Monday, 17 January 2011

Judas - symbol for a mind in love's denial lost to a lust for directing hate?

I have no sense that Jesus hated Judas in the story as told - nor those others who enacted the roles in the script of the 'killing of innocence' - a story in which Jesus willingly and  consciously accepted his own part in trust and in service to Universal Will That thus iluminates and undoes a fundamental archetype of the mind of man - of sin enacting the 'death' of God. For if God is yet God unkilled then it is sin that is rendered ineffectual - excepting of course to the mind that interprets even this through the lens of guilt so as to make the Revelation; God is Love - into the teaching;  God is sacrifice of love.

The mind that believes it lives by sacrifice will not see with love's vision - as Jesus own life’s example illuminates - but therefore will interpret all things in terms of the judgements it makes instead of in terms of a living unified singularity. All things can be turned to serve a higher purpose than that which our desire to judge gives them, and the purpose of teachings of truth is not to contest truth in the world of men - but to awaken from a false and faulty formulation of the world.

Such realized truth is evidenced by its fruits - and not by its presentation or adoption as idea based identity in the world. The fruits of realized truth are of course quite opposite from the self righteous hate that surfaces in human psychology as ‘the elect and the scapegoat’. These illusory roles are enacted within our consciousness and then outpictured in our behaviour. A unified consciousness includes but transcends apparent polarities.

Judas thought that his own thought was clarity and that he would be vindicated. The disciples all - represent the human liability to misinterpret all things through the lens of fear - arising from a sense of self as yet unconscious - but which was raised first in Peter - to have transcended the personal sense. On that awakened capacity and realisation does Jesus found his 'Church'.

It ultimately doesn't matter as to proving or disproving anything in the world - but to prove the restoration of an unspeakable love and an indivisible peace to a direct uninterpreted awareness - is to have 'overcome' the world. Not by resisting the evil or false as a power in itelf - but by disregarding it for the faulty formulation of reality that it represents.

The religious impulse - including the religious imagination - includes both wheat and tares. But the sorting out is the result of a higher discernment than a personal self sense - or indeed of a discipline that seeks to manually separate out a material objectivity by elevating measurable externals to the status of fact. But insofar as we have tools - we use them with what integrity we can bring forth - all the while seeking to discern more directly.

For the capacity to discern is already in the heart - as the innate nature of the heart’ capacity to recognise and receive - and to be guided and moved in the nature of its sharing. If we become disenchanted of our own self image and begin to challenge the judgement by which we make ourselves a polarised and conflicting experience, then we become available to the guidance for awakening. Whatsoever forms that will take in any specific case arise from the repurposing of the script for self made experience - that necessitates guilt, fear and suffering amidst the confusion of ignorance - to the awakened purpose of undoing releasing and undoing guilt. That Love come into its Own - and be shared and known - truly.

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