<1>The sun is the only star which rises in the
morning. So it is "the
<2>It is the symbol of the highest spiritual realization.
When a person becomes spiritually realized, he will be like a sun
which shines and gives life to all things.
<3>The sun is the symbol of the
male principle (logic).
<4>It refers to great leaders in the society and also the
(The Divine Logic, the priest) in the family.
<5>As it is said in the Bible and the
Koran, in the last
days the sun will be darkened, which is true spiritual knowledge.
This will lead to the downfall of true
fathers and leaders in
mountains (great persons) will not be found and the islands
(comforters) will vanish.
<7>That is why the true
fathers and leaders
should also be the spiritual guides of the families and society.
refers to the female
principle (Grace). When
it is directed toward
becomes woman (Maya).
energy directed toward
the Divine Logic (God)
becomes The Divine
Grace and/or The
<10>Women, therefore, should receive the
light from their
fathers, mothers, or
whoever has the
Light, and shine
<11>Only these women can manifest the qualities of true
Mother) and assume the responsibilities of carrying out the most
respected position, which is motherhood.
are also the children of the family. It is true that they can
enlighten themselves and shine. But their shining quality is
dependent upon the father and mother. <13>When the sun
becomes darkened, and the moon
becomes "like a sack cloth," (Rev. 6:12) then it is the time for
children to fall from heaven also.
SYMBOLIC MEANING OF
is the symbol of manifested consciousness (ether), and restless
water such as a river or
ocean, is the symbol of confused consciousness or
mind. Therefore to baptize in the river by letting the person
merge in it, and then taking him out, is a symbol of saving the
person from confusion (river) and pulling him out like a fish.
<15>That is why
Christ told his disciples that he was going to make them fishers
<16>The feeling of bliss which accompanies
baptism arises because
when a person is suddenly immersed in water and then taken out
again, the reaction to this act is the release of some
prana from the solar
plexus to the brain.
<17>Also because the
chakras become cooled, they will be quickened. Both of these
reactions result in a feeling of bliss and refreshment, which is
interpreted as receiving the spirit and being saved. This feeling is
intensified with a religious atmosphere which stimulates the
emotions. In truth, all of these result in the quickening of the
chakras which is the same as receiving the
spirit (awakening the
<18>However, only those who truly repent and overcome the lower
nature and go to their higher natures (to be
are the true saved ones.
SIN AND TO COMMIT
<19>When a person
sins and is not aware of
his sin or does not see the
wrong in what he does, such a person
<20>But when a person
sins and is aware he has
sinned, sees the wrong in his action, is ashamed and repentant, and
is ready to face that ugly part of the
self and so overcome it, such a person has committed a
sin. <21>He has not
reached perfection but he is on the path to reach there.
<22>The person who
sins is in a far worse
situation than the one who commits
sin. The one who
sins has no consciousness of his own actions and their effects
on himself and others. So he is very close to animal life.
<23>But one who commits
sin knows he is not
perfect, but is aware that his actions affect him and others. He can
see how they cause him to go away from
God and are the source of
preventing him from being with Him. He realizes they are the very
reason for his sufferings.
<24>Such a person has awakened his spiritual
understanding and if he meditates deeply and sees his wrongdoings,
they will be destroyed and little by little he will reach perfection
<25>This truth about to
sin or to commit
sin is shown in the
Bible in the case of Cain and Lamech.
<26>Cain sinned by slaying his brother, but
could not see the wrong in what he did. So he received
God's judgment (punishment), and if any human would judge him
"...whosoever slayeth Cain..." (Gen. 4:15), such a person will be
avenged seven times for his judgment of Cain, "...vengeance shall be
taken on him sevenfold" (ibid).
<27>But in the case of Lamech who sinned but
confessed and was aware of his
sin and its wrong, if men judged him harshly for his wrongdoing,
they would be avenged seventy times seven, "If Cain be avenged
sevenfold, truly Lamech seventy and sevenfold" (Gen. 4:24).
<28>It is only this awareness that causes a
person, with His Grace,
to strive to overcome his bad habits and
sins. Without it, all kinds of actions seem good to him, and he
is doomed to fall into
<29>This is also one of the reasons for
sin. If a person feels
guilty of his wrongdoing and confesses it, he then is aware he has
done wrong and so will strive to overcome it.
<30>However, the best confession is when a person deeply
inside becomes aware of his vain hopes and desires, and he sees the
reason for his sins inside
in his meditation. <31>By facing them this way, he overcomes
<32>So those who are in the path toward
sin. As no man will be
sinless overnight, it needs much practice. Such a person will put
all his effort on not making the same mistakes but if he does, he
should become aware of them and, with His
Grace, gradually reach
the state of sinless-ness.
<33>It is alright if a mistake is made, but its
lesson should be learned and the mistake should not be repeated.
<34>As man does less wrong, he will do more right and come
God, be more aware, and see
even deeper and more subtle wrongdoings. Such a man is in the path
of perfection (Divinity).