EL, Berlin, 5-27-'09
Before Christ came to earth and became a man so much darkening had
taken place that even masters in physical life no longer had the clear
knowledge of supersensible things that they had previously. After
Christ became flesh things brightened up slowly. That's why some
initiates didn't have a clear idea of the importance of the Mystery of
Golgotha, and this was true of a great initiate who had known
practically all the spiritual things that a man could know in his
First higher beings reveal something to mankind's great initiates, and
then the latter must pass this on as teachings. And no one can arrive
at knowledge unless what was already revealed is first given to him as
a teaching. That's quite impossible. That's why in esoteric schools
they always taught things that can let a pupil come to knowledge.
That's why teachings that can be given publicly are given in theosophy
to give those who long for it a chance to arrive at a knowledge of
truth, to get to Christ.
The childhood of great initiates differs little from that of other
men, although a few points might indicate what kind of spirit lives in
the child. They have to learn and enrich their knowledge like others
an thereby reacquire what they had been in earlier incarnations. This
was also the case with Christian Rosenkreutz. Some men may have been
surprised that he didn't see the importance of the Event of Golgotha
right away. This was because the ego of Christ Jesus had been placed
in him, just as the etheric body in Francis of Assisi. But since it
was the ego it first had to work through to knowledge to then become
fully effective. Therewith he had a high and important mission.
The true and only name of Christ is “I am”; anyone who
doesn't know and understand this and calls him something else doesn't
know anything about him at all. I am is his only name.