What is the Song of the Pearl about?
The Song of the Pearl tells a story about a young
man (spiritual being) that left his father's home (paradise) to fetch a
pearl (the Truth) that lies deep in the ocean (the world). But the young man
gets taken up in the passions of earth, and cannot return to his father's
house because he forgot what his mission was and even where he came from.
This is the story of the spirit. We are all spirits, created by God and
living in paradise, until we are given the task to find the Truth, Great
Mystery, which lies here on earth. For our spirits to become deified we are
given bodies and souls, so that our spirits may learn from this. The only
problem is that we get stuck on earth because of the passions that exist
These passions are too nice to leave behind, so we
keep incarnating (taking on the body and soul) so that we may experience
these passions again and again. Many people wonder what the meaning of life
is and according to the Song of the Pearl it is to return to paradise,
wiser, in possession of the Pearl, to live in peace with our Divine Brother
and Parents. To do that our spirits have to become perfect, godlike and we
do that by walking the way of theosis.
In the Song of the Pearl the father writes his son
a letter, because it appeared to him that his son had forgotten where he had
come from. He writes the letter to remind the son of his mission, to get the
pearl and bring it back to paradise. We are all slaves to the passions that
exist on earth; we have all forgotten why we came here in the first place.
There are so many letters to remind us of who we actually are: The Eastern
Bible, the Western Bible and all the other Holy Scriptures. We can only
return to paradise once we have found the pearl. When we find the pearl we
will be free of all earthly passions, we will be godlike.
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