How will I not be discouraged if at first I do not succeed?

    Hope you and your family are well. Keep on Truckin!


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