Thou Shall Not Kill

May 5, 1985

Available in the Audio Library.
... the decisions they make with this topic will determine their evolutionary destiny.

The discussion we are going to have here today is probably one of the most important discussions we will ever have in this pyramid. It covers a subject that will be pertinent and relevant to all of the people that come around here in future years. They will have to make some kind of decision in their lives about how to deal with this topic and what to do with it. The way they deal with it within themselves and the decisions they make with this topic will determine their evolutionary destiny. It will determine whether they ever get off of this farm planet or not. By farm planet, I mean this earth planet, and this eternity that we are evolving in. It is an eternal thing, this eternity we are stuck in, and an eternity of this particular kind of farm planet will always exist. There will always be souls evolving into this type of farm planet, and evolving out of it. Not many people evolve out, because they do not know how to get out of it.

It is like a merry-go-round, there is no way you are going to get off unless it stops, you fall off, or you jump off. If you fall off they will just throw you right back on, because it was an accident. If you jump off, you have got a chance of getting away. How do you jump off the merry-go-round? You are not able to jump off if you are stumbling around, disoriented and uncoordinated. You must wait for the right moment. It has to be a controlled situation, in order for you to get off the merry-go-round. It is something that you choose to do. What causes this choice to come about?

It needs to be something inside of you that chooses this to happen. Where does the decision come from? You must be very clear, and make a precise decision before jumping. It takes strength to do it. It takes will to jump. Your will is the thing inside of you that is the strength of the soul. It is your energy source from Creation. It is your will within, to make things happen, or be part of creation. If something has the will to live, it lives. If something has the will to die, it dies. Thy will be done. Have ever hear that statement before? It is surrendering to the will of creation. We speak of god as being the creation, rather than the destruction. We understand that behind all of the creation and destruction, there is a grand cause that creates both of them. It is the overall proportion of phi, the totalness and nothingness coming into bond causing all of creation to come about.

You get off the merry-go-round of eternity on this farm planet, by building a will inside. By building an understanding, a consciousness, and a purity of causation that we are involved in. This clear consciousness is needed so that we can make the decision to jump, and discover how to get off of this planet still alive. Not to fall off, and get thrown back into another body and still be stuck on the merry-go-round again. But to be able to go beyond the merry-go-round, beyond the eternity that you are stuck in, and move into a different state of evolution, something larger. Perhaps over to something like the ferris wheel, or the roller coaster. Who knows where you are going. It is the will within you that will take you there.

Let us compare the merry-go-round to the state of cause and effect. On the merry-go-round, in that phenomenon you are stuck going around and around and around and around. You can play with all your friends on the merry-go-round, this is a very large merry-go-round. It is an entire planet! And it goes around and around and around. It merrily goes around while you are on this planet. This just is a comparison, the planet and a basic merry-go-round. They are the exact same thing. On the large merry-go-round, there are a lot of things to keep you busy, while you are turning around on the merry-go-round. What you need to do is begin to fully understand what is really going on, and look beyond the merry-go-round if you are ever to get off of it. If you are ever to go on in evolution, and be larger than what you already are.

It is like the fish that was entirely stuck in the ocean. There was something within some fish on this merry-go-round farm planet, which at some point in the past chose to crawl out of the water, and onto the land. Something within the fish said "Let me be upon the land, rather than stuck in the water. Let me go towards the land," and it began to move back and forth. It was the will within the soul of the creature that made it able to crawl out of the water onto the land, and move back and forth and back and forth, until finally it evolved itself and made it to a different eternity. It evolved until it got onto a larger merry-go round. It was stuck on the center of the merry-go-round at the bottom of the ocean, and then it evolved to the surface of the merry-go-round, up to the top of the planet. Now as you see we have left the planet and now we are in the air, and we are beginning to move into outer space. These things are all manifested phenomenon, as well as in the spirit. And we will go far beyond these things if we allow our will within to lead us in this direction.

The things that hold us back are the ways that we participate in the game of the merry-go-round. I will say that one more time. The things that hold us back are participation in the game of the old merry-go-round. Taking the ride around the merry-go-round and doing what the merry-go-round does, rather than going beyond it. You cannot say that there is anything wrong with doing the merry-go round, because you have been doing it. There is not anything wrong with it. There is no wrong or right about any of this, it just is. But once you understand that the horse is just going up and down, up and down, and up and down, you realize that are sitting there getting a bit bored going up and down on this merry-go-round. Going around this thing you start to discover there is something other than this little horse going up and down on the merry-go-round. You might step off to the side just a little bit, and see another world going on out there. Or there is a fish in the sea that swims up to the shallows of the beach, and says "There is a whole world up here, of things that I can be involved in. Can I go up there and be involved in that?" The only thing that gets you there is the will within you.

Now you are stuck in your movie of life under the law of cause and effect. But the only thing that can change this is your spirit within that cannot be changed by your will. As you go through your life, you react in many different ways. You can think about it or allow your mind to be moved by the circumstances of your movie of life in a particular manner. For example, if I threw this glass of water on you, you could decide to get angry with me, that I threw it all over you and got you wet. Or you could decide to consider the feelings of the water against your skin, and say to yourself "let me try to understand this, let me be in a very clear space." Rather than being moved by the cause of something, look to a larger instance, rather than being drawn back to a smaller merry-go-round in existence. So, to get off the merry-go-round you have to stop doing something that you have been doing. You have to let go of old ways and start new ways.

We have a very interesting merry-go-round going on in this planet farm planet earth. All of us here in this class arrived on the planet some time after the turn of the century 1900.

In this eternity of this farm planet, what is going on is the same thing that has been going on here for eons, and will for eternity go on in this particular type of merry-go-round. It is a movie, and we can compare it to a movie of life, where you walk into a theater and all the frames of the movie are all there playing itself out. Your soul participates in it in a predestined state in this manifest phenomenon. It is going to happen exactly as the movie is written. But what happens inside your soul because of the movie, and what you do with your will within yourself is critical. It does not change the movie, but the decision that you make inside of yourself in the movie is what will form your destiny in evolution, if you ever get off of this merry-go-round called farm planet earth.

One of the basic rules from the beginning of time, in all philosophies goes a little bit like this. "Thou shall not kill".

Let us say the government passes a law against a particular group of people who choose to live together, they want to share all their resources in a socialistic manner where the government owns it all. What they want to do is have a philosophy, and a government that does not like it can say we are supposed to go out and kill people like that.

There are governments that do things like that. They say that we have the right way, and god is with us. It is what Hitler did in World War II. He said that god was with them. That they had the right way, and that god was behind them. They say "we have the right way, let us destroy this other force here." You see, all they were doing was playing a chess game. And when the game was finished, they just switched sides and started playing a new game, while they go around the merry-go-round.

How do you stop playing chess, where do you make the decision to stop playing that game? It is within you. It is a will within you, a determination not to play that game any more.

Let us say we are going to have a war, and they called you up and told you to come play war. What would you have to do to not play war? Give up your citizenship? Go to jail? What if they take you out of jail and give you a second chance, you can get out of jail and participate in this chess game of war, or go back to jail for life. Or perhaps they say "some of you are flaking out on this war, so we are going to make an example out of you guys and we will shoot you in front of everyone on television, if you do not go play our game of war." What would you do?

That is a decision that might be better than going to kill other people. I would like to make it clear that I do not suggest that anybody go out and get shot. I suggest everyone keep themselves as healthy as possible. If it comes down to laying down your life, to get off the merry-go-round, then that is what you have to do. You have got to do it in such a way that you do not participate in the game, the chess game or the war. Because as soon as you start fighting back, you are starting another war. Any form of fighting back against it, you are taking on another chess game, you moved from the main board to the side board playing the game of chess, doing the same thing on the merry-go-round. The teaching here is "thou shall not kill." It is as old as religion. It is as old as it can be. This exact same thing is said in every religion. To be able to get off the merry-go-round you cannot kill anything.

There will always be a bigger animal that comes around to bite on you as long as you are playing that game. You have to quit. As long as you make the decision inside of your will that you are finished doing that, then it is over. Let us take it larger. What is the difference in being clawed to death by an animal, or dying by cancer, or being blown away by an atomic bomb? You are back in the conflict, back in the game.

What you need to do is choose to let go, like Christ did when he gave up his life for a higher existence. "I will go to the cross and leave my life there, so that I can evolve on, and go to a difference eternity that is larger and a higher consciousness than this farm planet, where everybody is shooting each other and killing one another." If there is someone else being bitten on, you better leave the scene, or you will be killed also.

There was a time in your life where you thought you were very strong. Then, there came along a bigger person, a stronger person and it made you feel weak. That is the story on the merry-go-round. There will always be a bigger, stronger one that will come along and devour you if you play the game of chess. If you play the game of killing. Someone will come along and kill you because it is cause and effect. If you live by the sword, you die by the sword. If your will within says you will kill, you will be killed. You may have to die once or twice without killing back, to get off of the merry-go-round.

It is like jumping off the merry-go-round. You gather your consciousness together, you get the speed of the merry-go-round, and you start running with it and you find a place to land where it is soft in a sand pile, and you jump! You fly and float, and put on your air break, and land off the merry-go-round out there, and you may just make it. Get out of the battle of life of killing people on this planet. We are not going to the war. To clarify this to any of the government agencies who may hear or see this, we are in support of our government. We would like to be put to labor, making roads, building buildings, growing food on farms to feed people, manufacturing medical things. We would like to work for the help of people. Not for the destruction of people. Sometime in the future, if anyone who happens to be a part of this group says that they are not going to war, because they are a conscientious objector and the religion they belong to is this church and the government says they will put you in jail, you might say to them, "please put me to work, and I will work. Put me in hard labor making roads, building buildings, or making the forest grow, working on a farm to feed people. Not work making ammunition, or making bombs, or making something that will destroy some other living form of life."

The fish coming out of the ocean, it is not in harmony being at the bottom of the pit with all the other animals biting on each other. It is trying to get out of the ocean onto the beach where it is safe. It is evolving along into a higher level of evolution, a higher spiritual evolution, and getting off of the farm planet.

It is a will within. It is something that happens within your soul. If you are still caught in your movie of life, there are a lot of things that are going to come along and try to get you to participate in that chess game, and you have just got to say "No. I'm not going to do it."

What I am expressing is a bridge between this farm planet, and the next eternity. We have religions today that send their boys off to war, that say it is okay because you have to support your country. I say no, you cannot go to war. You cannot go to war and kill anybody. You cannot kill anybody anywhere, and get off of this planet. This religion does not teach that. It teaches you shall not kill. And you may have to lay down your life, if it comes to that. I would pray that none of you ever do. I would pray that you can go out and dig ditches, and plant plants, and sweat and sweat and sweat so that you can feed the other living things on this planet. You want to grow vegetables and fruit and help the lion to lay down with the lamb. You do this by example.

It takes two to play this chess game. It takes two consciousnesses. If you just walk away, even if they other person shoots you in the back, the game is over. You cannot go back to the game. It may think it can draw you into it by shooting you in the back, and it may one or two times, in different incarnation, but you will eventually get strong enough to get out of it. You will Will it within to allow that to happen.

Now if you have killed something or someone, that does not mean that there is no hope. You can always go on from there. So you have played chess, big deal. All of us have in one incarnation or another, or we would not be in this farm planet. We came from an animal state, trying to evolve out of it. All you have to do is let go of that, and do not do it again. Make a will within yourself to stop. Stop doing it.

Fear of your own death causes this. Once you overcome fear, it is over with. It is very important for those that have killed to know that you can just quit. Just stop. If you choose within your will to never do it again, you will be free of it. If you never do it again, it will never happen again. You will be free of the chess game. You will no longer be a prisoner of it. Your next incarnation will put you in a very mellow situation where you do not get involved in that violence, if you have to lay down your life in one incarnation for it. And then if you prove yourself in that incarnation you float off of the planet, you crawl out of the ocean up onto the land, you start breathing oxygen, and you transform into a higher form of life.

So that is the story here, if everyone understands this it will be clear for those in the future. For those that come here, and try to use this as an excuse not to go to war, but then go out and kill anyway in another manner, it will be very hard on them in their soul. What they should do is go out and work, grow vegetables, get up and dance on the planet. Make something happen that is good. Make something live. Make something grow. Build something. Build a road, build a building, a house to shelter somebody, or make medical supplies for somebody. Do something good in life. Swim out of the ocean, onto the beach, transform yourself into a higher form of life.