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Jiddu Krishnamurti, A Real Prophet

March 24, 2011

This is the short story of Jiddu Krishnamurti, a true child of God. He was born in India in 1895.   He parents were Brahmins and were also part of a group called the Theosophical Society. In essence this group could be called one of the first New Age Religions.  His father sought and received work from the society and they lived next to the compound in India.  The Theosophical Society was at that time trying to find the new and great spiritual leader of the group and the world.   In short they wanted to discover the new messiah.   As a young boy Jiddu Krishnamurti was chosen as a possible messiah, along with several other children.  

The Theosophical Society created a new organization in 1911 called The Order Of The Star of the East.   The group was to help usher in the new Messiah, The World Teacher.  Jiddu was eventually adopted by the Theosophical Society. As one prospective chosen vehicle Krishnamurti was educated, clothed and cared for by the Order. His brother for a time was with him and they depended on each other.

The next 18 years were spent grooming him, teaching him, showing him to the public, preparing him for being the world teacher.   I’m not sure if this was first decided in 1911 but as time went on he was assuming the mantle as taught to him. Even at this time of growth he was showing signs of great understanding and spiritual depth while also experiencing adolescent growing pains.

His preparation and teaching culminated in August 3, 1929 in Ommen, Netherlands.  While he was being prepared for ascension to New World Teacher, he was himself developing different ideas of God and Reality.  Essentially he felt that the Other of the Star of the East was not correct.  On this day at the annual meeting of the Order of the Star of The East he disbanded the Order in front of the organization and on public radio with this short Speech:

You may remember the story of how the devil and a friend of his were walking down the street, when they saw ahead of them a man stoop down and pick up something from the ground, look at it, and put it away in his pocket. The friend said to the devil, “What did that man pick up?” “He picked up a piece of the truth,” said the devil. “That is a very bad business for you, then,” said his friend. “Oh, not at all,” the devil replied, “I am going to help him organize it.” I maintain that truth is a pathless land, and you cannot approach it by any path whatsoever, by any religion, by any sect. That is my point of view, and I adhere to that absolutely and unconditionally. Truth, being limitless, unconditioned, unapproachable by any path whatsoever, cannot be organized; nor should any organization be formed to lead or coerce people along a particular path.

Peace be with you Jiddu for your courage and wisdom.

How Many Ways?

March 23, 2011

 

As time goes on we realize that religion is in fact disbanding.  Not in terms of groups breaking up but more and more groups being formed every day.  In fact, splintering, I believe.  More and more people are finding their own religion and values.    In a way we are in a constant state of religious pluralism.  In Europe before Martin Luther’s Revolution there was only the Catholic Church and the Muslims(this may not be quite true, but pretty close).   Today there is a religion on every corner.   The organizational religion is breaking down.   More and more people are discovering their own connection to God and finding their own values. 

There are 6.8 billion people on the earth.  Since there are no institutional funnels that sweep people up to heaven and since there is no religious group that has automatic passes to get to heaven, how may ways are there to get to heaven?  Is it a trick question?   Not really.   There are at least 6.8 billion ways to get to heaven.   Why?    Because each and every soul has carved a unique niche path that only they can follow.  Again from a Karmic point of view each person has built up or tore down their own way to heaven.  Some are quick. Some are slow. Some replay the same lives over and over again relearning the same lessons again and again(probably me).    Many of us have crossed paths many times and we will probably continue to cross paths.   We’re each climbing to the mountaintop but each of us is climbing up a different way.

 “Be kind to people on the way up – you’ll meet them again on your way down.”
                                                  – Jimmy Durante

The Illusion of Philosophy

March 20, 2011

God’s plan is supreme. We can take as long as we need to realize that.     Free Will allows us to make our own choices but not to evade, alter, or negate the plan. God’s Plan provides that you can take as long as you want and as long as is necessary to reunite with God.  That process may not be a sudden transformation(although it could be that also). It may be gradual and progressive understandings throughout many lifetimes. Teaching and learning may move glacially and in fact be learned and relearned many, many times.

God realized that to be co-creators with him we need more experience.  God realized that we wanted something different.   We wanted to be on our own, we wanted to be different.    When we (so-called) committed the first Sin,  left God, escaped from God, or came down from Heaven; God and Us created Time & Space.   Time & Space is our crucible. Time & Space is our means basically to struggle against ourselves until we realize our separation and strive to return to God.   Time and Space are Reincarnation.  Imagine if you will a giant playpen, that is our universe, we are God’s children in this Giant Time/Space/Reincarnation Playpen.

Let’s look a SPACE.  This is the Length(infinite), Width(infinite), & Depth(infinite) PLAYPEN that God created for us   Then there is TIME, immobile beings initially, he started us moving like little Geppetto’s puppets. This crucible was our chance to experiment and try things and then to try them over.  In many ways God says “go be a scientist & philosopher”, see what works for you in life.  This is not spite or vengeance or I told you so.This is the ultimate classroom.  This is God saying “I love you so much I’m willing to let you be, so that most importantly you can finally KNOW”.   GOD’S PLAN IS BEST. HIS LAWS ARE ABSOLUTE. GOD’S LOVE IS PERFECT.

As we struggle in that playpen, many of us run to the edge of the playpen and proclaim our experiments to God.  Philosophy is the question of “What is the good Life?”  Usually it’s thought of  in a plural understanding as  “everyone has their own” philosophy.   This is the illusion, that we can pick and choose reality or God.

God is the ultimate Toughlove disciplinarian & the Ultimate giver of Life and Love. While those in the playpen experiment with LIFE sciences & philosophies God oversees everything.   A child runs to the edge of the playpen and says “God, I’m an existentialist”.  God says “That good. Keep at it.”   Another child says, “God, I’m objectivist.” God responds, “Good luck with that”.  Others run hollering, screaming, laughing, “I’m a Realist”, “Phenomenology works for me”,  ” I’m an Individualist”, “Me too” his best friend says.   God shakes his head a little and laughs.   “Follow through little ones to the end”.

Three or four little ones say “I understand, I missed you, I want to be with you, I want to be like you.”  God takes them out of the pen, “Sure, but you have to co-create with me in the manner that you’ve learned ALL BY YOURSELF, LAWS ARE ABSOLUTE, LOVE IS PERFECT”.

Called or uncalled, God is present. 

Desiderius Erasmus