THE HOLIEST THE HOLIEST BOOK, HOLIEST ONE
"And Noah builded an altar unto the Lord; and took of every clean beast, and of every clean fowl, and offered burnt offerings on the altar." (Genesis 8:20)
<1>The new generation started to build altars and offer burnt offerings to the Lord. This new generation lost its direct contact with God. However, Noah still had this direct relationship with God, so he set a symbolic example for the other humans of sacrificing.
<2>These teachings of Noah to the new generation and his example became the base for the religion of the new human. <3>Later on the essence of these teachings was preserved as the base of the religion of humanity and spread all throughout the earth. This is the base of most of the Mystical Paths existing. Eventually some of these teachings were written down as the Vedas. In their refined form they became the Vedantas.
<4>In the Far East, from this knowledge combined with many other discoveries and absorption of many parts from other religions, a body of knowledge was formed to which all religions of the Far East and the Mystical Paths in other religions are related. (For a deeper meaning of the phrases used here as "Mystical Paths" or "Far East Philosophies," see The Glossary.)
"And the Lord smelled a sweet savour; and the Lord said in his heart, I will not again curse the ground any more for man's sake; for the imagination of man's heart is evil from his youth; neither will I again smite any more every thing living, as I have done." (Genesis 8:21)
<5>God was very pleased with this new man, because He had complete control over him and He did not have to struggle with him. He thought that now man, with his intellect, will understand the purpose of his life, which is to be(come) Divine, and will try to become Pure Consciousness. <6>Also he does not have spiritual powers which the previous generations had. Therefore, he cannot disturb the forces in nature. So God decided not to curse the ground, destroy him by flood, or smite him again but gradually bring him to an understanding of the truth.
<7>However, if this weakened man does not understand the realities behind this universe (the Laws), he will suffer until he understands the creation and history, the goal of life, and the Plan of creation.
"While the earth remaineth, seedtime and harvest, and cold and heat, and summer and winter, and day and night shall not cease." (Genesis 8:22)
<8>No further evolutionary process is necessary from the point of view of the climate of the earth for the existence of humans.
"And God blessed Noah and his sons, and said unto them, Be fruitful, and multiply, and replenish the earth." (Genesis 9:1)
<9>God was pleased with this new generation. He blessed them, and they started living on the earth.
"And the fear of you and the dread of you shall be upon every beast of the earth, and upon every fowl of the air, upon all that moveth upon the earth, and upon all the fishes of the sea; into your hand are they delivered." (Genesis 9:2)
<10>Still human is the superior creature.
"Every moving thing that liveth shall be meat for you; even as the green herb have I given you all things." (Genesis 9:3)
<11>Humans fell so far that they became meat and vegetable eaters. The new generation with the new body can eat meat also, it is nutritious for flesh, but it is not good for their consciousnesses. <12>So the emphasis should be on vegetables, grains, herbs, nuts, and fruit in our diets.
"But flesh with the life thereof, which is the blood thereof, shall ye not eat." (Genesis 9:4)
<13>Blood should all be taken out of the body of the animal before being eaten.
"And surely your blood of your lives will I require; at the hand of every beast will I require it, and at the hand of man; at the hand of every man's brother will I require the life of man." (Genesis 9:5)
"Whoso sheddeth man's blood, by man shall his blood be shed:for in the image of God made he man." (Genesis 9:6)
<14>The new generation was built and new Laws were necessary to govern them, but still this new generation can reach Pure Consciousness, to the state of a son of God (His likeness). <15>However, this generation also is not in His image as it says, "in the image of God made he man." It does not say, "in the image of God is man." The word "made" is in the past tense. Man still can reach that state by perfecting himself. <16>Also whoever murders, "shall his blood be shed."
"And you, be ye fruitful, and multiply; bring forth abundantly in the earth, and multiply therein." (Genesis 9:7)
"And God spake unto Noah, and to his sons with him, saying," (Genesis 9:8)
"And I, behold, I establish my covenant with you, and with your seed after you;" (Genesis 9:9)
<17>Now God has complete control over humans. Therefore, He made a covenant with Noah and made promises, because He is sure that He will be able to fulfill them.
"And with every living creature that is with you, of the fowl, of the cattle, and of every beast of the earth with you; from all that go out of the ark, to every beast of the earth." (Genesis 9:10)
<18>Not only has He complete control over humans but also over all animals that He has made with this new generation.
"And I will establish my covenant with you; neither shall all flesh be cut off any more by the waters of a flood; neither shall there any more be a flood to destroy the earth." (Genesis 9:11)
<19>Therefore all flesh will not be "cut off any more by the waters of a flood," but a flood might destroy some flesh, and there might be other kinds of destruction (such as fire). <20>No destruction comes from God but from man himself by his own actions. Only they can stop the destruction and tribulation by understanding the Laws and The Plan of the Father, and by following them.
"And God said, This is the token of the covenant which I make between me and you and every living creature that is with you, for perpetual generations:" (Genesis 9:12)
"I do set my bow in the cloud, and it shall be for a token of a covenant between me and the earth." (Genesis 9:13)
<21>Rainbow is that bow.
"And it shall come to pass, when I bring a cloud over the earth, that the bow shall be seen in the cloud:" (Genesis 9:14)
"And I will remember my covenant, which is between me and you and every living creature of all flesh; and the waters shall no more become a flood to destroy all flesh." (Genesis 9:15)
"And the bow shall be in the cloud; and I will look upon it, that I may remember the everlasting covenant between God and every living creature of all flesh that is upon the earth." (Genesis 9:16)
"And God said unto Noah, This is the token of the covenant, which I have established between me and all flesh that is upon the earth." (Genesis 9:17)
<22>All these verses show that God does not have to destroy man again. He has complete control over the earth. Only man can destroy himself, if he does not follow the Laws given by God. Therefore it is not God who will destroy the earth but it is the choice of the human to either understand the Laws and work according to the Daharmas of the universe and become Pure Consciousness, or to go against them and destroy himself.Next