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THE GOOD MESSAGE OF
JESUS THE CHRIST
Interpretation

61. Advice to Disciples.

Jesus warned that disciples of the Christ must be willing to renounce any special love for their family and even their own selves in order to do the spiritual work for the love of humanity. As Gandhi and Martin Luther King demonstrated, the action of truth requires a willingness to give up one's life at any moment for the sake of truth.

Therefore Jesus advised those people who would be disciples to consider the cost and the sacrifices they may have to make. One must renounce all possessions and attachments and expect no reward in order to be free to serve Spirit. As the Bhagavad-Gita emphasizes, this means non-attachment to the fruits (rewards) of action (service). Let those who understand this, practice it.

Harmony 61 * Synthesis 61
62. Saving the Lost Harmony 62 * Synthesis 62 * Interpretation 62