Descent of the Divine Mind

When the vast majority of human beings on earth pursues their own desires, which arise out of attachments for thoughts associated with objects of matter and forms of people, who are also made of matter, then over several centuries, humanity strays so far away from the Divine Plan which is unfolding, through the process of creation that emanated from the Divine Will, that unless this inertia away from the Divine Plan is stopped and made to turn in the right direction, the balance between the Divine Will and the anti-Divine Will in manifestation gets upset nearer the spiritual level. When this balance in physical manifestation is upset, it will lead to severe destruction not only on earth, but the destruction through the earth will create an imbalance in our solar system, which in turn will lead to a chain reaction and catastrophic changes in the cosmos. An atomic explosion which results from a chain reaction of atoms is a very miniscule reflection of what could happen if the balance between the Divine and anti-Divine in manifestation nearer the spiritual level is not restored. Atomic explosions occur in the cosmos but have also been engineered by human beings. To restore the balance in manifestation is one main reason why the Mind of God, or the Divine Mind, descends to the earth plane through High Beings incarnating in human form.

Such descents of High Beings have happened throughout recorded history and even in prehistoric times. The Divine Mind restores the balance between Itself and the anti-Divine in manifestation on the earth plane through High Beings who descend from the Highest of the High planes of consciousness for that purpose. When that happens, then, if necessary, the Divine Mind also reveals new spiritual principles through them for the benefit of humanity. The High Beings then develop a code of conduct based upon the rules which emanate from laws which are based upon spiritual principles. The principles, laws and rules together form the basis of the code of conduct which reflect the spiritual principles that will help those who live by them to grow towards the Divine and complete the Journey of Life Eternal. When sanctioned by God, the teachings of descending High Beings grow into a new religion and the code of conduct established by the High Being sustains and fosters the religion

When developing the code of conduct necessary to reflect the spiritual principles, High Beings take into consideration the social conditions prevailing at that time as well as the limitations of human beings of that era. This is one reason why the rites and rituals of different religions differ.

It is through this process that all the world religions were founded, including the religion which originated in Persia through the Prophet Zarathustra and the Vedic religion of India. Subsequently, Judaism, Buddhism, Christianity and Islam were established. Likewise, Sikhism and Bahaism were established and are in the process of becoming world religions.

Unfortunately, many people do not understand the difference between principles, laws, rules and systems. So, over time, they stop giving importance to the spiritual principles, which form the basis of religion, and remain attached to the rites and rituals. Thus, the various religions devolve into religiosities. Revered Dr. Dinshah K. Mehta, explained that religiosity gives emphasis to rites and rituals that take the mind outward away from the spiritual source which is within one, whereas the purpose of religion is to take one’s mind within to realize the spiritual source which sustains one’s human personality.

Fundamentally, the basis of all religions is the same because they have all descended from the same source. But since most people give value to rites and rituals, they think that the rites and rituals of other faith traditions, which are generally different, are wrong. So due to the differences in the rites and rituals, frequently, disagreements arise between followers of different religions and also between different sects of the same religion. Unfortunately, these differences often lead to violence. Therefore Rev. Dadaji, Dr. Dinshah K. Mehta, explained the difference between principles, laws, rules and systems, and emphasized that principles alone are inexorable and that one should never violate principles.

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