“Please have mercy on us, generous ruler. The messenger of the father heals souls, draws joy in all of us, and carries away sorrow. Lofty and limitless, where darkness never comes, all the monasteries and the dwelling places are great in beauty, for they are happy in the light and know no pain. Those who enter remain forever. No blow or torture ever reaches them. The clothing they wear no one made by hand. They shine with light, and no ants crawl in them. The green wreathes on their heads never lose color. Their bodies are unfamiliar with dead weight and don’t droop. Their limbs are not paralyzed. Heavy sleep never overtakes their souls, and deceptive dreams and delusions are unknown among them. In that land hunger and anguish are not known. There is no thirst. The waters of all its lakes give out a wondrous fragrance everywhere. No one knows floods and drowning. Their walk is quicker by far than lightning. In their bodies there is no sickness. The actions of all the dark powers leave them completely alone. Fear and horror do not live in those lands, nor does destruction. The trees don’t shake down their fruit. Decay is foreign to their fruit. Within and outdoors it is replete with brilliance, the gardens aromatic and no stray bricks or thorns. Those who ascend to those precincts and have knowledge will extol his manifestation.” ~Parthian Songs
While it is not an unreasonable thing to say that the messenger of God heals souls, I think it is more accurate to say that he awakens souls. That is to say, he helps us awaken our own souls when we are ready to do so. If we are not ready, to try teaching us how would be a pointless waste of time.
The soul cannot be injured. It cannot be diseased. But it can be dormant and is when we are born into the material world. Why is uncertain, but probably because being sent spiraling down into matter is a traumatic experience. The soul is protected from too much trauma by being in a dormant state, similar to a coma when we fall to Earth.
Joy and Sorrow
The messenger does bring us joy and alleviate sorrow. Those are things of the mind, however, not the soul. By giving us hope, hope in a future world, our sorrow is relieved. By letting us glimpse the truth of the afterlife, we are given joy. Those glimpses often reach only the subconscious mind, yet that is enough to have an effect.
Dwelling Place of Beauty in Spiritual Dimensions
The quote makes it sound like these dwelling places for advanced spiritual people are monasteries in the physical world. While such monasteries may be as close as you can get to such a thing in the physical world, I think the song is referring to something beyond the physical.
The song says this dwelling place is full of beauty. From that alone, it could be a place in the material world. But it goes on to say those who dwell there are happy, in the light, and know no pain. There are no places in the physical realm that meets all of those conditions, all of the time. Only the spiritual dimensions can meet all of those conditions.
We are then told that those who dwell there stay forever. That is definitely not a place of matter. All matter is temporary. All worlds made of matter are temporary. You cannot stay forever in a place that is temporary.
While it is possible, at least from our point of view, for a physical place to have great beauty, it is never as great as that found in spiritual realms. While it is possible to be happy in the physical world, it pales in comparison to the happiness of the spirit and souls in the spiritual dimensions.
Clothed in Light
The clothing worn in this place is, according to the quote, not made by hand. That is a way of saying it is not cloth of matter that such clothing is made from. Spirits are clothed in light. It is not really clothing in the usual sense at all. It is an integral part of what they are. Their bodies are “unfamiliar with dead weight” because spirits have no weight. In spiritual dimensions, we occupy no space, no time. Those things don’t exist there. So you have no weight. You never need to diet! If you wish to change your appearance, you simply think about it.
Dark Powers Leave Them
The dark powers (devils, demons) operate in the realm of matter only. They can only function in the lower four dimensions. They cannot enter the higher spiritual dimensions. They have no control over being in those higher dimensions.
Visiting Spiritual Dimensions
These spiritual dimensions sound so good, it makes some want to go their immediately. There are those who even contemplate suicide so they leave the troubles of this realm, and move up to spiritual dimensions. To do that would be a great mistake. Not because suicide is such a great error, but because premature death is. If we want to go to spiritual dimensions after physical death, we have to prepare for it while still here. We have to live a spiritual life. We have to practice the techniques that allow us to send our soul up into those higher dimensions and bring some of that light and knowledge back with us. Bringing light into the physical world will help transform it. The physical realm is an error that must be corrected. We need to help the higher beings that dwell in spiritual dimensions to do that. Eventually, the physical dimension will become spirit again and become part of the spiritual dimensions as it was before the Great Fall. Then we can all live in beauty, happiness, and without pain.