Monday, 23 February 2009

Learning

There's never a time to stop learning. As we age, we might find ourselves being a little more deliberate in what we chose to learn and who to learn from. There seems to be a fair bit of learning how not to do things or how not to be.

I'm learning more and more all he time. I especially like learning more from the Word of God. The wealth of understanding one can gain from the Word is immense and the Holy Spirit enables us in the process. So what are you learning today and from who? Consider the source of your learning to measure the validity of the lesson.

Hebrews 11:1 (MSG)
1 The fundamental fact of existence is that this trust in God, this faith, is the firm foundation under everything that makes life worth living. It's our handle on what we can't see.

1 comment:

beijing said...

The older I get the more I see that most belief is subjective and dated, now knowledge is something else, a “Nirvana

A name that Buddha gave to the goal of his belief, some of the others being the Excellent (Pantam), Security (Khemam), Purity (Suddhi), the Island (Dipam) Freedom (Mutti) and the Culmination (Paryanam). The word Nirvana comes from the root meaning 'to blow out' and refers to the extinguishing of the fires of greed, hatred and delusion. When these emotional and psychological defilements are destroyed by wisdom, the mind becomes free, radiant and joyful and at death one is no longer subject to rebirth. Buddhist philosophers debate whether Nirvana is absolute cessation or an ineffable transcendental state,
But:

I know not why God's wondrous grace
To me he hath made known,
Nor why, unworthy, Christ in love
Redeemed me for his own.
But I know whom I have believed,
And am persuaded that he is able
To keep that which I've committed
Unto him against that day.

I know not how this saving faith
To me he did impart,
Nor how believing in his word
Wrought peace within my heart.

Through Jesus the knowledge that we have instant Nirvana,great isn"t it? Heady stuff for a Braybrook boy.