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Metaphysical meaning of robbers (mbd)

Metaphysical meaning of robbers (mbd)

Meta. The two robbers who were crucified with Jesus (Matt. 27:38) symbolize the past and the future. These rob you of your consciousness of Omnipresence. The past, the one who railed against Jesus (Luke 23:39), did not enter into the paradise of God, the garden of Divine Mind; but the other was in a certain degree close to the mind of Jesus, and to him the way to enter was open.All the past must be erased from memory and the aspirations and hopes of the future must be affirmed as now fulfilled. There is no future estate for man. Remember this. "Today shalt thou be with me in Paradise." This is the place of present fulfillment. Do not dream of anything as being in the future. Say to all your future thoughts, all your ideals and aspirations, "To-day shalt thou be with me in Paradise." (See THIEVES.)

The "robbers" of Luke 10:30 are the lusts of passion and appetite, that deplete the vitality of the consciousness and the body.

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