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Why I couldn’t care less if someone insulted my God? 


Because He was insulted before and He did not react either destructively or disruptively with the Power that He claimed He Possessed. When Dan Brown filled up the gaps of facts in the Gospel with his imaginative possibilities and even imputed that He was married to Mary Magdalene, I couldn’t care less – it was just because He once stood near a well and told a woman with multiple husbands to Ask Him of the Living Water and He couldn’t be bothered about even what his twelve disciples thought.
When He told the officials who slapped Him before the then High Priest, His retort was amazing: Why do you punish me without charging Me?

That is fundamental to all Jurisprudence today. He couldn’t care less.
When I worship a God born Human, I have no reason to defend either the Man that He was in this world or the Son of God, He claimed He was and I believe He is!
Neither can I go back to his flesh and blood times, nor would I be insulted at others tilting at windmills of my invisible God.
William Blake’s poetry could at times be very unsettling. As long as one reads TYGER TYGER BURNING BRIGHT, there is nothing but appreciation and once you touch the POISON TREE, a mystical feeling envelops us, but the moment we read those poems which logicise that if Jesus chose a humble place to be born, does it mean that he was born to the woman with the worst Character too?

Read the following from Blake’s EVERLASTING GOSPEL: 

When even a poet couldn’t stir me to revolt against utterances anathema to my belief, why would I care when hordes and savages insult the name of my God. He is the only one I know who said each would be on his own and didn’t beg for even Justice, leave alone Mercy. Does my God need me to defend Him? Not at all. He needs man to follow the path of Righteousness, He cares a fig for the rest .
I pity those who feel that their God needs man’s protection and care!
Get going, God is good and would make a comeback like the Hound of Heaven.

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Achilles heel


Everyone who is faintly acquainted with the Greek mythology, knows that Achilles, who was one of the heroes of the Trojan war, had a weakness that was illogical. But many may not know the story behind it. Thetis, mother of Achilles, to make her son invulnerable held her son by his heels and dipped him in the river Styx( ?). Achilles became invulnerable in all the places where the river Styx’ water came into contact- except where his mother had held him-his heels.

The place where he was held by became his most vulnerable point.

The tragedy was not because of his vulnerability at that spot, but because his opponents came to know of it and exploited it to their advantage.

There is a parallel in the Indian epic MAHABHARATA, where Duryodhana had become vulnerable in the area not exposed to his mother’s sight, when she suffused him with invincibility except for the portion (thigh and loins?) not exposed to her view. The area not viewed by his mother becomes his weak point. Bhima took advantage of that.

I’m sure there must be other parallels in various epics carrying the same concept.

But what amazes me is the myth of Achilles. The point ATTACHED to his mother becomes the very root cause of him getting killed. It is the attachment of the umbilical cord which provides the nutrition to the child and that severance is required for the child to start its life on its own. It is cut , as we all know, at birth. Likewise, despite all the anxieties and fears of one’s mother, it is essential -for the child’s weal -that the mother lets go.

Achilles lost even the minimum natural strength, that was inherent in anyone’s heel. The point of attachment became his doom.

But why did not Achilles realize his weak spot? His mom probably never knew and never had the means to know, in any case Achilles was not forewarned.

The idea is that none succeeds where he/she endeavours to beat the natural order of things. Seeking INVINCIBILITY and therefore DEATHLESSNESS, would be against the natural order. Thetis was trying for that. Had she let go of her son, he wud have suffocated to death in the river Styx & probably Achilles would have died then and there itself and ended as a footnote to a mother’s greed!

In any case, in a man, the point attached to a woman has to be snipped at the point of integration of the self, to achieve even the MINIMUM CAPABILITY of that organ! Otherwise the very point of attachment becomes so weak that anyone having knowledge thereof wud be able to destroy him.

VOICE vs WORD


Aaron voiced Moses’ message

But the WORD was from God.

The Baptist voiced the message of Repentance,

But the WORD in flesh was JESUS.

They (MPs) voice their opinion in the Parliament,

But the WORD is from the President.

THE WORD is the Babel from which

spring the visual and the audio interpretations!

DEFROCKED!


Aaron was taken to the hill-top,

By moses, the chosen one.

Aaron was the Communicator

Moses the Medium of Jehovah.

Communication’s to be stifled,

before the medium extinguishes!

Moses defrocks Aaron-

Aaron dies of shame.

Moses condoles,

but secures his words.

YET ANOTHER TRIUMPH OF WORD OVER VOICE.

John the baptist was the voice of the one crying in the wilderness

But the WORD in flesh was JESUS.

GUILT vs. Sin


The connection between the proscribed ACT and the state of mind of the person who had committed the ACT is GUILT.

The proscribed Act could have been proscribed by the scriptures, the law or even one’s own conscience. We are making our own laws by choosing to stay with a group which has certain norms, and sooner or later we are engulfed by the norms followed or prescribed by that group. Therefore, to criticize the norms of the particular group- of which we made/ acquiesced ourselves a part of- is not gonna help us. We as free individuals have chosen- even if it had been for want of a better option.

There are religious groups/sects which make its members GUILTY.

Guilty of what? Well, we are not aware of all the laws which are in force at any given point of time. Therefore we have all fallen short of His GRACE by having infringed/ violated those laws. Merely because we are not visited upon by the sanctions prescribed immediately upon commission of the offence/wrong, it does not mean that we are innocent. We remain in the state of undetected wrong-doers/offenders/vow-breakers etc..

The issue is that the moment we commit an offence, we could become aware of our guilt or regret and feel guilty later for any number of reasons. But the ALIENATION of the self occurs only and I REPEAT only after WE HAVE FOUND OURSELVES GUILTY.

The organizations which have descended upon mankind in the guise of purifying the guilty have taken full advantage of the power of guilt:-

GUILT MAKES MEN TO RETREAT(Adam &Eve)

GUILT MAKES MEN HELPLESS(Cain after the murder of his bro Abel)

GUILT MAKES MAN FEEL INFERIOR IN HIS OWN EYES (Moses after committing murder and hiding in the desert0

GUILT MAKES HIM SURRENDER WITHOUT A FIGHT(Saul the king after he met Samuel from the dead)

GUILT MAKES HIM AN EMOTIONAL WRECK( David after the incident of the intimation by the prophet reg murder of Uriah)

GUILT MAKES MAN WILLING TO PART ANYTHING TO GET RELIEF (Zachchaeus(sp.) after he entertained Jesus)

The list is endless, but the point to be made is that prior to their feeling guilty, they never felt so – as they were either ignorant of their sin or were justifying their acts. It is in those weak moments that the sense of guilt rises and engulfs a man’s mind.

The religious groups that take advantage of the guilt have proliferated without number. The problems that we face are attributed to our sins- mostly hidden to our eyes and crystal clear to their eyes. They expound upon our sins and prescribe remedies to those sins- mostly relieving us of our properties and money!!

It is a must that we have to have an idea of sins and have the alacrity to identify them and confess it to God and help ourselves. Cain after killing his brother Abel could not bear the paranoia of death thru others, but when he approached God, God gave him a relief that the person who kills Cain wud be 7 times guiltier. God did not withhold relief even from the first fratricider- not merely a fratricider but one who killed a person who loved God and offered a more excellent sacrifice!!

The alacrity depends on 2 factors one is lack of WILLFULNESS and secondly weakness. If we are not willful we wud approach God upon intimation/realization of our guilt. If we willfully commit sins we delay our own repentance.

JESUS CAME TO THIS WORLD NOT TO ELIMINATE SIN, BUT TO SAVE MANKIND BY BREAKING THE BOND BETWEEN SIN AND GUILT THRU HIS GRACE!

This Grace is like a right and it has to be CLAIMED thru REPENTANCE.

As I have reiterated in my earlier blogs, merely spending time clearing the spiritual mess we create for ourselves is not our purpose. ACTION is our purpose. God makes a promise to King David – u shall not lack a son to rule Israel: God makes a promise to JEHU king of Israel(10 tribes) that his seed shall rule for 4 generations. David was an adulterer/ murderer and Jehu was a Regicider (he killed 2 kings), yet God made promises to them because they were ACTION oriented people and consistently got rid of their guilt thru repentant action.

LET US GET HIS GRACE TO CLEAR OUR GUILT AND TAKE PROMPT ACTION IN ALL MATTERS.

DOUBT?


Entertaining a doubt is premature acclimatization of the mind for defeat!

When u don’t know how good the field is,

or how high the bar is set,

how can a competitor presuppose a negative result, instead of getting ready for it?

GOD’S FAVOURS


Can He? Reflects yr assessment of His capability as to whether he could or not.

Once this is settled in the affirmative, the next question is Would He?

Which means whether He would WILL his capabilities to be directed towards what u desire?

Now the subsidiary question is, why would He will to deploy his capabilities in yr favour?

Now u have to know or believe that He knows yr expectation and that u r worthy to receive His line of action favourable to u.

Now if He could and would, then the question When arises. Since u as well as yr desire could be limited by time, it becomes imperative to obtain an answer to this.

This is mostly to sustain yr Hope and expectation.

After this point, nothing sustains a man except His grace!

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