Two written texts, separated by 700 years and two continents: On the Sacraments by Ambrose of Milan reveals the mystery school tradition of early Christianity, while the Songs of Milarepa disclose the dhamma of Tibetan Buddhism, as passed on to him by his guru. Both represent the manner in which secret wisdom is passed on from one generation to another. Teachings such as these show that mysticism reveals the true nature of the world in which we live, whereas it is sometimes claimed that mysticism involves a retreat from the realities of human existence.
In ‘Rosicrucian’, modern-day Christianity – as practised in a 1960s British village – is revealed for the sham that its original form has become, just as in ‘Key of Love’ one of the characters (originally from ‘Question’) is compared to the Tibetan monk Milarepa, as both emerge from murderous backgrounds to find esoteric wisdom and battle the dark forces of the political world.
Let’s hope the Light shines more brightly in 2021 than ever before.