We've got a Jewish dance. We've got a whole bunch of cross dances, which I don't think I can teach right away. Not one, but a whole stack of them. The reason for that is very simple. I never know who is coming to the dancing class. I prepared a number of dances for men only and a bunch of girls showed up. So God has taken care of that by showing me dances which can be done under any conditions. I've got one new men's dance, I've got several dances which require more men than women, I've got many girl's dances and some of the girl's dances can be varied to have men in them. This is going on all the time. And I ask God why is he doing it? He says "To help the New Age come into birth. You're an agent for it as long as you are doing things in the name of God."
There's a big rock and roll thing opening up in San Raphael. Our difference with rock and roll is very simple: We do things in the Name of God, that's all. This is going on all the time, day and night, and I have nothing to do with it. I've lost all sense of age. I took in so many new disciples I don't know what to do with them. I have to get help from people who have been disciples for some time, and it looks like even that God is going to help us.
Our two projects to bring peace in Palestine are succeeding, despite all the devils that control our press and only report murders and assassinations, and never tell any good things that are going on. I'm not afraid of any of them. I'll challenge any of them. But strangely enough, I don't have to challenge the President, God bless him, because he sent a peace delegation to me. Yes! They're already finding out what is happening. He can't afford to lose. You look at the headlines in the papers; every hour they're different. That is the usual way of the press. Excitement does not lead to anything but excitement. Three pages of headlines and a little one-inch retraction. It's going on all the time. My fight in this is that we get out of what we call 'realism' and into reality.
I am taking a chance trying to reach people, because more and more young people are coming to me. I said, "I will not lead you; I will join you." We have the song "Christ is our Lord...." and Christ is that. Then who has the right to get up and proclaim his own ego leadership? These exclusive 'world brotherhoods.' I can forgive narrow things, but not these exclusive world brotherhoods, all competing with each other.
If you can show me a better way to confusion than that, I'd like to know what it is. They're going to be damned. If you're going to be a world brotherhood, you can exclude nobody. "Whatsoever ye do to the least of these my creatures, ye do it unto me. " Some things I don't compromise on in any way. I can be as nasty as can be. I was this way to my chief disciple who has been in the hospital for weeks. I didn't ask him how he was feeling. I didn't say, "Oh, I'm so sorry you're sick. I hope you'll be feeling better, blah, blah, blah." I just gave him hell for being there!
Here is almost my favorite part of the scripture--though not favorite, because God says you can't have any favorite. Well, I'm going to skip the regular place because the Bible opened up and told me what to say.
"Thanks be to God who givest us the victory through our Lord Jesus Christ."
How many of you know that song, "Thanks be to God, thanks be to God who givest us the victory through Jesus Christ our Lord?" Have you heard that hymn? Some of you have heard it. I mean no nonsense about this. "Thanks be to God, thanks be to God who givest us the victory through Jesus Christ our Lord. Thanks be to God, thanks be to God who givest us the victory through Jesus Christ our Lord. Thanks be to God, thanks be to God who givest us the victory through Jesus Christ our Lord."
I hope some in the UN can learn this. If you go out and kill other murderers, does that stop murder? I never know where to begin, but I am going to tread some of these passages:
"There is one glory of the Sun, and another glory of the Moon, and another glory of the stars; for star differs from star in glory."
I know the Hebrew word for glory, which they make a lot of in the Kabala. It's Hod, doxa in Greek. The word that comes from this root is doxology. They are words of praise, words of glory. Praise God from whom all blessings flow. That means vibrations. It doesn't mean things. It means vibrations.
"There is one glory of the Sun, and another glory of the Moon, and another glory of the Stars..."
And God created man in His own image, so the glory of man is greater than the glory of the sun and moon and stars. If you don't see it, you're going to.
"And this is the Resurrection of the Dead."
And who is the dead? We are. We can have this glory. You don't have to leave the place. I told my disciple, "If you think you're going to have a resurrection in the next plane you're going contrary to God and you're going to hell, and you're going to stay there until you say "God, I surrender to You." If you want to sleep all the time, you can come back and get a job in a mattress factory.
"It is sown in corruption; it is raised in incorruption."
I've been given a hard lesson to learn. When you get to a certain place there is no good and evil. You see each side as everyone sees it. Then you've got to help them out of it. If you keep pointing at a dualistic morality you get trapped. Today religion has lost the right to criticize. Science has the right now (they call it psychiatry) but it's the same old game of finding fault with somebody else. But not so great as this other thing: "Ye shall be born again." We can be. A lot of people are. They don't go running around advertizing it every morning or writing a book and becoming famous. Their object is to help everybody be born again.
"It is sown in dishonour, it is raised in Glory; it is sown in weakness it is raised in Power."
(loudly) Now, I'm proving that by my voice, so it's all right. But don't you think that it's always such a lion's roar. If you'd ever been to the dancing class I have to conduct with the girls...(softly) This is as loudly as I speak to them. You can't speak any louder. They have to come close to me. If they don't come close they can't hear. Something shuts me out to that degree.
"And it has been written, the first Adam became a living soul; the last Adam a life-giving spirit."
This is your answer to all your psychedelic problems. All of them. All of them. Remember that the first Adam was the psyche. The last Adam was the pneuma, a living, life-giving spirit. The word here in Greek comes from pneuma, which is breath, or, as they translate it, spirit, and two words meaning 'to make' and 'life.' And that's what we are. We go through one and then the other and they're different worlds--the psychic world and the spiritual world above it.
Adam was resurrected from the psychic into that world where the hearts begin to speak and the Light begins to shine and there is glory that can be in a man greater than the glories that come out of other things. The Upanishads teach this--when the sun shines not, what do you have for Light? The moon. And when the moon shines not, what do you have for Light? You have the stars. And when the stars shine not, what do you have for Light? You have your own self. Some of you may have seen this Light. It is real and is much greater than any Light you can see from any planet or from the sun. And we have it in us.
Christ came here to make us like him, not just to be good.
He had the power to make us sons of God. We're becoming that; in this New Age there are also daughters of God. They are the same. Male and Female created He them. We all have these possibilities and with God's help, and our own reverence, we're going to be there, more and more.
I've met such beautiful souls that I was nearly knocked over. They want peace in this world, and understanding. This is a greater revolution than the extreme left or the right can dream of, because we're going to be transformed, transmuted. Then we won't even care. Some of us are going to be that way. Then after a while I won't have to yell like I do, because sometimes it just comes out of me and I can't stop it and I don't want to. After a while you don't have any fear.
All these people that say they believe in the scriptures.... What they do believe in is themselves. If they believed in the scriptures they would experience what the scriptures say. The war between science and religion is simple. The scientists must experience. The religionists excuse themselves for not experiencing. Who gave them the right to excuse themselves?
The whole teaching I was given is this: The Bible is the unfoldment of your own being. It is. It isn't what you believe, it's what you become. Jesus didn't get up and say 'I believe.' He said, "You shall be transformed. You shall be born anew."
When you have a new existence, one of the powers is given to you. You may become a prophet, a healer, an interpreter, a seer or seeress, and so forth. This book tells you that. When we begin to take the scriptures seriously and forget ourselves, the scriptures will be easy. They're complicated because we stick our selves in: "I believe." If you read something you don't believe, you try to excuse yourselves. Who said we had to believe? We have to be. We can't be by saying "be." We become being by surrender, so the Light will shine inside of us. Then your Light will shine before men and they will see your good works, not your talking about it.
Whoever said talking about it made you good? Jesus said let thy Light shine before men so that other people can see your good works by seeing your Light. We can work on this, but we don't work it by willing. We work it by prayer, by meditations, by silence, by discipline, and by devotion. There may be other ways, I don't know. I'm not going to say these are the only ways.
Soon I'm going to join a group of Yogis out in Golden Gate Park. I don't know what they want, but I told them we're going to dance. I don't know what they want. I'm not going to bother arguing about methods with them. I do know their methods don't get you to the highest degree. Their methods get you higher than most people are. We want to get into the spiritual world. We're not going to get into the spiritual world up the backbone. You're going to get it through the heart. If they can prove you get it through the backbone, I will surrender to them.
Spirit comes from the heart and through love and devotion. Then we begin to see things, and after a while you'll say, "Why, that's exactly what the Bible said without even the esoteric interpretation." Of course it does, but in looking for something we call 'esotericism' we stick our egos and complications in the way.
"The first man was of the ground, earthy; the second man is from Heaven."
It says in parenthesis in the Greek text, "in the Lord from heaven." I don't know whether that belonged there, but the Greek word kyrius doesn't mean exactly what we'd call 'Lord.' It meant a sir. Etymologically in the Greek word kyrius and the word 'sir,' both the rs are from the same source, as well as the German herr. There are other words from the same source.
So you've got a wrong translation here:
"The spiritual, however, was not the first but the animal."
In the Greek it definitely says the psychic. It doesn't say the animal, then the spiritual. Going through the psychic experiences should lead us up in time to spirituality. We go through these stages, though Timothy Leary is so happy on the second floor that he won't go upstairs.
"Of what kind the earthy one, such also the earthy ones; and of what kind the heavenly one, such also the heavenly ones; and even as we bore the likeness of the earthy one, we shall also bear the likeness of the heavenly one."
Of course we are. There are only two or three of my disciples here who will be there. I'm giving the first instructions in an angelic dance. I've waited a long time before even trying this. I'm giving just an introduction.
The angelic dance, however, did not come from India. It came from the south, the Mediterranean region, from Christians. We're going to work toward that. Angels praise God, but they do it together in such a way that they become as one being or group. That's what the church originally was: a group becoming as a human being. We're moving into the so-called Aquarian-Plutonic Age where a group acts as if it were a unit. That is brotherhood. We're getting there; I don't have to tell you.
Sometimes I say, "What the deuce am I doing talking?" You know, the young people tell me, "He says things I've always known." Of course they do. But they get scared because they're not supposed to have known them. It was contrary to what you're supposed to believe.
"In a moment, in the twinkling of an eye, at the last trumpet; for it will sound, and the dead will be raised incorruptible."
This trumpet is not one of our sounds of music, since it is in space. You can hear it when you get very high, really high. It may not sound like one of our capitalistic instruments which all the Communists copy.
"For this corruptibility must be clothed with incorruptibility; and this mortal must be clothed with immortality. And when this corruptible shall be clothed with incorruptibility and this mortal, shall be clothed with immortality, then will that word be accomplished which has been written--death was swallowed up in victory."
Death means not just death here, but the whole cycle of samsara, the wheel of birth and death. We transcend it. We no longer have to come back. We may have a choice, but we don't have to. That is our victory--We've overcome. "In thy flesh thou shalt see God." But you shall not be restricted.
I think this lesson can't be over-emphasized.
"Wherefore, my beloved brethren, be you settled, unmoved, abounding in the work of the Lord at all times, knowing that your labor is not in vain in the Lord."
Work unmoved--this is the most difficult. I belong to a school of Sufis in which the moral teaching is that we must be unmoved by pleasure or pain and react to anything that goes on. When people tell my story--what is happening and has happened--they react. They then find out they were wrong because in the middle it looks like it's bad. When you look at the whole thing, it isn't that way at all. Are there any questions?
Q.-First you spoke of Adam and Eve in the psychic and second Adam was spiritual and later you said that Adam was of earth, earthy.
A.-That is what the scriptures say. He was of the earth, yes, because the earth includes it. He has the earth even before he had the psychic. God formed man out of the dust of the ground--that's the physical. And into him breathed the breath of life--that's the psychic. Man became a living soul, which is spiritual. Are you satisfied?
Q.-Talk a bit more about the 'unmoved' as it pertains to yourself.
A.-That's most difficult, but all right. There's a place in the Bible where it said the sun stood still and the moon stood still when the fight took place. That took place inside of man, I think it was the book of Joshua, that says, tell the sun to stand there and the moon to stand there. When that happens you have victory. When you're not moved by the vibrations of the heart or the mind either, the sun or the moon. You can reach that place where nothing disturbs. Then you will find the Light and that power which is behind these things, because God is above anything I 've said. Then you begin to realize.
I don't urge you to do it. But if you wanted to make a deep concentration and put yourself on a cross and stayed that way, the heart would start to pump so hard, you'd think that was real and the crucifixion was unreal.
Do you mind my being a bit personal? Years ago I wrote a poem called "The Black Christ." Christ was ignored so he came down to earth and nobody would pay any attention to him. He looked for a man to be his instrument and he found a fellow in Africa who spent all his time singing, so he picked him out. That's all very nice poetry, but I'm going Back to Boston to meet a real person like this in the flesh. He's not only full of joy, he's so deep, intellectually and spiritually. It's hard to believe when you meet him that there's such a creature on earth. He's quite indifferent if people accept him or not. But one thing he's not indifferent about is his ability to get them out of their pains quickly, both physically and psychically. He's got medicines which cure almost anything. They all come from the earth. They're God's medicines, not those of synthetic chemistry. What do you think of that?
A.-Far out, why? Because we're asleep. The blessings are right here. The kingdom of God is within you. It isn't far out at all. Anybody thinks you're going far out in space somewhere between Uranus and Neptune and find the Kingdom of Heaven... and if I make you laugh or another thing and it doesn't touch you heart, then it doesn't do any good either.
The last chapter's more impersonal.
"Watch you! Stand firm in the Faith! Be manly! Be Strong! Let all your deeds be done in Love."
I think with that we should conclude our lectures. You see, people say they believe in the Bible. They don't. If they did, all deeds would be done in love.
There was an article in the paper today finding the faults of this Maharishi Mahesh Yogi who came here. It's really very funny. I went to India. He used to go all over India and nobody came to his lectures. Here they come to his lectures by the thousands. Nobody paid any attention there. But he knew how to fool Americans, and they liked it. I tried to help some people that got 'burnt' one time to get there money back, but it wasn't worth it, not at all. I made up my mind next time it happens to let those people lose. They want a magic and that's all they're going to get. They're not going to work in the world of love, so they like magic.
I could get a thousand followers. Go out on any street corner and say "Omph Bak Buk" and they'd go out and say it. I wouldn't have any idea of what it means myself, but they would do it. That's easy. Go to any elderly ladies' club and start that and you'd have a lot of people doing it. They think they've found something. Jesus said don't repeat as the heathens. We do and we think we're wonderful. I don't know what is gained by it.
I have to leave you for a while. This is the whole thing: to begin to understand the growth of the love-capacity in all of us, to recognize our potentials. We've got potentials of great Light. We can be born again, the Light can shine before men. The psychic world is absolutely real, but not nearly so important as the people who can't grasp beyond it think. The spiritual world is the important one. There's where your Light will shine before men. There's where you'll do things in love.
And with that message, I think I'd better close now. So, let us pray:
"Our Father, Which art in Heaven, Hallowed be Thy Name; Thy Kingdom come, Thy Will be done in earth, as it is in Heaven. Give us this day our daily bread, and forgive us our debts, as we forgive our debtors. And lead us not into temptation. For Thine is the Kingdom, and the Power and the Glory, Forever. Amen."