April 18 is the birth anniversary of Abd-ru-shin, an Envoy of the Light and author of “In The Light Of Truth” The Grail Message! We join all those who recognize His identity and are conscious of the spiritual significance of His birth in actively experiencing the Grace bestowed on mankind by the event.
Abd- ru –shin pursued His Mission with total but humane commitment. A strict opponent of any kind of sectarianism and dogma, He forbade any undue personal attention or personality-cult. His constant admonition was “Heed the message, not the bringer.” However, since the day is about Him, we are reproducing a brief biography by the publishers of The Grail Message:
“His civil name is Oskar Ernst Bernhardt. He was born in Bischofswerda, Saxony, on 18th April 1875.
In 1919 he became conscious of his task to open the way for a new Knowledge of Creation. For this purpose he chose the name Abd-ru-shin.
In the years1923 to1937 there came into being those lectures which were later combined and published by him in the Work ”In the Light of Truth” The Grail Message.
He did not compile his Message from other teachings of ancient and modern times, but drew his Living Knowledge from the purest and highest Source, thus creating his Message from the Grail, which indeed is his actual identity!
Like every Truth-bringer he too was hindered in his beneficial working. Abd-ru-shin died on 6th December 1941. But his Work lives on, and works to help all men who are earnestly seeking the Truth.”
Now, let us turn to the Message!
Fortunately, for mankind, Abd-ru-shin recorded part of His redemptive Thoughts in writing starting from individual articles and lectures which were from time to time assembled into book Forms. In the modern era, the most easily accessible Form is the edition in three volumes. Copies are available in a growing number of countries and The Grail Foundation of America has an online downloadable copy
It leads the reader in simple words into the Knowledge of Creation and explains even the most intriguing World-Happening from a spiritual standpoint. With clear thinking, the Message provides answers to the often mind-boggling issues like: The meaning and purpose of existence, fate, hereditary sin, birth and death, the beyond, soul, spirit, intellect, intuitive perception, free will, other Truth bringers, incarnation and reincarnation, the sexual problem, marriage, the mystery of Lucifer, the Last Judgment, the Cosmic Turning-Point, the Holy Grail, the Grail Castle, the Mission of the Son of God Jesus and His death on the Cross, and the Mission of the promised Son of Man Imanuel.
A profound spiritual Work which addresses the individual seeker irrespective of his or her culture, race, religion or nationality! The seeker is only required to exercise a serious and earnest longing for the Truth; not fitful toying or casual reading to fill idle time. This is aptly captured by the author’s Foreword:
FOR YOUR GUIDANCE!
THE BANDAGE falls, and belief becomes conviction. Liberation and redemption lie only in conviction! I am addressing serious seekers only. They must be able and willing to examine this matter objectively! Religious fanatics and irresponsible enthusiasts may hold aloof, for they are detrimental to the Truth. As for the malevolent and prejudiced, they shall find their sentence in the very words.
The Message will strike only those who still carry within them a spark of truth, and the yearning to be true human beings. To all such it will become the shining light and staff. It will lead them unswervingly out of all the chaos of the present-day confusion.
The following Word does not bring a new religion, but is intended as the torch to help all serious listeners or readers find the right path, which leads them to the longed-for height.
Only he who bestirs himself can advance spiritually. The fool who uses extraneous aids for this, in the form of the ready-made opinions of others, only walks his path as if on crutches, while ignoring his own healthy limbs. But the moment he boldly uses all the abilities which lie dormant within him awaiting his call, to help in his ascent, he is employing the talent entrusted to him in accordance with his Creator’s Will, and will easily overcome all obstacles that seek to divert him.
Therefore awake! Genuine faith lies only in conviction, and conviction comes solely through an inflexible weighing and examining! See that you are truly alive in the wonderful Creation of your God!
Without doubt, just like a child is a blessing in the bosom of the right mother, so also is the Grail Message an inestimable life-belt in the hand of the serious seeker!
We celebrate with all those who individually and collectively draw the attention of mankind to the existence of the Grail Message on earth. Happy Festival, dear Bearers of the Cross of Truth!
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