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Chapter 28

Love as the foundation of faith and hope, and at the same time, its fruit

28,1. Look, the mountain is not as steep as it seemed from a distance; for such mountains look very steep from a certain distance; in reality they are by no means what they seem to be. They occupy a larger surface; however, because they rise only moderately; and this is also necessary, so that from such a vast forest surface, a sufficient quantity of the green light can be emitted from it, flowing into the white light of the adjoining luminous river and then absorb the etheric saturating part.

28,2. For the white light of the current is still wholly and purely etheric, or, for you to understand it more easily, it is in itself an ether, which has not yet absorbed anything else into itself, but nevertheless contains in itself, in an undivided manner, everything within itself. Just like water on earth, which is a bearer of everything the earth has to offer.

28,3. The green light-ether, however, is very hungry of nature, after he has consumed almost all the other essential substances except for the green, which is therefore also the radiant one. As a result of his hunger, he becomes fully satisfied by the complete saturation of the white light-ether coming from the river, which is then expressed by the reddish tint.

28,4. You may also find many similar things on your earth; you only have to turn to most tree-fruits, as well as to so many flowers. How is everything in the immature state? Green; but this green, as a hungry color substance, continually saturates itself with the white light of the sun-and how does the total saturation, which marks the actual maturity of the fruit, express itself? Usually, mostly, in a more or less reddened color, or at least certainly in a color which has its base in the red color, or even passes over into the same color.

28,5. On the earth, however, this is only imperfect, while is most actively expressed on a central sun world. You probably say, "How is it that with us, there are many fruits which become during maturation and is at perfect maturity of a perfect blue color? Likewise, there are also a lot of blue flowers; and we do not know how such a blue color can be derived from the red. I say to you, consider only such a blue fruit (for example, plum) as thoroughly as this, and you will soon see that the blue color is only an outer, easily wipeable tinge; but the main color is red.

28,6. If you want to cover a red surface with a very fine glass powder, the surface will no longer appear red, but bluish. But to see the matter even better, you can only take the juice from such a blue fruit, and you will easily learn from it that the basis of the blue is completely red. An even clearer demonstration is the morning or evening blush, where the blue color of the air, with some certain motion of rays, passes easily into the red hue. Therefore, the blue color can be regarded as nothing but a hazy wrapping of the red.

28,7. You will see these things more clearly when inspecting a surely perfectly blue cornflower with a microscope, where you will often see the perfectly red color flashing out of the thousands of crystals arranged next to each other. I mean, we have enough to see that the saturation between green and white always expresses itself so well by the red color, as the faith fostered and sown by faith is expressed completely in love, the corresponding color of which is red. - You should understand and observe this matter; but in this respect, I am still seeing a small gap in you, which we can easily fill up during our mountain ascension.

28,8. But what is the nature of this gap? - You see, you do not understand how the mutual light color saturation just explained, corresponds to the mentioned related faith, hope and love. So be attentive, and let us examine the matter at once. The white color corresponds to faith. But just as the white color, as a fine, ethereal substance, carries all the other substances or colors within it, faith in the finest spiritual substance carries within itself all the infinite things of the kingdom of God and the Divine essence itself. Every man, however, is like this mountain covered with green trees, from which the green color of hope constantly radiates. And you will not easily find a completely hopeless person anywhere in the world, even though there is very little faith and love.

28,9. Hope, however, is continually consumed, never reaching any strength unless it receives the right food, which you can see from an abundance of moral and natural examples on your earth.

28,10. As a moral example, all the degrees and kinds of despair you can serve to be instructive, for every despair surely has its basis in the hope which has been completely consumed. - Natural examples are ample.

28,11. Put a flowerpot for a long time in a completely dark place; then look at it after a quarter of a year, and you will see only too plainly how the green color has fainted into a white light yellow, that is to say, the complete color of death.

28,12. It goes without saying that one must understand here only the color of the living plant world, but not the color of the minerals since in the minerals, this color is taken into complete captivity and resembles a man dead in hope, where also his hope was taken captive with him. For this reason, such people also appear in the afterlife in a dark green color, which, by the realization that their corresponding hope cannot be realized, either passes into the mold gray or even the completely black, but the latter color is actually no longer a color, as it is no light at all, but it is the complete lack of everything. So here we are concerned only with the more lively plant color.

28,13. It is true that the green color radiates its green and consumes everything else of the color of the etheric. But this is precisely the characteristic of hope. Hope also consumes everything with great desire, and we can not imagine a greater glutton than hope. Man often paints for himself fantastical pictures in the most brilliant colors of things he hopes for above everything else; this hope becomes his reality. He continually consumes all these paintings, but he does not consume hope. And if he comes in the situation that even his fantasy can no longer provide him with a painting, then he is already the most miserable, for he is biting and eating into his own hope. This is the flower in the completely dark place.

28,14. But how can hope be satisfied? Put the flowerpot back into to the white light of the sun, but not too suddenly, and it will start to become green again. Why then? Because he has become extremely hungry for a full saturation.

28,15. Let us turn to the corresponding moral part. Who would rather be consoled than a despondent man, that is, a man deluded in his hope? Or who is more eager for a real consolation, a moral saturation of a starved hope, than such a hopeless man? Bring him to the stream of light, and he will take it in with full drafts that which would satisfy him presently the most.

28,16. From this, however, it can also be clearly seen how hope can always be more and more fully realized through faith. A hungry man is miserable. If you wish to make him happy, satisfy him, and in his saturation, all hunger will pass away, a cheerfulness of mind will take hold of him, and in this cheerfulness he will embrace his host's love with the greatest of gratitude.

28,17. This is exactly the case with someone who is hungry for truth or for the realization of his ideas. Bring him to the true stream of light, and he will soon go into it and will satisfy his heart's desire and his own needs. And if he would easily and very soon realize that this saturation is a true one, which is perfect for all his still empty ideas, he will also soon become cheerful, and at the same time take hold of the great host with great ardor of his love; which love in itself expresses a perfect saturation; or, in love, everything of faith and all hope is present in fully realized maturity and saturation. And love, on the other hand, is the hopefully saturated by faith; but it is, on the other hand, because it includes hope and faith in its saturation, also the foundation of both. - You say: How can that be? I mean, there can hardly be something more natural and easy to understand than that.

28,18. Where does a tree come from? You say: From a seed. - Where does the seed come from? From the tree, you say.

28,19. Well, if so, then the seed will have to contain all the elements of the tree that emerge from it. But if the tree would make a new seed again, it must again put its whole being into the seed.

28,20. Surely you would like to know whether the Lord has created the tree before the seed? I mean, this secret can almost be grasped by the hands. If the Lord have created the tree before the seed, then you can be assured that He is also doing this at present, for He does not change His ways of conduct, and He does act differently today and tomorrow, for then you would continually and suddenly see newly created trees. But you see each tree gradually growing and developing.

28,21. But this act shows with more brightness than that of ten suns, that the Lord did not need to create a fully grown tree, but the seed only. And when it comes into the earth, it develops, and from this development comes forth a completed form of that which the Lord has placed into the seed-kernel.

28,22. But in the seed there is once again the ability to find itself again in the end, and the tree itself and its whole activity is then nothing but an effective process from the seed to seed; and it is, in my opinion, much more correct and wiser to suppose that a line is a product of many adjoining points, and is, therefore, confined by two endpoints, so as to quite foolishly assume that a point would be a product of a contracted line, and be bound by two lines (NB: of which it has a countless number) on either side .

28,23. I think that you would easily see from this little bit, that the Lord created the seed of corn rather than the tree; yet, He created both at the same time, He laid the tree undeveloped in the seed.

28,24. Love is therefore the foundation of all things, and everything must finally return to this ground, if it will not perish. On this occasion, however, we have also reached the height of our mountain, and so we will venture at once into our new district.


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