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Radhasoami Mat Prakash, Part Two

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      {Radhasoami Quotes -- The Spiritual Classics of the Radhasoami Faith}

      Radhasoami Mat Prakash, Part Two

      Three Factors in Creation.

      According to Radhasoami Faith, there are three factors in the
      creation:

      1. First and principal, the prime mover and life giver is the Spirit,
      or Word or Sound;

      2. The second or the main working factor is Mind; and,

      3. The third the Matter, of which the body and senses (the
      instruments of action) are made.

      The first principle or factor, namely Spirit is the prime cause of
      everything and presides overall, and has its abode in the uppermost
      regions above all and beyond the Mind (the second factor) in the
      innermost part of the body.

      The locality of the Mind or the second factor is below that of the
      spirit or the outside the innermost quarter, while the flesh or body
      formed of matter.

      The third factor occupies the outermost portion of the vehicle or
      human form with senses attached thereto.

      Accordingly there are three degrees, and hence three grand divisions
      in the Universe or Macrocosm with corresponding divisions in the
      human body or the Microcosm.

      The degrees or grand divisions, comprised in the entire creation,
      according to Radhasoami Faith are:

      1. Spiritual

      2. Spiritual-Material

      3. Material-Spiritual

      Pure spirit, uncontaminated with matter, exists in the first grand
      division. Here the Supreme Being reigns over absolutely spiritual
      life. This, the purest possible form of life, has no desire but to
      love and serve the Supreme Being. The joys -- the very existence
      -- of this pure spirit -- life are derived from the Supreme
      Being who is the ocean of Spirit, love and joy. Nothing concerning
      this degree is known or has been known to the founder of any other
      religious creed. It comprises six sub-divisions and is called the
      Dayal Desh or the region of Mercy.

      The second or Spiritual-Material degree or grand division is entirely
      free from all worldly passions and desires of the lower order.
      Likening the Supreme Being to an ocean, the president of the second
      degree is a tide from that ocean. He is a kind of Viceroy, who rules
      over all life existing in the space comprised in the second and third
      grand divisions committed to his care. As its name indicates, the
      spiritual-material degree contains both spirit and matter. But matter
      is comparatively speaking, pure and is subject to, and controlled by
      spirit. Life here is very pure and though clothed in pure material
      forms, spirit predominates. This degree also comprises of six sub-
      divisions and is called the Brahmand or the regions of Universal Mind
      and Pure Matter.

      In the third or material-spiritual degree matter predominates over
      Spirit. Life is composed of spirits clothed in coarse matter. Having
      quite forgotten the higher abode from which they originally sprang,
      the spirits here have acquired carnal desires and passions. This also
      comprises six sub-divisions and is called the Pind or the regions of
      Individual Mind and coarse matter.

      The above three grand divisions in the Universe have a
      correspondence, or are in the same plane, with similar divisions in
      the human form or body which is a miniature or Microcosm of the Great
      Universe or Macrocosm.

      -- Huzur Maharaj, Radhasoami Mat Prakash
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