Here is another installment from "pre-Keys teachings" from AOL [America Online].
As those who have been following this topic know, in between heated discussions, we have been talking about The Keys of Knowledge. The first was the question "WHO And/Or WHAT AM I?" One person has got the answer and several others are close. I'm sure others could have gotten it, but never made a serious effort.
Some do not like this method of teaching and accused me of doing it for ego's sake. I will say this, that one cannot fully understand this method of teaching unless one participates in it.
Instead of being some method of taking away the inner voice as some have said, it increases the power of the inner voice. For in the teaching process by the hint or revelation principle, you figure out the answer by going within. If you and I both have soul contact our understanding will be the same.
It is most beneficial if you get the keys in sequence, but if you get them out of sequence it is still helpful. Getting them out of sequence is like listening to a piece of a melody. If it is a pleasant melody it is still enjoyable, but the full enjoyment comes through an understanding of the melody from beginning to end.
The second key of knowledge to understand is the Middle Way Principle. The great teacher of the Middle Way was, of course, the Buddha. He realized the middle way after experiencing two extremes in life. First extreme comfort and riches and later extreme poverty and deprivation. During the deprivation extreme he was living on just several grains of rice a day seeking enlightenment when it flashed into his mind. The way of enlightenment is neither extreme, but between the two extremes.
I believe the true teaching of Buddha's middle way has been lost, but many of us have the imprint of the knowledge within us.
So the question for us to examine is: What is the Middle Way?
There was a keyword for the first principle and there is another sequential key word for this one.
The power of the Middle Way is hinted at in the writings of Alice A. Bailey:
"Let the magician guard himself from drowning at the point where land and water meet. The midway spot, which is neither dry nor wet, must provide the standing place whereon his feet are set. When water, land and air meet, there is the place for magic to be wrought."
I will say this about atoms and hierarchies. There is life, consciousness and intelligence in the atomic world. The creative process that took place between the evolution of the atom and the cell is far beyond anything in intelligence and cooperation that the human atoms (Adams) have accomplished. Through science we can study some of the effects and orders created by that intelligence, but I doubt if any scientist in the world knows anything about that intelligence itself. The trouble is that they study the atomic world under the assumption that everything is taking place because of an interplay of mindless energy rather than intelligence. Because they are not looking for intelligence within the microcosm they see none.
Some on the spiritual path will see the great order among the tiny lives and give credit to the great Universal God, but they see it backwards. It is not the big One Life creating the order as a unit. It is the scattered One Life finding pieces of Itself, putting Itself back together. This process is in its infancy among us humans. As our first step we seek for mates of our opposite polarity or sex. Then we seek to establish groups for certain purposes. The intelligence of the atoms reveals a great secret that we shall soon talk about.
Some have said that there are no hierarchies among the atoms. I have presented much greater proof that there is than anyone else has presented otherwise.
The basic evidence against: Science does not teach such a thing.
The basic evidence for: Science has not disproved my teachings and supports them.
But my main point of evidence is this: All known and understood structures of a complex order are created through a hierarchical endeavor. I have challenged all out there to show me even one exception and none has come forth. How can a logical person call me wrong on this point when everything we have seen verifies hierarchy without even one exception?
Even elementary metaphysical students believe the maxim "as above, so below." For instance in the larger world we have planets circling around a sun and in the tiny world we have electrons circling around a nucleus.
In the larger world all known organized creations such as a building, a car or a bridge is created by hierarchies with intelligent direction. Since this is true among what we see with our eyes what reason do we have to believe that it is much different with the tiny intelligences which are also a part of God?
Some have said that in the New Age we will have no hierarchies. Instead everyone will know what to do because of some direct communication with God. Most people I know of that believe this way have not been able to get along in this type of harmony with even one other human being on this planet let along thousands or millions of them.
Do such persons think that in the New Age that each city and state will just run by itself? That there will be no equivalent to a mayor or council? That roads will be built just because several thousand people wake up one morning and all say to themselves in unison: "I don't think I'll go fishing today. I think I'll go build a road."
Another person wakes up and says: "I'm going to this vacant building on State Street and start a paper." Then the fellow goes there and meets a hundred others that were given the same idea by God. Then they all roll up their sleeves and go to work. Of course they have no problem on controversial issues. They do not need an editor or publisher to guide anyone because they are all conservative or liberal or whatever sameness that we are supposed to be here.
This is, of course, nonsense to anyone who will think about it for over three seconds. No orderly structure has ever been created by a group effort without a hierarchy and none ever will in our foreseeable future. When the time comes that we will not need hierarchies we will not need form.
Think about it. The more complex the project the greater the hierarchy. It took thousands of hierarchical units to send a man to the moon, but it may just take several to run a small business.
I will guarantee you this. When we send a spaceship to Mars and later to Jupiter there will be a hierarchy of leaders, teachers and scientists that will create the organization necessary to do it.
Does anyone out there really believe we will go to Mars because about 50,000 people will feel good about accomplishing it at the time? Even if such a miracle happened do you really think that everyone would "just know" their place and job without leadership? I think you would find that the nitty gritty boring work would be avoided by at least 49,000 who would be lining up to do the fun part of the work.
It is amazing to me that anyone would question the need for hierarchy, leaders and teachers. There is not even the slightest evidence that civilization of any degree is possible without them.
I can understand that we free thinkers do not like to be bossed around and many of us have a reluctance to obey any rules of any kind. We also like to think we can just dip within and learn everything we need to know. Then we all like to think that we are just as smart or as good as the next guy. This is all well and good, but if our desire to be an island of independence separates us from reality then our progression will come to a standstill.
We are all anxious to reach union, but we must stay in touch with the real world along the way. There is nothing more pathetic than he who is in hell, but thinks he is in heaven. He neither learns through his pain nor seeks a greater joy. He who has found his true point on the path senses a greater happiness on the horizon.
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