THE HOLIEST THE HOLIEST BOOK, HOLIEST THREE
"Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not kill; and whosoever shall kill [murder] shall be in danger of the judgment;"
"But I say unto you, That whosoever is angry with his brother without a cause shall be in danger of the judgment: and whosoever shall say to his brother, Raca, shall be in danger of the council: but whosoever shall say, Thou fool, shall be in danger of hell fire." (Matthew 5:21-22)
<1>The goal is not "Do not murder," but to reach such a state of consciousness that you would have complete control over your mind and would not become angry without a cause, would not curse any person, and would not judge ("shall say, thou fool").
"Therefore if thou bring thy gift to the altar, and there rememberest that thy brother hath ought against thee;"
"Leave there thy gift before the altar, and go thy way; first be reconciled to thy brother, and then come and offer thy gift." (Matthew 5:23-24)
<2>Reaching that state of purification of body, mind, and spirit is necessary. So search your Soul and find the impurities within and overcome them. After you have cleansed yourself then you might be able to approach the Lord.
<3>You have to approach the Lord with a pure heart and free of any guilt, because with an impure soul one cannot see Him or know Him. Only the pure in heart can see God (verse 8). <4>This impurity also was the reason that Adam and Eve hid themselves from the presence of the Lord. An impure person might try to pray or approach Him, but he will not benefit very much.
<5>However, this should not discourage people from going to Him. In fact, the process of overcoming is to go toward Him, which is equal to increasing the awareness of these impurities, bringing them to the light, and confronting them face-to-face. Then they will be dissolved effortlessly. <6>He desires us to go to Him. He forgives us. He desired to see Adam, but Adam could not forgive himself!
"Agree with thine adversary quickly, whiles thou art in the way with him; lest at any time the adversary deliver thee to the judge, and the judge deliver thee to the officer, and thou be cast into prison." (Matthew 5:25)
<7>Do not become involved in disputes and mundane things in life. Leave them to those who are drowned in Maya. Be satisfied with whatever you have with no attachments to them so you can concentrate on higher things and progress in becoming great.
"Verily I say unto thee, Thou shalt by no means come out thence, till thou hast paid the uttermost farthing." (Matthew 5:26)
<8>However, if you were accused of something, act in such a way that you would leave no doubt in others and your own mind of your honesty.
"Ye have heard that it was said by them of old time, Thou shalt not commit adultery:"
"But I say unto you, That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart." (Matthew 5:27-28)
<9>The goal is not, "Do not do adultery," but to reach a state of consciousness where even no desire to do adultery or lust is left.
"And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee: for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell."
"And if thy right hand offend thee, cut it off, and cast it from thee; for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into hell." (Matthew 5:29-30)
"It hath been said, Whosoever shall put away his wife, let him give her a writing of divorcement:"
"But I say unto you, That whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causeth her to commit adultery: and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced committeth adultery." (Matthew 5:31-32)
<11.A husband and wife are each other's soulmates who become as one. So they should avoid divorce as much as possible. <12>Also couples and families are the base and blocks from which society is built. If these blocks are not strong, then the whole society will collapse. So even if married couples are not made up of the true corresponding parts, still they can become a strong base for society with a little sacrifice. <13>So divorce for small causes brings great harm.
"Again, ye have heard that it hath been said by them of old time, Thou shalt not forswear thyself, but shalt perform unto the Lord thine oaths:"
"Nor by the earth; for it is his footstool: neither by Jerusalem; for it is the city of the great King."
"Neither shalt thou swear by thy head, because thou canst not make one hair white or black."
"But let your communication be, Yea, yea; Nay, nay: for whatsoever is more than these cometh of evil." (Matthew 5:33-37)
<14>The goal is to be(come) the truth itself, and a person in truth does not have to swear at all. To reach this state you should refrain from idle talk, because idle talk "cometh of evil."
"Ye have heard that it hath been said, An eye for an eye, and a tooth for a tooth:"
"But I say unto you, That ye resist not evil: but whosoever shall smite thee on thy right cheek, turn to him the other also."
"And if any man will sue thee at the law, and take away thy coat, let him have thy cloak also."
"And whosoever shall compel thee to go a mile, go with him twain." (Matthew 5:38-41)
<15>Forgive those who do bad to you, and make the aggressor ashamed of his actions by showing forgiveness and detachment.
<16>It should be kept in mind that the teachings of Christ are for individual progress and are related to the acts a person does to become perfect -- to be(come) detached in overcoming the lower nature and an instrument to manifest His qualities.
<17>However, there is another side of human life and that is the relationship of man with society and the external world. Therefore, to complete these teachings of forgiveness it should be taught: <18> Forgive whatever wrong has been done to you, but forgive not wrong done to society.
"Give to him that asketh thee, and from him that would borrow of thee turn not thou away." (Matthew 5:42)
<20.Be helpful to others in need as much as you can. Help others with knowledge, not from ignorance (helping the wrong person, or at the wrong time, or in the wrong place), or from passion (expecting something in return).
"Ye have heard that it hath been said, Thou shalt love thy neighbor, and hate thine enemy."
"But I say unto you, Love your enemies, bless them that curse you, do good to them that hate you, and pray for them which despitefully use you, and persecute you;"
<21>In order to become like the Father (his son), you have to be(come) indiscriminating in your Love (create compassion), as God gives to both the good and the sinners. <22>Even if He punishes someone, it is for that person's good so he might receive a lesson and progress further toward his goal. <23>So be like Him and do all things with compassion (corrective and unconditional Love) toward the whole universe.
"For if ye love them which love you, what reward have ye? do not even the publicans the same?"
"And if ye salute your brethren only, what do ye more than others? do not even the publicans so?" (Matthew 5:46-47)
<24>If you do not love everything, because everything is He, then it shows that you still have your separated ego as "I" and only love those who love "I," and hate those who hate "I."
<25>Is not this the way for those who have a false separated ego? In order to be different and perfect, look upon all things as being manifested from God and are God. <26>So love all things because they are God. Look at everything as God looks. Even when you punish a person, do it for the sake of correction, not from hate.
<27>That is exactly what the goal of life is, to be(come) as perfect as God, to be(come) Divine, Pure Consciousness, the Law. <28>The goal is to reach this point. It is not to try to follow a set of rules, regulations, and Commandments but to become those Commandments. <29>It does not mean that the Laws and Commandments are destroyed by these teachings, but the true way is shown: To implement them by purification of one's existence (physically, mentally, and spiritually), or to reach that purity of God.
<30>Then you become the same as the Father. God is the Law so you also become the Law, or perfect. <31>Until you reach there, any Commandments, Laws, or teachings are only words, yet they show the way. <32>When you do reach there, then you do the Laws and follow the Commandments without even thinking about them.
<35>As it was explained, chapter 6 is also the teaching to his disciples in order to become great and detach themselves so as to be able to do His work.
<36>Chapter 7 is a warning to false prophets and those who do not follow his teachings but still think they can be disciples of Christ. Many will think that they can enter the Kingdom Of Heaven by assuming they are disciples of Christ and following misleading teachings. <37>But only those who follow His true teachings and do His Will can have hope to be saved by Him.Next