Friday, July 8, 2016

Manifesting I Am

Picture by Alex Grey 

Connecting the dots 

True intelligence is to connect everything with everything else, dissolving the attachments to rigid patterns of perception that force us to be what we are not in essence and make what we don´t want to do.

True intelligence is to realize that in the depths of our being we are already happy and are in peace with everybody, with the world and with the Supreme.

So it only remains for us to grow in essence and carry out the life mission for which we were born.

Become what you are, said the poet Pindar.

Now, since we have degenerated into what we are not in essence, we need to break the harmful patterns of thinking, feeling and action that rule our "false personality", which moves us away from the life we are meant to live.

By dissolving those patterns we come to understand a great secret expressed in Scriptures of the East and West.

But let´s address the issue in parts:

According to Yeshua the Nazarene, the main connectors (mitzvot) –wrongly called commandments– are:

you shall love the Lord thy God with all your heart, all your soul and all your mind (expressed in Deuteronomy 6:4, Matthew 22:37, etc).

you shall love your neighbor as yourself (also expressed in Leviticus 19:18, passage that according to Rabbi Hillel summarizes the entire Torah).

Anyone who loves God must also love their brother and sister (1 John 4:21).

This is the kernel of all three Abrahamic religions as well as the Oriental ones.

How is then possible that humanity has been unable to fulfill universal callings?

Very simple. To love God is to love oneself first in a sane way, what leads to love others, for he who finds oneself...

sees himself in all beings and all beings in oneself (Bagavad Gita VI:29)

Yet some distortions have turned self-respect into blind submission to others and excessive egoism, even in the form of false piety and self-deprecation rooted on false doctrines of guilt and sin: "I do not deserve this, I am a sinner, a loser..."

Few things are as horrendous as hating oneself.

Keep saying "I am a sinner" and you´ll end up being one says an old proverb.

Religions and diverse spiritual teachings have failed where very few have understood and practiced the universal essence of Reality. 

Let´s then avoid getting persuaded by divisive dogmas and dark forces, whose only role is to force our awakening. Nothing is really random. Darkness is meant to be illumined.

If we barely love and respect our deep essence, embracing both light and darkness, it is because we rarely establish a connection between its perfect finitude and the infinite Divine Being from which its emanates.

To love truly is only possible when we know our being in all its aspects,  for it is part of the All Being, and is destined to illumine its own darkness:

He who knows himself knows his Lord (Islamic proverb)

Oh Lord of the Universe, only you personally know yourself by yourself (Bagavad Gita X:15)

Out of compassion for them, I situated within the heart, certainly destroy the darkness born of ignorance with the radiant light of knowledge (Ibid X:11)

How much time in a day do we spend on knowing ourselves and cultivate positive mindsets, such as gratitude for the life we´ve been given, or forgiveness towards those who harm us and thus show the path we should not take, unless we want to get stuck in the world, like them.

Even though life is full of suffering, is it not an opportunity to grow and illumine darkness, realizing what lies beyond all words and actions, detached right at the core of ourselves?

True self-knowledge leads to the realisation that we do not act, but a threefold Nature does, with its active, passive or neutral manifestations. 

All activities are being enacted by the senses of the material nature without exception; but the unrealized, deluded by false identification of being the body, thus thinks "I am the doer" (Bagavad III:27) 

This complete universe is deluded by threefold condition of the modes of external energy; certainly no one knows Me, who is behind them, immutable and Supreme. (Bagavad Gita VII:13)

To see non-action in all actions leads us to genuine altruism and devotion.

The sublime Bagavad Gita o Chant of the Lord highlights three main paths that lead to Being: self-knowledge, detached action and devotion, which is  love for all Creation.

As the Mediator Krishna tells Arjuna:

I am equally disposed to all living entities; there is neither friend nor foe to me; but those who with loving sentiments render devotional service unto Me, such persons are in Me and I am in them (Bagavad Gita IX:29).

I am the original generating cause of all causes, everything emanates from Me; comprehending this the spiritually intelligent endowed with devotional sentiments become devoted unto Me (Bagavad Gita X:8)

I am the Ultimate Consciousness situated within the heart of all living entities and I am the beginning, the middle and the end, as well as end of all living entities (Ibid X:20)

Aren´t the words of Krishna the same we find attributed to Christ in the Gospels? Who doubts they come from the same Divine Mind that spoke through Yeshua and so many other messengers?

Before Abraham was born, I am (John 8:58)

The seven great sages in earlier ages...and also the four Manus (adams, fathers of humanity) all manifested from mental impulses originating from Me; populated all existing progeny in the material universes (Ibid X:6).

If we do not manage to know, respect and love the divine life that dwells in us, how much less are we going to love others, starting with our biological progenitors, who gave us the chance to exist physically.

No matter what our progenitors have said or done. To love them first is the crucial step to love both others and the Celestial Parents.

Now we can see why the other two most important connectors in the Torah are:

Remember and sanctify the Day of Rest (Shabat) (Exodus 20, Deuteronomy 5).

Honor you father and your mother (ibid)

Yeshua clearly expressed that the Day of Rest was made for man and not man for the Day of Rest (Mark 2:27).

Despite the lunar cycles establish that the better time for Shabat is from Friday´s twilight to Saturday´s noon, it´s necessary everyday to find sacred moments of rest where we can study, meditate and enjoy what we really are.

If you do not fast from the world, you won´t find the kingdom; if you do not keep the Shabat as Shabat, you won´t see the Father (Logion 27, Gospel of Thomas).

To respect and love oneself is not only finding peace and coherence with oneself, but also eating healthy and calmly. Here we have another essential and forgotten mitzvot.

For instance, the first Nazarene-Christians did not eat animals, nor ate in abundance, although they deemed  understandable that those carnal humanoids who had not attained the required level of being/vibration, ate flesh allowed by the Torah under some circumstances (Leviticus 11, 1 Timothy 4:4-5); but of course, abstaining from shelfish, blood, pork and other scavengers, given their excessive toxicity (Acts 15:20).

In any case, the original human diet, adapted to human physiology has always been strictly vegetarian (Genesis 1:29).

Among the food contaminations that today should be avoided by those who aspire to a radical transformation are all "intrustrially processed products", not just meats and fish, but white flours, refined salts, sugars and dairy products found in that cheese non- traditionally cured, sweets, refreshments, pasteurized milk, etc. All of them contribute to increase cancer, diabetes, parkinson and alzheimer, which are not bad in themselves, but only indicators of unbalance.

Also important is to avoid bad combinations that turn the intestines into a dump:

Do not mix many foods in the same dish, says Yeshua in the Nazarene Gospel.

That is, avoid combining animal proteins with carbs, sugars with fats and different kinds of animal proteins. Excess of animal proteins is in fact quite toxic, since these acidify the organism, contrary to self-proclaimed experts claim. But let´s leave the subject for the article on Conscious Eating, coming in two months. 

Moreover, it is highly convenient to leave the addiction to "hybrid wheat" that is sold in the form of refined or wholemeal bread, pasta, biscuits, etc. 

Modern wheat violates the principle of non mixing seeds and thus contains huge amounts of gluten, a protein that destroys the intestines, affecting the brains seriously.

The intelligent alternative is to replace it with buckwheat or spelt seed bread, whose amount of gluten is considerably lower, containing more vitamins and minerals. Spelt bread is the oldest on earth, and does no harm in moderate doses, contrary to commercial bread.

Wise is to stop wasting money on commercial poison that makes the body sick, and start cooking the own food, using clean products (specially fruits, vegetables, legumes, seeds and pseudo-grains such as quinoa). And in case of using condiments, let them be natural, i.e, marine salt (preferably Himalayan), turmeric, etc.

With good brain rests and a clever way of eating, we are not only more likely to feel the Presence of divine love, but are protected against the ailments that now whip us. Our immune system will be reinforced and nothing will be able to bring it down.

This has already being confirmed by the emerging science called "psycho-neuro-immunology", and will be the future of medicine, which will no longer need antibiotics nor antidepressant drugs that undermine the immune system.

Receiving and serving means returning

Pay attention to what matters; follow the inclination of you [true] Nature–Buddha, Dhammapada.

Seek the kingdom first and all these things [you need] will be added unto you –Matthew 6:13

For those who feel reality, true religion can only be re-ligating oneself to Divine Being, that is, a return to that centre of gravity that make us vibrate in life and serve others pleasantly, regardless of the circumstances.

This return is poorly translated as "repentance", when its sense is fuller and implies turning the perception backwards to feel Divine Consciousness experiencing through oneself.

Turn your mind [metanoeite], because the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand –Matthew 3:2

The Kingdom of God does not come with visible signs, nor they will say: look, here it is, or there it is. Because the Kingdom of God is among you –Luke 17:20-21

The Kingdom of God us inside and outside of you (Gospel of Thomas)

Because the Kingdom of God is not food, nor drink, but justice, peace and bliss in the Holy Spirit [individual I Am]–Romans 14:17

But we prefer to live in the desert of life, absorbed by the objects of the world:

Mistaking the false with the true and the true with the false, you stop paying attention to your Nature and get filled with vain desires –Buddha, Dhammapada.

We remain unaware of the fact that in depth we are "spiritual beings" with a life mission, learning lessons, and not just walking flesh, as mainstream media wants us to believe.

Liberating Oneness

Why do we have to remain slaves in Egypt when our being is already unified beyond it?

In the tale of Exodus (Chaps 1 and 2), after coming out of Egypt, the Hebrew people goes into despair, and Moses claims to heaven.

He´s then taken "beyond the desert", reaching the "mount of God", where "the Angel of the Lord" appears to him in a burning bush, and reveals to him the Divine Name par excellence, central in Abrahamic y Brahmanic teachings:

I Am that I Am

How many keep believing this story literally without understanding?

In the mystic language, "going to the desert" means to face one´s own demons, the egoism of the emotional and vital soul, as Yeshua suffering the three Devil´s temptations in the desert, or in Getsemani, looking forward to fulfill his mission.

Is it not too much of a coincidence that in religious myths, Buddha spends 40 days meditating in Boddhis´tree before reaching enlightenment while Yeshua spends other 40 days in the desert? Why those recurring symbols and ciders?

The Hebrew letter Mem has a value of 40 and means waters. Are these perhaps the waters of reality in which we must dive without fear to find ourselves and fulfill our mission?

To find silent quietness is like resting on the sea bottom, or on a high mountain, a raised place of Consciousness.

This is where the burning bush of the heart is lighted.

When there is enough quietness, love and openness, I Am resonates by itself with a familiar taste of peace, wonder and blissful contemplation. It is very close, but at the same time detached.

Be still, and know I am the Lord 
–Psalm 46:10

I am closer to you than your yugular vein
–Coran, Sura 50:16

The Angel of the Lord is the pure Consciousness that experiences through us, reason why it receives the name of Witness in the three Abrahamic religions and the Brahmanism of India.

This is the Holy Spirit or individual Angel that always contemplates the face of the Father, as we read in Matthew 18:10.

The Scriptures even speak of three Witnesses, levels of being that each one must discover by means of contemplation.

This does not mean we are equal to the Supreme, but only one of its manifestations, since the All-Powerful One is such precisely because it can be both infinite and finite.

God is our being but we are not his 
(The Cloud of Unknowing, anonymous medieval treatise)

Our finite being does not deplete the All, whereas the Supreme includes every one of its manifestations/names, starting with the Mediator and Creator:

I am the father of this universe, the mother, the grandfather, the progenitor, the essence to be known, the purifying transcendental sound vibration Om...(Bagavad Gita IX:17)

Hence the first calling of the Torah and Islamic Sahada affirm there is only one Being:

La illaha illa Allah. There is no god but Allah.

Listen Israel, the Lord Elohim [creative powers] is one with the Lord (Deuteronomy 6:4)

One becomes two, three and four said Pythagoras.

Reality is unicity as expression of Unity, taught Plato and Plotinus.

This is how 1x1 skips the fallacy of identity monism, 1=1, and abstract monism, n+1, which puts God on the heights, over the creatures.

This is the reason why the historical Jesus, Yeshua ha Netzari, never stated he was the Supreme God.

Yeshua gave orders not to be deemed as a divinity, displacing attention away from his person:

Why do you call me good? Nobody is good but God (Mark 10:18, Luke 18:19)

Yeshua simply acknowledged that the I am or Divine Mind dwelled in him, in a way we can´t even imagine:

The words that I say to you I do not speak on my own authority, but the Father who dwells in me does his works (John 14:10-11 ESV)

I and the Father are one (John 10:30)

Here, one does not mean identity but unicity. They are one in the same way we are one with a biological progenitor, whose genes flood our veins.

In this case divine blood is Divine Loving Intelligence,  the Spirit. 

Those who understood this always got into trouble.

The Persian mystic Al-Hallaj was also executed in the Xth century for saying I am the Truth.

As a high messenger, Yeshua was tremendously cautious:

I can do nothing on my own. As I hear, I judge, and my judgement is just, because I seek not my own will but the Will of him who sent me (John 5:30 ESV)

Now, the Will of the Father is not to sacrifice his Son so He dies for the sins of humanity, as held by in the infantile doctrines of the pagan world.

In Egypt, the Ptolemaic god Christus-Serapis died every year so his blood washed away the sins of people. And this cult reached places like Antioch, in Anatolia. Hence the nazarenes of Antioch came to be called "christians" (Acts 11:26).

The view of sacrifice was simply a strategy designed to modify the mindset of barbaric societies that performed sacrifices to the gods, even murdering humans, either by taking their bowels and heart out or burning them alive.

Higher powers decided then to give them a replacement: the sacrifice of the flesh of Christ.

Needless to say, at this point in history, clever seekers lack a savage mentality and do not follow infantile fables, knowing there is not a God which sacrifices a son, nor a God whose death alone redeems humanity, what makes little sense.

The Scriptures teach that the Will of the Father is to show humanity the Way back to Source, acknowledging I Am:

The glory that you have given me I have given them, that they might be one even as we are one, I in them and you in me, that they may become perfectly one (John 17:22-23)

A task also carried out by Moses, Buddha, Mohammad...

In the Name of whom?

What does it mean that the Son or Being dwells in us?

In order to understand this we should understand that the question of the name of the son is not so much about which one it is, but about who (our true being) it is and how to be it.

In Acts 4:11-12 we read:

This Iesous/Yehoshua/Jesus is the stone that was rejected by you, the builders, which has become the cornerstone. And there is salvation in no one else, for there is no other name under heaven given among men by which we must be saved (ESV).

After reading this many believe those names are personal, as Jonny or Oscar, and that by invoking them like a sorcerer, Jonny or Oscar will come –how nice–.

But it is mostly ignored that in Hebrew tradition, a name (shem) is a "vibration or state of being", and in this case, Iesous Christos, Yehoshua ha Mashiaj or Jesus Christ represents a Way of Salvation (Yeshe) and Liberation (Moksha), as the orientals would say:

I am the Way, the Truth and the Life (John 14:6 ESV)

Whatever you ask in my name [state of being, following my steps], this I will do, that the Father may be glorified in the Son (John 14:13 ESV)

He who wants to follow me, let him deny himself...

Love implies leaving one´s false ego behind and let the I Am be in oneself.

Actually, the Greek geamatric value for Iesous Christos is 13, the same as Einai, Being, while such is also the Hebrew gematric value for Ejad (Unity) and Haba (Love).

As for the Aramaic term Yeshua and the hebrew Yahoshua, mean God saves.

Therefore, we should not mistake the archetype of Consciousness called Iesous/Jesus, with the historical character Yeshua ha Netzari.

Very possibly, this is the reason why Paul introduced the idea of Iesous Christos, in order to distinguish it from the historical Yeshua.

Hence he came to affirm: it is not longer I who lives but Christ who lives in me.

But his enterprise was a total mess and he was not even understood by a third part of later followers.

It is not surprising that in 2 Peter 3:16 we read that Paul´s letters contain things difficult to understand, manipulated by ignorants in their own benefit.

Praising Jesus, Allah or Krishna believing they are divine persons separated from one´s own being is respectable, in accord to certain evolutive level, but it ´s not even in tune with the Scriptures:

I do not receive glory from people (John 5:41)

A great tragedy is to look only outside and lose the chance to find divine plenitude inside. This is how many end up lost in stone temples, pastimes, emptiness, covertness, lust and violence. 

The true duty of religious institutions or communities should be to give open access to self-study and remember the I Am to be manifested, but...

This would imply acknowledging that Truth is one and dwells in all religions. 

However, in the end, only one Master teaches and shows the way in our particular journey:

But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name [state of being], he will teach you all things and bring to your remembrance all that I have said to you (John 14:26).

He who has ears, let him listen and follow the tale.

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