“The great university will be divided into grades, admission to which will be through preliminary tests or initiations. Here mankind will be instructed in the most sacred, the most secret, and the most enduring of all Mysteries—Symbolism. The initiate will be taught that every visible object, every abstract thought, every emotional reaction is but the symbol of an eternal principle. Here mankind will learn that Chiram (Truth) lies buried in every atom of Cosmos; that every form is a symbol and every symbol the tomb of an eternal verity. Through education—spiritual, mental, moral, and physical—man will learn to release living truths from their lifeless coverings.
“The perfect government of the earth must be patterned after the divine government by which the universe is ordered. In that day when perfect order is reestablished, … men will no longer seek for happiness, for they shall find it welling up within themselves. … Then shall sages sit upon the seats of the mighty and the gods walk with men.” ~Manly P Hall
The Great University
This university will have a spiritual orientation rather than a material one. It will be a university that meets the original definition of that word, which is a school that teaches universal truth. It will be controlled by spiritual masters rather than politicians and corporate leaders. They will not have the task of turning people into compliant workers, but of helping them awaken their creative spiritual powers. It will help lead them on the path, but it will not walk it for them. Each of us must eventually walk the True Path himself. The True Path, not one we make up ourselves in our own limited mind.
Truth does lie hidden in every atom, in every beam of light. Truth is often right in front of us. But symbols hide its true meaning. The allegory in the Bible,
the Upanishads, and other sacred writings. The symbolism in objects, such as the monstrance found in many Christian churches. They use it but don’t realize that it is a symbol of the spiritual sun.
Foolish people laugh at the incredible tales found in the Bible, thinking they are meant to be taken literally. They don’t understand that it doesn’t matter one way or the others if these tales are literally true or not. The symbolism hidden within those tales is what matters. Much like the symbolism hid within all great myths such as the myth of the Hero, which I covered in a recent post.
Most of all, though, virtually everything in the realm of matter is a symbol. That is because matter is temporary, not real. Therefore, it must symbolize something real that is generating it, or that it was generated from. It is our job to learn to see beyond the symbols to the reality they represent. The great university will help us understand those symbols and allegories.
A number of seers and spiritual teachers have said that the government of the future will be different and based on divine principles. It won’t be a government run by religious leaders as some countries have today. It will, however, have religious and spiritual leaders as advisers. They won’t just have token input into the government, but will have considerable say over how things are done. This will be a government of God But at the same time, it will be a true government of the people. It will not be possible for this government to be controlled by corporations or the super-wealthy. In fact, corporations won’t even want to any more because they will also start operating under divine principles.