Sunday, February 03, 2008

The Sermon on the Mount, Part IX of XL


25. Make friends quickly with your accuser, while you are going with him to court, lest your accuser hand you over to the judge, and the judge to the guard, and you be put in prison;

COMMENTARY: Jesus recommends that we "make friends" with even our enemies ("accuser"). For the universe of everyday life is just like a court. And if we deliberately misbehave, breaking the law of Love, we shall experience a heavy karmic penalty, symbolized by earthlife interpreted, as some mystics have, as a "prison."

26. truly, I say to you, you will never get out till you have paid the last penny.

COMMENTARY: Karma is extremely accurate. When we deliberately harm another, precisely and exactly the same pain, for exactly the same time-period, will surely come back upon us. It will not be just a close approximation, but very specifically the same pain that we have voluntarily brought upon others ("last penny"). This, for those who "have ears to hear," is a very specific karmic warning!

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