5th and 6th Seals
Lecture Explaining the Fifth and Sixth Seals in The Greatest Sign
and Their Relationship with the Chakras.
10/19/1989 Lecture By
On The Fifth And Sixth Seals Of
The Greatest Sign
Maitreya: It's the same energy, it depends on how you use it. If
you use it in the higher consciousness it becomes Grace. If you
don't use it, it becomes anger. It's the same energy, no different.
If someone can be powerfully angry, they can be powerfully graceful.
So that's why we can't hate people. If they have
some problem, something that we feel they are strong about but is
not good, such as un-resolvable anger, we have to guide them to
transform these energies to higher levels so they become good, for
example, transform anger to Grace (Shakti).
Actually we should live our lives so we never do or
say anything that we don't want to do or say in front of everyone
else. Then we will have no secrets and so we are innocent.
Audience: I like
Maitreya's writing that
says that Christ is within everyone on earth.
Maitreya: Yes, the Kingdom of Heaven is within
But our teaching goes a little further. It's not only within you,
it's without you too ().
And also it's in heaven ().
Now let's have a moment of meditation. [silence]
Father, we have gathered together again here. May
your Spirit be present and give us the highest truth You can present
about this Mission, about what we are doing here on earth. We
are One in You, and with that we can all connect to You and Your
Mind, so we might be open to whatever truth you want to give to us
We talked about how the promises given to Abram and
Abraham were fulfilled through the Children of Israel, through
Christ, through the Arabs and through Prophet Muhammad. Isaac and
Ishmael both received the blessing, the birthright and the scepter.
So both of them were eventually fulfilled.
When Prophet Muhammad was revealing his revelation,
he also talked about, "If you do not follow the teachings, God will
bring another Prophet and bring another people who will fulfill His
Will on earth." So he already told the Moslems that there were going
to be more Prophets coming. Of course, the Moslems don't follow
that. They go by the word in the Koran that says, Prophet
Muhammad is the "Khatem
of the Prophets, which has two meanings, for there are two ways to
pronounce it. "Khatem" means "the end, finished." "Khatam
means "the seal, the seal of a ring, the top of a ring."
So if we take the Khatem as the end of the Prophets,
we can go back to our teachings, to understand this word according
to our teachings. If you remember we said, To be submissive and
surrendered to God ()
is the highest realization. So after Prophet Muhammed, there is
really no one who could bring anything higher in the spiritual
realm. If you're submissive and surrendered to God, then you have a
good grip on the spiritual realization, because you always know you
are not attached to the results of your actions. And if you do
something, it's God doing it through you. So again as we talked
about in our previous lectures, you should not become attached to
the result of your actions if you surrender the results to God or
know He is the real doer (submission). You don't become depressed
What is depression? A lot of people have problems
with depression, especially in the Western world, because they are
such goal-oriented people. "We have to get things established. We
have to get something going." And then they have to succeed, which
is great. They work hard for it and a lot of them do succeed.
However, how many people can succeed in a limited
world? So a lot of people don't succeed as they would like to. But
they have to succeed, that is all the mind is set up for, to succeed
or they're no good. The reason is that they're attached to the
results of their actions. They want to see the result. If they do
something, they want something for it.
If they have that feeling of success but at the same
time believe in God, then they do their best and they see their
success in a different way. Then they will not only see it in a
material sense. They can see their success in a mental sense, in a
spiritual sense and never become depressed. Depression is really the
feeling that, "I didn't receive the result of my actions that I
expected." That is the real base of depression, and because we
expect something in return, we become depressed. "I did so much and
the result didn't turn out exactly as I wanted." That's depressing.
So if that is the highest realization, then after
Prophet Muhammad there is no other Prophet who is going to bring
anything greater or higher in a sense of spiritual understanding. So
he is the last Prophet in a spiritual sense.
Also, if you take it as "Khatam," which means the
top of the ring, if you look at The Greatest Sign, where is
It's at the top of the ring. It's just like a ring and Islam is at
the top. It is the gem, the "bezel" of the ring of The Greatest
Sign. See? So that saying also is true.
But Prophet Muhammad also said, If you don't
believe, if you don't follow, or if you don't become completely
submissive to God, God is going to send another Prophet and He's
going to bring a new teaching. And that's exactly what happened.
After around twelve hundred years, another Prophet
came. And that was Bab. Bab means " the door." Bab brought the
teaching of the Babis. There are people still living in Persia, Iraq
and those areas who are called Babis, the followers of Bab. And Bab
brought the teaching that has a very universal flavor in it ().
He talked about how basically all religions of the
world are the same. They have come from the same Mind, the same God,
they're really the same thing, the same truth. So they are one. They
are from the same God. Also, he went on and talked about how every
nation should have courts, the providences should have courts and
eventually we should have an International Court of Justice, and
create an international feeling between humans. And we see right
after Bab came, an international feeling started growing.
Since the eighteenth century, we see that humanity
has been going more toward creating interrelationships with one
another, becoming closer. They're sending ambassadors and creating
greater relationships with one another, and a feeling of
interdependence is growing more and more between them. Now we are
even at a point where that is no longer enough. To have just a
feeling of, Yes, we can trade or have international relationships,
is not enough. We cannot even live without one another. What happens
in Africa affects the United States. What happens in Europe affects
Asia. What happens in Australia affects Canada.
We are so interrelated that we can no longer just
have regular relationships and think that is enough. We are one big
family, one big earth together, and we have no choice but to accept
one another's existence and realize that we are interdependent. If
the Arabs say tomorrow, No oil, we're in big trouble. If we say, No
technology, they are in big trouble.
We all need one another. So we are going toward that
understanding that we are very interdependent. We are one big
spaceship, called earth. And we all are traveling together in it. If
we want this spaceship to reach where it's supposed to go, we have
to get our act together, or we're going to blow the whole thing up.
Actually, we can blow the earth up fifty times. I don't know why we
want to blow it up fifty times. The first time we blow it up, that's
it, all is destroyed.
So we can see again, all the signs are there. All
the signs are saying that we'd better realize, there's only one
Spirit, we are one people. Even scientists believe that all humanity has come from one couple in Africa -- actually,
they say they came from one woman in Africa, whom they call Eve,
like Adam and Eve from whom everyone came. Even scientists now
theorize there's one woman in Africa from whom everyone came.
The only difference was that in Africa the sun was
too hot so they needed some kind of skin to protect them from that
strong sun. So that's why they became black. When a branch of
them, known as homo sapien, came a little north of the equator where the sun is not that hot,
they became Caucasian. They became a little lighter. When they went
to Sweden and North Europe, there was no longer such a strong sun
there, and also they might have interbred with the Neanderthals
there, and so they became more white. That's the only difference.
Those who went to Sweden and North
Europe, because it was cold, they
had to work hard in the winter to keep themselves warm so they had
to use their minds, How am I going to make myself warm? How am I
going to have enough to eat in the long cold winters, etc.? So
intellectually they developed a scientific mind, or became
But in Africa they don't have to be worried about
these things. It's warm. If they need food they just go to the tree,
pick the fruit and eat it. They never think about, How am I going to
have a better, more efficient house? They don't because they don't
need an efficient house. They just put a couple of reeds and leaves
together, and that's it. It's their house and they can live in it.
And when the fruit around them finishes, they just move on and go
somewhere else. So they never develop that kind of mentality to
search for a better, more efficient way to do things. The industrial
revolution, the industrial mind, came from Northern Europe or the
Europeans. That is the reason for the differences. They had a
different environment to evolve in their evolutionary journey.
When you come from the Middle East or a similar zone
on earth, you see they have something from both. They have very cold
winters and hot summers. So they have to be more efficient. Or, for
instance, there are a lot of scientific discoveries also made by the
people in the Middle East or Far East, etc. Actually, Europe was in
the Dark Ages when the Arabs were working on scientific things and
they created the alphabet, algebra, etc.
But the point is if we see this truth, we see that
again we are created the same, even in the scientific way. Let's just
leave the Spirit out for a moment and look at it in a scientific
way. Even genetically we are no different.
They have mapped our genes and they say, There's no difference
between the ones in Africa, or the ones from America, or Australia,
or anywhere. Genetically we are mapped the same. In truth, our
origins are the genetic makeup that God created to make all living
So now we can see the signs that are guiding us
toward understanding this unity. By the coming of Bab, this new
energy was released. And in the last two hundred years we are coming
closer and closer to becoming one.
Of course, Bab came in the middle of a nation that
was completely Islamic. He was from South Iran, a city called
Shiraz. He preached the unity of all religions, and he said he was
the Expected One. Later on he said that he was Bab, he was the door.
He was the one who came before the Expected One.
A lot of people believed in him and his followers
were very strong so his Mission started growing very fast. The
Moslems became a little concerned, What's happening with this man
who came and brought this teaching, and the people are following
him, listening to him and accepting him as such? The king even sent
one of his close scholars to see who is this man in Shiraz, who is
proclaiming this new religion and teaching something other than
So this scholar went to see Bab and was converted.
Oh, the king said, "That is dangerous. Even my closest scholar
became converted to his teaching." So the whole government and
structure became very concerned.
It was just like the Pharisees, Sadducees and Roman
Empire who became concerned about Christ going around and the people
following him. They thought he was going to start a revolution and
tried to crucify him. But he said, My kingdom is not of this earth.
My kingdom is from Spirit. I'm not opposing any government. I'm not
here to destroy anything.
However, the carnal mind thinks differently. They
are very afraid to lose their powers, their prestige, etc. But God
is not opposed to them. It's a completely different thing with Him.
So a kind of opposition started rising toward Bab,
and they imprisoned him. They moved him from one prison to another
prison and eventually he was shot. He was killed by a firing squad.
The story is that he hadn't finished his work with his secretary. So
he told them, "I'm not finished yet." They insisted, "No, you have
to be killed." He said, "Well, OK." And they shot at him. After the
smoke was gone, they noticed he was not there. And they went and
found him, he was dictating the last words to his secretary. By the
time he was finished he said, "OK, now I'm ready, let's go." That's
how he was killed.
So he's been shot at. He's been crucified. He's been
stoned. He's been chased out of the village. But hopefully, with the
preparation that God made to create this country with freedom of
religion, we won't have that kind of problem this time. Hopefully.
Maybe that's why God sent me here this time. Probably I would have
been gone by now if I was somewhere else.
Bab was shot, and he was no longer on earth. But he
chose a person by the name of Subh'I'azal as his successor. He was
going to continue after Bab. And Subh'I'azal, of course, was a very
mellow person, not a very strong personality. He just kept very low
key. Eventually he moved from Iran to Iraq and started preaching
Subh'I'azal had a brother called Baha'u'llah. Of
course, Bab also gave a title to himself, the name Baha'u'llah. So
he also was called Baha'u'llah. Baha'u'llah means "Beauty of
Baha'u'llah continued opposing his brother. He was
more aggressive. He had more charisma. He could see that his brother
was a mellow person, and wasn't really doing too much. He just
continued receiving people. And so the Babi's faith became kind of a
Eventually the problem between Subh'I'azal and
Baha'u'llah reached a point where Baha'u'llah left. He was kind of
excommunicated from the Babi movement. He went and spent two or
three years with the Sufis in Iraq. After two years he came back and
said, "I am the Expected One. I am the one whom Bab was preaching
would come after him."
Of course, Bab had preached already that the
Expected One was going to come much later after him. That's why he
wanted Subh'I'azal to just keep the faith going until the Expected
One came. But because Subh'I'azal was such a mellow person, he
wasn't aggressive enough to spread it out from where he was,
Baha'u'llah was chosen to do that.
So Baha'u'llah, of course, started getting in
trouble himself. And he was pushed out of Iraq to other countries
and eventually ended up in Jerusalem. He lived in Jerusalem the rest
of his life. Later he had a son, and his son brought the teaching to
the West. It was Baha'u'llah's son who brought the Baha'i Faith to
Europe and America. That's how the Baha'i Faith spread to the West,
which is a good thing. Otherwise we wouldn't know too much about the
Baha'i Faith and Bab. Probably it would be a small sect somewhere in
Persia and Iraq, and we might have never heard about it.
So that again was God's work that Baha'u'llah spread
the Babis and Baha'i Faith to the West, but that's what he was
chosen to do. Of course, Baha'i also changed some of the teaching of
Bab to make it more livable in that hostile environment. He had to
mellow down some of the things that Bab had taught.
The point of all this teaching is the universalism ().
That's why the Baha'is felt that they have all the answers, because
they were open to all the religions. And they said, Basically we are
But as we see in The Greatest Sign we are not
the same. Each Prophet had a definite message, definitely a
different message which is emphasized. Of course, all of them reveal
the same truth, but each of them have a very strong emphasis on one
of those truths.
For instance, Christianity emphasizes sacrifice ().
You can see, Christ sacrificed all the way to the cross for his
ideal. Or Islam, the very name Islam means to be submissive, to be
surrendered to God ().
Or throughout the whole
Old Testament, God is trying to find a people, a tribe, a
to accept Him as King. It is the emphasis there. I'm sure in the
Old Testament we can read about sacrifice, surrendering and
submission. It's still there, the truth is there. But the main point
is the tribe, is the community ()
that He wanted to choose, the community that will accept God. So not
all of the religions are the same. They have different messages that
they brought to humanity.
The Baha'i Faith ()
is also part of the
Mission, part of our teachings. They have beautiful teachings
and they cover a lot of beautiful, wonderful things. They are the
people who have been prophesied in the Bible, in
The Revelation, that many of them will be killed and they
will be given the white robes when they come to heaven. And that's
exactly what happened to the followers of Bab. Many of them were
killed and destroyed, and they were strong followers, very faithful
and very strong.
In later verses in The Revelation also, they
go to God and say, When is your justice going to come? And God tells
them, Your brethren also have to be crucified, and have to suffer.
And we see that is coming true right now, because a lot of Baha'is
and Babis are being persecuted in Iran now.
They'll see that their brothers are still being
persecuted. So God even told them, This is not the time. It's not
you who are going to bring the whole truth, or the highest, or the
last one. You have to wait until later on. So we can again see
there's another prophecy, another sign given to us that, it's going
to come a little later. And later for God probably is two hundred
So The Baha'i Faith ()
also is a part of the
Eternal Divine Path. Without universalism, without the
feeling of the expansion of the mind, and covering all the religions
of the world and everything in the universe, we are going to create
separation and narrowness of the mind. And separation and narrowness
of the mind is the essence of suffering. That's why we suffer,
because we separate ourselves. And whenever it's "they and us,"
there is prejudice, there is narrowness of the mind, there is
misunderstanding, there is suffering. No doubt about it.
But if there is no "them and us," we are open,
aren't we? The people we like, we are open to, we take them in. We
ask them questions. Who are you? What are you doing? What is your
business? What is your work? What is your opinion? Then we know more
"Who are you?" After awhile we know them and they know us. They say,
Well, we have this thing in common. So we can get along and we can
go on together. We don't have to be prejudiced.
So the Baha'i Faith came to the West. Also it was
prophesied that a twin Prophet was going to come after the Baha'i
In 1945 there was a teacher who arose in India by
the name of Shrii Shrii Anandamurti. He brought a concept very
similar to Paravipra ()
which he called Sadvipra. His teaching was very different than
Hinduism. He emphasized that not only do you have to believe in
Hindu philosophy, but also the creation of a just world is very
important. His work spread out to the whole earth. He had a lot of
teachers, and those teachers went all over the world and started
teaching his teachings.
I learned about him and his teaching in 1974. I was
initiated by one of these teachers. He was one Prophet who came to
prepare the way. Later on I realized my
Mission. This fulfilled the prophecy of the coming of the
twin Prophets. He is still alive.
So we can see, all points out that what we have
brought to humanity is the fulfillment of many prayers and
prophecies. Only what is from the Highest (God) will fulfill these
prophecies. It is from God to bring the Golden Era to earth.
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