BTL - Volume I - Teaching 28
The Book of True Life - Teachings of the Divine Master - Volume I - Teaching 1 - 28
Book of True Life - Volume 1
1. O disciples: the time draws near in which your brethren will come before you anxious to question you, asking you for the testimony of the revelation which I am revealing to you during the
Third Era, to illuminate their understanding. When this happens, do not deny Me by secluding yourselves; if during this stage of My manifestation I am indoctrinating you with so much love, it is
precisely to teach you to transmit My teachings, each time that you are questioned.
2. lam reminding you to begin to practice My Doctrine, with the sole object of developing your spiritual gifts and faculties, so that once the time of propagating My word among mankind comes, your lips will not be hesitant and your understanding slow to manifest My truth.
3. Your mission is to imitate your Divine Master during His stay on Earth; remember that when I visited the homes, I always left in them a message of peace, I healed the sick, I consoled the sorrowful with the Divine power which love possesses.
4. Never did I fail to enter a home because I would not be believed there; I knew that on leaving that place, the heart of its dwellers would still be overflowing with joy, for unknowingly, their spirit had glimpsed the Kingdom of Heaven, through My teaching.
5. At times I went to their hearts, in others, they searched for Me; but in all cases My love was the bread of eternal life, that I delivered to them in the essence of My word.
6. On some occasions when I retired to the solitude of a valley, only at moments did I remain alone, because the multitudes, eager to hear Me approached their Master in search of the infinite gentleness of His gaze. I received them, pouring upon those men, women and children, the tenderness of My infinite charity, knowing that in each creature there was a spirit that I had come to seek in the world. Then I spoke to them about the Kingdom of Heaven, which is the true home of the spirit, in order for them to soothe their anxieties with My word and be strengthened with the hope of attaining eternal
life. There were occasions when there was someone concealed among the multitude who harbored the intention of shouting denials of My truth, assuring that I was a false prophet; but My word would surprise him before he had a chance to open his lips. At other times, I permitted a blasphemer to offend Me, to prove before the multitude that the Master was not disturbed by offenses, thus giving
them an example of humility and love.
7. There were some who ashamed before My gentleness, left immediately, repentant for having offended with their doubts the One who with His deeds was preaching the truth and as soon as an
opportunity presented itself, they came to Me, they followed Me along the pathways, tearful, moved by My word, not even daring to speak and ask forgiveness for the insults which they had previously
inflicted upon Me. I would call them, caress them with My word, and granted them a certain grace.
8. Those same roads are the ones which you now travel through, o My beloved people, they are pathways which have been prepared with My examples of love and which now await you, o disciples of the Holy Spirit, so that you may convey redemption to mankind with My word and your example.
9. Do not forget that the chaff and weeds will be destroyed only through deeds of love and charity which I taught you through Jesus.
10. You will find the roads full of rough stones and the fields covered with nettle, but your spirit guided by Elijah and strengthened in its faith, with the desire of delivering the balsam of love to those who suffer, will bathe the part of those who live in darkness, with the light of truth; it will not feel the thorns along the road nor the pain, which doubt and incomprehension might cause.
11. Travel along this path and the greater the number of hearts in which you spread charity, the greater your intuition will be and the deeper and more constant your faith in the deeds which I will manifest through you.
12. If before you started your mission it seemed impossible or difficult to fulfill, afterward it will seem easier each time, thus confirming your spiritual progress.
13. This is the time in which I will allow to incarnate on Earth all spirits with whom I will form My very beloved people, so that with their deeds of love and charity they will give humanity the
testimony of the true knowledge of the spiritual life.
14. You, who were chosen to fulfill this mission and who have the knowledge and certainty of belonging to My people, delight yourselves with this revelation, but do not be intimidated before the struggle that approaches, for truly I say to you, that the warriors who should struggle for the truth, must not be afraid before the adversaries that mankind presents to them.
15. To all those who feel within your spirit the eagerness for spirituality, for freedom, to elevate yourselves to Me along the path of love, charity and justice, I declare you belong to My people and
you will be warriors of the truth: but to succeed you must be watchful and pray, struggling against your weaknesses, so that the testimony that you give about My Doctrine will be truthful.
16. I will also tell you that anyone who wishes to belong to My people, will be welcomed and loved by them, when he gives testimony with his thoughts and deeds that the ideal of love is the
light which illuminates the path of his existence.
17. In order for you to understand My lesson better, listen to My parable PARABLE
18. Two travelers walked slowing along an extensive desert, their feet were painful from the burning sands. They were headed toward a distant city, only the hope of reaching their destination
encouraged them in their arduous journey, their bread and water were nearly exhausted. The younger of the two began to weaken, and he begged his companion to continue the journey alone, because
his strength was failing him.
19. The older traveler tried to encourage the young man, telling him that perhaps they would find an oasis soon where they would regain their lost strength, but the latter did not take heart. He thought
of leaving him in that lonely place but in spite of being also weary, he placed his dejected companion upon his shoulders and continued his journey laboriously.
20. When the young man was rested, thinking of the weariness he was causing the one who was carrying him upon his shoulders, he let go his neck, took him by the hand and thus they continued the
21. A great faith encouraged the old one's heart, which gave him strength to overcome his weariness. As he had foreseen, there appeared on the horizon an oasis under whose shade the coolness of a spring awaited them. Finally they reached it and they drank from that strengthening water until they were satisfied. They slept a refreshing sleep and on awakening they felt that their weariness had
disappeared, neither did they experience hunger nor thirst, they felt peace in their heart and strength to reach the city they were seeking. They would not have wanted to leave that place, but it was
necessary to continue the journey. They filled their flasks with that pure, clear water, and they continued their journey.
22. The older traveler who had been the young man's support, said: Let us use the water we are carrying sparingly, it is possible that we may meet along the path some pilgrims overcome by
fatigue, dying of thirst or sick, it will be necessary to offer them what we are carrying. The young man protested saying that it would not be sensible to share that which might not even be enough for
them; that in such a case, since they had gone through so much effort to obtain that precious element, they could sell it at the price they desired.
23. Not satisfied with this answer the old one replied that if they expected to have peace in their spirit, they should share the water with those in need.
24. Annoyed, the young man said that he preferred to consume the water in his flask by himself before sharing it with anyone whom he should encounter along the way.
25. Again the presentiment of the old one was fulfilled, for they beheld before them a caravan, composed of men, women and children, who were lost in the desert and were on the verge of
perishing. The kind old man promptly approached those people to whom he gave water to drink. The travelers felt strengthened at once, the sick opened their eyes to thank the old traveler, and the
children ceased weeping for thirst. The caravan arose and continued their journey.
26. There was peace in the heart of the generous traveler, while the other one, seeing his flask empty, with alarm said to his companion that they should return in search of the spring to replenish the water which they had consumed.
27. "We should not turn back," the good traveler said, "for if we have faith, we will find new oasis further on." But the young man doubted, he was afraid and he preferred to say good-bye to his companion right there to go back in search of the spring. Those who had been brothers in a common cause were separated. While one continued forward in the pathway, filled with faith in his destiny, the
other, thinking that he might die in the desert, ran toward the spring obsessed with the fear of death in his heart. At last he arrived anting and fatigued, and with satisfaction he drank until he
quenched his thirst, forgetting his companion whom he allowed to go on alone, as well as the city which he had renounced, deciding to remain and live in the desert.
28. It was not long after that a caravan, composed of exhausted men and women passed nearby, they anxiously approached to drink from the waters of the spring, but suddenly a man appeared who
would not allow them drink and rest unless they paid him for those benefits. It was the young traveler who had taken possession of the oasis, malting himself the lord of the desert.
29. Those men listened to him with sadness, for they were poor and they could not buy that precious treasure which would satisfy their thirst. Finally, depriving themselves of what little they carried,
they bought a little water to quench their desperate thirst and continued their journey.
30. Soon that man converted himself from a lord to a king for those who passed that way were not always poor, there were also powerful ones who could give a fortune for a glass of water.
31. This man gave no further thought to the city that was beyond the desert, and much less to his fraternal companion who had carried him upon his shoulders, saving him from perishing in
32. One day he saw a caravan approaching that surely was headed toward the great city but to his surprise he observed that those men, women and children were walking filled with strength
and joy, singing a hymn. This man could not understand what he beheld and his surprise was even greater when he saw the one who had been his traveling companion marching at the head of the
33. The caravan stopped in front of the oasis, while the two men looked at each other, greatly surprised; finally, he who dwelt in the oasis asked his former companion: Tell me, how is it possible that there are people who pass through this desert without being thirsty or experiencing weariness? The reason was that inwardly he wondered what would become of him the day when no one
approached to ask for water or lodging.
34. The good traveler said to his companion: I reached the great city, but along the way not only did I encounter the sick, but also the thirsty, the lost, the weary and I revived everyone with the faith
which has revived me, and thus from oasis to oasis one day we reached the gates of the great city, there I was summoned by the Lord of that Kingdom, who seeing that I was familiar with the desert
and that I showed pity for all travelers, gave me the mission to return and be a guide and adviser along the difficult crossing of the travelers, and here I am once again guiding another of the caravans I must take to the great city. "And you, what brings you here?" he asked the one who had remained at the oasis. Ashamed, the latter was silent. Then the good traveler said to him: I am aware that you
have made this oasis yours; that you sell its waters and that you charge for shelter; these benefits are not yours, they were placed in the desert by a Divine power, to be used by anyone who needed
them. Do you see these multitudes? They do not have need of the oasis because they do not feel thirsty, nor are they fatigued, it is enough that I transmit to them the message that the Father of the
great city conveys through me for them to arise, finding strength at every step with a goal that they have to reach that Kingdom.
35. Leave the spring to those who thirst, so that those who suffer the rigors of the desert may find rest and quench their thirst in it; your pride and selfishness have blinded you, but what good has it been to be the lord of this small oasis, when you live in this lonely place, and have deprived yourself of knowing the great city that both of us were seeking? Have you already forgotten that goal which was
for both of us?
36. That man listening in silence to the one who had been his faithful and unselfish companion, burst into tears for he felt repentant because of his faults, and tearing off his false finery, he went in search of the starting point which was where the desert began, in order to follow the path which would take him to the great city; but now he walked along the pathway illuminated by a new light, which was of faith and love toward his fellowmen.
END OF PARABLE
37. I am the Lord of the great city and Elijah is the old one of My parable, he is the "voice of one crying in the wilderness," it is he who again manifests himself among you, in fulfillment of the revelation that I gave you in the transfiguration on Mount Tabor.
38. He is the one who guides you during the Third Era toward the great city, where I await to grant you the eternal reward of My love.
39. Follow Elijah, O My beloved people, and everything will change in your life; all will be transformed in your worship and ideals.
40. Did you believe that your imperfect worship would be eternal? No, disciples; tomorrow, when your spirit beholds the great city on the horizon, he will say like his Master: "My Kingdom is not
of this world."
My Peace be with you!