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Methodology of spiritual development.

 
Love the Lord, Your God!... Love Your Neighbor!…
 

Love the Lord, Your God!...
Love Your Neighbor!…

“Love the Lord, your God, with all your heart, with all the soul, and with all your strength!” (Deut 6:5), “… Love your neighbor as you love yourself!…” (Lev 19:18) — these are two statements from the Bible made by Hebrew prophets and repeated by Jesus Christ as the most important commandments from God for Hebrews at those ancient times (Matt 22:37-39; Mark 12:30-31; Luke 10:27).

Yet so few people are capable of understanding what these commandments mean, to say nothing of fulfilling them!

… I am recalling now how I once addressed a seemingly good young man who exhibited his love for nature…

… And love for nature is very important on the Path of the spiritual development, since without developed love for the Creation, one cannot fall in love with the Creator and come closer to Him by the state of the soul! All other variants of “love for God” are nothing but self-deception or deception! The Creator does not accept “love” for Him from a person who does not love His Creation!

… I suggested to that man to become acquainted with our materials on ecopsychology — the branch of science that allows one to advance significantly to the practical realization of the above-mentioned fundamental commandments of God.

But the man replied: “Thank you, but no. I have the Bible!…”

… A reasonable person studies the commandments of God and makes efforts to transform oneself in accordance with them. An unreasonable one only worships the books where these commandments are written…

A reasonable person understands love for God as, among other things, the realization of His Instructions that recommend us to spiritualize ourselves, service God and aspire to become closer to Him — our Highest Beloved — through the cognition of Him and Mergence with Him in the Embrace of Love! And this is what a reasonable person tries to do, whereas an unreasonable one… just begs from Him, and having fallen into the trap of some sect, begins to hate everyone who thinks and speaks in a manner that is different from the ways that are customary within that sect…

… A small unreasonable person is not capable of embracing with the mind all the greatness of the multidimensional universe: this person thinks in much smaller scales. Words and thoughts about invisible (for him or her) God frighten this person, and he or she begins to fantasize and create fairy images of fictitious “gods” and other forces, which could be evil, harmful, and punitive or, on the other hand, kind and protective… In this way, primitive “pagan” (i.e. “folk”, “popular”) variations of faith are created…

On the contrary, a reasonable person, who is aware that the universe is infinite, knows that the Creator is not an invisible flying old man or some other being. He is the Living Ocean of the Subtlest Consciousness That dwells in the primordial depth of the multidimensional space and is in the process of His unceasing development. He is One for all people incarnated by Him on the Earth and for all other forms of incarnate and non-incarnate life in the entire cosmic space. And the laws, the principles of existence suggested by Him for all people are the same for everyone.

By the way, no “dark forces” can compete with Him in power, for He is Omnipotent!

Yes, the struggle between “light and darkness” indeed takes place or can take place, first, inside ourselves (it is our struggle with our vices) and, second, outside us but under His full control and for our sake (those are the lessons with the participation of incarnate or non-incarnate evil beings, lessons that are given to us by Him — our Highest Teacher).

In order to help us withstand this struggle and develop ourselves further, the Creator gave us His Teachings that are the same throughout the entire universe. He has imparted these Teachings many times to people of the Earth in different epochs of the development of humankind in different historical formations; therefore, they had different emphases. Everyone can become acquainted with these Teachings integrated by us in the book [3] and in our other books and lectures.

However, people also created the sectarian religious associations based on concepts that are either absurd or represent different deviations from the Teachings of God, including their intentional or unintentional perversions. Such examples are satanic sects where their members seek the protection of non-incarnate forces of evil and strive quite consciously to serve them; there are also sects where the members believe in “national gods” and the associations that use false ritualism instead of studying the Teachings of God and mastering the methods of self-transformation in accordance with these Teachings. Besides, there are sects whose main pivots of belief are terror against “infidels” and the preaching of drug consumption and suicide…

It can be expected that reasonable people make out all this and understand, among other things, how absurd it is to chant prayers endlessly and do various “religious” bodily movements. By the way, God has never taught such things to people! And let us understand that He does not need this! He needs from us a completely different thing: He needs that we aspire to the Perfection — I mean the commandment of Jesus Christ: “Be perfect, as your Heavenly Father is perfect!” (Matt 5:48).

He is directly interested in our spiritual Perfection. Those who have achieved a comparable to Him level of the development of Love, Wisdom, and Power, as well as the necessary subtlety of the consciousnesses, flow into Him and thus enrich Him with themselves.* So what do the prayers* and different “religious” bodily movements have to do with all this? They do not make people better!

The Path to the Perfection is a completely different thing: it is the development of oneself in the four parameters listed above! Only this will be the true participation in religion (contrary to what so many people think)!

We discussed in detail the subject of the methodology of spiritual development in many publications [1-3, etc.] and films*. Among other things, we made for the first time a thematic analysis of the Teachings of Jesus Christ (with the use of the materials of the Apocryphal Gospels) [1-2]. So, now we are not going to repeat many other essential commandments that Jesus gave us for the sake of our advancement to the Perfection. Instead of this, here it makes sense to talk more about the two commandments of God mentioned at the beginning of this article.

So, how can one really fall in love with the Creator with all the heart, with all the soul, and with all one’s strength? And how can one learn to love other people as one loves oneself?

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And what is the heart in the context of spiritual subjects?

Some people try to find the spiritual heart in the material heart.

Others fantasize that since the material heart is located in the left part of the chest, then the spiritual heart has to be located in the right part.

Others understand the spiritual heart not as a structure but as an aggregate of all human emotions. They interpret the statement “to live by the heart” simply as to live without trying to control and regulate with the mind and will one’s own emotions of sexual passions, of jealousy, of envy, of hatred, etc. This understanding was adopted by the literary “classics” of the “soviet” historical period of Russia, and many generations of schoolchildren who studied this literature were raised on this false idea… And the majority of the adult population of our country also continues to think in the same way at present…

But, in fact, the spiritual heart is a real bioenergetical structure presented — at least in its embryo form capable of development — in every person (as it is present in all highly developed species of animals: mammals, birds). Initially, it is located in the chakra anahata, i.e. in the chest where the lungs are. This is the chakra* where the spiritual heart can begin to develop, and then from this chakra it grows outside the material body. The spiritual heart is fundamentally important on the spiritual Path since it generates the emotions of heart love, while other states are generated in other chakras.

Nevertheless, for this, proper conditions have to be created there. A natural growth of the spiritual heart takes place in the situations that provoke us to feel bright emotions of love — love for a beloved person on the background of sexual relations, love for children, love for gentle animals, love for tender beauty of nature or for suitable works of art of different genres, etc. That is why, all this is extremely important for our spiritual development!

There are also special methods that accelerate the growth of the spiritual heart. These are, first of all, the psychophysical exercises. Then one can practice the meditations on the special places of power, then master the direct communication with the Representatives of the Creator or Holy Spirits and start learning directly from Them, harmonizing oneself with Them and merging with Them [2]. As a result of this work, a spiritual practitioner who has been making such efforts for several years turns into a giant and Divinely subtle spiritual heart, which is infinitely larger than his or her material body.

Only after becoming such a giant and subtle Consciousness (Soul) consisting, principally, of the developed to the Divine level spiritual heart — this person gains the ability to interact easily with Holy Spirits and the Creator in His Abode. Then Mergence with the Creator follows. The further activity in the Creation dedicated to helping incarnate beings is realized by such a Person from the state of Coessentiality with the Creator.

Suitable methods for the development of the spiritual heart are described by us in [2] and demonstrated in our films. But it is especially important to take into account that one cannot achieve success in this work without an intellectual correction of one’s own emotional sphere and behavior. In order to destroy in ourselves the false patterns of reaction, we should study again and again the corresponding recommendations of God and use the method of repentance [2]. If we do not do this, we will not be able to pass the trials that our Divine Teachers — Holy Spirits — offer to everyone who walks on the spiritual Path.

… Every one of us should understand also that we are not material bodies. We are consciousnesses (souls). We are incarnated by God into material bodies only for a while — for the sake of our further development. But until we become large and correctly developed consciousnesses, we will not be able to experience fully that we are not identical to our bodies.

… There is a widespread mistake typical of many esotericists, especially of those who try to develop themselves through oriental martial arts. It consists in putting the emphasis on the development of the lower dantian (hara): a complex of three lower chakras. Thus they develop the power aspect of the consciousnesses, but without love and subtlety (the latter qualities are present in such people only in good movies but not in reality).*

The power of the consciousness is needed, but it must be developed after the love aspect is developed, not prior to this. Otherwise, it can be very hard to avoid the growth of ethical vices in oneself and the coarsening of the consciousness, which leads one not to the Abode of the Creator but to the “outer darkness” (in terms of Jesus Christ), i.e. to hell.

The power aspect of a correctly developing soul is its unshakable power of love directed to the Creator. This power allows one to cast off all attachments to the earthly, overcome all outer obstacles on the Path to the Highest Goal, and perform effectively the service to God, manifested in the spiritual service to people.

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Let us examine the subject of service to God in more detail. We have already discussed that the Universal Consciousness evolves unceasingly. This constitutes Its Life and this is what It is interested in. For the sake of this, It has included us — souls incarnated by It into material bodies — in the process of Its evolutionary development. Therefore, the more intensively we develop ourselves, the better it is for the Universal Consciousness. This means that the highest form of service to God is an effective help to people in their spiritual development.

For a person who is progressing spiritually, it is very important to learn to live experiencing himself or herself as an integral part of the Undivided Evolutionary Flow of the Universal Consciousness.

In this case, it is not I who develop myself — but it is we, united, who develop ourselves, we as the whole entirety of the souls that go to the Creator. In this way, a feeling of coessentiality with all of them and then with the Goal, Which we walk to, arises. This, in particular, allows one to get rid of one’s egocentric “I” and develop complete and sincere selflessness in the work of helping others who are also walking this Path.

Besides, in this case, I cannot have even a fleeting thought that someone else outdoes me or excels me in something — and, therefore, I have to stop this person… On the contrary, if in this Flow someone moves faster than I — I help him or her to move even faster!

I cannot even think about taking something away from others: I and we are merged; we are I

The coessentiality of the souls merged together in this common Evolutionary Flow is represented in the second Biblical commandment mentioned by us.

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