Monday, August 6, 2012

Judge Not

Jesus said: 'Judge ye not,' and this is one of the greatest sayings ever uttered by any man on the earth.

 It is one of the most impossible things for the mind. The mind judges immediately; without any grounds the mind makes a judgment. You have made many judgments without ever looking whether grounds existed for them or not. And if you look deep, you will find Jesus' wisdom.
Every judgment is inadequate because the whole world is so deeply interconnected that unless you know the whole you cannot know the part. One thing leads to another because it is interlinked. The present moment is interlinked with all the past; the present moment is interlinked with all the future. In this moment culminates all eternity. All that has happened is there and all that is happening is there. How can you judge? The world is not divided. If it was divided then a fragment could be known, but the world is a totality. All judgments are false because they will be partial -- and they will assert as if they are the whole.

A man who wants to journey to the higher planes should make it a basic point not to judge. Very difficult, almost impossible -- but if you try, by and by, a subtle awareness arises... then you don't know what is "right" and what is "wrong".

But, ordinarily, the people we call  religious are the people who know everything -- what is right and what is wrong, what to do and what not to do. They have all the commandments with them. That's why religious people become inflexible and rigid. Their journey has stopped. They are not growing at all.  The Divine is not a static point; the Divine is the total movement of life, of existence. If you want to walk with God, you have to be continuously on the journey.
That's why those who are very, very courageous, who just live the moment and grow into it -- are able to 'walk with God'.