The True Gospel of Chrishna-Jeseus

Section 3 — Divine Wisdom

35 — The Chapter of the Nature of God

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1. That night the villagers slept deeply and in peace, but in their dreams the rich lotus-spell of the Lord's eloquence was heard again and wove rare patterns of coloured lights within their minds.

2. And when the morning came again, they flocked once more to the well, hoping to be blest with further Teachings.

3. And the Lord welcomed them with a smile and beheld their eager eyes, reflecting the inward desire for the Light and the Truth,

4. And gave them blessings, speaking to them again, and saying,

5. 'He who despiseth the Messenger who bears witness of the Light and the Peace, shall find no peace when he dwelleth in the darkness of the life to come for him.

6. 'As he was deaf to the Voice that spoke to him in the name of the Light, so shall the Light—which is the Son of the Father come to earth—not hearken to his cries for succour then.

7. 'But the despiser of the Message and of him who bears it shall be sent back to earth, and knock at many doors where Wisdom abideth, and they shall remain closed unto him until his debt to the Light has been paid in full.

8. 'Woe unto him who persecuteth the Messenger who came to bear witness of the Light, for he shall die and be pursued by the Hounds of the Destroyers.

9. 'But they who receive the Messenger, and listen to his words, shall dwell in everlasting happiness, and will, or need, see earth no more.

10. 'The priests give forth the laws of their dogma, but the Grace and the Truth of the Light come by the Father's Son, inspiring the Messenger to speak in his behalf.

11. 'The Son of the Father hath not come to earth in order to condemn the earth and man,

12. 'But to make known the world to man, and man to the world, and man to man;

13. 'For all men are blind, and ignorant, and though they think they can see, or hear, and believe they know all things of the earth, and of man, they know nothing, and see nothing, and hear nothing, except that which their ignorance holds to be the Light and the Truth: which they are not.

14. 'The men who hearken to the words of the Son, spoken by his Messenger, they will be saved from the ignorance and the Darkness.

15. 'But most men love Darkness and ignorance better than the Light and the Truth: and these will condemn themselves in the name of their Master, and his messengers.

16. 'Verily, the evil man hateth the beauty of the Light, and flieth away from it, lest his evil deeds should lie revealed.

17. 'But the good man loveth the Light, and hath naught to fear, so he welcometh it gladly.

18. 'And no man can ascend to Heaven unless he hath first come down from Heaven to Earth; unless by the Grace of the Son he is lifted up from his low inheritance, being an ascendant from a lower world, or even one of its messengers.

19. 'Such are most in need of the Light, and the Word of Truth and Liberation'.

20. And the Lord stretched out his hand and took from the tree above the well a ripe fig, and ate it.

21. And he bade one of the villagers to bring him a hand-full of leaves of the deadly aconite plant, and he chewed them slowly and swallowed them.

22. And the Disciples and the villagers looked upon Chrishna in utter horror, and they were sore afraid.

23. But the Lord smiled upon them all and said, 'Behold! The luscious fig is like unto the man who hath come from Heaven to the Earth; he is filled with sweetness, and the Son of the Father receiveth him unto himself with delight.

24. 'And the poisonous plant is like unto the man who cometh to earth from Hell, yet can the Son take him within without harm, if he wills it so, and his poison becomes as luscious as the fruit of the generous fig tree beneath whose shade we shelter.

25. 'Instead of being the cause of my death, he will add to the life of my kingdom, and his poison is turned to goodness by my Will, and my Mercy.

26. 'But the poisonous plant is made poisonous by its Maker, and hath no will of its own, and it is void of mercy, for mercy was not placed within it, and it knoweth not its quality.

27. 'Therefore it needs perform no deeds of contrition in order to be accepted by me and made wholesome by my Will, and my Mercy.

28. 'But the man hath a will of his own, and when the Light is offered to him by my Messenger, and he accepts it, and turns away from the Darkness towards that Light,

29. 'Then will I do as I did to the poison plant, and eat him, so that he becomes part of myself and be cleansed for evermore'.

30. And all wondered greatly at this Teaching, and great lights shone from within the eyes of Chrishna's congregation.

31. 'Let all those who are sick in the spirit come unto me, and they shall be made whole', added the Lord, 'and they will suffer no more'.

32. And Chrishna spoke again, saying, 'When the Wings of Fate overshadow thee with their menace,

33. 'Remember that a strong mind is the result of grievous experiences bravely overcome,

34. 'And those who gain victory in this manner, finding Grace on account of it, are the salt of the earth and the saviours of the world by good example'.

35. Now, one the villagers, greatly daring, bowed deeply before the Lord, and raised his voice, asking:

36. 'Would you instruct us, divine Teacher, upon the nature of God?' And the Lord regarded the man in silence for a moment, and it was as if an added hush fell upon the solemn gathering.

37. And Chrishna gave forth a holy Teaching in answer to the man, and said,

38. 'There are two states of Brahmâ; one with, and one without shape;

39. 'One perishable—subject to evolution to a higher state; one imperishable, for that is the invisible Brahmâ, concealed from sight, and a direct Essence from Vishnu, the Supreme Ruler of the Universe.

40. 'But even He, Brahmâ, the imperishable One, is subject to evolution to a still higher state, which will be of the same supreme divinity as Vishnu Himself,

41. 'Who, in turn, is subject to evolution: for nothing can stand still within the Universe of Universes, but must either evolve or devolve.

42. 'The visible and invisible Brahmâ are One, as I am One with my Father and my Mother.

43. 'And the visible Brahmâ is he who is seen in every thing or being within Nature, or beyond that nature the human knows.

44. 'He is like yonder flaming red rose, aspersed with dew.

45. 'He is the multitude which is swayed by voices hoarse with the polemic rage of unbridled orators.

46. 'He is the volatile breath of the Spirit, caged in corruption.

47. 'He is the rapt philosopher, browsing in the wild meadows of unrest-fillèd time.

48. 'He is the ruffled, daisied lawn—full of eyes that look up to him, so innocent they are, and pure, as if awaiting the Word that one day will be spoken.

49. 'Yet every daisy's eye is his own, and as those eyes look up to himself, so sees he his reflection in those gold-filled, white-rayed orbs.

50. 'He is the living air which shakes the wind-ruffled tassels of the nut-tree with impatience;

51. 'But he finds his being in that tree as well, and answers to his living breath when the tassels wave to and fro.

52. 'He is the sun and moon, and all the planets, and the Spirits of the planetary Lords are parts of him, and all they make, high or low, is Brahmâ in himself, and there is nothing in his Cosmos that is without him.

53. 'He is the cloud and rain, the river and the ocean, and the fish which have their homes beneath the waters and within them.

54. 'He is heard in the loud whirring sound of a hasty moth, streaking towards the light—and he is that light.

55. 'His voice resounds in the mocking laugh of the starling's chatter: yet is he the starling too, that little star of birds.

56. 'Know, however, that man himself is in turn visible and invisible; both on earth and in the Heavens.

57. 'Though in Essence imperishable and eternal, he appears and disappears, as if he were subject to birth and death—

58. 'And these are Brahmâ, ruled by their intermediary Lords;

59. 'And thus he appears in man and in the smallest insect, who appear and disappear in Him.

60. 'And all that is known to man on earth, or in the Heavens, Brahmâ and all his works, seen and unseen, known and unknown,

61. 'Is eternal in this way, and everything is filled with the living Spirit of the Universe of Vishnu, seen and unseen, known and unknown, even Brahmâ, the Lord of the Cosmos, as Vishnu is the Lord of the Universe.

62. 'For all that is known and unknown, seen and unseen, hath eternal life.

63. 'What living creature slays, or is slain?

64. 'For no creature, were he the greatest God, can take life or be deprived of it, life being eternal, and only the vehicle perisheth.

65. 'Likewise I say unto you, what living creature preserves, or is preserved?

66. 'But each is the destroyer or preserver of his Destiny, as he followeth evil or good.

67. 'Most men toil mightily to become great in one way or another; but the destinies of men, and not their present great exertions, are the cause of true greatness or desperate failure.

68. 'Whatever a good man possesseth is not the result of his exertions; nor are these things inseparable from his own nature.

69. 'For whatever a good man hath is no more than that which is possessed by all in whose hearts the Creator of all good things resideth—which is Brahmâ.

70. 'He who meditates not of wrong to others, but considers them as himself, is free from the effects of Destiny and sin: for the cause of sin does not in them exist.

71. 'But he who inflicts pain upon others in any way, sows the evil seeds of his future birth—and its fruit is a Destiny of bitterness and pain.

72. 'The man who knows that he himself and all other men are identical with the Creator of each, becomes one with his God, and with Brahmâ, and then there is an end to all bitterness and pain;

73. 'And there is for him no more earthly Destiny; for this is the end of rebirth.

74. 'Does the music cease when one dancer departs from the ballet of life, when he be touched by the finger of Eternity?

75. 'But Death scatters the ashes of earthly life, that new existences spring up, to die in turn, purpled with the somnolent repletion of earthly life.

76. 'Life is Brahmâ, and Brahmâ is Life.

77. 'Life is like the ocean whose waves are breaking for ever upon the shore, yet are they never truly broken, but form anew in long series of rebirths.

78. 'But can you cleave the wave with the stroke of a sword? Yet is the Wave of Life easily shattered upon the rocks of calamity.

79. 'Yet are there depths of the Soul which no storm can reach or disturb; but they can be pierced by a shaft of the Sun,

80. 'And stirred by vast emotions, agitating the exquisite fabric of solemn Silence and Peace.

81. 'Man can pluck the lute-strings of his senses till they fray and snap asunder, so that he lingers on in mumbling dotage years.

82. 'But the Peace of the Spirit which quelleth emotions leadeth unto the happiness of a serene old age.

83. 'Brahmâ is called 'The Great Breath'; and breath is the portal through which men commence upon the thorny way of earthly life, and depart from it to another place.

84. 'Let not thy mouth speak foolishness, for Brahmâ is the breath which carrieth thy words, and good and evil speech, or foolish, will reach Him in the end.

85. 'Brahmâ is the name of the hidden Gate through which all men must depart who leave this realm of error.

86. 'Therefore, let not thy mind harbour spiteful thoughts, for they will accompany thee through that mysterious Gate.

87. 'Brahmâ is he who whispers in thine ears good counsel by way of the Soul.

88. 'Let not thine ears hearken to the voice of evil.

89. 'Brahmâ is in every beautiful thing thine eye beholds.

90. 'Turn not thy gaze upon ugliness, unless to alleviate suffering.

91. 'Brahmâ is in the scent which rises from the flower-filled meadows.

92. 'Let not thy gate of smell be offended by loathsome exhalations, for such are due to the work of the Destroyers, and not to Brahmâ—the Creator of Creators.

93. 'Thus thou wilt blend thyself with God, and know the glory of his most excellent nature'.

Next: 36 — The Chapter of The Wheels of Time


This e-text facsimile of The Book of Sa-Heti was published on 5 August 2012.
© Copyright 2012 J Michaud PhD & Last updated 28 March 2017.

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