Daily Meditation: Saturday, September 18, 2004

Asceticism - commentary on the parable

‘Everyone then who hears these words of mine and acts on them will be like a wise man who built his house on a rock', said Jesus. ‘And everyone who hears these words of mine and does not act on them will be like a foolish man who built his house on sand.' What is this house? It is an image of man himself: if he founds his existence on sand, that is to say on unstable ground which will quake with his chaotic thoughts and feelings, it will endlessly sway and eventually collapse. If his life is to stand firm, he must build it on this rock which represents his higher mental body, the causal plane. As its name – causal – indicates, it is from this plane that the currents which influence the mental, astral and physical realms flow. This explains why the work we can accomplish by rising to the causal plane has repercussions on our thoughts, our feelings, our daily behaviour, and even on our health, as if orders were given from on high to organize and harmonize everything in us.

Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
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The Author : Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov