While I was contemplating a thing today I was called to remember the Grace that Paramahsaji required of his students...he required grace and that we work towards a spotless soul. So, in a way, if one wants to continue to work with him it requries a grace that requires the Will engaged, engaged in objective thinking and in objective willing. I think that is why I lost my article that took me over four hours of losing it, recreating it, losing it and recreating it again...awful. When I pondered why I realized that my language that was representing my understandings was still too human in the comparing of other teachers to Paramahansa. ....and he doesn't like comparisons like that, the higher beings do not like comparisons where one is made to look better than the other in a way that denigrates the others teaching..... as we are all trying....so I begin anew....with my Will engaged, whew....
So, this morning I was thinking about how the Lord Matreyia will not be found in or out of Rudolf Steiner's own students: he is to be found bringing a deepening of the Christ from across the ocean in a way, it is literally an East meets West or so it seems to me.
In what I was coming to this morning it seems to me that it is not about the Catholic Church, as understood within the circle of serious Tomberg students, reuniting with the Johannine stream, rather it is about East meets West. Peter and the Johannine stream are of the same impulse whereas what Paramahansa brings is of the East, a companion to the West, the second column of Glory. What Mr. Tomberg brought, blessed be he, is a companion in the same stream to what Rudolf Steiner brought. Regardless of what side of the issue you stand on regarding the Catholic Church it is clear per Rudolf Steiner's teachings and considerations, that the mysteries are no longer to be found within the Church. And we can't go backwards. The people can be brought forward from out of their own spirit not more effort being put into it by students of spiritual science. One can ignore the words of Rudolf Steiner pertaining to this understanding he has brought forth of
Jesuitism and Catholicism but that does not help the situation at all and actually creates an untruthfullness in the soul of one determined to find a positive possibility in the Mysteries coming to life again in the Church.
Looking at Mr. Deunov, blessed be he as well, just because he was brought forth just recently as a possibility, we find that his work really does not deepen the mysteries that can show an East meets West in the manner of Paramahansa Yogananda either. His teachings might encourage and inspire others along this life's journey and that is beautiful and good and serves for those looking or hoping to find a peace in the heart and the mind.
I am thinking that if we had to consider one who had to offer the perfect accompaniament to Rudolf Steiner's teaching of Spiritual Science, of evolution of the soul in practice, we would have to see a fellow Initiate in Paramahansa Yoganada. It seems to me that these two men stand side by side, of the same streams, but in the same stream.
When I did a little further research I found that Paramahansa was 27 when in 1920 he attended a conference on spirit in the world as the representative of India:
Now, if we look at what Kriya Yoga offers, its' like First Class for Spiritual Science, we find an Eastern way of entering into the Mysteries, but Christ is still at the center. Paramahansa has an incredible book entitled: The Second Coming of Christ and it is a two part edition and one will get a good idea of what can happen when East meets West in Christ.
If we consider that these two, Rudolf Steiner and Paramahansas Yogananda lived at the same time, and brought the teachings of East and West, I think we have to consider a new way at looking at who can be considered the future Lord Matreyia. We have to look at what was furthered along in humanity by the teacher, by the idividuality. We can not look at how it meets me, we have to look at how it meets the world. And I know of no clearer example then these two Initiates of the Sun Mysteries.
This picture below is almost exactly the picture I saw where I burst out in tears. It was so impactful that I felt the need, a few years later as it occurred to me, to visit Forest Lawn where some of his remains find a home. It was very touching and to this day I can not believe I went to find him there.
But this picture below also gives an imagination to me of what it could be like to have had, as Rudolf Steiner shares, 'Christian Rosenkreutz and his students enter into the hall' :
I have to go now as my whole day has been on this and I have oh so many many things to do and my little store is not open. And, well, its what is and I wonder what will be the occurrance that allows it to actually be freed and transformed. ..I know its waiting on me I guess I don't know, it seems like I have done everything humanely possible to open it and it still remains in form but not in activity.... love, d
I have some photos below for those who might like to see them.. The last one is my treasure and I also love seeing him dressed up as a 'Western Man'. :)
"If there is something more powerful than destiny, this must be the human being who bears destiny unshaken." Rudolf Steiner