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Blessed Are the Pure in Heart!

In the Sermon on the Mount (Matt 5) there are several phrases of Jesus which are called the Beatitudes:

Blessed are the poor (i.e. those who have no possessions in the material world, who do not strive for material wealth) in spirit (more correct — by spirit, i.e. by one’s own decision, by one’s own will), for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven!

Blessed are those who mourn (i.e. those remorseful of their misdeeds which have ethical significance*), for they will be comforted!

Blessed are the meek (i.e. those devoid of haughtiness and ambitiousness), for they will inherit the earth!

Blessed are those who hunger and thirst for righteousness, for they will be filled!

Blessed are the merciful, for they will obtain mercy!

Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God!

Blessed are the peacemakers, for they will be called Sons of God.

Blessed are those who are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the Kingdom of Heaven!

Blessed are you when they revile and persecute you, and say all kinds of evil against you falsely for My sake! Rejoice and be glad, for great is your reward in Heavens!

Now let us discuss one of these precepts, namely: “Blessed are the pure in heart, for they will see God!”, because it is especially important for realization of the Teachings of God by us.

What did Jesus say here? He said that God-the-Father and the Holy Spirit can be cognized and seen by people who have pure hearts.

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What is pure heart?

And in general, how one should understand the term heart when it is used for speaking about spiritual growth?

Of course, it does not mean the anatomical physical heart.

The opinion that the heart is an aggregate of all our instincts and emotions, including sexual attraction and passions, is also erroneous. The function of the spiritual heart is not related with sexual passions (strong egocentric, egoistic attractions) and even opposes them.

There is another amorphous and inadequate use of the word heart: the mind (one of the examples — Acts 5:3).

It is very sad that these inadequate uses became widely accepted in literature, including religious one, and even in some translations of the New Testament*.

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In order to understand what the spiritual heart is, we have to discuss briefly the bioenergetical structure of the human organism (for more details see [9]). It concerns the chakras, first of all.

Inside the thorax of human body, there is a bioenergetical organ called anahata chakra. This chakra is responsible for providing bioenergies through a network of bioenergetical channels (meridians) to the lungs, to the anatomical heart, and to other organs located in the thorax.

The anahata, as any other bioenergetical organ, is also a refexogenic zone of the emotional-volitional sphere (more details in [9]). It is the anahata that is responsible for generating the entire spectrum of the emotions of love. By moving the concentration of the consciousness into this chakra, one changes the state of the consciousness to the state of love.*

By working with moving the concentration of the consciousness between the chakras and main meridians, one can easily learn to change volitionally and exactly one’s own emotional states and efficiency in work — both mental and physical. This is the basis of the system of psychical self-regulation, which was formed and described by us in our publications [9 and others].

In order to master the functions of the anahata, one has to start with cleansing it together with other chakras and main meridians — from dark bioenergetical contaminations. Then one has to spread out the anahata inside the thorax [9]. The anahata spread in this way occupies the volume of the chest from the collarbones to the beginning of the solar plexus.

Then one has to learn to look with the eyes of the soul from the anahata; and then — to habituate oneself to stay with the concentration of the consciousness in the anahata almost always: except of cases when one needs to act energetically on the material plane or to perform intensive intellectual work; in such cases one needs just to move the concentration of the consciousness into the chakra corresponding to the current situation.

The one who has fully mastered this and has become firmly established in the anahatic state achieves a paradisiacal life after the death of the body. This achievement can be lost only if one violates the ethical principles suggested to us by God.

Let me explain: the ethical component of the Teachings of God is aimed, first of all, at helping those ready to follow these Teachings, to master the state of love and to become established in it.

For this purpose God suggests that we:

— renounce the capability to kill (except of cases of absolute necessity, such as attacks of mosquitoes, ticks, and pathogens) other beings created by Him and incarnated for their development into material bodies,

— do not do to others what we do not want be done to ourselves,

— do not be haughty and arrogant,

— do not drink intoxicating drinks,

— do not be angry,

— do not be jealous,

— do not avenge,

— do not require back what was stolen from you…

And even give to the robber more than he wants to take from you, and to him who slapped you on one cheek turn another cheek also — but keep in these extreme situations the state of love! — and you will be in paradise then!

After all, paradise is the destiny of those who have realized the Teachings of God about love! And those who have accustomed themselves to coarse emotional states and rejected the Teachings of God go to hell…

“God is Love” (1 John 4:8; 4:16). And — “Become closer to God!” (James 4:8). One can become closer to Him only by transforming oneself into Love. And it is possible to do only through full realization of His precept which we discuss here.

Apostle James expressed the same idea in other words (James 4:8): “Purify your hearts!”

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So, one can begin this path of transformation of oneself into Love with mastering one’s own chakra anahata, including cleansing it of energetical contaminations which are caused first of all by one’s own past misdeeds — by allowing oneself to enter coarse emotional states. One has to learn to live almost constantly in anahatic state and never allow oneself to enter coarse states of the consciousness. In this way one gets rid of the “hardenedness” (Mark 6:52) of the potential germ of the spiritual heart.

Only after mastering everything said above, the development of the spiritual heart can begin. And then one can do more — one can begin developing oneself as a spiritual heart.

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One of the features of the chakras is that the consciousness (soul), having settled in a certain chakra, can grow in size and enlarge this chakra, and then the consciousness can expand from this chakra.

It is very adverse if this happens to the chakras inclined to coarse states — manipura (the upper half of the abdomen including the solar plexus) and ajna (the middle of the head). People who allowed this complex of chakras to become dominant are almost always irritated, angry, aggressive, hot tempered; their destiny is hell: “the outer darkness where there are weeping and gnashing of teeth” (Matt 8:12); these people oppose — by the quality of souls — God, Who is Love!

People of the anahatic psychotype are those who become closer to the state of God.

Moreover, if such people possess necessary knowledge, they can accelerate significantly their further spiritual growth, mastering next stages of the spiritual ascent.

After all, a soul can transform not only qualitatively but also quantitatively, that is to grow.

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The spiritual heart is that part of the soul which in the beginning grows inside the cleansed chakra anahata if we observe everything said above.

But then the spiritual heart can begin to grow intensively outside the material body.* And the possibilities of such growth are infinite! An aid in realization of this task can be ecopsychological methods described in our book [9 and others] and demonstrated in our corresponding films (see www.spiritual-art.info). With their help one can grow oneself — as a spiritual heart — to a size much larger than the size of our planet.

Also I should note that a developed consciousness residing far outside the body possesses the fullness of thinking. And it can easily move in multidimensional space with the help of the arms of the consciousness, which grow from the spiritual heart and are coessential to it. (The same remains true after the death of the body). And one’s closeness to the Primordial Consciousness (God-the-Father, the Creator) and direct communication with Him increases even more the competency of such an adept in everything most important for incarnated people.

It is inside the spiritual heart developed so much, in its multidimensional depth that the spiritual adept receives the possibility to explore easily the multidimensional structure of the Absolute and to come closer and closer to the Abode of the Creator — to the subtlest spatial dimension.

And then such an adept is accepted by the Creator into Himself provided that the adept deserves it.

This is a brief description of the Path of full spiritual self-realization of man. You may find detailed information about how to walk this Path in our books and films.

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And let us remember: “Where your treasure is there your heart will be also!” (Matt 6:21; Luke 12:34).

If we choose the Creator as our Treasure and aspire to cognition of Him and Mergence with Him in the Embrace of His Love — then we may find our Abode in Him.

But if our treasure is something earthly, then we will remain with this earthly.

And some people choose hellish entertainments as their treasure…

But God suggests: “Love your God with all your heart!” (Luke 10:27; Mark 12:30).

And it is up to us to choose the path: the Creator granted to us the freedom of will. He watches every one of us and forms our destinies, which are realized then by Holy Spirits.

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“Be perfect as your Heavenly Father is perfect!” — taught Jesus Christ (Matt 5:48).

How? — Jesus also gave the answer to this question: “Learn from Me!” (Matt 11:29). Learn through the words said by Me and written down by My Disciples, learn by studying My Divine Essence, by aspiring to become like Me, also by accepting Holy Spirits as your Guides Who will teach you the same things that I taught and teach now (John 14:26; 15:26; Mark 3:29).*

And today Jesus is willing to help and helps everyone who walks the Path shown by Him!*

Vladimir Antonov, Ph.D. (in biology)
(chapter from the book Anatomy of God)

Translated from Russian
by Mikhail Nikolenko


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