Secret Teachings of Christ, Part 2: There is both an outer and an inner—or secret—meaning to the teachings of Christ. The reason for that is this: Even though some people are awakened enough to comprehend the inner truths, other people—particularly those in the more materialistic, physically-oriented Western culture—are not. For them, the more abstract inner truths must be cloaked in symbolism. While they can readily accept the focus of outer teachings, such as teachings about the personage of Jesus, they are not open to the deeper inner teachings, such as the one that centers on the mind that was in Christ Jesus and is in everyone—the Christ Mind. These are the teachings that were given only to the disciples, who had reached a certain level of spiritual awakening enabling them to more readily comprehend the teachings.
In this lecture, Dr. Masters focuses partly on prayer. When it comes to prayer, the outward teaching—as commonly practiced—seems to be to petition God for what you think you want. But the inner—or secret—teaching is not that at all. The secret teaching is contained in the scripture, “When you pray, enter into your closet, shut the door, and pray to your Father which is in secret; and your Father, which sees in secret, shall reward you.” In other words, go within, shut off your outer senses, meditate, and establish union with the Presence of God within you. That experience of communion with God is real prayer. You do not need to seek the things of this earth by petitioning God for them through traditional outward prayer. As Jesus said, “Seek ye first the Kingdom of god, and all these things shall be added unto you.” Remember, God knows what you need before you ask, and knows what you need better than you do! And rest assured, when the time is right, and you are ready for it, God will fulfill that need.
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