Some Words of Advice

On work

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How long do men toil…

Yet how often

They do not think well.

The duller the axe

The harder the work.

The more brains

The less muscle you use.

Think therefore

Think…

On the ways of the world

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We get

We don’t get

It’s fate

Not in our hands.

So work

Yet ease yourself

Slow down, breathe

Enjoy life

At peace.

An idle mind is the devil’s workshop

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Don’t stay idle

Work, think

Don’t stay without work

Or anything to

Think on!

You may get thoughts

Evil thoughts

Useless thoughts

Think

But on fruitful stuff

On good stuff

On useful stuff…

Never stay idle

But get on

With your life!

On forcing others

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Do not

Never try

To coerce others

Against their will

No…

The consequences are dire

What you think is good

May not be.

So never…

I repeat

Never coerce.

Steady yourself

Stand still.

Never

I repeat

Never coerce…

Don’t take non-standard sources of information as your source

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The people

Who spread lies

On internet chats

Differ from

The TV hosts.

One is non-standard

The other standard

One spreads lies mostly

The other truth

Yet both are trusted.

If someone takes

Advice from the chats

Yet doesn’t know

The other side

(And people do that…)

How misguided will they be!

How dangerous the chats are!

How they enslave people!

Trust yourself

Learn not from chats…

Love your life.

For in internet chats

The context is missing,

A twisted message gets out,

People always misunderstand,

People think you are someone else,

People are manipulated,

People are harmed.

So love your life

Don’t trust internet chats.

On trusting yourself

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Sometimes

An authority is at fault

Or a friend

Trust yourself then

And your judgement

Use common sense!

Use your head!

You are right

The other person wrong.

Trust in your judgement!

Trust in

What you think is right!

Don’t change your opinions

Because someone else doesn’t

Agree with you.

Whoever that person might be.

White Bear from Black Mirror

White Bear from Black Mirror is so scary right now for me. (Eternal punishment? People who enjoy hating? Something else?) There is some extremely traumatic thing going on in my brain but consoling it is foolish. Just let it out. Traumatic memories from my past come out; scary flashbacks. From bullying in school to evil teachers, being hated a lot, from trauma due to events of the past to trauma due to fear of the future. Had an extremely traumatic childhood. Jeez, it opens up old wounds. Better get going though to the next episodes of Black Mirror.

P.S.: World spoiler alert: “People enjoy hating and love it when it singles out to one person.”

Let me describe what happens: And from it, at school as in the world, all sorts of meanness flow; the sycophancy that courts those higher in the scale, the cultivation of those whom it is well to know, the speedy abandonment of friendships that will not help on the upward path, the readiness to join the cry against the unpopular, the secret motive in almost every action.

–>The readiness to join the cry against the unpopular.

Nazis just don’t pop up into the air by accident. People should be ashamed of themselves.

white bear
White Bear

An Essay about Christian Heaven

We have all heard about Heaven, haven’t we? It is a place where we go after we die if we have been good people in our lives. It is what we have been taught since we were born and that which has been ingrained in our minds and then out of it. It is a nice place where we find all the nice people and niceness seems to emanate out of it.The thing is, popular culture has missed the point entirely when it comes to the Christian idea of a Heaven.

The Christian heaven is a renewed Earth, put plainly.A renewed Earth is a place where there is no evil done by the people and people live in peace and harmony. People have eternal life and all the good things that have been dreamed of come true. All the bad guys are destroyed and the good people inherit it. It is a place where the New Jerusalem is the capital of the world and there is a water of life amidst us. It is a completely ‘New Heaven’ and a ‘New Earth’.

When Jesus came to Earth, he announced that the kingdom of God (the Christian heaven) had come on Earth right at that very point and he announced it with healing all kinds of sickness and disease on Earth. So, he was basically proclaiming that the kingdom of Heaven was not somewhere we go to after we die, but a restored Earth where those who have died are raised to life after they die, right after His Second Coming.The fact that it is here now means that each one of us Christians are a cell of Jesus Christ and that each one of us will restore the Earth to a certain extent before Jesus Christ comes to restore it fully. When he comes back, He will raise the dead and the good ones will be kept and the bad ones discarded. So, whenever we do good deeds, we, as cells of Jesus Christ, are helping to bring back the state of Eden that the Earth was in.

The subjects of the Kingdom are the ‘sheep’ and as St. Augustine remarked: “How many sheep without and how many wolves within!” This should both come as a warning and as an encouragement. Going to Church does not mean that you are saved and not going there does not mean that you are not. While there is no division between a “visible” and an “invisible Church”, yet there may be members of the Church who are not visibly such, but whose membership is known to God alone. If anyone is saved, he must in some sense be a member of the Church; in what sense, we cannot always say. The doctrine does not mean that everyone who is not visibly within the Church is necessarily damned in case of inculpable ignorance. God is just and Jesus Christ said: “Whoever is not with me is against me and whoever does not gather with me scatters.”

The final renewal is the Second Coming of Jesus Christ and the Final Judgement where all the ‘sheep’ will be collected by the ‘shepherd’ and the goats will be thrown away into outer darkness, ‘where there will be weeping and gnashing of teeth’. The Earth will be a place where God-space and man-space live in harmony together and that will be the end of all sin and death.So, this does look fascinating as well as a bit complicated (if you have been taught something else about Heaven: ‘the veggie tales’). But rest assured, it is true. God is just and one day such things will indeed come to pass.