<1>The human uses his imagination to create
great fables and stories whenever he does not know very much. <2>In
the past, stories were about the magical lands in other parts of the
earth (although some of them were valid, because they were about the
time before the flood of Noah). <3>After the human
spread all over the earth and found there were no magical lands on
earth, then those stories lost their validities. <4>However,
the human loves to stretch his imagination. That is why now
imaginary beings from other planets are created and movies are made
about them. Many people love to believe in them even if they do not
have a proven base.
<5>This stretch of the imagination has also been
used in spiritual understanding. That is why there are so many
different theories and so many imaginary
God and the spiritual
concepts and distorted
logics are so untrue that any logical mind cannot accept the
concepts and myths
that are told by supposedly religious leaders.
<6>For the person who knows the spiritual world
truly and it is as real for him as this external world, then he
knows that the spiritual world is as perfect and logical as our
manifested universe, <7>and also is guided with definite Laws
and regulations toward the goal of all creation.
<8>That is why humans should understand the
realities behind exaggerated religious stories and find out the
symbolic meanings of them, instead of accepting them as truth, and
becoming an illogical person about spirituality.
<9>A person might listen to others and try to
understand what they say, but he should accept only those parts that
seem logical. He should strive to expand his own mind and spiritual
experiences. <10>Whatever experiences he gains, he should
just accept those as true. He should not accept anyone else's
experiences as his own goal and should not use his own experiences
on others as the goal of their spiritual achievement. <11>Each
human should strive in his own path (in the middle of the collective
path) to grow more and more everyday.
VISIONS, IMAGES, AND DREAMS
<12>Throughout all of history, there have been
humans who have had visions of heaven,
angels, and many other
things. Many have seen the same scene or same
angel in different shapes. So many have concluded these things
truly exist and also many have become confused by their varieties.
<13>In truth, visions are nothing but the
production of a scene to give a message to a person or to make him
truly believe in the revelation which has come to him. <14>In
fact, in most cases if such visions, voices, or signs had not
happened, the person would not dare to speak out or to carry on his
<15>So according to the state of consciousness
of the chosen person, the proper vision is given to him so that he
becomes inspired to do the work, <16>but in truth they are
just a production of his consciousness, or the production of the
Universal Consciousness (God)
to convince him of his belief.
<17>Also images are nothing but the production
of an individual's own consciousness and they are created by the
mind. <18>In truth,
they do not exist, and at the same time, they exist!
which knows all truth and solutions to all the problems, through
visions, images, and dreams, communicates messages. If these are
understood, they become a great tool in comprehending the solutions
to worldly problems and increasing spiritual knowledge.
<20>In short, we can say that there are three
kinds of visions, images, and dreams. <21>The first type are
those which have no meaning, are scattered, and are useless.
<22>The second type are the ones which are
related to day-to-day life and problems. Usually in this category
the solutions to these problems are given and the consciousness is
trying to transmit a message to the individual.
<23>It is this kind of message with which the psychiatrists
are most familiar. They are generated from the
<24>The third kind are those from the
(spiritual world) which have a spiritual and higher message for the
individual. This message is not related to individual or day-to-day
life but has a universal scope and is a spiritual message.
<25>The person can then become the Messenger (channel)
to convey this message to others.
<26>Therefore, visions, images, and dreams are
not real, although they sometimes seem very real, <27>but
they are the creation of the
mind (either individual or
ETHEREAL BEINGS AND ASTRAL PROJECTION
<28>Astral projection is of two kinds: those
which are messages from higher planes or
God, and those which are created by the ego.
<29>In truth, astral projection is nothing but
the creation of the individual
mind or the
wants to use to reveal a message, but are not in that level to
realize the Formless, Nameless, and Invisible, need another
between the physical world and the Formless, Nameless, and
Invisible. That is why
God creates a master or
guidance for them in the astral plane (or any other kind that the
person feels he has communication with).
<31>Then he can realize
God through it, and also it helps people in this state to feel
assured of the existence of higher and invisible worlds and truths.
<32>In truth such a master does not exist -- of
course the consciousness in the image is a Master (God),
-- but like visions and higher dreams, all is created by the
<33>If a person realizes that even these are all illusions
and tries to realize the only true source (the Highest Source or
God), he can even overcome this last illusion.
<34>However, this process helps those who are in
this level of progress, and if they could eliminate their
God can reveal many truths to the person through that created
<35>But that image eventually should be given up, because
even that is an obstacle to complete freedom and perfect
enlightenment that all is
(consciousness and the
<36>The other kind of astral projection is to
travel in the
ethereal body and create images in this plane with the
mind (ego). In this
kind of astral projection, the person learns how to go to this plane
but he is not advanced enough to be guided to higher truths. <37>In
this plane the person can see what he imagines. So usually, with his
bad thoughts (false ego),
he creates scary scenes, and they seem so real to him that he rushes
back to the body from fear of them.
<38>As it is said, the only reliable source is
the Formless, Nameless, and Invisible (Universal
Mind). Any other things are just illusions and so obstacles in
the path to complete freedom. <39>Therefore, they have to be
<40>True masters (Avatars)
come to this world in the flesh like regular people. Then later on
the signs that were prophesied about them will be manifested and
they themselves realize their missions.
<41>This has been true all throughout history. Examples are
Bab, etc., who all came as regular people and then realized their
Divinity later on in their lives.
<42>Even in the case of these Great Souls,
although they are subjects of reverence, what they said and preached
is important, not themselves.
<43>However, devotion to them works as a Bridge to