AMONG ALL BOOKS of spiritual content, this work occupies a
unique place. It can be said that it gives an explanation of the World, for it describes the
comprehensive view, so often longed for, of everything that takes place
between God and us human beings. Yet no scientific, philosophical or
esoteric expositions, such as are commonly offered today, must be expected
from the Grail Message. In its nature the Grail Message stands
apart; in a logical train of thought it addresses the reader in simple
It is the Author’s declared intention with his Work to lead seekers
again closer to life, indeed, back to God. Therefore the Grail Message
always addresses itself to the individual alone, regardless of nationality,
race or creed. It wishes to be of help to the human being by showing the direct way, because the fundamental change in spiritual orientation
hoped for by many today can only arise on the basis of the individual’s personal thinking and examining, and the ensuing recognition and conviction.
The path through life indicated by the Grail Message is straightforward,
clear and far removed from any mysticism:
“He who bears within himself the firm volition for what is good,
and strives to give purity to his thoughts, has already found the
way to the Highest! All else will then be added unto him.”
Purity of thought and the firm volition for what is good are directly
related to consistent work on oneself. To enable man to reawaken within
him that which distinguishes him spiritually - namely humanity in the
best sense of the word - the Grail Message refers again and again to
Christ’s original Teaching and builds upon it:
“...Jesus has already shown you the simple way leading unerringly
to the goal, for deep truth lies in the simple words: ‘Love
thy neighbor as thyself!’
“With these words He gave the key to freedom and ascent!
Because it is an irrefutable fact: What you do for your neighbor
you do in reality only for yourselves! Solely for yourselves,
since according to the Eternal Laws everything returns to you
without fail, good or evil, either already here or there. It will
surely come! Thus you are shown the simplest of ways in which
this step to the good volition is to be understood.
“You should give to your neighbor with your being, you nature!
Not necessarily with money and goods. For then those without
means would be excluded from the possibility of giving. And
in this being, in this ‘giving yourself’ in the relation with your
neighbor, in the consideration and respect you voluntarily offer
him, lies the ‘love’ of which Jesus speaks; lies also the help you
give to your neighbor, because it enables him to change himself
or ascend further, and because he gains strength from it.”
A life devoted to God in the spirit of Christian love for one’s neighbor
is hardly still possible today on the basis of a childlike belief, for the conviction of the existence of the One Creator has long since been degraded
to humanized images of God and conflicting denominational
dogmas that cannot be reconciled with earnest thinking. Moreover, these
contribute substantially to the fact that ever-diminishing numbers of people
still recognise values in the present religious concepts.
For an effective new approach traditional belief no longer suffices. Genuine conviction is imperative! This, however, is primarily associated
with knowledge. Therefore Abd-ru-shin substantiates his explanations in
the Grail Message with the activity of comprehensive Creation-Laws,
which interweave all the visible material planes, as well as the vast realm
“beyond the five senses”.
These Laws of Creation - synonymous with the Will of God - are
designated by Abd-ru-shin as the “Language of the Lord”:
“The whole of Creation is the Language of God, which you
should earnestly strive to read, and which is by no means as
difficult as you may think.”
In addition he states:
“You earthmen are in this Creation to find supreme happiness!
In the Living Language which God speaks to you!
And to understand this Language, to learn it, and to sense
inwardly the Will of God in it, that is your goal during your
journey through Creation. In Creation itself, to which you
belong, lies the explanation of the purpose of your existence,
and at the same time also the recognition of your goal during
your journey through Creation! In no other way can you
“This demands of you that you live Creation. But you are
only able to live or experience it when you really know it.
“With my Message I now open the Book of Creation for
you! The Message clearly shows you the Language of God
in Creation, which you must learn to understand so that you
can make it completely your own.”
In his Grail Message Abd-ru-shin refers again and again to the allembracing Primordial Creation-Laws. The knowledge about these Laws
of Creation forms that solid foundation which, far from all denominational
dogmatism, leads from belief to conviction. And it is just this path
that the “Grail Message” wishes to point out.
The Foreword reads: