Back when the Divine Mother confirmed that the level of enlightenment associated with Ascension was indeed sahaja nirvikalpa samadhi, she asked me to promise to explain the matter to readers and I did. (1)
When I asked Sri Shankara to confirm two matters on An Hour with an Angel this week, (2) I told myself that it would be advisable to explain those two matters to readers as well. But let me work my way up to them please.
Sri Shankara acknowledges that he and all the other masters are returning in the name of unity and reunification. He says:
“My purpose, as you know, is unity. Now, that is going to be a theme of all the masters. So let me be clear about this. There is not one master that returns … that does not come with a theme of unification.” (3)
You can see more and more of the returning masters saying that they’re here to serve the cause of unity. Next week on An Hour with an Angel, we’ll hear from the new Buddha, who also is here to serve it. And certainly the Lord Maitreya said it as well. (4)
I’ve called the cause of the reunification of the world’s religions “cross-cultural spirituality” and have done as much as I could to promote it. (5) Leibniz, Huxley and others have called it the Perennial Philosophy. (6) Helena Blavatsky called it Theosophy and Annie Beasant, referring to the same body of knowledge, called it the Ancient Wisdom. (7)
For me, the relationship that holds the key to the reunification of the world’s religions is this: What Christians call the Father, Son and Holy Ghost = What Hindus call Brahman, Atman and Shakti. These three terms refer not to persons (except in the divine sense) but to levels of reality, each with their own level of enlightenment (within Third Dimensionality).
They could be described as the Transcendent (the Father, Brahman), the Phenomenal (the Holy Ghost, Shakti, the Divine Mother) and the Transcendent within the Phenomenal (the Son, the Christ, the Atman, the Self). I’ve discussed the three elsewhere, at some length, and don’t wish to do that again here. (8)
By “Transcendent” I mean that which transcends the material world, the world of matter, mater, Mother. By “Phenomenal,” I mean the world of matter.
What I wish to do here is to underline that these three levels of reality are known to all sages, but called by different names. Lao Tzu knew the Mother and called the Father “the Way.” (9) Buddha called the Father the “not-born” and our “common essence.” (10) I’m prepared to argue that his name for the Mother was Dharma. She is the universal law.
We could work our way through the sages of other religions finding the names they used for the three levels of reality. In that way we could link up the world’s religions and render their sayings equivalent.
Now I mentioned a second threesome: Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva. Why? Well, I used to conduct unofficial research while in India asking people who the equivalent was of the Christian Trinity and they would respond with what is called in Hinduism the Trimurthy (Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva).
I’d reply that the Trimurthy was not the equivalent. (These next comments are meant specifically for Indians rather than the rest of the world.)
The Trimurthy is a subset of Shakti. One has to realize that Shakti or “energy” is the active phase of the passive Father, Brahman. And by the same token each of the members of the Trimurthy is itself a subphase of Shakti.
Given that Shakti or “energy” is a sine wave known as Aum, then Brahma is the energetic phase of that sine wave (Akar) associated with creation, or rajas. Vishnu is is the energetic phase of that sine wave (Ukar) associated with preservation, or sattwa. And Shiva is the energetic phase of that sine wave (Makar) associated with transformation, or thamas. I apologize if my western readers don’t understand what I just said.
Now I know that asking Hindus to accept what I just said may require a tremendous amount of adjustment, but adjustment of this kind is being asked of all religions at this time. It’s the price of the reconciliation and reunification of the world’s religions, or more specifically of spirituality.
It’ll take a tremendous amount of adjustment for Christians as well to accept that, when Jesus said “I am the truth, the way and the life,” he was not speaking about himself as Jesus, but of the Self, the Christ, the Atman. If Jesus wasn’t speaking as Jesus, then where is the foundation for saying only the followers of Jesus will be saved? It’s no longer there.
We’ll all need to adjust in the time ahead if we want to release the truth from its metaphorical packaging.
You heard Sri Shankara say that both these conjectures were correct. (11) Hearing him say that was for me the culmination of research that had been underway since 1977.
But leaving that aside, I now can say with greater certainty that these two relationships contain, I believe, the key to reunifying the world’s religions.
Father, Son and Holy Ghost = Brahman, Atman and Shakti, ≠ Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva.
Given that we’re all going to be involved in the work of creating world unity, perhaps I can share more of the impact on me of reaching this stage of having Adi Shankara corroborate this relationship. I’ve felt jubilant but very weary as a result of reaching it. It was as if I had gained the farther shore, at least in my spiritual research, and could now relax my grip on the rudder.
I felt the same way when the Divine Mother acknowledged that sahaja was the level of enlightenment associated with Ascension. At last a critical piece of research had been confirmed. All else is built upon the foundation of key points like these. And there are not many people in the world I can share these matters with. Most people I share them with stare at me with blank incomprehension.
So this is my expansion on the exchange that happened, this time with Sri Shankara. I report this simply because you also may be finding yourself in work of a similar nature in the incredible times ahead of us.
(1) See “The Divine Mother: Come to Me as I Come to You – Part ½,” Oct. 17, 2012, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2012/10/the-divine-mother-come-to-me-as-i-come-to-you-part-12/. See also “Archangel Michael: Detailed Instructions for Dec. 21, 2012 and After,” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2012/12/archangel-michael-detailed-instructions-for-dec-21-2012-and-after/.
(2) Steve: Let me ask you two questions that you don’t need to take a long time to answer. I’ll ask them both at the same time. And the first is, is what Hindus call Brahman, Atman and Shakti the same as what Christians call the Father, Son, and Holy Ghost? And the second is, what is the connection between what Hindus call Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva, and the gunas or the cosmic forces of rajas, sattwa and tamas?
Sri Shankara: I can answer this very quickly. There are no differences. (“Sri Shankara: Everywhere You Look Will be a Monsoon of Love,” June 26, 2013, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/06/sri-shankara-everywhere-you-look-will-be-a-monsoon-of-love/.
(3) Loc. cit.
(4) “Maitreya: I am Among Many who Return to Walk Among You,” June 4, 2013, at http://goldenageofgaia.com/2013/06/maitreya-i-am-among-many-who-return-to-walk-among-you/.
(5) See “Cross-Cultural Spirituality” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/spiritual-essays/cross-cultural-spirituality/.
(6) See “The Perennial Philosophy” at http://goldenageofgaia.com/spiritual-essays/back-to-the-basics-2/the-perennial-philosophy/.
(7) Wisdom is a name used by Moses, Solomon, Isaiah and others to indicate the Divine Mother. Blavatsky and Besant use the term “Theosophy” (the wisdom of God) for the “Ancient Wisdom” but it’s really another way of saying “the Divine Mother.” Here’s Solomon on the subject:
“Wisdom hath builded her house, she hath hewn out her seven pillars.” (Proverbs 9:1.)
“Happy is the man that findeth wisdom, and the man that getteth understanding.
For the merchandise of it is better than the merchandise of silver, and the gain thereof than fine gold.
She is more precious than rubies: and all the things thou canst desire are not to be compared unto her.
Length of days is in her right hand; and in her left hand riches and honour.
Her ways are ways of pleasantness, and all her paths are peace.
She is a tree of life to them that lay hold upon her: and happy is every one that retaineth her.” (Proverbs 3: 13-18.)
(8) See Footnote 3.
(9) “It began with a matrix:
The world had a mother.” (Lao-Tzu, The Way of Life. The Tao Te Ching. trans. R.B. Blakney. New York, etc.: Avon, 1975, 105.)
“Nameless indeed is the source of creation,
But things have a mother and she has a name.” (Lao-Tzu, WOL, 53.)
(10) “Monks, there is a not-born, a not-become, a not-made, a not-compounded. Monks, if that unborn, not-become, not-made, not-compounded were not, there would be apparent no escape from this, here, that is born, become, made, compounded.” (The Buddha in Trevor Ling, The Buddha’s Philosophy of Man. Early Indian Buddhist Dialogues. London, etc.: Dent, 1981, xiii.)
“There is but one common essence.” (The Buddha in Dwight Goddard, A Buddhist Bible. Boston: Beacon Press, 1966; c1938, 283.)
(11) “Sri Shankara: Everywhere You Look Will be a Monsoon of Love,” ibid.