The Parable of the Hidden Treasure and the Pearl
44 “The kingdom of heaven is like treasure hidden in a field. When a man found it, he hid it again, and then in his joy went and sold all he had and bought that field.
45 “Again, the kingdom of heaven is like a merchant looking for fine pearls. 46 When he found one of great value, he went away and sold everything he had and bought it.
~~~~ Teaching of Jesus in the Gospel of Matthew chapter
13,verses 44-46 ~~~~~
A beautiful straightforward message of Jesus pointing in the direction of the treasures within each of us.All teachers of Truth will attest that there is nothing outside of ourselves that will bring everlasting True Joy/Happiness,everything we need is already within!We need only to be reminded as we have forgotten,lost in the quagmire of life.
As per the two parables above both illustrate how wisdom paved the way of these two men who have awakened to understand that they have so much beauty and goodness within that they strove with all their might to conserve their energy,to let go of all unnecessary wasteful activities/burdens in order to uncover the jewels within themselves.
Like the wise men in the parables, we too can and will do the same.When we have discovered the precious jewels within,we truly will have arrived Home to our True Self and will have found the eternal life as Jesus has referred to a few times as the Kingdom of Heaven within!
Heaven as we may have been taught or indoctrinated to believe in is a place somewhere we go to after physical death if we have been good in our earthly life.In truth, heaven is that eternal joyful state of awakened luminosity that we hold and experience within ourselves and we readily and happily want to share with others right here and now…not at a future time or a fantasy place!
The teachings of Jesus and all spiritual teachers of past and present spread to all of humanity and not only to a select few people of any particular religious tradition/background.As all of humanity is connected in Universal Consciousness and the Heart in Love.
What each becomes after uncovering and discovering the treasures,is left to be …a healer,a therapist/counselor, a teacher of truth, a writer, a hermit,a householder,a benevolent servant of charity, a faithful friend, a lover,etc.Each will definitely be of help and benefit in spreading goodwill and the raising of sublime consciousness to perhaps just one person or for the 7 billion people globally.
Author of To Resurrect the True Self