The value of gold.

Symbolising the two "levels" of thinking.

Symbolising the two “levels” of thinking.

In the Christmas Eve Mass at the vatican the predominant single colour was gold – almost flaunted.


About Ian Gardner

Ian Gardner was born on the 20th February 1934 in Sri Lanka, then Ceylon, and christened Basil Ian Gunewardene. He was born two months prematurely and nearly died five times in his first two months. He moved to Australia in September 1969 where he changed his surname to Gardner. From childhood he had an enquiring mind and an innate interest in the supernatural. Since 1986, nineteen years of meditation, "searching within", reading and revelations have culminated in this free book which has been nine years in the making. Further writings followed and all his writings are available to all on the Internet free of charge. There is more information in the preface of the book.
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One Response to The value of gold.

  1. Ian Gardner says:

    The teachings of both The Christ and The Buddha included the eschewing of desire as a prerequisite for enlightenment apart from qualities such as sharing, compassion, and the relinquishing of ostentation etc. Sadly, however, India, where Hinduism flourishes, is the worlds biggest consumer of gold because of its peoples’ desire for the metal; and in Buddhist countries in the last half century or so entire stupas have been coated in gold whereas, earlier, in and around temples, it was used in a limited way and certainly not ostentatiously.

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