<1>Humans never gave up idol worshipping. They
discontinued idol worshipping of statues but they replaced it with
the worshipping of certain humans (for example
Prophets), or they have created psychological idols such as
status, name, power, etc. <2>Even some people worship
themselves and what has been imposed on them psychologically or
<3>Still in this century (where man claims to have
reached a very high civilization) we find some humans worshipping
statues as their deities and
their type of worship is more acceptable than those who have created
gods for themselves, have narrowed their minds, and are the
source of suffering for others.
<5>It is inconceivable that the human cannot direct
all his attention and adoration toward the Creator of this perfect
universe which is the source of all these other things that attract
<6>The very reason is that the human does not
utilize his mind and other faculties given to him to think about
life, its purpose, or the perfection of all things. He is lost in
the small things in life and the attraction of
Maya. <7>Also he
God because he wants to be
God himself. So by
God, or by replacing Him
gods, he can follow his own
false ego and feel himself to be the
God of his destiny and life. But
God will make him realize,
with His Power through the events of his life, that in truth he is a
very helpless being. <8>However, man loves his
false ego so much that he does not want to give it up and
continues to be blind to the truth.
<9>If man could adore only the invisible
God and direct all his
attention toward Him, most of the problems of today's human would be
solved in a very short period of time.
<10>Therefore, keep your attention with the whole
power of your being toward Him. <11>Otherwise, the rest is
just an illusion of the lower nature, and whoever falls into the
lower nature is lost.
<12>When a group of people gather around one
personality, attach much importance to him without him fulfilling
any prophecies, and rely on him completely (not on
God's Laws and prophecies), then we can say a cult is created.
<13>In fact the very reason the followers of central
figures attach such importance to him and are apt to believe in this
importance, is so that they who follow him are also important.
<14>Or the central figure gives them a false assurance that they
are fine as they are and/or they can do whatever they want.
<15>So these people accept this so to not see the truth about
<16>In truth such a people do not differ from those
who put their importance on their wealth or anything which is from
<17>Both have a false sense of importance for what is not
directly of them but is outside of them.
<18>Of course this rule of creating a central figure
and making him the point of importance is applied in all walks of
life, in all levels of society, and in all social relationships.
<19>Instead of looking at their own merits and developing their
own abilities, people praise others, become latent, and do not
<20>In brief, when a personality becomes more
important than the teachings based on
God's Laws, that group can be called a cult.
<21>That is why to submit to the Formless, Nameless,
and Invisible God enables a
person to free himself from becoming attached to a person or figure
<22>and allows us to learn from each being and message. Then we
can pick the best of all of them, and so at the end become Great.
<23>A middle path (balance) is the best way, not
reactionary solutions which are called thesis and antithesis.
<24>In the past history, the human has always handled the
situation of this world in a reactionary way. He always reacts to
what happened to him after the cause of dissatisfaction
becomes unbearable. This process is so common in human life that he
has come to believe in the theory of thesis and antithesis. <25>According
to this theory, there is an antithesis for everything in this
universe. So there is a struggle going on between the thesis and its
antithesis. Eventually one of them will dominate, and a new
antithesis will be created for this new thesis. So it will go on and
<26>The true reason for creation of an antithesis,
however, is disequilibrium of the thesis. <27>That is,
whenever the equilibrium between the elements of a complex system
become disturbed, it is then that an antithesis will naturally be
created to bring the situation back to equilibrium or to create a
new thesis (equilibrium).
<28>That is why a controller in a system is
necessary to maintain the equilibrium between all the elements of
the system. However, so far the human has used such controlling
elements only in his machines (such as thermostats), but not in his
day-to-day life or in society in general. <29>Only by
creating a system with a sensitive controller at the top who does
not ignore any act which will lead to an imbalance in the system,
and who has enough incentive to allow all the elements of the system
to grow together, can humans establish a society of harmony and
<30>That is why the advent of
true leaders and a
very sensitive system is necessary, to prevent the misconduct of the
elements of the society and classes within it. Only these true,
selfless leaders can maintain an equilibrium between workers,
warriors, intellectuals, and businessmen (read
The Kingdom Of Heaven On
Earth). They will not let any of these classes exploit
others, but will allow all four classes to grow hand-in-hand.
<31>However, if any of these elements went out of hand, they
should be guided back to their places.
<32>If their growth seemed necessary for the progress of
society, they will be allowed to do so, but they will be guided so
that others do not become exploited with any of these elements.
<33>The theory of equilibrium or balance is not only
applicable to the social system, but is true in all affairs of life.
<34>Indeed, it can be said to be what the great masters called
the "middle path."