‘I am anxious to put before the whole world, a moral system which no one will ever be able to demolish. As I have so often said, the situation in which human beings find themselves, today, with no genuine philosophical system to guide them, is far from reassuring. The mentality is such that we have to be prepared for almost anything. But what is happening today, in fact, is nothing compared to the terrible events that the future holds and which are all too easy to foresee.
When there is no room for God in someone’s heart, why should they continue to be good and kind and generous? It becomes ridiculous to be kind and honest in such circumstances. This is why I am so anxious to put before you and before the whole world, a philosophical and religious or moral system which no one, neither scientists nor philosophers nor religious leaders, will ever be able to demolish.
The Laws of Nature have existed for eternity
People may scoff and pour scorn on it, but no one will ever be able to refute or destroy it, because it is not a human invention that fluctuates with the times; it is a system established, over eternity, by Cosmic Intelligence. If you transgress the moral codes or rules laid down by men and are found out, you must expect to pay the price. If you are not found out, you will not be punished, because nature is not going to make you pay for breaking laws invented by human beings.
But if you break the laws of nature, you cannot hope to escape punishment. Even if your fellow men admire you and crown you with laurels, nature will punish you. You may be a hero to others, but it is impossible to placate nature; she will simply put you to bed.
The meaning of ‘Give unto Ceasar’
Now, don’t think that I am telling you to break the laws laid down by men. Not at all. Jesus said , ‘Give to Caesar the things that are Caesar’s, and to God the things that are God’s’. In other words, ‘respect the law of the land, the laws of men, but respect, first and foremost, the laws of God, that is to say, the laws of nature’.
A third point of Cosmic Moral Law
Over the last few days I explained the first two points of cosmic moral law, the law of cause and effect and the law of discrimination in respect to thoughts and feelings – to accept some and reject others.
So we come, now, to another point of cosmic moral law which is particularly important because it concerns one of man’s most essential activities, creation. You will certainly have noticed that I always base my teaching on something concrete and tangible – stones, plants and animals, for instance, or human beings and the way they live and behave – rather than on abstract, philosophical, metaphysical notions.’
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
To be continued…
Complete Works Volume 12, Cosmic Moral Law
Chapter 3, Creative activity as a means of evolution