EXCERPT FEATURE: APRIL – SERMON ON THE MOUNT
LAMA SING: These are perhaps the greatest guidances that remain in your Earth plane in written form. The Master’s discussion from the mount are living thoughts with which to guide each of you unto the Kingdom of God. They are written at several levels: the outer, which applies to the physical or material and gives comfort to those whom know only this level of consciousness; and to the inner, wherein the adept might find a clear and concise direction with which to flow in their life.
Sermon on the Mount
__________ Matthew 5: 3-12 __________
Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
The word ‘poor’ is extracted from the Greek, which was the translation. It does not mean impoverished, destitute. Being merciful is having the ability to envision yourself at lesser levels upon the mountain of experience; and by having compassion for those whom are struggling as have thee. And by expressing this mercy, this compassion, those above will reach their hands down to thee and help thee. Your gift that you give determines the gift that you receive.
Blessed are they that mourn, for they shall be comforted.
To mourn is not to weep or lament because of a loss. To mourn is to shed self of that which is false, to recognize that all of your experiences, be they good or bad by your judgment, are intended for growth. If you can forgive yourself, then you can recognize God’s presence; if you can, with joy, release those emotions, those doubts, and those judgments from within self, then the Spirit of God therein will enter and bring understanding. It is the Spirit of God which is the Comforter.
Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the Earth.
One can tread upon the flowers in the field, in the meadow, or one can pause and touch them and admire them. Both entities will travel to a distant objective: one would be enriched by the experience; the other moves only with a haste born by desire of Earthly accomplishment. The Earth is the symbol of achievement, the opportunity, the promise, and the goal. Those whom allow their spirit to be at rest, to be meek before the Presence of God, to be in askance of His work, then so shall He give to these entities all His joyous works and the domain of the sphere of Earth in which to do them.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness, for they shall be filled.
Be thee not idle in your works. If you strive, if your very life is to be in hunger or in thirst for the completion of those goals established within your own spirit, then His promise is that ye shall be fulfilled. If you are right in your thinking, if you do not have desires which are stronger than your spiritual purpose, if you do not envy or hold hatred or remorse against self, then you shall be fulfilled. How? In every manner that your heart desires.
Blessed are the merciful, for they shall obtain mercy.
What He is telling thee is that those whom use this mechanism of love must first possess it in order to give it. Where would one commence, then, with showing mercy? Self. Have thee, dear friend, been merciful this day to self? It is important for you to forgive these aspects in yourself, for only through this, then, can you truly forgive others. Being merciful is having the ability to envision yourself at lesser levels upon the mountain of experience; and by having compassion for those whom are struggling as have thee. And by expressing this mercy, this compassion, those above will reach their hands down to thee and help thee, for thee are growing and moving faster than you can physically climb. Thus they will assist. Your gift that you give determines the gift that you receive.
Blessed are the pure in heart, for they shall see God.
Purity of heart is the desire to fulfill and bring joy to others. If your heart is open, loving, and serves where it is needed, gives to those whom are in wanting, and accepts from those whom desire to give — then you are just, you are humble, you are pure of heart, you are capable of mourning, you are indeed thirsting for righteousness. You see, each teaching builds upon itself and leads to the next and to the next. By your works, by your intent, you shall reach a point of awareness wherein you realize what God is, wherein you begin to actually experience Oneness with God, you see? It is not so much so that one would literally see an image fashioned in the manner of man and know that image to be God, but that you shall see the state of Godliness, that you shall perceive and be at One with the Existence of God.
Blessed are the peacemakers, for they shall be called the children of God.
What can this mean — to be recognized as a Child of God? It is clearly that you would claim your heritage. Judge only by your own ideal. Do not base your judgments upon the actions of others; remembering the climb upon the mountain of experience and that from where that entity might be located, their view of life is different. If they are harsh, show them what Love is. If they are angry, show them what Joy is. The factions of right and wrong: by allowing that both aspects within you can exist and have their rightful purpose, you take away the cause of the hostility of one to the other. By perpetuating that state of Peace first within yourselves and then, by the example, in others, you can eliminate those energies which are now at work in the Earth and which can have disruptive effect to the Earth itself as well as to those environs and entities thereupon.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Entities will persecute those whom cling to their Oneness with God because they wish to test it. Because within themselves, they too desire to have such a faith, such a dedication. You are actually, by being persecuted, doing one of the Father’s greater works. It gives one the example to place into reality all of the teachings which are known to thee from the guidances from the Master. Righteousness is right thinking, a right path, a correct manner of harmony, a correct experience which is perpetuated by the influences and tendencies collectively assembled by all of your life experiences. Blessed are Children of Light when they are placed in those environs which afford them the opportunity to do their work. They then shall be Co-creators with God. The spirit can only submit of its own accord. Thus righteousness is so important. It is the infinite power. It is the very Spirit of self. If you are in harmony with the Master’s Light, often others will persecute you because they have not been able to accept this way of living themselves. If you express love to them, if you express the Ideal, the Light, the Completeness of what you believe, you shall throughout eternity bear the Light of that Work.
Blessed are ye when men shall revile you and persecute you and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely for my sake. Rejoice and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven, for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you.
When you have claimed the Master’s Work as your own and when you ask to be sent, to be used in His work, you will meet with those forces which are reluctant to change. As you go forth doing His Work, know that no work is ever done without benefit to thee and to those whom you are serving; thus you are strengthened, and you grow. But you are blessed because you are affronting those forces which most resist His Light and which need most and which cry out most desperately for guidance, for Light. Thus your Work and your Service in His Name is of the purest and brightest of all.
When all of these statements as they are written in the Holy Book are reviewed, let them be spiritually felt within, that the Spirit of the Word as given directly from the Master have its import to you. Do not dwell upon the verbiage, but claim the spirit, the intent which lives on throughout eternity and requires no interpretation.
It is very important that each entity in the Earth plane considers themselves in the nature or manner that the Master has; that they look to themselves as already perfect and consider life a means by which they can express this perfection and nothing more. It is not a punishment; it is not that you are guilty of some past sin; and it is not that you have been denied by the Christ as one of His Own. It is a glorious honor, a blessing, a privilege to be in the Earth. And it is a wondrous opportunity to become aware of what you already are.
For more, read Matthew 5: 3-12
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