The True Gospel of Chrishna-Jeseus
Section 2 — Spiritual Heritage
15 — The Chapter of Arjuna
1. And the Anchorites, and the Hermits, and all the holy men, hailed the Lord Chrishna as their Hierophant; identifying Him with the veritable Son of God, and with the Lord Vishnu personified and clothed in flesh; and there was Truth in this acclaim, for he was the Son of Vishnu, but not Vishnu Himself.
2. Strong he was in body and in spirit, and no emaciated, dull ascetic who has starved the body, thinking thus to conquer the Spirit:
3. For that is a wrong teaching indeed, for the strong Spirit needs a body which is strong, for the mighty power of true Spirit destroys a weak body.
4. Yet was he gentle withal, and a very Sun of Spiritual Wisdom, giving forth that Light in the Darkness of this ignorant and ghost-ridden realm men know as 'The Earth'.
5. And the Lord Chrishna accepted a few worthy ones from among the sons and daughters of the shepherds, his early friends, as his immediate Disciples, twelve in all: six maidens, and six youths, to create a proper balance; they—who were in course of time to spread the word of Truth: if they could;
6. But there was one more, whose name was Arjuna; and a strong and holy bond enlinked the Master and this extra Follower;
7. For Arjuna too was one of the Sons of that great Realm whose Altar and whose Tabernacle is the very Sun itself; and this addition completed the magic formula of 13—the Number of the Worlds.
8. In appearance Arjuna was an ordinary youth, but in truth a Messenger from the Lords of Light and Life, whose mission was to assist the Lord in his work on earth. And it was for this reason, to meet these thirteen worthy ones, that Devaki had been sent to Vrindanan, that her Son should know his Apostles to be.
9. One of the first things the Master taught was inner control of the senses, which like unruly steeds pull at the chariot of blood and bones, sinews and flesh, dizzying, if not restrained, the temporary Passenger within that magic Vehicle—the body—with its indwelling Higher Mind, which is part of the true Self.
10. This is the first Lesson to be learnt: to quell without the use of spurs or whip that restless spirit which runs the body, and which is the lower mind.
11. For in their Higher Principles, most men are slaves unto that lower spirit, instead of masters, and they go wherever their passions lead, enacting deeds which almost kill the Holy Spark which is enwebbed within that fleshly snare.
12. This mastery and control form the first step upon the Path which leadeth to the Light, and the Peace, unknown to the beast in man, and hated by that beast, when it senses the first gleam of its divine luminosity.
13. For without that Peace there is no Light, and without that Light a man is slave to ignorance, which should be the sole prerogative of the beast in man.
14. Without that mastery and Inner Peace, the Mind Divine within the flesh languisheth, embracing sin in all its hideousness.
15. Without that radiant Peace there is no Love, no Tolerance; but greed and jealousy control the thoughts of lower man, below the very beasts themselves.
16. Without that Peace sublime, which cometh only to the man who hath his lower lusts of envy and hatred under full control:
17. There is no love for Beauty; for the man who fails in Love and Tolerance, subduing Pride, all signs of beauty are so many danger-signs, revealing the dreaded God-Within; and demons hate the thought or sign of God, and Light, and Love, and Beauty, whilst all beasts fear the presence of an unseen Spirit.
18. The Soul and Higher Mind are ONE, though still divided for so long the Mind dwells in the flesh and is its slave.
19. The Soul alone is incorruptible; the Higher Mind may fail, and fall, and most profoundly so, when blending with the lower self of flesh and lusts and passions, greeds and hatreds.
20. Twofold is a man on earth whose Higher Self is slave to body; and then he is no more than beast, which lacks the Higher Mind and Golden Light Within.
21. Threefold is the Higher Man, who knows his Soul and listens to its whisperings within the galleries of Lighted Thought;
22. Berayed with Light from Higher Realms is he, and master of the senses.
23. And only then can Mind attain to Sattva: the Peace in Wisdom and Wisdom in Peace.
24. Such men have changed the curse of birth into a blessing; rising when the body dies, instead of falling.
25. For to rise is to reach the Temple of the Sun, for ever freed from earthly incarnations.
26. To fall is to sink into the lower realms, where rule the Gods of the great Houses of the Moon; and this leads to ever renewed rebirths, and slavery, and sorrow.
27. And Soul and Higher Mind, body and lower self, are subject to these Laws, and there is no escape from the results of thoughts and deeds, good or bad;
28. For both good deeds and thoughts are compensated according to the Laws; bad deeds and thoughts reap their reward likewise; and no-one can escape these consequences.
29. To be offered the Light, and the Peace, the Love, and the Wisdom, and to refuse the same is deadly sin indeed: the greatest of all Sins, for which there is no forgiveness.
30. And this is the Wisdom and the Truth, and the Justice, contained in the first discourse which Chrishna, the Lord, gave unto his Disciples; answering their eager questions, and beholding Arjuna, the wisest of them all, with benevolent eyes.
This e-text facsimile of The Book of Sa-Heti was published on 5 August 2012.
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