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Be the Love: The Rest is Only Commentary

Be the Love: The Rest is Only Commentary

I recently finished Gary Zukav’s Universal Human, just published in 2021, and it is largely the inspiration for this month’s blog. He shares many wonderful insights and perspectives on the next steps in our human evolution in this uplifting book, but I am inspired today to focus on one particular insight I received from it. I share with you here the opening pages on his chapter called “Authentic Power”:

All your duties are included in this: Do nothing to others that would pain you if it were done to you. – Mahabharata (Brahmanism)

Do not offend others as you would not wish to be offended. – Udanavarga (Buddhism)

Is there a maxim that one ought to follow all his Life? Surely the maxim of peaceful goodness: What we don’t want done to us we should not do to others. – Analects (Confucianism)

Hold as your own the gains of your neighbor and as yours his losses. – T’ai Shang Kan-Ying P’ien (Taoism)

What you don’t wish for yourself do not wish for your neighbor. This is all the law, the rest is only commentary. – Talmud Shabbat (Judaism)

Do unto others all that you would have them do unto you because this is the sum of the law and of the prophets. – St. Matthew (Christianity)

Not one of you will be a true believer who does not wish for his brother the same that he wishes for himself. – Sunnat (Islam)

Do you sense a theme here? My spiritual teachers have often said this, and as a spiritual teacher myself, I also try to model that divine truth is always simple. It may not feel easy in that moment, but it is always simple once we clear away all the what-ifs, should-haves, I-can’ts or must-do’s. When we are in our divine knowingness of who we are, and who we all are as aspects of Source, then we know what action to take or words to speak as transparently as we can see through crystal. We don’t really need expansive, flowery writings or detailed religious practices or even religious scholars or philosophers to direct us to the truth. Deep down, we know.

Many great spiritual masters have come to show us that we really only need to follow one law, the law of Love, to find our way to enlightenment. They did not come to erase or destroy previous teachings but rather elevate them to the next level of consciousness when the time was right on the planet. For example, the Ten Commandments from the Christian tradition were, at their heart, examples of the greater universal law of Love broken down into smaller bits for the spiritual student on Earth. If we are able to connect with and stay focused on the energy of Divine Love, we don’t need these rules written in commanding tones to remind us what to do. Those and other important teachings serve as a primer for the greater principles of Source consciousness which we each carry within us. As one of the above excerpts says, “This is all the law, the rest is only commentary.”

When you feel stuck or confused about your next step, pause for a moment to remember that deep down you already know. You may still stumble or take a few mis-steps in the process, but by holding your clear intention to make your choices from the highest expression of Love, you will always find the path and it will be perfect. This is divine truth in all its simplicity and all its glory.

The above excerpt was taken from Universal Human copyright © 2021 by Gary Zukav, pages 27-28

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