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  1. Este video es un registro de los momentos más importantes del 1er Encuentro Latinoamericano de Paneuritmia que tuvo lugar en la ciudad de Quito/Ecuador en los días 27 a 30 de septiembre del 2018 y contó con la presencia de 70 personas de 7 distintos países. Durante el encuentro los participantes practicaron la Paneuritmia que es una danza-ejercicio- meditación y que tiene como fin ponernos en sintonía y armonía con el Universo. Ella nos prepara para poder lidiar con los retos de la vida en estos tiempos de expansión global y universal de conciencia y esta orientada hacia la cultura y el autoconocimiento, sin vinculo con cualquier segmento religioso o político. Además, practicaron ejercicios a la salida del sol, estudios en grupo, conferencias y canciones del Maestro Beinsa Douno. Importante: este no es un video didáctico o para aprender los movimientos de la Paneuritmia. Video producido por: KILLAKALARI FILMS, Y DELENTE CORTOS. Dirigido por: Natalia Herrera Manejo de Cámaras: Santiagobass y Natalia Herrera Postproducción y Edición: Santiagobass
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    The Master about the Universal White Brotherhood
  3. Biographical Information about Petar Danov— the Master Beinsa Duno Dates and Events: 1864: Petar Konstantinov Danov* was born on the 11th of July (29th of June by the Julian calendar) in the village of Nikolaevka (the former Hadurcha), near the Black Sea in the district of Varna. He was the third child in the family of the Orthodox priest and educator Konstantin Danovski and Dobra Georgieva. 1872: Petar Danov entered the Elementary school in Nikolaevka. 1879–1884: He attended the all-male school in Varna, but did not graduate because of a prolonged illness. 1887: Petar Danov graduated from the American Theological School in Svishtov. 1887–1888: He was a teacher in the village of Hotantsa, Ruse district. 1888: In August, Petar Danov left for the United States and enrolled at the Drew Theological Methodist Seminary in Madison, New Jersey. 1892: On the 19th of May, he completed a preparatory course in Theology (except Greek) at the Drew Theological Methodist Seminary, Madison, New Jersey. 1892–1893: Petar Danov enrolled in the School of Theology at Boston University as a special full-time student. He graduated on June 7, 1893 with the graduation thesis “The Migration of the Teutonic Tribes and their Conversion to Christianity.” 1893–1894: He attended courses in Medicine at Boston University only for one year. 1895: Petar Danov returned to Bulgaria, but refused the offers to become a Methodist preacher. 1896: He published the book “Science and Education” in which he analyzed the human path in the world drama and the coming of a New culture. 1897: On the 7th of March, in Varna, Petar Danov had a mystical experience that divulged his spiritual mission. The same year he founded a Society for Spiritual Upliftment of the Bulgarian nation and wrote a mystic booklet “Hio-Eli-Meli-Mesail,” which was published later. This year was a turning point in his life—the beginning of his work as a spiritual Teacher. 1898: The Master gave the talk “An Appeal to My People—the Bulgarian Sons of the Slavonic Family” before the members of the Charitable Society Mayka (“Mother”) in Varna as a message for social and spiritual self-determination. 1899: Petar Danov wrote “The Ten Testimonials of the Lord” and “God’s Promise.” 1900: The Master summoned his first three disciples: Penyo Kirov, Todor Stoimenov, and Georgi Mirkovich, M.D., to a meeting in Varna in July. This was the beginning of regular annual meetings with an increasing number of attendants. 1900-1942: Annual gatherings were held, usually in August, at different places: Varna and Burgas (1900–1908), Veliko Tarnovo (1909–1925), Sofia (1926–1941), the Rila Mountains, and the Mount Vitosha. 1901-1912: The Master traveled across Bulgaria to hold lectures and perform phrenological research studies of the Bulgarian character. 1906: He settled in Sofia, the capital of Bulgaria, at 66 Opalchenska Street, where he began to deliver his Word in the form of talks. 1912: Beinsa Duno worked on the Bible in the village of Arbanasi, near Veliko Tarnovo, and he completed “The Testament of the Color Rays of Light,” which was published in September, the same year. 1914: He began to give regular Sunday lectures to the general public in Sofia. These lectures were recorded in short-hand by the stenographer Todor Galabov**. Later, they were decoded, edited, and published in the series of lectures “Power and Life,” which presented the fundamental principles of the New Teaching. 1917–1932: Beinsa Duno held a Special spiritual class for married women in Sofia. 1917–1918: During the World War I he was interned in Varna under the pretext that his Teaching was weakening the spirit of the soldiers at the front. After the war, his followers increased considerably and approached forty thousand in the late 1930s. 1922: On the 24th of February, a School of the Universal Brotherhood of Light was opened in Sofia with two classes for spiritual students: the General Esoteric Class and the Special (Youth) Esoteric Class. The Master delivered his lectures twice a week until December, 1944, for nearly 23 years without interruption. 1927: A settlement called Izgrev (“Sunrise”) was established near Sofia (today it is a residential area of the city) as an intentional spiritual center for Beinsa Duno’s followers. The Master settled permanently there, where he lectured on various subjects in a hall specially built for this purpose. 1929: The first summer tent camp was carried out at the Seven Lakes in the Rila Mountains. The gatherings at the Rila Mountains and the Summer Spiritual School there became a tradition for the followers from Bulgaria and abroad. Nowadays they take place every year in August with thousands of participants. 1930: On the 21st of September the Master began a new series of the Teaching: The Morning Word (Sunday lectures at 5 a.m.), which continued until April, 1944. 1934: The Master presented Paneurhythmy (The Cosmic Rhythm of Life)—a series of 28 exercises containing music, lyrics, and movements. Later, he added two more parts: “The Sun Rays” and “The Pentagram.” The Paneurhythmy was finally completed in 1942. 1944: Beinsa Duno with a group of followers spent the hardest months of the World War II (January 14, 1944***–October 19, 1944) in the village of Marchaevo, at the foot of the Mount Vitosha near Sofia, in the house of Temelko Gyorev. This house is preserved and is functioning now as a museum, dedicated to the Master. ____________________ * The names of the Master are given according to the currently used European ISO 9 system for transliteration of the Cyrillic characters into Latin ones. You can see the same names given differently in other publications and references: Beinsa Douno—Peter Deunov/Dunow/Dunoff. ____________________ ** The Sunday lectures were hold until 1944. For the period 1914–1917, Todor Galabov (1870-1935), professional stenographer working in the National Assembly of Bulgaria, was short-handing and decoding the lectures of Beinsa Duno. After his leaving the country, Pasha Todorova (1888-1972), school teacher in chemistry, took over the work followed by Elena Andreeva (1899-1990), and later Savka Keremidchieva (1901-1945) joins them, thus forming a trio of dedicated stenographers. ____________________ *** In some other sources January 11, 1944 was mentioned as the date, when the Master departed for Marchaevo. On December 20, 1944 the Master delivered his lecture “The Last Word” to the General Esoteric Class. On December 27, 1944 Beinsa Duno ended his earthly path in Sofia. By the ordinance of a special permission he was laid to rest in the Izgrev quarter. This sacred place is now turned into a beautiful public garden, which is open daily to the public. The Master Beinsa Duno left an invaluable spiritual legacy consisting of numerous talks and lectures, correspondence, prayers, formulas, melodies and songs; callisthenic and breathing exercises; spiritual methods and practices for personal and group work, for self-improvement and conscious living.
  4. Documentary Film, Bulgaria, 2005.
  5. Beinsa Duno
  6. FOR THE GLORY OF GOD After he had said this, he went on to tell them, “Our friend Lazarus has fallen asleep; but I am going there to wake him up.”[1] “I am going there to wake him up.” Contemporary people would say, Lazarus has died, i.e. went to the end of his life, not fallen asleep. The word “end” is understood in different ways. The end shows what the beginning has been. The beginning of things is judged by the end, which is to show that between beginning and end certain connection exists. Christ said: “I am going there to wake him up.” Why and when does one fall asleep? – when he is tired. Hence, every time when tired, one looks for a way to rest. In this respect sleep represents a rest. When hearing about Lazarus' resurrection many people ask themselves what Lazarus' sleep two thousand years ago has to do with them. What it has to do with them, is that in every man there is a sleeping Lazarus waiting for Christ to come and wake him. Moreover, every man carries in himself two sisters – Martha and Mary. The Gospel says that Jesus loved Martha and her sister Mary and Lazarus. Martha scurried around and worried about insignificant things and complained about her sister's not helping her. But Christ told her that her bustling was vain, and Mary had chosen what is better. Hence, Martha represents the physical, material part of the man, and Mary – the spiritual part. Thus, there are three minds in a man, i.e. three sides of the mind: the first is interested in the physical, material side of life. The second one is interested in the spiritual side of life, and the third is represented by the sleeping man not interested in anything. He is waiting for Jesus to come to him, to wake him and for his true life to emerge afterwards. For the grown-up those things are important, in which he lives in. For a child it is important how much he will grow up. Some children measure their stature every day. After waking up in the morning they lean against the wall straight away, stretch in full length and put a stroke on the wall as high as their head reaches. The next day they measure themselves again and put again a stroke on the wall. Thus they measure themselves day after day and are happy when noting to have grown up somewhat. What connection is there between a man's stature and his inner striving? There is certain link between a man's stature and his inner striving. It is not all the same if a man grows up or remains a little child. A man has to have certain stature to grow upwards from it. Life has its inner side, which has to be studied. Contemporary people dwell on unimportant things in life, and the important things they neglect. By the unimportant things they are hampered, but are occupied with them nevertheless. E.g., some scientists study the speed with which atoms, ions are moving without seeing any application of this knowledge in the practical life of man. Everything is important for a man insofar as it pertains to his life. E.g., suppose you are interested in some good man and in some evil man. They are of interest to you insofar as they have some bearing on you. Hence, when speaking good or bad things about some man, you feed evil and good both in this man himself and in yourself. At the same time, this shows that you love both the good and the bad man. Otherwise, you would not talk about them. Thus, knowing this, you ought not to speak about evil in order not to feed it. And when you do good deeds or speak good about people, you feed the good in yourself. You must know that you live in a world where both good and evil beings exist and influence you. They know the good, as well as the evil sides of man. They know his virtues, but know his faults too, his weak sides. In order to let a man learn about his good and evil sides the invisible world puts him on trial. When coming to this earth, people find themselves before on trial: they must get to know themselves, to learn what virtues and what faults they have. No one can avoid the trials in life. The saint is put on trials as well. When Christ descended on the earth, He did not avoid trials either. “I am going there to wake him up.” Sometimes it is good to wake up a man, sometimes it is good to let him sleep. When Jesus heard about Lazarus, he said: “This sickness will not end in death. No, it is for God’s glory so that God’s Son may be glorified through it.” Hence, when somebody complains to go through ordeals, to be sick, I say: All that happens is for the glory of God. An eye hurts – it is for the glory of God. An ear hurts – for the glory of God. A leg hurts – for the glory of God. A head hurts –it is for the glory of God. What is meant by the words that all that happens is for the glory of God? How so: a man is ill and his illness is for the glory of God? Following each illness, following each suffering one gathers certain experience, which raises him. The heavier the illness one has gone through, the stronger he has been made. The greater his trials and sufferings have been, the greater strength he has acquired. Great trials bring great acquisitions, small trials bring small acquisitions. Hence, all illnesses, all hardships, trials and sufferings one experiences without losing one's life are for the glory of God, because they bring with themselves great lessons, great goods and acquisitions. This law is confirmed everywhere in nature. The oak, e.g., has become a big, strong tree, because it has gone through great storms and winds, through great calamities. The small plants and grasses are weak, because they have not gone through great trials. Nature puts them by and by on stronger and stronger trials to toughen, to steel them, to make them big and strong. Knowing this law, you understand that you cannot be strong, happy, until you have gone through great trials. Moreover, a man cannot be happy until all man have become happy. Happiness is possession of all man, of all living beings. How could you be happy, when seeing a crushed blade, a smashed animal in your way? When striving for happiness one has at the same time to pray for the happiness of his fellow men. This is to love your fellow men. When wishing for your happiness, as well as for the happiness and well-being of people, you manifest your love to them. Unless you love people, you cannot be good, you cannot be happy. Today's people love mainly those next to them: husband, wife, children. Thereupon their partial happiness depends. The smaller number of people you love, the less happiness you will have. People’s happiness depends on their love. If you love many people, you will reach great happiness. The same law applies to hate. If you do not hate much, not many misfortunes will befall you. If you hate much, many misfortunes will befall you. Love feeds the good in a man, and hate the evil. Love each other in order to enjoy the fruits of good. Beware of hate in order not to taste the bitter fruits of evil. When hating you pay and others eat and drink. When stumbling on the evil in this world, people call it their karma ‒ their evil fate they cannot avoid. What is the karma of a man? The karma is a bomb buried in the soil. One digs it out and starts exploring it. If one touches it awkwardly or drops it on the ground it will explode at once. If you come upon a bomb, you must be careful, you must not approach it, you mustn't touch it. Many bombs does a man carry in himself, and he must not touch upon them. Until he does not he will be well. Once he touches them, the karma comes to the fore. Both the sinner and the pious carry their bombs in themselves. The difference between them is that the sinner touches them all the time, while the pious avoids approaching them. Now, in order to get the better of your karma you must wish the good, the happiness of all people. Thus, you raise yourself and at the same time help those next to you, as well as all mankind. This is to fulfil God's will. Hence, when somebody does good to his fellow man, he intends to fulfil God's will. Having fulfilled God's will, he rejoices, and his fellow man rejoices too. When one fulfils God's will he is joyous and pleased with himself. When one ceases from fulfilling God's will his joy is lost. Thus, should you say something to a man, say what is in connection with God's will. Whether you speak well or poorly, if what you say is in accordance with God's will, it will be in place. The will of God is contained in everything that gives an urge to a man, that raises his life and confers meaning to it. If you want to progress, fulfil God's will, not your own will. He who thinks only about himself cannot progress. The true progress of a man is determined by his love to all people, to all living beings. A man's love for himself is the least love. A man's love to God is the greatest love, which confers meaning to life. Man is carried between those two poles of love. He starts with himself, moves to his fellow man, until one day he gets to God. Whoever wants to be strong, happy, he should love God. Whoever wants to get rid of misfortunes, he should love himself. Only he loves himself, who is distinguished by great reason. Being not aware of the sense of life, some people say they love only themselves – no one else concerns them and they do not want to know about anybody else. To speak thus is not to acknowledge what loneliness is. A horrible thing is loneliness! It is a prison where not one ray of light could penetrate. There is no greater evil for a man than loneliness: to live alone, with no living being around, without any fellow man to hear a word from, to exchange a word with. Secluded, retired, distanced from people – this is a false idea of loneliness. To retire, to distance oneself from people is to give up the evil in them and to live with the good, with their love. This is to connect with God. But entirely to move away from people means to be left with one's naked mind. What poverty could be greater than this? There is no sublimity in loneliness. In connecting with God is the sense of life. In fulfilling God's will is the strength of man. Therefore avoid loneliness for yourselves, shun lonely people too. A lonely man is one condemned to death. There is no growth in him, no progress. Figuratively said, a lonely human being is an old woman or old man who think solely about themselves. But if they have a lovely daughter or a strapping, young son, they are not lonely. Everybody visits them, everybody wants their friendship. This confers to them value – in their own eyes, as well as in those of their fellow men. Why do people marry? In order to have handsome daughters and sons, to be respected and honoured by them. Hence, old people have to marry, and young people to help them. While young one has not to marry, but to work and help the old. Once grown old, one has to marry. In other words: As long as one is sated, one must not eat in order not to overeat. Then he is young and can work. When he gets hungry he is old and must eat again to get sated, to rejuvenate. The young is sated, he must work. The old is hungry; he must eat, but not overeat and be glad about his food. “I am going there to wake him up.” Christ must come to the earth and wake the sleeping Lazarus in men. They are sleeping now and say that the wold is evil. The world is not evil, but it must fall asleep and wait for our Lord to wake it up. When Lord wakes it up, He will tell it: Come now, go home. The new waking of the world means the new education. Say, you have a wish you cannot fulfil. Thank to God that you did not fulfil it. You married – thank for this. You cannot marry – thank nevertheless. You are impoverished – thank God. You got rich – thank for that too. Thank for all that is going on around you and with you. This is what the new education consists in. Thank both for good and evil. When you thank for evil God will turn it into good. When you thank for the good you will taste from its fruits. When shunning evil you are on a false way and create your misfortunes yourself. If you want to get the better of evil, don't run away from it, but thank God, it called on. Once you thank for evil God will turn it immediately into good. Thank for everything, but inwardly, not outwardly. When a man has risen to a state, in which he thanks for everything he lives through, he has been waked. Every gratitude addressed to God connects us to Him. Once you connect to God He instantly comes to your help. If some evil has befallen you He turns it into good. Without gratitude to God you cannot perceive Him, you cannot acquire anything. “I am going there to wake him up.” – Why did Lazarus fall asleep? – For the Glory of God. A human being is born – this is for the Glory of God. A human being has died – for the Glory of God again. Everything has happened and does happen for the glory of God, however not to the letter, but in spirit. People are born and die for the glory of God. Death is transition from one state to another, from one world to another. Some people pass from death to life, others from life to death. Those who die and those who live, all do for the glory of God. If you reason in this way you will easily solve your contradictions, you will easily overcome your hardships and sufferings. If you do not reason in this way, you will never get rid of the hardships and sufferings. Hardships can be abolished only by converting them into good. Sufferings can be diminished and can vanish only when they have brought their good fruits. You should be polite, attentive to your sufferings. If you fall ill, start a polite conversation with your illness, thank it to have visited you. If you treat it politely, it will leave you. Maladies are nothing but living beings, which torture people. Through maladies, people get education. When one turns to God with a plea to free him from those beings, he will get an answer to his plea. The answer to prayer is his recovery. Only God has power to command both good and evil beings. Through them people are put on trial and educated. Say, you meet a young maiden beloved by mother and father, but you note she is discontented by her position, she wants to marry. Shortly after she finds a sweetheart and marries him. She marries prematurely. What then? Her sweetheart turns out to be a jealous man and starts to beat her because of his suspicions. She is discontent, she complains. Why does he beat her? – Because she married prematurely. God disapproves of premature marriages. Because he disapproves them, he lets the evil spirits torture people. When people acknowledge their faults, when they wake up to all they did prematurely, they turn to God, restore their connection to Him. This is release, putting an end to the karma. To put an end to the karma means to fulfil the will of God. “I am going there to wake him up.” You must wish Jesus to come to you too and wake your sleeping Lazarus. When doing good to somebody you wake this man. Then somebody will come to you and tell, as Mary told Jesus: “There is a bad odour, for he has been there four days.” Let him have been there four days, lift the stone of his tomb and shout loudly: “Lazarus, come out!” When Lazarus comes out of his tomb, tell him to go home. Do good to your fellow-men, wake them up and do not hesitate. Make use reasonably of the life you are given. – For whom? – Use it for yourself, for your fellow men and for God. Fulfil the will of God as you understand it with your reason, your heart, with your strength and soul. Then, whatever happens to you say to yourselves: – Everything is for the Glory of God. As long as you are aware that everything which happens is for the glory of God, your matters will go well. This is the true education. This is to awake what is great, what is beautiful in yourselves and to advance. It happens that a woman comes to complain of her husband. – This is for the Glory of God. A man complains of his wife. – This is for the Glory of God as well. Someone is ailing – for the Glory of God. Someone has lost his job – for the Glory of God. All that happens in the world is for the Glory of God. This is the right way to reason. Now I repeat again: If you suffer, you will know that you suffer for the Glory of God. You are discontent – for the Glory of God. You have quarrels – for the Glory of God. You do good to somebody – for the Glory of God. – Everything happens for the Glory of God. Think thus, in order to improve your matters. This is the right way to educate man. Anything outside it is silvering or gilding. A silvered or gilded object wears off easily. One has to be aware that everything is for the Glory of God. Once he realizes that, the Divine principle awakes in him. He comes out of the tomb and returns to his home. Be awake and know that everything is for the glory of God. “I am going there to wake him up.” Listen to me: Leave yourselves in the hands of God, let Him come to you in whatever way; let Him wake your sleeping Lazarus. How the awakening will be accomplished is His business. Do not give God advise how He should wake you. In whatever way He may wake you, thank Him and say as Christ said: “Father, I thank you that you have heard me.” Whatever may befall you, Good or evil, know that it is for the Glory of God and thank God for having listened to you. For the Glory of God! All that happens in the world is for the Glory of God. Meditation 9th Sermon held on 20 September 1936, 5 o’clock a.m. Sofia. On sunrise. [1] John 11:11. Translated by Galina Georgieva
  7. The Vine and the Branches „I am the vine; you are the branches.” (John 15:5) The 15th Chapter that was read from John represents an intimate conversation between Christ and His Disciples. The deep meaning of that conversation is only understood by the disciple who knows the Divine laws. If you come to the Christians, few of them understand this chapter. It is available only to the mystic. Outwardly, this Chapter looks simple, accessible to every human mind but in fact it is not so. During some nights, the sky is clear, dotted with multiple stars but the clarity is not yet a sign that all people understand the secrets that the sky hides. The clarity is only a condition that is necessary for the disciple to direct his thought to the Divine. Therefore, clarity does not imply yet that the human understands everything. You listen to an orator, you are happy with him and say that he speaks clearly. He speaks clearly but not understandingly. Not all minds are set to understand this which they are talked to. You see clearly one man but you do not understand him. This does not mean you are stupid. Even the stupid one should not be judged. One thing is asked from the man: to develop the package of the idea that he is carrying within himself. This will only make you aware that you have the knowledge you can use. Someone is told: Don’t be a fool! This means: be smart, do not get misled from the external side of life, from the package of things. Direct your attention to the internal side of life, where the true content and meaning of things are hidden. „I am the vine, you - the branches.“ Through this verse, Christ defines what the relationships between the disciple and his Teacher should be. The Teacher is the vine, the disciples - the branches. It is further said: "He that abideth in me, and I in him, carries much fruit.“ The stick remains on the hump of the vine but it still lacks something in order to live independently - it has no root. The vine however, has its own roots, it leads an independent life and transmits its life to the branches. Therefore, until the branch learns the great law of polarisation, i.e. until it develops its roots and goes deep in the matter in order to live independently, as the teacher, it has to remain on the hump of the vine - ‚It carries much fruit.’ Indeed, there is no life without fruit. The fruit brings life. The branch may grow high, get formed, give beautiful leaves but without blossoming without tangling fruit. In this state the branch presents an external manifestation of life that will develop in the future not only as an external, i.e material, but also as an inner, spiritual life. „If the branch does not carry fruit, it is cut off and thrown into the fire.’ – Why? – Because this life is needed by the other branches. The same can be said for every disciple who accepts the teaching of his teacher and holds it only for himself, without applying it. Such a disciple is driven out. Now everyone can ask themselves: Am I worthy of accepting the teaching of my teacher? It is not a question about the dignity or unworthiness of the man and disciple. It is important that the disciple is disciplined. He may be a son of a royalty or prince but if he does not study, the teacher cannot force his teaching into his head. He does not want to waste his time with him. The Great Teacher does not deal with unresponsive disciples. The Teacher must abide in his disciple and his disciple - in his teacher. If the branch remains in the vine its juices will rise upwards and will feed the branch. Therefore, the material life of the roots ascends upwards to the branches and turns into a spiritual life. When the branches give blossom and fruit, the spiritual life turns into a Divine one. This life implies the seed of the fruit, which gives again the branches and multiplies. The roots represent the foundation of life. Every plant, which roots are healthy, stays in one place where it works and rests. A plant that does not have healthy roots, is constantly moving where every wind takes it in space. The disciples are also like the plants: stable and unstable. The stable disciple has a belief, which he does not change. The unstable one changes his belief; he is ready at any moment to accept the other’s opinion, to give up his belief. He thinks that he can learn from everything but in fact, he never comes to knowing the truth. There are many such disciples in life. They resemble those people who expect to profit only from the lottery. Today they buy a lottery ticket, tomorrow - another one, in the hope to win something but they win nothing. However, the hope does not leave them. Some religious people act similarly. They say to themselves: Let’s learn a few occult laws so that people can see what we can do. A day after day, month after a month, a year after a year goes by but they neither learn nor achieve something. The Creator of the world who is wise and great knows the man’s good and bad traits because of which he does not allow either the people or the angels to abuse His blessing and power. Whoever has dared to infringe the Divine law has paid dearly. Whoever has defined himself as a Christ’s disciple has gone through great pain. It is not easy to go through the fire. You need to go through the fire seven times in order to some extent to understand the meaning of life in which there are different types of fire; It is important what type of fire you will go through in order to understand your life. There is a fire of minerals, plants, animals, people, and so on. Everyone has to ask, what kind of fire he is basking at and what light he is learning at. Many people nowadays bask at fire from woods and say: This warmth is pleasant! What does the ordinary man see in the fire and what the clairvoyant? There are few clairvoyants in the world. In my view, they are only three: two women and a man. Many think that they are clairvoyants but they themselves are mistaken. They are clairvoyants who with their clairvoyance come across big contradictions. To see and understand clearly - this is a great achievement. What sense does it make for a man to see clearly but not to understand this, which he sees? This means to make mistakes without knowing how to rectify them. What is the meaning of listening to the Divine Word without understanding and applying it? In order to rectify his relationships with God, a man has to listen, understand and apply the Word of This God Who is not painted ether on book or on board. He lives in the spirit and soul of man. He speaks to people from within, not from outside. Some imagine God as an old man, with a white beard, a stick in his hand, and so on. This is not God. Since the creation of the world so far no ordinary man has seen God or heard His voice. Even the most senior angels barely look at Him. As for the energy and life of God, this is another matter. It penetrates everywhere and in everything, as energy as life and light. „Whoever abides in me and I in him, he contributes much fruit”. Therefore, in order to contribute much fruit, man needs to know God. This can be achieved when he abides in Christ and Christ in him. If it does not remain on the vine, the stick will not benefit from the sun light and warmth, therefore, it will not bring any fruit. Only this stick brings forth fruit that remains on the vine. Surviving is an internal process and not an external one. The external processes are mechanical while we are talking about processes that have content and meaning. Many fix themselves only on the external side of life and think that everything is there. The external life is more mechanical; It has a meaning when it connects with the internal one as its layer. People’s external relations are filled with delusions and illusions. This is the reason why some think they are close to someone but after some time they get dispapointed. Externally, they may be close but internally they are far from each other. In this case, every physical closeness disappears. Internally people are at such a distance from one another as are the comets and planets; Despite that they still talk about closeness. What closeness is this? There are comets which tail is at kilometres distance from the Earth, what about its head? Can it be said that the comet is close to the Earth? Such closeness often exists between people. And the dog touches its tail to his Master, but it does not know him. The distance and closeness between the dog and its master are enormous. People do not know eachother but a man does not know himslef either. After all this he talks about the superhuman. What does the superhuman represent? He is distinguished with extraordinary power and abilities. He can do whatever he wishes. He understands the laws of life, knows the causes and consequences of things, understands the internal meaning of good and bad. The superhuman is meek, humbled and pure-hearted. It is said about him that he will inherit the Earth. He does not speak anything about himself, does not show off or reccomend himself and works quietly, noone sees him, everywhere he goes by is unnoticed. Whoever wants to enter the God’s Kingdom, he must humble. This means to become a superhuman. According to the modern people, the superhuman is expanding, occupying a big volume. From the spiritual point of view, the superhuman is diminishing. However, the meaning of the human life lies externally in material diminution, while internally – in spiritual expanding. There is a close connection between the diminution and expansion. You cannot expand something if it hasn’t been compressed beforehand. So, the superhuman is that one who knows the laws of the compression and expansion, i.e. the laws of the humility and ascension. When he wants to come close to God, the superhuman leaves all his luggage on Earth, gives up his material wealth and starts to gradually expand until he reaches the end goal of his life - the Merging with God. He can in this way say like Christ: ‚Lord and I are one.’ Christ has also talked to his disciples about the law of diminishing. A superhuman and Christ’s disciple are synonyms. When the disciple acquires the ability to diminish and expand at his will, he merges with his Teacher and becomes one with Him. He develops under particular laws and gets rid of the limiting conditions of life. The seed goes through these processes too: first it is planted in the earth – in the limiting cnditions of life, then it germinates, grows, develops, gives fruit and frees itself from the limitations. Whatever processes the seed passes through the human soul goes through the same too. Therefore, Paul says: ‚We live and move in God’. While the man lives and moves in God, he grows and develops right. As soon as he goes outside of God, he distorts his life. Therefore, Christ says: ‚Every branch that does not remain on the vine is cut off and thrown into the fire.’ The same verse is related also to the child who is in his mother’s womb. If he is not connected with his mother and does not eat from her, the mother will miscarry. She miscarried the child because he is not capable of using the life. If the mother wants to undergo abortion of her child,this indicates that she understands him, is aware of hi inability to live. Consequently, every conceived child whom the mother is disatisfied with cannot become a great man. The great man is conceived in a moment when the mother is filled with love, light thoughts and noble feelings. During the time of her pregnancy, she has kept her child as the pupil of her eye. During that time, the father has also been filled with love and light. Born in this way,the child can be compared to the vine branch that produces a lot of fruit. This is the question Christ has discussed with his disciples. Besides, here only the external side of the question is being considered. A man needs to study a lot until he reaches to the internal understanding of things. Whoever does not understand the external side, he asks himself what the relation between the teacher and disciple and the mother and child is. These are relations of magnitudes, of known forces that are intertwined in a human life. When people learn to transform their energies only then can it be talked about a harmonious and correct life. Only then will they understand each other, will they be able to transform their lower energies into higher ones. Many people get bored of their lives, the poverty; they want to become rich but they don’t know how and suffer. They want to acquire the art of compressing and expanding at their will but they cannot and become discouraged. Both the religious and secular people suffer without being able to help themselves. The religious ones want to descend from the height, which they are standing on, the secular ones want to climb high but both the ones and the others avoid each other. They don’t know that they can help each other. One thing is needed: to change their places and services. One of the great laws of nature is the law of exchange. This law is manifested in nature as well. Therefore, when one person falls, anther stands up, when one descends another ascends. Christ says that every stick that does not bear fruit is cut off and another one comes in its place. This shows that in nature there are no empty spaces. This explains the law of grafting: one branch is cut off and another is placed in its place. The fearful one will say like Paul: Whether I, the one who aspires to God would be rejected?“ God can reject man from himself only when the latter one has hurt the Spirit. Imagine that a girl gets married to a rich scientist, good, noble man who is attentive to her, creates every comfort for her, and satisfies her needs, while she is constantly dissatisfied with him. What should this man do? – He is left with nothing else but to give freedom to his wife, to let her go in the world, there she could find her happiness and learn her lesson. While she lives with her husband, while he satisfies all her needs and desires, she will not understand him. There are no tangent points between them, their aspirations are different because of which they do not interact properly. When she looses her husband and comes across the harsh conditions of life, she will start thinking and will understand him. Such is the position of the student who listens to his Teacher’s lessons but he doesn’t study and he doesn’t benefit from them. The Teacher is dissatisfied with his disciple and says: I will cut this disciple out of the vine, which he has fed from until now. After that the teacher will find another disciple who will substitute the first one. Similarly, the dissatisfied one should be dealt with. The first desire in all people is the same. Everyone is aiming at the sublime and noble but few resist their desire. This is due to the fact that the desires and understanding of people are not the same. Few people keep their relationship towards the Great One as well as their soul. Whoever is connected to God, he is satisfied with everything, and he resists his inner desires and understanding. „Whoever abides in me and I in him, he contributes much fruit“. The fruit is necessary for very stick. Therefore, under ‘fruit’ Christ understands the conditions in which a man lives and develops. Why does Christ compare the human life to a vine branch? A man is attached to the great tree of life like the vine branch to the vine. As the vine branch sucks the juices of the vine, grows up, develops and brings fruit, so does the man sucks the juices of the great tree of life, processes them and sends them to the heart for purification as blood. In this way, he passes to the spiritual life from the physical one and from there to the mental life. The purified blood enters the brain where it transforms into a mental energy, which we call the fruit of life. As the stomach, lungs, the heart and brain of a man work together and each of them brings their fruit, so do the three types of life-physical, heart and mental ones - manifest simultaneously, bring their fruit and feed the vine branch, attached to the vine that draws its juices from the Divine Life. If the least breach occurs in one of the three types of life, the vine stick begins to wither, for which the master of the vine cuts it and throws it into the fire. The modern people are in the first stage of life – in the physical life of the vine. This is why it is said that today, most of the people live in their stomachs. The new time is already coming, when a man enters his lungs, purifies his thoughts and feelings in order to send to his brain pure red blood through which to connect with the higher creatures and from there – with God. Only then will one understand the relationship between his thoughts, feelings and actions. This is how he will udnerstand the connection between the physical, spiritual and Divine life. You see a beautiful red apple and you enjoy its red colour and shape, but in a few days time, it rottens and goes off. What did the beautiful apple give to you? It connected you with its content. Therefore, the outer shape and beauty of things is an impetus to their inner content. You eat the apple, use its juice and send it to your brain as a processed and purified blood, which brings in energy for the work of thought. You begin to think about the relationship of things. Therefore, when it is talked about the life of the vine and the vine branch, we understand all the situations, which a human soul passes through. In this way, it (the soul) understands the Divine paths and laws. When it is talked about different matters, many say that instead of understanding things, they get more confused. It is talked about an evolution, for the transformation of the energies, for the compression and expansion of matter, but it is like throwing a stone into the water. As the thrown in the water stone forms bigger circles around itself so does the misunderstanding about them grow more. One is required from a man: Christ to abide in him - This means: Christ to live in the man and manifest as a light, warmth and strength. Just as animals are guided by the Divine mind by instinct, so every Christian must be led by Christ's light. Until he accepts God's thought within himself, one will always suffer. Everyone says that they have their own understanding and views about life, they don’t want to listen to anyone, but ultimately, people’s life loses its meaning and their affairs go behind every day. You will say that the animals guide themselves by their instincts. However, despite that the animal feels the forthcoming storm or earthquake and takes steps to protect it, while a man with his high mind and a particular opinion becomes a victim. The Divine Spirit that is hidden in the animals’ instinct guides them. Migratory birds grasp instinctively the time for migrating to and leaving the warm countries and never get mislead. The man, however, often gets mislead with his thinking. When he sees that the day is clear and warm, he rejoices, goes out for a walk without suspecting that a storm, wind and volley will come in two-three hours and he goes back home soaked all over. Sometimes, the stormy day is preferred to the clear one. Good weather comes after a storm, while often after a clear day; the weather gets spoiled and takes the man by surprise. The silent and quiet person is more dangerous than the one that shouts and talks a lot. The quiet waterfall is more dangerous than the noisy one. Therefore, it is said that the silent water causes big damages. The wetlands take the man by surprise. As he walks thoughtful he may come across a wetland and sink in it. When they don’t foresee the surprises in their lives, people are dissatisfied and search for the reason of their misfortunes outside of themselves. While he thinks that he is a vine while the ones that surround him´sticks', a man will always be surprised and will always suffer. Some religious ones think of themselves as vines while the secular people- as sticks. And vice versa: the secular people consider themselves as vines, while the religious ones as sticks. Both the ones and the others are on a wrong path. One is the vine, many are the sticks. Therefore, Christ is the vine, while people- the sticks. Whoever thinks that they are a vine; he either does not understand the truth or is misled. He is also a stick as all people. One is the Divine vine and Christ says about it that it has spread all over the world and is feeding him. To think that you are a vine means to think that you are a Master of the world. – I think on my feet, freely and independently. – You do not know yet what the thought and freedom represent. To think freely and rightly this is a great art. Few people understand and master this art. In some, the intuition is strong and they understand things correctly, in others, the thought is strong but sometimes, both the ones and the others are left mislead. You say about a man that he is good but you only see the external, festive clothing, you don’t know what his every day clothes are. Many cite the thought „to be or not to be“, said by Shakespeare without understanding its inner meaning. This thought implies: To stay on the vine or to leave, to study or leave the school, to work only for myself or for the others too. You will say that this is a free interpretation of the thought. This is an interpretation, which Shakespeare can give too. One Spanish writer has written a book which many read. One of the readers could not understand the meaning of some of the sentences and took off to the writer in order to explain them to him. He took a look at the reader, laughed and responded: I myself don’t know what I wanted to say with these thoughts. The right thought is understood by everyone. Besides, there should be a certain ratio, a given connection between the written and oral speech. You cannot write one thing and talk and understand another. It is not one and the same thing whether you love or be in love with someone. Love is a law for creation, while to be in love with - for destruction. The love builds the destructed, while to be in love with both destructs and builds. Love destroys first the old, the rotten and unfit, while after wards it builds something new, healthy, and useful for everyone. Rejoice when you are loved; rejoice when someone is in love with you. The misfortunes, suffering and unhappiness are the first degree of love. When a man suffers, he starts to think and build. He accepts Christ in himself and guides himself from His though. And so keep a connection with Christ in order not to destroy your relationships with people. Whoever has separated from the vine, he lives constantly in argument and problems with people. Whoever and whatever he is told he is ready to argue with them. If someone destroys the fence of his house he takes him immediately to court. This is also a solution to the problem but there is another, a righteous solution – to build your fence by yourself. Instead of having a court case for years, to create problems to yourself, it is best alone to help yourself. If you sue your close one, they will cut you off the vine and will throw you in the fire where you will evaporate. This means a man to lose the meaning of his life. You will realise your mistake after some years and will understand that no one has the right to sue their close one. Whoever applies the Divine law in their life, they win more than losing. Work with love without any self-interest. Why would you suffer in attracting the scientist man in your home if he does not want to visit you voluntarily? Whatever you do, nothing in this life is achieved by force. Through force neither the rich one opens his purse nor does the scientist open his mind and heart. It makes sense that a scientist comes to your home but to be ready to sketch a few from his stones with which you could build. This is love. This is how Christ acts. When He sees that the vine branch does not benefit from the juices of the vine and it does not give fruit, He cuts it off and throws in the fire. „Whoever abides in me and I in him, he contributes much fruit“. Every vine branch that does not bear fruit is cut off and thrown in the fire. “The language, which Christ uses, is symbolic. In this way, he presented the truth to people without insulting them. It is not easy to talk to people. The symbolic language is simultaneously scientific. The aim of the speaker is to elevate his listeners and not to insult or blame. The language of truth is powerful, but for those who understand it. Whoever does not understand this language says that the truth is bitter. The contemporary people need new understanding and perceptions, new moral. Only in this way will every nation get elevated, revived and strengthened. All peoples need to unite, to live between themselves as brothers. You will say that God has created both the good and the evil. One thing you must know: God has His own plan that has to be fulfilled. Every soul has her path defined on which she needs to move. Whoever deviates from his path, suffers. A man can move in a straight or curved line. Every movement has its results. From the results, it transpires whether the path a man moves on is straight or curved. People must unite and become one whole. The power is in the wholeness and not in the part. One great scientist has said that if people do not understand each other they will be confounded. The same law is valid for the animals. While they are in a flock, they are brave, decisive and are able to defend themselves. As soon as they separate, their strength diminishes and easily falls in the mouth of the enemy. Christ says to his disciples that their power is hidden in their unification. While they are sticks of a vine they are strong, develop well and bear a lot of fruit. Therefore, while the mind, the heart and the soul are united a man can always be well to develop rightly. You will say that a man has to first live for his motherland and then for his soul. It is correct that there is one motherland that it must be lived for. There is one Kingdom that is on the first place. A man has come to the Earth in order to become a citizen of the Divine Kingdom from which all kingdoms and countries are just little sticks. The separate countries are letters from the alphabet, while the World uses all letters. It unites them and creates the speech. Whatever the relations between the different countries are so are the relationships between people. This is the reason why sometimes, two people cannot understand each other. They connect with each other in the name of love but soon after that they get fed up with each other and wish to separate. They can separate if they know the actions of subtracting and dividing. A woman wants to leave her husband. This is possible only if she knows all rules of mathematics. The same is required from every Christian. If you want to take out a bad thought from your mind you need to know the total sum of your thoughts which you have beforehand distributed to good and bad and then your will take out the bad thought from the bad thoughts while you will leave the good thoughts aside. If you have deprived someone of 1000 leva, you will open your purse and will take 1000 leva, and will return it to him. Thus, the dispute will be settled. The Divine law does not allow any disharmony and skipping. There, the processes take place correctly and systematically. It is said in the Scripture: „Listen to the quiet voice of This One, Who is constantly talking to you in both joys and sorrows.’ And today when I am talking to you, I don’t do anything else except for watering the roots of life in you. In this tree is That One who is constantly talking to you. At the same time, I am opening the windows of your mind so that it can be penetrated by more light in order to understand things. Only in this way does the soul of a man fill with good feelings and wishes, while the mind with light and higher thoughts. Only in this way can people understand each other and become brothers. „Whoever abides in me and I in him he bears lots of fruit.’ Whoever abides on the vine, he can understand the deep meaning of love. When the vine is being talked about, some identify it with their people, motherland, or their home and are ready to self - sacrifice themselves. One is the true sacrifice –for love. It is said that God is Love. Therefore, if you self - sacrifice your will self - sacrifice for God. If you listen to God’s quiet voice from within, you are healthy, fresh, free, and ready for every reasonable sacrifice. Whoever loses their connection with the Divine, acquires dark red colour on their face, becomes unhappy, gloomy and rough. Turn to God with a prayer in order to recover your inner piece, to acquire your lost love. Keep your good relationships with your close ones in order to enjoy health and inner piece. The relationships between people should be like those of the mother and father towards their children, like those of the brothers towards their sisters and of the sisters towards their brothers. These relationships are a measure, which the right connections are defined with. Someone will say that he knows these things and that everything is clear to him. How has he learned them? Some think that their dreams are revelations but they mislead themselves. The revelation comes from a Higher world, while many of the dreams are a result of impressions and things that have happened. Only a few dreams come from a higher world, they similarly to the revelations cause a change in a man. One woman has seriously got ill almost reaching death, but luckily healed. When she started to improve she had had a revelation, which had caused a big change in her. From this day, she changed radically her life. From the invisible world, they had warned her that she would die in a month. She didn’t get scared but with acceptance had started to prepare for the other world. And indeed, she died in a month. The son had been very sad for his mother. Once, she appeared in his dream and told him: Stop crying. I am well. Your attachment to me is a particular sort of partisanship. It is not allowed any partisanship here. Today, Christ also says to the modern people to get rid of any partisanship and to understand that the knife is acting on the vine. Every stick that does not bear fruit is being cut and thrown in the fire. It is already time that the Christians define themselves and be either with Christ or outside Him. Whoever solves this question in a positive way, will elevate himself and will give sweet and abundant fruit. – What will happen with Bulgaria? Leave this question aside. There is one who will deal with Bulgaria. The great artist who knows how to draw does not need their child’s help. God is great, almighty and forbearing. He has thought for everyone. He takes into account all living creatures, all peoples without any distinction between nations. Therefore, Christ says to his disciples not to support any parties. Paul expresses the same idea through the verse: „ In Christ there are neither Greeks, nor Jews nor Scythians. Therefore, whoever believes in Christ, he will be blessed. In the Gospel, there is no mention about the individual countries. Every country is one firm. Whoever abuses this firm will be punished and deprived of the rights the firm gives to its members. If all members abuse, the firm ceases to exist. It is said, however, in the Scripture: „If a nation does not serve God, it will be erased from His book. “. This law is relevant not only to the peoples but also in relation to the separate individuals. Now, the whole humankind is entering a New Age. Today, Christ puts every man on the scales and weighs him to see how much he weighs. He judges according to his weight who has obedience and who has not got such one. Whoever listens and fulfils the Divine law, will benefit from His blessing. Whoever does not listen to Him will be put to great tests. The biggest service God can give to a man is to send him to the home of a poor and miserable widow, to console her and look after her orphans. To console a widow is a greater thing than leading the destiny of a whole people. – Why? – Because whoever cannot pay attention to a soul, i.e. God within himself he cannot do anything. The love of a man is defined by how much he respects his soul. If you do not respect Christ and God, how will you respect your close ones? You will say that the Jews crucified Christ. What will you say about the contemporary people who every day crucify That One who talks to them with His quiet, humble voice? Today, most people cry, suffer and say that God does not love them and has forgotten them. In fact, they do not love Him, they have forgotten about him. All go home and say: God, we want to connect with You. After that gather all stones, tiles and start building. The cry does not save. Many disciples receive poor marks and cry but the cry does not bring good marks. Even if they have good marks, if they don’t have knowledge they will still not get saved. Life is a great school, in which no cry is allowed. The teaching is necessary for everyone. It is said that the roots of knowledge are bitter while the fruits sweet. It is forbidden to the disciple to cry. Any partisanship is excluded for him. Put the crying and partisanship aside, go to Christ and say: We are already ready to learn and penetrate the greatest secrets of the Being where joy and happiness, piece and freedom reign. The work of the disciple is expressed in studying. In both as married or unmarried, he needs to equally study. Listen to the quiet voice in yourselves that will bring agreement and piece in yourselves, in all people, in the whole world. He will organise all societies and will bring the true religion in the world - The religion of the Spirit. Every other voice outside the quiet one, need to be checked. Only in that way can you correctly resolve the questions of life. Who will help us find a solution to our questions? – There is One who will help you. Behold, I am ready to help you. I will shine light on you while you will follow me. Today, I am with you and in the future I will meet you again. If you learn, if you are ready to rectify your lives, I will support you in front of God to appoint you again as disciples. Therefore, when you go back to your homes open a new page of your book. This means to become again a stick of the vine and the Divine juices to flow in you. Be brave, fresh, and joyful and listen to the quiet voice in yourselves. Do not cry for the dead. Do not be sad for the lost time. Put the past aside and work for the now and future. There is plenty of time before you. Work and rectify your mistakes. As you can make mistakes so can you rectify your mistakes and build. God builds while the Devil destructs. Make connection with this One who builds. The rich farmer takes workers and completes his job in a day. The poor farmer plows alone and uses lots of time until he finishes his work. The first one follows the law of love while the second one - the law of the evolution. Connect with Christ in order to become rich and soon to complete your work. There is no time for procrastination. The harvest is ready; workers are needed on the land in order for the job to be completed sooner. God has harnessed the plow and is plowing his field, the field is the world. Therefore, God mixes the world with His plow, turns the layers to expose them to the new light and warmth, to prepare for the planting of the new seeds. Also, become co-workers of God and say: God, bless our work too! Bring peace and harmony with each other and do not condemn one other. Listen to the quiet voice within yourselves, in order to blossom, tie and give fruit. As I meet you in the future, become happy and say: "No disciple is greater than his Teacher; it is enough that he is like his Teacher.” Be cheerful, fresh and joyful. Dress in the hope, fill with the faith and connect with the love. Sunday Lectures 26.01.1919 Sunday, Sofia Traducteur Proletina