One God with multiple manifestation
Luntiang Aghama Declaration of Faith
We Believe in One God. We believe that God is manifested in many forms; God is manifested in a form of male and female; young and old; and in multiple aspects as man could understand most.
We believe that God is the Creator and the one who instituted life on this world. We believe that God is the one who creates the heavens, the earth, and the other worlds; as God creates the plane of existence, God also install caretakers of these planes.
We believe that we are the creation of God; we believe that as creature of God, God has a special manifestation within us that is unique from each of us; a signature of God that gave us the Divine Lineage of Power as a Co-creator and caretaker of the Plane of Existence where we dwell.
We believe that as a creature of God, we are one of the manifested form of Divine Power, the Power of the Divine that is within us all. We believe that as manifested form of Divine power, we are made with a purpose; and that purpose is the reason why we are living/ manifested in this plane where we live.
We believe that we live our life purpose until we reach our goal in becoming one with the Divine Power, for we believe that our Life comes from the Divine, and to the Divine will our life return. We also believe that our life here on this plane of existence is a training ground where we will learn how to serve our purpose well; a school where we can train and enhance the Divinity within us.
We believe in reincarnation as a means of our real self in accomplishing our life purpose to achieve the ultimate goal of reaching divinity within one self. We believe that as we were born in this plane of existence, we are given guides to help us learn and evolved with us. They were also born as we were born, and evolve as we evolve. We believe that these guides are also part of us, of our real self, coming from our ancestors, and from our previous incarnation; these guides are one with us and within us, learning with us in our present plane of existence until the time we are truly be one with them and to the Divine.
We believe in many plane of existence as other traditions have taught. And to simplify these, we categorically believe in the Underworld, Middle World, and the Upper World. And presently, we who are alive are living in the Middle World.
We believe that Underworld is place where growth and renewal begins. As there is beginning, there will be an ending; and in every ending there’s a hope of new beginning. We believe that we as human live presently in the middle world together with other creatures seen and unseen to live harmoniously in co-existence with one another. Plants and animals alike are all created beings by the Divine Power equally to serve their purpose in symbiotic manner.
We believe that the Upper world is the bringer of light that signifies time on us here on the middle world. The Upper world is a place where light comes and occasionally pour their blessings unto us through rain. In the upper world, we can access our guides to be our light; we can access inspiration from them that we can enact it to our present life in this plane of existence.
We believe as a living creature, we can co-exist with one another. The key for this harmonious co-existence is through the virtues that been taught to us by the Aghamic prayer. We believe in the power of prayer as a means of communication to the Divine. It is also our mean of communication with the unseen. Through prayer and constant communication, we develop personal relationship and intimacy with the Divine and with our guides.
We believe in Magick as an innate ability of every individual to create change. This is the ability that we have since birth as a sign our Divine Lineage that been passed unto us by our ancestors. And with this ability we congregate ourselves to develop it and direct it to create beneficial change to our society.
All religions of the world have preached about heaven and salvation towards mankind. Everyone has its own distinction to one another but at the end, only one result is to be expected. Some have preached about everlasting life, others have taught men about paradise. Whatever or whichever they termed it to be, whether they call it heaven, paradise, everlasting life, samadhi, nirvana, etc... all has its one end, that is to reach the highest peak of human evolution or perfection. For it is said in the scriptures; " Be ye perfect, for I the Lord am perfect". In Aghama, we have termed the word perfect into Enlightenment.
Aghama is a sanscrit word which means "religion". A religion in its ancient form that aims "to tie up with" or "to be connected with" to its creator. A tie that binds up the creation to its creator, a tie that binds up all beings, animate or inanimate, to Mother Nature herself.
It is also like a cord that is connected from the unborn child to its mother inside her womb. The connection that binds the (2) being into one body. The connection that gives life and nourishment to the unborn while wondering into the dark womb of its mother. A connection that saves life of the unborn child from the possible danger of miscarriage.
Aghama also mean "science". It is derived from the filipino word "agham". Thus Aghama becomes the religion of science. Science in a sense that our faith is based on the acquisition of knowledge. Knowledge of the fundamental truth about our existence.
The truth that only the person who is in quest for it may only know. The truth when the questor find it will hold tight to it, and even die for it because he know that he/she found life on it.
Therefore Aghama, become "a way of life". A life that is full of Love and of Light.
The way of Life: In LOVE and In LIGHT
Aghama believes and adheres to the virtues being imparted by the Aghamic Prayer. The virtues of Love (compassion) , understanding, knowledge, wisdom and divinity. These virtues are what Aghama adheres. They devote their lives on these virtues. By devoting on it, soon they will achieve enlightenment.
Aghama believe that a person can be loved, when the lover can understand whom the person he/she will love. In order to understand, one should know whom to understand and why. When a person knows, wisdom will arise. And when the wise act has been performed, the state of Divinity will be achieved.
The Path to Enlightenment
The Aghamic prayer stated that the Creator or the Divine Supreme Being was the first one who initiated the Act of Wisdom to his/her creation. The act of planting the seed of love to mankind was also a Generous act of giving that performed by the Supreme Divinity. It is the act, a selfless act of planting the seed of love that makes the creator to be enlightened.
In this prayer, everyone of us who believe is encourage to do the same as the creator did. It is the creator who first love us that made us through to our existence. Therefore, like what the creator did, let us plant the seed of love to everyone. Seen or Unseen. Animate or Inanimate. In our Past. To our Present. And to the Days to come.
Let us Plant the Seed of love to one another, in order to taste the fruit of the Labor of Love, that is Enlightenment. And in our Love, may the Light of the Supreme Divine Being (or simply we call the Almighty) guide us in our quest towards Enlightenment.
May the Blessings of the Almighty Shine on us, In love and In Light!!!
Yours in the Craft,
Rev. Rolando Gomez Comon
a.k.a. Apu Adman Aghama
Ordained Pagan Clergy in the Philippines
The Aghamic Prayer
Lord the Creator, the Protector, the Almighty!
Plant in us your children the seed of LOVE that bring PEACE to all mankind.
That PEACE when it grow will transcend all UNDERSTANDING that will guard our heart and mind in you.
Let that UNDERSTANDING grow and branch forth in us with KNOWLEDGE; the KNOWLEDGE of TRUTH, REVERENCE and TRUE HUMILITY to all creatures seen and unseen.
May you allow Lord that KNOWLEDGE to bud for us a flower of WISDOM. The WISDOM that will guide us in our daily life here on Earth. A WISDOM that harms none, that bring forth in us a perfect equilibrium and harmony to all beings.
So that in the end, we may enjoy our life fulfilled and will taste the fruit of the labor of your LOVE which is ENLIGHTENMENT.
May the blessings of the ALMIGHTY be with us in Love and in Light.
So mote it be!