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The Phoenix, Part 9 of 13, Mar 26, 2021

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The reason we need more space is because we feel pressure from others. When our magnetic fields clash when it’s too close, or when different levels of consciousness and energy clash (Yes, Master.) with each other. That’s why people cannot feel comfortable with each other. And that’s why a husband and wife don’t feel sometimes harmony within a marriage, or family members, etc. (Understand.) Also influence from demons.

I told you the story about a guy who had no shirt on him. And the people said, “Why don’t you sell your land and then you can buy your clothes and build a house for yourself.” He said, “I’m happy like this.” They said, “But you could have more clothes and a luxury house or something like that.” He said, “I’m already happy. And do you think I would be happy if I have something more? No, I’m happy because I have nothing.” (It’s true.) It’s true like that.

I told you, when I was in Rishikesh, I was happy. Or when I was with the monks and nuns, my monks and nuns, in some wild place, just had a tent, (Yes.) and lived from river water, and roasted potatoes and oranges and stuff, or buying something from the aboriginal people who lived there, who planted vegetables and stuff there, who were very happy. I don’t know if they were happy. They looked happy anyway. But I was so absolutely happy, more than now. That’s what I can say. (Yes, Master.) Rishikesh, India, living with just one (vegan) samosa now and then, and baking my own chapati. Oh, I was very happy, truly like that. I really understand that world. (Yes.) If you don’t have much, you’re happy. But the people, they always see the grass is greener on the other meadow. (Yes.) That’s the problem.

It’s not the problem about being poor, it’s the problem about having rich neighbors. (Yes.) That is the thing, and then your mind starts to trick you, “Oh, what if I have that?” (Yes.) “Oh, I have to do everything I can to earn money to have this, to have just like them or better.” (Yes, Master.) It’s the competitiveness within that begins to cheat you and then you begin to be discontented. Otherwise, I used to… When I was young, I lived with many poorer people and they seemed very happy. (Yes.) Their houses are very simple. They earn enough money every day, like selling tofu in the market with their own labor. They work together with a sister or family member and then bring the tofu into the market to sell. You know the silky tofu (Yes, Master.) that you eat with ginger syrup. That’s all, and they’re happy. They don’t have much in the house. They have just a few pairs of clothes. But I don’t see any ever frown their face, like I’m doing now. Or shaking their head in despair. Truly, ignorance is bliss.

Before I became a Master, I was happier. I didn’t know much. Truly, I didn’t know much. I mean, I did know sometimes when watching TV, that the people suffer by war and animals suffer. But not so graphic, not so deep and profound like now. (Yes.) And the more I know, the more I’m unhappy. Not because of my situation, but for them. (Yes, Master.) It affects me a lot and gives me pain and sleeplessness.

OK, anything else? Before I am on and on about the story of my life.

(Master, for the Beings in the Original Universe, is there also such a thing as “going within” as a way of contemplation? And if there is any analogy to what we call here “space”?)

No. No space. No “going within.” They are “within” all the time. (Wow.) They don’t know the difference between within and without. (Wow.) Not like we do. They don’t have space. It’s all space and everything is transparent. Everything is spacious. Everything is no pressure. (Yes, Master.)

The reason we need more space is because we feel pressure from others. When our magnetic fields clash when it’s too close, or when different levels of consciousness and energy clash (Yes, Master.) with each other. That’s why people cannot feel comfortable with each other. And that’s why a husband and wife don’t feel sometimes harmony within a marriage, or family members, etc. (Understand.) Also influence from demons.

Over there, don’t have. They don’t have what we have here. There’s no way I can compare for you. (Yes, Master.) Just like somebody lives their whole lifetime in a tribe in Africa or Amazon somewhere, wearing no clothes at all, living by nature. And then somebody lives in New York. When they talk about skyscrapers, they’d say, “What? What scraper? Scrape what?” (Yes.) And they talk about beefsteak. They don’t know what beefsteak is. They might not even know what tofu is. (True.) “Tofu?” (Yes.) They don’t know what “clothes” mean. (Yes.) The hat that you wear with “Vegans R Heroes,” they’d say, “What is on that?” They never saw it in their life. Even if you describe it all your life, they won’t understand it. There’s nothing they can compare. (Yes.) Nothing I can compare in this world to the world that’s supposed to be yours in the future. (Yes, Master.) I wish I could.

I remember, long time ago, I watched a film, “George of the Jungle.” (Yes.) Or Mowdi? You know, “Tarzan of the Jungle,” the little boy? (Yes. Mowgli, yes.) He’s been an orphan since he was young, and the monkeys and the dogs raised him up. (Yes, Master.) And he lived with the tiger and leopard and all that, and swinging around on trees. (Yes, Master.) And he had no knowledge of the other world besides that, until he saw his childhood friend again. Or “George of the Jungle,” he went from the jungle to New York or somewhere. And when he watched TV and people advertised, said, “Coffee is the thing that brings people together.” So, he was in love with the girl who brought him there. They were not dating or anything, don’t know anything. He said, “Oh, coffee brings people together! OK!” Then he has to drink it a lot. He’d just begun to learn some English, saw the advertisement. So, he drank a lot of coffee, hoping that the coffee will bring her together with him. Or he’s just punching his chest and throwing leaves around as a sign of confessing his love. Remember? (Yes, Master.) The girl understood nothing. (Yes.) We don’t do that in New York, do we? (No, Master.) We don’t punch the chest and throw leaves all over to the girls that we love! Oh, she will bring you to an asylum, to the “loony bin.” (Yes.)

So there are different worlds within our world, as well. You know that. (Yes, Master.) In an Arabian country, Muslim country, when I went there, I covered my head. I covered with a shawl, my head. But when I’m here, I don’t cover all the time. We are not used to it. (Yes.) Only when it’s cold, maybe. When it’s too cold, I cover, but it’s not for that. I cover there because I respect their custom. (Yes.) I want them to feel at ease with me like “I am not a stranger coming to make trouble or anything. I am you.” Like that. So, it’s a different custom. (Yes, Master.) Different custom.

So, when we are in a different country… I’ve been in Arab countries, so I know that. But if somebody had never seen an Arabian country or Muslim country or we did not even have TV, if I described how they live there, my people back then in Âu Lạc (Vietnam) would never have understood. (Yes, Master.) Even it could be dangerous when you say something that other people don’t understand.

A long time ago… It’s a true story. I told you before, but I’m not sure if it’s translated. There was a king’s official; he went to France to study, somehow at that time. He probably was the one and only at that time. Maybe he went there to study or also do some diplomatic connection, whatever, at that time. At that time, we didn’t have airplanes. A long time ago, we still had the king. (Yes, Master.) We don’t have anymore. And then he went to France, and when he came back, he described the French way of life. “Oh, the light…” The light – normally, we still had oil lamps in those times. (Yes.) Or wax candles. So, he said, “Oh, we don’t need all that there. The light comes from the ceiling, and the water comes from the wall.” You know, the tap. Oh, he got his head chopped off. (Wow!) Even that dangerous! (Wow.)

So, not only the Saints and Sages who talk about Heavens which people don’t understand, even just the light and the water get a person killed. Other people told the king that, “Oh, he looked down upon you.” When you don’t have respect for the king, then your head will go on holiday, in the old times. (Yes, Master.) Or at least imprisoning. But this guy, because he told things that the king did not understand and the whole royal court did not understand, so they chopped the head off because his sin was like that. And in the old time, sometimes if it’s worse, you could have even all your three generations’ heads chopped as well, not just one person. (Yes, Master.) Or punished in a grave manner, or die or imprisoned or exiled somewhere far away. Even just to talk about the truth, when people don’t understand it, it’s very dangerous for you. (Yes, Master.)

That’s why most Masters, They live in obscurity. It just happens that They cannot hide. When you are a 1,000-watt lamp, (Yes.) it’s difficult to dim it, to hide it. (Yes, Master.) So people just know some way or another, or through the disciples. The more disciples praise their Master, the more dangerous. So in the old times, many Masters were persecuted. You see that? (Yes, yes.) In many different cruel ways. Not just Lord Jesus alone. And Their disciples were also persecuted, harassed or imprisoned, or killed, or all kinds of things. (Yes, Master.) Like that.

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