Glory to the lord in all this world! – The Lord’s Prayer!
Matthew 6:9-13 New International Version (NIV)
“7 And when you pray, do not keep on babbling like pagans, for they think they will be heard because of their many words. 8 Do not be like them, for your Father knows what you need before you ask him.
9 “This, then, is how you should pray:
“‘Our Father in heaven,
hallowed be your name,
10 your kingdom come,
your will be done,
on earth as it is in heaven.
11 Give us today our daily bread.
12 And forgive us our debts,
as we also have forgiven our debtors.
13 And lead us not into temptation,[a]
but deliver us from the evil one.[b]’
14 For if you forgive other people when they sin against you, your heavenly Father will also forgive you. 15 But if you do not forgive others their sins, your Father will not forgive your sins.”
This prayer has been an inspiration to me
for my whole life, since my relatives told it to me as a child. First it was just a beautiful prayer and it was growing in meaning to me over time. Today is the day to share this perspective in the following…
Our father, which art in heaven
everyone of us has a father and he is there, where everybody can reach him at any time: in heaven. Heaven, for me, is a synonym for perfect consciousness lying in the stillness of body, heart and mind. When we tune into this stillness, we get into resonance with the divine which is manifested in everyone of us and all the time. John 1 says: “3 Through him all things were made; without him nothing was made that has been made.” To me this means God is infinite, endless and there is nothing else but God. If there was anything outside of God, he would be limited by this. Frankly speaking this means: yes, all the glory, love, humans and wonderful things are God, and all the demons are God, too. They do have a purpose and place in this divine creation as every tiny little thing. As a yogi and even more as a tantric one could say, this sentence relates to the non-dual view from the crown chakra, sahasrara, embracing the whole world.
hallowed be thy name
In every little thing we do we may automatcally praise the lord. This is the meaning also explained in Revelation 22, 3 “The throne of God and of the Lamb will be in the city, and his servants will serve him. 4 They will see his face, and his name will be on their foreheads.” The forehead is the area of ajna chakra, the command and control center of a human being. If His name is written there, all action will be dedicated to him, as he is “the [real] doer” as a yogi could say. Due to this constant identification with the divine in our forehead (ajna chakra) we come to the following sentence:
thy kingdom come
The kingdom of God is referred to as the state of enlightenment, which means freedom of the everyday chit chat of the lower mind and feelings, and of the possessive cravings of the body of any kind, while we are still incarnated in this body-spirit-mind splinter of God.
thy will be done in earth
We pray for the re-connection (see also re-ligion coming from re-legere which means “guiding back” in latin) with God and actually, as there is nothing else but God, his will already grants everything which shall be, everywhere, in earth and in heaven.
as it is in heaven
There is nothing else but His will, in heaven and earth and everywhere and for all times. He is here and at the same time beyond that. And we pray for that our ego becomes as clearly and obviously to represent the divine will that the manifestation of His will in earth is unobstructedly “as” it is in heaven.
give us this day our daily bread
As everything actually is God, everything also comes from God. So, the Lord nourishes us with everything we ever need in all our 7 yogic bodies. This, of course, nourishes our body, but also takes care of our mind and feelings and all our cravings, relaxes our stresses and pressures we might experience.
and forgive us our trespasses
God forgives us our sin “as” much as we forgive our debtors. This can be understood if we have a look at the mind level of the being. The mind is the one who judges. If we forgive, we resolve our judgements and as a consequence we also do not have to judge ourselves anymore. The mind can be seen as a filter glass or kaleidoscope in front of the divine sun. The clearer it gets, the more beautiful the divine light and love can shine through.
as we forgive them that trespass against us
The obstructing mind filter, which also renders this life so full of diversity (as a means of polarity or duality) is actually the true and only institution creating our “suffering”. This part of the prayer empties and calms the mind and invites us to have a look beyond mindset, conventions and dogma. When we follow this road of freeing the mind we may trust in Jesus or God and realize salvation. This salvation is said to be a step towards enlightenment, already, but it is a step you also can walk back if you acquire back the limiting mind, doubts and disbelieve.
and lead us not into temptation
And here it is, the askingg for not going back and falling prone to “the old” temptations. It, for me, also means the temptations, desires, cravings and instincts of the body, which we mostly already know are not beneficial to us any more.
but deliver us from evil
This asking for liberation includes the physical and also the pranic body but also the higher bodies as well. All these can offer temptations, which tend to control and oppress us, where the liberated being enjoys the actions of the God through us in life without any neediness. Therefore, this prayer is having a resonance to the purely detached state in non-dualism, where God itself rather the any separated ego, is the actor or the doer, free from (or I prefer to say: beyond) good and evil.
for thine is the kingdom and the power and the glory
This later addd line to the Lord’s prayer is bringing into mind the three planes of being (as also represented in doing the sign of the cross, in the name of the Lord, of Jesus and the Holy Spirit).
The kingdom of god, again, refers to enlightenment and the cosmic plane and the chakras ajna in the forehead and vishuddha in the throat. The power refers to the astral plane and the chakras anahata in the heart and manipura in the belly. The glory refers to the physical and pranic plane and the chakras svadhisthana in the sexual organs and muladhara in the perineum. Actually, it is so beautiful that the glory of God may be found in this manifested world. It is easy to see it in its beauty and breathtaking events and it is manifested also everywhere, and…
for ever and ever.
yes, of course, the Lord is beyond time and this last line reminds us of a beautiful possibility to transcend our own limited view of being to expansion, infinity and timelessness. This state beyond time the children easily reach while playing and we may learn to to the same, again, in every action transparent for the light of God to shine through and in every single moment.
Matthew 18,3 “And he said: “Truly I tell you, unless you change and become like little children, you will never enter the kingdom of heaven”