"When he was come down from the mountain, great multitudes followed
"And, behold, there came a leper and worshipped
him, saying, Lord, if thou wilt, thou canst make me clean." (Matthew
<1>After he finished his teachings, people
forgot all about what he taught and started again asking for
miracles and favors.<2>Also the miracles he did directed the
attention of the people away from the teachings to these miracles.
That is why the Prophets
who came after Christ
did not manifest these kinds of miracles but emphasized more the
meaning of their teachings.
put forth his hand, and touched him, saying, I will; be thou clean.
And immediately his leprosy was cleansed." (Matthew 8:3)
knew that the only way to make people in that era and level of
consciousness believe in him was by healing them and performing
miracles. <4>But for the people of this time and of the era
to come, the teachings of the
Prophets should become
more important than the
or their miracles.
<5>Each man has to learn to heal himself.
saith unto him, See thou tell no man; but go thy way, shew thyself
to the priest, and offer the gift that Moses commanded, for a
testimony unto them." (Matthew 8:4)
<6>Here it is completely shown that it was
not important for Christ
that he healed the man. Instead, he desired to see that the people
would follow the Laws and glorify the
Father. He did great
actions but took no pride for them, <7>because it is He who
did these through him.
Esa was entered into
Capernaum, there came unto him a centurion, beseeching him,"
"And saying, Lord, my servant lieth at home sick of
the palsy, grievously tormented."
saith unto him, I will come and heal him." (Matthew 8:5-7)
<8>This person was asking for a favor for
someone else, a servant. He was not asking for himself or even for a
close member of his family. Therefore, without hesitation,
volunteered to go to his house and heal his servant.
"The centurion answered and said, Lord,
I am not worthy that thou
shouldest come under my roof: but speak the word only, and my
servant shall be healed." (Matthew 8:8)
<9>The centurion even humbled himself to
Christ and with no
arrogance accepted him as a Realized Soul and greater than himself.
Christ was using
The Word (The Divine
Sacred Name) to heal.
"For I am
a man under authority, having soldiers under me: and I say to this
man, Go, and he goeth; and to another, Come, and he cometh; and to
my servant, Do this, and he doeth it." (Matthew 8:9)
<11>The centurion had authority, and people
could satisfy their lower natures through him. Therefore, others
obeyed him and followed his orders.
heard it, he marvelled, and said to them that followed, Verily I say
unto you, I have not found so great faith, no, not in
"And I say unto you, That many shall come from
the east and west, and shall sit down with
Abraham, and Isaac, and Jacob, in the kingdom of
"But the children of the kingdom shall be cast
out into outer
darkness: there shall
be weeping and gnashing of teeth." (Matthew 8:10-12)
Esa saw that this man had
such a great faith in him that he believed his servant would be
healed if Christ only
The Word, and humbled
himself even though he was in a higher position of earthly
marvelled at how great a man he was and how high a consciousness he
<13>That is why
said that although this man is not of the people who call themselves
the Chosen Ones, he and others like him will reach
Consciousness. But those who have created a great
false ego by
believing they are the Chosen Ones, because of this
false ego, will "be cast out into outer
said unto the centurion, Go thy way; and as thou hast believed, so
be it done unto thee. And his servant was healed in the selfsame
hour." (Matthew 8:13)
<14>All will be done to you according to your
faith. The slightest doubt will put you millions of miles away from
Esa was come into Peter's
house, he saw his wife's mother laid, and sick of a fever."
"And he touched her hand, and the fever left her:
and she arose, and ministered unto them." (Matthew 8:14-15)
was merciful toward his disciples, their families who believed in
him, and those who were associated with him.
"When the even was come, they brought unto him
many that were possessed with
devils: and he cast out the spirits with his word, and healed
all that were sick:" (Matthew 8:16)
<16>He continued to heal people so that their
faith might increase through these miracles. But he wanted them to
understand his teachings and become as the
Consciousness) (Matthew 5:48). However they were not ready yet
to understand it.
<17>The term "devils"
is used to refer to forces which crudify the consciousness by
chakras). Or in other
words, "devils" refers to
the power of the
tama guna over the
Soul. Also it is related
to the karmic reaction (sins)
from past lifetimes.
<18>Some of these situations also were created so that ()
would be glorified.
"That it might be fulfilled which was spoken by
Esaias the prophet, saying,
Himself took our infirmities, and bare our sicknesses." (Matthew
<19>That is what a Satguru does. He takes the
karma of his disciples.
He forgives a person's previous
sins. The person becomes sinless and if he creates devotion for
his teacher and God, he
will be guided to the truth.
Esa saw great multitudes
about him, he gave commandment to depart unto the other side."
"And a certain scribe came, and said unto him,
Master, I will follow thee whithersoever thou goest."
saith unto him, The foxes have holes, and the birds of the air have
nests; but the Son of man hath not where to lay his head." (Matthew
<20>A person who was not ready but had the
desire to follow him came to
Christ. But he discouraged this man and told him that it is a
very hard path. It requires detachment from all earthly bondage and
giving up everything before one can even begin to follow
"And another of his disciples said unto him, Lord, suffer me first
to go and bury my father."
said unto him, Follow me; and let the dead bury their dead."
<21>Only those who are spiritually dead
become attached to the body of a physically dead person, because
they think they are their bodies. Those who know they never die and
that the Soul is immortal do not see anything dead. So only the dead
bury the dead.
<22>Also it means not to be attached to
anything that hinders the person in his goal of be(com)ing
Divine. One way to reach
this goal is to follow a true spiritual teacher,
Christ, "follow me."
Also it means, not to be concerned with the present happenings too
much, but always keep the ultimate goal or vision in mind!
"And when he was entered into a ship, his disciples followed him."
"And, behold, there arose a great tempest in the
sea, insomuch that the ship was covered with the waves: but he was
asleep." (Matthew 8:23-24)
<23>These verses can be viewed as a symbol of
the confusion of his disciples. Because
left them alone for awhile, "he was asleep," the doubt and many
thoughts (mind) came to
them, "a great tempest." They felt that they were lost, "the ship
was covered with the waves."
"And his disciples came to him, and awoke him,
saying, Lord, save us: we perish." (Matthew 8:25)
<24>The disciples went to him as their refuge
to be saved from this turbulent sea.
"And he saith unto them, Why are ye fearful, O ye
of little faith? Then he arose, and rebuked the
winds and the sea; and there was a great calm." (Matthew 8:26)
said that this fear and
tribulation was happening to them because of their little faith.
If they had faith, the doubt would not dare to enter into their
consciousnesses. So his
of truth arose and calmed his disciples by guiding them to the
understanding, and then a great peace came to them.
"But the men marvelled, saying, What manner of
man is this, that even the winds and the sea obey him!" (Matthew
<26>They marvelled at how he could calm their
minds, and realized that
without a Savior it is not possible to overcome this restlessness
and feel the peace of mind.
"And when he was come to the other side into the
country of the Gergesenes, there met him two possessed with
devils, coming out of the
tombs, exceeding fierce, so that no man might pass by that way."
"And, behold, they cried out, saying, What have
we to do with thee, Esa,
Son of God? art thou
come hither to torment us before the time?" (Matthew 8:28-29)
<27>Those forces which are used to punish a
person with bad karmas (sins)
from previous lives are to remain in the person until a due time.
But Christ with his
power to forgive sins (bad
samskaras) could take
these away from the person before the time is due, "torment us
before the time."
"And there was a good way off from them an herd of many swine
devils besought him,
saying, If thou cast us out, suffer us to go away into the herd of
"And he said unto them, Go. And when they were
come out, they went into the herd of swine: and, behold, the whole
herd of swine ran violently down a steep place into the sea, and
perished in the waters." (Matthew 8:30-32)
<28>There are torments which animals cannot
withstand but men can endure and continue to live.
"And they that kept them fled, and went their
ways into the city, and told every thing, and what was befallen to
the possessed of the
"And, behold, the whole city came out to meet
Esa: and when they saw him,
they besought him that he would depart out of their coasts."
<29>The people could not understand and
became very afraid of him. So instead of seeing his
light and trying to realize him as an
Avatar, they wished him to leave them alone in their
and depart from them.