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Idols and idolatry


 


   

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Foreword


8.8. Honor the truth, the other is idols.   AR AR

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3.69. Boredom is pain.   AR AR

Forgive me if the truth hurts or bores you, but I serve the truth, not idols.

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7.7565.   AR AR

Idols it dwarfs standing on gold trays. The real gods are as big as the whole world.

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7.7590.   AR AR

When you want to prostrate yourself before idols in admiration or fear, think. "You say they're beautiful?" Answer-peacocks are beautiful too. You say they're strong? "The beasts are strong. And what is human, what is worthy of admiration?

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7.7668. Dwarfs and Slaves.   AR AR

The idol is a dwarf on a Golden stand. Take the stand away from him. Make it yourself a stand to their feet. Make the dwarf clean his boots, and let his slaves pray on your feet.

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7.7720. Dwarfs on the curves of the stools.   AR AR

If you knew people like me, you'd never have the stupid idea of making an idol out of someone in your life.

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4.807.   AR AR

What you call loving a man is idolatry. True love is service to one's destiny.

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6.210. Key.   AR AR

All men are idolaters; they pray for themselves, for pleasures and pleasures, avarice, greed, lust, other passions, and other idols. For the most part their passions are low, high rare, but even they are the key.

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6.536. Idolaters.   AR AR

Patterns, stereotypes and tyranny are the result of idealism, that is, the creation of an idol from a sacred cow.

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8.524.   AR AR

Disappointment is often associated with charm. You first create idols for yourself, and then you realize that your idols are no better than their Creator.

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6.767. God is reality, the whole world is God.   AR AR

Fire, Sun, or other representations of God are symbols and metaphors of God, but not God himself. God is not an idol. God is physics and mathematics. God is the philosophy, the truth, the form of things and their energy. God is beauty. God is ethics and morality. God is the law of life.

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10.7091.   AR AR

An idol is a useless Golden egg that causes nothing but problems.  Genius is an ordinary egg that can even make a chicken.

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10.7070.   AR AR

You can love a person as a bee loves a flower or another bee.  All other types of love are idolatry.

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6.870.   AR AR

Your idol worship may end with the question, " Why are you me and where am I?»

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10.6907.   AR AR

What ordinary people believe to be love ...  it has nothing to do with real love at all...  Philistine love is more like the sin of idolatry, lust, fear, drug addiction, and all that.

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10.6469.   AR AR

Why do you want everyone to love you?  Do you want to be an idol?  The desire for love is a passive attitude that generates fear.  To get rid of fear, love first.  Don't wait for the weather by the sea.  You choose who to love.  And don't demand love from those you don't love.

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10.6464. Unique love.   AR AR

God loves everyone equally.  God is everything.  Each point is a God, and the energy charge of all points is the same.  When you love an idol, it also loves you, but this energy is shared by millions of people.  When your love is unique, you will receive all its energy, and this energy will be colossal.

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10.6338. A farmyard.   AR AR

You shouldn't be praying to idols.  Idols are useful, but nothing more.  Moreover, idols are also dangerous.  Bees bite, pigs eat and shit a lot, and chickens also have their drawbacks.

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10.6105. By their fruits you will know them.   AR AR

 

Fruit is good...  But ... the Christmas tree sacrifice is mandatory every year.  Cut down the fruitless Fig tree.  And in General, the garden needs to be periodically cut down and updated...  For idols should not be multiplied beyond measure...  They fall into pride because of this ...and they feel especially great.

 

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4.1741.   AR AR

The symbol of the Golden egg and the mouse that breaks it is a sign that we inevitably lose, thanks to a negligible accident, everything from which we create for ourselves a Golden idol and idol. An accident inevitably destroys the idols. Randomness is the name of Providence and rock.

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10.21840.   AR AR

In order not to stand in a dead end, deny the dead end.  You have done something, and this something is your only option.  Close your eyes and pretend it's not there.  No light at the end of the tunnel?  What are you going to do?  First, in a state of despair?  And then?  And then you will see clearly and begin to notice the starry sky and thousands of other very different options.

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10.22292.   AR AR

Idealists pray for their ideal, not understanding that the ideal is the idol of the sun, the essence of which is to give energy for growth. You will never be the sun yourself, but you are the tree that grows. Idols, ideals, hopes and dreams are all sources of energy for growth and nothing more.

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10.22227.   AR AR

It is a big mistake to turn a loved one into your drug and source of pleasure.  First, do not create an idol for yourself, and secondly, the addict automatically tries to control his drug, which creates a chronic conflict, which is impossible to win.  From this point of view, finding love in an Idea and serving it is a much better option.  What can prevent you from serving your idea?

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10.21943. The death of the Christmas tree.   AR AR

You can't turn hope into an idol that you can't live without.  If your idol is such that you are blinded by it and are not ready to survive its death, then you are paralyzed by the fear of its possible death.  But love is bound to be crucified and die.  There is no such thing as love not being crucified.  And you will be the one who will have to resurrect it, because you are a slave  God's, and slaves are bound to serve their masters.  You should be calm about gifts and the death of a Christmas tree.  In any case, you must survive and repeat the ritual every year.

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10.21937. Love crucified on the cross.   AR AR

For hope to come true, it must be identical with the concept of love.  You can't turn hope into an idol.  Love is immortal, and idols are mortal.  Imagine that your hope will die and not come true, are you ready to implement it anyway?  Is the process important to you?  The fact itself?  Are you ready to do it, even if you know that it will die?  If your faith and willingness to realize your goal remains unshakeable, even if your hope is crucified on the cross... then this is love.  Just don't lie to yourself.

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10.21936.   AR AR

Brainstorming through denial is like this... you Take what's there and deny it as if it's not there, and you think what you're going to do.  When the glare of the fire idol, blinding in the darkness, is gone, ... you will see many small hopes of stars in the night sky.  Try it by giving love (time and attention)  these little hopes, work out a couple of them.  These paths may be different.

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10.21831. Keep it simple.   AR AR

The tale of the hen  The pock and the Golden egg is a tale of greedy desires and useless Golden idols that bring only misery.  About a little gray mouse accidentally destroying a Golden idol....  About the despair and depression of the proud who have lost their idol.  And the humility of pride, when people finally realize that the truth is a simple egg.  By the way, the chicken in this story is God.

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The beginning of the book


5.74. Moses and the unbearable lightness of being.   AR AR

In his pride and vanity one day he wanted to become a mission, he wanted to become an idol, he wanted to create a religion.  The road will be overpowered going, mastered also it, but before I had to throw out all superfluous because the road was far and the cross was heavy.  I abandoned all my vices, threw away fear, pride, despondency, vanity, all my money, friends and loved ones... and only when I had nothing left, I came to the edge of a bottomless abyss, in the center of which I could see my goal in the air.  Rejoicing and filled with divine ease... I walked through the air.

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6.99. False admiration and false fears.   AR AR

Slaves of Golden idols doomed to serve vain dwarfs on Golden stools

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10.25.   AR AR

Idealists are those who create idols.

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1580.   AR AR

If  you  take  help-  be  grateful  for  it.  If  you  get  a  present-  give  something  back.  Don't  break  the  balance.  Anything  "taken"  should  be  followed  by  something  "given  back". 

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1785.   AR AR

Pridefulness  and  vanity  are  dangerous  also  due  to  making  one  undertake  tasks  (or  draw  tasks  and  problems),  that  are  too  hard  for  one  to  fulfil.  Having  lifted  a  heave  load  for  a  while,  a  person  gets  frozen  as  legs  give  way  before  falling  down… 
And  the  heavy  load  falls  upon  the  person,  pressing  to  the  ground  with  its  weight  and  making  it  difficult  to  draw  breath  ... 
And  there  lies  that  person,  dragged  in  the  mud,  and  finally  realizes  that 
pride  and  vanity  are  terrible  sins  and  probably  are  the  worst  of  all  sins... 

And  God  looks  at  it  from  above...  smiles  and  rubs  hands  …  and  thinks:  didn't  I  tell  you  that  you  shall  not  make  for  yourself  an  idol,  even  if  this  idol  is  yourself... 

Pride,  vanity  and  self-complacence  contribute  to  one's  attempts  to  make  an  idol  out  of  oneself. 
Remember  that  Providence  doesn't  like  fake  idols. 
As  it  was  said  that  you  shall  not  make  for  yourself  an  idol... 

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1844.   AR AR

Some  people  don't  see  the  difference  between  pride  and  pridefulness.  Pride  means  gladness  for  something  done  well  or  right.  While  pridefulness  is  a  sin  that  makes  one  full  of  complacence  and  the  feeling  of  being  very  special  and  irreplaceable. 
Pridefulness  is  an  attempt  to  make  an  idol  of  one's  own  personality  so  that  to  pray  to  oneself  and  even  demand  others  to  worship  one. 

Pridefulness  doesn't  make  one  feel  anything  but  hatred  towards  others. 
Pridefulness  is  a  source  of  hatred. 
While  pride  is  a  source  of  sincere  gladness  and  happiness. 

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2174. About self-admiration.   AR AR

An  actor  for  oneself,  playing  to  oneself. 
…Oh,  …  your  inner  audience  member  applauds  you  and  loves  you. 
You're  his  idol  and  he  doesn't  need  anyone  else. 
You  made  for  yourself  a  personal  idol,  so  now  you  have  your  own  God. 
You  denied  the  old  Gods  of  the  Big  world...  And  now  they  curse  you. 
…But  does  it  really  matter?  Your  new  idol  will  certainly  protect  you. 

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2449. Righteous anger.   AR AR

Pridefulness  is  an  attempt  to  make  an  idol  of  yourself. 
Idols  demand  victims... 
And  victims  turn  idols  into  demons... 
And  demons  demand  blood  and  hate  people... 

But  people  dislike  demons  and  those  who  hate  them.  Thus,  as  the  tension  becomes  stronger,  people  suddenly  blow  stack  and  tear  demons  into  pieces.  Then  they  feed  dogs  with  these  pieces  and  eradicate  demons'  families  and  stuff. 

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2634. Underestimating an enemy.   AR AR

The  truth  is  that  actually  it's  never  clear  who  is  going  to  win.  It  can  be  any  of  the  opponents.  Victory  is  unpredictable.  The  course  of  victory  becomes  clear  only  on  battlefields.  A  weak  opponent  may  easily  gain  power  typical  of  a  Hero  and  destroy  any  strong  favorite  with  the  battle.  While  this  favorite  may  be  so  full  of  pridefulness  and  hatred  that  will  become  blind  with  own  inflated  ego.  On  the  other  hand,  someone  weak  may  also  be  mistaken  and  underestimate  someone  strong.  A  weak  one  may  think  that  a  strong  person  is  kind  and  weak  because  of  it,  or  consider  a  strong  one  blind,  stupid,  etc.  And  this  kind  of  underestimating  someone  strong  may  lay  aside  all  hope  of  victory.  Victory  is  a  delicate  balance.  Victory  is  only  meant  for  someone  who  manages  to  gain  the  inner  balance  of  insanity  and  prudence,  carefulness  and  courage,  farseeing  and  fatalism... 

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2905.   AR AR

He  who  is  strong  and  proud  can  be  his  own  judge. 
The  desire  to  see  everyone  as  a  judge  is  a  sign  of  vain  weakness. 

Vain  weakness  hates  people  but  turns  into  plasticine  from  a  single  drop  of  flattery.  Vain  weakness  sees  everyone  as  a  judge  and  kneels  down  in  front  of  everyone  to  pray  for  justice  for  itself.  It  hates  the  judges  who  say  no  to  it  and  considers  those  who  say  Yes  to  be  idols. 

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3.213.   AR AR

It   is   bad   not   to   hope   because   an   absence   of   hope   is   harmful.   Hoping   for   one   thing   is   also   the   sin   of   idolatry   and   it   will   fall   short   too.   God   is   everything,   that’s   why   you   should   hope   for   everything   at   a   time,   understanding   that   you   will   not   obtain   everything.

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3.237.   AR AR

Most of those you think are idols are paranoid paranoids living in a hell of pride and fear.

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3.260.   AR AR

The classic God is a monstrous paranoid, hungry for love and attention.  Why was he alone?  Its civilization has created virtual worlds and propagation through the tube.  God does not have to work, he does not need to communicate with other people.  He's completely alone.  Pure mind?  No!  Absolute child...Neurotic... Idol...  The devil...  How to live with such a God?  They say evil can be conquered by love, order and beauty.

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3.321.   AR AR

If you do everything well and correctly, you may be lucky, you may not lead.  If you do everything wrong, the same thing can happen.  What's the difference?  What is right and wrong depends very much on the circumstances.  And still value this love, and idolatry - sin.

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3.423.   AR AR

Blessed   are   those   poor   in   spirit,   as   they   haven't   foud   themselves   yet,   and   it   gives   them   a   chance   to   choose   high   goals   of   serving   the   Gd   of   the   Truth,   and   not   the   baser   idols   of   Mammon

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3.809. Relativity of logic.   AR AR

The gravity of heavy massive bodies strongly affects the logic of thinking, bending the rays of light passing near them.  Next to the sun, the light that was originally straight becomes crooked.  When approaching idols, remember that they can seriously distort your thinking, so much so that you do not even notice it.

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4064. The evolution of a man to a stone.   AR AR

It   took   ages   to   revert   into   a   stone   again.   They   came   to   where   they   once   started.   Life   within   oneself,   in   one's   own   imagination   and   virtual   worlds.
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The   God   of   one's   own   Universe.   The   Lord   of   the   games   who   lives   in   the   neverending   search   for   emotions   and   entertainment...

A   person   who   got   stuck   in   space   boredom.   A   person   who   is   no   longer   mortal   as   stones   are   immortal.   This   person   no   longer   needs   the   physical   body   after   having   made   a   copy   of   own   personality   in   the   computer   in   order   to   become   another   xoanon.
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The   cycle   closed.   What   goes   around,   comes   around.   You   think   that   person   was   the   only   one?   Just   look   at   those   stones   and   sand   around.   This   game   makes   everyone   end   up   being   like   this.   And   no   one   knows   how   to   break   out   of   this   vicious   circle.

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4065. The doomed one.   AR AR

An   awfully   unhappy   person   who   became   a   god.
A   person   doomed   to   eternal   boredom   and   eternal   life.
A   person   doomed   to   be   an   idol.
He   used   to   be   so   stupid   when   he   wanted   to   become   a   God.

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4.129.   AR AR

The realization that there is no one and nothing to envy will save you from many of your vices. Trust me, you'll feel better. No more jealousy, no more fear.

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4.217.   AR AR

I am not a Muslim, but I love Allah and his prophet Muhammad. I love the Koran, learned it by heart and went Hajj to Mecca. But I am not a Muslim because I love God, God is everything. Therefore, just as I love the righteous Muslim, so I love the last idolater, for if I do not love him, so will I give God, who is all. My faith in God, who is all, is so strong and absolute that no fear or doubt can shake it.

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