Re: [steiner] Good Friday
- This is wisdom, Br. Ron. Thank you.Sheila----- Original Message -----From: Br. RonTo: FriendsSent: Friday, April 18, 2003 5:34 AMSubject: [steiner] Good FridayWhile it leads to merciful Joy, the Truth is hard.
The Truth hurts.
In fact it's the ONLY thing that hurts here. (Illusion doesn't
hurt...nor does it's primal device, Denial)
Denial is more prevalent than most people know.
It is the narcotic food for many of us these days.
... easily seen in utopians and others too terrified to lookThe Inner Dweller square in the face and accept that sufferingis all part of this process.Nor can we change our minds. We have already chosen andrecognize this process as being bigger than our own choice,now.
Denial is the mechanism of saccharine coating.... the parentof the belief system of NON belief constructed to leave out thevariable of our own compressed terror.
Denial is what will keep some from finishing this letter.
Remember when Peter tried to talk Jesus out of beingcrucified and Jesus told him "Get behind me Satan?
It isn't Ahriman but Lucifer who seeks to blind us to
the profound requirements of the Blood Sacrifice.
There is more than just a superficial message in the Event
at Golgotha. It is a Mystery, for sure...but not one
wholly hidden from courageous eyes.
"Eloi, Eloi, lama sabachthani."
It's extremely hard to experience Christ Consciousness
during these times of global crucifixion...these are thetimes when "the Spirit shall depart from the hearts of men."Yet, it is the necessary precursor. Even Jesus felt forsakenby The Presence when hanging at Golgotha.
As The Redeemer knew, we may run from this temporarily,
but sooner or later we must face and equalize with our ownshadowy Doppelganger...either in this life or in post incarnatepurgation.
Freedom after all, comes from facing our terror, not denying it.
Such is a meaning of Good Friday
This knowledge is what makes it easier for monks to fast, pray,
stay on their knees for days at a time and even and even set
themselves aflame. They know that suffering is the crucible
which holds the diamond that is grasped only AFTER the
bitter cup is drunk.
Today, our crucifixion is war. Few could possibly be happy aboutwar. War is evil. Yet there are worse evils that can flower if not
courageously weeded from the Garden of Life.
To those enmeshed in the anti-war movement, read your Bible.
If you are too sensitized to that then try reading of theBattle of Kurukshetra in the Gita....or Hexagram 7 in the I-Ching.Read ANY of the world scriptures which seem so 'obsolete' tomodern, tender sensibilities.
Read and understand that NOTHING of value can ever be
acquired except through blood, consciously shed....This is true of all the paths that lead to Freedom;the violence of the birth process, the agonies of death,David bringing down Goliath, circumcision or......The Crucifixion itself.
In this upside down world, it is this knowledge that is the
Body and Blood of the Redeemer. It is in essence, part ofwhat the Redeemer is!
Golgotha is the last ritual at the Wedding of Pleasure and Pain ...
It is the refiner's fire of the Holy Grail which brings with it the
Heartgasm innate in the Mystical Experience in the crucible
of the Solar Plexus.
Arise PARZIVAL! Drink deeply of the Grail and glimpse the
meaning of Holy and Knightly Chivalry. Learn the meaning of
King Arthur's "Might for Right" which is the right use of the
Blood Sacrifice....that terrible Joy which comes from being
committed to something larger than one's own comfortable
Yes these are violent times....the Good Friday of this generation.Yet, the Eastern horizon is starting to glow.Br. Ron