Learning to think -- sources

Source texts from the books by Jozef Rulof for the article ‘learning to think’.
By Ludo Vrebos, based on the books by Jozef Rulof.
These sources presume the prior reading of the article ‘learning to think’.

Space for our inner life

Jozef Rulof quotes the philosopher Socrates as pioneer in learning to think.
Socrates asked his fellow human being to consider why we feel happy.
Because a thought, sir, analysed on the path upwards and to the astral world, is walking the path of Socrates.
Do you accept that?
By means of that the philosophical systems emerged, and the people built a university of it.
By means of thinking.
Who am I?
What am I if I am happy?
What is being happy?
And then Socrates said, he asked the human being: ‘Mother, you are happy, but why are you so happy?’
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952

Using few words

In the temple of Isis in Ancient Egypt, the student priest Venry is asked whether he is happy:
Are you happy, Venry?”
“I cannot answer that question, for there is no feeling in me.”
“Very good, Venry, you must say what you feel, nothing else, above all in a few words, and feel clearly what you want to say.
Between Life and Death, 1940

Retrieving original feeling

Jozef Rulof completely disengages his perception of distractions when he wants to think:
And what is thinking now?
You begin with something then something enters you, and at once you are distracted, aren’t you?
I can start to write books at the moment, I sit down here, we start to write, then you can play jazz, and you can all shout, to the left of me and behind me, sir: we sit down, and I no longer hear you.
We disengage ourselves so much.
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952
A member of the audience says that his subject keeps on blowing away when he wants to think.
In the first sentence of the next quotation, Jozef first repeats the man’s problem, and then he places the emphasis on continuing to retrieve the original subject:
I am thinking, and at once something comes and then it drifts away from me just like that.
Sir, you will get it back.
Get it back.
Get it back.
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952

Like learning a language

Jozef advises retrieving the original subject in a playful way, in the way that we can learn a language:
What is stumbling in you?
By what means is your life of feeling diverted, steered away?
By what means?
It becomes a haze, you cannot hold onto it.
And now you must gradually begin.
Because if you do that with force, you will only get heartburn.
And later a stomach ulcer.
Now you must also take it easy.
Because it does not even work with force.
Without effort.
As you learn a language.
There is a language teacher sitting here, ladies and gentlemen.
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952
Jozef quotes a language teacher who teaches his students French by beginning with the simplest words until those words are anchored in the inner life of the students:
And then he starts to learn to think with you.
Because he squeezes you into that ‘Oui, monsieur.’
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952
The first words then form the basis for the following concepts:
He begins so fantastically, and then you must hold onto that, and by learning something, you get grounds in order to learn to think.
Your spirit, your life of feeling does not let go of that again.
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952

Experiencing deeply

In the book ‘Masks and Men’ it is argued that westerners cannot think at full power because they are too divided:
You Westerners do not pay attention to anything, people in the East say, you think that you can think, but that is not true.
You are thoughtless!
What you call thinking is for us here ... experiencing!
You do not experience anything, you are no longer yourselves as a result of thousands of things and split by them!
You will not believe it, but we could prove it to you!
Your thoughts are not experienced, you only accomplish a thought like that for fifteen percent at the most, according to your will, your feeling, your life, your personality, your soul, your life and your spirit!
Do you not believe it?
Masks and Men, 1948
In this book Frederik describes that someone is annoyed when a talking partner skips from one subject to the next or cannot wait until you are finished speaking.
This disturbs the experiencing of a thought, the expanding of a feeling, the thinking through on a particular theme.
He already gets annoyed when Erica rambles from one subject to the other.
He can get annoyed when he talks to you, wants to tell you something, and you deny him the word to say something yourself.
Masks and Men, 1948
Thinking through deeply about something is experiencing the subject from a to z:
What is thinking, sir?
Experiencing the thing which you are talking about.
From the beginning to A.
From A to Z.
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952
In this thinking through and experiencing, it is important to act according to the own powers of feeling.
Jozef Rulof answers a question by a member of the audience who wants to experience for himself what is described in the 27 books:
You are reading the books, aren’t you?
Have you read all of them?
But still about four, five, six?
Do you understand ‘The Cycle of the Soul’?
Can you remember if you read that?
(Gentleman in the hall says something.)
What did you say?
(Gentleman in the hall): ‘None of them’
Yes, I think ...
(Gentleman in the hall): ‘I cannot deal with it.’
Yes, sir, but they cannot all do that.
(Gentleman in the hall): ‘I do not want to read it like a novel.’
Do you wish to deal with that?
Do you wish to experience all of that?
You are playing the Frederik a bit in those books.
Be careful, sir, or you will get your blow today or tomorrow.
No, no one can do that.
No one can do that yet.
They cannot do that here.
Because then you would have to write in that book, would have to experience, and you would possess that personality.
You already go too far in your thinking.
If you can read ‘The Cycle of the Soul’, you read what it says there ...
And then we are talking about ‘the coffin’, about the murder, you go into the ground with Lantos Dumonché, don’t you?
And you feel that.
Then you can always follow it.
But now you also want to feel what he experiences.
Well, that does not work.
You see, now your thinking is already going too far, now we are already learning something, you are already going too far now.
You are already asking too much now.
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952
Reading about the consequences of suicide is something entirely different than trying to feel those consequences for yourself:
It is already shaky and slimy and loud enough there under the ground if you hear Lantos Dumonché screaming there.
For heaven’s sake remain on earth in that book.
And now your thinking is certainly not that childish, because now you are already a good bit on the way.
Can you feel that now?
Now you are already going too far.
So now just talk ...
Now I have already been able to make it clear to you this evening that you do not think too little, but you are already going too deep.
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952
Wanting to possess what Jozef experienced is dangerous:
You will not go crazy from this, if you do not want to possess what I am.
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952
The biography ‘Jeus of Mother Crisje’ describes how Jozef learns to drive on a chair, in trance:
Because then I will put all of you on a chair, and then we will pass ourselves off as drivers in a week’s time.
There are some who can do it, but then I must have the people who cannot do it.
Then I would like to see whether you are also a driver.
Because now you become a car.
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952
However, we cannot experience that trance sleep:
And if you want to die now, then you will become, then you will go through death.
And do you want that ...
Do you also imagine that?
Do you also wish to go through that?
What will happen now if you are asleep?
Do you also think about that?
And you cannot hold onto that, can you?
Sir, be pleased that you cannot hold onto that.
Because otherwise you will instantly, suddenly, if you hold onto that, and you are in that, you descend into this, you will instantly be lying on the ground, and then you will be unconscious.
And the doctor who picks you up will say: ‘That man has epilepsy.’
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952
It is important here to continue in the own day-consciousness:
But you had sunk away from your day conscious feeling and thinking for a moment.
Now you are even more than the rest according to that, than a hundred thousand other people, sir.
You are learning.
We are learning something, can you feel that?
You come forward here with: I cannot think, I cannot hold  onto it; but you are going much too deep, much too deep.
Remain with the day consciousness.
And then you will see how simply you think.
And then you can determine, follow and experience the power of your life of feeling, your will, your thinking, yourself.
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952

Playing draughts and chess

Jozef talks about draughts and chess as possibilities for building up concentration:
We will play draughts.
Have a game of draughts, sir.
Take something, and then they say: Yes.
Hold on.
That is a study, you must bring those brains to heel.
Perhaps you always used to think from nature, in another life, and now you are always walking out of it.
Out of the normal.
Now you have to go back to the normal.
And now you can begin with different things.
Especially with draughts.
Take a boar, and someone else: and concentrate.
Then you can directly and immediately determine how deep your thoughts go.
But you will not become a Piet Roozenburg (world champion draughts in 1948, 1951, 1952 and 1954), but never mind.
Because those fellows think twenty sets and a hundred sets ahead.
That is really something, you know.
The art of a chess master is thinking, isn’t it? -: thinking.
Everything is thinking, thinking, thinking.
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952

Emptying ones thoughts and finishing tasks

Jozef gives advice to a woman who thinks in an anxious way:
You must tell yourself, ‘I don’t want my thoughts to play around with me’.
You have to think yourself!”
“Oh I can, but when I’m resting it doesn’t work, thousands of things come to my mind, and that’s awful.”
Mental Illnesses seen from the Other Side, 1945
Jetje has to learn to think or to rest:
When you want to take a rest, then do so, and nothing else!
If you want to think, then again: do so.
But thinking and resting at the same time is far too hard at the moment, they’re two separate worlds, two different conditions.
You must do either the one or the other.
Both at the same time is for later, and then you’ll experience them just as you want to.
Would you like to try this out?
Taking a rest while you think of nothing at all, Jetje, that’s a remarkable achievement, which only few people are capable of.
And if they aren’t, then they’ll lose the peace they were looking for, and that leads to splitting of the personality.”
“Yes, I know that feeling, that’s it!
And that’s what I have to avoid, otherwise, I can’t get any rest.”
“This is the only thing you must overcome, Jetje, because dispositions like resting and thinking are exhausting if you try to do them at the same time.
If you’ve built this up from scratch, nothing will ever cause you to become hypersensitive again.
You will then have mastered the dominant qualities of your personality.
Then you will be in command, and there will be no more question of you sinking away again.”
Mental Illnesses seen from the Other Side, 1945
For Jetje it is also important to finish a task:
“And when you get up again to do something, Jetje, be sure to finish it.
If you intend to wash the dishes, then do it!
Never leave things lying, and remember that the work you left undone will keep on haunting you, and in the end it will get the better of you.
And then once more you’re up against the splitting of your personality, which will cause you trouble and make you feel miserable again.
Even if you’re dead-tired, finish the job.
Even if it takes you half a day, finish it, Jetje, or you’ll never find peace!
All those tasks will otherwise pile up to such a formidable height that they’ll crush you.
So you will drop back into your previous condition, and then nobody can help you.
You would feel the weight of the whole world on your shoulders.
Isn’t that so?”
“You know it all.
I’m constantly confronted with these kind of things, and it’s those very ordinary matters that make me terribly upset.”
“When something’s finished, Jetje, it can’t bother you anymore!
That’s how you keep the scales of your daily life in balance.
You’re not an untidy person by nature, because it’s not in keeping with your character.
Untidiness doesn’t worry people who lack spiritual depth, but to you it’s demoralizing.
You can take a break from a job you’re busy with, but after a little rest you must first finish the work you interrupted.
Only then will you go on, and then your will takes command of your everyday-life, of the entire housekeeping, of yourself, of your sleeping and resting.
In short, of everything!
The wonderful thing is, Jetje, that it’s the things you have accomplished which will give you support.
If we can look back on something well done, it gives us a feeling of satisfaction.
That satisfaction urges us to even go one better next time.
Mental Illnesses seen from the Other Side, 1945
Jozef talks about thoughts as a materialization of the inner life for the work in society:
For thousands of things, sir.
All problems.
You do not finish your life of feeling as materialization for society, for that and that and that and that.
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952

Over the bridge and not back again

Keeping on repeating the same thoughts can be compared to returning after having crossed a bridge:
Do you want to develop, and learn to think?
If you are over a bridge, then do you always just go back again here on earth?
If you are over the bridge with a spirit, then you must never go back into the same thing again.
Questions and Answers Part 6, 1951
Many people do not think things through, and you therefore do not see their character change:
And it is true, we people do not think, we cannot think yet.
People do not think, because you do not see people changing and that would have to happen, but you do not see it.
They only think of what is occupying them and that usually has nothing to do with the life.
Masks and Men, 1948

One thing at a time

René tells Frederik how important it is to do one thing at full power:
People, Frederik, who read a book and want to listen to the radio at the same time, create disquiet and are not in harmony with what they actually want to do.
I cannot stand that!
What these people want is not clear to me.
You do one thing and namely at full power! – or you disturb your personality.
Masks and Men, 1948

Trivialities overboard

Jozef sees giggling as a very frequent obstacle for thinking through more deeply:
‘And then also this, people.
Look at yourself and you will know.
All of our society is one ‘giggler’ ... !
I am a general ... ha, ha, ha ...
I am a clerk ... ha, ha, ha ...
I shaved and washed this morning and brushed my teeth, ha, ha, ha ...
Just snigger now ... because it will become that.
I have become head of the office, ha, ha, ha ... so no longer a human being, but a cowherd ...
I am a prince ... ha, ha, ha, ha ... more giggles.
And I am a king.
And I have a little brother, a little sister, a father and a mother.
I have such a beautiful dress and wear pearls and diamonds, beautiful shoes, ha, ha, ha.
But such people have nothing of the sandals from the books ‘Masks and Men’.
They only see themselves, always giggle, laugh at everything and nothing, do not know seriousness and do not know anything, when and why they may laugh.
They cannot understand that and they see this seriousness – which has to do with God and our life – as dullness.
Well, it is that fuss, which has meaning for the human being in this society.
I was up early this morning, ha, ha ... one person says.
I cook every day, haaaa ... ha ... another person says.
But, they do not know what lives in them!
That does not mean anything to them either, they are vainly conscious, but they do not know that either and just keep on giggling.
If you point it out to them, they become angry!
Ladies and gentlemen, can you feel this?
The human being giggles at everything and there is nothing to giggle about now.
But this is the character, the empty meaningless carry-on of this society, which tries to give us a God of hatred and revenge every day for a good God of love.
If you are not capable of discovering all of this for yourself and you continue to ‘giggle’ ... the Other Side and the pure and great love will be gone from your life.
You still want to experience and possess that great love, but you will not get that from anyone, because your love, your personality, your character, even your children are one big ‘giggling party’ and nothing else!
Someone came to me and said: ‘I will no longer tolerate that ‘giggling’, I will get divorced!’
I listened to all of this from that man and I had to bow, even although I told him, that he had not met her for nothing and he had to make good to that life.
He said: ‘I can no longer stand it – I am suffocating in that giggling, I will do everything for her, but I am leaving, I want to make something else of my life.’
And do you know what that man possessed?
Three million.
He gave that ‘giggler’ almost everything and left.
He became a coal merchant ... went to do something else and then married a kitchen maid; he started a new life.
He would have suffocated in that last one!
In this way we ‘giggle away’ our most precious, our attunement to God and the laws and make a fairground attraction of it.
We do not know.
Yet something hammers, continually, the other human being can drop dead?
If this was the case, I would say: ‘The ‘droodles’!’
I said to someone, in order to teach that human being and because it was a pity: ‘Do not giggle like that when you are in front of people.
They laugh behind your back.’
She became angry, she became red.
From shock?
No, I touched that personality.
But what do people call this life: laughing Gerritje ...
But that Gerritje is a woman in this case and there she is on her last gasp in the gutter, with her character, her motherhood, her being a mother.
This ‘love’ does not mean a thing, this personality is a ‘giggler’.
The human being hears it and you can learn from it.
But no, people become angry, people stubbornly defend themselves and now you are faced with an empty carry-on and you can take to your heels.
I got the most beating from the human being, whom I wanted to teach something to, precisely from those people.
I do not wish to see pupils again.
I cannot teach them anything, when they do not wish to lay aside that cursed ‘giggling’ about nothing.
I now let them suffocate, giggle, but my inner ears are locked for those men and women, I no longer hear them.
And I had wanted to give that to that gentleman, whom I spoke to, but he succumbed in that empty, meaningless giggling!
Am I right?
Are you not a giggler?
Thank God, it is only now, my lady – you asked this question – that we begin to see the seriousness of our life and want to accept it.
That must be present in us for everything, or we will giggle away the Divine school!
The human being laughs at everything, even at Divine sanctities, because we experience that every day.
In this way they find me a fakir, a magician, a brute, because I want to deny them the ‘giggling’!
How do we learn to think spiritually?
First banish all those futilities from your character, that empty carry-on for our personality; we must begin with the deadly seriousness.
Lay new foundations for all those characteristics one by one, precisely by means of the reality, the seriousness of our life for all the laws of God!
Questions and Answers Part 1, 1950

Harmony at home and in society

A member of the audience asks Jozef Rulof how we can learn to think:
I read here: ‘Mr Rulof, I wanted to ask you and if possible an answer, please ...
How must we learn to think?
Is our thinking wrongly tuned in with regard to our life and all that other, with which, according to the teachings of the masters, we are involved with?’
Jozef says: ‘From whom is this good question?
From you, madam?
Yes, madam, that is a good question, because you are busy asking yourself: how must I think.
In the very first place, madam, I tell you, if you come ‘behind the coffin’ later – now listen carefully, what I want to give you – you do not need to be afraid.
You will make it, you are ready, you wish to bow, because you feel that the thinking of the human being on earth means nothing.
I could write a book now, more and more new books, for the sole reason of analysing the question ‘how must I learn to think’!
It is so wonderful, so deep, because your question is connected to God, Christ, soul, spirit, the universe, to all those life questions of the human being, but which the human being does not want to begin with.
We will begin with the everyday, madam.
Are you in harmony with yourself at home and with what you have to do there, ladies and gentlemen?
Are you wasteful, lazy, dirty, therefore filthy, selfish and meddlesome, talking a lot and always off the mark?
Snapping and growling, gossiping and chattering, hating, deceptive?
You hear it already, it places us again before our dictionary and we must experience the pure harmony of that.
The answer for this is: reach social harmony by means of your thinking, the harmonic thinking and you will lay foundations for your spirit and personality.
Your question, madam, comprises at least twenty books.
Do you believe this?
They are books of unprecedented beauty!
Books about God, Christ, the laws of Mother Nature, your soul, your spirit, your fatherhood and motherhood, friendship, brotherly and sisterly love, church, religion, arts and sciences, and so on and we will still not be finished this evening at twelve o’clock, there is so much to discuss now!
Questions and Answers Part 1, 1950
In society people notice the people who can reflect on their task:
You can think that through, then you will be the genius.
And then you will reach growth.
You materialize something.
The task which you do, can only originate, and only gets space when you think things through.
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952

Thinking on the basis of love

Jozef mentions many character traits which can get in the way of thinking on the basis of love:
In the first place you must ask yourself: Do I still have gossip, hate, envy, dissatisfaction, jealousy, lousy carry-on, laziness, wastefulness, megalomania, fuss, fuss about nothing, boasting, false thoughts, dishonesty, lust, quarrelsome feelings in me!???
I can go on, but this is enough for the time being.
Start to wring the neck of all those wrong characteristics, kill those feelings which drag you down.
Are you not nagging, can you surrender something, or do you remain attached day and night to one little trouble?
Can you forgive the mistake, can you bow to the other truth?
Then these are good foundations, on which you stand and you can begin the spiritual construction!
And that, madam, takes you to the love, which possesses seven grades, therefore transitions, before we have reached that spiritual unity as love and we have mastered those foundations for our character.
Questions and Answers Part 1, 1950
In love, we can think about what we can do for another person:
Anyone who does not want to think, sir, does not possess any love either, he is empty.
And you all run aground because one person does not want and cannot think for the other person.
You can think according to your feeling.
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952

Thinking in ‘my’

Thinking in ‘my’ does not usually touch any spiritual reality:
But then we began to think spiritually essentially, according to the laws.
‘I live here.’
‘I am here on earth.’
How do you think every day?
‘I am still on earth.’
‘I live in society.’
‘That is my wife.’
You would like that.
‘And that is my husband.’
You would like that.
Everything you have today - I can already begin - that is obtained possession.
Do you have a nice wife, sir?
Then you will perhaps lose her soon, because it could be that she belongs to another.
We have had millions of lives.
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952
Jozef Rulof (André) sees that most people on earth do not yet begin to think spiritually.
His spiritual teacher master Zelanus asks during a lecture why mankind still laughs about reincarnation:
“Only the people are not open to that”, André says.
“They do not want to think, as for so many wonderful matters, which got to represent an own world by means of the God of all life.”
The human being says: “No, no, no”, and comes forward with his own excuses.
“Does your personality laugh, world, mankind, academic, strong man, about everything which was created by God and my speaking about reincarnation, rebirth?”
Do you hear?
“We still see each other on this path, academic, we still speak to each other.
In addition, sage, Plato child and the Socrates child, we will see each other again and then we will stand before the philosophical systems of every day, the night, the light, the task which you have to complete on earth.
Lectures Part 3, 1952


Jozef says that he rose above his character by laying foundations for universal love:
Lay first foundations for your friendship, your wife, your husband.
They must also begin with it, because tie of friendship lead to love; in this way marriage gets spiritual meaning!
Is this not worthwhile, madam?
I did this.
Slowly but surely I rose above this own character, because I accepted the laws of the masters.
And what do the people do?
They want to enrich themselves and have nothing to spare for that.
The ‘ounces’ of feeling of those people are completely finished, the ‘will’ to continue is unconscious.
Now it costs blood and they do not want to devote this, because this is too difficult, the material life is easier.
And look, the destruction by means of that lazy carry-on begins.
They look for a way out, do not want to bow, do not want to know that they are weak and in this way we are faced with the unwillingness of the human being, the succumbing!
Questions and Answers Part 1, 1950
Jozef says to his audience that it is about reflecting in the direction of Christ:
I try to see only the beautiful in and for everything, am always ready, to take care of the human being and the life, if it is possible.
But I am powerless before hundreds of facts because society is not yet that far.
I have to bow my head to this, always bow again, but I think and namely in the direction of the masters, of Christ!
Can you already feel, what you have to imagine, madam?
And this is not nearly everything.
I already told you beforehand, books can be written about this and the masters are capable of that, because they already mastered this long ago.
‘How difficult it is’, someone says there in that corner of the hall.
But it is not difficult, you are that difficulty yourself and you still do not wish to clean up!
I find everything easy, one day you will also feel this, but then you will have laid foundations.
And, ladies and gentlemen, people fight on earth for this and the human being wants to see and find this in the other human being, but has nothing to spare for it himself.
All of you want ‘love’, don’t you?
That makes life beautiful and true, but ... what do you have to devote to this?
Your laziness?
All those things which I mentioned?
This low destructive carry-on in your character?
Then your love means nothing more and we are faced with walking away, divorce, aren’t’ we?
But you will not find it anywhere, you cannot escape, nor avoid yourself!
Questions and Answers Part 1, 1950
Spiritual expanding begins with few words and small steps:
The human being learns, the human being wants to grow, but please begin with the little things, and be kind, thoughtful with your words, with your actions.
For goodness sake say very little, because you will soon have to take back again everything which you say.
Because you rave, you gossip, you talk nonsense, you just repeat words.
The human being who talks a lot, is not capable of thinking.
Is that not true?
But you talk far too much.
You talk far too much, because you have not begun yet with spiritual universal, divine thinking.
Is it so difficult to be in harmony with your society, to not steal and to not deceive?
Questions and Answers Part 5, 1950

Thief or soul

If Jozef had not learned to think, his master Alcar could not have started anything with him:
I tell you, learn to think for the good.
Learn to think, as Christ did.
Never think wrong of and about the human being, even if you are faced with hatred or with the thief.
But go from that life, you must not want to have anything to do with it.
The human being must decide for himself what he does, as long as you are not wrong!
I had to learn to think, or master Alcar could not have achieved anything with me.
Questions and Answers Part 1, 1950
Jozef had to learn to not look at the human character, but at the fellow human being as soul with a divine life:
And then in the first place: I do not want to think wrongly of the human being.
The human being is a divine life for me.
That character does not mean a thing to me.
And that personality which is there, whether madam is now that or that, and sir is that, it means nothing to me.
That is all life.
We live like that on the other side.
They are masters, and that was Christ.
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952
If we think of the destructive actions of another, this will cost us our own feeling of peace:
For me there are no bad people, no evil, there is no destruction.
For me the whole world is, the whole society is, all those millions of children on earth are just as loving to me.
Think wrongly about one child, and you kick yourself out of this peace, out of that harmony.
Questions and Answers Part 5, 1950
Our feeling and thinking represent our grade of feeling.
We only bring the spiritual grade of feeling to awakening by thinking through on the basis of our soul, our All-Source:
Because my thinking – you see – if I start to think then I materialize my feeling, and that feeling is therefore the All-Source and that All-Source is humanly conscious, for millions of people animal-like, pre-animal-like, crude-material conscious; they commit murder, arson.
You cannot bring the God in you to awakening when you murder, commit arson, lie, steal from the human being.
You cannot bring that spiritual sphere to awakening if you refuse to grow.
Lectures Part 2, 1951


When do we awaken something from our soul by means of our thoughts?
A growth of the thought gives you a victory, if you have the dictionary with you again and can finally say: I gave my thoughts spiritual space and light and love.
And then your life of feeling grows, then that thought grows.
You can experience a divine thought today.
And only then, sir, madam ...
When do you release something from your divine self?
When do you withdraw something from your divine soul and ...
Because that soul, that divine being – that is the human being – in us, we are that, we must awaken that.
So if you flatly refuse now to learn, books mean nothing to you, and you are not that interested in making something of yourself, you also stand categorically in a little, little circle, and you do not come out of it.
Is that true?
You cannot avoid yourself.
You must want to expand yourself back to the Divine All.
Your thought must first get spiritual foundation, inspiration, expansion, an own spatial character.
Every characteristic, every thought, each word, the smallest thing must get and possess spiritual attunement.
Questions and Answers Part 4, 1952
How do we bring truth, reality and expanding into our thoughts?
And that is actually a philosophical system again, that means: where does the foundation for our thinking lie?
When are we in harmony – by means of our thinking – with the creations?
You want to learn that, don’t you?
Why did people build up a university from Socrates, Plato and others?
They are philosophical systems in order to reach the reality, the truth, the harmony, the justice, for your inner life, your astral, spatial, divine self.
Questions and Answers Part 5, 1950
We can also reincarnate our thoughts with more light:
Are you not reincarnated?
Do you let this thought, which you had today, radiate again?
Do you give that thought ‘wings’?
What you did wrong today in the material, in society, will you do that differently tomorrow?
Where do you want to go?
What do you live for actually?
Lectures Part 2, 1951
When Jozef Rulof (André) started to make his spiritual journeys for his cosmology, he had to let go of the thinking for his own self.
He had to learn to think for his soul, for his All-Source:
“Then it will be clear to you that we may no longer think for ourselves, André.”
Therefore André must free himself completely from the earth, there is nothing more in him which can still think for him, he no longer feels for himself.
You must now start to think only for your God, your Deity, soon for your spirit, your Divine light, for your All -Source.
Just try it.
Just try it?
Now try it today, the weeks, the days, the hours to come, because you will have to begin with it ‘beyond the coffin’; your self must go there.
Lectures Part 3, 1952