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If you want to read real truth about our existence, this silly little paperback from the 1970s can show you the way! Honest! *Smile*-

 
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I love this little 1970s book! I can honestly say that it changed my life. The concepts presented in this little paperback are as real as anything that I have read. Though written in a light hearted, even funny approach, the ideas are real truth.

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Fibonacci

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Once there lived a village of creatures along the bottom of a great crystal river. The current of the river swept silently over them all--young and old, rich and poor, good and evil, the current going its own way, knowing only its own crystal self.

Each creature in its own manner clung tightly to the twigs and rocks of the river bottom, for clinging was their way of life, and resisting the current what each had learned from birth. But one creature said at last, "I am tired of clinging. Though I cannot see it with my eyes, I trust that the current knows where it is going. I shall let go, and let it take me where it will. Clinging, I shall die of boredom."

The other creatures laughed and said, "Fool! Let go, and that current you worship will throw you tumbled and smashed across the rocks and you will die quicker than boredom!" But the one heeded them not, and taking a breath did let go, and at once was tumbled and smashed by the current across the rocks.

Yet in time, as the creature refused to cling again, the current lifted him free from the bottom, and he was bruised and hurt no more. And the creatures downstream, to whom he was a stranger, cried, "See a miracle! A creature like ourselves, yet he flies! See the Messiah, come to save us all!"

And the one carried in the current said, "I am no more Messiah than you. The river delights to lift us free, if only we dare let go. Our true work is this voyage, this adventure." But they cried the more, "Savior!" all the while clinging to the rocks, and when they looked again he was gone, and they were left alone making legends of a Savior.

-- Richard Bach - Illusions, Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah

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Great Book. Changed my life also. Thanks for posting.

I've given this book away many times. hf

Cheers
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Great Book. Changed my life also. Thanks for posting.

I've given this book away many times. hf

Cheers
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Great "handle"! I love that such a cheap little paperback could contain such wisdom. It's still available in most bookstores for about $8 dollars! Amazing little book.

Thank you.

Peace

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Thanks for posting.

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Read it way back when. Great book.
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Jonathon Livingstone Crustacean !
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Jonathon Livingstone Crustacean !
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*smile*
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Read it way back when. Great book.
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excellent book.

the story is understood when considered with the principle of 'trying'.

we try and try to live, survive, gain, prevent loss, protect, save, attack, create, destroy, know, forget,find entertainment, be stimulated, be happy, ...

we want love, fame, fortune, praise, challenge, competetion, debate, mystery, intrigue, entertainment, stimulation, attachment, children, parents, relationships...

all of the above is why we are still here..clinging.

to let go of these things is terrifying...

to let go of these things is the next stage of evolution


the result of letting go is nirvana...it is 'to be'. and nothing else...it is bliss and happiness beyond anything else ever experienced. It is better than the best sex, it is better than the best acheivement...and it is CONTINUAL...NOT MOMENTARY LIKE THE FEELINGS GRANTED IN THE EXPERIENCES ABOVE.

and miracles follow anyone that lets go. .....

but who shall let go of their precious.... their precious ego...
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Read it way back when. Great book.
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excellent book.

the story is understood when considered with the principle of 'trying'.

we try and try to live, survive, gain, prevent loss, protect, save, attack, create, destroy, know, forget,find entertainment, be stimulated, be happy, ...

we want love, fame, fortune, praise, challenge, competetion, debate, mystery, intrigue, entertainment, stimulation, attachment, children, parents, relationships...

all of the above is why we are still here..clinging.

to let go of these things is terrifying...

to let go of these things is the next stage of evolution


the result of letting go is nirvana...it is 'to be'. and nothing else...it is bliss and happiness beyond anything else ever experienced. It is better than the best sex, it is better than the best acheivement...and it is CONTINUAL...NOT MOMENTARY LIKE THE FEELINGS GRANTED IN THE EXPERIENCES ABOVE.

and miracles follow anyone that lets go. .....

but who shall let go of their precious.... their precious ego...
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Yes! People expect deep advanced spiritual ideas to come from famous people writing huge, complicated books that really say gobbledygook.

I love that the real knowledge comes from a little cheap paperback that most consider as a child's book. We are beings that love to play! *smile*

Peace
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Great Book. Changed my life also. Thanks for posting.

I've given this book away many times. hf

Cheers
 Quoting: Don Shimoda 13904473


I give my copy away whenever I meet someone searching for truth. I have bought about 20 copies so far and I am down to one left. Time to buy a few more.

Peace
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How about "the Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment"?
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"You are led through your lifetime by the inner learning creature, the playful spiritual being that is your real self. Don't turn away from possible futures before you're certain you don't have anything to learn from them. You're always free to change your mind and choose a different future, or a different past."

-- Richard Bach - Illusions

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"Learning is finding out what you already know. Doing is demonstrating that you know it. Teaching is reminding others that they know just as well as you. You are all learners, doers, and teachers."

-- Richard Bach - Illusions
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Great Thread ~ the source of Truth is everywhere goodnews
We get the powers over us that we've earned collectively. Humanity, as a whole, is self-interested, shallow, ignorant, violent and immoral; small wonder, therefore, that our leaders (secret or otherwise) reflect that. You want better leaders, become better people.

I forgive myself, I Love myself, I'm sorry, Please forgive me, I forgive you, I love you, Thank you.

God Bless You;
I Bless You;
Bless Yourself(~).

Love is the answer ~ Peace be with You.
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Great Thread ~ the source of Truth is everywhere goodnews
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Yes my friend. I see it everywhere now. I am so glad you found it worth reading.

Peace
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Great Thread ~ the source of Truth is everywhere goodnews
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I agree wholeheartedly!

heart rock
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Great Thread ~ the source of Truth is everywhere goodnews
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I agree wholeheartedly!

heart rock
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Thank you my friend.
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To avoid any confusion, the complete name of the book is: Illusions - The Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah.

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Read "Illusions" for the first time in the '80s. Just bought my 4th copy a couple of months ago. My previous copies were, shall we say, borrowed.

I like to open my book at random . Many times I'll read something that applies to a current situation or thought.

Great thread OP. 5 Stars and a



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I've bought this book a few times, it always seems to go missing! Maybe I lend them out and forget who to...

And, yeah, I agree, it changed the way I perceive everything.

Quick question, during or just after reading the book, have any of you had any strange things happen?
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I've bought this book a few times, it always seems to go missing! Maybe I lend them out and forget who to...

And, yeah, I agree, it changed the way I perceive everything.

Quick question, during or just after reading the book, have any of you had any strange things happen?
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Not especially. I would say that the strange things happening are because you are not viewing this reality differently. I believe certainly manifest our reality, so your change of view may be changing your world around you.

Also, there are other beings that notice your change also...

I never said the world got easier after your view changed, only your view of it.

Peace
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Thanks for posting.

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thanks for the link! i just read it again. perfect words for any day.

peace & love
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Hi OP are you the same Fibonaci that use to be on RR?
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886 thank you for posting that!

Jonathan Livingstone Seagull was a beautiful book that i read and passed on to others many years ago - can't seem to keep hold of a copy! Maybe one will come along again afro

blwkss peace and love blwkss
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I have given away at least 25 copies over the years. It is a wonderful book, a perfect one to begin a spiritual journey.
“The illusion of freedom will continue as long as it’s profitable to continue the illusion. At the point where the illusion becomes too expensive to maintain, they will just take down the scenery, they will pull back the curtains, they will move the tables and chairs out of the way and you will see the brick wall at the back of the theater.” Frank Zappa

“The lies the government and media tell are amplifications of the lies we tell ourselves. To stop being conned, stop conning yourself.”
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Inspirational book. Read it many years ago
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I think you are onto something have the courage to left go, see the truth and find yourself.
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Hi OP are you the same Fibonaci that use to be on RR?
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I guess not, because I don't know what RR is. Sorry.
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886 thank you for posting that!

Jonathan Livingstone Seagull was a beautiful book that i read and passed on to others many years ago - can't seem to keep hold of a copy! Maybe one will come along again afro

blwkss peace and love blwkss
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I still keep a copy of Jonathan Livingstone Seagull also, but Illusions - Adventures of a Reluctant Messiah still knocks me out.

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