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whoever teaches anything other than "The Goal Of The Life Is To
Philosophies: refers to all the understandings that have
come from the Far East about the relationship of man and the
universe, and the Laws which govern them.
Also it refers to the exercises, techniques, and
practices which enable man to awaken and control spiritual forces in
the physical, mental, and spiritual levels.
As it is explained by the first seal in
these philosophies and practices are to awaken the latent spiritual
forces and understandings in the physical, mental, and spiritual
levels. This covers all the mystical and psychological teachings all
over the world.
To know Laws such as
samskara, or the
other teachings such as Maya,
yoga, Sufism, mystical
Christianity, and mystical
Judaism, etc., and the
philosophies such as in the
many spiritual stories from the Far East or other parts of the world
about these related subjects, will help in better understanding the
rest of the teachings of
Therefore, although a general term of Far East
Philosophies has been given to them, it is a much broader body of
knowledge. We can say that any philosophy, practice, or technique
that helps a person to become attuned to his or her own
spirit and to realize
its oneness with the universe as a part of the whole, can be
considered as a part of the awakening of the spiritual forces ().
This is also the reason why the first symbol and
the teachings related to it cannot be presented as a separate
religion. The spirit of these
however, has been intertwined all through our teachings. It can be
said that the philosophies and practices related to the first symbol
-- awakening of the spiritual forces -- are the spirit of the rest
of the teachings. They help the rest make sense!
The words "Far
East Philosophies" have been chosen for this part of the
teaching, because this part of the world seems to present the
closest resemblance to the meaning of this part of our teachings as
Although mystical teachings and paths can be
found all throughout the world, it is the Far East part of the world
(especially India) which has assimilated so many different paths
into one great body of knowledge. Although they are presented as a
religion, yet it can by no means be limited to a set of dogmas.
Hinduism is the best
known old religion which has its basic teachings written down as the
three books of the
Vedas. Most of
the rest of the knowledge in that part of the world is an
enhancement of these basic teachings and/or a contribution from
other religions. It is because of the vastness and flexibility of
these basic teachings that this part of the world has been able not
only to assimilate knowledge from other religions but enhance them
and most of the time eventually even dissolve these new movements
into its vastness.
That is also the goal of this part of our
teaching, to become so vast in consciousness that we can assimilate
the truth of each path, enhance the path, and eventually make it a
part of ourselves, but never become narrowed into any one set of
Father: Divine Logic in
the universe; the Laws in the universe.
energy as unconditional Love;
Fifteen Fine Organs:
the five organs of the senses, and the five
organs of the
actions make up the
organs in the body.
FINE: abbreviation for
Formless, Invisible, Nameless, and Eternal or
in Its un-manifested form ("Be"-ness).
Son, The: the first consciousness who, by the
Consciousness before creation (Spirit of
Active Classes In Society: consist of
(warriors, courageous ones),
(businessmen), and Brahmins (spiritualists).
Four Beasts: are
the "four beasts
full of eyes before and behind" (Rev. 4:6).
four beasts are the
four things which were either recognized or created after awareness
came to the universe. They are:
The Word, time,
space, and the
When the operative power of the
three gunas was
released, "The Word"
came into existence. Then the state of awareness came to the
universe, so time was perceived and space was recognized. Then
through the use of the
creative force (The
Word) in a period of time in space, the
atom was created. These
four things are present in the universe all the time, and they are
round about the throne.
Four Winds Of
Heaven: excess attraction to the external world, unnecessary
mundane desires and their fulfillment, attachment to the external
world, and greed.