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Commentary:  Much of what is included herein is in the form of a metaphor–something which resonates and corresponds with what is Actual, as discussed earlier.  And the greatest Actuality is Pure Love itself.  Pay attention and you will see the power of Love–towards objects in the world or towards God.  One defeats and the other leads to victory.  Blessings.

Ninth Teaching (II) – The Pure And The Divine

So my love-smitten protégée,
I shall tell you my tale of old,
when I was pierced by Lord Kamadeva
and rediscovered your Holy Mother.

I was a young adventurer,
an inquirer after truth,
a protégée as yourself and somewhat naive.

Still young and not quite sure,
untried in love, a hopeful, fledgling dove,
with princely dreams of damsels pure,
untold riches found in hidden treasure troves.

Witches and ogres and dark, black knights,
minions of the devils orgiastic spawns,
brave heart, good versus evil to fight,
resting not, night’s fall til light of dawn.

Dreaming of my darling true,
in morning’s sunlight I did stroll,
through a fairy’s meadow, delightful allure,
my eyes did spy a lady clad in long camisole .

An elfin maiden, tall and fair,
blue-grey cat’s eyes had she,
long flowing waves of golden blonde hair,
silk clad arms reaching out to me.

One glance took I,
one touch of her soft hand,
one look into her starry eyes,
and I knew she was my fertile land.

Her glowing beauty had cast it’s spell,
I knelt down, withdrawing a golden ring,
I took her hand in mine, my heart’s love did tell,
placing the ring onto her finger, she did hear my heart sing.

Marry me, dear Elf Princess,
be my Muse, my Calliope, my lover eternal,
She whispered, my Poet, my Elf Prince,
I have always been yours, my lover internal.

You need wait no more, dearest Love,
you found your Calliope, at long last,
I shall be wife, mother and your sweet Dove,
come bed me, here, as in our times long past.

And so my tale is your tale, Son of Adam.

Listen well and choose well, Son,
for Love is a Power with many faces.
Faces ugly with greed,
faces ugly with self-aggrandizement, and
faces ugly with selfish desire.
Such faces born but once.

There is the love of the servant for the good master,
there is the love shared between essence friends,
there is the love of the student for his teacher,
there is the love of the child for parent,
there is the love of the parent for child,
all such loves enjoyed by God.

But, the greatest love of all loves,
is that of Krishna and his consort Radha,
two being one and one being two eternally.
Such love forming the Bliss Body
of a Buddha and Consort
locked in Divine Intercourse.

And from Bliss and Truth emanates pure consciousness,
soul-seeds to fertilize the mind and intellect
of human creatures in every new universe.
Remember well this teaching, Son.

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Commentary:   I am using different terms from those of other Schools for a good reason–if we use the same terms over and over again, they become familiar and so we stop questioning.  If I use slightly different terms you are forced to think about all the similar terms so to come to a better understanding.  I hope all of you are formulating questions and comments. Blessings, Michael

Ninth Teaching (I) – The Pure And The Divine

Father: Oh, son of Adam, 
I see, piercing all-through your young heart.
a flower-tipped arrow of Lord Kamadeva,
you and a young lady caught in his net.

Oh, son of Adam,
my tale remembers as thus.

In times so ancient, they are no longer imaginable,
when the Sons of God, the Elves of Shining Gold,
first manifested upon your planet, Terra,
drawn most powerfully, 
by the luminescent radiations of the female collective,
the conjoined hearts of each daughter of Eve, 
longing so, hurting so, to join with her Beloved..

For in times even more ancient than mine,
the Divine Dyad, the Solar Husband and Wife,
sacrificed themselves so to avert the inevitable 
consequences of an unseen Catastrophic Miscalculation,
so devastating and unexpected
that the manifest home of the Unborn Manifest,
the Source-Home of all Goodness and Wisdom
for this universe was almost undone.

By Divine Necessity, 
this Forever-Having-Been blissful union was shattered
into an uncountable number of monadic sparks, 
forced to be born without memory into the physical, 
as first men and first women.

Uncountable aeons passed and the Catastrophe extinguished.

With the extinguishing of the Catastrophe,
Impersonal Time went into the abode of Unborn Manifest,
reminding Endlessness that Solar Husband and Wife 
had paid most dearly so to avert the Catastrophe, 
and so must again become the Forever-Having-Been Divine Dyad.

So the Most Loving Unborn, 
pondered, contemplated, and meditated 
without interruption, for aeons, 
a period long to even Impersonal Time.

Then all at once, first sunbeam of a new morning,
the One Who Suffers With All Creatures,
called to its Abode, Kamadeva, angangga, the Bodiless One,
first born of the Primordialis, 
the firstling of the Inseminating and the Inseminated, 
named Praefecus and Chaos.

The Perfect One, said onto Kamadeva,
cast outward into this Creation, your silken lasso-noose,
let your pasha soar so to snare Solar Husband and Solar Wife,
hovering above them, held in place by Thy hook which binds,
launching Thy flower-tipped arrows so to fill each heart,
drenched till wet, in the wine of lust and delight.

Let the Sons of God rejoin the Daughters of Terra,
let Us see if they will remember their marriage True,
and so regaining what was lost, multiplied a thousand times,
because They Loved, They Sacrificed for All.
My Reward is Their discovering an Even Greater,
Unconditional Lovingkindness ensconced in the suffering physical,
finding the Real Love Arrow withheld from Lord Kamadeva.

Now, the Holy Scriptures tell of such reunion,
the coming of the Elves of Shining Gold to Terra,
to take as wives Terra’s most alluring daughters.
Though no Holy Scripture has recorded the story complete.

To be Continued

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Eighth Teaching – The Real and the Unreal

Commentary: One of the major areas causing ignorance and confusion, as to the essential nature of Brahman and Creation, is oral language. Proper understanding requires that a Rishi carefully and accurately define the meaning of his or her words. For words predate name and form and so determine perception, reason, inference, and intuition.

Today’s teaching will explain the correct meaning and proper usage of essential metaphysical terms, i.e., the real, the not real, and the actual. We will also distinguish between perceptions and misperceptions.

[setting] Father, Radha, and Krishna are sitting under near the ancient fig tree for the morning lesson. Krishna asks,

Krishna: Father, when I read the Upanishads, I am confused by three words: real, not real, and illusion. Will you educate me so to remove my confusion, Father.

Father: Let me begin with the word ‘real.’ If you recall from your grammar studies with Mother, the root ‘real’ is commonly used in two ways. The lesser usage is employed to differentiate something genuine, such as pure gold, from mixtures of gold with silver or copper so to create less valuable alloys. In other words, what is a pure substance or uncomplicated idea can be said to be real, as distinguished from something which is not genuine, gold tainted with a lesser substance, or iron covered with gold leaf. Relative to the pure material, the lesser ones are fakes if sold as pure gold.

People use the word ‘real’ for pure gold and not for an alloy of gold and silver because societies teach the young that gold is more precious than silver and so more desirable to possess. Therefor, a necklace of pure gold is more precious than a necklace of alloy, hence, the pure gold necklace is ‘real’ and the alloy is not.

The higher usage for the root ‘real’ is as shorthand for the words ‘reality’ and ‘realization.’ Of these two, as far as metaphysics is concerned, we need concentrate upon the latter word. Realization is the term we employ so to describe our understanding, our perception, our imagination, and our emotional response to an event which we have noticed, awake or dreaming. Subsequently, ‘reality’ comprises the totality of our ‘realization,’ our current mental model, we have constructed to explain our personal existence. As our ‘reality’ is generated by the imago-reality operators of our mind-brain, everyone experiences a slightly different ‘reality.’

Many persons make the mistake of equating the word ‘reality’ with the word ‘actuality.’ By the terms ‘actual’ and ‘actuality,’ I am referring to the native, substantive composition and structure of all parts of our universe perceived without any additions, subtractions, colorations, biases, or substitutions. In other words, the universe, as seen from the perspective of Brahman itself, or as the image seen from the point of view of pure Observing, one of the Six Divine Qualia, or the ‘5Q + 1,’ as Ishvara, Krishna, pure Buddhahood, or Cosmic Mind.

For those who are not fully enlightened, the goal of study of the Upanishads and all Scripture is to remove the perceptual, reasoning, and inferential errors from our personal ‘Reality’ so to bring such into resonance with ‘Actuality.’ When this is accomplished, a stream-enterer becomes an enlightened and liberated being.

I am not fond of the term ‘Maya of Brahman,’ as commonly used, as it carries an air of being purposeful. Rather, I see our innate inability to experience ‘actuality,’as part of biological evolution, as it is not needed to live a mundane life. Therefore, refining our realities is a conscious choice, a choice in which we negate our human ignorance, or remove our misunderstanding of the totality around us, so to see and experience the actuality of Creation and Brahman.

So Krishna, when you read the phrase ‘the real’ it means no more than the clarity of your ‘realization’ of Brahman and the Worlds. The phrase ‘the unreal’ means no more than what you do not as yet realize relative to the perspective of ‘actuality.’ The phrase ‘the unreal’ should not be used to describe our misperceptions of Actuality, dear boy. Saying this, I acknowledge that some teachers use the term ‘the unreal’ to refer to all incorrect views as to Actuality, and ‘the real’ to refer to correct views as to Actuality. So pay attention.

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Friends, in today’s lesson we have Mother and Father in their Divine Form lecturing to 17 female devotees of Krishna [the numbers do have a significance]. For them Krishna and Radha teach the way of pure intentional love, in all its many forms. Personally, I have never found that freedom and liberation requires forgoing the joys of the world–as long as one assumes the Godhead when enjoying them for the sake of all others. True, desire creates ignorance in our minds and so we look to desire for aggrandizement of self, escape, or personal profit. What liberation requires is placing our center of intention in the higher desires and not the lower. Liberation does not mean escape from Creation!

Seventh Lesson – Poem of Two Hearts

[Setting] Lord Krishna and Lady Radha are sitting upon meditation cushions resting upon a wooden deck. In front and below them, seventeen female devotees sit in lotus position upon deer skins placed over the emerald grass. The eyes of each devotee seeing only a resplendent, multi-hued, living sphere of warm light floating above the deck. One half of the sphere rotates slowly clockwise and the other counterclockwise. The effect is quite hypnotic and the heart of each devotee is pulled into one or the other rotation.
The devotees are intoxicated by the fragrant tea olive sent surrounding Lord Krishna and all ache for his physical touch. The devotees are unaware that Lady Radha is in resonance with each so that the desire burning in their bodies is more than human.

Lady Radha:  Darlings, Lord Krishna and I am not available to fulfill your intense desires–we must wait until you learn to care and love your neighbor. We do not count you among the stars until your egoism is less than a grain of desert sand. When this is accomplished, you will reach our heavenly palace, and your love will be fully fulfilled. Let me recite a love song I wrote for my Lord and Lover.

The Poem Of Two Hearts

For happiness I need not much,
Seeing your slippers at my door,
Having your warm pillow close,
Pouring strong tea into two cups.

For pure inner joy, I need only you,
Your kind words bring me hope,
My remembrances of you, excite my lust,
Your soul, heals my broken heart.

Your sweet and loving voice at night,
Calms and excites.
Your sexy whisper before dawn,
Only makes me long for more.

Beloved Heart-Friend of mine,
Now, I do surely know,
That real marriages are arranged in Heaven,
And not by holy priest or family plan.

For souls are born as pairlings – boy and girl,
And sent into the world alone,
To search for one another, no deva help,
Only a faint remembrance remains, sometimes.

And when the storm breaks and
Angry dark clouds are threatening,
You comb my hair and kiss my cheeks,
There is no sadness, no harm, no fear.

A Rishi once took me aside, and
We sat together ‘neath an old fig tree.
The old man smiled and after some time said,
“Most love is bitter, cold, over-seeped tea,
Failing to give us what we truly need,
For its leaves are self-love and greed.
Real love is sweet, warm and nutty,
Pleasing to the tongue and nice to the stomach,
For its flowers are love of neighbor and Krishna.”

Krishna’s tea pot is bottomless and always sweet,
Pleasing to the senses, the mind, and the heart.
But, for Krishna to fill our cup to its brim,
First we must pour out the bitter draught.

The one who waits will value the meeting.
In parting no one is to blame. . .
The one who cannot love will kill the candle, but
The one who loves is shining still.

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The Buddha references specifically three defilements in his Suttas, greed, aversion, and ignorance.  I have always thought the list incomplete for in my experiences it seems that the greatest harm comes from excessive vanity (which is a better term than egoism).  Our Order also decries excessive vanity and provides examples and exercises so to decrease it–for example, the “avoiding I” exercise.  So this is our lesson for today.  The last sentence is tricky so think about it.  Love, Michael

Sixth Teaching – Vanity Is A Destroyer Of The Light

Krishna:  Father which is the greater defilement?  Greed, aversion, ignorance, or vanity.

Father:   The greater is vanity, for vanity will permanently seal off all contact with the Noble Organ and the soul seed will whither away, as it has lost all contact with the Vital Soul Force.

The man of Vanity exists,
as an inconsequential,
an infinitesimal too small to mark,
a speck upon the vast circumference of Universal Inflation.

This Vanity, vaster than the Highest God of any priest,
deadlier than the Blackest-Hearted Devil imaginable,
sees itself as the Center of all that exists.

This Vanity, no longer aware of the Sacred Individual,
seeing only what is upon the Circumferential Mirror of Infinity,
mistaking God as Its own reflected Light.

The man of Saintliness resides at the True Circle Center,
a Light radiating its all-encompassing, God-Intoxicating Love,
even onto the vast circumference of Universal Inflation.

I am just Friend, no one of consequence,
I know the Circumference and I know the Center,
I take no fight in such ideological issues,
for All is at Peace, seen as the Eternal Complements.

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Fifth Teaching (II) – The Two Paths to Liberation

[setting] Mother, Radha, and Krishna are sitting in front of Father. All four are sitting in the Lotus Position, in deep meditation, oblivious to all sensations other than Father’s melodious voice.

Father: Today, dear ones, I shall follow up on Mother’s teaching to Radha yesterday. Krishna, your Mother will retell her teaching to your precious sister later. Mother gave a perfect lesson yesterday, but then again, all of Mother’s lessons are perfect.

[setting] Mother smiled at Father’s words, for the intensity of her bliss increased. She knew it was somewhat foolish to do so, but it is the nature of the female to take joy from the gifts of the male–enlightened or not.

Father: Today’s lesson should prove most curious to the children, as I shall play an ancient flute carved out of the wood of an old fig tree growing in a holy valley of the Indus River. Some say this flute was carved from a branch of the World Tree, for when the flute is kissed with the musician’s breath a miracle occurs. For hidden in its melodies, some can hear the mantras of the seven great Rishis and Sages from the Northern Steppes. Let us see what happens, my dears.

[setting] Father began to play a soft melody upon the flute of the world tree and the three listeners saw a mantra appearing on one of the limbs of the World Tree.

[Ancient Mantra]

The ancient Sages said, there are but three writings,
the common, the philosophical, and the scriptural.
The first writing arises from discursive thought,
the second writing from inference, and
the third writing is from the Finger of Brahman.

Of the three, the first two are prone to error,
as intellect varies amongst the people,
the last is not created by husband nor wife,
for it was inscribed upon the World Tree
in flaming letters when the Word first went forth
into the Mother’s Womb, a Metric called Space.

[setting] Father stopped playing on the flute.

Father: The mantra speaks true, my dears. For human opinions are many, some sound and most not. Subsequently, it does a seeker of Brahman little benefit to read only the works of man. Rather, the seeker of Brahman must be taught how to search deep within his or her innermost heart for the Book of God’s Wisdom. For this Book cannot speak falsely. For some, those who are stream-enterers, the lines inscribed upon their hearts are bright, easy to read, and without lacunae. Therein, they find the instructions for completing their journey to the Brahmaloka or beyond. For others, only one or two lines are visible, but these are sufficient to assure a useful rebirth, if followed diligently with the help of a wise one.

[setting] Father stops speaking and returns to playing the magic flute.

[Ancient Mantra]
Many are the personalities, so many are the pathways
from the unreal, actually-not-as-yet-realized in Intellect,
onto the real, actuality-well-realized in Intellect,
and even further to the actuality beyond realization,
Brahman, Imperishable, Unlimited, Unfathomable,
but attainable by the superior man and woman.

Dear ones, between you and Brahman,
to your East, your West, your North, and your South,
lie uncountable progressions of mountain ranges,
immeasurably wide and high, covered in snow,
which must be passed by the aspirant whilst alive.

Realize, situated on the top of each mountain range
sits a School of Holy Sages, a School having a map
tracing the paths which lead from here to there.

So if ye be well-prepared and brave of heart,
choose a School to follow and start the journey today,
but, choose wisely, if you desire the shortest path.

[setting] Father puts down the flute and begins to speak.

Father: So you see, children, that there are many ways for an aspirant to journey from here to there. Some paths more direct than others, some more dangerous, some impossible to follow, and some actually return you to the beginning still enmeshed in desires for wealth, power, fame, or wealth. Wisdom does its best to turn aspirants away from a wrong path and towards a path straight and true.

But, aspirants are stubborn and argumentative so Wisdom must be cagey so to convince the aspirant to change his or her path, or head down another road without even knowing they are changing from one school to another. Sometimes, Wisdom must mislead by providing an embellishment of a minor truth so to appeal to the nature of an aspirant. Sometimes, Wisdom must be extremely harsh so to save a soul seed from destruction.

This is why I am harsh, my precious Radha, with you and Krishna–to save you from yourselves. This is why sometimes it seems that I present contradictory information, contradictory only to those who do not understand.

[setting] Father picks up the flute and begins to play. Suddenly, Mother in her Divine Form appears before the children standing by the World Tree. She begins to read from the same mantra.

[Mother]
Though, mountain ranges surround the seeker,
unseen, to the North, is a path, ever-true, ever-straight,
following a valley floor shrouded in clouds.

This path follows the path of Lord Sun,
it begins at the Winter Solstice
and ends at the Summer Solstice.

This path is founded upon firm Scripture,
a map inscribed upon the World Tree,
the Book of God’s Wisdom revealed.

This is the pathway of the stream-enterers,
those, who have consciously chosen
to leave the defilements behind.

To sacrifice that which is of little value
on the altars of their fore-fathers,
earthy desires and impermanent fruits.

Those traveling along the valley floor,
waste no time with random karma
generated by unwholesome actions.

Rather, all lessons are now specific
for the seekers character and temperament,
and the seeker finds joy in facing such.

The stream-enterer walks the path unencumbered
by unwholesome desires and unworthy fruits,
she carries only bowl and staff.

One incarnation, nine incarnations,
the number is without value
and causes no concern as to the end.

At last, upon the highest Peak of Mount Meru,
the seeker finds the six doors opening
into Brahmaloka–the Bliss World.

Here, she or he remains
undisturbed until the end time,
when the Holy Sacrifice is made.

Or the seeker finds the last hidden door,
a door without any latch or lock
leading to the Unborn Itself.

[setting] Father lays down the flute and the four continue into the jhana of neither- perception-nor-nonperception.

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Fifth Teaching – The Two Paths to Liberation

[setting] We find Radha sitting by herself and sobbing. She tries to wipe her tears away, but they arise once again. Mother is passing by from the market and sees Radha crying. She walks over to her and sits down on her left side.

Mother: Darling, lay your head in my lap and use my hair to wipe your tears. Tell me why your heart carries such a sadness.

[setting] Radha takes her mother’s long, black hair into her hands and wipes away the tears. She lays her head in her mother’s lap so that she can see her mother’s face.

Radha: Oh, Mother. This morning Father was quite harsh with Krishna and myself. Krishna did not seem to mind for he left to play with his friends. I remained and thought about Father’s lesson and started to cry because sometimes I do not think he loves Krishna and myself. And it hurts me very much, Mother, I love Father with all my heart and all my soul.

[setting] Stroking Radha’s hair, Mother says,

Mother: Sweetheart, Father loves you and Krishna as much as he loves me. But, Father must be harsh, sometimes, so that you do not stray from the Holy Path. Let me explain.
When I teach the two of you, I teach as a Mother needs teach. For it is was I, who feed you from my breasts when infants. And you quickly learned to feel the love that came with my milk. This is why it is my obligation to oversee your studies of grammar and the early teachings. Just as my milk was the first food to nourish your body, heart, and mind, it was the food which was replaced by soft mush, and eventually, cow milk, ghee, cream, fruits, nuts, roots, and vegetables, each one provided to you at the proper time so to assure physical growth.

Radha: I still remember your milk, Mother, and the love that came within it.

Mother: Come little one, suckle me and I shall feed you as when you were my darling baby.

[setting] Mother uncovered her left breast and Radha took her nipple and drunk only for a minute and then stopped asking Mother,

Radha: Is it not wrong for me to suckle you? I am almost 10.

Mother: Of course not, little Radha. The Divine Mother never withholds her ever-full breast from any creature in need. Come, suckle some more until your heart is again happy and I shall explain more.

[setting] Radha suckles while Mother hums a lullaby. In a few minutes, Radha sits up and faces her Mother. Mother covers her breast and begins,

Mother: Radha, it is my duty to prepare you for what Father teaches. You find it easy to follow my teachings for such teachings are for your discursive reasoning and are age-relevant. It is similar to learning your ABCs and arithmetic–there is no controversy. Moreover, I am the Heart and the Heart teaches with love.

Your Father teaches from the place of Wisdom, my darling. Wisdom is not a simple matter to teach for many are the spiritual pathways devised by the Sages so to help different types of persons desiring to travel from the lower and middle worlds to the upper world, and even beyond. Wisdom must sometimes be harsh, but Father’s words are always given with supreme love. Your problem is that you understand a woman’s love, for such love is always personal. But you are blind to the Sage’s love. Therefore, you cannot feel the droplets of the deep ocean of unconditional love which Father splashes to you.

Personal love is easily understood, as it is a natural state of being for the two genders desire to be, but one, naturally. The two genders are, as when you experienced Lord Krishna and Lady Radhu joined in Eternal Union exuding waves of Bliss onto the Creation.

Unconditional Love is beyond the capacity of our human species, unless one is transformed so to possess a permanent soul seeking liberation via the ‘way of Krishna,’ or the ‘way of Brahman.’ The first path is the one of the Heart and so the followers are devotees filed with intoxicating love for Lord Krishna, or the One God, regardless of name and form in which such God is perceived. After mortal life is finished, they are not required to return and live in a wondrous state known as Brahmaloka until the end of time and space. These are the liberated souls, who out of pure love for God, willingly return to mortal existence as ‘remembrance soul seeds’ so to mature so to become seers and sages of the various paths. This is truly a sacrifice, as return is not guaranteed for any of them.

The second path is the ‘way of Brahman,’ or Wisdom. In this path, the seeker moves beyond the indescribable pleasures of Eternal Love and Bliss into the Pure Awareness, Pure Understanding, and Pure Knowledge of Brahman, the Imperishable, Unfathomable, Unlimited, Eternal, All-Encompassing Source. This is the world beyond the Eternal Bliss World of the Buddha and Consort, of Lord Krishna and Lady Radha, beyond the Incarnations of the Godhead Itself.

This Path is the most difficult of all paths to liberation. My path is the one of the heart and so I cannot teach Wisdom. Father knows both paths, but his inherent nature is the ‘way of Brahman.’ Though, Father is merged into Brahman, he purposely kept one pure desire so to allow him to remain within the mortal world. Father refused to give up his love for your Mother and so Father and I can fuel the easier path of Lord Krishna and Lady Radha. So, darling, your Father’s love is more refined than is mine and so he can love you even deeper than I do. So I do hope you now understand why Father works so to plant knowledge into your inner mind which are seeds for future thought. If he waited until you and your brother finished all of the preliminary studies, it would be too late.

This is why he instructs you far beyond the incarnate teachings of any holy Order.
Go find Father and tell him what we have discussed. Then, he will show you the utter infinitude of his love for you and your brother.

[setting] Radha leaves to find Father. She sees him feeding the song birds and runs up to him and gives him a great hug and kiss. She tells him what Mother taught. Father smiles and shows himself in his resplendent, divine form.  Radha can do nothing, but recite Bhagavad Gita 11.18.

Radha: I recognize you as the supreme imperishable being, the ultimate truth to be known by the scriptures. You are the support of all creation; you are the eternal protector of the eternal religion; and you are the everlasting Supreme Divine Personality.