As always this note is product of an earlier conversation with a good friend... The betrayal of Judas to Jesus is a story that many of us know but maybe we DO NOT UNDERSTAND TO ITS FULL yet! Many times we look at this story from a conventional Christian point of view! Keep in mind that the words as written in the bible today were written in Aramaic, later translated to many provisional languages, later to Greek, to Jew a language that derives from Aramaic, to Egyptian, Latin, to French, and later to OLD English. These verses were never meet to be display or to be discussing without an understanding of the anthropology of the society and community that produce these words. So, without any means of offending anybody these words were not meet to be written or read and much less preach by persons that were not initiated!
Yes, the original writers (scribes) of the ORIGINAL collection called the “The Nag Hammadi Library" or better known as the “Dead Sea Scrolls " can be read and found on the Nag Hammadi Library www.gnosis.org/naghamm/nhl.html. This persons were members of the "ESSENES" community and among them was Ascended Master Sananda,Yeshua, Issa or Jesus this are all the names that the White Universal Brotherhood, Jews, Egyptians and Arabs communities call HIM, who you may only know as Jesus the son of God’s.
In the traditional cannon of the Bible, Judas is an allegory, used to explain the processes were and when by using the secret teachings of Jesus we eliminated our "EGO" or as they call it "SATAN". Yes, Satan not the horn red guys, but as is it translated in ARAMAIC the language spoken by Jesus, it means "The adversary and dissevers" not evil! Or better say in our English the enemy or anything that is the opposite!
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Today, on the Wednesday of Holy Week, the Gospel reading tells the story of Judas's betrayal of Jesus. The friendship between the two is poignantly emphasized in the narrative. Judas dips his bread into the dish with Jesus while they eat supper together. They are companions in the strongest sense of the word, those who share bread (in Latin, panis) with one another. Worse still, the very act of betrayal perverts a deep symbol of friendship; for Judas identifies Jesus to his enemies by greeting him with a kiss. Jesus's response reveals his conflicting emotions of tenderness and hurt: "Friend, do the thing for which you have come.
"It is not surprising that Judas became a figure of hate, for we are all afraid of being betrayed. By demonizing the guilty parties, we can pretend that they are not of our own kind.
In the gospels, however, it is clear that Judas was not an outsider, but a full member of the chosen twelve. The 12 is an illusion to the high priest or selected ones in the top ranking 12 of the order for that region. He was there with Jesus and the others from the start. Even after his death, he is remembered by Peter as an apostle: "He was numbered among us and received his share in this ministry."
The real Judas didn't wear an evil face, or striking yellow robes; he wasn't an enemy from the beginning. JUDAS WAS ONE OF US. His figure in the bible represented not a real character but an allegory of the evil in us; therefore SATAN was and took charge or his actions. NOT the horn guy but his evil actions, his evil part of him that lives in side of us!
When we walk the Way of Yeshua we understand that “Only the ego can be touched”. Our spirit is holy and is untouchable! While the EGO it is very touchy. If somebody just looks at you in a certain way, the EGO not you get mad and it is touched. IT IS SO IMPORTANT THAT WE SE AND RECOGNISE THE DIFFERENCES.
He has not done anything. If somebody smiles a little, it is touched; if somebody just turns his head and does not look at you, it is touched. In many occasions we get mad in our day, but why? Do you know? Who is in control, you/our EGO or you as a holy part of God’s creation?
He (the EGO) it is like a wound that is open. You touch it and the pain arises. Many times with only the whisper in our ears of a single word, or a single gesture and he is mad! These actions of his (EGO) turn into an energy that orders and affects our nerves system and our will.
Ha-ha-ha, because of this you always blame or think that the others is/are responsible, that he/she has wounded you. No, you carry your wound, and it was just created by the fake you, your EGO! With the ego your whole being is a wound. And you carry it around. Nobody is interested in hurting you, nobody is positively waiting to hurt you; everybody is engaged in safeguarding his own wound. But still it happens, because you are so ready to be wounded, so ready, just waiting on the brink for anything. Well let’s take control and let’s stop him today!
When we start on the path of spiritual enlighten we recognize the TAO/DAO or the philosophy that is in every aspect of the creation! When we live in this practice we are aware of what is happening and this permit us to be untouchables! Why? -- Because there is no one to be touched. There is no wound. He is healthy, healed, and whole. This word 'whole' is beautiful, is powerfully and empower us to take control, to love some more and to live plenty free of outer controls. The word 'heal' comes from 'whole', and the word 'holy' also comes from 'whole'. He is whole, healed, and holy.
Be aware of your wound. Don't help it to grow, let it be healed; and it will be healed only when you move to the roots. The less the head, the more the wound will heal -- with no head there is no wound. Live a headless life. Move as a total being, and accept things. Therefore, we eliminated in a slow, very slow process the SATAN in us. Remember the WORD-SATAN (Hebrew: הַשָׂטָן ha-Satan), "the accuser", is the title of various entities, both human and divine, who challenge the faith of humans in the Hebrew Bible. In Christianity and Islam the title became a personal name, and "Satan" changed from an accuser appointed by God to test men's faith to the chief of the rebellious fallen angels ("the devil" in Christianity, "Shaitan" in Arabic, the term used by Arab Christians and Muslims).So in other words there are many forms of Ego’s or Fallen angels.
Satan is NOT the fallen angel but is that evil part of you and me that is always affecting us.
Did I catch your attention! Now let me explain what I mean by that.
In the 7th century B.C. Esarhadden the Assyrian Emperor, carried the 10 tribes of
Israel captive to Assyria. At that time Samaria and Galilee were repopulated with Assyrians so that Northern Aramaic became the language of that region. Before Nebuchadnezzar conquered Judea, the Assyrian language spread and was spoken everywhere.
2 Kings 18: 26 says "Then said Eliakim the son of Hilkiah, and Shebna, and Joah, unto Rabshakeh, Speak, I pray thee, to thy servants in the Aramaic language; for we understand it: and talk not with us in the Jews' language in the ears of the people that are on the wall."
About 480 B.C. Nebuchadnezzar carried
away into Babylonian captivity. During their time in Judah , they forgot the Hebrew language, and Southern Aramaic became their daily language. Scholars tell us that there are some differences in dialect between the Northern and Southern Aramaic, which is why some of the Jews who spoke the Southern Aramaic didn't always understand the parables of Jesus, who grew up speaking the Northern Aramaic. Babylon
From the very beginning, all sacred writings were in Aramaic. Hebrew is a later dialect of Aramaic. The first five books of the Bible, the Pentateuch or Torah, were not written down until the time of the Babylonian Captivity, 500-600 B.C. and they were written in Aramaic, later translated to Hebrew. Moses was also NOT the author of them; he was already dead by the time they were written down. In the 3rd century B.C. the scriptures were translated into Greek because the Alexandrian Jews could not understand Aramaic. When this was done, many of the meanings of the idioms were lost.
Idioms are a problem for the student of any foreign language. We have a lot of idioms in English that give foreign students trouble. Ones like "He's in a pickle" or "He's in a jam" or other such phrases whose meanings are not literal. Aramaic, like most languages, has many idioms. When the translation was made from Aramaic to Greek, those who spoke Greek did not understand the idioms and their meanings were lost or misinterpreted.
In James 1:4, it says "But let patience have her perfect work, that ye may be perfect and entire, wanting nothing." In this verse, patience is given a personality. It is referred to as a she. Now no one would believe that this verse in any way is implying that patience is an actual person, divine or otherwise. It is just a figure of speech, giving personality to a concept or set of ideas.
Another example is Proverbs 1:23. "Wisdom cried without; she uttered her voice in the streets." Here wisdom is given a personality, a female one, and it is even implied that she is given movement and a voice.
This tradition of giving personality to a concept or idea is often used in Eastern writing. We forget that Christianity and The Bible are Eastern in origin and influence. We pride ourselves on Christianity be "Western" and we look at anything Eastern as being pagan, or close to it. We need to realize that Christianity is AN EASTERN RELIGION. The Western church has, in many instances, changed Christianity into something that does not even resemble the original.
Now, I have given the two examples above to show you how figures of speech can be used in a way that is not literal, and give personality to a concept. In the original Aramaic language, which Jesus spoke and understood, and which was commonly spoken at the time of Christ, the word Satan was considered a figure of speech, a personality that was given to a concept, the concept of evil intent or opposition.
SATAN WAS NOT CONSIDERED TO BE A REAL BEING. For instance, Luke 10:18 in which Jesus says "I beheld Satan as lightening fall from heaven," the Aramaic idioms would translate the concept of Satan falling from heaven as "evil destroyed." The word Satan itself means "to slide, to mislead, to slip; to miss the mark." In other words, Jesus was saying that his coming has destroyed the concept of sin and evil.
The word Heavens or the kingdom of heavens refers to the mind and its state of conciseness.
Isaiah 53:5 says that when Jesus came, he would take away sin and iniquity. When he came, he changed our understanding of sin. We used to think of sin as wrongdoing, as evil, as transgression of the law. Jesus came to take away and fulfill the law so that sin is no longer wrongdoing. He came to show us that if we think of our mistakes in that way, we might as well be living under that law of condemnation. He destroyed sin....he changed our view of why we must make mistakes and what they accomplish. Just as the trying of our faith works patience, every challenge we must face is an opportunity to learn.
Remember that in this universe, for every action there is an equal reaction. The scripture calls this the law of sowing and reaping. "Remember this: Whoever sows sparingly will also reap sparingly, and whoever sows generously will also reap generously" (2 Corinthians 9:6). This verse teaches that every action we take has a consequence. You will reap what you sow. If you are involved in a challenging situation, the action you take will determine the consequence you must bear. Your punishment for choosing a "wrong" course of action has to live with the consequences. However, no matter which course of action you choose, there is always enlightenment at the end because you learn something.
Hell was also not a literal place in Aramaic. In Matthew 5:22, "hell fire" is translated as "mental suffering." In Matthew 16:18, the "gates of hell" are translated as "evil forces, or opposition." Sheol was translated simply as "a resting place for the dead" but not a place of torment. Hell was used to refer to what one experiences on earth, the mental suffering that goes along with making wrong choices. In this way, the "punishment" for our sins is the consequences of our own actions. We needn't fear this will be held against us in the afterlife because we are receiving the punishment for it now.
"Verily, verily, I say unto you, He that heareth my word, and believeth on him that sent me, hath everlasting life, and shall not come into condemnation; but is passed from death unto life. Verily, verily, I say unto you, the hour is coming, and now is, when the dead shall hear the voice of the Son of God: and they that hear shall live. For as the Father hath life in himself; so hath he given to the Son to have life in himself; and hath given him authority to execute judgment also, because he is the Son of man. Marvel not at this: for the hour is coming, in the which all that are in the graves shall hear his voice, And shall come forth; they that have done good, unto the resurrection of life; and they that have done evil, unto the resurrection of damnation" (John 5:24-29).
Once again, this is a spiritual resurrection, not a physical resurrection. The same body is not going to come forth from the grave. After death, the spirit will have another life. If we have learned the lessons we are supposed to learn, we pass on to another dimension of existence, a better life. If we did not learn the lessons we were meant to learn, we must stay in this dimension of existence and repeat life until we learn our appointed lessons.
According to Hebrews 10:14, when Jesus made the sacrifice to come here and experience everything we did, and sacrificed his very life to show us the way, it made us perfect already, even if we don't do everything right. The last part of the verse, however, indicates that our life here on earth is still a process that perfects us, or gets us closer to the perfection he has already bestowed. It's kind of like this.....let's say you were contacted one day and told that you had just been discovered to heir to the throne of a particular country. You moved to that country, and were given the power, position, and wealth deserved by a royal person. However, even though you already had the position given to you, you had no idea how to act the role. You didn't know how a king is supposed to act, or what a king's duties really are, etc. So even though you had been given the place, you had to learn to walk in your position. That's what we do every day. We cannot be lost....there is no hell.....but we CAN be doomed to a life of mental suffering because of the consequences of our actions. However, if we believe in Jesus, we can walk as he did and learn to perfect the holiness he has already placed within us, that has been within us from our creation.
My hope is that every person will stop worrying about Satan, sin and hell. This really frees a person to do good works for the right reasons rather than because of fear. I also hope that people will study the Aramaic idioms so that they can truly know their Bibles. Just remember, the Bible is written in an EASTERN style, with the influence of all the Eastern beliefs and customs. It is only people of the West that have interpreted the Bible in a style of condemnation
Just for twenty-four hours, try it – total acceptance, whatsoever happens. Be you self, the persona that you are meet to be. Not someone else! If someone insults you, accept it, don't react, observed what happens. Suddenly you will feel an energy flowing in you that you have not felt before.
People can waste their whole life over a small thing, just because someone insulted them.
Don't help this wound to grow. Don't make this wound to mark your soul. Go to the roots, be with the whole. For twenty-four hours, just twenty- four hours, try not to react, not to reject, whatsoever happens.
Nobody else can destroy us, it’s only us, yes, you; nobody else can, except you. You are the Judas and you are the Jesus, WE ARE ANGELS AND DEMONS, who are you going to decide to be today? When you stand before God’s, you cannot say, "But I was told by others to do thus," or that virtue was not convenient at the time. This will not suffice. Remember that. A king may move a man, a father may claim a son, but that man can also move himself, and only then does that man truly begin his own game. Remember that howsoever you are played or by whom, your soul is in your keeping alone, even though those who presume to play you be kings or men of power.
A better world than has ever been seen. A kingdom of conscious. A kingdom of heaven, awaits us… You and I are not what we/you were born, but what you have it in yourself to be. “It is one light which beams out of a thousand stars. It is one soul which animates all men.” “Let us unlearn our wisdom of the world…and learn that truth alone makes rich and great.” “Nothing will bring you peace but yourself. Nothing will bring you peace but the triumph of principles.”