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Date Posted: 10:07
Author: Dwayanu - 13 April 2002
Subject: Christ Child: continued for Ketch
Ketch, in pondering why you cling to your view of the Christ Child issue, I perceive the following: many things about which Norman Paulsen speaks are unacceptable to your current world view, and some seem to contradict your understanding of what other super conscious people have said. Accordingly, you feel like Paulsen must be lying, and it is important to you to find some proof that he is, in order to maintain your current sense of things. The problem for you is that for most everything that he says that you feel is purely fantasy, you do not have any way to know for sure whether it is true or not. You have said this yourself, in other words. For example, you cannot prove beyond any shred of doubt that the story of the Builders is not true. So, your mind has chosen the one issue that you feel you can prove.
You are trying to pursue this Christ Child issue using only quotes from the first edition of Norman's autobiography, because if you can limit the discussion to just that, then you feel that you will have found an issue subject only to a specific and easily discernable number of facts. Limiting the discussion to the first edition only, creates a universe of facts that you perceive to be knowable.
And you feel that if you can then prove this one "Lie," then you feel it will vindicate your position and justify your desire to belief that all of the other "fantasies" must also be lies.
Now, rather than come back to me with a similar psychoanalysis of my shortcomings, please serious look at this and see if it has any reality for you. It may help you see why you cling to your interpretation of what Norman has written about the Christ Child, when, in fact, there are very few others in the world who have read that book who share the same interpretation. In other words, it is quite clear to most people who have read it that Norman was not talking about a human birth, but you have some mental block that doesn't allow you to see this, and that block exists for the reason I have tried to explain in this post.
If you could just let this issue go and accept that there was no big lie about the Christ Child, then maybe you could just agree to disagree on the other items and move on with perfecting your own life instead of creating negative karma for yourself by continuing to speak so negatively about Norman ... because ... you really do not know for sure that your assessment of the situation is correct.
And although I do not expect you to believe me at this point, no matter how crazy the words and deeds of a realized teacher may seem to us, the real proof is in the pudding. Are the teacher's students attaining the ultimate goals of Kriya, or not? In the case of Norman Paulsen, if you took the time to inquire from those who have persevered in what he teaches, you will find that the answer is a joyous "YES!" And if that is the case, what does any of the rest really matter? All the rest then falls into the category about which Lahiri Mahasaya was speaking when he said," "Exchange unprofitable religious speculations for actual God-contact. Clear your mind of dogmatic theological debris; let in the fresh, healing waters of direct perception." It may be a diificul step for you, but it could really help you a great deal to take it.
If you are still interested in other research about the gods who once walked the earth and genetically altered the evolving creatures on this planet, I will try to provide some of that, but i believe that there are at least some refernces in the back of the first edition.
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