One of the most fundamental of Universal Principles, especially during this transitional era, is Service to others before Service to Self.
This fundamental Principle is encapsulated in various writings in different ways, but all with similar meaning. In this blog post we will discuss one such writing – the “Beatitudes” as quoted in the Christian Bible, “the meek shall inherit the earth.
“And seeing the multitudes, he went up into a mountain: and when he was set, his disciples came unto him: And he opened his mouth, and taught them, saying:
Blessed are the poor in spirit: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are they that mourn: for they shall be comforted.
Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth.
Blessed are they which do hunger and thirst after righteousness: for they shall be filled.
Blessed are the merciful: for they shall obtain mercy.
Blessed are the pure in heart: for they shall see God.
Blessed are the peacemakers: for they shall be called the children of God.
Blessed are they which are persecuted for righteousness’ sake: for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.
Blessed are ye, when men shall revile you, and persecute you, and shall say all manner of evil against you falsely, for my sake.
Rejoice, and be exceeding glad: for great is your reward in heaven: for so persecuted they the prophets which were before you”.
— Matthew 5:1 – 12
Although the Beatitudes are among the most well-known of Bible passages along with The Lord’s Prayer, they are, as with The Lord’s Prayer, almost completely misunderstood by orthodox religion.
In this blog post then we will discuss the third Beatitude:
“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth”.
Approached from a theological or literal perspective, this Beatitude would no doubt suggest that “meek”, in other words timid, passive, submissive people will somehow gain control over our planet at the expense of those who typically seek power and control.
The true, inner meaning of this Beatitude is of course very different indeed.
“Earth” does not mean the planet Earth, but rather our whole outer “physical” experience. “The meek shall inherit the earth” therefore means to gain complete mastery over our entire physical experience, therefore representing one of the most important cornerstones of why we are here on Earth in the first place, transcending the influence of the ego to align with Divine Love.
According to the theological interpretations of the church, however, “meek”, in this context means, and I quote:
“The meek are happy. The meek are those who quietly submit to God; who can bear insult; are silent, or return a soft answer; who, in their patience, keep possession of their own souls, when they can scarcely keep possession of anything else. These meek ones are happy, even in this world”.
The word “meek” however, as used in the context of this Beatitude as quoted by the person who came to be known as “Jesus” means something completely different.
“Meek” represents a state of Being, a mental attitude or state of Mind, aligned with Source, Divine Love, devoid of the influence of the ego and all material desires, with an emphasis of putting others before self, in other words, Service to other before service to self.
Meekness then implies harmony and oneness with Source, God, Divine Love, and not ruled by the relentless demands and expectations of the ego
So in conclusion, the inner meaning of the Beatitude:
“Blessed are the meek: for they shall inherit the earth”, is this:
The meek who shall inherit the earth are those aligned with the Source, Divine, Unconditional Love, devoid of the influence of the ego, shall “inherit” i.e. experience abundance, perfect health, joy and happiness, never influenced or subject to those exerting the ego for gain and control over others..
And So It Is.