These words are provoked by some questions that I answered a couple of days ago from a seeker, on the current times of insensitiveness and cruelty by mankind on its own kind and on others.
Mankind has expressed cruelty towards its own kind and all other species since generations. Hence the Bible said,
“You children of Vipers, REPENT”
“You brood of vipers, how can you who are evil, say anything good? For out of the overflow of the heart the mouth speaks.” (Matthew)
John said to the crowds coming out to be baptized by him, “You brood of vipers! Who warned you to flee from the coming wrath?”
“You serpents, you offspring of vipers, how will you escape the judgment of Gehenna?”
This question stands even today. Mankind continues to create its own hell. How can meditations, shaktipats and proximity of masters help, if you keep your inner world contaminated? Forgiving is important, and repentance is more important.
A few weeks ago, one man called me and apologised for spreading rumors, stories about me created in bad taste, which he very well knew were not true. He did it out of spite. I told him. “I do not feel anything because of your words and action. But how do you feel? If you truly repent for your action, if you really mean to apologise, call up all the people whose minds you contaminated and tell them that you were wrong and remove their wrong understanding. If you can do that, repentance is complete. If not, handle the wrath of your own words and action. Nobody can help you. I may pardon you. But, you will not pardon yourself.”
Helping the helpless as a sign of repentance in any which way possible, feeding the poor and the hungry beings of earth etc are always good. Selfless actions help purification.
It is time to unhook from an unholy lifestyle. It is time to clean up our closet and keep our insides tidy and clean. This is a wake-up call.
2 thoughts on “Children of Vipers”
His motivations were initially to those of fear. Fear of self which makes many of us do quite horrible things. Later he experienced regret and sought external forgiveness.
Your reply was that of a master of self. I am humbled.
Light and Love
Well said… truth is clear for the sincere seeker.