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The Two Ways to Live

This website contains books that describe major Biblical and Buddhist archeological discoveries. All of them indicate that the Bible and other ancient wisdom literature describe  two ways to  live:
 
  • The Way of the Mind,
&
  • The Way of the Soul
 
The following chart outlines the main differences. The brief descriptions in the chart are expanded in the books, videos, and other materials that you find on this site.
 

The Way of the Mind

The Way of the Soul

Blind Beliefs

On this Way, people blindly believe truths that they do not experience. E.g., they believe in a God and in abstract theological statements that they do not experience.

Experiential Beliefs

On this Way, people generally only believe the truths that they experience. E.g., They do not believe in a God nor in statements by theologians that they do not experience.

Mental Living

These people live in their mind.

Soul Living

These people live soul-connected with all.

Indoctrinated with Personal Answers

These people invite authorities (clergy, politicians, parents, peers, traditions, the media, authors of scripture, etc.) to indoctrinate them with religious and other social truths about what to believe and how to act.

Self-Discovery of Personal Answers

These people primarily listen to Spirit (God, Allah, Yahovah, one’s higher self, etc.) and secondarily to others to decide for themselves what to believe and how to act.

Conformists

These people become dependent conformists.

Seekers

These people become independent seekers.

Primarily Use Reason

These people primarily reason logically with their mind to decide how to live and act, and secondarily, use their intuition.

Primarily Use Intuition

These people primarily use soul-intuition to know how to live and act, and secondarily, they use mental reasoning.

Live Mentally in the Past and Future

These people often live mentally in past regret and future worry while trying to be fulfilled.

Soul Live in the Now

These people live still and fulfilled in the moment to be enlightened by Spirit to take the next perfect step into deeper fulfillment.

Take Vows Primarily to People and Things

These people take vows and pledges to people, flags, groups, and creeds.

Take Vows Primarily to Spirit Guidance

These people make vows and pledges secondary to Spirit-guided personal development.

The World is Orderly and Disorderly

These people hold that there is order, luck, and coincidences at the same time.

The World is Perfect Order

These people observe that all is ordered to provide what we consciously and unconsciously desire. On a deep level, what appears to be chance and coincidence can be seen as perfect order.

Prayer Helps

These people sometimes pray that a God will intervene in an un-orderly world.

Prayer Unnecessary

Instead of praying, these people seek Spirit guidance to understand and deal with the perfect order behind both easy and challenging events.

Satan Tempts Us

Some of these people hold that an external force affects us.

We are in Charge

These people observe that every emotion and idea contains the impulse to evolve and devolve.

We were Born in Sin

These people hold that they were born in sin or evil.

We were Born Soul-Perfect

These people observe that they were born core-good and saved.

Different Kinds of Life

These people hold that some things are inanimate, and that there are fundamental differences between plant, animal, human, and divine life.

Everything is Alive

These people observe that divine life is in everything at various levels of evolution.

A Person is Ultimately Alone

These people hold that the mind of each person manufactures inspired ideas.

A Person is Ultimately One with All

These people observe that when one becomes still and in the moment, he intuitively knows that he is one with the universal intelligence in all. In that “zone” he may say, “The information comes through me and I guide it.”

Steadfast Faith in Dogmas

These people seek to possess blind, steadfast faith in truths.

Tentative Faith in Dogmas

These people continually suspend their previous faith in dogmas to discover higher truths.

Truth Is Objective

These people hold that truth is 2D, that is, it is the same for everyone no matter his level of personal development.

Truth Is Subjective

These people observe that truth is 3D, that is, as one grows personally, truths evolve. E.g., people living at high levels of wise-love observe the same things as people living at low levels, but they see different truths.

Good People Can Agree

These people believe that honest, good-spirited communication can solve most problems.

People Will Never Fully Agree

These people observe that to the degree that people live different levels of truth, to that degree that will never agree. Further, all perceptions of truth are subjective.

Authorities Define God

These people empower theologians, clergy and Atheists to define God for them.

Each Person Defines God for Himself

These people continually redefine on their own what God means to them.

Embraces External Rewards and Punishments

These people support authorities who establish reward and punishment systems to ensure conformity with the groups doctrine.

Embraces Self-Rewards and Punishments

These people measure their own thoughts and behavior against their own inspired standards of wise-love of all.

Identifies with Groups

These people identify with religions, political parties, and racial, sexist, nationalistic, etc. tribes and their beliefs.

Identifies with Oneself

These people do not identify with any groups that attempt to control their journeys.

Distorts Reality

These people ignore, distort, and create facts to support the truths held by the groups with which they identify.

Sees Reality

These people objectively consider facts because their perceptions are not shaped by their unconscious desire to defend and promote any personal or group identity.

Divided Within

These people are divided between who they are and the false identities they take on to get along with others.

One with Themselves

These people are one with themselves because they identify only with their unique version of their core divine life that they share with all.

Fear Independent Thinking

These people believe that letting people develop their own subjective personal truths will lead to chaos and immorality.

Embrace Independent Thinking

These people believe that indoctrinating people with personal truths creates uncritical, enslaved humans who conflict with other people who embrace different truths.

Divided Without

These people are divided from others who differ from them.

One with Others

These people encourage differences; consequently, they feel one with others.

Peace Comes From Encouraging Conformity and Tolerance

These people hold that world peace will happen when everyone believes and acts as “my” tribes and “I” do, or when everyone tolerates the truths of others that they have been trained to regard as “untrue” and “evil.”

Peace Comes from Encouraging Individuality

These people observe that world peace will happen when everyone unites by empowering everyone else to discover their own answers.

Conformity Leads to Stagnant Relationships

These people seek stable relationship based on conformity to core values, and ways of thinking.

Independent Seeking Leads to Vital Relationships

These people seek dynamic relationships based on mutually supportive seeking.

Meets Expectations

These people will be boringly the same day after day.

Upsets Expectations

These people will be different every day.

Lives Threatened

These people identify with groups, beliefs, things, etc.; consequently, they can be threatened by losses or by being challenged by people who differ.

Lives Securely

These people identify only with the core life that they share with everyone; consequently, they are not threatened by loss or by the opinions of others.

Law Abiding Citizens

These people live in accord with established, religious and civil rules and laws, and other social expectations.

Rogue Citizens

These people make Spirit-guided wise-love of oneself and others more important than any laws, rules, or social expectations.

Special People Communicate with God

These people hold that only special individuals such as prophets, saints, and clergy can have back and forth communication with God.

Everyone may Communicate with God

These people observe that every person may intuitively have back and forth communication with whom or what they call “God.”

The Way of the Mind was taught by Moses, Paul the Apostle, Mohammed, and by most leaders today.

The Way of the Soul was taught by Eve, * Abraham, Buddha, Jesus and many other wisely loving people. Few leaders teach it today.

The Way of the Mind was called:

By Eve: “Nod” (Wandering)

By Abraham: “The Foreign Land,” and “Wilderness”

By Buddha: “The World,” “Darkness,” “Death” and “Slavery.”

By Jesus: “The world,” Darkness,” “Death,” “Dividedness,” and “Poverty.”

The Way of the Soul was called:

By Eve: “The Garden of Eden”

By Abraham “The Promised Land”

By Buddha: “The other side of the river of passions,” “Light,” “Life” “Oneness,” and “Freedom”

By Jesus: “The Kingdom,” “Light,” “Life,” “Oneness,” and “Richness.”

 
*Eve: Our pseudo-name for the author of the Garden of Eden chapter in Genesis.
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