Life after death
by Aart Jurriaanse
Aart Jurriaanse, undoubtedly one of the foremost experts on the Alice A. Bailey books, discusses several subjects from the esoteric viewpoint. In previous issues he has dealt with the etheric body, the senses, the third eye, the kundalini fire, the astral body, and so on.
For the unevolved, there is no conscious existence after death; the mind is not sufficiently awakened to react, and there is no store of memory which can be re-lived. For these, death will therefore be but a deep and dreamless sleep.
The only slightly evolved, constituting the mass of humanity, are still largely focused on the physical and emotional aspects of life, being guided by selfish motives and gratification of sensual desire. For them the transfer to the astral world will be a condition of only semi-consciousness, of emotional and mental bewilderment, and a failure to recognize their environment or circumstances just a vague and confused dream-world.
The average well-meaning man, with shortcomings, typical of the normally developing human being, will, during his sojourn in subjective realms, spend most of his time on the astral plane, living mainly with his memories and thoughts and carrying in his consciousness the interests and tendencies which qualified his Earth life. Many will even be unaware that they have 'passed over'. In some instances the astral sojourn will however be disturbed by a constant urge to return to Earth life possibly caused by feelings of intense personal love for someone left behind, some unfulfilled desire, or the realization or illusion of some uncompleted task. For these there will be no rest until they return.
Then there are the 'Earth-bound' those poor souls who spent wicked, cruel and selfish lives on Earth, or who lived purely material and sensuous lives and who, even after passing over, are still craving worldly goods or sensual satisfaction. For these the astral life is a time of real hell; often not realizing that they have left the physical world, thus becoming extremely frustrated.
For the aspirant who has discovered the Path of Return and has become aware of the light ahead, leading him from revelation to revelation and ever brighter light, for him death is but a release from physical restrictions, and an opportunity for more effective service and expression. He will discover that, while still in the physical body, he had already initiated during his hours of sleep a field of service activities which he can now extend by giving it his undivided attention. One of the great advantages of rapidly spreading esoteric knowledge is that the general public is becoming aware of the fact of the continuity of soul life, and of the retention of consciousness after death; they are realizing that there is no cause to fear death, a feeling which in the past was merely founded on ignorance and a dread of the unfamiliar and unknown. The Spiritualist movement, with its world-wide ramifications and abundant literature, has already rendered valuable service by sweeping away many of the fears of death.
For the man of goodwill, life in the physical body might be regarded as purgatory; for him life in the astral 'hereafter' will be a happy release from life on Earth, with its never-ending range of pain, distress, fear and friction; but he will not find that mythical 'heaven' on the other side, with its golden streets and lovely harp-playing angels flitting about.
For the man of evil, the position will be different. Such a man, having his first experience of 'hell on Earth', has also prepared a further bed of thorns for himself in the next life, where he will dwell in murkiness, surrounded by reflections and memories of his evil deeds, and tortured by self-reproach and remorse.
One of the worst misrepresentations with which 'religions of fear' so often threaten believers is 'eternal' punishment for the misdemeanours of a moment! What a terrible alleged judgement to attribute to a God of Love! No, fortunately for us this is not the way our Father metes out punishment to His children. There are the laws of Nature, such as the Law of Cause and Effect, which must run their course, and in accordance with which every action inevitably calls forth a corresponding reaction. Man will consequently be rewarded or penalized for his every activity in direct proportion to its strength, quality and motivation but this certainly must not be seen as some ruthless retribution or punishment by an unforgiving Deity.
That man should pay his dues for deeds of the past, or receive commensurate reward, is fair enough. But the beauty of life, and one of the crowning gifts from Divinity, is that even the worst sinner will always be given another opportunity of rehabilitating himself if this is not achieved in his present life, then such a chance for redemption will again be provided in some subsequent life, and so, in the course of time, every individual will discover the Path of Light, the Path of Return to the Father.
Throughout the ages the many races, each with its own customs, traditions and mystical and religious backgrounds, have devised numerous methods for disposing of discarded physical vehicles. These have varied from setting out the corpses to be devoured by wild animals, such as hyenas, crocodiles, tigers and vultures; burial, with the body in various postures, in graves, caves, tombs, catacombs, sepulchres and pyramids; burning on funeral pyres or other forms of cremation; and finally embalming to preserve the corpse against decomposition.
Several of these methods are still practised, but burial in Mother Earth is probably still the most commonly used method. This is most unhygienic because so many deaths are caused by infectious diseases, and in burying these corpses the soil becomes contaminated by the causal germs and viruses, which may remain contagious for many years. Thus the burial of millions of the infected corpses has contaminated large parts of the Earth's surface.
By far the most effective, hygienic, and also the 'neatest' way of disposing of these physical remains is by cremation. The exact technique applied, and whether open fires or electrical equipment is used, is immaterial. What is important is that cremation is increasingly gaining ground over other practices, and this may in future at least contribute towards purifying the soil, and reducing sources of infection.
The articles by Aart Jurriaanse were excerpted from his book "Bridges", ISBN 3-929345-11-0, bridges-publishing.com
There are three rules which are important to disciples at this time...
1. Relinquish or sacrifice the age-old tendency to criticise and adjust another's work, and thus preserve the inner group integrity. More plans for service have been hindered by criticism, than by any other major factor.
2. Relinquish or sacrifice the sense of responsibility for the actions of others, and particularly of disciples. See that your own activity measures up to theirs, and in the joy of struggle, and on the way of service, the differences will disappear, and the general good will be achieved.
3.Relinquish the pride of mind which sees its way and it's interpretations to be correct and true, and other' false and wrong. This is the way of separation. Adhere to the way of integration, which is of the soul and not of the mind.
Excerpted from Alice Bailey's "Esoteric Psychology II" p. 104-109, also in the compilation "Ponder on This" p. 341
Leaves Of Morya's Garden Book One The Call
Into the New World my first message. You who gave the Ashram, And you who gave two lives, Proclaim. Builders and warriors, strengthen the steps. Reader, if you have not grasped — read again, after a while. The predestined is not accidental, The leaves fall in their time. And winter is but the harbinger of spring. All is revealed; all is attainable. I will cover you with My shield, if you but tend to your labors. I have spoken.--- This book can be freely downloaded (available in seven languages): http://agniyoga.org/index.html
Recent additions from the work of AAB
- The Ageless Wisdom
- Maitreya's teachings
- Esoteric articles (more by Aart Jurriaanse & others)
- Extract from a Statement by the Tibetan - introducing students to the Ageless Wisdom Teachings
- The Kingdom of God on Earth
- About UFOs & the Space Brothers
- Meditations for the New Age
- Transmission: A Meditation for the New Age, by Benjamin Creme (follow link for more information, to purchase the book or to download a free copy)
- "Mum, He is the Christ": A report on Gabriel Mayano, a five-year-old Argentinian boy famous for his healing abilities.
- Share International (the main source for information about the emergence of Maitreya the World Teacher)
- SHARE INTERNATIONAL ARCHIVES: 100s of articles
- www.biblioteca-ga.info Excellent online catalogue and library documents the stages of return to the modern world of Maitreya & the Masters of Wisdom. An ongoing process for which some have been preparing humanity since 1875.
The Reappearance of the Christ
Share International has over 50 videos on YouTube
picture is from Bhagavad Gita As It Is - by Prabhupada
The World Teacher: "The Time for War has past."
SRI SAI BABA - COSMIC AVATAR chanting the Gayatri Mantra
The Gayatri is a great prayer for the blessing of all creatures.
Download this 125 KB mp3 file recording of Sai Baba sounding the Gayatri Mantra ~30 seconds long.
It has a profoundly nice effect - and can be set repeat on most of the free sound players.
People in previous generations have not had such a treasure freely available to them.
The Mahatma Letters
The "Horseman" appears @ 1:23:
Kalki Avatar with the sword of cleavage
"In Hinduism, Kalki (Devanagari: कल्कि; meaning 'Eternity,' 'White Horse,' or 'Destroyer of Filth') is the final incarnation of Vishnu [Maitreya, the World Teacher] in the current Mahayuga, foretold to appear at the end of Kali Yuga [now!]...the Puranas foretell that Kalki will be atop a white horse with a drawn blazing sword. He is the harbinger of the end time in Hindu eschatology, after which he will usher in Satya Yuga [New Age]." Source: Wikipedia
"When Maitreya comes before the world there will begin for men a period of intense heart-searching and reflection. It is only to be expected that for many it will be a painful, even traumatic, one. So steeped in the ways and ideas of the past, so fearful of a future unknown and strange, are millions today, that men will want to take stock of the new situation which will then pertain…. When Maitreya first announces His plans and hopes for the rehabilitation of the world, His energy of Love – the Sword of Cleavage – will further delineate the divisions which now exist. Men will take sides – for or against the new principles that He will present for the betterment of all. Thus will it be. Thus will a period of discord and discontent precede the acceptance of the new. Gradually, however, even the least sanguine will acknowledge the need for a reconstructed world and add their weight to the task.
"There will begin a time unlike aught seen before on Earth. On every hand and at every level the changes will pursue their logical course, cementing in law and principle and form the aspirations of all. Thus will men regain a hold on their destiny and turn away for ever from the abyss. (The Master -- from ‘Coping with change’)
The Sword of Cleavage is the energy of Love. As people respond to this energy the world will be divided – those who are clamouring for change along the lines Maitreya is advocating, and those who are fearful and looking to the past, who see Him as the Antichrist, are fearful and do not know what to do. They will stand aside and watch the events, and so lose the opportunity presented, for the first time in history, to take part in the transformation of the world. It is up to each individual, from where he or she stands, to assert their divinity. (Benjamin Creme, The Awakening of Humanity)
"Much that is loved must go. Cling not to the old forms. Much will depend on man’s ability to renounce these outworn structures, and to create a new and simpler world. Remember this. Forget not that I come to change all things. My Coming brings peace. Likewise, My Presence brings cleavage. My Sword, that Love which I am, will separate all men, will show the True from the false, will clear the way for the New Light which I bring. May it be that you can withstand this change and accept My Light. (Maitreya, from Message No.74)
The Sword of Cleavage: selection of quotations on the theme of ‘The Sword of Cleavage’ from Maitreya's Messages & Teachings, the Master --, and Benjamin Creme’s writings.
-- the selection of quotations is after the letters to the editor.
In an interview with the German author Peter Andreas, the scientist Prof. G. Quispel expresses his amazement that the demonstrably wrong ideas on this subject have not been abandoned:
"I am constantly astonished to see that people still do not appear to know what has been recognized for one and a half centuries: that the beast from the Apocalypse refers to none other than the Caesar, Nero. Only the later Christian church, in the time of Constantine (325 AD), put the Apocalypse into a future, historical time-frame." (From: Was Morgenwahr sein kann, Econ Verlag)
Source: 666 -- and other misunderstandings
THRIVE (full movie)
ZEITGEIST: MOVING FORWARD | OFFICIAL RELEASE | 2011
"The problems confronting us should be faced with courage, with truth, and understanding, as well as with the willingness to speak factually, with simplicity and with love, in the effort to expose the truth and clarify the problems which must be solved.
The opposing forces...must be routed..." The Tibetan
"Without sharing there can be no justice;
without justice there can be no peace;
without peace there can be no future...
Man must change or die.
There is no other course."
The World Teacher
More excellent videos:
Ponder on This: http://youtu.be/KjJPiEBHNQY
The Reappearance of the Christ: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vSOG2LyYXqE
"Almost anything you do [to help humanity] will seem insignificant,
but it's very important that you do it."
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