The following post was put across the Nazirene Disciple Forums of TheWay on yahoogroups:
Few people understand why Yeshua taught that there is only one way -- which is very clearly taught in the New Testament. And myself, and perhaps a few others in this forum, are the only people who understand why there is only one way -- and yet, as Yeshua taught, there are others who are climbing up alternate ways -- and while they attain results, the struggle often takes longer. Or, in the case of many of these ways, they are abandoned and the souls eventually move onward. In the case of Ra who your are addressing, I know for a fact that he many times abandoned the way of the monk, to seek in TheWay.
I openly acknowledge that the Eastern paths work -- but I also understand why I would not want to go in those ways. I also understand that most people who think they are making gains, are in that category that Valentinus defined as seekers that never are able to bring about the necessary spiritual transformation. Even the true Jewish seekers, tend to remain too Jewish in their understanding. The Sufis remain too Muslim in their thinking. The Christians remain too doctrinal Christian. The New Age remains far too cultural. The men remain too male in their thinking. The women remain too female in their thinking. And then there is the ego problem -- i.e., when the first century elder Ignatius wrote: “Might I not write to you things more full of mystery? But I fear to do so, lest I should inflict injury on you who are babes. Pardon me in this respect, lest, as not being able to receive their weighty import, ye should be strangled by them” -- they think that they are exempt. Or when Paul makes it all seem so very clear and simple, they ignore the words: “I gave you milk, not solid food, for you were not yet ready for it. Indeed, you are still not ready” (1 Cor 3:2 NIV). Or when Paul writes that he will “...tell about the visions I've had, and revelations from the Lord. Fourteen years ago I was taken up to heaven for a visit. Don't ask me whether my body was there or just my spirit, for I don't know; only God can answer that. But anyway, there I was in paradise, and heard things so astounding that they are beyond a man's power to describe or put in words (and anyway I am not allowed to tell them to others)” (2 Cor 12:1-4 TLB) -- they fail to comprehend that the very purpose of the teachings of Yeshua and TheWay is to bring about entrance into the Inner Kingdom where the disciple will learn the Sacred Knowledge by virtue of their own spiritual experiences. And their own ego inhibits them from asking the question: Why was Paul "not allowed to tell others" what he witnessed in this higher reality? And it is their own ego that blinds them to Paul's words when he warned the baptized and committed Christians as Corinth who had themselves received all the spiritual gifts that the people of the flesh can receive: “But the natural man does not receive the things of the Spirit of God, for they are foolishness to him; nor can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned” (1 Cor 2:14 NKJ). Paul then goes on and warns these believers of a natural mind who were baptized and dedicated to Christ: “And I, brethren, could not speak to you as to spiritual men, but as to men of flesh, as to babes in Christ” (1 Cor 3:1 NAS). Thus, these believers could only be taught the allegorical doctrine of Jesus Christ and him crucified (1 Cor 2:2), because they were not yet spiritual men -- but rather, they were men of flesh and still very much “babes in Christ”. Paul then explains that: “I gave you milk to drink, not solid food; for you were not yet able to receive it. Indeed, even now you are not yet able” (1 Cor 3:2 NAS).
All the religions of the world are all being supported by a great number of believers and followers who all reject the above words -- and all these religions proclaim: We have the truth that we can tell you, and it is all very simple. And unlike the, I openly state that all of their paths are valid -- but they are all elementary -- designed to condition the people to begin the journey in TheWay. But the problem is that the leaders of these religions and groups can't live with that statement, because each of their shortcut solutions has reaped great monitery, influential and even political rewards -- and thus, the leaders are themselves spiritually flat-lined, because they have each received their rewards in the fruit and bounty of this world. Which is basically an acknowledgment of what I previously wrote with respect to those who proclaim to be a teacher or master, the Laws will limit.
On the other hand, myself and a few others here, openly state that while we can't teach you True Gnosis, we can guide you in TheWay by conveying to you how you must live, and the mindset that you must embrace, in order to begin to receive the Divine Manna of the Kingdom which is True Gnosis. And what we say is that the people of this world have only attained to the first of the threefold births -- and if they fail to bring about the next stage of soul-birth, that they will make very little gain in this life -- i.e., the Gospel of Philip: "Those who say that first they shall die and (then) they shall arise are confused. If they do not first receive the resurrection (while) they live,¹ they will not receive anything (when) they die" And we say, that it is impossible to know God, until one first comes to Know Thyself as Yeshua taught in the Gospel of Thomas: "But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty... Whoever finds himself is superior to the world." And with respect to all of the above, few people comprehend the reality of the warning: "If I tell you of earthly things, and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you of heavenly things?"
If it were all so very simple, then why couldn't the biblical authors just hold a seminar like is routine in the New Age, and teach the Mysteries of God? Or write a book in the manner of the countless authors have today? Or preach the Gospel of all you need to know from the pulpit as the modern Christians do? Then we have the all you need is love people -- and while in the Sermon on the Mount, Yeshua proclaimed the need for this love -- he also said that when he was speaking of even the minor mysteries which he portrays in the above as "...earthly things, and you do not believe"
-- because you do not possess the necessary development of mind that is necessary to comprehend all that must be embraced in order to bring about the next stage of soul-birth -- and therefore we can't even begin to speak of the next level of Mysteries of the kingdom: "...how will you believe if I tell you of heavenly things?"
And because I acknowledge that these words which are contained in the Bible are true, beyond most people's ability to even imagine, I am rejected as a heretic and even a nut-job. But even this was predicted: "They will put you out of the synagogues; yes, the time is coming that whoever kills you will think that he offers God service"
(John 16:2 NKJ). And perhaps the closest analogy to reality is that of Plato's Cave ( http://DivineStrategery.com#Plato
) -- i.e., "And upon escaping from the intellectual cave that shackles mankind, when they try to go back into the cave and tell the other captives the truth, they are mocked as madmen."
As you write below, most people who attempt to walk the mystical path begin to learn how little they know, because they lack both the Key of Knowledge, and the necessary foundational mindset that is necessary to become the "good ground"
in the parable of the Sower and the Seed (see http://SowerAndSeed.com
). And therefore, time and again, the words in the Epistle of Peter and James are perpetually proven true: "Hear me, brethren and fellow-servants. If we should give the books to all indiscriminately, and they should be corrupted by any daring men, or be perverted by interpretations, as you have heard that some have already done, it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error. Wherefore it is better that they should be with us, and that we should communicate them with all the fore-mentioned care to those who wish to live piously, and to save others."
Before you can even begin to understand why, as Valentinus warned, the path of seekers will flat-line at a certain point, you must first understand why it was said: "...it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error".
And, until you attempt to find a solution to man's inherent congenital ignorance, you must first begin to understand the indigenous cause of his ignorance. And you must understand why Origen warned that few men who seek for knowledge, are even remotely aware of their innate source of knowledge even before they begin to seek -- and the knowledge that they begin to acquire in this world, only serves to alienate them from this Genuine Source of Knowledge which they have been barred from tapping into -- i.e., the words of Paul: "...things so astounding that they are beyond a man's power to describe or put in words (and anyway I am not allowed to tell them to others)” (2 Cor 12:1-4 TLB).
And while I don't like to use him as a resource because most of his understanding was by virtue of drug induced visions, what Philip K. Dick stated with respect to The Ten Principles Of The Gnostic Revelation is true where he wrote: "Each of us has a divine counterpart unfallen who can reach a hand down to us to awaken us. This other personality is the authentic waking self; the one we have now is asleep and minor. We are in fact asleep, and in the hands of a dangerous magician disguised as a good god, the deranged creator deity. The bleakness, the evil and pain in this world, the fact that it is a deterministic prison controlled by the demented creator causes us willingly to split with the reality principle early in life, and so to speak willingly fall asleep in delusion."
). In their ignorance, the New Age actually worships this "...dangerous magician disguised as a good god"
-- which people such as Neale Donald Walsch in his Conversations With God, call the Collective Consciousness. And while Yeshua came to save the people from the shackles of this god which he portrayed as the "citizen... of the far country"
, the Christians reject the teachings of TheWay, and worship the Jesus-god of Constantine in order to remain shackled and imprisoned in this realm of illusion.
As Philip Dick states, each of us has a divine counterpart -- i.e., a soul-self -- that is our true self who is not suppressed upon entering this life as the Hindus and Buddhists believe. But it is impossible for this divine counterpart who is our true self to reach down to us, because we are under the control of the god of this world -- and we are subject to the organic limitations of this world that men's religious teachings and egos refuse to permit them to acknowledge the shackles of. And as a guide and shepherd of TheWay, my mission is to convey to you how you must live and the mindset you must embrace, in order for this divine counterpart that each of us has, to in fact reach down to you, and guide you in TheWay -- and to teach you the Mysteries of the Kingdom. And if you follow after the teachers, gurus, yogis, and masters of this world, your own divine counterpart, who knows more than any teacher of this world can even begin to convey, then you will inhibit your own ability to learn from this divine counterpart who is the true you that is not manifest in this world. Why? Because, from a biblical perspective, you will be an adulterous and unfaithful woman -- i.e., the Bridegroom of your soul desires to provide you will all things of any real value and sustenance, but you are a whoring adulterous woman who is unfaithful to her true husband that is often represented in the Bible as your only true spouse, because you are a dog who will take knowledge (food) from any hand that feeds you, and a swine who only knows her master when she is in need. And while the people of this world will read many books -- enroll in many seminaries -- seek out many teachers -- and even promote countless opinions -- it is not until they seek to understand why it was written that "...it will remain even for those who really seek the truth, always to wander in error" -- and seek instead to Know Thyself and the Husband of their Soul -- that they will be even able to begin to walk in TheWay.
Brother of Yeshua