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The ground swell of reaction to Nelson Mandela’s death has been awesome especially, with the current reach and speed of news and social media. He truly deserves all the accolades and much more!
There’s really not much we can say about Mandela’s life and times! His autobiography “Long Walk to Freedom” and other related materials have said it all. The media is awash with his speeches and amusingly, scholars are arguing on which quotations are his actual words or not. It’s all part of the raging Mandelamania!
However, for us philosophical/spiritual minds, what lessons can we draw from the unfolding events?
First, like we said, the outpouring of goodwill is awesome! Friends and foes from the various political, religious, cultural and other divides are united, for once, in sending out strong positive wishes! For those who can perceive/see it, the world is swarmed with heightened waves and waves of positive energy generated by the massive, pure intuitive volition…..something that rarely flows from the heart of man these days!
Secondly, the timing is perfect! Coming close to end-of-year festivities, Christmas and other spiritual Festivals, Mandela’s passing on (death) is more of a parting gift to humanity on earth! The positive vibrations of his death seamlessly dovetail into those of the joyous season! It is as if nature kept him for the most auspicious moment! Nelson Rolihlahla Mandela, benevolent in life, blessing in death!
Thirdly, we celebrate Mandela for spearheading the struggle for the freedom of his people, for enduring sustained persecution and long years of incarceration for the common good and above all, for putting aside bitterness and forgiving his former tormentors! With uncommon forgiving heart he protected the lives, properties and interests of his former arch enemies:
This was the best part of Mandela!
Thus, we are not just celebrating an outstanding leader and political icon but, the Spirit of Mandela; a human being as it should be; a soul that has recognized the oneness of our origin and that every one of us is a seed and expression of the immeasurable Love of the Almighty!
Our loving thoughts accompany him as he awakens in the thresholds of his Father’s Creation! May he quickly recognize the guidance standing by and have the courage to match on, and not sit back to bask in the praises of earthmen or, worry about the future of the kingdom he left behind! Many leaders have failed at this point!
Joyful experiencing, Mandiba! No slothful Rest In Peace (the so-called RIP)!
…….and one of my last mistakes was pointed out by Marcus Ampe of http://marcusampe.wordpress.com Marcus is a man of many parts; a social worker, outdoor enthusiast, one time dancer and choreologist, experienced writer and much more! Above all, he is a mature spiritual/religious mind and an active adherent of the Christadelphian philosophy.
Until my encounter with him, I had always been lavish with capital letters. Maybe, not in the body of my essays but my titles sure come out in bold prints; it is either every word or, the first letter of each word is in capital!
The reason for this was quite simple: My posts, including reblogs, are dear to my heart! Each one has to strike a tune in my inner being, if not, I wouldn’t share it! But, some posts reach deeper than others and the only way, I thought, to show this was to title them boldly! Well, as I found out, I was screaming and yelling at my friends and readers and, for this, I am sorry! It’s not in my character to be rude!
Now, let me share my discussions with Marcus:
Marcus Ampe: “Because of the title in capitals, which is considered by us as shouting, I could not reblog this article (because I am not able to change the lettering in our site). I hope you don’t mind that I felt free then, to quote from this and some other articles, to comment.”
Purplerays: “Feel free to use my original material wholly or in part in any manner you deem fit with or without acknowledgement so long as it promotes positive, peaceful values! For second-hand material, you may wish to find out the copyrights policy of the source through my source credit line! Thanks for drawing my attention to the capital letters limitation; I hope to make some adjustments in future, I guess I was mistaken in believing that a title without capitals would look rather bland. It would take some time though, like they say “habits die-hard”. Thanks for your thoughts.”
Marcus Ampe: “According to the rules of letter writing and text composing (in Europe regulated by the ISBN and other norms) text in capitals also denotes yelling, screaming for a or no reason, disagreement, arguing, defensive or attacking talk, and is being considered rude and impolite or ‘not done’.
In the hope to share more thoughts of good attitude and peaceful love,
Purplerays: “Thanks for the advice! I’ll take immediate correction and follow up with an apology within the week for my past mistakes. I’m usually a soft-spoken person and definitely would not want to scream and yell at my readers and that is exactly what I have been doing all this while. Thanks again and cheers!”
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Abd-ru-shin, the author of “In The Light of Truth” (The Grail Message), departed earth life on the 6th of December, 1941! Once again the Darkness succeeded in curtailing the work of an Envoy of the Light and forced a premature departure!
Epochal events were unfolding in all the spheres and found earthly actors and theatre in Adolf Hitler, the German people and World Wars 1 & 2! Matters came to boiling-point when a popular movement to heal bruised German psyche took a devious ideological/esoteric curve and fanned the embers of hate, revenge, superiority complex and the lust for power.
Pure concepts were twisted to achieve the sole purpose of earthly domination and control: The Third Reich which was meant to be the foundation and fulfillment of prophesies for a new worldwide ‘nation’ of spiritually emancipated human beings was mistaken for a territorial Kingdom under one government and brutally prosecuted as a German Reich. Religious, philosophical and spiritual endeavors were persecuted and proscribed unless they allied with and praised the totalitarian regime. You either hailed the Fuehrer as God-sent or, you had death at your very door step!
Abd-ru-shin was born in Bischofswerda, Germany on 18th April 1875. Bearing the civil name Oskar Ernst Bernhardt, he started with a business career which he later abandoned and became a well-traveled writer, playwright and journalist!
At the ripe moment, he entered into his Mission: “to bring the Truth to mankind from out of the Holy Grail”! From then, he took on his Creation name, Abd-ru-shin meaning, Son of The Light! With time, he moved with his family to the picturesque mountain plateau Vomperberg in Tyrol, Austria where he established his permanent place of abode generally called The Grail Settlement! Completely non-political, he declared his aim:
“My aim is a spiritual nature!
But I bring no new religion, I do not wish to found either a new church, or any sect. Rather, in all simplicity, I give a clear picture of the automatic working of Creation, which bears the Will of God, and from which man can clearly recognize what ways are good for him.”
In spite of this declaration and his diligent efforts in spreading the New Knowledge peacefully, ethically and shunning personal accolade, regime hostility against him was relentless! They made life for him a living hell!
His assets were confiscated and the Settlement converted to a military training facility! He was prohibited from publishing, and any existing material banned and impounded! Serially arrested, interrogated and imprisoned, he was finally exiled to Germany and prohibited from setting foot on Austria! Under the constant surveillance of the Gestapo as ‘an enemy of the State’, his contact with visitors and the outside world was reduced to the barest necessity!
Abd-ru-shin was ‘neutralized’! His foes rejoiced; erstwhile friends and loyalists abandoned him and the Course. They either privately denounced any links with him or, openly teamed up with the regime to persecute him. Jesus had one Peter and one Judas but, Abd-ru-shin had a multitude of denials and betrayals! Deserted, rejected and misunderstood he struggled on until he gave up the ghost at the age of 66!
Just when Abd-ru-shin’s Mission seemed to have been rendered ineffective, his Legacy, The Grail Message surfaced like the golden beams of the morning sun after a dark, sultry night! It survived not as a second-hand writing by adherents but, as a spiritual masterpiece written, revised and approved by him in person! In his solitary confinement, he had time to prepare The Message in the three-volume edition exiting today!
A few years after his death, his family reclaimed his estate and together with the few remaining loyal friends started a new up-building in spreading of the Message which gradually expanded to become today’s blossoming global movement!
As usual, The Light had the last laugh!
Abd-ru-shin’s Legacy – The Grail Message – lives on!