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There are always discussions or arguments related with this topic of ‘salvation.’ in which the fundamentalists or believers state that they are saved just by believing. Thus, indeed this word ‘believe’ is something that should be studied. If you look in the dictionary, ‘believe’ is made from two words: ‘be’ and ‘lieve’ (livid, lividus). "Be" is related to that famous phrase, ‘To be or not to be,’ while ‘lieve’ is related with love: ‘livid’ from Latin ‘lividus’ which is related with a strong emotion, love, desire. Thus we have be-liever (be-liver, be-lividus). So, thus ‘believe’ is ‘to hold dear or love emotionally that which is desirable,’ or that in which you put the ‘lividus,’ your liver in, as ‘I vehemently long for something’ or ‘I am longing for something,’ ‘I yearn for something.’ Or, I put my ‘libido’ (which is the source of the livid, of my liver). You know the word ‘libido’ is always related with sexual matter, but in Latin it is also related with ‘love,’ within the chemical actions of the body. So ‘believe’ means to put in action all that which is your chemistry or livid - your liver, your emotion, that which is the energy of your body - in something else.
But with time, people transformed the general use of ‘believe’ to something related only with the mind, a thought of some information that you have in your mind and that you know about.
In order to really ‘believe,’ or to put in action that word, you have to put all of what you are into it: this is done in order to create faith.
Faith is something that you experience with your Consciousness. People say, “I have faith because I believe.” But it should be, “I have faith because I put all of myself, all that I am (body, soul and spirit) to work with this.” Rather than, “I have that as information in my head.”
Only in this way can we understand why it is written in the Bible about Master Jesus: that "whosoever believes in Me," or whoever believes in the Son of God, has eternal life.
But as I said, the fundamentalists, because they take the traditional or common way of the word ‘believe’ as being something in the mind, they think it is enough to just have information in the mind and accept what is written there, without delving within the meaning of the word.
To Be is what we are talking about here; to Be or not to Be. And I say ‘lieve’ or ‘love’, ‘libidous,’ libido, is to put in action - as we always say - the sexual energy: in action, the very Essence of the Being, in action. And this is in order to create faith, which is a living experience, in order to obtain what we want, which is salvation, by means of a transformation.
This is why in the Bible we find what Paul, disciple of Master Jesus, says in 1 Corinthians, chapter 6: 8-10:
Nay, ye do wrong and defraud and that your brethren. Know ye not that the unrighteous shall not inherit the Kingdom of God. Be not deceive yourselves neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor perverts of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor coveters, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists shall inherit the Kingdom of God.
And the Master Jesus said:
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill. For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot (an iota) or one tittle (the tiniest bit) shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled. Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called the least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven. For I say unto you, that except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 5: 17-20
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
So, these are the words of Master Jesus in the gospel of Matthew. You see this last phrase for instance says, ‘Not everyone that says unto me Lord, Lord shall enter into the Kingdom of Heaven but the one that doeth the will of my Father’ - in other words, this means “the law,” “the will of God,” that is: “Thou shall not do this, thou shall not do that,” this relates to the law of the Father, it is very clear.
And also in the same gospel of Matthew chapter 5, he says in verse 21-22:
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire.
And in verses 27-28:
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed Adultery with her already in his heart.
When talking about “thou shall not lie, bear false witness or shall not swear in vain,” he said in verses 33-37:
Ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths: But I say unto you, Swear not at all; neither by heaven; for it is God's throne: Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King. Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black. But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil.
And, Matthew 15: 4-6:
...God commanded, saying, Honour thy father and mother: and, He that curseth father or mother, let him die the death. But ye say, Whosoever shall say to his father or his mother, It is a gift, by whatsoever thou mightest be profited by me; And honour not his father or his mother, he shall be free. Thus have ye made the commandment of God of none effect by your tradition.
And Paul of Tarsus spoke about fornication or about ‘Thou shalt not fornicate’:
Flee Fornication. Every sin that a man doeth is without the body; but he that commiteth Fornication sinneth against his own body. What? know ye not that your body is the temple of the Holy Ghost which is in you, which ye have of God, and ye are not your own? For ye are bought with a price: therefore glorify God in your body, and in your spirit, which are God's. - 1 Corinthians, chapter 6: 18-20
Now listen to what the Apostle James says in chapter 1: 26:
If any man among you seems to be religious, and bridleth not his tongue, but deceiveth his own heart, this man's religion is vain.
And chapter 2: 24- 26:
Ye see then how that by works a man is justified, and not by faith only. Likewise also was not Rahab the harlot justified by works, when she had received the messengers, and had sent them out another way? for as the body without the spirit is dead, so faith without works is dead also.
So this is taken from the gospels. You see here that even Master Jesus and his Apostles are saying that we have to perform deeds; that we have to work in order to show what we believe in, in order to show what we have faith in. It is not just a matter of what the Fundamentalists think: just to raise the arm aloft and be forgiven.
Be not deceived: neither fornicators, nor idolaters, nor adulterers, nor effeminate, nor abusers of themselves with mankind, nor thieves, nor covetous, nor drunkards, nor revilers, nor extortionists, shall inherit the kingdom of God.
...and all of that wisdom and things that are written there in 1 Corinthians, chapter 6.
If you enquire in the Gospels, you will see that it is always related with work, something that we have to perform, not just reading and memorizing and thinking that Jesus died for us already, and then we are done.
The true meaning of salvation is something that we have to study, because we believe - of course, we are using the word ‘believe’ in the true sense of the word. We say, “We believe in Christ,’ but we are saying “We are putting our selves, all that which we are, all which our love is, with all our essence, in to that which is Christ.” Christ is not a person but an energy: a force that we have to create with, that we have to build with, to work with.
That is why the apostle Paul always emphasized that we have to build, that we have to create, Christ within. And this is something that (if you carefully read the gospel of Paul) you see that Paul never indicates a human Christ, he always indicates an intimate Christ, an inner Christ, that we have to build, that we have to create, inside.
My little children, of whom I travail in birth again until Christ be formed within you. - Galatians 4:19
This is something very important, because to accomplish the law, to fulfil the law, is very difficult; it is not easy.
You see, when we study the Ten Commandments and know the rules or the will of God; we arrive at the conclusion that it is impossible to fulfill them in the absolutely right way without the help of God.
This is why as it is written in Romans 3: 10: “There is none righteous, no, not one.” There is not one righteous man in the Earth that can do it. But, of course, there is only one Being that can help us to do it: this Being is Christ. As he says, he ‘does not come into the Earth to destroy the law, but to fulfill it’ He can fulfil it, he is capable of doing it. We cannot, but with his help we can do it.
But the Lord comes in different steps, because the Lord [Christ] is not a person. The Lord also, as energy, manifests himself through any person in order to teach, but the Lord cannot help, or cannot save any person, if the Lord is not inside that person. This is something that we have to comprehend.
We have to incarnate the Lord; we have to incarnate Christ. You see, the word ‘incarnation’ means to be in the flesh, ‘in-carne’ (Latin, caro, carn-, flesh) in-carnation, or to incarnate, to be in the flesh.
Our flesh, of course, is our physical body, which Paul says is a temple of the living God. But in order for the Lord to be inside of us, we have to begin with the commandment that says, ‘You shall not eat from the fruit of the tree of Good and Evil,’ which is the same commandment that states ‘You shall not fornicate.’
The sixth commandment, ‘You shalt not fornicate,’ is of course symbolized in Genesis, because everything that is written in Genesis is alchemical, Kabbalistic. And that is why you find that it says,
From the fruit of the tree of good and evil you shall not eat, because the day that you eat from it you will die.
You must know, you must understand, that the tree of good and evil is not a physical tree in the tridimensional world, but a symbol: a symbol of the sexual force; because when we study Genesis, we understand it as Daath. When we study the Zohar (Kabbalah), you comprehend that precisely that tree is the sexual force.
Christ is the life, Christ is the light, and the way. So, Christ-life is within the seed of the human being, He is within the seed of any animal, He is within the seed of any plant, He is the light (electric-force) of any mineral. So in the very center of any type of life, whether it is mineral, plant, animal or human, or even angelical, is Christ. But of course we have to develop it, we have to create, we have to develop the lord inside of us, to liberate the lord. But if we are fornicators, or as Paul says ‘Idolaters, liars, thieves etc.,’ we cannot inherit the Kingdom of Heaven.
The Kingdom of Heaven is related with forces, with superior natures that are above this mechanical nature in which we are. We fell from that Divine State or Nature, as you read in Genesis. We were in that divine state, but because we created ego, because we created a second nature, or second psychology (that which we have inside) we fell into damnation, we fell into death, because we ate from the fruit that even now we continue eating.
To eat from the fruit of the tree of Good and Evil is to fornicate. To fornicate is to spill the seed of our sexual organs or, as we say, to reach the orgasm, to reach the spasm in the sexual act like the animals. So, if we do that, we will always be in the animal kingdom.
The Kingdom of Heaven is related with other levels in which our soul or Consciousness can enter, but for that we have to stop fornicating, because we have to liberate the Lord, the fire, in order for the Lord to eliminate our animal nature and to create human nature inside of us.
So that is precisely the explanation of the fall, because we have to understand that we have to be saved: but saved from what? If we have to be saved, then we have to understand in which state we are, and where are we going? So we are submitted to sin because we fell into animal generation, which is Fornication, because only the animal fornicates. When we say that we fell into animal generation, we say that we fornicated like the animals.
When we lost the seed, we lost the fire (which is Christ within), because Christ is life. It is obvious that with the fall, a second nature was created inside of us, that second nature is the ego, which is the animal ego. And the Consciousness, as we explained, is bottled up inside that ego.
The ego is matter: molecular matter. It is that matter that we utilize when we leave the physical body everyday when we are tired physically. Yes, when we are physically tired, we go to bed, we fall physically asleep, and we leave, or the soul leaves, the body, but the soul is dressed with the ego, or bottled up within the ego - the animal desires; lust, anger, pride, envy, greed, gluttony, laziness, etc, all that is ego. Thus, we are wandering there outside of the body with the ego, which is molecular matter. That is why if you have dreams or if you touch yourself in your dreams, then you feel that you are matter, but it is not physical matter: it is molecular matter.
The molecular matter is submitted to different laws; the Consciousness which is bottled up in that matter is submitted to 108 returns – or, in order to have better understanding, we would say, 108 reincarnations into physical bodies - in other words, 108 physical lives. So we return many times, because that is the mechanicity of the laws of nature, of the animal kingdom, or we would say the mechanical laws of the ‘intellectual animal’ kingdom.
When the 108 times is over, what happens? The ego starts sinking, because this is the law; it devolves. Evolution – Devolution.
The 108th time, or the last life, we will say, it is the summit. Beyond that, there cannot be 109 or 110, no. It has to descend.
In the Bible, that descension is called ‘the second death.’ That descension takes place in ‘Averno’, Hell, the Inferno (it receives many names). It is a descension in which the ego (or the Consciousness in other words, bottled up in the ego) descends into the infra-dimensions of nature, into the infra-molecular worlds. It is a descension, a return into the past, little by little, until reaching the centre of the Earth, because the protoplasmic matter or the ego has to be assimilated by nature, because that matter belongs to nature, it was taken from nature.
Thus, in the same way, the physical body returns to nature in this tridimensional world; when your physical body is old, you physically die, and whether you burn your body or they bury it, it disintegrates and returns to nature, it turns into dust.
Likewise, the ego - which is also matter, but not physical matter - also returns into nature, but the way that the ego dies is not the same way that physical body dies. The ego dies through what we call the ‘second death.’ Why is it called the second death? Because the first death is the death of the physical body that we experience 108 times, so the second death happens after the 108th physical death. The ego descends and starts to disintegrate itself for about a thousand years, at least. It depends on the malignity, or the density, we would say, of that ego: how fat or how strong that protoplasmic matter, that ego, is, and how much evil that ego did when it was acting within the 108 physical bodies. In other words, in Sanskrit terms, we would say, it depends on how much Karma that ego created, because within the infradimensions it has to pay what it owes.
So of course that is the law, that is the fate; that is the goal of devolution. This is something mechanical that happens in nature. The Consciousness should not descend into hell because the Consciousness, the soul the Buddhata, the essence belongs to spirit, belongs to God, belongs to the Being, but unfortunately it is bottled up, trapped, within the ego. So, because it is trapped in the ego, which descends, the Consciousness also descends. If the ego will suffer, the Consciousness will suffer as well, because it is bottled up.
This is why when someone hurts you in this physical world, hurts your pride by telling you something mean, you feel hurt. It is your Consciousness, the Buddhata that is hurt, is hurt within that pride, because the pride is transforming that into pain, so our Consciousness is suffering.
So we are submitted in this physical world to too many sufferings, to too many unpleasant things… many horrible things, sufferings, and pains because of the ego. But a person without ego does not have any of the suffering we have.
Therefore, we are suffering. But in hell, when the ego descends, everyone there is paying their own karma and is receiving the punishment for their own deeds, so that is why it is called hell. As we are now, living in hell, physically speaking, because everybody has too much karma. But in hell, it is worse, since it is just related with karma of everybody.
So, that is the fate that everybody has. If we do not disintegrate the ego, then we are going to descend in the second death.
The ego inside each one of us is very dense, very heavy: this is why the Great Divinity sends many Masters, many Prophets, in order to help humanity, in order to teach humanity how to disintegrate the ego, how to be saved from the second death, from the punishment and from the pain and suffering that the soul endures within the ego. The Lord, Christ, was incarnated here in the body of Jesus in order to show the way physically, because in the past the Lord, Christ our Lord (incarnated within other Masters) was doing this help to humanity in the secret way, because this message or this doctrine was taught in many other parts of the world, but in secrecy. But when Jesus of Nazareth, the Great Master Aberamentho, came two thousand years ago, he came in order to teach the path publicly with his own life, and in order for all humanity to know the way to be saved from the punishment of the second death. And this is why when we read the gospels properly, we read there the way, the rules, in order to annihilate the ego.
The Commandments that were given by Moses were ten rules in order for us to annihilate, to discover the ego within us, and to do the work that we have to do.
So, since two thousand years ago, humanity has known the way publicly, but regrettably, the way or the path that Master Jesus came to teach was misunderstood, because people ignore Alchemy, Kabbalah, symbology, and the path, because the path cannot be explained with vulgar words. The path is related with something in the spiritual realm, and when somebody experiences it, he discovers that it is related with the same language that we find in the gospels. So when you read the gospels and you compare them with the experiences that you are having when (through initiations) you are living the gospels in the internal planes, then you find that it is the same language, because these are symbolic. But humanity does not know about symbology, about Alchemy, and Kabbalah. So when they read the gospels and the whole Bible, they read it literally, they interpret it literally, and therefore fall into a confusion of tongues.
In this day and age, many organizations, many sects (that sincerely believe in the gospels) are using the word ‘believe’ in the wrong way. They think that just by having the information, by accepting what is written in the gospels, or by accepting that Jesus came two thousand years ago in order to die for us, is enough in order to be saved. But theirs is only a wrong interpretation, because the Master Jesus came in order to teach the way of the Son of God. Thus, we have to know the difference between Jesus and the Son of God.
Jesus is a Son of God because the Son of God is within Him. But the Son of God is Christ, and Christ is not a person: it is Universal, it is energy, it is a force, which is omniscient, omnipotent, omnipresent. Christ is that force, energy, divine force that is within the Earth, within the Moon, within the solar system, within this galaxy, it is that Wisdom that is everywhere: it is universal. To anthropomorphize that force is to break the law given by Him to Moses: ‘You shall not make any image.’ ‘You cannot make any image of the Lord’ because it is universal. Nevertheless, when the Lord incarnates in any human being who is prepared, then the Lord becomes ‘with form.’ He humanizes himself.
It is obvious that He humanized himself within the body of Jesus, this is why the Master Aberamentho is called ‘Jesus Christ,’ because the Lord, the Son of God, Christ, which is universal, incarnated within Him in Jordan, as it is written there in the gospels.
But before the Lord Christ incarnated in the body of Jesus, He also incarnated in the body of Moses, in the body of all the Prophets, in the body of all the Masters from the other religions, like Mohammed, Buddha, Hermes Trismesgistus; yes, many other Masters of the past incarnated Christ, the Lord.
The difference between Jesus and the other Masters is that Jesus came in order to teach the path physically - with His physical life, with His physical body. The other Masters only taught the path in secrecy, because that path is always there internally, spiritually speaking.
It is something very extraordinary that a man, physically speaking, could show the way physically with His own life and that precisely was the great mission of Master Jesus.
But western humanity interpreted that in the wrong way. Now the fundamentalists believe that the Master Aberamentho, Jesus of Nazareth, died two thousand years ago for the sins of everybody and that there is nothing left for us to do. Now (they state) if you accept Him and you believe in the Master Aberamentho that came two thousand years ago, that is enough. Nonetheless, we have yet to see any fundamentalist, any single one of them, without anger, without pride, without lust, without laziness, without gluttony, just by believing in Him, as they say. They say: “I believe and I am saved,” but they continue with their ego inside, so therefore they are just cheating themselves. They are not saved, because that ego cannot go to Heaven.
When I say this, Nicodemus is coming into my mind. When Jesus of Nazareth is teaching to him, he says:
Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. - John 3: 3
Master Jesus didn’t say, ‘Hey, if you don’t believe in me, then you are not entering into the Kingdom of Heaven.’ Instead, He said: “Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”
Nicodemus asked: “How can these things be?”
And Master Jesus answered: “Art thou a master (a rabbi) of Israel, and knowest not these things?”
Jesus meant here that Nicodemus should know about this.
Fundamentalist people think that Jesus is the only one that you need to believe in, but if you read carefully the answer of Jesus, he meant that Nicodemus should have known about it beforehand. So, salvation is not related with Jesus’ personality, or about his physical presence, but something related with the doctrine. Nicodemus is a Rabbi, a Priest, and Jesus said he should already know that in order to be born again, you have to know what Christ is, what the forces of the Lord are. And Master Jesus explained that which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. So, it is very clearly stated there. Jesus is not talking about believing in Him. But because Christ is incarnated within the Master Jesus, after that he says in verse 16:
For God so loved the world that he gave his only begotten Son (Christ), that whosoever believeth in him should not perish, but have everlasting life.
Thus, then they assume that they have to believe in Jesus. But then, I repeat the meaning of the word ‘believe’ is to put all of yourself in something else and to work with that. It is not just putting in your mind some theory.
Gnosticism is not a type of sect in which you have to ‘believe’ in the conventional way, that people understand the word ‘believe,’ as if you have to accept things we say and that is it. Christ is something that you have to discover, something that you have to work with within yourself, in order to create faith. And for this, you have put into activity all that which you are: the three brains: your mind, your heart, your sex and all of your Consciousness.
This is what the word believe really means: to love with all your strength, with all of what you are, then you create faith. Thus, faith is something that you have to develop when you incarnate the Lord, which is fire. Because the Lord is INRI - Ignis Natura Renovatur Integra: the Fire Renews Nature Constantly. This is the meaning of INRI in Latin.
So, when you are incarnating, when you assimilating that fire, He (Christ) will start saving you, meaning He will start teaching you, inside, the way to annihilate your ego in your physical body, because this is the way. The way of the Lord is to annihilate the ego. That ego, which otherwise nature is going to annihilate through the second death, you will annihilate here by your own will, with the help of Christ, with the help of fire; in this way you walk on the path.
But then, you have to learn how to assimilate the Lord in different ways, because the Lord is everywhere. He is fire, is life, is light!
We know that we have him in the seed, in our seed. So when we assimilate the fire of our seed, we are liberating the Lord. But also we can attract the Lord with different practices from different forces that we know, in order to assimilate that energy into our psyche, into our soul, spirit, and body. This is why there are many different practices, runes, rite-forces, through which you assimilate that Christic force in order for the Lord to start doing for you, that which you are longing for, which is, precisely to save yourself, as a Buddhata, as Consciousness, as what you are, from falling into hell, from falling into the inferno, into the infra-dimensions.
It is indeed unpleasant to be disintegrated in hell, to be annihilated there in order to be liberated, since it is very painful. As painful as the process of liberation might be here in the physical world, that is nothing in comparison with the process of the failed ones that suffer after falling into hell, into those infradimensions in order to be disintegrated through the second death.
So this is what the process of salvation is: a process of working psychologically. Since, faith without works is nothing. This is a type of work in which we have to study the gospels very carefully, because in them are written all the codes, all the rules that we have to follow, but we don’t have to read them literally, without knowing Kabbalah, without knowing Alchemy; because, without Alchemy and Kabbalah we will fall into wrong interpretations, like these of this day and age.
For instance, in relation with the Path of the Lord, there is a process which is called ‘the Son of Man,’ which everybody like to talk about. The Son of Man (they say) will come in the clouds and everybody (all believers) will go into the air will meet him. Of course, this is a symbolic marvel, if you read it. Let us all read how it is so beautifully described. It is written in Matthew 24: 27, 30:
For as the lightning cometh out of the east, and shineth even unto the west; so shall also the coming of the Son of man be.” “And they shall see the Son of man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory.
Thus, when people read that, they mistakenly interpret that in the physical way, literally. Thus, they think that the Master Jesus of Nazareth that came 2000 years ago will come in the air, in the clouds with His Angels, physically. And that all those who ‘believe’ (intellectually speaking) as we have said, in what is written in the Bible, in the gospels, will float in the air. Thus then, they will go up and they will be united with Him in the air, just because they believe in that. Regrettably, they disregard what the Master Jesus said in Matthew 7: 21:
Not every one that saith unto me, Lord, Lord, shall enter into the kingdom of heaven; but he that doeth the will of my Father which is in heaven.
This is very clear within the gospel … …
This is why Master Jesus said to Nicodemus:
And as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the Son of man be lifted up... - John 3: 14
And this is why Master Jesus said onto the Pharisees:
When ye have lifted up the Son of man, then shall ye know that I am he, and that I do nothing of myself; but as my Father hath taught me, I speak these things. - John 8: 28
So, when you study Kabbalah, you understand that the Son of Man is Tiphereth! This is how you name the incarnated Christ in Kabbalah: the Son of Man. It is Tiphereth, because actually this Son of Man is also a title given to the prophet Ezekiel.
And he said unto me, Son of man, stand upon thy feet, and I will speak unto thee. - Ezekiel 2:1
The Son of Man is not everybody. In order to reach that level, one needs to be born again. And nobody can see the Son of Man without being born again. And what is “to be born again”? It is same as to create Soul!
This is another topic that we have to understand. It is one thing to liberate the soul-essence from the ego, and another to create Human Soul. One way cooperates with the other; nobody can create Human Soul if he or she does not utilize the sexual energy. It is impossible to be born again without the sexual energy in activity. To be born again without the intervention (involvement) of the sexual forces is impossible.
Only the sexual force creates, and that is why scientific Chastity is indispensable. That is why something about sex it is always taught in all religions, because we have to learn about scientific Chastity; in other words, in order to be born again, we shall not fornicate; in order to be born again, we shall not commit Adultery.
It is the sexual energy through the science of Alchemy that must create inside of us the soul in the emotional world, the soul in the mental world, and the soul in the causal world. Or we would also say: the electronic body in the emotional world, the electronic body in the mental world, and the electronic body in the causal world, or in other words, the Astral body, the Mental body, and the Causal body (the Son of Man), which is precisely what Paul of Tarsus called the Heavenly Man. What you find here in the Earth is the earthly man, the physical person with his defects, his vices, his errors, but the Heavenly Man has to be born, and the Heavenly Man is born only when the energy of the Lord Christ is in activity, when it is liberated through Alchemy, through Chastity. This is how we create the Astral body, the Mental body and the Causal body. Thus, when those solar bodies are created, behold the Heavenly Man is created. That Heavenly Man is what the Bible calls the Son of Man.
The Son of Man is only created when his soul-essence, the Consciousness, reaches Tiphereth according to the tree of life, according to Kabbalah. When the soul-essence reaches Tiphereth, which is when it reaches what in esotericism is the fifth initiation of Major Mysteries, then there we find the Son of Man.
The cloud (of the gospels) is precisely the mystery. Only those that are at the level of the Son of Man can understand the wisdom of Heaven, because the astral, mental and causal bodies give us the tools, the senses, in order to understand the language of God, the language of the Spirit. And then, this is how begins the end of the ego, in a very radical way; the complete annihilation of our animal nature starts.
When the Son of Man comes, then the earthly man has to die completely, radically. And then the salvation of the whole soul and the transformation of the man into a Super Human comes into activity; He is the outcome. But one needs to assimilate that force which is Christ, because without Christ, is not possible to create, to lift the Son of Man, or, in other words, to be born again.
So, it is not a matter of believing (as ordinarily they understand the word ‘believe,’ as the dictionary explains) but to harness your ‘libido’ as livid energy in order to work in yourself. Be Livid, ‘Libido’; believe, in other words, to put all of the essence or that which you are into activity: this is what ‘believe’ is. To put all of the essence of what you are physically, mentally, psychologically, spiritually, in activity: that is ‘believe.’ And then, when that is in activity, the new man is born inside, a new being, little by little, bit by bit. It is not a matter of one week, one month, or one year; the calculation that has been made states that it takes about forty years; forty years for the Son of Man to be born in any Human Being.
So, remember that is one main point, the coming of the Son of Man and salvation is also related with this. But salvation can also come (individually speaking) when we apply the techniques in order to save the Buddhata, the Essence, from the ego, and then the Son of Man can come after that (through Major Initiations) because salvation is done in different steps.
First, the Lord saves us from the infernos of nature, and later on he starts saving us from other types of mechanical forces from above, which we do not understand yet; this in order to finally enter into many higher, higher levels.
But the main thing (in this day and age) is to be saved from the second death; that is the main thing.
When we are saved from the second death, it is then we can talk about the second coming of Christ; we can then talk about resurrection, about ascension, which is something spiritual. But how can we talk about resurrection, ascension, with lust, anger, pride, greed, gluttony, laziness and envy inside of us? Nobody can resurrect with that alive within.
It is written that lust, anger, pride, greed, gluttony, laziness and envy cannot inherit the Kingdom of God; it is written there in the gospels. Do not deceive yourselves, because lust, anger, pride, vanity, greed, gluttony, laziness cannot inherit the Kingdom of God, and if you are not dead inside (that is, dead to those desires), how are you going to ascend into Heaven? Just to think that you can is ludicrous.
The mission of the Master Jesus of Nazareth 2000 years ago was to teach that publicly, but he did it in parables, because humanity was not prepared enough in order to understand them explained as we do now. If humanity at that time had understood it, and would have done it psychologically as it has to be done, everything would now be different.
But now, we have millions of Christians that are lazy. They are now expecting the second coming of the Master Jesus; they say he will come in the clouds and they immediately - with all of their ego, with all of their errors and defects - will go into Heaven, because they are interpreting the scriptures in their way, which is the wrong way, a very ludicrous way.
So we do not have to fall into their mistake. We can comprehend that salvation is a matter of merging our will with the will of God and working with the Lord, which is fire, which is the Lord-Christ; wisdom. That is precisely the way in which we can be saved, because in this day and age, most of the souls which are incarnated in the physical world are in their last lives (106, 107, 108) and they do not have more opportunities in order to return to physical bodies. Most of the souls are entering into devolution towards the second death because their ego is very alive; their ego is very strong.
The bad news is that there are a lot of people there that are teaching wrong things; a lot of people with good intentions are following the blind; and when the blind follows the blind, both of them will fall into the abyss.
So, it is not a matter of just accepting the doctrine or of reading the gospels and having a nice life. We have to be profoundly responsible; meaning, to go inside of our psyche and to do our inner work with the help of the Lord Christ, that we must assimilate in different ways in order to annihilate our lust, our anger, our pride, envy etc., in a very responsible and perfected way.
It is in this day and age that we start talking clearly, in this way, very clear, because we are in the beginning of the end. We have to help our fellow men, but in addition the ones who want to be saved have to learn that it is not a matter of being fanatic: it is a matter of working psychologically on oneself. It is a matter of allowing the Lord Christ to enter into us.
It is not a matter of intellectually accepting a doctrine or intellectually accepting the gospel, no; that is not the way to gain entrance into heaven, but by applying the doctrine in our physical, mental, psychological, and spiritual person, which is of course a matter of energy, practice, exercise. For instance, Meditation is necessary, as is Chastity. We are not referring to Chastity as defined by the profane world, where they think that Chastity is celibacy or sexual abstinence, no. Chastity is a way in which we put in activity the sexual energy. When we are single, we know that the way is through Pranayama. When we are married, we should practice the Maithuna with our spouse and follow the commandments.
Salvation is not like some people say: ‘Oh, Jesus came and so the whole law is already obsolete’. Meanwhile, Master Jesus taught very clear in the gospel that you shall not commit Adultery; moreover, He said: in Matthew 5: 27-29:
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit Adultery: But I say unto you, That whosoever looks on a woman to lust after her hath committed Adultery with her already in his heart. And if thy right eye offends thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell.
So, this is even harder. Again verses 21-22:
Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill shall be in danger of the judgment: But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment.
And if you read carefully the Master said in verse 17:
Think not that I am come to destroy the law, or the prophets: I am not come to destroy, but to fulfill.
So if the Master came to fulfil the law, why are His followers saying that ‘it doesn’t matter, you do not have to fulfil the commandments because that is the old covenant’? God does not have two minds: there is only one mind. But, there are different hierarchies, which in different times, these different Beings, different Angels take over the work of God; yes, it is like that.
In ancient times, before Jesus came, other Beings were in charge of the souls. When Jesus came, he was in charge of the souls. But the same way, the same rules have been explained again and again and again, now we are again explaining them and another Being is in charge, yet the teachings are the same things. They use other words, but then we are explaining the same things; and we find the same rules in all the sacred books: the Bhagavad-Gita, the Bible, the Koran, etc. This is why in Gnosticism we gather all those scriptures and we comprehend them, because we study Kabbalah and Alchemy, and we find that there is no contradiction with the great doctrines of all the great Masters, because we are deeply serious in this matter.
The Lord Christ, my redeemer, your redeemer, wants to incarnate in each one of us. He wants to fulfil the law of God in each one of us. He wants to help us, because it is impossible to fulfil the law of God just by ourselves: we need help. That is why we have to study His doctrine. We have to assimilate him;, if we assimilate Him in different levels in different ways, we will be successful.
It is obvious that the Lord comes in different ways. One way, for instance, in the conventional way, when people believe in that, by accepting things intellectually, then the union of those people that are having their mind in that, brings them a special type of energy, you can explain that in many religions when you receive what is called a baptism. Of course their baptism is in relation with the Lord because they are invoking the Lord.
The Lord is everywhere and the Lord hears those who are invoking him. And of course when there is a rite, a practice, of any type of baptism, like in different religions, there is always an experience of a certain type of force that enters. Like when somebody, individually speaking, experiences the very essence of the Lord, in satori, samadhi, in ecstasy of rapture; I experienced that, and this cannot be compared with those experiences that you see in conventional religions. This is millions of times stronger - and you can also experience that, but that does not mean that you are saved, that is just given by compassion, because the Lord loves us. This is a way in which you receive a gift, in which you receive some strength from the Lord, or in order to say: “Ok, now go ahead, do My work.” In many ways, I personally experienced many times, in different ways, that type of experience, but that is just an extra energy that we receive from above in order to keep doing the work that we have to do.
In India there are many great meditators, yogis that are skilful and enter into Samadhi, and when they consciously enter into a certain level, they then receive a tremendous shock of energy. When they return to the physical body, all the senses of the soul are active in all the chakras, and it is because that energy (which is the energy of the Lord) put into activity in all of their chakras. So, with that discipline, they acquire that experience, yet they fall into the error, into the mistake, to think that they are done, that they are saved, and that is precisely one of their great mistakes. Thus, they keep doing their practices and they become skilful in Samadhi. Thus, they receive more and more and more energy, but the ego is still there. Some of them develop mystic pride and mystic vanity, which is worse than the common and ordinary pride… because that pride is like a ‘holy’ pride, and that is something that they develop. They are so imbibed in that Christic energy that if you tell them they have to annihilate the ego, that they are still gross and material like anyone that is not illuminated, they will not accept that, they will think that you are envious and jealous of their enlightenment.
If you receive energy, that energy alone will not save you. It is like if you put gasoline in your car; if you do not drive it, if you do not know how to drive, it is worthless. You have to know how to drive your car, make a trip and come back. So that is gasoline … …
‘If you want to do the work,’ says the Lord (because you have to go and do this spiritual trip), he says ‘Ok I’ll help you with compassion, this is my gasoline, my energy, enjoy it. Do what you have to do.’ But people who receive that energy, they just go and lazily say ‘Oh I’m already saved’; meanwhile, their lust is very gross and very fat inside of them, likewise anger, pride, greed and gluttony, laziness etc.
So, on the path, in many ways, you will receive a lot of help, beautiful experiences and great energy shocks, but do not stop there just because you are receiving that; do not think that you are done, no.
The final liberation, the final salvation is something that we have to do in co-operation with the Lord. If the Lord is entering into us, let us keep doing the psychological work; we have his energy in order to destroy the iniquity in us and we have to also find the technique in order to apply that energy in order to annihilate the devil inside of us, otherwise we are just wasting time.
Imagine how beautiful it is to experience Samadhi, because it is beautiful. That type of energy enters and you feel really euphoric, but to feel that always, second after second without losing a moment, that is precisely salvation, but to do this just for a while and then say, ‘Ok you have to experience this in order to be saved,’ while ignoring that it is just a little bit of the spirit. But someone that is saved, he is experiencing Samadhi second after second, he/she is living in bliss: that is precisely to be in rapture, but without ego of course. It is impossible to experience a continuous Samadhi with the ego alive.
The Consciousness is the one that experiences the rapture, or that type of bliss, and never the ego. When you lose that type of sporadic experience, then your mind really starts thinking, ‘I would like to experience that again, I would like to do that again’, so through your greed, your covetousness, you want to experience that again, and then you fail, because the devil, the ego, cannot experience that. One needs to annihilate the ego in order to experience Samadhi.
I remember one time when I asked Samael Aun Weor: ‘I understand that my being is in a certain level, but I do not experience certain things that I should.’ When I said that, he just looked at me and said, ‘Stop being greedy.’ So then what was he telling me? He was telling me: ‘It is your ego and your mind that wants to experience that. Annihilate that greed and then you may get it with your Consciousness.’
If you visualize how Samadhi might be inside of you, you will see that your ego always wants to experience that. “Oh, but if such and such a fellow is experiencing that, why don’t I’, do you see? That ‘I’ is not the Being; that ‘I’ is the devil that we have to annihilate, it is precisely the ego that wants to experience that and the ego cannot experience that. The ego can experience drugs, hell with marijuana, cocaine and all of that, but heaven? Never.
Nicodemus said: How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother's womb, and be born? The old man in us is the ego; can an old devil, the ego that is inside of us, enter into the womb of our Divine Mother Kundalini in order to be born again? No!
The ego must be annihilated. The one that has the right to be born again is the essence, the Consciousness; it is something that has to be experienced with the soul by means of the true religion or Yug, religare.
And no man (with the ego alive) hath ascended up to heaven, but he that came down from heaven, even the Son of man which is in heaven. - John 3: 13