Thursday, October 6, 2016

Conscious Feeding 2: Neutralizing the Serpent

I am sending you out as sheep in the midst of wolves, so be wise as serpents and innocent as doves (Matthew 10:16 ESV).

As we´ve already seen, carnal-temporal existence is like living inside the belly of what traditions deem as Great Devourer or Beast, be it represented as a Serpent, Dragon, Wolf o whatever has teeth and bad temper.

The dense matter in which we move squeezes us like a Boa constrictor, ruled by the energy that lust for receiving without measure, and if it gives, it´s only to claim it back with interests, as our Stepmother Nature does, so generous and so cruel, depending on the circumstances. In this physical level all is measured and weighted in accord to the law of eye for eye and tooth for tooth (Exodus 21:24).

And as we can observe in today´s world, saving a few exceptions, both art, religion and science have degenerated into all possible forms of idolatry: cult of images, cult of the body, of physical richness, commercialization of violence with wars, bloody movies, politic-religious discussions, war against diseases that have been caused by unnatural alterations (pollution, pesticides, transgenic crops, hybrid fruits, illegitimate physical mutilations, etc).

Many keep wondering why so much disgrace take place. And the answer is rather simple.

First of all, the Beast does not like anything or nobody escapes from its stomach; it is even possible to lose one´s soul trying to escape, as it´s actually happening to human beings since the Fall.

Mechanisms of counter-evolution keep humanity in a state of daydream, within a Net or Maya of Delusion, even making us think that we make progress, that we wake up or are safe just by believing blindly in salvific idols, in evolution by means of reincarnations and other false promises.

It´s an old truth that was again exemplified in the movie Matrix (1999), and even more specifically in Dark City (1998), which shows quite a likely scenario where humans are implanted "false memories" that make them experience a succession of fiction lives, without remembering any of them. Living would be like being a taxi driver, then go to bed and wake up the following morning as a newspaper seller, while consciousness remains unable to establish a connection and a "dark void" feeds on our dreams and passions, in an artificial world, the one in which we often vegetate.

Something similar can be deduced from the judeo-christian Sacred Scriptures and the Bhagavad Gita, both of which lead to conclude that what reincarnates is not the individual person, but underdeveloped divine seeds and the unrectified fragments of the psychic soul that must serve as a vehicle for divine consciousness, but which unfortunately gets corrupt with vicious psycho-carnal habits that are recycled from generation to generation, bringing more pain and death:

A generation goes, and a generation comes...What has been is what will be, and what has been done is what will be done, and there is nothing new under the sun...There is no remembrance of former things, nor will there be any remembrance of later things yet to be among those who come after (Ecclesiastes 1:4-11 ESV).

it is appointed for man to die once, and after that comes judgement (Hebrews 9:27 ESV).

It´s mostly a repetition of pain, vice and physic-animic death. Quite a sad condition for a being with so much potential. 

Hence it makes sense to speak of the salvation of the soul:

Therefore put away all filthiness and rampant wickedness and receive with meekness the implanted word, which is able to save your souls (James/Jacob 1:21 ESV).

By your endurance you will gain your lives (Luke 21:19 ESV).

The personal psychic soul is instinctive-emotional basically and it represents a succulent dish, being a combination of energies that no other species can provide.

And such personal soul only begins to be rescued when it remains attached to the divine consciousness or mental soul known in Hebrew as breath or halite (neshemah). Otherwise, the personal soul ends up decomposed and recycled, while the divine breath returns to its source after psycho-physical death (see Ecclesiastes 12:6-7).

However, if both parts are fused together inside a physical body, they can turn the human being into "image of the Creator".

Only the acute and loving light of consciousness can rectify all soul parts little by little, getting rid of twisted emotions and thoughts.

By feeding on the light that grows with understanding, not only the vital spirit and divine breath get saved, but also the "personal imprint" that offers a unique path of understanding.

This is the reason why the conventional ideas on free salvation by mere belief, or a safe evolutive reincarnation, are a scam that only feed daydreaming. Hence they never bring visible results, leaving humans in a state of infancy.

Nothing can be attained without true understanding, which is the food of Being.

And such understanding starts by identifying in our daily lives the repetitive circle of vicious darkness, which, by the way, does not make the Serpent of Time less divine, but opposite to the positive pole of the Highest One, whose Will is to give Light, not to steal it or receive it.

The Law-Instruction or Torah teaches that by showing that the Limitless Being is Holy, Kadosh, which in Hebrew means "set aside" from darkness:

for it is written: Be holy, because I am holy (1 Peter 1:16, Leviticus 11:44)

What´s even more, it specifies the One is thrice holy:

Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord of hosts, the whole earth is full of his glory! (Isaiah 6:3).

Holy, Holy, Holy is the Lord Almighty, who was, and is and is to come! (Revelation 4:8).

This makes us think in the famous hesicast prayer:

God Holy, God Strong, God Immortal,
Have mercy on us.

All of which contains a secret that deserves great attention:

By the act of stepping aside from darkness, the Supreme generates a "sucking void", which is the voracious wish for receiving Light.

At that point, Light and Darkness separate, opening duality. Thus, One creates the paradox of Two:

I am the Lord, and there is no other, besides me there is no God...I form the light and create darkness (Isaiah 45:5-7).

The kabalist Isaac Luria expressed it very beautifully by saying that the Boundless Being (Ayn Sof) enters in contraction (tzimtzum), in order to open the womb where its Light can be received and shared.

If Light and Darkness remained forever separated, this would generate a conflict and tension that would destroy the very same Being. Hence not all ends up here.

There must be a Creation where Light and Darkness come together, in the same way the positive and negative pole are joined by means of a "resistor" so that there can be more light.

The Serpent is the fragmentation of reality propelled by the Void, and it introduces the negative element of Creation, generating an Abyss of overwhelming Imagination where the opposites (light-darkness, life-death, pleasure-pain, etc) give way to the illusion universally known as Maya.

Within the hearts of all living beings, resides the Supreme Lord, Oh Arjuna and by the potency of the illusory energy orchestrates the movements of all living entities like figurines on a carousel (Bhagavad Gita XVIII:61).

Presiding over my external potency the material energy, I generate again and again all these innumerable living entities, in accordance to the implication of their material natures. Oh Arjuna, these universal activities never bind me; I am situated neutrally and unattached to all these activities (Bhagavad Gita IX:9).

And such a divine Maya machine can only be overcome by an Intelligence that is so wise, holy and powerful as the Infinite Being, but also as a strong and sly as the Serpent itself.

Krishna and Buddha dominating the Serpent Kali

It does´t seem a coincidence either that in Judeo-Christianity that Mediating Intelligence receives the name of Mashiaj/Messiah, whose numeric value is that of the Serpent (Najash;ShJN=358), what indicates they have the same potential:

Between the Boundless Being and the Void, between the All and Nothing, there emerges the Tree of Life or Primordial Adam, whose first sphere or Crown (Keter) engenders the Divine Mind-Heart, which is the union of Wisdom (Jokmaj) and Understanding (Binah), right and left brain hemispheres.

Curiously, in one of its permutations, Mashiaj can be read as yesh moaj, "there is brain", namely, "there is understanding", which is realized in the Kingdom (Malkut), extended all over the earth, even though many don´t see it.

Without Understanding, there cannot be Wisdom, and therefore, no Love either, which implies sharing Light.

This is how the first Triad of the Tree of Life understands and neutralizes all duality, being the first Divine Manifestation.

By contrast, in the Genesis tale, the Serpent is linked to the Tree of Knowledge of Good and Evil, that is, a partial vision that sets the conflict between good and evil, pleasure and pain, light and darkness.

Actually, Knowledge (Daath) is the breach between Understanding and Wisdom, or the split between left and right brain hemispheres.

Knowledge without Understanding is precisely what led to the Fall of the cherub Lucifer, which tried to receive maximum Light without waiting nor listening to the humble voice of the Divine Mind.

And if we pay attention, we will see that this breach and dual vision dominates the superficial level of art, science and religion, whose followers and leaders keep attacking and demonizing what they don´t understand, since they remain under the dominion of the Serpent.

It´s therefore clear what remains to be done: making efforts to acquire understanding, and thus be able to receive Light and illumine the world with it. On the contrary, we will be feeding the Serpent, even if it seems the opposite.

Once the human being is connected to the Divine Mind and becomes again "trinitarian image or manifestation of the Creator", the Beast is completely neutralized by the invisible third force of Will, feeding back the Source, whose richness never gets depleted.

Very few have been able to unite the three forces in themselves bringing together body, soul and spirit. But without doubt, a clear paradigm of such deed is Yeshua, whose teaching shows all the aspects of the Divine Law.

Becoming the carnal expression of Divine Mind-Heart is undoubtedly what Paul meant by saying that Yeshua is the "image of the invisible God, first born of all creation" (Col 1:15). What is equivalent to deem him as incarnation of the Primordial Adam or Son of Man described in Daniel 7; the Divine Soul of Humanity that descends to rescue the evolving soul of the fallen Adam, which in the Gita appears as Arjuna.

And we should not forget that each one is called to be a mini Arjuna or evolving soul, since each human soul is an atom of the Great Adam, the Soul of Humanity which burst into millions of sparks when adopting the wish of the Serpent, as numerous Scriptures recall.

Failing to understand this, led many to believe that Yeshua/Jesus is God the Highest and that his images must be adored as any other external idol.

Unfortunately, this neutralizes the transformative effect that the Mashiaj/Christ must have inside each one, since such vision keeps the split between "outer" and "inner", and thus between Knowledge and Understanding.

How then can one avoid being devoured by the dualistic view of the Serpent?

By means of a humble unitary vision that crushes her head:

I will put enmity between you and the woman, and between your offspring and her offspring; he shall bruise your head, and you shall bruise his heal (Genesis 3:15).

A goddess piercing the serpent´s head, beside Krishna, who also crushes her head and bends her, turning Time on itself. 

When the dualistic center of pride and selfish passions ceases, who is left to be hurt and devoured by them?

The human being can´t be divine image if it´s not by becoming a "transparent vehicle" for the Divine Mind:

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).

If anyone would come after me, let him deny himself and take up his cross daily and follow me (Luke 9:23).

Oh Arjuna, this world is bound by actions except for actions sacrificed unto the Supreme Lord; being free from attachment perfectly engaged in actions for the purpose of sacrifice (Bhagavad Gita III:9).

Oh Arjuna, offering sacrifice in [self] knowledge is superior to offering sacrifice of material possessions; oh subduer of enemies, all furtive activities come to an end entirely by [self] knowledge...know that with [self] knowledge you will never be subjected to an illusion like this again; you will perceive all living entities in the soul and then in Me (Bhagavad Gita IV:33-35).

Thou shall love thy neighbor as "thy Self". I am the Lord (Leviticus 19:18).

Knowledge with Understanding of Life is truly Self-Knowledge, which implies the sacrifice of the tyrannical egoism in order to share Light.

By seeing life as a mirror and emptying ourselves from of divisive tendency, we perceive from the Eye of Unity:

The Eye is the lamp of the body. So, if your Eye is healthy, your whole body will be full of light (Matthew 6:22).

Oh Arjuna, conqueror of sleep, behold at once the whole universe of moving and stationary beings situated in only one part in this body of mine and whatever else you wish to see. But with these present eyes of yours you will not be able to see Me; so I grant you divine sight; behold the omnipotent majesty of my ultimate transcendental power (Bhagavad Gita XI:7-8).

For my yoke is easy, and my burden is light (Matthew 11:30).

Concentrate the mind upon me, apply spiritual intelligence for Me; verily you will reside with Me after this existence without doubt (Bhagavad Gita XII:8).

Sit at my right hand, until I make your enemies your footstool (Psalm 110:1).

This does not mean desires and pains disappear from life. The exigences and daily challenges proceed. But nothing is seen in the same way. After all, what acts is the Maya of the world, while Being remains "holy":

Anyone who perceives the Ultimate Consciousness residing equally in all living entities everywhere as the imperishable within the perishable, such a one actually does not degrade the embodied self by the self; therefore reaching the supreme goal. Anyone who perceives in this way that activities in all respects are being performed only by the material energy, such a one perceives perfectly the embodied Self and the non-doer (Bhagavad Gita XIII:28-30).

The key is being able to live without attachment to the fruits of action, feeling each moment fully:

Surrendering completely all activities unto Me, with consciousness firmly established in knowledge of the Self being without any desire for gain, free from proprietorship, fight without grief (Bhagavad Gita III:30).

Seek first the Kingdom of God and His righteousness and all these things [you need] will be added unto you (Matthew 6:33).

When there is detachment, life is seen with Gratitud and the Great Peace arrives in the most unexpected moments. Then one can be sure who´s the window of the Eternal One.

Oh Krishna, greatest of all personalities, origin of all origins, Lord of all beings, Lord of all gods, Lord of the Universe, only you personally know yourself by yourself (Bhagavad Gita 10:15).

Now I know in part, then shall I know fully, even as I have been fully known (1 Corinthians 13:12).

Oh Arjuna, 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 of all living entities (Bhagavad Gita X:20).

I am the Alpha and the Omega, says the Lord God, who is and who was and who is to come, the Almighty. (Revelation 1:8).

And Omega cannot be other than the Omega of Understanding, something akin to what the visionary Teilhard de Chardin deemed as the Omega point or "tipping point of humanity", when a critical mass of humans find the divine within.

Omega seems really when all the evolving human souls that integrate the Soul of Humanity, are finally gathered back by its Head, be it called Mashiaj, Christ, or Krishna if you prefer. 

Such is the conquest of Eternity, over Time and Death.

Nothing feeds our spirit and soul more than understanding the Tree of Life by means of the Key of Knowledge (Luke 11:52), of which all divine messengers spoke.

Nevertheless, necessary is also to see what the Divine Instruction has to say concerning the food for the body.

And since the official birth of Yeshua is celebrated in Autumn, during Sukkot, as the Gospels specify–contradicting the pagan tradition–, let´s use this date to clarify several points in that regard, for Sukkot is a feast where food plays a great role.

Then, if nothing gets on the way, on 15-16 of October we´ll continue with this exposition.

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