World view, inspiration, self-help
Who can prove it to me...? An introduction to the work "In the Light of Truth", by Abd-ru-shin 1875-1941
Conclusive answers to key questions
Whoever knows me from BioMagnetic Healing sessions and seminars and training will understand that the basis of the explanations I give in order to explain how Healing Magnetism works comes from The Grail Message: In the Light of Truth by Abd-ru-shin (Oskar Ernst Bernhardt, 1875 - 1941).
On this basis I was and am able to offer my clients and students explanations and plausible answers to questions that are usually regarded as unexplained or at least controversial, but which, on closer examination, must be considered as indispensable for a meaningful life on earth!
To cite a few examples:
Who can prove to me......?
However, the objection could be raised and also is sometimes raised: "Who can prove to me that the work In the Light of Truth is really the truth and not again just one more opinion?"
Such an objection is partly understandable, since it would be unwise in precisely an age of information overload, the inflationary expansion of esoteric thought and the emergence of numerous "new prophets", to accept everything on offer without examination. On the other hand, such a remark also reveals a certain danger. Many of us, especially in affluent societies, have become accustomed to a phenomenon that can in spiritual terms have disastrous consequences. We are in almost all areas used to making a demand when we have paid for something. We are accustomed to being courted, since a huge market of goods and services awaits our money and, as customers, make us "king"! We therefore, needless to say, feel entitled to judge whether something is to our liking or not, whether, for example, a book we bought meets our demands and expectations. Yet the idea that this could be reversed and a work could make demands on us, demands that we then have to fulfil, might be very strange to most people in some cultures and often be perceived as an imposition.
But this is precisely what makes the Grail Message a refreshingly uncomfortable, and in its autonomy, an exceptionally valuable signpost. It demands of every reader to examine seriously what is offered, but to do so mainly with the intuitive perception, and not exclusively with the intellect. However, intuitive examination requires, what is for most human beings today, the most difficult thing. We cannot stand as untouched observers outside what is said, but must involve ourselves if we are really earnest about the Truth.
This is often uncomfortable, or even painful, but if it is really about the "Light of Truth", then even what is uncomfortable must also be illuminated. An all-embracing picture of world events also takes in the downsides and their causes. These especially must be given weight in any truthful consideration that will help a recovery.
It is in this regard not difficult to understand that we human beings are the ones who by our actions, thoughts and attitudes have poisoned the earth and its ethereal environment. All this will be readily acceptable to many critically thinking persons, but often with a single, crucial exception: the exception being they themselves! It is always only the others who are to blame for all the hardship, ills and adversity - (the politicians, business leaders, the unpopular boss, the obnoxious colleagues, the prickly or thick skinned spouse and the children spoilt by him, the hypersensitive friends)...It is always the others who make the desirable heavenly conditions impossible.
But herein the Grail Message clearly establishes that the basis for a better world can come only from the individual human being, from our willingness to change consistently for the good! It can be formulated even more uncompromisingly: every person can in reality change only one individual: himself or herself - and thus act as a good example that is "contagious" to those of his fellow human beings who are similarly willing!
It is this requirement for every reader that very quickly confronts him with the decision, either to make the necessary self-change with all the attendant struggles and often also take on initial pains, because only on the path of unrelenting contemplation of reality can a recovery actually take place - or else carry on with his life in the old, unchanged manner; which will, however, entail unpleasant consequences, regardless of whether we are willing to admit or repress it! But whoever is committed to a critical self-examination and is prepared to implement the necessary changes will find in the Grail Message, as the author writes, "light and staff" for his path.....and in his own experiences the proof that in this work he has really found the "Light of Truth".
A message to the human spirit
The author of the Grail Message was German by birth and bore the civil name Oskar Ernst Bernhardt, but wrote his work In the Light of Truth under the pen-name Abd-ru-shin, which among other things has the meaning, "Servant of the Light".
To contrast, especially refreshingly, with conventional promotional strategies nowadays that are geared more to the author than to the content, it should be noted that Abd-ru-shin pushes everything personal well into the background and demands that not the person but the subject be examined! He thereby also rejects decisively any personality cult!
The Grail Message is composed of three volumes with a total of 168 lectures.
A guiding theme prefaces each volume with a demand and a highly challenging task:
"Free yourself from all Darkness!
He who makes no effort to grasp the word of the Lord aright burdens himself with guilt!"
These two sentences already indicate that the Grail Message is directed primarily to our spiritual core, to the spirit, and only secondarily to the intellect. For only the spirit, thus the actual inner person, knows - beyond all philosophical debate - well enough that it is more or less still connected with the "Darkness"(whose species and origin is described in later lectures), and furthermore, that it has not yet rightly grasped "the Word of the Lord", thus the Will of God, and must exert itself if it wants to progress in its necessary development.
The proof that "the Word of the Lord" has in general not been grasped aright by mankind lies already quite simply in the fact that there are countless religious communities, many always claiming the only correct interpretation of the "Holy Scriptures", and often being the bitterest of adversaries. Where there is real truth and therewith logical consistency, such is impossible by the nature of things. Because where there can be disputes, there clarity is lacking and naturally also the truth!
In this personal effort the important Creation's Law of Movement, namely the personal movement, is also addressed, and like all the cosmic laws needs to be observed and fulfilled. Because only in the personal effort do we again find access to that entity in us that is connected with the truth and can therefore recognise the truth, thus access to our spirit, which has nothing to do with the brain and the intellect. Each person carries this truth principle within, and he is therefore also able to recognise the truth beyond all denominations and to distinguish it from the fallacies provided he seriously takes the trouble to do so.
"Belief becomes conviction"
The foreword to the Grail Message is divided into several parts. It begins with a great promise: "The bandage falls and belief becomes conviction! Liberation and redemption lie only in conviction!"
Nearly everything that has to do in our modern culture with questions of meaning, hereafter, religion and God, is commonly described with the term "belief". But what belief is actually all about is evidenced by the everyday use of the word: "I believe....", it nearly always has the meaning: "I guess or suspect so, I am speculating, I assume or I suppose so", which is far removed from knowledge and conviction. Is our belief in God actual certainty, conviction - or is it not rather more or less vague hope, perhaps even an unreflective adherence to the faith of our parents?
Does conviction not also contain knowledge? But do we know God's Will, His Laws and the meaning and purpose of our life? Can we ever get by without this knowledge if we want to make any progress in our spiritual development? Any seriously seeking person will have to answer in the negative if he is honest with himself?
And then we learn about the requirements that must be fulfilled by the person to whom the Grail Message is to bring any benefit: "I am addressing earnest seekers only. They must be able and willing to examine this matter objectively! Religious fanatics and irresponsible enthusiasts may hold aloof, for they are detrimental to the Truth. As for the malevolent and prejudiced, they shall find their sentence in the very words.
"The Message will strike only those who still carry within them a spark of truth, and the yearning to be true human beings. To all such it will become the shining light and staff. It will lead them unswervingly out of all the chaos of the present-day confusion."
Earnest seeking means among other things to be awake and mobile and to evaluate what has been read with the intuitive perception against life itself, but at the same time setting aside one's parcels of wisdom, prejudices, fixed ideas, and the jumble of other learned stuff, since it might very easily be wrong! Seen clearly, this is a life task that calls for our full commitment!
"I do not found a new religion!
"So that we do not immediately open a new drawer in our mind labelled "new religion", which would make vividly grasping what is said afterwards more difficult, there follows another important clarification:
"The following Word does not bring a new religion, but is intended as the torch to help all serious listeners or readers find the right path, which leads them to the longed-for height."
This is the second time the driving force is mentioned that can ultimately lead us upward: the longing to be a real human being, for the Light, the Truth and for ascent to our original homeland, to Paradise.
And since we have completely strayed spiritually and can no longer so easily find the way to our origin, the author of the Grail Message promises us the torch in the following, while 'what is necessary for development lies in our own abilities, not in the adoption of foreign, borrowed views at second, third or tenth hand!
"Only he who bestirs himself can advance spiritually. The fool who uses extraneous aids for this, in the form of the ready-made opinions of others, only walks his path as if on crutches, while ignoring his own healthy limbs.
"But the moment he boldly uses all the abilities which lie dormant within him awaiting his call, to help in his ascent, he is employing the talent entrusted to him in accordance with the Creator's Will, and will easily overcome all obstacles that seek to divert him.
"Therefore awake! Genuine faith lies only in conviction, and conviction comes solely through an inflexible weighing and examining! See that you are truly alive in the wonderful Creation of your God!"
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