In that hour came the disciples unto Jesus, saying, who is the greatest in the kingdom of heaven?
And Jesus called a little child unto him, and set him in the midst of them, and said, Verily I say unto you, except ye be converted, and become as little children, ye shall not enter into the kingdom of heaven.
Whosoever therefore shall humble himself as this little child, the same is greatest in the kingdom of heaven. – Matthew 18:1-4
Nevertheless, in this day and age, those who boast about being Jesus’ followers do not want to follow his example; none of them wants to become a child.
Popes, cardinals, archbishops, bishops, and priests from the deviated Church of Rome, puffed up with pride and arrogance, travel in luxurious cars. They do not even remotely want to become children. Instead, they stuff themselves with intellectualisms, high ranking titles, and with enormous wealth.
Likewise, the pastors of the different religious sects from this barbarian epoch benefit from their title of pastor and, puffed up with pride and arrogance, feel “peachy” when their ignorant sheep present them greetings and reverence. Yes, they also do not want to be converted, and become as little children.
In this day and age, everybody wants to be a great lord, and they love the chief seats in the synagogues. They all want to be great avatars and great masters, yet no one wants to become as a little child. Nonetheless, all of them know a lot about Jesus’ doctrine; yes, they preach his doctrine, “but do not ye after their works: for they say, and do not” [Matthew 23:3]. None of them wants to convert their mind into a little child. This matter about becoming as little child displeases them.
Likewise, the bookworm-devotees of the different schools, orders, lodges, etc., believe that they know a lot, and this matter about becoming as a little child even seems ridiculous to them—nevertheless, just out of pride, they declare themselves to be like children. Instead, they all boast of being famous reincarnations. Yes, none of them wants to be a midget; none of them wants to be the last in line. Sadly, this is how this present humanity is.
Understand that in order to receive the Crown of Life, one must have a mind like a little child. For this, we have to liberate ourselves from intellectual pride, we have to terminate theosophist fears and theological intellectualisms—in other words, we must liberate ourselves from all spiritual aberrations, cleanse from our understanding all types of intellectualisms and theories, political parties, concepts of country and flag, schools, etc. and we must practice sexual magic, and kill not only desire, but even the very knowledge of desire.
Yes, we must terminate with reasoning in order to have the mind as a little child. A child does not reason, his intuition instinctually knows. A child does not covet money. A child does not fornicate. A child does not commit adultery, nor is a child an assassin.
In Colombia, South America, during a certain political revolt, the priests were hiring assassins in order to kill some citizens. Those clergymen cannot even remotely be children; they are assassins, but children? Not at all! Yes, this is a truth! How can someone who kills be a child? How can someone who steals be a child? How can someone who fornicates be a child?
The abyss is accessed through three doors: anger, covetousness, and lust.
This chapter is from The Major Mysteries (1956) by Samael Aun Weor.
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