"And when Jesus foreannounced another Comforter, He must have intended a Person as distinct and helpful as He had been."- F. B. Meyer
"THE PERSONALITY OF THE HOLY GHOST
That word, "another"—"He shall give you another Comforter"—is in itself sufficient to prove the Divinity and Personality of the Holy Ghost. If a man promises to send another as his substitute, we naturally expect to see a man like himself, occupying his place, and doing his work. And when Jesus foreannounced another Comforter, He must have intended a Person as distinct and helpful as He had been. A breath, an afflatus, an impersonal influence could not have stood in the same category as Himself.
There are those who think that the Holy Spirit is to the Lord what a man's spirit is to the body; and imagine that our Lord simply intended that the spirit of His life-teaching and self-sacrifice would brood over and inspire His followers; but this could not have fulfilled the promise of "the other Comforter." It would simply have been Himself over again, though no longer as a living Person; rather as the momentum and energy of a receding force which gets weaker and even weaker as the ages pass. Thus the spirit of Napoleon or of Caesar is becoming little more than a dim faint echo of footsteps that once shook the world.
Jesus knew how real and helpful He had been to His followers—the centre around which they had rallied; their Teacher, Brother, Master; and He would not have tantalized them by promising another Paraclete, unless He had intended to announce the advent of One who would adjust to their needs with that quickness of perception, and sufficiency of resource, which characterize a personal Leader and Administrator. There were times approaching when the little band would need counsel, direction, sympathy, the interpretation of a strong wise Hand—qualities which could not be furnished by the remembrance of the past, fading like colors on clouds when the sun has set; and which could only be secured by the presence of a strong, wise, ever-present Personality. "I have been one Paraclete," said the Lord in effect; "but I am going to plead your cause with the Father, that another Paraclete may take My place, to be My other self, and to bide with you forever.""
F. B. Meyer, Love to the Utmost
The Echo Library (2008), pp. 42-3
The Paraclete Or Coming World Mother
"And that is what I expect; a demonstration of the power and majesty of God in the fragrant beauty of an earthly, feminine form, a comforting, womanly presence whose mission will be far more effectively carried out because it presents the most unexpected deliverance." — Johanna Brandt
"The Message of the Comforter does not detract in any way from the teachings of Jesus the Christ. It does not encroach on the long-established system of organised, orthodox belief. On the contrary, the World Mother is coming into physical manifestation at this critical time to expound the teachings of the Christ, to present them in a form that will be acceptable to all God's children, to draw the peoples of the earth together, to unite, to bind, to gather the scattered flocks of the human family; to function as the Comforter of the world during the period described in the Scriptures as "the last tribulations," and to prepare the physical bodies of the human race to receive the Spirit of Christ.
All this is in the strict accord with Bible prophecy. No mention is made of the visible presence of our Lord on earth during the great tribulations, but special emphasis is laid on the fact that He will come soon after. In the 24th Chapter of St. Matthew in the 29th and 30th verses the order of events to be expected is put so clearly that there is no mistaking it: "Immediately after the tribulations of those days shall the sun be darkened, and the moon shall not give her light, and the stars shall fall from heaven, and the powers of the heavens shall be shaken; and then shall appear the sign of the Son of Man in heaven; and then shall all the tribes of the earth mourn, and they shall see the Son of Man coming in the clouds of heaven with power and great glory."
Instead of speculating on the time and manner of His Coming, we should be preparing to meet the "tribulations" and to make ourselves worthy to receive Him when He comes. By watching the signs of the times and studying the teachings of thousands of inspired souls I think we may safely conclude that a change of some sort is pending. No matter what our beliefs may be the atmosphere is pregnant with meaning, and if we accept the prophecies of the Scriptures to the effect that Jesus the Christ will not be here in manifestation to our physical senses to help us through the crisis (whatever it may be) then the question confronts us whether we are to be utterly forsaken and deserted in a time of peril and confusion? We have no earthly leader in whom we can put our full confidence; on the contrary, the leaders in every department of life have reached the point of despair in their helplessness. But why all this despair? Did Jesus not promise to send us help? Did He not distinctly say, "I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter?" (St. John 14, vs. 16.) This throws a flood of light on the subject - it is the Comforter, the Holy Spirit, who will lead us through the abyss.
The only difference between the teachings of this little book and those of the Scriptures lies in the fact that the writer sees the Holy Spirit in the garb of a Woman, a Mother. Time alone will show us whether this is correct or not. No one who is under a delusion is mentally equipped to create the form of a mighty Being who is able to manifest among men as a leader, able to give expression to the powers of the Spirit in prophecy, in healing, in telepathy, in working the signs and wonders and miracles which we are wont to associate with the life of Jesus, and Jesus alone, in spite of the fact that He said "The works that I do shall ye do also; and greater works than these shall ye do."
A modern Messiah who is able to save the situation at the eleventh hour would naturally manifest in such irresistible power that all our reasoning will be swept away. And that is what I expect; a demonstration of the power and majesty of God in the fragrant beauty of an earthly, feminine form, a comforting, womanly presence whose mission will be far more effectively carried out because it presents the most unexpected deliverance. I have asked myself a thousand times why the identity of the Mother has been concealed throughout the ages and this is the only explanation that has occurred to me—that a most unusual, most powerful stroke of Divine Genius would be necessary to pave the remnant destined to survive the ordeal. Otherwise "no flesh" will be saved. The revelation of the Cosmic Mother as Comforter and the arming of the nations on an unprecedented scale occur at the same time in the history of the world. This is no coincidence."
Johanna Brandt, The Paraclete OR Coming World Mother, 1936, pp. 4-5
"The Comforter will be an incarnation of the Holy Spirit as Jesus was of the Spirit of Christ. As Cosmic Mother She holds a superior position, far beyond the conception of a finite mind, and it will no more be possible for us to understand Her character and functions than if She represented the Creator Himself. It is on that account that Jesus said that the Comforter, when She comes, would not speak of Herself."
Johanna Brandt, The Paraclete or Coming World Mother (1936), p. 37
The Messiah-Paraclete Shri Mataji: "I am the one about which Christ has talked."
"Normally I don't tell about Myself but today he exposed me. As soon as I came I had to tell because it's not tactful. It's not tactful to say anything. It's better that you discover Me than I tell you because Christ was crucified, everybody was tortured. I do not want to hamper My work because it makes no difference by telling you anything before Realization. It's better to tell you after Realization that I am the Holy Ghost—no doubt. I am the one about which Christ has talked.
I have told them. I had never said this on from a platform and I told. They have been telling Me, "Mother, You must say that once." I said, "In America I'll declare it." So today I declare that I am the Holy Ghost. I am the Holy Spirit who has incarnated on this Earth for your realization."
The Divine Mother/Paraclete Shri Mataji
New York, USA 30 September 1980
"Born realized are the people who were realized long time back, before they were born in this lifetime. So they clear out much faster than you do, because they have done the clearing before also, so they clear out very fast. They normally do not take to all the perversions and all the temptations that you take to, and they are very different type of people. They are unique and cynical because when they are born they find the rest of them are going the other way and they don't know how to deal with the others and with the situation.
They become cynical, and they have their own ideas, and maybe these born realized might develop their ego, also, quite a lot. Normally they do not take to temptations — normally — but if they go to it they will see to it that they have it fully, and, while you people have a very great capacity for one thing, because you know your realization; it happened in your own awareness. When you were aware of it, you saw the happening. So you understand the value of it. Supposing you are born in a rich family, then you don't understand the value of richness.
But supposing you are not born in a rich family and suddenly you get lot of riches, then you can compare what I was and what I am. In the same way in Sahaja Yoga when you are not realized and you get realization, you can compare. And then the value of realization is much greater for a Sahaja Yogi than for a just a realized soul; some realized souls also may understand but they are more individualistic, they are not so much collective, as you people are. Secondly, because you have gone through that, in this lifetime and in your own memory all the wrong things you have done... you have much more compassion and understanding for other people, who have got these things.
While these who are realized people do not have much of that patience for others and they have their own way of doing things. If they come to Sahaja Yoga they could be very dynamic and very great, no doubt. But they will not take to Sahaja Yoga easily because they think they are alright. "Why should we accept anything else now?" Because, sort of, they are satisfied people. But they cannot help the humanity unless and until they learn the thing.
Like a man, say, who's very clever, very intelligent, is a child born, very intelligent. He doesn't like to go to a school. But he misses all the other things of the school: the discipline of the school, the complete knowledge of the school. He might be alright I mean, he's quite intelligent, but he lacks all that, which one can get it in a school in a proper way. Apart from that he lacks that companionship with Me. Because I have given you realization, so you feel Me much more than they can."
The Divine Mother/Paraclete Shri Mataji
Guru Puja, London, Declaration of Advent, December 02, 1979
In 1979 during the Guru Puja lecture in London, UK a question was asked: "Mother, what do the born-realized have that we don't, and what do we have that the born-realized don't?" Shri Mataji reply reflects Jesus' promise that "Another Paraclete may take My place, to be My other self, and to bide with you forever."
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