The Real Meaning Of Reincarnation, Joseph Murphy

The Real Meaning Of Reincarnation, Joseph Murphy: Chapter One

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PREFACE

THE GREATEST TRUTHS ARE THE SIMPLEST, AND IN THIS BOOK THEY
ARE INTERPRETED SIMPLY AND CLEARLY. HERE YOU WILL FIND
ANSWERS AS LOGICAL AS THE MULTIPLICATION TABLE, AS CLEAR AS
THE LAWS OF CHEMISTRY. AS YOU READ ITS PAGES, YOU WILL FIND
THE KEY TO LIFE’S JOURNEY WHICH ENABLES YOU TO MOVE ONWARD,
UPWARD, AND GODWARD.

The Bible contains the congealed Wisdom of the ages. One of the greatest modern
teachers of the inner meaning of the Bible has written this book to show the true,
inner meaning of that old subject, Reincarnation. In these pages you will find the
master key to this subject, and see how Jesus completely rejected the popular belief
regarding Reincarnation. Learn that you have dominion over all things. We can have
dominion when we learn the laws of life and apply them. When you pray, you are
lifted up above time, its limitations, and into union with the Divine. You pass from
time to Eternity.

This book is new, vital, inspiring, and soul stirring. It is a message from the man who
has taught thousands how to transform their lives. Dr. Murphy, writing with
simplicity, clarity, and a deep spiritual insight, shows you how you can rise above all
race beliefs, superstitions, fear, and ignorance, and enter consciously into union with
the Higher Self; then “all the Divine Forces hasten to minister to our eternal joy.”

CHAPTER 1

THE MEANING OF REINCARNATION

The time has come in the field of New Thought thinking, living, and practice to make
a clear-cut decision as to what to do with the mill-stone labelled, “Reincarnation,”
which is discovered hanging from both oriental and occidental necks.
The highest light in the theory of reincarnation is melioristic; that is, man is becoming
better by the slow, exoteric process of putting on and off different habiliments of flesh
and emotions. Nothing is done in this unconscious process, rooted in mere habit
transmission about the ringing challenge: “Be ye perfect even as your Father hi
Heaven is perfect.”

New Thought Philosophy and application must not capitulate to a racial error
perpetuated by the pronouncements of unillumined men. We should get started in the
“business” about which Jesus so earnestly labored. Let us begin the program with
tenacity of purpose and perseverance by putting on the Garment of Christ which is
Wisdom, Truth, and Beauty instead of the garment of “poor man, rich man, beggar
man, and thief,” through the weary cycles of time-space-frames of reference.
Einstein has with great labor brought us to the gate of the Temple Beautiful. The false
Gods of time and space have been toppled over, and become mere relativities before
that “Which is, and Which was, and Which is to come, the Almighty.”

We now stand naked before the gates stripped of all disguises and “but little lower
than the angels,” ready to take our just place at the right hand of Cause—The Father.
This means essentially the wilful cessation of the automatic, weary round of rebirths,
refleshing ourselves in the menial garments of the slave to carnal, materialistic
thinking and living.

The scientific, mental thinker looks at the theory of reincarnation from a new
standpoint altogether. The scientific thinker starts with, “the pattern on the Mount,”
wherein man is one with God, and starts from there.
We must cease building an edifice based on a slow-paced dream wherein millions of
human beings—east and west—have been laid in the Procrustean bed of karma and
reincarnation to arise retailored in garments ill befitting an invited guest to God’s
Wedding Feast. If you do not wear the proper garment which is the royal, seamless
robe, you will be cast out again into the outer darkness of spiritual ignorance.
By believing in the theory of reincarnation, or countless cycles of carnal rebirths, I
believe you drift from safe mooring, and fall from spiritual grace.

What is your concept of God? The Bible gives you the answer: “The high and lofty
One that inhabiteth eternity, whose name is Holy.”
Atomic, H-bombs, and other thermo-nuclear weapons are knocking at your doors
calling upon you for a new Declaration of Emancipation from all traditions and false
beliefs of man—no matter how time-honored on oriental altars. Let us begin to put
out all karmic, purgatorial fires by true faith and conviction in God’s Love and Beauty
here and now, and press on to the virgin fields of consciousness. You must not be
deterred by a mirage of mere meliorism. Refuse to be satisfied by anything but the
promised land of Spiritual Reality.

In materia-medica circles it is customary to discard the textbooks of yesterday’s
pathologies and nostrums. Likewise, you must discard the old garment of “sick man,
poor man,” and arrive at the hour of decision in your own mind where “none but the
best wine” of spiritual wisdom shall be put forth for the guests who hunger for a more
wholesome fare.

The new, nuclear physics with great courage and faith has also without hesitation
discarded the gross atomistic concepts of yesterday. Their courage and faith have
demonstrated their own miracles, such as nuclear transubstantiation, time-space
fusion, television, radio, inter-atomic energy, etc. Science is also beginning to kneel
and pray before the Altar of Being.

By laboring in the vineyard of your own mind, you, too, can bring forth better fruit.
The Bible explains the course of action which the student of truth must take in these
times when the Holy Spirit is being “poured upon all flesh.” All unworthy concepts
must go into the limbo of spiritual ignorance; foremost among these stands this wellregarded
theory of reincarnation, whereby mole-like progress is decreed by age-old,
earth-bound thinking.

When Jesus said, “My kingdom cometh not with observation of, lo here! lo there!”
was he not anticipating the relativity of time-space concepts? When he declared:
“Behold now is the accepted time!” “Believe that ye receive them, and ye shall have
them!” “Before Abraham was, I am!” was he not collapsing time and space in this
“business” of soul-saving and man redeeming from the thraldom of erroneous oriental
and occidental beliefs?

Jesus demonstrated instant resurrection, thereby short circuiting all reincarnation
lagging on the way to the promised land of spiritual realization.
Become now a true, mental scientist, and agree with the bold declaration: “Behold, I
make all things new.” “I have overcome the world.” “Believe me that I am in the
Father, and the Father in me.” The me means the conscious, inner realization of God’s
Presence in you and in all men.
Free yourself mentally from the belief in self-imposed fleshy, psychologically
imprisoning embodiments. The “sons of God” must “leap for joy” beneath “the
morning stars” of Light, Love, and Truth which light up the heavens of your own
mind.

Once I prayed for a friend who believed he was the victim of karma, that he had to
suffer, and that God was punishing him. A healing of his mind and body followed;
this was God reincarnated or made manifest in a body ill at ease or in disease. The
malignant growth was stopped, and the glory of God was made manifest. This glory
waits “neither for time nor tide,” but is instant with the One Presence which always
comes with healing on Its wings.

Leave all lesser altars and idols, and come before God with a pure heart and noble
purpose. True reincarnation is the birth of God in the mind of man, where man
becomes seized with a Divine frenzy and becomes God-intoxicated. The Spiritual
rebirth comes to the man here and now who goes on a great psychological, spiritual
feast in peace, happiness, and joy; then he begins the task of Divine regeneration,
resurrection of God’s ideas, and ascension into the bosom of God’s Eternal Love.
Emma Curtis Hopkins tells of a wonderful event recorded in the archives of a state
penal institution; this is the essence of it: A man was sentenced over half a century
ago to be hanged. In the interim between his sentence and its time of fulfillment, he
sought the Face of God, which means the Truth about God. If I look at your face, I
recognize you. Look to God and His Love; there is no condemnation there. God does
not condemn or judge any man. “All judgment is given to the son.” You are the son,
and you are always judging yourself by the concept and beliefs you entertain. You are
always choosing thoughts; thereby passing judgment on yourself. God sees you
perfect. The Perfect One cannot see imperfection. When man rises in consciousness
to the point where he forgives himself and cleanses his mind and heart, the past is
forgotten and remembered no more.

Karma, or reaping what you have sown, turns out to be inexorable only as long as you
do not pray or meditate on the Truths of God. As soon as you pray, you rise above
karma, and the unpleasant consequences of past mistakes begin to be wiped out. No
matter how awful the crime,—be it murder, or any other heinous offense,—it can be
expunged from the mind together with all the punishment that would ordinarily
follow. Mere reading of affirmations and perfunctory prayer will not change matters.
A deep hunger and thirst for God’s Love and Grace, plus an intense desire to
transform, is essential to wipe out the punishment that must otherwise follow negative
and destructive thinking.

 
 

 

Neville Goddard, Summa Theologica, Manly P Hall, A Course In Miracles

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