Mystic Christianity eBook

Yogi Ramacharaka
This eBook from the Gutenberg Project consists of approximately 204 pages of information about Mystic Christianity.
He whose teachings render men weak, sheeplike and cringing, credulous leaners upon leaders, is a tree that bringeth forth evil fruit.  Such are wolves in sheep’s clothing, who fatten upon the bodies, substance and souls of their dupes.  But those who lead men to be Men—­yea, Super-Men—­bring forth the good fruit of the Spirit.  Be ye not deceived by names, words, creeds nor claims—­nay, not even by miracles.  Look always at the effect produced—­the fruits of the tree—­and govern yourself accordingly.

“Every one therefore that heareth these words of mine and doeth them shall be likened unto a wise man, who built his house upon the rock, and the rain descended and the floods came and the winds blew, and beat upon that house, and it fell not, for it was founded upon the rock.  And every one that heareth these words of mine and doeth them not shall be likened unto a foolish man who built his house upon the sand, and the rain descended, and the floods came, and the winds blew and smote upon that house and it fell, and great was the fall thereof.” (Matt. 7:24-27.)

In these parting words of the Sermon on the Mount Jesus gave a Message to all who would hear, or read His words, and profess to be His followers.  He bade such build upon the eternal rock of the Truth—­the rock of ages, that had its foundations in the very basic principles of Being.  He warned them against building upon the shifting sands of theology and dogmatism, which would be surely swept away by the storms of Time.  Upon the eternal Mystic Truths is Mystic Christianity founded.  And it is still standing untouched by the storms of criticism, opposition and knowledge that have swept away many theological edifices in the past, and which are now beating with renewed vigor upon the remaining frail structures, which are even this day quivering under the strain.  Mystic Christianity invites the “New Theology,” the “Higher Criticism,” the “Criticism of Science”; for these will only tend to prove the truths of its fundamental principles.  In Mystic Christianity, Religion, Philosophy and Science are known to be one and the same thing.  There is no conflict between Science and Religion; Philosophy and Religion; or Philosophy and Science.  They are all but names for the One Truth.  There be but one Truth—­there cannot be more than one.  And so call it by the name of Religion—­the name of Science, the name of Philosophy—­it matters not, for the same thing is meant.  There is naught but Truth—­nothing else really exists.  All that is not Truth is Illusion, Maya, Nothing.  And Mystic Christianity is based upon the Rock of Truth, fearing not the winds nor the storms that try out the stability of all structures of thought.  Like its founder, it has always existed—­always will exist—­from the Beginningless Beginning to the Endless Ending.  The same yesterday, today, and tomorrow.

A SERIES OF LESSONS IN GNANI YOGA (THE YOGA OF WISDOM)

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