4/15/997 9:34PM

"The decisive question for man is: Is he related to the infinite or not? That is the telling question of his life. Only if we know that the thing which truly matters is the infinite can we avoid fixing our interests upon futilities and upon all kinds of goals which are not of real importance." (Carl Jung)

"What people really need and demand from life is not wealth, comfort or esteem, but games worth playing." Thus we are advised to "seek, above all, for a game worth playing.... Having found the game, play it with intensity--play as if your life and sanity depended on it. (They do depend on it.).... Life games reflect life aims and the games men choose to play indicate not only their type, but also their level of interdevelopment .... We can divide life games into "object" games and "meta" games. Object games can be thought to as games for the attainment of material things, primarily money and the objects which money can buy. Meta-games are played for intangibles such as knowledge or the "salvation of the soul."....The basic idea underlying all the great religions is that man is asleep, that he lives amid dreams and delusions, that he cuts himself off from the universal consciousness....to crawl into the narrow shell of a personal ego. To emerge from this narrow shell, to regain union with the universal consciousness, to pass from the darkness of the ego-centered illusion into the light of the non-ego, this was the real aim of the Religion Game as defined by the great teachers, Jesus, Gautama, Krishna, Mahavira, Lao-Tze and the Platonic Socrates.... It still remains the most demanding and difficult of games and, in our society, there are few who play. Contemporary man, hypnotized by the glitter of his own gadgets, has little contact with his inner world, concerns himself with outer, not inner space. But the Master Game is played entirely in the inner world, a vast and complex territory about which men know very little. The aim of the game is true awakening, full development of the powers latent in man. The game can be played only by people whose observations of themselves and others have led them to a certain conclusion, namely, that man's ordinary state of consciousness, his so-called waking state, is not the highest level of consciousness of which he is capable. In fact this state is so far from real awakening that it could be appropriately called a form of somnambulism, a condition of waking sleep." (THE MASTER GAME: De Ropp)

"If you deliberately plan to be less than you're capable of being, then I warn you that you will be deeply unhappy for the rest of your life." (Abraham Maslow)

"If you bring forth what is within you What you bring forth will save you. If you do not bring forth what is within you What you do not bring forth will destroy you" (The Gospel of Thomas)

 

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