This post is an excerpt from the 1980 Pearl of Wisdom Vol. 23 No. 8 – Kuan Yin's dictation The Mutuality of Self-Transcendence in Mercy’s Flame.
O how the heart yearns for mercy! How great is the world need for this gentleness of tenderness, of caring—and of sharing in friendship the blessedness of the interaction of Life.
Lifestreams of God inhabiting earth, children of the sun, pilgrims of the far-flung worlds experience the profound need to understand and to be understood. And the merging of hearts as the twain become one fiery heart of love may be the search of a lifetime and the longing of the soul for identity and an identification with the mainstream of life through the sense of sharing.
Thus love as the essence of mercy toward one another fills the clay pots with the fragrant bowers of an eternal spring. And in the warmth of friendship the essential worth of the soul germinates and shows forth the blossoms which herald the fruit of life.
God would not take from you, my beloved, your heart’s longing to love and to be loved. For has he not created out of one great heart many hearts of light to mirror and reflect his perfect love, to magnify and allow that like which attracts like to function as the law of the Great Central Sun magnet within ye all?
And the blessed lifestreams coursing through the mainstream of his life, like billions of lines through the giant cable of cosmic consciousness, carry molecules of mercy’s flame in order that the mutuality of love and the interdependence of life might ripen individual selfhood through tolerance and compassion.
Fundamental Principle of the Interaction of Life
Sharing one another’s burdens is a way of life that enables each soul to sense his need and to sense his worth in being needed. No man is an island, thus he learns quickly that his independence must always be the interdependence of mutuality.
The fundamental principle of the interaction of Life begins and ends in the heart of God, my beloved. The mantra I and my Father are one is basic to every human relationship. The need for the communion of hearts as the source of the creative and recreative flow is both vertical and horizontal.
The soul must go to the altar of God and enter the unfed flame. It must be washed and watered by the Word. It must dance in its nakedness in the flame flower of its origin. It must feel the rhythm of life rippling o’er the interpenetrating temples of selfhood.
Yes, the soul must enter the vaulted cathedral of the heart and be at once the shafts of sunlight, the fluttering falcon, the intimacy of the incense and the votive light. Alone in the cathedral, the soul must know God and God alone. The soul must soar to where God is, there scale the heights and depths of being to enter in.
Yes, the heart that loves must merge with the Heart that loves.
O the soul that would soar to the sun is the soul that knows the trackless trackings of mercy’s flight strewn with precious petals—the tears of angels that have gone before, passing through the golden door unto the great throne room, there before the unfed flame to implore mercy! mercy! mercy! for humanity in God’s name.
O the heart that cries out for the living God is the heart that will never be content to remain outside the golden door. Therefore the heart that would approach the throne of grace to intercede before Him for all the race is the heart that has found the key of love that opens the door to tender reality.
For when love becomes mercy as the foam that leaps beyond the wave, reaching for the highest sun, dancing in the winds that play—that love has entered the spiral of self-transcendence. And love that is fulfilled in love is now the alchemy of mercy’s flame wherein a god is born.
This need for mutuality in God, for a reciprocal intimacy, whereby the fire of the soul passes through the fire of the Spirit and the twain are one in a microsecond of blending—and lo, both soul and Spirit are self-transcended—is the inner experience of the very mystery of Life that is known by the soul and the Spirit alone as they enter the heart of the flame flower all one.
This sweet mystery of Life is the very source of lilting joy that fills the heart at dawn when first the soul renews its daily tryst with the dharma of the physical octave. And the memory of that sweet oneness is in the setting sun that sends the kiss of God to souls in meditation upon the light.
Thus the soul’s longing for the sun and to enter into the sun is ever kindled by the self-creative desiring of God within the soul to transcend the self by becoming more of the Self day by day, wave by wave.
This longing for fulfillment, this desiring for self-transcendence is fundamental in all human relationships. Those who make the daily trek into the treasure-house of Life return to the scene of active involvement in family and community with an investment of love and a vestiture of mercy’s flame.
These are the great givers of life that dot the earth with their ‘purple’ presence as flowers in the fields of tall grasses. Wherever they are, these souls become the center of organizations, community action, renaissance and revolution for God. Through their heart center aflame with mercy’s treasure, all other hearts experience the creative challenge and the alchemy of the creative interchange.
Thus the true friends of God become the truest friends of man. And the little ones whose wings are not strong enough to soar up, up with the shafts of light to cathedral’s heights enter the heart of the friend of God and find there renewal through renewed self-awareness in the friend.