The Dark Side of Religion
The humanoid has in no way changed, life after life he has continued on the same and psychologically speaking has become worse. And must incarnate again and again, until he or she enters into meditation and raises the energy in the solar plexus to the temple (the brain). This breaks the cycle of karma (reincarnation), and cleanses the soul (light) of it’s animal personality. True religion revials that we are the being (what is called God) within our selves, and for us too manifest our inner God we must first practice Religãre, this is latian for the english word religion (this means to rejoin or connect), that is too say one must practice Religãre (religion: too rejoin our soul with our own particular God within); But theology has rendered this true definition practically impotent, has falsified and distorted the reference,
and eventually the meaning, by localizing the God in the case in the cosmic heavens instead of in man himself. This diversion of thought and aspiration from operable deity within to ineffable, incomprehensible and inaccessible deity without, has effected the sad miscarriage of all religion, which has been the direst catastrophe of all history. It has come close to causing the abortion of all cultural effort.
With many it becomes the expression of quite irrational, maudlin, eccentric and ignoble impulses of human nature. In this respect it has presented for centuries a most ungainly picture, an exhibition of our nature at its weakest. One needs only to point to its known ecclesiastical record to confirm this statement. It is religion that has bred the most bitter wars, the most arrant bigotry, the cruelest persecution, the foulest forms of man’s inhumanity to man that history narrates. While at the same time it has given play to some of the most shining forms of loyalty to high things, devotion to noble causes and sublime sacrifice for lofty principles, its influence in history has been of debatable value. As a result a large segment of the intelligent portion of mankind, especially in the West, has definitely repudiated it as a beneficent cultural force.
Theology, which ranked in ancient days as the Kingly Science, is now reduced to so sorry a state of neglect that even its own professors, the ministers, are no longer genuinely interested in it. An eminent metropolitan pastor recently declared in a sermon that theology would in fifteen years be as obsolete as Grecian mythology, and said that he had turned his religious effort in the direction of social service. Through the decay and loss of primal relevance religion in later centuries has been emasculated to the status and character of a mere aspect of psychology. It has degenerated from robust practique to pious sentimentalism. It is sheer disposition to devoutness, to sanctimoniousness. At times it is hardly even that, becoming just dilettante aesthetics. Indeed Santayana, the Harvard philosopher, concedes that this is all that it should presume to be.
However, the misunderstood Bible still casts its lugubrious shadow over christenings, weddings, funerals, stalks abroad in the courts, the schools, and on every solemn occasion. To an extent of which the individual is little aware, Bible phrases still dominate the daily mass consciousness. Children are still indoctrinated with the statements of a meaningless orthodoxy and the formulae of catechetical instruction. Religion thus occupies a most ambiguous position; neglected and flouted, yet in the exercise of its traditional power; discredited as irrational, yet dominant over the collective mind; almost totally uncomprehended even by its purveyors, yet forced upon each succeeding generation of children as the very bread of life; holding its place by the sheer force of custom.
However, of all the strange anomalies of the religious predicament today perhaps the weirdest is the astonishing fact that though religion has lost its place of acceptability just because its theological postulates have repelled intelligence by their very irrationality, still practically every doctrine of that same theology is entirely and vitally true! (when rightfully interpreted and truly understood); In other words, the Bible and theology, as well as mythology, were formulated to preserve a covert meaning (the telling of another message within a message concerning a deeper meaning), which was once the essence of all religious and philosophical endeavor, but which slipped through the hands of the uneducated at an early century and has been lost to common knowledge (because of ignorance, arrogance and dogma).
Because of this grate sin, the modern world is thus left in the ridiculous position of clasping to its heart a traditional treasure which it prizes for its outward appearance, but has not the slightest idea of its true worth. Having received the shell of truth without its living kernel, the present age is trying to feed itself on husks, in which no intrinsic nourishment is found.
The Crusades are a good example of the kernelless husks type, In history where Christian military and religious expeditions launched both against rival religions (primarily Islam) and even other Christians. Not only did the Crusades lay the groundwork for medieval Christian society and feudalism, but they also laid the groundwork for contemporary violence between Muslims and Christians. Both Islam and Christianity become involved with mass murder over religion, holy sites, and religious beliefs for centuries. It’s little wonder that so many see religion as more a force for violence than peace.
This kernelless husks type concerning religious beliefs, can also at times be seen within the opposition of religion and science (example – the creation story versus the evolution theory). Since the days of the Greek philosopher Xenophanes, theistic religion has been accused of foolish anthropomorphism (example – God becomes Man). And since Epicurus and Lucretius it has been identified by many thinkers with superstition. Eighteenth and nineteenth-century writers like Voltaire, Gibbon, and Condorcet, Lecky, Draper, and A. D. White have so traced the history of the conflict between scientific enlightenment and religious obscurantism as to make this point a commonplace. But the attempt has been made to make it appear that this conflict is not between religion and science, but between the latter and theology. This seems to me a cheap and worthless evasion. In the first place, none of the religions that are in the field today ever have dispensed or can dispense with all theology. What would be left today of Christianity, Judaism, or Islam without a belief in a personal God to whom we can pray?
In the second place, we do not understand the roots of religion if we do not see that the historic opposition to science has not been a vagary of wicked theologians but has risen out of the very spirit which has animated most, if not all, of the religions which have appeared in history. We must start with the fact that with rare exceptions men cling to the religion in which they are born and to which they have been habituated from childhood. We inherit our traditional ritual with its implicit faith and emotional content almost with our mother’s milk; and we naturally cling to it as passionately as we do to all things which have thus become part of our being, our family, our country, or our language. When religious opinion becomes formulated, it naturally expresses itself in absolute claims. Doubts are the fruit of reflection. To one brought up in a Mohammedan village, it would sound blasphemous to say that there probably is a God, Allah, and that he is probably more benevolent than malevolent; and that Mohammed has a fairly good claim to be the most reliable of prophets. Similar considerations hold in the case of every other simple religious person. But science regards all established truths (other than the logical methods of proof and verification) as subject to possible doubt and correction. Consider the attitude of a simple man or woman to anyone who offers to prove that we come from an inferior stock, or that our country is inferior in merit to its traditional rivals. Who can doubt that the first and most patent reaction will be resentment rather than intellectual curiosity? And the same is bound to be our attitude as regards religion, so long as the latter integrates in simple piety all traditional and habitual loyalties to the sources of our being.
Thus arises the fierce intolerance of religion as contrasted with the cultivated open-mindedness of science. To religion, agreement is a practical and emotional necessity, and doubt is a challenge and an offense. We cannot tolerate those who wish to interfere or break up the hallowed customs of our group. Science, on the other hand, is a game in which opposing claims only add zest and opportunity. If the foundations of Euclidean geometry or Newtonian physics are suddenly questioned, some individual scientists may show their human limitations; but science as a whole has its field widened thereby, great enthusiasm is created for new investigations, and the innovators are objects of grateful general homage. Science does not need, therefore, to organize crusades to kill off heretics or unbelievers.
Science, like art, enjoys its own activity and this enjoyment is not interfered with by anyone who obstinately refuses to join the game or scoffs at what the scientist has proved. The scientific banquet is not spoiled by our neighbors’ refusing to enjoy it. Thus it comes to pass that religion passionately clings to traditional beliefs which science may overthrow to satisfy its insatiable curiosity and its desire for logical consistency.
The conflict between religion and science is thus a conflict between (on the one hand) loyalty to the old and (on the other) morally neutral curiosity about everything. moreover, atlest with science you get too challenge the current rule of law in the name of producion, advancement and progression to say the lest
Initiatic Religious Preparation
If you, the seeker of truth want to lay the heavy cross of initiation upon your shoulders, do not allow the theories about the teachings of Christ, which is for the most part diluted and misunderstood of those (strayed souls of the Antichrist mind-set) to block your path.
As a disciple of Christ, one must carefully avoid subjecting ones mind too all kinds of worthless and irrelevant media (be it books, radio and television) that can contaminate and corrupt the consciousness, yes indeed, please understand that one should reframe from that which does not edify the spirit within. One must not entertain foolishness, for you can not mix God with the Devil… case in point, case closed!
Annul ones self of frequent reading of too many newspapers, for they are filled with aboundent distractions, such as.. death, pain, war, dissapointment and all kinds of sufferings for this is obveously a type of media… etc. In a banquet for journalists of an independent press in New York, a journalist clearly and forthrightly stated the following:
“We (journalists) are intellectual prostitutes.” – John Swinton, New York 1890.
Therefore, it is not convenient to read too many newspapers or as stated beforhand to execute reframent of irrelevant media, unless we want to prostitute our minds. We need to have a simple and pure mind, like the mind of an infant. Thus, only in this way can we enter into the Major Mysteries. The intellect is so dumb that it can lose the entire meaning of a statement just because of the lack of one period or one comma, yet, by means of intuition, the Gnostic only needs to see a single letter in order to understand. All of the modern academic punctuation and complicated grammar of the language, all of those intellectual complications from the present time serve only to complicate the intellect more; it only gratifies the intellect, it prostitutes the intelligence. We need to liberate our intelligence from all types of sects, religions, schools, political parties, concepts of country and flags, theories, etc. All these things are the abominations and filthiness of the great whore (the intellectual animal mind) whose number is 666.
Many vain and stubborn people who join Gnosis believe that this is just another school or some belief amongst many others. Yet, such wretched people are lamentably mistaken, because Gnosis is the doctrine which gestates Angels or Devils (symbolic of the good and evil within you or I); yes, this is the outstanding reality of these studies. Therefore, those who dedicate themselves to the development of powers (our occulted powers of the superman) and do not strive for their sanctification, eventually transform themselves into demons (lower mind). Likewise, those who want to make a business out of Gnosis transform themselves into demons.
When one enters into Gnosis, one has to die in order to live; however, proud intellectual people who have the habit of thinking in accordance to their own whims, vanities and prejudices are not good for these Gnostic studies; this is a very difficult enterprise for intellectual people, because they only want to stuff their minds with these Gnostic studies, and the reality is that Gnosis is a very deep functionalism of the consciousness. What we have to do with the mind is to kill it and thereafter to resurrect it totally transformed.
So, Gnosis is not apprehensible by means of reasoning or via the intellect because Gnosis is a very profound functionalism that only concerns the consciousness. Regrettably, many Gnostic devotees are filled with versatility; since quickly they are firm and determined in Gnosis and immediately weak and doubtful, they are and are not Gnostic. These halfhearted Gnostics become antichrists, because they listened to the word of Christ and thereafter they flee; yes, those who have listened to Christ and thereafter return into the darkness because the word seems too harsh for them are the perverse traitors who go around scandalizing people.
For example, Judas who sells Christ for thirty pieces of silver is epitomized by those lukewarm devotees that are full of faith when they listen to the word, yet, when they allow the darkness to confuse them once again, they then vociferate against the word of the Lord.
But whosoever shall offend one of these little ones (birthing a new righteous mind) which believe in me (embracing the christ like consciousness), it had been good for that man if he had not been born, it were better for him that a millstone were hanged about his neck (it is like committing spiritual suicide), and that he were drowned in the depth of the sea. – Matthew 18: 6
It is the spirit that quickeneth; the flesh profiteth nothing: the words that I speak unto you, they are spirit, and they are life. But there are some of you that believe not. For Jesus knew from the beginning who they were that believed not, and who should betray him. And he said, therefore said I unto you, that no man can come unto me, except it were given unto him of my Father. From that time many of his disciples went back, and walked no more with him. – John 6: 63-66. Therefore, those who flee are the lukewarm weaklings, who are and are not, they are the Judas-type, the tenebrous ones, the perverse antichrists.
Understand that the most important injunction on the spiritual path of the ancient Mysteries was ascribed over the sanctuary of Apollo at Delphi: Gnothi Seauton— “Know Thy Self.” The initiates of the ancient Mysteries were after Gnosis, which meant the knowledge of self knowledge, the knowledge of the “Who Am I?”.
They used to say: “Whoever has not known himself has known nothing, but he who has known himself has at the same time already achieved Gnosis about the depth of all things. In an early Christian Gnostic book entitled the Testimony of Truth, Jesus advises a disciple to become “a disciple of his own higher mind,” and continues to say that one’s higher mind is “the father of Truth.” Elsewhere, The Gnostic sage Silvanus encourages his disciples in this way: “Knock on yourself as upon a door and walk upon yourself as on a straight road. For, if you walk on the road, it is impossible for you to go astray. Open the door for yourself so that you may know what is.”
But what is the Self? The ancient sages taught that every human being has a mortal lower self, called the eidolon and an immortal Higher Self (Soul) called the DAEMON. The eidolon is the embodied self, the physical body, and ego personality. The Daemon is the Spirit, the true Self, which is each person’s spiritual connection to God. The Mysteries were designed to help initiates realize that one’s eidolon is a false self and that one’s true identity is the immortal Daemon.
From the eidolon’s point of view the Daemon appears to be an independent Guardian Angel. Disciples and seekers who still identify with the eidolon, therefore, do not experience the Daemon as their own true Self, but as a spirit guide, whose job it is to lead them to their spiritual destination – hence it is a separate entity that entices them to advance and awake to their true essence. Plato teaches: “We should think of the most authoritative part of the Soul as a Guardian given by God which lifts us to our heavenly home.”
The Gnostic sages of the past taught exactly the same Mystery doctrine. Valentinus, a gnostic sage who lived in Alexandria explains that a person receives Gnosis from their Guardian Angel, or Daemon but that this angelic being is actually the seeker’s own Higher Self or Soul. In ancient Egypt the Daemon had for millennia been pictured as a Heavenly Twin of the eidolon. This image is also found in Gnosticism. The Gnostic sage Mani was said to have been conscious of having a protecting angel from the age of four and, at aged 12, to have realized it was his Heavenly Twin, whom he called the “most beautiful and largest mirror image of my own person. ” In the gnostic version of The Acts of John, John observes that Jesus sometimes held conversations with a Heavenly Twin who descended to join him: He says: “When all of us, his disciples, were sleeping in one house at Gennesaret, I alone, having wrapped myself up, watched from under my garment what he did; and first I heard him say, “John, go thou to sleep,” and thereupon I pretended to be asleep; and I saw another like unto him come down, whom I also heard saying to my Lord, “Jesus, do the ones that you have chosen still not believe in you?” And my Lord said, ” You say well, for they are men.”
As a comment, we could faintly enter into the mystery of the two complementary aspects of our pure Being, and understand the real meaning of the mystery of Jesus Christ …in other words what the Acts of John is hinting…which is the TWIN aspects of the One and unique Essence of Being. Hence the One Essence projects a part of Itself into the world of duality and seems to become two – A part incarnating as the consciousness of divinity in human beings – this means that the initiate becomes a pure reflection and mirror “Jesus” in which the part of himself that never incarnates appears…that is the Presence of the Christ Consciousness… a level of consciousness that goes beyond the world of creation and duality.
The Pistis Sophia relates a charming myth of the child Jesus meeting his own Heavenly Twin for the first time. His mother Mary recalls: “When you were a child, before the Spirit had descended upon you, when you were in the vineyard with Joseph, the Spirit came down from the height, and came unto me in the house, like unto thee, and I knew Him not, but thought that he was you. And he said unto me, “Where is Jesus, my brother, that I may go to meet him?”
Mary relates to Jesus that when his Twin finally found him, “He embraced you and kissed you, and you also did kiss him and you became one and the same being.” The goal of Gnostic initiation was, likewise, to bring the lower self into union with the Higher Self or Soul, for it is when they are made one that enlightenment occurs. Irenaeus relates that the Gnostic “believes himself to be neither in heaven nor on earth, but to have embraced his Guardian Angel.” The great Gnostic master Valentinus writes: When the human self and the divine “I” are interconnected they can achieve perfection and eternity.
‘The quest for Self-knowledge leads the ancient or Gnostic initiate on a remarkable journey of discovery. At first initiates experience themselves as the eidolon, the embodied personality, and see the Daemon as a Guardian Angel or Heavenly Twin. The more mature initiate, experiences the Daemon as a higher manifestation of their own Higher Self or Soul. To those blessed with the final vision of complete Self-knowledge or Gnosis, the Daemon is found to be more awesome still. It truly is the “divine I,” the Essence that has no appearance and yet takes all kinds of appearances in the world of creation. Valentinus puts it like this: “Although it appears as if each person has their own Daemon or Higher Self, the enlightened initiate discovers that actually on the axial Pole of Being there is one Daemon shared by all—a universal Self, which inhabits every being. Each Soul is a part of the one Soul of God. To know oneself therefore is to know God.
These mystical teachings are found both in the ancient Mysteries of Egypt, Greece and in the early Gnostic Christianity. In the ancient Mysteries the initiates used to say: “I am Thou, and Thou art I” and it can also be found in the Gnostic text of the Pistis Sophia and in the New Testament in Gospel of John, we read: ” I in Thou, and Thou in me.” (I in you and you in me.)
The Pagan sage Sextus writes: “If you would know Him by whom you were made, you would know yourself.” Similarly, the Christian philosopher Clement writes: “It is the greatest of all disciplines to know oneself; for when a man knows himself, he knows God.” Clement taught his Christian initiates to “practice being God” and that the true Gnostic had “already met God.
As you now know, Gnostic means “Knower,” but it is not some piece of spiritual information that Gnostic initiates know. They “know” because it is their Higher Self that Knows… Hence they are conscious that they are not the ones who know, the ones who experience, it is the Soul, the Higher Self within, the divine “I,” the Daemon who KNOWS! The Daemon communes on the Axial Pole of Being – the Pole of pure Consciousness. The true Gnostic, like the enlightened initiate of the ancient Mysteries, discovers that the Daemon is actually the one Soul of the Universe — the pure level of Consciousness that inhabits each one of us. According to the ancient Gnostic sages who have traversed the path of Self-knowledge and reached enlightenment, when, we finally discover who we are, we discover that there is only one Perfect Being, one God.
However, when awaking the Universal Daemon for some initiates, the Esoteric discipline, is indeed most difficult for many, but for some fanatic devotees (disciples with years of experience) of many spiritual systems commit the most horrible crimes within their mind, yet if they suspect something bad of someone else, they cynically attribute these feelings as warnings from their Innermost (god-soul). Thus, this is how they slander people and thereafter they say, “My Innermost tells me everything.” When they get enraged, they shout, “I am not angry! What I feel are strong intuitive impulses of my Innermost.” Thus, they attribute every evil idea, every evil thought, as impulses from their Inner God.
Such people confuse intuition with malice, and the voice of the silence with the voice of Satan. We Gnostics state the voice of the silence never utters atrocities, because it is perfect; whereas the voice of Satan always utters perversities. Within the abyss, the black magicians adopt the shape of our friends, and thereafter they say and do horrible things before the initiates. Thus, if the initiates allow themselves to be deceived by those tenebrous entities, they then become slanderers of others. Defamation is worse than stealing. Slandering initiates sink into the abyss. Slandering initiates lose their degrees and initiations (levels of divine ascension), in other words, they fall.
Some of those Initiates who in remote ages were demons of the abyss are now marvelous; they no longer allow themselves to be deceived by the tenebrous entities; they marvelously know how the demons (lower mind) behave. These types of initiates cannot be misled by any tenebrous entity, since they know what the abyss is. Their expertise is profound in that area; they know very well the Tree of the Science of Good and Evil.
However, the Initiates who in ancient times did not know the abyss now become naive victims of the tenebrous entities; such initiates are easily deceived by the tenebrous ones. These are the initiates that become slanderers of their fellowmen. These are the initiates who vociferate against others and who fall into the abyss.
“And if the blind lead the blind, all shall fall into the abyss.” – Matthew 15:14
Here ye, the Initiates Religious Principles abound, for all religions are precious stones strung on the golden thread of Divinity. All religions conserve the eternal values. False religions do not exist. All religions are necessary; all religions fulfill their mission in life. It is absurd to state that our neighbor’s religion is useless and that only ours is authentic. If the neighbor’s religion is not good then my religion is not good either because the values are always the same.
It is stupid to state that the religion of the indigenous tribes of America is idolatry because they too have the right to say that our religion is idolatry. If we laugh at them, they can also laugh at us. If we say that they adore or that they adored idols, then they too can say that we adore idols. We cannot discredit the religion of others without discrediting ours as well because the principles are always the same. All religions have the same principles. Under the sun, every religion is born, grows, develops, multiplies into many sects and dies. This is how it has always been and will always be.
Religious principles never die. The religious forms can die, but the religious principles, in other words, the eternal values, can never die. They continue; they are re-dressed with new forms.
Religion is inherent to life in the same manner that humidity is to water.
There are profoundly religious people who do not belong to any religious form.
People without religion are conservative and reactionary by nature. Only religious people can achieve the Revolution of the Dialectic.
There is no reason that justifies religious wars like those that have occurred in Ireland. It is absurd to classify others as unfaithful, heretics or pagans because of the simple fact that they do not belong to our religion. The sorcerer, who in the heart of the African jungles exercises his priesthood before the tribe of cannibals, as well as the aristocratic Christian archbishop who officiates in the metropolitan Cathedral of London, Paris or Rome, rest on the same principles. The only thing that varies is the structure of their religion.
Jesus, the Divine Rabbi of Galilee, taught all human beings the path of the Truth and the Revolution of the Dialectic. The Truth was made flesh within Jesus. The Truth will become flesh within every human being who achieves Integral Revolution. If we study religions, if we perform a comparative study of religions, we will then find the worship of Christ within all of them. The only thing that varies is the name given to Christ. The Divine Rabbi of Galilee has the same attributes as Zeus, Apollo, Krishna, Quetzalcoatl, Lao-Tse, Fu-Ji the Chinese Christ, Buddha, etc.
One remains astonished when one carries out a comparative study of religions because all of these sacred religious personages that personify Christ are born on the 24th of December at 12 o’clock midnight. All of these sacred personages are children of immaculate conceptions. All of them are born by the deed and grace of the Holy Spirit. All of them are born from Virgins who are immaculate before childbirth, within childbirth and after childbirth. The poor and unknown Hebrew woman Mary, mother of the adorable Savior Jesus the Christ, received the same attributes and cosmic powers as that of the Goddess Isis, Juno, Demeter, Ceres, Vesta, Maia, Adonia, Insobertha, Rea, Cybele, Tonantzin, etc.
All of these feminine deities always represent the Divine Mother, the Eternal Cosmic Feminine Principle.
Christ is always the child of the Divine Mother. Worship of the Divine Mother is rendered by all the holy religions.
Mary is fecundated by the Holy Spirit. Tradition narrates that the Third Logos in the shape of a dove, fecundated the immaculate womb of Mary.
The dove is always a phallic symbol. Let us remember Peristhera, nymph of the court of Venus, who was transformed into a dove by love.
Among the Chinese, the Christ is Fu-Ji, the Chinese Christ who is miraculously born by the action and grace of the Holy Spirit:
While a virgin named Hoa-Se walked on the river bank, she placed her foot on the footstep of the Great Man. Immediately she was affected emotionally seeing herself surrounded by a marvelous splendor and her womb became with child. After twelve years had gone by, on the fourth day of the tenth Moon, at midnight, Fu-Ji was born. He was named Fu-Ji in the memory of the river on whose river bank he was conceived.
In Ancient Mexico, Christ is Quetzalcoatl, the Messiah and transformer of the Toltecs: One day, while Chimalmat was alone with her two sisters, a messenger from heaven appeared to her. Upon seeing him the frightened sisters died. When Chimalmat heard from the angel’s mouth that she would conceive a boy, the conception of Quetzalcoatl (the Mexican Christ) took place instantly, even though Chimalmat had not been with a male.
Among the Japanese, the Christ is Amida, who by praying for all sinners intercedes before the Supreme Goddess Ten-Sic-Dai-Tain. Amida, the Japanese Christ of the Shinto Religion, is the one who has the powers to open the doors of Gokurat – Paradise. The German Eddas mention the Khristos, the God of their Theogony, who similarly to Jesus was born on the 24th of December at midnight; the same occured with Odin, Wotan and Beleno. When one studies the Gospel of Krishna the Hindu Christ, one is astonished upon discovering the same Gospel of Jesus. However, Krishna was born many centuries before Jesus. Devaki, the Hindu virgin, conceived Krishna by the action and grace of the Holy Spirit. The child-God Krishna was transported to the stable of Nanden and the gods and angels came to adore him. The life, passion and death of Krishna are similar to that of Jesus.
It is worthwhile to study all religions. The comparative study of religions leads one to comprehend that all religions conserve the eternal values, that no religion is false, that all are true. All religions talk about the soul, about Heaven, Hell, etc. The principles are always the same. The Averno was the Hell among the Romans. The Tartarus was the Hell among the Greeks. The Avitchi is Hell among the Hindus, etc.
The Olympus was Heaven among the Romans and Greeks. Each religion has its Heaven.
When the religion of the Romans terminated, when it degenerated, the priests then became soothsayers, jugglers, etc. Nonetheless, the eternal principles did not die. Those principles were dressed with the new religious form of Christianity. The pagan priests, denominated Augur, Druid, Flamen, Hierophant, Dionysus and Sacrificer, were re-baptized in Christianity with the sacred titles of Clergy, Pastors, Prelates, Pope, Annointed, Abbot, Theologian, etc.
The Sibyls, Vestals, Druidesses, Popesses, Deaconesses, Menades, Pythonesses, etc. in Christianity were denominated as Novices, Abbesses, Canonesses, Superior Prelates, Reverends, Sisters, and Nuns. The Gods, Demigods, Titans, Goddesses, Sylphids, Cyclops, and Messengers of the gods of ancient religions were re-baptized with the names of Angels, Archangels, Seraphim, Powers, Virtues, Thrones, etc.
If the gods were adored in antiquity, they are also adored now, except with different names. Religious forms change according to the historical times and the races. Each race needs its special religious form. For People need religion (the map to higher consciousness). People without religion are in fact totally barbarian, cruel and pitiless
For in order to be as Gods, we have to totally know, through “Religion” (an inquiry of ones beliefs) the secrets in understanding the Tree of the Science of Good and Evil (our selves).
Therefore, other wise, stay back nosey people!
“For in much wisdom is much grief: and he that increases knowledge increases sorrow.” – Ecclesiastes 1: 18
Therefore, stay back profaners! Gnosis is a two-edged sword, it defends and gives life to the humble and righteous; yet, it wounds and destroys the curious and impure.
Salvation and Belief
There are always discussions or arguments related with this topic of ‘Salvation.’ in which the fundamentalists or believers state that they are saved just by believing. Thus, indeed this word ‘believe’ is something that should be studied. If you look in the dictionary, ‘believe’ is made from two words: ‘be’ and ‘lieve’ (livid, lividus). Be is related to that famous phrase, ‘To be or not to be,’ while ‘lieve’ is related with love: ‘livid’ from Latin ‘lividus’ which is related with a strong emotion, love, desire. Thus we have be-liever (be-liver, be-lividus). So, thus ‘believe’ is ‘to hold dear or love emotionally that which is desirable,’ or that in which you put the ‘lividus,’ your liver in, as ‘I vehemently long for something’ or ‘I am longing for something,’ ‘I yearn for something.’ Or, I put my ‘libido’ (which is the source of the livid, of my liver). You know the word ‘libido’ is always related with sexual matter, but in Latin it is also related with ‘love,’ within the chemical actions of the body. So ‘believe’ means to put in action all that which is your chemistry or livid – your liver, your emotion, that which is the energy of your body – in something else.
But with time, people transformed the general use of ‘believe’ to something related only with the mind, a thought of some information that you have in your mind and that you know about. In order to really ‘believe,’ or to put in action that word, you have to put all of what you are into it: this is done in order to create faith. Faith is something that you experience with your consciousness. People say, “I have faith because I believe.” But it should be, “I have faith because I put all of myself, all that I am (body, soul and spirit) to work with this.” Rather than, “I have that as information in my head.”
Only in this way can we understand why it is written in the Bible about Master Jesus: that whosoever believes in Me, or whoever believes in the Son of God, has eternal life. But as I said, the Fundamentalists, because they take the traditional or common way of the word ‘believe’ as being something in the mind, they think it is enough to just have information in the mind and accept what is written there, without delving within the meaning of the word.
To Be is what we are talking about here; to Be or not to Be. And I say ‘lieve’ or ‘love’, ‘libidous,’ libido, is to put in action – as we always say – the sexual energy: in action, the very Essence of the Being, in action. And this is in order to create faith, which is a living experience, in order to obtain what we want, which is salvation, by means of a transformation. This is why in the Bible we find what Paul, disciple of Master Jesus, says in 1 Corinthians, chapter 6: 8-10:
“Nay, ye do wrong and defraud and that your brethren. Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God. Be not deceive yourselves neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor perverts of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor coveters, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists shall inherit the Kingdom of God.”
And the Master Jesus said: “Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot (an iota) or one tittle (the tiniest bit) shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.” – Matthew 5: 17-20
Matthew 7:21: “Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.”
So, these are the words of Master Jesus in the gospel of Matthew. You see this last phrase for instance says, ‘Not everyone that says unto me Lord, Lord shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven but the one that doeth the will of my Father’ – in other words, this means “the law,” “the will of God,” that is: “Thou shall not do this, thou shall not do that,” this relates to the law of the Father, it is very clear.
And also in the same gospel of Matthew chapter 5, he says in verse 21-22: “Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.”
And in verses 27-28: “Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.”
When talking about “thou shall not lie, bear false witness or shall not swear in vain,” he said in verses 33-37: “Ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God’s throne: Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.”
And, Matthew 15: 4-6: “…God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.”
And Paul of Tarsus spoke about fornication or about ‘Thou shalt not fornicate’: “Flee fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that commiteth fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God’s.” – 1 Corinthians, chapter 6: 18-20
Now listen to what the Apostle James says in chapter 1: 26: “If any man among you seems to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man’s religion is vain.”
And chapter 2: 24- 26: “Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? for as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.”
So this is taken from the gospels. You see here that even Master Jesus and his Apostles are saying that we have to perform deeds; that we have to work in order to show what we believe in, in order to show what we have faith in. It is not just a matter of what the Fundamentalists think: just to raise the arm aloft and be forgiven
Paul says: “Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists, shall inherit the kingdom of God.” and all of that wisdom and things that are written there in 1 Corinthians, chapter 6. If you enquire in the Gospels, you will see that it is always related with work, something that we have to perform, not just reading and memorizing and thinking that Jesus died for us already, and then we are done.
The true meaning of salvation is something that we have to study, because we believe – of course, we are using the word ‘believe’ in the true sense of the word. We say, “We believe in Christ,’ but we are saying “We are putting our selves, all that which we are, all which our love is, with all our essence, in to that which is Christ.” Christ is not a person but an energy: a force that we have to create with, that we have to build with, to work with. That is why the apostle Paul always emphasized that we have to build, that we have to create, Christ within. And this is something that (if you carefully read the gospel of Paul) you see that Paul never indicates a human Christ, he always indicates an intimate Christ, an inner Christ, that we have to build, that we have to create, inside.
Galatians 4: 19: “My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed within you.”
Scribes and Pharisees
The Scribes and Pharisees Who Are They?. Pharisees are the opponents of the Sadducees on the council were the Pharisees (meaning ‘separate ones’). The Pharisees were religious teachers who were very popular with the ORDINARY people. Are you ordinary? Are you one of the brainwashed masses?. Jesus said, “The pharisees and the scribes have taken the keys of knowledge (gnosis) and hidden them. They themselves have not entered, nor have they allowed to enter those who wish to. You, however, be as wise as serpents and as innocent as doves.” – The Gospel of Thomas, 39
As Gnostics, our moral thought and the actions that follow from it must be fundamentally rooted in the division between the physical and spiritual principles that we discern within the human person and indeed in the larger cosmos. In short, the goal must be some way of, as Christ himself taught, being “in the world but not of the world,” of living and dwelling in the physical world but attuning our innermost being to the currents of the spiritual realm, and if possible even using the physical and the intellectual as great cosmic steppingstones toward the spirit. Pharisees and these people were interpreters of the law and their tradition. They gave detailed regulations for just about everything
The Pharisees were quite vocal in their opposition to the ministry of Jesus and his disciples. Their emphasis on the oral law, along with their self-righteousness, contributed to their attacks. The oral law explained as well as supplemented the law and was added with the intention of helping people keep God’s commandments. In other words, they were trying to help God by adding some rules and guidelines which they felt would be beneficial. They claimed that the oral law came from Moses, just as the written law.
who asked to be loved and obeyed from the heart and not simply to be recognized by outward and often empty ritual. They were so intent on following the letter of the law that they neglected to see or understand the spirit behind it. Jesus taught his disciples to beware of the teaching of the Pharisees. He had much to say against them. One may have expected Jesus to come and expose the false gods of that time. On the contrary, he made a point of exposing the Pharisees and scribes. He gave sharp rebukes which cut to the heart, inciting them even more.
Why, he said the harlots would make it to heaven before them! What an insult this must have been to the Pharisees. So pious and religious; so concerned about God’s law. They appeared to be a wonderful example of one who was living a pure and holy life before God. They prayed on the street corners. They fasted twice a week for all to see. Their phylacteries were bigger and their fringes were more evident. It was yet another example of ostentation, an attempt to project an image of holiness and goodness to the world. Jesus called such people ‘whitewashed tombs’, painted on the outside but inwardly rotten.
They should have known better; their own Scriptures reminded them that man looks at the outward appearance, but the Lord looks at the heart. Why did Jesus rebuke these people? Who would ever think that they were so far from God?
Pharisees exposed, for the frauds that they are. For when it came to the Pharisees, Jesus did not mince words. He was straightforward in his response to them and their doctrine. During Jesus’ ministry he gave many names to the Pharisees. He called them a brood of vipers (who would want to spend time with them?!), evil, hypocrites, blind fools and guides. He told them that they didn’t know God, that they worshipped him in vain, and that the kingdom of God would be taken from them. Jesus exposed them for wanting to be seen and justified in the sight of men and that they caused people to be lost because of their teachings.
But woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye shut up the kingdom of heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves, neither suffer ye them that are entering to go in (meditation). Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye devour widows’ houses, and for a pretence make long prayer: therefore ye shall receive the greater damnation.
Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye compass sea and land to make one proselyte, and when he is made, ye make him twofold more the child of hell than yourselves. Woe unto you, ye blind guides, which say, Whosoever shall swear by the temple, it is nothing; but whosoever shall swear by the gold of the temple, he is a debtor! Ye fools and blind: whether is greater, the gold, or the temple that sanctifieth the gold? And, Whosoever shall swear by the altar, it is nothing; but whosoever sweareth by the gift that is upon it, he is guilty. Ye fools and blind: for whether is greater, the gift, or the altar that sanctifieth the gift?
Whoso therefore shall swear by the altar, sweareth by it, and by all things thereon. And whoso shall swear by the temple, sweareth by it, and by him that dwelleth therein. And he that shall swear by heaven, sweareth by the throne of God, and by him that sitteth thereon. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye pay tithe of mint and anise and cummin, and have omitted the weightier matters of the law, judgment, mercy, and faith: these ought ye to have done, and not to leave the other undone.
Ye blind guides, which strain at a gnat, and swallow a camel. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within they are full of extortion and excess. Thou blind Pharisee, cleanse first that which is within the cup and platter, that the outside of them may be clean also. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchres, which indeed appear beautiful outward, but are within full of dead mens bones, and of all uncleanness.
Even so ye also outwardly appear righteous unto men, but within ye are full of hypocrisy and iniquity. Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! because ye build the tombs of the prophets, and garnish the sepulchres of the righteous, And say, If we had been in the days of our fathers, we would not have been partakers with them in the blood of the prophets. Wherefore ye be witnesses unto yourselves, that ye are the children of them which killed the prophets. Fill ye up then the measure of your fathers. Ye serpents, ye generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” Matthew 23:13-33 (KJV-See also Luke 11.)
Why was Jesus so upset with these people? What had they done that so angered him? To answer these questions, one must study the remarks made against them. All will not be covered, but let’s touch on some.
In Matthew 5:20, Jesus makes a statement about the righteousness of the Pharisees: “For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven.” (KJV). What was wrong with the righteousness of the Pharisees? The answer is that they stood in their own righteousness and not God’s.
The Bible tells us that our righteousness is as filthy rags in the sight of God (Isaiah 64:6). Man cannot justify himself. No matter what good deeds he does, no matter how many rules he keeps, he cannot make himself righteous. Until he realizes the Divinity within himself (the true god within).
Examine a few verses dealing with the subject of righteousness. Deuteronomy 6:25 says: “And it shall be our righteousness, if we observe to do all these commandments before the Lord our God, as he hath commanded us” (KJV). By obeying the law and keeping the commandments one would then be considered righteous. There was a problem here in that it wasn’t necessarily an inward righteousness but rather one which was granted to them by obedience to the law. You could have been obedient in your outward actions, yet the condition of your heart could show differently.
This applies to some in todays churches who hold steadfast to doctrine which has been added to God’s Word. They refuse to break from the tradition of men. They bind heavy burdens on the people. They distort the beauty and truth of God’s Word and make serving God a hardship with long lists of rules to keep. Though they are shown that their rules and by-laws have no biblical foundation, they continue to embrace and teach them. They despise those who do not walk as they do. They barely fellowship with those not in their particular group. They change the attitudes of their converts from one of love to that of pride and self-righteousness and even fear.
They shun or judge those who do not follow the letter of their law. They refuse to see the harm they have caused. Surely the fences they’ve erected for years must remain so we may better keep God’s commandments. There is a desire for sacrifice and not mercy. Thus the spirit of Phariseeism continues. Christ himself taught, being “in the world but not of the world,” of living and dwelling in the physical world but attuning our innermost being to the currents of the spiritual realm, and if possible even using the physical and the intellectual as great cosmic stepping stones toward the spirit.
In short. these Phariseees are an enmity unto GOD, these gawd men with their fancy robes, funny fish head hats and smoking voodoo purses are a blight unto the earth and all free thinkers and people of wisdom and understanding. For they make you blind, they keep you from the truth, they are the blind leading the blind, and Jesus said stay away from these fools, just read the following verses and it will be clear, that Jesus was not fond of religion or the government system, he called them Vipers, and thats just what they are, yesterday, today and tomorrow.
Because of these Vipers, a thousand phantoms of traditional orthodox religious “teaching” were instantaneously dissolved in the sunshine of the intelligence that the Scriptural tomb of death is nothing more fearsome than the physical bodies we wear on earth, and that our bursting the bars of that tomb is nothing more insuperable than the mastery of a truly spiritual science. His three murderers were Caesars’ agent (the state), the Sanhedrin (the church), and the incited populace (the mob). Thus considered, CHiram becomes the higher nature of man and the murderers are ignorance, superstition, and fear.
Yes, Ignorance, superstition, and fear are three ruffians through whose agencies the Spirit of Good is murdered and a false kingdom, controlled by wrong thinking, wrong feeling, and wrong action, established in its stead. In the material universe evil appears ever victorious. The deadly enemies of universal education are ignorance, superstition, and fear, by which the human soul is held in bondage to the lowest part of its own constitution, and kept in bondage there, by religions of all ilks.
The arrant enemies of universal democracy have ever been the crown, the tiara, and the torch. Thus all the Sun Gods symbolize that ideal state of spiritual, intellectual, and physical emancipation which has ever been sacrificed upon the altar of human selfishness. When the mob governs, man is ruled by ignorance; when the church governs, he is ruled by superstition; and when the state governs, he is ruled by fear. Before men can live together in harmony and understanding, ignorance must be transmuted into wisdom, superstition into an illumined faith, and fear into love.
We must capitulate our selves unto the wisdom of the Christ, with profound understanding and take into account its truths. For the Logic of Christ dictates that we reject the the Antichrist`s system of this world… for as it is written: Come out of her, my people, lest you share in her sins, and lest you receive of her plagues. (Revelation 18:4)
The Religious Mind
Subjective rationalism can build very beautiful concepts, but that is not the Truth (Gnosis). Two people debating can speak wonders… What can reason do? Reason can do anything. With reason we can make a flea into a horse, or a horse into a flea. And then?
Reason can build wonders. If we listen to two people debating, one a Spiritualist and the other a Materialist, the Spiritualist would be able to expound any doctrine with a marvelous, extraordinary logic, and the Materialist, through antithesis, through opposition, would be able to create a beautiful analytical, logical, perfect theory. And what? Which of those two theories-both logical, both structured based on a rational dialectic-is the Truth? Reason covers everything! The psychological process of the one and the other can be very judicious, respectable, and whatever you will, but that is not the Truth. The Truth must be experienced, I repeat, as when one puts one’s finger into the fire and is burned.
Religions which have also supported slavery, discrimination against all kinds of people, as well as war and violence around the world, insist that everyone live and follow their way as truth, even if they have to make a law to enforce that. Let us not forget that the Ku Klux Klan is a Christian organization. Forcing others to believe and live as they do under social law is a return to the dark ages. Whatever you believe as truth, you believe, and as long as your belief does infringe on, or injure someone else, then it should be absolutely left alone, and you should be allowed to follow your own path.
Thus, the same, when it comes to discussions and polemics which have ruined many spiritual schools. When two individuals argue, what they have is pride and arrogance in their mind; both want to demonstrate their boasted superiority of what they call truth to one another, both have Satan enthroned in their mind. We must always respectfully express our concept and allow our listener the freedom to accept or reject our concept. Everybody is free to think as they please and we cannot exercise power over our neighbor’s mind, because that would be black magic. Intellectual discussion is luciferian and demonic.
We need to have the mind of a child in order to enter into the major mysteries (the revelations of christ). We need to be like children in our minds and hearts. We need to be perfect as our Father who is in heaven is perfect. The great mysteries (truths) are not achievable through vain intellectualisms; the major mysteries are achievable with the heart of a child. For disciples must make an inventory of their defects and thereafter meditate for two months on each defect, successively; in this manner they will eventually be finished with all their defects. Whosoever wants to finish with all of their defects at the same time, will not be able to finish off any of them.
This path is very difficult. Christ already stated it: “Among a thousand who seek me, one finds me. Among a thousand who find me, one follows me. And among a thousand who follow me, one is mine.” Bhagavad-Gita
For every step that we take in the development of our occult powers, we must take a thousand steps on the path of sanctity. Those who want to enter into the greater mysteries must abandon the animal-intellect. Animal-intellect is luciferic and demonic. The Great Masters have the mind of a child. We must live in great awe and tremble as if in the presence of God. We must terminate our intellectual pride. We must have the innocent and simple mind of an infant. We must not conceal crimes. Gnostics cannot simultaneously sit at a table of angels and at a table of demons; we have to define ourselves. For in this day and age, it is very dangerous to just simply follow someone. What is best is to seek the Inner Master (your god soul). The best thing is to follow our own “I Am.” Initiatic preparation is very rigorous. Our disciples must live alert and vigilant like a watchman in the time of war. Cleanse your minds; do not allow yourself to be deceived by the wicked. Know, brothers, that modern intellectualism is of the wicked.
Scientism of these times: “Even the wicked, whose coming is after the working of Satan with all power and signs and lying wonders…” airplanes, atomic bombs, false marvels in physiology, biology, medicine, chemistry, etc., all these miracles of science are false (are of the corruptible). Do not believe in those false miracles of the wicked. 2 Thessalonians, 2: 9.
“Let no man deceive you by any means: for that day (the day of the advent of Jesus Christ) shall not come, except there come a falling away first, and that man of sin be revealed, the son of perdition (this perverse humanity); Who opposeth and exalteth himself (the ego) above all that is called God, or that is worshipped; so that he as God sitteth in the temple of God, shewing himself that he is God” – 2 Thessalonians, 2: 3- 4.
Gnostic brothers and sisters, I advise you: do not believe (place your complete will and trust) in the miracles of the wicked; these are lying wonders. Modern scientists know nothing but mere illusory appearances. They do not know the human organism.
While in Jinn state, the human body can fly, can pass through a wall from one side to the other without the body or the wall getting hurt or dirty; it can also take the shape of plants, of rocks, animals, become small or large at will. For about our former assertions, the wicked, the scientists of the antichrist do not know anything, since they base their entire physiology, pathology, biology, etc. on false appearances and upon their false appearances they edify their science and perform their lying wonders. This is how their materialism opposes and exalts above all that is called God, or that which is worshipped, so that they as God can sit in the temple of God. But as for you, as a true disciple, when you Christify yourselves, you will know the true Divine Wisdom and power of God incarnate.
Wolf in Sheep`s Clothing
Multitudes of religious institutions, namely Protestants, Sevenday Adventists, Jehovah’s Witnesses, The Roman Catholic… etc., all of them study the Bible at the dead letter and exploit the Christ; they exploit the blood of the Martyr of Calvary. It so happens that since those wretched people do not know the secret doctrine of the “I Am,” they fall into the most terrible biblical misinterpretations, which are suitable only for Moliere (Jean Baptiste Poquelin 1622-1673) and his infantile cartoons.
Multitudes of organizations are filled with spiritualist intellectualisms. All these wretched people fornicate and are full of pride, fanaticism and fear. All those people exploit the Christ; some exploit Christ as good thieves and others as bad thieves. They all remained adoring the person of Jesus but rejected his doctrine, the secret doctrine of the “I Am.” It is stressful to state all of this, yet, it is the truth; it is as bad to talk when one must be silent as to be silent when one must talk. Indeed, this is why Sivananda stated that this path is full of dangers within and without. This is the path of the razor’s edge.
Thus, Christ has been a bountiful business for most all authorities, be it Religious and Non-Religious (those that have the occult knowledge and use it for their benifit), yes, bountiful, indeed for for these institutions, orders and sects. The greater part of occultist writers writes about what they have read; they repeat the theories of others like parrots. They speak about what they do not know. They say what they do not know. They explain things that they have never experienced. They are filled with intellectual pride, nevertheless, they cynically state, “I am a child. I have no pride. I am very simple, etc.” All these so call leaders, with all their watered down knowledge are ignorant and have know idea of what is Truth (Gnosis) and those with occult knowledge (givin that it is accurate) many are also ignorent and misleading, for they are people who love doing business with the Christ. They live off their business.
In this day and age the Masonic Lodge grants its degrees based on money and social status. Many sell initiations. Many are bestowed with initiations. Yet, all of this is exploitation and black magic. Authentic degrees and authentic white initiations are received in the consciousness. These initiatic ceremonies are performed within the superior worlds. Initiations are intimate realizations of the consciousness, which must not be revealed, or spoken about. No one can grant initiations to anyone. Initiation is attained through life itself. In this day and age, everybody wants to be a Master. Notwithstanding, we state that there is only one Master, this is the inner Christ, which enlightens every human being who comes into the world. Thus, only Christ is the Master. Only the resplendent “I Am” is the Master.
Therefore, all initiations of those Religious and Non-Religious Institutions, orders, sects, schools, and lodges that indoctrinate a watered down or misleading personification of Christ`s teaching are from the abyss.
” Not everyone who says to me, ‘Lord, Lord,’ will enter the kingdom of heaven, but only the one who does the will of my Father in heaven. On that day many will say to me, ‘Lord, Lord, did we not prophesy in your name, and cast out demons in your name, and do many deeds of power in your name?’ Then I will declare to them, ‘I never knew you; go away from me, you evildoers.’
” Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on rock. The rain fell, the floods came, and the winds blew and beat on that house, but it did not fall, because it had been founded on rock. And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand. The rain fell, and the floods came, and the winds blew and beat against that house, and it fell — and great was its fall! ” Now when Jesus had finished saying these things, the crowds were astounded at his teaching, for he taught them as one having authority, and not as their scribes. – Matthew 7:21-29
There are Antichrist sects where people end up believing that they speak in tongues; yes, their fanatic devotees and deciples believe that the Holy Spirit has entered into them. Nevertheless, they are only wretched victims of demonic entities who possess them. But he that is truly joined to the Holy Spirit must be necessarily pure and chaste, because every sin that a man does is without the body; but he that commits fornication sins against his own body. What? Do not you know that your body is the temple of the Holy Spirit which is in you! (1 Corinthians 6: 18, 19)
Those who resolve to lay the heavy cross of Initiation upon their shoulders will find themselves persecuted and even hated by those spiritualist devotees or deciples who live talking about initiation daily. Those Theosophists, Chanellers and Aquarian devotees, who hate and despise chastity and who defend their beloved fornication with the most refined philosophies are wolves dressed in sheep’s’ clothing. When sexual magic is spoken about to them, they immediately reject it because for them there is nothing better than to fornicate.
Once again, if one do not the will of Christ; It is then declare to them, ‘I never knew you; go away from me, you Hypocrites, Pharisees, whitened sepulchers, generation of vipers.” To the abyss with you! To the abyss! To the abyss!
Notwithstanding, in this century, all schools, organizations, lodges, religions and sects fell into the abyss and became schools of the Antichrist, who eat (fornicate) at Jezebel’s table and consume things (theories, intellectualism, etc.) sacrificed unto idols (Impressions of the mind). Some follow the good thief and others the bad thief; that is the truth. Thus, this is how crime is hidden within the incense of prayer. There exists a great deal of virtue within the wicked and a great deal of evil within the righteous. The saints have also committed a great deal of evil with their virtues. Verily, verily, I tell you Gnostic brethren, that when we do not know how to use virtues, we can cause harm to others with those virtues.
It seems to me that the only true Christians were (are?) the Gnostics, who believe in self-knowledge, i.e., becoming Christ themselves, reaching the Christ within. The Light is the Truth. All any of us are trying to do is precisely that: Turn on the Light… quote by John Lennon.
Therefore, if man wants to leave the abyss he must liberate his mind from all these cages. Therefor, with this understanding, embrace the teaching of The Christ and and deny The Antichrist, I emplor you one and all, Withdraw from all these dangers of the abyss, withdraw!
Unknown Faith in The AntiChrist
In the early stages of Christianity there were more options to the newly formed Christian Church than just Catholicism. There were branches of it that the Apostle Paul talks about in his epistles as ‘teaching something other than the true way.’ The way was what Christianity was called during the times of Peter, Paul, and John. There were not just the Catholics, Peter and Paul’s religion, but also what today is called Ebonite, Marcionism, Montanism, and Gnostic. These all posed as a threat to the Catholic way of Christianity.
Catholic vs. Gnostic: The largest one of the smaller branches was by far the Gnostics. They were far and away the largest Christian-based religion under the Catholics. The Gnostic Church based its religion on the love and teachings of Jesus trying to emphasize knowledge and learning about God , where the Catholics based theirs on faith, the resurrection, and obedience to God in a much more familiar way to the Jewish beliefs to begin with.
Seeing the Gnostics as a threat but unable to truly do anything about them for literally hundreds of years, the Catholics were faced with the much more imminent problem of the Roman Empire trying to do away with all of the Christian churches, mostly due to the fact that in the Roman Empire Caesar was considered God. If others believed in a God different to Caesar they would not be as obedient to the Empire and this could create pockets of resistance that would need military assistance to keep the peace.
For many of those years the early Christian religions would need to stay hidden or face the wrath of Caesar. We have all heard the stories of crucifixions, being fed to the lions, or beheadings. After the conversion of Emperor Constantine by his mother in 312 AD, he changed the official religion for the first time away from the old Caesar is God belief to the Christianity we know of. His mother was converted into Catholicism so as a mostly political move, Emperor Constantine changed the religion that they had not been able to get rid of for almost the last 300 years.
The Influence of the Council of Nicea: Finding that the new religion was also branched into different denominations that also disagreed on very major levels, he ordered the Council of Nicea to happen in 325 AD. What happened next was a political move. To make sure the two major denominations were represented, Constantine ordered 318 members to attend from both the Catholics and the Gnostics. The count was 306 Catholics and 12 Gnostics. The Catholics made all of the decisions and ordered the Gnostics, all of their members, and all of their sacred writings to be destroyed. Since the winners write the history books, and the Catholics now had the same army that had been killing them for hundreds of years now behind them, Gnosticisms faded off until today after archeological findings have brought their works back to life.
The Council of Nicea also decided much of the dogma of the Catholic religion (mother of other church denominations) that we still have to this day. With opposition out of the way it was much easier to get beliefs of Jesus as God incarnate and the belief of Hell passed into the doctrines we have today. This sacrilege can be viewed as misunderstood religion and is antichrist, a type of dumbing down to bring about a means to either control or destroy (the sheepeople spiritually) or both.
Moreover, misunderstood Religion is all based on weakness and laziness. It’s the throwing in of the towel on the mysteries of life. It’s saying, I can’t make head or tail out of any of this shit, so I’ll just go with what everyone is doing. If they’re all getting down on their knees, eating a cookie and believing it’s the body of Christ, then I will too. If they’re all wrapping themselves in leather thongs, covering their heads with beanies and UFO hats, and rocking back and forth, that’s what I’ll do.
If everybody else is bowing to Mecca six times a day, I guess that’s what I must do, too. This is the behavior of lemmings following other lemmings off the edge of the cliff (thus the same with mankind for this is the mind of the antichrist). There is absolutely no difference between praying to Jesus, praying to Jehovah, bowing to Mecca, or lighting incense to Krishna, than there is sieg heiling to Hitler, blindly following Pol Pot into the killing fields, or chopping up Tutsis with machetes. It’s all called thoughtless behavior. It’s part of our job as humans to think about and consider our place here on the planet and our position amongst all these other people. The second you abnegate this responsibility, you’ve fallen into an evil trap.
As the writer Harlan Ellison has said, “We’re all the same person under different skins,” and that’s truly a holy thought. All the religions on Earth want to point out is that we are all different, and we of our religion are better than those other unholy blasphemers. That’s evil. And that is what all religion at its core is all about. Us and them. We’re holy, they’re infidels. A word religions seem to really like, particularly the Jews is “tradition,” which is the handing down of beliefs or customs from one generation to the next. This is another form of acceptance without questioning (trusting in the antichrist rather than their inner god).
In II John 7, John wrote, “For many deceivers are entered into the world, who confess not that Jesus Christ is come in the flesh (christ the solar energy entering the body by means of meditation). This is a deceiver and an antichrist.”
About sixty years earlier, Christ had warned John and the other disciples, “Take heed that no man deceive you. For many shall come in My name, saying, I am Christ (pretending to preach or act by Christ’s authority) and shall deceive many” (including true Christians) (Matt. 24:4-5). Years later, the Apostle Paul warned of “false apostles” and “deceitful workers” (II Cor. 11:13-15) disguised as “ministers of righteousness,” who went about deceiving Christians into believing “another gospel” (Gal. 1:6-9; Acts 20:28-31).
These false teachers and false brethren (antichrists) were “tares” among “wheat” (Matt. 13:24-30, 36-42). They sounded sincere (seemed godly) but were far from being real Christians. These false Christians were hard to discern from real Christians, which made it easy for them to rise into leadership positions. From there, they infected the Church with false doctrines, deceiving the many.
“Where misunderstood religion has triumphed nations have fallen, lapsed into barbarism. Pseudo-philosophy, speculation, literary vagaries, scholastic subtleties, poetic fictions, allegorical mysteries, and falsehoods that endanger the brain and unbalance the reason, and a symmetrical use of the mental faculties resulting therefrom develop disease, insanity, and crime. (inquisition witch burning, and land acquisition).
As Karl Marx once said that “Religion is the opiate of the masses,” and he couldn’t have been more correct. Religion is a drug that encourages you to not think for yourself (depend on a misunderstood god for everything), and, in my very humble opinion, is much worse and far more deadly than heroin, pot, cocaine, and alcohol all put together. Misunderstood Religion is the insidious evil of our planet, it is also the cannon fodder (fuel) for the Antichrist mindset which plagues our world and the sooner people start to wake up to that the sooner we can get on to bigger, more important issues like peace and goodwill toward others.
Mankind believes its self too be most wise and powerful, it creates beliefs, doctrines and laws (potential dogmas with a hint of something fears) and expects others to comply with out question. I am not say that we have no need for such things, what is being emplied here is that mankind has been duped into relying and worshiping such things, thus taking it at face value and as law (this is antichrist).
For as it is said, “Look not lo here, nor lo there, for the kingdom of god (good) is WITHIN you” If this good kingdom is WITHIN you, then why do you seek outside of yourself? Buddha, Jesus, Krishna, the Upanishads, all teach that MEDITATION is the key, it is the lost word, it is the missing part, but few ever realize this fact. Where is the master? The master is latent WITHIN you, you needn’t seek anywhere else for him (for that would be antichrist to do so).
The words antichrist and antichrists occur only four times in the Bible, three times in the First Epistle of John and once in the Second Epistle of John. The verses treat antichrist as a term for ordinary men and women who oppose the message of the Christian Faith and indicate that antichrist sentiment was “already in the world.” The word is not capitalized in most translations of the Bible, including the original King James Version. However, the non capitalization of the word Antichrist, can be viewed as an underlined multiplicity of antichrists rather than just one, as opposed to big G in the name of God refers to the one superior and the little g for smaller lesser many gods.
1 John 2:18 says that “just as you heard that antichrist is coming, even now many antichrists have appeared,” referring to many antichrists present at the time and warning, according to different interpretations, either that this opposition will continue or that there is one Antichrist that is coming. If the later view is correct, the “many antichrists” belong to the same spirit (ways of the world) as that of the one Antichrist (a unified hive mind of the world`s people). John wrote that such antichrists (all the worlds systems) deny “that Jesus is the Christ”, “the Father and the Son”, and would “not confess Jesus came in the flesh.”
The Theologian, William Barclay, comments in the Daily Study Bible that “antichrist is not so much a person as a principle (force), the principle which is actively opposed to God (the inner god within all of mankind) and which may well be thought of as incarnating itself in those in every (ignorant and arrogant) generation who have seemed to be blatant opponents of God (the true inner nature of this enslaved humanity).”
But, alas, it is most unfortunate that humanity is unaware of its darker misfortune (that it is the antichrist) and that it is headed for an irreversible downward spiral into the abyss, thus missing the mark (having a lack of knowledge) intern denying the true nature of the Christ.
Indeed so many have forgotten the Christ, let alone knew (thru the act of meditation), because of this we perish; The Bible said it best in Hosea 4:6, My people are destroyed for lack of knowledge: because thou hast rejected knowledge, I will also reject thee, that thou shalt be no priest to me: seeing thou hast forgotten the law of thy God.
Inshort, it is unfortunate, that the sublime wisdom embodied in Greek myth and Bible allegory (along with so many others on this planet) is still uninterpreted by the mind of the West to this day will prove to be the weightiest indictment of ignorance that history will present against the Christian civilization of this age. Hardly less than laughable will appear to later times the spectacle of an age morally and spiritually dominated by the precepts of a Book the meaning of which was all the while uninterpreted and unknown.
The Bible and theology hold the truth of life, yet even their exponents do not themselves know what that truth is. Ecclesiasticism has the body of true wisdom, but can not even be persuaded that the body has a soul. It possesses the rich and mighty statements of truth, but surely has not the substance of it.
Going Beyond Belief
At the heart of every religion is the concept of the human being. After all, is this not the primary function of religion in the first place? The Gnostic religion is extremely private; it is best described as a solitude journey to the truth. There is no means by which one individual may tell another how it is that they may achieve the gnosis. While there are many different sects of Gnosticism, it is fairly agreeable that Gnosticism is intensely private, and these qualities are common throughout. The Gnostics’ view of the human being mirrors the duality found throughout the religion itself.
Part of the human being is produced by the false god (the demiurge) and part is produced by the light of the True God. Thus, human beings are essentially not the product of the material world itself. The human body is composed of both physical and psychic components, both of which are perishable. The spiritual component within each human is a fragment of the divine essence, this is the divine spark.
Humans are generally unaware of this divine spark. The ignorance is the cause of the demiurge and his archons. While they are intent on keeping humanity as “sleep walkers”, awakening from this is possible. However, the human must realize his or her enslavement to earthly things as their enslavement to the archons. Realization of this is not only the product of the individual’s desire for liberation but it is also an act of supernatural assistance. It has been said that whoever explores the human experience will discover the divine reality. To fully understand the gnostic view of the human being, it is interesting to read about psychologist Carl Jung’s personality theory and how he relates it to Gnosticism.
Not all humans are spiritual (called pneumatics) and are ready for the gnosis. Some humans are materialistic and are still bound to the earth (hyletics). Still others are living mainly in their psyche (psychics) and regard the demiurge as the True God and have literally no awareness of the spiritual world beyond matter and mind. Different sects of Gnosticism regard these types of humans in different ways, the most common and detailed classification is found in Valentinian Gnosticism.
All religious forms are manifestations of the great Cosmic Universal Infinite Religion latent in every atom of the Cosmos. There is Gnosis in the Buddhist doctrine, in the Tantric Buddhism from Tibet, in the Zen Buddhism from Japan, in the Ch’an Buddhism of China, in Sufism, in the Whirling Dervishes, in the Egyptian, Persian, Chaldean, Pythagorean, Greek, Aztec, Mayan, Inca, etc., wisdom.
The awakening of the consciousness is the very purpose of life. It is for this cause that every prophet, avatar, angel, buddha, or master ever appeared to humankind. From their lips emerged all of the world’s religions, and all with the purpose of indicating to those who sleep (such as you and me) that we need to awaken.
George Carlin`s take on Religion is as follows:
I gotta’ tell you the truth folks, I gotta’ tell you the truth. When it comes to bullshit, big time, major league bullshit, you have to stand in awe of the all time champion of false promises and exaggerated claims: religion. Think about it. Religion has actually convinced people, that there’s an invisible man living in the sky who watches everything you do, every minute of every day. And the invisible man has a special list of ten things he does not want you to do. And if you do any of these ten things, he has a special place full of fire and smoke and burning and torture and anguish where he will send you to live and suffer and burn and choke and scream and cry forever and ever until the end of time!
But he loves you.
He loves you, and he needs money! He always needs money! He’s all powerful, all perfect, all knowing and all wise, somehow, just can’t handle money. Religion takes in billions of dollars, they pay no taxes, and they always need a little more. Now, you talk about a good bullshit story… holy shit!!!
You see, like Mr Carlin, I think we have all seen and experienced enough of religion to be totally disillusioned with it. What it has contributed to the societies of the world, is war and violence, hate for one another, degrading of women, abuse of children and a total misunderstanding of the true nature of life and of ourselves as people of light. We fight and kill each other over stories that never happened but were written to convey a hidden truth that because of religion the world has totally missed. We have found that the Bible itself tells us that it does not mean what it says, and we also shared with you a newspaper article from Tel Aviv University in Israel saying that after hundreds and hundreds of years of deep investigation, they have reached the conclusion that the things stated in the Bible never happened. Of course we find the same thing in the New Testament.
There is absolutely no evidence out side of the Bible for the existence of Jesus or Joseph or Mary or just about anyone. There is no record of the miracles, there is no record of the crucifixion, there is no record of people getting out of graves or anything else. But there is a record of the Bible itself telling us not to take any of this literally.
There is record of the Bible itself telling us that all of this stuff, is parable, proverb, allegory and dark sayings. See – 2 Corinthians 3:6
Who also has made us able ministers of the new testament, not of the letter (belief) but of the spirit (an awakened consciousness) for the letter kills but the spirit gives life. Romans 2:29
But he is a Jew (one who denies self-ego) which is one inwardly and circumcision (true righteous change) is that of the heart, in the spirit (an awakened consciousness), not in the letter (belief). 2 Corinthians 3:15
But even unto this day when Moses is read, the veil is upon their heart Nevertheless when they shall turn to the Lord the veil shall be taken away. The Bible itself telling us that these things are not literal. They did not happen. They are mythological. They are symbolic of something else. When people read this ,their eyes are blinded. The truth is hidden and the only way one may understand what is meant by the scriptures is by turning to the Lord. That means shutting down the human intellect and turning on the celestial spirit which is within. The only way to do that is in what is called Meditation (the true form of what is called prayer).
God does not guide our lives other Humans Do… We contend with our religious groups that our lives are guided by God, but in reality our lives are guided by what others do and others think. Our feelings are predicated on the basis of what others do. Whether they be family members, or friends, or people who have authority over us through governments, we are creations of them, as others are creations of us.
The truth that makes men free is for the most part the truth which men prefer not to hear. It’s easier to BELIEVE, than to discover truths for yourself. So long as we remain attached to beliefs, theories, ideas, and in general all that is within the mind, we remain in darkness. Real Gnosis is knowledge acquired without thought or belief.
The sense of self that we have is an obstacle to finding real Gnosis.
The Buddhist Model
We can look at a Buddhist model of teachings in order to understand religions, and we would say that there are three primary forms of religion. In Sanskrit these are called “yanas.” Yana means “vehicle,” and a vehicle, like a car, is a technology that you use to get from one place to another: so too are the triyanas (three yanas), the three vehicles of the Dharma. And again, when I say Dharma, I don’t just mean eastern traditions, I mean all religion, because all teachings can be organized according to these three vehicles.
The first, of course, must be a foundational path, an introductory path, a teaching that can accommodate any person in order to provide them with the information they need to go further. So, what we would call a foundational path in the eastern traditions is called Shravakayana, from the word shravaka which means “hearer,” someone who hears, someone who listens, and yana means “vehicle.” The Shravakayana has been misnamed Hinayana. The term Hinayana is actually derogatory; it is inpolite. We should use the word Shravakayana or just call it the foundational path; this is much more respectful and indicates its true function.
The foundational path is that form of religion, that form of Dharma, which teaches to any person the very basics of spirituality, the very basics of how to understand the consciousness. In Buddhism, this includes things like the Four Noble Truths. The Four Noble Truths express the basis of life: that life is suffering. This is the first thing any spiritual aspirant must understand deeply, not just in the intellect, but by experience. To understand the nature of Karma, to understand the nature of suffering is the purpose of the foundational path. It is in this level of work that an aspirant is taught how to meditate, to concentrate, how to pray, how to self-observe, how to be aware, how to be mindful. But all of these things: mindfulness, self-observation, self-remembering, meditation, prayer, are all with one purpose: to comprehend the nature of suffering, to comprehend the nature of Karma.
Karma is a law which exists throughout time and space. If there were no Karma, there would be no existence. Because things do exist, we know there is Karma, because Karma simply says that everything has a cause. If there is an action, there is a consequence, and if there is a consequence, it was created by a cause, some action. So the Law of Action and Consequence is the whole point, the whole purpose of the studies of the foundational path. Not merely to study that intellectually, theoretically, but to find the causes of suffering in oneself; this is the purpose.
In our Gnostic tradition, we do this in many ways: by emphasizing the need to Self-observe, to analyze oneself, one’s own behavior, one’s own feelings, thoughts, and actions, and in doing so, to see the consequences of them. We seek to learn not just to observe mechanically, but to observe in order to gain comprehension, understanding, wisdom.
The understanding we seek is this: when we act, we create results. It is clear that at this moment we each do not understand this, because we continue to act in harmful ways. Each one of us, if we are sincere, if we sincerely analyze our own mind, we will find that probably within the last few hours we have had some quality or another that has arisen in our mind, which is harmful. It could be pride, it could be shame, it could be lust, it might be anger, it might be envy, or jealousy, or resentment, or fear, or gluttony, or greed; there is a multitude of qualities that can arise in our mind, which create suffering for us and for others.
If we truly understood that every thought we have has a consequence, if we really understood that every feeling that arises in your heart produces a result, do you really think we would persist in generating the feelings and thoughts that we have? Would we continue to be as we are if we really understood that when we feel anger towards another person we actually hurt them? We not perceive it physically, but what about psychologically? Even then, in Gnosis we study the nature of physical illnesses and their roots in psychological causes; some of our illnesses may have been stimulated by the negative feelings others have had towards us.
When we feel jealousy for another person, we hurt ourselves, and when we feel envy, we hurt everyone. When we feel pride, when we think from pride, when we act from pride, we harm. Therefore it is necessary for everyone to constantly analyze the mind, from moment to moment, to always watch the mind.
It is the mind, or in other words the ego, which has trapped our consciousness, our own light, in darkness, and causes us to see things in the wrong way. We then believe that our sense of self is real, that our sense, our feeling of pride is real and we want to feed it. We want to feel better about ourselves by getting an admirable job, by having an admirable role in life, by having money or status, by getting something that someone else has that we want, which is covetousness, but pride is in the root of these things. Perhaps we just have fear, fear of poverty, fear of loneliness, fear of rejection, so we act in order to satisfy those sensations: physical sensations, emotional sensations, and intellectual sensations. All that activity creates Karma.
Every time we act from pride, we think from pride, we feel and indulge in the sensations of pride, we create suffering, we create Karma. Therefore this foundational path has been expressed universally in all times and places, and this is why all the great religions emphasize moral purity, sanctity, the need to eliminate negative emotions. The phrase “negative emotions” does not just mean anger, or lust, or hate, it also means pride, which often feels very good. It also means gluttony, which always seeks to feel good. It also means lust, which always seeks to feel good. These are negative emotions: they are qualities of emotional energy, which vibrate in the Astral Body, which are negative, which are harmful.
So we see in any religion an emphasis on the need to change our psychology, to understand the Law of Action and Consequence. As the Bible says, “Every man will reap what he sows” – in other words, as you act you will receive; according to your actions you are given what you deserve. When we really comprehend that, we can start to become ready for the next level of instruction.
Change can begin when we really see, consciously comprehend, how our own ego creates Karma, how our own pride can make not only us suffer, but the ones we love suffer. As an example, we can observe any parent who loves their child, loves with a kind of love that is beyond just the intellect; it is even beyond description in many ways. There is a love there that is so deep; but if that parent listens to their pride and begins to teach their child in accordance with their pride, they may push their child to develop itself in a way that is against the child’s own nature. For example, many parents, in order to feel good about themselves, to feel that they have done a good job as a parent, want their children to be rich, not for the benefit of the child, but for their own pride; or they want their child to be a doctor or a politician. So there is a mixture: there is the love for the child, but there is also that ego, which wants to see it’s own reflection, to be see itself as beautiful. This is an illusion and it is a root of suffering. We do this in many ways: we may have good intentions, but it is the results which speak. We may mean well, but if we create suffering, we accrue karmic debts.
But the one who takes this science, this Dharma, seriously, recognizes that in any situation in life something new can be created, some new quality is there ready to emerge. But it can only happen if we know how to do it; all religions emphasize this: it is called love, it is called compassion. That love the parent has for the child demonstrates a potential quality that we can develop. When the parent renounces their own desires and instead provides for the true needs of the child – even when those needs contradict the desires of the parent – then we see the beginning of a very special kind of active love. In Sanskrit, it is called Bodhichitta. As I mentioned, bodhi means “wisdom,” “intelligence,” “understanding,” and chitta means “mind.” When the bodhi, the understanding, the wisdom, the intelligence, perceives a cause of suffering and we respond with conscious, selfless action, then bodhi can be born in our own mind, that is Bodhichitta, that is “awakened mind,” “intelligence,” “understanding,” “wisdom.”
That birth – even the aspiration to give birth to selfless love and compassion for others – is the beginning of the next stage of the Dharma, or the next major form of religions. We would call this the greater path, or greater vehicle. And in Sanskrit it is called Mahayana. Maha means “great” and yana means “vehicle” or “path.” So the first distinguishing characteristic of Mahayana teachings is compassion, conscious love: Bodhichitta. The second differentiating factor of any teaching, which can be grouped as a greater vehicle, is the direct experience of Emptiness, of Shunyata, the Absolute. These two factors, these two aspects go hand in hand with each other.
Without a strong, experiential understanding of the nature of Emptiness, then compassion will remain weak… why? Real compassion, real love, Bodhichitta, is that awakened mind, the wisdom mind, that intelligence. But that wisdom, the bodhi, is the light of this Solar Logos, the Supernal Triangle: Kether, Chokmah, Binah. That is the Ray of Creation; but that light emerges from the Absolute (Emptiness) because of love. The essence of Bodhichitta is the love that Christ has for suffering creatures. That love emerges from the vast Absolute, the Emptiness, in which there is no self, there is no I, there is no ego, there is no suffering. The Absolute is beyond suffering; it is pure absolute happiness. From that point of view, a being who has merged with that light, who knows the absolute cognizance of existence, perceives suffering creatures and feels tremendous love and concern for all the suffering entities, which are below in the mud, in the muck. That creature, that intelligence, that being, can only have that compassionate point of view because that being understands the Emptiness of self-nature. The beings who are stuck in suffering, suffer, because they mistakenly believe that the “I” is real. They believe their desires can be satisfied.
Each one of us mistakenly believes that the sense of self we have is real (the self is like demons that torment you day and night, through your ego which bring pain because of desire). But if we learn to meditate, if we learn to observe ourselves, if we learn how to utilize the consciousness, we can have the direct experience of the Emptiness of that self.
The ego of pride that gives us our sense of self actually does not exist: it is an illusion, it is false, it is a lie, but we believe it is real. The only reason it is sustained there is because it has our energy trapped in it. The goal of the meditator is to break that vessel, the ego, to free the consciousness and thus free themselves of Karma, of suffering. That comes through (1) comprehension of suffering that we learn from the foundational vehicle, and it comes through (2) the compassion we learn from the greater vehicle, knowing that we have within ourselves root causes, which cause others to suffer. That compassion, born of the regret that we are hurting others, gives tremendous inspiration to change. But that inspiration to change, the motivation, is fed the more we understand the nature of the Emptiness of the self, because then we can see that not only are we mistaken in our sense of self, but so are others. Thus arises the longing to help them.
Within this context of any Mahayana teachings (of any religion), the student has to be acquiring experiential knowledge of these truths: to experience them, to know them personally; this is not intellectual, it is not a belief, it is a matter of personal, conscious knowledge. The one who really comprehends the terror of Karma, the true power of the Law of Action and Consequence, which is being fed and sustained by our own ego, begins to realize they need a faster way. Moving slowly from lifetime to lifetime, there is so much danger, because that sense of “I” is so hypnotic, that sense of self is so fascinating that we have a very difficult time staying on top of it.
In Gnosis, we understand that we have within us what we call the “Essence.” In Zen, they call this “buddhata.” In traditional Buddhism, it is called “tathagatagarbha,” which means “the seed or the embryo of the awakened one”: the Buddha-nature, in other words. This Buddha-nature is our own consciousness, which is an embryo, a seed that has within itself the potential to become a Buddha. It can become fully awake, beyond suffering, but it has to be grown. Unfortunately, it is trapped in the “I,” this false sense of self. It is the consciousness itself, our own consciousness, but that consciousness is very small, like a baby, and is not well developed. And unfortunately, 97% of it is trapped in the ego, in all those discursive elements like pride, lust, envy, anger, greed…
We need to free the Essence, to extract it from the ego. This is why we need to meditate, to learn how to work with the consciousness, to separate ourselves from the false sense of self, and experience the truth of the nature of mind. That nature is called Clear Light in Tantric Buddhism. The Clear Light is consciousness unmodified, unfiltered, pure, in its original state. All the Buddhists state that the original nature of mind is pure, clear, empty, and open, and without self-nature. And Samael Aun Weor stated the same thing: the mind in its natural state is pure and calm like a lake, and it can reflect all the contents of the universe. There is no self in that. There is consciousness, there is true individuality, there is an individual, but it is not self in the way we think of self. It is a kind of self-nature that is beyond self; it is beyond this limited cage that we suffer within.
The need to free the Essence, the consciousness, becomes very strong in the one who really comprehends Karma, and the one who is generating a lot of compassion from their understanding of Karma. They begin to realize they need a faster means, something more effective, more penetrating, deeper, to more quickly eradicate the causes of suffering, so that they will stop making other people suffer and stop making themselves suffer. That secret path, that higher path has many names, but it is what we would call the “esoteric” side of the teaching.
Christianity has an esoteric tradition, which is now mostly forgotten. In Buddhism, it has been well preserved in Tibet, and in some other countries. It is known by many names. One such name is Vajrayana: vajra means “diamond,” “indestructible.” So it is the Diamond Path, the Diamond Vehicle, the Indestructible Vehicle. And vajra also means “thunderbolt, lightning.” Indra, the God of Hinduism, uses a vajra as his weapon, just like Zeus or Jupiter. The symbol of Vajrayana is a thunderbolt, and you may see Lamas, like the Dalai Lama, who use a vajra in one hand and a bell in the other, and these symbolize method and wisdom, two complementary aspects of practice, which advance the development of Bodhichitta. Vajra also indicates a phallus, the sexual organ, because that is the creative force, creative energy, a very active energy that the practitioner needs to harness in order to eliminate the causes of suffering.
Vajrayana is a Tantric teaching; it is Tantrism. And tantra, meaning “continuum,” or “stream,” or “flow,” is that science where the energy of the vajra is harnessed and utilized. So, Vajrayana can also be called Tantrayana, the “vehicle of the continuum.” Vajrayana can also be called Mantrayana, mantra is a sacred word, a word of power. So, the way the Tibetans translate Mantrayana is very interesting. In the works of Tsong Khapa (who was an incarnation of the Buddha Shakyamuni) he calls Mantrayana “the vehicle of the secret word,” and if you know anything about Masonry or western occultism, you know that the lost word, the secret word, is very significant. So the same tradition exists in the east.
This vehicle of Vajrayana, Tantrayana, Mantrayana, is all one thing, it is a science of transforming energy. A mantra, a word, is a vibration. A vajra is an energy. Tantra is a stream of energy. So in each of these titles we are pointing to the same essential foundation.
In traditional Buddhism, Vajrayana is organized in different schools, in different groups, but generally there are four classes of Tantrism in ascending order.
The one who enters into the Vajrayana teachings, the Diamond Path, does so motivated by Bodhichitta, by compassion. This is a very important thing to think about. The one who is really given the secrets, the science, the wisdom of this higher aspect, is given them because their compassion for others has developed to the point that they need it. Unfortunately, in these times, all the students, especially in the west, want to enter immediately into the Vajrayana teachings, thus as soon as they hear of Buddhism they immediately want the highest Tantra, they want to skip everything before that and immediately receive all the secret, high aspects of a teaching. Do you know what we call that? We call it pride. And it is unfortunate. It is understandable: in their way, people that have that intention, that motivation, that desire, and want to transform themselves. This is a good thing, but that ambition needs to be tempered with realism. We need to be realistic. The stages of the path are presented with good purpose.
Many people are intelligent, scholarly and knowledgeable BUT very few are “knowers”
Beware of the man whose God is in the skies… for when Religion ruled the world they called it the Dark Ages, Understand that one must reject the World systems and Religious systems that are Antichrist too embody The Christ (gnosis)… We can easily forgive a child who is afraid of the dark; the real tragedy of life is when men are afraid of the light. – Plato, This is something too really think about, For ” We are the Ones we`ve been Waiting for too Save Us “… With that Understanding, Let the Awakening begin…
I say unto you seeker … You do not have to believe me; In fact do not believe me: Find out the truth of these things for yourself. For then and only then, will you see God face to face !