FIRST LETTER

Letters To One And Many

Preface
The Letters
1 On the possession of the soul
2 On unnecessary anxiety
3 On the desired confidence
4 About my manner of writing
5 On professing myself
6 What must be overcome
7 On the temple of eternity
8 On my spiritual nature
9 How spiritual help is given
10 How God is far from all world events
11 How God still helps individuals
12 On the powers of the soul
13 About reprints of my books
14 On polytheism and the cult of saints
15 On the way of Life In The Light
16 On the mildness of true awakening
17 On mystics and Böhme
18 On what God is
19 On being and essence
20 On unsolicited questions
21 On the number twelve and the clock tower
22 On scales before eyes
23 How all are unequal before God
24 On professing to men
25 On fallen masters
26 On radiant stones and materials
27 On rendering worthless of suffering
28 On the act of blessing and on blessing
29 On the strangeness of time in the eternal
30 On devotion and renunciation of the word
In conclusion

The preface and conclusion belong organically to this book and are not to be seen as of secondary importance!

FIRST LETTER

 

You tell me that you find much in the ‘Book of the Living God’ which you have for a long time felt belongs to your own soul, although you have not succeeded in expressing ‘in words’ what your soul has experienced.
Since you do not say more about the individual passages in the book which refer to that sense of recognising your own experience, I assume that in the individual chapters, which were unquestionably novel for you in terms of overall content and formulation, you occasionally came across sentences you sensed represented in words the things you had already felt within you without my book.
If I understand you correctly, you have ‘recognised again’ what is also yours, since your soul originates from the same primeval ground as my own. In my books I seek nothing other than the representation of Eternal Reality, untouched by every temporal opinion and belief, which is primeval possession to every soul, even though in this earthly life, loudly drowned out by what is physical and corporeal, awareness of this possession has been expelled and has become merely the dreamlike distant vision of a faded memory. Seen in this way, your observation does not surprise me in the slightest. It simply shows me that some of my words were able to bring this memory of the soul which, as a rule, is rarely comprehended during this earthly life, into sharper focus, thus enabling you through a word-form to comprehend the points touched upon. What you say about the joy of being able to experience “at will” with the help of my words, at any time, certain feelings of the soul very familiar to you, simply confirms what I have explained here. You can rest at ease with regard to the ‘strange but actually beneficial’ feeling of gaining assurance in an inner realm which formerly had appeared to you completely beyond exploration.
But you are following your own very good counsel when you confess to me that you sense how much you need my words; indeed, how for the first time you found in these words the only ‘keys’ capable of unlocking the treasure chamber containing your soul’s possession.
I would gladly hear more from you about the use you make of these keys.
You must not expect regular correspondence from me. I would need many lives if I were to satisfy even a fraction of those wishing and hoping for an answer to the letters sent to me. It is not my ‘precious time’, which I regret to find mentioned excessively in many of the letters I receive, which prevents me from writing down all the answers I would like to give from my heart, it is rather the earthly energy I have at my disposal which has for a long time been taxed beyond all acceptable limits.
But if I become aware, from the reports I have expressly requested, of disturbing errors, I will do whatever I can to bring you good advice.
May heaven bless you!

 

 

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