In The Light Of TruthThe Grail Message by Abd-ru-shin
29. A NECESSARY WORD
eI-29/1. BE ON YOUR GUARD, spirit of man, for your hour has come! The time which you so ardently desired, which is granted to you for your development – you have spent it only in wickedness!
eI-29/2. Beware, in your presumptuous intellectual conceit that has thrown you into the arms of Darkness, which today holds you triumphantly in its clutches!
eI-29/3. Look upwards! You are standing in the Divine Judgement!
eI-29/4. Awake and tremble, you who in your narrow-mindedness and limited outlook swarm around the golden calf of earthly transience, like moths attracted by a deceptive brightness. It was because of you that Moses, in his wrath of disappointment, once shattered those tablets of the Laws of your God that were to help you to ascend to the Light.
eI-29/5. This breaking of the tablets was the living symbol that the entire humanity did not deserve to have knowledge of this Will of God, of the Will Which they rejected in their wanton behaviour and earthly arrogance, in order to dance round a self-made idol and thereby follow their own desires!
eI-29/6. Now, however, the end is at hand in the final reaction, in the consequences, in the retribution! For now you will be shattered by the Will once so frivolously rejected!
eI-29/7. Neither lamentations nor pleading will help any more; for you were given thousands of years to come to your senses! But you never had time for that! You did not want to, and even today, with incorrigible arrogance, you think yourselves much too wise. That just in this the greatest stupidity reveals itself, you do not want to see. Thereby you have finally become troublesome vermin in this world, no longer knowing anything other than wilfully to revile all Light, because with your persistence in grubbing about only in the Darkness you have lost every possibility of seeking with a free upward gaze, of recognising or of being able to bear Light.
eI-29/8. Thus you are now branded by yourselves!
eI-29/9. Therefore as soon as the Light once more shines forth you will stagger back dazzled, and beyond help sink into the abyss that has even now opened up behind you, waiting to engulf those who have thus been rejected!
eI-29/10. There you shall be bound in an inescapable grip, so that all those who strive to aspire to the Light may find the way thereto in blissful recognition, free from your presumption and your hankering to accept tinsel instead of pure gold! Sink into that death-dealing horror, which you have prepared for yourselves with the most stubborn efforts! In future you shall no longer be able to obscure the Divine Truth!
eI-29/11. How zealously they try, these little human beings, to push their ridiculous pseudo-knowledge well into the foreground, and how do they thereby confuse so many souls who could be saved if they did not fall into the hands of spiritual highwaymen, who like brigands still prowl about the first stretch of the right path, apparently following the same road. But what is it that they really offer? With great pompousness and hackneyed phrases they proudly take their stand on traditions, the true meaning of which they have never understood.
eI-29/12. Very apt is the popular saying about this: they are threshing empty straw! Empty because they have not also picked up the real kernels, for which they lack understanding. One comes up against such narrow-mindedness everywhere; with dull obstinacy they ride upon the phrases of others, because they themselves have nothing to contribute.
eI-29/13. There are thousands of these, and again thousands who imagine that they alone possess the true faith! Wherever they meet with anything beyond their comprehension they humbly, and with inner satisfaction, warn against arrogance! These belong among the worst! They are the very ones who are even now rejected, because their religious obduracy makes it impossible ever to help them. Once they realise their error no dread, no lamenting and no petitioning will be of any avail. They did not want it otherwise, they missed their opportunity. There shall be no mourning over them. Each moment is far too precious still to be wasted on those who think they know everything better; for they will never in any case come to an awakening from their obstinacy, but will blindly perish in it! With nauseating words and assurances of their faith in God, their purely imaginary recognition of Christ!
eI-29/14. In no better case are the masses of those who attend their Divine Services with the regularity and duty they apply to other work; because it is necessary and advantageous, expedient. Partly also out of habit or because it is the “custom”. Perhaps also out of simple prudence because, after all, “one never knows to what good it might ultimately lead”. Like a breath in the wind they will vanish! –
eI-29/15. More to be pitied are those investigators who with their really earnest inquiring mind fail still to rise from the brushwood in which they tirelessly rummage, expecting to discover in it a way to the beginning of Creation. Nevertheless it is all useless, and there is no excuse for it! Besides there are only a few, a very few. Most of those who call themselves investigators become lost in meaningless trifling.
eI-29/16. The great remainder of mankind, however, have no time for “introspection”. Apparently they are very harassed human beings, burdened with quite enough work in order to achieve fulfilment of their earthly desires, their daily needs, but ultimately also of things going far beyond that. They do not notice that with the fulfilment their wishes also increase, whereby a final aim never comes in sight, and thus the striving one can never find the peace or the time for inner awakening! Without any high goal for eternity, he allows himself to be hurried through his earth-life, enslaved to his earthly desires.
eI-29/17. Exhausted by such activities, he must finally also care for his body through rest, change and diversion. So of course he has no time left for anything beyond the earthly, for the spiritual! But should his intuitive perception occasionally and very softly make itself felt with the thought of what comes “after death”, then at best he becomes somewhat pensive for a few moments, but never allows himself to be stirred and awakened by it; instead, he then brusquely and quickly represses all such things, complaining that he cannot occupy himself with them even if he really wanted to! He simply has not any time for it!
eI-29/18. Many a one would even like to see others creating the opportunity for it. Quite often there are also accusations against fate and murmuring against God! Naturally every word is wasted on such as these, because they are never willing to acknowledge that it depended solely upon themselves to shape their lives differently!
eI-29/19. For them there are only earthly needs, which always increase with every success. They have never seriously wished for anything else. They have always raised all kinds of obstacles against it. They have frivolously relegated it to the fifth or sixth place, only to be thought of in dire need or at the approach of death. Until now it has remained a matter of secondary importance for all … who have time!
eI-29/20. And if one day there presented itself, plainly recognisable, the opportunity to concern oneself seriously with it, then immediately new and special wishes, which are really nothing more than excuses, would arise, such as: “But first I still want to do this and that, then I am quite prepared to study it.” Exactly as Christ once said!
eI-29/21. Nowhere is there to be found that seriousness which is absolutely imperative for this most essential of all matters! It seemed to them too remote. For this reason they are now all rejected, all of them! Not one of them will be admitted into the Kingdom of God!
eI-29/22. Rotten fruit for ascent, who only spread further decay around them. Now reflect for yourselves, who then can still remain! A sad picture! But unfortunately only too true. –
eI-29/23. And when now the Judgement causes mankind to yield they will very quickly kneel in the dust! But just envisage already today how they will kneel: In all wretchedness, but at the same time once more arrogantly; for again they will only be lamenting and begging that help may be given to them!
eI-29/24. The heavy burden which they have imposed on themselves, and which finally threatens to crush them, should be taken from them! That then is what they petition for! Do you hear it? Their petitions are for alleviation of their torment, but without at the same time one thought for their own inner improvement! Not one honest wish for voluntary alteration of their hitherto wrong thinking, of their purely earthly pursuits! Not one wish to recognise and bravely acknowledge their present errors and faults.
eI-29/25. And then, when the Son of Man comes among them in the great affliction, no doubt all their hands will be stretched out to Him, with whining and beseeching, yet again only in the hope that He will help them in the way they wish, thus ending their suffering and leading them to new life!
eI-29/26. But He will push away the majority of these petitioners like poisonous vermin! For after receiving help, all such imploring ones would immediately relapse into their old faults, poisoning their environment at the same time. He will accept only those who plead to Him for strength finally to pull themselves together for permanent improvement, who humbly strive to throw off all former stubbornness, and joyfully greet the Word of Truth from the Light as redemption! –
eI-29/27. But an understanding of the Grail Message, as well as of the previous Message of the Son of God, will only become possible when a human spirit casts aside everything that it has built up with its imagined understanding, and starts from the very beginning! In this they must first become like children! A leading across from the present errors is impossible. From the ground up there must be a complete newness, which grows and becomes strong out of simplicity and humility.
eI-29/28. If mankind were helped in the way they ask in the hour of danger and need, then everything would once more be quickly forgotten as soon as their terror was removed. With their lack of understanding they would again unscrupulously begin to criticise instead of to reflect.
eI-29/29. Such a waste of time is quite impossible in the future, since the existence of this part of the world has to hasten towards its end. Henceforth for every human spirit it is: Either – Or! Salvation from self-created entanglements or destruction therein!
eI-29/30. The choice is free. But the consequences of the decision are definite and irrevocable!
eI-29/31. As though released from a great pressure, those saved will then breathe freely and exult after the repulsive, unclean Darkness, with the creatures that gladly cling to it, has at last had to go down where it belongs, through the sword-thrusts of the Light!
eI-29/32. Then the earth, purified of all pestilential thoughts, will arise like a virgin, and peace will blossom for all mankind!