Wednesday, July 14, 2010

Rebirth through Conflict

“Yeshua said, Perhaps people think that I have come to cast peace upon the world. They do not know that I have come to cast conflicts upon the earth: fire, sword, war.
For there will be five in a house: there'll be three against two and two against three, father against son and son against father, and they will stand alone.” ………
Gospel of Thomas: saying 16

Yeshua clarifies the status of his impact on every human being. It is customary to expect, from a spiritual master, a path and teaching that leads to harmony and peace but Yeshua makes it very clear that he has not come to this world for the purpose of bringing peace in contrast his teaching will open up a Pandora’s Box of destruction through fire, sword and war. Does this mean that Yeshua has come to sow anarchy? No. The world into which he came was rooted in darkness and wickedness was the order of the day. Social discrimination, monotheistic religious practice that gave importance to meaningless rituals and rules which did little to awaken the spiritual consciousness and an external god who required appeasement through sacrifices were the forces that kept the human spirit in darkness and spiritual slavery. This is exactly the situation we face today with very little change. Yeshua realigned the meaning of many Hebraic practices starting from circumcision, ritual cleaning and observation of the Sabbath. He brought God out of the temple into the heart of common people.

There were two types of conflict as a result of Yeshua’s preaching.
The first conflict was at the level of the individual human being. From a comfort zone of ritual and legal confirmation, through the teachings of Yeshua, every human being was asked to painfully bear the cross. This was not a physical act of carrying a heavy wooden cross but an act of suppressing the desires of the senses and to love one’s enemy through a path of forgiveness, even if it be necessary, seventy times seven. The ego would revolt against such proposal. If one needed to drink the life giving waters from the eternal fountain that flowed from his teachings, the self has to be completely emptied of all ego attributes and this is a mental conflict that has to be waged continuously.
The second conflict for the initiate is with the world that endorses sensory gratification. The existing culture which promotes chaos for its own agenda and a system that, promotes duality in all perceptions, would fight tooth and nail to suppress any empowering process which promotes higher levels of consciousness in society.
This was the fear of the Phrases and Sadducees who crucified Yeshua, this was the fear of the Romans who decimated the early Christians, this was the fear that initiated the Crusades and inquisition to assert temporal power and this is fear of the capitalistic system and money markets that create conflict and war to sustain their power.

There is also a deeper meaning in the words of Yeshua when he says “For there will be five in a house: there'll be three against two and two against three, father against son and son against father, and they will stand alone.”
Here he is not referring to a family but he is primarily referring to the five human senses which is the root cause for perception of false reality. You must also understand that in human being the energy centres or chakras that determine our levels of consciousness and which empower the rise of Kundalini power or the power of Shakti into the cosmic realm through the crown chakra are five in number, as the root chakra and crown chakra are assigned to the earth and the cosmic plane. As long as we do not comprehend our own spiritual nature, the conflict between the upper three and lower two chakras or the lower three and the upper two will dominate and contribute imbalance. This is the reason that the Yantra of the heart chakra is two inverted triangles indication perfect balance. The authentic Self has to stand alone to ensure a realization which is above all this turmoil.

What a deep message we receive in these words.

Love to you all

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