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“…keep seeking the things above…”

There’s nothing magical about the Greek word from which we get our English translations of “above.” The Greek is ano (anō), it simply means up or above, on the top. The problem created by the religious mind comes from having posed a sense of it as somehow being inaccessible, that is, up, or away from reach, or at least away from us…

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