The Molecular Principle

This entry is part 91 of 98 in the series Principles


Principle 94

The Molecular Principle

Atoms join together to create molecules. We learned that in basic chemistry, but what we didn’t learn was what a magical happening this was.

Take the atoms of hydrogen and oxygen for example. We all know what oxygen is. It is that element in the air we breath that keeps us alive. And hydrogen is the most basic of elements, the most abundant in the universe.

If these two elements are cooled way below zero they will turn into liquid that can be used for rocket fuel, as was the case in the Saturn rocket that sent men to the moon.

But the real magic comes in when these two elements combine together in a bonded relationship that enables them to share their energies. When two atoms of hydrogen bond with one atom of oxygen they suddenly cease to be ingredients of rocket fuel or part of the life giving air we breath. Instead the two elements become something much different than they were before. They become water, or H2O.

Even though water has much different properties than either hydrogen or oxygen the two elements do not lose their identities. If they separate they go back to being just oxygen or hydrogen and are no longer water.

That said, let is define the Molecular Principle.

It is the tendency of all the creations in the universe to find complimentary parts and join with them to create something greater than themselves.

Water is, of course, just one example of greater creations made from the joining together of atoms. There are millions of molecules in our universe composed of many different combinations of atoms.

This molecular principle does not begin or end with the combing of atoms. Atoms themselves are composed of many subatomic particles that have joined together to create it. Then molecules join together to create greater substances and even life as we know it. One human cell is compose of billions of molecules that have joined together and the human body with all its numerous parts are composed of over 30 trillion cells.

The molecular principle does not stop there. Humans join together to create families, tribes, gangs, cities, states, nations, businesses, corporations, churches, teams and most any kind of group one can imagine. In each case the person maintains his identity, but when acting as a member of the group he is no longer just an individual, but a part of something greater than himself.

Each seeker who desires to advance on the path of spiritual evolution must apply the Molecular Principle to some degree and indeed there are numerous degrees of application. It ranges from a loose association with a group to a fully-fledged bond. I have written a book called The Molecular Relations that tells us how this principle will lead us toward creating our next great step in evolution through the creation of a greater spiritual life.

In the meantime each of us needs to ascertain how we can be of the greatest possible value to the whole by joining in and doing our part to serve our brothers and sisters.

No man is an island entire of itself; every man is a piece of the continent, a part of the main; if a clod be washed away by the sea, Europe is the less, as well as if a promontory were, as well as any manner of thy friends or of thine own were; any man’s death diminishes me, because I am involved in mankind. And therefore never send to know for whom the bell tolls; it tolls for thee.

John Donne

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This entry is part 90 of 98 in the series Principles

Principle 93


The pilgrim who seeks to journey upon the path of liberation leading back to his spiritual home must discover the principle of synthesis and actively use it.

A synthesizer is one who can look upon the sea of diverse elements or parts and gather from them what is needed to create something that is new and useful.

All the tools and items we see about us that we find useful are the result of synthesis – your car, the house you live in, your computer, phone, television etc. They are all made of diverse materials that may not have much value by themselves, yet combined with other elements, often much different than themselves, they make a complete whole which is of much more value than the part by itself. What good is a nail if it is never used to create something of which it is just a part? Not much. But when used synthetically to build the nail becomes an essential ingredient.

There are two kinds of people in the world. Those who are synthesizers and those who are not. What is the difference? Here are a few.

(1) The ordinary person only uses the tools that are commonly available.

The synthesizer makes new tools by gathering and combining what he has available.

(2) The ordinary person only sees the obvious in people.

The synthesizer sees more and helps others merge together to create something useful.

(3) The ordinary person just puts in his time at work and does his job.

The synthesizer is always looking for ways to improve, not only his performance, but the whole company.

(4) The ordinary person merely believes what he has been taught through a chain of authority.

The synthesizer looks at all possible beliefs and gathers from them that which is useful and makes sense.

(5) The ordinary person when on a team will concentrate on his performance.

The synthesizer will go beyond this and focus on the performance benefit of the team as a whole.

(6) The ordinary person only acquires and applies knowledge as needed or required.

The synthesizer throws out a wide net, gathers in more knowledge than required and discovers wonderful ways to put it to use.

Obviously the true seeker needs to become a synthesizer, for without using this principle his usefulness will be limited.

One of the most obvious characteristics of a synthesizer is that he or she will not see or judge things with a black and white attitude. Instead of seeing black and white he will often see many shades of gray. This expanded vision though will not make him indecisive but will allow him to make wiser decisions and judgments than the non synthetic person.

He will value the words of Solomon who gave us these words of wisdom:

To every thing there is a season, and a time to every purpose under the heaven:

A time to be born, and a time to die; a time to plant, and a time to pluck up that which is planted;

A time to kill, and a time to heal; a time to break down, and a time to build up;

A time to weep, and a time to laugh; a time to mourn, and a time to dance;

A time to cast away stones, and a time to gather stones together; a time to embrace, and a time to refrain from embracing;

A time to get, and a time to lose; a time to keep, and a time to cast away;

A time to rend, and a time to sew; a time to keep silence, and a time to speak;

A time to love, and a time to hate; a time of war, and a time of peace.

Eccl 3:1-8

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This entry is part 89 of 98 in the series Principles

Principle 92


There are several things that propel us toward our goals. Among them are:

(1) Value Having a goal that is worthwhile and reasonable to the extent that one can feel happy and energized in working toward it.

(2) Desire. There must be a desire and passion to reach the goal else the pilgrim is likely to get discouraged.

(3) Belief. The worker must believe in himself, his work and goals or he is likely to give up too soon.

(4) Focus. To succeed one must not scatter his energies but focus them enough so he has sufficient strength to accomplish his goals.

(5) Persistence. One must not quit or relax but continue onward until the goal is achieved.

This last one is a principle seldom mentioned but is often the ingredient that makes the difference between achieving or not achieving, or being a champion or just another guy struggling to make a difference.

(6) Intensity. A person may apply all the above five points, but still not succeed if his inner strength does not surface as an intense effort. A notable lack of intensity leading to failure was that of Jeb Bush who was cited by Trump as being “low energy.” That kind of caught Bush off guard, but when the people heard the accusation many thought to themselves that Trump had a point. Bush kind of did lack intensity and we need a president who has strong vital energy.

Consider the most intense thing in our solar system. It is the sun. Now the sun is not that great on focusing its energy on our planet Earth. We receive less than a billionth of its heat. Way over 99.99% of its light and heat just goes off into the depths of space.

But because the sun is so intense we still are overwhelmed by its radiation on a hot day. Intensity of effort will make up for a lot of deficiencies along the path to success.

So, how would we define this principle as it applies to the person desiring to accomplish something?

Intensity is acquired by tapping into the will and adding extra energy to one’s endeavors. This energy then radiates forth and is felt by others and influences them to assist and add to the effort.

The difference between an athlete who is a champion and one who is not is usually intensity. The average athlete may put in the hours, but the champion pushes himself with great intensity.

Find a great actor, salesperson, businessperson or leader of any kind and you’ll find an intensity about him. There is something about him or her that just radiates energy.

Intense actors would be Tom Cruz, Daniel Day Lewis and Jennifer Lawrence.

A very intense and successful person in the motivational field is Tony Robbins. With his intensity there was no way he was not going to succeed in life.

As far as politicians go the most intense one in my lifetime was John Kennedy.

All of us can apply more intensity tomorrow than we have today and it may not take that much extra energy to make a difference. If there are a hundred people in the race the one that wins may only be applying a percent or two more intensity than the others.

There is tremendous power in tapping into the will and pushing yourself forward more intensely than before. It will not happen naturally though. The seeker must make a conscious decision, draw from inner strength and press forward.

An intense anticipation itself transforms possibility into reality; our desires being often but precursors of the things which we are capable of performing.

Samuel Smiles

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This entry is part 88 of 98 in the series Principles

Principle 91


To understand love to its fullest the seeker must understand and practice the trinity of aspects which are brotherhood (includes the sisters), friendship and goodwill.

We must first recognize that we are all brothers and sisters and seek to look upon the soul in others. When the other party looks back with a friendly spirit then the feeling of brotherhood comes into the consciousness.

Secondly, we must extend the hand of friendship to all who are willing to receive.

Finally, the true seeker must become a radiant center of goodwill, desiring what is best for all, whether they agree with him or not, whether they like him or not and whether they understand him or not.

Perhaps Jesus gave the greatest example of goodwill when he said:

Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbour, and hate thine enemy. But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you; That ye may be the children of your Father which is in heaven: for he maketh his sun to rise on the evil and on the good, and sendeth rain on the just and on the unjust.

For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same? And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so? Matt 5:43-47

The core example given here is God who makes the sun to rise on the good and evil and the rain benefits the just and unjust.

In other words, God is a being who sends forth goodwill to all whether they love him or not. We must do the same.

When we look upon the world and see problem areas, like the Middle East, that which is most obvious is a lack of goodwill. It wouldn’t take a very high percentage of the people sending goodwill to turn the whole area into a land of peace and brotherhood.

The reason for this is goodwill is contagious, just as hate can be. One person exercising goodwill in the midst of negative people draws attention and makes people think about their own thoughts and actions. Goodwill radiates a sense of warmth that people as a whole like and appreciate.

Unfortunately, there are many people in this age who consider themselves enlightened, caring and loving who are way too selective with their goodwill. Jesus spoke of this problem when he said, “For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?.”

There are many who are happy to send goodwill to those of their own belief system, but despise those who think differently than themselves. This is glaringly obvious in today’s political climate. I do not think we have seen such a bitter divide in this country since the Civil War.

For example, you may be at a social function mingling with several people who seem friendly. Then if you even hint at a political belief that leans left or right, sparks will begin to fly and all goodwill goes out the window. The group divides in two and they now can’t stand each other.

The divide is so strong today that goodwill is often ignored. It doesn’t matter. A true seeker must still send it forth. It will have an influence and when enough people focus on goodwill instead of ill will the tide will turn and people will seek to understand each other.

We may not always agree with each other, but good will and understanding will bring us to right human relations.

The next time someone insults you, calls you a name or disagrees with you do not attack back but let him or her know you only wish him well.

No government is safe unless fortified by goodwill.

Cornelius Nepos

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This entry is part 87 of 98 in the series Principles

Principle 90


The Principle of Corruption has caused a deterioration of the good, the beautiful and the true since the beginning of human consciousness.

Perhaps the best way to illustrate it is with a copy machine. Take a page out of a magazine having both a picture and text and make a copy. Now compare this to the original. You’ll notice the copy looks pretty good, but not as good as the original.

Now make a copy of the copy and compare that to the original. After this you see the quality is noticeably off. If you keep making a copy of the last copy eventually the text will not be readable and the photo will be unrecognizable.

This principle is also illustrated in a game that many of us have played, called Chinese Whispers. You have about a dozen people gather around in a circle and the one starting things rolling comes up with a phrase and whispers it to the person on his right. This person then takes what he thinks he heard and whispers it to the person on his right. This continues until it reaches the last guy.

The original person then tells the group what the beginning phrase was. For instance, it may have been, “The cow jumped over the moon.”

Then they go to the last person who heard the whispered message and he announces what he heard after the phrase has been whispered about a dozen times. It is almost always so far from the original that the whole group laughs with amusement. The simple phrase is usually turned into something nonsensical like, “The pig rolled over the balloon.”

This principle of corruption has caused many problems for us humans over the centuries. Let us take the words of Jesus, for example. They were not written down in the four gospels of the New Testament until 40 years or more after Jesus left the scene. One can only wonder how accurate was the memory or sources of the writers.

But that is just the beginning of the problem. We do not have an original manuscript of any of his words. The originals were copied and then copied again and the closest we have to an original is maybe the twelfth copy at best.

In making copies the scribe may have come across wording he did not like and changed it to something he thought was more in line with Jesus’ thinking. Other times a scribe would add in a note that seemed to clarify the text and then the next guy making a copy would include that note as part of the text.

When you consider how much corruption was probable we are lucky indeed that anything that Jesus said, as recorded in the Bible, still makes sense.

That is probably as great of a miracle as him changing the water to wine.

Corruption of text is just one of the problems created by this principle. In recent times we can be pretty sure we have the originals of many teachers and innovators, but the way they are interpreted has been corrupted.

For instance, we have the original wording of the Constitution of the United States, but judges and politicians have altered their original intent in many cases to law that would make the Founders roll over in their graves.

Numerous religions have been started in the past couple centuries and we have pretty accurate copies of the words of the founders, but most of them have been substantially changed from the original intent and ideas.

This problem also occurs in businesses. Numerous great business have been successfully launched using innovative ideas that appeal to the public. Then, after the founders retire the new guys come in and make changes until a bureaucracy is created that rivals the government and the business become stagnant, sluggish and uninspiring.

So, what causes this corruption to take place?

There are two basic causes. The first is human imperfection.

The second, and main cause, is that it is the nature of people to want to make a difference and improve things. A wheel may work perfectly, but if you place a do-gooder in charge of it he will want to add his own ideas about improving it.

When the son takes over the family business he has a natural inclination to not follow the same procedures that Dad did. He wants to put his own imprint on the company so he makes changes – and often these changes are not for the better.

So it is interesting that much of the corruption that occurs that fogs up the vision of an inspired idea comes from people of good intentions who think they can make a difference.

Yes, there are times that a person can make improvements, but more often than not when changes are made to a program that works well things go down hill.

A real improvement that is recognized as a quality change is not really a corruption. A true corruption is one where changes have occurred yet the people involved teach and act as if they are still supporting the original ideas. For instance, a church may drift away from the teachings of its founder yet proclaim to the flock that they are in total harmony with the founder.

So how do we prevent destructive corruption? There are several things that can be done.

(1) The initiators of a good idea must make sure their plans are spelled out clearly so those who come after them will be able to become aware of any alterations.

(2) A system needs to be created that allows the most intelligent and capable people to assume leadership. This way the changes made will most likely be an improvement rather than a corruption. Big problems occur when an incompetent person is placed in charge who then changes many things to his liking.

The least corrupt organizations are those that have an effective process for choosing effective leaders.

Democracy must be built through open societies that share information. When there is information, there is enlightenment. When there is debate, there are solutions. When there is no sharing of power, no rule of law, no accountability, there is abuse, corruption, subjugation and indignation.

Atifete Jahjaga

A reader comments:

JJ fails to mention greed as the dominant source of corruption. The US foreign policy is corrupt for reasons of greed:


That is because altruistic people corrupt just as much as greedy people.  Most corruption occurs because some do-gooder thinks he is making an improvement when he is not. The problem is more related to ego than greed.

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This entry is part 86 of 98 in the series Principles

Principle 89


Faith is not usually looked upon as a principle, as a principle is a source for the logical pursuit of the truth. Using faith is generally seen as going contrary to logic and reason.

Nothing could be further from the truth. The current view of faith is caused by a distortion of its meaning over the centuries. The definition used by orthodox religion goes something like this.

A strong belief, not based on evidence, logic or reason, but on an internal feeling that a thing is true.

When talking about faith a believer may say something like: “I can’t explain why I believe in (take your pick) but I just have faith that it is true.”

Or: “I know that (take your pick) isn’t logical and runs contrary to science, but I have faith it is true.”

So, is that what faith is? Is it an act of faith to believe a thing just because of inner feelings? When you think of it this is not such a great foundation for belief when one considers that most inner feelings are based on what we desire to be true rather than what exists in reality.

This is why there are literally thousands of belief systems. There are thousands of different desires, or inner preferences as to what reality should be that has materialized into thousands of different faiths.

It is enlightening to learn that the current view of faith is not the same as it was in the time of Jesus.

In the New Testament faith comes from PISTIS which is derived from the root word PEITHO which basically means “to prove a thing true or false by evidence, argument, reason or experiment and through the guidance of your inner authority.”

The book of Hebrews gives an expanded definition: “Now faith is the substance of things hoped for, the evidence of things not seen.” Heb 11:1

We can again find that the Greek will give us a much clearer translation here. “Substance” comes from HUPOSTASIS and in modern translations it is usually rendered “assurance” or “confidence” but in reality one English word cannot do it justice. It more literally means “That state of mind which supports an idea through a sustained effort.” “Evidence” comes from ELEGECHOS which means “to prove a matter true or false”. The word indicates that faith establishes the true reality. Thus a clearer translation of the preceding verse would be: “Now faith is having that state of mind which sustains that which is hoped for and reveals the truth of those things we do not see.” This definition corresponds much better with the root meaning of the Greek PISTIS, which is translated faith.

If we have faith, we can sustain an idea until it is proven true or false. It is never a blind unreasoning belief.

The correct definition of faith should make the word acceptable to the more enlightened and intelligent persons who were previously repulsed to using it. We see that the initiate Edison, for instance, had great faith. He sustained the idea of the light bulb until he proved its validity by making it a physical reality. When faith is sustained on a true principle a physical manifestation occurs. “Through faith we understand that the worlds were framed.” Heb 11:2

We are also told: “But without faith, it is impossible to please Him” (God). Heb 11:6 Unless we can sustain an idea or conviction and prove it by argument or externalization we cannot please God.

Keep in mind that faith is used to not only prove things to be true, but to also reveal that which is not true. The Wright Brothers had faith that they could create a flying machine, but along the way their faith revealed many things that did not work and had to be corrected. That which did not work was as true as that which did work. By putting all things they discovered about flight in their right place they were finally met with success.

If we use this original definition of faith, then very few pious religious people today have much of a semblance of faith, but ironically, there are numerous nonreligious people who have it.

If those who claim to have faith clinging to an unfounded belief do not actually have it, then what do they have? After searching through numerous words in the Biblical Greek the closest I can find to match what is commonly miscalled “faith” is BLASPHEMOS which in the English means “blasphemer.”

BLASPHEMOS literally means “to hinder by stating an unfounded, rumored’, or unreasonable statement”. Interestingly, most of those who claim to have faith cannot support their belief with any logical foundation or reasoning, but merely repeat what they have been taught.

It is almost funny when you think of it that many of those who are so praised for their faith today may have been put to death for blasphemy in Bible times for such expressions.

So, what is the difference between true and false faith? Let us give several examples.

Faith in God

False: An imaginary unrealistic concoction of what God is that is deduced by what the person is told, what he has read or imagined for which there is no evidence.

True: A conclusion based on the examination of evidence, often accompanied by experiences, that causes one to reasonably conclude that a Higher Intelligence does exist.

Faith as applied to healing

False: Placing trust in a person, belief or procedure that does not bring results.

True: Finding a path to healing and health that brings results and does work. This may involve some trial and error until true results are obtained.

Faith in a belief system

False. Like the false faith in God many accept a belief system because some authority figure told them it was true and they have not tested it. They may have reinforced a belief in the system through study, but without questioning either the sacred books or his overseeing authorities.

True: The seeker does not accept a belief system merely because a person or a book tells him it is true. He will neither believe or not believe until he tests the principles. He accepts that which he proves with reason and evidence, rejects that which makes no sense and puts on the shelf those things which are beyond his ability to presently discover.

Fortunately true faith attracts a person of reason rather than repelling.

Beloved, believe not every spirit, but try the spirits whether they are of God: because many false prophets are gone out into the world. I John 4:1

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The Zero Point

This entry is part 85 of 98 in the series Principles

Principle 88

The Zero Point

There has been a lot of chatter lately in the scientific community about the idea that there is no such thing as a vacuum – that if we could get to a point that is generally considered to be empty we would find that it is not empty, but a source of unlimited energy. This illusive point which is a source of unlimited energy has been called the “zero point.”

Actually, this idea is not new. Nicolas Tesla talked a bout this unlimited source way back in 1891. He said:

“Throughout space there is energy…If this energy is kinetic then it is a mere question of time when men will succeed in attaching their machinery to the wheel-work of nature…Many generations may pass, but in time our machinery will be driven by energy available at any point of the universe.”

The truth is that talk of this zero point is much more ancient than Tesla. Lao-Tzu, the founder of Taoism taught about it around five centuries before Christ. He said that all creation that we see about us is the result of an interplay of dual forces such as light and dark, hot and cold, up and down etc. There is a point between all these dual things that is the source of all things, the creator of all things and a place of unlimited power. He called this the great Tao.

Even the Bible alludes to this zero point Paul said, “that what is seen was not made out of things which are visible.” Heb 11:3 New American Standard

Centuries earlier from the Old Testament we read:

“He stretcheth out the north over the empty place, and hangeth the earth upon nothing.” Job 26:7.

Here we see that a point of nothingness is powerful enough to suspend our entire planet.

While looking for this zero point to release its energy to power our cities may be illusive there is another zero point that is within ourselves that is accessible to all and is also a point of unlimited resources.

It is human nature to focus on an extreme, or at least to take a side or have a view on a matter. Most feel they are either conservative or liberal, lean to the left or the right, are emotional or mental, spiritual or material etc. The problem is that it is the tendency of us humans to pick one side and place all our attention there to the exclusion of the other half of existence.

For instance, many who label themselves as “conservative” or “liberal” seek to be pure in their ideology. They shun everything that smells of agreement or cooperation with the other side.

Many who see themselves as spiritual shun anything that seems material and many who depend only on what the eyes see shun the spiritual or any consideration of God or the unseen.

If a person stays polarized on one side and keeps his attention there then he will never find the zero point. To find the zero point the attention has to swing back and forth. Without this swinging back and forth the zero point is never crossed. To find the point the attention must cross the point. To cross the point the seeker must focus on one side and then the other. To find the point he must seek find the point that exists between the two extremes. Then when he senses a nearness to that point he must abide by this injunction:

“Be still, and know that I am God.” Psalms 46:10

He or she will then let the mind focus on that still point, wherein lies the peace that passes all understanding, and a door will be open to unlimited resources.

Some of the benefits the seeker receives are.

(1) The ability to be at peace when surrounded by chaos.

(2) The discovery of the key to joy and happiness.

(3) The power of detachment.

(4) An understanding of spiritual love.

(5) An acceptance of that which one cannot change.

(6) Contact with or awareness of non physical life.

(7) A real sense of where the truth lies.

(8) A sense of oneness and brotherhood with all life.

(9) Greater access to the source of ideas and inspiration.

(10) A greater sense of values – a realization that there are many things more important than physical possessions.

These are just a few of the benefits. The rewards are indeed great for those few souls who will release themselves from their dogmas and set their minds free to roam until the zero point is discovered.

If you would be a real seeker after truth, it is necessary that at least once in your life you doubt, as far as possible, all things.

Rene Descartes

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The Pharaoh Principle

This entry is part 84 of 98 in the series Principles

Principle 87

The Pharaoh Principle

A Parable

In a time and place beyond the records of the present there lived a people seeking light in the land of Ledasa. Legend had it that the Father of their people was a great God named Asu.

The people of Ledasa lived for many generations in a struggle to know Asu. Many arose among them claiming to speak for Asu and some seemed to present greater light while others merely to want to exalt themselves and obtain the adoration of the people.

There began to be disputations among them about the true teachings of Asu, until there arose among them a powerful warrior who subdued all who opposed him and established a great kingdom and seat of power.

One day the leader gathered his advisors around him to present a problem.

“Many in the land adore me and give me homage and thus help advance the kingdom, but there are many who worship Asu and believe they are in communion with him. Many of these fail to give the needed support to the kingdom and thus I, and the kingdom, are deprived of a fullness of power. What can we do to get the support of all the people that none will oppose my words?”

After some thought, the wisest counselor spoke up. “If I may speak, my Lord, I believe I can help. Some of the people who honor Asu believe that you are against him and their prophets are rising up in secret and condemn you before the eyes of the people.”

“We will eliminate these prophets,” said the leader. “Then the people will have to support me or die themselves.”

“But,” said the counselor, “if you kill one prophet, two will rise in their place. If you destroy a believer others will replace him.”

The leader shook his head and sighed, “What are we to do?”

The counselor smiled. “I have a plan that is sure to succeed. Instead of opposing Asu we will join him and when we have the trust of the people we will announce that you are the great Pharaoh, who is Asu himself come in the flesh.”

“Do you think the people will believe this?”

“Yes, of course, my Lord. Just leave the convincing up to us.”

Now the counselors had greater plans in mind than merely exalting the leader as Pharaoh. They wanted to exalt themselves for as spokesmen for Pharaoh, they would wield the power of Pharaoh more than Pharaoh himself.

A meeting was arranged with the people and the leader announced to them that he supported the teachings of Asu and that all believers should receive protection within the kingdom.

After this, the counselors went abroad among the people holding many meetings and teaching of the goodness of the leader and soon they began calling him Pharaoh and suggested that that he may be more than just a man because of the great service he rendered in protecting the believers of Asu. Some were suspicious of this teaching, but others were supportive for they were happy to have their leader support their belief.

The counselors made friends with the supporters and helped them obtain honor and position and encouraged them in subtle ways to mock and humiliate the doubters before the people. This continued until the Pharaoh gained wide support and at that time the counselors advised him that the time was right to make the great announcement.

The head counselor spoke before the gathered people (and he was the one to actually reveal the doctrine).

“My friends,” he said. “We have all realized that we have a great leader and some of you suspected that he was more than a mere mortal such as ourselves. I am here today to proclaim a great truth. Our leader is more than a mere man. Asu came down from the heavens and took form and became our leader and our God. In honor of this great favor we shall henceforth call him Pharaoh. To call him Pharaoh is an acknowledgement that he is Asu in the flesh.

The people were stunned and then the counselor shouted: “Behold the Pharaoh!”

The leader who was now proclaimed Pharaoh rose up to speak. Within the crowd were planted numerous supporters who were taught beforehand what to do. They all started shouting in unison: “All hail Pharaoh!”

As the planted ones shouted this over and over others joined in until it seemed as if every single person was proclaiming it.

Pharaoh spoke a few words. There was nothing special about his words but he was amazed to notice that his words did not have to be profound. All he needed to do was speak, speak most anything, and the people would shout in approval. This seemed pleasing to him at this time.

A short time later the counselors called a meeting with him and made a proposal. “We have made you God, Asu come in the flesh and Pharaoh to the people, and for this our only hope is that you are pleased.”

“It has united the kingdom,” said Pharaoh. “I’m a little uncomfortable with being called Asu come in the flesh though. If there is a real Asu, he may be offended.”

“We assure you oh Pharaoh that Asu is a myth, but we do have one minor problem that needs to be handled.”

“And what is that?” asked Pharaoh

There are still a few rebels who are teaching that you are a mere mortal and not a God. To counter these heretics we ask that you make us Priests of Asu, which is of course you. Then give us power to speak for you and we will make sure the kingdom stays united and you will be the greatest of the gods who ever walked the earth.”

Pharaoh had a strong desire to have a united kingdom so he agreed.

The new priests began seizing all the power they could and often times spoke and acted in the name of Asu, or Pharaoh, when he had no knowledge of what was gong on.

The Priests rounded up the rebels and had as many put to death as they could find. To counter the ones that they could not find they spread many untruths about them being enemies of Asu and the kingdom until many of the people betrayed them and persecuted them.

Finally the true followers of Asu had to go completely underground and only meet or teach in absolute secrecy.

For a while Pharaoh was content with the situation for he seemed to have the peaceful unified kingdom that he desired. Then one night he had a dream wherein the real Asu appeared to him with angry countenance for taking his place. The voice of Asu spoke: “To redeem yourself and your nation go tell the people that you are a man like unto them and that everything you are they can be also. All who teach this will be my sons.”

Pharaoh was greatly disturbed by this and after much thought he decided to obey the voice. He bypassed the priests and went out among the people and taught them without identifying himself. When he taught the spirit of Asu rested upon him and he revealed many great words of truth. As he gathered crowds the authorities were called, but when they discovered he was Pharaoh they were amazed and stood back. Pharaoh then continued going from place to place teaching and when it was rumored about that he was Pharaoh many came to listen.

The officers were troubled and went and reported to the priests what they had witnessed. The High Priest called an emergency meeting and said to his brethren: “We have a major problem with our Pharaoh in that he is teaching that he is a mere mortal on an equal basis with all members of the kingdom. This cannot stand or we shall lose our power. Pharaoh must have authority supreme or speaking in the name of Pharaoh will have no control over the people.”

“I agree,” said another Priest, “but what can we do? Pharaoh has more authority than do we.”

“He only thinks he has authority,” said the high priest. “We are the true authorities and if we remove Pharaoh from the kingdom the army and police will all give their support to us for we have taught them all well and they are indebted to us.”

“So how will we eliminate Pharaoh?” asked another priest.

“Here’s the plan,” said the high priest. “We shall call a special gathering and encourage Pharaoh to present his new ideas. Hidden in the crowd will be an expert marksman who will shoot an arrow through his heart. We will have several plants in the audience who will point the finger of blame on one of the rebel leaders and we shall arrest him and convince the people that a rebel conspiracy is behind the death of Pharaoh.”

“That’s pure genius,” said another priest. “The people will then hate the rebels all the more and shall soon eliminate them.”

They proceeded with the plan. Pharaoh was pleased that the priests seemed to encourage him to teach his new philosophy and a date for the gathering was set.

All went according to plan except that the assassin took longer than expected to obtain a good shot. This allowed Pharaoh a little extra time to teach the masses. He taught wonderful principles such as equality, brotherhood, loving our neighbors etc. But finally the arrow came and he fell to the ground as the audience gasped in horror.

A rebel was blamed for his death and the persecution of the holdouts became extremely fierce until the appearance of any who could speak for the rebel cause could not be found.

Three days after the assassination the high priest called another gathering and spoke. “My friends, we have all had certain beliefs about our Pharaoh who was the immortal Asu come in the flesh and all these beliefs were right except for one. We thought Asu would remain forever here with us in one body of form, but that sadly is not true. The good news is Asu is still immortal and as Pharaoh he yet speaks to his priests and has declared that we should carry on his work and his teachings. We are in the process of gathering up all the teachings of Pharaoh before he died and we shall compile them and expound them to the people so all can share in the wonderful words of a god who was and is still among us.

“Our great God has already spoken to us and declared that I am to be the new Pharaoh and that Asu will be with me and teach me and the other priests all that I am to say to you. Asu will also explain to the priests the teachings we are compiling of the words of our slain, but still alive-in-us Pharaoh. All hail to Asu come again.”

The people then shouted this over and over until it seemed that there was none who could resist this praise.

After this, an eerie silence fell over the kingdom, a silence of no opposition. It was as if the rebels were completely eliminated while all seemed to increase in their adoration of the original Pharaoh. Seven generations passed and with each rising generation the stature of Pharaoh grew. In the first generation he was the god of the nation. In the second generation he was the God of the whole earth. By the third generation he ruled the Sun also. Then in the fourth generation he was the ruler of the universe. Finally by the fifth generation he was believed to be the creator as well, as the ruler of the universe and all things therein. During the next two generations the doctrine of his godhood was perfected and written down as infallible scripture.

For some time the people of Ledasa were united in their belief and glorified in the fact that they were one people and that wherever you went all spoke of the same beliefs with no deviation from the teaching of the priests.

Lo, the priests and leaders were content and secure in their power until there arose among them Jabusa, son of a prominent priest and a descendent of the first Pharaoh.

Jabusa was groomed by his father to take his place and made the mistake of making all the scrolls available to his honest-in-heart son.

It wasn’t long before Jabusa started asking questions that none could answer and began to disturb and irritate many.

Jabusa to his father: “Father, look at the thousands of stars which are worlds in the sky and probably millions that we do not see. How could it be that Pharaoh who walked the earth as a mere man created all these things?”

Father: “It’s a mystery my son. Do not think upon mysteries or the spirits will drive you insane.”

Jabusa: “Why would Asu come to this earth in the body of Pharaoh when there are countless other spheres that need his attention?”

Father: “Maybe we are on the only ones with people, my son.”

Jabusa: “What then would be the purpose of the other worlds?”

Father: “The stars are there so our astrologers can read the signs of Asu.”

Jabusa: This answer did not satisfy him and he pondered again: “It has never made sense to me that First Pharaoh was the god Asu yet he died.

Father: “It was in his wisdom to be one of us.”

Jabusa: “And now the all-knowing spirit of Asu is supposed to be speaking through the current Pharaoh.”

Father: “Yes. Asu speaks to Pharaoh at all times.”

Jabusa: “But Pharaoh says nothing new. He merely repeats the wisdom of the past.”

Father: “But we must learn the wisdom of the past before we can be given the new.”

Jabusa: “But I can speak wiser things than Pharaoh can. Does that mean I am greater than the god Asu himself?”

Father: “Silence, my son. If any hear your heretical speech you could be barred from the priesthood or even imprisoned”

Jabusa: “And that’s another thing that bothers me. If Asu is all wise and speaks through Pharaoh, then why is he afraid to have people like me speak their thoughts? Why does he not just allow it and overwhelm me with superior words and answers?”

Father: “Son. Cease this talk this instant or I will be forced to bring you before the council myself.”

Jabusa knew he could not take the conversation any further and was silent. Yet his curiosity was aroused and he felt he needed to discover the truth of first Pharaoh and perhaps the god Asu himself.

In searching through the halls of archives he found a locked room that no one had entered for many years. He picked the lock and entered in secret and there he found records that were kept by the early rebels and read them. These records told the true story of how First Pharaoh was a man like the rest of us who was presented as a God to the people as a plot to secure power for the priests.

He saw that First Pharaoh achieved enlightenment and sought to teach the real truth to the people and was killed for it.

As Jabusa studied the documents a strange feeling arose inside of him. Even though First Pharaoh was lowered in station from the God of millions of worlds to a brave man who walked the land as an equal to himself, he found that the truth was causing him to appreciate the man as a courageous and good man more than he appreciated him as the god of the universe.

“Such irony,” thought Jabusa, “that I would love this man as a man like myself, more than I did when he was an all-seeing all-knowing god.”

Then Jabusa considered in his mind why this would be true and he concluded” “Only the truth can bring true glory.”

At that moment Jabusa knew what he must do. He realized that if the current priesthood were to discover this room that they would burn the writings so he sneaked them out and prepared to leave his family and risk his life to give the truth to the world.

He began his mission by visiting the city of Sum on the outskirts of the kingdom where the Priests rarely visited. Because he was the son of a famous Priest many came to hear what he had to say.

“People of Sum. What I have here in my hand is a part of a manuscript I found in the archives of the Priests. It reveals to us that we have been deceived concerning our understanding of First Pharaoh. It is true that he was a great and good man, a great example for us, but he is not the god of the universe.

A man spoke up: “Who do you think you are? You are attempting to take First Pharaoh off his great throne in the heavens and present him as one of us? This is apostasy in the first order.”

Jabusa countered: “I am only taking him off the throne of illusion and putting him in his correct place where he can receive true glory within our history.”

Another man spoke: “Do you not realize you are speaking blasphemy and that your words will anger Asu who has power to cast your soul into hell?”

“Why would Asu cast anyone in hell for sincerely revealing what he sees as the truth?” retorted Jabusa

“Because that’s what Asu has spoken through the priests,” said one.

“But how do you know the Priests speak the true words of Asu?”

“Because earlier priests have told us that Asu will not let the priests lead us astray”

“And how do you know the earlier priests are correct?”

“Because they just are!” shouted a member of the audience.”

Now they would have done Jabusa harm except they were afraid because he was the son of a priest so he had a few days to freely teach among the people.

He approached numerous people who seemed to be open-minded and taught them in private. He even went so far to show some of them original pages of the manuscript.

His teachings were always met with fear and a typical response was: “If you are correct then the true Asu is a kind and loving God and I have little to fear if I am wrong. On the other hand, if the priests are right and First Pharaoh is indeed Asu and I remove him from his throne in the eyes of the people I will not only suffer persecution from the Priests, but may suffer an eternal hell in the next world. Even though you may be correct I think it is wisdom to side with the priests where I know my soul will be safe.”

Jabusa shook his head, “Asu may not throw you in hellfire for your error, but you will suffer a separation from the true spirit of Asu.”

The man replied, “But only for a time and then when I do follow your path I will still be in his good graces. That’s a little like I did with my father. I knew I could make mistakes because he would always accept me and work with me until my mistakes were corrected. If your God is like my father I’ll be OK in the end.”

“But,” said Jabusa, “life between the beginning and the end is all we have in the present. Let us make it a great adventure and teach the truth at all costs so when we leave this mortality we can spend blissful periods of time reflecting on what we have done here.”

“That is fine for you,” said the man, “but I have a family to think of as well as my fears of the wrath of First Pharaoh. I choose the safe path for now.”

Jabusa went from family to family and discovered that all were afraid to even consider going against the traditional belief. They were afraid for their souls, afraid for their families, afraid to be rejected by their friends and afraid of the authority of the priests.

Finally one man took him aside and gave him advice: “I am not a believer in the gods so I can look on this situation with an open mind. I do not think you will get one convert from the believers here. I will tell you this truth which I call the Pharaoh Principle. It is the natural tendency of humans to play it safe unless they know a thing beyond the point of doubt. As long as this people even think there is one chance in a million that the priests are right they will support them through fear.”

“If therefore, there is a choice between praising First Pharaoh as the creator of the universe or just seeing him as an outstanding mortal they will choose the first.

“If there is a choice between seeing him as Asu incarnate or as regular man incarnate, they will chose the first again to play it safe and not offend one of great power.

“If there is a choice between believing that Asu speaks to the Priests or not, they will support the idea that Asu speaks to them for again that is the safe belief.”

“But you do not believe at all. What path do you take?” said Jabusa

“I am not a believer,” said the man, “but I am practical so I too take the safe route. I shout praises to First Pharaoh and his throne with the rest of them as insurance for me and my family. The only difference between me and the rest is that I understand why I do it.”

Jabusa considered the man’s words as he spent his remaining safe time visiting some more families and receiving the same fearful responses. Finally he concluded the man was right and considered his next plan of action.

He thought within himself: “If I stay here and teach within the kingdom of Ledasa it will be at great risk and for what? All are too fearful to consider my words. I shall therefore retreat to a wilderness and study the old manuscripts and await my next opportunity.

Thus Jabusa retreated to a wilderness and studied and contemplated for many years until one day the voice of the real Asu came to him at an unexpected hour and said: “The people of Ledasa are not ready for higher knowledge for their fears paralyze them on the path to my presence. Arise and go therefore to other lands and peoples and teach the principles you know in the people’s own language and after a time you will be accepted.”

Jabusa responded, “And what will become of the people of Ledasa? I have family and friends there and wish that there were a way to share truth with them.”

Asu responded: “Suppose you were in a room full of people that was lit by a light so dim that you could barely make out the forms or the faces of the people. It seemed that you were in a land of shadows. But then certain leaders point to the dim light and tell the people that this is the greatest light in the universe and they should look to it and none else. Because the people have seen no other light they believe their leaders, and anyone who teaches otherwise is persecuted.

But then one person goes away to an adjoining room of people and installs a new light a hundredfold as bright and turns it on. The people in the new room are delighted to have a light that makes vision clear and sight accurate and pleasing. Then when all have adjusted to the new light, and other such rooms of light are in the process of being created, a door is swung open from the brightly lighted room to the former dimly lighted one. The inhabitants of the dimly lighted room look toward the doorway and what do they see?”

“They see a great light,” said Jabusa

“And when their teachers continue to tell them that their dim light is the greatest of all, what will the people do?”

“I guess they can only ignore the greater light for so long until they take a look at the lighted room with the cheerful people and partake of the fullness of light.”

“You now have your answer. Go forth and do works of light and teach what you know, and one by one rooms and cities of light will be turned on until the whole world is filled with the glory of God.

Explaining The Pharaoh Principle

The parable as a whole gives the overview necessary to paint a picture of the principle. Now let me sum it up in two paragraphs;

The Pharaoh Principle:

“People tend to follow the line of least resistance rather than what is right or true when subject to one who has power over their destinies. This line of least resistance is to avoid offense at all costs, and praise and extol the authority to the maximum possible.”

“This applies whether the authority is a golden calf, a spirit, a man or a god and it matters not whether he is good or evil.”

If we go back and examine the pharaohs, kings, emperors and dictators past and present the actions of their subjects are almost universal.

When faced with confessing that the authority is right or wrong the subject will say he is right.

When faced with confessing the authority is powerful or weak it will be said he is powerful.

When the authority asks or demands something unreasonable the subject will give it, often to yielding even his wealth, his spouse and children.

If the authority claims to be greater than he is, even to the point of being a god over others, the subject will encourage him.

If the subject has to voice his opinion either in the direction of increasing the image or power of the authority or decreasing, he will always pamper the ego and increase the image.

Why do subjects follow this line of least resistance and add fuel to this absolute authority of their potentate?

Answer: It is initiated because of fear, but when the habit becomes established the practice becomes embraced to the point that the subject will often begin believing his own words and see his authority as perfect, always correct and always to be adored.

Now if people are such sheep with earthly authorities that have power over their career, or even life, would they not even be more cautious to not offend a being who can destroy their very soul?

Answer: Yes, a thousand times yes!

Many a brave person who has faced, without flinching, enemy strong and animals fierce have been stopped in their tracks by fear of the thought of an avenging or of an offended God which has been conjured up by those seeking to control him.

Thus all the gods, sons of god, and projections of God as well as many representatives of God are supreme examples of the Pharaoh Principle.

If the believer is faced with proclaiming God to be all powerful or just powerful he will not consider offending God and proclaim him all powerful even though he has no direct knowledge of the extent of God’s power.

If it comes down to proclaiming him to be all knowing or not he will proclaim him to be all knowing because that is the safe thing to do to avoid offending one who can cast him into hell.

If the word of God seems to say something totally ridiculous to the reasoning mind, then the believer will throw the mind out the window and accept a fairy tail if necessary just to make sure god is not offended. Examples are the belief that God created the universe in six 24-hour days and the universe is less than 10,000 years old.

If a prophet, priest or scripture, speaking for God, seems to teach a doctrine, the subject will not even analyze the teaching or run it past his reasoning mind. Because such reasoning may mean doubt, he accepts without question just to play it safe. Playing it safe with God becomes so automatic that he is not aware when he reaches the stage that he has forfeited free will and becomes a slave to illusion.

Unfortunately, this Pharaoh Principle applies to the traditional believers in Jesus just as much as it does the believers of Allah, Krishna or the god in a nearby volcano.

If it comes down to a choice in believing that Jesus created the earth or not, why yes, let’s give him credit for creating the earth since to express otherwise may offend him.

Again, if it comes down to a choice in believing that the man Jesus created the whole universe or not, yes again, let’s give him credit for creating all there is.

If it comes down to the choice of giving him the stature of being “the” Christ, “the” God or “the” Savior rather than a Christ, a God or a Savior the unthinking believer will go for the “the” every time just to make sure Jesus knows he is on his side.

Now giving praise to Jesus is good and fine if it is well thought-out and given because of truth perceived, but just put yourself in the place of God for a moment.

Would it mean anything to you to be praised by multitudes who are only doing it as insurance against hell – or fire insurance, as some call it?

Would it mean anything for them to proclaim great attributes to you when they really have no idea how these attributes even apply to you?

If you were a god of truth then wouldn’t the truth be the important thing? Is there any true glory outside of that which is true?

The answer is of course, no.

Jesus presented the key to the proper understanding of the Pharaoh Principle. He taught of God as a loving father that knows how to treat us even better than we do our own children. Such a being is not impressed by false praise and glory.

It takes great courage to have faith in a being that will treat us as a loving father instead of a tyrant and allow us to doubt and question. To see God a truly loving will allow the true seeker to transcend the Pharaoh Principle

Let us seek to not be controlled by The Pharaoh Principle but to follow the path least traveled by wherein the full truth is the end result. Let us travel together upon the path.

While we are under the tyranny of Priests, it will ever be their interest, to invalidate the law of nature and reason, in order to establish systems incompatible therewith.

Ethan Allen

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Like Attracts Like

This entry is part 83 of 98 in the series Principles

Principle 86

Like Attracts Like

What is the principle that determines who gathers or is attracted to certain people? It is this simple principle

“Like attracts like.”

Here are some examples:

Those of similar vibration, or wavelengths, as they say.

Those of similar intelligence.

Those of similar interests.

Those with similar beliefs.

Those who have similar values etc.

Sometimes on this earth it may seem this rule does not apply. Some apparent contradictions occur in families where individuals sometimes feel they do not belong because everyone is so different than themselves. This situation also exists as we start school. Many look back on early schooldays and feel like they did not fit in.

It is true that on this planet in the dense physical we are often thrown together with others who are not like us.

But.. . does this situation last forever?


The person who feels out of place in his family will gravitate to friends and associates in life who are more like himself. He may attend family reunions but will spend his quality time with those who understand and appreciate him.

The one who feels out of place with his schoolmates as a whole will seek out the few who are most like himself and then attend a college that offers schooling more geared to his interests.

On this earth like is often scattered with unlike but in the higher spheres this is not the case. In the spiritual worlds souls gather with other souls that are like them and are in a similar sate of evolution.

The main difference to Gods will being carried out “on earth as it is in heaven” is found in this principle. Like must gather with like to create heaven. When like is mixed with that which is much different or of a lower vibration then you have hell.

It is interesting that the scriptures indicate that this earth is hell. It is hell because like must endure unlike. Those who have the pure love of Christ must endure the presence of those who hate them merely because they give out the vibration representing true love.

If heaven is then created by like merging, or associating with like then it would make no sense to allow those with evil desires to enter paradise. If such were to occur then it would no longer be a place of peace, or of love, or of union…

The goal of the lights is not just any union. If that were the case then the Nazis were good because they created one of the strongest unions in our history and if Hitler had won the war we would have had a forced union of all the good and bad on the entire planet. That would made the earth a living hell.

Instead union with like through free will creates heaven and the higher the vibration of those involved the greater the joy.

Are there lessons to be learned from this earth where like is thrown together with unlike?

Yes. There are many. This earth needs to be viewed as a schoolroom and the opportunities many.

The main lesson to be learned from those not like us is to look upon the individual’s soul and see its present perfection linked with the future perfection of the person. When an athlete perfects his craft he has to go through painful exercise to increase his joy of achievement to come. Even so, by exercising our will and seeing the Christ in those who repulse our personality we exercise the power of the God within. This gives us the strength to merge with those who are closest to being like us.

Even those who are close to our vibration have enough differences to create major problems in union if we focus on the personality. If we learn the prime lesson of this sphere and see the Christ within others during difficult times then the door is open to the kingdom of God. When we therefore leave this sphere and go on to the higher we will have joy in the presence of exalted beings and our rest shall be glorious.

And I, if I be lifted up from the earth, will draw all men unto me. Jesus

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85 The Principle of Trust & Honesty

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Principle 85

The Principle of Trust & Honesty

We put these two together because they are interdependent. You can’t have trust without honesty, for a verification of honesty creates trust. Trust is an outgrowth of a consistent presentation of that which is true.

This principle can be summed up as follows: To be honest means that every word that you speak is true to the best of your ability. To be trusted means that you can be relied upon to speak the truth or act in accordance with it.

These two things represent a principle because they open the door to greater knowledge and not applying them closes the door.

The key to higher knowledge is your soul or Higher Self which is founded upon truth and is the only thing in which we can totally place our trust. The door to establishing that link is to focus on the soul energy which circulates between the individual and the High Self which is linked to God. When the seeker focuses on honestly communicating that which is true then the soul energy flows unimpeded and the seeker will in time draw closer to his soul until he and his soul are as one unit. On the other hand, when the person knowingly lies, deceives and distorts the truth his focus is then directed downward toward material energies which form a dark cloud blotting out the inner sun, which is the soul.

Many people think that telling a lie now and then is a good thing, but consider this. Let us suppose that you were chosen to be a prophet like Moses and you had the privilege of talking with some higher being such as Jehovah, Jesus or an archangel. Now let us suppose that this Being told you that your life would be protected if you did what he asked, but he asked you to do some very difficult and dangerous things such as Jehovah asked of Moses.

What would be the main reason that would cause you to cooperate with this Being?

The answer: Trust.

And why would you trust him?

Because you would think that God or His representative would be telling you the truth and never lie to you.

And what were the instructions of Jesus to the disciples?

“Be ye therefore perfect, even as your Father which is in heaven is perfect.” Matt 5:48

In other words, we are supposed to follow the same path that God pursues and above all else that path is based on representing that which is true.

On the other hand when talking about the adversary Jesus said to his accusers, “the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it.” John 8:44

So, God represents truth and that which comes from Him can be trusted whereas adversaries of God will lie, distort and deceive to achieve their goals.

It is true that a lie can achieve a temporary advantage, but in the end truth always wins out because he who represents truth can be trusted and will magnetically draw the enlightened to him. Deception represents darkness and he who represents darkness will draw darkened souls to himself that eventually creates a black hole with no light of the spirit in it.

A problem with always seeking to tell the truth is that it may seem that telling a lie is sometimes the right thing to do.

Let us suppose are in Nazi Germany and the SS knock on your door and want your son. You know that if they get their hands on him he will be tortured and killed. You have him hidden in a secret hide-a-way in the basement. Do you lie to save his life?

If you do, is there anything wrong with doing so?

To understand the repercussions we must look at the result of the two decisions.

Decision One: If you tell the truth and your child is killed then you are partially responsible for his death and suffering.

Is being an accomplice to murder wrong? Yes, very wrong.

Decision Two: You tell a convincing lie and the SS leave. You have saved your son’s life. Was it worth it? Yes, of course. Anyone with an ounce of humanity would do this and more to save his child. Most would be willing to face the jaws of hell and risk their own soul rather than be a part to such harm to a loved one.

Does this mean that no harm was caused by the lie?

Let me put it this way. If one man endures a cut to his finger and another has a whole leg whacked off do both afflictions cause harm to the body?


Are both painful?


Is the pain equal?


Would it be worth it to endure the cut finger to save the leg?

Yes, of course.

Would it make sense to lose the leg to save a cut finger?

Of course not.

Since the right thing to do is so easy to see in this case then why is it so difficult to see in the circumstance where the Nazis knock on the door? The lie is the cut finger and the loss of the child is the lost leg.

The point is that both the lie and the murder would be wrong but the lie is the lesser evil. When faced with two evils the key of judgment must be used to choose the lesser of the two.

Some may ask. Does a lie create harm even in this extreme circumstance?

Does the cut finger still have some pain, even though it saved the leg? Yes, it still smarts, but was indeed worth the sacrifice.

Every lie knowingly told adds to the cloud between consciousness and soul. If the person can live his life in complete honesty, to his highest understanding, the clouds will disperse and the barrier between himself and the soul will be removed making him a soul infused personality.

So how does the disciple achieve such honesty? After all, do we not have circumstances come up now and then where we feel we have to lie?

Yes, just about all do.

Does not every person who is human have his limits? In other words, is there not some circumstance that would create enough pressure to force any person to tell a lie or intentionally deceive?

Yes, we all have our limits. Some may think they do not, but they do.

Then how is complete honesty possible?

It is possible when the disciple decides to take control of his life and make his own reality structured according to his own desired creation. If he desires complete honesty he must do three things.

Understand the liberation that honesty will bring and make a decision to pursue this path.

Assess himself and his own limitations. He must realize where his breaking point is or what would have to occur to force him to break his rule of honesty and lie.

He must then look into the future and mold it so that breaking circumstance will never occur. If such a disciple had lived in Nazi Germany as Hitler was coming to power he would have been contemplating the future and taken his family out of the country before the real trouble began thus avoiding the circumstance forcing him to lie. Einstein, for instance, was one of those wise enough to smell the coffee and leave Germany and thus never had to lie to the SS troops.

As fledgling disciples it is our duty to commit ourselves to total honesty, but to assess our limitations and seek to control our lives to the extent that the truth can always be revealed.

If the disciple can look over his past ten years and see that he has been more honest than in the pervious ten then he can take this as a sign he is progressing toward liberation from material forces on the path to life eternal.

“He who has not a good memory should never take upon himself the trade of lying.”

Michel de Montaigne (1533 – 1592)

Copyright 2016 by J J Dewey
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