Monday, June 04, 2012

On Coming to the End of the Lake: Living within the constraints God has given us

Lote Tree: In ancient times, the Arabs planted such a tree to mark the end of a road. In the writings of Baha'u'llah, the Lote Tree generally refers to the Divine Messenger of God. The implication is that this Messenger occupies a station to which ordinary human beings can neither attain nor surpass.
When Bonita and I go canoeing, there is some satisfaction in going as far as the body of water will physically allow before returning to our put-in point. We call it conquering. We can go no farther. There is something special about limitations. We discover true freedom when we live within the constraints God has given us. -gw
Say: True liberty consisteth in man’s submission unto My commandments, little as ye know it. Were men to observe that which We have sent down unto them from the Heaven of Revelation, they would, of a certainty, attain unto perfect liberty. Happy is the man that hath apprehended the Purpose of God in whatever He hath revealed from the Heaven of His Will, that pervadeth all created things. Say: The liberty that profiteth you is to be found nowhere except in complete servitude unto God, the Eternal Truth. Whoso hath tasted of its sweetness will refuse to barter it for all the dominion of earth and heaven.

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