Tales of the Master

The crown and the wings
At the meeting the glories of knowledge, when Christ to illustrate the talk, remarked, unpretentious: “A truth-loving man, knowing that intellectual perfection leads to divine wisdom, threw himself into the mountain of science, All the strength he possessed in his decisive commitment. The path was dark like an obscure labyrinth, but the hardy leader, forgetting difficulties and dangers, was always advancing, changing clothes to better accommodate the demands of the march. From time to time he threw a tunic on the side of the road, which had become narrow, or an appercea, which seemed to him unserviceable, seeking new clothing, until one day after many years he had attained the desired culmination, where a representative of God Came to meet him.
The emissary greeted him, embraced him, and covered his forehead with a dazzling crown of light.
However, when the conqueror of knowledge wanted to go forward in the direction of Paradise, he advised the messenger to go back to his own steps, to see
The path traveled, and that from his attitude in the revision of the way, it would depend on the granting of wings with which it would be possible for him to fly to meet the Eternal Father.
The interested man returned, but now, aided by the glittering aura of which he had been invested, he could contemplate every angle of the path, now inextricable to his gaze.
He did not suppress his laughter at the strange outfits that the rear passengers wore.

Dear readers,
After I translated some of Jesus’ stories, I put catchwords / tags in different languages to be easily found by google.
In the translator, something very interesting happened. Please see the pictures, because an image says more than 1,000 words.
Or Google translator is crazy, or I was not alone …
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Author: Spirit Neio Lucio                      Medium: Chico Xavier
Book: Jesus no Lar                                  Year: 1949
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The lesson of the seed

In the face of the perplexity of the hearers, Jesus said convincingly:
“Indeed, it is very difficult to overcome the distressing cares of human life.
Wherever our eyes turn, we find war, incomprehension, injustice and suffering. In the Temple, which is the Lord’s Home, pride and vanity appear in the rich, hatred and revolt in the poor. It is not always possible to bring the pure and clean heart, as it would be desired, because there are thorns, muds and snakes that surround us. However, the idea of ​​the Divine Kingdom is like the tiny seed of wheat. Almost imperceptible is thrown to the earth, supporting
But if it germinates, the pressure and impurities of the soil do not paralyze it. It crosses the dark floor and, although it removes much of its own food, its impulse to seek the light from above is dominant. Since then, there is sun or rain, day or night, work ceaselessly in your own growth and, in this eagerness to rise, fruit for the good of all. The apprentice who felt the happiness of the inner revival, which occurs to the wheat seed, observes that long roots bind him to terrestrial inhibitions … He knows that the
Malice and suspicion follow his steps, that pain is a constant threat, yet he experiences above all the impulse of ascension and can no longer stop. He constantly acts in the sphere of which he became a pilgrim, in favor of the general good. You do not find irresistible seductions in the flowers of the journey. The reunion with the Divinity, of which it is recognized successor heir, it constitutes an unchanging objective and no longer rests, on the march, as if a consuming and burning light would torture his heart. Without to perceive, produces fruits of hope, goodness, love and salvation, because he never goes back to tell the benefits of which he has become a faithful instrument. The vision of the Father is the obscene worry that vibrates in the soul of a nostalgic son.
The Master silenced for a moment, and concluded: “For this reason, though the disciple keeps his feet imprisoned in the mire of the earth, the indefatigable work in the good, in the place where it is found, is the indisputable trace of its elevation.
We will know the trees by the fruits and identify the laborer of Heaven for the services in which he expresses himself.
At this point Peter interfered, asking: “Lord, what, then, of those who know the sacred principles of charity do not practice them?
Jesus sketched an expression of satisfaction in his eyes and said, “These, Simon, are seeds that sleep, even though projected into the giving of the earth. They will carry with them precious values ​​of Heaven, but they will remain useless for a long time.
However, let us be convinced that the showers and hurricanes will pass through them, renewing their position on the ground, and they will germinate, victorious, one day. In the fields of Our Father, there are millions of souls thus, waiting for the renewing tempests of experience, so that they may address the glory of the future. Let us help them with love, and let us go on looking forward.
Then, before the silence of all, Jesus blessed the small family assembly and left.
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The unstable servant


In front of all those present, the Master narrated with simplicity:
-A certain man has found the light of Divine Revelation and wished ardently to be enabled to live among the Angels of Heaven.
So much he beseeched this blessing to the Father who, through inspiration, the Lord sent him to the necessary improvement with a view to the end he intended.
Through several friends, guided by the Divine Power, the candidate, who showed a marked tendency for sculpture, was led to collaborate with a former master in precious marble.
However, in a short time, he left his work, claiming that he was unable to submit to a rough and intractable man, and so he moved to a workshop devoted to the making of wood utilities, under the guidance of an old sculptor.
He left, too, without delay, asserting that he could not bear it. Then it was employed under the orders of a well-known laborer specialized in the construction of columns in the Greek style. Soon, however, the
Leave him, declaring that he does not tolerate the demands.
Soon after, he went to work, under the orders of an experienced sculptor of ornamentation in festive bows, but, after a week, he had escaped the commitments made, claiming to have found a chief who was too violent and irritable. Then he placed himself under the guidance of a manufacturer of precious chests, from whom he departed in a few days, on the pretext of being a cruel and soulless creature.
And so from task to task, from workshop to workshop, the aspirant to heaven invariably said that it was not possible for him to incorporate his own energies into the earthly experience, for everywhere finding error, evilness and persecution In those who directed him, until death brought him to the presence of the Angels of the Lord. But he did not find them as smiling as he waited. One of them advanced sadly and asked, “Friend, why did you not prepare yourself for the imperatives of Heaven?”
The questioner who identified his own inferiority, in the shadows in which he was involved, cried out in mourning that he had only met with demand and hardness in the conductors of human struggle.
The Messenger, however, observed bitterly, “The Father has called you to serve for your own benefit and not to judge. Every man will give an account of himself to God. No one will escape to the Divine Justice that is pronounced in the precise moment. How could you forget such a simple truth in life? The hammer beats the anvil, the blacksmith drives the mallet, the merchant examines the work of the blacksmith, the people give their opinion of the merchant, and the Lord, in the Assembly,
Analyzes and judges everyone. If you escaped to the little services of the world under the claim that others were incapable and unworthy of direction, how can you understand the heavenly ministry?
And the inconstant worker passed to the consequences of his unthinking fall.
Jesus paused and concluded, “Whoever is under the dominion of strong and hardened people in the discipline, excellent results will be able to collect if he knows and can take advantage of the roughness, drawing on the rough wood to the contact of the planer benefactor.
Blessed is the hand that educates and corrects, but blessed is the one who is left to perfect his touch of renewal and improvement, because the masters of the world always complain about the lesson of other masters, but the work of good, when performed for all, Remains forever.
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The distracted messengers


The listeners of the cult of the Good News talked about the controversies that were ceaselessly wrapped around the faith in the circles of pharisaicism of various schools, when the Christ, in the profound simplicity that was characteristic of him, narrated tolerantly: “A great lord has received Alarming news of a vast grouping of servants in a remote area from the seat of his government, who had been plagued by a malignant fever, and, desirous of succoring those who were suffering in the remote area of ​​his domains, sent them reliable messengers, taking remedies appropriate to the situation and measures alluding to the general readjustment.
The emissaries left the palace with great promises of work, safety, and efficiency in the mission, yet as soon as they saw themselves outside the gates of the lord, they began to rule over the choice of ways. Some claimed the shortcut, some the plain without thorns, and others still asked for passage through the hills.
Long days lost in the dispute, until the group disbanded, each phalanx attending to its own whims, with absolute forgetfulness of the fundamental objective.
The difficulties, however, were not resolved with decision. The different scripts have been created, as conflicts have expanded. Reduced now, numerically, the expeditions suffered, with more rigor, the sterilizing blows of personal opinions. The travelers cared only to invent new reasons for useless friction. Among those who marched along the shortest path, the strip and the mountain saw unproductive discussions, forceful and endless. Precious days and nights were detached in noisy comments about the fever, the condition of the sick, or the surrounding landscapes. Harsh hours of bitterness and disharmony, from moment to moment, interrupted the trip, being very cost avoided the scenes of pugilato and homicide.
The quarrels arose over the smallest questions, with the utmost waste of opportunity, and for this reason both short-haul travelers and those on the plain and the mountain were delayed, since they were found in the valley of the plague at one Time, with enormous and irremediable disappointment for all, because, to the lack of the promised resource, there were no sick alive in the flesh.
Death had devoured them, one by one, while the argumentative messengers killed time, through the journey.
The Master looked at the apprentices with a very lucid eye and added: “In this symbol, we have the world attacked by the plague of wickedness and unbelief, and we see the portrait of the bearers of celestial medication, which are the religious of all shades speaking on Earth , In the name of the Father. Men, however, enlightened by the wisdom of faith, though they have received valuable resources from Heaven for those who suffer and weep, as a consequence of the ignorance and distress prevailing in the world, forget the obligations that mark their lives And, overcoming their own whims to the purposes of the Supreme Lord, they are confused in verbal ravings of every kind. While feeding the disturbance, frivolous and distracted, those in need of light and help faint from lack of care and dedication.
And caressing the head of one of the children who were present, as if concentrating all hope on the sublime future, he concluded, smiling and calm: “The discussion, however fruitful, should never distract us from the service that the Lord gave us do.
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The crown and the wings


At the meeting the glories of knowledge, when Christ to illustrate the talk, remarked, unpretentious: “A truth-loving man, knowing that intellectual perfection leads to divine wisdom, threw himself into the mountain of science, All the strength he possessed in his decisive commitment. The path was dark like an obscure labyrinth, but the hardy leader, forgetting difficulties and dangers, was always advancing, changing clothes to better accommodate the demands of the march. From time to time he threw a tunic on the side of the road, which had become narrow, or an appercea, which seemed to him unserviceable, seeking new clothing, until one day after many years he had attained the desired culmination, where a representative of God Came to meet him.
The emissary greeted him, embraced him, and covered his forehead with a dazzling crown of light.
However, when the conqueror of knowledge wanted to go forward in the direction of Paradise, he advised the messenger to go back to his own steps, to see
The path traveled, and that from his attitude in the revision of the way, it would depend on the granting of wings with which it would be possible for him to fly to meet the Eternal Father.
The interested man returned, but now, aided by the glittering aura of which he had been invested, he could contemplate every angle of the path, now inextricable to his gaze.
He did not suppress his laughter at the strange outfits that the rear passengers wore.
Here he noticed a torn robe, an extravagant sandal there. Numerous pilgrims relied on brittle marks, while others clung to mischievous cloaks, but each one, with childlike impertinence, marched on himself, as if he wore the most valuable clothing in the world.
The conqueror of science could not bear the impressions that the picture caused him, and he opened himself in mocking phrases, reproving harshly the ignorance of all who followed in ridiculous or inadequate robes. He screamed, condemned, and made blunt nicknames.
He addressed the travelers’ community with such irony that many gave up the climb, returning to the inertia of the vast plain.

After cursing all, the crowned hero returned to the summit of the hill, hoping to leave without pausing to meet the Father, but the Angel, very sad, explained that the clothing of others, which had caused him so much useless sarcasm, was that And that the wings of light which he should lift up to the Divine Throne would be given to him only when he built love in the heart’s heart . He lacked piety and understanding, that he would return to the road at length and aid his fellowmen, without which he would never be able to balance himself in heaven.
A few minutes of silence followed undeviating …
The Master, however, giving significant emphasis to the words, concluded: There are many souls on earth, bearing the luminous crown of science, but with a heart asleep in ungodliness, emphasizing in childish sarcasm and indecent censure. Poisoned by incomprehension, demanding and cruel, they strike their weakest companions in their understanding or culture, instead of extending their fraternal hands, recognizing that they have already been so, tantalizing and imperfect … Until, however, they decide not to Helping the less enlightened and less fortunate brother, welcoming him in his own spirit with sincerity and devotion, will not receive the wings with which it will be lawful for them to depart in the direction of Heaven.
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Signs of renewal


Before the family assembly, the Master took the floor and spoke persuasively: “And when the Divine Kingdom is at the gates of men, the soul of the world will be renewed. “The most powerful will not be the most heartless and, yes, the one who loves the most.
The conqueror will not be the one who will war the outer enemy to death in rivers of blood, but what will fight against iniquity and ignorance, within himself, until the extinction of evil, in the circles of nature itself.
“The most eloquent will not be the owner of the most beautiful speech, but, rather, that ally the sanctifying words to the own acts, raising the standard of life, wherever it is.
The noblest will not be the holder of the greatest number of titles that confer on him the transient domination in ephemeral properties of the Earth, but the one that more intensely accumulates the credits of love and gratitude in the hearts of mothers and children, Of the sick, of men loyal and honest, active and worthy, humble and generous.
The most respectable will not be the dispenser of gold and armed power, but the best-hearted.
“The holiest will not be what isolates himself on the altars of supreme spiritual pride, avoiding the contact of those who suffer, for fear of degradation and filthiness, but rather, who descends from his own greatness, extending fraternal hands to the miserable and suffering, Lifting their broken souls to the planes of joy and understanding.
The purest will not be the one who escapes the exchange with the bad and criminal confessors, but he who plunges himself in the mud to save the fallen brothers, without being contaminated.
“The wiser will not be the possessor of more books and theories, but precisely the one who, although he knows little, seeks to light a light in the shadows that still surround the younger brother …”
The Divine Friend placed his lucid eyes on the clear night that shone outside in the heart of Nature, he took a long break and emphasized: – In this sublime age, men will not be absent from the home in combat to their brothers, for the demands of conquest Or hatred of race, in storms of tears and blood, because the darkness of ignorance, the wounds of sickness, the anguish of hunger, and the moral tortures of all shades will be warring … When the plow replaces the sumptuous car of the triumphant In the public displays of collective greatness, when the edifying book absorbs the place of the sword in the spirit of the people, when goodness and wisdom preside over the competitions of creatures so that the good are venerated, when personal sacrifice for the benefit of all constitutes the Legitimate honor of individuality, so that peace and love are not lost in life – then a New Humanity Will be in the luminous cradle of the Divine Kingdom …
At this point the sweet, sovereign word made a soft pause, and out there in the softness of the soft night, the bright stars glittered on high, seemed to welcome this distant age …

The visit of Truth


The Master said that only Truth would make man free, and perhaps because he could not immediately grasp the vast extent of the affirmation, Peter asked him in the domestic service: “Lord, what is Truth?
Jesus fixed his face with an enigmatic expression and replied, “The total Truth is the total Divine Light, yet man is still far from bearing the sublime fulguration.
Noting, however, that the fisherman was still hungry for new enlightenment, the Heavenly Friend meditated for a few minutes and said, “In a dark cave where the light had never risen, a certain devotee was delayed, begging for divine help. He declared himself the most unhappy of men, however, in their blindness, feel the best. He complained against the fetid environment he was in. The mottled air suffocated him, he said in moving shouts. He asked for a liberating door that would lead him into the conviviality of the clear day.
Asserted robust, fit, usable. Why was it kept there, in that painful insulation? She cried and cried, not concealing afflictions and demands.
What reasons compelled him to live in that unbearable atmosphere?
Noting Our Father that son formulating incessant pleas, between anger and bitterness, he moved with compassion sent her faith.
The sublime virtue urged him to trust in the future and to persist in prayer.
The wretched man somehow consoled himself, but in a little while he whimpered again.
He wanted to escape the dump, and as if his tears were rising, the All
Mighty sent him to Hope.
The emissary patted her sweaty forehead and told him of the eternity of life, trying to dry her desperate weeping. For this, he begged for calm, resignation, fortitude.
The poor man seemed to improve, but after a few hours he resumed his lamentation. He could not breathe, he cried in dismay.

The Lord determined that Charity should seek him.
The new messenger caressed him and fed him, addressing him words of affection, as if he had been a selfless mother.
However, because the wretched man went on shouting in revolt, the Compassionate Father sent him the Truth.
When the bearer of enlightenment was made to feel in the form of a great light, the unfortunate one then saw himself as he was and apprehended. His body was a monstrous array of pustular wounds from head to toe, and now he realized, astonished, that he himself was the author of the intolerable atmosphere in which he lived. The poor man trembled, and, noting that the Serene Truth had opened the door to his liberation, he was horrified at himself, without the courage to think of his cure, far from facing the visitator, face to face, to learn how to clean himself and Purify himself, fled in terror, in search of another cave where he could hide the very misery he only then recognized.
The Master paused for a long moment and then said, “This is how it is with most men, in the face of reality. Feel right to receive all the blessings of the Eternal and cry loudly, begging for heavenly help. While supported by Faith, Hope or Charity, they comfort and discontent themselves, believe and disbelieve, timid, irritable, and hesitant, but when Truth shines before them, revealing to them the condition in which they find themselves, they often run away, hurried , In search of dark hiding places, within which they can cultivate the illusion.

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Photo: Istanbul 2016 took by Theodora
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