We are going to start our lecture tonight, I hope that everyone pays maximum attention. I am going to talk today about the mysteries of life and death; That is the clear objective of this lecture. We are going to make a full differentiation between the law of the eternal return of all things, the law of the transmigration of souls, and the law of reincarnation, etc... The time has come to disclose all of these things extensively, so that students stay well informed.
It is obvious that the first thing one needs to know in life is where one comes from, where one is going, what is the object of one’s existence, for what are we existing, why do we exist, etc., etc., etc. Unquestionably, if we want to know something about the destiny that awaits us, about what life is in itself, it is essential, first of all, to know what we are; that is urgent, unpostponable, unputdownable.
The physical body, in itself, is not everything. A body is made up of organs and each organ is made up of cells; in turn, each cell is made up of molecules and each molecule of atoms. If we split any atom, we release energy. Atoms themselves are made up of ions that revolve around electrons, protons, neutrons, etc., etc., etc., Nuclear physics knows all of this.
Ultimately, the physical body is summed up in different types and subtypes of energy, and that is very interesting. The very human thought is energy; from the "neopallium" of the brain come certain waves that can be wisely recorded. We already know that scientists measure mental waves with very fine devices and catalog them in the form of microvolts... microvolts. Thus, ultimately, our body is summed up in different types and subtypes of energy.
The so-called "matter" is nothing more than condensed energy; that is why Albert Einstein said energy equals mass times the speed of light squared; he also stated emphatically that mass transforms into energy, energy transforms into mass. So, ultimately, the so-called "matter" is nothing more than condensed energy.
The physical body has an organic vital depth; I want to refer, emphatically, to the "Linga Sarira" of the Theosophists, the bio-thermo-electromagnetic condensation.
Each atom of the vital body penetrates into each atom of the physical body, causing it to vibrate and sparkle.
The vital double or vital body is really a kind of organic double. If, for example, an arm of that vital double comes out of the physical arm, we feel that the hand falls asleep, that the arm falls asleep; but when that vital arm returns to enter inside the physical arm, when each atom of the vital body penetrates inside each atom of the physical body, a vibration is produced: the vibration that one feels when one's arm falls asleep and one wants to wake it up ( a kind of “tingling”, so to speak).
Well, if the vital body of a physical person were definitively removed and not brought back, the physical person would die. So, this about the vital body is interesting; however, such a “body” is nothing more than the upper section of the physical body, it is, let us say, the tetradimensional part of the physical body. The Vedantins consider the vital body and the physical body as a whole, as a unit.
A little further, then, from this physical body with its organic vital seat, we have the ego. In itself, the ego is a sum of various inhuman elements that we carry within us; It is obvious that we call such “elements” anger, greed, lust, envy, pride, laziness, gluttony, etc., etc., etc. So, the ego is nothing more than that... Our defects are so many… Virgil stated:
"No, not even if I had a hundred mouths, a hundred tongues, and throats of brass, inspired with iron lungs, I could not half those my horrid crimes describe, nor half the punishments those crimes have met.” —The Aeneid
There are people who enthrone the ego in their hearts, who build an altar for it and adore it; those who suppose that the ego itself is divine are sincerely mistaken people, and in this they are perfectly wrong.
There are those who divide the ego into two: higher ego and lower ego and want the higher ego to control the lower ego. These people do not want to realize, such people do not want to fully realize that "upper section" and "lower section" are the same thing, because they are the same thing.
The ego, in itself, is time, the ego in itself is a book of many volumes; in the ego are all our aberrations, all our defects, what makes us true "intellectual animals" in the fullest sense of the word.
Some say that the alter-ego is divine, and they worship it; it is another way, then, of looking for evasions to save the ego, to divinize it, because their “I” is the ego, and that is all.
Death, in itself, really, is a subtraction of fractions: once the mathematical operation is finished, the only thing that continues are the values. These "values" are positive and negative as well; they are good and bad. Eternity swallows them, devours them. In the astral light, those values attract and repel, according to the laws of universal magnetization. These values are the same inhuman elements that constitute the ego; these elements sometimes collide with each other, or simply attract or repel each other.
Death is the return to the original starting point. A man is what his life is; if a man does not work on his own life, if he does not try to modify it, obviously, he is wasting his time miserably, because a man is nothing more than that, what his life is. We must work our own life to make it a masterpiece.
Life is like a movie; when the movie ends, we take it with us into eternity; in eternity we relive the life that has just passed.
During the first days, the disembodied person, the deceased, usually sees the house where he died and even lives in it. If he died, for example, aged 80, he will continue to see his grandchildren, sitting at the table, etc.; that is, the ego will be perfectly convinced that his physicality is still alive, and there is nothing in life that can convince him otherwise.
For the ego nothing has changed, unfortunately; he sees life as always: sitting, for example, at the dining room table, he will order his usual meals. Obviously, his mourners will not see it, but the subconscious (of his relatives will), they will respond; that subconscious will put the indicated foods on the table. It is obvious that he is not going to put physical food, because that would be impossible, but they will put mental forms, very similar to those of the food that the deceased used to consume.
The disembodied can see a wake, but he would never suppose that this wake has anything to do with him, rather he thinks that such a wake corresponds to someone who died, to another person, but he would never believe that it would correspond to him. He feels so alive (in eternity) that he doesn't even remotely suspect his (physical) death.
If he goes out into the street, he will see the streets so absolutely the same, that nothing could make him think that something has happened. If he goes to a church, he will see the priest there saying mass, he will attend the rite and very calmly he will leave the church, perfectly convinced that he is (physically) alive, nothing could make him think that he has (physically) died. Furthermore, if someone made such a statement to him, he would smile skeptically; incredulous, he would not accept the affirmation that was made to him.
He has to relive in the astral world (the deceased), the entire existence that has just passed, but he relives it in such a natural way and through time, that the deceased, identified with it, truly savors each of the ages of the life that ended.
If he was 80 years old, for example, for a time he will be caressing his grandchildren, sitting at the table, lying down in his usual bed, etc., but as time goes by, he adapts to other circumstances of his own existence.
He will soon feel himself living the age of 79, or 77, or 60, etc.; and if he lived in another house, at the age of 60, then he will see himself living in that other house and will say the same thing that he said, and even the psychological aspect of him will assume the appearance he had when he was 60 years old.
And if he lived at the age of 50 in another city, well at that age he will see himself in that city reliving in that other house and so on, while his psychological aspect, his physiognomy, is changing, according to the age that he has to revive.
At the age of 20, for example, he will have exactly the physiognomy he had when he was 20 years old, and at the age of 10 he will see himself as a child and when the moment arrives, well, when he has finished reviewing his past existence, his whole life will have been reduced to addition and subtraction, and mathematical operations; this is very helpful for the consciousness.
Under these conditions, the deceased will appear before the tribunals of objective justice or heavenly justice; such courts are totally different from those of subjective or earthly justice. In the courts of objective justice, only law and mercy truly reign, because it is obvious that mercy is always side by side with justice.
Three paths open before the deceased:
Obviously, those who achieve the ascension to the superior worlds go through a period of great happiness. Normally the soul (or better said, the consciousness) is bottled up within the “I’s” of experimental psychology, within the ego, which as I already told you, is a sum of different inhuman elements.
But it happens that those who ascend to the superior worlds temporarily abandon their ego; In these cases, the soul or consciousness, or essence (or whatever we want to call it), comes out of that horrible dungeon, that is the ego, the I, in order to ascend to the famous "Devachan" that the Hindus told us about (a region of happiness ineffable in the world of the superior mind of the universe), there one enjoys authentic happiness; there, they, the disembodied ones, find their relatives who they left in time; they find, let's say, what we could say, their soul.
Subsequently, the consciousness, essence or soul (or whatever we want to call it), also leaves the world of the mind to enter the world of natural causes. The causal world is great, wonderful; in the causal world all the harmonies of the universe resonate, there the melodies of the infinite are truly felt.
It happens that in each planet there are multiple sounds, but all of them together, added together, give a synthesis note, which is the keynote of the planet. The set of keynotes of each world resonates wonderfully among the immense choir of starry space, and this produces ineffable joy in the consciousness of all of those who enjoy bliss in the causal world.
We also find, in the world of natural causes, the lords of the law, those who punish and reward countries and people, we find, in the world of natural causes, true humans, causal humans; there we find them, working for humanity. We find in the world of natural causes the principalities, the princes of the elements, the princes of fire, air, water and earth.
Life throbs, intensively, in the world of natural causes. The causal world is precious in itself; a profound, intense blue, like that of a night full of stars and illuminated by the moon, thus shines incessantly in the world of natural causes. I don't mean to say there aren't other colors; yes, there are, but the basic, fundamental color is the intense, deep blue of a luminous and starry night...
Those who live in that region are happy in the most transcendental sense of the word; but all reward eventually runs out, any reward has a limit, and the moment arrives, of course, when the soul that has entered the causal world must return, recur, and will inevitably descend, to get back into the ego; within the “I” of experimental psychology.
Subsequently, that kind of souls come to impregnate the fertilized egg, to form a new physical body; they reincorporate in a new physical body, they return to the world...
Another is the path that awaits those who descend to the infernal worlds; they are souls who have already fulfilled their time, their cycle of manifestation, or who were too perverse; such people devolve, indubitably, within the bowels of the earth.
Dante Alighieri speaks to us, in his Divine comedy”of the nine Dantean circles and he sees those nine circles within the interior of the earth.
Our Anáhuac ancestors, in the great Tenochtitlán, clearly speak of "Mictlán" (it is the infernal region, which they also place inside the very interior of our terrestrial globe).
Unlike some other sects or religions, for our Anáhuac ancestors (as we have seen in their codices), the passage through Mictlán is mandatory and they consider it, simply, as a "world of probation", where the souls are tested and if they manage to pass through the nine circles, they will unquestionably enter Eden, that is, the earthly paradise.
For Mohammedan Sufis, hell is not a place of punishment either, but of instruction and purification for the consciousness.
For Christianity, in all corners of the world, hell is a place of punishment and eternal chastisement; however, within the secret circle of Christianity, the hidden part of the Christian religion, it is different. In the hidden part of any Christian movement, in the intimate or secret part, is gnosis. Universal Gnosticism sees hell not as a place of eternal and endless punishment, but as a place of expiation, purification and enlightenment for the consciousness.
Obviously, there must be pain in the infernal worlds, since life is terribly dense within the interior of the earth and especially in the ninth circle (where that nucleus is, let's say, concrete, of a terribly hard matter), there one suffers the unspeakable...
In any case, those who enter the submerged devolution of the mineral kingdom, sooner or later must go through what is called, in the Christic gospel, the “second death”.
We have never thought, in the universal Gnosticism, when studying this subject-matter about the Dantean infernus, that in it, punishment does not have a limit. We consider that God, being eternally just, could not charge anyone more for than what one owes, since every fault, no matter how serious, has a price; once that price is paid, it would seem absurd to continue paying. Right here, in our earthly justice (which is nothing but a perfectly subjective justice), we see that if a prisoner goes to jail, for this or that crime, once he has paid for his crime, he is given the "ticket" to freedom; not even the earthly authorities would accept that a prisoner continue in jail after having paid for the crime. There have been cases of prisoners who get so comfortable in prison that when the day when they must leave, they do not want to leave, so they have had to be taken out by force. So, every fault no matter how serious it may be, has a price, if earthly judges know this, how much more would divine justice know it. No matter how serious the crime has been, or the crimes that someone has committed, they have their price; once the price is paid, the “ticket” to freedom is granted. If it were not so, then God would be a great tyrant; and we know well that next to divine justice mercy is never lacking. We could not in any way, therefore, qualify God as a "tyrant"; such a course would be equivalent to blasphemy, and we, frankly, don't like blasphemy.
Therefore, the second death is the limit of punishment in the Dantesque infernus. That this infernus is called "tartarus" in Greece, or that it is called "Averno" in Rome, or "Avitchi" in Hindustan, or "Mictlán" in the ancient Tenochtitlán, matters little. Each country, each religion, each era or each culture has known of the existence of infernus and has always qualified it with some name.
For the ancient inhabitants of the great Hesperides (as we see when reading the divine "Aeneid" of Virgil, the poet of Mantua), infernus is the abode of Pluto, it is that cavernous region where Aeneas the Trojan found Dido, that queen who killed herself for love. She was in love with Aeneas, after having sworn loyalty to the ashes of Siqueo.
The second death, in itself, is usually very painful, the ego feels that it is turn into pieces, that its fingers fall off, that its arms are lost... It suffers a tremendous fainting... Moments later, the essence (what there is of the soul inside the ego), assumes a childlike figure. Then, that child becomes like a gnome or pygmy, and enters the evolution of the mineral elementals.
Obviously, there are various kinds of elementals of nature. Precisely, as an authority in this matter we have Frantz Hartmann, the book The Elementals that he wrote is quite interesting; as well as Paracelsus, the great doctor Philippus Theophrastus Bombastus von Hohenheim (Aureolus Paracelsus)...
In any case, the elementals are the consciousness of the elements, because we well know that the elements (fire, air, water, earth) are not something merely physical, as the "learned ignoramuses" suppose, but rather, we could say, vehicles of simple, meek, primeval consciousnesses, let's say, in the most transcendental sense of the word.
So, the elementals are the conscientious principles of the elements, in the transcendental or essential sense of the word, and that is all...
Now, let's continue with our explanation. It is obvious that those who have passed through the second death come to the surface of the world, and restart new evolutionary processes that, undoubtedly, will begin with the mineral, with the stone, will continue with the vegetable, that will continue in the animal and that, finally, they will have access to humanoid life; the human or "humanoid" state that was once lost will be reconquered.
It is very interesting to see those gnomes or pygmies among the rocks, they look like little dwarfs, with their big books and their long white beard...
Obviously, what we are saying now seems quite strage to people of this century, because people have now become so complicated, their mind has deviated so much from the simple truths of nature that it is difficult for them to willingly accept these things. Rather, this type of knowledge is accepted by simple, simple people, those who do not have so many complications in their intellect.
In any case, I want to tell you that mineral elementals, when they already enter plant evolution, become very interesting. Each plant is the physical body of a vegetable elemental; the elementals of the plants have cognizance, they are intelligent and there are great esotericists who know how to manipulate or handle them at will; they turn out beautiful. Those who know them, can through them act on the elements of nature.
A little beyond the plant elementals, we have the elementals of the animal kingdom. Undoubtedly, only advanced plant elementals have the right to enter into animal organisms, and evolution always begins in the animal kingdom with simple, docile organisms, but as it evolves, life also becomes more complicated and the moment arrives when that animal elemental can take on very complex organic bodies.
Subsequently, the humanoid state that was once lost is reconquered. Upon reaching this stage, the elementals, the essence, the consciousness, the soul (however you want to define or explain it), are assigned 108 existences again for their intimate self-realization. If during the 108 new existences the intimate self-realization of the Being is not achieved, the wheel of life continues turning, and then, one descends again into the entrails of the mineral kingdom, with the purpose of liberating the essence from within the undesirable elements. that in one way or another adhered to the psyche, and the same process is repeated.
Conclusion: the wheel turns 3,000 times; if in 3,000 cycles of 108 existences each, each cycle, the essences do not self-realize, every door closes and the essence is simply converted into an innocent elemental, submerges itself within the bosom of the great reality, that is, within the great Alaya of the universe, within the universal spirit of life or "parabrahman", as the Hindus call it, "the great reality"...
This is then, the life that looms over those who descend into the interior of the earth after death.
So, we see that after disincarnation, some descend into the bowels of the earth, others go up to the superior worlds for a vacation, and there are others who return mediately or immediately, to reincorporate, to return in order to immediately repeat in a new existence, their life here in this world.
As long as one has to return or reappear, well, one has to repeat one's own life. We have already seen that death is the return to the original starting point; I also explained to you that after death, in eternity, in the astral light, let's say, we have to relive the lifespan that has just passed. Now I will tell you that, when we return, when we reappear, when we reoccur, we have to repeat, once again, our entire life on the rug of life or on the rug of existence.
In the first case, I only mentioned the law of the transmigration of souls and those who fulfilled the cycle of 108 existences, who had to descend into the bowels of the world. Later, once the ego died, they would evolve again from the mineral to the humanoid (that is the doctrine of transmigration). Now I am talking about the doctrine of the eternal return of all things, along with this other law which is called the "doctrine of recurrence."
If one, instead of descending into the bowels of the world, returns mediately or immediately, here, to the world, it is obvious that one will have to repeat on the rug of existence, on the rug of the world, his own life, the life that finished.
You will tell me that "that is too boring: we are all here, repeating what we did in the past existence, in the past return"... There is no doubt that it is tremendously boring!, but we ourselves are to blame, because as I have already told you, a man is what his life is, if we do not modify our life, we have to repeat it incessantly.
We disincarnate and take a body again, for what? To repeat the same. And we disincarnate again to take a body again and repeat the same thing, and the day comes when we have to go "with our music elsewhere", we will have to descend into the bowels of the world, until the second death. But one cannot avoid these repetitions.
Such repetitions are known as the law of recurrence: everything happens again just as it happened. But why, you will say, why does the same thing have to be repeated? Well, this deserves an explanation.
First of all, I want you to know that the ego is not something merely autonomous or self-conscious, or shall we say very individual. Certainly, the ego is a sum of egos, it is plural.
Ordinary psychology, official psychology, thinks of the ego as a whole; we think of the ego as a sum of egos, because one is the ego of anger, another is the ego of greed, another is the ego of lust, another is the ego of envy, another is the ego of laziness, another is the ego of gluttony, there are different egos, there is not a single ego, but several egos within our organism.
It is obvious that the plurality of the ego serves as a foundation for the doctrine of the many, as taught in Eastern Tibet. The great Kabir Jesus supports the doctrine of the many:
"And it came to pass afterward, that he went throughout every city and village, preaching and shewing the glad tidings of the kingdom of God: and the twelve were with him, and certain women, which had been healed of evil spirits and infirmities, Mary called Magdalene, out of whom went seven devils.” —Luke 8: 1, 2
So, Jesus took seven devils out of the body of Mary Magdalene. There is no doubt that these are the seven deadly sins, namely, anger, greed, lust, envy, pride, laziness, gluttony. Each one of those seven is the head of a legion, which, as Virgil already told us:
"No, not even if I had a hundred mouths, a hundred tongues, and throats of brass, inspired with iron lungs, I could not half those my horrid crimes describe, nor half the punishments those crimes have met.” —The Aeneid
Thus, each defect is an “I” in itself; thus, we have many I-defects. If we qualify them as “demons” such I-defects, indeed we are not mistaken. Again, in the Christic gospel a possessed person is asked:
And Jesus asked him, "What is thy name? And he answered, saying, My name is Legion: for we are many.” —Mark 5: 9
So, his real name is "legion." Thus, each one of us, deep down, is legion; and each demon-ego of the legion, therefore, wants to control the brain, wants to control the seven main centers of the organic machine, wants to stand out, to ascend, to climb to the top of the ladder, make himself felt, etc.
Each demon-ego is like a person inside our body; if we say that “many people live within our personality”, we are not wrong; indeed, it is so.
So, the mechanical repetition of the various events of our past existence is certainly due to the multiplicity of the ego.
We are going to consider concrete cases: suppose that in a past existence, at the age of 30, we got into a fight with another subject in the cafe (a common case in life). Obviously, the defect ego of anger was the main character in the scene. After death, that ego-defect continues in eternity and in the new existence, that ego-defect remains in the depths of our subconscious, waiting for the age of 30 in order to come back to a cafe; there is resentment inside him and he wants to meet the subject of that event. In turn, the other subject, the one who was part of that tragic event, "in the cafe", also has his ego: the ego that wants to take revenge, that remains in the depths of the subconsciousness, waiting for that moment to come into activity. Conclusion, upon reaching the age of 30, the subject, or rather, the subject's ego, the ego-anger, the ego that was part of that tragic event, involved in the subconsciousness one says: "I have to meet that one"... In turn, that one says: "I have to meet that one"... And telepathically, they agree, They meet in some cafe, they meet physically, personally, in their new existence and repeat the scene, just as it happened in the past existence. All this has been done behind the back of our intellect, below our reasoning. We have simply been dragged into a tragedy, we have been led, unconsciously, to repeat the same thing.
Now, let us have the case that someone, at the age of 30, in his past existence had an affair (a man who had an affair with a lady). The “I” of the adventure continues alive after the adventure, and after death it continues alive in the (circle of) eternity (5th dimension). Upon returning, upon reincorporating, the ego of that someone into a new organism, that adventure “I” is still alive, awaiting - in the depths of the subconsciousness, in the rather unconsciousness’ folds of life, of the psyche - for the moment to enter into a new activity, and at the reaching of the age of the past adventure, that is, at 30 years old, that “I” says: “well, this is my moment, now I am going to go out and look for the lady of my dreams”... In turn, the “I” of the lady of his dreams, the one of the adventure says the same thing: “this is my moment, I am going to look for that gentleman” ... And underneath, the two “I’s” coordinate telepathically. Both “I’s” make a date and drag their new personalities (all this behind the back of our intelligence, behind the back of the "ministry of the intelligentsia"), thus the encounter comes and the adventure is repeated.
So, indeed, although it seems incredible, we do nothing, everything happens to us, like when it rains, like when it thunders.
A lawsuit that one has had in his past existence for earthly goods, let's say, for a house, the “I” of that lawsuit, after death continues alive and in the new existence is still alive, it is hidden among the folds of the mind, waiting the moment of entering in activity. If that lawsuit was at the age of 50, that “I” waits for the new personality to reach 50, and at the age of 50 that “I” says: "well, it's my time"..., and surely the one with whom that “I” had the lawsuit also says: "it's my moment"..., and they meet again for another similar fight and repeat the scene. So, we, indeed, do not even have free will, everything happens to us, I repeat, like when it rains or like when it thunders...
There is a small margin of free will (it is very little). Imagine, for a moment, a violin inside its case; there is a very minimal margin for that fiddle. likewise is our free will: it is almost nil; what there is a small margin, imperceptible, that if we know how to take advantage of it, it can happen that then we radically transform ourselves and free ourselves from the law of recurrence; but you have to know how to take advantage of it. How? Well, in practical life we have to become a little more self-observant.
When one accepts that one has one’s own psychology, one begins to observe oneself, and when someone begins to observe oneself, that one also begins to become different from everyone else.
Our defects (those defects that we have hidden) spontaneously emerge, on the street, at home, at work; and if we are alert and vigilant, like a sentinel in times of war, then we see them.
A discovered defect, must be judged through analysis, reflection and intimate meditation of the Being, in order to comprehend it. When one comprehends this or that “I”-defect, then one is duly prepared to atomically disintegrate it.
Is it possible to disintegrate it? Yes it is possible!, but we need a power that is superior to the mind, because the mind by itself cannot fundamentally alter any psychological defect.
The mind can label it with different names, it can pass it from one level of understanding to another, the mind can hide it from itself or from others, it can justify or condemn it, etc., but never radically alter it.
We need a power that is superior to the mind, a power that can disintegrate any ego-defect; that power is latent in the depths of our psyche, it is only a matter of knowing it in order to learn how to use it.
Such power, in the East, in India, is called "Devi kundalini", the "igneous serpent of our magical powers". In the great Tenochtitlan, it was called "Tonantzin"; among medieval alchemists it is called “Stella Maris” (the virgin of the sea); among the Hebrews, such power, received the name of "Adonia"; among the Cretans he was known by the name of "Cibeles"; among the Egyptians it was “Isis” (the Divine Mother, whom no mortal has lifted her veil); among Christians it is "Mary", Maya, that is, God-mother.
We have often thought of God as father, but it is well worth thinking of God as mother, as love, as mercy...
God the mother dwells in the depths of our psyche, that is, she is in the Being. I could tell you that God mother is part of our own Being but derived...
Let us distinguishes between the Being and the ego. The Being and the ego are incompatible, they are like water and oil, which cannot be mixed. "The Being is the Being and the reason for being to be, is to be the Being itself". The Being is what it is, what it has always been and what it will always be; it is life, which throbs in each atom, as it throbs in each sun.
Thus, God mother is a variant of our own Being, she is our own Being, but derived. This would mean that each one us, or in fact it means that each one us has his particular, individual Divine Mother, “kundalini”, as the Hindustani name her.
I agree with this term. I consider that we can invoke the Divine Mother Kundalini in deep meditation, begging her then to disintegrate that ego defect that we have perfectly comprehended through meditation. The Divine Mother Kundalini will proceed and disintegrate it, reducing it to cosmic dust.
When a defect disintegrates, soul essence is liberated, because within each defect-ego there is a certain percentage of bottled soul essence; but if a defect is disintegrated, soul essence is released, and if two defects are disintegrated then more soul essence is released, and if all the psychological defects that we carry within us are disintegrated, then we totally liberate the consciousness.
A liberated consciousness is a consciousness that awakens, it is an awakened consciousness, it is a consciousness that will be able to see, hear, touch and feel the great mysteries of life and death; it is a consciousness that will be able to experience for itself and directly, that which is the reality that which is the truth, that which is beyond the body, the affections and the mind...
When Pilate asked Jesus the great Kabir: “Which is the truth? What is the truth?” he remained silent; and when Gautama Sakyamuni Buddha, Prince Siddhartha, was asked the same question, he turned his back and withdrew...
Truth is the unknown from instant to instant, from moment to moment; Only with the death of the ego does that which is the truth come into us.
The truth must be experienced, like when you stick your finger in the fire and get burned.
A theory, however beautiful it may be, with respect to the truth, is not the truth; a theory, I say, or an opinion, however venerable or respectable it may be, in relation to the truth, is not the truth either; whatever idea we have regarding the truth, it is not the truth even if the idea is very bright; any thesis that we can raise about the truth, is not the truth either. The truth must be experienced, I repeat, like when you stick your finger in the fire and get burned; the truth is beyond the body, the affections and the mind, and the truth can only be experienced in the absence of the psychological ego; without having dissolved the ego, the experience of the reality is not possible.
The intellect, however brilliant it may be, however beautiful theories it may possess, is not the truth.
As Goethe said in "Faust":
"All theory, dear friend, is gray, but the golden tree of life springs ever green.” ...
So, we need to disintegrate the ego of psychology to liberate the consciousness; only then can we come to experience the truth. Jesus the Christ said:
“And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”...
So, we need to experience the truth directly.
When someone truly succeeds in destroying the ego, the one frees oneself from the law of recurrence, makes one's life a masterpiece, becomes a genius, an enlightened person, in the fullest sense of the word.
When someone liberates their consciousness, they obviously know the truth. But it must be liberated, and it is not possible to liberate it if the ego of psychology is not dissolved.
Those who praise the ego are egomaniacs by nature and by instinct. The ego is praised by mythomaniacs because they are mythomaniacs; The ego is praised by the paranoid, etc., because they are paranoid; egomaniacs because they are egomaniacs.
Life on the face of the earth would be different if we dissolved the ego, the “I”; then the consciousness of each one of us, awakened and illuminated, would radiate love and there would be peace on the face of the earth.
Peace is not a matter of propaganda, or appeasement, or armies, or propaganda, or NATO or UN or anything like that; peace is a substance that emanates from the Being, that comes from within the very entrails of the Absolute.
There cannot be peace on the face of the world, there cannot be true tranquility in all corners of the earth, as long as the factors that produce wars exist within us. Because it is clear that as long as there is discord within each one of us, there will be discord in the world.
The population is nothing more than an extension of the individual; what is the individual, is the population, and what is the population is the government and is the world. If the individual is transformed, if the individuals eliminates from themselves the elements of hatred, selfishness, violence, discord, etc., that is, if they manage to destroy the ego, so that their consciosness is free, there will only be in that one what is called “love.”
If each individual of those who populate the face of the earth dissolved the ego, the masses would be masses of love, there would be no wars, there would be no hatred; but there cannot, in truth, be peace in the world, as long as the ego exists.
Some affirm that “from the year 2001 or 2007 onwards, the era of brotherhood, love and peace will come”. But I, thinking out loud here, ask myself and I even ask you: where are we going to get that era of fraternity, of love and of peace among people of good will? Do you perhaps believe that the ego of psychology with its hatred, its grudges, with its envy, with its ambitions, with its lust, etc., can create an age of love, of happiness, etc., etc.? Could this matter happen? Obviously not! For peace to truly reign in the world, we have to die within ourselves, what is inhuman in us has to be destroyed; the hatred that we carry, the envy, the frightening jealousy, that anger that makes us so abominable, that fornication that makes us so bestial, etc.
But as long as such factors continue to exist within our psyche, the world cannot be different; rather, it will get worse, because over time the ego will become more and more powerful, stronger, and as the ego manifests itself with more violence, the world will become more and more dark. And at the rate we are going, if we don't work on ourselves, a day will come when we won't even be able to exist anymore, because we will destroy each other violently.
If the ego were to continue to strengthen indefinitely, as it is going, the time would come when no one could be sure of his life or his home. In a world where violence has reached its maximum, no one is sure of his very existence anymore.
Thus, I firmly believe that the solution to all the world's problems lies precisely in the dissolution of the self...
So end my words.