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Ultimate Surrender

Hari OM
Story-day is for cultural exploration, puraanas and parables and finding out about leading lights in spiritual philosophy.

Having ridden into Jerusalem to a fanfare of hosannas and calls of 'Messiah', Jesus and his disciples met for an evening meal which turned out to be somewhat different from all the meals which had come before it. At this meal, the Lord made it known that He knew there was a betrayal impending.

Later, in the garden, He begged of the Higher that what He knew was about to happen might in some way be avoided… "Father, take this cup from me!" (Luke 22;42) In the same breath, though, He acknowledged that the course was set… "Thy will, not mine, be done." The epitome of surrender to the greater good. Sublimation of the ego-self in order to serve the purpose of the True Self. This becomes even more evident when the soldiers arrive in the garden to arrest 'the miscreant', as Jesus calmly accepts his lot whilst Peter remonstrates. The same Peter who later denied knowing this man, for fear of his own life - a sure ego state. Another betrayal.

Despite all the backs turned, the false accusations and criticisms, the physical travails, Jesus stands still and quiet, restating His position without drama. It frustrates His captors, but still they go through the process of condemning and sentencing Him.

With as much dignity as can be mustered under straining circumstances, Jesus is forced to carry the cross, upon which He will be nailed, up to the place of execution. Even as He hangs there, life slowly seeping from away, He calls up to the Higher one final time…"Forgive them, they know not what they do!..." (Luke 23:34). Intercession for absolution.

To this day, millions of Christians beg forgiveness from the Higher by praying to the One who walked upon Earth. They take solace and hope from the wonder of His rising from the tomb and ascension. Return to Self.

There are many paths to the Truth; there are many teachers who live that Truth. 

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