Pharisaical Christianity and the Radically Universal Message of Jesus – A Call for the Radical Reformation of Christianity – Da Free John





A Call for the Radical Reformation of Christianity
Da Free John
1982


Pharisaical Christianity and the
Radically Universal Message of Jesus

1.

The Message (or “Gospel”)
of Jesus of Nazareth is the universal Teaching of ego
transcending love of the Spiritual and Transcendental
Divine, to be practiced directly as well as in the
self-transcending love and tolerance of all living beings.
Paul of Tarsus, who did not respond positively to Jesus
while Jesus was alive, transformed Jesus’ universal and
nonsectarian Teaching of ego transcendence into the
“pharisaical” (or priestly and dogmatic) religion of
ego-salvation through the ritual sacrifice of Jesus.* On the
basis of the ego-consoling religion of Paul (whose thought
was dictated by his own conventional and provincial
Hellenism and Judaism), Christianity was transformed from
the culture (or Spiritual practice) of self-sacrifice to the
cult of vicarious salvation. And so Christianity took its
place alongside (or even at the forefront) of all the
conventional ego-based religious cults of the world.

The two-sidedness of Christian ideas (representing the
Spiritual Way of Jesus and the contrasting religious method
of Paul) is the basis for the internal conflicts and
contradictions in the Christian tradition. It is Paul’s
“method” that made Christianity into a religion of worldly
self-improvement, righteous cultism, and eternal self
glorification. But the Way of Jesus is the Way of all Great
Masters: the Way of the sacrifice and transcendence of self
in the Divine.

*Scholars may rightly claim that the
teaching of Paul was not entirely his own creation. It was
generated collectively by the early Christ-cult, which
developed within the Hellenistic culture of Jews and
non-Jews. Paul simply gave that “conversation” a single
voice. Even so, Paul epitomizes the point of view of that
collective Christ-cult. and his own letters clearly formed
the most prominent basis for the later dogmas of the Church.
His teaching may even have provided material that was later
used to edit, thematize, and enlarge the four “gospels.”
Therefore, we may rightly say that when it came time to make
“official” dogma and institution out of the Christ cult, it
was Paul’s teaching that was legitimized and “made
holy.”

 

2.

Paul’s “cult of vicarious salvation” was founded on the
belief that creatures are inherently separated from God (or
Happiness) and, therefore, cannot and even should not
sacrifice (or transcend) themselves and, thereby, -enter
into Union (or Reunion) with God (or Happiness). Even so, it
was traditionally presumed that a sacrifice is necessary in
order for such Union or Reunion to take place. And on this
basis it was presumed (by Paul) that a substitute sacrifice
of self (by Jesus) had taken place. And belief that the
substitute, vicarious, or priestly sacrifice of Jesus is
forever sufficient to grant all other individuals or selves
the ultimate Rewards of sacred sacrifice (which are Union or
Reunion with God, Happiness, and all Blessings) thus became
the basis for the popular Christian religion, which
developed primarily on the basis of Paul’s cultic and
sectarian views.

The problem with Paul’s religion is that it only permits
people to participate in a myth, and, therefore, the
salvation it seeks is also only a myth (or a conventional
belief). The ancient sacred society of the Jews was, like
other societies of the ancient world (among the Semites, the
Hindus, and so forth) founded on the idea and the sacred
techniques of sacrifice as the necessary means whereby the
community and every individual maintained relations with the
Divine, received the Blessings of the Divine, and,
ultimately, achieved Union (or Reunion) with the Divine and
the Divine Happiness. There was no presumption that the
sacred system of sacrifices (which included those to be
performed in everyone’s name by priests as well as those to
be performed by every individual in his own name) was either
unnecessary or fruitless. On the contrary, it was presumed
to be both necessary and fruitful for collective and
personal sacrifices to be performed. The method of ritual
sacrifice was the sacred means for achieving all desires in
this world, in the next world, and in the Divine Domain.

After many centuries, the Jews of the time of Jesus and
Paul were no longer a homogenous and centralized social or
cultural body. The ancient religion of sacrifices had grown
corrupt and often too technical for anyone but a trained
priest to understand and perform. And many different
factions had arisen, each with its own dogmas of belief and
ritual. This was the circumstance of religion in the time of
Jesus and Paul, and it is the circumstance in our time as
well.

Jesus was a Spirit-oriented rather than merely a,
religion-oriented individual. He understood the Way to God
in Spiritual, mystical, and personal terms rather than in
general, dogmatic, and ritualistic terms. Therefore, he
Taught the Way of sacrifice in Spiritual, mystical, and
personal terms. He Taught that there is no inherent
separation or 14 obstruction between creatures (or living
beings) and God. He Taught that God is the Living Spirit, in
Whom we exist, and in Whom we must live. He c, d not Teach
that we need a mediator between ourselves and God, nor that
there should be or can be any substitute for our own self
sacrifice as the means of Communing with God. He did not
represent himself as a mediator or substitute sacrifice,
since he did not presume there is any inherent separation or
obstruction between creatures (or living beings) and the
Spiritual Divine. He only Taught a direct, non ritualistic,
Spiritual, mystical, and , personal Way of sacrifice, which
he thought represented and epitomized all of the ultimate
Wisdom of the ancient Jews.

Paul was a conventional Jew, trained in the sectarian
rabbinical system of his time. He was not Taught by Jesus
(or the disciples of Jesus), nor does the point of view
characteristically expressed in his letters represent the
unique and radical Teaching of Jesus. Paul came to feel that
he (and mankind in general) was and is inherently separated
from God and Happiness. And he felt there was no effective
means for resorting himself (or anyone) to God or Happiness,
since there was-it seemed to him-some kind of inherent
obstruction in everyone that could not be transcended.

Then, as reported in his letters, Paul experienced a
mystical phenomenon (which he associated with Jesus) that
encouraged him to believe that the inherent obstruction and
separation between creatures and God had been conquered, for
everyone, by the death (or ritual blood sacrifice) and
resurrection of Jesus. And he spent the rest of his life
proclaiming this religion-which is the faith or systematic
belief in the effective power of Jesus’ self-sacrifice to
bring everyone to eventual Union or Reunion with God and
Happiness. (In all of this, Paul was more of a Greek
“gnostic” than a Jew.)

I must criticize this religion (which was an invention of
Paul and the popular Christ-cult) because (1) it is not the
religion or Way Taught by Jesus (but is only a mythological
and priestly religion about Jesus), and (2) it is not a
method that in fact and in Truth does what it proclaims to
be able to do (that is, if the ego merely witnesses or
believes in the self-sacrifice of another, it neither
transcends itself n. Receives the Ultimate Results of the
other’s sacrifice).

First of all, as I have already indicated, Jesus Taught a
radical and free Way of Spiritual self-sacrifice, or the Way
of self-transcending love of God, and ultimate inherence in
God (or the Spiritual and Transcendental Divine) expressed
in daily life via self transcending love, or tolerance and
service, of all living beings. Jesus heartily proclaimed
that we are all inherently intimate with God (Whom he
described as “our Father”). He did not at all subscribe to
the view that living beings are inherently evil or
inherently separated from God. He described every living
being as a child of One Father. And by that he did not mean
that we should be childish (and so act in such a loveless
and self-possessed manner that we effectively separate
ourselves from God). Rather, his idea of the Fatherhood of
God was related to the conventions of Jewish laws of
inheritance. He conceived of every human child as the direct
inheritor (even through birth in his or her mother’s womb)
of the blessings and status of all that a child is rightly
to receive from his or her parents. And, in the case of a
child of God, what is ultimately inherited is Blessing and
Union and Happiness from, with, and in the Living or
Spiritual Divine.


“Jesus heartily proclaimed that we are
all inherently intimate with God (Whom he described as `our
Father’). He did not at all subscribe to the view that
living beings are inherently evil or inherently separated
from God.”


Jesus Taught that we are tending to separate ourselves
from the Spiritual Divine. He described the Father as One
Who is always ready and even seeking for intimate Reunion
with those who separate themselves from God. Therefore,
Jesus did not at all subscribe to the view that we are
inherently separated from God (and thus, even by virtue of
the Will of God, inevitably going to death and hell, unless
a voluntary mediator or substitute self-sacrificer can
appear between us and God and so create Union). Indeed, the
idea of a necessary mediator or ritual substitute is the
most obvious and conventional kind of priest-talk, a kind of
sinful (or “off the mark”) presumption, the kind of which
Jesus was always critical.

Jesus Taught that “sin” (or all that we do or think or.
believe or presume that separates us from God or obstructs
our Union with God and Divine Happiness) is not inherent. He
Taught that we can and should and must repent of (or
renounce sin (or the tendency to separate from God). We
Taught that such repentance purifies us (as long as it is
practiced as -a continuous and real exercise, followed by
changes of mind and actin). And he Taught that such
self-purification, rather than any participation or belief
in ritual or substitute sacrifices, is the basic or
foundation means for entering into Union or Reunion with the
Spiritual Divine.

Now, repentance (or the renunciation of the tendency to
separate from God) is basically a process of
self-transcendence. Indeed, the self (as contraction from
God) is sin. And, therefore, the Way Taught by Jesus is the
Way of repentance from sin, or the direct Way of
self-transcendence.


“Indeed, the self (as contraction from
God) is sin. And, therefore, the Way Taught by Jesus is the
Way of repentance from sin, or the direct Way of self
transcendence.”


Jesus Taught that once we are established in
self-understanding (which is the awareness of sin, or
awareness of the action of separation from God), and once
that self understanding has become expressed as
responsibility for sin, or free renunciation of the tendency
to separate from the Living Spirit that is God, the Way in
practice must become one of continuous self transcendence in
relation to God (or the Spiritual Condition of existence)
and all of the conventional relations of the manifest self.
And he summarized that practice via the ancient Jewish
summary of the Law, which is to love (or sacrifice or
transcend self in every moment through the practice of self
surrender in relation to) God and neighbor.

The four “gospels” of the New Testament otherwise suggest
that Jesus and his direct disciples also Taught “secret”
practices of Union with the Spiritual Divine. Those
practices were given to those who had truly (and
practically) responded to the Teaching about repentance and
self-surrender, and they clearly represented ancient
traditional mystical and psycho-physcial techniques
(primarily of the type that is typically promoted by
esoteric schools of the fourth and fifth stages of
life).* And, in any case, those “secret”
or “inner circle” instructions were simply extensions of the
basic public Teaching of Jesus, which was always a call to
each individual to renounce self-possession and constantly
transcend self in Communion with the Spiritual Divine.

Whereas Jesus Taught a direct of Union with, God, Paul
proposed a religion about Jesus. Whereas Jesus Taught the
Way of self-transcendence as the necessary means of
Communing with God, Paul taught that “selves” cannot
transcend themselves in God. Paul taught a conventional
religious path founded on egoity rather than the
transcendence of egoity. He taught that we should believe in
the sacrifice of Jesus as a substitute for our own
sacrifice. Of course, he spoke of repentance, but he saw it
only as an egoic or self-based gesture, not as itself a
salvatory or self-transcending process (but only a
behavioral response to the myth of Jesus’ universally
effective self-sacrifice). For Paul, the self is incapable
of direct Divine Communion, and so it can participate in the
Divine only at a distance, or through belief. For Paul,
God-Communion is a mediated event: Jesus participates in God
Communion, and we, like those who observe a priest
performing a ritual in our name, participate in God
Communion only sympathetically, indirectly, and, for now,
only partially. Paul taught a religion in which we remain as
egos, self-possessed, but made hopeful (and, hopefully, more
loving and benign) by what we believe about Jesus. .
Therefore, in Paul’s view, our actual and full entrance into
God-Union must wait for a future Event (either in the
universal righteous judgment and transformation of mankind
at the “second coming” of Jesus, or in some other time or
place or circumstance after death).


*In the literature of
the Way of Radical Understanding, which is the Way that I
Teach, I have I have described the seven stages of the
development or Spiritual evolution of human life. Briefly,
the seven stages of human life may be summarized as
follows:

“In the first three stages off’ life,
the gross body-mind complex is developed and coordinated.
First the gross physical is developed, then the
emotional-sexual functions are developed and

-coordinated with the gross physical,
and, finally, the mental functions and the function of the
will are developed and coordinated with the emotional-sexual
and gross physical functions. All -of this is optimally
nurtured and done in a spirit of love, trust, and surrender
in relation to the Living Divine or All-Pervading and
Transcendental Reality.

“In the fourth stage of life, this now
complex psycho-physcial being is surrendered beyond itself,
to and into the Living Current of Being that pervades it and
the total world. This is done to the point of generally
harmonizing the body-mind in that Life-Current and otherwise
Realizing self-transcending devotional Union with that
Living Reality in occasions of Love-Bliss that involve and
simultaneously transcend the body-mind.

“In the fifth stage of life this
harmonizing trend is continued, as well as the ecstatic
gesture toward Onion, but the plane of self-awareness
ascends, to become dominantly subtle (or psychic) rather
than ‘gross (or merely physical), and the, Realization of
Union involves experiences of ascended attention that
eventually go beyond physical references.

“In the sixth stage of life, the
body-mind is simply relaxed into the Life-Current, and
attention (the root or base of the mind) is inverted, away
from gross and subtle states and objects of the body-mind,
and toward its own Root, the ultimate Root of the ego-self,
which is the “Witness” Consciousness (when attention is
active) and also simple Consciousness (prior to objects and
self-definition). The final result of this is conditional
Self-Realization or the intuition of Radiant Transcendental
Being via the exclusive self essence (inverted away from all
objects).

“In the seventh stage of life there is
native or radical intuitive identification with Radiant
Transcendental Being, the Identity of all beings (or
subjects) and the Condition of all conditions (or objects).
This intuitive identification (or Radical Self-Abiding) is
directly Realized, entirely apart from any dissociative act
of inversion. And, while so Abiding, if any conditions
arise, or if any states of body-mind arise, they are simply
recognized in the Radiant Transcendental intuition, and it
is inherently free of any apparent implications,
limitations, or binding power of phenomenal conditions. If
no conditions arise to the notice, there is simply Radiant
Transcendental Beings. Such is the Divine or Transcendental
Condition itself, about Which nothing sufficient can be
said, and there is not Anyone, Anything, or Anywhere beyond
It to be Realized.”.

-Da Free John

For a greater elaboration of these
stages, we refer you to chapters four and seven of The
Enlightenment of the Whole Body, one of the principal source
texts by Master Da Free John.


 

The religion of Paul is what we traditionally call
“Christianity. It is a conventional, exoteric, worldly
religion, founded on the mind and other limitations of
egoity. And it has been the instrument of governments and
unenlightened leaders for controlling and dominating
millions of unenlightened people for nearly two thousand
years.

I am not primarily disposed toward professing or
criticizing any doctrine or practice that is associated with
Jesus of Nazareth. However, I was born into a society that
is disposed toward domination by the Christian cult and the
systematic suppression of truly Spiritual culture. Because
of this bias, the people of the nation of my birth, and of
the Wit in general, are universally indisposed to consider
the real matters of Spiritual life, and this causes them to
arbitrarily reject the Great Tradition* of true
Spiritual and Transcendental Teaching (including the
Teaching of Jesus).


*The “Great Tradition” is
Master Da Free John’s term for the sum total of all of the
magical, religious, and esoteric Spiritual traditions,
teachings, and paths of all of the races and cultures of
Man. Master Da Teaches that in our modern era this entire
Great Tradition must be viewed, accepted, and understood as
the rightful inheritance of every single human being. His
own Teaching, the Way of, Radical Understanding or Divine
Ignorance, is both an original epitome of the entire Great
Tradition and a radical, Divinely inspired alternative to
it.


“The Great Tradition is our common
inheritance, and it is the Way of Truth that we must all
discover and practice (rather than any divisive and
exclusive sectarian approach that supports rather than
directly transcends the limitations of egoity).


 

Therefore, it is necessary for me to criticize the cultic
religion that has been created by lesser minds in response
to the person of Jesus of Nazareth. In order to clarify my
own radical Teaching, it is necessary for me to criticize
the teachings of Paul and, what is more important, to
restore an understanding of the radical Teaching of
Jesus.

If the radical Teaching of Jesus is understood, then it
is liberated from the Christian cult of Paul and the
exoteric institutions of traditional Christianity. And if
the Teaching of Jesus is thus liberated, everyone is
liberated from a form of mind that has long prevented the
Enlightenment of Western people. The Teaching and Way of
Jesus are such as can be seen to have many other examples or
likenesses in the fourth and fifth stage traditions of the
Great Tradition of human religion and spirituality. The
Teaching and Way of Jesus are not unique-they are simply
true. And there is no justification for the righteous
domination of the world by Christianity (or any other sect),
nor for the aggressive and suppressive tactics of Christians
in relation to other sects and traditions. The Great
Tradition is our common inheritance, and it is the Way of
Truth that we must all discover and practice (rather than
any divisive and exclusive sectarian approach that supports
rather than directly transcends the limitations of
egoity).

Jesus was a radical Teacher. He instructed people within
his native tradition, but he Taught them how to transcend
themselves and their religious conventionality via a direct
and radical process of God Communion. His exoteric, (or
public) and esoteric (or inner circle] Teachings must be
seen to belong basically to the traditions of the fourth and
fifth-stages of life, but the Way he proposed would
inevitably, if practiced to the degree of perfect
self-transcendence, lead even to the Realization of the
seventh stage Q life. And Jesus may thus, with some clear
justification, be presumed to be an, example of an Adept of
the seventh stage type.

“The radical Teaching of Jesus stands mutter contrast to
the compromised religious views of Paul. Jesus would not at
all have agreed that human beings are inherently sinful,
“fallen,” or separated from God, or that they therefore need
a mediator or a substitute for their own free action of
repentance and Communion with God. Indeed, one of Jesus’
primary efforts was to criticize such conventional
“pharisaical” or priestly views. Jesus was committed to the
view that every human being is inherently free to repent of
self and turn directly to God, Who is the Living
Transcendental Spirit in Which we all exist.

Jesus clearly felt that his role, as a Realizer of God,
was to criticize and purify the minds and institutions of
his time, and to Awaken people to the Way of God-Communion.
He also served his intimates as a Spiritual Transmitter, or
a Master with the unique Power to Awaken committed
practitioners to the profound Awareness of the Spiritual
Divine. But Jesus was not otherwise disposed to be regarded
or proclaimed as a cultic or priestly substitute for the
self transcending practice of others. Therefore, he shunned
the attempts of people around him to declare him to be the
Messiah or to put him in a position of worldly or
institutional responsibility. It was only after his death
(or whatever form his passing from the scene may have taken)
that a cult began to develop around his of Spiritual
“Advaitism” (or non person, and Paul became the leading
literary exponent of that cult.

We must understand that historical Christianity is not
the product of Jesus, but it is the result of the
“sinfulness” or self-possessed unenlightenment of those who
knew or came after Jesus. Therefore, Christianity is not
founded on the radical Teaching of free God Communion but on
the conventional religion of ego-fulfillment via the
traditional idea of outer (or non personal) sacrifice.

Jesus proclaimed that sin, or self, must and can be
transcended via repentance, or self-understanding and a
life-practice of total psycho-physcial conversion from
egoity to God Communion. That life-practice involves basic
features that are also to be found in the Way that I Teach
as well as in the many schools of the Great Tradition. It
includes (1) the discipline of self-transcendence in the
context of all worldly relations, circumstances, and bodily
functions and (2) the practice of constant Remembrance of
(or psycho-physcial Communion with) the Spiritual and
Transcendental Divine. That practice was proposed as the
basic means, to be elaborated over time in terms of the
fullest possible Spiritual and mystical practice, and to be
fulfilled ultimately in the Realization of a kind of
Spiritual “Advaitism” (or non-dualism), wherein there is
perfect Union with (or no separation from) and ultimate
inherence in the One Spiritual and Transcendental
Divine.

If this Way is conveived to be the truly “Christian” Way,
then there is no need for a “Christ” (a mediator or
substitute sacrifice), since the lie of separation through
sin is transcended in Truth. I cannot at all call myself or
the Way that I Teach “Christian” in the usual cultic sense,
because the traditional Christian religion about Jesus
specifically contradicts the Teaching and the Way of Jesus
and the Divine Truth Itself. The traditional Christian path
is a conventional, ego based, ego-serving, “pharisaical” or
unenlightened religious path. It is not the Way Taught by
Jesus. Jesus criticized the Judaism of his homeland, and I
must criticize the Christianity (as well as other
conventional paths) of my homeland, of my time, and of all
times. Even so, Jesus presumed that Judaism must be
understood or transformed in radical Spiritual terms, and,
on the basis of such understanding, he proclaimed himself to
be a Jew. Likewise, if what we mean by “Christianity” is the
radical Teaching and Way of Jesus (rather than the ego-based
religion of the “Christ” myth), then I am a Christian-even
as I am also a Jew, a Muslim, a Hindu, a Buddhist, a Taoist,
or an adherent of the Way of Truth in all traditions of the
Great Tradition.


“Jesus clearly felt that his
role, as a Realizer of God, was to criticize and purify the
minds and institutions of his time, and to Awaken people to
the Way of God Communion.”


Christianity will continue to play a divisive and
exploitative role in this world until it purifies itself and
fully embraces the Way of self-transcending love and freedom
in the Spiritual and Transcendental Divine. Only if it
abandons its exclusive claims and ceases to confront and
damn all other religions and Adepts will it begin to
demonstrate the love, tolerance, and truly sacrificial
attitude of Jesus. And If Christianity is going to be thus
transformed, it must freely abandon the ego-based beliefs
and cultic presumptions of Paul and embrace the free
Spiritual Wisdom of Jesus.

The path of Paul does not achieve what it seeks and
proclaims. The cultic sacrifice of Jesus is not a sufficient
substitute for self-sacrifice. As long as the ego is the
basis of religion, there is no Reunion with God. As Jesus
Taught, there is no substitute for the individually
initiated and personally practiced self-transcending love of
God (or the Spiritual and Transcendental Truth), and there
is no true religion without self-transcending love,
tolerance, and cooperation in relation to others.

I appeal to all Christians for a new understanding of
Jesus. I appeal to all Christians as one who was born into
the religion of Christianity, who grew to suffer and
transcend the burden of its faults, and who came into this
world to Demonstrate and Teach the One Way, Truth, and Life,
just as all other Awakened Adepts, including Jesus, also
came to Demonstrate and Teach It in their time and place in
history. I appeal to all Christians to consider these
criticisms and, by abandoning the conventional cult of
Jesus, be restored to the Way of God Realization in the
midst of the universal and free community of those who
surrender to the Living God.


“Christians must surrender themselves, one by one, to the
Living Spiritual and Transcendental God, and so enter the
Great Way nakedly, free of all self armor, superiority,
moral righteousness, and conflict with other lovers of
Truth.”


The original institutionalization of the Influence of
Jesus was not based on the Teaching of Jesus. It merely
substituted a new form of priestly religion, which is always
based on external sacrifice, for an older one. The
Protestant Reformation,of that institutionalized religion
didn’t go far enough. It eliminated a certain level of
sacramental priesthood (and thus brought Christians a few
feet closer to the altar of self-sacrifice), but it didn’t
eliminate the ancient priests’ religion. Therefore,
Christians are still tied to the myth of Jesus as Priest and
Substitute Sacrifice, and they continue to be exploited and
huddled into the darkness of
unEnlightenment by
theologian-priests and preacher-priests (or “salvation
salesmen”), who are always pestering and’ herding the common
people with egocentric “gospels” of false hope, instead of
becoming and showing others how to become Saints and Adepts
in the Way that Jesus Taught.

In such a dark time as ours, it is not inappropriate to
say that what killed Jesus went on to. make his Church. The
same ego-power that suppressed and murdered Jesus went on to
cover up the real source of responsibility. The outrageous
abuse of the Jews (and all non Christians) in countries
dominated by Christian institutions and the promotion of the
concept of Jesus as a cosmic sacrifice rather than a murder
victim and a bearer of the Wisdom that the public (or every
ego) does not want are weighty evidence for the existence of
a yet unspecified perpetrator. The “guilty party” is the
same one addressed by Jesus-not in the mythic form of the
Devil, but in the form of every human self. It is the ego,
the self contraction, “sin,” or the separative and
unenlightened gesture of being. That Wisdom-quenching self
must be transcended in every single case. And until there is
a growth of Wisdom in the world, neither religion nor
secular society are a refuge from falsehood and
suffering.

The history of the Christ-cult is a typical case of the
tendency of ordinary people, who, when confronted by
suffering (and even a discipline or Way of life they are not
prepared to practice) are, by reaction, moved to make much
out of a phenomenon they cannot understand. Thus, Jesus is
raised up by our own un-Enlightenment, and the height of his
ascent seems to increase only according to the depth of our
ignorance.

The Great Adepts are born to Help mankind to Realize the
Truth not, like pharisees and other conventional
religionists, to prevent themselves as well as all others
from the Realization of Divine or Transcendental Bliss and
Love. Therefore, it is time for Christians to finish the
Reformation and resort to the Teaching and the God of Jesus.
Christians must renounce “Caesar’s” priests and State
religions. Christians must surrender themselves, one by one,
to the Living Spiritual and Transcendental God, and so enter
the Great Way nakedly, free of all self-armor, superiority,
moral righteousness, and conflict with other lovers of
Truth. We all, in all traditions of the Great Tradition,
must abandon our God-substitutes and our
Enlightenment-substitutes if we are realize God. Truth,
freedom, Transcendental Happiness, and sane Community with
all living beings.

In every generation, the Masters of the past are dead
(now gone on to God). Therefore, in every generation, those
who have Realized what the elder Masters Taught must come
forward, alive to Teach the people.

Those who have not themselves become Masters through
Realization must remain silent and seek the Truth, but the
Realizers must give their Radiant Witness and Demonstration.
Only in this manner does the Truth survive, uncorrupted and
Alive, generation after generation. And if any generation is
without living Masters, then its children are without Light,
even if holy books are piled up, one upon the other, like a
fortress in the Night.

It is because of the need of our poor benighted
generation that I declare all of this to you. Abandon the
cults of the past and learn the Way of self-sacrifice in the
Living Divine Being.



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