"At the same time came the disciples unto
Esa, saying, Who is the
greatest in the kingdom of
called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them,"
"And said, Verily I say unto you, Except ye be
converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into
the kingdom of
"Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this
little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of
heaven." (Matthew 18:1-4)
<1>Unless a person completely turns around
from the illusion of this external world, "be converted," and
becomes pure and innocent as a little child, he cannot enter into
(Kingdom Of Heaven within). <2>Those who truly overcome the
illusion of the external world will shatter all kinds of
narrow-mindedness, discriminatory ideas, and differentiation between
man and man. This is the same as little children. They do not
discriminate between men because their
false egos have not
developed yet. <3>Also those who want to enter into the
Kingdom Of Heaven should
false egos so that
they might become like little children in heart (to be
<4>To become like a child does not mean to do childish things
but to have a pure heart, and one who is pure in heart sees
God (Matthew 5:8). Whoever
God is in His Kingdom In
"And whoso shall receive one such little child in
my name receiveth me." (Matthew 18:5)
<5>Whoever opens himself to such a humble and
realized person in truth ("my name") "receiveth me" (the truth). He
will be blessed by the realization of that person. That is why only
those who receive a Realized Soul with an open heart can have hope
to know his knowledge.
"But whoso shall offend one of these little ones
which believe in me, it were better for him that a millstone were
hanged about his neck, and that he were drowned in the depth of the
sea." (Matthew 18:6)
<6>He who does not receive such a humble
person with an open heart but offends him will create a very bad
(sin). The burden of
offending a pure in heart being and one who in truth "believe[s] in
me" is even greater than having a millstone hanged on the neck and
being drowned in the depths of the sea.
<7>To offend a pure person is the same as
"Woe unto the world because of offences! for it
must needs be that offences come; but woe to that man by whom the
offence cometh!" (Matthew 18:7)
<8>People in the world mock the
Holy people and even kill
and crucify them. They follow their blind leaders (false
prophets). But woe to the leaders "by whom the offence cometh!"
"Wherefore if thy hand or thy foot offend thee, cut them off, and
cast them from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life halt
or maimed, rather than having two hands or two feet to be cast into
"And if thine eye offend thee, pluck it out, and
cast it from thee: it is better for thee to enter into life with one
eye, rather than having two eyes to be cast into
hell fire." (Matthew 18:8-9)
<9>Even if the obstacle is the closest member
in your life, it is better to cut it off and progress than to let it
stay and either stop you in your path or slow you down.
"Take heed that ye despise not one of these
little ones; for I say unto you, That in
angels do always behold
the face of my
Father which is in
heaven." (Matthew 18:10)
<10>Be aware not to despise those who are
pure in heart, "of these little ones," because they are so close to
that anything which is done to them will create a great reaction and
consequence, "their angels
do always behold the face of my
Father which is in
"For the Son of man is come to save that which was lost."
"How think ye? if a man have an hundred sheep, and
one of them be gone astray, doth he not leave the ninety and nine,
and goeth into the mountains, and seeketh that which is gone
"And if so be that he find it, verily I say unto
you, he rejoiceth more of that sheep, than of the ninety and nine
which went not astray."
"Even so it is not the will of your
Father which is in
heaven, that one of
these little ones should perish." (Matthew 18:11-14)
had come to save those who were true seekers but were lost because
of the confusion of the teachings and ideas in that time. These were
the ones who saw his truth, either when he was alive or after, and
rejoiced in them and were saved. <12>They were the lost sheep
of Israel who should
have been saved, because it was the Will of the
that those who have struggled to progress spiritually to the
Father should be saved.
"Moreover if thy brother shall trespass against thee, go and tell
him his fault between thee and him alone: if he shall hear thee,
thou hast gained thy brother."
"But if he will not hear thee, then take with thee
one or two more, that in the mouth of two or three witnesses every
word may be established."
"And if he shall neglect to hear them, tell it
unto the church: but if he neglect to hear the church, let him be
unto thee as an heathen man and a publican." (Matthew 18:15-17)
<13>Try to settle your differences with
others secretly and peacefully. If it does not work, bring some
witnesses to settle the problem. If that does not work, let the
people in higher consciousness, "church," settle the dispute. If the
other person does not try to come to an agreement after all this,
then leave him alone and know that he is not worth the effort, "let
him be unto thee as an heathen man and a publican." <14>Do
not waste your time with those who do not understand, but Love The
Light in everyone!
"Verily I say unto you, Whatsoever ye shall bind
on earth shall be bound in
heaven: and whatsoever ye shall loose on earth shall be loosed
in heaven." (Matthew
<15>Those who are in their higher selves are
so close to
God that whatever they
desire will happen. However, because they are pure in heart, they
never desire anything that is contrary to the Will of
God and the purpose of His
<16>Another meaning is that: man becomes bound with his
thoughts, words, and actions.
"Again I say unto you, That if two of you shall
agree on earth as touching any thing that they shall ask, it shall
be done for them of my
Father which is in
"For where two or three are gathered together in
my name, there am I in the midst of them." (Matthew 18:19-20)
<17>Those who create peace, purify
themselves, and gather together in truth and purity, "in my name (/),"
will create joy and
cooperation, and prosperity.
"Then came Peter to him, and said, Lord, how oft
shall my brother
sin against me, and I
forgive him? till seven times?"
saith unto him, I say not unto thee, Until seven times: but, Until
seventy times seven." (Matthew 18:21-22)
<18>Be patient in passing judgment on others
and be forgiving to those who do bad to you. However, forgive not
those who do bad to society.
"Therefore is the kingdom of
heaven likened unto a
certain king, which would take account of his servants."
"And when he had begun to reckon, one was brought
unto him, which owed him ten thousand talents."
"But forasmuch as he had not to pay, his lord
commanded him to be sold, and his wife, and children, and all that
he had, and payment to be made."
"The servant therefore fell down, and worshipped
him, saying, Lord, have patience with me, and I will pay thee all."
"Then the lord of that servant was moved with
compassion, and loosed him, and forgave him the debt."
"But the same servant went out, and found one of
his fellowservants, which owed him an hundred pence: and he laid
hands on him, and took him by the throat, saying, Pay me that thou
"And his fellowservant fell down at his feet, and
besought him, saying, Have patience with me, and I will pay thee
"And he would not: but went and cast him into
prison, till he should pay the debt."
"So when his fellowservants saw what was done, they
were very sorry, and came and told unto their lord all that was
"Then his lord, after he had called him, said unto
him, O thou wicked servant, I forgave thee all that debt, because
thou desiredst me:"
"Shouldest not thou also have had compassion on thy
fellowservant, even as I had pity on thee?"
"And his lord was wroth, and delivered him to the
tormentors, till he should pay all that was due unto him."
"So likewise shall my heavenly
Father do also unto you,
if ye from your hearts forgive not every one his brother their
trespasses." (Matthew 18:23-35)
<19>Forgive so that you might be forgiven