What is the Last Judgment?
Our special theme says, “Salvation asks you give it welcome. And the world awaits your glad acceptance, which will set it free.”
In Chapter 5 of the Most Direct Means to Eternal Bliss, while sharing Choice A (eternal life) and Choice B (being identified with a body), Michael Langford writes:
The Awakening of the extremely intense desire for liberation, which can also be called “really making Choice A” is:
It is like a sign stating “NO MORE” that is a million miles high. NO MORE to all of the human evils of the past. NO MORE to all of the horrors the ego has created.
It is like a silent shout saying NO MORE so loud, that if it were given a voice it would shatter the eardrums of every human on earth.
It is a demand for Truth.
It is the absolute demand for absolute Truth. …
It is the absolute demand for absolute goodness.
When Buddha began his search for enlightenment (Nirvana), he wanted to find the end to all suffering for everyone including disease, old age, and death. It was as if he felt “NO MORE so loud, that if it were given voice it would shatter the eardrums of every human on earth.”
With that in mind, please contemplate this Biblical story from Matthew, Chapter 20:
Then the mother of Zebedee’s sons came to Jesus with her sons and, kneeling down, asked a favor of him.
“What is it you want?” he asked.
She said, “Grant that one of these two sons of mine may sit at your right and the other at your left in your kingdom.”
“You don’t know what you are asking,” Jesus said to them. “Can you drink the cup I am going to drink?”
“We can,” they answered.
Jesus said to them, “You will indeed drink from my cup, but to sit at my right or left is not for me to grant. These places belong to those for whom they have been prepared by my Father.”
When the ten heard about this, they were indignant with the two brothers. Jesus called them together and said, “You know that the rulers of the Gentiles lord it over them, and their high officials exercise authority over them. Not so with you. Instead, whoever wants to become great among you must be your servant, and whoever wants to be first must be your slave—just as the Son of Man did not come to be served, but to serve, and to give his life as a ransom for many.”
What clarity comes to you? What has this clarity got to do with you?
In me salvation’s means and end are one.
Most people feel that those who have awakened fully, those like Buddha and Jesus, have made a great contribution to the salvation of the world. However, most people do not see their own steps toward Nirvana as having the same impact as the steps that Buddha or Jesus took.
Please contemplate today’s workbook lesson as you consider this question:
Is your contribution to the world’s salvation any less than that of Buddha or Jesus?
Is there anything different about your decision to awaken and theirs?
Also, continue to look carefully at the judgments that arise today. Inquire into them, look to your heart to discover your true desire, and then let the judgments go in light of your true desire.