A Prayer for Pope Benedict XVI
28.02.2013 22:30 in news
On behalf of all men and women of the earth, without distinction of people and nations, may we do our duty to Our Father in Heaven and His Holiness Benedictus PP. XVI.
Pater noster, qui es in caelis:
sanctificetur Nomen Tuum;
adveniat Regnum Tuum;
fiat voluntas Tua,
sicut in caelo, et in terra.
Panem nostrum cotidianum da nobis hodie;
et dimitte nobis debita nostra,
sicut et nos dimittimus debitoribus nostris;
et ne nos inducas in tentationem;
sed libera nos a Malo
La Asuncion de la Virgen
Let us pray
Our Father who art in heaven,
hallowed be thy name.
Thy kingdom come.
Thy will be done
on earth as it is in heaven.
Give us this day our daily bread,
and forgive us our trespasses,
as we forgive those who trespass against us,
and lead us not into temptation,
but deliver us from evil.
The Roman Catholic Church teaches us that the Virgin Mary, “having completed the course of her earthly life, was assumed body and soul into heavenly glory.” Let us contemplate then, this non-dual Virgin Mary who in Her Glorious Form is the Universe manifest before us.
A meditation on the World Idea
“In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God, and the Word was God.” - John 1:1
This Word, the World Idea manifest before us is like a beautiful melody with all its possibilities for expression and the blessed memory of its exploration by a Master Musician, is the record of Mankind's history, is perfect in the Mind of Our Father in Heaven.
Love is the one remedy for all ills. We must be lovers and at once the impossible becomes possible. Our history for these 1000 years has not been the history of kindness but of selfishness. Love would put a new face on this weary old world, in which we dwell as enemies too long. Love will accomplish that which force could never achieve. Once or twice in history, kindness has been tried in illustrious instances, with signal success.
Emerson quoted by Paul Brunton.
Let us contemplate Love and Forgiveness for all people, without distinction of people and nations. The war that has been ongoing since the Council of Trent is over. This is the import of Vatican II.
The Great Epic
Two millennia ago, a Man travelled East and returned with a message of Love from Our Father in Heaven. The people who bore him lived with “the mere primitive doctrine that might is right”, a deep ignorance of Love, the Word of God, the Veda of the Upanishads, the Bliss of the Eternal and Endless manifestation.
O children of immortal bliss, forsake thy sleep, for the Kingdom of Heaven is within you.
One thousand seven hundred years ago, in AD 313 there was much celebration for the Peace of the Church was proclaimed by the Edict of Milan. On this happy anniversary let us do what was done then, let us grant full liberty to all the children of Our Father in Heaven.
The righteousness of Our Father in Heaven
We believe that those who have borrowed the wealth of the children of Our Father in Heaven, know His righteous law.
Those who look for some swift miraculous renaissance of peace and goodwill in the Occident look in vain, for such miracles do not happen. The world is making its own destiny, and nobody can neutralise it. Nobody can abrogate the past. A grim Justice rules all worlds, from the strange and weird places where ghosts foregather to the more matter-of-fact haunts of earthly cities. Only the psychically blind and the spiritually sightless ever hope to evade this Justice or to escape the final accounting which tracks down individuals and nations alike with mathematical accuracy.
Paul Brunton on the Laws and Patterns of Experience.
The foresight of Our Father in Heaven
“Take therefore no thought for the morrow: for the morrow shall take thought for the things of itself. Sufficient unto the day is the evil thereof.” - Matthew 6:34.
Even as Otto van Bismark's Kulturkampf and his methods of 'Public Schooling' prepared the people of Germany for war, to unquestioningly give allegiance and take orders, Our Father in Heaven laboured in Ramakrishna Paramahansa to prepare Swami Vivekananda for the World Parliament of Religions, held in Chicago on the 11th of September 1893.
The era of the Kulturkampf is the era when Our Holy Fathers were a Prisoner in the Vatican. The King of Kings, the settlor of Christian Peace in Europe, confined to his home.
This era is itself the culmination of the 'Protestant Reformation', inspired by the Luther Bible that resulted in the tyranny of King Henry VIII in England and ceaseless war amongst the Kings and Princes of Europe. The historical ironies of today make one smile!
Those who know the Magna Carta of 1215 can see its principles at work in Europe. They may not, at first glance, easily comprehend what Cardinal Newman called, “the principles of historical and literary justice”.
The common people fled to the New World and there, a Republic is proclaimed, little knowing that Republics are but a weapon of war in the hands of a true Sovereign who granted it to protect the liberty of his people.
On the 11th of September 1893, Swami Vivekananda in his inaugural address proclaimed, “I fervently hope that the bell that tolled this morning in honour of this convention may be the death-knell of all fanaticism, of all persecutions with the sword or with the pen, and of all uncharitable feelings between persons wending their way to the same goal.”
After a tour of the World which included a visit to Rome where Swami Vivekananda met with the then Pope and worshipped at St. Peters. He returned to India and spoke at Paramakudi:
Europe is restless, does not know where to turn. The material tyranny is tremendous. The wealth and power of a country are in the hands of a few men who do not work but manipulate the work of millions of human beings. By this power they can deluge the whole earth with blood. Religion and all things are under their feet; they rule and stand supreme. The Western world is governed by a handful of Shylocks. All those things that you hear about — constitutional government, freedom, liberty, and parliaments — are but jokes.
- Swami Vivekananda
He went on to make a prophecy circa 1896:
It is hopeless and perfectly useless to attempt to govern mankind with the sword. You will find that the very centres from which such ideas as government by force sprang up are the very first centres to degrade and degenerate and crumble to pieces. Europe, the centre of the manifestation of material energy, will crumble into dust within fifty years if she is not mindful to change her position, to shift her ground and make spirituality the basis of her life.
- Swami Vivekananda
In 1903, the favourite to succeed Pope Leo XIII, Cardinal Mariano Rampola was elected by the College of Cardinals. He was vetoed by the Franz Joseph I, Emperor of Austria; Apostolic King of Hungary; King of Bohemia; King of Croatia; King of Galicia and Lodomeria; Grand Duke of Cracow. History records that one of the first acts of Pope Pius X was to ban the veto.
Within 50 years of Swami Vivekananda's speech at Paramakudi, World War II was over after the “rocks cried out” over Hiroshima and Nagasaki. The Kings and Emperors of Europe, treasonous to Christian values were no more. Yet the people were sunk in worship of brute force.
Fear as a pseudo-rational basis of life led to the principle of Mutually Assured Destruction (MAD) and the resulting Deep Underground Military Bases (DUMB). There is another game afoot.
Fear is used to part people from their wealth as it was done in the days of Caesar. The financial war resulted in the 'collapse' of the USSR and today in the year 2013 of our Lord, the Roman Republic of the United States, crowned with Persephone on the Capitol, is at the mercy of those who, as the Committee for the Management of the Estates of Idiots and Lunatics have taken away its resources for war. A vast military-industrial machine is at the point of collapse.
The vultures sharpen their claws. Yet it is obvious to those who can see that after a demonstration of complete financial lockout in 2008, Our Father of Mercy has kept the doors open for business so the people can be fed. The jackals are baying for blood.
The people have been reduced to inmates of the Global Zoo, living like idiots and lunatics who do not question their contracts.
This business of reducing men and women to the status of idiots and lunatics can be traced back several centuries. A vast bureaucracy exists, frightful in its power... is this what Christians are afraid of?"
Love is victorious in attack And invulnerable in defence; Heaven arms with love Those it would not see destroyed.
- Lao Tsu
On the margins of society
From a distant corner of Christendom, a man shares this contemplation with you. He can see that there is a way out of this madness of the Global Zoo to Christian liberty and the revelation of the Peace of the Kingdom of Heaven in our hearts.
By the contemplation of our non-dual Virgin Mary we can reconcile (Matthew 5:34) with 'modernists' and agnostics like we have in our Letter to Prof. Richard Dawkins, sketch out how the Garden of Eden is a vision of Knowledge.
We have instructed those who call themselves 'representatives' of the people, like the Rt. Hon. Nicholas Clegg on the living constitution. We can, by knowledge of Our Father's Law, protect the widows from those who would devour their houses and the common man from being robbed at gun point.
Our Father in Heaven has been sending a message, from the time of Blessed Mary of the Divine Heart who called for the consecration of the world to the Sacred Heart of Jesus, to today. Our Father in Heaven manifests countless unities in the bosom of His non-dual creation. There is nothing alien or supernatural to the consciousness of Christ.
Ye shall know them by their fruits. Do men gather grapes of thorns, or figs of thistles? Even so every good tree bringeth forth good fruit; but a corrupt tree bringeth forth evil fruit.
Welcome then into the Church men of the Spirit, for ritual never produced the Kingdom of Heaven. Let us then pray for a Pope who shall hear this message from Our Father in Heaven and throw open the doors of the Church to all in communion and welcome in all those who wish to offer worship.
The quiet words of the wise are more to be heeded
than the shouts of a ruler of fools.
Wisdom is better than weapons of war,
but one sinner destroys much good.
- Ecclesiastes 9:17-18
Let us take heed of the Christmas message of Pope Benedict XVI, who called on Christians to “engage with the world” and “Render unto Caesar what belongs to Caesar and to God what belongs to God”.
Let us preach fearlessness then, even as St. Peter showed us in his time.
May Our Father in Heaven guide the Cardinals in their choice of a new Pope!