Love Will Give The New Culture The Structure
LOVE WILL GIVE THE NEW CULTURE THE STRUCTURE
The Master observed one Law in life: wherever he was, he improved the conditions - not all at once as if according to a plan made ahead of time, but gradually, naturally. It appeared as if by chance, yet in reality, everything corresponded to the inner Life. He used every opportunity which arose in the ordinary workplace to teach a lesson. No better method than work exists for people to get together, to become better acquainted, to grow closer and harmonize. The Master encouraged every good initiative and supported all in it. He was pleased when the disciples manifested resourcefulness, awareness and focus.
The yard and the entire farmstead were gradually cleaned and put in order; the paths were repaired. On the steep slope where the path led down to the house, a retaining wall was built. The stones were arranged in such a way that they represented the rising sun. The idea for this came from the disciples.
The Master gave this interpretation, "This rising sun is a symbol for that Sun which will rise in all awakened Bulgarians, in all awakened human beings."
Stone steps were built - a seemingly simple task, commonly done everywhere, but in the presence of the Master it gained deep meaning and significance. After finishing all the work on the homestead, the Master said, "In life, there will always be improvement."
Then someone asked, "How will the new culture be structured?"
The Master answered:
"A human order to the world exists at present. But this will be destroyed. From the way in which people have worked in the past and how they work today - the world cannot be improved."
"Someone will say that God has created some people to be masters, others - servants; some rich, others - poor. This is a misconception. This world - this order in which some go hungry while others eat lavishly - has not been created by God. Others will say, 'Why does God allow all these evil deeds - all these social injustices to happen?' All these are done by people but they blame God for them.
"The verse, 'Everything that has been made has been made through Him' - relates to the Eternal and the Great Acts in the world; but the temporal, transitory things are not of God. Everything that man does of his own will is not from God.
"Some cite the verse that every authority is given by God. In this verse, something is omitted. It should read: every righteous authority is given by God. And in every righteous authority, the Law of Love must be included.
"Modem culture is being put to trial. The culture which has been built on sand is not stable. People do not know how to live, how to eat. They do not know how to build their homes, etc. What expectations can you have of such a world? And yet, everything will be transformed.
"The new Teaching gives the right methods as to how the future society will be built.
"Those cultures which have been based on power have disappeared.
"The Teaching which I bring to you is tried. Within it are hidden the basic methods which show people how to live. I bring to you now that Divine Teaching upon which the future order will be based. This Teaching is upheld by the Law of the Intelligent Nature.
"When the right time comes, the caterpillar will say, 'For such a long time now, I have been eating and drinking; I need nothing more. I leave the leaves for the others.' She cocoons herself. From out of the cocoon, the butterfly flies into the wide world and begins to feed off the sweet nectar of flowers. When will the world improve? When all of the caterpillars transform into butterflies.
"Society's problems can be resolved in a very simple way. They will be resolved when the new Consciousness enters into man.
"You may say that all people want a new order. This is well I agree with you. But what will happen if a new order comes, but your old character - your shortcomings - remain? It is easy to destroy the old, but what can be achieved with your bad character? How would you benefit if you tear down your old home but cannot build a new one? Nature does not permit this: She destroys and builds simultaneously.
"The moment in which you err you enter the night. The tragedy lies in the fact that people desire to do all things in the night.
"It is not the external conditions which create hardship for man, but the internal. God created this world with all the proper conditions for man's existence. Everything which they desire is provided. That is to say, that with regard to the external conditions, everything is favorable; but the internal conditions are missing: for example, the new Consciousness is missing. The cause of this lies hidden within the spiritual realm. Your mind and heart must pass from one state into another.
"Some seek to give structure to people. The world has order. Every man whose consciousness is awakened belongs to the World of Order. However, this world whose consciousness has not been awakened has yet to begin to prepare itself to enter the World of Order.
"Contemporary people wish to build, to restructure the whole of the humankind first, then the society, after that - the home and lastly man. Yet this way is not correct. I will. give you the following explanation. Take the most prominent musicians who have completed their education in music. They have mastered their art, and with them, you can put together any kind of orchestra that you wish. Within ten to fifteen minutes - or a half an hour at most, you will see that you have the best orchestra with the best performers. Why? Because each one of them knows his score perfectly. And yet, should you bring together people who have no knowledge of music and try to set up an orchestra with them, even if ten of the best conductors come to conduct them, nothing will come of it.
"People seek a material improvement in the order. But a spiritual improvement must take place as well. Someone will say, 'In order for the world to be a better place, a material improvement is necessary.' Make an experiment, and you will see.
"What kind of consciousness am I speaking of? Man must set Love as the foundation of his life and through Love, create the new Consciousness.
"The suffering of people today is greater than it was at the time of Christ. The resolution of the most difficult problems will come through Love. Love will come in a real, living form and will sweep away everything old.
"The nations of modern Europe exist in the phase of destruction. They do not apply the Teaching of Christ, but the teachings of a distant past. War is a remnant of the most ancient beliefs. This is the old culture which appears in new forms.
"My basic idea is the following: all social problem must be resolved through Love. How are we to resolve the social problem? Replace the absence of love with Love. Love resolves all contradictions: mental, emotional and social."
Peter Deunov (Beinsa Douno)