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
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!!!