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September 18, 2018

The Messiah, “The True Light which enlightens every man born into the world”! (John 1:9)

"Our FATHER and GOD said, "Let There Be Light!", and there was Light"....... (Genesis 1:3)

Thankfully "Our FATHER and GOD(The CREATOR of ALL, HE WHO IS LIGHT!)" spoke HIS Word, and HIS Word WAS! And IS !.......FOREVER.......! (John 20:17, I John 1:5)

"The Light", "The Glory The Messiah had with Our FATHER before the world began"! (John 1:1-14, 17:5)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-word-of-god-let-there-be-light.html

The Messiah, "The Beginning of The Creation of ELOHIM(Our FATHER)";  "The Firstborn of ALL Creation"! (Revelations 3:14, Colossians 1:15, Genesis 1:3)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-messiah-beginning-of-creation-of.html

And on the road to Damascus Paul experienced “The Light“ that IS The Messiah: (Acts 22:6)

Someone had testified that i had a "voracious appetite"!

And i responded(with further testimony added)

"If i do have a  "voracious appetite" such is for The TRUTH"! (II Thessalonians 2:10-13)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2013/05/one-needs-receive-love-of-truth-to-be.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/02/a-testimony-of-receiving-love-of-truth.html

That which you and other souls who are in and of this evil world, and/or religion's way(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27), yet seek to crucify....... (Mathew 23, John 7:7, James 1:27: 4:4)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-whole-world-not-just-portion-is.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/09/religion-was-and-is-yet-needful-for.html

Yet Thankfully that which IS of The TRUTH can not be crucified, for that which IS of The TRUTH WILL ALWAYS RISE AGAIN! (Acts 13:26-30)

HalleluYAH!

September 16, 2018

Philosophy is of the mind of man! Mankind's "imag"ination, reasoning and logic.......

The following is a testimony i gave in response to a Hindu believer who was of those who believe philosophy is a good thing.

Philosophy is of the mind of man; his "imag"ination, reasoning and logic! And/or his lack of understanding concerning that which he has experienced.......
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/10/thoughts-philosophy-and-religion-cause.html

For TRUTH IS! "If any man thinks he knows anything, he knows nothing yet as he ought to know(Not that which i know but that which i have received!)"!  (I Corinthians 8:2; 2:16)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/04/you-that-are-unable-to-do-least-why-do.html

Simply, philosophy has it's portion in "the wisdom of this world" and "knowledge(aka: science), falsely so-called"; both of which "are but foolishness unto Our FATHER and GOD"! (I Corinthians 1:20; 3:19, II Corinthians 1:1, I Timothy 6:20)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/10/our-father-and-god-considers-wisdom-of.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/09/knowledge-falsely-so-called-i-timothy.html

What is Success, and who is Successful?

Simply, "Success" IS of and IN The SPIRIT that IS The Life !.......FOREVER.......! (John 11:26)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-messiah-testified-whoever-lives-and.html

And it needs be that i testify, "of all the men who have received the breath(Spirit, air) of life since i received my first breath in '43, i respect Mahatma Gandhi above all others(A Prime Example of A Soul Who Was and IS Successful)! The source of such respect being The Spirit of, and in, the quotes attributed to him.......

Some of those quotes(in italics), and(my comments) are; 

“I like your christ(Messiah), I do not like your christians. Your christians are so unlike your christ"!
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/11/christianity-is-anti-messiah.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2013/08/who-is-this-pagan-catholic-and.html

September 15, 2018

Questions? Concerning Immanuel The Messiah(The Anointed One)! (John 1:41)

John 1:41 rightly translated into english from the original greek manuscripts(not the pagan latin catholic bastardized translation of such into english) would be, "He first found his own brother Simon, and said unto him, "We have found The Messiah(which being interpreted is The Anointed One)"!
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2013/07/the-messias-which-being-interpreted-is.html

Sadly, pagan catholicism and her harlot christian daughters have given their "imag"ined version of a "Messiah" a pagan latin name 'jesus' and a pagan greek title "christ". Yet such IS is an apt name and title for their version of an "anointed one" who is their "god"; or one head of their "imag"ined three-headed pagan god(s); or but an angel or prophet"!
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2013/08/who-is-this-pagan-catholic-and.html

Simply TRUTH IS! "ImmanuEL(GOD with us IN)" The Messiah IS The Only Begotten Son of Our FATHER and ELOHIM", and He was given the same Hebrew birth name as Joshua of the old covenant(Yet when He was immersed in, of, by and thru The Holy, Set Apart, SPIRIT that IS Our FATHER and GOD He was then Immanuel{GOD, HE WHO IS SPIRIT, with us IN The Messiah})! (Matthew 1:23, I Corinthians 5:19, John 3:16-21, Mark 1:9-13)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2017/10/immanuel-for-spirit-of-god-was-in-him.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2011/08/name-of-messiah.html

HalleluYAH!

And the questions?

September 13, 2018

Taking the bait! And the LIES are swallowed, hook, line and sinker!

Someone had written: "When I talk about people buying or being sold 'absolute junk' I'm not only talking about the material but also about the ideological. For we are 'sold' on consumerism, wars, elections, and all manner of things. Unfortunately there are few who REALize that just because these things are "for sale", they don't actually have to "buy" them!"

And i responded(with further testimony added):  Sadly, the multitudes have bought The LIES!

For they have taken the bait(so-called "Ease of life");

And The LIES have been swallowed(believed);


Hook("the lust of the eye, lust of the flesh, and pride of life{I,ego,id,self}");
Line(religion, politics, media);
And sinker(education, technology, progress)!
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-must-die.html

And most certainly things have gotten, and are getting 'progress'ively worse and worse! Just as was prophesied! (II Timothy 3:1-7; 3:13)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2009/07/simply-progress-so-called-is-destroying.html

"Imag"ination and interesting walk hand in hand!

Someone had commented that something i had posted was "interesting".

And i replied(with further testimony added):


The TRUTH IS! WAS! And ALWAYS WILL BE.......


And TRUTH IS! "Interesting" might be a consideration of that which IS TRUTH, yet is not indicative of a soul who has "received a love of The TRUTH so that they might be saved" from their own self("I", ego, id, pride)life. (II Thessalonians 2:10-13)  
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-must-die.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2013/05/one-needs-receive-love-of-truth-to-be.html

Yet i appreciated your comment for i believe many souls consider that which i have "seen(experienced) and heard(received)" to be 'interesting', yet you are the first to have posted such in a comment.
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2011/10/portion-of-my-testimony-follows.html

September 12, 2018

Translating I Timothy 3:16 in SPIRIT and TRUTH.......

Simply sad for all souls who have not yet REALized that "The Light" that is The Messiah was "the beginning of The Creation of Our FATHER and GOD"! (Genesis 1:3, John 1:9; 8:12, Revelations 3:14)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2012/08/the-word-of-god-let-there-be-light.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/05/the-1st-day-of-creation-genesis-11-5.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-messiah-beginning-of-creation-of.html

And those souls who have not yet REALized that as Paul testified, so it was that "Our FATHER (CREATOR of ALL) and GOD (HE WHO IS SPIRIT) was IN The Messiah(not that GOD was The Messiah) seeking to reconcile the world unto HIMself(GOD)"! (Ephesians 3:9, II Corinthians 5:19)

Yet sadder still, pagan catholicism and her harlot trinitarian christian daughters render I Timothy 3:16 as; "And without controversy great is the mystery of godliness(2150), God(3739) was manifest in the flesh, justified in The Spirit, seen of angels, preached unto the gentiles, believed on in the world, and received up into Glory."

TRUTH IS! The proper rendering of I Timothy 3:16 IS, "And without controversy great is the mystery of  godliness(2150), which(3739{godliness}) was manifest in the flesh, justified in The SPIRIT, seen of angels, preached unto the gentiles, believed on in the world, and received up into Glory!"
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2009/08/one-and-only-true-g-d-fathercreator-of.html

September 11, 2018

"Come Out of her, MY people"! (Revelations 18:4)

"Come Out of her(that which is of babel/'con'fusion/babylon\world\religion), MY people"! (Revelations 18:4)

Why have your portion in the braindirtying processes(educational, judicial, media, political, social, religious,,,,,,,) that are of this evil world and/or religion's way(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27) in this day and age! (John 7:7, I John 2:15-17; 5:19, James 1:27; 4:4)

As for religion's way? History has revealed, and continues to reveal, that multiplied billions have been killed or enslaved(in physical chains at times, yet primarily in the chains of strong delusion that are the commandments and doctrines of men) in the name of the god(s) of this or that religion!

Proving the fruit of death and enslavement are bore of religion's way,

The ways of this evil world and it's religions are not for the brethren of The Messiah!

The brethren(naturally male or 'fe'male) of The Messiah do not follow the ways of this evil world and/or religion(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27) in this day and age, for we but seek and desire to follow The Messiah on that "Narrow Way" that IS "The Way, The TRUTH, and The Life"! (John 7:7, James 4:4; 1:27, Matthew 7:14, John 14:6)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/10/love-not-world.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/09/whoever-would-be-friend-of-this-world.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2008/10/pure-and-undefiled-religion.html

And as The Messiah prophesied, so it was that He DID "Come Again" and "QUICKLY" during that time when "the end of the old covenant age" WAS! (Revelations 3:11, Hebrews 8:13)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2011/06/i-come-quickly.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/06/and-then-end-will-come-matthew-2414.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/11/the-new-covenant-and-new-covenant-jew.html

Thankfully that which was "decaying and waxing old" DID "vanish away" with the destruction of the natural, earthly, temporal temple realm centered in old jerusalem! Such was the end of the judaic system which consisted of laws, rites, natural temporal things and all else that had it's portion, and yet has it's portion in religion's way....... (Hebrews 8:13, Mark 9:1, Matthew 24:3, I Thessalonians 4:17-18, James 4:7-8, Jeremiah 31:31-34)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/09/religion-was-and-is-yet-needful-for.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/08/a-preterist-testified-perhaps-new.html

September 9, 2018

"They did not receive a Love of The TRUTH so that they might be saved"! (II Thessalonians 2:10-13)

And those who have not received "a love of The TRUTH" liken unto Pilate yet question, "What is truth?" (II Thessalonians 2:10-13, John 18:38)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/10/what-is-truth.html

Sadly, there are those souls who believe they have "received a love of The TRUTH so that they might be saved", yet have not! 
For their version of "truth" is but religious dogma and/or those biased and perverted "colored marks written on a dead tree and bound in fabrication"! That which those of this evil world and/or religion's way(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27) call their "bible(yet translated and REALized in and of The TRUTH IS Rightly called "The Word of TRUTH")"! (II Thessalonians 2:10-13, John 7:7, James 1:18,27; 4:4, I John 2:15-17; 5:19)  
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2013/05/one-needs-receive-love-of-truth-to-be.html

Yet Thankfully The TRUTH IS Alive and can not be crucified, for that which is of The TRUTH Will Always Rise Again! And "Our FATHER", HE yet communes with and IS yet able to reveal ALL that IS needful unto HIS children! Those "Born Again" souls who have REALized how "poor and in need" of HIM we Truly are! (II Thessalonians 2:10-13, John 20:17, Psalms 70:5, 72:13)

http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/11/our-father-and-god-he-yet-communes-with.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/10/a-born-again-experience_15.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/09/father-help-and-he-does.html

As for those billions of souls who remain bound in the chains of "strong delusion", that are of this evil world and/or religion's way, in this day and age? TRUTH IS! They have not yet REALized that "the WHOLE world(not just a portion) IS under the control of the evil one", and that there IS Only One "Pure Religion and Undefiled"! (I John 5:19; 2:15-17, James 1:27)

September 6, 2018

catholicism, christianity and covetousness, a trinity indeed!

Sadly, but another three headed trinitarian beast! And liken unto the pagan catholic and christian "imag"ined three headed pagan god, such is of "the father of lies" and WHOLLY UNholy! (John 8:44)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/02/one-in-spirit-with-our-father-and-god.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2012/12/the-father-of-lies-has-made-his.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2009/08/one-and-only-true-g-d-fathercreator-of.html

Sadder yet, what was once called covetousness; was then called "greed"; and then "materialism"; and today those of this evil world and/or religion's way(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27) call covetousness "good management"! (John 7:7, I John 2:15-17; 5:19, James 4:4; 1:27)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/07/needs-and-wants.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/07/earth-provides-enough-to-satisfy-every.html

TRUTH IS! "Behold, these are the ungodly, they prosper in the world, as they(seek to) evermore increase in riches"! (Psalms 73:12)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/09/behold-these-are-ungodly.html

September 3, 2018

Concerning "The New Testament", which IS but pagan "catholic canon"!

There are multitudes of worldly and/or religious souls who are unaware of The TRUTH that "The NEW Testament" was and remains but pagan "catholic canon(that which was "approved by their pope" back in the 4th century)"! And that "The NEW Testament" was that which pagan catholicism believed was needful to establish their religious ways, traditions, doctrines, folklore and other perverse renderings of what she, and other religions(aka: christianity, Messianic Judaism, jw's, etc) liken unto her, call their 'bible' or various other words....... 

Yet such would be rightly called "The Word of TRUTH" if the "Original Manuscripts" were translated without the bias and perversion inherent in each and every "biblical" translation! (James 1:18)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/10/the-truth-needs-be-sounded-midst.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/08/what-is-called-bible-is-but-bias-and.html

Sadly, those souls who consider "catholic canon(aka: bible)" to be inerrant(without contradictions) most certainly "wrest The Scriptures unto their own destruction"! (II Peter 3:16) (Two obvious contradictions are "H
ow many times did the rooster crow"? {Matthew 26:34, Mark 14:30} And Luke 9:50 and 11:23 are contradictory!)

September 2, 2018

"The Hopi Declaration of Peace"

It is in the power of the True Hopi People to
unify the minds and spirits of all true Peace
seeking peoples of the earth. (John 14:27)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/08/peace-on-earth-sadly-worldly-and.html

"Hopi" means "Peaceful People" And the truest
and greatest power is the strength of Peace
because Peace is The Will of The GREAT SPIRIT.
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/07/the-lamb-of-god-and-prince-of-peace.html

September 1, 2018

Religion's way IS anti-messiah!

TRUTH IS! ALL religion(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27) IS anti-messiah!
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2008/10/pure-and-undefiled-religion.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/09/religion-was-and-is-yet-needful-for.html

Yet, because of pagan "catholicism", her harlot "christian" daughters, and their pharisaical religious ways; "The Way of TRUTH is evil spoken of"! (II Peter 2:1-3)

http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/08/catholicism-christianity-and.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/10/because-of-religions-way-way-of-truth.html

"Come out from among them and be separate"! (II Corinthians 6:17)

http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2011/05/come-out-of-her-my-people.html

For their "imag"ined pagan latin 'jesus', and pagan greek "christ", is not The Messiah(The Anointed One)
, "The Only Begotten Son of Our FATHER and GOD"! (John 3:16; 20:17)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2013/08/who-is-this-pagan-catholic-and.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2011/08/name-of-messiah.html

It was less than six hundred years ago that they named one head of their "imag"ined three-headed pagan god(s), "jesus", during the time of the so-called "reform-ation".......

http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/11/christianity-is-anti-messiah.html

August 31, 2018

Who is this pagan catholic and christian "jesus"?

DISCLAIMER: The following testimony is given for revelation, not condemnation of those souls bound in the chains of "strong delusion" that are of this evil world and/or religion's way(except it be The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27) in this day and age. Hope IS there would be those souls who would "see and hear", for all who in TRUTH "see and hear" will take heed unto The Call of The ONE and ONLY TRUE GOD(SPIRIT) and FATHER(CREATOR) of ALL! They will take heed unto HIS CALL to "Come Out of her(babel/'con'fusion/babylon\world\religion), MY people"! Those who "see and hear" will "Come Out", and will no longer have their portion in and of this evil world(babylon) and/or religion's way(which was and is yet needful for disobedient and gainsaying souls) in this day and age! For they will have "set their affections on Heavenly things" as they evermore seek and desire to have their portion !NOW!, not in religion's way; but in and of "The Family of Our FATHER and GOD which IS both in Heaven and ON EARTH"! "A Household of Faith", not "church"! And those who have been Truly "Born Again" will "Come Out"! For the day will come when they REALize that their "citizenship(Life) IS !NOW! in Heaven"! And so it is they will choose to remain but "aliens and pilgrims while on the earth" indeed and TRUTH! HalleluYAH! (II Thessalonians 2:10-13, John 7:7, James 1:27, John 17:3, Revelations 18:4, II Corinthians 6:17,  James 4:4, I John 2:15-17; 5:19, Romans 10:21, Colossians 3:1-2, Ephesians 3:15, Galatians 6:10, Ephesians 2:19, John 3:3,7, I Peter 1:23, Philippians 3:20, I Peter 2:11, Hebrews 11:13)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/08/why-religion-was-and-is-yet-needful-for.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2011/05/come-out-of-her-my-people.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/06/are-you-alien-and-pilgrim-while-on-earth.html

So, "Who is this pagan catholic and christian(mormon, jw, pentecostal, baptist, anglican, lutheran, etc..) "jesus"?

​Thankfully TRUTH IS, so Victory IS! (I Esdras 3:10-4:41)

For TRUTH IS The Strongest Thing in, yet not of, the world! (I Esdras 3:10-4:41)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/09/the-strongest-thing-in-world.html

Someone had commented, "Let us see who is living in their imaginations. Time will decide and the ultimate winner is truth."

And i responded(with further testimony added):

Your 'vision' seems to be a bit distorted, more than likely because of your love for your own self("I", ego, id, pride)life; and/or your love for this evil world and/or it's things; and/or religion's way(For The Active Faith as revealed in James 1:27 is the only "Pure Religion and Undefiled") in this day and age! (Luke 9:23-24, I John 2:15-17, James 1:27; 4:4)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-must-die.html


For TRUTH IS! Faith HAS ALREADY WON The VICTORY over sin and death; this world and it's things; and religion's way in this day and age! (I John 5:4; 5:19, James 1:27, I Peter 1:17-21)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/07/thankfully-faith-wins-victory-i-john-54.html

August 30, 2018

TRUTH testifies, "The Messiah was "The Light" of Genesis 1:3"! Our FATHER and GOD spoke HIS Word and The Word WAS!

Someone had questioned, "What has Genesis 1:3 got to do with christ jesus? Before you answer have you noticed Genesis 1:4"?

And i responded(with further testimony added):

Most certainly i have noticed Genesis 1:4, "And GOD saw The Light(Spiritual Light! For natural light was not created until the 4th Day {Genesis 1:14-19}), that it was Good, and GOD divided The Light from the darkness!"

And such is in perfect harmony with Genesis 1:3, "GOD(HE WHO IS LIGHT {I John 1:5}) said, "Let There Be Light" and there was Light"!  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2010/06/let-there-be-light.html

Sadly, you but prove "The Word of TRUTH" that testifies, "The natural man can not understand nor comprehend that which IS of The SPIRIT that IS Our FATHER and GOD, for that which IS of HIS SPIRIT needs be Spiritually discerned"! And "The Word of TRUTH(not that which those of this world and/or religion's way call their "bible")" IS of HIS SPIRIT! (I Corinthians 2:14, James 1:18)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/08/natural-life-is-but-shadow-of-life.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/10/all-so-called-biblical-translations-are.html

TRUTH IS! Our FATHER and GOD spoke HIS Word("Let There Be Light") into being, and HIS Word WAS, IS and ALWAYS WILL BE!  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/02/the-messiah-beginning-of-creation-of.html

"i want more of GOD and less of religion and politics"!

Someone had commented, "i want more of GOD and less of religion and politics! For
religions, especially organized religions, are man-made and are highly POLITICIZED!"

And i responded(with further testimony added):

YES!  And Mahatma Gandhi also REALized such when he testified, "whoever believes that religion has nothing to do with politics does not know what religion is"! And he also testified, "GOD has no religion".......  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/07/earth-provides-enough-to-satisfy-every.html

Yet TRUTH IS! "Religion and government(politics) were and are yet needful, for "disobedient and gainsaying(contradicting and opposing GOD) people", those souls who are "stiff-necked and uncircumcised of heart and ears"! (Romans 10:21, Acts 7:51)  http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/09/religion-was-and-is-yet-needful-for.html

Needful for those worldly and/or religious souls who would rather have a man(Moses, Samuel, etc.) than Our FATHER and GOD speak to them, and for those souls who would rather have a man(Saul, David, etc.) than Our FATHER and GOD rule over them! (Exodus 20:19, l Samuel 8:4-21, John 20:17; 14:28)
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2013/09/the-whole-world-not-just-portion-is.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/04/carnal-warfare-is-religions-way-which.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/10/religions-way-is-anti-messiah.html

August 29, 2018

There is a man i respect above all other souls who have lived during my time on earth!

First it needs be that i testify, "i do not follow Mahatma Gandhi, yet i do respect him above all other men who have received the breath(Spirit, air) of life since i received my first breath(Spirit, air) in '43.
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2015/02/spiritual-oxygen.html

The source of such respect being the quotes attributed unto him, one of which was; "True religion is not a narrow dogma. It is not external observance. It is Faith in GOD and living in the presence of GOD. It means Faith in a future Life, in TRUTH and Ahimsa. There prevails today a sort of apathy towards these things of The Spirit"!

And he testified, "GOD has no religion"

And, "i have been a willing slave to this most exacting MASTER for more then half a century. HIS Voice has been increasingly audible as years have rolled by. HE has never forsaken me even in my darkest hour. HE has saved me often from myself and left me not a vestige of independence. The greater the surrender to HIM, the greater has been my Joy"!

YES!  Joy! REALized in "Surrender".......   Self("I",ego,id,pride)Denial and Dependence!
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2009/05/i-must-die.html
http://asimpleandspirituallife.blogspot.com/2014/04/the-declaration-of-dependence.html