Saturday, December 20, 2008

Christmas and Karma, Surrender and Love.

Christmas Day is on the horizon. Ramadan is over. Diwali is over. The solstice is coming as preface for the Christmas that was grafted upon it, though that takes nothing from the eternal message of the Prince of Peace, independent of the damage done by those who milked the faith of others for their own profit and to the ongoing detriment of the world in which we live.

This is not a reasonable age and therefore we cannot expect a more pervasive awareness of the eternal. The density of form holds the ordinary mind fixed upon present representations of the eternal, rather than allowing for a more boundless contemplation upon the everlasting. It should be obvious that religions, for the most part are celebrations of the timeless rotations of Nature which is the mirror of God... or God manifest as opposed to God hidden from the senses.

In Nature there is the constant cycling of condition and circumstance which mirrors the ages of humanity in its individual and collective transitioning. Every thought, word and deed makes its impression in Nature and brings forth the fruit of that imprint which is known as Karma. Life begins as tabla rasa and continues as the search for tabla rasa. Innocence is lost and then sought. Regenerated innocence is the true, unspoken goal of life. The general accomplishment is senility which is the shadow self of innocence returned. Few achieve this because of the ease of compromise as opposed to the lonely struggle on a narrow highway.

Every cosmic state has its shadow self. A good analogy is the perversion of elves into goblins. This is the blocking of the light from passing through the stained glass windows of the personality. What blocks the light is Karma and Samskaras which are a feature of Karma.

What is true about that which religion represents is different from the representation. Religion is the goblin to the elf. So we are left with sad, tired spectacles of celebration seen through dirty spectacles. This is also Karma. Everything is Karma. The message of salvation given by The Christ, by Mohammed and by Buddha is all about being made free of Karma. The promise of being made “whiter than snow” and all the companion scripture in all of the major religions is about Karma.

Karma is inflexible except in relation to Grace and that too is Karma. The secret to the best and most expeditious management of Karma can be best illustrated in the act of throwing a ball against the wall. Once the ball has left your hand it is beyond your control and will continue in the direction of your intention. It will hit the wall and bounce back but... you can run toward the returning ball and catch it before it reaches you and this brings me to the story of the life of Jesus Christ.

As I said, this is not a reasonable age and because of this... the general mindset is to take everything on faith and avoid inquiry which has the sense of heresy about it. We are not encouraged to question and consider. I sincerely doubt that any of the principals, upon whose lives these religions were based, would forbid you to inquire as deeply as possible into the nature of existence and the meaning of their words. Question everything I would say and... the application of reason will open the portal of intuition.

According to the Koran, Jesus was not crucified. Those who are purported to have carried out this act were deceived into believing that they had but they did not. This is what the Koran says and this is echoed in certain occult texts. Some of them say it was Judas who was crucified. I’m not pushing any of these possibilities. I say, only... look.

As with the returning ball, the life of Christ showed the quickest way to be free of Karma. The submission to the will of the one that is exemplified in the life of The Christ is also found in Islam as well. Islam basically means... total surrender to God. You will find parallels in the life of The Buddha as you will find parallels in all other scripture. In the Way of Lao Tzu we are told to be like the green sapling that bends easily with the wind and not as the hard stem that cannot yield and must therefore break. The teachings of the Christ are filled with companion sayings that mirror this perspective.

I submit that the life of The Christ was a metaphor for the most precise way to accomplish freedom from Karma; if you are a Christian. All of these portals provide a similar relief if you are capable of bypassing the dogma and ritual into the essence of the thing itself. Every event in the life of The Christ and the others is an example for the best behavior. Christmas is a celebration of the birth of the promise of our own liberty. The name Jesus comes from the name Joshua which translates as ‘salvation’. Easter and the living truth of resurrection is there to show you that no condition on Earth, not even death, should have power over you. It is fear of death and want that forces us to compromise and is the cause of much Karma. Desire is the cause of much Karma but, desire is the agent of God’s will so... you are either ‘one’ or you are ‘two’ and there’s that house divided.

Jesus had Karma too. This does not conflict with the idea that he was without sin. Karma is more than the general definition of it. Jesus was a man. Christ is a station. Gautama was a man. Buddha ’hood’ is a state and the hood is a cobra hood which is also the source of the corona around the heads of the saints. God is a serpent. Understanding this clears away a great deal of mystery but mystery will always remain.

You’ve perhaps heard the phrase that one should, “walk contrary to all things in the world” also, “I come with a sword”. This is the same sword which is the sword of Islam and is not a sword of war. It is a sword that is meant to piece the heart. Many lies have been told. We are told that Islam was spread at the point of a sword. This isn’t true. It is a lie. We are surrounded by lies which even a little research would dissolve.

The reason that The Christ presents a message of Love is the reason that Islam speaks of total surrender to God and is the essence of the teachings of The Buddha as well. That reason is that we are in a dark age -the Kali Yuga- and nothing but total surrender or the attitude of a Bhakti yogi will prevail. It is true that there are some singular souls who might walk a different path but that is Karma too.

Love is a flame. Flames consume. This flame consumes Karma. Those who love much are forgiven much. In times of darkness one needs a light. Such a light is concealed within every one of us and it is that which we must feed and celebrate rather than the perversions of the marketplace which are the norm of our time. We’re here to serve and that is the manner by which our karma is reduced. We brought nothing with us but what we had become before and we will take nothing with us but what we have further become after. Given this... there is nothing of greater importance, yet... every day we find some new distraction to take our mind away from the only real consideration in front of us all.

Hard times come to refine the metal but we refuse to endure the fire that will burn away the suffering and so we suffer even more. Intellectuals will tell you what their arrogant limitations have provided them in their worshiping of the vanities of their tiny little minds. Politicians and religious leaders will spin the message according to the material profits they are seeking but... they haven’t got a clue. You don’t have to look that hard for what you are seeking, in every other medium, but can only find in one location, always waiting to be born, in the Bethlehem of the heart.

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kikz said...

happy solstice to you and consort!


Anonymous said...

What else is there left to say you are a constant guide on my search as always you dwell on the meditation I am currently devoting my life.
You sir ARE a light as in a house built on a hilltop let your light shine to all.
Thank you,
C. J.

Anonymous said...

Thank you so much for this wonderful gift. Peace and joy to all who will accept it.


Anonymous said...

Thank you for the reminder

Anonymous said...

I left a comment at Smoking Mirrors yesterday about how you have the favor of the muse. I did not leave my name and now I have to laugh because I only use an initial.

Now you have written this and it is so beautiful. When I saw the word Bethlehem I broke down and cried. I was on the verge through most of this article. You're phenomenal. You need to hide and stay hidden because people will follow you and you don't want that. You don't want it in person I mean to say.

This is the best Christmas present I have ever received.


Anonymous said...

Vis, your usual timeless same old same old Tiffany jeweled work. Give me a call.

Anonymous said...

Know Yang, but live Yin

or maybe,

Row, Row, Row you boat, gently up the stream.
Merrily, Merrily, Merrily, Life is but a dream.

Peace and Love,


Anonymous said...

"The general accomplishment is senility which is the shadow self of innocence returned."

only one of many in this post.

The point about being forgiven much by loving much has to be true.

I'd like to compliment you but I can't find the words.

Jim Reston

Ben There said...

Thank you Les. Always love your Christmas postings.

kikz said...

Ring Out, Solstice Bells

Now is the solstice of the year,
winter is the glad song that you hear.
Seven maids move in seven time.
Have the lads up ready in a line.

Ring out these bells.
Ring out, ring solstice bells.
Ring solstice bells.

Join together beneath the mistletoe.
by the holy oak whereon it grows.
Seven druids dance in seven time.
Sing the song the bells call, loudly chiming.

Ring out these bells.
Ring out, ring solstice bells.
Ring solstice bells.

Praise be to the distant sister sun,
joyful as the silver planets run.
Seven maids move in seven time.
Sing the song the bells call, loudly chiming.
Ring out those bells.
Ring out, ring solstice bells.
Ring solstice bells.
Ring on, ring out.
Ring on, ring out.

Jethro Tull

Anonymous said...

True Salvation is a state of freedom--from fear, from suffering, from a perceived state of lack and insufficiency and therefore from all wanting, needing, grasping, and clinging.
It is freedom from compulsive thinking, from negativity and above all from past and future as a psychological need. Your mind is telling you that you can't get there from here. Something needs to happen, or you need to become this or that before you can be fulfilled. It is saying in fact that you need time--that you need to find, to sort out, do, achieve, acquire, become or understand something before you can be free or complete. You see time as the means to salvation, whereas in truth, it is the greatest obstacle to find god the moment you realize that you don't need to seek god.
Eckhart Tolle

Peace and Love to you Les--
Sweet Words


Anonymous said...

Your spiritual passage has always been booked--you're already on your way, and there--it's all part of the everything that is--already manifested, already complete.


Anonymous said...

Sensing a shift in latitude and attitude
Rolling down the hill as a child
Leaping Spirits riding
Flotilla of Dreams
Dance the fire of
Moonglows Reflection

The sounds of music
Reaching for what has always been
Ascending inward
Embracing as long lost friends
Entwined now in laughter
Of the hearts sweet smile

Leaving the weight behind
Shackles rusting of their own accord
In a museum of remembrance
Void of purpose

Gardens of delight
The aroma of rich soil
Sow the seeds of life
Towards the source
Always towards the source
Grow with me
Live with me

Never more complete
Wrapped in starlight
of the celestial tenderness

Take your place
Where no place exists
Until you make it so


Anastácio Soberbo said...

Nice blog.
Have a Holy Christmas.
A hug from Portugal

Anonymous said...

To quote a wise man; "few achieve this because of the ease of compromise as opposed to the lonely struggle on a narrow highway" What is to "be achieved" but realization of this endless path of The One. One is the loneliest number, which is why we picked up the cross of Him that lived and died. Who sat, idly in the frantic eyes of envy under the tree beside the stream, and of all Sat Guru, then now and "alway". One THAT patiently with merciful compassion gave it all. I see and love you superman. Ah Leef Oo Leev

Anonymous said...

As usual great post Les. I read all your stuff but haven't posted lately since your comment link stopped working on smoking mirrors and I didn't realize I could post on Origami. Anyhow you seem to say it all and I couldn't agree with you more. It always amazes me, there are thirty million Arabs (plus the Iranians) and only five million of the chosen in the Middle East. These Arabs have lots of "gold", and gold can buy all the arms imaginable. The S300 comes to mind, silkworms from China, combat aircraft etc. etc. get my drift. They could also bring a lot of financial heat on that shitty little country's poodle at a time when it is very venerable. And yet they just sit there with their finger up their ass and do nothing. I guess their leaders are just as sold out as those in the USA. What a world! I'm like you, I want to go out in the forest and beg our space brothers to come down and help, somebody something help us out. I don't know about Europe, but this country is full of fat, lazy, zombies. You couldn't beat the truth into most of them. Maybe this financial crash is a blessing in disguise. Lots of people will suffer, but we need to wash this putrid trash down the drain. That is the only way we have any chance to build something better.


Anonymous said...

As Krishna (some consider Him God) said..

"Abandon all varieties of religion and just surrender unto Me. I shall deliver you from all sinful reactions. Do not fear.” (Bg.18.64-66)

Once upon a time, many millions of Brahmas from many millions of universes were summoned to see Krishna. They all were thrilled at their good fortune. After seeing Krishna in Person (no finer karma could they imagine) they prepared to leave, back to their individual responsibilities. Before they left, Krishna said one last thing to them. It was... "do not be afraid of the demons."



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