November 17

ACIM Self-Study: The Meaning of the Last Judgment


One of the ways in which you can correct the magic-miracle confusion is to remember that you did not create yourself. ²You are apt to forget this when you become egocentric, and this puts you in a position where a belief in magic is virtually inevitable. (ACIM, T-2.VIII.1:1-2)

One way daw para maitama yung magic (or illusion) ay alalahanin natin yung isang concept na natutunan natin about projection – yung false belief na we created ourselves.

Pero nalilimutan natin ‘to pag egocentric tayo. “Ego,” yan yung false self na pinaniniwalaan natin.

⁵It also follows that whatever you alone make is real in your own sight, though not in the Mind of God. ⁶This basic distinction leads directly into the real meaning of the Last Judgment. (ACIM, T-2.VIII.1:5-6)

Kung ano yung na-create natin, whether real or illusion, whether miracle or magic, ay paniniwalaan nating totoo yun.

Pero hindi ibig sabihin nun ay totoo rin yun for God.

Best example na nga nyan ay yung gawa-gawa nating idea of “original sin.”

So ayun, napunta na sa “last judgment,” na isa pang false idea.

Remember, ganito nag-wo-work ang thought system ng ego: false idea over false idea.

The Last Judgment is one of the most threatening ideas in your thinking. ²This is because you do not understand it. ³Judgment is not an attribute of God. (ACIM, T-2.VIII.2:1-3)

Ayan, malinaw na malinaw: judgment is not an attribute of God. Wala sa bokabularyo ng Diyos ang “judgment.”

Hindi marunong mang-husga ang Diyos. So, walang dapat ikatakot.

The Last Judgment is generally thought of as a procedure undertaken by God. ²Actually it will be undertaken by my brothers with my help. ³It is a final healing rather than a meting out of punishment, however much you may think that punishment is deserved. (ACIM, T-2.VIII.3:1-3)

Actually, yung “last judgment” ay hindi punishment from God, tulad ng pinaniniwalaan natin.

Kasi naniniwala tayo na dahil “sinners” tayo ay deserve natin ang punishment. Ang husay rin ng logic ng ego, no?

Pero ang totoo, yung last judgment ay final healing step ng miracle before the Atonement.

⁴Punishment is a concept totally opposed to right-mindedness, and the aim of the Last Judgment is to restore right-mindedness to you. ⁵The Last Judgment might be called a process of right evaluation. (ACIM, T-2.VIII.3:4-5)

“Evaluation” yung mas angkop na term, hindi “judgment.”

Judgment kasi is a form of punishment, na base sa wrong-mindedness or misperception.

So yung last judgment ay concept para sa ego.

Mangyayari yun pag na-restore na tayo sa right-mindedness, as in last time na nating mag-ju-judge – kaya “last judgment.”

Pag right-minded na tayo, wala nang judgment.

The first step toward freedom involves a sorting out of the false from the true. (ACIM, T-2.VIII.4:1)

So yung last judgment ay first step toward freedom!

Freedom? Oo, kasi hangga’t may judgment, nakakulong tayo sa sarili nating guilt.

⁴At this point, the mind can begin to look with love on its own creations because of their worthiness. ⁵At the same time the mind will inevitably disown its miscreations which, without belief, will no longer exist. (ACIM, T-2.VIII.4:4-5)

Ano yung matitira pag wala nang judgment? Love.

So pag right-minded na tayo, makakakita na tayo without judgment but with love.

Yung dating self-hatred, nagiging self-love.

Yung dating fear of God, nagiging love of God.

Lahat nung mga dati nating false beliefs, nawawalan na nang saysay. Nababalewala na sila, kasi yun naman talaga sila ever since – waley lang.

The term “Last Judgment” is frightening not only because it has been projected onto God, but also because of the association of “last” with death. (ACIM, T-2.VIII.5:1)

Scary yung last judgment kasi bukod sa naiisip nating si God ang gumagawa nun, naaassociate rin natin siya sa death.

³If the meaning of the Last Judgment is objectively examined, it is quite apparent that it is really the doorway to life. ⁴No one who lives in fear is really alive. (ACIM, T-2.VIII.5:3-4)

Pero ang totoo, yung last judgment ay step to life. Yung feeling na alive.

Kasi pag ang tao ay nabubuhay sa takot, e hindi talaga yun nabubuhay.

⁸The purpose of time is solely to “give you time” to achieve this judgment. ⁹It is your own perfect judgment of your own perfect creations. ¹⁰When everything you retain is lovable, there is no reason for fear to remain with you. ¹¹This is your part in the Atonement. (ACIM, T-2.VIII.5:8-11)

Ang purpose ng time ay para bigyan tayo ng panahon hanggang sa ma-achieve natin yung last judgment.

So hindi pala dapat katakutan yung last judgment. Instead, dapat nga ay i-look forward pa natin yun kasi yun yung moment of Atonement.

Sa last judgment natin ma-eexperience yung first love, not death.

Kasi first love never dies.

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