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The Ninth Parable: Pearls of Wisdom are the Seeds that Can Sprout

April 21, 2018

Lao Tse began explaining to the recovering young man the laws according to which everything in the Under-Heavenly World lives.
He told him:
“Tao is the First Cause of the existence of the Earth and of all creatures that inhabit all worlds — tangible and intangible. All this is created by Tao and develops according to the Will of Tao…
“Yin and yang live in harmony, and their mutual attraction can be called love. This love is the greatest motive force in all that exists.
“Te permeate with Their Light and embrace with Their Love the entire Creation. They maintain order and control all events. Yet They don’t intervene in all of them.
“The destiny of every person is created by him or her through the thoughts and actions of that person. The destiny of every person is the result of the manifestation of his or her free will.
“The Great Te carry out destinies, creating educational situations for incarnate people.
“The first direct contact with the Immortal Te, the first immersions into Their Love and Bliss overwhelm the soul by the great miracle of Touching the Divine!
“But after this, a seeker can move to the Perfection only through a long series of one’s own efforts.
“It’s not possible to reach that place where The Great Te come from by the common roads! The real Path is hidden from the eyes of fussy people and inaccessible for those with impure thoughts.
“And only the one who is full of love, unshakable during the difficulties, moderate in desires — has a chance to walk this Path fast!
“The Heavenly, Which is hidden from the ordinary eyes, is not a half of the world, but much more!
“Tao manifests Its Will in everything that exists. But only those people who dedicate their lives to the cognition of this — are capable of cognition of Tao.
“This process should be started with the comprehension of the difference between good and evil — as Tao understands them. Such comprehension will become the guidance in life and allow avoiding many mistakes and losses.
“The Path to Tao can’t be found through searching in the material world.
“And it is very important on what you will spend your life.
“Have you ever thought about what will happen to you when your life in this body comes to the end?”
“Yes, when I was sick, I thought about this. When I almost died, it seemed to me that I had glanced at the worlds where the souls live without bodies, where our ancestors live… I realized how important it is to find the meaning of life in order not to waste the years of our lives on the Earth on idle concerns or amusements.”
… When the young man fully recovered, Lao Tse taught him special techniques that allowed developing the energy of consciousness.
He said:
“A human body has seven main chakras-cavities. They are like vessels, in which vital energies are accumulated and then directed to the different parts of the body.
“These cavities, as well as channels, through which energy flows, should be clean and bright. In this case, a human body will be healthy.
“Learn to move yourself as soul between these seven main cavities. And look with the soul from each one of them like out of windows — both forward and backward.”
… When the young man mastered this, Lao Tse showed him the next exercises:
“The energies inside and outside of our bodies can be perceived like air-light. If you inhale and exhale this air-light through your arms, legs, trunk, and head — you can make everything inside your body pure and filled with the radiant light. Then both the soul and the body will obtain purity and strength.
“The inner purity changes a person and gives him or her health and longevity, among other things.”
… The young man was an able disciple and learned quickly how to control of the movement of the consciousness. From that moment, he could easily direct the flows of consciousness — like streams and rivers of light — and make them pass through his body.
Then Lao Tse explained to him new methods:
“Have you ever observed the apparent motion of the Sun around the Earth? This is an illusion. But it can, by analogy, help you to learn to rotate your energy through the orbit around and then inside the body, filling it with light.
“Place your body properly and let the glowing light rise behind your body and fall in front of it.
“Do this until the whole space around and within your body becomes filled with the light and starts emitting the light.”
… Then Lao Tse taught His first disciple the most important: to expand as the spiritual heart, building inside it a huge Heavenly Palace — in order to be able to invite Huang Di and other Te into it.

* * *

        Many people from the surrounding villages got to know about the wise man and came to listen to the conversations of Lao Tse and to learn from Him the miraculous methods of healing bodies and souls.
He often asked questions to His audience — and people began to think before getting a ready answer. For example, He asked:
“Why do we consider some events as evil, others — as good, and to some of them we remain indifferent?”
“Have you thought about what should motivate people to behave in a good way?”
“Everyone has heard that man doesn’t need only food for the body, but also the nutrition for the soul. What kind of food feeds the soul?”
… At first, Lao Tse always taught to understand the ethical laws of Tao. Then He offered the meditative techniques that helped to master these ethical laws:
“Changes begin from the inner. When one changes the state inside oneself, changes start happening in one’s life and around that person.
“The equilibrium and peace of mind are achieved through submerging the consciousness into the spiritual heart.
“The usefulness of the inner calm is great! When it’s achieved, no anxiety from the material world can shake the inner peace of a seeker! No noise, discords, or talks can perturb the silence attained inside!
“Those who are capable of learning transmute calm — into power, misfortunes — into lessons, fortunes — into the mastered steps of development on the Path.
“Joyful harmony and bright serenity are obtained by those who accumulate virtues, and not earthly gold.
“Happiness is a property of the soul dwelling in its abode — the spiritual heart, where only love can be born!
“Grief can’t penetrate into the spiritual heart since that place is already occupied by love!
“If one has chosen for oneself the way of love and mastered it — that person withstands any difficult situation, without loosing the Essence. This Essence can be perceived only in the purity of the spiritual heart!
“Those who know about the true meaning of life won’t engage in the meaningless and useless. Such people consider as useful only those things that bring good, as it is understood by Tao and Te!”
… Soon the small shack on the outskirts of the village turned into a place where people gathered, coming from distant and from nearby lands and looking for the answers to their questions, as well as for the healing of souls and bodies.
The old parents of the healed young man now took care of the guests who came to Lao Tse. Their lives became filled with joyful labor, and their old age was lit up with love and gratitude of many people, as well as of Tao and Te…

* * *

        But the time arrived for the lessons of Lao Tse to come to an end, and He had to leave His transformed disciple.
The young man learned to perceive the Great Te and listen to Their advice!
And he began — as he could — to do what Lao Tse did, helping people.
Yet he was really sad, seeing his Master off:
“I still know very little and can’t do many things! How then can I help others?”
But Lao Tse said:
“You’ve learned everything that you need now. In due time, you will get to know all that I know and, perhaps, even more. After all, now you know the way to learn all this. You can do this most successfully through helping others. All secret knowledge will be revealed to you by the Great Te when you are ready to understand it correctly and use it properly!
“Don’t deviate from the Truth in your life: follow the principles of good and justice — and Tao will guard your peace! And your actions will be guided by wise Te!”
“Huang Di used to tell me this:
‘We should learn to feel Oneness with everything, trying to see situations through the eyes of Tao and Te.
‘Then, in particular, You will feel everyone You meet as clearly as You feel yourself. You will see their thoughts and understand their desires and abilities.
‘Moreover, You’ll know the attitude of Tao towards this person and see what good You can do for him or her.
‘It will be clear for You if You should help this concrete human being in his or her good intentions — or simply allow that person to do foolish acts and let that one create one’s own destiny.
‘This is how people’s destinies are formed. Destiny “follows behind” the thoughts and actions of each one.
‘There are no accidental significant encounters in life! Through these encounters, the Will of Tao comes to people.’”
… And Lao Tse continued His way on His donkey.

[to be continued]

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The Seventh Parable: Trials Will not Cease until the Very End of the Path

April 7, 2018

Time passed by. Daily meditations became a usual work for Lao Tse.
Nevertheless, at some point He noticed that His ceaseless efforts did not bring Him the same joy and satisfaction…
On top of that, the weather had changed: the rain had been falling for several days already…
Even the donkey did not like the gusty wind with the rain and the clay, which became slippery under its hooves.
The cold penetrated the body of Lao Tse wearing wet clothes, and the nights spent under the open sky did not give Him any rest.
It was harder and harder to meditate, although He tried His best.
Lao Tse could not understand what Huang Di wanted from Him. And when He asked Huang Di about this situation — the silence was the only answer…
Lao Tse tried to overcome fatigue, but…
Finally, Huang Di said:
“So, are You tired of all this? Do You want to go back to your old life and forget about the Path to Tao?”
“No! Of course, no! But why is everything so bad?…”
“The fatigue or the diseases of the body hinder the spiritual work. It’s necessary to maintain the body’s energies in good conditions.
“Find a house and take a rest! After that, We will discuss all Your problems.”
… Suddenly, the weary travelers saw an old abandoned house.
Lao Tse came in and looked around. It was dry and quiet. The dampness and the wind did not enter here; only the steady sound of rain was heard through the walls, which were damaged in some places.
A large pile of fresh hay was in the corner. Anyhow, Lao Tse got a warm bed, and the donkey — a good supper under the roof…
“Thank You, Huang Di!”
“I accept Your gratitude. And answering Your question, I will say that it was just a little test.”
“But I thought all tests were over a long time ago since I am totally with You!”
“Testing doesn’t cease until the very end of the Path. A possibility to fall, to abandon further efforts or to make a wrong choice is also a part of God’s ‘hardening’, which the soul must pass in order to achieve the Divine Perfection!
“Well, now take a rest!”
… The donkey began eating its supper.
Lao Tse also ate some rice flatbread that He had with Him and fell asleep.
He dreamed about the space of the Blissful Light, in Which He was soaring like a bird and resting as a soul. Meantime, His body also restored its strengths…

* * *

Closer to the morning, Lao Tse saw himself among His friends during one of the lessons of Huang Di.
They met again in the room for conversations.
Huang Di said to His disciples:
“Today we will talk about some important aspects and conditions of mastering the stages of the Path. It will be useful both for you and for your future students.
“Routine and monotony of spiritual exercises and of efforts directed to the service can hide Me from a seeker. This is similar to the situation when gray thick clouds hide the light of the sun for a very long time…
“But even in such situations one should never forget that all spiritual efforts can produce the correct results only if they are made by the soul that persistently transforms itself into Love!
“I don’t come to those who don’t love Me!
“And that one who forgets about love will embrace only… the dead emptiness in the meditations. That person won’t get satisfaction from such a spiritual work and may even consider as wrong the methods and the very formulation of the Purpose and tasks of the spiritual efforts…
“The problem in such cases is rooted in the loss of love for Tao. If one loses this state of love even for a moment, then That Sacredness Which, as it seemed before, was almost in the hands becomes imperceptible.
“’I’ of the soul and the Infinity of Tao can merge in the indissoluble Unity. But the only way to achieve this is love!
“Therefore, one needs to return again and again to the state of love for Tao, especially in difficult situations.
“As the result, the state of Mergence with Tao may become habitual.
“On the way to that state, one should learn not to oppose oneself to the Will of Tao in anything: either in large issues or in small!
“After that, on the next big stage of the perfection, man has to learn to live coming out from the Infinity of Tao. But this, too, can’t be archived immediately.
“Initially, each soul is evolving as an individual soul. This is necessary for its qualitative development and the quantitative growth .
“And only if the soul becomes very large and obtains all Divine qualities — it can completely dissolve itself in My Transparent Calm!
“At the beginning, those who explore Tao come to the Abode of Tao — as guests. The Great Te, on the contrary, come and disappear in Tao, for They return to Their common Home! This means that They have become the Hosts since They have learned how to be in Unity with Tao all the time! They can also come from the Abode of Tao to act in the material world.
“Let Me add that until a human body hasn’t obtained the perfect and total Divine Calm of Tao, it can suffer because of the influence of adverse factors.
“The destruction and the death of a body — by themselves — don’t harm a soul. So don’t be afraid of the death of the body.
“Yet bodies are given to us so that we can grow and develop ourselves in them. That is why, we should make effort to keep them healthy and strong. One should eliminate the fatigue and the illnesses! Don’t surrender to them!
“A material body is necessary for a person to walk the spiritual Path. Therefore, a body should be treated with care, as some sort of dress given to me by Tao for my entire life on the Earth.”

* * *

At that moment Lao Tse woke up. The joy because of the gained understanding overfilled Him!
The sun was shining outside and the water drops were sparkling on the wet leaves.
Lao Tse washed His body under a small waterfall flowing from a mountain ledge.
He perceived himself truly awakened and began to wash himself, like with water, with the streams of the Light of Love coming from the Heavenly Source. Sparkling streams, which gave Bliss, were flowing and flowing through His body and around it…
Lao Tse realized once again that the Great Te are always ready to help abundantly those who seek purification!
The Divine Light of Love pervaded both the body and the soul, and Lao Tse felt the unquenchable desire to give this Light to all living beings, including all the people, who live without knowing about this great Light of all Te! These Te are always ready to help with the healing and the transformation of the bodies and of the souls and to open the great Path of the cognition of Tao!
Lao Tse saw a peach tree in bloom. Its flowers opened themselves to the sunlight and were giving their beauty and fragrance to everyone. Lao Tse felt himself like a similar tree, which just yesterday stood bare and was absorbing with its roots the moisture from the depths, but today bloomed with fragrant flowers!
He used this image as the basis for a new meditation: He stepped into the depths of the Light-Fire, already known by Him, dissolved himself in It and began to ascend, being this Light-Fire, to His own body and pass through it.
The streams of life-giving Divine Love were flowing inside and were opening in the chakras, like buds full of bliss and purity.
A minute later the energy channels of the body became filled with this radiance. Lao Tse felt like the spring and the fragrance flowed into every corner of His body! Now the Light-Fire ran freely inside all energy channels.
Lao Tse felt himself filled with the Light — and this Light was radiating irrepressibly out of His body!
It seemed incredible, but not the young body of Lao Tse acquired lightness, youthful flexibility, and mobility — and started radiating the Light so that the halo of Love-Bliss covered all the space around!
Huang Di praised His disciple:
“Well done! You’ve demonstrated Your creativity and come really close to mastering the meditation ‘Tree’.
“You can see now how all living beings on the Earth get the life strength from Tao, like growing plants. This meditation should be started from the Sea of Light-Fire or from the Ocean of the Great Calm of Tao. And as You master it, You will feel all beings of the Under-Heavenly World as branches of the great Divine Tree.
“By mastering this meditation, You will be able to restore the work of the internal organs of Your body and make them function harmoniously. You also will be able to heal other people.
“Still You need to remember that energies, which flow inside the bodies of different people, are not equal in the levels of their subtlety, but correspond to the state of the soul that lives in that body.
“If the level of subtlety of these energies inside the body corresponds with the Transparent Calm of Tao, then the matter of that body will change gradually as well.
“When all chakras and main meridians are purified and all three dantyans are developed and refined — You can fill completely even the smallest energy channels of Your body, using that image of a tree. In that case, the Divine Power of Tao will permeate the entire body from inside, saturating its flesh with the Divine state.
“And after a while, the matter of this body will become totally Divine. Such a body then will obtain the immortality, and the owner of this body — all the qualities of Tao: Love, Omnipresence, Omniscience, and Omnipotence!
“Thus Tao gets the possibility to act through our bodies in the material world in the most effective way.
“However, to achieve this, You still need to work hard.”

[to be continued]

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The Sixth Parable: Find the Treasure!

March 30, 2018

One day, riding on His donkey, Lao Tse saw people digging diligently under the ancient walls.
“What are you looking for?” — Lao Tse asked them.
“If you are a sage who can see through all things, then tell us where the treasure is buried here?”
“Is it worth spending so much effort on a treasure hunt? Gold and other jewellery will not make you better or happier! If you dug up the ground and planted some seeds — the land would reward you with the harvest for your hard work. You would be well fed and happy and be able to live in peace. Why do you want to obtain that which you haven’t created?”
“We don’t need your teachings! If you can’t see through the stones, then don’t play wise and go away!” — the treasure seekers became outraged.
… Lao Tse realized that these people did not need His words and went His way.
However, He recalled that once He read about the great Treasure that must be found by a person who seeks Tao.
“Huang Di, tell me about the Treasure mentioned in the ancient tales. They say it has to be found on the Path of cognition of Tao. They also say it is like a spring that lifts the mortal to the cognition of the Immortality.”
“You’ve asked a good question! It’s just the right time for it,” — Huang Di replied.
Lao Tse dismounted from His donkey and wanted to start writing down the words of Huang Di, but Huang Di stopped Him:
“Don’t write about this Treasure now. Just hear Me out.
“The time has come for You to know this. It will also come — when it should — for every seeker of Tao. And then they will hear My words and see the priceless sacred depository of the energy of consciousness that they accumulated during many lives in many bodies…
“Every person, living in the world, begins to collect — incarnation after incarnation — precious particles that make up this Treasure gradually.
“Loving unselfishly and tenderly, souls grow as the spiritual hearts, preparing themselves for the life in paradise. Giving the bliss to others and admiring the beauty — they become subtle, approaching gradually the Abode of Tao. Thus the consciousnesses grow, enriching themselves with the best, the subtlest components.
“And to prevent squandering this real wealth of the soul on worldly affairs only, some of this energy is saved for the future — for the activities on the Path to Tao.
“A lot of people have this Treasure, but only few of them know about it.
“Some people have more of it, others — less…
“If a treasure is buried under a house, but the owner of this house doesn’t know about it — that owner can’t get any benefit from that treasure. In the same way, if a person doesn’t know about the real Treasure, he or she can’t get any benefit from it!
“And there is no point in trying to find this Treasure in order to use it in the material world.
“Only the one who knows the essence of this Treasure and is able to use it for the real spiritual progress can be its owner.
“People don’t need much in the entire material world, but they don’t know about this. They are looking for a lot of things, but of little significance, whereas the great Treasure is near them! This Treasure gives the worthy one the power on the Path. In India, yogis know it as Kundalini.
“But if people who are unworthy because of their negative qualities of the soul try to use this ‘spring’ of the great power of this Treasure to dominate others, then this force will throw them to the foot of the stairs leading to the Heavenly… Their existence will become miserable, and their destinies — sad… They will fritter away their lives and have to begin accumulating this Treasure again…”
“Do I understand right that a person who has found this Treasure can’t return to a usual worldly life?”
“If a good person chooses a worldly life and wants to return to the external — Te will never stop him or her. Everyone is free in one’s choice…
“Nevertheless, it is impossible to take into a material life those values that were intended for the Path to Tao. In that case, they will disappear, become elusive, so to say. This is similar to the situation with gold and pearls, jade and jasper, which can’t be brought into the worlds of Tao and Te! There — different ‘gold’ shines!
“The Treasure lost by a person because of the wrong choice is saved for him or her in the Absolute. And then that person will be able to find it again in the next incarnations.
“When the soul is ready, I give it this Treasure. And all Te are always glad about the successes of everyone on the spiritual Path!”
… Huang Di continued His explanation, directing the attention of Lao Tse to the subtle worlds:
“Look, here is Your Treasure! All Your anterior subtle states of the consciousness — drop by drop — have created this sea of diamond light, stored in a special huge container that extends in the depths of the multidimensionality. Now unite yourself with this Divine part of You!”
In the depths under His body, Lao Tse saw with His vision of the soul a huge reservoir filled with radiance, looking like some diamonds sparkling in the sunlight. He touched this Treasure with the arms of consciousness — and the bliss overfilled His body… He perceived that the diamond radiance was turning into the flow of radiant and transparent Heavenly Bliss and uniting with the embodied part of the soul…
Huang Di recommended:
“Now make a comfortable place where you could lie down and let this Heavenly Bliss pass through all parts of your body. Whenever You connect with the Divine part of yourself, You will be able to use all the power and all the skills of the soul that has been accumulated by You during many lives, during all the time of learning from Me!”
Lao Tse spread a mat and lay down comfortably.
As soon as He placed His arm of consciousness into the container with the Treasure, the flow of Bliss again filled His body up to the top of His head and poured from there… It was as if His body had become a transparent hollow vessel, and the diamond shining stream was flowing through it like a spring river that has broken the ice…
For several days, Lao Tse lived in this Blissful Mergence interrupted only briefly.
Now He could feel himself like the Great Te, becoming a huge consciousness consisting of Light. This consciousness could take the form of a human body and had a face and arms. Thus He could stand above the land, touch and cleanse His material body with the arms of the soul…
It seemed to Him that He achieved the fullness of the Divinity and that nothing would ever shake this state!
It seemed to Him that He cognized everything, that the Perfection was attained and that the Supreme Ultimate was reached!
Huang Di did not “open His eyes” since His Disciple really was in the state similar to that of the Great Te. Yet… Huang Di knew that this state of Lao Tse was only a small separate “drop” of the Great Ocean of the Divine Consciousness — “drop” with name Lao Tse.
To merge himself totally with the Ocean of Tao, Lao Tse still needed to keep working hard.

[to be continued]

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The Fourth Parable: Look over the Horizon!

March 18, 2018

Lao Tse continued His way.
That day He got up before the dawn and sat comfortably on the back of His good white donkey. His big-eared friend rested well all night and now was trotting merrily alone the path.
Soon they came to a beautiful place. It was the top of the gently sloping hill similar to a huge turtle shell.
Magnificent expanses opened in front of them!
The sunrise was visible from that place!
Lao Tse stopped to admire the beauty of the sunrise and got off His donkey.
The sun was rising slowly lighting up the misty remoteness with its gentle light…
Huang Di said:
“Yes, many thousands of years ago, people saw the sunrise like You now…
“But today I suggest You to start a new life with Me! To do this, You should know Me better!
“Be attentive to what I will offer You to do and feel Me all the time! Let Your arms of the spiritual heart embrace Your Teacher constantly! And the Teacher opens for a worthy disciple the passage into the worlds of the Transparent Calm and of non-material Fire-like Divine Light. This Light is similar in color to the light and tenderness of the morning sun that You are contemplating now.”

* * *

        “Look, there, in a distance, where the sky touches the earth, there is the line visible for the eyes but non-existent in reality. This is the horizon. You can try to approach it with Your material body, but in this way You will never get to the ‘end of the Earth’.
“However, this line can open for a worthy soul the passage into the worlds of Light — into those spaces where Te abides.
“If You look by the soul, formed of the spiritual heart, beyond the horizon of the material world — to that place from which the sun rises, this will open a passage into non-material world of subtlety and Light! This is the Divine Light!”
Lao Tse perceived himself as a soul free from “clothes” of the material body and found himself in that place where the Light is born! This Light rises as if from “the abyss behind the flat Earth”. In that “abyss”, in the depth, there is the Infinity of the Divine Light similar to a giant boundless Sun…
“What should I do now?”
“Jump into this Light!”
… The Infinite Light embraced Lao Tse… He submerged deeper and deeper in It — with the help of huge arms of the great soul… He became this Light — and looked from It, being It, to the direction where His material body was standing at the boundary between the world of matter — and the worlds of Te…
… Lao Tse made an effort and looked again through the eyes of His material body. He didn’t see the abyss… Only the rising sun was caressing and warming Him…
… Then He returned to the state of the meditation given by Huang Di. The shining Infinity appeared before Him. Having immersed in It and become It, He himself now could be the Source of the Living Divine Fire-like Light of Love!
… Trying not to lose this state, Lao Tse continued His way.

[to be continued]

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The Third Parable: Listen to the Revelations of the Great Silence!

March 5, 2018

        Lao Tse was sitting motionless, leaning His back against a tree. Birds sat close to Him without fear and were pecking at rice from His dish. The white donkey was nibbling the lush grass nearby…
Lao Tse was sitting and listening to the Great Silence.
Sometimes this Silence became filled with the words of Huang Di.
He talked about Tao, difficult to comprehend for people immersed in worldly concerns:
“They do not know that everything here is created according to the Will of Tao and exists for It.
“If you talk with these people about Tao, they don’t believe you, because they believe only in what they see by their eyes and touch by their hands. But their eyes can’t see Tao yet, and their hands can’t touch It, since the eyes of the soul have to be open and the arms of the spiritual heart have to be obtained in order to see and touch Tao!
“Only if one is looking for the meaning of one’s own and universal existence — then Tao and Te reveal Themselves to this person. Such a soul then starts walking the Path, and, gradually, — as it makes spiritual efforts — the Great Invisible becomes visible, the Great Imperceptible becomes perceptible, the inaudible words become audible, and the Great Knowledge opens itself for understanding!
“The Appearances of the Immortals become evident only for the developed spiritual heart!
“There is a lot of different roads in a human lifetime. But only one leads to the worthy end of the evolution of the individual soul. This is the Path of cognition of Tao with the purpose of submerging into It, merging with It, and then acting from It!”
“Why haven’t I been able to recall anything for such a long time? I’ve been searching! I’ve been looking for the purpose of My life and of the lives of all other creatures… I’ve been looking for the causes of the injustices and evils that happen to people… I’ve been looking for that which, as it seemed to Me, could bring wisdom and peace and fill the internal emptiness with the boundless joy… But I haven’t succeeded, although I kept believing that there was the meaning for Me to live here…”
“It was necessary for You since it helped you to learn to understand other people that live only in the midst of the material things and endless bustle of events and desires. Even if some of these people want to find a way out, they don’t know where and how to search it. Having experienced their problems in Your own life, You can now help those who are searching the way to Me.”
“Yes, I’ve been looking for You all my life! I reread so many treatises, but haven’t found that one which would give me the opportunity to find You!”
“The spiritual Path starts in the spiritual heart of a seeker. Love, which is born there, stimulates the spiritual search and growth and allows seeing and choosing in life the reference points of Goodness, Wisdom, and Truth!
“I come to those who are searching and walking!
“I help those who aspire for the ethical purity!
“Man should avoid causing harm not only to an ant walking its way. Killing animals to eat their bodies is also causing harm. Surely, for man there is a lot of other — really beneficial — food! For example, growing and harvesting fruits and seeds, intended for nourishment, man doesn’t violate the harmony, doesn’t hurt anybody, and doesn’t sow death!…
“If someone kills animals or at least contributes to this, that person becomes similar to a wild predatory beast. Yet what is normal to the inner nature of a predator — is inappropriate for man! Human consciousnesses that live in this way descends to the lower stages of the Evolution, since they can’t perceive the subtlety and purity of Tao and Te!
“A large number of people honor their ancestors, but more simply constructed beings were also their ancestors. Each man grew — as a soul — in the bodies of plants and animals once! And it would be good for people to honor all positive manifestations of life, taking care of them and avoiding causing them unnecessary harm! Let this be the respect for ants, fish, birds, and all other peaceful incarnate beings!
“It was Tao That gave all them the opportunity to live on the Earth — for the sake of the development of the soul and the Evolution!
“The meaning of existence of everything in the Under-Heavenly World consists in that each soul gets an opportunity to grow and to perfect itself during an incarnate life. Having achieved the Perfection, such a human soul merges with Tao enriching It by itself. Therefore, Tao is directly interested in the situation when nothing hinders the development of every soul.
“Man claiming to be the successfully growing on the spiritual Path has to be guided by the kindness of the heart and choose for one’s life only those things that are right from the standpoint of Tao!
“In particular, this permits a person, following the principles of pure nutrition, to strengthen both the body and the soul, obtaining the clarity of the consciousness unobscured by coarse energies of pain and death!
“If that person sees wrong in other people, let he or she avoids interaction with them!
“Thus the purity of life, peace, and harmony in emotions are gained.
“There is a very simple rule for living in harmony with Tao: do good to others! And then the good in you and in the whole world will grow!
“In this way, gradually, the Treasure that doesn’t disappear with the death of the body accumulates in such a person.
“In this way, the soul gets accustomed to living in love.
“And in this way, the peace is multiplied among people.
“Those who accumulate good qualities — accumulate the real Wealth!
“Those who do evil — destroy the supports of the ladder which could help them to ascend ‘from the earth to the Heaven’!
“Yet the ethical perfection of a soul can’t be achieved immediately.
“To abstain from the evil and contribute to the good is the simplest beginning, appropriate for every person. It is easy to learn: don’t fan the fires of quarrel, forget offences, forgive, take care of others, doing the best you can for them…
“The ethical beauty makes a person valuable for Tao and pleasant for other people!”
“Huang Di! What You saying is really important!”
“Yes. And You will write a book about this!”
“How? I never wrote any books, I only kept the manuscripts of others!”
“I will help You! I will suggest to You ideas and formulate phrases! And You just don’t forget to listen to Me and write down the most important!
“You yourself should never insist that people follow My advice. Let everyone, having heard the truth, follow only one’s own understanding!
“You can’t prevent errors of the fools! You can’t stop the pride of the arrogant people! You can’t replace the knowledge of the idlers and loafers, who only speculate about the Path!…
“Only the reasonable people, having cognized the Truth, want to follow it! But even among them — You will not find many companions…
“Nevertheless, Your book about Tao and Te will be the source of wisdom for thousands of years! And everyone who is ready will be able to hear My instructions — as You hear them now! This is Your great service for Tao!

[to be continued]

http://parables-of-masters-en.blogspot.com/2012/12/foreword.html

Campfire at Night

November 30, 2017

The fire burns in the quiet night, sparks rise smoothly upward with smoke.

Silence.

Peace.

Only the wood crackles in the fire.

The tenderness of the night, filled with God, is around…

This is the place of power of the Holy Spirits — Adler, Thoth-the-Atlantean, and Eagle. A little further away, the Mahadoubles of Volhva and Khem are located.

And this is an opportune time to feel the space, filled with God, around the body. That is, do not feel yourself inside the Infinity and Eternity of God, but the Infinity as myself, where the unit of time is Eternity…

* * *

If it does not work at once, you can — as a preparatory stage — master the following:

I fly on the planet Earth in the Eternity and Infinity of the multidimensional Absolute. Around are visible clusters of stars, galaxies… They are right and left, I am in the middle…

The Earth is only an infinitesimal bit in Infinity and Eternity of cosmic space filled with the Life of God.

There is only the universe, I do not feel myself — as a creature living in a material body.

This means that there has been a dissolution-merging of me into it.

* * *

The Holy Spirit Martha asks to write down for the incarnate people the following:

“Anything that does not advance towards Mergence with God, but exists in human life ‘just like that’, as something neutral, is also, to a large extent, an evil! People and other creatures are incarnated by God on the Earth in order to improve themselves, to become — as a result — like We, to flow into Our common One Universal We. Anything that does not correspond to the realization of this task or interferes with it, are clots of filth, which should be removed by people from their lives!”

* * *

It lights up…

In the vastness of the valley is the Light-Fiery Mahadouble-Mountain of the Holy Spirit Khem.

With the help of a developed spiritual heart, one can move into Him, merge with Him.

There is immense Happiness from the Mergence with God in that “other world”!

Such Mahadouble-Mountains and other Light-Fiery Divine Formations, created by the Holy Spirits, are intended to help people, embodied on the Earth.

Khem asks to clarify this for our readers:

“There may be a Higher Happiness from Mergence with God in His Blissful Rest.

“And there is also another shade of the Higher Happiness: Happiness not from the Divine Calm, but from the Creating.

“I will say it again in other words. There are two types of Supreme Happiness: from the Bliss of being the Rest of Living God — and from the active creating the Divine Souls.

“The souls that have awakened for the spiritual growth are like workpieces for manufacturing perfect details — the Divine Perfect Souls, the Compound Parts of the One Total. Holy Spirits, perform this work.

“Throughout the Earth, the Divine Persons can seek and find such positively evolving souls, cherish them, love, kiss, embrace, lead the way, immerse into Themselves!

“Through the love for such souls, you can continue to improve yourselves.

“But most of incarnate human souls do not respond to the Appeals of God. These are not yet ready-made souls: mired in vices, have not yet cleansed themselves to the proper degree, or are preoccupied with other matters that do not directly coincide with the desire to cognize the Creator.

“But incarnate people should strive to become like Us: to become Holy Spirits, being equal in Us — as per the Standards.

“And in personal spiritual perfecting, egocentrism should not dominate. On the contrary, the desire to better serve the Evolution of the Universal Consciousness, that is, God — should dominate. It is necessary to reach, then to turn back and — to help, help, help…”

Quite a Bit about Death

February 3, 2017

Anna Zubkova

“… When you are anxious,

ask advice from your death.
An immense amount of pettiness

will drop then off you…

Death is a wise adviser
that we have”.

Juan Matus [8,2728]

God regularly reminded me about the death of my material body, especially when I was losing myself in the hustle of earthly affairs…

Vladimir often suggested to us to try, if possible, to have no unfinished earthly affairs and earthly debts, including non-material affairs. He suggested us to live in such a way that if death comes right now — we would not be ashamed to die in front of God. And we would not look back to what we have forgotten to do…

God was very skillfully “playing along” to help Vladimir in this.

God showed me the “face of death” even through the threat of surgery (which did not take place): suggesting me to prepare for it as if I would not come out of narcosis. Or He showed the death of other people. Or was slightly hurrying me, directly reminding me that we do not live in our bodies forever. And that we should think about the things that are really important so that we have the time to get them done…

I will now tell about one of these episodes. At that time, I only started to study with Vladimir, and was still working at the studio. One time, I was running in a hurry at the studio yard with a bunch of suits in my hands — and at a turn I ran into a car, which fortunately was not moving very fast. This was during winter, it was very slippery! I was hit by the car and slipped — and found myself under the car. The driver, whitened with fear because of this, got me out and helped me to stand on my feet. He was surprised to see that I seemed to be all right…

I thanked God for this lesson! He showed me — quite specifically and intelligibly! — that death can happen very suddenly, when we least expect it…

But, God sometimes reminded me of death even after that, so that I did not forget that lesson — and hurried me up: for me to understand how much is still to be done.

For example, my mother, who accompanied a female friend, ill with cancer, to the hospital, told me that the turns of cancer patients were similar there to the crowds in crowded buses during “rush hours”. And I remember how God had once showed me — in a dream — myself standing in such a “turn for death”… Another variant of a turn, shown to me in the same dream, was in a comic form — “a turn” of Those Who had reached the Perfection — in front of the entrance to the Abode of the Creator… I saw then immediately how little I had done on this Path… And I also thought about how important it is to try to do as much as possible for others — so that they would also have time to think about all this…

… The illness and death of my mother’s friend taught me a lot too.

I was deeply grateful to that woman who once, during my first steps on my religious way, taught me the Christian humility. She was a sincere and deeply religious human.

Then — I tried to give her the knowledge that I had gained up to that time, but it did not turn out good. She, being an Orthodox, did not believe the things I was saying, did not accept my views, and did not want to read “sinful” books…

But, once, Jesus, speaking through me, promised her a healing. But He was also asking her — in gratitude for this — to keep fasting — a meat-free diet for all of her newly granted life. If okay, He recommended to confirm that the healing really happened — through repeating the tests on cancer. He told her exactly the date when it should be done. Analyses were carried out — and a reply was received: there were no cancer cells anymore.

But she still did not believe Jesus! The opinion of the church turned out to be more important for her!…

And then the cancer returned to her body…

One of the mechanisms of the manifestation of cancer — is the entering of souls of dead animals, killed and eaten, into the human body. These spirits create there “a nest” for themselves of cancer cells.

She died exactly one year later: on the very same day, in which — the year before — she was healed by Jesus…

She continued to accept with humility her fate until the last breath and strictly performed all the rituals and regulations of the church…

Imagine her shock, and confusion, when after the death of her body… she did not find herself in paradise! All did not turn out to be as the “pastors” promised her…

After she died, she came into my room. I had very little experience of communicating with non-divine souls — and did not immediately notice her. She tried to draw my attention to her. I felt bad, stuffy because of this. I did not understand what was happening and only after a while noticed her.

I sharply felt the pain of this deceived soul… To calm her down somehow, I asked her to sit on a chair, which stood in the room. She hung in the air over it in a sitting posture…

I tried to help her as much as I could… I offered to her to recollect the most tender emotions of love, which she experienced in her life, the peace and transparent silence of the autumn after she was healed, when she heard for the first time in her life how leaves fall to the ground in silence… And she found peace… But it is already impossible after death to obtain the state of love, which was not mastered by a soul during life of the body…

But how much more she could have done, as a sincere and deeply-religious human, if…

I strongly understood at that moment what an obstacle it is to not have access to true knowledge about God, about the meaning of our lives! And how important it is to make this knowledge available to all people!

Miracles

June 7, 2016

Anna Zubkova

All my life I lived with the desire to see a miracle, with the belief in miracles. I believed that it was possible: to fly, to heal with the Divine Touch, to resurrect…

The real miracles came into my life together with the start of my discipleship. But my childish-egoistic desire of the materialization of something that I could touch with my hands continued to live in me… The miracle of the cognition of God did not replace my ordinary human notions completely, thinking that a miracle — is when things appear “out of thin air” or when a train wagon or a plane disappears or when it’s snowing in a hall…

I already knew how to merge with the flow of Pranava, with Mahadoubles of our Divine Teachers, was entering — just a little at that time — the Abode of the Creator… But I already did not consider this experience like miracles. This became — usual… — what kind of miracle is there to be seen in this?! It was similar to the way we do not see the miracle of the blossoming bud, in a huge tree, in spring which grow out of a tiny seed, in the miracle of life, in the miracle of the beauty of God’s Creation…

And so, one time, David Copperfield explained that to me with a joke — and also with the help of a miracle…

… We were in the forest, it was the end of summer, and we had been working a lot that day, walked at least fifteen kilometers, and were tired…

David came. And it became so joyful due to His presence, that our fatigue passed entirely…

It occurred to me to ask David for a miracle. It would cost Him nothing to materialize a little snowflake on my palm! Nobody would even notice: the snowflake would melt immediately… I walked for some time with the palm of my hand imperceptibly offered to Him, and then forgot about my silly request… — I was walking and admiring David, His Divine Smile…

And suddenly, after a few minutes, in a clear sky with a shining sun, — a tiny dark gray cloud started to appear. And… with a gust of wind, snow and hail began falling on us… The sun continued to shine brilliantly, as a dazzling smile of David shined: you wanted a miracle — here it is!

… I was holding melting snowflakes on my palms, breathless with excitement…

But I also had to repent: we all were soaked because of me.

… And then, again, we experienced the true miracle: our Divine Teachers Sathya Sai Baba, Jesus, Krishna, David — helped us to Merge with Him, we immersed ourselves again into the Abode of the Creator…

I will not even attempt to explain how we feel when an individual consciousness touches the Consciousness of the Creator, will not try to speak about the states of dissolution, or Mergence… This knowledge cannot be transmitted only through words. Let everyone, who embarks on the Path, cognize it by themselves…


http://swami-center.org/en/text/autobiographies/

Teaching

May 16, 2016

Anna Zubkova

We were not only learning new things for ourselves, we were also learning to give received knowledge to others, in particular, to teach.

There have always been a few worthy students ready to receive this teaching. Sometimes we all, in turn, conducted classes with one or two chosen ones… For a very long time, many years, Vladimir did not make a massive recruitment among those who wanted to study. Since then, very few received the possibility to study at least at the initial stages.

One of the difficulties for me has always been the ability to see the drawbacks, mistakes and vices of students. Here my “pink glasses” were greatly hindering me. Drawbacks in others, if I noticed them, seemed to me to be insignificant. I talked about those excessively softly — and… people were just not taking my words seriously…

But this is extremely dangerous — when the process of the growth of consciousness happens… along with the soul’s vices…

Vladimir, of course, scolded me for this. And God scolded me to — and the further I got — the more strict they became:

“Are you really ready to serve Me?

“Here: I give you My children into your hands! You have to love them, as I do, bring them up, as Vladimir does! And you… only ‘smooth’ their defects!

“You, when bringing them up, should take the responsibility for their destinies! Your concern for them cannot be limited to the subjects of: eating, drinking, and giving meditations! For there is also God and ethics, philosophy, there is a life side by side with Me, in which you must be an example to be followed, imitated every second…

“Your role now — is not correct: you just want to be ‘a good mom!’… You depict an upbringing, instead of love, from which I both — scold and praise, and never let My hands go, on which I hold the whole situation from My Depths!

“My Love has no pity! I make precise strikes against vices of My students, because I know that this clears them from ‘ego shells’ which separate them from Me!

“Are you ready henceforth to take the whole burden of responsibility for the people’s lives — of whom I entrusted you?

“Herewith, it must be remembered that the fullness of the responsibility for the fate of the students implies the ability to feel My Will in every moment — Will of the Creator, which is directed to the benefit of each soul!”

… Thus God was teaching me to understand people, to see the abilities and potentials of souls, see the longing for Him, or its absence, see vices and the ability of each student to discover them in oneself and get rid of them…

And it was not always those, who seemed to be more capable than others — due to their achievements of their past lives, who stayed with us. For some reasons, it seemed that God turned out to be… not needed… to many of those, for whom everything was easy to master. And only those, who were working tirelessly over themselves and burning with great love for Him stayed with us. It is such souls ready to fight for their impeccability and filled with love — that are needed from God!

* * *

Sometimes it was very painful for me as for all of us to see and understand that certain persons could not move on…

The causes of their withdrawal in such cases may be different, but the best thing that could happen is if they just lost interest in the work — and leave.

But if a person is unable to deal intellectually with one’s vices and sometimes even defends one’s right to possess them: “I am right, I am scolded for nothing”, or they do not put efforts in their elimination — then a student must be immediately stopped.

God spoke to me about this in such a way:

“Serious meditative practice is associated with the rapid growth of the consciousness, and this requires getting rid of vices quickly.

“And besides the work of remaking oneself is performed by the students themselves, God-Teachers — only help and give advice. The students must consciously accept the Path and put themselves under the guidance of God. Through this, the students ask God to guide them. Thus the students become allies of God in this work over their own imperfections and make maximum efforts to change. They must, with “clenched teeth”, endure the pain of surgery removing the vicious pieces of one’s ego.

If the students do so — they can move on, if not — then STOP!”

* * *

I would like to say one more thing. I personally witnessed this only once, but I have heard that such things happened before.

How easily it is forgotten sometimes, by some former followers, that they did not pave the way that they were helped to go on, themselves, that the most powerful techniques were received by them as a gift!

“And that the one who receives gifts and gives nothing in return is in reality a thief,” — so God taught us (See the Bhagavad Gita in [7].).

But somehow, some of them suddenly say: “Now I will create my own techniques myself, Antonov is too strict and demanding, I now know God better than him, I hear, see and can do everything myself!…“

Then takes place a complete “rollback”, lost of past accomplishment, degradation, or at best a stand still till the end of the incarnation.

As a branch, that grew up attached to the trunk of a tree which would suddenly announce its disagreement with the roots and trunk, which nourished and nurtured it, would dry up and bring no more fruit, — thus the further development of such people are stopped by God…

* * *

Once, Vladimir told us a parable saying that the spiritual Path is similar to crossing to the other bank of a turbulent and broad river. And that in the boat we should not take with us those, who in the middle, suddenly, will be scared, or remember that they forgot to take something with them, want to go back, start to panic and sink the boat… It is better for those, who are not ready to overcome the Path, to stay at their bank. We should not take them with us, even if they strongly ask for it…


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Monasticism

May 11, 2016

Anna Zubkova

“… The discernment of one person does not stretch the wings on to another.

Khalil Gibran [7,16]

“God is cognizable only in the true monasticism!”
Vladimir Antonov

(From the film “Places of Power”)

I have already mentioned that from a certain point the current of my life clearly divided into two streams. And the one that flowed in the physical world, — was sharply slowing, stopping an unnecessary race for the illusory, transient values. And there was the other one, carrying me to the fullness of cognition of the Creator, — which was incredibly intense and accelerating. From a certain point the habitual course of events ceased to exist. Only the stages on the Path remained, which were determining changes in my life on the material plane.

A monk — is one who is completely devoting himself to God only: learning to cognize Him, loving Him and serving Him, through spiritual help to others.

I fully understood this formulation, outlined by Vladimir. But it is one thing — to understand the theory, but another and difficult task — to implement it in a real life situation.

So God created a situation where I had to make a definitive choice.

… I was combining the work that I loved in a movie studio with spiritual studies for quite a long time. But at one time, I was offered a job on a film which consisted in an expedition to Egypt (a free trip, wages in hard currency, excellent film director and actors). But on the other hand, there was — the Divine Teachers Ptahhotep and Elisabeth Haich Who were beginning to reveal to us ancient time esoteric mysteries from Egypt.

I understood that if I was to go on the expedition — these doors could never open themselves for me again, the ones that God was opening.

I did not even ask Vladimir about this situation: I knew that if I had, he would have said: “Of course, go, if it’s what you want!”… I had to make this decision myself. And it then became clear for me: I decided not to go and transferred all my currant affairs to a good person and then… I left the keys inside the wardrobe, and slammed the door which had two locks… The door of the world of illusions was closed forever for me…

Other ways of life, other than a life, completely dedicated to the service of God and consisting in moving on the Path to the fullness and realization of the meaning of one’s existence, was already unthinkable for me. God no longer needed to ask me about this, there was already no way back!

* * *

Being a monk — is a state of the soul, one on one with God. This is exactly what true monasticism is. It does not consist at all in things like removing ourselves from “the world”, or adopting new names, wearing special clothes, etc.

Vladimir always taught us to interact with God directly.

In particular, he sometimes suggested to each one of us to stay alone with God in the woods, drift apart to some distance, — to feel that there was only Him and each one of us.

Once, each of us even got to live in a complete forest “retreat” for a whole week. At that time, we got to look for places of power ourselves for the first time, and learned to feel the direct guidance of God.

It always has been an invaluable experience that allowed us to learn to have a more complete and intimate interaction with Him — the Loving Father, Strict Teacher, Only Beloved, Infinite Ocean of Love…

God Himself was unfolding situations in our lives so, that understanding came to us: in fact we should rely only on Him and no one else, not even incarnate Masters, not even on the most dear and closest companions on our Path.

* * *

At first, God was only telling me encouraging words on the early stages of the Path, dictating verses of love and talking to me about the bliss of Mergence with Him, but then, the more profound and mature my relationship became with Him, the more strict He became.

The closer you approach Him — bigger are the efforts He requires from His disciples.

I will give now some examples from my conversations with Him to illustrate this:

“There can be no meditation without love!

“Why is it that love sometimes disappears in us? — The reason is that some part of us-soul has not yet been cleansed from the vices and is not crystal clear, only that can merge with Me! The soul must be absolutely pure, fearless in its aspirations, gentle and transparent!

“This is — what you have to do for Me, you have to clean yourself from vices and rebuild yourself as a soul, filled with love, and offer yourself to Me.

“The things, that you do out of imitation and that are not coming from your own inner convictions, — are short-lived and fly off like a husk.

“’The ones who are led to Me by a leash’ cannot enter into Me!

“You must learn to rely only on Me — and be fearless! The heart, filled with My Love, cannot be afraid, neither for oneself nor for others!

“Understand that My concerns are not in the creation of comfort and peace for you or My other students. My concerns right now — are about you overcoming your “self”, throwing off “the human form” (See “The Teachings of Juan Matus” in [7].).

“Study, — for this sake — see My blessings in every situation. I created them for you and for all the living beings. Rain, cold, a train cancellation — everything can be turned into blessings! Learn to use every situation — to become better!

“Do not be afraid of failures! In defeats, the will to win becomes tempered! Those searching for an easy way cannot reach the end!

“Also understand: That I do not expect that you become perfect instantly. Accept calmly the fact that mistakes are inevitable for those who have the courage to act! Just remember that the wise do not repeat these mistakes twice.

“And remember: that I am — near you, I am — always ready to come to your aid!

“I teach you COOPERATION with Me! This is the only way you will learn to live and act in Mergence!

“Remember firmly and forever:

“The state of ‘nothing turns out’ — is a challenge! It is — a challenge to become better, to change — and to take the next step! Life of a spiritual warrior consists of challenges that he/she accepts as a great gift, — and comes out the winner in the battle against one’s own imperfection!

“Learn to act in Unity with Me! I do not accept your service as ‘a shudra’ any more, when one only acts as told. I expect from you a sense of initiative and creativity! And accept — only love as gifts!

“But do not deny the right of the ego to “self-determination”! Offer your gifts to Me, your ideas, your proposals. Then we will be able to work together you and I on the things that I have accepted. This joint work will teach you to Unite yourself with Me!

“You must not be like a chip of wood without any propulsion, helplessly floating on the waves of the ocean, and neither should you be like a ship, going against the waves and the wind, directing your course, — be like a wave, consubstantial with Me the Primordial Ocean! The waves go up and down — but still they never cease to be the Ocean, and when the calm comes — there are no waves anymore, only the Ocean remains!

“Correct yourself! Do not force Me to teach you through pain!

“Understand that when I have to teach you through pain, I always suffer more than you do! So please stop hurting Me!

“There are events that come into your life caused by the inertia and passivity of your life. If a person, embarked on the spiritual Path, for a very long time, and has not yet changed his/her way of life, then the consequences of such mismatch concerning the growth of the soul in opposition to the old shackles of the material plan, cause events that break down those old shackles and old foundations through cataclysms.

“It is required to always have a more intensive and deeper life in Me, with Me! Fearlessness in letting go of all obstacles is required! The process of the dissolution of negative karma can be done slowly. But we can live in such a way, that the manifestation of that bad karma can be diminished in the material plan — through the right actions and Mergence with Me in Love! This applies to everyone who has spiritual aspirations and wants to achieve more than just a ‘life of righteousness’. This is — for those who follow the Straight Path!

“It all depends on the size of your vessel (Size of the developing individual consciousness.): how much you are able to contain. I am willing to offer you the whole Ocean of Me, the whole Ocean of My Love, Wisdom and Power! I am willing to give Myself — to you, and everyone… but you cannot contain the Ocean. Only the Ocean can contain Itself — you, and all that exists. And at the moment, when your vessel will become identical to My Depths and large enough in size for the preservation of your awareness in Me, then I will be able to remove this vessel, to break out the illusion of your separate existence. You will then make the experience that there is only Me, only I exist, that you are Me!

“For now, since you cannot always be in Me, try to surrender yourself to Me, and the best way to do that — is to offer selfless service to Me! This is — the best way of living, allowing one to acquire missing qualities such as: energy, self-discipline, calm, non-attachment to earthly things, broad-mindedness, ability to think quickly etc. And all actions should be done on the background of bhakti, love-devotion to God. This in return allows us to erase vices from the soul and help in the dissolution of the remaining negative karma from the past. This allows us to grow properly. Those who serve Me and forget about themselves, will be brought closer to Me. I surround them with the love and care of a Father and Mother. I stay with them always.

Total Reciprocity* should become the background state. Always feel yourself dissolved in the Ocean of Me! Being able to perceive Me fully, My Will — can only be done on the background of peace and dissolution. If you master this — you will become One with Me.

“Only love can be dissolved in Love! Only in mutual love can Peace be possible, Gentleness, Mergence of consciousnesses! Everything else — the garbage, let it emerge to the surface and be carried away by the current!

“You — are in the Ocean of Me: in the Ocean of Pure Love! Become this Ocean!

“… Contentment with oneself, over one’s own successes — prevents the subtle and pure perception of Me. It is possible to immerse into Me up to infinity, and then come back into a comfortable ‘human form’, without discomfort, or contradiction between these states. But the immobility of the ‘I’ in the absence of efforts to immerse it into the Depths of Me — over time becomes “shackles on one’s feet”.

“One, who stands still, — moves away from Me. This is like a pregnancy: it is fine, for the fetus to stand still while it grows, but when the mother is ready to give birth things should be moving — otherwise? (This is the “birth” in the Abode of the Creator: See the Gospel of Philip in [7]).

“You cannot sit on your achievements, when the level of your previous achievements forms a marshy lake with stable banks, — instead of the mighty river flowing into the Ocean of Me!

“The Mergence with Me, that does not bring one to go deeper and to expand in constant search of new opportunities to give love to Me and Me to others, — after some time ceases to be in Mergence with Me, for I do not let you stagnate.

“One, who thinks, that the Goal is now reached and that it is now possible to “rest on his laurels”, — enters into the path of degradation.

“The Mergence which does not become deeper — diminishes!

“Love that does not increase, — dims!

“The task — is to become Me in its entirety! And you will not get your way through “pleasing” Me with small things! The stage of ‘shudra’ has ended for you a long time ago! You have the option to take a new direction in life — if you do not, your present incarnation may end!

“And I do not expect at all that you will be able to take this new direction the first time you try. I never condemn those, who fall, rise and start all over again!

“Bless the difficulties, for through them we grow!”


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