What is this
thing called "seeking the truth"? Is it really a necessary
part of life? Or is it some mad romantic ideal reserved for poets
and philosophers? And what indeed is this "truth" that
seekers long to know? Is there really such a thing as an objective,
in the daily processions of this world, seeking is not the kind
of activity that would be easily found among our fellow-men.
Indeed, in a world that routinely lavishes its attention upon
earthly accomplishments, it is hardly surprising that the mere
mention of the words like "seeking" and "truth"
would be something of a rare event.
And yet, when
times of tragedy or misfortune strike us, do not our thoughts
change? Do not our material, worldly pursuits suddenly take a
back seat to serious questioning of life's true purpose and meaning?
And do we not at such times expect that our questioning should
receive an immediate response, often causing us to settle for
words of comfort rather than of truth. If we have not devoted
our lives to the conscious pursuit of life's most troubling questions,
why then should we expect the true answers to be dropped into
our lap at a moment's notice?...
The quest for
the Grail has a long history. It can be said that the Grail is
the most elusive object known to man. Indeed, It is so elusive
that many today now question whether It has ever existed. Even
Webster's dictionary defines the Grail as "the object of
an extended or difficult quest". And the prospect of difficult,
extensive quests now seems alien to us - a mythic product of
a simpler time long ago when chivalry, nobility and purity gave
men the inner-stamina for such journeys. But
is this really so?
Why is it that
even after so many centuries the word itself, "GRAIL",
still resonates within our being, like the tolling of a far-off
bell? Could it be that it is reminding us that there is something
of great importance that we must seek and that we are not seeking?
the great French filmmaker, undertakes the quest for the Grail
in his film "Lancelot of the Lake". The interesting
feature of Bresson's film is that he chooses the end of the legend
as his starting point: the knights have returned from their quest,
having failed to find the Holy Grail. Here Bresson intuits and
cuts to the very heart of the matter: the FAILURE to find the
Grail. The Grail legend, which should have conveyed to mankind
the promise of the greatest significance, has been, by and large,
strangely neglected in the higher arts. This could be because
so many different and even contradictory versions of it have
multiplied over the centuries. Perhaps, the artists have intuited
that something essential must have been distorted in this process
and that not much of the original meaning and power has been
left. And this is indeed the case!
distanced themselves more and more from the Light and from the
rest of Creation, their vision of ALL things has narrowed down
and has become distorted. Through this distorted vision, it appeared
to them as though the Holy Grail Itself can be located here on
earth. Thus, in all their investigations they looked for answers
only on earth and became lost in the labyrinth of their own thinking.
No human being
can ever "see" the Holy Grail, and yet each one of
us is so dependent on It that without It we simply could not exist at
all. The Holy Grail is real. It does not need us, our acknowledgement
or our faith. It is we, who desperately need It, for our very
survival depends on It.
of the real Grail embraces the Knowledge of the entire Creation
Itself, since the Grail is the Starting Point of Creation. Therefore,
all the Laws, which have brought this Creation into being and
are operating in It now, are revealed in the book of the Knowledge of the Grail.
The time has
come for mankind to learn many things about Creation, which have
remained as "mysteries" up til now. These concern everything
that is most essential to us as human beings: the mystery of
birth, the mystery of death, the mystery of our true origin,
the mystery of fate, the mystery of original sin, the mystery
of interconnections (the so-called "luck" or "chance"),
the mystery of sex, the mystery of womanhood and of manhood,
the mystery of grace, the mystery behind the present times in
which we live, the mystery of the Grail.
to acquire this New Knowledge is now given to each and every
human being (regardless of race, of beliefs or no beliefs). The
New Knowledge opens up before us a breathtaking perspective on
Creation and enables us to truly experience the knowing
awe at the Sublimity and Naturalness of the Perfect Creator!