The True Gospel of Chrishna-Jeseus

Section 4 — Appulse of Crises

42 — The Chapter of The Magic Plain

A-UM !

1. And when the battle was over, and the last few of the enemy fled, a fearful shadow-mist fell upon the plain, hiding it from mortal sight, so that the top of the small hill appeared like unto a little island in a sea of fog.

2. And it was as if a great God were walking about in the void of the Cosmos.

3. At each of his steps there sprang a life into being, and at each step likewise one sank into the abyss of Death:

4. The step of the left foot a birth; the step of the right foot a death.

5. For life upon earth is the negative pole of the negation of life;

6. And death upon earth is the liberation of the Self by the positive pole of the purified spirit.

7. But for the evil one there is no liberation; for he is like unto the Neophyte who lifted the veil of the dark mysteries of a devilish master too soon—and is slain by what his inquisitive eye beholds.

8. And the Lord said unto his Disciples, 'See how the gaunt camel of sin raceth across the desert towards the far oasis; panting beneath the brazen sky—void of Mercy.

9. 'And the bones of his brethren lie bleaching in the sand, as do the ravished bodies of the demons who sought to slay us all lie now beneath this sea of fog. An Omen!'

10. And he added, 'What now of Kamsa's legions? He and they now lurk in the darkness of unredeemable ignobility of the lonely, lost spirit.

11. 'Fordone they are, and raped of every hope of the blessings of the Light'.

12. And turning to Vasishta, the purple-haloed Saint and godly being, he said, 'What happens now, beloved Friend and Brother? Does here the Message end, or are there further great events in store?

13. 'For thou hast prophesied that soon after our final meeting I should return home, to see my Mother, and have no further deeds to do upon this earth for a time.

14. 'For though I know the fate and destiny of others, my own I cannot see as yet, and so it is with all who come to earth, even I am blinded by the Veil,

15. 'Though some there are, the Seers, who know what will betide to other men, and neither can they see their own last moments before the time is due; and I am a Man, and the Son of Man, within mine Outer Self.

16. 'Truly was it said that I should need the help of one so soon the time for aid was due: but not from men that aid, but from the holy ones who help and guide the wisest.'

17. And the Holy One from beyond this world, yet here in bodily presence for an hour or two beheld the Lord, and the eagerly waiting Disciples,

18. Who feared the coming parting, as the nestling fears the absence of the parent birds.

19. And he said, speaking to the true Disciples, who thirsted for a word of comfort:

20. 'The haughty brow of Time gleams starkly in the darkness of the Future——

21. 'And coming events are writ in fiery characters upon that glaring Wisdom-surface;

22. 'Heavy with endless thoughts; and they flicker nimbly, like swift, uprising sparks of fire; or hover nebulous, like clinging mists;

23. 'Wavering and uncertain: that none may read their occult meanings and be prepared, for man is ever fickle, and the strongest may turn away from the self-created task, undertaken in full freedom of action, knowing what the results may be, so that in such a case even Time cannot know how the final picture will unveil itself upon the canvas of tomorrow.

24. 'But as the flame of faithful love burns steadily in the midst of a raging storm, so must man steady the thoughts within the restless Self;

25. 'And trust in the purpose of the Father, whose Wisdom hath decreed the past, the present, and times to come, of which no single unit has been, is, or will be unfulfilled in the end;

26. 'For He hath the power, and the will, to compel a man to resume the uncompleted task, be it for the ages of the ages, and he return a thousand times to earth until his work be done'.

27. And now the mists upon the plain became transparencies, and anon they were gone.

28. And lo! All signs of conflict had been wiped away, and the white horsemen were gone as if they never had been.

29. And they beheld a very tempest of golden light come down from heaven; rolling over the plain, as if a purifying flame descended to burn away all vestiges of blood and sin.

30. Instead of corpses of the slain lying like heaps of butchered cattle upon the plain, violet veils, magenta bordered, waved to and fro in the slanting rays of sinking sun's copper fire over a field of flowers.

31. The narciss and the hyacinth, the daffodil and colchicum did nod their heads in happiness and sweet content beneath the coloured lights.

32. How different from men, those innocent flowers; for Man must learn by suffering first before the thoughts of sweet content become audible words, raising to trembling lips, resulting in glorious acts at last.

33. The passionate call of the Koel struck the breeze of coming dusk;

34. And sounds of translunar melodies were heard in the wizard twilight.

35. And there was a scent of sandal-incense, steaming; and of oliban perfumes, affused from crystal vases by the heavenly nymphs and the hamadryads from the woods.

36. It was as if the spirits of a million flowers had fled to freedom with a final odorant sigh of happiness, and now roamed in the agaphite sky, perfuming the woods and the plain.

37. And the entranced Disciples beheld that glory, lost in a foretaste of Paradise to come.

38. And then they returned again from the wanderings of the spirit, and found themselves once more upon the top of the little hill.

39. But the divine Hermit was gone: like unto a holy thought which escapeth to Heaven.

40. And they saw their Lord, whose pure and noble countenance shed grace upon that graceful scene; dispelling some of the earth's ugliness—as the goodly rain overcometh the drought.

41. The river glittered like a shower of pearls, many-tinted in soft and luscious hues, yet brilliant to the eye.

42. And the last beams of the gold-raying sunset shone upon the lapis-lazulean mountain sides.

43. And the Lord stood out against the sky, which was pale tuberose in hue, like unto a slender palm.

44. And he bade his Disciples, and the messenger, to lay them down to rest, to sleep sweetly and in safety when night's wizard locks overspread the earth.

Next: 43 — The Chapter of The Vision in the River


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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