The Life of Abdrushin
By Randolph Freeman Eales
This is the first account of Abdrushin’s
Earthly life ever revealed in any country.
It contains intimate features, which must
be kept strictly confidential. It is no
coincidence that it should have been read
in the home of Mrs. Frydberg where for the
first time in Great Britain the Message of
Abdrushin was read – on May 30th, 1940,
When the Festival of the Holy Dove was
Celebrated. This was the beginning of
The presentation of the cause of the World
Teacher in the British Isles.
I have been asked by Mr. Kingdon to expound at large on the private life of Abdrushin. I do so with pleasure so that a few in this country may know some of intimate features of the earthly life of the Divine Envoy.
Oskar Ernst Bernhardt was born on Saxon soil, in the centre of Europe, the physical abode in gross matter of what is known by the name of “Armageddon”. It was given in the Bible to the place in which the final great battle is to be fought on the Judgment Day between the forces of good and evil; this is revealed in the 16th verse of the 16th chapter of the Revelation of John the Baptist.
The Son of Man was born on the 18th of April 1875, at Bishofswerda Lausitz. His manger stood neither in a castle of the decadent and often foul aristocracy, nor in the slums of the poor. His parents belonged to the normal and healthy middle classes. His father owned an inn and his profession was a tanner. This inn lay in Kirchstrasse No. 10, an old-world house with thick white walls and very low ceilings which still dreams in the shadow of the huge Protestant Church in which the babe was baptised and confirmed.
I have visited this place and seen with my own eyes the room where he was borne and all the other rooms, in which Oskar Ernst Bernhardt, together with his brother Alwin, were brought up by pious parents. I have also visited the Church with holy awe and perceived the pulpit above the altar from which, as Abdrushin had revealed to me before I set out on this pilgrimage, he would deliver one oration, when the world and his native place had recognised him and acknowledged him as the Redeemer and King. Mrs. Borgamann has sung in this Church on the occasion of the celebration of the seventh centenary of the town of Bishofsweda and, no doubt, she then experienced the first impact of the radiation of the Divine Envoy.
Young Oskar grew up under the charge of Emma, his earthly mother. She was pure and homely, and spiritually prepared as Mary was when Christ incarnated, to receive a part of the “Living Light” - - I mean Parcival, to King of the Grail, the Alpha and Omega for man’s conception. Abdrushin spoke with love of his father and mother. He well remembered his first phase of physical life, when he still perceived the Comet high up in Primordial Creation, which he believed to be an ordinary star in heaven. Archangels protected the babe’s simple manger and at the entrance to the house stood Knights of the Grail.
Then the babe grew older. He was not by any means an extraordinary child. He visited the parish elementary school, and I have seen the schoolroom in which he sat. I have also spoken to the town watchmaker; a famous man in that tiny country town, such as Bischofswerda was and still is until the world will acknowledge its very fame. The Watchmaker, whose name was “Neumann”, could remember clearly the two boys of Bernhardt. I have visited also the firm of Huste & Co., not far from the market place, in which Oskar Ernst worked as an apprentice after he left school. His father had decided he should become a merchant.
(to be continued)
This text is part of the collection G+: Grail Message