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In the three religions that are based upon the prophetic tradition of Abraham we find many claims that God is benevolent. In Islam, for example, a frequently recited prayer speaks of Allah as “the beneficent, the merciful”. But the Koran belies this optimistic description of God by continually referring to hell and hellfire. I do not know if anyone ever counted the number of times that the term “hellfire” appears in the Koran and compared that sum with the…Continue
Philosophy both east and west tends to avoid the word “evil” when speaking about the opposite of good, and often uses the words “illusion” and “ignorance” instead. In both Vedanta and Neoplatonism the good is identified with a person, a God; while illusion exists, curiously enough, without a creator. But while this kind of thinking may be adequate for philosophy, it is not sufficient for practical occultism.
In India only a handful of temples are dedicated to the Hindu creator god, Brahmā. In the west we are familiar with only one of these, the Temple of Pushkar in Rajasthan. Vishnu and Shiva can count hundreds or even thousands of temples and shrines in which they are worshiped, even though Brahmā, as one of the Trimurti, is supposed to be their equal. When asked why they do not worship the creator of the universe, Hindus refer to a pair of myths that seem…Continue
Benjamin Creme, as most of my readers probably know, served as a kind of “John the Baptist” figure for Maitreya, the World Teacher who was supposed to appear on the world stage after descending from the Himalayas and taking residence in London. As I reported in my essay, “Where is Maitreya Now?”, Maitreya will not appear before the world and returned to the Himalayas on March 31 of 2017, forty years after his descent. The wars in Iraq, Afghanistan, and Yemen,…Continue