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The Two Paths

Lecture given by the Master Beinsa Douno

July 31, 1932

05:00 a.m. local time

The Seven Rila Lakes

There are two paths, which all living beings on Earth follow: the path of bread and the path of water. The first path is called hunger, the second path – thirst. Bread visits only the hungry; water visits only the thirsty. Bread and water represent the reality of Life. So, when Life intends to emerge, to become visible, it reveals itself in the form of bread and water. When Life visits someone, it is dressed in the garment of Love, which is called bread and water. When the hungry ones see Life, dressed in the garment of Love, they remove the garment and put it on themselves.

Therefore, bread and water are the visible side of revealed Life. Without them, Life cannot be revealed. In other words, without bread and without water, Life is not accessible to living beings. Only those who have bread and water with them live. Only those who have bread and water with them grow and develop. That is why Christ said, "I am the Bread of Life coming down from Heaven (John 6:33, 35) and the water of Life coming out from human hearts." When He was crucified, Christ said, asking for water, "I thirst!" (John 19:28) He asked for that thing through which Life is revealed. It is said in one or two verses of the New Testament, "Now a vessel full of sour wine was sitting there; and they filled a sponge with sour wine, put on it hyssop, and put it to His mouth. So when Jesus had received the sour wine, He said, "It is finished!" And bowing His head, He gave up His spirit." (John 19:29-30)

Why did Jesus die? – Because He was not given water, but sour wine. I say, good thoughts and feelings represent the water of Life – the Living water. Bad thoughts and feelings represent the sour wine, from which all will die. Those who drink sour wine will undoubtedly die. Good deeds represent bread – Living bread. Bad deeds represent normal bread, from which people die. Why do people die from this bread? – Because it easily becomes moldy. So, if one does not drink only from the Living water and eat only from the Living bread the same thing that happened with Christ will befall on him. And in the end this one will also say, "It is finished!"

The dew falling at night and the rain falling in the daytime bring the Divine blessings – the blessings of Life. Every good thought, every good feeling and wish is like dew, falling at night. Every good deed is like rain, falling in the daytime. If you receive the dew and the rain, you will be happy and joyful like the little blades of grass in the morning and in the evening. If you receive the dew and the rain, you will be like a rich blossom, which will bear fruit and will ripen. If you do not live well, you will be like Pilate who crucified Jesus; if you do not think well, you will be like the soldier who twisted a crown of thorns and put it on the head of Jesus. And then, if you do not behave well, you will be like the servant who gave Jesus sour wine to drink. When the Divine in you has gone, you will die, too. When the Divine leaves this world, you will disappear, too. Why was Jesus crucified? – So that people could see what they represent and how they keep the Divine law.

Why did Jesus die? To show people what the real person should be – one of obedience who is not afraid even of death.

To conclude everything said this morning I will give you the following thoughts:

Where Love exists, fear stays away.

Life is present, where Love is revealed.

When one puts on the garment of Love, "it is finished": this person will either become reborn or dead, resurrected or buried, growing or withering.

When one lives, Light has come.

When one dies, darkness has come.

Light is the life, which comes.

Darkness is the life, which departs.

Good thoughts, feelings and wishes represent rays of Light: they give food to Life and also to the soul that is coming to the Earth.

Good deeds represent rays and colors of Light: they provide the Living bread for the soul, so that it can know The One Who gave birth to it.

Translated by Dimitrina Daskalova

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