Excerpt from Chapter One
of the Book
Spiritual Teachings and Universal Truths
Copyright © 1998 by Raphael. All rights reserved.
would like for me to enlighten
you concerning God, but what can I tell you that you would understand? Most of you do not understand the lowest creatures around
you. You do not even understand
yourselves to the correct degree. You
cannot comprehend the composition of the smallest stone, or the most
insignificant worm of the fields. You
do not know the facts of the most commonplace objects that you see everyday, and
yet you would ask me to teach you about the Supreme Being, to give you
understanding of someone purely spiritual.
Unfortunately, for the majority of you, due to your materialistic
mentality and/or religious confinement that is impossible, since you lack all
conceptions required to enable you to grasp these mighty truths.
Only by changing your way of thinking, and accepting the fact that the
first step of your spiritual progress is a spiritual education, can you ever
hope to comprehend these teachings and benefit both spiritually and physically
Having said that, there is one thing that each of you can reason out for
yourself by logical thinking and that is - There
must be some cause for the existence of everything and everyone in Creation.
It's absurd and extremely illogical to believe that Creation
"evolved" from an absolute nothingness or that Creation created
itself. Doesn't the word Creation
logically imply that there must be a Creator?
Precisely as it is impossible to conceive of a clock without assuming the
existence of a clock maker, it is impossible to conceive of the greatest and
most accurate timepieces of all, the Universes (yes, there are many Universes)
without assuming the existence of a great Master jeweler who built these
timepieces with their billions upon billions of wheels, all of them so perfectly
geared and running so accurately, that the astronomers of today can calculate
what the exact relative positions of the various wheels will be thousands of
years from now. The Creator of these timepieces, whose greatness, origin and
composition surpass the grasp of the human mind, is known to you as God.
It should be obvious to everyone that a God must exist.
Only a fool would say there is no God, a fool who is being deceived by
the Evil Spiritual Powers of Darkness.
As to the nature of God, that is something which I cannot explain to you,
any more than I can explain the cause of the divine existence.
If God Himself tried to explain these truths to you it would be like
trying to explain the calculations of a planet's orbit to a five year old child,
who would naturally lack all knowledge of astronomy and mathematics and of all
the principles, formulas and equations involved.
If it takes astronomers months to calculate the orbit of a single planet
or star, a child unfamiliar with the first inklings of science and math would be
driven mad, if it were attempted to teach him something utterly beyond the reach
of his understanding. In the same
way you would be driven out of your senses if God were to try to fill your mind
with ideas which are quite incomprehensible to you and which your understanding
could not assimilate. You have been
created with a limited mental capacity. I
suggest that you accept this fact.
Putting these two questions aside, there is much
I can teach you concerning God that
you may not know.
Your own reasoning teaches you that God is a creative spirit, endowed
with a will, Who orders all things sagely, and similarly, you are convinced of
His omnipotence, wisdom and greatness, so far as the human mind is capable of
grasping the same. Many of you know the way in which He rules the world; you
know His wonders and His love and mercy for His creatures. What I can teach you is a more precise knowledge
of the truths to be found in the original Holy Scriptures relating to God
and His attributes, and to call your attention to erroneous ideas, falsehoods,
fantasies, and absurdities contained in the false teachings of the various false
religious cults, which include all the religions in the world today.
The fact that God is a spirit is one thing on which most religions agree.
A point on which they do not agree, however, is whether or not this
spirit has shape. Many people think
that shape is associated with matter only, but not with spirit. This is a mistake. Material
forms are images of spiritual forms, and since all material things have form and
shape, so too, have all spiritual things, and so also, has God.
In fact, everything and everyone, in either the material or the spiritual
world, has shape. Beauty is
perfection of form, a statement that is equally true of the realm of the
ethereal. (Ethereal energy is exceptionally delicate and refined
spiritual energy.) God is the
perfection of beauty, and therefore, also the perfection of shape. God as an integral, thinking and planning being is a personality,
and there can be no such thing as a personality, an "ego" without form
God as the highest spirit differs from all created spirits, and
difference is possible only where distinguishing features exist.
Again, features can exist only where there is shape and form.
God's shape and form, His appearance, is that of a man, though He is not
human nor is He similar to any created spirit in composition. He created humans in His image.
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God's Creation and the First Revolt.
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