6. When Lamech had heard this from Brudal, he at once turned to Enoch and addressed the following words to him, saying: "Listen, mighty friend of the Lord! You are surely also seeing what makes me nearly expire with amazement; do tell me how this can be. For it is true that all things are possible to the Lord and great things to you through Him, - but turning my poor fruits into these fine ones, look, this is incomprehensible to me.
7. "It will be an easy thing for the Lord to create the most wonderful, finest fruits in the way of His eternal order; but is it not against His holy order to make the finest and very best out of the poorest? In short, this matter is to me too obscure and thus too incomprehensible; so enlighten me on it.”
8. And Enoch smiled at Lamech and said to him: „O dear brother, you are getting excited asking about a lock of sheep's wool; but you seem to miss the point.
9. "You now ask me in your heart saying: 'What is this important point, and where is it?'
10. "You said just now it seemed to you that the Lord owing to His eternal, holy order could not create precious and good things out of bad things.
11. "Did you not hear that the Lord when He created them called all things good? Where, then, are the bad supposed to be?
12. "I tell you: Nothing in the world is bad except man when he turns in his heart from the Lord; and if man is so wicked and bad, then the whole world is for him wicked and bad.
13. "If you are pure within your heart, everything will be pure for you, that is, you will behold everything in truth; but if your heart is impure, everything will be to you like your heart.
14. "How were you formerly as a king? - You were bad, wicked, full of cunning and deceit; therefore your poor people were mostly against you and you could even in the most honest man see nothing but a most cunning rascal wherefore you had him thrown into prison.
15. "Behold, the Lord had mercy upon you, saved you from perdition and lo, you no longer see a rascal and those whom you had thrown into prison are now the most friendly guests in your throne-room and are all brothers and sisters!
16. "Now look: If the Lord could better and purify you, who were truly wicked and bad, it should be an easy matter for Him to improve the fruits of this soil.
17. “These fruits signify to you the active fruits of your heart and thus the Lord's pleasure in them; hence you have here before your eyes what I had predicted to you in the other hall, namely, the Lord's appreciation. (HHG vol. 2, chap. 248)
03] With a love flaming heart Lamech thanked for this sublime grace and then brought the following question to light which sounded:
04] "Most loving, holy, ineffable good Father, You have created Satana out of Yourself and not from anywhere else! How is it then possible that this creature created from You is so terribly evil, while in You everything since eternity had to be all good for You Yourself is endless good and therefore it is impossible indeed that something evil can emerge from You?
05] However, since this by You created Satana is in all seriousness so evil, I do not know, regarding this matter, how to help myself or what to make of it. I think by myself and feel it also quite clearly; if I could get clarity about this, I would have everything I need to completely calm my spirit!"
06] Upon this very valid question of Lamech the Lord replied, saying: "If you look at it humanly, then this of course must be a most confusing knot for you; but if you can look at it from a purely spiritual point of view, then all confusion will immediately lose itself entirely, and you then will see a resolve of things which will be a countless times clearer to you than the light of the sun on a clearest, brightest full noon!
07] This, however, is difficult to give to you with comprehensible words, since it lies in the deepest depths of all my infinite divine wisdom.
08] But I want to enlighten you about this matter with a parable! The more you're going to look at this arable with time, the deeper you will penetrate into the spirit of truth in this endless deep secret matter; and so listen:
09] A very wise and loving good man has conceived the idea in himself, to take a wife and to beget children with her who are like him in everything, and each one in its own kind should take possession of the vast treasures and riches that he owns in endless abundance!
10] This would be quite a good plan; but how executable when no female being exists in the whole large region?!
11] But what does the very wise man do? - He does not contemplate for very long and says to himself:
12] "Why do I want to search my endless territories, for something that cannot be found?! I have in me what I need; I have love, I have all the wisdom and have the power from the two!
13] Therefore, I will see if I can’t create a wife out of myself, who should fully correspond to me in everything! I already have created other things out of me which fully exists; I thus should succeed with this likewise?!
14] And as such I want to seize an idea completely similar to me and put it in my firmest will, and it soon will become apparent if I have to continue searching for what does not exist, nor can exist anywhere outside me! '
15] Thought and done and the magnificent work stands in front of the man! The powerful, most wise master looks at it with endless great satisfaction.
16] But the work is just like a dead machine of his will, does not move otherwise than only according to the will of the master and only speaks what the master thinks into it and requires the work to speak the same.
17] But the master’s wisdom considers this and says: ‘The work is there; but in it there is nothing more than myself! If I leave it like that, it will bear me little fruit; but if I give the work its own, free, independent life, then I have to accept and put up with it, if it turns away from me, and act according to its own free will.
18] But I'm above all powerful. If it trespasses the prescribed limits, I'll know how to handle this; because it is after all my work forever!'
19] Thus speaks the wisest man to himself, and so he acts.
20] The work is free and soon moves and speaks differently than the man wants; and that is a great triumph for the master, that his work begins to express a very lively, free activity, without, however, ever being able to step outside the will sphere of the master.
21] But the man wants more, namely the fullest freedom of will of the work; for this the work requires personal education and all possible self-experience.
22] But this education is still ongoing, where the creating procreation alongside must be seen as a main part of such a great education. And the man is now, as always, on the verge to brightly behold the finite surest completion of his work!
23] See, that is really a great parable; because it contains the beginning and the end entirely in it!
Take note of this in you, and it will become brighter and brighter in your depths! - But now let us move on again! Amen. " (HHG vol. 3, chap. 25)
06] These words opened Lamech’s mouth entirely and at once he came up with the following
question by saying:
07] "Lord, You were since eternity perfect and endless good in Your being and that through Your entire being and except for You there was forever nothing in Your entire infinity except You alone.
08] But when You wanted to create angels, heavens and worlds and people, You did not need any substances but Your almighty will, coupled to Your most wisest, most holiest exalted ideas and thoughts, was and always will be forever the sole reason of Your whole infinite creation.
09] But since it is impossible for me to think that in You ever could have taken place a bad idea or even a remotely evil thought, I would like to know from You, from where the actual evilness of Satan and thus also the spite and bad in us humans came from. From where the sin, from where the anger, from where envy, from where revenge, from where the lust for power and from where harlotry?"
10] And the Lord replied to Lamech: "My dear Lamech, although this your question sounds very
sublime but let Me tell you: it is very human!
11] I nevertheless want to give you an answer and solve your question, although you secretly
thought to have given Me a question that even I would have a little trouble in answering and thus
12] In My countenance bundle absolutely nothing evil exists but only differences in the effect of My will; and this is in hell as in heaven, in creating as in destroying equally good.
13] But in the countenance bundle of the creatures only one can be considered and put as good, this means: the ratio part of affirmation only can be considered and put as good, under which the creature can exist next to Me and in Me and that is the sustaining or continuously creating part of Me, - but the resolutionary or destructive ruling powerful part is viewed as evil by the creature because in it next to Me and in Me can not be thought existable.
14] In Me, thus, the Yes as well as the No is equally good; because in the Yes I create and in the No I manage and arrange everything.
15] But for the creature only the Yes is good and evil the No and this for as long until such time it has not become completely one with Me in the Yes, where it then can also exist in the No.
16] Therefore for Me there exist no Satan and no hell - but it exist in view of himself and the people of this world because here it is about the education of my children.
17] There exist countless other worlds on which one does not know Satan and therefore also not the No but only the Yes in its relationships.
18] Behold, this is how things stand! The earth is a nursery and as such there is always a lot of shouting and blind hubbub; but I look at it with different eyes than you, a person of this world.
19] Do you understand this? - Tell Me how much of it you comprehend! Amen." (HHG vol. 3, chap. 67)
12] When Mahal heard such a speech from the Lord, he was convinced that the Lord has acted
perfectly on this point; but he then thought of Satan and said to the Lord:
13] "Lord, according to Your everlasting, true word I can see that the contrivance with Your works is good, since You can only achieve the highest purpose of Your works along this way; but if therefore everything which has gone forth from You, is good and perfect, and, except You, there is nothing in the whole of infinity and everything there is, must therefore be equally good and perfect as You are, - o say, who is thus the origin of Satan and his limitless malice? Where does he get from, with which he has now incited all the people against You, so that they despise You and, if it were possible, to destroy You with all Your works? O say, who is thus the creator and workmaster of Satan?!"
14] And the Lord said: "O you blind proponent of blind rights of your selfishness, what are you talking about?! Have you then forgotten how perfect I have created man that he can do outside My omnipotence, what he wants, like a second God, according to his own, freely created order?! Do you think that Satan as a free being, should be less perfect than you?! If you can do to Me, what you want, without regard to My order, should that be impossible to the free spirit?!
15] Must I not let you act as you want, if I not want you be judged by My omnipotence?! But if so, then you tell Me how should I have created the first spirit, so that he should act according to your Opinion in My order, yet still have a perfect free will! Or does the perfection of beings does not consists therein that they freely can do what they want - regardless whether it is for or against My order?!” (HHG vol. 3, chap. 339)
Where there is no salt or stimulant, there is no life, no motion, no warmth, no light. And where the salt has lost its savour - as it says in the Gospel -, that is, where it has deteriorated, it achieves the opposite. Therefore, it must be cast out that people may tread on it. Trodden upon into the dust and sand it will help build other creations on another basis, just as the evil committed by men must in the end, through My providence, contribute to progress, to the betterment of the spiritual beings, only in another form and under different conditions.
(The Lord’s Sermons, chap. 31)
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