Love and Pain – A Map of Consciousness by Thaddeus Golas, author of The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment Pages. Language: English ISBN Of “Love and Pain,” his new book, American author Thaddeus Golas explained: “I wrote The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment in language that any reader of. In his note accompanying this essay, Thaddeus Golas wrote, “When you read Love is the action of being in the same space with other beings, which means.
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The Guide is still very significant to all those who sense the consciousness with which it was written but Thaddeus goes deeper with this new writing; he wanted leave behind a blueprint golsa his metaphysics that would withstand the test of time, beyond the euphoria of the ’60s.
He was, after all, a self-described hard-nosed critic of the many charlatans of the New Age; he didn’t settle for benign therapies that passed for ‘spirituality. It is an audit of our beliefs, and a wake-up call. It is also revolutionary! In time, it may come to be seen as one of the most important metaphysical books ever written; it is sure, at the very least, to illicit strong reactions from readers.
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Feb 19, D rated it it was ok. Well organized and similar in feel to The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenmentthis sequel has fewer themes that resonate with me, however, I like the explanation of ‘local reality. The world of absolute consciousness is completely indifferent to anything we are doing or not doing thaddeuss earth.
Perhaps the best that can e said for religions is that people do not behave any better without them. Throughout history, religious organizations have Well organized and similar in feel to The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenmentthis sequel has fewer themes that resonate with me, however, I like the explanation of ‘local reality.
Throughout history, religious organizations have provided a path to social and political power for the ambitious who did not inherit it or could not seize it by force. Churchmen have been statesmen, bureaucrats, scientists and even warriors.
Traditional religions decline in capitalist countries because ambitious people have other avenues to rise to wealth and power. We may preach and practice all the benevolence we wish, but it is false to do so in the name of the spirit. Such claims and habits of thought inevitably lead to absurdities like killing heretics and nonbelievers, and claiming divine approval of wars. We cannot build a heaven on Earth for the simple reason that heaven has no matter and no energy in it.
If a reality employs energy, it is not pure consciousness — it’s as simple as that. Energy is functionally different from space. Energy is so useful. It informs us all of which we presumably must learn before we can rise to paradise.
Energy has no intention other than to vibrates, to change states rapidly. Once an entity is doing so, it then becomes necessary for it to adjust its vibrational pattern constantly in order to avoid pain.
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It is this changeability that is the source of energy’s illusions and false promises, the hopelessness of trying to achieve a stable reality. Pain and evil are local and specific.
No individual entity is obliged to suffer unwillingly. Any entity at any time may prolong its consciousness, become space, and push away energy and mass. We tuaddeus not project our local value judgments on the universe at large. Space-conscious entities do not cause any specific events to happen and they are not responsible for our human existence or anything in our reality.
Evil is always temporary, self-limiting, and self-destroying. If we try to eliminate pain and evil, we only entrap ourselves uselessly. Nothing that happens in our reality has any cosmic value, one way or the other.
There is no cosmic reward or punishment live human behavior.
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He saw the rise of the Beat Movement in Manhattan, with its onset of mind-altering substances. His ideas on human consciousness had gathered over many years of pondering Eastern Mysticism and popular Quantum Science; when he moved to California in the ’60s, he was encouraged by Alan Watts, Timothy Leary, and former high school mate Allen Ginsberg to adn his Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment.
Thus, it was in the psychedelic maelstrom, in the midst of San Francisco’s Haight-Ashbury turmoil at the start of thsddeus Seventies, that Thaddeus Golas achieved recognition as a major philosopher. He stood on street corners with his third wife Nancy Monroe, come rain or come shine, selling copies to passersby to make ends meet. The Lazy Man’s Guide to Enlightenment caught-on like wild fire, and Golas, the reluctant guru, became a bit of a sensation.
His book remained in print for nearly 30 years. Often shunned by members of the New Age community for his biting criticism of their manipulations, Thaddeus Golas remained a nomad and led a discreet life, declining to lecture or exploit his readers with seminars. It is a deeper investigation of his metaphysical message; a more modern and more complete look at his metaphysical map — by some accounts his “masterpiece”!