Thursday, December 30, 2021

Seventy-Four; Accepting the Aid of Divine Power

I am death the destroyer of all, the source of what will be, the feminine powers; fame, fortune, speech, memory, intelligence, resolve, patience.


Fragments of Divine Power

Divine Power is and always will be just that, Divine. It must be accepted and not expected. It cannot be summoned, beckoned, requested. It is given Divinely to the Deserving. It must be earned by Divine Action of Divine Will. It is the ear mark of the Great that seek the power. Only through right intention and right action can Divine Power be Activated. It shall be provided to the Deserving. It is the absolute Divine Truth and Law of Success and Nature. Once this is understood all things are obtainable through God. Rest assured that if you follow the right path with the proper preparation that when you need Divine Intervention it will be at your disposal. It is a Scientific Fact and the proof will be in the Accomplishment of your Goal. Believe with all your mind, heart, soul and being and the Miracle will Appear.

Seventy-Three; Discovering Your Path.

"I am going to the hills to be alone with God," a student informed Paramahansa Yogananda. "You will not advance spiritually in that way," Paramahansaji replied, "Your mind is not yet ready to concentrate deeply on Spirit. Your thoughts will dwell mostly on memories of people and worldly pastimes, even though you remain in a cave. Cheerful performance of your earthly duties, coupled with daily meditation, is the better path.'---- Paramahansa Yogananda, "Sayings of Paramahansa Yogananda"

The Path of Life is a winding road. Many choices abound in the World. Be of Service to the World with Joy, Love, Devotion and Gratitude. You will see a marked increase in your Good Fortune and Well Being. All things come to those that offer themselves to service of Humanity. There are no greater rewards on Earth than to be of Service. It may not feel that your service is being rewarded or appreciated but do not despair. Life’s Rewards are activated by Faith, Goodwill, Loyalty and Service. Let your Spirit be Indomitable, your Will be Unbreakable, your Resolve be Unshakable.

Monday, December 6, 2021

Seventy-Two; Attracting Success, In the Time of the Omicron Variant of the Coronavirus

      Do not take life's experiences too seriously. Above all, do not let them hurt you, for in reality they are nothing but dream experiences.... If circumstances are bad and you have to bear them, do not make them a part of yourself. Play your part in life, but never forget it is only a role. What you lose in the world will not be a loss to your soul. Trust in God and destroy fear, which paralyzes all efforts to succeed and attracts the very thing you fear.- Paramahansa Yogananda, in a "Para-gram

What use have you for fear in this time of fearfulness? It is of no use to you at all. Open your heart and especially your mind during this great time of world dis-ease. Do not be of the times. Rather use your fortitude and energy to concentrate on your success. You alone are the Master of your destiny and fate. If you use your dynamic willpower to move your mind, thoughts and being toward achieving your goals through trusting in your higher power. You must believe with every fiber of your soul that you already possess the success that you seek. Nothing in Life is attainable if you don't first believe you can attain it. All your past failures and defeats are just that, Your Past. What was yesterdays sorrows should not vex todays triumphs. Break the bonds of defeat and replace them with the Joy of Accomplishments!

Tuesday, November 16, 2021

Seventy-One; Discovering The Art Of Devotion, In the Time of the Coronavirus

 Love him, talk to him every second of your life, in activity and in silence, with deep prayer, with the unceasing desire of your heart; and you shall see the screen of delusion melt away. He who is playing hide-and-seek in the beauty of the flowers, in souls, in noble passions, in dreams, shall come forth and say: "You and I have been apart for along time; because I desired that you give Me your love willingly. You are made in My image, and I wanted to see if you would use your freedom to give Me your love." - Paramahansa Yogananda, "Man's Eternal Quest"

It seems so simple in the silence of the evening to give your love without reservation. You have love for your family, you have love for your country, you have love for your home and your possessions. Do you have love for Him who has granted all these fine things to you? A question only you, yourself, in the silence of prayer can answer. Do not hesitate any longer! What more could you possibly be waiting for? What material possession could possible offer you more? What greater love could you ever imagine is out there waiting on you! The answer is one that you already know. It has come to us in this great time of desire and need. Look around! Open your heart and open your mind to the infinite possibilities of the universe and your dreams and aspirations will be yours if you go forward with the Love of your Lord in your heart and soul! Why not surrender your resistance and lift up the Light of the World for all to see. Do not let delusion and dissatisfaction stand in the way of your Liberation. It is ours for the asking Today!

Wednesday, October 13, 2021

Seventy; Summoning Courage,In the Time of the Delta Variant of The Coronavirus

 Courage: Spiritual Diary, Paramahansa Yogananda, "Whispers From Eternity"

     I know now that I am a lion of cosmic power. Bleating no more, I shake the error forest with reverberations of Thine almighty voice. In divine freedom I bound through the jungle of earthly delusions, devouring the little creatures of vexing worries and timidities, and the wild hyenas of disbelief.

     O Lion of Liberation, ever send through me Thy roar of all-conquering courage.

                                             * * *

     Do not fear the future! The future is bright with growth and the blossoming of your life. Pay attention to your health and protect your self and your environment from the Delta Variant by Observing Safety Rules and getting Vaccinated. To be a Leader of your Pride you must protect your fellow citizens and families. You cannot be a leader with courage and bravado by displaying ignorance regarding life. There is no compromise in your responsibilities to yourself and your fellow human beings. Move forward with the assurance that you are the Master and Commander of your Destiny grounded in the Divine Guidance of Your Creator. Roar at the World and the delusion of the Ignorance. You can and will be the Leader that you Desire to be.



Friday, October 1, 2021

Sixty-Nine; Listen To The Music, In The Time of The Coronavirus

Calling out to hungry hearts 
Everywhere through endless time
You who wander, you who thirst 
I offer you this Bodhi mind 
Calling all you hungry spirits 
Everywhere through endless time 
Calling out to hungry hearts 
All the lost and left behind
Gather round and share this meal 
Your joy and your sorrow I make it mine.
Krishna Das's Book Chants of a Lifetime

Kirtan Music is a calming Sea in a Storm of Chaos. The Times in which we now find ourselves call for drastic measures for our mental and physical preservation. Kirtan along with Meditation and some form of Yoga Exercises will help you to stay centered and find grounding in this time of trials. The trials abound all around us and we are inundated with false narratives and deceit. Do not be lured into complacency about the times! We resolve in our practices and writings to help guide ourselves and you through the turmoil and ludicrousness of our current Leaders. Our best interests and well being are not being represented. The self-serving complicity of our Politicians to further their own Agenda's should be alarming to us all. We must Unite in our Resolve to take back Control of Our Lives and Our Children's Future. This is not a time for weakness. We must use all Methods within our grasp. Do Not Go Gently Into That Good Night. We must realize that alone we can no longer continue to thrive, but Together as Nation of United People we will. Do not be silent and do not Live In Fear. Everyone is looking for a Hero. It is time for us to be Our Own Heroes!

Tuesday, August 17, 2021

Sixty-Eight; Exploring The Art Of Yoga, In The Time Of The Corona Virus Variant

 Yoga is definite and scientific. Yoga means union of soul and God, through step-by- step methods with specific and known results. It raises the practice of religion above the differences of dogma. My Guru, Sri Yukteswar, extolled Yoga; he did not, however, indicate the realization of God thereby would be immediate. "You have to work hard for it," he told me. I did, and when the promised results came, I saw that Yoga was marvelous.-Paramahansa Yogananda, "Man's Eternal Quest"

Nothing worthwhile in life is truly easy and will come to you without hard work. To gain spiritual advances in any religion or spiritual practice you must put in the time and effort and you will reap the benefits. Why not now! Don't put your journey off any longer. Move forward today. In this time of crisis and confusion in the world and among our leaders and citizens, why not align your will with God's Will. What has the pursuit of your will or man's will gotten you lately? Have you received some incredible benefit that we all aren't aware of? I think not! The rewards that are yours for the asking and taking are far greater than you can ever imagine. Don't be fooled by the promises of Today's Politician's and Leaders in their own quest to further their ambitions and career's they are allowing hundreds of thousands of your fellow American's and your Children to die needlessly of the Coronavirus and Variant! While we generally try to be non political in our writing for the sake of not polarizing or politicizing topics, there is a time in life that you must stand up an be accountable. Silence is no longer a virtue to be extolled. Use your Divine Will to help understand how you can move forward in your life and quest for spirituality and self-realization. May Your Realize Your God Given Potentials!

Thursday, August 12, 2021

Sixty-Six; History Is Of An Age, In The Time Of The Coronavirus

 "History " T.S. Eliot observed is but a contrived corridor- If you are writing a historical screenplay, you do not have to be accurate about the people involved, only to the historical event and result of that event. Add a sequence of events that will personalize the story while leading it to an accurate Historical Result.

     It isn't so much the event in History as it is the artist's or writer's reaction to the event. Your effort to get at the greater truth is the goal. One cannot shy from the responsibility to get to and to expose the underlying motivations of those involved in the Historical Event. You may be the proverbial Canary in the Coal Mine. Not everyone understands the ramifications of actions and that there are equal an opposite reactions for every action. If you believe in the Law of Karma which we have previously discussed, you will understand this. To live in denial of it is to live in the world of Delusion or Maya. (Hinduism: Buddhism: the power by which the universe becomes manifest; the illusion or appearance of the phenomenal world.) (Hinduism: the supernatural power wielded by gods and demons to produce illusions.) Not everyone sees or understands things in the same context. What is alarming to you may not even register to another. Hence the times we are living in today should be frighteningly disturbing to you. This just means it is up to you as the writer to write about it, or to write to relieve society of the burden of coping with it or to entertain the masses.

     It may be your responsibility to record the event for posterity. In youth you may know the courage and find the strength to "Tempt a God Of Fate," it then is your duty to record what it is that you witnessed. The Golden Rules of the World are absolute. Go seek your Fortune and your Fame but be prepared to accept the responsibility that is yours for your actions.

Hurdy Gurdy Man, Donovan

Wednesday, August 11, 2021

Sixty-five; Applying The Principles Of Kriya Yoga

 Kriya Yoga is the real "fire rite" oft extolled in the Gita. The yogi casts his human longings into a monotheistic bonfire consecrated to the unparalleled God. 

  ...All past and present desires are fuel consumed by love divine. The Ultimate Flame receives the sacrifice of all human madness, and man is pure of dross. His metaphorical bones stripped of all desirous flesh, his karmic skeleton bleached by antiseptic suns of wisdom, inoffensive before man and Maker, he is clean at last.---- Paramahansa Yogananda, "Autobiography of Yogi"

What an incredible promise of Divine Love. Free of Karmic constraints to be able to soar in mind and spirit. Free at last. One can only move forward in your journey of Realization on a daily basis. Just know that the rewards for your efforts are there. They are promised and delivered to you by the Great Masters. Don't wait another day! Make the effort, your goal and your dreams can be yours!

Wednesday, July 21, 2021

Sixty-Four; The Art of Knowing, Post Pandemic Resurgence

I knew what I wanted long before I came (into the Monastic Self-Realization Order). I did not come for honor, nor for pleasure, nor for favor. I came for God. Somethings surprised and disappointed me, but I moved on, from point to point, until I had the full vision of the guru-disciple relationship. I saw that if the Master had (not disciplined me and instead had) treated me with what is called "Kindness" I would have never known myself or my spiritual needs- Sri Gayanamata, "God Alone: The Life and Letters of a Saint"

What are your motivations for the actions in your life?  Are they rooted in Self-Realizaton? Now more than ever in life is the time to,"let go and to let God." What is there to think about? The assertion of one's own will often gets in the way of the success you are seeking. The hardest obstacles to overcome are those that are self created. Until you allow your will to be aligned with Divine Will there will be obstacles in the road to your success. 

Friday, May 28, 2021

Sixty-Three; Building Anew Upon The Rock, After The Time Of Coronavirus

Therefore whoever heareth these sayings of mine, and doeth them. I will liken him unto a wise man, which built his house upon a rock: And the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew, and beat upon the house; and it fell not: for it was founded upon a rock- Jesus Christ, in the New Testament

We all have had our foundations and beliefs tested. How we move forward from this will determine the future of ourselves and America. It is time to rebuild stronger than ever on the rock solid foundation that the founders of our nation provided for us. We have weathered the the storms of the centuries and come out the other side. Now is the moment that true leaders and citizens must step forward and leave politics and divisiveness in the past. Not unlike the Greatest Generation that stepped forward and pulled together to bring America out of the threat of World War, we need to set aside our differences and concentrate on a common goal to build a better and safer and cleaner world for all of our children. We no longer have the time to not address the issues that we face. Think of this as the war that it really is. Do not be lulled in to complacency. The Politicians and Government Officials Do Not Have Our Best Interests In Mind. Believe it because if you think that they do, you should look at the statistics of how many of us died during the Pandemic. How many deaths could have been prevented if it had been treated as the threat to human life and existence that it really was. Raise your voice and let yourself be heard. The time for cowering in your homes and allowing the lunacy to continue is over. Let us all work toward a common goal.

Be Strong, Stand Tall, Speak Loud, And Make The Difference!

Saturday, April 24, 2021

Sixty-Two; The Art Of Faith And Action, In The Time Of The Coronavirus.

     You can't just sit there and wait for success to fall into your lap; once your course is set and your will is firm, you have to make a practical effort. Then you will see that whatever you require for success starts coming to you. Everything will push you in the right direction. In your divinely surcharged will power is the answer to your prayer. When you use that will, you open the way through which your prayers can be answered. Paramahansa Yogananda, Man's Eternal Quest

     Success has often been described when opportunity meets preparation. You may prepare all you like but if you do not act when the timing is right then it can also be described as failure. Failure is no longer an option in the time of the coronavirus. We must strive for success with all our energy and willpower to do whatever it takes to know success. One true and good act will lead to a new and greater act. Do not be discouraged by setbacks or failures. Many stories of great success have tales of sorrow and misfortune woven deeply into the back story. We together can overcome any trial that we face. Do not despair! Find joy and divine inspiration in the challenge! I and my Father are one, all that my father hath is mine!

Monday, March 15, 2021

Sixty- One; Becoming The Comptroller Of Your Destiny, In The Time Of The Coronavirus

    Mind  is the creator of everything. You should therefore guide it to create only good. If you cling to a thought with dynamic willpower, it finally assumes an outward tangible form. When  you are able to employ your will always for constructive purposes, you become the comptroller of your destiny.

    Paramahansa Yogananda, "The Law Of Success"

     Destiny they say is fickle. But it is an untruth, there is nothing that is of chance about it. Through the Scientific Methods Of Kryia Yoga of The Self-Realization Fellowship and the Masters you can achieve Samadhi. (Enlightenment) This is an absolute proven truth. There is nothing to chance about it. By applying the same principles in living your daily life and conducting your self in the manner of an enlightened Being you will be able to change your circumstances. Do not have fear or doubts. Doubts are for the disbelievers and the down trodden. No matter what your circumstances are today, do everything in your power to begin a new path this moment. Move froward with your spirituality and all things will come to you. It is an absolute truth passed down through the lineage of the great souls. They have come before you to shine the light to guide you from the darkness and confusion of maya. Do not be dismayed no matter where you are in your journey. Study the Lessons and put in the time to perform the exercises, both mental and physical. Take the time to meditate. The Self-Realization Fellowship will guide you in your progress and help you to attain your goal. It is a promise and it will be attained by you if you will exercise your willpower toward that end. Now is the time to trust in yourself and your abilities to create a new life for yourself and your loved ones. Take care of yourself and the world will be at your command. Success will be yours.


Friday, March 12, 2021

Sixty; Finding The Imagination To Improvise, In The Time Of The Coronavirus


“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.”
Sylvia Plath

       Do not fear in this time of hardships. Listen to Your Hearts Desire and use your imaginative powers to create your success. Anything that you can imagine or dream can be made a reality. All the norms of society and life as you have known them have been altered by the times you are now living in. Going forward from today you are the author of your own life. Do not allow the world to dictate how you will live your new life in it. The old norms have been shattered, closed, dismantled, or disappeared in the chaos of the Pandemic. It is up to you to define the terms of which you will conduct yourself by. Be strong, fearless in your determination to control your own destiny in the new times. 

Thursday, March 11, 2021

Fifty-Nine; Overcoming Trials, InThe Time Of The Coronavirus

      “Your trials did not come to punish you, but to awaken you – to make you realize that you are a part of Spirit and that just behind the sparks of your life is the Flame of Infinity.” Paramahansa Yogananda

     Trials abound all around us at this time. They are ever pervasive and daunting. They cannot be allowed to become part of your ether. You must use everything at your disposal to block negative energy from yourself and your environment. Cleansing and clearing negative energy and brining positive and healing energy can be accomplished by smudging your space and self. It is an ancient art and will help you to clear your environment.

    Meditate deeply on positive thoughts and read literature by enlightened masters. Remember that this is a new reset. Preconceived ideas about how things are now are archaic. No longer live under the veil of maya. Step out into the light and join those that are working for the greater good of the world and society as a whole. These are new times and will some day be referred to as the Pandemic Reformation or the Great Renaissance after the Coronavirus. Be a leader of the movement and not a follower. The times make the Leader. The opportunity to have a Lead Walk On Part In The Greatest Show the world has ever seen is yours for the taking. Do not be a shrinking violet. Step up grab the brass ring and command your future. We are and we will not falter. I hope you will join us. May God Bless You and Keep You Well through these times.


Monday, February 22, 2021

Fifty-Eight; Conquering The Thin Edge of Existence, In The Time Of The Coronavirus

      May your trails be crooked, winding, lonesome, dangerous, leading to the most amazing view. May your mountains rise into and above the clouds.

Edward Abbey

     Do not follow a path, go instead and leave a trail. An old saying that has been quoted for time in memorial. The quote that has always drawn my attention is the Beaten Path is for Beaten People. Be a pioneer in life. Climb your own mountains and choose your own routes. For me writing has always been a double edged sword. It is my passion and my nemesis. To write one must be sedentary and face a blank page or a computer screen. The quote that has always helped me is In The Mountains Nature Draws A Razors Thin Edge of Existence. If You Accept It And Step Over It You Must Conquer It Or It Will Forever Conquer You. Move forward in your path toward the culmination of your trail. Writing a blog helps me write. My Collection of stories is being submitted. My blogs make me sit and compose and write. It has allowed me to complete writing projects and ideas and stories and novels have abounded in my mind and on my pages. Meditating regularly clearing my mind and thoughts striving for a greater purpose in life has allowed for the transformation from talking about completing my writing and meditations. If you don't know how to meditate or are not sure how to begin. The Self Realization Lessons are a wonderful place to start. The Autobiography Of A Yogi changed my life in ways that were incomprehensible to me at the Time.


Friday, February 19, 2021

Fifty-Seven, Proper Living; In The Time Of The Coronavirus


     I would rather be ashes than dust! I would rather that my spark should burn out in a brilliant blaze than it should be stifled by dry-rot. I would rather be a superb meteor, every atom of me in magnificent glow, than a sleepy and permanent planet. The proper function of man is to live, not to exist. I shall not waste my days in trying to prolong them. I shall use my time.

     Living in the time of coronavirus is more than challenging when your world is shut down and closed off. However working on ones own betterment and self awareness is tantamount to preservation. You must better yourself and your environment in every way possible both physically and mentally. Nothing in the world comes without effort. When we are free to move forward the world will need strong well organized individuals and groups to help us rebuild. We are all in this together and only by working hard with one another will we be able to rebuild. Take care of yourself and your world and our world will become a better place because of it!


Friday, February 5, 2021

Fifty-Six, Actions And It's Unifying Priciples; In The Time Of Coronavirus

  “No action is ever an isolated event. Always, it invites from the universe a reaction that corresponds exactly to the type and the force of energy behind the deed.” Paramahansa Yogananda

     Actions have consequences, it might be actions that you have initiated or actions that have been initiated against you. There is an accounting. It can be suddenly and swift or timely and drawn out. Believe that it does occur. This is a certainty in the universe. Everything in this world is organized and accounted for. We may believe or be told that it is a random collage of events but it is a false hood to believe this. You have a higher power and all things are accounted for. It is a great gift and solace once that you realize that this is and absolute truth of existence. You can live assured that you are being cradled in the hands of a loving father or mother, which ever you would like to believe. Believe it. It is real and it is everlasting. All things in this world change. No matter what your situation is Today it is only today's. Tomorrow is a new day unto itself with a world of opportunity before you. Today well lived to it's fullest will make the new dawn of hope a reality for you. Do not despair in these desperate days and times. All things are possible for those that believe. 

Tuesday, January 26, 2021

Fifty-Five, Blazing Your Own Trail; In The Time Of The Coronavirus

 “Do not go where the path may lead, go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”

There are many sayings involving your path in life. All of which contain a pearl of wisdom regarding your choices as to how to find your way. Find that which motivates you and would provide you with your greatest satisfaction in life. Live life for the betterment of yourself and others. Serve humanity in way the uplifts spirits and in turn your spirit and life will be uplifted.
Do not be obligated to follow the maddening crowd for they often are mindless followers. Be of your own mind and fortitude. You create your own destiny in life by your actions or inactions. Set your sights on the accomplishments of far reaching goals and work daily toward the achievement of them. The beaten path is truly for beaten people!

Saturday, January 16, 2021

Fifty-Four, Attuning Your Will To Divine Will; In The Time Of Coronavirus

      If we allow our will to be led by the wisdom of a master, whose will is led by God's, the master then seeks to guide our will in such a way that we travel swiftly on the road back to divinity. The chief difference between a worldly man and a saint is that the wise man has attuned his will to the Divine Will.  Rajarsi Janakananda: "Great Western Yogi"

     Everything in Life is obtained from the Divine. Man's will is errant if not tuned to the Divine. You must align your will with a master. It is said that when you are ready for the master, one will come to you. Do not delay on your path to your self-realization. The rewards are great and the path narrow and difficult. It does not mean that one should not aspire for it. Masters appear when the chela is ready for them. It does not mean that you need to seek a Spiritual Master. It may be in the form of a Mentor, business, personal, writing, sports, or health. Be open in this time of great change and awakenings. Do not be of a narrow mindset. Great change is not without great effort. Is your future worth it?

Wednesday, January 6, 2021

Fifty-Three, Accomplishing Great And Heroic Deeds Through Great And Heroic Thoughts; In The Time Of Coronavirus


     “Nurture your mind with great thoughts. To believe in the heroic makes heroes.”

Benjamin Disraeli

     We have said in the past and need to restate the premise. In order to accomplish great deeds, one must first dream of accomplishing them. You must be willing to step up be heard and be counted as one who is willing to attempt heroic deeds. Why should I? You say. Do we really want to be the society that sits back and watches the fall of the American Empire? Our cornerstone of survival must be our words through books, blogs, letters and speaking. Silence can no longer be accepted. We must protest the very stealing of our Nation and our Liberties. While I believe in Civil Disobedience, I do not believe in violence as a means to the ends of social change. Social Change can be achieved through peaceful protests and Social Education of the masses. Nothing can be accomplished if we continue to hide our heads in the sands and allow others to make our important decisions in our lives.
     The Great Thoughts and Great Deeds are the Foundation of a Great Nation. Stand up and again be We The People. Hope you join us!

Friday, January 1, 2021

Fifty-Two, Opening The Portals Of Limitations, In The Time Of The Coronavirus;


     With the opening of the New Year, all the closed portals of limitations will be thrown open and I shall move through them to vaster fields, where my worthwhile dreams of life will be fulfilled. Behold, through the gates of the New Year, the distant variegated decorations of future achievements glimmering at you and daringly luring you to give pursuit. Simply watching them with the hope of accomplishment will not count. You must start racing calmly at top speed, performing miracles of greater speed on the way, armed with divine determination against the robbers of mental and physical idleness, lack of creative ability, doubt, fear, despondency, and bad habits.” 

--- Paramahansa Yogananda, "Self-Realization Magazine"

     Strive to be like the butterfly emerging from it's cocoon and greeting a strange new wonderful world. All life changes and grows before your eyes. Open your heart and your mind to new and fascinatingly extravagant dreams for your loved ones and yourself. We are all emerging from the darkness into a new period of light and divine cooperative being as explained by Swami Sri Yuketswar Giri in The Holy Science. It is time for all religions to set aside differences and work together for our planetary survival, well being and health. It is a goal well worth reaching for in the New Year. Be gone the old mindset and archaic beliefs. Be open to the change of The Renaissance that is before us. We are moving into a period of tremendous new awarenesses. Be vigilante of the fraudulent archetype deceivers they abound since the opening of Pandora's Box. The good will win out and we will once again move toward attitudes of sharing, caring, help, and love. The evil that has pervaded the world will once again be driven from our ether. Let us Hope the Veil of Maya will no longer cloud our leaders minds and shroud the future of us as a Society. We by enlightening ourselves shall be the beacons for the Children, to usher in a Brave New World!