What Role Do the Universal Laws Play in Life? – Part 1

In this series I’d like to look at the role of the universal law in the fulfilment of the purpose of life. In this article, I’d like to look briefly at the purpose of life and then the coded terms in which the verities, including the universal laws, have been discussed up till now.

The purpose of life, in my view, is for God to meet God in a moment of enlightenment. The Formless Transcendental  (the One without a second, the unconditioned Brahman), being all there is is unable to know itself for lack of any circumstance in which to do so. Therefore it created illusory life forms to journey from unconscious awareness of their identity as God to conscious awareness, through countless lifetimes in matter.

Their aim was to reach a point where they realized their true identity as God in a moment of enlightenment at which point God meets God and the purpose of life is fulfilled. We are those life forms.

All of life was designed. It has design features such as the longing for liberation, reincarnation, the Adam Kadmon template (the human form), and so on.

It has natural laws that keep us from going off the rails and destroying the place. These universal laws keep us moving generally and gradually forward, with allowable detours perhaps, so that all has a cosmic orderliness if seen from a high enough vantage point.

A great deal of the discussion of the universal law is couched in code words so that its interpretation wouldn’t be known to the uninitiated, lest they manipulate that knowledge. We’re told quite regularly that the dark ones have indeed manipulated us through their knowledge of the esoteric. Here’s SaLuSa reminding us of this, for instance:

“The Laws of the Universe are quite clear and irrevocable, and both the dark and Light must obey them. The one that has been considerably used is the Law of Attraction, although for a large part of your lives you have not understood the implications of your actions. The dark Ones have understood it, and taken advantage of your ignorance by empowering themselves at your expense.” (1)

This need to keep the wisdom of God from the “uninitiated” and the “princes of the world” is the reason why Jesus said: “Give not that which is holy unto the dogs, neither cast ye your pearls before swine, lest they trample them under their feet, and turn again and rend you.” (2) Swine want what they can eat and they cannot eat pearls. Therefore they turn on one who casts them indigestible pearls instead of digestible corn.

The early Christian fathers, according to St. Paul, “speak the wisdom of God in a mystery, even the hidden wisdom, which God ordained before the world unto our glory: Which none of the princes of the world knew.” (3) “If our gospel be hid,” he continued, “it is hid to them that are lost: In whom the god of this world hath blinded the minds of them which believe not.” (4) Wisdom in those days was hidden behind metaphors and formulas.

Centuries after St. Paul, Pseudo-Dionysius was still counselling his follower Timothy: “So, my good Timothy, you must guard these things in accordance with divine command, and you must never speak nor divulge divine things to the uninitiated.” (5) Surely what happened to Jesus and the early church fathers showed the great risk that the prophets faced from the princes of the world.

Therefore much of Biblical lore and other ancient teachings was written in a code. When speaking of the soul, the prophets described it as a lamp ever burning on the altar (of the heart) or a firebrand plucked from the burning. The Divine Mother becomes Wisdom and Royal Glory. The Father becomes the Silence and the Wilderness.

It’s in recognition of the fact that God the Father is still and silent and God the Mother is active and sonic that Zarathustra would say: “God the Lord hears (us) through the Holy Spirit.” (6) Terms like the voice in the silence or the voice of one crying in the wilderness make plain the fact that the Divine Mother hears and speaks but the Father does not. The Father is the silence; the Mother is the voice. The Father is the wilderness, because order can’t be imposed on him and no law can bind him; the Mother is again the voice crying in that wilderness.

In couched terms like these, the verities of life, including the nature of the universal law, were discussed and conveyed from generation of seekers to generation. It’s now up to us to unravel the meaning of these terms and to discuss subjects like the universal law plainly.

(Continued in Part 2)


(1) SaLuSa, March 14, 2012, at

(2) Matthew 7:6.

(3) St. Paul in I Corinthians 2:7-8.

(4) St. Paul in II Corinthians 4:3.

(5) Pseudo-Dionysius in Coln Luibheid, trans., Pseudo-Dionysus, His Complete Works. New York and Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1989, 58.

(CC) Zarathustra, GZ, 227.

(Continued in Part 2)

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