LIVING INTO AN INFINITE UNIVERSE
• THE LAW
• THE SLAVERY OF ORGANIZED RELIGION
• THE TRUTH
• THE LOVE
• THE JUDGMENT
• THE LIBERATION
• THE INFINITE UNIVERSE
This essay is not the fruit of momentary speculative efforts but it conveys the result of sincere practice and search for the Truth. Sincerity, sincerity, sincerity! This was the key word which has opened the path to the Truth. As long as you” know”, in other words you function on the sense and reason level, you cannot believe and become a genuine receptor of your own subconscious mind. The act of receiving as a result of sincere dedication, beyond any egoist attempt to shape the world according to one’s own thought, has been the joy of my experiencing another path of knowledge.
Virgil Beceru Copyright © 2006-2017
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“I say unto you, whosoever shall not receive the kingdom of God as a little child shall in no wise enter therein.” [Luke: 18:17]
Dwelling into the sphere of sensorial and verbal thinking, the Man is unaware of the fact that the object of his perception is actually, unknown. We truly live with the misconception that as soon as we are able to name the object of our knowledge, we are completely acknowledgeable of that object. “The only true knowledge consists in knowing that we know nothing ” (Socrates). Becoming aware of the level of your own ignorance and realizing the limits of your knowledge assists in grasping the existence of the Unknown. While he comfortably dwells in his familiar and limited area of perception, unexpected events and happenings may lead an ordinary man to experience a feeling of uneasiness, fear and hostility. Becoming more and more aware that your own being is as much unknown as the farthest star of the galaxy means a big step forward in understanding a fundamental truth: that the physical being does not belong to Man, and that this physical being is governed by his will only to a certain extent, depending on his level of understanding and cosmic integration.
While in his daily life, the Man handles a sum of apparently known objects and notions, he also confronts himself with a certain amount of unknown data. About these, he cannot say anything for sure; he can believe, wondering about them and fearing them. Lacking a crystal clear understanding, an ordinary man resorts to a dependency on superstition and self-created magical alliances. Confronted with an unforeseen situation, Man has determined that through a firm belief, the scale can be balanced in his favor. The practical goal of all superstition and religion is to psychologically prepare Man, to strengthen his belief in his own victory. A firm belief induces calm, lucidity, courage, success, while doubt generates fear, uneasiness, torment and failure. Nowadays as well as in the past, people resort to magical words and gestures, prayers, spells, amulets, oracles, and horoscopes, in their attempts to chase away their fears and doubts.
A sense perception based mind is unfamiliar with the concept of a limitless reality and it conceives the Universe as being the work of a craftsman who masters his own creation. Moreover, the sense restricted mind cannot answer the question: “Who created the creator?” and it can hardly admit that the creator and his creation are inseparable, that they melted are into a Unique Entity. By calling on God as well as on any other magical trick, the man solves the unforeseen and unknown issues of his earthly life. It is just a handy method, empirically discovered, which unfortunately leads Man to a false and limited relationship with the source of his existence: the Universe.
By discovering a fundamental truth, i.e. that he originates from a limitless Universe, that his own being is infinite, that the Universe and the Being are integrated in a Whole and that their Evolution is based on Universal Laws, Man could grasp the meaning of his existence. He may set the rules for a new interaction between himself and the environment. The credo in immaterial forces which govern the Material Universe has finally lead to a dichotomy between the body and the soul. The belief that the soul preexists the physical body and outlives his bodily state sprang up very early in the history of the mankind. It has derived from the fact that the ancient Man “saw” that the existence of the physical body is transitory. The body has been naively disregarded as the source of all evil, while the soul, the spirit, the ego have been considered immortal, surviving the physical body and living as astral and ethereal forms, and coming through several successive reincarnations up to the Last Judgement, the Eden and Hell.
The immaterial Universe cannot exist outside the material one. They coexist as a unity. Body and soul make a cosmic Unity. The Ego, the spirit and the soul cast the informational personality of every individual. They are the results of instruction and education combined with the inherited genetic memory. As soon as The Being has been conceived, its subconscious as well as each cell of it exchanges permanent data with the Universe. Through a feedback process of cosmic resonance all the needed information is transferred between the cell and the Supreme Being. Everything is known; nothing disappears. The universe continuously evolves, chaos is followed by a new order, and integration is followed by disintegration.
Man ever anew discovers the laws, the harmony and the endless evolving of the universe. An action is followed by a reaction; a cause is followed by an effect. Neither the cause nor the effect is a materialization of the Universe’s anger or revenge. They are just relatively knowable laws, expressible through scientific languages. The Universe is neither bad nor good, it does not favor one cell or another, it does not favor a micro system or a macro system, it does not forget, it does not punish.
The Laws of the Universe operate equally, timely, and exactly.
THE SLAVERY OF ORGANIZED RELIGION
“Do not be afraid of those who kill the body but cannot kill the soul. Rather be afraid of the one who can destroy both soul and the body in hell” [Mathew,10:28].
Throughout history we see that some enslaved peoples of antiquity had parallel experiences in their interactions with gods and deities. The ancient civilizations produced religions suitable for those stages of history. Mosaic doctrine helped the Jews to survive in those times of slavery and war. The Jewish people, once divided by their belief in several gods, regained unity under the faith of one, single god, a concept which Moses developed and imposed. The God which Moses advocated is an intolerant character; a god of terror and atrocities, a partaker of wars and crimes. “There is no god besides me. When I sharpen my flashing sword and my hand grasps it in judgment, I will take vengeance on my adversaries and repay those who hate me. I will make my arrows drunk with blood, while my sword devours flesh: the blood of the slain and the captives, the heads of the enemy leaders” [Deuteronomy: 32-39, 41, 42]. He gives sermons and takes vows to a chosen people to whom he promises the reign of the entire earth. ” Ask of me, and I will make the nations your inheritance, the ends of the earth your possession” [Psalm: 2-8]. This religion was imposed by Moses through violence and genocide: “Then he said to them, This is what the LORD, the God of Israel, says: ‘Each man strap a sword to his side. Go back and forth through the camp from one end to the other, each killing his brother and friend and neighbour. The Levites did as Moses commanded, and that day about three thousand of the people died” [Exodus: 32-27, 28].
Later on Jesus exposed this concept of god as being evil: “You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the very beginning, not holding to the truth for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and a father of lies.” [John: 8-44, 47]
Jesus’ supreme wish was to change this god of terror into a god of love and for this he had to pay with his life.
The god worshipped by the Christians and Muslims is inherited from the Old Testament. Essentially, he is the same god invoked by Moses. All those who worship him will become intolerant and vengeful, hoping for the divine justice promised to them at the Last Judgement. A few centuries ago, the Catholic Church took it upon itself in a police-like manner to discipline society through terror and constraint. A lay mind was considered to be an evil one and all those who dared to be against the Church were burned alive. Inheritors of their forefathers’ sins, the Christian’s descendants are stigmatized from the very moment of their first breath. According to their belief only baptism can save them from this perpetual sin. During the entirety of their life, Christians are inoculated with the belief of self-blame, frightened by myths about the wrath of god, punishment and revenge. The hidden purpose in all of this: to shape the character of the future slaves. A clear instance of the end which justifies the means.
The faith in a god arisen in terror creates the spiritually enslaved man. The monks secluded in monasteries wander into a hallucinating spiritual labyrinth living into the Eden of these communitarian asylums. The happiness of the slave freed from the concern for the world, is to beg, to praise and cherish the mercy and benevolence of his master. He becomes incapable of enduring evolution and battle for life; he cannot fraternize with the environment; he wanders lost in a hostile world, randomly governed by a despotic god.
“I put to death and I bring to life, I have wounded and I will heal, and no-one can deliver out of my hand” [Deuteronomy: 32-39, 41, 42].
The trust in god blends in with the trust in money’s power, weapons and betrayal. For a religious man god “works” through faith. Thus, for a believer, god surely exists and functions. The existence and function of god becomes possible through the remarkable energies of suggestion and self-delusion, capable of diluting the human mind through hypnosis. For an atheist, god does not function so god does not exist.
A believer is tributary to rituals, magic practices and religious masses for every event of his life. Without rites, without priest and churches, facing life and death, the man is overwhelmed by fear. Throughout history, we see that myths have shaped man’s mind and soul. Mankind has to understand what kind of characters those myths bring to light: nothing more than replicas of those gods who anathematize, threaten, judge and punish.
“I am the light of the world. Whoever follows me will never walk in darkness, but will have the light of life” [John: 8-12].
Two thousand years ago a man named Jesus has disclosed and conveyed to his fellow humans the Truth about man and his existential status on Earth. Jesus’ teaching is not a religion, but a scientific work. The Truth should be acquired, adopted and practiced.
Jesus said: “I and the father are one.” [John: 10-30]. These words express a fundamental truth about Man and the Universe: The human being is a part of the Universe, the human being and the Universe are reciprocally linked and blended into a Living and Eternal Unity. Reawakening this Truth, Man can grasp his true identity. First stage of this process is to know that we are Sons of an Infinite Universe. Jesus has named it “The Way”. “I am the Way, the Truth and the Life” [John: 14-6].
Jesus considered those who did not have the Knowledge of Truth as being dead. “Let the dead bury their own dead.” [Luke: 9-60]. Understanding, embracing and practicing The Truth has been named Rebirth and Resurrection. That refers of course to the soul and not to the body. “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit” [John: 3-6]. Resurrection also means to discover the Father and to realize that we are his Sons. “Verily, verily, I say unto you, The hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live” [John: 5-25]. Jesus changes the relationship between Man and the Universe into a new one: a Father-Son relationship. “Yet to all who received him, to those who believed in his name, he gave the right to become children of God” [John: 1-12].
The Father-Son relationship will create a new way of interaction between Man and the Universe, based upon Love and Communion. This new relationship excludes the old one: the Master-Slave relationship. While a slave swears allegiance to his master, a Son owes to his Father his condition and his dignity. “Now a slave has no permanent place in the family, but a son belongs to it forever” [John: 8-35]. Rebirth is realized through “water and spirit”, which means fast and meditation (pray). The new family of the resurrected ones has been named the Kingdom of Father . A written word or a spoken word has no significance on its own unless it reveals itself into the human being. “Children born not of natural descent, nor of human decision, or a husband’s will, but born of God. ” [John: 1-13].
By its “embodiment” in our entire being, a word becomes as much alive as the living seed which falls on a fertile soil. A word is just a step, a stage, a way and a mean, whose level has to be rapidly surpassed. Writing a word or uttering it does not mean we feel that word. A written word or a spoken word is just the surface wave of the seas of life’s experiences and feelings.
A “living” world will generate a new “living” form as a plant that keeps living through its seeds. “The one who sowed the good seed is the Son of Man and the seed that fell on good soil is the man who hears the word and understands it. He produces a crop, yielding a hundred, sixty or thirty times what was sown” [Mathew: 13-23, 37]. The word of Truth “is like a mustard seed which a man took and planted is his field. Though is the smallest of all your seed yet when it grows , it is the largest of garden plants and becomes a tree, so that birds of the air come and perch in his branches”[Mathew:13-31, 32].
Jesus considered his teaching as a spiritual bread and an inexhaustible source of life. “I am the bread of life. If anyone eats of this bread he will live forever.” [John: 6-48, 51].
The Son will be reborn; he will discover that his Being is a part of the Father. He will discover that he is no more a slave, but a Son. His own dignity is redefined. A Son is the messenger of the Father (the Universe); he sets free the souls lost in the Hell of the Errors and reinstates the primordial link between Man and the Universe. A Son’s being is integrated and blended into the Father’s being.
“Love the Lord your God with all your heart and with all your soul and with all your mind. This is the first and the greatest commandment. And the second is like it: Love your neighbour as yourself. All the law and the Prophets hang on these two commandments” [Mathew: 22-37, 40].
“Love your enemies!” [Matthew: 5-44].
These were the words by which Jesus brushed aside the battle with the Devil, the conflict between The Good and The Evil. These words are not an ostentatious retort to the Evil but introduce a new level, a new approach to the battle against it.
It is an individual exercise of self forging, which stands for the soul’s recovery from intolerance. Through a ceaseless practice of Love towards the Infinite Universe (the Father), hate, fear and despise are vanquished and the notions of devil and enemy lose their significance.
Love is not an answer meant to punish or to reform the Evil. Love which Jesus has taught is meant to protect the soul from falling. According to Jesus’ teaching, feelings of hate and disdain, with all their forms and in any conditions, must be eliminated even at the cost of one’s life.
The ones who bring about hate and war, those who hate the “Devil”, are in fact servants of the “Devil” and they become “Devil” alike. “But I tell you, do not resist an evil person. If someone strikes, you on the right cheek, turn him the other also. And if someone wants to sue you and take your tunic, let him have your cloak as well. If someone forces you to go one mile, go with him two miles” [Matthew: 5-39, 41].
The true meaning of these words cannot be grasped and understood by a rough spirit. Any denigrating action or thought, whatever their target may be, is finally self-destructive.
Injuries and disdain toward a stone we inattentively hit will later be activated spontaneously in similar situations. By being angry and intolerant we will reap the fruits of the previously emitted evil without even knowing it. By way of example, shepherd extents the way in which he behaves to his sheep, his family and society, to his entire life. “Put your sword back in its place, Jesus said to him, for all who draw the sword will die by the sword” [Matthew: 26-52]. Jesus referred at the moral death of that one who “draws the sword” through his word, attitude and action.
From the Bible, from the first book of Moses, we find out how Man has been fatally contaminated by separating the Good from the Evil. “Eve”, persuaded by the “Devil”, has committed the original sin eating fruits from the tree of knowledge. Certainly, “Adam” and “Eve” had known the “Good” and the “Evil” before eating the forbidden fruits. “Good” meant acting in accordance with the laws and God’s commands while the “Evil” meant the capital punishment.
“And he commanded him, saying: Of every tree of paradise thou shalt eat, but of the tree of knowledge of good and evil, thou shalt not eat. For in what day soever thou shalt eat of it, thou shalt die the death” [Genesis: 2-16, 17]. The “opening of the eyes” and becoming aware of their own nakedness signify the acquiring of language, memory and thought, a process which has lasted million of years and many generations of Adams and Eves.
During this evolution, the repulsive organic reactions toward the “Evil” have become psychological and affective reactions such as hatred, angry, intolerance, disdain. This antagonist duality “Good-Evil” is the result of the sensorial mind. For a sensorial mind, sickened by hatred and fear, the “Good” and the “Evil” are irremediably antagonistic and continually destroying each other. Man has extended this destructive duality by inventing God as a spirit representing the “Good” and Devil as a spirit representing the “Evil”. The hypertrophy and the extent of a denigrating and intolerant way of thinking at all levels of the existence have estranged Man from his initial paradisiacal state. For the intellect living in the Infinite Universe this duality is meaningless. There are no “Good” and no “Evil”, only several levels of evolution and several forms of organization. In the Infinite Universe, “Good” does not oppose the “Evil”. Duality “Good-Evil” does not exist.
“Adam and Eve” have become hateful, menacing and revengeful replicas of the God they have been worshiping, the God taught by Moses.
Man can regain his initial paradisiacal condition of “immortality” and liberate himself from the ensnarement of the “Good-Evil” duality, realizing the reconciliation with the Father-Universe. The Infinite Universe is neither good nor bad. The Infinite Universe only exists. In an Infinite Universe there is no disdain, no hate, no mercy, no revenge, no anger and no damnation. Infinite Universe is governed by laws, causes and effects. It is the realm of the Joy of the Universal Harmony and Unity. “Fear of God” should be replaced with “Love”. The man who has become “Son” has acquired the respect toward Himself and toward the Whole as well as the joy of unity, leaving away the knowledge and the wishes of his sensorial mind. A “Father” should not be asked to forgive. “Father” is Love. Man is the one who should learn to Forgive and Love if he wants to get his freedom, living according to Socrates’ words: “I know that I know nothing”.
An authentic “Son” will overcome the hate of his aggressor. A “Son” practices “Love” and “Forgiveness” “with all his heart and with all his soul and with his entire mind” and thus, he becomes like his father: “Thy will be done” [Mathew: 6-10].
The one who is hateful, disdainful and violent loses any access to the Universal Unity and sentences himself to a state of isolation and alienation from the infinite “Father”. Any tolerance-peace-forgiveness-love relationship with someone-something from the Lower Plane is vicious, inconstant and hypocrite unless it derives from the tolerance-peace-forgiveness-love relationship with the Higher plane, The Father-Universe.
Only through steady practice of unconditional Love and Forgiveness towards the Whole, The Universe (the Father), one could obtain the Tolerance within the Lower Plane. This Lower Plane means any being or thing: a blade of grass, a grain of sand or a star in the sky.
A man unconditionally devoted to the love for the Whole lives into the joy of an everlasting and limitless embrace.
“The Kingdom of God is in the man’s heart” [Luke: 17-21].
“Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out” [John: 12-31].
For the three years he was allowed to live as a Teacher, Jesus tried to make known to the Jews a Doctrine of Truth , which should redefine the human spirit convert and replace the God-Master with the God-Father. “Now is the judgment of this world: now shall the prince of this world be cast out” [John: 12-31 ].
The Jewish priests considered Him a danger for the old mosaic belief and they cruelly killed Him, hiding His body. In the next hundred years, under an ongoing persecution, the first Christians spread out in the Roman Empire territory. One of the fiercest oppressors was the Jewish theologian Saul from Tars. He turned overnight from an oppressor into an adept of Christianity. His real goal was actually to destroy the Doctrine of Jesus and its followers through diversion and mystification. Jesus has been physically annihilated by the Jewish clergy and spiritually assassinated by Saul.
Becoming a roman citizen under the name of Paul, Saul propagates among Romans the new religion based upon the complete distortion of Truth about the Doctrine, the life and the death of Jesus. According to this doctrine Jesus was regarded as the one son of god, conceived, sent down to earth and resurrected for one purpose only: to redeem through his death the “original sin” of Adam and Eve. The doctrine of Saul was specially elaborated for non-Jewish people. Its only purpose was the sapping of the Roman Empire. Also, another important purpose was to avoid a religious reform within the Jewish Church, a reform that Jesus would have accomplished had he not been killed.
The Doctrine of Jesus has been mystified and vulgarized. Jesus has been deified and turned into a tool to serve the mean goals of the Church. He was purposely turned into a fright by the side of the cruel and intolerant deity of the Old Testament. The partnership and communion between the God-Father and the Man-Son, postulated by Jesus has been replaced by the obsolete relationship of obedience, constraint and terror, between an almighty Creator-God and his creation: the enslaved Man. The concept of a son unto spirit has been replaced with the one of a son unto flesh born. The concept of a spiritual resurrection has been replaced with the one of a resurrection of the body.
The emperor Constantine availed himself of the new religion in order to eliminate his rivals and to ascend to power. For the centuries to come the whole Christianity was going to be epidemically contaminated and deluded by the false doctrine, craftily conceived and taught by Saul. All the sects and cults of the following centuries that draw on Saul’s diversion doctrine as a guidebook are nothing more than the same spiritual farce disguised under different masks.
The religion improperly called Christian religion is actually antichristian. Having the antique Egyptian model as a source of inspiration, Moses and the Jewish clergy made use of force’s authority as a method of education and guidance of society, exerted by an infallible God and his representatives.
Only a democracy based upon education by conviction and authority of the law, by eliminating any form of constraining in the education of the children and by stimulating the self-control and self-education, will create the new Man of the new civilization envisaged by Jesus.
“You belong to your father, the devil, and you want to carry out your father’s desire. He was a murderer from the very beginning, not holding to the truth for there is no truth in him. When he lies, he speaks his native language, for he is a liar and a father of lies.” [John: 8-44, 47]
The last war of the Blue Planet will be a spiritual one.
It will take place in the soul of Man.
“Then you will know the truth, and the truth will set you free” [John: 8-32].
The liberation from “Hell” and afterlife in ” Eden ” becomes possible only by understanding the Truth that we are Sons and not slaves and, right now, in this eternal present, we live as integrant part of the “Father”, the Infinite Universe. The spiritual renewal of the reborn son will start the purification of his soul by destroying the seed sown by the Devil: “In the time of harvest I will say to the reapers, gather ye together first the tares, and bind them in bundles to burn them: but gather the wheat into my barn” [Matthew: 13-30].
The spiritual goods will be more treasured than the earthly ones. “Do not store for yourselves treasures on Earth, but store up for yourselves treasures in heaven, for where your treasure is there your heart will be also” [Matthew: 6-20].
He who is poor in wealth but rich in spirit is more chanceful to follow the path of “Love”. “Blessed who are poor, into spirit” [Mathew: 5-3]. He who is wealthy but lacks understanding and spirit has less chance to liberate himself from the slavery of errors, fear, hate, anger and intolerance . “I tell you the truth; it is hard for a rich man to enter the kingdom of heaven. Again I tell you, it is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God ” [Matthew: 19-24].
The only way to acquire the liberation from the “Hell” of hate, disdain and intolerance is to practice “Love” and “Forgiveness”. “Hell” and ” Eden ” cannot exist otherwise than in the Man’s soul and mind.
They are lived and experienced Here and Now.
THE INFINITE UNIVERSE
“For judgement I am come into this world, that they which see not might see; and that they which see might be made blind” [John: 9-39].
“I thank thee, Father, that thou hast hid these things from the wise and prudent, and hast revealed them unto children” [Luke: 10-21].
Essentially, the lay man as well as the religious one lives into the same Hell as his forebears. Technical revolution has improved his material life but doesn’t help much against the mental and spiritual illness. Both of them have not yet realized the proper place which they should hold in the Universe.
The leaders of all religions, not knowing or pretending that they don’t know whose tools they are and who they represent indulge in egoism, paltriness and hypocrisy which very often are seen on their faces.
Their god does not allow them to tear free from the slavery of their mind terrified even now by primitive myths.
Since Moses’ days has been preserved the belief that the Almighty can be contacted only by the chosen ones (priests and magicians) through magical rituals. Lost in loneliness and suffering, always dissatisfied with what and how much he owns, Man is a complete stranger to the happiness of Unity in the Infinite Whole.
For all the believers no matter what their faith is, redemption means one thing: the mercy of a god who endlessly forgives their sins. Thousands of years of sinful life have not brought anything new in the religious field excepting new myths and “miraculous” happenings. If he reaches the right understanding about himself, Man will radically change his way of thinking and establish a new relationship with his self and the cosmos.
The hell and the paradise in which the man will live depend on whether this relationship is correct or not.
In the light of the relationship with the infinite “Father”, happiness becomes a duty, a way and not a goal. Unhappiness, dissatisfaction and fear are mental ills associated with the lower plan of evil self-destructive feelings.
Jesus’ Doctrine means Rebirth, Resurrection and Uplifting to the position of Son, messenger of the Universe. The counterfeit of this doctrine is the opera of Christian religion which for two thousand years has kept the mankind under fear and error.
The Infinite Being calls for the spiritual exercise of endless love. The one who understands the meaning of True Love for the Whole and who will acquire it as a way of living will be finally able to love “the neighbour”.
Absolute sincerity, respect and devotion are feelings to be discovered. The fear of a hateful, jealous and revengeful master and the entire arsenal of myths will be left behind as a naïve dream invented by the prehistoric man. We must accept calmly and seriously the reality of these two worlds into which we dwell: the sense world apparently limited and the supersensitive world of the Infinite Universe.
There is no reason to plead with the Universe to change its trajectory or the program of its laws. The “Father” should not be asked to serve Man’s goals. Man is the one who should learn to courageousfully receive and accept the cosmic evolution. The courage to accept joyfully our destiny, to know and accept life and death as aspects of this evolution, will restore us the dignity as the Sons of the Universe.
We live enlightened by a self-evident truth: we descend from the Infinite Universe, our Being is infinite; united with the universe we continuously evolve; we are a reflection of the universe and every cell of our being follows the same Laws of the Universal Evolution.