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Brightness of the Sun Brings Enlightenment

“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. Continue reading “Brightness of the Sun Brings Enlightenment”

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Seven Worlds, Seven Dimensions

“THE SPARK HANGS FROM THE FLAME BY THE FINEST THREAD OF FOHAT. IT JOURNEYS THROUGH THE SEVEN WORLDS OR MAYA. IT STOPS IN THE FIRST (kingdom), AND IS A METAL AND A STONE; IT PASSES INTO THE SECOND (kingdom), AND BEHOLD – A PLANT; THE PLANT WHIRLS THROUGH SEVEN FORMS AND BECOMES A SACRED ANIMAL; (the first shadow of the physical man).

“FROM THE COMBINED ATTRIBUTES OF THESE, MANU (man), THE THINKER, IS FORMED.

“WHO FORMS HIM? THE SEVEN LIVES; AND THE ONE LIFE. WHO COMPLETES HIM? THE FIVEFOLD LHA. AND WHO PERFECTS THE LAST BODY? FISH, SIN AND SOMA (the moon).

“The phrase ‘through the seven Worlds of Maya’ refers to the seven globes of the planetary chain and the seven rounds, or the 49 stations of active existence that are before the ‘Spark’ or Monad, at the beginning of every ‘Great Life-Cycle’ or Manvantara. The ‘thread of Fohar’ is the thread of life.

“This relates to the greatest problem of philosophy – the physical an substantial nature of life. …

“’Life, like a dome of many-colored glass, stains the white radiance of Eternity’ – yet it is itself part and parcel of that Eternity, for life alone can understand life.

“What is that ‘Spark’ which ‘hangs from the flame?’ It is JIVA, the MONAD.” ~H. P. Blavatsky (upper case section quoted by her from The Secret Doctrine)

Through the Seven Worlds

While the rising of life through the seven kingdoms described in the quote may be accurate for the physical realm, it is not so for the spiritual. In the spiritual realm, at least since the Great Fall, it moves in the opposite direction. That is not the way it should be, but that is how it is. And frankly, I think if it is so in the spiritual realm, it is probably how it really happens in the physical one also.

The scientists of today generally agree with this description of how life progressed from the nonliving (stone and metal) to plants, animals, and finally man. Nonetheless, they have it wrong, especially when you consider the spiritual side of it.

Think of it this way. If you start out with a big batch of dough and a big batch of cherries, you make seven cherry pies, you cut each pie into quarters, then each quarter into two slices, which came first? Surely not the individual slices. Two slices didn’t become a quarter, four quarters a pie, etc. it happened the other way around. The same with those seven worlds. Continue reading “Seven Worlds, Seven Dimensions”

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Divine Man and Woman Must be Awakened

“O people of the earth, man born and made of the elements, but with the spirit of the Divine Man within you, rise from your sleep and ignorance! Be sober and thoughtful. Realize that your home is not in the earth but in the Light. Why have you delivered yourselves over unto death, having power to partake of immortality? Repent, and change your minds. Depart from the dark light and forsake corruption forever. Prepare yourselves to climb through the Seven Rings and to blend your souls with the eternal Light. …

“The sleep of the body is the sober watchfulness of the mind and the shutting of my eyes reveals the true Light. My silence is filled with budding life and hope, and is full of good. My words are the blossoms of fruit of the tree of my soul. For this is the faithful account of what I received from my true Mind, that is Poimanders, the Great Dragon, the Lord of the Word, through whom I became inspired by God with the Truth. … I give blessings unto God the Father, the Life and the Light, and the Eternal Good.” ~Hermes

Divine Man in a Hypnotic Trance

Some people think that man is always a Divine Being, but he isn’t. Material Man, Physical Man, is a product of the Great Fall, a creation of the Demiurge, and therefore not Divine. Only Man’s spirit and soul are divine, not his body and mind. But this Divine Spirit is asleep, in a hypnotic trance of a sort when we come into the world of matter. It isn’t truly functional here until it is awakened and made conscious. This is the true meaning of a spiritual awakening. Simply recognizing that materialism is a failed paradigm and there is more to life than having a job and making money is a good first step, but that alone isn’t what the ancient masters meant by being awakened. Only bringing the Divine Spirit and Soul into consciousness is a real spiritual awakening. We awaken those spiritual faculties with the use of Spiritual Light, Divine Light that comes from God. That Divine Light reaches Divine Man through the Spiritual Sun which acts as a portal between heaven and earth.

Be Sober and Thoughtful

Hermes is not advising the student to stop drinking. He means “sober” in the sense of taking life and his duties as a spiritual student seriously. Those who enter into spiritual studies with a lackadaisical attitude will rarely achieve much and many teachers will turn such students away as they don’t wish to waste their valuable time with them. So if you make a decision to study spiritual growth and development, take is serious, or you will likely be wasting your own time as well as that of any teacher you are working with. Divine Man is not a joke, you shouldn’t be either. To awaken your inner Divine Man (or Woman), you have to take the concept seriously. Continue reading “Divine Man and Woman Must be Awakened”

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Shining Immortal Being Eating Spiritual Honey

“This earth is (like) honey to all beings, and all beings are (like) honey to this earth. (The same with) the shining immortal being who is in this earth, and the shining, immortal, corporeal being in the body. (These four) are but this Self. This (Self-knowledge) is (the means of) immortality; this (underlying unity) is Brahman; this (knowledge of Brahman) is (the means of becoming) all. This water is (like) honey to all beings, and all beings are (like) honey to this water. (The same with) the shining immortal being who is in this water, and the shining, immortal being identified with the seed in the body. (These four) are but this Self. This (Self-knowledge) is (the means of) immortality; this (underlying unity) is Brahman; this (knowledge of Brahman) is (the means of becoming) all. This fire is (like) honey to all beings, and all beings are (like) honey to this fire. (The same with) the shining immortal being who is in this fire, and the shining, immortal being identified with the organ of speech in the body. (These four) are but this Self. This (Self-knowledge) is (the means of) immortality; this (underlying unity) is Brahman; this (knowledge of Brahman) is (the means of becoming) all. … This sun is (like) honey to all beings, and all beings are (like) honey to this sun. (The same with) the shining immortal being who is in this sun, and the shining, immortal being identified with the eye in the body. (These four) are but this Self. This (Self-knowledge) is (the means of) immortality; this (underlying unity) is Brahman; this (knowledge of Brahman) is (the means of becoming) all.” ~Brihadaranyaka Upanishad

Earth Honey

While the anti-sugar types of today would disagree, the ancients often say honey as an ideal food. It not only provided vitamins and energy but according to something I recently read, it is the only food that never spoils. Honey doesn’t rot, grow moldy, or get fungus in it. It has actually been added to other foods to help preserve them. So whether you agree or not, many of the ancients did consider it an ideal food. And much like bread, references to it in scripture of various faiths are often allegorical rather than literal.

Shining Immortal Being

The Shining Immortal being, this Upanishad says, is in the earth and in the body. That doesn’t mean it is the body. It doesn’t mean it is a physical thing. The Shining Immortal Being is the Divine Soul that is often considered to dwell inside the body, or sometimes more specifically within the heart. While it is fine to think of the Divine Soul that way, we must also remember that this Soul is spirit, and therefore not confined by the laws and boundaries of space and time. Continue reading “Shining Immortal Being Eating Spiritual Honey”

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