Questions and Answers from my
Q: Do you work for a living?
A: I work for my living in an unusual way. I give what I can through
thoughts and words and deeds to those whose lives I touch and to
humanity. In return I accept what people want to give, but I do not ask.
They are blessed by their giving and I am blessed by my giving.
Q: Why don't you accept money?
A: Because I talk about spiritual truth, and spiritual truth should
never be sold - those who sell it injure themselves spiritually. The
money that comes in the mail - without being solicited - I do not use
for myself; I use it for printing and postage. Those who attempt to buy
spiritual truth are trying to get it before they are ready. In this
wonderfully well-ordered universe, when they are ready, it will be
Q: Don't you get lonely or discouraged or tired?
A: No. When you live in constant communication with God, you cannot be
lonely. When you perceive the working of God's wonderful plan and know
that all good effort bears good fruit, you cannot be discouraged. When
you have found inner peace, you are in contact with the source of
universal energy and you cannot be tired.
Q: What can retirement mean to a person?
A: Retirement should mean, not a cessation of activity, but a change of
activity with a more complete giving of your life to service. It should
therefore be the most wonderful time of your life - the time when you
are happily and meaningfully busy.
Q: How can I feel close to God?
A: God is Love, and whenever you reach out in loving kindness, you are
expressing God. God is Truth, and whenever you seek truth, you are
seeking God. God is Beauty, and whenever you touch the beauty of a
flower or a sunset, you are touching God. God is the Intelligence that
creates all and sustains all and binds all together and gives life to
all. Yes, God is the Essence of all. So you are within God and God is
within you - you could not be where God is not. Permeating all is the
law of God - physical law and spiritual law. Disobey it and you feel
unhappiness - you feel separated from God. Obey it and you feel harmony
- you feel close to God.
Q: What are the good things, and how do I fill my life with them?
A: Good things are of benefit to you and to others. You may get some
inspiration from the outside, but in the final analysis you must know
from the inside what good things you want to fill your life with. Then
you can make a schedule of what you think the good life should be like,
and live according to that schedule. It may include something beneficial
to the body - like walking or exercise. Or something stimulating to the
intellect - like meaningful reading. And something uplifting for the
emotions - like good music. But most important of all, it needs to
include service to others if it is to be spiritually beneficial to you.
Q: What is a truly religious person?
A: I would say that a truly religious person has religious attitudes: a
loving attitude toward fellow human beings, an obedient attitude toward
God - toward God's laws and God's guidance, and a religious attitude
toward self - knowing that you are more than the self-centered nature,
more than the body, and life is more than the earth life.
Q: What overcomes fear?
A: I would say that religious attitudes overcome fear. If you have a
loving attitude toward your fellow human beings, you will not fear them.
"Perfect love casteth out fear." An obedient attitude toward
God will bring you into constant awareness of God's presence, and then
fear is gone. When you know that you are only wearing the body, which
can be destroyed - that you are the reality which activates the body and
cannot be destroyed - how can you be afraid?
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