Appendix B - Cover Page
What did Jesus say about:
This appendix is dedicated to some important subjects, which Jesus explained. Most of the quotes are the words of Jesus, Himself, but some are the words of other Masters alive at the time. Italics are used where Jesus is the speaker. Each quote is identified by the chapter, verse and the speaker. Some are preceded by a short explanation, to establish the context and setting.
What did Jesus (and other Masters) say about:
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[AG 39: 10-20]
At a feast in Percepolis, a Magian Priest asked Jesus about the origin of evil. He said,
We all do recognize the fact that evil is. Whatever is, must have a cause, If God,
the One, made not this evil, then, where is the God who did?
11) And Jesus said,
Whatever God, the One, has made is good, and like the great first Cause, the seven Spirits all are good, and everything that comes from their creative hands is good.
12) Now, all created things have colors, tones and forms their own; but certain tones, though good and pure themselves, when mixed, produce inharmonies, discordant tones.
13) And certain things, though good and pure, when mixed, produce discordant things, yea, poisonous things, that men call evil things.
14) So evil is the inharmonious blending of the colors, tones, or forms of good.
15) Now, man is not all-wise, and yet has will his own. He has the power, and he uses it, to mix God's good things in a multitude of ways, and every day he makes discordant sounds, and evil things.
16) And every tone and form, be it of good, or ill, becomes a living thing, a demon, sprite, or spirit of a good or vicious kind.
17) Man makes his evil thus; and then becomes afraid of him and flees; his devil is emboldened, follows him away and casts him into torturing fires.
18) The devil and the burning fires are both the works of man, and none can put the fires out and dissipate the evil one, but man who made them both.
19) Then Jesus stood aside, and not a magus answered him.
20) And he departed from the throng and went into a secret place to pray.
when you do your best to bear your loads,
and do your work, you offer unto God a sacrifice well pleasing in his sight.
16) And then the Holy One breathes deep upon your glowing sacrificial coals, and makes them blaze aloft to fill your souls with light, and strength and helpfulness.
17) The most efficient prayer that men can offer to a god of any kind is helpfulness to those in need of help; for what you do for other men the Holy One will do for you.
18) And thus God helps.
(From chapter 46:15-18)
(and more about toil)
Jesus' heart was stirred with
pity and with love for these poor toilers, and he said,
6) Toil should not make a person sad; men should be happiest when they toil. When hope and love are back of toil, then all of life is filled with joy and peace, and this is heaven. Do you not know that such a heaven is for you?
7) The man replied,
Of heaven we have heard; but then it is so far away, and we must live so many lives before we can reach that place!
8) And Jesus said,
My brother, man, your thoughts are wrong; your heaven is not far away; and it is not a place of metes and bounds, is not a country to be reached; it is a state of mind.
9) God never made a heaven for man; he never made a hell; we are creators and we make our own.
10) Now, cease to seek for heaven in the sky; just open up the windows of your hearts, and, like a flood of light, a heaven will come and bring a boundless joy; then toil will be no cruel task.
11) The people were amazed, and gathered close to hear this strange young master speak,
12) Imploring him to tell them more about the Father-God; about the heaven that men can make on earth; about the boundless joy.
13) And Jesus spoke a parable; he said, A certain man possessed a field; the soil was hard and poor.
14) By constant toil he scarcely could provide enough of food to keep his family from want.
15) One day a miner who could see beneath the soil, in passing on his way, saw this poor man and his unfruitful field.
16) He called the weary toiler and he said, My brother, know you not that just below the surface of your barren field rich treasures lie concealed?
17) You plough and sow and reap in scanty way, and day by day you tread upon a mine of gold and precious stones.
18) This wealth lies not upon the surface of the ground; but if you will dig away the rocky soil, and delve down deep into the earth, you need no longer till the soil for naught.
19) The man believed. The miner surely knows; he said, and I will find the treasures hidden in my field.
20) And then he dug away the rocky soil, and deep down in the earth he found a mine of gold.
21) And Jesus said,
The sons of men are toiling hard on desert plains, and burning sands and rocky soils; are doing what there fathers did, not dreaming they can do aught else.
22) Behold, a master comes, and tells them of a hidden wealth; that underneath the rocky soil of carnal things are treasures that no man can count;
23) That in the heart the richest gems abound; that he who wills may open the door and find them all.
(From chapter 33:5-23)