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Intelligent Nature and Suffering Humanity

“Suffering indicates that one has come into conflict with the Laws of Intelligent Nature. The one who does not attain Divine Wisdom suffers.

“The lack of understanding of the wholeness of life is the source of suffering. Those who would like to free themselves of suffering need to change the direction of their movement. In order to achieve this, one needs to be courageous and resolute. When someone commits a crime, sufferings knocks at the dor and forces that person to begin thinking.

“God has created a harmonious world, and the existing suffering in this world is the result of human actions. At first, Nature tries to teach us with gentleness, and if we do not understand, the storm comes. Nature manifests herself to be like us. She conforms to us, and then we understand her language.

“The good gardener prunes the cultivated trees, leaving the wild ones to grow untouched. For how long? Until their turn comes to be pruned. When a sheep is slaughtered, the other sheep stand by and watch, but the same thing will happen to them. Their turn has not yet come. To the one who has endured suffering to the end, suffering will come no more.” ~Biensa Douno

Laws of Nature

There are three levels of law that humanity has to deal with. The highest level is that of God’s Divine law. The lowest is of manmade laws. In between those two falls the laws of Nature. Those laws are not the same as the Divine Law of God, but the laws of Nature, unlike those of Man, never violate the Law of God. Intelligent Nature is not a fantasy for children and commercials, it is real. All things are part of the One Consciousness, therefore all have some degree of intelligence. Nature gets much of its intelligence from the minds of humans, so it should not be surprising that sometimes intelligent nature gets angry and punishes us.

Suffering

Douno says those who have not attained Divine Wisdom suffer. There are two reasons for him to say this. One is that the awakened person isn’t so easily affected by the world of illusion around him, so is less likely to suffer. But even the most advanced spiritual adepts may get a disease or be injured so they may suffer some, but far less than the average person. Second, suffering is often a way to get the stubborn to partially awaken and start moving in the direction of complete spiritual awakening. It is, in some cases, why certain disasters happen in this world. The silver lining of the disasters is that it helps some become aware of what reality is and what illusion is. Continue reading “Intelligent Nature and Suffering Humanity”

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A Man is Polite, Impartial, A Gentleman

“A man is silent and calm; he stands steady like a rock amidst the tumult of raging waters. He bears himself patiently before the temper of a wrathful man and control himself in the presence of a fool. His decisions are made clearly and without undue haste. He is prepared for whatever may befall, his reckoning embraces both success and failure.

“A man judges all men equally by one standard and expects each to act according to his capacity. He is prepared to meet strength with strength. He does not shirk the issue with violent men, nor does he suppress his wrath when the cause is just.

“A man safeguards his reputation and challenges those who would steal it from him. He is prudent and wary, he is not easily beguiled. He weighs all things in his mind and concludes all things by reasoning.

“A man receives the stranger with hospitality and politeness. He gives generously to the needy and eases the burden of the heavy-laden. He is cheerful under difficulties, and his face is never sullen or mean.

“A man is impartial in his dealings. He is fair and just to all men.” ~The Kolbrin Bible (Man:9:2-12)

A Man is Silent and Calm

First, we have to understand that the author of this short section of the Kolbrin Bible is talking about his concept of the ideal man, not the average or typical man. He is saying this is how men should be, not how they actually are.

Most of the Kolbrin Bible appears to have been written by people with great spiritual knowledge. They may have been teachers in some unidentified mystery school or advanced students. The author of this section does not fit that description. His knowledge seems to be more of a materialistic and intellectual kind, yet I felt that much of what he said makes sense.

So a man is silent and calm because he has his emotions under control. He doesn’t just react like a dog noticing a cat in the park. He thinks about how to react and reacts sensibly. There are exceptions, of course. If he sees someone being murdered, he is not going to contemplate what to do, he is going to act quickly. But most of us react emotionally more often then we should. Continue reading “A Man is Polite, Impartial, A Gentleman”

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God, Nature, and Man for True Knowledge

“Alchemy is that science which results from a knowledge of God, Nature, and Man. A perfect knowledge of either of them cannot be obtained without the knowledge of the other two, for these three are one and inseparable. Alchemy is not merely an intellectual, but a spiritual science; because that which belongs to the spirit can only be spiritually known. Nevertheless, it is a science dealing with material things, for spirit and matter are only two opposite manifestations or ‘poles’ of the eternal One. Alchemy is an art , and as every art requires an artist to exercise it, likewise this divine science and art can be practiced only by those who are in possession of the divine power necessary for that purpose. It is true that the external manipulations required for the production of certain alchemical preparations may, like an ordinary chemical process, be taught to anybody capable of reasoning; but the results which he would accomplish would be without life, for only he in whom the true life has awakened can awaken it from its sleep in the prima materia, nd cause visible forms to grow from the chaos of nature.” ~Franz Hartmann

Knowledge of God, Nature, and Man

Hartmann says that Alchemy results from the knowledge of God, Nature, and Man. But virtually all of us have some knowledge of each of those things, yet we cannot claim to be a true Alchemist. So it might be better to say that Alchemy is the science that results in complete knowledge of God, Nature, and Man. He notes that there are those who have perfect knowledge of one or two of the three, but not all. Those people, he says, cannot be true Alchemists. They will be the kind of Alchemists who deal with material things only and are therefore only ordinary chemists. Of course, if you look up “Alchemist” or “Alchemy” on sites like Wikipedia and Dictionary.com, you will see that this phony type of Alchemist is how they define the whole science. But as Hartmann says, real Alchemy is as much a spiritual science as it is an intellectual one. And the purpose of the real Alchemists was not to transform base metals like lead into valuable metals like gold, it was to transform the leaden consciousness of materialistic men and women into the golden consciousness of the spiritual adept. The word Alchemy itself tells us this. It is derived from words that mean “to Transform” which didn’t mean changing one metal into another.

Spirit can Only Be Spiritually Known

I put that line in bold font in the quote because it is a very important statement. Too often materialists try to prove or (more often) disprove the things of spirit using the science of matter. This will never work and the materialists think that proves that spiritual things and spiritual worlds are fantasies, or at least unknowable. But spiritual things can be known by spiritual methods and there are spiritual sciences developed over many centuries that are just as reliable in the spiritual realm as conventional science is in the realm of matter. So before you scoff at the idea of spiritual realms and spiritual beings, start using the proper sciences to investigate such things. In order to know God, Nature, and Man, you need to know the spiritual as well as the physical.

Poles of the Eternal One

While it is true to say that the realms of spirit and matter are two opposite poles of the eternal One, it can be misleading. It sounds as if you are saying they are but two sides of the same coin, but they are not. First, the realm of spirit is the creation of the real God and is intentional. The realm of matter, on the other hand, was created by the fallen angels called the Demiurge in Gnostic teachings. So matter is not just the other side of spirit. It is a distortion of spirit, a disease of spirit like cancer. And like cancer in the physical body, it must be cured or removed. The great transformation that has already started, and is at least partially responsible for what is called “global warming”, will turn matter back into spirit and heal it.

Art and Artist

While Alchemy, or any form of spiritual discipline, is a science, it is also an art and requires an artist to do it properly. That will likely change with time.

From the 1940s through the 1960s, the study of computer programming was far more art than science. Even when I entered the field in the 1970s. But over the decades, businesses and universities worked to make things in that field more standardized and more predictable making it more of a science than an art. Yet there still remains a bit of art to it.

While the idea of being an Alchemist may no appeal to you, try replacing that word in this article with “Gnostic,” “Mystic,” or “Spiritual Adept”. Those terms mean nearly the same thing and everything that is said here about Alchemy is true of all of those disciplines. So is the idea that we need to know God, Nature, and Man to achieve Gnosis.

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Statutes of Men and the Law of God

“Man directs his life by the laws of God and the statutes of men. The statutes of men, which are for the good of men, are to be upheld by the Children of Light, who shall not live for the next life only.

“These laws, though stricken on marble ans set up on everlasting pillars at the gateways of the temples, are but diversions for the eye and exercise for the tongue, unless graven also on the tablets of your heart. Thus, you shall not fall into error.

“A man does not obey the statutes because they are the law of the land, but because they accord with his nature and inclinations. The true nature of Man stems from the Godly directive within and is, therefore, above the edicts of kings.

“In upholding the laws and statutes, the chief concern should be a man’s good intent. If he intends well and is diligent, he can be forgiven much, but if he intends well but is thoughtless, then he shall not be looked upon so kindly. Remember; men do not dispense justice, they can but hope to serve it. God alone knows what is good or wicked within his heart, therefore, He alone can dispense true justice.” ~The Kolbrin Bible (MAN:8:1-4)

Law of God

To anyone who is truly spiritual, the Law of God reigns supreme. God knows all. God is all. So to try to second guess God is foolhardy. Of course, the real problem is to distinguish what is actually the Law of God from what is the opinions of men putting words into God’s mouth. The only way to truly know God’s Law is to awaken our spiritual faculties. The awakened soul is then in direct contact with angelic beings and occasionally with God, therefore, it knows truth and it knows God’s Law. What’s more, it knows the importance of following God’s Law and has no interest in rebelling and doing its own thing.

Statutes of Men

This section of the Kolbrin Bible speaks about two kinds of law; God’s Law and the Statutes of Man. They left out an intermediate level which is the laws of nature. But they are not important to this discussion, so we can skip them. I just wanted to mention that there is something in the middle.

The Kolbrin Bible says that all good men should obey both the Law of God and the Statutes of Man. Even the Children of Light should do this. That is a common teaching in spiritual schools, the real ones anyway. The laws or statutes of men are not always just and not always in accord with the Law of God. Nevertheless, we should avoid violating the law. First, because we don’t want to give people the impression that spiritual students are a lawless rabble. Second, because if we are to help our brothers and sisters awaken and grow, we must play along with their games most of the time. Also, when we do things that are considered wrong or illegal by most they send negative energy towards us and that energy can be harmful. Continue reading “Statutes of Men and the Law of God”

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