Eto yung opening section ng Chapter 3 ng A Course in Miracles. Mas marami pang mga shifts in perception, or mga corrections sa error na matututunan natin dito.
Una na dyan yung concept of sacrifice.
A further point must be perfectly clear before any residual fear still associated with miracles can disappear. ²The crucifixion did not establish the Atonement; the resurrection did. (ACIM, T-3.I.1:1-2)
Gustong linawin ni Jesus na ang basis ng Atonement ay hindi yung crucifixion, kundi yung resurrection.
Yung salvation natin ay nasa resurrection.
⁹It is so essential that all such thinking be dispelled that we must be sure that nothing of this kind remains in your mind. ¹⁰I was not “punished” because you were bad. (ACIM, T-3.I.2:9-10)
So alisin na natin sa isipan yung nakasanayan nating beliefs around crucifixion. At para maalis yun, kailangan lang natin i-shift yung focus natin sa resurrection.
Isa pang paglilinaw ni Jesus: hindi siya nag-suffer for our sins.
Kasi kung ganun ang nangyari, edi parang pinatotohanan na rin ni Jesus na “sinners” nga tayo. E ang itinuturo niya nga sa atin ay hindi tayo makasalanan dahil ang “sin” ay idea lang.
Sacrifice is a notion totally unknown to God. ²It arises solely from fear, and frightened people can be vicious. (ACIM, T-3.I.4:1-2)
Tulad ng sin, yung “sacrifice” ay wala rin sa bokabularyo ni God. Sa atin, oo, as an idea. Pero in truth, walang ganun mars.
Yung idea na yun ay galing sa fear. Tapos yung fear inaassociate natin kay God, kaya pati yung sacrifice namaling akala rin natin.
I have been correctly referred to as “the lamb of God who taketh away the sins of the world,” but those who represent the lamb as blood-stained do not understand the meaning of the symbol. ²Correctly understood, it is a very simple symbol that speaks of my innocence. (ACIM, T-3.I.5:1-2)
Kaya yung “lamb of God” na si Jesus ay hindi symbol of sacrifice, kundi symbol of innocence.
Innocence, ibig sabihin without sin. At yan yung gustong i-represent ni Jesus, yung innocence natin.
⁵A pure mind knows the truth and this is its strength. ⁶It does not confuse destruction with innocence because it associates innocence with strength, not with weakness. (ACIM, T-3.I.5:5-6)
Isa pang meaning ng innocence ay pure mind, “walang bahid ng kasalanan.”
Kaya sakalam yung pure mind. Kasi innocence is a strength, not a weakness.
Yung sin ang weakness. Weak tayo pag ang pinaniniwalaan natin ay lie.
⁴Innocence is wisdom because it is unaware of evil, and evil does not exist. (ACIM, T-3.I.7:4)
Innocence is wisdom kasi it knows the truth, and only the truth. Wala sa bokabularyo ng pure mind yung evil, sin, at iba pang ideas na base sa fear.
The innocence of God is the true state of the mind of His Son. ²In this state your mind knows God, for God is not symbolic; He is Fact. ³Knowing His Son as he is, you realize that the Atonement, not sacrifice, is the only appropriate gift for God’s altar, where nothing except perfection belongs. (ACIM, T-3.I.8:1-3)
Innocence yung natural state of mind natin as Child of God. At sa innocence lang natin makikilala talaga si God. Hindi base sa ideas natin, kundi base sa truth.
Atonement, at hindi sacrifice, ang tamang offering natin kay God.
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