Jesus and the Meek
Jesus and The Meek
Let’s examine Jesus and the Meek. Jesus’ most pertinent teachings came from the Sermon on the Mount. The particular teaching that fascinates me is the teaching where Jesus says that the meek shall inherit the Earth. Here’s an excerpt from Eckhart Tolle’s book A New Earth:
Jesus makes a prediction that to this day few people have understood. He says, “Blessed are the meek, for they shall inherit the earth.” In modern versions of the Bible, “meek” is translated as humble. Who are the meek or the humble, and what does it mean they shall inherit the Earth?
The meek are the egoless. They are those who have awakened to their essential true nature as consciousness and recognize that essence in all “others,” all life forms.
Are you being “meek” in your approach to life? Have I been “meek” throughout my life?
When I read this, I think of Einstein’s quote: “I speak to everyone in the same way, whether he is the garbage man or the president of the university.” There is something about people you meet and deal with, who you feel are genuinely humble. They inspire us. Some of us want what they have, because like Jesus says, they have everything.
Even if we have all the material possessions in the world, we can still treat everyone as if they are our brother or sister. If we are mindful, love can shine through no matter the situation, no matter what we might have or not have.
The best teachers, Jesus, Buddha and many more were meek. We are blessed because they shared with us that it possible to live great lives and do so while being egoless.
When we are no better than anyone or anything, and we do not materialize our physical form, then we are egoless.
If we presently listen to this small lesson, we can have what some people may value as nothing, but in reality it is everything.