New Year starts with the next video-discussion by Mr. Listkiewicz. This time, he will present his views on religion as a tool, which too often is used for nonreligious purposes. Moreover, he divagates on the relationship between the mind and consciousness, which is often disrupted.
Have you ever had a similar impression?
Transcription and translation:
The Catholic Church claims that preaches universal truths. Other religions say exactly the same thing. However, it is known that all religions are based on the same truth. Who is right?
Once upon a time, a devil with an angel walked through the Earth. At some point they noticed that a man bent down, picked up something, and quickly hid looking fearfully around. “What did he find?” – asked the angel. “Oh, a piece of the truth” – said blithely the devil. “And you did not react?” – asked the angel. “Not yet.” – said the devil. – “I’ll wait until he will make a religion out of it.”. Exactly the same thing happened two thousand years ago: a few ignorants caught the universal truth proclaimed by Jesus and made it a religion, showing people their own subjective version of the truth. Since then, Satan has been having a wonderful laugh. Mysticism figuratively says that God has implanted in the soul His own attributes, which are love, truth and wisdom. As long as the soul is present in the lower forms, these attributes are dormant. Only when it reaches the human form, the soul gains the ability to use them. However, most of us are not much different from the lower forms, as, although divine attributes are already awake, many people are doing everything to hide them as deep as possible. In other words, the truth is in us, but it is tightly covered with a pile of junk of materialistic existence, and we have no idea of the truth’s existence.
If the truth is already in us, there should be no major problems with discovering it…
If it were that easy, six-billion population of the Earth would have consisted only of sages who would live every day with love and truth. As we know, however, our world is made up mostly of fools who live in hypocrisy and hatred. The human being has a dual nature: has inside of him/her both God and Satan, the soul and the mind. The soul is the consciousness that seeks the truth, love, and wisdom, and the direction of its efforts leads to inward, towards God. The mind goes outwards to that which can be received through senses. As a result, the wisdom goes down to the level of education and proper behavior, love to the level of desire, and truth is a half- or quarter-truth, if not a complete falsehood. It is the mind that loves publicity, sensation, propaganda and tradition. It makes us think only about desires and dreams, and whims, and the reel of thought in trying to fulfill them. This is our own mind that tempts us and promises the moon. It is the mind that throws us into sin, long, trouble. It is thanks to the mind that the dominion of Satan so wonderfully prospers.
But we need the mind…
The mind is essential, because without the mind, none of us could function in this world. The mind is a wonderful tool and servant as long as it is under the power of consciousness. But if the mind rules the self-awareness– it will take one astray. Religion is a product of the mind and its medium, which is why has nothing to do with spirituality. Self-awareness pulls us inside, but the mind is generally stronger in its quest outward to the world. Religion offers what the human mind prefers: ceremonies, festivals and traditions. The mind falls for the sacraments, because each of them is an opportunity to celebrate, and sumptuous fun. The so-called mass is not holy, because instead of silence and meditation, in the church is full of noise and words, and no sense. There is also a revue of fashion, gossip and slander. In a word: it is a show with no sign of spirituality.
So the version of the truth, which the Church promotes, is directed outward to the world. When Jesus taught the truth that leads to the inside, and it is here and there in the New Testament, why does the Church not speak of it?
In fact, there can be no such thing as a “version” of the truth. If the truth is beginning to have versions – it is no longer true. Truth is one, but if it is subject to change according to time and space, and for one man is true, and for the second is a lie – such truth is not the truth. If you omit the various manipulations and misconceptions about the teachings of Jesus and the need to match the established Catholic theology, the doctrines and dogmas, the New Testament contains many original sayings of Jesus, and they are really true. However, even the authentic words were strained, placed in the wrong context, and covered with a story to such an extent that without a special mystical key it is very difficult to get to the truth. Church pushed these truths away mainly because the truths are the most uncomfortable for the Church’s policies. The so-called Sermon on the Mount is almost entirely ethical and moral codex, based on a mystical interpretation of the Ten Commandments, which includes tips on how to live here in this vale of tears, and prepare to accept the Kingdom of God and salvation. The teachings of Jesus are there very clear and well defined, because He spoke also to ordinary people, not only to His the closest people. Show me how many of these recommendations are being complied by the Church, and the priestly class from the top, down to the very bottom. Probably: none.
In previous episodes, as well as this time, you have used the term “mystical key.” What is this?
It is a pattern which is used to compare teachings. The mystical teachings written by various spiritual masters that have preserved in their original state in India may be used as the pattern, for the teachings preserved because for thousands of years no one dared to change them – even if people who were rewriting them did not understand everything. This versatile model serves us to sift the chaff of falsehood from the grain of truth in the teachings of the various religions. Compared to the writings of the New Testament we find that Jesus’ teachings are largely consistent with this pattern, and therefore all changes and insertions of the Church immediately comes into light. In this way, we can clearly see that Jesus certainly could not say certain words that have been assigned to Him, and vice versa: we can guess that He was flagging some issues that the New Testament did not. Early Christian writings are generally consistent with this pattern: reflect the spirit of that time, because they belong to the period from the first to the third century and were written in local languages by people of the same mentality as the students of Jesus. Most importantly, these writings have escaped the editorial process, and are therefore more reliable than the New Testament.
Are these letters available? If yes – to whom?
They are available to everyone – for the Church as well. In fact, many of them are in the archives of the Vatican, if not originals, at least copies. Fortunately for us and unfortunately for the Church, at the beginning a mistake was made in rejecting most of these writings, because the Church did not agree with the created theology. Although many of the originals were burned under the charges of heresy, the copies remained, and now serve scholars as a reliable reference point, because the Church did not manage to make their modifications on those copies. Is this not ironic that the Church had in its hands the truth and did not use it? The Church burned down the universal truth to introduce in its place the so-called “Revelation”, which is nothing new but an invention of often psychologically and mentally unstable people. A big blow was dealt to the Church when in 1945 in Egypt manuscripts from the second and third century were found, and among them: Gospel of Thomas, Philip and Mary Magdalene, and other mystical writings. Fortunately, the manuscripts were given directly to the hands of secular scholars and the Vatican received only copies – and there was no possibility to modify or hide the originals. It is through these writings we know more about the teachings of Jesus and a bit about the way of life of the early Christians. We know, for example, that they were vegetarians and did not drink alcohol. We know that they lived honestly and have a high sense of morality. We also know that they did not believe in a variety of cartoons, which later became the Catholic dogmas, such as the virgin birth and the virginity of Mary, resurrection, ascension, insane concepts of sin, salvation after death, Heaven, Hell and Purgatory, and the role of Satan in the Universe.
In short, the Church’s “version of the truth” is a lie…
Yes, it is that bit of truth taken out of context, which was found by the guy in the tale and remade a religion from it. Fortunately, one does not have to seek the truth within the Church, because the truth in its purest form is in us, and if anyone is immune to interference, which introduces the Church with its pseudo-science, sooner or later will discover the truth in himself/herself. One needs to look critically at what the Church preaches and does in order to meet the low desires of its followers. Let us come to our senses, because when one uses the intelligence, the lies of the Church can be easily perceived, and the mind will calm down and give consciousness its rightful place back. And when consciousness takes over the mind, the voice of intuition will give us the whole truth.