Esa answered and spake unto them again by parables,
"The kingdom of
like unto a certain king, which made a marriage for his son,"
"And sent forth his servants to call them
that were bidden to the wedding: and they would not come."
"Again, he sent forth other servants, saying,
Tell them which are bidden, Behold, I have prepared my dinner: my
oxen and my fatlings are killed, and all things are ready: come unto
"But they made light of it, and went their
ways, one to his farm, another to his merchandise:"
"And the remnant took his servants, and
entreated them spitefully, and slew them."
"But when the king heard thereof, he was
wroth: and he sent forth his armies, and destroyed those murderers,
and burned up their city." (Matthew 22:1-7)
<1>The meaning of this parable is almost
identical to the previous one in chapter 21. The priests, elders,
and those who had called themselves chosen ones were invited to
purify themselves and progress so to be fit to enter the wedding (Pure
Consciousness). But they became so engaged in the illusion of
their power, prestige, and that they were chosen ones, that they
became attached to this external world and lost sight of the true
goal of life, "But they made light of it, and went their ways, one
to his farm, another to his merchandise."
<2>Not only did they become attached to the
external world and could not make it to
heaven, but they beat and killed the
Prophets who came to warn them of their erring ways, "And the
remnant took his servants, and entreated them spitefully, and slew
<3>Because of all these things,
God would take His
Blessings and give them to others as a lesson, for the future, to
"Then saith he to his servants, The wedding
is ready, but they which were bidden were not worthy."
"Go ye therefore into the highways, and as
many as ye shall find, bid to the marriage."
"So those servants went out into the
highways, and gathered together all as many as they found, both bad
and good: and the wedding was furnished with guests." (Matthew
<4>John the Baptist came and called to the
elders and priests to come, repent, and be baptized. But they did
not come. They were the ones who were bidden to the wedding. So John
and Esa were forced to go
to the highways and gather together those who were not bidden first
to the wedding, "both bad and good: and the wedding was furnished
<5>Those who were chosen on the highways were not all ready
to come to the wedding.
"And when the king came in to see the guests,
he saw there a man which had not on a wedding garment:"
"And he saith unto him, Friend, how camest
thou in hither not having a wedding garment? And he was speechless."
"Then saith the king to the servants, Bind
him hand and foot, and take him away, and cast him into outer
there shall be weeping and gnashing of teeth."
"For many are called, but few are chosen."
<6>Those who have not made themselves pure
enough and ready to enter the Kingdom Of
Heaven will be drowned in the ocean of
Maya to the outer
"Then went the Pharisees, and took counsel
how they might entangle him in his talk." (Matthew 22:15)
<7>The Pharisees thought by destroying him
they could destroy what God
had revealed through him.
Messengers (sons of
God) say what is the truth
-- to destroy their physical bodies (or not) makes no difference --
their missions will be done.
<8>Pharisees were not aware of the Laws and ways of
(God) but of the ways of
men. So they tried to destroy him by bringing accusations against
him. However, he would even destroy this plan so that they would be
forced to kill him although he was completely innocent, both from
God's Laws and from man's.
So they would be guilty either way.
"And they sent out unto him their disciples
with the Herodians, saying, Master, we know that thou art true, and
teachest the way of
God in truth,
neither carest thou for any man: for thou regardest not the person
"Tell us therefore, What thinkest thou? Is it
lawful to give tribute unto Caesar, or not?"
Esa perceived their wickedness, and said, Why tempt
ye me, ye hypocrites?"
"Shew me the tribute money. And they brought
unto him a penny."
"And he saith unto them, Whose is this image
"They say unto him, Caesar's. Then saith he
unto them, Render therefore unto Caesar the things which are
Caesar's; and unto
God the things
was teaching them the "subjective approach with objective
adjustment." Although the goal (objective) is to bring the
Kingdom Of Heaven On Earth, however until then we should
objectively adjust ourselves to the existing realities (Caesar).
<10>So, "Render therefore unto Caesar the
things which are Caesar's, and unto
God the things that are God's."
"When they had heard these words, they
marvelled, and left him, and went their way." (Matthew 22:22)
<11>Also with this answer he made their plan
"The same day came to him the Sadducees,
which say that there is no
resurrection, and asked him,"
"Saying, Master, Moses said, If a man die,
having no children, his brother shall marry his wife, and raise up
seed unto his brother."
"Now there were with us seven brethren: and
the first, when he had married a wife, deceased, and, having no
issue, left his wife unto his brother:"
"Likewise the second also, and the third,
unto the seventh."
"And last of all the woman died also."
"Therefore in the
whose wife shall she be of the seven? for they all had her."
answered and said unto them, Ye do err, not knowing the Scriptures,
nor the power of
"For in the
they neither marry, nor are given in marriage, but are as the
heaven." (Matthew 22:24-30)
female energies have
little to do with the physical bodies of men and women. In
each person is androgynous (male
<13>So the questions of the Sadducees were
irrelevant in this regard that there is no such thing as marriage in
heaven. That is why
usually, from a spiritual point of view, there is only one partner
for each person. <14>However, from the point of view of
mental or physical attraction or convenience
of life*, there can be marriage between two people of the
"But as touching the
of the dead, have ye not read that which was spoken unto you by
and the God
of Isaac, and the
God of Jacob?
God is not the
the dead, but of the living." (Matthew 22:31-32)
does not die when the body stops functioning. The body is like a
garment for the
Soul. When it becomes old
we leave it and assume a new garment (body). <16>That is why
Abraham, Isaac, and
Jacob (their Souls) are
not dead either. Their bodies were put in the cave that
built for his wife's (Sarah's) burial. But they were not their
bodies. They left their bodies and were reincarnated as Moses,
<17>That is why "God
is not the God of the dead,
but of the living." It is the illusion of man that he is his body
that causes him to think that those whose bodies stop functioning
are dead. But that is from
there is no such thing as the
resurrection of the physically dead, but of the living (reincarnation)!
"And when the multitude heard this, they were
astonished at his doctrine." (Matthew 22:33)
<18>People had never heard such things, so
they were "astonished at his doctrine." His doctrine is true, and
truth will prevail.
"But when the Pharisees had heard that he had
put the Sadducees to silence, they were gathered together."
"Then one of them, which was a lawyer, asked
him a question, tempting him, and saying,"
"Master, which is the great commandment in
said unto him, Thou shalt love the Lord thy
God with all thy heart, and with all thy
soul, and with all thy mind." (Matthew 22:34-37)
"This is the first and great commandment."
<19>As the body becomes dirty in a couple of
mind becomes dirty even
faster and the
Soul will be drowned in
Maya through the dirty
mind. If a person wants to
stay physically clean all the time, he should stay in the shower
twenty-four hours a day.
<20>If to keep the body perfectly clean a
person should be washing himself all the time, then it would be even
more difficult to keep the
mind clean and pure which
becomes soiled faster than the body by being affected and pulled to
the attractions of the external world and away from the spiritual
world and thoughts.
<21>That is why if a person wants to stay in
higher planes and keep the
mind immersed in the spiritual world instead of to the external
world, he should direct all his attention and being toward it. The
purest and holiest of all in the spiritual world is
God. <22>So by
loving the Lord
God with all our hearts,
and with all our
minds, and with all our
Souls, we will direct all
our attention toward Him and His creation. By doing so, gradually we
will know Him and His Ways so we will be saved from the ocean of
Maya and be(come) Divine as He is. By this intense one-pointed
direction of thought, He will be our companion all the time, so we
will know Him and be(come) Him.
<23>It is then that we can manifest His
qualities and glorify Him by our actions. Then we be(come) a
son of God and men
can know Him and go to Him through us.
"And the second is like unto it, Thou shalt
love thy neighbour as thyself." (Matthew 22:39)
God is everything and if
you love Him with such an intense
then you should also love all His creation as His manifestation. The
closest of all those is your neighbour. So with this realization
that God is all, you would
not dare to harm anything in the universe for selfish reasons,
because harming anything for selfish reasons is harming the Lord,
<25>and you do not harm those you love.
"On these two commandments hang all the law
<26>With these two commandments a man will
automatically refrain from
murdering, stealing, fornication, false witnessing, etc, because
they are all selfish actions which will hurt others, and hurting
others is the same as hurting
<27>The man who loves God with
all his heart, being, and mind
will not hurt Him but he will follow the Commandments of the Beloved
"While the Pharisees were gathered together,
"Saying, What think ye of
whose son is he? They say unto him, The son of David."
"He saith unto them, How then doth David in
him Lord, saying,"
"The Lord said unto my Lord, Sit thou on my
right hand, till I make thine enemies thy footstool?"
"If David then call him Lord, how is he his
"And no man was able to answer him a word,
neither durst any man from that day forth ask him any more
questions." (Matthew 22:41-46)
<28>Who is the Lord of a person beside
God? It is his
Soul. So David in
spirit (astral body)
heard the Lord talk with him, "...saith unto my Lord," that He would
destroy his (David's) enemy. So
Christ in fact was the
same as David himself.
*For convenience of
life: for example, marriage of a man and a woman because the
first spouses are dead and the marriage between them can be used to
make life easier for both, etc.