Few people realize how important the sun is. Oh, of course, scientists interest themselves in the sun, but only for utilitarian purposes; they would like to bottle and sell it. People only think of the material, commercial advantages it can offer.
They are a million miles from seeking any spiritual advantages from it. Even religious people – I should say, religious people especially – are quite unaware of this aspect. And it is precisely this spiritual aspect that I want to explain to you: how to grow spiritually by getting to know the sun, by learning how to look at and contemplate it, and even how to enter into it mentally.
We find the same elements on earth as in the sun, just in a more condensed form
The sun is the source, the father of everything, the prime cause. It is he who engendered the earth and the other planets. This is why we find the same elements on earth and in the sun, the only difference being that on earth they are condensed and solidified.
The minerals, metals, precious stones, plants and gases, all the dense or subtle bodies to be found in the ground, water or air, or on the etheric plane, come from the sun. Yes, all medicines or essences extracted and processed by chemists on earth, come from the sun.
From the sun we can draw into ourselves all the elements we need for health and equilibrium
Shortly you will see what this means for a disciple, the possibilities that it opens before them, and how, by focusing all their powers of concentration on the sun, they can capture and draw into themselves, in all their original purity, the elements needed to ensure their health and equilibrium.
Nowadays, people stuff themselves with medicines; they are ready to swallow wholesale quantities of drugs in the hopes of curing their ailments. But they never think of rising to a higher plane, of seeking purer, more effective remedies from subtler regions. They are content to look for remedies on the physical plane.
The universe was formed by a gradual condensation of emanations from the sun
But where do those remedies come from in the first place? From the sun! And this being so, would it not be better to get them directly from the source? You will better understand this notion if I tell you that the universe was formed by a gradual condensation.
In the beginning was fire. Little by little, fire emanated a denser substance, air, and the air, in turn, emanated water. The air, you see, wanted to go back to its father, fire, but its father said, ‘No, no. I have had enough of you. You are very well-off where you are, so stay there!’
The sun contains in an etheric state all elements that exist on earth
And the air began to weep and shed floods of tears, and this made the rain. No doubt you will say that this is nonsense and no explanation at all. Well, let me just say that it is a home-made explanation. But the fact remains that water rejected the denser elements it contained, thereby forming earth. Incidentally, we now have scientific proof that all life on earth came from water.
Each element, you see, is a condensation, a solidification of the next subtler element: air comes from fire, water from air and earth from water. But beyond and above the fire that we know there is another kind of fire, the light of the sun, which is the source of everything and which contains, in a subtle, etheric state, all that exists on earth.
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov
The Bonfin, 31 July 1967
To be continued..
Complete Works, Volume 10, The Splendour of Tiphareth
Chapter 1, The Sun, Centre of our Universe