18. LIGHT AND DARKNESS
For thousands of years Hindus have maintained that all creation, everything created, is maya, pure illusion, a trick. Seen through the eyes of the Spirit, all the work of the demiurge does not really exist and is nothing more than a big lie. The created world, as perceived by the senses, is the great obstacle which separates man from the real world. Man is not only misled by delusions of matter. The delusion of matter, created by the demiurge, has to be joined to the delusion of culture, created by man but at the service of the demiurge. All cultural stimuli, with which man is continuously bombarded, tend to keep him in a state of confusion and meekness. Books, newspapers, magazines, cinema and television are some of the means used by the representatives of the demiurge to keep man hypnotized and obedient and to make sure he carries on acting like a sleepwalker, working, sleeping, wasting time and missing opportunities; never to wake up, just like perfect zombies or golems of the demiurge, serving a purpose which is not that of the Spirit.
All this mass confusion, this great maya which comes from creation and which is carried on by means of culture, is passed on in turn by fathers to their young children and later by teachers in schools. In this way, the slightest hint of the Spirit is annihilated from the day man is born. All rebellion, disobedience, opposition and all that comes from the Spirit is annihilated through punishment, threats and brainwashing. By transforming their children into machines of blind obedience, the satanic parents are forming the future slaves of the demiurge.
In the middle of all this mass confusion, man thinks he knows what is good and what is evil. He also thinks that by doing what is called "good" and avoiding what is called "evil" he is completely fulfilling his duty. He does not know how confused he is, that he is living a lie, that he is continually deceiving himself and others. He does not know because he is asleep, because he has been brainwashed and because his Spirit has been nullified since birth. Most men call light that which is true darkness, and they perceive True Light as darkness. They call everything satanic originating from the demiurge "good" and everything which originates from the Unknowable God "evil".
There are two opposing forces at work within and outside of man: the creator and the Unknowable, the created and the uncreated, the soul and the Spirit. One of these represents evil and darkness and the other Good and Light. It is easy to imagine what the stance of a Gnostic and that of a sleeping man would be.
It is said that the whole history of mankind can be explained as the fight between light and darkness but what light and what darkness? Most people are not aware that they are spending their lives struggling in favour of true evil. What man calls light is the light created by the demiurge, since man does not know any light superior to it. It is the light which comes from the created world and which, for the Spirit, is unfathomable darkness. Darkness, which comes from the demiurge and his demonic creation, is what man calls light. Man calls Truth the Great Lie, the Great Deception, that which we can call the Great Mockery.
There is another Light, superior, inconceivable, unknowable: the Uncreated Light which comes from the kingdom of the True and Unknown God. What would happen if this Light burst into this impure universe? Man would go almost blind. What would he see? Would he see a light? No, he would see the night. His eyes are not ready to see this infinitely pure and perfect Light. He would be frightened, fearing, and rightly so, that he would be destroyed by the Light. So he would call this Light "evil", "darkness", which happens with everything seen through the eyes of the impure, the body and soul of man, and not through the eyes of the Spirit.
This is the confusion between darkness and Light, the same confusion that exists between the creator god and the Unknowable God, between the created and the Uncreated, between the soul and the Spirit. That is why man unwittingly calls true darkness light and True Light darkness. True Light would blind and destroy him. If man could withstand the vision of True Light without dying, he would only see unfathomable darkness, because he would be seeing the True Light.
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