C2.11: Unique Individual Perspective Of Scriptures And Life
Unique Individual Perspective Of Scriptures And Life: By design, each person sees a different meaning to the scriptures — and ultimately, life itself. One of the translations of the second saying of the Gospel of Thomas states: Jesus said, “Let the one who seeks not stop seeking until he finds; and when he finds, he will be agitated. When he is agitated he will be amazed, and he will rule over everything.” The fact that the seeker has the ability to find, indicates that (transformed) man possesses this ability to Know the Higher Reality that organic man is blind to. Why, then, would those who succeed in finding the answers to man’s higher soul and spiritual reality, be “amazed” at what is revealed to them? The ramifications of this question has no equal — i.e., unless you can truly answer this question from an enlightened perspective, you are not even prepared to form an opinion of what you see in the outer world — much less, teach others! And this is one of the primary reasons why Jesus commanded his disciples not to be called a teacher — and commanded them to reject the title of rabbi or teacher (see True Prophet). Further, for reasons that will become apparent as a greater understanding is achieved, each individual person’s perception and understanding of both the scriptures, and life itself, can not only be different — and this vast difference between what people see and understand is brought about by the Laws that must maintain Wholeness — but the vast differences are often from a radically opposite and conflicting perspective. And unless you understand why groups of people — and even people within a group — see and understand the world differently, then you will not only inflict great harm upon those who you attempt to teach — but you will entangle yourself in what Jesus portrayed as The Prison. Further, when one person attempts to teach another what they see and understand from their perspective, they are depriving that person of the opportunity of self-discovery — and even the opportunity of achieving the ultimate success in life.
In truth, the most important interpretation of the scriptures is in fact the one that each individual person uniquely sees, when they open the Bible and other copies of scriptures. And from a biblical perspective, those who attempt to teach you the meaning of the scriptures in the manner of most religious groups and commentaries, are in fact the ministers of the AntiChrist. How can this be? You ask? In the Homilies of Clement the Apostle Peter states of a meeting that is to take place between himself and the proverbial character of Simon Magus: “Therefore Simon, who is going to discuss in public with us tomorrow, is bold against the monarchy of God, wishing to produce many statements from these Scriptures, to the effect that there are many gods, and a certain one who is not He who made this world, but who is superior to Him; and, at the same time, he is going to offer many scriptural proofs. But we also can easily show many passages from them that He who made the world alone is God, and that there is none other besides Him. But if any one shall wish to speak otherwise, he also shall be able to produce proofs from them [the scriptures] at his pleasure. For the Scriptures say all manner of things, that no one of those who inquire ungratefully may find the truth, but simply what he wishes to find…” Basically, and to the horror of both believer and critic alike, what Peter appears to be stating is that, not only can both seemingly conflicting positions be supported by the scriptures — but that anyone who consults the scriptures will only see what they predisposedly desired to find in the message of the written words. And while few people are enlightened enough to understand why, what Peter is stating is true.
What Peter is stating is totally contrary to the boilerplate doctrinal interpretations that are published by religious schools of thought today. There is a predisposed reason why one person sees the message of the scriptures differently than another person — and even why one person sees the outer world differently than another. And without understanding why each person sees and understands differently than another, we can’t even begin to unravel the enigmas of life that confront us. And while the enigma of perceptive confusion is simple, few people possess the depth of vision and understanding to even begin to comprehend the organic reason people see both the scriptures, and life itself, from an often totally different perspective. And the answer is found in the reality that, while the potential of mind is vast, only a fragment of mind is capable of manifesting in the organic body-vessel. And since the Laws that control all aspects of this world MUST Maintain Wholeness, this is accomplished through the process of polarizing each person to a different fragment — each fragment itself polarized to a different sphere of mind — and across the spectrum of a multitude of people, the necessary Wholeness and cosmic balance is achieved and maintained. And this is why Peter states that not only are different people predisposed to see something totally different in the scriptures, but this is true with respect to all aspects of life in this world.
This very unique vision of both the allegory of the scriptures, as well as the allegory of the physical world itself, is further presented to us in the 90th Chapter of the Gospel of the Nazirenes where it is stated: “The One truth has many sides, and one sees one side only, another, and some see more than others, according as it is given to them. Behold this crystal; how the one light is manifest in twelve faces, yea four times twelve, and each face reflects one ray of light, and one regards one face, and another, another, but it is the one crystal, and the one light that shines in all. Behold again, When one climbs a mountain and attaining one height, he says, this is the top of the mountain, let us reach it, and when they have reached that height, lo, they see another beyond it until they come to that height from which no other height is to be seen, if so be they can attain it. So it is with truth. I am the truth and the way and the life, and have given to you the truth which I have received from above. And that which is seen and received by one, is not seen and received by another. That which appears true to some, seems not true to others. They who are in the valley don’t see what they who are on the hill top see. But to each, it is the truth as the one mind seeth it, and for that time, till a higher truth shall be revealed to the same; and to the soul which receives higher light, shall be given more light. Wherefore don’t condemn others, that you not be condemned.“
Unless you understand why the above quotation out of the Gospel of the Nazirenes is true — and you come to understand why each person sees the world differently — why each man interprets truth differently — and why each man perceives life from a greatly differing perspective — then you are simply not prepared to understand either the true higher reality of self, or what you observe in the outer world. These words convey a personal reality that perhaps only a few people alive today are able to comprehend with any workable depth of understanding. The words in RED of course convey the key concepts. Not only does each person see the same truth differently, but these vast differences are literally programmed into the perception and thinking of the individual. And if we pose the question: Which individual sees the truth? The answer is, none of them. In reality, because each person is functioning from a different and sometimes conflicting fragment of mind, each person sees and reasons through an inherent filter that only permits them to perceive a fragment of the truth — which is often very different than the fragmented perception of others.
Just as important is the phrase: “…and some see more than others, according as it is given to them.” And thus, we are presented with one of the most important questions that every person must be able to answer, in order to live a meaningful life to that person’s full potential — i.e., why is it given to each one to see differently? And why is it given to some, to see more than others? Why don’t all see the same? Why do some see more? And who or what is causing this great variance in seeing and understanding to manifest among the people? To systematically ignore these all-pervading and important questions, is to consign one’s mind and thinking to the abyss of absolute ignorance — i.e., the “outer darkness”of mind and being that Jesus warned about.
A great warning is sounded that few understand in the words: “My brethren, let not many of you become teachers, knowing that we shall receive a stricter judgment” (James 3:1 NKJ). Why? There is only One Valid Teacher — and those who attempt to teach without fully understanding the answers to the above questions, are in fact bringing judgment and condemnation upon themselves! In fact, the warning in the Revelation when properly understood in relation to the Laws, confirms this almost self-imposed suicidal fact — i.e., “If anyone has an ear, let him hear. He who leads into captivity shall go into captivity; he who kills with the sword must be killed with the sword. Here is the patience and the faith of the saints” (Rev 13:9-10 NKJ). The term captivity is being used to portray anyone who attempts to force another into thinking in a prescribed manner that is not their own — or living by their own imposed thinking upon this other person — or living in accord with their philosophy, their religious beliefs, or lifestyle. And in forcing one’s brother or sister into any form of mental, philosophical, religious or cultural captivity, they are invoking the Sword of the Laws against themselves. And in forcing one’s brother or sister into a mental, doctrinal, philosophical or cultural captivity, that person and those who support them will themselves become shackled into what Jesus taught was The Prison.
Ignorance of the Laws — ignorance of why different people see and understand differently — ignorance of why different people express themselves differently — is the surest way to bring about one’s own demise and downfall. Creating manmade laws that unduly restrict others, will invoke a tenfold restriction against one’s own self in ways that few could even begin to envision. The homogenization of thought or lifestyle by any sectarian or nonsectarian manmade authority against that person’s will, invokes repercussions of the Laws which will enslave those who lead others into any form of mental, social, religious or philosophical captivity that in any manner inhibits that other person. And the vast majority of people cannot even begin to grasp the retributive power of the Laws that are invoked against those who fail to comprehend this reality that often controls every aspect of the life that each person lives — both now, and in the future.
It is more often than not, the blindness of our leaders — both sectarian and non-sectarian — that brings about the prevailing ignorance of the masses. Again, the 29th Gospel of Thomas saying states: Jesus said, “If the flesh came into being because of spirit, it is a wonder. But if spirit came into being because of the body, it is a wonder of wonders. Indeed, I am amazed at how this great wealth has made its home in this poverty.” In addition to berating the whole of the concept of Darwin’s Evolution, again we see the word amazed used in respect to man’s higher reality of soul and spirit in relation to the little of self that is manifest in the body, in the words: “…Indeed, I am amazed at how this great wealth has made its home in this poverty.” And one of the realities that are presented is the fact that those who base either their religious beliefs on the limitations of human reasoning, which are the product of manmade doctrines and the thoughts of carnal men — or their scientific theories and findings on the folly of men who see only the very limited reality of the three dimensions of this world — all dwell under the cloud of absolute ignorance in their state of profound blindness. Again we see these men who attempt to teach and lead, being portrayed as dwelling in poverty of mind and being. It is therefore further stated in the Gospel of Thomas: “But if you will not know yourselves, you dwell in poverty and it is you who are that poverty… Whoever finds himself is superior to the world” Yet, it is these blind leaders of both traditional religion, culture, as well as the junk science that is taught to school children, that has caused the intellectual poverty that envelops the world in ignorance today.