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                                                                                                                                                         June 2004

 

Rosicrucian                                                                                                               

NEWSLETTERS

We are associated with The Rosicrucian Fellowship, Oceanside - California

 

 

„Then all the churches will know that I am he who searches hearths and minds, and I will repay each of you according to your deeds.”

 

                                                                                                                                          Revelation 2:23

 

We should not use our valuable time in useless confrontations with others. But instead use our time wisely to reform ourselves. Individuals or groups should be considered according to the actual works and fruits that they bring forth. So if we observe the history of that particular group or person and make a retrospection the changes that have to be made will be seen. It’s very simple to see ourselves in others through the well known phenomena of projection, but it is difficult and requires a lot of work on oneself to see what we really are. Besides we do not speak about others on the spiritual path, with few exceptions, for example within the area of our profession or work and only when we have good motives.

The principle that says that where you put your attention, is where that kind of energy will grow and develop is a verity and can be applied in many levels. So, please watch out that you put your attention on useful and positive affairs.

Remember that every word, thought, feeling and action move us towards beauty and goodness or ugliness and badness. Therefore, please understand that that is what you are spreading around, the kind of vibrations that you are sowing and giving.

The only authority that we recognize is of spiritual nature. That means that we follow and appreciate the teachings of Christ and of real spiritual masters, and also that we learn to work together for the same goals which are the realization of the spiritual truth and values in our world and environments. For this we have first to live them ourselves every day.

We should be able to demonstrate what we have learned in a school and not just repeat like parrots, without proving for ourselves. Only if you are a living example in goodness to others you can be a real help. Actions that spring out of egoism, fear, vanity, greed, lies…will invariably bring sorrow to you and others. If you have problems with others it is usually because you want to use them for your own egoistical purposes.

Christ said: “Woe unto you scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! For ye shut up the kingdom of Heaven against men: for ye neither go in yourselves neither suffer ye them that are entering, to go in.”  Make of yourself a living temple and a work of art and do likewise in your relationship with others. Practice and study alone and also practice and study with others the teachings, then you will be able to create a spiritual center wherever you go.

When in a school a real teacher or at least an individual who has an evolved level of being is present in the physical plan, that school will flourish and prosper if the persons follow the instructions which are given. But if that is not the case, at least the members of such a group should work hard to attain a real evolution in order to become a channel of God.   

Wisdom can be acquired when we develop a real understanding and afterwards we use our will and strength to do what we understood, otherwise this knowledge will only inflate our ego and is totally useless.

Such people, who are looking to be in a position in which they can exercise power towards others, because they can not control themselves, should try to learn that there is only real power in truth, in simplicity, in purity, in joy, in humility, in service to all, in peace and self mastery.

You are not here to create unnecessary status, or involve yourselves in useless discussions or bureaucratic works. You are not also here to dramatize or exaggerate situations because of your lack of judgment or inner peace. You are here to realize your own divinity and to learn to be tolerant toward others as well as to learn to see the life, the goodness and positive aspects in others. So try to develop acceptance of yourself and of others as you or they are, for only afterwards will it be possible to change, if it be necessary.

As everything in the world feeds itself or himself from the appropriated food, so it also feeds itself in any kind of confrontations which implies negative thoughts and emotions and power struggles. In reality what happens is that the lower selves of that persons strengthen themselves through these quarrels.  So every normal individual will keep himself or herself away from those situations, which create for themselves and for those around themselves concentrated negativity. These increase of course the problems in the world and people who are in a school should instead try to heal and work for goodness in our planet.

Every one will agree that 7 + 6 = 13, but  the quality of thought of contemporary people is usually used in understanding reality only in part, and that is why people argue with others, not having a conception of a totality. The different opinions reflect the actual evolution of man. Thoughts of this nature do not unite people, but separate them. It’s only silence and the realization of the spiritual unity of all that can teach us to live and express divine love, which will also manifest in concrete and constructive actions.

Whatever has to be done in our outer world should be done efficiently, but those deeds will have a real value only, if while doing them, we are able to express the good news of peace, harmony, joy and spiritual love.  

 

 

INTERNATIONAL ROSICRUCIAN MEETING IN AUSTRIA–JULY 29th TO AUGUST 1st 2004

 

Dear friends!

After seven years of very fruitful European International Meetings we would like to invite you again to be with us in Austria and participate in creating a positive and constructive attitude for a global spiritual development.

The theme of the meeting will be: Practicing the christian principles of divine love and awareness in daily life.

Please prepare yourself for sharing your experiences concerning these themes because these topics will be worked out mostly in workshops.

This international meeting of the Rosicrucian Fellowship will take place at Kloster Pernegg in Austria from July 29th to August 1st  2004 (see contact address below for your inscriptions).

Please make the reservation for this meeting as soon as possible to: 

 

Fasten- und Seminarzentrum Kloster Pernegg

3753 Pernegg 1, Tel 0043 (0) 2913 614 0, Fax 0043 (0) 2913 614 300

E-Mail: kloster.pernegg@nextra.at  Homepage: www.stiftgeras.at

 

After you have made your reservations please tell us of your coming, about your possible participation, and about the language (s) that you speak. Please write to: newsletters@telering.at

Or: PF 4,  A-2231 Gänserndorf, Austria

 

INTERNATIONAL ROSICRUCIAN MEETING IN AUSTRIA JULY 29th TO  AUGUST 1st 2004

INTERNATIONALES TREFFEN DER ROSICRUCIAN FELLOWSHIP IN ÖSTERREICH 29.JULI – 1. AUGUST 2004

MEETING INTERNAZIONALE ROSACROCIANO IN AUSTRIA-29 LUGLIO / 1 AGOSTO 2004

REUNION INTERNACIONAL ROSACRUZ EN AUSTRIA- 29 JULIO – 1 AGOSTO - 2004

 

 

Exerpts from “The Web of Destiny” page  125 and from “Letters to Students” page 61-64, 118, 124 and 157, by Max Heindel:

 

Diffidently he reminded St. Francis of the omission, and the latter responded: "Son, while we were walking the village streets the people were watching us, they overheard snatches of conversation and noted that we were talking of the love of God and His dear Son, our Saviour; they noted our kindly greetings and our words of cheer and comfort to the afflicted ones we met, and even our garb spoke to them the language and call of religion; so we have preached to them every moment of our sojourn among them to must better purpose than if we had harangued them for hours in the market place." St. Francis had no other thought but God and to do good in His name therefore he was well attuned to the divine vibration, and it is no wonder that when he went to his regular prayers he was a powerful magnet for the divine Life and Light which permeated his whole being.

We who are engaged in the so-called secular work of the world and forced to do things that seem sordid, often feel that we are hampered and hindered on that account, but if we "do all things as unto the Lord" and are "faithful over a few things," we shall find that in time opportunities will come of which we do not dream. As the magnetic needle temporarily deflected from the North by outside pressure instantly and eagerly returns to its natural position when the pressure is removed, so we must cultivate that yearning for our Father which will instantly turn our thoughts to Him when our work in the world is done for the day and we are free to follow our own bent. We must cultivate a feeling similar to that which ensouls young lovers when after an absence they fly into each others arms in an ecstasy of delight. This is an absolutely essential preparation for prayer, and if we fly to our Father in that manner, the Light of His presence and the sweetness of His voice will teach and cheer us beyond our fondest hopes.

The Rosicrucian Fellowship as an organization depends on the units, and if we are to make spiritual progress, then the burden must be taken up by every one among us. We must become more faithful, more earnest, more devoted to the ideals that have been given by the Elder Brothers. We know that there are faithful workers in the Fellowship, but are you? It is not enough to simply study the teachings and meditate upon them; we must actually carry them into our lives and become shining lights in our community. We must live the life not only in the outside world but right in the home, so that other members of the family may see the light and be brought in. We know that many do this, but there are others who are lukewarm, who still stand on the threshold and do not want to take the yoke. Now the yoke must be borne, no matter if the neck becomes calloused in the effort; in fact, every callous is an additional factor in building, the soul body, the glorious wedding garment in which alone we can meet the Lord when he appears.

It is the earnest, the very earnest hope of the writer that every student of the Rosicrucian Fellowship will take up his yoke with more ardor than ever before, so that both individually and collectively we may lay up a treasure in heaven that is sure to be ours at the end of the year-day, when we have borne the burden and the heat.

Patriotism was very good at one time, but Christ said, "Before Abraham was, I am." (Ego sum). Races and nations, comprehended in the term "Abraham," are evanescent, but "the Ego," which existed before Abraham, the race father, will also persist when nations are a thing of the past. Therefore the Fellowship disregards national and racial differences, endeavoring to join all together in a bond of love to fight a Great War--the only war in which a true Christian should fight, and one which a true Christian ought to wage unflinchingly and without quarter--the war against his lower nature.

We are all joined in an international association, we are all looking for the Kingdom which is to supersede all nations, and the fact that we were born on different parts of the globe and express ourselves in different tongues does not abrogate the command of Christ: "Thou shalt love thy

neighbor as thyself," nor excuse us for playing the part of the "robber" rather than that of the "Samaritan." It behooves us in the Rosicrucian Fellowship to rise above the barriers of nationality and learn to say as did that much maligned man, Thomas Paine: "The world is my country, and to do good is my religion." We must cease to be merely national and strive to become universal in our sympathies.

But we have no wards; we claim no authority, and repudiate interference with individual freedom as much interference is diametrically opposed to the Rosicrucian teachings… No one who is a "leaner" can at the same time be a helper; each must learn to stand alone.

Our associate membership is four times as large as a year ago, and of course the work is vastly heavier--though system and machinery enable three of us who work in the office to do the work of a large staff, and paid help does the housework and gardening. But the routine work of preparing lessons and letters for the various classes, correcting examination papers, the sending each month of about 1500 individual letters to aid our students in difficulties, in addition to class letters, sometimes just swamps us…

But while the Fellowship at large is thus cared for, Headquarters itself has suffered neglect. The proposed School of Healing, the Sanitarium, and, most important of all, the Ecclesia--where the Panacea is to be prepared and powerful healing services are to spread moral and physical health all over the world--all these are but germinal ideas as yet. As the cry of suffering humanity reaches us through many thousands of letters, our longing for the realization of the Brother's plans becomes more intense, so keen in fact that it seems to embody the concentrated yearning of all who have appealed to us in sorrow and suffering.

 

 

 

Iesus teacheth his disciples. He findeth Zacchaeus:    

 

And Iesus entered and passed through Iericho. And behold, there was a man named Zacchaeus, which was the chief among the collectors of tribute, and he was rich. And he sought to see Iesus who he was; and could not for the press, because he was little of stature. And he ran before, and climbed up into a sycamore tree to see him: for he was to pass that way. And when Iesus came to the place, he looked up, and saw him,  and said unto him,Zacchaeus, make haste, and come down; for to day I must abide at thy house. And he made haste and came down, and received him joyfully. And when they saw it, they all murmured, saying, that he was gone to the guest with a man that is a sinner. And Zacchaeus stood, and said unto the Lord, behold, Lord, the half of my goods I give to the poor; and if I have taken anything from any man by false accusation, I restore him fourfold. And Iesus said unto him, this day is salvation come to thine house, for so much as he is a just man, he also is a son of Abraham. For the son of man is come to seek and to save that which ye deem to be lost.

                                                             

 The gospel of the holy twelve. Translated from the original aramaic by Ouseley

 

 

Thoughts

 

He, who is not aware every moment of his life will never find truth. Only he lives in reality in whose heart dwells God and who is always conscious of his presence.

Mahatma Gandhi

 

 

Love…is …sweet and musical. As bright Apollo’s lute, strung with her harp; and when love speaks, the voice of all the Gods makes heaven drowsy with the harmony.

William Shakespeare

 

 

Look, with joyous mind, the moment in the face; nor linger thou! Meet it with speed, so fraught with life.

Johann Wolfgang Goethe

 

 

 

 

Aquarian art

 

 

These are the words of him who holds the seven spirits of god and the seven stars.

I know your deeds; you have a reputation of being alive, but you are dead.

Wake up! Strengthen what remains and is about to die,

For I have not found your deeds complete in the sight of my God.

Remember, therefore, what you have received and heard; obey it, and repent.

But if you do not wake up, I will come like a thief,

and you will not know at what time I will come to you.

Yet you have a few people in Sardis who have not soiled their clothes.

They will walk with me, dressed in white, for they ar worthy.

He who overcomes will, like them, be dressed in white.

I will never blot out his name from the book of life,

but will acknowledge his name before my father and his angels.

He who has an ear, let him hear what the Spirit says to the churches.

 

Revelation 3: 1-6

 

 

 

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Austria

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