Rosicrucian July 1998
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What profit would have a man, if he wins the whole world and loses or injures his Self?
A man thinks or imagins that he has consciousness, he thinks that he can be constantly conscious of himself and his inner world and outer environment, but actually this state for most of the people takes place only in very special and short moments of their lifes, for instance: new surroundings, accidents, strong sufferings, etc.
He thinks he has a permanent „I“, but in reality he has many „I’s“ who even don’t know each other and are in contradiction. He has many wishes, thoughts, emotions, which not only may be opposed to each other, but may vary for the same person even in the same day.
He also thinks or imagins that he „can do“ that he can control himself or herself that if he finds in his daily observing of himself something in him is not in order, he may be able to change it if he wishes. He even thinks that he can change his outer environment.
All these illusions belong to the false personality, who does not understand that these possibilities of permanent consciousness, of one permanent „I“ and the ableness to do should be acquired through long, constant and permanent effort and only through the help of a real spiritual school and by accepting and putting into practice daily the knowledge that one may receive by its teachings . He must create a point of gravity in himself, through the assimilation of the teachings, so that he can mobilize many „I‘s“, who are interested in work.
A man, if he is sincere with himself, and sincerity is something that one has to learn, may for instance find out by doing the retrospection and by tryng to be present during the day that he is a slave of a bad habit or of negative emotions, or of his mechanicallity, or that he is always asleep and identified with something or someone, or some situation; that his attention resides automatically outside, not in his real self. If he really wants to get rid of these destructive and unnecessary traits, he must learn to control himself and try to make efforts to concentrate in a positive direction. He must learn to control his attention permanently, or at least as much as he can, and try to understand and search for what is wise to do in his or her situation and also understand that if he does not make little and constant efforts, he will never be able to make long persistent and greater efforts which are necessary in the way to self knowledge, self perfection and love.
International meeting of the Rosicrucian Fellowship in CH-7514 Sils Maria, Engadin, Switzerland from Thursday 27th of August to Sunday 30th of August 1998.
The theme is: How do we build our chain of body, soul and spirit to God
* Please announce yourself for the meeting. Write to Annemarie Giovanoli
or phone: Tel: 0041 (0)81 826 55 68
Fax: 0041 (0)81 826 52 94
* Reservation can be made by „Hotel Seraina“, Mainstrasse, CH-7514 Sils Maria,
Tel: 0041 (0)81 826 52 92
How do you get there: From Zurich take a train to St.Moritz, change over in Chur, take a bus from St.Moritz to Sils Maria. You step out of the bus just next door to the Hotel. Please make your reservations for the seminar which is listed as Rosicrucian Fellowship Meeting.
Excerpts from The Rosicrucian Cosmo-Conception in The Lord’s Prayer by Max Heindel:
The aspirant to the higher life accomplishes the union of the higher and the lower natures by means of Meditation on lofty subjects. This union is further cemented by Contemplation, and both these states are transcended by Adoration, which lifts the spirit to the very Throne.
The Lord’s Prayer, given for the general use of the Church, gives adoration first place, in order to reach the spiritual exaltation necessary to proffer a petition representing the needs of the lower vehicles. Each aspect of the threefold spirit, commencing with the lowest, raises itself in adoration to its corresponding aspect of Deity. When the three aspects of the spirit are all arrayed before the Throne of Grace, each utters the prayer appropriate to the needs of its material counterpart, all three joining in the closing prayer for the mind.
The introduction, „Our Father Who art in Heaven“, is merely as the address on an envelope. The human spirit soars to its counterpart, the Holy Spirit (Jehovah), saying „Hallowed be Thy Name“.
The life spirit bows before its counterpart, The Son (Christ), saying „Thy Kingdom Come“
The divine spirit kneels before its counterpart, The Father, with the prayer, „Thy will be done“.
Then the highest, the divine spirit, petitions the highest aspect of the Deity, the Father, for its counterpart, the dense body: „Give us this day our daily bread“.
The next highest, the life spirit, prays to its counterpart, the Son, for its counterpart in the lower nature, the vital body: „Forgive us our trespasses as we forgive those who trespass against us“.
The lowest aspect of the spirit, the human spirit, next offers its petition to the lowest aspect of Deity for the highest of the threefold bodies, the desire body: „Lead us not into temptation“.
Lastly, in unison, all three aspects of the threefold spirit in man join in the most important of the prayers, the petition for the mind, in the words: „Deliver us from evil“.
Love, Wealth, Power and Fame! -These are the four great motives of human action. Desire for one or more of these is the motive for all that man does or leaves undone. The great Leaders of Humanity have wisely given them as incentives to action, that man may gain experience and learn thereby. They are necessary, and the aspirant may safely continue to use them as motives for action, but he must transmute them into something higher.
He must overcome with nobler aspirations the selfish love which seeks the ownership of another body, and all desires for wealth, power and fame for narrow and personal reasons.
The Love for which he must long is that only which is of the soul and embraces all beings, high and low, increasing in proportion to the needs of the recipient;
The Wealth, that which consists solely of abundance of opportunities to serve his fellow men;
The Power, that alone which makes for the upliftment of humanity;
The Fame, none save that which increases his ability to spread the good news, that all who suffer may thus quickly find solace for the heart’s grief.
An antique history:
A woodcutter lived poorly from his earnings. Once he met a wise man in the forest while he was working, and the wise gave him the advice, to go deeper into the forest. He will win a lot this way.
The woodcutter followed this advice and went deeper and deeper into the woods until he found a lot of sandal trees. He was very joyful about this. He took as much as he could of these tree-trunks and sold them on the market for a very good price.
Afterwards, he remembered that the wise man had said nothing about these trees, but only told him to go deeper into the woods.
The next day he went further than the place where these trees lay, and reached a copper mine.
He took all he could of it and acquired much more money.
The next day , following his advice he went deeper into the forest without considering the copper mine. So he found a silver mine.
Every day he searched deeper into the woods until he found gold, diamonds and richness in abundance.
A moral act must be our own act: it must spring from our own will. If we act mechanically, there is no moral content in our act. Such action would be moral, if we think it proper to act like a machine and do so. For in doing so, we use our discrimination. We should bear in mind the distinction between acting mechanically and acting intentionally. It may be moral of a king to pardon a culprit. But the messenger bearing the order of pardon plays ony a mechanical part in the king’s moral act. But if the messenger were to bear the king’s order, considering it to be his duty, his action would be a moral one. How can a man understand morality who does not use his own intelligence and power of thought, but lets himself be swept along like a log of wood by a current?
It is not enough that an act done by us is in itself good; it should have been done with the intention to do good. That is to say, whether an act is moral or otherwise depends upon the intention of the doer. It also should not be done with fear or compulsion. Thus when we all care only for what our conscience says, then alone can we be regarded to have stepped on to the moral road. We shall not reach this stage, as long as we do not believe - and experience the belief - that God within us, the God of all, is the ever present witness to all our acts.
All clouds pass away, when one remenbers God. His name breaks the chains of death.
Music and love are like twin sisters. Like flames of fire they both burn into the very core of our being
There’s not the smallest orb which thou behold’st but in his motion like an angel sings.
I’ll be happy all the way.
Even if the sun don’t shine,
I will shine all the time.
I am a happy soul today,
I’ll be happy all the way.
Won’t you be happy with me too,
I’m a happy, happy soul.
All begins anew
Each moment overthrows itself in the infinite
Like a child who was born a short time ago
I wandered in the fields and discovered your face
Now you alone exist like an intensified light
Like a soft aureola of ecstasy.
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