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„By this all men will know that you are my disciples, if you love one another.”.
We should always aim to be conscious of ourselves and of God, every moment of our lives. We are only living now and we exist only in proportion or as long as we are aware and present and as long as we can live in the present moment wisely and earnestly.
The appearance of things is always changing since everything is created by a series of causes and conditions. The so called “friends” or “relatives” may go away or even become destructive to us, or the “enemies” may become friends, the people who we consider “neutral” to us may move also in these two mentioned directions; but all of them are in their soul our best friends and we should try to serve and respect their divinity, as well as take the necessary distance to this relative distinction.
Wars may take place, we may face economical, social or health problems…but the reality of our divinity is always there waiting for our will and passion to know and to love. We should understand, even for our own interest, that the main cause of our sorrow is our egoism, and the main cause of our joy and well being is our concret capacity to love and our altruistic actions.
We can daily retire from this world and perceive the inward love, joy and peace…then we may learn to share all that we really are and by this sharing transform the world little by little.
While we find the music and light within, and when we understand and accept our true nature, there is no more problem for us, we leave all unnecessary things behind and live as true sons of God.
This connection with our higher self will inspire and enable us to do the right things in all departements of our life. We can have total confidence that with the help of God this constructive attitude of us will bring forth much fruit for all.
So let us respect and appreciate the divinity that is inherent everywhere and in everybody. Christ said: “Be thou perfect as your father in heaven is perfect”. Yes, you can develop, be and or attain anything that you wish, as you have that already implicitly or potencially in you. But this wish should be in harmony with the laws of love which pervade the whole universe. So let us remember that we gain only what we truly give with our heart.
The next Rosicrucian International Meeting will take place in August 2003 in France from 31st july to 3 rd August 2003 in Fontenay-aux-Roses,France, about 10 kilometres from Paris. For more information contact: Guy Gerard 19 Chemin de la Passe d’Armes 59700 Marcq en Baroeul France
( e-mail : email@example.com ) The topic for the next meeting will be: The mystic Wedding: How to be in touch with the Spirit in the XXIst century?
To be consciously united with the triple Spirit is the main challenge of our century and is the basis of individual and collective psychology, philosophy, and modern research. We all strive towards this goal and we will be able to share our experience in the course of workshops and debates. In anticipation of our future fellowship, we send our very best wishes.
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Excerpts from “The Desire Body” Chapter III and IV, by Max Heindel:
It is a law in the Desire World that as a man thinketh, so is he--literally and without qualification.
We, ourselves, as Egos, function directly in the subtle substance of the Region of Abstract Thought, which we have specialized within the periphery of our individual aura. Thence we view the impressions made by the outer world upon the vital body through the senses, together with the feelings and emotions generated by them in the desire body, and mirrored in the mind.
From these mental images we form our conclusions, in the substance of the Region of Abstract Thought, concerning the subjects with which they deal. These conclusions are ideas. By the power of will we project an idea through the mind, where it takes concrete shape as a thought form by drawing mind stuff around itself from the Region of Concrete Thought.
The natural tendency of the desire body is to harden and consolidate all it comes into contact with.
Materialistic thought accentuates this tendency to such an extent that it very often results in
succeeding lives, in that dread disease, consumption, which is a hardening of the lungs. These should remain soft and elastic. It also sometimes happens that the desire body crushes the vital body in the next life, so that it fails altogether to counteract the hardening process, and then we have quick consumption. In some cases materialism makes the desire body brittle, as it were. Then it cannot perform its proper hardening work on the dense body, and as a result we have "rachitis," where the bones soften. So we see what dangers we run by entertaining materialistic tendencies: either hardening of the soft parts of the body, as in consumption, or softening of the hard bony parts, as in rachitis. Of course not every case of consumption shows that the sufferer was materialistic in a former life, but it is the teaching of occult science that such a result often follows materialism.
So far as the writer has been able to learn, the inner fear of yielding to emotion--fear being saturnine in effect and twin sister to worry--seems to require a shock that will take the person so affected out of his environment and set him down in a new place among new conditions before the old conditions can be overcome.
Worry is a condition where the desire currents do not sweep in long curved lines in any part of the desire body, but where the vehicle is full of eddies--nothing but eddies in extreme cases. The person so affected does not endeavor to take action in any line; he sees calamities where there are none, and instead of generating currents which lead to action that may prevent the thing he fears, each thought of worry causes an eddy in the desire body, and he does nothing in consequence. This condition of worry in the desire body may be likened to water which is about to congeal under a lowering temperature; fear which expresses itself as skepticism, cynicism, and pessimism may be likened to that same water when it has frozen, for the desire bodies of such people are almost motionless, and nothing one can say or do seems to have the power to alter the condition. They have, to use a common expression which fits the condition excellently, "drawn into a shell", and that saturnine shell must be broken before it is possible to get at the man and help him out of his pitiable state.
These saturnine emotions of fear and worry are usually caused by the sufferer's apprehension of economic or social difficulties. "perhaps this investment which I have made may depreciate or become a total loss. I may lose my position and find myself starving upon the street; everything I undertake seems to go wrong; my neighbors are slandering me and trying to undermine my social position; my husband (or wife) does not care for me any more; my children are neglecting me"; and a thousand and one kindred suggestions present themselves to the mind.
He should remember that every time one of these thoughts is indulged in, it helps to congeal the currents in the desire body and build a steel-blue shell in which the person who habitually fosters fear and worry will some time find himself shut off from the love, sympathy, and help of all the world. Therefore, we ought to strive to be cheerful, even under adverse circumstances or we may find ourselves in a serious condition here and hereafter.
Our thoughts are of vastly more importance than our acts, for if we will only think right, we shall always act right. No man can think love to his fellowmen, can scheme in his mind how to aid and help them, spiritually, mentally, or physically, without also acting out these thoughts at some time in his life, and if we will only cultivate such thoughts, we shall soon find sunshine spreading around us. We shall find that people will meet us in that same spirit that we send out, and if we would realize that the desire body (which surrounds each of us and extends about sixteen to eighteen inches beyond the periphery of the physical body) contains all these feelings and emotions, we would meet people differently. Then we would understand that everything we see is viewed through the atmosphere we have created around ourselves which colors all we behold in others.
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The good Law:
And behold a certain lawyer stood up and tempted him, saying, Master, what shall I do to gain eternal life? He said unto him. What is written in the law? How readest thou? And he answering, said. Thou shalt not do unto others, as thou wouldst not that they should do unto thee. Thou shalt love thy God with all thy heart and all thy soul and all thy mind. Thou shalt do unto others, as thou wouldst that others should do unto thee.
And he said unto him, Thou hast answered right, this do and thou shalt live; on these three commandments hang all the law and the prophets, for who loveth God, loveth his neighbour also.
But he willing to justify himself, said unto Jesus. And who is my neighbour? And Jesus answering said: A certain man went down from Jerusalem to Jericho, and fell among thieves, which stripped him of his raiment and wounded him and departed, leaving him half dead. And by chance there came down a certain priest that way, and when he saw him he passed by on on the one side. And likewise a Levite also came and looked on him, and passed by on the other side.
But a certain Samaritan, as he journeyed, came where he was, and when he saw him he had compassion on him. And went to him and bound up his wounds, pouring in oil and wine, and set him on his own beast, and brought him to an inn and took care of him. And on the morrow when he departed he took out two pence, and gave them to the host, and said, take care of him and whatsoever thou spendest more, when I come again, I will repay thee.
Which now of these three, thinkest thou, was neighbour unto him that fell among thieves?
And he said, he that shewed mercy on him. Then said Jesus unto him. Go, and do thou likewise.
The gospel of the holy twelve. Translated from the original aramaic by Ouseley
The best is the deep silence in which I live, grow, and win against the world, what they can not take from me with fire or sword.
J. W. Goethe
And I understood, that silence is what they needed. Because only in silence can the truth lay its roots and create fruits.
Antoine de Saint-Exupery
In moving waters it is not possible to see our own picture, yet it is possible to see it in quiet waters.
There hangs by unseen film, an orbed drop
Of light, and that is love: its influence.
Thrown in our eyes, genders a novel sense,
At which we start and fret; till the end,
Meeting into its radiance, we blend,
Mingle, and so become a part or it,
Nor with aught else can our souls interknit
So wingedly: when we combine therewith,
Life’s self is nourished.
And we will talk, until thought’s melody
Become too sweet for utterance, and it die
In words, to live again in looks, which dart
With thrilling tone into the voiceless heart,
Harmonizing silence without a sound.
Percy Bysshe Shelley
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