Buddhism and Christianity – Do They Differ?
Come now, and let us reason together, saith the LORD: though your sins be as scarlet, they shall be as white as snow; though they be red like crimson, they shall be as wool.” (Isa:1:18)
The effects of the violet fire brings us that much closer to our perfection and ascension into our God-Presence. When freed from personal karma, the disciple is ready to take on a higher burden of transmuting world karma to some degree, to assist suffering humanity to march onwards towards the light. This was what the Master Jesus did. He transmuted part of world karma–esoterically “saved the world.” Much still has to be done and the individual is still responsible for his sins and karma–the quality, nature, and status of his own energy-field, his soul-record–this was not cleansed by the death of the “savior.” The Master Jesus “died” for the awakening of the collective consciousness of Man, not for the saving of any individual.
The overcoming of karma in one’s mystical teachings life requires an understanding of the situations that one finds himself facing, and a constant vigil and check of all inharmonious expressions or our being. Moderation in all sensual activities assists greatly in reducing negative fruit, such as pain and suffering. Below we give some guidelines to negate karmic influences:
1) Invoke the violet flame on a regular basis.
2) Control of the mind and emotions.
3) Act, think, and speak beneficially.
4) Offer oneself to selfless service to humankind.
5) Be unattached to the fruits of actions.
6) Steer the mind away from sensuality by focusing on one’s divinity.
7) Seek the spiritual wisdom and teaching in one’s life-experiences.
Light manifests in the mind of man as illumination, enlightenment, and an expansion of consciousness. Light, as Truth, is the illuminating mystery given to candidates of the Christian Mysteries who had previously undergone the required perfection, the period of spiritual cleansing. Those who were free from the stain of sin were offered the secrets of the Light for further advancement along the path of the ascension, for sinlessness alone were inadequate to lift man to the portals of the Kingdom of God and thus unite him with his “I AM Presence.” In the gnostic work, Pistis Sophia, Jesus has this to say about the illuminating mysteries:
“But amen, amen, I say unto you: even if a righteous man hath committed no sin at all, he cannot possibly be brought into the light-kingdom, because the sign of the kingdom of the mysteries is not with him. In a word, it is impossible to bring souls into the light without the mysteries of the light kingdom.”
In the same gnostic work the Christ initiate also reveals one of the main purposes of the Mysteries of Light which man should seek, rather than the baubles of this impermanent world:
“For this cause have I said unto you aforetime: ‘Seek, that you may find.’ I have therefore, said unto you: ‘You are to seek after the mysteries of this light which purifies the body of matter and make it into a refined light exceedingly purified.'”
“For this corruptible must put on incorruption, and this mortal must put on immortality.” (1Co:15:53)