Srimati Carrie Trybulec
Speaks on "Who Comes in the Name of the Lord?"
Sunday, March 29, 2015
The significance of the mystical and sublime Palm Sunday is universal. We recall that sacred time when Jesus returned to Jerusalem. As the crowds spread their garments and waved their palm branches, they shouted “Hosanna! Hosanna in the highest! Blessed is he who comes in the name of the Lord.”
Let us take this time to reflect on the question: “Who comes in the name of the Lord?” Perhaps we may find that our own spiritual journey echoes this very question.
From the Gurus and Swamis: AUM
"The life of Jesus of Nazareth is not the life of just one man. It sets forth a spiritual pattern which each of us must follow to walk on the path of God. Jesus no longer walks with us on earth, not at least in his physical body, yet we gather each year to observe Palm Sunday. There is a profound meaning and deep significance when we search for the inner meaning of this historical event. In the light of mysticism, the entry of Jesus into Jerusalem symbolizes a stage in the journey of life, in the pilgrimage of self-unfoldment, which each and every soul must make.
"It is in the heart, devout and enlightened, that we are to welcome Christ and unfold his divinity. It is that inner unfoldment, inner illumination, which brings back to our conscious knowledge the realization of the spiritual holiness and perfection of the Christ which are innate within us."
—Swami Premananda, "Seven Mystic Holydays"
“Spiritual life cannot be compartmentalized. True and holistic awareness of life is the goal of subjectivity and comes from the consciousness that every expression, perception and aspect of life is permeated by the same spirit that is within us. Meditation therefore is as broad as life itself. To be spiritual is to see all, to do all, to love all in the consciousness of God.”
—Swami Kamalananda, "Reflections on Still Waters”
Noble Thoughts: ("Let Noble Thoughts come to us from all sides." —Rigveda)
"Yes, they are coming, the pilgrims one and all — coming to their true inheritance of the world, they are ever broadening their consciousness, ever seeking a higher and higher unity, ever approaching nearer to the one central Truth which is all-comprehensive."
—Rabindranath Tagore, "Soul Consciousness"
"It is the Spirit of God that must teach us Who Christ is and form Christ in us and transform us into other Christs."
—Thomas Merton, "New Seeds of Contemplation"
"I was glad when they said unto me,
Let us go into the house of the Lord.
Our feet shall stand within thy gates, O Jerusalem.
Jerusalem is builded as a city that is compact together:
Whither the tribes go up, the tribes of the Lord, unto the testimony of Israel,
To give thanks unto the name of the Lord.
For there are set thrones of judgment, the thrones of the house of David.
Pray for the peace of Jerusalem: they shall prosper that love thee.
Peace be within thy walls, and prosperity within thy palaces.
For my brethren and my companions' sakes, I will now say,
Peace be within thee.
Because of the house of the Lord our God I will seek thy good.
—Psalm 122, "The Holy Bible," King James Version