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Satsang means Sat - Truth and Sanga - company.
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The biblical book of Ruth is unique. All the recognised prophets were male and it is not surprising therefore that they wrote their spiritual allegories from a male perspective with their main characters (Adam, Cain, Abel, Noah, Jacob, Esau, David, Aaron, Joshua and so on) representing the ‘male’ quality of intellect of the soul in its various aspects. But this is not the case with the book of Ruth where main characters are the ‘female’ attributes of the soul. Ruth herself is the soul’s quality of ‘feeling’ which begins by representing man’s worldly desires, but transforms into devotion when she aligns herself with Naomi as the uplifting astral sound in the Sacral Centre and unites with Boaz as the guiding intelligence of God in Creation. The book ends with Ruth as the soul’s quality of feeling being able to live in the world without becoming trapped there by its many temptations.
Many will find this book challenging. It questions many cherished ideas held today by the scientists, historians, archaeologists, and pundits of Christianity and Judaism, who have assumed that Genesis describes the history of a particular group of people and the countries and cities they inhabited. It also demolishes the core belief of the error-stricken nations and cultures that their religions justify war and revenge, for violence simply begets violence. The battles in the scriptures are not external battles at all but the on-going struggle each person must fight between his/her internal good and evil characteristics.
What this book clearly reveals is that the prophets of old were far more advanced in their understanding of the powers and qualities in man and Creation than is known today. Pre-dating modern scientific language, Moses described the descent of the creative powers out of the Unity and how man can achieve lasting peace on earth.
As soon as one of God’s children begins earnestly to seek Him, the Path opens before that devotee in a most mysterious and divine way. As if from nowhere, the most appropriate information and people begin to manifest before him and lead him to the goal he so desires. This has been the experience of every sincere seeker throughout all time and many there are who will attest to the Truth.
Jesus was the Master of his day. Like all the Enlightened Ones of all ages throughout history he taught a definitive ‘Way’ to God: the Inner Way. He taught that, irrespective of any superficial differences of race, culture, religion and gender, we are all divine offspring of God and the ultimate purpose of human life is to re-unite with the Source that gave birth to us before the world began.
Solomon’s Song is not just a story of one man’s life but that of every man and woman. It relates the battle in which we are all engaged, that of overcoming our worldly desires and freeing ourselves from captivity in the world of gross matter. As Solomon shows, the inner enemies that hide the purity of the soul from view cannot be overcome in one lifetime. Indeed, even though this great monarch had such deep inner experiences, his Song of Songs reveals that by the end of his earthly life he had not yet freed himself from the same base instinct that had caused mankind, as the archetypal Adam and Eve, to be expelled from the Garden of Eden.
Although ‘The Pilgrim’s Progress’ is enjoyed mostly as a colourful adventure story, John Bunyan wrote it as a serious spiritual allegory depicting the journey every worldly wayfaring man must one day undertake to his Celestial Home. His genius is not just reflected in his colourful characters and their adventures but in the depth of spiritual knowledge he was able to access while incarcerated in a lonely prison cell for the absurd crime of having preached in public places without the authority of the Church and Crown. I hope that my interpretation of his work does justice to this courageous love of God.
In describing the meanings hidden within such spiritual masterpieces as the Garden of Eden, the Tower of Babel, Noah’s Ark, Jacob’s Ladder, Jonah and the Whale, David and Goliath and many other biblical passages, this book reveals the forgotten story of mankind: where we came from, the purpose of the world, why we are here, our final goal and how best to achieve life’s purpose.
Contrary to popular belief, the Revelation of St John the Divine is not a prophesy of various apocalyptic events about to strike mankind but a sublime treatise on the inner path to God written by one of Christendom’s greatest mystics. Surely anyone reading this work of St John with an open mind will be transformed by the time they reach the last page.