“Eternal rest grant him O Lord.” This and similar words are usually heard at funerals, where mourners, in tears, bid farewell to their loved ones. “Eternal rest grant him Oh lord.” In the same breath, we all in deep emotion s sing to the diseased:”God be with you till we meet again.” Then, the officiating clergy moves to the graveside with the congregation to the grave side and the family members dump wet earth on the casket being buried, reminding the diseased that”dust thou art, to dust thou shall return.” consolation he tells those he has left behind:”he is resting in the bosom of the lord”, or Abraham, as the case may be. That these statements contradict each other never crosses the mind of hose who hear these things They are just routine words for funerals, that is all.
But it is the sacred duty of every human being to examine all he has been told to see, at least, whether it corresponds to simple reasoning. For example, For simple reasoning could ask the simple question, Dust thou art, to dust thou returnest. Rest in the bosom of the Lord. If you have returned dust, how then do you rest in the bosom of the lord?Unless the bosom of the Lord is the dust, which makes no sense. The only way to understand the question is in the understanding of the duality of Man. In this article, I will try to show that man is not really dual in Nature-body and soul-but only of a single nature, the spirit.
Every other thing can only be grouped as coverings which the spirit wears to work in the environment where the s fashioned. It is also important to note that there is no way I could have come to understanding of these all important facts except through my coming into tact with a work which is now in existence on earth. That Work is In The Light Of The Grail Message, by Abd-ru shin. This work is by far the most comprehensive on Earth as far as the knowledge of creation is concerned. It lays the foundation for all branches of human endeavor and all the knowledge needed by mankind to move forward in this creation. Through my understanding of the work, I am able to give explanations on death and the beyond.
There are many things that could cause death which includes old age, diseases or accidents. Ideally, death through old age should be a gradual process. Deaths are not meant to be painless. The body is meant to be loosening gradually until it finally releases the soul. Most diseases are actually caused by the disharmony between the soul and the body, particularly when a person cannot come to terms with his conscience, as far as i does not emanate from a direct influence of an external body. Such diseases affect the radiation of the blood which must accord with the radiation of the soul for the soul to be held bound inside the body. The change in radiation causes the soul to to leave the body because there is no more binding force holding it.
There is no more binding force bu there exists a silver cord connecting the soul with the body. This cord is elastic in nature and has to be first of all severed before the soul can proceed on its journey. In the Christian Bible, Ecclesiastes chapter twelve, the process of old age and dying was graphically described. There, the author tells us to”remember your creator in the days of your youth, before the silver cord is loosened, or the golden bowl is broken, or the pitcher shattered at the fountain, or the wheel broken at the well. Then the dust will return to the earth as it was, and the spirit will return to god who made it.”
In this allegory, the golden bowl refers to the halo around the head of every individual that forms part of a persons aura. These are what clairvoyant artists draw around the head of Jesus Christ and his Disciples. The pitcher shattering on the cistern depicts the stoppage of the hearth, While the wheel ends, that is, the aura phase out. Here the author of Ecclesiastes divides the man into two- the spirit and the body. The body “goes back to dust” while the spirit “goes back to the the creator.”
Here the preacher ends. He did not explain how the spirit goes back to the maker. What happens to the spirit from then onwards is what I am going to dwell on.
Let us, for the sake of this essay, divide human beings into two major groups. These are those who believe in the existence of life after death and those who do not. Among those who believe we also divide into two groups:The good and the evil. We can then follow their movements after physical death.
Those who do not believe in life after death will have their belief reflected in what happens to them after death. They will be blind, and deaf to their wanted it otherwise. This was actually what happened to the escapist Houdini, who wandered in utter darkness because he was not prepared for what to expect. The environment is called the Land of the shadows, because everything there is shadow like. In a subsequent article I will deal with the second and third categories.