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Enlightenment of the Whole Body

by Bubba Free John (Adi Da Samraj) pp. 436-459
Chapter 7 – The
Enlightenment of the Whole Body

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Chapter 7
Enlightenment of the Whole Body

Three Primal Conditions and the Unique Truth of the Divine

Mysticism and the Radiant Personality of


Good Principles of Jesus

Was a Sacrifice, Not a Survivor

“Spirit” and the “Single Eye” in the Teaching of Jesus and
the Ancients

Is the Whole Body

Essential Teaching of the New

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The Three Primal
Conditions and the Unique Truth of the Divine

Those who are distracted and
absorbed in the gross changes, effects, and experiences of
the Realm of Nature worship that Power and abide in that
Realm by resting attention in the vital bodily functions, or
the general region of the navel.

Those who feel a revulsion toward
the Play of gross effects, and who are distracted by the
Creative Mind or Energy, the “Shakti” or All-Pervading
Life-Power of the Realm of Nature, worship that Power and
ascend into the subtler regions of that Realm by turning
attention toward and above the mental functions, into the
general region of the brain core and the psychic “sky” above
the head.

Those who enjoy the intuition of the
Transcendental Consciousness that is the Eternal Foundation
of the Universal Energy or Mind and of all the Creative
effects of that Power worship and attain that Consciousness
by yielding attention and all forms of subject-object
awareness in the very root of the heart.

Therefore, there are three common
classes of human beings, each of which represents the
tendency to fulfill human birth through the submission of
attention in one of the three primal regions of the human
body-mind: the navel, the head, or the heart.

The true Spiritual Master is
Awakened to the total Play of human possibility, and he does
not separately fulfill either of the three conventional
destinies of human experience. He does not tend to choose
either the World, or the Energy and Mind-Source of the
World, or even the Transcendental Consciousness or Root of
both Mind and World. He is Awake in the seventh or Perfect
stage of human life. He is equally Awake to all three
Dimensions of Existence and all three primal regions of the
body-mind and of human attention. He abides naturally in
Transcendental Consciousness, but he also is fully Awake in
the Mind of All-Pervading Life. Therefore, he is Awake and
also Free in relation to the Play of the World. He is
Present whole bodily as the heart, the head, and the navel.
And he does not advocate a Way of life that is only
partially Awake or exclusively oriented. The navel, the
head, and the heart are each and all seen in Truth. The
World of experience, the Energy-Mind of Creativity, and the
Transcendental Consciousness that is the inherent Self of
all of this Play are all part of the unique Fullness of the
true Spiritual Master.

Therefore, from birth, he simply and
intuitively Abides in the Truth of all experience while all
experience arises. Such is his Way. In this manner, the
Process of experience is relieved of its automaticities and
ceases to be necessary. Ultimately, the Process of
experience yields-even the World yields-into the Primal
Radiance, prior to all Creation. It is the Radiance of the
Heart. It is the Crown of the World and of the body-mind. It
is above even the Energy-Mind, the. Mother of the World.
That Radiance is identical to the Transcendental
Consciousness. And the Transcendental Consciousness is
identical to that Radiance.

Such is My Message to Man: The Power
and Consciousness behind the World are to be Realized as
One. They should not be separately regarded or worshipped,
but they should be Perfectly Regarded, Worshipped, and
Realized as the One that includes and transcends both of
them. And the World itself, the Play of possibility in
experience, is to be transcended in the true One, the Living
God, prior to Creation. The natural psycho-physical sign of
this Realization and its Way is the Spiral Current between
the heart and the crown. And the navel is not strategically
excluded in this Way-nor are the World and the Creative
Energy-Mind above the World strategically excluded. Rather,
by simple intuition and Ecstatic or self-transcending
Love-Communion with the Living God, the body-mind is
transcended, the World (or all experience) is transcended,
the Creative Power or Energy-Mind is transcended, and all
conditional states and destinies Dissolve in the Blissful
Wonder of the Eternally Radiant Consciousness, the Divine
Person, Who is God in Truth.




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Brain Mysticism and the
Radiant Personality of Love

The ancient mystics were seeking to
attain a “divine” and “imperishable” body. The Way was a
psycho-physical discipline, represented by the “caduceus,”
the ancient heraldic and medical staff or wand of power and
authority, symbol of the spinal cord and the brain core, or
the central nervous system. The head, or “ajna chakra,”
epitomized by the thalamus (with its two parts or “petals”)
and the single pole of the pineal body, shines in the midst
of the “winged” cerebrum (which is the “sahasrar,”
epitomized by the lateral ventricles and the corona
radiata). The central or cerebrospinal nervous system, when
in a state of release from the ascending (sensory) and
descending (motor) or bipolar motions of the autonomic
nervous system (symbolized by two intertwined serpents),
resonates as a single Current in the brain core. There the
Current of Transcendental Life-Light that Pervades all forms
Radiates in the midst of the two lateral ventricles, which
are likened to the two wings of a bird or angel. (The
cerebrospinal core of the body-mind, when permitted to
transcend, to master, or simply to witness the gross
movements of the autonomic nervous system, is the vehicle of
the “astral body” or subtle mind, capable of psychic flight,
dreamlike tours, or intuitive reflections of all realms of
experience within and without the individual. Thus, the
universal inner mechanism, or caduceus, has also been
traditionally and fancifully symbolized by winged angels and
otherwise identified with superior beings, such as Krishna,
Jesus, or Gautama, or states of experience that are subtler
than the gross physical.)

At the center is white brightness.
Surrounding it is a blue sphere. And the vision is rounded
with a golden yellow light. Sounds also surround and
permeate the place, in an ascending scale, from deep humming
vibrations at the medulla to tiny flute-like sounds in the
upper extremities of the temporal lobe.

Is this Heaven? Or is it simply the
body in its primary mode, wherein the play of awareness and
the senses begins, and where the heart may remain at rest,
undisturbed, attuned to the Current of Life? The answer
should now be obvious to your thinking mind, but you must
also submit to it bodily, by literal inspection and growth
into the states of contemplation. Mere mentalizing about the
limitations or the excellences of mystical vision is itself
the sign of a state below or less than mystical vision,
habitually fixed in the lower mental and grosser bodily

Therefore, enter the Way and ascend
to contemplation in the brain core. Then trace the movement
of attention back to the heart. Then awaken at last beyond
all the limits of the body-mind into Transcendental
Identification with the Radiant Current and Consciousness in
which the body-mind is floating. Only then will the
Life-Current penetrate beyond the brain core and even the
brain itself, to Shine in Transcendental Glory as Bliss,
Love, and the very Being of Consciousness. Only This is
Enlightenment. All the rest is mere experience, the puny
occupation of Narcissus, or the body-mind itself, intent on
the survival of its own illusions of independence and the
endless enumeration of differentiated objects, never
surrendered, never floated in the Real, never transcended,
the Bliss of the Eternal never Realized.

I am at war with the lingering
childhood of Man. I make Holy War in the midst of our
dreadful and universal preoccupation with Man himself. For
it is only when Man is surrendered in the Transcendental
Reality that he can grow up into his own higher
consciousness, and only then may he truly and finally Intuit
his Identity with what is prior to Man, which is the
Transcendental Reality itself.

The human individual is nothing more
than a poor and temporary modification of Light, appearing
to surround and emanate from a central core of Light. In
Truth, he is unnecessary, not even an emanation, but only a
conventional appearance, without a Transcendental Cause.
Therefore, Man is called to God, to self-transcendence,
wherein the illusory body-mind is rested in its
Transcendental Identity. Then he is not only Liberated from
himself and his world, but even while he seems to live his
actions Demonstrate only the Radiant Personality of

Enlightenment is the Ecstatic
Realization of literal and prior Identification with the
Radiant Transcendental Consciousness in which the body-mind
is floating. Enlightenment is not an experience, not a state
of the personal body-mind in itself, but the Transcendental
Condition of Existence, in which there is no difference, no
other, no self, no mind, no body, and no world. Therefore,
paradoxically, the conventions of experience-of difference,
other, self, mind, body, and world-are known only in that
Consciousness. They are arising only in that Radiant Life.
They are communicating only that Personality of Love.


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An aspect of the work of living
Adepts is to clarify our understanding of the lives and
Teachings of Adepts who have preceded them, and also to
reveal the falseness of all cultic and self-serving
approaches to the living Spiritual Master in any time or

Jesus of Nazareth appears to have
been a Spiritual Master of the highest type. But he did not
leave behind him the Church of fully Illumined devotees that
he apparently sought to establish while alive. Thus, we have
no certain knowledge of his life, work, and spiritual
Realization. At various times throughout Bubba Free John’s
life, he has had mystical and spiritual contact with one who
at times appeared to have been Jesus, but who was finally
Revealed to be the Transcendental and Radiant Divine Person,
the true Self and Eternal Life of all beings. Thus, Bubba
interprets the reported life and sacred work of Jesus at
many exoteric and esoteric levels, but he calls us beyond
all ancient cults and archetypes to the true Worship of the
Eternally Existing One, the Living God.


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The Good Principles of

Jesus apparently renewed, for his
time, an ancient psycho-physical conception of the nature of
the realm or world in which we appear. The mood of ordinary
experience conceives the Principles of this world to be
separation, negative results, and death. Jesus communicated
the view that the Principles of this world are prior Unity
with God, renunciation and forgiveness as a means of
purification, and an individually conscious Life that is
ever-changing but never destroyed.

The significance of his entire life
is the argument of this communication. He argued that we
should accept these “good” Principles, which make those men
good who believe or accept them, rather than accept the
conventional and “evil” Principles, which only make all who
believe or accept them into fearful, deluded, and wretched

Jesus represents only the argument,
the conviction, and the confession of this good assumption
of Good Principles. He does not represent any independent
historical Act that makes it unnecessary for anyone else to
accept and be responsible for these Principles. In other
words, the Principles of our Life are Good, but these Good
Principles are only as effective in our own case as the
degree of our acceptance and responsibility relative to

All who accept these Principles must
be wise and intelligent and humble, since their goodness, or
identity with the Good Principles of Life, is gradual, or a
process that matures and grows forever. Their Enlightenment
is always instant-whenever their presumption of the Good and
True is Real-but their lives are forever, and forever
transformed by whatever they believe, accept, or presume.


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Jesus Was a Sacrifice, Not a

Jesus of Nazareth has become a
universal archetypal figure, or Threshold Personality, in
the minds of all mankind. But he has thereby become more a
part of conventional mind and meaning than a servant of the
Real. Unfortunately, he has become identified with personal
or egoic survival rather than perfect sacrifice of self,
mind, life, emotion, and body.

Paul the Apostle’ said that if Jesus
did not survive his death, then belief in him and his
Teaching is fruitless. Therefore, the bodily and personal
survival of Jesus became the traditional foundation of
Christian belief and practice. But Paul’s conception is
false. The Truth and the Law of sacrifice are not verified
or dependent upon the knowable survival or immortality of
any man, including Jesus. The Truth of the Teaching of
Jesus, itself an extension of the Teaching of the ancients,
did not at all depend on his survival, or, more
specifically, knowledge, on the part of others, of his
survival. If it did depend on his personal or conventional
soul-survival of death, or the knowledge of such on the part
of others, he could not have taught anything of ultimate
significance during his lifetime, and all Teaching before
his time would have been inherently false. But Jesus himself
specifically denied both possibilities.


5. According to the New
Testament, Paul (A.D. 0-5 to 67 or 68) was one of the
principal apostles of the new religion that was formed
around the life and Teachings of Jesus. Paul was not a
personal disciple of Jesus, nor did he ever meet him
personally. After Jesus’ death, Paul was a persecutor of the
growing Christian movement, until he was converted by an
overwhelming mystical experience, which he interpreted to be
the spiritual Light, Presence, and Voice of the Ascended
Jesus. From that time until his death he was one of the most
energetic of the apostles, journeying throughout most of the
Mediterranean coastal lands and the Middle East to preach
the new ”gospel” of Jesus the Christ. He was imprisoned
many times, nearly assassinated by hostile Jews, and, legend
has it, finally beheaded during the persecutions of the
Christians by Nero, Emperor of Rome.


The Teaching of Jesus is essentially
the ancient Teaching of the Way of Sacrifice. He, like
others, taught that the sacrifice that is essential is not
cultic or external to the individual, but it is necessarily
a moral and personal sacrifice, made through love. It is the
sacrifice of all that is oneself, and all that one
possesses, into forms of loving and compassionate
participation with others, and into the absolute Mystery of
the Reality and Divine Person wherein we all arise and
change and ultimately disappear. Therefore, the proof of his
Teaching is not in the independent or knowable survival of
anything or anyone, but in the enlightened, free, and moral
happiness of those who live the sacrifice while alive and
even at death.

We cannot cling to the survival of
anyone, or even ourselves. This clinging has for centuries
agonized would-be believers, who tried to be certain of the
survival of Jesus and themselves. Truly, Jesus did not
survive in the independent form that persisted while he
lived, nor does anyone possess certain knowledge of the
history of Jesus after his death. All reports are simply
expressions of the mystical presumptions and archetypal
mental structures of those who make the reports. And neither
will we survive the process of universal dissolution
everywhere displayed. Jesus sacrificed himself. He gave
himself up in loving service to others and in ultimate love
to Real God. All who do this become what they meditate upon.
They are Translated beyond this self or independent
body-mind into a hidden Destiny in the Mystery or Intensity
that includes and precedes all beings, things, and worlds.


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The “Spirit” and the “Single
Eye” in the Teaching of Jesus and the

The ancient esoteric religious or
spiritual initiations, which are the core of even all modern
religious and spiritual traditions and symbolisms, were made
by various means (archetypal, ritualistic, yogic, and so
forth), but they always ultimately involved initiation into
the same primary experience. It is the state of awareness
prior to ordinary bipolar bodily perceptions and the
dualistic mind of verbal associations. It is the “mono
gnostic” or exclusively single and inverted cognition or
state. And one of the primary mystical and esoteric
initiations into this state was the inverted visual
perception of the circle or “eye” of light-golden yellow at
the rim, blue toward the center, and white at the very
center-which appears to internal vision when attention is
focused at the brain core. The central white light was
regarded as the highest object of contemplation and the
doorway to God, Heaven, higher worlds, and so forth. (The
exclusive contemplation of the central white light,
undistracted by all other colors or visions, leads to
further revelations and magnifications of white light, until
there is transcendence of the perception of light

Brahma, Vishnu, and Siva6 are
ancient Hindu names that correspond to these three primary
lights of the “eye,” or the levels of manifest experience.
Siva corresponds to white, Vishnu to blue, and Brahma to
golden yellow. And each of these lights, which may also be
seen or valued independently, has formed the psycho-physical
basis for the cult and tradition surrounding one or more of
the great religious or spiritual figures in human history.


6. In the Hindu
Trinity, Brahma is the Creator aspect, Vishnu is the
Sustainer aspect, and Siva is the Destroyer aspect of the
One Divine Person, Who is the Transcendental Consciousness
and Eternal Life in which all things and beings arise and
change and pass away.


Thus, Gautama, called the “Buddha”
(the “Enlightened One”), is a Master associated with the
outer fire or yellow light, and the conquest of desire, or
the navel, which represents the vital gross physical, lower
emotional, and ordinary mental states of the bodily being.
Krishna, called an “Avatar” (or total Incarnation) of
Vishnu, is a Master associated with the inner blue light and
the attainment of the “sky” of the head or brain, which
includes the astral, higher mental, and supermental states.
Jesus of Nazareth, called the “Messiah” and the “Christ”
(or the “Anointed Messenger of God”), is a Master associated
with the Holy Spirit Mystery of white light, and the
sacrifice, from the heart, of self and all one possesses
into the central vision of white brightness.

Jesus initiated his closest
disciples into the internal vision of the ` single eye” as a
method of religious and mystical ascent, and he identified
himself with the morning star and the central white light,
which initially appears to the inner vision as a
five-pointed star at the center of the blue field.
Therefore, the “star that appeared in the east,” the sign of
the Presence of the Messenger of God, is in fact an exoteric
literary symbol for this primary mystical

But in fact this midbrain circle is
just that. It is a manifest psycho-physical condition or
sign, common or native to all. It has traditionally been
interpreted to represent all kinds of higher significance,
but at last it is simply a bodily signal and device for
concentrated contemplation, diffusion or surrender of bodily
awareness, quieting of the mind, and so forth. It is
generally used as an agent for propagandizing or reinforcing
certain religious or cosmological beliefs, cultic
allegiances, and the like. It is not itself the true
Reality. It is to be re-cognized, or “known again” through
radical intuitive insight, as an ordinary modification of
the prior Current and Consciousness that is our Condition in

The vision of the “single eye” (or
the attainment of the reductive and mono gnostic states in
general) is attained by applying pressure to the brain core
via activities that invert certain of the sense functions
(sight, hearing, bodily sensation, and so forth), or deprive
certain functions (sex, food, and the like), or bring
certain outward tending brain functions to rest (such as
thought), or exaggerate certain functions (such as emotional
feeling) and turn them away from mundane objects toward
“higher things. ” It is also gained by any intense upward
concentration or contemplation toward the brain, by
religious or philosophical activity (belief, reverie,
ritual, invocation), and by intimate spiritual or yogic
association with individuals who are polarized to the brain
core on the basis of their own practice or

Jesus, or the mystical school
associated with that name, used archetypal religious ideas,
asceticism or self-control, mechanical and religious
techniques for the inversion of attention and upward
contemplation, and both yogic and religious association with
the Teacher as the symbol or agent of the central white
light. This whole affair was central to Jesus’ doctrine and
method of salvation or reconciliation with the Creator God
and the Heaven-Condition of Man (prior to the “fall,” or
distraction of attention toward the play of phenomena, or
self-oriented experience, and away from the Realm of White

The “Kingdom of God” which Jesus
preached to his initiates (those who were pure and receptive
enough to be shown directly what others were only allowed to
approach through parables, moral lessons, and the demand to
repent and seek purification through forgiveness) was a
transfigured bodily, emotional, and mental condition that
was supposed to be realized through regular absorbed
contemplation, surrender, and receptivity relative to the
central white light (not the cultic or bodily Jesus in
himself, but the light with which he identified himself and
which could be found in every “body”). Thus, Jesus said:
“If your eye (or sight) be single, your whole body will be
filled with light.”

The “Kingdom of God” was thus not
merely in the future, nor a merely political and social
event in this world. It was attainable even in the present
by anyone who believed and yielded to the white light,
allowing it to transform the mind and body and, ultimately,
the world (by virtue of the conversion and transformation of
great numbers of people, which would permit the
magnification of the Holy Spirit, or the white light
vibration, on Earth). Thus, the white light was interpreted
to be identical to both Jesus and God (“I and the Father are
one”) and to the Holy Spirit that transforms whatever it
touches (and which proceeds from the Father and the Son-that
is, which radiates to the whole body, via the nervous
system, from the white light focus at the core of the

The Spirit of white light was viewed
as an Agent for the transformation of Man and world, which
would produce not only the bodily “Kingdom-of-God” condition
in the case of the individual, but which would ultimately
produce a radical change of the whole world. In any case,
contemplation of the white light was also viewed as an end
in itself-identical to the contemplation of God and the
Heaven Realm-and such contemplation was thus taught as the
instrument of higher wisdom during life and as a method of
ascension to Heaven at death.

What is this single “eye” at the
brain core focus? It is an energy phenomenon of the brain
that appears when the usual binocular vision of common
perception is inverted. Indeed, it is a symbol of
origination and singularity, and it is part of the bodily or
human psycho-physical origin of monism and monotheism. The
common states of experience are all “dualistic.” That is,
they arise on the basis of the double root of all our
perceptions and conceptions: the two-sided nervous system,
the two-sided brain, two eyes, two ears, and so forth. All
of our common experience is bipolar, rooted in the dualism
or dynamic natural division of the bodily self.

As a solution to the observed
difficulties of dualistic, self-divided, and mortal bodily
life, men have always sought and discovered bodily and
mental methods to escape into exclusive singularity and
ecstatic states of consciousness wherein dualistic and
bodily perceptions and conceptions are suspended. Jesus was
apparently one of the ancient Teachers of such a solution to

The inversion of the bipolar or
dualistic bodily system of perception, awareness, and
cognition produces phenomena of exclusive singularity. When
the two-eyed process of vision and the two-sided brain
process of thought are neurologically pressured, lights
flash upon the optical centers of the brain. The first
primary vision gotten by this means is the yellow-blue-white
circle at the inner eye focus (the optic chiasma). It is
simply what happens when the energy of the left brain and
the lower body and the energy of the right brain and upper
body are not permitted to disperse to their usual objects
but are frustrated toward inversion of attention, back
toward the neurological roots or origins of perception and
conception in the brain. Thus, the lower vibratory energy
(in the range toward yellow and red) and the higher
vibratory energy (toward blue and violet) mesh with one
another, as in a rainbow, and the two halves of the brain
and the body thus produce the single visual field of golden
yellow and blue. The white center is the still point of
bodily energy. The white light is the “color” that contains
all colors in a unity, prior to dispersal or refraction in
the play of light and life.

There certainly is wisdom and even
ordinary harmony of body and mind to be realized in the
observation of the “single eye,” the subtle emanations of
the brain and nervous system, as well as the preverbal mind.
But these conditions are not themselves Truth, nor are the
attainments of the mono gnostic or “single-brained” states
of the psycho-physical being an inherent guarantee of
salvation from mortality and stupidity. One must be wise in
the face of such experience, as in the face of all other
experiences. Our salvation or liberation is not itself in
these ancient methods of attaining extraordinary brain
states. Rather, we must be awakened to the Intuition of the
Condition or Intensity from or in which all conditions
(dualistic or monistic) appear.


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Jesus Is the Whole

In the Old Testament (Genesis 2 and
3) two trees are said to be in the middle of the garden of
original paradise. These are “the tree of life” and “the
tree of the knowledge of good and evil. “

In the garden, Man was originally a
unity, a single body. Then he was made into a pair, and the
pair came into conflict. The male and the female came under
the spell of the possibility for knowledge represented by
the tree of the knowledge of good and evil. The female
yielded to the viewpoint of the serpent in the garden, that
the taboo, given by God, against eating the fruit of this
tree was simply God’s attempt to keep Man from becoming
transformed into a Divine being. The male accepted the
viewpoint of the serpent via the female, and thus Man (both
male and female) was eventually separated from his original
archetypal paradise by God. The male, the female, and the
serpent were all punished for aspiration.

The viewpoint of the serpent appears
to have been correct in a certain sense. Whatever the reason
to be ascribed to God’s viewpoint, God, in the Old Testament
tales, is shown to be opposed to the acquisition by Man of
the powers that are in the middle of the garden of paradise.
At the end of chapter 3, the tree of life is also related to
a Divine taboo. If Man were to eat of the fruit of the tree
of life, he would not only possess knowledge of good and
evil, but he would also become immortal. To prevent his
immortalization, Man (the male and female pair) is separated
from the garden by God, and an angelic guard is set at the
gate to prevent Man from gaining access to the tree of

Thus, Man (mankind) is said to have
been bound to the elemental world by God, to struggle and
die, possessed of a moral and intellectual sense, but
subject to mortality and gross limitations. He is superior
only to the animals (who are only instinctive, elemental
creatures) by virtue of the faculty of knowledge and the
moral sense, the self-conscious or egoic heart, which is
responsible for choices in all relations.

This account of original or
archetypal existence and the fall into elemental or mortal
bondage is, when coupled with the attainment or realization
of eternal life (or immortality) by Jesus, the primary
message of the Bible. It is an occult or archetypal message,
related to the potential in every human

The “original paradise” is the whole
body of Man. The male and female are the two alternating
currents of the body, pingala and ida,7 the active-expansive
and the passive-subjective. The serpent is the mind in the
autonomic nervous system. The two trees are the two patterns
of the autonomic nervous system, one rooted in the lower
coil and the vital center (the tree of life) and the other
rooted in the upper coil and the subtle and mental center of
the brain (the tree of the knowledge of good and

God is the whole body at Infinity.
But the viewpoint in the text is not that of God, but of
mortal Man. To account for the elemental suffering of
mankind, the text claims that God is in principle opposed to
Man’s being more than a noble and dependent creature, and
that our unrelieved struggling and mortality is a punishment
for our innate desire to expand into a spiritual state of
freedom and ability, wherein mortality and unconsciousness
are obviated.

This Old Testament view, which is
not true to the esoteric Hebrew tradition as a whole, is
specifically opposed and disproven by the moral, occult, and
spiritual demonstration of Jesus. Jesus, as he is shown in
the New Testament, taught and demonstrated that the
conventional mortality view, whether religious or
materialistic, is utterly false. Jesus is the mind in
sushumna,8 or the central nervous system. God is not opposed
to our occult and spiritual development, nor to our
transformation from a mortal to an immortal and glorified
Condition. Indeed, God is that condition, and to love God is
to Commune with and be Transformed into that Condition. God
is the Archetype in which we are bodily involved. God is the
whole body disposed to Infinity. If there is any opposition
to our ultimate transformation, we provide it ourselves.


7. Pingala and ida are
the principal nerve channels of the two divisions of the
autonomic nervous system. Pingala, the sympathetic channel,
is associated with the right side of the body, and ida, the
parasympathetic channel, is associated with the left. They
are also identified with the patterns of breath through the
right and left nostrils.

8. The central nervous
system, including the brain and spinal cord. Aligned with
the circuits of the autonomic nervous system, which extend
from it, sushumna serves as a conduit for the distribution
of Life-Force throughout the body.


The Way of and to God is a matter to
be realized in Truth. The body must be viewed as a whole-not
as a pair projected on the mortal elemental plane. The two
trees are in the midst of the garden of the whole body. Both
are coincident with the spinal line, or the structural core
of the flesh body and the extended nervous system. The
Current that is pervading the whole body and its structures
is the ancient key to human transformation. And we may
indeed seek to attain the Divine Condition via knowledge and
progressive enlivening or immortalization. But if we do so
we will remain forever in exile in the mysteries of mortal
and subtle egoic striving. The Way in Truth, or in God, is
to act as the whole or single body, in which case both the
elemental form and the nervous system or etheric form are
made a conscious and simultaneous Sacrifice in the Condition
that precedes birth and the mortal, subjective, and egoic

There is a sense in which the taboos
relative to human duplication of the powers of the two trees
are also positive laws relative to human transformation
itself. The taboos are the factual present absence of
knowledge and immortality. This absence creates
self-conscious attention relative to the two trees, or the
potentials of growth. It is by encounter with the
taboos-that is, by the obligation to responsibly choose to
take up the Way of Sacrifice-that transforming work actually
can take place. God is not opposed to this. God is Man,
except that Man, previous to transformation, is only
latently Divine. Once the choice is made to be a Sacrifice,
and transformation actually occurs, Man is Realized to be
Divine, and then he is Translated into the Divine Domain.
Therefore, we must overcome fear, sorrow, guilt, and anger,
and we must yield into our Destiny in Truth.

The Way of Truth is to love God
without qualification. It is not to love the two trees, to
seek knowledge and immortality. Such is not the Way. The
nervous system, patterned as the two trees, is not to be
made into an Idol. Rather, God, the Infinite Reality, is to
be the presumption in Ignorance. The whole body (elemental,
etheric, mental, intuitive, and egoic) is to be made a
single Sacrifice into the Real and Prior Condition. The Way
is the Way of Divine Ignorance, which is Radiant as
Infinity. Then we are Translated into the Perfect Domain,
which is not the original creature paradise of the human
body, but the prior and perfect Divine Domain, the purely
spiritual Condition that is utterly free of the manifest and
changing dimensions of experience and strife (wherein there
is only seeking for knowledge and survival). In Whole Body
Enlightenment, the Sacrifice is made. Divine Translation is
uncaused Translation into the Perfect Domain, prior to the
gross (the elemental and the etheric), the subtle (the
mental and the intuitive), and the causal (the egoic and the
differentiating or creative seeds of manifest awareness).


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The Essential Teaching of
the New Testament

The New Testament is not, in its
meaning, the representation of a drama outside Man. It is an
archetypal drama, an esoteric play about Man rather than
merely a concept or incident directed to Mankind. The life
of Jesus is itself a Teaching or “Word” about Man, and it
obliges those who “hear” and understand to live a new and
true pattern of presumption and action-whole bodily, rather
than exclusively in inner belief or in superficial outward
appearance. That pattern is sacrifice to the Divine Truth
and Condition rather than mere yielding to experience and
the circumstances of gross life.

The New Testament, along with the
Old Testament, represents the ancient archetypal and
esoteric understanding of Man. It is also a story and a
commentary about the communication of esoteric and
transcendental Truth in the common world of ordinary
fascination and exoteric beliefs, behaviors, and

The key to the right understanding
of the New Testament is this: The “Kingdom of God” is not
outside Man. It is Man. The “Kingdom of God” is the Whole
Body of every man and woman. The “Kingdom of God” is the
Right Disposition of the whole and entire bodily being, and
also the Ultimate or Divine Destiny that is every man and
woman in the Perfect Condition of

The drama of Jesus’ birth, life,
death, resurrection, “ascension to the Father,” and
communication of the “Holy Spirit” is not, in Truth, a drama
outside and merely observed, believed, or rejected by
mankind. It is the necessary drama of ultimate
transformation and Realization in the case of every human
individual. “Jesus” is the “Word” or Truth about every man
and woman, and every man and woman is obliged to “hear” this
Truth and duplicate this Life, or else continue to be
deluded by experience and egoic knowledge. The story of
Jesus is an archetypal story and an esoteric Revelation of
the whole bodily or spiritual process of the human being in

The “world” of the New Testament is
the total human world, including “Heaven,” “Earth,” and
”Hell.” Its meaning is not external to Man but native to
him. That is, the “world” of the New Testament is the whole
bodily being of Man (male or female), and it therefore
includes the apparent universe, but interpreted as a Process
like that of Man-that is, a psycho-physical rather than a
merely physical realm. The whole body is the epitome or
meaning of the world. And the whole body includes not only
the elemental physical, but the etheric or Life-Force
dimension, as well as the mental, the higher psychic or
subtle supermental, and the egoic ground, or the witnessing

Human beings discover or assign
meaning to the world of their experience. Their whole bodily
form and nature and Condition is the archetypal structure
wherein the Truth and the Way and the Life of this world is
shown and obliged upon them. The New Testament “Word” or
meaning is the sacrificial Way of the human bodily being as
a whole. And the message is that Man, in the form of every
man and woman, priorly (or always already) exists in a
Transcendental Condition that is eternally free and not
ultimately or truly limited by the cycle of birth, life, and
death. Each of us, therefore, is destined, in Truth, to
eternal Existence, Happiness, Delight, and Freedom, since we
are presently, totally, and always established in the same.
However, until we respond to the communication of Truth and
accept whole bodily responsibility for the play of our
manifest existence in this human world, we are distracted by
our mortality, divided in our bodily being, and tending by
association to be constantly limited by and to the
conditions of both the lower or grosser bodily consciousness
and the internal mind. Therefore, we are striving to survive
as that portion of our Condition we notice as our
conventional human birth, and we are bound to a
self-possessed struggle, divided in ourselves, chronically
turned away from others, self-indulgent, and knowing only
what we observe or acquire in our apparent and presently
extended form rather than our prior whole bodily being
(wherein the Free soul is Awakened).

The archetype of Truth communicated
in the New Testament is the whole body “Gospel,” or the
message about our Happiness and Lawful Destiny. If we change
in response to the understanding of this archetypal message,
then we participate, presently and consciously, in the
Destiny of Happiness, Fullness, and Responsibility in Truth.
If we do not respond whole bodily, soulfully, from the
heart, then we remain turned in on ourselves, divided and
self-possessed, and confined to the knowledge and presumed
destiny of mortality-until we Awaken to Truth.

The drama of Jesus is the drama of
human Destiny when lived in Truth. It is the story of the
whole bodily being of archetypal Man. ”God the Father,”
Jesus the Christ” (the “Son,” “Messiah,” or Messenger of
“God the Father”), and the “Holy Spirit” (eternally sent
from the “Heaven” of “God the Father” and also sent via the
sacrificial and radiant action of the “Son” of “God the
Father”) are all archetypes of aspects of the whole bodily
being of every man or woman.

“God the Father” is the crown, the
head, the brain, and also the prior All-Pervading Source
Light and Life of the whole bodily being of Man. “Jesus the
Christ” is the heart, the true Self (or Condition of the
ego), and the sacrifice or Lawful Way of the whole bodily
being of Man. And the “Holy Spirit” is the nervous system,
the Vehicle of the Messiah, the Medium of Communion with the
All-Pervading, Eternal Life of the whole bodily being of

The heart, or “the Christ,” is the
Way. It is the Way of sacrifice, through unobstructed
feeling-attention, love, or whole body Radiance to Infinity.
It is the sacrifice of the ego or the reactive contraction
and functional disintegration of the whole bodily being into
perfect Feeling-Intuition. The true heart, or the Free soul,
is prior to the egoic subconsciousness and unconsciousness
of the lower body as well as the egoic consciousness and
superconsciousness of the upper body. The Truth or God of
the whole bodily being is not itself any part of the whole,
nor is it the whole bodily being itself. The Truth is at the
heart of the whole bodily being. The Truth is the sacrifice
of the whole bodily being into its eternally prior
Condition. Therefore, the heart or soul of Man is one with
Truth, the Condition of all conditions.

The crown of the body is one with
the subtle Light or Radiant Life of the whole body. It is
the Revelation of the Light, Radiance, or Brightness
communicated by the heart (which is the Center, the atomic
soul, and the Seat of the Truth of the whole bodily being).
The head and crown are “above,” in the direction of the
subtlest creative Origin of bodily or psycho-physical
experience, or the manifesting Light of all states of human
experience, just as the heart itself, in the midst of the
whole bodily being, is the prior Truth of that Light and the
whole bodily being. The Light that is seen when the brain
rests from perceptual reactivity and conceptualization is
revealed by that rest itself. That is, the heart (or
“Christ”) is the Truth of the whole bodily being, and when
the heart sacrifices the contracted or egoic position, the
Light is revealed, not merely or only to the gross or subtle
eyes, but in Truth, prior to perception or differentiated

When the heart becomes a sacrifice
when the whole bodily being is love rather than contraction
and reactivity of body, emotion, and mind-then it abides in
its Condition in Truth, and it is one with its eternal
Radiance or Light, which is then expressed infinitely above
and all around, prior to all thinking and

Therefore, “Jesus the Christ,” the
heart-which is the Way of the Law of sacrifice or
love-reveals the “Father,” who is otherwise unseen or
falsely envisioned. Light itself is not Truth, unless the
Truth itself is Realized. “Jesus” is the Way of that
Realization. The heart is the Truth of the head and of the
whole and entire bodily being. “Jesus” is the Truth of the
Creator God. The heart, the seat of egoic consciousness, or
the covered soul, is Awakened to the Real Condition in the
instant of intuitive Awakening wherein there is fulfillment
of the Law of Sacrifice. Then the heart says: ” `I’ and the
Father are one. “

Therefore, the Truth of the Light is
Realized in the sacrifice of all conditions. The “Father,”
in Truth, is not any manifest or created condition, above or
below, nor is He even the intention, process, or act of
creation in itself. The “Father,” in Truth, is Realized only
in sacrifice of the heart (the whole bodily being, including
the knowledge presumed by experience at the head or via the
nervous system). The “Father” is not the physical world or
like it. He is the “Spirit” of the world. The “Father” is
not the Light in itself, but the Source of the Light. The
“Father” is revealed by the sacrifice of the “Son.” The
“Father,” God, the Truth of the whole body, is one with the
“Son.” The Real, or God, is Love-or unqualified Radiance,
transcending all knowledge, all forms, and prior to all that
can survive.

The “Son” (the heart, and every “Son
of God,” every true man or woman) is one with the “Father,”
and thus able to reveal the “Father” through Sacrifice, or
self-transcendence. The “Son” is also the only perfect
“Messiah” or Messenger of the “Father.” The “Father” is
prior to “Creation,” or the sudden and Mysterious appearance
of the world (the whole bodily being). The “Father” is also
the ultimate Source of the world, and all things are
manifest modifications of Him. Therefore, the “Father” is
not only the Truth of the world, but the Love and Light of
the world. The “Son” reveals the Truth, the Love, and the
Light. He is not only one with the Light, but the Messenger
(“Messiah”) of the Light. He reveals the eternal activity of
the Light in the world. That activity is the “Holy Spirit,”
the Life, Breath, Transcendental Vibration, or “Word” of
God. Only those who become “Sons of God” through
transformative “hearing” may enter into conscious Communion
with the “Spirit” of God.

Thus, the heart, or the soul,
becomes one with Truth through right understanding, and, in
that event, fulfills the Law, which is sacrifice, the
release of egoic contraction, the communication of love.
Love is itself the intuition of the Truth or Condition of
the whole bodily being. Therefore, “Jesus” reveals the Truth
of the “Father” to be the sacrifice of the whole bodily
being from the heart, which is love. Then the Light is
realized in Truth to be beyond conditions. It is the
forgiveness or nonassumption of the necessity and of the
effects of experience-past, present, or future. The head, or
the brain, is purified by the sacrifice of the heart, so
that the brain and the whole body stand at rest in the
All-Pervading Vibratory Light, rather than in the obstructed
stream of reactive and presumptive thinking, feeling, and
moving. When the brain is so released by the whole body
sacrifice initiated by the intuition of the Condition of the
heart, it sends or reveals its “Comforter” or “Spirit” to
the whole body. The “Son” comes into the world to reveal the
Truth, to reestablish the intuition of oneness with the
Light, and then to leave, or return to the simple and prior
position of the heart in Truth, and allow the “Holy Spirit,”
now revealed to be pervading the whole bodily being and the
world eternally, to awaken, or enter, pervade, and
transform, the whole bodily being and its

When the heart (or Truth) and the
crown (or Light) are acknowledged to be one through the
sacrifice of the whole bodily being as love (the intuition
of Radiance), then “Jesus” has died, come to life again, and
ascended to the Light. When this has become true in the case
of any man, male or female, then “the Holy Spirit’ descends
upon him.” That is, the Radiance of the Truth of the whole
bodily being pervades the whole bodily being. The nervous
system becomes the conductor of unqualified Light, or
Fullness of Life. Such an individual is free while alive,
conscious in and as eternal Life, Light, and Truth, and
functioning in intuitive unity with his or her prior or
Divine Condition, while alive, in death, and beyond death,
into the eternity of transformations of the possibilities or
“worlds” of the whole bodily being, from the human to the

The universe in which such a
regenerated (“reborn”) man or woman appears is like
himself-a whole bodily Being, or a psycho-physical Process.
And the experiential destinies any individual may suffer or
enjoy depend on the forms his attention takes. If he
responds to the Teaching of Truth, then he will tend to be
associated with more subtle or “Heavenward” futures. If he
only fulfills the responsibilities of the true Man to a
modest degree, oriented toward fulfillment in the apparent
world, then he will tend to be associated with human
futures-in the present life, in etheric or purgatorial
realms after death, and through future human rebirths. If he
does not respond at all to the Teaching of Truth-or the
right fulfillment of the Law of the whole bodily being-then
he will tend to be associated with human futures that are
profoundly difficult to bear, or else with demoniac futures,
subhuman and elemental. Such futures are the destiny toward
“Hell,” or the apparent and lower or gross, semiconscious,
unconscious, and elemental dimension of the whole bodily

If any man or woman not only
responds to the Teaching of Truth to the degree of
sympathetic absorption in Radiance or Light and the subtle
destinies above the awareness of Earth and the gross body,
but also becomes an absolute Sacrifice in Truth, so that all
attention, including all conditions, high and low, is
yielded in the radical intuition of Happiness, then that
individual will ultimately be Translated out of the play of
extended and unnecessary phenomena. Such is the Translation
of Man into the very Divine, the Domain of Eternity, which
is neither unnecessary nor conditionally

Thus, it should be seen that the Way
communicated by and in association with the Messenger Jesus
is the Way of Man. It is the Way in which all men, male or
female, are “Sons (and Daughters) of God.” That is, all who
are devoted to Truth in this Way are alive as the whole
bodily being in Truth. The dimension of the whole bodily
being above the heart and the dimension of the whole bodily
being below the heart are lived as a unity, a heartfelt
sacrifice, rather than a theatre of conflict and
separativeness. Thus, such devotees are both “God” and “Man”
in their singleness. They are “holy,” set apart from the
vulgar destiny created by reactive and mortal knowledge,
understanding, and experience.

The Law of such devotees is
Sacrifice, or love, which is unobstructed feeling-attention,
as and via all functions, under all conditions, in or via
all relations, and beyond all relations, to Infinity.
Therefore, Jesus’ description of the practice of “Sons of
God” may be summarized quite simply: Love God, or be a
living and total sacrifice to God, which is Reality and
Truth, or Love itself. And love or be a living sacrifice to
all others, as if each other were your Self-which is, in
Truth, the case.

Such devotees or “Sons of God” value
above all relations the relationship with the Spiritual
Master, who is the direct Revealer of the Way and the Life
of Truth. And they also value, above all forms of ordinary
human relationship, the relationship of devotee to devotee,
and the life they may each enjoy in the devotional Community
of those who practice the Way. Such apparently was or became
the case with the principal devotees of Jesus, and it must
also be or become the case with those to whom the Truth is
revealed in every age.

Therefore, abandon the narrowness of
the cults of vicarious salvation and consoling beliefs.
Become the whole body through hearing and awakening to love.
Become a living sacrifice, through the intelligence of
unconstricted love, to the eternal Divine, Who transcends
and pervades the mind, the body, and the world. Become a
living sacrifice to others through love, or unobstructed
feeling-attention, and so be free of the inwardness of fear,
self-possession, knowledge, experience, and belief. Be
deeply rested and opened outward in brain and body,
regenerated in your feeling, and transformed in your action.
Then you will become lighter than angels, and you will
Dissolve in the Bliss of God, Who is neither above nor
below, nor within, nor without, but All-Pervading, and also
Eternally prior to time and space.



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