Abd-ru-shin's Biography

ABD-RU-SHIN, whose civil name was Oskar Ernst Bernhardt, was born on April 18, 1875 in Bischofswerda, Germany. At the urging of his parents, he was educated as a businessman. But the turning-point of his early manhood was his decision to leave his business career in favor of pursuing artistic activity: he became a writer and a playwright. He also turned his attention to scriptwriting. Among his scripts were the adaptations of Dostoyevsky's "Crime and Punishment" and "Brothers Karamazov". Evidenced by these scripts is his deep concern for those human beings, who were seeking the Truth in a profound, introspective and almost desperate manner.
In the years preceding WW I, his writing career took him around the globe, where he personally experienced the many cultures of the world. Upon his return to Europe in 1914 he took up residence in London, when World War I broke out. On account of his German citizenship, he was interned on the Isle of Man until 1919. Under these conditions, Abd-ru-shin gradually became aware that he was to deliver to mankind the immense Knowledge, which contains explanations of the Laws of Creation governing human destiny. He returned to Germany and in 1923 began writing his life's work "IN THE LIGHT OF TRUTH: THE GRAIL MESSAGE" ("IM LICHTE DER WAHRHEIT: GRALSBOTSCHAFT"), later settling in Vomperberg (a mountainous region in Tyrol, Austria), where he continued to write. His book is intended for serious seekers only, as it challenges them and shakes them to the very depth of their being.
When the Nazis invaded Austria on March 12, 1938, Abd-ru-shin was arrested on the very same day. His property was confiscated, he was forbidden any further publication of his Grail Message and for several years he was kept under house arrest by the Gestapo. As a consequence of these measures, Abd-ru-shin departed this earth prematurely on December 6, 1941. "IN THE LIGHT OF TRUTH: THE GRAIL MESSAGE" is his legacy to mankind, in which all serious seekers can discover for themselves the actual origin and identity of Abd-ru-shin's personality.

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