<1>There are four beings which each person
should consider as the most important people in his life. <2>They
parents, and spouse.
<3>In a person's relationship with these beings,
God is at the top of the
hierarchy. Then comes the
who leads a person to God.
Next are the parents who are instruments used to allow him to
receive a body so that he could come to this world and advance in
his spiritual journey. Eventually is the spouse, who is his twin
flame and helper in his physical, mental, and spiritual progress.
<4>So if any being in this hierarchy becomes an
obstacle for a person to attend to his obligations to the one higher
up, that being should be disregarded.
does not help a person to truly know
God, he is not a true
teacher and should be disregarded. If parents become an obstacle in
one's spiritual progress and an obstacle between him and his true
spiritual guide, although they should not be disrespected, the
person should follow his
rather than them.
<6>Also if a spouse would make the person
disrespectful to his parents or
spiritual teacher, that spouse should be corrected or
disregarded. <7>However, when a man and woman marry, if it is
possible, it is better for them to start their independence by
separating themselves from their parents and, with all respect to
the parents, start their own course of life and only listen to their
parents if their advice is sound and will guide them closer to
<8>After these four beings, the relationships of
a person can be expanded to their children and others in the
<9>Children are the guests of the parents and
are beings entrusted to them by
God to be helped to progress physically, mentally, and
spiritually. Parents are the
channels through which
children are born.
<10>Also they are the co-creators of them, so parents should
create a godly love toward them, as
God has love toward man.
<11>However, they should always be aware that
the children are not theirs and should let them be free when the
time comes. Parents should never possess their children nor make
them their slaves by their excessive love and emotional webs.
<12>Of course, children have great responsibility toward
their parents to assist them when it is needed and to give them the
<13>In regard to the relationship with others,
if a person is living in a Community of Light and is one of
the 12 people as the base for selecting the leaders (read
Mount Zion and Zion, and Explanation of the System),
then his community would be regarded as the second family.
<14>Then the person has a great responsibility, first, to
become an example for others and a leader, and secondly, to be
observant to choose truly the best person as the leader or the judge
of the twelve.
<15>It is in this community in which a person
learns to live with others and also learns to become a leader. A
leader who has not gone through this test of being able to live with
others and emerge as a Chosen One, cannot be trusted as a true
<16>If a person does not live in such a
community, he should still help the cause of creation and progress
physically, mentally, and spiritually and help others in this
endeavor also. <17>If he is married and has a family, then
the rest of the universe is his second family, and he should treat
them as such.
<18>Also in choosing friends, the person should
associate with those who would help him in his progress toward the
goal of his life -- to be(come)
Divine. He should
disregard those who would lead him away from this and his
responsibilities toward the first four beings described in the
parents, and spouse).
<19>In regard to work associates and the job
environment, a vocation that one respects, enjoys, and is proficient
in doing should be chosen. He should be(come) one with it and do it
perfectly, and that should be all the requirement necessary in any
<20>The associates at work can be accepted as
friends if it is possible to be helpful in each other's progress or
to create a more spiritual environment there. However, they should
not become a
satisfaction of unspiritual, unsatisfied psychological or emotional
needs. These all would be from the
false ego, and the
relationships would be based on one ego supporting the other. Such
relationships would be shallow and are based on false needs which
eventually will end in deep dissatisfaction for both partners.
<21>The ego does not have love and compassion and indeed is
hungry for these, so two people who do not have these things try to
receive them from each other. Then they will both be disappointed
when they realize that the other person cannot provide what they
long for, because he does not have it either.
<22>However, they take the attention the other
person gives to them as Love, or as a true relationship. But in
truth that attention is a trick to receive the attention of the
other person. This kind of relationship is indeed a business. The
translation is, "I give you attention, you give me attention."
The base is on ego, not Love, respect, and progress.
<23>So become best in what you do and base your
God and the establishment
of His Kingdom. Any relationship that becomes an obstacle to this
ideal should be disregarded and is from false needs and
<24>Parents have the most profound effect on
their children. They shape the future characteristics of the men and
women in society. Therefore they have a great responsibility in
their chosen careers as parents.
<25>To be a parent does not finish with
providing material comfort for children. It is a commitment
physically, mentally, and spiritually.
<26>In fact the spiritual needs of the human are greater than
his mental and physical needs. The human thirst for knowing the
truth about his being also is subtler than his other needs.
<27>When spiritual needs are reasonably
satisfied, other needs become minimal, because when the thirst of
the human Soul for limitlessness is directed toward the finite and a
man tries to quench this thirst by material rewards which are
limited, then the problems start. He tries to gain as much of the
external world as he can, but he will never be satisfied with it.
<28>He thirsts for fulfillment of his infinite longing within.
<29>In fact that is one of the reasons children
blame their parents for their problems, because they (parents) did
not show them how to quench this thirst for knowing
God. Therefore they intuitively know their parents did not
fulfill their duties as parents.
<30>However, if truly committed parents progress
spiritually themselves or at least create enough opportunities for
their children to satisfy this part of their being (to have a great
and also provide them with their mental and physical needs, then a
true unit family with satisfied children, spiritually, mentally, and
physically, will be created.
<31>Only with such a true family unit can also a
great society be created, and only with such a commitment from the
parents can they expect their children to be committed to them.
<32>Again this is one of the reasons some
children leave their parents when they are old, or put them in
nursing homes without feeling much guilt. The message is, "You
provided us with our physiological needs when we needed you, and now
we will provide you with your physiological needs when you need us."
<33>If their parents were truly committed to
them when they were children and were not thinking about how they
can enjoy themselves but about how they can be true parents and help
their children grow spiritually, mentally, and physically, they
would not have been left alone in their old age.
<34>So, it is again another reason that each
human should search for the truth himself, and become familiar with
the truth behind this universe (creation and history) and the
purpose of this life. <35>Therefore not only should they
become parents for their children but also the
so that through them their children might realize
<36>With this, parents will assume the duties of
two beings as parents and
<37>so that they might become the second most respectful
God, in the life of their
<38>With such parents, the Kingdom of
God will surely be established on earth as it is in