Finding Real Truth
From comments received it looks like I should add a few things on how it is evil to force others to do good.
Rarely is anyone, even a tyrant, motivated with the idea that they are forcing anyone to do evil. It is as DK says that evil is a distorted reflection of divine possibilities.
Evil always starts with a benevolent sounding idea. Take communism for example. It starts with the idea of human equality, that each should give according to his ability and receive according to his needs.
This would be great if this ideal were achieved through free will, but the evil comes in when initiators get frustrated and decide that men must be forced to do good.
Because humans are not evolved enough to achieve full brotherhood through free will communists have used evil that good may come to achieve their goals.
As we know none of these systems of forced benevolence worked. Communism did not achieve equality, abundance, brotherhood or come close to motivating people to give according to their ability.
The key of understanding is this. If people are not evolved enough to achieve an idea through free will then forcing them to do good will not achieve it either. On the contrary, it will delay the goal indefinitely.
I received some comments stating the belief that two people with soul contact could strongly disagree.
Because two leaders believe they are inspired or have soul contact does not mean that they have it.
Two people achieving soul contact on the same question will receive the same answer. Truth never contradicts truth and the soul will never reveal something that is not true. Those who do not hold their minds steady in the light may receive a truth through soul contact and then after some fomenting in the personality, coupled with a distorted recollection, they may still tread the path of error.
This is why it is so important to etch into our minds that moment when the revelation was received and create a state of mind that is capable of returning to it in full recollectedness.
If two people disagree one of three things are at play.
 Neither has received soul contact on the issue.
 One has received soul contact and the other disagrees because he has not.
 They have both received soul contact but one of them has gone contrary to the direction of his soul and has put the answer out of his mind, preferring to follow his own will instead.
Question: How do you know Ultimate perfection is an illusion? Does that mean infinity is an illusion? Are they not part of the same thing?
You can know because it makes sense and harmonizes with principles revealed through the soul.
One can never know that infinity exists because there is no such thing as an infinite number. Everything in existence, even the universe, has a specific number of particles. Neither infinity nor absolute perfection exists within the worlds of form. Our universe is only limited by the imagination of God, of which our imagination is a reflection. No matter how much you imagine, you can still imagine more. There is no such thing as infinity plus one.
God (and also ourselves) is unlimited, not infinite.
The fact that creation eternally exists is a testament that there is no ultimate perfection. Perfection of form is in the mind of the beholder and we all have different minds in this reality.
I was asked why the Dark Brothers do not come after me through manipulating some crazed individual since the mission and teachings I have run counter to their own purpose.
The answer is that they have tried to destroy me in a number of different ways, but thanks to the assistance of the forces of light I remain here at your service.
Every spiritual teacher must be prepared to give his life if necessary and if their work is important the Dark Brotherhood will attack them in some way but not all lose their lives prematurely.
Two of the greatest teachers were Jesus and Buddha. Jesus was betrayed and crucified at age 33 whereas Buddha lived and taught into fairly old age. Does this mean that the Dark Brotherhood ignored Buddha? No. Their agents attacked his teachings and him personally, but without permanent success.
Buddha and many other teachers were able to live out a normal lifespan for several reasons.
 Their mission did not require a martyrdom.
]2] Karma did not require a martyrdom.
 The disciple was sensitive to who was being manipulated by the Dark Brotherhood and worked to neutralize them.
 The wise disciples avoided antagonizing those who were agents of the Dark Brotherhood.
 If it was important that the teacher live and teach for a full life the Brotherhood of Light will assist in protecting him.
 Both brotherhoods work under certain limitations governed by ancient law.
In addition, the Dark Brotherhood attacks in more ways than the physical. Sometimes this works against them and makes an unwanted martyr. Sometimes they prefer to merely work to discourage the teacher and neutralize his work. Other times they are successful at distracting the teacher and leading him astray with illusion.
Question: Why was an evil person like Hitler even allowed to incarnate?
Hitler and other tyrants were agents of dark masters but were not masters themselves. Just like those who are one step above advanced humans on the spiritual side belong to the kingdom of God, even so, on the dark side, those who are several steps above a tyrant like Hitler belong to a dark kingdom. Those who are high initiates in this kingdom cannot incarnate but many bad characters that are used by them do.
If Hitler had won the war and killed off millions of people with a flame of light and love in them, the vibration of the planet would have been lowered enough so some of his more advanced brothers could have taken physical bodies. This would have been a disaster indeed.
Hopefully we can seal the door where evil dwells so those who have experienced the birth of Christ in the heart will be able to freely move forward.
A reader expressed concern over some advanced teachers like HPB giving too much authority to authorities, and even titles, like calling Buddha, Lord Buddha.
I am also repulsed from using beastly like titles such as “Lord Buddha.” Both Buddhists and Christians make the mistake of using the “names of blasphemy” calling their teachers “Lord,” “his holiness” or “most reverend”, etc.
That said, the second key of judgment must be used to see the correct use of authority. The one extreme of blind acceptance must be rejected, but also the automatic rejection of a real authority on a subject is also foolish.
When I am teaching something new and I have a quote from an authoritative source to back it up I usually will use it. Why? Because an earned authority, such as the Bible, carries weight with most people and will cause many to reflect more seriously on what I am presenting.
You have to remember that the only absolute authority I have used to establish my teachings are the souls of the students. I have not parted the Red Sea, walked on water or claimed any gold plates to dazzle the outer personality. Those who look on me as an earned authority do so because my words have registered again and again with their souls.
I am also influenced by earned authorities. Perhaps the greatest earned authority, as far as printed words are concerned, are the words of Jesus. Now suppose I had never heard of him or read his words and someone took a phrase out of context and presented it to me. Let us take a couple scriptures as examples:
“I come not to bring peace, but a sword.”
“If your right hand offends you cut it off.”
“Except ye eat the flesh of the Son of man, and drink his blood, ye have no life in you.”
If we had never heard these words before and they were presented to us by some crazed-looking individual we would assume they were from the dark side.
But, if they come from an earned authority what do we do? We justifiably assume there may be more meaning to them than meets the eye. We may then study the words before and after to examine more closely what the true meaning may be.
Most of the time when I read DK I just glide along like a sponge because the teachings register so well with my soul. But every once in a while, I find something that doesn’t register. Because he is an earned authority I do not automatically reject it but then go back and read the before and after and make sure I understand what he is trying to communicate. In this case sometimes a closer reading resolves the problem with my soul. Other times it does not and I put it on the shelf. Of those things on the shelf some are resolved and I later see how they were true. Other things are still on the shelf and with a few others I just disagree, or at the least would communicate the idea in a different wording.
Concerning authority a reader posed this quote: “THE LORD BUDDHA HAS SAID that we must not believe in a thing said merely because it is said; nor traditions because they have been handed down from antiquity; nor rumors, as such; nor writings by sages, because sages wrote them; nor fancies that we may suspect to have been inspired in us by a Deva (that is, in presumed spiritual inspiration); nor from inferences drawn from some haphazard assumption we may have made; nor because of what seems an analogical necessity; nor on the mere authority of our teachers or masters. But we are to believe when the writing, doctrine, or saying is corroborated by our own reason and consciousness. ‘For this,’ says he in concluding, ‘I taught you not to believe merely because you have heard, but when you believed of your consciousness, then to act accordingly and abundantly.’” Secret Doctrine III. 401
Good quote, but even your own consciousness and reason may be based in illusion and all must be open to future correction. Even so we must go with the highest we know until more is given.
A reader says: Awhile back, don’t remember why but I started questioning myself about why I was not wearing a seat belt. When I really dug in I found that I thought it more likely that a seatbelt probably would be a help in more accidents than it would be a detriment and realized that the whole time I had been NOT wearing a seatbelt, as a sort of a protest I guess, just because “THEY” (authority) had been trying to force me to. Sort of a passive-aggressive version of flipping “the beast” the bird I guess, … here’s one for the habitual rebel: Do not automatically discount, dismiss, ignore or COMBAT a thing (or try to induce others to) JUST because it WAS stated by somebody in/with “authority”.
This is a great point and illustrates the pendulum principle of how we swing from one extreme to the other and often miss the point in the middle.
I also have a natural inclination to reject authority and have to catch myself to make sure I examine such with objectivity.
I empathize with you on the seat belts for I do not like the silly laws that require us to follow rules for our own good.
My ex-wife was (and is) a fanatic in relation to the use of seat belts. She wouldn’t dare drive three feet without buckling everyone up.
One time I picked up my kids for a visit and after they were all securely strapped in we took off. Then one of my kids noticed I didn’t have my seat belt on and asked me why.
I replied, “I’m not going to have an accident today, so I won’t need one. If I’m going to have an accident then I’ll put one on.”
My kids looked at me like I had lost my mind, but there was method in my madness. My kids were so over regulated and controlled by their mother that I felt I needed to push their thinking the other direction.
That which most people think needs done through law can be done better with proper education.
He had heard people speak contemptuously of money: he wondered if they had ever tried to do without it. W. Somerset Maugham (1874 – 1965), “Of Human Bondage”, 1915
April 18, 2006
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