First morning lecture by the Master Beinsa Douno, held on September 21, 1930 in Sofia, Izgrev
Have you learned the prayer of Daniel?
Let each one of you read by himself the Gospel of John. It is good for each one of you to carry the Gospel. I say, whatever you do – do it for God. When you enter the classroom, keep silence and be concentrated.
As disciples, you should speak the truth. No lie is permissible for the disciple. The lie is a double sin. When you make a mistake and do not want to admit it, you tell a lie.
It is required of you to sanctify the Name of God. If you do not do that, others will come; they will sanctify the Name of God. If you love God, you will keep His Name sacred, and at the same time, you will honor people as well.
Some say that I act in a human way at times. If that is so, I will always act in a Divine way. However I may act with people, they are always ungrateful. God has given them Life, He has given them minds and hearts as well as all blessings, but they are still ungrateful. For thousands of years God has worked for you, but you are still ungrateful. It is said in the Scriptures that an ox knows its owner, but Israel does not know God. If one cannot moderate one's mind and heart, how will this one come to know God? If you quarrel with all people, how can you serve God? This concerns everyone without exception. And there is no one among you who is the way one ought to be.
I speak today to all. If you are not satisfied, go into the world where you will be met with a whip. If you do not fulfill God's Will, nothing will remain of you. You should know this! The deeds of those who fulfill God's Will will shine. It is said in the Scriptures, "Be perfect even as your Father in heaven is perfect." [Matthew 5:48]
I will now conduct an experiment to see which of you are perfect and which are not. I will pour a little gasoline over you and strike a match to see if you will ignite or not. If you catch on fire and burn, you will know by yourselves who you are from. If you do not burn, again you will know who you are from.
Humanity needs knowledge. If knowledge does not uplift the human life, it is not real: it is a burden that one cannot handle by oneself. If knowledge does not become Light under which one can read, it is not real Knowledge. The more one's consciousness gets awakened, the more one's light increases. Knowing this, work upon the awakening of your consciousness. Do not put it to sleep. Only those who have awakened consciousness can enter into the Kingdom of God. "Old" people with trembling hands and legs are not received there. Remember: only "young" people are accepted in the Divine School. – What will happen with the old ones? – An old person should rejuvenate; a young one should become like a sun and shine. This is required by the Divine Teaching. It brings order and organization everywhere in life.Disciples bear the fragrance of flowers. The Divine Teaching excludes any impurity.
Some of you still hold on to the church and the sermons of their preachers. You are free: you may go there to be preached to. If you think that the teaching of the world is correct, go to the world. Then I will be free. Remember one thing: if you search for an easy path to Salvation, you will not find it anywhere. No Salvation can exist where Divine Love is corrupted. You can find temporary diversion there, but not that which you seek.
Observing you, I see that some of you come to me with the sole purpose of having me reveal certain secrets to them. These could stay with me even for thousands of years, but I will reveal nothing to them. Why? -Because they are not still ready for this Knowledge. Then they will complain that I have not regarded them as I should have. How can they expect me to regard them as they wish, when they try to deceive me? "The Master does not treat me well." How can I treat you well, when you trample Truth with your feet? What kind of relationship can I have with someone who defiles Divine knowledge with his mind and tarnishes God's Love with his heart? This relates to all of you. I exclude no one. There is not a single truly righteous personamong you. For this reason, I say: if your iniquity is not transformed into Justice, you cannot become a real person. Should the iniquity of the world be transformed into Justice, then something good could be expected of this world.
Try to tell someone today that he is not righteous. He will say, "My father is a noble man. My mother is righteous." I ask: what can be said about honesty of a nation, if the king's son is stealing alone. Therefore, if you who do God's Will, steal as well – where is your honesty? "But I am fulfilling everything that is required of me." Why only once? Do not become servants of the devil, of the negative powers. If you do not apply Divine Knowledge, you will run into knowledge of the Lodge of darkness, from which all misfortune comes. "But God will help us." How will God help you, when you do not have one great idea? "We will pray." You can pray, but you will not receive an answer to your prayer. Do you think that if you have no success, God is with you? Until you become one with God, andhave ceaseless peace within your soul and fulfill His Will, you can never attain complete success.
All of you are required to instill order and organization within yourselves, to put that company of spirits which rage within you under control. You are the president of that company. If you fail to put order and organization into that company, nothing will remain of you. Do not try to excuse your members. No lie is permissible. Do not distort Truth. Do not – as well – misrepresent my words. Do not lie in my name. I do not permit that. Remember: whoever lies in my Name, nothing will remain of that one. – "Thus said the Master". Verify ten times what I have said, but do not lie in my name. Do not lie – as well – in God's Name! Absolutely no lie is permitted in the School.
After all that, someone will come and start speaking about Love. What can you say to the hungry one about Love? Give him food and, nothing more. Doing this, you will fulfill God's Will.
Someone is coming to tell me that God has appeared to him. It is a superficial understanding. The time of such lies has already passed. If from now on God can speak to us,where does Truth remain? The bud which is going to bloom today has prepared itself for this process for a long period of time. This same bud has blossomed many times. You say, "The Sun has risen." This same "Sun" has risen many times, but you have not seen it. Therefore, if you have not yet blossomed, make sure that you willblossom. The human power lies in the opening of the flower bud and its blooming.
Young and old – all need to understand life correctly. Some among you think that they have no more need of learning. Have you studied the Law of Sacrifice? Do you know how it relates to Life? As you live, you will learn to sacrifice. It is required of you to live rightly, so that you may set your life to right. If you do not set it right, I will set it right. But woe to you then! Such a redressing will take place, which you have never imagined. You will see by yourselves what will come, but do not wait for that day to come. If you think that when the war will start, your affairs will be put to order,you are doomed. Do not wait for the unset to put your affairs in order. No, your affairs must be set right while the sun is shining. Make use of this moment. Purify your hearts in accordance with that freedom which God has given to you. "For whatever one has sown, that one will also reap." [Galatians 6:8] The Law is strict. Whatever one does, one will bear the consequences alone. In the future, fathers will not be responsible for the sons, nor mothers for the daughters. The time in which the parents were responsible for their children passed. At one time, the retribution for the wrong one had done was paid to the fourth generation. Now each one is responsible for one's own mistakes. No one will pay for anyone else.
Therefore, everyone who comes to class should preserve harmony. Everyone should possess inner peace. When you come here, instead of conversing, open the Scriptures and read. Next time, everyone should bring the New Testament and read it. If someone is not able to bring the whole Book, this one may copy only the chapter, chosen for reading. Otherwise, there is no sense to come together. If God's Blessing should not come upon us, what is the reason for our gatherings?
It is not permissible to play games with God. This is the most dangerous thing in the world: when you stand before God to ask for this or for that, and then you do whatever comes to your mind; when you promise something without fulfilling your promises. No, once you have promised something for the sake of God, you should carry it out. Once you have avowed that you will serve God, you should keep your word. Even if it may cost you your life, you should serve God.
Observing you, I have noticed that you are slacking off, no longer working as before. You wish to be free. This indolence is not Freedom. Live and work in such a way that every one may see something special existing in you, and every one may see the Divine abiding in you. "We have weaknesses, are we not humans?" Every one can have some weakness, but this excludes falsehood. It is not permissible for anyone to lie! I have the greatest repugnance for falsehood. Everything can be forgiven, but falsehood isnever forgiven! Your other sins can be forgiven, but a lie is never forgiven. When I meet you, there is one thing that I want of you: to be free from falsehood. I want to see you progress, but without lying. Absolutely no lie! Do not permit a lie to stand between you and God as an obstacle. Where falsehood is present, all affairs are disrupted. Do not put any barrier between God and your soul. Do not ask to whom this applies. I speak to all people. This applies to all, without any exception. I do not speak about Absolute Purity alone. Before you can come to Purity, you must exclude falsehood from your path. It interferes with any development. Falsehood leads to death. Those who lie severs the link with their life alone. Work upon yourselves to get freefrom falsehood. Onlyin this way will Peace come. Wherever falsehood exists, Peace cannot come. Some use the lie while speaking of peace. Peace will come when falsehood ceases to exist. Peace should be placed between God and us. Christ said, "I give you My Peace."
Now, when you leave class, you will say that the Master scolded you. This is not scolding. Say, "The Master requests of us to free absolutely ourselves of falsehood. This is the truth. If you do not say the truth, you use another lie. Why will you speak of something that has not been said? I encountered a young sister and looked at her. Why did I look at her? I wanted to tell her not to lie., I told her mentally "You are young. You are only now entering the world, and have already been lying." I met an elderly sister. I looked at her, too. I said to her in a mental way, "Sister, you have one foot in the grave. Be careful not to lie." And so, both young and old people must speak the truth. Sometimes people look askance at me. They want to say with this, "Why do you permit your disciples to lie? Why do you permit also the spirits to lie to us?" In this way they make me their accomplice. No, I cannot be their accomplice. There is one thing in which I cannot take part- and this is falsehood.
You will say, "It is impossible without lying.". No, it is possible without lying. From now on, no falsehood will be used. I am quite lenient towards you. All your sins can be forgiven except falsehood! Any other sin is preferable to lying. If one has never committed a single sin except lying:this is equal to having committed all sins. In this respect, this one is the greatest sinner and will be beyond redemption. The devil is the father of the lie. Because he is lying, no one can save him. If he would stop lying, the rest of his sins could easily be forgiven. Remember: there is no forgiveness for a lie. "What shall I do when a false thought crosses my mind?" Take it by the ear and take it outside with the words, "No lie!" These are the Words of the Master.
"What shall I do next?" You will speak the truth. And when you are asked what the Master has spoken about, say, "The Master tells us to cast out lies." You may say that I was angry. This is a lie. Anger is of no help. What can I accomplish with my anger? This means that I will frown, raise my voice and shout. No, nothing will be accomplished in this way.
I repeat: no lie! Remember: if you desire to have Divine Blissthis year, renounce any falsehood. Otherwise, you will lose everything. I would like none of you to be harmed. I support your welfare. Should I leave you with falsehood, you would be completely confused. Falsehood is not an innate quality of humanity – it was grafted from a different culture. You cannot love it as it has a bestial origin.
I will read from the first chapter of the Gospel of John. "In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God." [John 1:1] By the "Word," I understand Wisdom. It means that Wisdom was in the beginning.
"And Light shines in the darkness, and the darkness has overcome it not." [John 1:5] Why has it not overcome it? Because Wisdom was present.
"And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us. And we have seen His glory – the glory as of the only-begotten Son of the Father – full of grace and of truth." [John 1:14] Where there is Grace, where there is Truth – absolutely no lie exists there. Where lie exists – there is no Grace, no Truth, no Word and no Wisdom there.
"No one has ever seen God; just the only-begotten Son, Who is in the bosom of the Father, He has made Him known." [John 1:18] Why has no one seen God? Because most people use lies. Whoever lies cannot see God. If you want to see Him, free yourself of lying.
"And he acknowledged and did not deny; and he acknowledged, 'I am not Christ.' And they asked him, 'What then? Are you Elijah?' And he said, 'I am not.' 'Are you the Prophet?' And he answered, 'No.' " [John 1:20-21]*
Though the prophet Elijah was a courageous person, he was frightened by a woman and fled to the desert. This fear remained in John [the Baptist] as well. For this reason, when they asked him if he was Elijah, he denied it. Whom did he renounce? The faint-hearted Elijah.
"He said, 'I am the voice of one crying in the wilderness, "Make straight the way of the Lord," ' as said the prophet Isaiah." [John 1:23] John wanted to say that he was not the Elijah who killed the prophets. He is the voice saying, "Make straight the way of the Lord!" This means that John is not the old Elijah, but the new one.
"Why then do you baptize, if you are not the Christ, nor Elijah, nor the Prophet?" [John 1:25]
"And I did not know Him; but He who sent me to baptize with water said to me, 'He upon Whom you will see the Spirit descending, and abiding upon Him, this is He Who baptizes with the Holy Spirit.' " [John 1:33] He speaks the Truth. He who lies – the Spirit cannot descend upon him.
"And I have seen and have born witness that this is the Son of God." [John 1:34] Who is the Son of God? He who never lies.
"Jesus turned, and seeing them following him, said to them, 'What is it that you seek?' And they said to him, 'Rabbi, where are you staying?' " [John 1:38] "He said to them, 'Come and see.' They came and saw where He was staying; and they stayed with him that day, for it was about the tenth hour." [John 1:39] Where Christ abides – there is no lie.
" 'We have found the Messiah' (which means Christ)." [John 1:41] This means: we have found the One who never lies. We have found the son of Joseph who never lies.
"Nathanael said to him, "Can any good thing come out of Nazareth?" [John 1:46] In other words, can a person who does not lie come out of Nazareth?"Jesus saw Nathaniel coming to him, and said of him, 'Behold, an Israelite indeed, in whom there is no guile.' " (John 1:47) This is a man who is ready to speak the Truth.
"And he said to him, 'Truly, truly, I say to you, you will see Heaven opened, and the Angels of God ascending and descending upon the Son of
Man.' " [John 1:51] The Son came when the lie needed to be cast out.
And so, work this year on that which is good before God. Do not think only about yourselves. If you believe that God dwells within all people, then work for the common good. Then God will also see through the eyes of anyone that you are fulfilling His Will.
You may come asking me to lend you one hundred leva. Yet I see that you intend to buy a rope with this money which to hang someone with. Would I fulfill God's Will if I give you the money? I would fulfill God's Will if I send two people to give you a good thrashing and – after that – carry you to your bed on a stretcher. After that, I myself would come to heal you. This is what it means to fulfill God's Will. Therefore, suffering comes to prevent you from committing the crime which you have intended to do. You will be beaten; you will be ill for a while, but you will make amends.
While walking, you fall and fracture a bone in your leg. Why? You have erred somehow. The leg suffers instead of you, but it will teach you not to err. It refused to serve you. It said, "God has made me, so that I can serve you, but without any lie. Should you force me to lie, I will not budge from my place."
Truly, there is nothing more beautiful than to meet a person in whom there is no lie. There is no a more beautiful face than that which never lies. It is an angelic face. It can say anything, but it will never lie! Whoever does not lie bear the sins of the people. Whoever lies bear their own sins for which there is no redemption. They are the sins of the devil.
If someone asks you, "What did the Master speak about to you today?" say, "To live without lies." This is the Truth. Turn to God with the following thought, "Lord, my soul desires for Peace to come in all its fullness." Where does Peace abide? Where there is no lie.
Now all of you who live in Sofia must arise throughout the entire week at half past four /4.30 a.m. local time – 6.30 GMT/ to carry out the assignment. Immediately upon arising, you will say to yourselves: "Without falsehood!" You will break off your ties with falsehood. You will divorce from it. Falsehood is the woman, and you – the man. I divorce you from this woman. No one has the right to marry to falsehood. You will remain virginal! The lie is the first woman-the adulteress. If you unite with her and give birth to children, do you think that they will be good? Do you think that they will have sublime desires? Absolutely no union with the lie! If you are to marry, I advise you to unite with Truth. Someone asks if he should marry. Marry, but only to Truth. Should we marry? Marry. To whom? To Truth. Whoever comes to class should divorce from falsehood and marry to Truth. If your father is married to falsehood, you should leave him as well. If your relatives are bound to falsehood, you should leave them, too. This is the meaning of the verse, "Renounce your father and mother." Renounce yourself and all those who incite you to lie. Whom should we marry to? To Truth. Whom should we love? – Truth. You will love your mother and father who serve Truth. You will love your brother and sister who serve Truth. You will love your relatives and friends who serve Truth. You will love the animals and plants that serve Truth.
Absolute Truth! This is the ideal of the New Teaching.
Absolute Truth! This is the ideal of the New Humanity.
Keep this idealin your soul.
Translated by Ernestina Staleva
English consultant: Kathleen Gibbons
Checked by Maria Braikova
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