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The Art of Living - Living within the Laws of Life (2006)

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The Art of Living
Published2006 First editionYes
FormatPaperback (210 x 135mm) Edition
PublisherShare International Printing1
ISBN90-71484-37-8 Printed byPrint Tech West
Series No of pages216


In this book Benjamin Creme talks about the experience of life as a form of art, like painting or music. To reach a high level of expression one needs to know and adhere to the Laws of Life: the Law of Karma (or Cause and Effect), the Law of Rebirth, the Law of Harmlessness, the Law of Sacrifice, et cetera. (See also Benjamin Creme (ed.), Maitreya's Teachings -- The Laws of Life.) He also expands on the conditions which make it so difficult for man to do this -- the duality of living in the three worlds as a soul, and illusion, the condition which prevents the soul from perceiving reality as it is, thus hindering its proper expression through the personality.
    This book is named after an article which Benjamin Creme's Master wrote for Share International magazine in October 1983, in which He says: "Each one has a part to play in the complex pattern being woven by humanity. Each contribution is uniquely valuable and necessary to the whole. However dim as yet the spark, there is no one in whom the fire of creativity cannot be lit. The art of living is the art of giving expression to that creative fire and so revealing the nature of men as potential Gods." (Benjamin Creme (ed.), A Master speaks, p.39/2004ed)

The painting on the cover is Soul Infusion (painted in 1966).


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