“According to the measure in which the air is irradiated by the brightness of the sun, so too the heat increases and brings al things to fruitfulness. When our reason and understanding are so enlightened, that they can recognize and distinguish Divine Truth, then the will, that is, the power of love, grows hotter and streams forth in abundant loyalty and love towards all men in common. For this gift, through the knowledge of truth which is imparted to us in its light, establishes in us a wide stretching love toward all in common. Now the most simple are also the most tranquil, and have the most peace to themselves; and are the most deeply immersed in God; and are most enlightened in understanding, and most fruitful in good works, and in outflowing love towards all in common. And they are hindered least, for they are most like unto God; for God is simplicity in His Being, clarity in His understanding, and outflowing and universal love in His works. And the more you are like unto God in these three things, so much the more closely are we united with Him. Fr this reason we must remain simple in our ground, and must apprehend all things by means of enlightened reason, and … universal love.” ~John of Ruysbroeck
Brightness of the Sun
When we speak of the brightness of the sun, we have to understand that there are two suns. There is the material sun and the Spiritual Sun. When a spiritual teacher, spiritual master, or guru speaks of the sun, it is most likely the Spiritual Sun that is meant. There are two reasons why they didn’t just say that. One is that they don’t want the uninitiated to understand as such power can be very dangerous in the hands of such people. Two, they didn’t want the authorities to know what they were talking about as it might be considered heresy.
Heat Brings Fruitfulness
Actually, it isn’t the heat that brings fruitfulness (growth), but the light. The heat of the sun is certainly necessary for physical life on Earth, but it is the light of the sun that is important for growth of knowledge and consciousness. And it is the Light of the Spiritual Sun that is important for spiritual growth, and spiritual Knowledge (Gnosis). This true Brightness of the Sun awakens the spiritual faculties in us and provides the energy needed to rise to higher and higher levels of consciousness. It is also this Spiritual Brightness of the Sun that is slowly transforming the material world back into a spiritual world, as it was intended to be from the beginning. And it isn’t just our sun doing this. The brightness of the Sun is shared with all suns, all stars, and they are all helping transform the fallen universe of matter. Most of the beings and things in this universe will have no say in it. Man is different. We can embrace this change, and help it happen, by taking in the spiritual brightness of the sun, or we can resist it and cling to materialism. Those who cling to materialism will soon be lost as the world they are clinging to ceases to exist. Make the smart choice and embrace the change.
The brightness of the sun can help us tell truth from fiction, especially divine truth from spiritual nonsense. Most people rely on priests or preachers to tell them what is spiritual truth and what isn’t. Others, who laugh at those religiously gullible people, will listen to self-declared spiritual gurus and teachers instead, even though they have no more proof of what they are teaching than do the priests. But with the Light of the spiritual sun, we can develop a fully conscious soul that knows truth from fiction, especially divine truth from falsehood.
Knowledge of Truth in Light
The knowledge of truth is indeed found in light. The brightness of the sun carries that light. The modern science of Quantum Physics has found that light carries information. It logically follows that if physical light carries information, so does spiritual light. So truth and knowledge of spiritual things are found in the light of the Spiritual Sun. So if you truly seek enlightenment and spiritual growth, turn to the brightness of the sun, especially the Spiritual Sun.