THE HOLIEST THE HOLIEST BOOK, HOLIEST THREE
"Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake." (Matthew 5:11)
<1>His disciples were also of those who would be persecuted for righteousness. The reason humans persecute these people and "say all manner of evil against [them] falsely" is because most men are in their lower natures and do not want to go out of them.
<2>That is where they have been all their lives and had been taught that this is the way to live. So they feel more comfortable to conform than fight against these false teachings and power of Maya (lower nature).
<3>That is why those who go against this rule will become outcasts, different, and hated by people. The reason is that intuitively deep inside, each person longs to go to his higher self and break the bondages of this world and lower nature. However, it needs a very brave person to do so. That is why when a person starts to progress in the spiritual path, he is suddenly confronted with so much opposition.
<4>It seems that everyone is trying to stop him. Yet if he refuses to listen to them to stay in his lower nature, they will hate him. <5>That is also one of the reasons why after a period of time the religions become diluted by people. The teachings of the founder (Prophet) seem very hard to follow. So a simpler doctrine suited to their own lower natures is adopted, and the truth becomes lost by simplified dogmas.
<6>That is when the religion dies but its followers will not throw away this dead religion and instead hold onto it until it becomes so distorted that it rots the whole society, "and their dead bodies shall lie in the street of the great city [earth], which spiritually is called Sodom and Egypt;..." (Rev. 11:8).
<7>This process has been repeated time after time in the past. Those who are chosen should keep their "eyes single" toward the goal. They should rejoice in their path of struggle, because, "strait is the gate, and narrow is the way, which leadeth into life, and few there be that find it." (Matthew 7:14).
"Ye are the salt of the earth: but if the salt have lost his savour, wherewith shall it be salted? it is thenceforth good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men." (Matthew 5:13)
<8>This whole universe was created so that man might reach Pure Consciousness. So those who find the way and try to become Pure Consciousness are the ones who make this system worthwhile, not those who stay in their lower natures and refuse to fulfill the Darma of the universe. That is why those who progress in this path are "the salt of the earth," which gives savour to the world.
<9>However, if these people who have reached some progress fall back, their fall will be great. They will crash to nothingness and become more unworthy than a man in his lower nature. That is why they will be "good for nothing, but to be cast out, and to be trodden under foot of men."
"Ye are the light of the world. A city that is set on a hill cannot be hid." (Matthew 5:14)
<10>But those who continue their struggle and progress further in the path to become the light of the world will shine, and they cannot hide it.
<11>These people should accept their responsibilities to humanity and become a guiding light for them.
<12>Shine in the world by your great actions, but surrender the result to the Lord. Become a channel for His Divine actions and glorify Him. When people praise you for what you do, let them know that it is He who does these great works through you. That is the way to be freed from the bondage of karma.
<13>If a person lets Him do the great actions through him, then the real doer is not he but He. So there will not be a false ego created by the person, and then he is free from any trace of separateness from Him and will dissolve his ego into the Universal Ego. <14>He will become one with Him, a submissive one.
<15>Each Prophet comes to further the understanding of humanity by his new teachings and to clarify some points from the old, "to fulfil."
"For verily I say unto you, Till heaven and earth pass, one jot or one tittle shall in no wise pass from the law, till all be fulfilled." (Matthew 5:18)
<16>The Universal Laws (Darmas) cannot be broken. All will understand this truth and become it, "till all be fulfilled."
"Whosoever therefore shall break one of these least commandments, and shall teach men so, he shall be called least in the kingdom of heaven: but whosoever shall do and teach them, the same shall be called great in the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:19)
"For I say unto you, That except your righteousness shall exceed the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, ye shall in no case enter into the kingdom of heaven." (Matthew 5:20)
<18>Pharisees and scribes used to teach but not follow what they taught. So to become greater than them, a person not only should teach but also he should follow his teachings.Next