November 20, 2010 – Part 1 of 2
It is indeed a fine line we must walk. Many congratulate me on these writings. Those who know me and all my foibles, no doubt, think me hypocritical, though they might not say it. All I can say is that the words are what they are and if they find footing in someone else then it is because that other has already done some of their own work along these lines. If such footing is seen as good then such good comes from the One Source within each of us and this it does regardless of our deserving. It comes to us only because we open ourselves to it and we are willing and discerning receivers of the Good. Let all be unconcerned with results lest we fall from the razor’s edge…or cut ourselves upon it!
What more may be said of Disposition One – Healing and wholeness to all beings?
This is reference to the great commandment to not murder, to not kill, to be harmless. “Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy.”
Jesus, in His teaching, called the Sermon on the Mount, gave a list known as the Beatitudes. Each was a reference to one of the 10 commandments but He put them in terms of the faculties required to carry them out. He also made reference to the Law of Cause and Effect. The inference in the above quoted beatitude on mercy is “Do unto others as you would have them do unto you”. It is with this statement that He begins His conclusive remarks to His sermon on the Laws of Life (The Sermon on the Mount) adding “for this is the law and the profits”.
It is My Law that you shall reap what you sow. This is the law known in the east and increasingly in the west as the Law of Karma. Karma Yoga is the practice of paying attention to what one sows and where one sows it (do not throw your pearls before swine, for instance). If you murder you will experience the same, for if you take the life of another you take your own life in the same instance though you know it not. All are one remember. Only our presence in matter manifestation makes things appear separated. The Law of Cause and Effect therefore is one of inevitability and is infallible. It is not arbitrary that the Laws of Life are what they are. They are logical and absolutely part and parcel of the One manifesting as the many. Therefore if you take the eye of another, an eye shall be taken from you. If you cause the loss of a tooth in another then a tooth shall be taken from you. The Law is absolutely automatic. “Vengeance is Mine sayeth the Lord” is reference to the automatic nature of the Law. No one need take it upon themselves to impose the law on another. If you do, you bring the Law down upon your own head.
Where, then, is there any relief from all the evil that each of us have perpetrated?
“Blessed are the merciful for they shall obtain mercy”
Disposition 1: Healing and wholeness to all beings.
It is not by faith alone that you are liberated from this law and delivered from the effects of all your self imposed nonsensical activity (sin). You can not merely accept John 3:16: “For God so love the world that He gave His Only Begotten Son that whosoever believeth in Him shall not perish but have everlasting life.” And say “Ha! Now I have eternal life. I can go about my business in ignorance as I always have.” No. This does not work. It is an improper and ignorant use of faith to believe that this is all that is required. If “believing in the Only Begotten Son of God” means to you that Jesus took your place in God’s punishment for your sins by death and now you are saved and free to go about your sinful ways no longer subject to the Law, you’re mistaken.