Basic Tenets by Shirra Meiklejohn-Wilson, M. A. R.
The first and foremost thing that human beings need to be 'saved'
from is themselves as well as their ignorance about what they do and/or
the effects of their own behavior upon their sphere.
Human beings do not need to be 'saved' from the slings and arrows
of life itself. Life is a pain factory. Human suffering is food.
No one gets out of suffering; not God, not Jesus, not anyone. Life
hurts. Being in The Work hurts. Living on any level hurts. People
hurt themselves as well as others all the time.
Humanity needs to be 'saved from their enslavement to the opinions
of other people. People need to learn how to think for as well as
how to act from themselves. Humanity needs to learn how to convert
mechanical suffering into consciousness.
Human beings need to be 'saved' from their all-pervasive assumptions
that freedom comes from the lack of discipline. Freedom is attained
by only those people who earn it.
Human beings need to be 'saved' from their belief that having faith
in God and/or in the salvation of God's grace will, in any way,
be transferred onto themselves simply because they hope and/or believe
that it is possible.
Human beings need to be 'saved' from their belief in tomorrow. There
is no tomorrow. Tomorrow is merely today in extension. Change is
not necessarily progress. Because things change does not mean that
they are progressing.
Human beings need to be 'saved' from their collective delusion concerning
the fact that what they say, think, feel, as well as do, does not
matter. It does matter. Every
effort as well as non-effort, by each individual, is being recorded,
whether the individual believes in this fact or not.
Human beings need to be 'saved' from the illusion that they already
know what is necessary to know. The truth of the matter is that
no one can 'do'. What passes for doing merely ties the individual
onto the web of futility more securely.
Human beings need to be 'saved' from their unending illusion that
they love and/or feel positive productive emotions at all. Nine-nine
percent of all humanity is unable and/or possibly incapable of any
form of any true selfless actions. The human ego demands its due.
The ego finds it almost impossible not to take pride in its position
or effects. The unredeemed ego also finds it almost impossible to
accept responsibility for the ego's own faults, weaknesses or endless
delusions about itself.
More than any of the above, Human beings need to be 'saved' from
their chronic illusion that they believe and/or serve any of the
needs or purposes of the sacred realm. The number of true adepts
worldwide is marginal, while the number of individuals that assume
their future is secure is legion.
Pass Press 1994