Concentration....

Exercising our concentration is not only beneficial for our daily life but also extremely beneficial to our internal experiences and spiritual life; it is the key ingredient to experiencing meditation and astral travel etc. The physical benefits of concentration allow us to carry out tasks attentively until their completion, by doing one task at a time without thinking about anything else. If we attempt to do two or more things at once, either task will not be done properly and we won't reap the reward of slowly developing perfect concentration in daily life. For example the combination of walking and reading at the same time, is not only unfruitful but very dangerous as one may be so absorbed in the reading and fail to look up in time to dodge a car or bike. If we were to walk in concentration, we would be aware of every step we make, becoming in tune with our physical bodies and our surroundings. Without thoughts we can perceive things with clarity and awareness therefore make correct decisions. If we are comfortable and concentrated when we are reading we would comprehend better and possibly capture the deeper meaning that often is present in literature, giving us a better understanding therefore better results.
It is not as easy to concentrate on things we don't like doing, such as washing the dishes, if we had to apply the same level of concentration on the dishes that we do on our enjoyable hobby, washing dishes would become a pleasant learning experience. We could learn a great deal about our psychological states. As we are simply concentrating on washing the dishes, we would notice that thoughts keep popping into our heads, taking us away from the moments that we have chosen to concentrate on what we are doing. If we persistently refused each thought and went back to doing our task as concentrated as we can, we would find a serenity and clarity would replace the mental activity. This way we observe that our thoughts are somehow separate from us. These scattered thoughts often not related keep popping into our minds because we allow them to, they often take over and rule our lives, then due to the build up of negative thoughts we result in having outbursts of anger, jealousy etc. This fast paced society has lost the ability to use the mind as tool, by slowly training the mind to concentrate on what we want it to in daily life. The benefit of this discipline is tremendously advantageous to our spiritual growth. If we improve our concentration in the day, it will respectively and equivalently be active in our sleep, allowing us to remember our symbolic dreams and have astral experiences. Astral projection would happen spontaneously, especially if we were to concentrate on the sensations of falling asleep, we would catch sleep arriving and get up in our astral body. Bliss is achievable only in the stillness of each moment, if one is able to capture it. Through training oneself to concentrate, bliss along with many other spiritual states would become more possible with each practice.

Practising Awareness...

Look at the place that you are in, use your five senses to perceive it, then at the same time look inside at thoughts, feelings or emotions, you will notice that these change the perception of reality which you perceive with your five senses, they color it or even make it disappear. Now observing these within, come back to the observation of the place you are in. You need to do this with everything that appears within, again and again, so that you perceive where you are clearly, without that perception being altered by thoughts, emotions or feelings. Learn how to watch inwardly and outwardly at the same time.
You can do this with any activity during the day, try it when for example you are washing the dishes, you will notice how it takes an effort to be aware of what you are doing and how little time is spent actually being aware in the normal course of a day.

Channeling....

There are many levels of God’s creation, and they are separated only by their vibration. The human mind has the ability to tune in to the different levels of God’s creation. By turning the dial of consciousness, a person can receive ideas or messages from other realms. There are several realms that are beyond the material universe but their vibration is too low to make them part of the spiritual world. One such realm is what some esoteric teachings call the psychic realm or the astral plane. There are a large number of beings that reside in this realm. On Earth, you see that human beings are in many different states of consciousness. The same holds true in the astral realm.At the lower levels of the astral realm, you find beings that clearly have an evil intent. Such beings will deliberately seek to manipulate human beings for various purposes, including stealing their spiritual energy. At the middle levels of the astral realm, you find beings who do not have an evil intent but are simply acting out of ignorance. At the higher levels of the astral realm, you find beings who have attained a certain level of spiritual understanding. Such beings might appear wise or advanced to people in the material world.These beings might not have any evil intent, and they might be able to give people directions or teachings that contain a certain amount of truth. However, you need to ask yourself why these beings are residing in the astral realm and why they have not ascended to the spiritual realm. The reason is that for various psychological reasons, these beings have become stuck at that level of God’s creation. Therefore, if you continue to commune with such beings, you run the risk of getting stuck at that same level.For most students, it is difficult to rise higher than the consciousness of their teacher. Therefore, when you select your spiritual teacher, you want to select a teacher who is a member of the Ascended Host. If you want maximum spiritual growth and if you want to ascend into the spiritual realm, why would you select a teacher who resides at a lower level?

Jesus receives news of the death of his father. He writes a letter to his mother. The letter. He sends it on its way by a merchant.

ONE day as Jesus stood beside the Ganges busy with his work, a caravan, returning from the West, drew near. 2 And one, approaching Jesus, said, We come to you from your native land and bring unwelcome news. 3 Your father is no more on earth; your mother grieves; and none can comfort her. She wonders whether you are still alive or not; she longs to see you once again. 4 And Jesus bowed his head in silent thought; and then he wrote. Of what he wrote this is the sum: 5 My mother, noblest of the womankind; A man just from my native land has brought me word that father is no more in flesh, and that you grieve, and are disconsolate. 6 My mother, all is well; is well for father and is well for you. 7 His work in this earth-round is done, and it is nobly done. 8 In all the walks of life men cannot charge him with deceit, dishonesty, nor wrong intent. 9 Here in this round he finished many heavy tasks, and he has gone from hence prepared to solve the problems of the round of soul. 10 Our Father-God is with him there, as he was with him here; and there his angel guards his footssteps lest he goes astray. 11 Why should you weep? Tears cannot conquer grief. There is no power in grief to mend a broken heart. 12 The plane of grief is idleness; the busy soul can never grieve; it has no time for grief. 13 When grief come trooping through the heart, just lose yourself; plunge deep into the ministry of love, and grief is not. 14 Yours is a ministry of love, and all the world is calling out for love. 15 Then let the past go with the past; rise from the cares for carnal things and give your life for those who live. 16 And if you lose your life in serving life you will sure to find in it the morning sun, the evening dews, in song of bird, in flowers, and in the stars of night. 17 In just a little while your problems of this earth-round will be solved; and when your sums are all worked out it will be pleasure unalloyed for you to enter wider fields of usefulness, to solve the greater problems of the soul. 18 Strive, then, to be content, and I will come to you some day and bring you richer gifts than gold or precious stones. 19 I'm sure that John will care for you, supplying all your needs; and I am with you all the way, Jehoshua. 20 And by the hand of one, a merchant, going to Jerusalem, he sent this letter on its way.

Meditation...

Meditation has been shown to work on two distinct levels: a) the cognitive level, and b) the spiritual level. On the cognitive level,meditation helps to bring about a deep equipoise and a calming relief to one's overactive mind. Today, especially, the mind is constantly bombarded with an unending stream of diverse information - some valuable, most useless. As a direct result of such information bombardment, the mind is in an almost constant state of agitation and confusion. Meditation serves to calm the mind, allowing our attention to shift from the storm of external stimuli to the deep inner peace that is the natural state of the soul. As a consequence of having a calm mind, we then find that we can think and make important decisions with much more clarity, insight, and power. We are now able to process information in a way that serves us, rather than merely being the victims of myriad sensory impressions and information overload.On the more spiritual level, meditation has the ability to provide us with deep levels of self-realization and God-realization that, uptill now, may have seemed to be impossible attainments to many of us. By meditating with the expressed goal of making spiritual progress, and knowing God and self, we then traverse beyond the merely cognitive and mental, and begin to penetrate the inner realms of eternal spirit. When we have self-realization, we now experience the transcendent peace and calm that is the natural result of living in spirit. When we have God-realization, we are now in communion with the very source of our being, the eternal, loving Absolute who is our very best of friends, and greatest of well-wishers. In such a transcendent state of spiritual attainment, no anxiety, stress,depression, or fear can ever burden our minds or hearts again. For we have now, through the process of spiritual meditation, realized the infinite well of spiritual peace that lies naturally within

Dharma....

The search for truth has been replaced in the lives of billions with the search for entertainment.Rather than encouraging such spiritual values as courage, nobility,and heroism, the modern world today encourages the coldly unsatisfying propaganda of radical egalitarianism. Rather than encouraging the nurturing of the inner life of the spirit, and the natural joy, peace and fulfillment that results from a healthy spiritually-centered life, today it is only selfish economic advancement and the value of purchasing power that is advocated.Rather than a lifestyle of mental, physical and spiritual health,today lifestyles of selfish hedonism, consumerism, greed, fame, and lust are upheld as the ideal course of behavior, and the values toward which all should aspire.Dharma, the principle of living one's life in accordance with Natural Law and God's will in a manner that is healthy, fulfilling,nurturing, and truly progressive, has now been replaced with an artificial and life-denying lifestyle that only produces a profound sense of meaninglessness and anxiety.The ultimate cure for society's present crisis of depression and meaninglessness is to re-embrace a life of meaning, a life of Dharma. Dharma, by its very definition, denotes the sustaining foundation of all reality. Dharma is the concept that all that we experience in this world is based upon a higher, spiritual reality that provides the ordering principles necessary for the proper function of the world. To understand Dharma is to understand the world, and the natural laws behind all things that make life a meaningful and beautiful expression of the Divine in spacial-temporal reality. To know Dharma is to know life's ultimate meaning. And the way to fully know Dharma is through the process of meditation

The Teachings of the Bhagavad Gita ..The Marks of a Self-Realized Person

Lord Krishna said: When one is completely free from all desires of the mind and is satisfied with the Supreme Being by the joy of Supreme Being, then one is called an enlightened person, O Arjuna.(2.55)A person whose mind is unperturbed by sorrow, who does not crave pleasures, and who is completely free from attachment, fear, and anger, is called an enlightened sage of steady intellect. (2.56)The mind and intellect of a person become steady who is not attached to anything, who is neither elated by getting desired results, nor perturbed by undesired results. (2.57)When one can completely withdraw the senses from the sense objects as a tortoise withdraws its limbs into the shell for protection from calamity, then the intellect of such a person is considered steady.(2.58)The desire for sensual pleasures fades away if one abstains from sense enjoyment, but the craving for sense enjoyment remains in a very subtle form. This subtle craving also completely disappears from the one who knows the Supreme Being. (2.59)

Despair..

The habit of self-questioning has been praised by men who have found the way out for themselves....this is why the Mystic Tolstoy said;" Maybe, I have overlooked something, or misunderstood certain ideas... It cannot be possible that this condition of despair is natural to man.".........

The State of Ignorance...

The reason why humans live in a state of ignorance is because they believe that they are the ego instead of the Truth that they are Divinity using a human body to move around in this physical world...In this state of ignorance of their Divinity, they commit crimes against themselves, such as hate, violence, theft,vanity,bigotry, and all other negative thoughts and emotions that are born of this false-ego that they believe that they are...when the mind is cleared of these impurities of ego, then the pure white light of the Holy Spirit can shine through...this is why Saints have the white halo around their heads in paintings....this is the white aura that is transferred from the Holy Spirit through the bodies of those who have become Love (Christhood, Sainthood),,,these are the souls that have abolished their egos.....Remember, the word Enlightenment means to be filled with Light..............

Science and Religion...

"Science without Religion is Lame, Religion without Science is Blind."- A. Einstein....................................This means that when you have become spiritually enlightened, you can finally understand that science when fully understood, is Truth....because the creations of Universal Mind (God) are perfect science....

Love is Natural....

Love is natural. Console your mind and make it listen. Love all or it is not love. Make your mind love this way and you will see the magic of this everyday.

Awakening.....

Humanity is living a wholly illusory life. When we realize this, our goal must inevitably be to wake people up from this illusion. If, for example, we are having a nightmare, we should not seek to have sweet dreams. Instead, we should seek to wake up. Now, humanity is living a physical plane nightmare. Many people seek to make this physical world a sweet and happy dream. But the real solution, the only solution that is permanent and lasting, is to help people to WAKE UP!

The Physical Body does not Exist....

If the physical body is no more than an appearance, if it is only a "fiction," then we must grasp the consequences of this for each human being. There is no physical body, nor has there ever been a physical body, nor will there ever be a physical body. Looking around at our world, this of course seems the most counterintuitive and nonsensical statement that one could possibly make. Nevertheless, seen from the perspective of Being and Reality, it is so. We can see, therefore, that it is a dualistic consciousness or awareness — the human, egoic, or personal awareness — that keeps us under the impression that the physical world exists. Our desires are tied to it, our beliefs, our hopes, our dreams, our whole life is tied to attachment to form. Yet that attachment is wholly illusory in nature, and insofar as we continue to bring about attachments between this so-called physical body and the world around us, we continue to create those karmic conditions that trap us in the round of birth and death, incarnation and reincarnation.

Duality....

The problem of good or evil, light or darkness, right or wrong, was enunciated solely for the benefit of humanity, and to enable men to cast off the fetters which imprisoned spirit, and thus achieve spiritual freedom. This problem exists not in the kingdoms below man, nor for those who transcend the human. Man has to learn through experience and pain the fact of the duality of all existence. Having thus learnt, he chooses that which concerns the fully conscious spirit aspect of divinity, and learns to center himself in that aspect. Having thus achieved liberation he finds indeed that all is one, that spirit and matter are a unity, naught existing save that which is to be found within the consciousness of the Planetary Logos, and — in wider circles — within the consciousness of the Solar Logos.

The Illumined Disciple...

In the awareness of the illumined disciple there is only Being, and nothing else. There is nothing seen but this Being, this Spirit, this Divinity, throughout the entire cosmos. Within this Being, there is an awareness that one exists, but at the same time there is no sense of separation. There is an awareness of one's own presence within the universe, but at the same time there is no "self" or ego. There is an awareness of duration within the universe, but no experience of time. There is awareness of bliss, but no awareness of a self that is an experiencer of bliss. This is an awareness where there is neither duality nor non-duality, neither unity nor non-unity, neither inside nor outside, and neither distance nor closeness.This Being is our true nature, our essence. But to say this is to imply that there is a "self" that has a true Being or an essence. This is not the case. The "self" or ego has nothing, and it does not exist in Reality, as the separative human consciousness expects a self to exist. There is no aspect of the constitution of the human being that can "have" something else. In Reality, therefore, there is no "self" that evolves and grows. Nevertheless there is awareness of existence and of identification with Being.There is an awareness that this is the way we always were, and is the way we always will be. This is our true nature, our true home, and our true life. There was never a time when we were truly separate from this Being, and there could never be such a time, save in some illusory image of self, some material manifestation, which cannot co-exist with this Reality.In this Being, this Spirit, this Divinity, and this Life there is no awareness of the personality nature whatsoever. There is no awareness of body, nor emotions, nor separative concrete mind. Within the awareness of one's existence there is the capacity to think and to know, a capacity for Love, and a capacity for spiritual realization or apprehension. Perhaps we might accurately call these abstract mind, intuition, and spiritual will, but they cannot be considered distinct from one another except in terms of their motion. Sometimes they are in movement, and sometimes they are not, but this does not make them separate from one another.

What is the difference between a receptive mind and a gullible mind ?

The Mystic Vivekananda said: "There is an old simile in India that if you place a cup of milk before a swan with plenty of water in it, he will take all the milk and leave the water.. In that way we should take what is of value in knowledge, and leave the dross."

The friendship of Jesus and Lamaas. Jesus explains to Lamaas the meaning of truth, man, power, understanding, wisdom, salvation and faith

AMONG the priests of Jagannath was one who loved the Jewish boy. Lamaas Bramas was the name by which the priest was known. 2 One day as Jesus and Lamaas walked alone in plaza Jagannath, Lamaas said, My Jewish master, what is truth? 3 And Jesus said, Truth is the only thing that changes not. 4 In all the world there are two things; the one is truth; the other falsehood is; and truth is that which is, and falsehood that which seems to be. 5 Now truth is aught, and has no cause, and yet it is the cause of everything. 6 Falsehood is naught, and yet it is the manifest of aught. 7 Whatever has been made will be unmade; that which begins must end. 8 All things that can be seen by human eyes are manifests of aught, are naught, and so must pass away. 9 The things we see are but reflexes just appearing, while the ethers vibrate so and so, and when conditions change they disappear. 10 The Holy Breath is truth; is that which was, and is, and evermore shall be; it cannot change nor pass away. 11 Lamaas said, You answer well; now, what is man? 12 And Jesus said, Man is the truth and falsehood strangely mixed. 13 Man is the Breath made flesh; so truth and falsehood are conjoined in him; and they strive, and naught goes down and man as truth abides. 14 Again Lamaas asked, What do you say of power? 15 And Jesus said, It is a manifest; is the result of force; it is but naught; it is illusion, nothing more. Force changes not, but power changes as the ethers change. 16 Force is the will of God and is omnipotent, and power is that will in manifest, directed by the Breath. 17 There is power in the winds, a power in the waves, a power in the lightning's stroke, a power in the human arm, a power in the eye. 18 The ethers cause there powers to be, and thought of Elohim, of angel, man, or other thinking thing, directs the force; when it has done its work the power is no more. 19 Again Lamaas asked, Of understanding what have you to say? 20 And Jesus said, It is the rock on which man builds himself; it is the gnosis of the aught and of the naught, of falsehood and of truth. 21 It is the knowledge of the lower self; the sensing of the powers of man himself. 22 Again Lamaas asked, Of wisdom what have you to say? 23 And Jesus said, It is the consciousness that man is aught; that God and man are one; 24 That naught is naught; that power is but illusion; that heaven and earth and hell are not above, around, below, but in; which in the light of aught becomes the naught, and God is all. 25 Lamaas asked, Pray, what is faith? 26 And Jesus said, Faith is the surety of the omnipotence of God and man; the certainty that man will reach the deific life. 27 Salvation is a ladder reaching from the heart of man to heart of God. 28 It has three steps; Belief is first, and this is what man thinks, perhaps, is truth. 29 And faith is next, and this is what man knows is truth. 30 Fruition is the last, and this is man himself, the truth. 31 Belief is lost in faith; and in fruition is lost; and man is saved when he has reached deific life; when he and God are one.

Stillness of Mind...

The more he gives himself up to this element of stillness within and lets it work on him, the less destructive will his character and tendencies be.

The Void...

The deeper one penetrates into the Void the more he is purified of the illusions of personality, time, matter, space, and causality.Between the second and third stages of insight's unfoldment there are really two further subsidiary stages which are wrapped in the greatest mystery and are rarely touched by the average mystic or yogi. For both of them are stages which lead further downwards into the Void. The yogi touches the edge of the Void, as it were, but not its center.These two stages are purificatory ones and utterly annihilate the last illusions and the last egoisms of the seeker. They are dissolved forever and cannot revive again. Nothing more useful can and may be said about it here. For this is the innermost holy of holies, the most sacred sanctuary accessible to man. He who touches this grade touches what may not be spoken aloud for sneering ears, nor written down for sneering eyes. Consequently none has ever ventured to explain publicly what must not be so explained.

The Sufi Mystics of Islam....

The knowledge of Allah follows upon the dissolving of the ego,fana, says Sufism. But some Sufi masters go even farther and assert that it follows only on the dissolving of this dissolving(fana-el-fana). What does this strange statement mean? The answer is nonduality. What nonduality itself means is to be gleaned from another Sufi declaration: "The outer path: I and Thou. The inner path: I amThou and Thou are I. The final insight: neither I nor Thou."

Your only way out ....

If there was no way out of the illusions created by the ego, I obviously would not be giving this discourse. There is indeed a way out, and we might say that it is a safety mechanism that God built into the design of the universe. In order to discover this way out,you have to reach beyond the veil of illusions created by the ego.The only way to do that is to establish a contact between your conscious mind and a mind that is above and beyond the ego. That mind can be called by many names, but the term most commonly used by the Ascended Host is the "mind of Christ." That is why Jesus said:Verily, verily, I say unto you, Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you. (John, 6:53)While this is an expression adapted to the consciousness that most people had 2,000 years ago – and while I fully understand it sounds strange to today's spiritual seekers – it carries a core of truth.You simply need to realize that the "flesh and blood of the son of man" refers to the Christ consciousness. The Christ mind is a state of consciousness that is completely beyond the human ego. Thus, only when you partake of this state of mind, only when you allow it to enter your consciousness, can you free yourself from the ego. The reason is that the Christ mind is the only mind that can see the reality of God.

An Atheist Professor....

An atheist professor of philosophy speaks to his class on the problem science has with God, The Almighty.He asks one of his new students to stand and.....Prof: So you believe in God?Student: Absolutely, sir.Prof: Is God good?Student: Sure.Prof: Is God all-powerful?Student: Yes.Prof: My brother died of cancer even though he prayed to God to heal him.Most of us would attempt to help others who are ill. But God didn't. How is this God good then? Hmm?(Student is silent.)Prof: You can't answer, can you? Let's start again, young fellow. Is God good?Student: Yes.Prof: Is Satan good?Student: No.Prof: Where does Satan come from?Student: From...God...Prof: That's right. Tell me son, is there evil in this world?Student: Yes.Prof: Evil is everywhere, isn't it? And God did make everything. Correct?Student: Yes.Prof: So who created evil?Student does not answer.Prof: Is there sickness? Immorality? Hatred? Ugliness?All these terrible things exist in the world, don't they?Student: Yes, sir.Prof: So, who created them?Student has no answer.Prof: Science says you have 5 senses you use to identify and observe theworld around you. Tell me, son...Have you ever seen God?Student: No, sir.Prof: Tell us if you have ever heard your God?Student: No, sir.Prof: Have you ever felt your God, tasted your God, smelt your God? Have youever had any sensory perception of God for that matter?Student: No, sir. I'm afraid I haven't.Prof: Yet you still believe in Him?Prof: According to empirical, testable, demonstrable protocol, sciencesays your GOD doesn't exist. What do you say to that, son?Student: Nothing. I only have my faith.Prof: Yes. Faith. And that is the problem science has.Student: Professor, is there such a thing as heat?Prof: Yes.Student: And is there such a thing as cold?Prof: Yes.Student: No sir. There isn't.(The lecture theatre becomes very quiet with this turn of events.)Student: Sir, you can have lots of heat, even more heat, superheat, megaheat, white heat, a little heat or no heat. But we don't have anything called cold. We can hit 458 degrees below zero which is no heat, but we can't go any further after that. There is no such thing as cold. Cold is only a word we use to describe the absence of heat.We cannot measure cold. Heat is energy. Cold is not the opposite of heat, sir, just the absence of it.(There is pin-drop silence in the lecture theatre.)Student: What about darkness, Professor? Is there such a thing as darkness?Prof: Yes. What is night if there isn't darkness?Student: You're wrong again, sir. Darkness is the absence of something. You can have low light, normal light, bright light, flashing light....But if you have no light constantly, you have nothing and it's called darkness, isn't it? In reality, darkness isn't. If it were you would be able to make darkness darker, wouldn't you?Prof: So what is the point you are making, young man?Student: Sir, my point is your philosophical premise is flawed.Prof: Flawed? Can you explain how?Student: Sir, you are working on the premise of duality. You argue there is life and then there is death, a good God and a bad God. You are viewing the concept of God as something finite, something we can measure. Sir, science can't even explain a thought. It uses electricity and magnetism, but has never seen, much less fully understood either one. To view death as the opposite of life is to be ignorant of the fact that death cannot exist as a substantive thing.Death is not the opposite of life: just the absence of it. Now tell me, Professor. Do you teach your students that they evolved from a monkey?Prof: If you are referring to the natural evolutionary process, yes, of course, I do.Student: Have you ever observed evolution with your own eyes, sir? (TheProfessor shakes his head with a smile, beginning to realize where the argument is going.)Student: Since no one has ever observed the process of evolution at work and cannot even prove that this process is an on-going endeavor, are you not teaching your opinion, sir? Are you not a scientist but a preacher?(The class is in uproar.)Student: Is there anyone in the class who has ever seen the Professor's brain?(The class breaks out into laughter.)Student: Is there anyone here who has ever heard the Professor's brain, felt it, touched or smelt it? No one appears to have done so. So, according tothe established rules of empirical, stable, demonstrable protocol, science says that you have no brain, sir.With all due respect, sir, how do we then trust your lectures, sir?(The room is silent. The professor stares at the student, his face unfathomable.)Prof: I guess you'll have to take them on faith, son.Student: That is it sir... The link between man & God is FAITH. That is all that keeps things moving & alive.WANT TO KNOW WHO THAT STUDENT WAS?NB: This is a true story, and the student was none other than Dr. APJ AbdulKalam, the present president of India.

What is the Essential Foundation of Mental Purity ?

The Blessed Buddha once said:Bhikkhus, there are these Four Foundations of Awareness. What four?When a Bhikkhu keenly contemplates:1: The formation within all Body...2: The sensation within all Feeling...3: The mentation within all Mind...4: The discrete states within all Phenomena..while always acutely aware & clearly comprehending, he thereby removes any urge, envy, jealousy, frustration and discontent rooted in this world...These are the Four Foundations of Awareness...

Universal Mind....

Of all existence I am the source, the continuation and the end. I am the germ, I am the growth, I am the decay. All things and creatures I send forth. I suppose them while they yet stand without, and when the dream of separation ends, I cause their return unto myself. I am the Life, the Wheel of the Law, and the Way that leadeth to the Beyond. THERE IS NONE ELSE.”

Free Choice...

When you arose this morning, each of you could choose a time and say, “I’m going to arise from my sleep at 8 AM.” Your choice. And you could do whatever it is that you felt you had to put in place to accommodate that choice, but nonetheless, your choice. If it wasn’t today, well then, it was yesterday. But at some point you understand that there are aspects of this reality that you are in absolute control of. No other entity can force it upon you. You control it. Now, when there are those other elements that are occurring within your reality it can be much more difficult to accept that responsibility because they are not these type of activity or creation or experience that you do not wish to acknowledge as having the responsibility for. And that’s all right. I mean, if that’s what you wish to experience, you can have that. You see, it is not right or wrong. That spark of consciousness that you are creates the reality that you desire as a reflection of the beliefs that you hold. And it does so without judgment as to whether or not you are going to enjoy it or not enjoy, or whether or not it’s going to be good or bad, or right or wrong, or have some type of human awake consciousness ego concept attached to it. The spark of consciousness that you are creates whatever it is that you desire, and it’s a reflection of the beliefs that you hold. And it is really that simple.

The Illusion of Reality...

You create this reality, and it’s an illusionary reality. And it is only important that you get the grasp that it’s illusionary because if you don’t believe that it’s an illusionary reality, if you believe it’s beyond your capacity to control, then you, once again, create a reality that substantiates and perpetuates and validates your belief systems. And so, if you believe you are not in control, you can have that. It is not right or wrong. Right or wrong is a human and awake consciousness concept that does not exist at the other levels of your vibrational consciousness, if you wish.

Jesus teaches the Greek masters. Goes with Apollo to Delphi and hears the Oracle speak. It testifies for him. He abides with Apollo, and is recognised

FOR many days the Grecian masters listened to the clear incisive words that Jesus spoke, and while they could not fully comprehend the things he said, they were delighted and accepted his philosophy. 2 One day as Jesus and Apollo walked beside the sea, a Delphic courier came in haste and said, Apollo, master, come; the Oracle would speak to you. 3 Apollo said to Jesus, Sir, if you would see the Delphic Oracle, and hear it speak, you may accompany me. And Jesus did accompany him. 4 The masters went in haste; and when they came to Delphi, great excitement reigned. 5 And when Apollo stood before the Oracle it spoke and said: 6 Apollo, sage of Greece, the bell stikes twelve; the midnight of the ages now has come. 7 Within the womb of nature ages are conceived; they gestate and are born in glory with the rising sun, and when the agic sun goes down the age disintegrates and dies. 8 The Delphic age has been an age of glory and renown; the gods have spoken to the sons of men through oracles of wood, and gold, and precious stone. 9 The Delphic sun has set; the Oracle will go into decline; the time is near when men will hear its voice no more. 10 The gods will speak to man by man. The living Oracle now stands within these sacred groves; the Logos from on high has come. 11 From henceforth will decrease my wisdom and my power; from henceforth will increase the wisdom and the power of him, Immanuel. 12 Let all the masters stay; let every creature hear and honour him, Immanuel. 13 And then the Oracle spoke not again for forty days, and priests and people were amazed. They came from near and far to hear the Living Oracle speak forth the wisdom of the gods. 14 And Jesus and the Grecian sage returned, and in Apollo's home the Living Oracle spoke forth for forty days. 15 One day Apollo said to Jesus as they sat alone, This sacred Delphic Oracle has spoken many a helpful word for Greece. 16 Pray tell me what it is that speaks. Is it an angel, man, or living god? 17 And Jesus said, It is not angel, man, nor god that speaks. It is the matchless wisdom of the master minds of Greece, united in a master mind. 18 This giant mind has taken to itself the substances of soul, and thinks, and hears, and speaks. 19 It will remain a living soul while master minds feed it with thought, with wisdom and with faith and hope. 20 But when the master minds of Greece shall perish from the land, this giant master mind will cease to be, and then the Delphic Oracle will speak no more.

Some Comparisons Between Exoteric & Esoteric Christianity

Many great world religions have both inner and outer teachings. For example, Judaism, as the outer teaching, has Kaballa as its inner teaching. Islam as an outer teaching, has Sufism as its inner teaching. Esoteric Christianity, sometimes called Mystical Christianity, is the inner teaching of Christianity. A Mystic / Esoteric Christian is one who seeks awareness with Christ through personal experience rather than through dogma and commandments, and also acknowledges ageless wisdom teachings. This chart is a "middle of the road" simplification of many complex ideas found among both groups. Variations to this chart are to be expected.
Attribute
Esoteric Christianity (Inner Teaching)
Exoteric Christianity (Outer Teaching)
View of God
A personal, experiential awareness of the indwelling spirit of God, (the Christ within - God immanent) is sought. God transcendent (outside of ourselves) is considered, but not as emphasized.
Both God within and outside of ourselves (immanent and transcendent) are acknowledged, but there is usually less emphasis on the God-within.
View of Jesus and Christ
Jesus and the Christ are seen as two separate entities. The Christ refers to the living flame of love that guides all life and evolution on our planet. Jesus was a man who was able to perfect himself enough to hold the high energy of the Christ, and thus become Jesus, the Christ.
Further, Jesus is seen as an initiate; one able to hold high consciousness and "master" (become Master of) the inner teachings. He modeled a pattern for humanity, showing that what he did, humanity is to do also. All can become sons / daughters of God through the process of initiation. All can, through initiation, become "Christed" by being vessels for the love of the Christ.
Jesus Christ is seen as one person, the only son of God, born as a God-human. Jesus is seen more as a "personal savior" for the race than a pattern for the race.
View of early years of Jesus (pre-ministry)
Jesus is believed to have traveled to Egypt, India, Persia, Greece, and various mystery schools, perfecting the inner teachings and initiations of those traditions.
Little is said or acknowledged of Jesus life between his approximate ages of 12 - 30.
Emphasis on crucifixion and resurrection
There is greater emphasis on resurrection rather than crucifixion, not just of the physical body, but of self to Self. Jesus didn't save us from our sins (die for our sins) because our sins are for us to deal with ourselves. He showed us how we can become our own saviors - by raising our consciousness through love and the path of initiation. All people have the capability to become fully human / fully divine.
Greater emphasis is on crucifixion. God "gave his only son to die for us" - death being the measure of God's love for us. Jesus "died for our sins," and is thus our savior.
Belief in reincarnation
Belief in reincarnation is accepted (not required) since the arduous path of initiation from human to God-hood would take more than one life-time. It is thought that Jesus likely reincarnated many times to be able to hold the Christ energy, and thus become Jesus, the Christ.
Usually reincarnation is not discussed, and often not accepted. Each of us lives one life which earns its reward (heaven) or punishment (hell).
Meditation and Prayer
Meditation as a spiritual discipline (being in the silence) is practiced as a way to contact God-within, along with prayer (asking, telling, thanking).
Prayer is more commonly practiced than meditation among congregants. Meditation is accepted and practiced, more among those living in religious community.
Authoritative Texts and Holy Books
Any and all texts that contain wisdom are accepted and studied, including The Holy Bible and ageless wisdom teachings.
The Holy Bible, both Old and New Testament, is seen as the primary holy book and authoritative text.
Dogma and Conscience
Conscience, the truth found in one's heart and mind ("thinketh in the heart") is favored above dogma as the final authority.
Wide variation. Church dogma is more often the primary authority, although conscience is considered important as well.
Convergence of Spiritual Paths
The fundamental unity of all spiritual paths that express love is seen and honored. "No matter where they walk, it leads to Me." (Baghavad Gita)
Wide variation from "Christianity is the one true religion," to acceptance of varied paths.

Mental Weakness.....

The human mind has a peculiar weakness which is unnecessary.This weakness consists of only being able to believe in what it sees as a physical object. When a human mind is told about invisible forces, invisible spirits, when it is told about something it can't see with its physical eyes, it gets confused.And yet the invisible world does indeed direct and control the physical world. Pay close attention in order to overcome your own obstacles and your own weakness in not being able to understand invisible principles."

What is the Christ ?

What is the Christ? (Christ is the English translation of the Greek word Χριστός (Christos), which literally means The Anointed One) The (real) Christos (anointed one) is a place in consciousness where you become aware of who and what you are. When you become aware of the presence within, you awaken from a deep sleep. You become aware of the beauty around you. Things that once seemed a burden are no longer a burden. You become aware that nothing is yours and yours alone. You are aware that all things and all people belong to God. You know you are his child and you see that if you are a child of God, all others are children of God. You know in your heart that even your children are not yours. If you are a child of God so are the ones you have called yours. Then you begin to release your hold on them and give them back to God. You trust God to take care of them, whereas in the past you have tried to mold them to your way, or tried to take over their responsibilities. You realize that instead of helping them you have retarded them. You also realize that they too must see their mistakes. Instead of taking over, you speak to the Christ within them and you pour out impersonal love; this is true Christ love. You become aware of why your love must become impersonal. You realize that it is not possible to love all people in a personal way; you love all because all are One. You begin to speak to God as you would to your dearest friend. You speak to him knowing he is within and not in a far off place You feel warmth from within that you have not felt before. You tell him you have given up the struggle. You feel your troubles take wings and fly away. At last you are free. You have come to that place in consciousness where the anointed (Christos) dwells, that heavenly place that belongs to all, and you know that at long last you have come home. You stand serene and look back over the far country that you have roamed and struggled and wonder why it took you so long to come home. Then you will know the meaning of the words: "You cannot enter into the Kingdom of Heaven except through the Christ."

THE MANICHEAN PSALMS OF THOMAS

I: Concerning the Light
My father, the glad light, the glad light, the glorious.
My father, the glad light, the glad and blessed light.
My father, the glad light, the glad and honored light.
He evoked the aeons of light, he appointed them to the joy of his greatness.
He evoked the aeons of peace, in whom there is no waning or diminution.
He evoked the aeons of light, he summoned his sons and set them up in them.
He evoked the aeons of peace, he summoned his richnessses and set them up in them.
He evoked the aeons of rest, he summoned his angels and set them up in them.
He established dwellings of life and set up living images in them.
He set up living images in them which never perish.
He evoked clouds of brightness, dropping down dew and life,
He summoned a holy fire, giving a sweet burning.
He evoked a wind and and air, breathing the breath of the living.
He evoked holy mountains, sending up fragrant roots.
They are all in agreement and concord: there is no waning or diminution in them,
they are rejoicing and being glad in the glory, full, abiding in eternity.
I know not where the son of evil saw them.
He rose up saying "May I be one like them?"
Where did the son of evil see them?
He rose up saying, "May I be one like them?"
Where did the son of evil see them - the poor one who has nothing,
no riches in his treasure,
no eternity in his possession, no riches in his treasure?
He rose up saying, "May I be one like them?"
He caught the hand of seven companions and his twelve helpers.
He caught the hand of his seven companions,
he went, he looked to them in a moment, in order that,
if any should fall and come down, he might go and be one like them.
The great father therefore took the first step.
He strengthened all his angels, saying
"Assemble, all of you, and guard yourselves from the eye of the evil one which has looked up".
One of the sons of light looked from on high and saw him.
He said to his rich brethren:
"O my brethren, the sons of light, in whom there is no waning or dissolution:
I looked down to the abyss,
I saw the evil one, the son of evil,
I saw the evil one, the son of evil, desiring to wage war.
I saw their cruel armor which is ready to make the war,
I saw snares set and nets cast and spread,
so that the bird which should come might be caught and not escape from them.
I saw them reclining, drinking stolen wine, eating plundered flesh."
The little one passed his months until he . . .
He that is small among them that are on high stepped forth.
He armed himself and girt his loins.
The son of the brightnesses and the richnesses armed himself and girt his loins.
He leapt and sped down into the abyss.
He leapt, he came into their midst that he might make war with them
He humbled the son of evil and his seven companions and his twelve ministers.
He uprooted their tent and threw it down.
He put out their burning fire.
He fettered the poor wretches that were at hand, thinking to make war.
He seized their cruel armour, that had been provided to make a war.
He broke their snares that were set.
He burst also their nets that were spread.
He let the fish out to their sea.
He let the birds fly in the air.
He let the sheep into their fold.
He rolled up his wealth, he took it.
He took it up to the land of rest.
That which the living ones took therefore was saved.
They will return again to that which is theirs.

The Three States of Consciousness....

(1) The waking state, during which one is in the body more or less conscious of things going on about one......(2) The dream world, in which fantasies of the mind become intermingled with the realities experienced during even partial astral travel.....(3) The deep sleep of the body, when one does not dream, but one is able to do astral traveling.....

The Astral World...

This is a term which is generally used to indicate the place or condition that one reaches when one is out of the body... It is a place where one can meet one's friends who have passed over, after leaving the body in so-called death, and who are waiting to make plans so that they may reincarnate... The astral world could be considered as corresponding roughly to the Christian Paradise, a place which is an in-between place, a meeting place, but not the ultimate Heaven.....

The Five Abstinences....

If one can honor the Five Abstinences, then one can be at peace with the world, although, it does not follow that the world can be at peace with one..........they are abstinence from injuring others,,,,abstinence from lies,,,, abstinence from sensuality,,,, abstinence from theft,,,, and abstinence from greed.........

Jesus in Lassa. He meets Meng-ste who aids him in reading the ancient manuscripts. He goes to Ladak. Heals a child. Relates the parable of the king's

IN Lassa of Tibet there was a master's temple, rich in manuscripts of ancient lore. 2 The Indian sage had read these manuscripts, and he revealed to Jesus many of the secret lessons they contained; but Jesus wished to read them for himself. 3 Now, Meng-ste, greatest sage of all the farther East, was in this temple of Tibet. 4 The path across Emodus heights was difficult; but Jesus started on his way, and Vidyapati sent with him a trusted guide. 5 And Vidyapati sent a message to Meng-ste, in which he told about the Hebrew sage, and spoke for him a welcome by the temple priests. 6 Now, after many days, and perils great, the guide and Jesus reached the Lassa temple in Tibet. 7 And Meng-ste opened wide the temple doors, and all the priests and masters gave a welcome to the Hebrew sage. 8 And Jesus had access to all the sacred manuscripts, and, with the help of Meng- ste, read them all. 9 And Meng-ste often talked with Jesus of the coming age, and of the sacred service best adapted to the people of the age. 10 In Lassa Jesus did not teach. When he finished all his studies in the temple schools he journeyed toward the West. In many villages he tarried for a time and taught. 11 At last he reached the pass, and in the Ladak city, Leh, he was received with favour by the monks, the merchants, and the men of low estate. 12 And in the monastery he abode, and taught; and then he sought the common people in the marts of trade; and there he taught. 13 Not far away a woman lived, whose infant son was sick nigh unto death. The doctors had declared, There is no hope; the child must die. 14 The woman heard that Jesus was a teacher sent from God, and she believed that he had power to heal her son. 15 And so she clasped the dying infant in her arms and ran with haste and asked to see the man of God. 16 When Jesus saw her faith he lifted up his eyes to heaven and said, 17 My Father-God, let power divine o'ershadow me, and let the Holy Breath fill full this child that it may live. 18 And in the presence of the multitude he laid his hand upon the child and said, 19 Good woman you are blest; your faith has saved your son. And then the child was well. 20 The people were astonished and they said, This surely is the Holy One made flesh, for man alone cannot a fever thus and save a child from death. 21 Then many of the people brought their sick, and Jesus spoke the Word, and they were healed. 22 Among the Ladaks Jesus tarried many days; he taught them how to heal; how sins are blotted out, and how to make on earth a heaven of joy. 23 The people loved him for his words and works, and when he must depart they grieved as children grieve when mother goes away. 24 And on the morning when he started on his way the multitudes were there to press his hand. 25 To them he spoke a parable; he said, A certain king so loved the people of his land that he sent forth his only son with precious gifts for all. 26 The son went everywhere and scattered forth the gifts with lavish hand. 27 But there were priests who ministered at shrines of foreign gods, who were not pleased because the king did not through them bestow the gifts. 28 And so they sought to cause the people all to hate the son. They said, These gifts are not of any worth; they are but counterfeits. 29 And so the people threw the precious gems, and gold and silver in the streets. They caught the son and beat him, spit upon him, drove him from their midst. 30 The son resented not their insults and their cruelties; but thus he prayed, My Father-God, forgive these creatures of thy hand; they are but slaves; they know not what they do. 31 And while they yet were beating him he gave them food, and blest them with a boundless love. 32 In certain cities was the son received with joy, and he would gladly have remained to bless the homes; but he could tarry not, for he must carry gifts to every one in all the king's domain. 33 And Jesus said, My Father-God is king of all mankind, and he has sent me forth with all the bounties of his matchless love and boundless wealth. 34 To all the people of all lands, lo, I must bear these gifts--this water and this bread of life. 35 I go my way, but we will meet again; for in my Fatherland is room for all; I will prepare a place for you. 36 And Jesus raised his hand in silent benediction; then he went his way.

Ajainin, a priest from Lahore, comes to Benares to see Jesus, and abides in the temple. Jesus refuses an invitation to visit the temple. Ajainin visit

AMONG Benares' temple priests was one, a guest, Ajainan, from Lahore. 2 By merchantmen Ajainin heard about the Jewish boy, about his words of wisdom, and he girt himself and journeyed from Lahore that he might see the boy, and hear him speak. 3 The Brahmic priests did not accept the truth that Jesus brought, and they were angered much by what he said at the Udraka feast. 4 But they had never seen the boy, and they desired much to hear him speak, and they invited him to be a temple guest. 5 But Jesus said to them, The light is most abundant, and it shines for all; if you would see the light come to the light. 6 If you would hear the message that the Holy One has given me to give to men, come unto me. 7 Now, when the priests were told what Jesus said they were enraged. 8 Ajainin did not share their wrath, and he sent forth another messenger with costly gifts to Jesus at the farmer's home; he sent this message with the gifts: 9 I pray you master, listen to my words; The Brahmic law forbids that any priest shall go into the home of any one of low estate; but you can come to us; 10 And I am sure these priests will gladly hear you speak. I pray that you will come and dine with us this day. 11 And Jesus said, The Holy One regards all men alike; the dwelling of my host is good enough for any council of the sons of men. 12 If pride of cast keeps you away, you are not worthy of the light. My Father-God does not regard the laws of man. 13 Your presents I return; you cannot buy the knowledge of the Lord with gold, or precious gifts. 14 These words of Jesus angered more and more the priests, and they began to plot and plan how they might drive him from the land. 15 Ajainin did not join with them in plot and plan; he left the temple in the night, and sought the home where Jesus dwelt. 16 And Jesus said, There is no night where shines the sun; I have no secret messages to give; in light all secrets are revealed. 17 Ajainin said, I came from far-away Lahore, that I might learn about this ancient wisdom, and this kingdom of the Holy One of which you speak. 18 Where is the kingdom? where the king? Who are the subjects? what its laws? 19 And Jesus said, This kingdom is not far away, but man with mortal eyes can see it not; it is within the heart. 20 You need not seek the king in earth, or sea, or sky; he is not there, and yet is everywhere. He is the Christ of God; is universal love. 21 The gate of this dominion is not high, and he who enters it must fall down on his knees. It is not wide, and none can carry carnal bundles through. 22 The lower self must be transmuted into spirit-self; the body must be washed in living streams of purity. 23 Ajainin asked, Can I become a subject of this king? 24 And Jesus said, You are yourself a king, and you may enter through the gate and be a subject of the King of kings. 25 But you must lay aside your priestly robes; must cease to serve the Holy One for gold; must give your life, and all you have, in willing service to the sons of men. 26 And Jesus said no more; Ajainin went his way; and while he could not comprehend the truth that Jesus spoke, he saw what he had never seen before. 27 The realm of faith he never had explored; but in his heart the seeds of faith and universal brotherhood had found good soil. 28 And as he journeyed to his home he seemed to sleep, to pass through darkest night, and when he woke the Sun of Righteousness had arisen; he had found the king. 29 Now, in Benares Jesus tarried many days and taught.

Masonic Mysticism....

It has already been shown that the structure and appointments of the Lodge are symbolic ; that the Lodge is a representation both of the Universe and of man himself as a Microcosm or the Universe in miniature ; that it is an image of his own complex constitution, his heavens and his earth (his spirituality and materiality) and all that therein is .By contemplating that image, therefore, the Mason learns to visualize himself ; he is given a first lesson in that self-knowledge in the full attainment of which is promised the understanding of all things. "Know thyself," we have said, was written over the portals of the ancient temples of Initiation, self-knowledge being the aim of their intention and the goal of their purpose. Masonry perpetuates this maxim by recommending self-knowledge as "the most interesting of all human studies." It is the tersest, wisest of instructions, yet little heeded nowadays, and it is incapable of fulfillment unless undertaken in accordance with the ancient science and with a concentration of one's whole energies upon the task .It involves the deepest introspection into oneself and perfect discrimination between what is real and permanent, and what is unreal and evanescent in ourselves . As aspirants to the Mysteries could not learn the secrets of the Temple without entering it, learning its lessons, undergoing its disciplines, and receiving its graduated initiations, so no one can attain self-knowledge save by entering into himself, distinguishing the false from the true, the unreal from the real, the base metal from the fine gold, sublimating the former into the latter, and ignoring what is negligible or superfluous . The very word Initiation primarily derives from the Latin in ire, to go within ; and thence, after learning the lessons of self-analysis, to make a new beginning (initium) by reconstructing one's knowledge of life and manner of living. The 43rd Psalm restates the same instruction : Introibo ad altare Dei, " I will go in to the divine altar ." Similarly, the Masonic Initiation contemplates a going within oneself, until one reaches the altar or centre, the Divine Principle or ultimate hidden basis of our being.To know the anatomy and physiology of the mortal body is not self-knowledge . The physical fabric of man is a perishing self, mere dust and shadow, projected from vitalizing forces within it, and without permanence or reality .To understand the nature and mechanism of the mind, emotions and desires, is useful and necessary, but is not self-knowledge, for they, too, are transient and, therefore, unreal aspects of the deeper real self. The personality we present to the world is not our real self. It is but a mask, a distorting veil, behind which the true self abides hiddenly and often unknown to our unreal surface self, unless and until it be brought forward into consciousness, displacing and overriding the notions and tendencies of the natural, but benighted, superficial self. Until then its "light shineth in darkness and the darkness comprehendeth it not ." To bring it forward out of its veils of darkness, to "comprehend" and establish it permanently in our awareness is, and has ever been, the purpose of all Initiation . But this cannot be achieved until the outer bodily and mental vestures have been purified and a voluntary dying or effacement of everything in us alien to, or conflicting with, the real self has been suffered ; all which is implied by the teaching of our three Degrees respectively.True self-knowledge is unobstructed conscious union of the human spirit with God and the realization of their identity . In that identic union the unreal, superficial selves have become obliterated . The sense of personality is lost, merged in the Impersonal and Universal. The little Ego is assumed into the great All, and knows as It knows . Man realizes his own inherent ultimate Divinity, and thenceforth lives and acts no longer as a separate individual, with an independent will, but in integration with the Divine Life and Will, whose instrument he becomes, whose purposes he thenceforth serves . This is "the great day of atonement," when the limited personal consciousness becomes identified or made at one with one's own divine, omniscient, vital and immortal Principle, which each must realize as the high priest of his personal temple and after many washings and purifyings against the contrary tendencies of his former unregenerate nature . This was the secret supreme attainment hinted at in the cryptic maxim "Know thyself !." Each of us may judge for himself whether he has yet reached it .To find our own Centre, our real self, involves, therefore, a turning inwards of our previously externalized faculties of sense and thought, and an introspective penetration of the outlying circumferential elements of our nature until the Centre" is found. This task is figured by our ceremonial perambulations and by the path of the winding staircase leading from the ante-rooms and forecourts of our nature to the Centre, up which the aspirant must ascend, asking, seeking, knocking, all the way ; being subjected from time to time to tests of his progress and receiving, without scruple or diffidence, such wages of good fortune or adversity as unseen Providences may know to be his due .The inmost sanctuary he will find closely guarded . Nothing unclean can enter or approach that holy place. Hence in the biblical description of the symbolic Temple one finds that, in the forecourt, stood the great laver of water for the cleansing of pollutions, and the altar of fire for the sacrificial burning up of one's impurities. The sword of the G., directed to those unqualified to enter the Lodge, is the Masonic way of inculcating that peril exists to those who are not properly prepared to approach the Centre or who would rush in where angels fear to tread ; it corresponds with the sword of the Cherubim in Genesis, which turned every way to keep the way to the Tree of Life from the approaches of the unfit.Mental as well as physical purity is indispensable to real Initiation, but is far more difficult of the two to acquire . Modern psychology discloses not only how fractional a part of our entire mentality functions above the threshold of our normal awareness, but also what knots and twists, what mental lumber, what latent horrors and accumulations of inner foulness, lie stored in the sub-consciousness of even those living ordinarily clean lives . They are the deposits of the mind's past activities ; forgotten often by the conscious mind itself, yet automatically registered upon our impalpable mind-stuff by the recording pencil (mentioned among the Third Degree working-tools) which at every moment of our lives posts up entries of our thoughts, words, and actions. For at the centre of ourselves is the all observant Eye; so that we ourselves constitute our own Judgment Book, wherein each of us unwittingly inscribes his own history and formulates his own destiny, and its pages we have each to read ourselves .With these mental deposits and consolidations those skilled in Initiation science are well familiar. The modern psychologist calls them "complexes ." In the old treatises on the subject they are termed foul ethers, congelations of impure mental matter . They are the "base metals" of Masonry. Each of us has been an artificer of those metals and worked them into all manners of grotesque designs in his mental nature, and hence the conferment upon the candidate, at a certain stage, of a name attributed to the first of such artificers and signifying him to be still incompletely purged of worldly possessions of this kind. These "base metals" require to be discharged from the system by a long process of corrective purifying thought and aspiration and to be transmuted into gold, or pure mind-stuff, before real Initiation is possible. No inward fog must intervene between the outer and innermost organs of consciousness when the time comes for these to be unified. The Light of Truth cannot penetrate a mind crammed with pernicious thought and with opinions to which it clings tenaciously . It must empty itself of all pre-acquired knowledge and prejudices, and then rise on the wings of its own genius into the realm of independent Thought and there learn Truth at first hand by directly beholding it.The incident of attaining Light and self-knowledge is dramatically emphasized in Masonic ceremonial . It is represented by that important moment in the ritual of the Third Degree when darkness suddenly gives way to bewildering light, in which light the candidate gazes back for the first" time upon the remains of his own past and beholds the emblems of his own mortality. He has now (at least in ceremony) surmounted the great transitional crisis involved in becoming raised from a natural to a higher order of humanity. He perceives his temporal organism to have been the "tomb of transformation," in which the great change has been wrought . He has risen from that tomb, and for him the old grave of the natural body has lost its sting, and that spiritual unconsciousness, which is termed "death," has been swallowed up in the victory won at last by his higher eternal principle over his lower temporal one. The mystical sprig of acacia has bloomed at the head of his grave, by the efflorescence of the Vital and Immortal Principle in his purified mind and neural system .Thus is portrayed for us, in Masonic ceremony, the moment of attainment of knowledge of one's true self. The incident, let it be emphasized, does not involve the physical death of the body and its faculties, for to "the companions of his former toils" the, purified mind will thereafter be reunited . But thenceforth they will be his docile, plastic, obedient servants, and no longer his master. He will continue to live in the world for the remainder of his appointed span, no longer for his own sake, but for the uplifting and advancement of his fellowmen to his own high degree. His expansion of consciousness and wisdom will become part of his equipment for practical work in the world. His own spiritual evolution is complete, so far as the educative experience of this world can take it ; he lives now to help on that of humanity.A great and good Brother, reviewing his long connection with Masonic sanctuaries more than a century ago, wrote thus about Initiation :"The only initiation which I preach and seek with all theardour of my soul is that by which we may enter intothe heart of God and make God's heart enter into us,there to form an indissoluble marriage which willmake us the friend, brother and spouse of our DivineRedeemer." This attainment is the self-knowledgepointed to by the Craft teaching, and to which thatteaching seeks to guide the reflections of everyLouis Claude de Saint Martin ; Theosophic Correspondence, with Baron Kirchberger ; a work of great value and disclosing the nature of Masonic work in French Lodges prior to the Revolution of 1789 .Masonic Initiation has no other end than this conscious union between the individual soul and the Universal Divine Spirit .This union is symbolized by the familiar conjunction of the square and the compasses. The square is the emblem of the soul ; the compasses of the Spirit which indwells in that soul. At first the Mason sees the points of the compasses concealed behind the square, and, as he progresses, their points emerge from that concealment until both become superimposed upon the square. Thus is indicated the progressive subordination of the soul and the corresponding coming forward of the ultimate Spirit into personal consciousness, so that the Mason can " work with both those points," thus becoming an efficient builder in the spirit and rendering the circle of his own being complete by attaining conscious alliance with his ultimate and only true self................................W.L. Wilmhurst

Deep Meditation....

Many years ago, while I was in a state of deep meditation, I found myself in a place of complete white light and surrounded and filled with the total energy of Love....I was thinking that I never wanted to leave this place, when a Voice asked me if I wanted to stay or did I wish to return to the body.....I thought that if I stayed in this beautiful place then the soul would be gone from the body and the body would be found dead..this bothered me because I knew that my friends and relatives would feel great pain at my death,,so I told the Voice that I wanted to return to the body...I then immediately found myself in my body, fully alert in my room...............I often wonder if I had made the right decision.....

Meditation....

The discipline of looking inwardly is Meditation. What we understand we do naturally. What we do not understand we force ourselves to do. Students so often tell the teacher how hard they tried. The very effort meant failure, for meditation is always effortless. Tension, exertion or force result in failure.
An excellent way to still the mind is as follows: imagine yourself on a mountain top, looking into a lake. In the placid surface you see the sky, the stars, the moon and those things above the earth. If the surface of the lake is disturbed, the things seen are blurred and indistinct; thus it is with you. You are not “still”--not at peace--and the answer to prayer comes only to the man who dwells with all tranquility on the joy of already having received that for which he prayed.
Meditation is the internalizing of consciousness. It is the pilgrimage within. If an eight year old child can operate the Law successfully, we can also operate he Law successfully. We first must become as the little child. Half an hour a day spent in meditation upon your ideals, goals and ambitions will make you a different person. In a few month’s time the gentle, silent acknowledgment comes that God is within you, that the spirit of Almighty God is now moving in your behalf and that which you long to be, to possess or do is already a fact of consciousness. Man actualizes this state by feeling the thrill of accomplishment; when he has succeeded, he will no longer be worried, anxious or apprehensive.
Moreover, he will not ask anyone for advice, because he will be under compulsion to do that which is right. His subjective mind compels him to take all the necessary steps to the completion of his goal or objective. After prayer, if a man is still doubtful and begins to argue with himself as to which course to pursue, it means that he has not fixed the desired state in consciousness; then let him go back again and dwell in the reality of it.
“Verily I say unto you, Among them that are born of woman there hath not risen a greater than John the Baptist: notwithstanding he that is least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he.” (Matt. 11:11). This means that any man who prays successfully and touches Reality by getting into the proper mood or feeling is greater than the wisest man. Most of us live life looking outwardly. The wise learn to look inwardly. The disciplines of looking “inwardly” are termed together, “Meditation.”
Detachment is the key to meditation. That is, we must sever ourselves completely from all worldly beliefs and opinions, and focus silently upon our ideal state. It is the effortless-effort which causes us to flow to-wards that which we realize without conflict. Detachment does not mean that we give up what few earthly possessions we may have. It means that we must give up possessiveness in ourselves, or release the attachments that peculiarly limit us to a human viewpoint in all matters.
“Be still and KNOW.” Stillness is not only keeping quiet; it means that the causes within the Self, by which the inward life is rendered discordant, have been removed. It indicates that there must be no inner dissonance, but rather when man goes within himself, he must find perfect and abiding peace. Knowing that God is within himself makes man live in a world that is ever peaceful. The lack of it makes him live in a series of conditions which grieve him to the end. He fusses about things which, if he saw them differently, would not cause one moment of unhappiness.
Everyday of our life we should meditate on beauty, love and peace. We should feel that these qualities are being resurrected in us. As we meditate daily on this inner beauty, let us feel that we are Jesus the Christ, the illumined man. Let us actually conjure the mood that would be ours were we actually doing his works and healing the blind, the halt and the lame. As we walk the earth, we must sustain this mood or conviction that we are Jesus and those qualities, which he portrayed, will be resurrected within us. They were always within us! This state of consciousness is not born of woman. Jesus is born out of the imagination of man and nowhere else. It is the second birth or spiritual awakening of man. The birth of Jesus the Christ truly takes place in man as he practices the disciplines and meditates on the ideal state.
By moving inward, the mystic finally finds the Real. As he goes inward he realizes first that this thing called the body is very unreal, and this earth upon which we are seated becomes unreal. The external life becomes the dream; the internal life awakens and moves further and further inward. Finally it seems to merge, and suddenly the meditating Self perceives that, by going inward, it has found the Universe. The suns, moon, stars and planets are within. For the first time he knows that planets are thoughts; that suns and moons are thoughts; and also he apprehends that his own consciousness is the realization which sustains them all. Temporarily in space are moving the dreams of the Dreamer; worlds, suns, moons and stars are the thoughts of the Thinker. His eyes are closed; He is meditating, and we are His meditation. It is CONSCIOUSNESS meditating on the mysteries of Itself!
This inward journey ultimately leads man to the Real. It leads man away from the sense of the small “I” to the realization of the eternal Self. The mystic’s mind, through meditation, finds the peace, the strength and fortitude for further steps. The practice of the discipline of meditation bestows beauty, love, peace, grace and dignity upon every impulse, every attitude and every act.
In conclusion, let us meditate on these lines, written by the finger of God, the Ancient of Days, which have come to us, down through the ages--ever the Ageless Wisdom:
“Of all existence I am the source, the continuation and the end. I am the germ, I am the growth, I am the decay. All things and creatures I send forth. I suppose them while they yet stand without, and when the dream of separation ends, I cause their return unto myself. I am the Life, the Wheel of the Law, and the Way that leadeth to the Beyond. THERE IS NONE ELSE.”

Foolish Activities are Abolished...

While following the Mystic Path, many activities that we were once fond of , are now seen as useless...What new activities will capture our fondness?...........The Mystic Lavater said;" That which causes us to think is dear to us, and everything which gives even a small impulse to our faculties is agreeable"..............

Jesus believed in Reincarnation...

In the story of the "Blind Man", in John 9:1-2, it states, As he went along, he saw a man blind from birth. His disciples asked Him, " Rabbi, who sinned, this man or his parents, that he was born blind?"..............The disciples wanted to know the reason for the man's blindness. They offered two possibilities to Jesus. Either the man was blind because of the sins of his parents, or he was blind because he was reaping the fruit of his own sins (Karma). If our souls do not exist prior to this birth and if the man was born blind, then when or where could he have committed the sins that caused his blindness?.. His soul would have existed prior to that birth, and he would have engaged in a corporeal setting with other people to commit sins against or with.. In other words, the blind man had a previous life.. This indicates that the pre-existence of the soul was a prevalent idea among the disciples, otherwise, how could they have asked such an unusual question?.. Neither does Jesus ask then where they get this idea.. He does not marvel that they have presented him with such a foolish concept.. Where did they get this idea? As we have seen in the "blind man" scripture and other scriptures, the concept of reincarnation was understood by Jesus and the disciples. They employed the concept in these discussions in a matter-of-fact way.....

The Conquest of Illusion...

When we have seen the vision of Reality, our world is changed, utterly and almost beyond recognition, and yet nothing has changed in things as they are, it is but that we have gained a new vision...It is the new vision, which is born when man is freed from the tyranny of illusion, that the whole world is changed and appears radiant with love and beauty, apparently utterly changed, though the change really is in man himself alone....

Emotional Success...

The entire secret of success with your emotions is the Mystic Truth that ," You feel good not because the world is right, but your world is right because you feel good".... You have to start with the powerful principle of the Mystic Path which is self-awareness.... We must become acquainted with our emotional household, we must see our feelings as they actually are, not as we assume they are..This breaks their hypnotic and damaging hold on us.. Don't hesitate to challenge any negative feelings you discover within yourself.. That is a giant step toward their dismissal... Grasp this basic fact about negative emotions,, All arise from a false sense of identity.. We think we are the false self, but we are not.. Every painful feeling--- sadness, envy, guilt, insecurity, is sour fruit of the false self...We can destroy the sour fruit by chopping down the tree at its trunk..Hostility is simply an aggressive expression of despair and heartache.. When the heartache goes, so does hostility...We destroy painful emotions by becoming fully conscious of them..

What is the difference between Happiness and shallow pleasures ?

The Mystic Chamfort said;" Pleasure can be supported by illusion, while happiness rests upon Truth"........

Three magian priests honour Jesus. Herod is alarmed. Calls a council of the Jews. Is told that prophets had foretold the coming of a king.

BEYOND the river Euphrates the magians lived; and they were wise, could read the language of the stars, and they divined that one, a master soul, was born; they saw his star above Jerusalem. 2 And there were three among the magian priests who longed to see the master of the coming age; and they took costly gifts and hastened to the West in search of him, the new-born king, that they might honour him. 3 And one took gold, the symbol of nobility; another myrrh, the symbol of dominion and of power; gum-thus the other took, the symbol of the wisdom of the sage. 4 Now when the magians reached Jerusalem the people were amazed, and wondered who they were and why they came. 5 And when they asked, Where is the child that has been born a king? the very throne of Herod seemed to shake. 6 And Herod sent a courtier forth to bring the magians to his court. 7 And when they came they asked again, Where is the new born king? And then they said, While yet beyond the Euphates we saw his star arise, and we have come to honour him. 8 And Herod blanched with fear. He thought, perhaps, the priests were plotting to restore the kingdom of the Jews, and so he said within himself, I will know more about this child that has been born a king. 9 And so he told the magian priests to tarry in the city for a while and he would tell them all about the king. 10 He called in council all the Jewish masters of the law and asked, What have the Jewish prophets said concerning such a one? 11 The Jewish masters answered him and said, The prophets long ago foretold that one would come to rule the tribes of Israel; that this Messiah would be born in Bethlehem. 12 They said, The prophet Micah wrote, O Bethlehem Judea, a little place among the Judean hills, yet out of you will one come forth to rule my people, Israel; yea, one who lived in olden times, in very ancient days. 13 Then Herod called the magian priests again and told them what the masters of the Jewish law had said; and then he sent them on the way to Bethlehem. 14 He said, Go search, and if you find the child that has been born a king, return and tell me all, that I may go and honour him. 15 The magians went their way and found the child with Mary in the shepherd's home. 16 They honoured him; bestowed upon him precious gifts and gave him gold, gum- thus and myrrh. 17 These magian priests could read the hearts of men; they read the wickedness of Herod's heart, and knew that he had sworn to kill the new born king. 18 And so they told the secret to the parents of the child, and bid them flee beyond the reach of harm. 19 And then the priests went on their homeward way; they went not through Jerusalem. 20 And Joseph took the infant Jesus and his mother in the night and fled to Egypt land, and with Elihu and Salome in ancient Zoan they abode.

What is the Piscean Age ?

This question requires further consideration. The Piscean Age is identical with the Christian Dispensation. The word Pisces means fish. The sign is known as a water sign, and the Piscean Age has been distinctly the age of the fish and its element, water. In the establishment of their great institutions John the Harbinger and Jesus both introduced the rite of water baptism, which has been used in some form in all the so-called Christian Churches and cults, even to the present time. Water is the true symbol of purification. Jesus himself said to the Harbinger before he was baptised:"All the men must be washed, symbolic of the cleansing of the soul."(Aquarian Gospel 64: 7.) Fish was a Christian Symbol. In the earlier centuries of the Christian Dispensation the fish was everywhere used as a symbol. In his remarkable book, "Christian Iconography," Didron says: "The fish, in the opinion of antiquarians generally, is the symbol of Jesus Christ. The fish is sculptured upon a number of Christian monuments, and more particularly upon the ancient sarcophagi. It is also upon medals, bearing the name of our Saviour and also upon engraved stones, cameos and intaglios. The fish is also to be remarked upon the amulets worn suspended from the necks by children, and upon ancient glasses and sculptured lamps. "Baptismal fonts are more particularly ornamented with the fish. The fish is constantly exhibited placed upon a dish in the middle of the table, at the Last Supper, among the loaves, knives and cups used at the banquet." In the writings of Tertullian we find this statement:"We arelittle fishes in Christ our great fish." The last two thousand years, comprising the Piscean Age, has certainly been one of water and the many uses of that element have been emphasised, and sea and lake and river navigation has been brought to a high degree of efficiency

Emptiness....

Learning to walk confidently is largely an unlearning process...We must cease to accept the false as true..We cannot learn what is right if we secretly insist that we already know it.. If a man truly sees that he does not know rightness, his very emptiness leaves room for it,, which changes the man into a freer state... If a man does not change, it means just one thing ; he fearfully clings to the false assumption that he already knows rightness, which blocks entrance of genuine rightness....Do not be afraid of your emptiness...It is not what you think it is.. Do not give it false power by resisting it.... Let it be there, if it wants, and you will see through a painful hoax played upon you.. And then you will know something entirely new...Eagerness to learn indicates an individual's insight into his present helplessness.. As stinging to the pride as it may be for the moment, he is on his way at last.........

The Principles of Truth...

Principle #1
Everything in the universe is composed of electromagnetic energy.
Principle #2
We are more than flesh and blood; we are spiritual beings with bodies, minds and souls.
Principle #3
There are two worlds—the spiritual world and the physical world.
Principle #4
We are spiritual beings clothed in human shells and we cannot die.
Principle #5
The soul must learn to detach itself from the desires of matter (people, places and things).
Principle #6
"Death" is a shift in consciousness that when we let go of the physical body our consciousness is still in tact.
Principle #7
God teaches us in small steps...awareness, knowledge and practice of the spiritual laws, and giant steps...initiation and ascension of the Christ consciousness.
Principle #8
Self-discipline helps the soul to stay focused on its path.
Principle #9
The formula for self-realization or the purification of energy is the combining of psychology and spirituality.
Principle #10
The soul resonates to those opportunities that will provide for its spiritual growth.
Principle #11
Illness or imbalance in the energy system (body, mind and spirit) is caused by a mental thought and given power to materialize by the emotions attached to it.
Principle #12
Miracles are the results of the spiritual laws in action producing the perfect harmony of energy.
Principle #13
It is our birthright to be physically, emotionally, mentally and spiritually prosperous.
Principle #14
God can only give us as much as we can perceive, we are co-creators with God.
Principle #15
Spiritually, relationships provide a way for souls to learn how to love each other unconditionally and how to create our relationships adhering to the seven spiritual laws.
Principle #16
The Law of Duality sets the stage for the relationship drama. It provides a smorgasbord of choices for us to select.
Principle #17
We only hurt ourselves when we demonstrate hate, prejudice and discrimination toward another person.
Principle #18
The confusion in a relationship starts when we try to create someone else’s world based on our own beliefs and life lessons. We need to recognize that every soul has its’ own path to follow and no one should interfere with that path.
Principle #19
We create different archetypal roles that are based on both our philosophical and psychological thought patterns.
Principle #20
The plot of most of life’s dramas is centered on three main themes: Love, control and material possessions with a mini plot being either you have it or you don’t have it.
Principle #21
One can never escape God’s Law of Cause and Effect when an injustice is done.
Principle #22
Before incarnation, we recognized the areas of our lives that we needed to develop. We made pacts with other souls, especially those souls that are a part of our soul groups, to assist us with various life challenges.
Principle #23
When we send out negative energy to another person, that energy only comes back to us in the present incarnation or it will definitely catch up with us in a future incarnation.
Principle #24
When we look at relationships from a metaphysical viewpoint, we see that cords extend from each of the seven energy centers (chakras) and connect us to each other.
Principle #25
Forgiveness is the antidote for relationships. It is the medicine that a soul needs to free itself from karmic debts, release itself from emotional garbage, and heal itself.

How is Fear Banished ?....

The Mystic Plotinus once said;" Fear must be entirely banished. The purified soul will fear nothing"............

How to be Free of Sadness...

Watch your next arising of sadness, You will find that it connects in some way with remembrance of a past era that you consider more exciting, more romantic, or more rewarding than now...This sadness comes from the unnecessary tyranny of sentimental memory and nothing else.. The past gave us pleasure, but it is gone, and so we are sad... We want those pleasurable days back, but we know that all things change...Memory has its place in recording non-psychological facts, like the alphabet, but creates useless sorrow when misused in sentimental imagination...A sure way to detect harmful identification is the pendulum test.. Whenever we identify with anything we think is exciting, we sooner or later swing back to the opposite feeling of boredom...Identification with excitement is always followed by an unhappy reaction....All this is not negative..It presents you with a wonderful opportunity to find lasting values in self-liberty... By ceasing to place our trust in anything outside our True Self, we cannot possible be afraid of anything.. This is the secret behind the mystical teaching that the man who has nothing has everything.....

Zacharias and Elizabeth. Prophetic messages of Gabriel to Zacharias, Elizabeth and Mary. Birth of John. Prophecy of Zacharias.

NEAR Hebron in the hills of Judah, Zacharias and Elizabeth abode. 2 They were devote and just, and every day they read the Law, the Prophets and the Psalms which told of one to come, strong to redeem; and they were waiting for the king. 3 Now, Zacharias was a priest, and in his turn he led the temple service in Jerusalem. 4 It came to pass as Zacharias stood before the Lord and burned the incense in the Holy Place, that Gabriel came and stood before his face. 5 And Zacharias was afraid; he thought that some great evil was about to come upon the Jews. 6 But Gabriel said, O man of God, fear not; I bring to you and all the world, a message of good will, and peace on earth. 7 Behold, the Prince of Peace, the king you seek, will quickly come. 8 Your wife will bear to you a son, a holy son, of whom the prophet wrote, 9 Behold, I send Elijah unto you again before the coming of the Lord; and he will level down the hills and fill the valleys up, and pave the way for him who shall redeem. 10 From the beginning of the age your son has borne the name of John, the mercy of the Lord; his name is John. 11 He will be honoured in the sight of God, and he will drink no wine, and from his birth he will be filled with Holy Breath. 12 And Gabriel stood before Elizabeth as she was in the silence of her home, and told her all the words that he had said to Zacharias in Jerusalem. 13 When he had done the service of his course, the priest went home, and with Elizabeth rejoiced. 14 Five months passed by and Gabriel came to Mary in her home in Nazareth and said, 15 Hail Mary, hail! Once blessed in the name of God; twice blessed in the name of Holy Breath; thrice blessed in the name of Christ; for you are worthy, and will bear a son who shall be called Immanuel. 16 His name is Jesus, for he saves his people from their sins. 17 When Joseph's daily task was done he came, and Mary told him all the words that Gabriel spoke to her, and they rejoiced; for they believed that he, the man of God, had spoken words of truth. 18 And Mary went with haste to tell Elizabeth about the promises of Gabriel; together they rejoiced. 19 And in the home of Zacharias and Elizabeth did Mary tarry ninety days; then she returned to Nazareth. 20 To Zacharias and Elizabeth a son was born, and Zacharias said, 21 Most blessed be the name of God, for he has opened up the fount of blessings for his people, Israel. 22 His promises are verified; for he has brought to pass the words which holy prophets spoke in olden times. 23 And Zacharias looked upon infant John, and said, 24 You shall be called the prophet of the Holy One; and you will go before his face, and will prepare his way. 25 And you will give a knowledge of salvation unto Israel; and you will preach the gospel of repentance and the blotting out of sins. 26 Behold, for soon the Day Star from on high will visit us, to light the way for those who sit within the darkness of the shadow- land, and guide our ways to the feet of peace

Palestine. Birth of Mary, Joachim's feast. Mary is blessed by the priests. His prophecy. Mary abides in the temple. Is betrothed to Joseph.

AUGUSTUS Caesar reigned and Herod Antipas was ruler of Jerusalem. 2 Three provinces comprised the land of Palistine: Judea, and Samaria, and Galilee. 3 Joachim was a master of the Jewish law, a man of wealth; he lived in Nazareth of Galilee; and Anna, of the tribe of Judah, was his wife. 4 To them was born a child, a goodly female child, and they were glad; and Mary was the name they gave the child. 5 Joachim made a feast in honour of the child; but he invited not the rich, the honoured and the great; he called the poor the halt and the lame, the blind, and to each one he gave a gift of raiment,food or other needful thing. 6 He said, The Lord has given me this wealth; I am his steward by his grace, and if I give not to his children when in need, then he will make this wealth a curse. 7 Now, when the child was three years old her parents took her to Jerusalem, and in the temple she received the blessings of the priests. 8 The high priest was a prophet and a seer, and when he saw the child he said, 9 Behold, this child will be the mother of an honoured prophet and a master of the law; she shall abide within this holy temple of the Lord. 10 And Mary did abide within the temple of the Lord; and Hillel, chief of the Sanhedrim, taught her all the precepts of Jews, and she delighted in the law of God. 11 When Mary reached the age of womanhood she was betrothed to Joseph, son of Jacob, and a carpenter of Nazareth. 12 And Joseph was an upright man, and a devoted Essene.

The Akashic Records....

One who meditates regularly, over time, learns to release the conscious mind and to go deeper and deeper within to subconscious mind. There he begins to be able to perceive this Universal Knowledge of Mind and is capable of receiving the Wisdom of the Ages. Instead of being limited in their information and experience to only what is stored in their brain he or she now has an expanded consciousness that is capable of receiving the accumulated knowledge of millions of people over thousands and tens of thousands of years. The Akashic Records are located between the fourth and fifth levels of Mind the midpoint of the Subconscious Mind. It is the point where mental ideas that are in the process of manifestation begin to take on physical form. The Akashic Records and Universal Mind have also been referred to at various times and places as the Hall of Records, Hall of Knowledge, and by the phrase, "In my father's house are many mansions." Different people, in different times, in different ways, to different degrees are and have been able to access and go to the Akashic Records located in Subconscious Mind. This process is much more than astral projection, it is a melding of your subconscious mind with the Universal Mind..It is not complete unity with the Universal Mind, as you still consider yourself to be a separate entity from Universal Mind (God)....

What are the Akashic Records ?.............

Akasha is a Sanskrit word, and means "Primary substance," that out of which all things are formed. According to Aquarian philosophy, it is the first stage of the crystallisation of spirit. This philosophy recognises the fact that all primordial substance is spirit; that matter is spirit moving at a lower rate of vibration, becoming, as one master expressed it, a coagulum. This Akashic, or primary substance, is of exquisite fineness and is so sensitive that the slightest vibration of an ether any place in the universe registers an indelible upon it. This primal substance is not relegated to any particular part of the universe, but is everywhere present. It is in very fact the "Universal Mind" of which our metaphysicians speak. When the mind of man is in exact accord with the Universal Mind, man enters into a conscious recognition of these Akashic impressions, and may collect them and translate them into any language of earth with which he is familiar. In the infinite One manifest we note the attributes of Force, Intelligence and Love, and a person may be in full accord with one of these attributes and not with the others. One may enter fully into the spirit of the God of Force and not be imbued with the spirit of Intelligence; or one may be wholly absorbed with the spirit of Divine Love and be far removed from both Intelligence and Force. Furthermore, a person may enter fully into the consciousness of Holy Breath, or Supreme Intelligence, and be not at all in rapport with either Love or Force. Knowledge is not gained through the spirit of either Force or Love. It is only from Universal Mind. which is Supreme Intelligence, called by Oriental scholars the Akashic Records, and by Hebrew masters, the Book of God's Remembrance, that knowledge of any kind can be obtained. Consciousness; we note three phases of it: 1 Consciousness of the omnipotence of God and man. 2 Christ consciousness, or consciousness of Divine Love. 3 Consciousness of the Holy Breath, or of Supreme Intelligence. We must bear in mind that one of these phases of consciousness does not necessarily imply either of the others. People are frequently found who are completely filled with the Love of God, are far advanced in the science of Christ consciousness, who are absolutely ignorant; have not the slightest conception of the laws of natural things or of spiritual things; are not in rapport with the great Teacher which is the Holy Spirit. The Akashic Records. The imperishable records of life, known as the Akashic Records, are wholly in the domain of Supreme Intelligence, or Universal Mind, and the Akashic record reader must be in such close touch with the Holy Spirit, or the Holy Breath, as the ancient masters call this spirit of Supreme Intelligence, that every vibration is instantly felt in every fibre of his being. Differentiation. Since all space is charged with vibrations of thoughts of all kinds, how may the Akashic Record reader differentiate and gather only the thoughts and life events of a particular person or group of persons? Every person has his own distinct vibration and when the reader fully understands the law of discrimination, his whole being is tuned for the reception of the one particular tone and rhythm, and it is impossible for any other tone or rhythm to make the slightest impression upon him. This principle is demonstrated in wireless telegraphy. It required many years for Levi to learn the Law of Differentiation, and to come in rapport with the tones and rhythms of Jesus of Nazareth, Enoch and Melchizedec and their co-labourers. But under the direction of the Spirit of Supreme Intelligence, he has attained unto this accomplishment, and now he instantly feels in all his being the slightest vibrations that come from any of these great centers and, of course, all of his transcriptions are true to the letter.

Be At Ease.........

"BE AT EASE "... Feeling uneasy with others is a habit you need no longer endure. A simple correction will keep you at ease with both relatives and friends. Remember, uneasiness is not caused by some mysterious power or charm in the other person. It is simply a mental mistake in which you wrongly attribute superiority to someone. Your increasing self-wholeness will also increase self- calm in all conditions. Truth ends problems by the dozens on contact

After the Union with God....

For one who has merged with God, the ego is dead...We may observe that person still making conversation and taking care of business..We may assume that they have an ego, but they do not.. The body and mind is still functioning but such a person does not feel that they are the body and mind.. Rather, they feel that they are simply the observer of these comings and goings like one sitting on the beach watching one wave after another roll into the sand, break and slide back into the infinite ocean of being.. Many of Jesus' most profound sayings can only be understood as a description of the absence of ego.... As Jesus said; " If someone strikes you on one cheek, turn to him the other also. If someone takes your cloak, do not stop him from taking your tunic "... Buddah said;" Overcome anger by love, overcome evil by good"..............It is the ego that is offended and strikes back, and it is the ego that ignores the opportunity to help another..One who is without and ego will not have an "I" to be offended.. There will not be a "me"who experiences loss.....see Luke 6:28

What relationship existed between Jesus and the Christ .....

Orthodox Christian ecclesiastics tell us that Jesus of Nazareth and the Christ were one; that the true name of this remarkable person was Jesus Christ. They tell us that this man of Galilee was the very eternal God clothed in flesh of man that men might see his glory. Of course this doctrine is wholly at variance with the teachings of Jesus himself and of his apostles. The Aquarian Masters in council have formulated an answer to this question that so well covers all the information required that we give it in full: "Jesus was an ideal Jew, born in Bethlehem of Judea. His mother a beautiful Jewish girl named Mary. As a child Jesus differed but little from other children only that in past lives he had overcome carnal propensites to such an extent that he could be tempted like others and not yield. Paul was right when to the Hebrews he said: `He was in all points tempted like as we are, yet without sin.'-- Hebrews 4: 15. "Jesus suffered as other men suffer, and was made perfect through suffering; for this is the only way to perfection. His life was an example of attainment by the way of crosses and cruel treatment. Paul was right again when he said: `It became him, for whom are all things and by whom are all things, in bringing many sons into glory to make the captain of their salvation perfect through suffering.'- -Hebrews 2: 10. "In many respects Jesus was a remarkable child, for by ages of strenuous preparation he was qualified to be an avatar, a saviour of the world, and from childhood he was endowed with superior wisdom and was conscious of the fact that he was competent to lead the race into the higher ways of spiritual living. But he was conscious also of the fact that he must attain the mastery by trials, buffetings, temptations and sufferings. And all his life was spent in attaining. After his death, burial and resurrection he appeared in materialised form before the Silent Brothers in the temple of Heliopolis, in Egypt, and said: "`My human life was wholly given to bring my will to tune with the deific will; when this was done my earth-tasks all were done. "`You know that all my life was one great drama for the sons of men; a pattern for the sons of men. I lived to show the possibilities of man. "`What I have done all men can do, and what I am all men shall be.'"--Aquarian Gospel 178: 43, 46. "Jesus was the name of the man and it was the only appropriate name for this kind of a man. The word means Saviour, and Jesus was in more senses than one a saviour. The word Christ means "the anointed one," and then it is an official title. It means, The Master of Love. When we say "Jesus the Christ" we refer to the man and to his office; just as we do when we say Edward, the King, or Lincoln, the president. Edward was not always King, and Lincoln was not always President, and Jesus was not always Christ. Jesus won his Christship by a strenuous life, and in the Aquarian Gospel, chapter 55, we have a record of the events of his christing, or receiving the degree Christ. Here is where he was coronated by the highest earth authorities as the Christ-King; properly speaking, `The Master of Love'; and after this was done he entered at once upon his Judean and Galilean ministry. "We recognise the facts that Jesus was man and that Christ was God, so that in very truth Jesus the Christ was the God-man of the ages." The Nazarene's Testimony. Jesus himself made the matter clear. Once when he was speaking to a congregation in Bethany the people called him King and he stood forth and said: "`I am not sent to sit upon a throne to rule as Caesar rules; and you may tell the ruler of the Jews that I am not a claimant for his throne. "`Men call me Christ, and God has recognised the name; but Christ is not a man. The Christ is universal Love, and Love is King. "`This Jesus is but man who has been fitted by temptations overcome, by trials multiform, to be the temple through which the Christ can manifest to men. "`Then hear, you men of Israel, hear! Look not upon the flesh; it is not king. Look to the Christ within who shall be formed in every one of you, as he is formed in me. "`When you have purified your hearts by faith, the king will enter in and you will see his face.'"--Aquarian Gospel 68: 10-14.