posted on May, 24 2012 @ 04:00 PM
Originally posted by NewAgeMan
"The kingdom of heaven is like a wise merchant, who, after travelling the whole world over in search of a fine pearl at last finds it, and in finding
it, sells everything he owns to have that pearl."
It (freedom) exists, and it's gettable, but you're right, for almost all of us, the price required is just too great, but then again... if you ever
found it..! Hmph, interesting. That Jesus he was a very smart cookie. Too bad it's taken us 2000 years to understand what he was talking about!
The saying actually involved a wealthy
merchant, but I think this perfectly describes the type of sacrifice required to realize
liberation/absolute freedom. Everything has to go, all attachments, preconceived biases, conceptions, and judgements, and what's left is an eternal
freedom aka kingdom of heaven, realized. When you have it, you know it, and when you don't, it's missing. What Jesus is saying is that it's worth
everything to have that one special thing in exchange for all that stuff whatever it may be. Takes courage and wisdom to jettison all the baggage in
exchange for liberation.