Published on 23 April 2017
- VIDEO BY ALICE
- SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
- Introduction to Philosophical Questions Series
- Astral Story about a Person Who Loved to Murder
- On Meditation Groups Formed for Worldly Reasons
- On the Foolhardiness of Worshiping Satan
- How a Spiritual Teacher’s Samskaras Ripple Through His Group
- Posing the Question: Does the Act of Meditation Pay for a Life of Crime?
This is the first in a series of videos posing philosophical questions for your consideration. This video is about the samskara of murder.
VIDEO BY ALICE
SUMMARY OF THE VIDEO
Introduction to Philosophical Questions Series
I’m reminded of Christianity, when it first began. For the first four hundred years there were all kinds of debates about heresy and truth. True spirituality, true doctrine, and so forth. Still, these debates are ongoing today, but on a ramped-down level.
I felt those debates, that took place long centuries ago, were very interesting, and very applicable today. So I thought I would have a series of short videos, putting forth to you various knotty questions from a philosophical point of view, and asking you what you think about them.
In your own world, in your own understanding of reality, in your own weltanschauung, is this heresy, or is this your sacred doctrine? Is this falsehood, or is this truth? And here’s the very first …
Astral Story about a Person Who Loved to Murder
On the astral plane, I heard of someone one time, who loved the thought of murdering people. In his youth, maybe that’s what happened … I don’t know. But that’s a very dangerous occupation. And he had developed his psychic abilities, his astral travelling abilities and so forth, so that he was able to vicariously satisfy that urge by swooping down in astral form and observing murders taking place. And that was, according to the astral story, his substitute way, as he got older, of seeing people violently pass on.
As this person approached his very senior years, he began to think: What can I do to make up for this? Because this enjoyment of watching a murder take place is not a good thing. This is considered bad by society. And he had the notion that he would start meditating, and he would form a group where people meditate.
On Meditation Groups Formed for Worldly Reasons
There are lots of meditation groups in the world … all kinds of meditation groups. There are a lot of groups in India that meditate for psychic abilities so as to get things for their own personal gain … such as wealth, or sex with lots of people, or power in the world, or whatever.
On the Foolhardiness of Worshiping Satan. They even worship Satan sometimes for that very reason. They don’t know much about Satan. They figure he’s going to help them out, and give them a leg up in the world, with power. But there was never a mentor more self-centered than Satan. He doesn’t have any feelings of kindness, or helpfulness about him. What you need to do, if you want a leg up in the world, is to look for a mentor with those qualities: kindness, and helpfulness.
So there are people in meditation groups all over the world who are meditating on the wrong stuff. Bad stuff, like this gentleman in this astral story: He was meditating on murder. He loved murder, and that’s what he meditated on.
How a Spiritual Teacher’s Samskaras Ripple Through His Group
To continue: He thought he would form a group where people could make up for the fact that he loved murder. And so, here’s how this incredible story goes: Every time his group met to meditate, what would happen is, in the middle of the night, when everybody was sound asleep … when their unconscious minds and their subconscious minds took the fore … he would journey out of body, in astral form, to a place where a murder was taking place.
Then he would come back in body, and the next day there would be a meditation that included that samskara of murder. What resulted was, that everyone in his group began to be tempted to murder.
This is not an unusual thing. In general, in the third and fourth dimensions, the spiritual teacher has some burnt seeds of past actions, or samskaras in him, that will ripple out through the group, just as the group’s samskaras ripple into the teacher.
Posing the Question: Does the Act of Meditation Pay for a Life of Crime?
For this person, who really enjoyed the act of murder, and who wanted to make up for that by having a meditation group; for those other people, who want to make up for their desire for physical wealth by forming a meditation group, or who believe they are uplifting their desire for sex with everyone in their group by meditating together, I’m asking this question:
Does the act of meditation uplift that group? Does it pay for the acting out of crimes? What do you think? Is it so, or not so? Does it, for instance, make it even?
In love, light and joy,
I Am of the Stars
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