Commentary by Samuel L. Lewis
The Cross is the symbol of Light. The vertical line is the way by
which Light passes from Source to manifestation and also the
way by which energy returns from manifestation to Source. This
is seen in the breath.
The horizontal line is caused by the action between the lower
and upper currents and forms the mind-mesh.
The Cross has two forms, one like the letter 'T' in the European
languages. This represents the crucifixion of the soul in matter.
The energy does not pass above the horozontal line. It strikes it
and returns again to the earth-plane. This action is called
Karma, and it brings to one the results of all speech, thought
The teaching of all sages was to rise above this Darma. That
brought the upper part of the vertical line of the Cross. It is that
portion which is the Divine Light. But one cannot carry
anything through the close lines of the mind-mesh. Only light will
go through. Not only are all passions and sentiments too coarse
to pass through and above it to the Buddhic Condition (Nuri
Mohammed), but even good thoughts and feelings cannot pass.
Nothing can pass but thought and feeling of Unity, which is
called Love, and this is the very essence of Soul.
By this the false self is crucified and left behind. What is the
false self? It is nothing but the thought of self made into a false
reality, a pseudo-sun in the mental world. When one perceives
the true Light this sun disappears, or by ignoring this false sun,
one perceives the true sun.
This is the higher crucifixion, and in the case of Jesus Christ
and Moses and some others, it even caused the disintegration
of the physical body, which had been kept together by the
thought-form of the personality. When thought became
completely immersed in God, even the physical body
That is Parinirvana when even matter is spiritualized.
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