Preparation for Initiation 18

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Hypocritical pharisees sit on Christ’s seat.

“And if the blind lead the blind, all shall fall into the abyss.” - Matthew 15:14

We knew a hypocritical pharisee who rejected the sacred wine because the grape juice had fermented. Someone hosted him in his home and he indignantly fled from this house because the owners of the house ate meat. That perverse pharisee was a follower of another horrible impostor, a black magician.

Hypocritical pharisees!

“Do not ye yet understand that whatsoever entereth in at the mouth goeth into the belly, and is cast out into the draught? But those things which proceed out of the mouth come forth from the heart; and they defile the man. For out of the heart proceed evil thoughts, murders, adulteries, fornications, thefts, false witness, blasphemies.” - Matthew 15: 17-19

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites,! For ye make clean the outside of the cup and of the platter, but within you are full of extortion and excess.” - Matthew 23:25

When some pharisees were criticizing the venerable Master Litelantes because she ate meat, she answered to them, “First I will correct my defects, and after I have corrected them, I will then stop eating meat.” Those pharisees then thundered furiously against this great guru of the law.

Many hypocritical pharisees hate us because we are not complacent with whoredom, because we condemn crime, yet they state that this is why we hate. This is how they imprecisely judge us.

What happens is that all of those hypocritical pharisees from Spiritualism, Theosophism, Rosicrucianism, Aquarianism, etc., yearn for a sanctimonious mastery where masters are complacent with crime; a type of spiritual whore-master who, complacent with crime, goes around from lodge to lodge, from school to school, from sect to sect. This is why we, those who truly love humanity, are hated by hypocritical pharisees.

We knew a hypocritical pharisee that let his hair and beard grow in order to deceive imbecilic people; such a pharisee stated that he was bound by the Nazarite vow. Regrettably, his followers ignored that since the advent of Christ the ritual law was nullified. Thus, his questionable Nazarite vow only served him as a pretext in order to deceive naïve souls.

At that time, a married woman resolved to abandon her sacred wife’s duties in order to head off, “she alleged,” as a Magdalene following the adorable impostor.

“Woe unto you, scribes and Pharisees, hypocrites! for ye are like unto whited sepulchers. Ye serpents, ye perverse generation of vipers, how can ye escape the damnation of hell?” - Matthew 23: 27, 33

To the abyss!

The Major MysteriesThis chapter is from The Major Mysteries (1956) by Samael Aun Weor. The print and ebook editions by Glorian Publishing (a non-profit organization) are illustrated to aid your understanding, and include features like a glossary and index. Buy the book, and you benefit yourself and others.

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"Life is a great battlefield. Life is a conquest. To live is to fight for the ideal and the goal. Life is a series of awakenings. You must conquer your mind and the senses. These are the real enemies. You must conquer internal and external nature. You must conquer your environments, old evil habits, old evil Samskaras, evil thoughts and evil Vasanas. You must fight against the antagonistic dark forces. You must resist the forces of degeneration. The greatest victory is the victory over the turbulent mind. The greatest battle is the inner Adhyatmic battle. The greatest hero is one who has conquered the mind."

- Swami Sivananda

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