Abraham, The Vedas and Dzogchen
There is – and has to be – a commonality of spiritual traditions that unifies us all. But there is – or could be – a simple misunderstanding that misleads us into being separate.
Once we realise the essential nature of our reality, which is the oneness of pure consciousness, then everything is understood and makes sense. Everything in the universe is ‘made up’ except for pure consciousness; that is the only logical constant.
We can easily become lost in the stories of history and miss the truth of what it is really all about. There is a huge difference between believing and knowing.
From an early age, we become infected by ideas which we do not question: we either believe or disbelieve, following everyone else. But what if there is a deeper meaning? Remember that there are esoteric and exoteric teachings: one for the few (intended for or likely to be understood by only a small number of people), and one for the many. If only the few know, then the rest have to believe. The few rule the many. Interesting?
It is all about what to value, and how to value it.
Abraham was called “Abraham the Hebrew” in Genesis 14:13, which is the first time that the word ‘Hebrew’ is used in the Bible. Where did this term come from, and what does it mean?
In the Hebrew language, ‘Hebrew’ is עברי (Ivrie). The root letters are used to mean cross over, or pass through. It isspeculatedthat Abraham earned the name ‘Ivrie’, or ‘One who has traversed’, referring to the fact that he came from the other side of the river Euphrates.
But what if the word ‘Hebrew’ meant: One who had ‘crossed’ over from mundane ordinary consciousness to elevated pure consciousness? The pure clarity of consciousness speaks volumes when it realises that it is free in the moment of seeing. It sees all the obscurations that the mind creates. Is that not similar to receiving ‘God’s’ clarity? “And the truth shall set you free”? Interestingly, the word ‘Kabbalah’ means to receive, which corresponds to the pointing out instruction to the direct nature of mind in Dzogchen.
What if Zion is actually the Kingdom of Heaven – the moment we realise our true nature? Oh my goodness, what about that?!
We have been fighting wars about beliefs and stories for no reason at all. 😀