do not intend to make an analysis on the great
personalities chosen to receive a tribute at the
beginning of our works at the IEJUSA WORLD FORUM.
This is just a humble
tribute where I express gratitude to Them for
existing in our Planet, trying to bring us spiritual
elevation and opening our hearts and minds to
truths that beings as inferior as us cannot understand.
By contemplating the magnitude
and elevation of the teachings of each one of
Them and by knowing all of them were human beings,
we can expect to have Peace and Joy in our beloved
Earth: They all represent an ideal of human perfection
that one day we wish to achieve. And the mere
evidence that They were formed out of the same
matter as ours, lived like us, is what allows
us to expect to, one day, transcend our limitations
raising to high fly in the search for Universal
Without mentioning the magnificent Religions organized
as of Their teachings, which I hereby pay my tribute,
I shall only comment on the human profile of each
one of Them.
: Great hero, warrior prince who one day,
in the middle of the battlefield, was faced
with a conflict of conscience. The whole
story of the inner drama comes in the form
of an epic poem. This delicate literary
approach was chosen to expose the human
fragility and the effort of the character
to transcend it. It is the “self knowledge”
: The Hindu Prince who finding out the existence
of human suffering, felt it and understood
it as a hindrance to human development.
And dived in a trip to his inner-self, searching
for a way to tame it. And, when he found
it He wanted to shares his discovery with
his fellow beings, to help them achieve
the non-suffering and its evolution, from
then on. And He called it the “middle
way” to transcend human weaknesses,
source of all suffering.
: “ There is no greater love than
giving your life to your brother”.
He preached the “fraternal love”
doctrine. He was the personification of
Universal, transcendental Love offered to
us, dying for us. The greatest enigma faced
by those who are aware of his history is:
where were those five thousand people who
heard his renown “Sermon on the mount”
at the time of his condemnation? Didn’t
He pass by them during his walk to the martyrdom
site? Didn’t they hear the call to
chose who would be freed that Easter or
did they also choose Barrabas because they
didn’t want Love? Why did they hide?
Are they still hiding until these days?
If those five thousand people who fed their
souls and spirits at the slope of that mount,
under the wonders of the Preacher had left
their homes, gone to the judgment yard and
screamed the name of Jesus, surely the chorus
of their voices would have changed the final
verdict and a lot of pain would have been
avoided up to these days. Their error was
the omission. And they had the opportunity
to remedy it: Cesar himself, through Pilate,
allowed people to decide, giving them the
opportunity to trace their routes, but they
were not ready for it. And are they now?
: His extraordinary inner strength managed
to unite his people who before Him used
to live in the desert in nomad groups. He
brought them the word of God, heard during
his trips through the lands of the Hebrews.
He transcended human condition and became
the “Prophet of God”. From a
simple merchant, through his own spiritual
merits, he managed what seemed impossible:
he united Arabs around a single divinity
and, once reaching this union, he obtained
another one – the national one. And
in the land of the Arabs, during his life,
Jews and Christians were welcomed with tender
care, all in the name of a Single God, whom
he called Allah. Many were the years of
prosperity and peace to all, when the spiritual
development was prosperous in the East and
from there it could be distributed to the
: also a noble, receiving the call of his
people he abandoned all the earthy powers
and dedicated himself to a task that seemed
impossible: transcend his human condition,
finding in his inner-self an extraordinary
strength to gather the whole enslaved Israel,
freeing and conducting it to the “Promised
were extraordinary beings. All of altruism at
a level that cannot even be understood by many
people. These, for not have this understanding
capacity, construe Their words within the limitations
of their imperfect spirits and use them to justify
their weaknesses. And by justifying them strength
them and for this precise reason do to perceive
they are not living those teachings, all aimed
at eradicating them.
There are persons nowadays who meet in Bank lines,
Supermarkets, Shopping Centers, in social parties
and working meetings and stay there complaining
aloud that “no one does a thing”.
And afterwards, returning home, lock themselves
and forget what they have just said and do not
do a thing either. And the next day they restart
with their complaints. Are they repeating that
same error of those five thousands at the mount
on the occasion of the “Sermon on the Mount”?
There are others who perceive self-knowledge as
a way to pay attention only to one-self, and turn
their image before themselves greater, forgetting
that self-knowledge is precisely aimed at a good
relationship with the other fellow beings, doing
them good. And selfishness prevails, the Ego overcomes
the Superior Self.
Many others interpret that there should be a war,
they call holly, so that only their though prevail,
forgetting that their Masters, first and foremost
preach the peace between religions and their war
was against ignorance and disunion.
It is so easy to lock oneself for love and open
oneself for hate!
Do not let yourself be dominated by resentment.
Try, before taking a rude measure, interpret the
Words of these Great Men in the sense They presented
them: to do what is good to your fellow beings!
By doing so you will be doing good to yourself
and to all your descendents, helping create a
I leave here a final request for a meditation
on this topic. Maybe we all together can one day
reach the understanding that human beings need
to evolve as species, in view of the universal
reality of harmony and cooperation.