The Mysteries of the Silent Brotherhood of the East aka “The Red Book”
Life and Works of Yehoshua in Egypt and India
And Yehoshua came to Egypt Land and all was well. He tarried not upon the coast; he went at once to Zoan, home of Elihu and Salome, who five and twenty years before, had taught his mother in their sacred school.
And there was joy when met these three. When last the son of Mary saw these sacred groves, he was a babe.
And now, a man had grown strong by buffetings of every kind, a teacher who had stirred the multitudes in many lands.
And Yehoshua told the aged teachers all about his life, about his journeyin in foreign lands, about the meetings with masters, and about his kind receptions by the multitudes.
Elihu and Salome hears this story with delight; they lifted up their eyes to heaven and said”
“Our Father Allah, let now thhy servants go in peace; for we have seen the glory of the Lord”
“And we have talked with him the messenger of Love and of the Covenant of Peace on earth and good will to men.”
“Through Him shall all the Nations of the earth be blessed through Him, Immanuel.”
And Yehoshua stayed in Zoan many days; and then he went forth unto the City of the Sun, that men call Heliopolis, and sought admission to the Temple of the sacred Brotherhood.
The council of the brotherhood convened, and Yehoshua stood before the hierophant. He answered all the questions that were asked with clearness and with power.
The hierophant exclaimed, “Rabboni of the rabbinate, why come you here? Your wisdom is the wisdom of the gods; why seek for wisdom in the halls of man?”
And Yehoshua said, “In every way of earth-life I would walk; in every hall of learning I would sit; the height that any man has gained, these I would gain;”
“What any man has suffered, I would meet; that I may know the griefs, the disappointments and sore temptations of my brother man, that I may know just how to succor with those in need.”
“I pray you brothers, let me go into your dismal crypts; I would pass the hardest of your tests”
The master said, “Take then the vow of secret brotherhood; and Yehoshua took the vow of secret brotherhood.
Again the master spoke, he said, “The greatest heights are gained by those who reach the greatest depths; and you shall reach the greatest depths.”
The guide then led the way; and in the fountain Yehoshua bathed. And when he had been clothed in proper garb, he stood again before the hierophant.
Life works of Yehoshua in Yusef’s home at the age of seven years
The home of Yusef was on Marmion Way in Nazareth. Here Mary taught her son the lessons of Elihu and Salome;
And Yehoshua greatly loved the Vedic Hymns and the Avesta; but more than all he loved to read the Psalms of David and the pungent words of Solomon.
The Jewish books of prophecy were his delight; and when he reached his seventh year, he needed not the books to read; for he had fixed in memory every word.
Joachim and his wife, grand-parents of Yehoshua, made a feast in honor of the child; and all their near of kin were guests.
And Yehoshua stood before the guests and said, “I had a dream, and in my dream, I stood before the sea upon a sandy beach;”
“The waves upon the sea were high; a storm was raging on the deep.”
“Someone above gave me a wand. I took the wand and touched the sands, and every grain of sand became a living thing. The beach was all a mass of beauty and song.”
“I touched the waters at my feet, and they were changed to trees, and flowers and singing birds; and everything was praising Allah.”
“And someone spoke. I did not see the one who spoke; I heard the voice, which said, “There is no death.”
Grandmother Ann loved the child. She laid her hand on Yehoshua’s head and said, “I saw you stand beside the sea; I saw you touch the sand; and the waves, I saw them turn to living things; and then I knew the meaning of the dream”
“The sea of life rolls high; the storms are great; the multitude of men are idle, listless, waiting like dead sands upon the beach.”
“Your want is Truth; with this you touch the multitude, and every man becomes a messenger of Holy light and life.”
“You touch the waves upon the sea of life, their turmoils cease; the very winds become a song of praise.”
“There is no death; because the wand of Truth can change the driest bones to living things, and bring the loveliest flowers from stagnant ponds, and turn the most discordant notes to harmony and praise.”
Joachim said, “My son, today you pass the seventh milestone of your way of life; for you are seven years of age, and we will give to you as a remembrance of this day whatever you desire. Choose that which will afford you most delight.”
And Yehoshua said, “I do not want a gift, for I am satisfied. If I could make a multitude of children glad upon this day, I would be greatly pleased.”
“Now there are many hungry boys and girls in Nazareth who would be pleased to eat with us, at this feast, and share with us the pleasures of this day.”
“The richest gift that you can give to me is your permission to go out and find those needy ones, and bring them here that they may feast with us.”
Joachim said, “Tis well. Go out and find the needy boys and girls, and bring them here. We will prepare enough for all.”
And Yehoshua did not wait. He ran. He entered every home and hut and den of the town. He did not waste his words; he told his mission everywhere.
And in a little time one hundred and three score of happy children were following yehoshua on Marmion way.
The guests made way; the banquet hall was filled with Yehoshua’s guests; and Yehoshua and his mother served.
And there was food enough for all, and all were glad. So the birthday gift of Yehoshua was a crown of righteousness.