These are all mystic things. When Christ said that he was going to leave them, he meant only as far as the physical form was concerned. And that was said to certain disciples of his, and not to you and me today. When he said to his disciples, those whom he had initiated in his lifetime, ‘a little while and ye shall see me,’ he meant that he had not only initiated them in the physical form, for after he had left the physical form he should be with them in his Radiant Form inside, permanently. Now you see me in the flesh and now you have doubts, he said, but when you will see my radiance inside, after a little while, then you will have no questions.
He explained all this beautifully to his personal disciples, pertaining to himself as their Living Master. You and I cannot make use of that personality now. If we are really followers of Christ’s teachings, we have got to find a Living Master. We have got to know the teachings of Christ from him, and to follow those teachings, and then we can be led to Christ too, if we are interested to meet him.
Somehow we are just involved in personalities and do not give any attention to , nor do we try to understand the real teachings of the personalities. If we understand the real teachings of Christ, the personality, we will know what he wants us to follow. He did his work and he left certain teachings for us to follow, but we are not paying any attention to his teachings. We are still trying to think about him, his personality. His disciples living in his time could benefit by his physical presence; but you and I cannot make use of his physical presence. We can only make us of his teachings, and in order to follow his teachings, we must have a Living Master. Then only can we be true Christians and then only are we following his teachings. From what little I have read in the Bible, this is very clear.
Christ also said that we have got to merge back into the Lord, ‘I and the Father are one,’ ‘I am in the Father and the Father is in me.’ He indicated that our soul is the essence of the Lord. Unless our soul merges back into the Lord, it will not get release from birth and death. He also explained that the Lord is not anywhere outside, but that he is within the human body. ‘Know ye not that ye are the temple of God, and that the Sprit of God dwelleth in you.’ Also, ‘Yee are the temple of the loving God.’ The living God is within you, so you have to seek the Lord within your body. You have to make a search in this manner, not outside. Then he told us, ‘In my Father’s house are many mansions.’ We have to pass through many stages before we can reach our destination.
Then he hinted that we have to knock at the door of our house, ‘Knock and it shall be opened unto you; seek and ye shall find.’ You always knock at a door from outside, and the door is opened from inside. We are outside; the door is inside, here at the eye center. We have to withdraw the consciousness up to this door of our house and ‘knock’ here. The method of ‘knocking’ is to concentrate here, hold our attention here, and the door will be opened from inside. There we seek, and shall find the path leading to our destination. Being on that path, we will find the Lord, whom we are seeking in the body. These are all mystical terms which we have to understand.
We also find in The Bible that Christ said, ‘If thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.’ When we knock at that door, the single or third eye, that eye is opened and we see that light. Until we merge into that light, we cannot travel on this path. Until then we are full of darkness and we cannot know or see our destination. Christ also talked about the Word or Logos when he said, ‘The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and wither it goeth; so is everyone that is born of the spirit.’ By this he is referring to the Holy Ghost, that Audible Life Stream, the Holy Spirit, the Sound Current that is within everyone of us, and we can be in touch with that only after we knock and open this door, that single eye or third eye.”