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Liberation, freedom,. salvation from the MATRIX
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Samadhi and gnosis, Two BECOMING ONE, Awake on these levels , the soul becomes master of the ranges of gnostic thought , gnostic will , gnostic delight , and if it can do this in Samadhi , it may carry its memory of experience and its power of experience even into the waking state. This is world union.

Samadhi and gnosis, Two BECOMING ONE, Awake on these levels , the soul becomes master of the ranges of gnostic thought , gnostic will , gnostic delight , and if it can do this in Samadhi , it may carry its memory of experience and its power of experience even into the waking state. This is world union.

Two BECOMING ONE

This is a crucial concept that is repeated in various forms throughout the Gnostic Mass. The state of “samadhi” is achieved in meditation, and it is said to be characterized by the union and dissolution of the subject and object in formless, non-dual ecstasy. Crowley likens the word “samadhi” to the phrase “union/together [sam] with God [adhi, like ‘Adonail.” This is duality (subject and object) becoming unity (samadhi), and it is often mentioned with the phrase “union of opposites.” The term “samadhi” is used but there are many names. As a process of the Two or Many becoming One, this has been called samadhi,’ satori or kensho,’ union of opposites, unity with God,” Knowledge and Conversation of the Holy Guardian Ange’ becoming the Way,” liberation or moksha, ” enlightenment,” the Great Work,’ the Quest for the Holy Grail,’ henosis,’ nirvana,’ and many other terms. As an object or image of the Goal, it is the Stone of the Wise,’ the Philosopher’s Stone or the Gold at the center of the Dross,’ the Divine Nectar/Amrita or the Elixir of Immortality/Life,’ the “hidden wealth of secret places,’ Godhead,’ the Heavenly Dew.

That gnosis of samadhi, being a gnosis which is self – aware of each [ thing ]

Awake on these levels , the soul becomes master of the ranges of gnostic thought , gnostic will , gnostic delight , and if it can do this in Samadhi , it may carry its memory of experience and its power of experience even into the waking state. This is world union.

GNOSIS , the fire which burns up the straw of desire and hope , is all that is meant by the word Samadhi

The Gnostics called it acquiring the wisdom of Sophia, Sophia being a name for the celestial being who is and oversees cosmic intelligence, the goddess of wisdom who has the knowledge of everything in the cosmos—when it started, why, what’s going on, who’s doing what and why, and how long it all is going to last. Others called it Christ Consciousness, and the process of retrieving it was once called gnosis (hence, Gnostic), which is direct revelation, unmediated by dogma or human intermediaries.

Not knowing this, lacking the cosmic intelligence, having no gnosis, living with spiritual amnesia, is squatting in a blown-out building with the Wounded Fisher King. Here’s another way to look at the reason for Light temples on Earth. From his studies of myths around the world, Mircea Eliade reflected that while the gods may live a very long time, up into the hundreds of millions of years, they are not free.

They cannot achieve the exquisite, total freedom that only humans can and that is called samadhi or nirvana. “When a god wishes to ‘free himself,’ he must first become incarnate, that is, take on the ‘human condition.”

The Earth has been equipped with a marvelous responsive, mirroring device called the visionary geography that provides a perfect environment in which to achieve this “absolute freedom,” Eliade indicates. The planet’s Light grid comprises the distributed “body” of that awakening into freedom; samadhi is the potential total impact of all the different Light temples. The Earth was designed with the structures of this sympathetic magic to induce freedom.

Another key reason for all the sacred sites and Light temples is that they are functional parts of the planet’s spiritual physiology. They create and maintain the biosphere. They create and nurture the human as a sentient life form.

Breaking through the ontological amnesia is gnosis, getting the picture direct.

Discovering the nature of our designer planet and how to interact with it is taking the lid off things. The “works” is the Earth’s visionary geography and Light grid. It was designed to facilitate the serial retrieval of deep cosmic memory so we may answer the question. The variety of Light temples are the means to recollect ourselves across time and space because these Light temples are carefully designed to be Mystery revelation centers, places where we may reclaim a portion of ourselves at the cosmic level.

We need to construe human identity in larger than normal terms; not only have we had many past lives and not only have they been initiated and coor-dinated by our Higher Self or eternal soul, but even this fullness of being is a frag-ment of a larger fullness. Reconnecting with this fullness is the purpose of using the Earth’s Light temples.

Man is a mind in the living body . Man is an ideal blend of Matter , Life and Mind. Since, Mind is finite, he is bestowed with limited powers of Consciousness. Beyond Mind is the Supermind , the gnostic power of consciousness , which is in eternal possession of the Truth.

He is capable of projecting the Earth – element alone ; namely , fiery his immortality , or super – human power , earth , airy earth , watery earth , earthy or åtmic radiance . earth . This Great Four is the Tetraktys Thus an Eagle is one capable of rising of the Pythagoreans — the “ Fourfold Root into the true Air and looking straight of Everflowing Nature ” -in one of its at his own Sun.

The Gnostic is a not a physical one, a ‘ great soul ‘ whose body Gnostic because he knows , by revelation , was made not of matter but of light . He was who his true self is. ‘ Similarly, the Manicreated to restore the fallen sparks of light cheans. This super Mana was the power which guarded the stition was found in many parts of the world.

It commands a new birth , promises a new heart . It is new wine , new cloth , a new commandment; to its followers is promised a new name; they shall sing a new song. They long for the New Jerusalem, a new heavens and a new earth, yes!

Their higher frequency simply shifts the centre of force a degree upward within the body, perhaps making the new body just that much larger than the one we now know.

The higher and lower self: individuality and personality Following the classic Indian views, theosophists believe in rhyth-mic world manifestations, manrantaras, alternated with periods of cosmic sleep, prakyas. When a manrantara begins, the elementary individual spirits, called monads after Leibniz, awaken. They are will-ing to endure the trying exertions of the physical universe. They learn to become creators themselves in matter, ultimately to be-come co-creators of the next universe.

Monads develop gradually. ‘They start with many mineral lifetimes, and they gradually ascend, via plant and animal lives, to human lives. This development is an involution as well as an evolution. The monad begins as a spiritual being, far removed from its physical counterpart. As this physical counterpart gradually evolves into a vehicle of consciousness, and into a human being, the monad gradually involves, to inhabit and to meld into the person with his physical body, and so, finally gains self-consciousness.

Each great manvantara consists of smaller cycles in which manifestation and rest periods alternate. At the beginning of smaller manvantaras planets come about where the monads can take the next step in their evolution. Our present humankind went through less dense material conditions in its previous mineral, plant, and animal stages of monadic evolution. The human body is prepared from the higher mammals. Before the monad descends for the first

Once we have become human, we continue our development under our own responsibility. Ultimately, we will return to our spiritual origin, but now self-aware and with a fully evolved body. From where we are now, our further evolution is toilsome, with the ever-present risk of entanglement in matter or in our ego. Our personal will as incarnated human beings is both a seduction and a cardinal result of evolution.

The abyss of being and nothingness are one and the same. In other words, the unity of presence and identity in the gnostic myth lies in the acceptance of the common loss of both. This insight into ourselves—into the common nonentity of our presence and identity—is what the “rising” of the savior comes to mean in the gnostic savior accounts.

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God’s Plan of Salvation

God’s Plan of Salvation

The central theme of the entire Bible is God’s plan of salvation which he brings to fulfillment through his Son, Jesus Christ. This plan, which was foreknown by God before the creation of the world and foretold by the prophets of the Old Testament, is to bring about a family of children who will live in intimate fellowship with God as their Father and share in the glory of his goodness forever. The working out of this plan of salvation is the thread which ties the whole Bible together from beginning to end. It brings unity to its diversity and meaning to its action and thought. The Gospel of John summarizes this plan in words that are known by many the world over:

For God so loved the world that he gave his one and only Son, that whoever believes in him shall not perish but have eternal life (John 3:16).

The Bible consistently teaches that there are only two possibilities for the final destiny of man: to receive “eternal life” or to “perish.” Since man is mortal – subject to death (Rom. 1:23; Rom. 5:12; Heb. 9:27), he has no hope for a life that lasts forever apart from receiving the gift of eternal life from God, who alone is immortal (Rom. 1:23; 1 Tim. 6:16).

For those who reject God’s way of salvation, Jesus Christ (John 14:6), the final end or destiny will be to perish after the final judgment. For those, however, who accept Christ there will be a very different destiny – eternal life. For the believer in Christ, this eternal life begins in the present life with the “firstfruits of the Spirit” (Rom. 8:23), and will be brought to its final completion in the paradise of the kingdom of God after Christ’s second coming (I Cor. 15:20-28).

Defining the Terms

In the Bible the terms “salvation,” “eternal life” and “kingdom of God” are closely related to each other and are often used as almost interchangeable expressions (cp. Luke 18:18-30; John 3:1-18).

The word “salvation” is a comprehensive term. It includes the idea of deliverance from something as well as the result of that deliverance. When speaking of the eternal salvation of man it refers to being saved from sin, its consequences, and the final condemnation of the ungodly at the last judgment. As a result, instead of being condemned to perish, the believer in Christ will receive the gift of eternal life. Biblically, the term “eternal life” refers to “the life of the coming age.”

The Bible speaks of this present period of time in which we live as the “present evil age” (Gal. 1:4). It is influenced for the most part by the “god of this age,” Satan, and his spiritual kingdom of darkness (II Cor. 4:4; Eph. 6:10-12; I John 5:19). Though God is still ultimately sovereign over all (Psalm 103:19), the Bible teaches that this world is fundamentally in rebellion against God (Eph. 2:1-3). After Christ’s second coming, however, God’s enemies will be destroyed and a new age will be ushered in – the age of the kingdom of God. In this new coming age God’s righteous and loving rule will be established “on earth as it is in heaven” for God’s kingdom will finally have “come” (Matt 6:9-10). This kingdom will be a “paradise” (Rev. 2:7) consisting of “a new heaven and a new earth, the home of righteousness” (II Pet. 2 . 3:13; Rev. 21:1ff). It will be everlasting in duration and those who live within it will have the “eternal life” of the coming age. This eternal life will be a life that is “immortal” and “imperishable” (I Cor. 15:53-54), for it will be life in a kingdom whose origin is “not of this world” (John 18:36) – a paradise where all of God’s people will enjoy forever “the glorious freedom of the children of God” (Rom. 8:21).

He can be grieved: “And do not grieve the Holy Spirit of God, by whom you were sealed for the day of redemption” (Eph. 4:30).

Each of the emotions and acts we have listed are characteristics of a person.The Holy Spirit is not an impersonal force, like gravity or magnetism. He is aperson, with all the attributes of personality. But not only is He a person; He isdivine as well.

THE HOLY SPIRIT IS A DIVINE PERSON: HE IS GOD

Throughout the Bible it is clear that the Holy Spirit is God Himself. This is seenin the attributes that are given to the Holy Spirit in Scripture, for example.Without exception these attributes are those of God Himself.
He is eternal: this means that there never was a time when He was not. “Howmuch more will the blood of Christ, who through the eternal Spirit offeredHimself without blemish to God, cleanse your conscience from dead works toserve the living God?” (Heb. 9:14).

He is all-powerful: “And the angel answered and said to her, ‘The Holy Spiritwill come upon you, and the power of the Most High will overshadow you; andfor that reason the holy offspring shall be called the Son of God’” (Luke 1:35).

He is everywhere present (that is, omnipresent) at the same time: “Where canI go from Thy Spirit? Or where can I flee from Thy presence?” (Ps. 139:7).

He is all-knowing (that is, omniscient): “For to us God revealed them throughthe Spirit; for the Spirit searches all things, even the depths of God. For whoamong men knows the thoughts of a man except the spirit of the man, which isin him? Even so the thoughts of God no one knows except the Spirit of God” (1 Cor. 2:10–11).

All of the essential aspects of deity belong tothe Holy Spirit. We can say of Him exactly what was said of Jesus Christ in theancient Nicene Creed: He is very God of very God! So we bow before Him; weworship Him; we accord Him every response Scripture requires of ourrelationship to Almighty God.

Who is the Holy Spirit? He is God!

“Air! Air—this invisible envelopment in which we live and move, this substance so immaterial that we can move our hands through it as though it hadno reality at all. But the power it possesses! How great, how terrible!’’

We have seen something of the nature and personality of the Holy Spirit. Nowwe must catch a vision of His distinctive work in each of the great ages of time.But first, to place it in perspective, we must see how the Triune God is at workin every age.The elements of mystery in this make it difficult for the human mind tocomprehend fully. Simultaneously the Father, the Son, and the Holy Spirit havedifferent functions to perform that are distinctive to each.

For instance, it was not the Father or the Holy Spirit who died on the cross of Calvary. It was God the Son.

We need to understand such facts, especially when we think of this presentage and the work of God in it.As we study the Bible, the work of God the Father is especially emphasized inthe Old Testament. The work of God the Son is emphasized in the Gospels.From the day of Pentecost until the present, however, the emphasis is on thework of God the Holy Spirit. And yet the Bible also tells us God the Holy Spirithas been at work throughout history, from the beginning of the world.