Every so many months affords me an extra opportunity to explore a different aspect of The Trailokya Trilogy that I am not covering in my regular series of articles on Fridays. For instance, the first episode of The Blue Honor Vlog was centered on reading a passage from the book and introducing readers to one of the characters. I think that went rather well. So, when the extra Friday presented itself, I jumped at the chance to look into another character. As I’ve done with my other pieces, let’s start at the top and work our way down. I’m sure you have quite a few questions about this figure…
Adonai Elohim, King. A jñanasattva of Nirvana who oversees the rule of Zion, often called God by some Samsaran races, but he did not create the universes, he is merely a messenger. His purpose is to allow lower resonating atman to live in Zion so that they may strengthen or weaken, become jñanasattva or be destroyed in Oblivion. Those who rise will return to their kind in Nirvana.
The first thing I want to go over is the fact that Adonai is the figure that many scriptures attribute as God, but the jñanasattva is not God, nor is the Trilogy a religious story. What is God, anyway? Many have tried to define this being, falling short with only rudimentary understandings and limited language in which to clothe the figure. Humanity, especially, seeks to define the unknown in terms of themselves and the known. You certainly cannot define something that transcends your knowledge with any success. Scientific method requires a deeper exploration, quantifiable facts and attributes.
If Adonai is not God, what is he? Adonai, as I said above, is what is called a jñanasattva. The definition in The Trailokya Trilogy Companion is: A race of beings from Nirvana. They are the highest resonance a being can achieve. This resonance is a state of being unlimited. It is neither evil, nor good. The opposite of this state would be the state of non-existence, a state experienced in Oblivion. Like many dictionary definitions, this can be a bit vague. The tradition of Nirvana is from the Buddhist teachings, while jñanasattva is a Sanskrit or Hindu word describing beings that exist in the highest and most sublime of heavens. It is the state to which Buddhists and Hindus seek to evolve through meditation and spiritual practice. What is within Nirvana, and if there is anything beyond that is largely unknown, because there is little to no experience to go on by which to define it. As with all scripture, it is highly flawed containing the suppositions of human interpretations of phenomenal experiences.
Thus, Adonai is a mysterious figure, who reigns over Zion at the behest of his Nirvana kin. His subjects know very little of him, as he keeps to a small court consisting of Metatron, Corpheus, Denius and Lemitus (also known as the High Council), and on occasion the head alder Ganesha and the Generals Michael, Raphael, Uriel and Gabriel. These commanders receive counsel and spread word through their ranks. The system is not unlike many feudal arrangements, with the king isolated from the masses and working with the highest officers to manage his rule. The rank and file, however, is where feudalism ends. None of the subjects are expected to pay taxes or are bound to lands. Neither is Adonai as isolated as it may appear.
The king makes an appearance relatively early in the series. Readers are immediately aware that he is not bound by the same limitations as those around him. His appearance is heavily influenced by Dominic’s beliefs. This means that he is aware of the human’s thoughts and impressions, but also the fear and what might provide some ease. All beings are atman, even Adonai, but his crystal is the most advanced in all of the realms outside of Nirvana. Where duta or souls must be intimately involved with another atman, or have experienced an event directly, the jñanasattva requires only proximity to access the memory and knowledge of another atman. This does not mean that Adonai can possess another atman, but is likely able to easily sway their minds. Jñanasattva are quick minded, able to analyze and coordinate a response to data in seconds. Jñanasattva are likely ranked like duta. It is not believed that Adonai is the lowest rank of his kind, but he is not the highest, by his own admission, and necessity to report back to Nirvana.
Adonai is also the soul user of the future focused kapalanum. Because of it’s power, this font is quite dangerous in any other hands, and remains locked in council chambers. It allows the king to assess outcomes ahead of their fruition and mitigate problems that require his attention. Not all problems that arise are the king’s responsibility to resolve. After all, souls and duta are meant to experience and grow. Rescuing them from every disaster or negative event would indefinitely prolong that growth, and additionally lower the resonance of Nirvana in the process. This concept is resented by many souls, who believe the king should intervene to help them avoid negative consequences, or tragic events. It’s puerile and apathetic reaction directly tied to the resonance level of soul atman.
The king does not travel to other realms below Zion, despite the tales central to some beliefs. A seraphim, who enjoys the title of prince, executes all such necessary missions. This may be why the stories are so similar between cultures/times, such as the Jesus and Osiris myth. Who and what he is would always be similar, as who is always the same individual carrying out orders, which are meant to accomplish the same ends.
Despite all that could be written on Adonai, one would probably never come closer to defining him. Hopefully the above has given more insight into the King. To learn more about the trilogy, be sure to subscribe to the blog and get the upcoming articles (top right), check out the online companion, and purchase a copy of the first installment.