We are again on the former Finnish lands occupied by Russians during World War II. The Soviet troops — at the price of heavy casualties — managed to force out from these lands all incarnate Finnish people. But Finnish Divine Teachers, who worked here, remained and continue Their Work among people.
No, They do not seek revenge on Russians. The Perfect Ones do not have such a quality as revengefulness. And moreover, God does not divide people by national characteristic. He is “international” and “interconfessional” in contrast to undeveloped people… But He builds people’s destinies depending on the deeds performed by them… Those who committed serious crimes here and everywhere cannot expect a favorable destiny unless they repent sincerely…
… Here there is a firry-piny-birch forest with hills, gullies, and brooks… Two Divine Teachers are with us. Both — in Their past — are Scandinavian Lutheran pastors. We have known Them for years…
How did Their earthly names sound? One of Them is Pastor Larry in His last Swedish incarnation. Another One did not tell us His name; He only said that His Finnish name is too difficult for us to perceive. He suggested that we call Him Freddy as His American friends called Him in His earthly life.
They want to speak with us at first not separately but together, because Their destinies are very similar.
“Tell us, please, how did You cognize the Creator and attain the fullness of Perfection?”.
“We All were embodied in this region more than once. Here was an exceptionally favorable environment for achieving Perfection, not only from the standpoint of natural energy and landscapes…
“It was very important that a Lutheran priest-pastor was not separated from people. A pastor and his flock lived as one family. The community solved the common everyday economic affairs by united efforts. And always the pastor was the main figure in these affairs. This ennobled people, and the pastor acquired priceless everyday experience by studying psychology of people who had a common spiritual Goal. For the pastor it was indeed personal experience of cognition of human souls: who needs to be given spiritual knowledge, what people could or could not understand.
“Scandinavia is also a land of lakes! Water, boats, one shore, another shore… Forests with berries and mushrooms, hares and squirrels… A measured life and natural economy. I wish such a life for you!
“What was the advantage of our pastors over Russian Orthodox ones? It was, among other things, a complete absence of drunkenness and natural communal life among forests and lakes…
“Take, for example, boatmen at work. Without troubles and worries, without drunkenness and profanity, on the background of positive emotions, all their lives went on in nature. This is very important! Their lives were also filled with sermons! Let us repeat: pastors and people were not separated, they were all the time in common companionship. How was the pastor different from others? Why did this particular man become a pastor? Because the community chose him and sent him to learn. It was a person recognized by the community, a person held in respect even before he became a pastor.
“At the same time, there was a little of rites. Only for meditative attunement to the Father and His Son Jesus Christ — mainly for this — a grand divine service took place. And each divine service was a celebration!”
“What did You eat? Lakes, boats which You built… Does it mean that You were fishermen? We never heard that present Lutheranism preaches a refusal of eating fish and meat…”
“Of course, none of Us ate ‘killed’ food.
“The concepts of ethically right nutrition, which were called usually Puritanism, originated long ago. They existed even before the incarnation of Jesus Christ.
“However, none of Us ever forced anyone to adhere to killing-free nutrition: all members of the community chose by themselves what to eat. And We never regarded the fish-based nutrition as a sin for people.
“We explained to others that the pastor has to eat pure food, otherwise he would not be able to hear the voice of God. Some understood that this should be applied only to us, pastors, and respected. Others followed pastor’s example.”
“What kind of spiritual training did You use? Without special multi-stage meditative practices it is impossible to cognize the Creator and become Him. Did You have incarnate Divine Teachers? Or did each of You rely personally only on the help and spiritual guidance of God?”
“You know this: We all were guided by Odin, like you are now.
“And concerning the techniques of meditation: one can master easily the whole highest Buddhi Yoga right here, on this Holy Hill where you are now…”
“What can You say about today’s Lutheran Church in Finland?”
“The concepts of Christianity became the basis of exotericism of the Lutheran Church. And in the past it blended perfectly with the esotericism which had existed on the Finnish land long before the coming of Christianity.
“Crusades were, of course, destructive. But in contrast to Russia, where all the good, which had existed before, was destroyed completely by the Inquisition, in Finland some things remained.
“Lutheranism is one of the healthiest, ‘democratic’ movements in Christianity. It does not consider the priesthood as the highest ruling caste. The thesis about ‘justification by faith alone’ was suggested by Luther, i.e. the idea that the Church is an indispensable mediator between God and man was refused.
“And such sound Christianity combined very harmonically with the esoteric knowledge which existed on the Finnish land from the earliest times.”
“Is there a memory about this knowledge in present Finland?”
“Only that Church is successful which possesses not only exoteric external forms of worship, but also true esoteric knowledge.
“However, you know how it is difficult to find a person able to encompass both exoteric and esoteric knowledge… Of course, the chain of knowledge impartation breaks sometimes…
“We were Those Who had esoteric knowledge.
“Official Lutheranism which exists now in Scandinavia is good in general, but the esoteric knowledge almost disappeared in it…”
… Then the conversation was continued by Freddy.
“Scandinavia! Lakes, rocks, fjords, giant spruces… — subtle beauty of nature of the North! Silent, strong, sturdy people lived there.
“Here it was not possible to live a careless, lazy, and idle life. Such a life was considered shameful, and it was difficult to find a person who tried to live like this. And if there was such a person, he or she usually tried to become better, feeling isolation from all others.”
“How did You attain Mergence with the Father being a Lutheran pastor?”
“Through service to God I achieved Divinity.
“And I had a wise tutor.”
“Did he teach You meditations?”
“No, he taught Me the most important thing — to live according to the laws of God.
“The true pastor lives taking care of the flock, and not only explains to people the laws of God but also lives according to these laws — according to the laws of love and kindness. The true pastor teaches people by his or her own example.
“The true pastor helps souls unite with God and never stands between God and man.
“… I also want to tell you about such everyday life with God which does not become stale, which does not turn into the daily routine of rules and rites.
“Yes, the strength of emotional contact with the Divine Consciousness is great! But I want to speak not about these moments of spiritual ecstasies, but about the life of people in which it is necessary to repair a damaged roof and boats, to grow and reap a harvest during our short northern summers, to store up firewood for winter…
“It was the pastor who took care that people — in their everyday work — cultivated love for God in themselves! He helped to maintain the fire of this love, which burned like a candle, in every heart. The pastor kindled such candles in souls and watched that they did not become dim.
“His sermon was concrete. He chose for conversations themes which were most important for the present moment.
“The lives of all, their hopes and thoughts, were known to him. And the pastor strove to ensure that everyone with his, pastor’s, help learned to perceive oneself always on the palm of God, that all people knew that God knows all their thoughts, hopes, and deeds.
“The pastor taught to live in openness, nakedness of the soul in front of God, Who is not a severe judge punishing people after death, but is our kind Great Father, Who is always near, is always ready to help in life, and will not leave us after death.
“It is the Lutheran Church that by removing a priest as a ‘mediator’ between man and God, made God real and close for every man! The pastor was just an assistant and a spiritual adviser, but not a mediator.
“The pastor also united community’s families into one whole family of people living with God.
“… A divine service in the community was always a celebration where all people gathered; this allowed them to feel their oneness, unity in front of the Heavenly Father.
“And the pastor during divine services tried to fill himself with the Holy Spirit in order to be as best a conductor of the Truth of God as possible. In this way, gradually the Mergence became stronger…
“… A natural life in work and in unity with nature helped Me greatly in cognition of the Father.
“You know how beautiful and tender the northern nature is! It does not have the splendor and bright colors of the south, but it allows one to feel the subtlety and purity, to fill oneself with silence and transparency!
“In My opinion, it is best to experience and cognize God in such transparent silence!
“I grew up among spruces, pines, and birches in the same way as you did. And I loved nature very much in the land where I was embodied.
“But I also sought the highest predestination, the highest meaning of existence of everything. The lack of knowledge about the Highest saddened Me…
“Although the New Testament revealed to Me a lot, it could not satisfy Me, because it did not give complete information about the most important things: about the meaning of our earthly lives and about where and how to find the Creator.
“I became a pastor mostly because of My desire to help others, to support them in life, to help them believe in their strength, to advise them to be strong and do not give up in front of difficulties.
“… I grew gradually in the purity and calm, expanding with the consciousness and attuning to the purity and calm of forests and lakes… And after some time, this lucid, wide state became usual, natural for Me.
“The aspiration to God helped Me advance further. I aspired to Him and often felt a touch of something that brought amazing tenderness… In that way a conscious contact of the soul with Him became possible for Me…
“Before this, I believed in His Existence sincerely. But now I understood that I could really experience His presence in My life. This gave Me enormous joy, new strength to advance further!
“I began aspiring to be in constant contact with Him in the depth of My spiritual heart.
“After years of such training, I learned to live in constant Mergence with Him.
“Then from the state of Unity with Him, I began looking with His eyes at people, at life situations in which I was engaged.
“During many years of living in Mergence with Him, I got accustomed to this to such a degree that I could not think about Myself as about a being separate from Him.
“And when the life of My material body came to an end, I just flowed into Him completely and forever.”
“What do You consider to be most important for those going to You?”
“An individual ‘I’ cannot become Me! It has to dissolve, disappear!
“One has to dissolve the boundary between oneself — as a separate ‘I’ — and Me.”
“I was embodied in Scandinavia several times. I love these northern lands! Transparency, purity, and austereness of northern nature create a unique harmony of beauty!
“I went to God gradually: step by step, incarnation after incarnation, developing Myself as a consciousness, transforming Myself into Love. The conditions of the north teach people to be strong, firm, and courageous, to help each other.
“In the last incarnation I was a Lutheran pastor in a small village in the north-eastern part of Sweden. It consisted of several houses located near a river. Around there was a forest consisting mainly of high spruces with garlands of cones. Squirrels, hares, bears, and foxes inhabited it.
“A measured life in nature helped perceive calm, accustomed to the silence of mind, to the submersion into inner quietness.
“In this small village I was the only spiritual teacher and the only well-educated person. I loved very much these open, honest people and cared about them. I was a teacher and a doctor. I taught children to read and to write. I healed diseases thanks to knowing many medicinal herbs. I delivered babies. People asked Me for advice and support; they trusted Me…
“It was the state of a soul giving itself to others and wishing nothing for itself. I gave Myself, My love to these people and taught them to appeal to God in every moment of daily life.
“At the same time, I stayed one-to-one with God, because I could not rely on someone except Him.”
“Tell us, please, about Your meditative experience…”
“Odin taught Me to meditate by merging the consciousness with surrounding nature and dissolving in it. And through this, I gradually submerged Myself into the depths of the multidimensional universe. There, in the Primordial Depth, I cognized the Father: the Purest and most Tender Living Boundless Light of the Primordial Consciousness.
“And as soon as I became mature in His Abode, I learned to be this Light and to come, being It, to people.
“In this way, My Mergence with the Father grew stronger up to the moment when I stopped to exist as a separate being.”