THE NATURAL SUN

Announcements about our sun and its natural conditions

- Chapter 20 -
A temple of greater prominence


 
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egarding the second type of temple, this is normally referred to as the great temple; we shall presently see why.
 
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In relation to architecture and the multiplicity of pillars, this temple is not really of greater prominence then the previous one. It may indeed be sturdier by one, and some times two thousand pillars than the previous one, but this does not qualify it for the designation: the Great Temple.
 
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Although it has more pillars, these firstly are closer together and of lesser height, wherefore the area it occupies is not much larger than the previous one; nor are the rooves anywhere near as high.
 
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Why is it therefore called the Great one? Because in this temple, no service other than to God is taught!
 
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The inner fittings and its surrounds differ only in their arbitrary ornamentation. Only the orchestra is a far greater one, with double the number of harps and a greater number of singers, understandable on account of the four-to-sevenfold number of resident students.
 
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Because here the people from sometimes four to seven of the previous varieties of temple converge to receive instruction in serving God, wherefore things are also far livelier inside and out.
 
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Where the size of congregation warrants it, there small private dwellings of ten to twelve pillar private dwellings are erected upon the promenade areas for the excess, outfitted like the private dwellings, minus the spiral staircase.
 
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Some of these latter temples are occasionally accompanied by several hundred of these smaller dwellings, of which each has its own supervisor, who is seconded to the senior officials and the headmaster of this temple. His task is to maintain administration.
 
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The grounds around this temple are also proportionately bigger than the first variety.
 
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The location of the general timekeeper is at this temple, and the time sentinels of this stretched-out temple district must fall in line with him. Where is this timekeeper stationed, so to say? Approximately two thousand metres from the temple, atop a cone-shaped hill. An enormously sturdy tree of about one thousand metres in height is called forth from the ground and fitted with a pendulum reaching down almost to the base of the hill, where excavation makes it steeper. This pendulum is swung by three men and takes thirty of your minutes to come to rest.
 
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All pendulums must keep time with this one, even if they are not so big and cannot therefore register its slow rate; their swing times have to be set to either two or four times the main one's frequency.
 
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Wherefore in the smaller private houses around this temple there are also small, so-called hand pendulums, with which the swings of the main one are monitored.
 
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How does the main pendulum communicate its times audibly to its surroundings? For this, special sentinels are engaged. They take it in turns, one hundred at a time for one hundred swings. There are usually a hundred such "chronometers" employed, four attending in turns.
 
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These officials (or 'chronologues') standing is roughly that of your deeply initiated astronomers, although that is not the purpose for introducing them here, which is only to transmit time to the region. Behold, on four sides of the far-flung hill, bells are installed, not resembling your church bells but rather your small clock-resonators.
 
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The time-transmitters are provided with hammers wherewith they strike the bell with each pendulum swing, letting the area know the succession of swings. Two sentinels are stationed at the top of the hill for counting the swings and signalling them to the temple guards.
 
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That both the pendulum chronologists as well as signalmen take rums goes without saying; therewith we are familiarized also with the second temple. The difference therefore is only in this temple's purpose and in its far larger number of pupils.
 
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Keep in mind that this type of temple is located upon a much higher and more extensive mountain than the first category.
 
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Were you able to physically behold such a temple upon the sun or find yourselves upon its wide lawn, then you could not bear the singular splendour, coupled to the most glorious views into the enormous distances, for which reason I do not allow it even in a dream, for the mere dream would have fatal consequences. Were such views given a human spirit at close range, he would at once rupture all physical fetters and hasten to where he would certainly derive more pleasure than inside his cumbersome body. For which reason, I show you such magnificence as if in passing; for were I to detail such splendour just through words and thus reveal it to your imagination, then you would not be capable of recording it; because your spirit would withdraw to the extent of forgetting to put the body into action.
 
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Wherefore, I won't tell you about the education in serving Me either. Because firstly, you would not grasp the pious style in your present condition. Were you to do so however, then you could not retain your earthly life; for were you to harken unto just one word from My mouth in this exalted sense, then your own nature, together with the world, would seem to you like the darkest monstrosity, especially in view of the Father's word or eternal loves.
 
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But to persuade you just superficially of what a word from the Father is all about, I say unto you only that the word love for instance, when referring to Myself, when announced calls forth such indescribable bliss in the sun-people that they would go without food for a lengthy period. It is indeed announced to a wide area in advance through a trumpet, from the greatest height, at the last temple: that imminently, in about a year's time by your standard, this word will be expressed in relation to God. With the first trumpet call already, all the sun people of this belt fall down on their faces, hardly daring to breathe, out of reverence and trembling as it were with over joyous trepidation.
 
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When however the time nears for the superintendent-teacher and priest to come down to this second temple to proclaim: "God is love", each person is so gripped that he sinks down as if dead. Indeed through this word all these people experience a kind of trance by your parlance and in this state enjoy the bliss of angels. Once recovered, they rush from the temple and fall on their faces outside, thanking and praising the Great God for this supreme grace of finding them, through His high priest, worthy of a time, none dare to cross the temple's threshold. Once the temple is entered again however, this takes place in a most humbly ceremonious joint venture.
 
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From the above you can gauge what kind of effect this temple's instruction creates, whilst, in your mindlessness, take note and watch in what comparative regard I stand with yourselves, where I had not only proclaimed My word through certain teachers and preachers, but where I, the Father, as the most supreme love, have Personally in all My godly fullness walked among you, teaching you with My own mouth the words of eternal life. Notwithstanding this, people forget Me for the sake of a handful of dirt and take less note of Me than their surroundings. Were it not so, how could they strain all day just for the temporal, dedicating hardly a miserable quarter hour to Me in a day?
 
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Verily I say unto you: had I done upon the sun what I accomplished on Earth, their joy-light would have taken infinity captive! But the children of the Earth, whom I have made into children of My heart, these stand aloof and despise the Father!
 
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Learn it from the sun therefore, if you will not learn it on Earth, as to who He is, that wished out of infinite love for you to even bleed upon the hard cross! Recognise it for once that the Father is Love!