The Grail Message “In the Light of Truth” describes the most important connections within Creation. At the same time it imparts insights into events between God and us human beings. Yet no scientific, philosophical or esoteric expositions should be expected. The Grail Message speaks to the reader in strict consistency and intelligible language.
It is the author’s declared intention to lead the seeker in quest of knowledge back to God.
Therefore the Grail Message is always addressed to the individual, regardless of his nationality or creed. It offers help by showing the way, because the fundamental change in spiritual orientation hoped for today by so many can only arise on the basis of personal, independent thinking and examining and the recognition and conviction this awakens.
The path of life to this, pointed out in the Grail Message, is straightforward, clear and far removed from any mysticism:
“He who bears within him the firm volition for what is good, and strives to give purity to his thoughts, has already found the way to the Highest! All else will then be added unto him.”
- The Grail Message, vol. 1 – Lecture: “What Seek Ye?”
The firm volition for what is good and purity of thought are directly related to consistent work on oneself. To enable man to reawaken within him that which truly distinguishes him – namely humanity in the best sense of the word – the Grail Message refers again and again to Christ’s original Teaching and builds upon it:
“Jesus has shown you […] the simple way leading unerringly to the goal, for deep truth lies in the simple words: ‘Love thy neighbour as thyself!’
“With these words He gave the key to freedom and ascent! Because it is an irrefutable fact:
What you do for your neighbour you do in reality only for yourselves! Solely for yourselves, since according to the Eternal Laws everything returns to you without fail, good or evil, either already here or there. It will surely come! Thus you are shown the simplest of ways in which this step to the good volition is to be understood.
“You should give to your neighbour with your being, your nature! Not necessarily with money and goods. For then those without means would be excluded from the possibility of giving. And in this being, in this ‘giving yourself’ in the relation with your neighbour, in the consideration and respect you voluntarily offer him, lies the ‘love’ of which Jesus speaks; lies also the help you give to your neighbour, because it enables him to change himself or ascend further, and because he gains strength from it.”
- The Grail Message, vol. 1 – Lecture: “Ascent”
However, a life devoted to God in the spirit of Christian charity is hardly still possible today on the basis of a childlike belief. For the conviction of the existence of the One Creator has long since been degraded to humanised images of God and conflicting denominational dogmas that cannot be reconciled with earnest thinking, and which are largely responsible for ever fewer people being able to go along with the traditional religious concepts.
Since belief, such is our grasp of language nowadays, is often equated with church doctrine, traditional belief is no longer enough. True conviction is imperative! This, however, is associated with knowledge and recognition. Therefore Abd-ru-shin substantiates his explanations in the Grail Message with the working of comprehensive Creation-Laws, that interweave all planes of the visible “here and now” and the vast region of what is “beyond the five senses”.
In his Grail Message Abd-ru-shin refers to three all-embracing primordial Creation-Laws:
Thus the “Law of Reciprocal Action” applies not merely in the physical outer world, where everything is interconnected and no movement would be conceivable without retroaction, but it also operates in the realm of our human thought and action. The Bible describes this fact with the well-known parable: “Whatever a man soweth that shall he also reap!” One cannot harvest wheat by sowing thistles, nor will he receive good if he gives out evil.
This saying also chimes with the second great primordial Creation-Law whose comprehensive validity the Grail Message details: the “Law of the Attraction of Homogeneous Species”. Without activity in the Law of Homogeneous Species no upbuilding would be possible, neither in Nature, where the growth of all solid bodies takes place through union of homogeneous atoms and molecules, nor in the social sphere where we invariably find resonance only with like-minded human beings: “Birds of a feather flock together!” But our thoughts too are subject to this Law: They “automatically” attract similar ideas and, thus strengthened, flow back to us, depending on the kind we ourselves have chosen.
The “quickening lightness” or the “oppressive heaviness” — probably known to everyone from his inner life — are effects of a third primordial Creation-Law likewise familiar to us from observing Nature; yet it also decisively influences our psychic well-being. This is the “Law of Gravitation”.
The observance of these Laws leads us out of all uncertainty and perplexity and liberates us from psychic and earthly distress. They let us recognise the great Creation-activity that testifies to the Will of God.
“The whole of Creation is the Language of God, which you should earnestly strive to read, and which is by no means as difficult as you may think.”
And Abd-ru-shin goes on to say:
“You earthmen are in this Creation to find supreme happiness! In the Living Language which God speaks to you! And to understand this Language, to learn it, and to sense inwardly the Will of God in it, that is your goal during your journey through Creation. In Creation itself, to which you belong, lies the explanation of the purpose of your existence, and at the same time also the recognition of your goal! In no other way can you find either.
“This demands of you that you live Creation. But you are only able to live or experience it when you really know it.
“With my Message I now open the Book of Creation for you! The Message clearly shows you the Language of God in Creation, which you must learn to understand so that you can make it completely your own.”
- The Grail Message, vol. 1 – Lecture: “The Language of the lord”