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Chapter 9: Truth Wins.Eventually

A parable becomes a picture. Logic is not needed to understand it. If you can love sympathetically, that will do. If you can listen sympathetically, that will do. If you can listen in deep trust, that is enough. No logic is needed. The parable will manifest itself, will surround you, will become part of your being. You may forget the message but you will never forget the parable. It will be deeply imprinted, it will remain within you for ever and ever. Stories have a way to penetrate to the innermost core.

All these things spake Jesus
unto the multitude in parables;
and without a parable
spake he not unto them:

Then Jesus sent this multitude away,
and went into the house:
and his disciples
came unto him, saying
“Declare unto us
the parable of the tares of the field.”

He must have used that parable with the multitude, with the crowd. The disciples wanted to know what he means. The disciples wanted to know the exact significance of the parable.

He answered
and said unto them,
“He that soweth the good seed
is the son of man:”

“The field is the world;
the good seed are the children
of the kingdom:
but the tares are the children
of the wicked one;”

“The enemy that sowed them
is the devil:
the harvest is the end of the world;
and the reapers are the angels”.

“As therefore
the tares are gathered
and burned in the fire;
so shall it be
in the end of this world.”

“The son of man
shall send forth his angels,
and they shall gather
out of his kingdom
all things that offend,
and them which do iniquity;”

“And shall cast them
into the furnace of fire:
there shall be wailing
and gnashing of teeth.”

“Then shall the righteous
shine forth as the sun
in the kingdom of their father.
Who hath ears to hear,
let him hear.”

.a simple parable, but very significant. Move step by step into it:

“He that soweth the good seed is the son of man..” “The son of man” has a very particular meaning in Jewish literature. It is used only for the prophets. Because ordinarily, whomsoever you call human beings are not yet human beings. They have the potentiality to be, but they have not actualized it. They are just like seeds. They have not yet sprouted, they have not yet bloomed. Their fragrance is just a possibility; it is not yet actual.

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