Dog Poet Transmitting.......
“The reason a dog has so many friends is that he wags his tail instead of his tongue.”
“The more one gets to know of men, the more one values dogs”.
I am writing this on Good Friday and wondering why it is not called Bad Friday. According to the tradition being celebrated, not much good happened on that day when The Sanhedrin orchestrated the physical departure of The Avatar. I need to mention the players because some people like to blame it on The Romans. On a higher note, the whole thing was orchestrated to the end achieved (still in progress).
People who do not know Shit from Shinola but who will eat either one if it is served to them warm, will tell you there is no historical record of any Jesus Christ, or Jesus of Nazareth as he might have been known back in the time there is no historical record of his presence in. Do I need a historical record? No! I do not. Do you? That's nothing I know nor even wonder about. Why is this so about me? Why do I require no evidence of his presence? I got plenty of evidence.
I got St. Francis. I got St. Augustine. I got the documented lives of saints that I accept as being valid as opposed to the nimrods, granted sainthood because some corrupt pope wanted to increase both donations and control in certain areas. I've got the remarkable books written by illuminated souls from across the reach of time. I've got the thoughts of Paramahansa Yogananda on the matter, of course, we must always consider what happens to an organization once the master has gone.
Sri Ramakrishna, it is said, experienced enlightenment in every faith and said they were all the same. It is obliquely alluded to here but I have seen it more directly stated elsewhere. Here is a rare availability of the Gospel of Ramakrishna. It is an amazing work written by a sincere disciple. The actual book doesn't start until page 84. Ramakrishna also had experiences with Jesus Christ and somewhat to say as well. It is said that he had every siddhi that there was and never used any of them once. Then he transferred them to his disciple, Swami Vivekananda before he passed. Vivekananda was remarkable in his own right and wrote some of the clearest books on the spiritual path; among them, the wonderful “Raja Yoga”. Here is that profound book. I like to give gifts on Easter more than on Christmas but I tend to bow to authentic traditions so long as I am not bowing to the enemy of humanity.
If men such as these believed in Jesus Christ that is all the proof I need of the existence of Jesus Christ. I have never had an experience with Jesus Christ (as far as I know. Then again, he could have been that man on the beach) but I have certainly had experiences with other teachers and there was a time when I saw green holographic Buddhas in the foliage and flowers on all sides, regular like. A certain amount of corruption has dimmed my sight but I expect that to pass (grin). The corruptions of the mortal world are very difficult to avoid and that is why so many sincere seekers remove themselves from the world. Some of us do not have that luxury, given the nature of our appointed tasks and the degree of demonstrations required of us.
Christ was the last and greatest avatar of this 26,000 year cycle. The highest expression of Love is manifested in sacrifice. “Greater love hath no man than this, that a man lay down his life for his friends.” He also said, “No longer do I call you servants, for the servant does not know what his master is doing; but I have called you friends, for all that I have heard from my Father I have made known to you. You did not choose me, but I chose you and appointed you that you should go and bear fruit and that your fruit should abide, so that whatever you ask the Father in my name, he may give it to you. These things I command you, so that you will love one another. “If the world hates you, know that it has hated me before it hated you.”
Bad Friday has often been a time of great trial for me Traditionally it has been a time when I have gone off the rails. This could be simply because April has often been cruel to me; more so than any other month. So far... not this time.
Many of you are deeply insecure about your right to the luminous realms; both as they are experienced here and elsewhere, should disparate locations even apply. They do and they don't, just like all the other fractured koan realities of life that we do not understand because of the divine contradictions. You sell yourself short, forgetting that, “all have sinned and come short of the glory of god.” Though you may have been born in sin; meaning that you were burdened with Karma. Karma (via samskaras) causes us to not be able to see clearly and so we miss the target, which is what 'sin' actually means and... I'm saying what I am saying because all of our misunderstandings come from a lack of understanding and it clouds our sight. We cannot have a perfect aim if we cannot vision correctly. Christ is the true example of perfect seeing and we can see with his eyes and hear with his ears, if we acquire the right type and amount of devotion. Though we have failed a thousand times, we shall not always fail and forgiveness is ours to claim, should we be capable of embracing a contrite heart.
These are some ideas to think about during this time. If you have read The Way to the Kingdom, then you know that on Easter some of us are privileged to attend a ceremony that is held every year on the higher planes. In some cases it is possible you might have attended but have no memory of it. It is possible that any number of things have happened to you but you don't remember. Memory (the High Priestess) is the key to many considerations.
Before I eat, I always say something to the effect of, “Lord, please bless and consecrate this food to my body for the completion of the Great Work. Transform this substance into the substance of your being and let it become that in me. Let it transform me into your likeness and make of me the perfect host for your presence. Let it drive all darkness from my being and fill me with the light of your Love. Let it fill my every cell with light and surround me with the aura of your divine protection. Please accomplish the Alchemical Marriage in me.”
Certain forces do not want me to pray or to meditate. I have to deal with this and all of you have to deal with some permutation of negative interference in your lives. Is this interference enough to cause us to turn away? Then it has served its purpose. Otherwise it exists to make you strong. That is also its purpose. The vicissitudes of life exist to test our resolve and our sincerity. They exist to challenge the level of our presumed integrity. What value has any of our assumed virtues unless they have been tried in the fires of experience?
Yesterday I was at Costco and as I was shopping a woman appeared behind me. She was quite beautiful and of indeterminate age. Our eyes met and it was one of those timeless transfers. She showed up several more times. It's impossible to communicate things like this but they happen to all of us, now and again. When I was in rehab in Bad Krozingen, the same woman appeared but she was much younger and the same simpatico occurred. We are not the only ones who inhabit our being. Other beings come and go and account for greatness achieved and the reverse as well. As for the latter, you can read about these events every day in the news. The greater the extremes reached by Materialism in these times, the greater the depravity and excess, which you can also read about every day.
Life is magical in the most wonderful sense but we seldom see this. It is going on around us all the time but we do not see it. We must recapture that ability. It is good to keep in mind that life can change dramatically and very quickly. When our imagination and our finer sensibilities have become polluted, we are rendered into another world. We share that world with many others. There are limits to what is possible in that world. There are no limits in the world that we left, in order to inhabit this dreary plane. It is possible to live in that other world while moving through this one. This has been demonstrably accomplished by those already named in this posting. It has been accomplished by some number of people who have not been named in this posting. It can be accomplished by you.
There is half an hour of Bad Friday remaining here in my time zone. These will be a radio broadcast this Easter Sunday. This will be the last posting until Monday at the earliest.
Spiritual Survival in a Temporal World
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