the earthly explanation level
By Ludo Vrebos, based on the books by Jozef Rulof.
The descriptions of the Jewish people in the books by Jozef Rulof are at the explanation level of the earthly thinking.
Earthly thinking or soul level
In the article ‘explanation at soul level’, two explanation levels are distinguished in the books by Jozef Rulof: the earthly thinking and the soul level.
The passages that are aimed at the earthly thinking contained words which connected to concepts of the readers during the time that these books were written, from 1933 to 1952.
For instance, passages about the Jewish people have been included, because the readers thought in those terms.
On the basis of this earthly thinking, the writers of these books, the masters, built a path through 27 books in order to realise the wording of what they established for themselves as truth, and that is what they ultimately wanted to pass on to the world as a new vision.
They only described their own truth in the soul level, which they usually referred to as ‘the cosmology’.
At soul level, they no longer speak about the Jewish people or about other peoples, because at their own explanation level the concept ‘people’ does not exist, the soul namely does not belong to a particular people.
Every human soul experiences millions of reincarnations, which is explained in 30 articles about our cosmic soul.
As a result, every soul lives with all the groups of people to whom we gave various names of peoples and countries.
However, at no single moment does a soul belong to a people, not even in the life in which the human being considers himself as a member of a people.
When we start to feel the being of our soul, we realise that the eternal life in us is much more expansive than what people understand by peoples.
This means that everything that has been written in the books about Jews and other peoples does not represent the own truth of the writers, but is aimed at the thinking of the readers from that time.
The reason is that the masters have focused first on the concrete questions which their readers were concerned with.
The individual karma in World War II
For instance, the book ‘The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side’ goes into the pressing question of many readers why precisely the Jewish people got so much suffering.
This book was written during World War II, amidst the atrocities which were committed by Hitler and his soldiers.
In order to give a beginning of an answer to this question, the masters first pointed to the past of all the souls who suffered during the war as human being.
The articles ‘karma’ and ‘cause and effect’ explain how the life circumstances which come on our path usually have to do with our own actions in our past lives.
This does not apply to a particular people, but to individual souls who reincarnated at a particular moment.
Karma cannot occur because people are ‘coincidently’ born to a so-called people.
Karma is individual.
The soul which returns to the earth for karma is driving in order to bring light for the sake of the own actions during a past life in which that soul itself caused a premature end to the life of another soul.
People cannot ‘inherit’ karma from their parents or from the people whom the human being belongs to.
When the books speak about the so-called karma of the Jewish people, that is not an explanation at soul level, since the masters themselves do not think in terms of peoples.
In the book ‘The Peoples of the Earth’, they did not analyse these questions from the readers spiritually or spatially, so not at soul level.
They only described a human history, in order to explain Hitler and World War II for the earthly thinking:
Yes, sir, you read it, in ‘The Peoples of the Earth’ we also go into that.
But, you will feel, from the last part, those last two pages ...
Master Zelanus says: ‘I must write two hundred thousand pages about this book’, we could have written seven works about this, but that is not necessary because it only concerned: To explain Adolf Hitler and that war, and that God does not wage war.
‘The Peoples of the Earth’ is a book, that has still not been analysed spiritually and spatially for the human being.
That means, people have not yet analysed space by means of that book, and not yet analysed the human being, this is only just the history of mankind.
(Gentleman in the hall): ‘ ... a general history.’
A little bit of history as laws of nature, divine laws.
And now we get to see Christ.
Now we get to see what happens behind the veils.
But now we will begin.
Now soon ...
Questions and Answers Part 3, 1952
If the soul reincarnates for karma, then it is working to bring itself back into harmony with the life.
This has nothing to do with the so-called group to which it would belong according to the human thinking.
There are no Dutch souls, Jewish souls, Chinese souls, or American souls.
At soul level, no people exist, because the following quotation states that ‘God does not know any people’:
You always just see that socially again, and that is for mankind, and that is for our people ...
God does not know any mankind, God does not know any people, and God does not know any human being, God only knows His life, and you are life.
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951
All those names of peoples and countries were thought up by the human being.
However, as a soul we are directly attuned to the All-Source:
But did you really think that God in the Divine All knew Holland, and France, England, names which you created yourself?
You gave a name yourself of Piet, Hendrik and Klaas, but you are a grade of life as a spark on the other side, directly attuned to the All-Source as God.
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951
When the masters speak at soul level from the ‘University of Christ’, all peoples dissolve:
What we have to determine for the University of Christ, my brothers, is the following:
On the Other Side the peoples of the earth dissolve!
The Cosmology of Jozef Rulof Part 5, 1944
Who crucified Christ?
In the earthly thinking, particular peoples can be held responsible for the crucifixion of Jesus Christ, such as the Jewish people and the Romans.
When the masters explain at soul level who murdered Christ, then they are not referring to a people, but to everyone who does not want the truth and the universal love of Christ:
And then the Christian child would not need to be ashamed that the Messiah was nailed to the cross.
Was it by the Jewish race?
No, it is you, yourself.
Those things are still crucified; you still destroy, professor, doctor, because you do not want the truth.
And now it is not so bad for society, not so dangerous, but now enter the spiritual worlds, the inner life, your soul, your spirit, your universal personality.
Which light shines from your eye?
What is silence?
Now speak, finally ... by means of the truth, by means of gratitude!
Lectures Part 1, 1950
During a contact evening, master Zelanus explains how the violent feeling in mankind has led to the crucifixion of Christ.
Everyone who feeds the degrading and destructive feeling towards others and acts according to that sows this energy.
And when many people proceed with this, this grows into a mass feeling as a result of which other people will be destroyed sooner or later.
Why did people murder the Christ?
The highest consciousness, the most loving personality which has lived on earth was Christ, and people killed Him.
(Gentleman in the hall): ‘People probably did not understand Him.’
(Gentleman in the hall): ‘They probably did not understand Him.’
No, they were wild.
Mankind was very wild.
Understand, that is a thousand times higher.
If you understand a human being, then you still do not murder the human being.
You see, that is the lower consciousness.
And that consciousness still has to get that grasp.
Even if the Catholic Church makes everything out of that, even people say: the Christ elevated us by means of His death and gave His life.
Yes, the Catholic Church would like that.
You must earn that.
If you just remember and understand that. They murdered Him.
But all of us, if we just do wrong, then we already sow evil.
And sooner or later it is a mass feeling, and then people are stoned because of it.
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951
The personal hatred of Hitler
World War II resulted in a tremendous misery for many people.
Viewed spiritually, the war is the result of the destructive thoughts and actions which were built up by many souls in many lives.
This is why not only the ones waging war, such as Hitler, are responsible for this eruption of violence.
A great deal of destructive energy contracted around Hitler.
In the following quotation, master Zelanus explains that as a result Hitler did not succumb, because much misery during the war had to do with all the souls who worked together on destruction and hatred during their past lives.
That misery did not have to do with Hitler as a person.
However, Hitler is definitely personally responsible for much misery during World War II which was unleashed by him.
After all, he caused much misery which cannot be attributed to the past lives of the souls involved.
For instance, he is personally responsible for the torture and destruction of many people who, speaking in human terms, counted as the Jewish people, without this belonging to the cause and effect or the karma of the souls involved.
This is because during his own past lives he had formed a personal hatred against the Jewish people, and that hatred got the upper hand during his life as Hitler:
Adolf Hitler does not carry the misery alone, you also help him carry.
Every soul does it, because this is the cause and effect of the masses.
Even the unborn child is to blame for this war.
Or do you still believe that the soul only lives on Earth once?
Every soul has experienced millions of lives and in this way the newly born child will not be able to avoid his own suffering and his own sorrow either.
This is how Adolf Hitler does not collapse.
The misery of war originated from mankind itself.
He cannot collapse as a result of it, because your suffering is nothing to do with you, no more than it has anything to do with another person.
Only the suffering and that sorrow, which he creates outside of your karma, are for his account.
What he imposes upon the Jews, for example.
Every torture, which he commits out of hatred and passion; falls back on him and revenges itself upon him.
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
The articles ‘Caiaphas’ and ‘Hitler’ describe how during his past lives he reached this personal hatred.
During World War II, that hatred started to dominate his personality, which degenerated into genocide.
Every misery which he brought in this way to many people outside their own cause and effect, falls back on him in the sense that in his next lives he is faced with the task of converting that misery for the souls involved into happiness.
In view of the tremendous misery that he brought, he will therefore be busy longer with this than every other soul on earth.
This means that he will only leave this earth as the last soul, after no one else walks round on earth who is still burdened by this misery.
One day the masters will be able to show him what awaits him.
It is only then that he will be able to feel the severity of the karma created by him:
Adolf sees millions of lives before him, millions of births and dying processes of himself, because Mother Earth holds onto him, he must help to build and experience the laws of God.
He almost collapses, overwhelmed by the severity of the karma created by him, he drags himself on, he starts to feel remorse.
Good heavens, I must remain on Earth for millions of centuries?
Other people will pass on, go further and higher, I will have to remain until the last!
The Peoples of the Earth seen by the Other Side, 1941
The University of Christ
Only the soul level contains the actual message of the masters, and the final knowledge that it wanted to pass on to the world.
That knowledge is not about Jews, Dutch people or Chinese people, but about the message of Christ.
The masters established the ‘University of Christ’ on earth in order to give a spiritual-scientific explanation for the message from Christ.
That explanation makes it clear why in the ‘love one another’ there can be no distinction according to people or nationality or religion, because those earthly names no not represent an actual feature of our soul.
At soul level, universal love is not aimed at Dutch people or Jews, at people or nations, but at life.
When we love that life and serve where we can, then we allow the Christ in us to grow and we become conscious of the cosmic power which we are in essence.