The senses needs attention. The tongue needs good taste. Eyes need good views. These are enjoyed by the mind. The world is nothing but indulgence of the mind. Any indulgence is triggered by a temptation. The objective of living is to learn to reject temptations. Thereby reject indulgence into features of the mind. Corruption is a feature of the mind and so is betrayal. Anybody who sympathizes with the act of Judas is in effect allowing his mind to be captured.
Jesus Christ may have known what is in store for him next day. He professed that when the cock crows three times, that is the moment of truth. But he allowed himself to be sympathetic to the betrayal of Judas and so began the ordeal on the crucifix. This is an important lesson – that the goal is to be free from the captivity of the mind. All of us can subscribe to practice small measure of resurrection. We need to discover the method to resurrect ourselves from the captivity of the mind, of sympathy to betrayal, of indulgences and of temptations.
Jesus allowed himself to be sympathetic to the betrayal of Judas and so began the ordeal on the crucifix.
What if Jesus took a stance the previous night? When he knew of his arrest the next day? What if he said that I will not sympathize with the betrayer? What if he rejected the betrayer and proceeded on his own to safety and security? Then the whole story would be different. But we would miss a crucial teaching – the art of resurrection.
Much pain, humiliation and mockery would have been avoided if Jesus chose to act against the potential betrayer. But then, he must have had nobler intentions. Jesus would have wanted a conversation with his people. He needed a narrative in which he lived permanently among the Christian people. And therefore, the crucifix. Fast forward to day three after the crucifix. Now the phenomenon of resurrection. The journey that would discard the body and perhaps reject the indulgences of the mind. Where the indicator is of the freedom of the spirit.
Jesus would have wanted a conversation with his people. He needed a narrative in which he lived permanently among the Christian people. And therefore, the crucifix.
This auspicious day, is an opportunity for Christians to become holier. A day to practice piousity. To choose a method to connect with the spirit. Experience a liberty to access resources from the spirit. These are spiritual resources. They may not translate as richness of the commercial world. But yet, resurrection allows believers to join in the journey of the spirit. This is to where your efforts must take you. The goal is happiness and freedom. There is no other which can equal spiritual happiness. From Good Friday to Easter Sunday are days of fasting and prayers; of humility, simplicity and purifications. The indulgences are restricted. The entire family sits together to bond and connect to the spirit.
Easter eggs are only symbolic. There are many fictions but little fact to corroborate. Some say it is about fertility and prosperity. Today we get decorated Easter eggs. The traders and the market makes profit out of selling decorated eggs. The Easter bunny is symbolism of innocence and gullibility. Feast, prayer, fasting, freedom, happiness has all come together as the Easter festival. The footfalls in church are to its capacity. The children have all new clothes and adults have much solace. Bunnies symbolizes fertility and good beginnings. Once again it’s an opportunity to embark on the understanding of the Father, Son and the Holy Ghost.
The celebration of Easter is very unique. It is not a celebration of extravagance. Easter brings a sense of firm balance and judiciousness into expression of festivity.
World over, the season is considered as days away from formal work. Rest, relaxation and rejuvenation is a possibility at the time of Easter. The economy gets a boost because of exchange of gifts that brings much needed conversation among relatives, friends and neighbors. Biblically, the saints have given directions on the activities during Easter. The ethos of Christianity gets its completion only with the philosophy of resurrection.
The ethos of Christianity gets its completion only with the philosophy of resurrection.
Many believers consider Easter as a time of solemnity and somber attitudes. The celebration of Easter is very unique. It is not a celebration of extravagance. Easter brings a sense of firm balance and judiciousness into expression of festivity. Perhaps, Jesus Christ himself led a method of living which is of simplicity and austerity. Meditativeness is a hallmark signature of Easter behavior. Christians congregate and meditate as if to convey solidarity. The Christian fraternity join hands in this subscription to the way of Christ. For those sincere practitioners, Easter is a time for relief from much grief and sorrow of the past. It is a time for release of pent up emotional stress. Indian people also have access to the Indian system of meditation and breathing techniques. As is Jesus universal, so is the learnings of the Easter sentiments. The debate is not about living of Christ but how much influence would each of us practice from his teachings. Look forward for a perfect Easter times. May the grace and blessings become evident to all those who seek. Happy Easter to one and all.
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