Religion comes from the root of the Latin words “Re” and “Ligare” which mean Re-Connect… or join together.
Solomon said: “The Glory of God is the keeping of a matter secret, and the glory of kings is the searching through a matter” (Proverbs 25).
“If you keep seeking for it as seeking for silver or for hidden treasures you keep searching for it, in that case you will understand the fear of Jehovah, and you will find the very knowledge of God” (Proverbs 2).
So this knowledge is hidden. And it is hidden in the bible, for Paul says of Jesus: “Carefully concealed in him are all the treasures of wisdom and of knowledge” (Colossians 2).
Well, these treasures are not stuffed up his shirt or down his trousers, although in a sense, they are in his body, which is his church. Basically they are hidden in the information we have on him. This information is the Bible. For as we have seen above, Jesus is the word of God, which is also ‘the Bible’. Paul describes how it is hidden and revealed: “But we speak God’s wisdom in a sacred secret, the hidden wisdom, which God foreordained before the systems of things for our glory” (1 Corinthians 2).
“For it is to us God has revealed them through his spirit, for the spirit searches into all things, even the deep things of God” (1 Corinthians 2).
So again we see that wisdom is hidden in this book, concealed or coded. For a code is hidden written information. This is why Jesus says: “There is nothing carefully concealed that will not be revealed, and secret that will not become known” (Luke 12).
“Keep on asking, and it will be given you; keep on seeking, and you will find; keep on knocking, and it will be opened to you” (Matthew 7).
And really you do not have to look that far. But you do have to look, yourself! For God said to Adam: “In the sweat of your face you will eat bread” (Genesis 3)
And Jesus said to Satan: “But in reply he said: It is written, ‘Man must live, not on bread alone, but on every utterance coming forth through God’s mouth” (Matthew 4)
From the two of which it is not hard to deduce that we will digest God’s word in the sweat of our faces as well as digesting bread in this way.
Gabriel said to Daniel: “And as for you, O Daniel, make secret the words and seal up the book, until the time of [the] end. Many will rove about, and the [true] knowledge will become abundant” (Daniel 12).
We are now in this time, this book/website is the proof, Daniel said to Nebuchadnezzar: “However, there exists a God in the heavens who is a Revealer of secrets, and he has made known to King Nebuchadnezzar what is to occur in the final part of the days” (Daniel 2).
And not only to him! But also to Jesus, who opened up the minds of his disciples: “Then he opened up their minds fully to grasp the meaning of the Scriptures” (Luke 24).
It is quite a task.
“The woman said to him: I know that Messiah is coming, who is called Christ. Whenever that one arrives, he will declare all things to us openly. 26 Jesus said to her: I who am speaking to you I am he” (John 4).
So the scriptures do not declare things openly, but the Christ opened them up. So the scriptures are coded. Jesus opened up the scriptures to their minds.
There is a holy code for the holy scriptures, and there is a Bible within the Bible!
“Father, Lord of heaven and earth, because you have carefully hidden these things from wise and intellectual ones, and have revealed them to babes. Yes, Oh Father, because to do thus came to be the way approved by you” (Luke 10).
“Wisdom is the principal thing; therefore get wisdom: and with all thy getting get understanding” (Proverbs 4:7 KJV)
“And as for you, Oh Daniel, make secret the words and seal up the scroll, until the time of [the] end. Many will rove about, and the [true] knowledge will become abundant” (Daniel 12).
G-d Almighty does not give us a code that needs statistics or clusters of associated words. He spells it out letter by letter, number by number, it is the structure upon which they revolve and are placed by 288 degrees or sparks below and 288 above and vice versa. 576 one with its roots in heavens and one with its roots on earth 1152.
It travels “the ark 576” upon the great zodiacal ocean 45 times in accordance with its size. This great cycle divided by the ark of covenant 56.25, reveals the 8 or two overlapping circles, that is made up of the star of David and pentagram, such are the trees in the garden. The true Kabbalah.
Touch being essential to emotional development, and on a certain level I fully agree with you, but there is a touch that is not physical and enables you to give a love that goes beyond touch.
The need/cause of and for emotional development is born in not knowing, just like our ability to think, while it is considered a high in evolutionary development, that makes humans higher on the ladder so to speak, but in truth it is not. This too is born in not knowing, as there is a knowing that does not need thinking to reach it.
“I will direct your steps” (Proverbs 3:5-6)
Knowledge according to Vedic literature is of two types: apara-vidya (scientific knowledge obtained through sense perception) and para-vidya (scientific knowledge beyond sense perception) In BG 7.2.
A Key, do not look for it out there, look for it within. Some say they do, look/listen to their feelings or and their intellect but what we look for is decided by the person-ality, which as you might know comes from the Latin word persona meaning mask “the emotional body/mask” that is continuously changing one mask for another, the sad one, angry one, happy one, jealous one, sometimes very strongly while other times we do not notice it is driving us.
That these masks are created by the collection of experiences might have become clear, and it might also have become clear that all our judgement and value to the words we use and read are coloured as well. Just recall the word Religion mentioned at the beginning of this article, how many of you say: spiritual but not religious? But how could united not be part of spirituality? Some might say, so what is it, only a word. But what does it awaken in you when you read or hear words? Or see things, smell things, feel things? Now at times when we go through a bad patch in life and an emotion becomes too strong, it will use another one, we might have lost a loved one, be in a situation we find difficult to deal with and start seeing everything as negative and draining. We seek reasons and as we do, we add to our collective emotional imprints, sometimes we are semi-conscious that we keep ourselves busy to avoid being led by our emotions. The truth is we are just replacing them with others. Those we avoid, would come up as soon as you stop being focused on something else.
At times, when you enjoyed yourself during those still moments nearly feeling guilty about it, at such moments you were unaware that you had a choice, you might not realise that all past experiences have attached themselves to feelings/emotions and the subconscious who’s function it is to take patterns like that of walking so that after the learning process it takes over and runs the program for you, that is why you do not need to think about walking. It also does that with those experiences, like sending signals to control muscles, they send thoughts and feelings to its own collected liking. You attach yourself to it, saying: I think and I feel. You become more or less its slave, often causing you to suffer and repeat similar mistakes. This is because the nature of the subconscious is reflection of itself, in other words it seeks to recognize of what it has collected through experiences and therefore seeks patterns, a bit like looking in a mirror and recognize yourself, for instance the spot on your forehead which triggers a response based on previous experiences and if you identify yourself with the thoughts and feelings then you feed the monster and it will drive you to hunt to its liking. You could say that the subconscious looks through your eyes, listens through your ears etc. to seek of itself. Just think about your walking again, you call it natural, but by your physical practice to learn to walk, it picked up (the patterns) and does it for you, like driving along the road and suddenly realise you passed the exit. Who was doing the driving when you were not paying attention? So be aware of thoughts and feelings, they are not you but patterns guiding you, it does not care if you suffer or not, it only seeks of itself for its own sake, it does not know right from wrong, be aware, you are pure awareness that is tempted by self-awareness. Be the observer of it but do not get attached, otherwise the past keeps hunting you. Sounds like a snake biting its own tail does it not? What you should also realise is that your normal state of awareness is only able to deal with a limited amount of information at a time, while the subconscious can deal with a great deal more, this principle is used by hypnoses.
All past experiences are stored in the light of the moment, meaning that it judged it as it understood it at that time, having seen and judged through what it had previously collected. In this way it has built its belief system, even the very words you read are given a value based on personal experience, this causes you to read in it only the level which you associate with its meaning to you that the subconscious has attached to it. Even when you have learned from a particular situation it might not alter the way it looks at a similar situation because it has built such a strong idea/pattern of it that unless you are aware in the present moment it will guide you on the basis of the stronger subconscious conviction which was built up prior to the new insight. It is like a mental addiction, and at times when you wish to respond in accordance with the new found insights, the subconscious will try and keep you on its track, meaning it will cause thoughts and feelings to arise to control it to its liking, things such as yes but, I will do it next time, or I am too busy etc. It tries to survive, to live ITS life through you.
Another thing this causes, is not being able to see how things really are.
It is often said that the devil knows you better than you know yourself, and that is true. Just think about the reasons why you like certain food better than others, or feel more attracted to dark or light hair, causes that might be picked up through experiences all the way back to being an infant or even before that, the ego has full access to it while you often don’t. Things such as walking, breathing etc. are abilities best run by it, but when it comes down to truth it fails miserably . When you consider the fact that many moments when your awareness is focussed on something, it directed it for you and keeps you in his image of the world. Don’t get me wrong the mind is a great tool, but how often are you the one using it? Anyone who disagrees with this is either a bigger slave to ego or has freed him/herself from it.
So how do you tackle it? How do you fight the devil? Through understanding and experiencing how it works, only then does forgiveness become the powerful force it is, only then does compassion reach its full strength, weapons he has no defence against. Only then can you slay the monster not to return again.
You might seek answers in the external world, but through self-knowledge you eventually reach from where your senses are viewed through without obstacle, and only then are you able to see what was hidden from you.
Then loving another is loving oneself.
Moshiya van den Broek