O, Son Of Man: A short
essay by Maitreya before the book "The Holiest Of The
Holies (THOTH)." starts. It explains why this revelation
is necessary for humans, in this time.
O, Son of Man
For thousands of years humanity longed
for a truth, revelation or knowledge that explains the unity of God
behind all mystical experiences, previous revelations and religions of
the world, and the truth behind the universe (science). There have been
mystical explanations of God from those claiming they have experienced
the truth by direct contact with Spirit. There are also those who have
found great religions of the world. However, a great confusion still
reigns among spiritualists, religions of the world, and the many
different branches within each religion.
This is partly because of the lack of
knowledge of the followers of each religion, that they each are a part
of a greater truth (Eternal Divine Path). If this is understood by each
and every one of them, they have no choice but to be unified. Also, it
is partly because God (Infinite) can be explained and understood in
Infinite ways. Each group or branch has closed itself to any input from
other realizations. The ultimate realization of God is an individual
achievement not based on any organization, church, denomination, group,
etc. Spiritual beings are not chosen by men (organizations, etc). God
chooses those He wills.
Lastly, this confusion and separation
between humanity in the spiritual level is because of those
(intellectual spiritualists) who have created dogmas which have resulted
in many sects and cults born out of each religion and/or mystical
experience(s). Whatever separates man from man, or for that matter any
part of the universe from any other part, is not from God. God unifies;
ego (intellect without spirit) divides.
Every explanation and mystical experience
has some truth. Each of these truths appeal only to some people.
However, the whole is the sum total of all and more. The ultimate truth
is personal experience.
Then there is another disciplinary body
which is trying to unveil the truth behind the universe through
experimental studies, the sciences. They have presented one powerful
tool to this process: verification of each theory by observation,
reasoning, and scientific experiments through scientific tools (models,
machines, theories, etc). However, science can only go so far. Science
can only explain the universe to the brink of the physically manifested
universe and spirit. Then it reaches a point where scientific
experiments and observations no longer are possible. Science no longer
Scientists can verify the different
forces working in the universe and/or particle existing, but where these
forces have come from they cannot explain. They see a logical and
explainable manifested universe but what or who is this logic behind it,
they cannot know. If they cross this point and call this logic, "God,"
then they pass the threshold of science and spirit. They are no longer
accepted as scientists, they have entered the realm of the mystics.
However, science and spirit (God) are as
close now as they ever have been in the known history. There is a very
thin layer separating them. Even this layer has been shattered by many
who have started to see or have seen these two as One. Many scientists
have reached a point where they have begun to accept a unified base for
the manifested universe. They realize that there is a single Law (God)
operating the whole creation. The mystics are also accepting science as
a way to verify the truth behind the manifested universe. However, the
ultimate step which would make these two One has not yet become
One of the aims of THOTH (The
Holiest Of The Holies) is to bring the spirit (mystery) and science
(practical verification of creation) together.
Besides the mystics who have had direct
experience with the spirit and scientists who have reached the threshold
between spirit and manifested universe, there are also others.
There are those who are called religious
people. They are suspicious of any scientific explanations or anything
which is not according to their dogmatic beliefs. The scientists are
logical and beyond emotional bounds. The mystic is sure and detached
from any dogmatic fury. However, those with dogmas are emotional and
easily aroused and/or manipulated.
There are also many who claim they have
had direct experience in the spirit, or claim they are chosen, but are
not. These can be a great obstacle in the path of a seeker of the truth.
These claims stem from nothing but ego. That is why it has been said,
"Beware of false prophets, which come to you in sheep's clothing, but
inwardly they are ravening wolves" (Matthew 7:15). Every individual has
the power to experience God. When such an experience occurs, purity will
permeate from the person, which is beyond ego. Such people then can
teach God (mysteries).
Now the question can arise: What is the
role of the great religions of the world? It is here that the concept of
Messiah comes into play. There have been many great mystics and
religious beings, but few have come to establish a great religion in the
world, or reveal a great truth to humanity. These great spokesmen have
appeared in the last six thousand years or so.
There usually is a long period of
prophecy of their coming. It is to distinguish them from any other
ordinary spiritual event or claim. Also it is to prepare humanity for
each step of the revelation of a Master Plan.
This Master Plan has been
formulated to be revealed gradually to humanity. It is a
seven step path which reveals an Eternal Truth for human
progress to its ultimate Goal. Each part of this Plan
has been revealed to humanity by the Christ (Messiah),
the culmination or synthesis of this Plan is revealed in
Prior to the last twelve thousand years,
man had the knowledge of spiritual powers. He was able to manipulate
them. However, he did not follow the Eternal Truth which had been
revealed to him in order to keep creation in its purity and harmony. He
misused his powers and knowledge, that is why he failed. That is when
great disasters befell him.
It was then that it was decided to create
human history, and only guide him spiritually by revealing the truth of
this Eternal Path during the last twelve thousand years. This path has
been recognized and existed from (in) eternity. It is a path of spirit.
So it is Divine. That is the reason it is called the Eternal Divine
This seven step path, Eternal Divine
Path, is revealed to humanity in the form of a sign, The Greatest
Sign. In this sign not only have the seven stages of the Eternal
Divine Path been crystallized, but it is shown that each step in the
path is the focal point of one of the great religions of the world.
The first step in this path is concerned
with all the Mystical Paths, which explain the relationship between man
and God (universe). These teachings are the ancient wisdom which have
come to us. This first seal also covers those religions which are based
on mystical experiences (such as Buddhism, Hinduism, Cabbala, Sufism,
etc). The understanding of this first seal (step) is the spirit of all
The next six steps each represent one
great religion or revelation which has been revealed to humanity. Each
of them are explained to represent one truth, which when put together
with the first step (mystical understandings) reveals the whole process
of the Eternal Divine Path.
The Greatest Sign
also explains Creation and History, reveals the essence of "Be"-ing
(God) and much more. The whole teaching in THOTH evolves around
The Greatest Sign and is based on it. Still new realizations can be
recognized about The Greatest Sign as a person meditates on It.
It can be Infinitely explained.
The Greatest Sign
not only reveals the Eternal Divine Path, but also unifies all the
religions of the world. So It unifies humanity. Even if a person calls
himself an atheist or an agnostic, they most probably believe in
THOTH and The Greatest Sign can even help them to see
the Logic behind science. In short if one is open, and is not closed by
believing in a set of dogmas, he can see God in the universe. Then all
humans can be unified under Him.
The shape of The Greatest Sign
has been designed to be built as a Temple. This will accelerate the
unity of all of humanity.
Besides unification of all religions of
the world and mystical knowledge, it has also been foretold that God's
Kingdom will come to earth at the end of this era (world). The sign of
such a longing can be seen all throughout the earth.
The dawn of a new era has been felt by
millions. The sign of the end of the old era is apparent in every corner
of the earth. This new era is not to return to the old, but to combine
the old and the new to a synthesized (whole) way of life. The new era is
the time of realizing and implementing the ancient truths combined with
the new technology (with use of natural, renewable and pollutionless
resources) to improve the life of man. The new technology will free man
from the mundane. The ancient truth will guide him to the Goal.
This new way of life necessitates a new
system to make it workable. This new era neither can exist based only on
diversity and the decentralized mode of the agricultural era, nor on a
centralized unified notion of the industrialized period.
The coming of the new era will be more
diverse than the agricultural period, but will be highly connected to
the rest of humanity or even the universe. This system, therefore, has
not only to recognize and accommodate for this diversity, but also to
maintain the unity between the complex interrelated components existing
That is why the uniqueness of every
individual and community has to be recognized, by allowing them to
function based on their desired (designed) destiny and culture. However,
each and every community will also be connected through their need to
participate in the system. This allows diversity to exist in the unified
body of humanity. The inter-relationship between them, in the long run,
will gradually bring a unified and greater culture on earth.
To present such a system is another main
purpose of THOTH. This system is an integral part of the Eternal
Divine Path and The Greatest Sign (second seal). This system will
bring justice to All. Justice is closest to the Heart of God.
The Messiah (Christ), a true Saint
(Mystic) or anyone who is One with God, has the Grace of God with him.
Salvation is possible only through His Grace. Such people, through His
Grace, can each lead a person to Him (salvation).
Together The Greatest Sign, the
Eternal Divine Path and THOTH, Is the ultimate manifestation of
Christ. They are the sum total of all there IS. They not only lead an
individual to God, but also the whole of humanity collectively. God
alone Is Salvation. Amen ().