Monk In The World

To be a monk is to have time to practice for your transformation and healing. And after that to help with the transformation and healing of other people.

Thich Nhat Hanh

Monday, October 25, 2010

What Is This "Kingdom"?


13 People were bringing little children to him in order that he might touch them; and the disciples spoke sternly to them. 14But when Jesus saw this, he was indignant and said to them, ‘Let the little children come to me; do not stop them; for it is to such as these that the kingdom of God belongs. 15Truly I tell you, whoever does not receive the kingdom of God as a little child will never enter it.’ 16And he took them up in his arms, laid his hands on them, and blessed them.

What is this "kingdom" Jesus speaks about? 
Is it a place to BE?
Is it a way to SEE?

1 comment:

Daigu said...

We are it, we just don't see it.

Seeing it requires simplicity and sincerity; qualities not easily come by, but qualities I sense in you, from what you write on your blog.

I suspect that life is a relentless giving out, a no-holding-back, whether we see it or not. Personally, I often don't. I get caught up in a mentality of holding on. It has to do with the self, I suppose.

But maybe the Kingdom is a reality, here and now, in the same way that the true dharma eye and subtle mind of nirvana is (so they tell me). If we can't see it, we can, at least, try to believe it; and through that belief continue our journey to where we have been all along. Pranja paramita, you know: having gone to the other shore; present perfect tense. Maybe something of the secret of the Kingdom is there as well. A secret in plain sight. A secret you hold in your open hands.

Best wishes,