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Jesus' Parable of the Cloth and Wineskins

I know that you are able to look up the meanings of parables online, but I am a firm believer that it is best to find your own meaning of the parables.

That being said, here is one I was guided to share :

No one puts a piece from a new garment on an old one; otherwise the new makes a tear, and also the piece that was taken out of the new does not match the old. And no one puts new wine into old wineskins; or else the new wine will burst the wineskins and be spilled, and the wineskins will be ruined. But new wine must be put into new wineskins, and both are preserved. And no one, having drunk old wine, immediately desires new; for he says, ‘The old is better.’ ” (Luke 5:27-39)

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    • I can see what you are saying George. Can we also think of it as evolution... and once you have evolved you cannot really go back to your old way of thinking, being? Hence creating your new lifetsyle, personal philosophy?

    • Well, you have posted a very interesting parable that may be interpreted in a few different ways.

      What is a demon in your opinion? Is it an actual being or is it a negative energy, perhaps a state of consciousness, an negative source outside of oneself? I believe that hell is a state of being and so perhaps having a tormented soul could also be a state of being (if one is allowing the past to traumatize them, make them feel shame or guilt. If they are unable to let go of these types of past events, emotions, mental constructs, they will torture their own souls).

      Perhaps a demon is not an actual being but an outside source that causes people to torture themselves (drugs, food, alcohol, etc...)

      I feel that if you repent and then go back to your old ways, things will be much, much worse for you. I think I have lived this experience myself!

      If we consider demons as actual beings possessing humans, perhaps some did repent and recover their heavenly status. If we consider demons to be outside influences causing states of being within human minds, then demons are alive and well in our world in drugs, alcohol, food, porn, etc...

      I am not sure you are familiar with Maya in the Buddhist texts, This is illusion. I once asked a Tibetan Lama, Tulku Orgyen Phuntsok if Maya was an actual being causing others to do harm in this world to themselves and others. He stated that we all have Buddhi and Maya states within us. He said that it is our own selves who choose to do good or harm (to go to the right path or the left...)

      Interesting to ponder and to discuss!!! :)

      Peace Profound!


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