The Choice

Chapter from the book  “How God Can Be Cognized. Book 2. Autobiographies of the Disciples of God”  — Anna Zubkova.

“The free will of a human being,
as a whole, manifests itself in one’s own choices,
and determines in which part of the Absolute
he/she will continue his/her existance”.

Giant [7]

One day, we worked and then were resting on the floodplain of a small river. It was an amazingly beautiful place! The little river which spreads here, on a huge open space during spring, was calmly flowing down the stream. Meadows surrounded us with soft waves of grass almost to the horizon.

This — was a special place by the quality of its energy: a place of power. “River” of the Holy Spirit, called Pranava, smooth and quiet current spread all over this huge open space.

Near us two shepherds were passing by. They went into the Stream of Living Divine Light, but didn’t see or feel it. As the majority of people, they didn’t feel there anything special…

They wished us a pleasant rest and accepted us as fishermen. They told us, that fishing at Vuoksi is better than fishing here… From this started a conversation…

Vladimir:

— Thanks, but we don’t eat meat and fish. For God commanded people: “Do not kill!”

Surprise was the first reaction of the shepherds. Then one of them, having waved away with a hand gesture went his way, but the second didn’t agree in any way:

— How is it possible not to kill? After all, I – must eat! I work a lot and can’t live without meat!

Vladimir:

— Animals feel pain and die in anguish. What right do we have to kill — for the sake of satisfying our own gustatory whims? People may live well and work, without eating meat.

— I kill them myself, quickly and without any pain! I do not want them to be tormented: I know what pain is! — the shepherd objected.

— Everyone makes a choice: to kill or not to kill, to eat or not to eat, to love or hate… But that, dertermines how we live on Earth during our lifetime in the body, — and that’s only a short period of the souls life — but it defines our destinies now, during the lifetime in the body, and after his death.

— But do you know: what will happen after death? — the shepherd asked having become interested.

— Yes, I know. I am a scientist and I have made such researches. I know that souls living in malice and hatred, turn out to be among those like themselves after death in hell, and, on the contrary the souls who live in love and goodness, — provide themselves heavenly existence after the death of the body.

We spend relatively very little time on Earth in incarnated states. And the way we live now, defines our own destenies for the future.

— And how do you know this? Have you been there — have you been in afterlife?

— Yes, I have.

— And came back — why? Didn’t you like it there?

— No, I did like it.

— Then why?

— God returned me.

— And what? You are going to teach us?

— No, not teach, but to explain to those who want to know.

… Then the shepherd started to blame the state for all his troubles: that it was guilty of all…

But Vladimir objected:

— Yes, it is guilty in many respects. But each person is responsible for him/herself before God.

There are two most important “milestones” in life for each human: God and death of the body.

And the way we live this life — is just our choice, ours — and nobody else’s! No one and nothing can be an excuse for the way we live, what we choose and what we do in this life…

* * *

Once, as if by accident, Vladimir and I met too. This was the moment when my whole life “turned around”…

He then said almost nothing, just mentioned his books…

But, by reading them, I realized that… beside me here was a man who knew perfectly Jesus, and also cognized the Creator! … His books showed the Path of transforming oneself as a soul up to the very end: until gaining true Perfection!

… God for me, thanks to him, now ceased to be “distant,” “unknowable,” “unavailable”. He became my Real Loving Teacher!

But I will try to tell you about this in detail…

* * *

Each person makes his own choices all the time — how he lives in general and what for, how he or she acts in a set of concrete situations… Sometimes these choices — are conscious, and sometimes — purely reflex: or the results of formed patterns from our upbringing, or on the basis of imitation…

It can be similar to watching TV: someone can choose to watch a philosophical program, or about medicine, about natural sciences — or an action film, a horror film, a sugary melodrama… And to some people — even this doesn’t matter: they just need something “showing pictures and making sounds”…

So all of us constantly decide how we live during each following piece of our lives.

The person, who follows the spiritual Path, makes such choices consciously. And God then can actively direct his movement: that person and God begin to work in cooperation.

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