HOLY GRAIL IN THE
LIGHT OF TRUTH
"It is the basis for every formation in
Creation, which must group itself around and swing in the equal-armed
Cross, because this Cross is the Living Power which always remains in a
balanced positive and negative vibration, the positive vibration running
vertically and the negative horizontally." (Abd-ru-shin)
"The Cross of
Redemption does not have the same meaning as Christ's Cross of
Suffering, through which indeed mankind could not be redeemed, as I
explain in detail in the lecture 'The Crucifixion of the Son of
God and the Lord's Supper', and repeat many times. It is
something quite different, again of apparent simplicity, yet of immense
The Cross was already known before Christ's time on
earth. It is the sign of Divine Truth! Not merely the sign, but the living
form for It. And since Christ was the Bringer of Divine Truth, of the
genuine One, and came from the Truth, was in direct connection with It,
bearing a part of It within Himself, It also clung to Him inwardly and
outwardly in a living form! It is visible in the living, thus
shining and independently radiating Cross! It may be said that It
is the Cross itself. Where this Radiant Cross is, there also is Truth,
since this Cross cannot be separated from Truth; rather they are both one,
because this Cross displays the visible form of Truth.
The Cross of Rays or the radiating Cross is therefore the
Truth in its original form. And since man can ascend only through the
Truth, and in no other way, the human spirit finds true redemption
only in the recognition or knowledge of Divine Truth!
Again, since redemption lies only in the Truth, it follows that the
Cross, that is, the Truth, is the redeeming Cross, or the Cross of
It is the Cross of the Redeemer! The Redeemer,
however, is the Truth for mankind! Only knowledge of the Truth and,
connected therewith, making use of the way that lies or is shown in the
Truth, can lead the human spirit out of its present derangement and error
upwards to the Light, can liberate and redeem it from its present state.
And as the Son of God Who was sent, and the Son of Man now coming, are the
sole Bringers of the undimmed Truth, bearing It within
Themselves, They must both naturally also bear inseparably the Cross
within Themselves, that is, They must be Bearers of the Cross of Rays,
Bearers of Truth, Bearers of Redemption, which for humanity lies in the
Truth. They bring redemption in the Truth to those who receive It, who
thus walk on the path shown. - What is all the clever talk of men beside
this? It will fade away in the hour of need.
For that reason the Son of God told men that they
should take up the Cross and follow Him, which means to accept the
Truth and to live accordingly! To adapt themselves to the
Laws of Creation, to learn to understand them fully and make only the best
use of their automatic effects.
But what has the restricted mind of man once more made of
this simple and natural fact! A doctrine of suffering desired neither by
God nor the Son of God! And thereby they have taken a wrong path, that is
not in accord with the path indicated, but leads far away from the Will of
God, Which desires only to lead to joy instead of suffering.
It is naturally a terrible symbol for mankind that at
that time the Son of God was nailed by them just to the earthly
representation of the form of Truth, and tortured to death, thus going to
His earthly destruction on the symbol of the Truth which He brought! The
Cross of Suffering of the churches, however, is not the Cross of
Redemption!" (Abd-ru-shin, "IN THE LIGHT OF
TRUTH: THE GRAIL MESSAGE", chapter "The World
There is yet another meaning to the Equal-Armed
Cross, which has to do with the intertwining of the male and female
activity in Creation.
from the passive as regards their working.
Every spirit carries within itself either the active only or
the passive only,
which is later also repeated with the spirit seed-germs.
already often explained that the actual concept of womanhood and
manhood issues from the nature of their activity in Creation, i.
e., that the nature of their activity is fundamental for this and
determines the form which allows human beings on earth to be recognised
as female or male.
immediately shows itself as soon as the human spirit-germs leave their
sphere of origin. Those inclined towards the
active, i. e., the coarser working, take on male
forms, whereas female forms shape themselves around those who wish to
work passively, i. e., in a more delicate way. These are two different
kinds of activity, but of equal strength; there can be no question
whatever of a weaker species.
These two species also
give the meaning of the Living Cross, which in itself is perfect! The
vertical beam of the Cross represents the positive, i. e., the active life, and the horizontal beam of equal length and strength
represents the negative or passive life. The Living Cross bears both
of Creation from out of which and around which the whole of Creation
develops itself says and indicates the same. The vertical beam is the
positive, active working, and the horizontal beam the negative, passive
in the Divine Sphere, who at the same time are the Guardians of the Holy
Grail in the Divine part of the Grail Castle, likewise show the cross
with beams of equal length in their radiation. In their case, however,
it is not the Living Cross which Itself forms their radiation, but it
enables one to recognise that these Elders are perfected spirits of
their species, and that they carry both the active and the passive within
themselves, uncurtailed and working in harmony.
Creation, however, the active is separated
These work either
passively or actively side by side,
and yet they constantly strive towards one
another, since the two species can only achieve something which is
perfect through their joint
activity. However, it only becomes perfect when the two work
with equal strength and
strive for one goal - towards the Light!
They do not
need to live together in earthly marriage in order to achieve this, nor
to be at all close together gross-materially - they need not even be
personally acquainted! Only the goal must be the same - towards the
this particularly so that no wrong conclusions may be drawn from my
lecture; for marriages and physical gross-material approaches in general
are things entirely for themselves, which are not a requirement
connected with striving for the Light, though if they are pure they do
not hinder it either!" (Abd-ru-shin, "IN THE LIGHT OF
TRUTH: THE GRAIL MESSAGE", chapter "The Weak Sex")
truly painful to observe how thoughtlessly the masses make the sign of
the Cross, bow down and kneel in church! Such automatons should not be
numbered among thinking men. The sign of the Cross is the sign of Truth,
and therefore a sign of God! He who uses this sign of Truth at a moment
when his inmost being is not genuine in every respect, or when his
entire intuition is not fully adjusted to absolute Truth, burdens
himself with guilt. It would be a hundred times better for such a person
to refrain from crossing himself until such time as his whole soul has
become attuned to the Truth, thus also to God Himself and to His Holy
Will. For God, his Lord, is the Truth!"
"IN THE LIGHT OF
TRUTH: THE GRAIL MESSAGE
", chapter "I Am the Lord Thy God!")
Over the course of time, many misconceptions have
come to be associated with the Cross. It is essential to clarify and
"The basis of Christianity is Judaism, which
takes a firm place in the spiritual history of the development of
mankind. Just let us think of the Ten Commandments, of the Sermon on the
Mount, of the Lord's Prayer, all of them Divine Words that have been
given to the people of Israel, to the Jews.
They too have the selfsame spiritual origin and
the selfsame common road through material Creation as have all men.
For at one time all men came as
'spirit-seed-grains' from their spiritual home, from Paradise, into the
material, transient world of Creation, in order to return thence to
their spiritual home as fully conscious personalities after the
completion of their development.
But most of them strayed from the road and no
longer found the goal. For that reason the immeasurable Love of God
inclined to the earth, in order to speak directly to the almost lost
human beings, and to tell them that the Truth can come only from
Therefore let us take to heart the words which
Jesus spoke to men: 'If any man will come after me, let him deny
himself, and take up his cross daily, and follow me' (Luke 9,
23), or '. . . take up the cross, and follow me' (Mark 10, 21).
By the Cross Jesus meant the sign of Divine
Truth, the equal-armed Cross. From discoveries and excavations it
transpires that this Cross is an ancient symbol which was known on earth
before Christ, and which can also be seen in many churches, sometimes
encircled with a ring, sometimes without the ring. It must not be
confused with the form of the Golgotha cross of suffering.
He who takes up this Cross takes up
the Truth, but not a burden ,
as it is wrongly interpreted.
Jesus has never intended with His words to call
upon men to take up a daily burden. On the contrary, He wanted to make
their life easier by exhorting them to live up to the Truth every
day, to look for and recognise It in the Laws of Creation, and to
adjust their daily life to these Laws.
He who does so frees himself from all burden
and guilt, likewise from the guilt of Golgotha, which according to the
Eternal Laws now returns at this time in order to be redeemed. For him
the Golgotha cross of suffering will be changed into the redeeming Cross
of Truth, which victoriously conquers all Darkness!" (Herbert Vollmann,
Gate Opens", chapter "The Cross of Truth")
"But what did men make of this concept? Let us
first take the saying (in German): 'He has the cross with him'. As the
meaning imputed to it is 'He is a trouble to us', or in other words,
'Someone disturbs us, is burdensome to us', it shows how the sublime
meaning of the Cross has been distorted into the very opposite. But
there is also profound truth in the distorted meaning of the Cross.
There is certainly a reason when the Cross is compared to a burden. For
the Truth does in fact weigh like a pressure on all who do not take it
seriously or even deny it.
Concerning the saying (in German): 'Since he
has a wife in his house, the cross has moved in' - in other words,
'trouble has moved in with her' - we also find the conception of the
Cross distorted. What is meant here is that with the man's marriage
suffering caused by his wife has entered his house.
And yet, if we take heed of its true meaning,
there is in this saying something exalting and pure, something filled
with promise and blessing. It is just through woman that marriage and
home should become a source of power and joy, a place of natural
recuperation for body and spirit, because through her naturally finer
intuitive susceptibility to the rays from the Truth she is more
receptive than man.
Thus where there is a woman in the house who
opens herself in purity to the rays of the Divine Power, the blessing
from the Cross of Truth cannot fail to come, if the man intuitively
perceives and supports this lofty aspiration." (Herbert Vollmann, "A
Gate Opens", chapter "Distorted Concepts")
"For thousands of years, the Equal-Armed Cross
has been known and accepted as the symbol of the complete Truth. The
Celts had recognised it, and so did those who concerned themselves with
the various Grail legends. In India, too, there was a time in her
history when the Cross was known, but unfortunately this period is
closed to us today, and we can no longer draw from that time in order to
confirm this for ourselves.
The Equal-Armed Cross of the Truth -
also known as the Grail Cross - is not
synonymous with the Cross
of Suffering of Jesus Christ. Christians believe that this Cross of
Suffering is the Cross of Truth and Redemption. But the Truth Itself
does not declare that man should suffer! All suffering is due to the
faults of man and are the outworking of the Law of Karma. Our Creator
does not want us to suffer! Therefore the Cross on which Jesus was
ruthlessly and mercilessly killed is not
the Cross of
This will be difficult for many Christians to accept,
as the core doctrine of Christianity is that Christ brought Salvation to
mankind only through and within His Death on the Cross. Because this was
made the main doctrine, the Cross of Suffering eventually had to become
the symbol of Christianity. This is one example of how a symbol can
emerge that does not swing in the Laws of Creation, although it is very
clear from the various biblical accounts that Christ did not teach about
Salvation through His death, either explicitly or
However, the Cross of Truth is completely different
from the Christian Cross! In the first place, the Cross of Truth
represents perfect balance
. The vertical beam represents the
activity of the masculine in Creation, while the horizontal beam
reflects that of the feminine. And the circle which circumscribes the
Cross represents the whole of Creation, i.e. the Circle
Creation. This is the Living Grail Cross!
This perfect activity
is fundamental for the mutual upbuilding in Creation! Thus the vertical
beam cannot be bigger than the horizontal or vice-versa. Harmony and
equilibrium can only exist where there is equality on both sides working
together in their respective tasks. The vertical beam therefore
represents a physical activity, to which the form of the masculine is
more suited, which is why it is vertically anchored
. Likewise the
horizontal beam represents a passive, gently balancing activity which
receives and transmits equally to all creatures, and hence it is
orientated horizontally. And since man and woman are properly anchored
, this unique symbol really represents the harmony and
perfection of the male and female complementary species working together
in the circle of Creation!
But this Equal-Armed Cross signifies
infinitely much more! It also embodies the three Laws of Creation
in a visible form, so that every knowing one who gazes at this symbol
will recognise the complete Truth in it!
Think about the Law of
Spiritual Gravity which, like gravity on earth, operates in a
direction. The planes of Creation are separated out by
this Law according to their spiritual density - the lighter and luminous
ones at the top, and the heavier and more material ones at the bottom.
The Law of Spiritual Gravity hence becomes the vertical beam of the
Now consider the Law of Attraction of Homogeneous Species,
which operates on every plane in Creation. It forms groups of
homogeneous species in each realm and power-centres wherever there is
homogeneity among the creatures dwelling there. This is a
effect, because it separates the species into their
respective category on a particular plane. Hence the Law of Attraction
of Homogeneous Species is the horizontal beam of the
Finally, observe the Law of Karma or the Law of Reciprocal
Action which gives us only the fruits of our deeds. Whatever we send out
into Creation returns to us, tracing the path of a circle. Since karma
in its operation we can regard the Law of Karma as
the circle that circumscribes the horizontal and vertical
And there we see it alive before us - the Equal-Armed
Cross of Truth, the Cross of the Holy Grail, which mediates living power
to all those who are able to see the Eternal Truth contained in it.
Happy are those who strive with all their might to free their spirits
from all karmaic burdens and recognise this Truth, for they will gain
immensely from this symbol! The Cross of the Truth will then serve as a
perpetual help for them, because they will continuously see the Living
Truth before them in a visible form!
These three Laws, which are
represented by the Equal-Armed Grail Cross in a circle, are the Living
Truth for the sustenance of all Creation. Every spiritual question is
answered through and in this Cross, which is firmly connected with the
new Knowledge of the Laws of Creation on the earth at this time." (R.M.
Duraisamy, "From India to the
Truth: Towards a New Knowledge for the Reformation of Indian
, chapter "The Equal-Armed