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The name ‘Lucifer’ means, literally, ‘light’. The word comes from the Latin root: lux, lucis — light; and fer, ferre — to bring. It means, therefore, light-bringing and is the name of the planet Venus as the morning star.
Far from being evil, it is pure light. In the esoteric teaching, Lucifer is the name for the great angelic Entity who embodies the human kingdom on the soul plane. As souls, we are each an individualized part of this great Oversoul. Difficult as it is for us to grasp, there is really no such thing as a separate soul. It does not exist.
The Christian teaching holds that Lucifer — the chief rebel angel, Satan — was thrown out of heaven for getting too big-headed and arguing with God. This is simplistic and shows a complete misunderstanding of the reality. It is also, of course, symbolic. It is symbolic of a very significant point in our human evolution which took place 18 1/2 million years ago.
- See link, about 3/4 the way down the page.
Originally posted by EnlightenUp
If you are waiting around twiddling your thumbs for anyone to appear to teach you something that you already know, save you, tell you how to live and what to believe in then you really need to examine yourself closely. It matters not how great the teacher when really the great teacher is you. You are your own master.
Maitreya, Jesus whoever. I wouldn't even care. I'll invite them over for a beer and perhaps ask some questions but there'll be no sycophantic groveling from me, ever. I'm not below them; noone really is. I don't care what sort of being it might be.
Originally posted by EnlightenUp
My cynical opinion:
Some Christians would probably think Jesus Christ himself was a repackaged Satan if he didn't look like they expected him to and perhaps even then. The rampant paranoia about the devil and demons would blind them to any truth. Extreme zeal for the polarization they have actually make this so.
Originally posted by JustGreply topost by Neo__
I'd suggest you take a clear look at what you are doing. I wouldn't recommend satanism to anyone. And obviously that's an understatement.
Originally posted by JustG
It's odd that those who would neglect the God of love and truth, would search for love in darkness. Those who follow this teaching are dark and evil. There is no light there. Only lies.
Originally posted by FlyersFan
There is no such thing as Maitreya. Benjamine Creme pretends to channel him so that he can make $$$ off fools. Allegedly Maitreya has been living in the Pakistani section of London and allegedly going to show himself 'soon' for decades now.
Wake up. This is all BULL.
Originally posted by A Fortiori
reply to post by Neo__
You know what I hate from anyone--Christians, Muslims, Maitryyacs...?
I hate the whole: if you don't believe it is because you're afraid or closed-minded or blah blah blah. Why be antagonistic about it?
I don't believe in Maitreya as the light-bringing savior of earth. Period. I don't get a good feeling about it. In fact, I get chills. I am a discerning individual. I can usually tell if someone is full of BS, dangerous, or crazy while everyone else is shaking their hands. I've never been wrong when it comes to identifying dangerous types.
I don't get the chills when I read about the Buddha. In fact, I want to read about the Buddha. I don't get the chills when reading about that Maggador kid who thinks he's from Pleiades. I'm very cool with a lot of alternative religions and people practicing them.
However, when I saw the picture on their website of Maitreya in the white outfit with those blue stripes hanging out with kids in Africa I got chilled and quickly killed the webpage. I get no good feelings. In fact the opposite.
I'll take my chances with my antiquated religion and Jesus. If I'm wrong, so be it. He makes me happy and that's that.