Showing posts with label transcreatingchrist. Show all posts
Showing posts with label transcreatingchrist. Show all posts

Sunday, April 30, 2017

Transcreating Christ: Do unto Oneself

Ask and you are given. 
Seek and one is finding. 
Knock and be opened.
For every asking is receiving 
and the seeking is the finding 
and the knocking is being opened as oneself.
Or is there a person among you, 
if your child asks for bread, 
will be giving instead a stone?
Or if asked for a fish, offer snake?
So do unto oneself as you would do for others.

Note: Obviously, I recognize that this is a somewhat radical transcreation of Matthew 7:7-12, but one I feel is not only necessary, but inevitable, if one sees 7:11 as some poor priestly interpretation of the wisdom in the previous lines, and so not included here ("If ye then, being evil, know how to give good gifts unto your children, how much more shall your Father which is in heaven give good things to them that ask him?"). Once this is seen, it is also seen that 7:12 is not some lone line sticking out as a sore thumb and translated as a golden rule, but instead is directly connected to 7:9-10 and the beautiful two lines before those. Nisargadatta Maharaj, the great Indian sage, says, “If you think that Buddha, Christ or Krishnamurti speak to the person, you are mistaken. They know well that the vyakti, the outer self, is but a shadow of the vyakta, the inner self, and they address and admonish the vyakta only.” Thus 7:12 is not some gilded rule of personal conduct but exactly that address to the inner self, oneself. Let Christ be Christ.

Saturday, April 29, 2017

Transcreating Christ:
Christ Consciousness is Non-volitional
and All-encompassing

How does Christ Consciousness come to be?
It's as if we humans cast seeds in the ground, 
and while we’re sleeping and rising night and day, 
the seed is springing up and growing in a way
we're not aware, for the earth is executing
without our doing a thing—first the blade, then the ear,
then the full grain within the ear. And when the crop is ripe,
one is sending for the sickle presently for the harvesting.
And to what shall we compare this Christ Consciousness? 
It’s like a mustard seed—
which when planted in the ground is the smallest
of all the seeds on earth. But once the seed is sown, 
it rises to become the greatest of all the greens,  
and puts forth its all-encompassing branches
where even the birds of the heavens take refuge.

Thursday, April 27, 2017

Transcreating Christ:
Parables of the Lamp and True Measure

Is a lamp placed within a measuring container
or underneath a full body recliner? 
Is it not set instead on a stand
in the heart of one's living room
where nothing is hidden except to be made aware
and nothing is secret but to be revealed?
The true measure with which one measures
is measured out to one and always more is given one,
for the one who has all, still more is further given.
But for the one who has nothing,
even that nothing one has
will surely pass away.

Wednesday, April 26, 2017

Transcreating Christ: The Parable of the Sower

In life the sower is always sowing
seeds of wisdom as natural as can be.
First seeds fall upon the highway of your world
and little birds of large appetite rumor it away.
Next seeds fall upon hard ground of human knowledge
where the soil is superficial but the grain appears to grow without delay,
yet since this earth has little depth of true intelligence,
the first clear dazzling light of day overwhelms the early growth,
and as these seedlings have no true roots, they wither.
Subsequently seeds descend among the weeds
where no compassion tends the soil
and thorns of great hostility chokes them all away.
Yet there comes a time seeds land among responsive ground
and bears its fruit to thirty times, one-hundred times,
ten-thousand times, this great awakening—
whoever has ears to hear, listen.