Soul Understanding

Soul Understanding

DK talks about a divine idea dawning upon the soul of Christ, not his mind.

Stretch your minds and souls and tell me, what is the difference between something dawning upon your soul compared with an idea dawning upon your mind.

All of us have had ideas dawn upon our minds, perhaps not divine ideas, but ideas nonetheless. Therefore, most of us have an idea of what the experience would be like. But a divine idea distilling upon the soul is another matter, especially when not all have soul contact let alone a soul infused personality.

This “dawning” which happened to Jesus is far beyond that which is understood by average humanity. Does this mean it is futile to contemplate it? Is it also futile to contemplate higher knowledge that seems to have little immediate use in our daily affairs?

The answer is no and no. Any knowledge and understanding around true principles is beneficial even if it concerns information we will not use in a million years.

Why?

Two reasons.

[1] All truth is like puzzle pieces which, when put together, create a great picture that reveals a new level of understanding. If you are presently putting together the pieces of a puzzle that make up a tree and have in your hand a piece that will make up the girl who is standing off to the left, are we to throw the piece away because we cannot use it immediately?

Of course not. We place the piece to the left so it can be available when we move to that part of the puzzle. It will save time because you will not have to look for that particular piece when the time comes.

[2] The contemplation of higher truth will expand your consciousness so you will be better equipped to handle the truth with which you are currently dealing.

Exercise makes you stronger even though all the work you put into it builds nothing on the outside. Eventually the added strength comes in useful in the outer work you do.

By contemplating higher truth, even truth that seems to have no immediate application, you are thus adding strength to your consciousness so all things become easier to understand, even the practical work that lies immediately before us.

DK tells us that the soul is a master on its own plane, therefore the dawning of divine truth upon the soul is likened to the dawning of truth on the consciousness of a master who is soul infused. As we receive from the soul even so does the soul receive from the monad, or the Father in Heaven, or, to word it another way, the Divine Will.

The Will of god is closely linked with pure life energy. Therefore, the dawning of a divine idea upon the soul would have something to do with a greater understanding of life and purpose of divinity as it applies to humanity.

Jesus said: “I am come that they might have life, and that they might have it more abundantly.” John 10:10

That which dawned upon Jesus had to do with the abundant life, but a quality that extends beyond health and wealth.

Notice he says: “I am come that they might have life…”

Didn’t they already have life? Was he not speaking to living people?

Not in the sense that he finally understood it. He comprehended a divine idea behind life that was not understood by his disciples. The true understanding of life itself is one of the keys behind the power of miracles.

There is a considerable amount of good information in Chapter Two that we have not covered, but most is self-explanatory. Let us then move to Chapter Three.

From chapter three a reader quotes DK: “There is a growing and developing belief that Christ is in us, as He was in the Master Jesus.” Reappearance of the Christ, Page 36

He asks if he is talking about the same thing as the overshadowing.

He was right that this was and is a growing belief. Notice that he did not say it was exactly true. It is one of those statements that is both true and false depending on how you read it.

Yes, it is true that “Christ is in us, as He was in the Master Jesus” in the sense that the soul, which operates on the Christ principle, is in us just as much as it was in Jesus or anyone else.

No, it is not true that the entity who is called the Christ is in seekers as he was in Jesus.

Yes, it is true that through the Oneness Principle the seeker can see through the eyes of the soul even as Jesus did.

 He then quotes this: “Yet-today Christ is nearer to humanity than at any other time in human history;” Page 37

He wonders how Christ can be closer to us today than when he was here 2000 years ago.

He was close to a small number of individuals 2000 years ago, but notice that he says that in this time he is near to “humanity” or the human race as a whole.

The reason this is true is there are many more aspirants and disciples in the world today than at any other time in history. In addition to this, billions know of the gospel story and many millions seek to be close to Christ. When Christ tunes into humanity through the Oneness Principle he senses a nearness to the many thousands of the pure in heart who truly seek after his name.

He quotes again: “Around Him-in that High Place on Earth where He has His abiding place-are gathered today all His great Disciples, the Masters of the Wisdom, and all Those liberated Sons of God Who, down the ages, have passed from darkness to Light, from the unreal to the Real, and from death to Immortality.” Page 37

Question: Is he saying that his great disciples ARE the Masters of the Wisdom, or is he saying his great disciples AND the Masters of the Wisdom? What about the disciples who followed him 2000 years ago?

JJ: He is calling his great disciples the Masters of Wisdom and also other disciples who are “liberated” are gathered around him. Some are gathered on the physical plane and others on the subtle planes. All have communion through the Oneness Principle.

Quoting again: “The great Apostolic Succession of the Knowers of God is poised today for renewed activity-a succession of Those Who have lived on Earth, accepted the fact of God Transcendent, discovered the reality of God Immanent, portrayed in Their own lives the divine characteristics of the Christ life and (because They lived on Earth as He did and does) have “entered for us within the veil, leaving us an example that we too should follow His steps” and Theirs. We too belong eventually in that great succession.” Page 38

Why does he call it a “succession?”

JJ: Each person, when he achieves oneness through the soul finds his place in the scheme of things. He then plays the roll before him until he outgrows it. He then moves on and someone else takes his place. In addition to Christ being a principle in us all, there is also the position of the Christ for the entire planet.

The entity who occupies it will have this position for approximately 1000 more years then he will move on to the star system of Sirius for additional training. After this the Master KH will assume this position. It is as Shakespeare said that “each man in his time plays many parts.” This initiate understood that a person’s “time” spans many lifetimes.

Another Quote: “There are, as well we know, five crises or initiations which concern the Master Jesus” Page 39

Reader: Interesting that he uses crisis and initiation together. Related terms would seem to be “decision” and “point of tension”.

“True religion is again emerging in the hearts of men in every land; this recognition of a divine hope and background may possibly take people back into the church and into the world faiths, but it will most certainly take them back to God.”

So far, we are seeing the rise of religious fanaticism both in the Christian and Muslim worlds. And, quite frankly, it’s scaring me to death. And, when I’m not shuddering in fright, I am weeping because of the horrors which are being perpetrated in the name of my Master, whom I love. I am afraid they are driving people away from Christ, rather then inviting people to come to Him.

JJ: In other places DK warned that one of the greatest dangers we face as a world is the possibility of a religious war which could destroy civilization. This would indeed be a big setback to the plan and disciples must do all in their power to prevent it.

Quoting Again: “Religion is the name, surely, which we give to the invocative appeal of humanity which leads to the evocative response of the Spirit of God. This Spirit works in every human heart and in all groups…. Ever since He apparently departed to the sphere where the faithful have put Him” Page 43

JJ: This is an interesting thought, and let us leave off here for tonight with this question: It sounds like DK is saying that the followers of Christ have had the power to place the Master in a box (speaking symbolically). Is it true that we have power to put the Master in a certain place and power to release him?

A hint is in the book of Matthew:

“And when he was come into his own country, he taught them in their synagogue, insomuch that they were astonished, and said, Whence hath this man this wisdom, and these mighty works? Is not this the carpenter’s son? is not his mother called Mary? and his brethren, James, and Joses, and Simon, and Judas? And his sisters, are they not all with us? Whence then hath this man all these things? And they were offended in him. But Jesus said unto them, A prophet is not without honour, save in his own country, and in his own house. And he did not many mighty works there because of their unbelief.” Matthew 13:54-58

Whenever people agree with me I always feel I must be wrong.” Oscar Wilde

Nov 14, 2004

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