The Silent Flute was written in the theme of
a Martial-Arts movie, but in reality it contains many of the teachings
of The Holy Scriptures. It symbolically shows
some of the various trials we encounter as we travel along the path towards
Enlightenment, (i.e. the meaning of life on Earth and its purpose) and
how to defend ourselves from the attacks that the Evil-one throws at us
to take us off the path.
The movie begins with a karate competition, which symbolizes
all of the various religions and cult organisations, fighting amongst themselves,
to try to prove who is right and wrong, and who should have the right to
go and confront Zetan, the guardian of The Book of Enlightenment. Cord,
a seeker of The Truth, comes to the competition
and defeats all of the other competitors but is disqualified because he
didn't follow the 'rules' that they had made-up, and doesn't belong to
any group (religion). They choose to send Morthon (Dead-one), a representative
of one of the religions instead, so Cord storms out vowing to find and
defeat Zetan and see what is in The Book.
The next day Morthon sets out to find Zetan and Cord follows
him. They stop at a well to rest and notice what appears to them to be
a blind man, going into a castle nearby.
The blind man represents 'The Word'* of God or The Truth,
contained in all of The Holy Scriptures and Divinely Inspired Teachings.
When Cord and Morthon hear 'The Word' being attacked in the castle, Morthon
takes the quick and easy path and runs away. Cord
goes to help 'The Word' but soon learns that 'The Word' is more than capable
of defending itself.
* John 1:1 In the Beginning was
the Word (Truth - in Hebrew is Nazir), and the Truth was with God (NOT
with Lucifer/Satan the Devil), and the Word was God.
The next day, Cord is guided to 'The Word' by the sound
of a Flute that 'The Word' plays. 'The Word' passes Cord a piece of fruit,
which represents the fruit from the tree of the Knowledge of Good and Evil,
and shows Cord how to separate the good half from the bad. Cord doesn't
know the difference between the two and ends up mashing up the fruit and
eating the whole thing - the bad as well as the good. Cord asks who and
what 'The Word' is and 'The Word' answers saying "Whatever you think I
am, or want me to be, I am." Which is to say that 'The Word' of God is
constantly twisted and mis-interpreted by various religions and cult-groups,
for their own material gains, but in reality, it has only one interpretation,
which is easily found by studying 'The Word' without any pre-conceived
ideas (I AM THAT I AM*) and doing what it says.
* Exodus 3:14 And God said unto
Moses, I AM THAT I AM: and He said, Thus shalt thou say unto the
children of Israel,
"I AM" hath sent me unto you.
Cord starts to follow and learn from 'The Word' (The Truth).
'The Word' shows him how to defend himself from the Monkeys, who symbolize
the people that Satan uses to try to mock, undermine and confuse those
who are on the Path towards Enlightenment, to bring them off the Path or
impede their progress and make them turn back, if possible.
"The way of the Monkey is to play the fool, while you
laugh at his antics he bites you from behind. Unmask his ego and you expose
a coward disguised as a monkey."
'The Word' then prods Cord and tells him that he already
imitates their chattering perfectly, in order to test his ego and see if
he can arouse it. Cord's "Self"-ish human nature is aroused; offended and
takes him over and he arrogantly thinks he knows better and insults his
teacher by telling him that the lesson has no value. 'The Word' replies
"One is taught in accordance to one's fitness to learn." Which is to say
that a student who has an ego and thinks he knows as much as, or more than
the teacher, can not be taught anything.
Because Cord's selfish and arrogant human nature took
him over, he (the being) became spiritually blind and lost sight of 'The
Word', he then meets-up with Morthon who had just failed the first test,
which was, of course, against the Monkey. Cord goes to confront the Monkeys
and remembers what 'The Word' taught him about the Monkey's antics, realising
that 'The Word' was right.
The Monkey tries to find out what school (religion) Cord
has come from and where his begging-bowl is, because all of the different
religions have some form of begging-bowl to extract money from the people.
Cord says he is not there to beg and tells him he's looking for Zetan.
The Monkey is surprised that he hasn't got a begging-bowl and doesn't come
from any religion and tries to find out what style of fighting (beliefs)
he has. Cord tells him he has his own style and the Monkey becomes afraid
because he doesn't know how to fight him, but says if he wants to find
Zetan he must pass him, so Cord fights and defeats the Monkey by doing
what 'The Word' taught him and doesn't allow himself to be distracted by
the Monkey's antics. The Monkey then tells him where to go to continue
his quest to find Zetan. Cord lets his ego ("Self") get the better of him
and laughs and mocks the monkey and runs off to face the next trial.
The Flute that 'The Word' plays represents the good voice
in our head (our telepathic connection with God) that shows us right from
wrong and guides us in the right direction in life (The Comforter or The
Holy Spirit - John 14:26*). Cord hears the Flute playing when he is on
his way to the next trial, (preparing him for it) but doesn't understand
what it is or where it is coming from, yet. He also meets a man in a barrel
of oil who, although he himself is trying to control his own human selfish
lusts in the wrong way, warns Cord about the trials that lie ahead of him.
Cord chooses to just brush-off what the man tells him and thinks he is
* John 14:26 But the Comforter,
[which is] the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in my name, he shall
teach you all things, and bring all things to your remembrance, whatsoever
I have said unto you.
Cord then goes to the world (wilderness),
seeking the rose the Monkey told him about, and meets Chang Shah (Change
king) who symbolises the Babylonian market-system which exists in all of
the 'developed' countries today. Chang Shah tells Cord that it is his wish
to provide everything that is needed (i.e. create a false need for something
and then supply that need at a price) and asks Cord to tell him what he
needs, so he can find happiness (make money) in providing it.
The Black Man symbolises the Third-World countries which
are being ripped-off by the market-system. He wishes to fight against the
market-system because he is sick and tired of being told by the 'developed'
world that he needs to buy all of the modern-conveniences of life that
the market-system is trying to push on him and his people, and is conned
into buying these things from the market-system that his people don't really
need; can't afford and are destroying the environment. He is defeated by
the market-system because he is distracted by all of the glitz; glamour
and hype that is associated with modern Western culture and can't see that
it is all just an illusion and distraction, designed to impoverish him;
get him into debt; enslave and kill him.
Cord then asks when he can fight Chang Shah and Chang
Shah tells him that they will fight the next day, after they sleep. That
night Chang Shah sends one of his wives, Tara (Torah)
to Cord and Cord gives in to temptation and allows himself to be seduced
by her. The next day Cord wakes up to find himself all alone and finds
Tara crucified for her sins (Adultery carries the death penalty in The
Torah, which is the Hebrew name for The Five Books of God's Law, contained
in The Bible, which were given to Moses at Sinai, and is THE ONLY LAW
that applies on Earth in the eyes of God). The crucifixion of Tara symbolises
that he has broken The Torah/Tara - The Law.
The next night, Cord is visited by Death and defeats him
by not being afraid of him, and invites Death to come any time, telling
him that he is a welcome guest. By inviting Death, Cord proves that he
is truly repentant for committing adultery and the next day, after he is
cleansed in the Water of Life, 'The Word' (the blind man) comes back to
him again. 'The Word' then tells him that he can't step twice on the same
piece of water, which means that if you do something wrong, you can't go
back and undo it and do it right the second time (what's done is done).
Therefore you have to do it right the first time.
'The Word' goes on to say that a fish (symbol of Christ's
Teachings) saved his life once, by eating it (digesting them). Cord has
another 'human attack' and tells 'The Word' that talking to him is like
talking to a wall and 'The Word' replies, "Buddha sat before a wall and
when he arose he was enlightened." Cord asks if he is comparing himself
with Buddha and 'The Word' says, "No, only to the wall" (He is The Writing
on the wall, The Truth that Buddha learned from and became enlightened
'The Word' then asks Cord about his second trial and Cord
contradicts him again and says it was not a trial but a lesson, because
if it was a trial he would have to admit that he failed it. His ego could
not possibly do that and therefore it had to deceive him into believing
it was a lesson instead of a trial. 'The Word' asks him to teach it to
him, to see if he has learned any lesson from the trial that he failed,
and tells Cord that each morning when he awakens, like a scholar at his
first class, he prepares a blank mind, for the day to write upon.
Cord's ego starts to smirk and rebuild itself by convincing
him that what he did wasn't really wrong because we are born to love and
that he broke his vow and committed adultery gladly. Then Cord tells him
what happened with Tara from his "Self's" point of view. 'The Word' explains
to him that while he is on the Path towards Enlightenment, he is constantly
changing; growing (and so must be constantly pruned if he is to grow up
straight) and that he does not, can not possess even himself, so how can
he hope to possess anyone or anything else. (Tie two birds together, although
they have four wings, they can not fly.)
Cord then asks if he can learn from 'The Word' again but
'The Word' tells him that he will teach him only on the condition that
he doesn't ask questions about anything that happens until such time that
'The Word' gives him the answer (Koran, Sura. 18:60-82*). Cord agrees and
they continue on their way.
* Sura18:66. Moses said to him:
"May I follow thee, on the footing that thou teach me something of the
(Higher) Truth which thou hast been taught?"
18:67. (The other) said: "Verily
thou wilt not be able to have patience with me!"
18:68. "And how can thou have
patience about things about which thy understanding is not complete?"
18:69. Moses said: "Thou wilt
find me, if "I AM" so will, (truly) patient: nor shall I disobey thee in
18:70. The other said: "If then
thou wouldst follow me, ask me no questions about anything until I myself
speak to thee concerning it."
18:71. So they both proceeded:
until, when they were in the boat, he scuttled it. Said Moses: "Hast thou
scuttled it in order to drown those in it? Truly a strange thing hast thou
18:72. He answered: "Did I not
tell thee that thou canst have no patience with me?"
18:73. Moses said: "Rebuke me
not for forgetting, nor grieve me by raising difficulties in my case."
18:74. Then they proceeded:
until, when they met a young man, he slew him. Moses said: "Hast thou slain
an innocent person who had slain none? Truly a foul (unheard of) thing
hast thou done!"
18:75. He answered: "Did I not
tell thee that thou canst have no patience with me?"
18:76. (Moses) said: "If ever
I ask thee about anything after this, keep me not in thy company: then
wouldst thou have received (full) excuse from my side."
18:77. Then they proceeded:
until, when they came to the inhabitants of a town, they asked them for
food, but they refused them hospitality. They found there a wall on the
point of falling down, but he set it up straight. (Moses) said: "If thou
hadst wished, surely thou couldst have exacted some payment for it!"
18:78. He answered: "This is
the parting between me and thee: now will I tell thee the interpretation
of (those things) over which thou wast unable to hold patience.
18:79. "As for the boat, it
belonged to certain men in dire need: they worked on the water: I only
wished to render it unserviceable, for there was a certain king after them,
who seized every boat by force.
18:80. "As for the youth, his
parents were people of Faith, and We feared that he would grieve them by
obstinate rebellion and ingratitude (to "I AM" and man).
18:81. "So We desired that their
Lord would give them, in exchange, (a son) better in purity (of conduct)
and closer in affection.
18:82. "As for the wall, it
belonged to two youths, orphans, in the Town; there was, beneath it, a
buried treasure, to which they were entitled: their father had been a righteous
man: so thy Lord desired that they should attain their age of full strength
and get out their treasure - a mercy (and favour) from thy Lord. I did
it not of my own accord. Such is the interpretation of (those things) over
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After what Cord had seen as a strange series of events
including attack from all of the different armies of the world (symbolically),
'The Word' tells Cord to learn to listen to that which is not spoken
(the Flute), which is to say that the good messages and warnings that we
telepathically receive from God are not spoken, they come as Knowledge
(when you all of a sudden know something, that you didn't know before).
The spoken words in our head come from the Evil-voice (Satan) and
we must learn to
not listen to him and to follow only the
unspoken Knowledge and Guidance that we receive from God.
Cord again loses control of his 'Self' and arrogantly
demands an explanation why 'The Word' did all of the things that he did
and wants to know how he knew to do them. As soon as he genuinely asks
how, the Flute (that which is not spoken) explained how he knew and Cord,
'all of a sudden' understood how 'The Word' knew all those things. 'The
Word' slaps Cord and asks him "how many times?" before walking away from
Cord. The "how many times?" refers to how many times Cord would have to
go through that place before he got it right and did everything The Way
that he was instructed to, by the Flute. The answer to that question would
of course be enough times for him to learn how to get it right and then
he would move on to the next lesson.
Cord then goes back to the world to confront Chang Shah
again, having learnt from 'The Word' a bit more humility; "self" control
and where he went wrong the last time. Chang Shah tries to tempt Cord into
joining him in his world where he will find no night or day (where you
drink, party and take drugs all day and all
night, avoiding reality completely), but Cord is determined to find Enlightenment
and insists on fighting Chang Shah.
When they meet in the ring, Chang Shah uses all of his
worldly pleasures and distractions to try to take Cord's mind off what
he is doing. Cord becomes afraid and starts losing control, as memories
of his previous failures in similar situations come back to haunt him,
but the Flute comes in at exactly the right moment and helps him to regain
his control, see his desired direction - forwards without looking back
and defend himself from Chang Shah. When Chang Shah sees that he can't
defeat Cord he sends him away from the world, to an island that symbolises
all of the monasteries of all of the various religions of the world, where
he is no longer a threat to Chang Shah and can't show others how to defeat
the market-system and become free from the slavery to material possessions
that the market system creates.
When he arrives at the island, he sees that the people
in the religions are just hiding away from the world, instead of fighting
to make it a better place, and sees that the answers do not lie in the
religions. He asks to see Zetan and is led to him. After discovering that
he doesn't have to fight Zetan, Cord asks to see the Book of Enlightenment.
Zetan takes him to see the book, but firstly asks him
to sit in the Seat of Harmony (become at peace) before he looks at the
book. When Cord (the being) looks into the book while he is at peace, he
sees the reflection of his human 'Self' as it really is (Thomas 12:7 Jesus
said: Whoever knows the All but fails to know himself lacks everything.),
and learns that True Enlightenment is the knowledge of who and what we
really are (Spiritual Beings or Souls, locked inside of human animal bodies
- human+Beings) and sees that his real enemy is his human self and selfish
human nature. He then understands what our True life purpose is (to
crucify the human 'Self' and 'Self'-will daily for the benefit and good
of everybody and to become the Being all of the time, in complete control
of the human "Self" - "born again of the spirit", John 3:5*)
Luke 9:23 And he (Jesus) said to [them] all,
If any [man] will come after me, let him deny himself, and take up his
cross daily, and follow me.
* John 3:5 Jesus answered, Verily,
verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water (human) and
born (later) from above as his spirit-"Being" (his REAL self which is NOT
human), he can NOT enter into the Kingdom of God (Who is a Spirit-"Being").
3:6 That which is born of the
flesh is human; and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit (a spirit-"Being")
- (a human+Being).
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Cord then goes back to 'The Word' of God and 'The Word'
can tell, just from looking at him, that he has looked at the book and
asks Cord what he saw when he looked in the book. Cord answers "Everything!"
because now that he has seen his 'Self' and the truly horrible arrogant
nature and ego of the 'Self', he can see and understand everything, including
and especially why it is necessary to overcome the 'Self' by daily crucifying
With what Cord has now learned about his 'Self' he realizes
that 'The Word' has infinitely more Knowledge and Wisdom than himself and
with that understanding he then becomes a fit student for The Master to
teach and the real learning then begins. At that point, with his spiritual
eyes that are no longer blinded by his ego, he truly sees; loves and hugs
his Master that his human "Self" with its human eyesight cannot ever see
and resents; scorns and vastly underestimates.
'The Word' congratulates him, gives him the Flute to play
and gets up to dance to the harmony of the Flute. . .
The Little Buddha
The True Teachings of Buddha
are in perfect harmony with those contained in "The Silent Flute" and in
Holy Scriptures. An extract from the end of the movie "The Little Buddha"
briefly describes these teachings and an explanation of that extract follows.
Sedata (the sedated one) had found the middle way (The
Way - The Laws of God in The Torah) and restored
his body to health.
Then the five (seven really) deceptively innocent looking
daughters of Marah, the lord of darkness:- Pride (Arrogance); Greed (Avarice);
Fear (or Hate or Anger); Ignorance (of the real truth
about your "self") and Desire (Lust or Covetousness) (the other two
are Sloth and Gluttony) - "The Seven Deadly Sins" came to tempt Sedata
away from his search, but Sedata overcame them.
Marah (Satan) had tried to tempt Sedata in the cleverest
of ways, by disguising the temptations in the simplest of forms. But Sedata
was looking beyond form, beyond the present and did not give in to the
temptations of the flesh (human - 'Self'). Marah was enraged and tried
to scare Sedata by sending all of the armies of the world against him.
Sedata knew that all Marah did was pure illusion and stayed
calm and at peace through it all. Because he didn't become afraid, all
of their attacks could not harm him because he was protected by a shield
of Love, which he had established through his faith in God and His Protection
* 6:16 Above all, taking the Shield of Faith, wherewith
ye shall be able to quench all the fiery darts of the wicked.
It seemed as if Marah had been defeated, but Marah had
not yet given up the battle. He attacked Sedata again through his human
Sedata saw through the illusion, as he did the others
and told Marah, who was controlling Sedata's human 'Self' through its ego,
that it is pure illusion and does not exist and that the earth is his witness
to prove it (Gen 2:7*). When Marah saw that he had been defeated he showed
himself to prove that he had been controlling Sedata's human 'Self'-ishness
and ego, then vanished.
* Gen. 2:7 And the "I AM" God formed man [of] the dust
of the ground, and breathed into his nostrils the breath of life; and man became alive
and was given a soul [spirit Being] (human+being).
Sedata won the battle against Satan through the 'Force'
of God's Love and the great compassion he had found. Then he achieved the
Great Calm that proceeds from detachment from human emotions and the knowledge
that he was not 'only human', but a human+Being. He had reached beyond
his human 'Self', he was beyond happiness or pain, separated from judgment.
Able to remember all his previous lives (incarnations). He remembered his
first birth (incarnation) and the thousands he had had afterwards (re-incarnations),
he could see beyond the universe (this world).
Sedata had seen the ultimate reality of all things. He
understood that every movement in the Universe was an effect provoked by
a cause. He knew that there was no salvation without compassion for every
other Being. From that time on Sedata was known as the Buddha,
the Awakened or Enlightened and Anointed
One (see film, Dune)......which means exactly the
same as the word Christ, whose True Teaching is identical to that of Buddha's
true teaching. . .
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