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Bitkoff - Beyond The Rivers Gate‏

Bitkoff - Beyond The Rivers Gate‏

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Note to Reader
First, I’d like to present a few thoughts on why I was inspired to write this book and share the messages contained here with a wider audience.

In my life, I often behaved as if godliness was next to idleness. Most often I sought time away by myself to contemplate how spiritual I was. I truly believed salvation was to be found, away from others, meditating upon profound thoughts.
And when I traveled a little further, I realized ‘contemplating my navel’ was the antithesis of what the Path was about. As Saadi taught, so many years ago, “The Path is in human service. It is none other than this.” This is still true today.
When a hand is extended to help another, the human soul reaches toward the heavens. Service that is free of personal interest is one of the highest forms of human existence.
And so I present this work as a form of service to my fellow humans here on Earth, most of who are spiritual travelers, just like me.
Note to Reader
First, I’d like to present a few thoughts on why I was inspired to write this book and share the messages contained here with a wider audience.

In my life, I often behaved as if godliness was next to idleness. Most often I sought time away by myself to contemplate how spiritual I was. I truly believed salvation was to be found, away from others, meditating upon profound thoughts.
And when I traveled a little further, I realized ‘contemplating my navel’ was the antithesis of what the Path was about. As Saadi taught, so many years ago, “The Path is in human service. It is none other than this.” This is still true today.
When a hand is extended to help another, the human soul reaches toward the heavens. Service that is free of personal interest is one of the highest forms of human existence.
And so I present this work as a form of service to my fellow humans here on Earth, most of who are spiritual travelers, just like me.

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Copyright © 2014 by Stewart Bitkoff 
goldpath@ptd.net
Except as permitted under !S! Copyright "aw# no part of this book may be reprinted# reproduced# transmitted# or uti$i%ed in any form by any e$ectronic# mechanica$# or other means# now known or hereafter in&ented# inc$uding photocopying# microfi$ming# and recording# or in any information storage or retrie&a$ system# without written permission from the pub$isher! 'his book is for tra&e$ers e&erywhere()ighting i$$ness# suffering*nd straining to reach +igher!,ay a $adder of "ightBe extended# $ifting you up#)ar beyond tears# pain and sadness!
-SB  Religion may be compared To a great river that feeds the land.The river winds its way as a mighty force And smaller tributaries are formed To serve the distant regions.Some travelers are satisfied To drink of the smaller stream And forget they must travel The river to its Source. Beyond the river’s gate
 
The !cean is waiting.-SB
Note to Reader
First, I’d like to present a few thoughts on why I was inspired to write this book and share the messages contained here with a wider audience.
 -n my $ife# - often beha&ed as if god$iness was next to id$eness! ,ost often - sought time away by myse$f to contemp$ate how spiritua$ - was! - tru$y be$ie&ed sa$&ation was to be found# away from others# meditating upon profound thoughts!*nd when - tra&e$ed a $itt$e further# - rea$i%ed .contemp$ating my na&e$/ was the antithesis of what the ath was about! *s Saadi taught# so many years ago# 'he ath is in human ser&ice! -t is none other than this! 'his is sti$$ true today!3hen a hand is extended to he$p another# the human sou$ reaches toward the hea&ens! Ser&ice that is free of persona$ interest is one of the highest forms of human existence!*nd so - present this work as a form of ser&ice to my fe$$ow humans here on Earth# most of who are spiritua$ tra&e$ers# ust $ike me!
And now, a few notes about the format of this book. In literary works readers have come to expect material to follow a basic, familiar structure. Usually this format includes the following
'he writing has a c$ear beginning# midd$e and end! 'he use of chapters a$$ows simi$ar materia$ to be grouped together 
'here is a centra$ theme or set of ideas that is discernib$e# f$owing and de&e$oping through sections and chapters!
'hrough the writer/s expertise# the reader is brought to reach their own conc$usions rather than being to$d what the conc$usion shou$d be!Spiritua$ writing often does not adhere to the structure described abo&e! 'his type of writing is designed to impact on an inner $e&e$# using a scatter approach and a different set of under$ying princip$es! -t works on a conscious# subconscious and spiritua$ $e&e$! Sometimes the synergy of understanding takes months or years to achie&e!
 
is di&ided into two sections! art - is a co$$ection of 55 6uestion and answers that co&er a range of spiritua$ topics! art -- presents stories# &erses# sayings and obser&ations that enrich this materia$!Co$$ecti&e$y# this writing exp$ores basic concerns that peop$e ha&e about the spiritua$  ourney and its connection to wor$d prob$ems! ,any of us ha&e had a re$igious upbringing but we may $ack an inner connection to what we $earned# and wonder what to do with this ear$y $earning in our day7to7day $i&es!)urther# this materia$ focuses on making that inner spiritua$ connection8 most important$y that connection is the point at which re$igion and spiritua$ity meet! )or mi$$ennia# the wise ha&e c$aimed on an inner $e&e$# a$$ the re$igions are one! By shining a "ight on spiritua$ $earning and mystery traditions which ha&e $ong been hidden# it is intended that the information presented wi$$ stimu$ate and push the reader further to seek their own 6uestions and answers!So here our 6uestioning# rationa$ mind is represented by each 6uestion and higher consciousness or spirit is its answer! 3hi$e these 6uestions may appear at times random and unconnected# this is in fact the way higher consciousness or spiritua$ $earning takes  p$ace! *t times our thoughts and 6uestions are a$$ o&er the p$ace! 9et another part of our awareness# which is deep$y hidden# works to integrate and pro&ide ba$ance and direction!,ost often# the answer to 6uestions is open$y stated and pro&ides a grounding framework for the reader! 9ou do not ha&e to wonder what the author is trying to say! 'his is done so that you might react and $earn! 'he abi$ity to obser&e our reactions and master our responses is one of the goa$s of the spiritua$ ourney!-n this regard may this writing be of ser&ice and may your ourney be fi$$ed with "ight!)ina$$y# as you tra&e$ through these pages# may you take this information and reach toward the u$timate 6uestion and answer( understanding who you are and creating your own# indi&idua$ destiny!7SB 
Part 1: Questions & Answers
 
Who or what is God?
:od is the "ight of the uni&erse and is the mother and father of us a$$! :od is present in e&erything and is the under$ying unity of a$$ things! :od is the $ife force and binds

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