Reading a few quotes from Knowledge, the “What Is God?” chapter.
The medium is not the message. Human language is the medium, and the message is the presence of God — beyond ideas, beyond theories, beyond imagination, beyond human language.
If, as you read quotations from scriptures, you find that they remind you of something, somewhere, long ago, something you forgot but never really left, for it never left you.
When you read words that are both beautiful and true, you breathe easier, smile or even feel tears of joy, have a sense of fullness, peace, happiness, tingling bliss — then know it is the good feeling that is the real message. That is God within you. God is Love, God is Light, God is Spirit.
If you decide you want to pursue more of these pure, unconditional, divine, good feelings, then the scripture has accomplished its purpose. It has informed and inspired.
It is your birthright to know how to feel the divine experience all the saints have raved about, sung about, danced about. Your true nature is fully inspired and savors every breath, for each one is a gift of love from the source of all life to you.
A real, genuine, legitimate scripture is a description of God, a description of an experience that is at the same time grounded, as it soars. It pierces the ego’s fearful armor and goes straight to your heart. It soothes, comforts and heals.
As you read the inspiring verses in this book, you will feel good feelings. And when you do, stop. Close the book, close your eyes, and savor the goodness for as long as you can. Let it fill you. Enjoy every taste of the divine.
A real scripture conveys confidence, not fear. It is truly loving, not intimidating. It does not make you feel incomplete but confirms that you are whole. It does not make you feel left out; it lets you know that you belong. It assures you that you are safe in the warm embrace of the divine. It invites you to rest deeper and deeper in the peace that passes all understanding.
A real scripture is not a list of rules and regulations. It is neither a genealogy, a history, nor an etiquette book. It neither contains recipes nor features heroes. It does not scold, warn or threaten; beg, plead or implore. A real scripture is not some or all of that plus a few pleasantries scattered here and there with a cursory nod at God. Merely mentioning God does not make a writing a scripture.
A real scripture makes it clear that you can know the same God that all the great saints and sages have adored and celebrated. It assures you that the presence of God goes with you always, wherever you go. It reminds you that you are loved, all the day long. God is omnipresent and God is love — so is there anywhere love is not?
Close your eyes right now and notice. Something powerful, compelling, impossible to resist, is gently breathing you, moving you, massaging you. Your shoulders, rib cage, abdomen — all are moving in the rhythm of your breathing.
Stop for a few moments and notice the inbreathings and outbreathings of the Holy Spirit or Holy Breath. Make no mistake — every breath you take is a gift of love and is unmistakable evidence of the presence of God within you. You are never, ever alone.
How transient a sense is mortal sight,
when a wound on the retina
may end the power of light and lens!
But the real sight or sense is not lost.
Neither age nor accident
can interfere with the senses of Soul,
and there are no other real senses.
It is evident that the body as matter
has no sensation of its own,
and there is no oblivion for Soul and its faculties.
Spirit’s senses are without pain,
and they are forever at peace.
Nothing can hide from them
the harmony of all things
and the might and permanence of Truth.
Mary Baker Eddy
Science & Health 214:26
Knowledge, The Essence of World Scriptures, is a book in a class all its own. It stands head and shoulders above any other scriptural anthology. It points at the very core of every spiritual tradition and reveals its purest intention.
Knowledge does not view “Master comes to planet Earth” as a morality play. The great masters were not here to teach us how to be nice people. Nor were they here to teach us how to excel at worldly activities while in a body.
The great masters were here for a far greater purpose than is taught in any religion today. They were here to reveal the very essence of life to whomever sincerely wanted to know it. And that essence, as they all said, is within us.
It is because of it that we can walk and talk without being plugged into the wall. It is that essence that holds atoms together. It is the power that pushes the stars in their orbits.
Jesus, Buddha, Krishna, Lao Tsu, Socrates and others were here to teach eager students how to turn their senses inward to see for themselves the captivating beauty that outshines all the many incredible beauties of the life outside us.
In every one of us is a light that outshines the sun. In us is endless love. In every one of us is everlasting life. In us is the peace that passes all understanding. The beauty and love in us satisfy our deepest hungers… and the best part is, that in this world of beginnings and endings, comings and goings, what is real within us is constant, always there.
Trees and mountains and oceans and buildings and people and pets all come and go. In us is the only enduring reality. In us is life without death, love without condition, acceptance without judgment, constancy without boredom. In us is a delightfully dynamic, dancing force that makes the heart sing. In us is true inner peace, even when the world is spinning out of control. Knowing how to turn our senses inward and see, hear and feel that life force is Knowledge.
This book about Knowledge is a collection of exquisite quotes from writings throughout the ages and around the world. There is a thread that connects all great traditions, and it is this very pure universal experience.
I hope you will enjoy this beautiful book every day.
What was the true purpose of the masters of old? Were the saints, sages, mystics and masters merely here to model how to live a holy life? To tantalize us with their descriptions of the “other side”? Or were they revealing to their followers the holiest of holies, the exquisitely beautiful and powerful source of life and love itself, the kingdom of heaven already within, to be enjoyed any moment they chose?
What was it that made Rumi dance? What made Kabir laugh? What gave Jesus the love to say, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do,” even as he was hanging on a cross? What gave Socrates his wit and wisdom? What gave the Buddha so much joy?
What is the full potential of your life here and now in this moment and every moment? Can you too have a direct connection to the divine light and love that the masters knew? Can you too access the profound wisdom that gave them the ability to love as they did?
Knowledge of the Lord is your birthright. The pure in heart shall see God. Once you decide you sincerely want it, Knowledge is available to you. Read the book and allow your thirst to develop.
With the ability to see and hear and feel what the scriptures praise, your current religion may grow in even more meaning and depth for you. Knowledge will provide you with a lifetime of inspiration.
There is one core issue at the root of every human problem — we have forgotten who and what we truly are. We are in a walking, talking trance. Consequently, we, often think of and treat ourselves and others inappropriately — less than lovingly, less than respectfully. We find ourselves — individually and collectively — being judgmental, afraid, rude and unkind, even to the point of genocide. Gross injustices occur simply because we have forgotten who and what we truly are.
Many of us try to be kind and loving and do the right thing by attempting to relinquish judgment and forgive our neighbors their “sins”. But there is further to go. Life is not a morality play; it is the most romantic love affair of all times – a love affair between you and Love itself. It is only when we approach our origin and source, when we begin to dip into the experience of pure and absolute love, that we discover each one of us is a profoundly powerful spiritual being and the love is truly what we are. Exposing ourselves to that purity, human judgments and fears begin to fall away of their own accord. This is why remembering who and what we are needs to be at the top of our “to do this lifetime” list and each daily agenda.
Knowledge, The Essence of World Scriptures provides valuable insight and inspiration. It reassures you that to make the beauty at the core of life real for yourself is not just a dream, but is your purpose here on planet Earth. Each master says in his own way that Heaven – Love – Truth is within you. Yet they also say you must seek for it and ask to know it. Jesus emphatically reassured his followers, “Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you.” “And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
How do you sort through the bits of glass to find the gem? How will you recognize the Truth when you find it? How will you know that you have finally found the real thing? This book lays a foundation, a very solid foundation. It equips you for success. It prepares you to recognize what you came here to find. It provides you with a discerning eye and ear. And even after you have sought and asked and found, this book will continue to inspire you to close your eyes and appreciate that beauty within, every time you pick it up. “Be still and know that I am God.”
This book is a keeper. It is unique in its field. It does not compare and contrast religious personalities and organizations, dogmas and doctrines, rites and rituals, superstitions and belief systems. It does not treat God as a football, religion as a rah-rah-rah football team, and life as a competitive football game. It does not ask you to wait for a Heaven you go to after you die. It makes it clear that Heaven is within you and that it is your birthright to live in the Heaven in your heart, now. Knowledge quotes the foundational documents of various traditions and systematically unfolds a deep understanding in your mind that God is indeed in His Heaven and is indeed within you, and all that is lacking so far to be in that Heaven within is your attention.
Don’t just read Knowledge; live with it. Let the most important and beautiful words of the ages sink deeply into your heart. Become very clear about what you are looking for. Be hungry to know it. Find the prize. Go all the way to the ongoing inner divine experience that made the saints, sages, mystics and masters bow in sincere humility and sing and dance in their joy and gratitude.
Enjoy this book. Seek and find what is at the core of every tradition. It is your birthright.
I love your book!!! It is right here on my desk and I read parts of it often! And use many of the quotes on FaceBook. What a blessing it has been along the journey! I’m so grateful that our paths crossed!!! – Deb
I’d love to get your book! Our daughter loves it! – Reverend CJ
I love having all these amazing quotes in one beautiful book. It’s a treasure chest of wisdom! – Rick Gsell
The Kingdom of God is within. I heard that my whole life and had no idea what ‘within’ meant. I even had a picture of Jesus on my refrigerator, His blue robe parted, serenely gazing, halo shining, and pointing at his flaming heart. I didn’t get it. I needed someone to help me sense the terrain of within. Through her own experience, supported by delicious scripture and poetry from many personalities, times and places, Patricia Robinett supports us to make our own connection to the divine, within. – Katie Jane Wennechuk Thomas, author of Making Divorce Work
What a marvelous contribution to the Sonship. Since I come from a Christian background I really appreciated revisiting some old friends (scriptures you used)in an extended light. Also the scriptures from other sources really point to the fact that God has been speaking at all times to those who choose to listen. Please let me know when you expect to release your next two volumes. Bless your day! – Scott Snider, International Business Analyst
Your book is filled with my favorite passages. It’s very inspiring and life-transforming. I felt truly expanded as I read it. Thank you for bringing this material together in such a creative way. It’s a wonderful compendium of the greatest life-affirming truths. Many blessings! – Marilyn Gordon, author of The Wise Mind
I am so blessed and so overwhelmed that I just had to call and let you know… I’ve been looking for this book for a million years — I’ve been looking for these words in one place. Your words and who you are just changed our lives for the better and i can’t thank you enough. – Kristi Stutt, Health Coach
This beautiful book captures the wisdom of the sages throughout time. It reminds us of who we are and helps us heal from the heartache of forgetting. Robinett’s masterpiece is a true gift to help humanity in a time of fear and struggle. This book is a treasure! — Barye Bluth, MS, Addiction Therapist
Well done Patricia, your message is profound! – Mike Hoffman, author of Dawn is Streaking Red : Patterns of Perception, Emotion and Language
This book will surely provide comfort to those who have been wounded by traditional religion… like a spiritual oasis in the desert. – Ava Rosenblum, Ph.D.
This is a book you will truly love. It will inspire you for years.
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This prayer is the door that leads out of the desert forever:
“If you will tell me what to do, I will to do it.”
This wonderful prayer is not in the published edition, but it can be found in the A Course In Miracles “Urtext”, (first typed copy of the ACIM material) on page 33. You can read or download the ACIM “Urtext” here. The “Urtext” has a more “conversational” tone than the formal, edited version. With the “Urtext” on your computer, you can search it for topics that interest you.
If you are interested in the evolution of the Course materials, this is an excellent article by Robert Perry of Circle of Atonement: The Earlier Versions and the Editing of A Course In Miracles.
From the book A Course In Miracles (ACIM):
A miracle is a correction. It
does not create, nor really change at all.
It merely looks on devastation, and
reminds the mind that what it sees is false.
It undoes error, but does not attempt
to go beyond perception, nor exceed
the function of forgiveness. Thus it stays
within time’s limits. Yet it paves the way
for the return of timelessness and love’s
awakening, for fear must slip away
under the gentle remedy it gives.
A miracle contains the gift of grace,
for it is given and received as one.
And thus it illustrates the law of truth
the world does not obey, because it fails
entirely to understand its ways.
A miracle inverts perception, which
was upside-down before, and thus it ends
the strange distortions that were manifest.
Now is perception open to the truth.
Now is forgiveness fully justified.
Forgiveness is the home of miracles.
The eyes of Christ delivers them to all
they look upon in mercy and in love.
Perception stands corrected in His sight,
and what was meant to curse has come to bless.
Each lily of forgiveness offers all
the world the silent miracle of love.
And each is laid before the Word of God
upon the universal altar to
Creator and creation, in the Light
of perfect purity and endless peace.
The miracle is taken first on faith,
because to ask for it implies the mind
has been made ready to conceive of what
it cannot see and does not understand.
Yet faith will bring its witnesses, to show
that what it rested on is really there.
And thus the miracle will justify your faith
in it, and show it rested on a world
more real than what you saw before;
a world redeemed from what you thought you saw.
Miracles fall like drops of healing rain
from Heaven on a dry and dusty world,
where starved and thirsty creatures came to die.
Now have they water. Now the world is green.
And everywhere the signs of life spring up,
to show that what is born can never die,
for what has life has immortality.