Tales of the Master

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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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Photo: Istanbul 2016 took by Theodora

Tales and verses: Tongue of fire & Meditation

Book: Trail of One Blue Star    Original title in portuguese: Rastro de Uma Estrela Azul

Author:   Pedro Campos                                               Year: 2012

 

The tongue of fire


It is said that a gentleman sent his servant to the butcher’s shop and said to him with superior air:
“I want you to bring me the best portion of food you can find.”
To meet the master’s recommendation the servant brought him a bovine tongue.
A few days later the Lord again called the same servant and gave him the following command:
“Bring me from butcher the most ordinary portion of food you can find.”
The servant, as he had done the first time, brought a tongue.
– What does that mean? – Indignantly protested the gentleman – for any recommendation, you always bring me a tongue ?!
The servant who was a philosopher endowed with high knowledge, explained with bitter gravity:
“The tongue is the best, and also the worst. If the tongue is kind, nothing is better; If it is a slander, a liar, nothing will be worse …
If we proceed to the retrospective analysis of people living in all ages, we will notice in an indisputable way that it was and always will be through the language that good and evil are practiced.

Let us remember, for example, Adolf Hitler debating at the top of the Third Reich, inciting crowds to racial discrimination, ambition, war, evil.
On the other hand, let us evoke Gandhi, the poet of nonviolence, preaching peace and freeing his people from foreign yoke.
On the other hand, let us remember the great masters of humanity: Socrates, Confucius, Buddha, and the greatest of all, Jesus Christ, always using the word to teach and lead the people who heard them.
Therefore, language, in the flow of millennia, has been the object of exaltation of the beautiful, the good, the love, etc., or of evil, of much development, of smallness of spirit, of great tragedies.
There are unimaginable tragedies in history, whose cause was language.
Nowadays we find creatures that, bizarrely, without the slightest restraint use the tongue to gain pecuniary advantages, notoriety, and so on.
Whoever has not yet been a victim of the tongue of a person, perhaps one day, perhaps, will be worse, and worse, if he is one who wears lambskin, but who is but a wolf, a kind of white sepulcher on the outside, but Inside full of dirt, as the Christ said. It’s good to be careful …
But fortunately time can put each one in its proper place.
Who rises to the heights of success by lying, harming others, faster than can be surmised will descend to the ground, because man is heir to his thoughts and his words …

 

MEDITATION


Dr. BERNIE SEAGAL, ​​a true expert in the field of medicine, in his book PEACE, LOVE AND HEALTH, draws inspiration from stories of patients who have been able to cure serious illnesses, and confirms the importance of meditation, visualization and relaxation in curing diseases , As well as highlights the full beneficial influence of love, joy and peace of mind.
He says in another book called LOVE MEDICINE AND MIRACLES that “To like ourselves, in a frank and positive way, continues to be fundamental to our health.” “If I can teach a person to get along with life, to feel love for themselves and for others, to achieve peace of mind, it is possible that the necessary changes will take place.”
Therefore, encourage yourself and seek in your intimacy the strength to solve your worries.
It is said that the genius of literature, the great Victor Hugo, when exiled on the island of Jersey, used to go to a hill by the sea, sit on a large rock and spend a long time meditating.

Nearby, daily, a group of children used to play.
Hugo, every time after reflection, got up, picked up a stone and threw it into the sea.
Invariably he did this every day, even when one of the children asked him why after so much thought he threw a stone into the sea. He replied: “I have many problems and I throw one a day at sea …”.
The remarkable poet meditated deeply on every uneasiness that afflicted him, took from a stone with a size corresponding to the problem and transferred it mentally to her and then threw to the sea, intimately saying that he had thrown that difficulty in the sea of ​​forgetfulness.
Every time he was worried, he would return to the mountain and repeat the experience.
Nowadays, the practices of meditation, visualization, as an excellent self-help resource, which everyone can do in the privacy of their homes, are already in the vogue in the West. I do this, two, three times a week. It’s an impressive relief. A bath of peace, of health, that allows me to face the high level of stress of life.
You sit or lie in a quiet place, close your eyes, take a deep breath, several times, until you feel your mind calm, and then you see a lot by the sea and transfer there.
In this place, you search deeply for yourself, meditate deeply on them, one at a time, then you see several stones around you, take one according to the size of your problem, mentally transfer your problem to it and throw the stone at And see it sinking, taking away what was afflicting it.
Try the same, try hard …
It is as Carl Gustav Jung says: “Who looks out, dreams. Whoever looks inside, wakes up.” This means: Wake up and fulfill the dream …

 

 

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Photo: Theodora

Source:

http://bvespirita.com/Rastro%20de%20Uma%20Estrela%20Azul%20(Pedro%20Campos).pdf