Let us pause, for a bit, to consider a seriously interesting phenomenon!
Those people who believe in God, also tend to believe that there is only ONE God, not many. So… how do we explain so many different religions in the world? May I suggest an answer [that Mystics unanimously agree with, by the way]… and that explanation is this: The various religions are started by people who are/were greatly attracted to some Mystic or Saint who died. And in trying to replace that empty place deep “Within” themselves, they created some image or totem, or set of rituals with which they hoped to remember their Spiritual leader. And they all contribute what they can remember about the leader, and about what he or she had said to them.
The problem with this well-intentioned effort is this: The “Spirituality” of a Saint, Mystic, or Master is not what that Spiritually awakened individual said, or did… but is rather the “NATURE OF THE SOUL” “Within” that unique SOUL? The Soul of a Saint or Mystic is of God, in the form of a human being.
And as strange as it might seem, those who begin religions are not the most Enlightened of those attracted to some Saint, Mystic, or Master, although they are quite genuine in their attachment to the “person of that Saint or Mystic”! But… every true Saint or Mystic tells those who can “hear,” that he or she ONLY SPEAKS FOR GOD, and this unique communication ONLY exists BETWEEN SOULS! That is, from Soul to Soul. And more specifically, between Spirit and Spirit. The term “Spirit” referring to the Neutral Spiritual Energy of the Soul, or “NSgy”.
If you are familiar with the Bible, then you recall Christ saying… that he came for his MARKED SHEEP, and that his Sheep KNEW HIM, and HE KNEW Them. Christ also explained to his disciples that what they “were given” to “hear” the masses could neither “see” nor “hear,” so he spoke to the masses in parables.
This was not some euphemistism Christ was saying, it was a very Mystical Truth that ONLY Saints and Mystics sent into the Earth by God are capable of utilizing to awaken the Spirit “Within” certain Souls… that these Saints and Mystics come into this Earth plane to Initiate into a Special Spiritual Path. And this is also the reason there is always at least one Saint or Mystic on Earth at all times.
[And the above point will be discussed more fully in Part 3: The Law of Karma and how it works?].
Life is a great deal more complex and involved than what we have been told it is. And for those who “think” that life is an accident… they are mistaken. And life on Earth is just one phase of the Reality of Life. A most crucial phase, and a phase that takes many, many lifetimes to complete. But it is a phrase each Soul must “complete”… or be treated like the fallen Angels… at the close of Armageddon.
Are you familiar with the phrase in the Bible: Many are called, but few are chosen? Well, this phrase specifically refers to the fact that certain Souls have acquired the proper amount of what I refer to as “C’etc” [pronounced “C_etcetera”], and C’etc refers to what the ancient Greeks called Consciousness. C’etc refers to Knowledge [Wisdom] that we Souls are slowly accumulating by “Completing” Karma in those lifetimes in which we do so? Mind you, very often we create more negative Karma than positive Karma, and in the interum between death and a new birth, we visit Hells in order to re-educate our MINDs.
Those who start a religion to “honor” a Saint or Mystic are well-meaning individuals who… Alas, subtly missed the SPIRITUAL POINT OF THAT SAINT OR MYSTIC. Which is… God sends Saints and Mystics, they do not arise from Man.
That is… What makes a Saint or Mystic invaluable is that the Soul of the Saint or Mystic is “God-Realized“. That is, the Saint or Mystic is specifically sent into the Earth plane to “Initiate” certain Souls [Souls that have acquired sufficient C’etc to warrant Initiation], into a Spiritual path that leads back to God. And no Soul needs to feel anxious about this, since it is an Absolute certainty that when your Soul is “ready,” the “Master appears”.
Back to those who begin religions… The Bible tells us that this is precisely what happened with the twelve apposals of Christ. That is, Christ himself told them to go back to Jeruselem and pray, as they waited for the “Comforter” that Christ said he would have his Father, God, send to them. What does this mean? The statement of Christ to his disciples simply meant that, because Christ had been with them for such a short time, they had not [as yet] fully developed the “Spirit,” or “Holy Ghost” “Within” their own Souls. And it is this very point that Part 2 is attempting to explain. But we will discuss this more later.
Peace, Brother James