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Chapter 84 - THE VISION OF JORIAS, THE TENTH VISIONARY. THE HIGHEST PRINCIPLE OF TRUE WISDOM: LOVE, THE ONLY BREAD SATISFYING THE SPIRIT
84,1. And Jorias promptly stepped forth, that is, before the high Abedam, and asked Him:
84,2. "Dear, holy Father, behold, if I could arrange for my innermost to be turned outside, so that everyone could take part in my vision while I told it, there might hopefully be some faithful heart ready to grasp such unfathomable secrets!
84,3. "However, since all these listeners cannot at the same time view what I shall be telling them about, will they accept it, and will they believe it?
84,4. "And if then they will not accept and grasp it, will my account not be like a lie which nobody who is wise believes because it is a falsehood at the bottom of which there is no truth?
84,5. "Since, therefore, my vision is so unbelievable that the patriarchs may take offence if I told it, - behold, dear, holy Father, I might happen to fare at least like Horedon, the one before me, who through Your goodness surely related everything that could be told!
84,6. "For I am not a good speaker and, when it comes to such unheard-of things, extremely poor! Therefore - "
84,7. Here, Abedam promptly interrupted him and said, rather seriously: "Yes, exactly for this reason you will at once begin with your tale or perish in your spirit forever! - Do you understand these words?
84,8. "Behold, you do not want to heed the Father’s words; therefore, you should heed those of your Lord, in case the Father's words should not suffice you. However, should the Lord not even be sufficient, the Deity will stretch out Its arm over your neck!
84,9. "I tell you, for now you still have the Father’s word; however, once the Lord’s word comes over the idle servants, it will then be a terrible word!
84,10. "God's words are a thunder of judgment! Therefore, obey the Father's word, lest you fall into servitude and judgment.
84,11. “Tell and proclaim to all everything you saw within you! This is My will; understand it well. Amen."
84,12. Only now did Jorias wake up again, as from a dream and, weeping, asked Abedam's forgiveness for this his folly, for having been so utterly unable to realize instantly in his own heart Who He is, Who in His grace chose him for this task.
84,13. When he was then greatly reassured by Abedam that the Father really has nothing to forgive, taking the child not to account but at all times helping the fallen to rise and diligently looking for the lost until He finds it, lovingly taking it onto His holy shoulder and full of joy carrying it home, he promptly began to speak, as follows:
84,14. "I was standing on a bright cloud. There I found Myself when the light of my physical eye destined for the earth had disappeared while another, brighter eye was opened within me.
84,15. "This was practically all I saw around me in the vast infinity; above me there was nothing, below me and on the cloud on which I was standing there was nothing, and all around me there was nothing either.
84,16. I was unable to determine whether the cloud was rapidly carrying me through endless spaces or maybe standing still; for there was nothing anywhere by which to gauge either my movement or inertness.
84,17. "I had been standing there for a long time, indeed, it seemed to me that I had almost spent an eternity in this state.
84,18. „This unbearable monotony finally resulted in my talking to myself as follows:
84,19. "'What does that mean? Why am I standing on this flimsy support? I am already terribly hungry and thirsty!
84,20. "'What could I ever bite off this scanty support? - I am not meant to starve to death either; proof of this being the endless duration of this peculiar and miserable state.
84,21. “What shall I do here? What will I do?'
84,22. "In this way I continued to talk to myself, saying: 'What if I tried to jump off this boring cloud where I only suffer hunger and thirst?
84,23. Yes, down into this endless depth! - It should really not matter whether I perish in the course of eternities on this cloud or cease to be during my fall into the Depth of depths of infinity.'
84,24. "Having said this, I mustered all my strength, dragged myself to the outer edge of the cloud and, closing my eyes, jumped off the cloud.
84,25. "A considerable time after my imaginary fall I slowly opened my eyes one after the other, and - where was I? - As before on my cloud, hungry and thirsty!
84,26. "For I could no more stray from it than someone could stray from the earth out into the endless space of worlds and suns.
84,27. "When I saw myself thus imprisoned, a great thought came into my mind, and this thought was - God; and God was in this thought, - indeed, God, it is You Yourself!
84,28. "And this is what I said: 'Who can think of You, Infinite One, unless You existed? But I think of You now, and You are, for me, wherever I think You to be, and are nowhere present for me but where I think You to be. For this thought is Your Word within me; yet wherever Your Word is, You, too, are present!
84,29. "'In the past I did not think of You. Where were You then? - Yes, You were also here; but You did not want to declare Yourself. However, since You have now declared Yourself through the thought of You within me, You are now also in person here with me and within me.'
84,30. "Having become lost in such lofty thoughts, I was suddenly overcome by sleep. And in my sleep I dreamt that in my hunger I swallowed, like a strawberry, the earth seen at my feet, as well as the moon and the sun and, finally, the whole starry firmament with all its free waters, without, however, becoming appeased.
84,31. "Here I asked myself again: 'How can I still be hungry? Have I not God within me and now in my stomach the whole of God's creation?'
84,32. "Here I suddenly perceived out of the bright cloud carrying me the following words:
84,33. "'Even though you were to swallow infinity and eternity in addition to what you have already swallowed, but were devoid of love, you would still hunger and thirst in eternity; for love alone is the true, satisfying bread and the refreshing, living water for the whole of eternity and infinity!
84,34. "Of what use to you is God without love, and what is the whole heaven without the same?
84,35. "Behold, therefore, a child in the cradle is greater than you, although you swallowed the entire heaven; for the child has love!
84,36. „Therefore, turn in your heart to love and you will already find in one atom of love endlessly more than what here your old wisdom has given you!'
84,37. "After these words I again awoke and found myself here in the midst of the fathers, brothers and children and -. also before You, You holy, most loving Father! - This is all I saw, felt and perceived. So far I understand very little of it; but I think: He Who gave me the vision, will also add the light for all.
84,38. "To You, therefore, eternal gratitude and love for it; Your will! Amen."
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