C4.04. Pseudo–Intellectuals — Mental Abortion — The Laws Which Obstruct The Birth Process
Pseudo-Intellectuals – Mental Abortion – The Laws Which Obstruct The Birth Process: It is written in the Gospels: “There was a man of the Pharisees named Nicodemus, a ruler of the Jews. This man came to Jesus by night and said to Him, Rabbi, we know that You are a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him. Jesus answered and said to him, Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God. Nicodemus said to Him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born? Jesus answered, Most assuredly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. Do not marvel that I said to you, ‘You must be born again.’ The wind blows where it wishes, and you hear the sound of it, but cannot tell where it comes from and where it goes. So is everyone who is born of the Spirit. Nicodemus answered and said to Him, How can these things be? Jesus answered and said to him, Are you the teacher of Israel, and do not know these things? Most assuredly, I say to you, We speak what We know and testify what We have seen, and you do not receive Our witness. If I have told you earthly things and you do not believe, how will you believe if I tell you heavenly things?” (John 3:1-12 NKJ)
We should ask: What profound truth is Jesus teaching in these words? That there is a multitude of births that must be brought about, in order to enter what Jesus portrayed as the Kingdom of God? And one of the gravest mistakes that can be made today, is to classify these words as a religious belief that is taken upon static and complacent faith — apart from a course of actions that brings this process of birth about in the life of the believer. It must be understood that in Jesus’ own lifetime he was never perceived to be God, as was the case among the later Gentiles — but was very much “…a teacher come from God; for no one can do these signs that You do unless God is with him.” And in most things, Jesus was a witness to man’s own higher potential and reality. Which means that when Jesus spoke to Nicodemus about the need to be born a second time, what he was expressing was the need to bring about these subsequent stages of birth were in reality, a fact of life that was relevant to all of mankind.
Just as important to every person today, is the fact that as a teacher, Jesus expected Nidocemus to understand the subsequent stages of birth, this same expectation is required of all those who call themselves a teacher — and that requirement is to understand these subsequent stages of birth that represent the most important fact of life that each and every person must come to terms with. Thus, Jesus asked the paramount question that is relevant to everyone who is considered a teacher or philosopher: How Nicodemus could be even considered a “…teacher of Israel, and do not know these things?” Thus, indicating that a true teacher must know about the necessity of bringing about the next stage of birth. Therefore we must pose the question: What is a teacher? Is it not one who instructs? One who attempts to evolve and expand the thinking of the student? When Jesus’ words are rightly understood, to be a teacher one must develop the mind — and if the mind is not developed through the process of expansion and birth, it is because counterfeit pseudo-teachers and cultures based upon the error of men, have attempted to program the mind of the student to parrot and regurgitate upon demand.
Of primary importance is Jesus’ words to Nicodemus with respect to the necessity and validity of knowledge as measured in the equation of bringing about the next stages of birth. And this is true if you are a religious teacher — a secular teacher — a self-help New Age guide — or a philosophical guide — i.e., what Jesus is stating is that if you do not know about the necessity of bringing about the next stage of birth, then you are a pseudo-teacher who is inflicting great harm upon those who you are attempting to teach and guide. Why? In the same way that we would question a woman who was pregnant whose only medical advice is derived from a snake-oil salesman, any teacher who does not know the way to assist the child in achieving the next stage of birth, is a detriment to that child.
Every bona-fide religion has its Mystics — and Mystics are those who are willing to overcome the limitations of the physical body and consciousness, and seek higher spiritual reality and truth that is not readily available to organic man. But herein lies the crux of the problem — i.e., the Mystic must begin to develop the intuitive (feminine) spheres of mind that are not supported by this physical world — and then he must bring the necessary balance within himself. In Judaism the Mystics were often students of what is known as Kabbalah — in Christianity they were Gnostics — and in Islam, the Sufis are representative of the mystical traditions that were kept secret. Before we can even begin to explore this subject, it is important to be cognizant of the fact that traditionally, to even be accepted as a student of Jewish Mysticism, a male had to be Torah Observant, thirty years old, and married. Women did not traditionally study Torah and Kabbalah, because such linear study was in fact a detriment to the development of their feminine intuitive powers of mind that was necessary in the higher equation of Marriage.
When the Torah is allegorically ritualized, it is the outward expression of these biblical rituals that act as a catalyst which begins to connect the outer person we are in this world, with the inner soul and spiritual reality that few men are even remotely aware of. Notice that I used the term begins to connect — because it very much is a beginning. In order to expand the mind, the person must maintain a very high degree of conscious awareness — and this is why Paul commanded to “…take captive every thought to make it obedient to Christ” (2 Cor 10:5 NIV). And why Jesus commanded: “But I say unto you, That every idle word that men shall speak, they shall give account thereof in the day of judgment” (Matt 12:36 KJV). And what words are not considered idle? Paul tells us to “Pray without ceasing” (1Thes 5:17 KJV). The rituals and outward requirements of the Torah, as well as most religious traditions, represent catalysts which are intended to reflect the inner and the outer, and slowly begin to attune the mind to man’s higher soul and spiritual reality. Most people can be defined by the modern computer data saying: Garbage in, garbage out — and because they remain carnal and earth-bound in their thinking, there is nothing of any real substance that is developed in their thinking and mindset.
Another requirement to study Jewish Mysticism is that the man (male) must be thirty years old, which is necessitated because of the condition of mind that embodies a degree of maturity. In the Epistle of Peter and James, the requirement was that a seeker/disciple had to prove themselves six years, before they could undertake the study of the esoteric teachings that Jesus and his disciples revealed only to the few who had developed to the point where the higher concepts of soul and spirit could be comprehended. Further, unlike Eastern religions and the way of the monk or yogi, the Hebrew Mystics understood that, in the case of most people, it was necessary to be married in order to more easily create the environment which would better facilitate the fulfillment of the Laws — with the objective to fulfill the Laws that would enable the seeker to bring about the next stage of birth. Those few who had developed to the degree that they were able to perceive and understand what Jesus and the Gospel authors portrayed as the Mysteries of the Kingdom of God, comprehended the duality of the Divine Pattern with which all of Creation was holographically imbued — and they recognized that in the allegory of the scriptures, Eve was externalized and said to be drawn from Adam — and this separation of the two natures as portrayed in the embodiment of the Divine Pattern, was necessary in order to fulfill the conditions that permitted the development of the mind and spirit of man, and enabled the Laws to bring about the subsequent stages of birth.
While it is true that opposite gender differences are necessary for physical propagation, what is true in the physical, is merely the holographic pattern that is also true on all levels of our being. Thus, these same opposite gender differences are just as important in bringing about the development of mind and spirit which fulfills the Laws — and it is the fulfillment of the Laws which brings about an equally as important subsequent stages of birth that is portrayed in the above words of Jesus. Further, the reality of bringing about these next stages of birth has absolutely nothing to do with religion, because it is merely a higher fact of life that is paramount in the reality of all people — i.e., the knowledge of these subsequent stages of birth which are facts of life, are UnAlienable and God-Given.
Jesus and the core disciples entered into the world at that time as a group, to restore this God-Given knowledge of man’s higher reality that is his inheritance. Yet, because the Church not only adopted the pagan doctrines of Rome, and in the manner of the Pharisees they threw away what Jesus called the Key of Knowledge, the Christian understanding of the above words of Jesus which state that one must be born again — from above — in order to enter the Kingdom, is no longer understood. And in the folly of their carnal interpretations, the Christian world has attempted to redefine the process of birth, as saying a prayer. Yet, nothing could be further from the truth. And while the idea that the subsequent stages of birth can be brought about with a prayer is very much a religious belief, the reality that each person must achieve and bring about the subsequent stages of birth is not.