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Thaddeus Golas

The following material was contributed by Xan


This little book has come back around to me every few years.

Love. Non-resistance. Inclusion. Same-same.

Thaddeus also said:

" One of my psychedelic excursions had gotten off to a bad start, and I was
sinking into a really satanic bummer. As I looked about me at people turning
evil, shrunken, colorless, old and wierd, I suddenly thought, "Well, what
did you think it was that needed to be loved?" And just like that, the doors
opened, and I was in paradise."

"No resistance. This does not mean that you must be physically passive or
meekly put up with bad vibrations or rip-offs. It means you have no
resistance in your mind. Be free in your head, act out of love, and do what
feels good.... As you open your awareness, life will improve of itself, you
won't even have to try. It's a beautiful paradox: the more you open your
consciousness, the fewer unpleasant events intrude themselves into your
awareness."

"Keep your mind open and unresisting to any possibility...."

"When you learn to love hell, you will be in heaven."

Excerpts from Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment:
(Remember that? published l972)


"Enlightenment is any experience of expanding our consciousness beyond its
present limits. We could also say that perfect enlightenment is realizing
that we have no limits at all, and that the entire universe is alive."

"To be enlightned is to be in a state of flexible awareness, an open mind.
Enlightenment is the very process of expanding, not of arriving at a
different set of limits."

"Love is the highest and holiest action because it always contains that which
is not love within itself, it always and ever moves to include the unloving."

(paraphrase) The manifest universe consists of beings of only one kind.
Beings are energy expressions in varying degrees of expansion and
contraction. Expansion is awareness, connectedness unto unlimitedness.
Contraction is fear, pain, density unto isolation.

"Each of us is...capable of outflowing attention and awareness, or
withdrawing it. And this is all we need to do: Give full, permissive,
loving attention to absolutely everything that we see in our minds, in our
bodies, in our environment, in other people.

Expansion in love is an action that is available to every being in the
universe all the time. A willing awareness will take us to heaven, a loving
attitude will make us free. Nothing else controls our fate..... Whatever you
are doing, love yourself for doing it. Whatever you are thinking, love
yourself for thinking it. If you are not sure how it feels to be loving,
love yourself for not being sure how it feels. There is nothing on earth
more important than the love which conscious beings feel towards each other,
whether or not it is ever expressed."

"There is not point in worry or wonder about worse or better spiritual
conditions, although that game is available. You will not be able to rise
above your present vibration level to stay until you love the way you are
now."

Entire text of The Lazy Man's Guide to Enlightenment