Destiny and Correction of It
Author Dr.Vladimir Antonov
Translated by Dr.Mikhail Nikolenko
Living in our physical bodies we ordinarily think that we can be “alone”, that we can have secrets which “nobody is ever going to know”. But in reality this is our naive illusion. It is because with our physical eyes we can see only the bodies of other incarnated people, from whom we can really conceal or hide something.
In reality we are literally naked before the eyes of God and numerous spirits. They not only watch our activities, hear us speaking, perceive our emotions, but also know all of our thoughts.
There is no way for us to stay absolutely invisible to all. When we are having sex in any variation — we are being watched, too. In the desert, in the woods or on a tiny island in the ocean, day and night — we can be seen by God and by many non-embodied beings. Even if we lock ourselves sitting in a bathroom, we are still visible to them — from all around and even from within. Neither clothes, nor any other kind of covering can be an obstacle that could prevent them from seeing us.
In light of the above said, the following meditative theme could be very effectively used: “I am on the Palm of God.” If we see ourselves as being always before His Eyes, it will make it easier for us to cleanse ourselves of impurities, to get rid of all that is unnecessary.
… But they (God and spirits), while being invisible to us, can influence us in various ways.
In particular, they can easily affect our emotions, especially if we do not have sufficient control over the emotional sphere.
For instance we can be easily directed into falling in love or, in the same manner, in growing suddenly bored with someone.
Or walking down the street we may suddenly “feel like” stopping, turning right or left, or increasing our pace… and there we encounter…
Or a thought may “occur” to us. And we readily take this thought for our own.
Or by stimulating our brain they can make us lose balance, slip, fall down or hurt ourselves. Or miss when shooting.
And if a criminal attacks me and injures me in some way — it is not only because he is a fierce and malicious hell-bound primitive, but also because God has led him to me in this situation.
It should be noted here that the more primitive intellectually people are, the easier it is to manipulate them: they do not have steadfast ethical principles of their own, thus they show no resistance to manipulation.
Animals can be manipulated even more easily. So, if a dog bites someone — it was not just the dog’s intention.
God and spirits can control people and animals. But they can exert influence over inanimate objects as well. A bullet can be deflected from its trajectory if needed, and a bomb, a shell, or a grenade can be prevented from going off, a fire can be made to go out. And vice versa — fire, water, or anything else can appear out of the blue in unexpected place and at unexpected time. The evidence of that are various poltergeist phenomena as well as the miracles that Messiahs perform not only around the places where Their bodies are but also at any distance. At present this is demonstrated by Sathya Sai Baba [6,11,36-37,
45-54] and David Copperfield .
Upon realization that God is present everywhere and that He is omnipotent, we need to learn to see that no external powers can do any harm to us, unless it complies with God’s will. (All spirits are also supervised by Him). And if something unpleasant does happen to us, we should search in ourselves for the cause of it — our deeds and mistakes: either recent or those of remote past.
… We have previously mentioned that God created His entire Creation not at all for the sake of us, humans, but for Himself! We, humans, are not at all capable of existing independently. And we are not objectively separated from God. On the contrary — we are in Him, and our separateness is nothing but a silly illusion, which is the cause of all our adversities and misfortunes.
We are totally dependent on Him. He shepherds us as His flock, sending us to the “pastures” of the Earth to develop and to mature. Here, in close interaction with our peers and objects of the material world, we acquire and strengthen our personal qualities, whether good or bad.
We need to learn to see, to hear and to obey our Pastor, as well as to love Him. Some people take delight in learning this, while others keep trying to hide from Him, pretending that it is not Him Who exists, but them do — being strong and all-around nice.
The humble, kind, loving, and intelligent — them He nurtures with care, draws near, and lets in Himself fast.
The rest have to keep coming back by accepting births in new bodies. In between the incarnations they live among similar souls for a long time — in the states of the consciousness they accustomed themselves to while living on the Earth.
God never stops caring about us — up to the very end of the world — constantly reminding us about Himself through His Messiahs and prophets, as well as through holy scriptures. He also shows us what it is like — to be malicious, lying, mean, covetous of somebody else’s property — by subjecting us to attacks of criminals or fierce animals… By this He wants to explain to us what pain, fear, being robbed are like… — to teach us to never do these things to others.
People call it the law of karma — the law of cause and effect in formation of our destinies. He will continue to “strike” us until we rid ourselves of our vices, until we become what He wants us to be: gentle, caring, altruistic, absolutely honest, free from self-importance and arrogance, not capable of being angry, of using violence — except for those cases when we are protecting good people from somebody else’s cruel violence.
He is Love. In order to merge into Him or even to approach Him, we have to become Love as well.
But what is love? So few people understand what this word means!
Love is primarily emotional states. What is the principal and the most precious thing about these states — is subtle tenderness accompanied by the inner PEACE. Also — caring attention, benevolence, esteem, respect, gratitude, and so on.
Emotions are not the same as thoughts, mimics, behavioral reactions or electrical processes in the brain. Emotions are not at all generated by the brain, as materialistic physiologists hold. They are generated in the chest, in the neck or in the belly. They are generated in special emotiogenic structures — chakras and meridians.
Variations of love, listed above, are generated by the anahata chakra, located in the chest. In fact, they are known only to people whose anahata is developed and functions properly. For the rest of people — tenderness, benevolence, etc. are just words devoid of any emotional content. And if we live without ever experiencing cordial love — that means that we live “far off” from God and have little chance of spiritual success, of cognizing God and His Love or even of getting to paradise as yet.
LOVE and PEACE are two states, living in which we have a chance of rapid spiritual advancement, of getting closer to God.
Various kinds of anger (hatred, fury, irritation, condemnation, jealousy, discontent, etc.) and fear — those are the states that lead us in the opposite direction from God — to hell.
These two pairs of emotional states are opposite and mutually exclusive.
Learning to feel anger and fear is simple. Almost everyone can feel them. But do we really want to go there? How can we confront the evil that is drawing us to hell? By hating those who “staged all this”? This would be the simplest — and the most foolish — decision! It is this decision that will ensure for us not only bad karma for the current and future incarnations, but also abiding in hell in between them.
The conditions each of us lives in are the karmic consequences of our past lives, which were devoid of spiritual aspiration. Do we want our future to be even worse?
Only LOVE and PEACE — if we feel them regardless of circumstances — can lead us to a favorable fate, to paradise, and to God.
But how can we learn to always feel LOVE and PEACE?
The first way that God has been suggesting from all times is harmonious sexual love — love that is free of passion, lust (selfish desire) and jealousy, love based on mutual respect, on giving the whole of oneself to the partner, acting for the sake of overall harmony and not only for the sake of one’s own good.
The second method is bringing up children — in the atmosphere of harmony and happiness.
The third is harmonious contacts with nature.
The fourth is spiritual art. In particular, the art that in the first place contributes to development of LOVE and PEACE in us.
The fifth is visiting spiritual meetings churches and temples, where harmonious collective meditations, which make for development of Love, are practiced.
In addition to this there are special esoteric methods of self-perfection, where the development of the spiritual heart — the main organ of emotional love — must be of paramount importance. The next stages include methods of refinement of the consciousness, of cognizing first the Holy Spirit and then God-the-Father.
Over the course of the personal evolution we, as souls or consciousness, have developed some individual qualities, called also character (or personality) traits. These traits can be both good and vicious.
Among our vices can be tendencies to be aggressive, angry, violent, sarcastic, arrogant, greedy, selfish, boring, untruthful, rude, tactless, etc. One can have less harmful yet unpleasant for other people traits like bad habits of biting the nails, trembling the knees while sitting at the table, sniffing, using obscene language or just talking a lot or in a loud voice.
The absence of some positive traits can also be considered a vice, for example, the absence of inner peace, absence of the ability to love sincerely and tenderly, lack of fidelity and reliability in relationships with other people, lack of faith in the existence of God, absence of aspiration for spiritual Perfection and of sincere willingness to help other people in everything good.
How can we fight our vices? Recommendations differ depending on the situation. Sometimes the mere realization of the viciousness of some of our actions is enough to break this particular behavioral pattern. For example, the author of this book quitted smoking, drinking alcohol, and eating bodies of killed animals as soon as he realized that God and the meaning of life do exist, that eating animal corpses is not a necessity for us but only a means of satisfying our cruel whim of gluttony.
In other words, there are vices of ignorance — and they disappear easily in the light of knowledge.
But there are vicious traits like a habit of lying; or being constantly irritated, angry, or bored; as well as arrogance, greediness, selfishness, cowardice, etc. that cannot be eliminated quickly. It takes certain intellectual efforts to overcome them — efforts on understanding their vicious nature, on developing new correct patterns of thinking, emotional reacting, and conduct. Reading serious religious books, some psychoenergetic methods like tuning up the system of the chakras and serious penitential efforts could be of great help here.
Now let us discuss the nature of repentance: what its meaning and mechanism are.
Degenerated religions, too, may have the practice of repentance, but it lost its effectiveness there. The reason is that those religions lost the understanding of the true relationships between man and God. They picture God as some kind of a terrifying judge who — for some reason — examines people for sins, of which they have not repented yet, and then sends them on this basis either to paradise or to hell to abide there eternally. According to them, the saving “repentance” consists in duly informing the local “pastor” of the particular sect of the sins one has committed. Then the pastor would “remit the sins” and thus save one from hell. In other words, it is perfectly fine to sin, since everyone does. If one does not sin, they say — one may become proud of one’s righteousness and this would be the most deadly sin. Therefore, one may sin as long as one keeps coming for a saving confession.
Intelligent people clearly see that this “method of repentance” is but a means of intimidating the congregation, a method of forcing people to visit churches and temples and to pay “voluntary contributions” to support the “pastors”.
In the context of this book, it can be interesting for us to find out what allowed establishing this absurd scheme of repentance theoretically. The point is that the concepts of those “Christian” sects have lost the knowledge about God-the-Father, Who waits for us to merge back into Him — after we have become all that we can be: perfect, Godlike.
This implies that the meaning of repentance consist not in merely “reporting” our sins to someone and thus escaping hell, but in complete elimination of vices as qualities of the soul in order to become Pure Love like God, and upon gaining Wisdom and Power to merge into Him forever, to become a Part of Him.
In other words we have to prepare ourselves as a worthy gift to God, as a gift of our love for Him, as a Holy Offering. And this Offering must be Divinely pure!
It must be perfectly clear for us now that regardless of how many times we have “reported” and “apologized” for our sins, this practice can neither save us from going to hell nor bring us any closer to paradise and to the Creator, as long as we keep on living in emotionally coarse states!
… The primary mechanism of repentance consists in feeling a deep remorse about the transgressions that we have committed. Any harm to any living being that we do either out of self-interest or negligence, or due to our bad temper — this is the main type of sins that we commit. We harm others not only by our evil deeds or words, but also by our negative emotions. Moreover, every time we exit out of the state of love we not only alienate ourselves from God but also contaminate the space of the Absolute with the energies of our bad emotional states. And God points out to us that even these states are sins and that they lead to accumulation of bad karma.
Our sins can be pictured as beads stringed on the threads of our bad traits, or vices. In order to get rid of vices we need to recall all the situations where each of them was manifested, to try to feel all the pain that we caused to the other living being and, having repented that we did it, to mentally re-construct this situation in the correct way. It is by using this method that we can destroy our wrong behavioral and thinking stereotypes and prepare in advance the patterns of ethically correct decisions.
… Truth (i.e. the correct understanding of what God, man and Evolution are) — Simplicity — Love — Karma yoga (serving God through serving other people in everything that is good) — Abandonment of the lower self for the sake of merging with the Higher Self of God — this is the scheme of spiritual work that was offered to people by Avatar Babaji. By transforming ourselves in the way preferable to God we change our lives in the future, filling them with more opportunities for spiritual growth and advancement, making them happier, getting closer to the Ultimate Goal of our personal evolution — the Bliss of Merging with God-the-Father.