Thursday, March 10, 2011

The parable of the sower

 The Parables of Jesus:

 The parable of the sower

 Mathew 13:3-9  (3)  He used parables to tell them many things.
 "Once there was a man who went out to sow corn. (4) As he
 scattered the seed in the field, some of it fell along the
 path, and the birds came and ate it up. (5) Some of it fell
 on rocky ground, where there was little soil. The seeds soon
 sprouted, because the soil wasn't very deep. (6) But when
 the sun came up, it burnt the young plants; and because the
 roots had not grown deep enough, the plants soon dried up.
 (7) Some of the seeds fell among thorn bushes, which grew up
 and choked the plants. (8) But some seeds fell in good soil,
 and the plants produced corn: some produced a hundred grains,
 others sixty, and others thirty," (9) And Jesus concluded,
 "Listen, then, if you have ears!"

 This is the 'parable of the sower'. The parables held dual
 meanings. If the true man was listening, he would receive a
 completely different message than would be received by the
 shadow-man, EGO!

 The parable of the sower is one of only two parables that
 are explained in the gospels. The parable of the sower is
 explained in Mathew 13:18-23. This explaination is what
 an awakened soul would understand from the teaching and
 reads as follows.

 Jesus explains the 'parable of the sower'.

 Mathew 13:(18)"Listen then and learn what the parable of
 the sower means. (19) Those who hear the message about the
 kingdom but do not understand it are like the seeds that
 fell along the path. The evil one comes and snatches away
 what was sown in them. (20) The seeds that fell on rocky
 ground stand for those who receive the message gladly as
 soon as they hear it. (21) But it does not sink deep into
 them ,and they don't last long. So when trouble or
 persecution comes because of the message, they give up at
 once. (22) The seeds that fell among the thorn bushes
 stand for those who hear the message; but the worries about
 this life and the love for riches choke the message, and
 they don't bear fruit. (23) And the seeds sown in the good
 soil stand for those who hear the message and understand it:
 they bear fruit, some as much as a hundred, others sixty,
 and others thirty

This then is the explaination of the parable of the sower:

 The seed is the message!

 The message is about the reality of the kingdom of God.

 Peoples receptiveness to the message are referred to as
 states of soil  ( states of mind ) - receptive - to the seed, ( message )
 Only a perfect state of mind can receive the message.

 (1) People of the pathway! - Just as a seed that falls on a pathway
 would inevitably get trampled upon and have no chance
 to grow, the people referred to as 'the path' have no
 chance to understand the message. They are simply not
 equiped mentally to understand.
 The evil one is EGO.

 (2) The people of the rocky ground - Just as a seed planted on rocky
 ground can not root deeply and therefore can not grow to maturity,
 The people referred to as rocky ground can not hold the message
 because the message does not root in their minds,

 (3) The people of the thorns! - Just as the seed that is planted
 amongst thorn bushes would inevitably be choked off and either
 stunted or killed, the people referred to as seeds among the
 thorn bushes are not capable of holding the message. Their love
 for the physical world is greater than their love for truth.
 The truth being that GOD IS!

 (4) The people of the fertile soil! - Just as the seed that is planted
 in fertile soil responds to it's perfect place to grow and bloom, so,
 the message that falls on receptive ears shall awaken the true man.
 Once awakened the true man shall bear fruit by going out and telling
 the message of the kingdom of God to any soul with ears to hear.

 And so, we can see by the explaination of the parable of the sower
 that there is a secret meaning to the teachings of Jesus.

 When Jesus said, "Let those with ears hear!" what he really meant was,
 Let souls with ears hear! The awakened soul hears the words of Jesus.
 The words of Jesus are meant for the soul.
 You do not posess a soul - YOU ARE SOUL!!!