There is already one whole volume of my lectures about the sun, and yet I have still not told you much. What horizons would be revealed to humans if only they understood more about the sun! Take Jesus’ command to love our enemies for example. How difficult it is to accept such an idea—to love one’s friends, perhaps, but to love one’s enemies? You will rarely find anyone—even a Christian—who has made up their mind to love their enemies.
You cannot even be sure that they love their friends, so how can they possibly love their enemies? Believe me, if you analyse yourselves sincerely, you will see that nothing is more difficult than to love one’s enemies.
The Sun is an example of limitless love
One wonders where Jesus got this precept from. I will tell you: he got it from the sun. For whether you love the sun or not, it never stops sending you its light and warmth. The sun is the only being who has solved the problem; he even loves, nourishes and vivifies unbelievers and criminals.
Even if you forget all about the important role of the sun in the universe, and look only at the moral aspect, the example he gives us is truly noble, truly sublime. Such a peerless example of limitless love is found only very rarely amongst human beings, even amongst those who are the most highly evolved. Jesus was one such example, of course.
The Sun can teach us to respect the laws of the Cosmos
We know that he possessed all powers, authority over all things, for he said, ‘All authority in heaven and on earth has been given to me,’ but he did not use that authority against his enemies. In fact, in the most bitter moments of his agony he thought of them and prayed for them saying, ‘Father, forgive them, for they do not know what they are doing.’
If you want to know what true morality is, you must learn from the sun; no one else can teach it. Human beings are always eager to tell you what you should do but they are incapable of putting their own advice into practice; whereas the sun says nothing, his deeds speak for him. He never says, ‘You must love your enemies.’ He never even says, ‘I love you.’ No, but he goes on loving everyone all the time.
Only the sun can teach us how to discover and respect the moral laws of the cosmos. Human beings make the great mistake of seeking the principles of morality in libraries, in books written by corrupt human beings. They should go and seek instruction from the sun.
Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov,
The Bonfin, August 25, 1965
To be continued…
Complete Works Volume 26. A New Dawn, Book 2
Chapter 2, section II, The True Religion of Christ