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Jesus And Judas

Discussion in 'Snippets of Life (Non-Fiction)' started by jayasala42, Jul 10, 2020.

  1. jayasala42

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    The painting"Last Supper" by Leonardo
    Da Vinci is world famous.The painter was
    searching for a suitable model for Jesus for
    two years. At last he met one Pietro Bandinelli in a church.The boy looked very calm
    ,handsome radiating the same brilliance
    as would be expected of Jesus. Da vinci
    paid the person and he was much satisfied
    with the outcome of the painting. Still the
    painting was incomplete.All disciples have
    been brought out in the painting,except
    Judas.He was searching for a person
    whose face will be rude,ruff and stiff
    to reveal the true character of Judas.

    After about 5 years he met a beggar in
    the streets of Rome.The form,appearance
    & rudeness exactly resembled Judas.The
    famous painter hired him and completed
    the famous"Last Supper" with the beggar
    as a model for Judas. When the work was
    complete the painter asked the name and
    other personal details of the model. The
    beggar revealed that he was the same'Pietro
    bandinelli"who posed as a model for Jesus 5
    years back.Da vinci was greatly puzzled.
    Where did all the calmness,composure and
    brilliance vanish?

    He didn't raise any query but thought to
    himself.

    "In each man there is 'Jesus' and there is
    'Judas' too.It is upto the individual to
    elevate himself as Jesus or degrade
    himself into Judas
    notwithstanding the favourable or
    unfavourable situations prevailing."
    What a great thought !
    This incident has been quoted as 'fake' in
    snopes. Com.
    Even if it is not a real incident, it brings to
    surface many important truths in life.
    Topsy turvy changes are possible and
    a reality also.
    No human being is totally perfect or
    imperfect.There are two faces to each
    person and each activity,just like
    two sides of the same coin.
    Rights and duties are closely related and
    cannot be separated from one another.
    Both go side by side. These are the two
    sides of the same coin. If the state gives
    the right to life to a citizen, it also imposes
    an obligation on him to not to expose his
    life to dangers, as well as to respect the
    life of others.
    Rights can be enjoyed only in the world
    of duties. For every right there is
    corresponding duty. When the people fail to
    discharge their duties properly, the rights
    all become meaningless.
    On many occasions we think that people
    who achieve success are brimming with
    confidence.
    Not at all.There is a fear of failure.The fear of
    succeeding plays a major role than actual
    failing.
    Success is inseparable from responsibility.
    Many want success but not the
    responsibility.Society does not allow anyone
    rest on earlier laurels.People are waiting
    to point out and analyse any embarassing
    incident that the victorious gentleman has
    faced .
    To be successful is much more daunting.
    President Nelson Mandela, of South Africa
    once said "Our deepest fear is not that we
    are inadequate. Our deepest fear is that we
    are powerful beyond measure. It is our light,
    not our darkness that most frightens us. "
    I believe that good and evil stand on their
    own, and in any given period a
    community may have an abundance
    of one and scarcity of another.
    If we were to eliminate everything that was
    "evil" from the world, people would then
    begin to discriminate between things that
    were "really" good, and things that were
    "not so" good. And... those things that
    weren't really all that good, but definitely
    not evil before, would become the new evil.

    We have to have both, if we want to be able
    to distinguish between them. Otherwise,
    if there is only one, there would be no
    concept of the other. Good would be
    meaningless if everything was "good".
    If everything was "good"... then everything
    would just be ordinary things and not
    exceptionally good.
    It is often said that there is only goodness
    in nature.There is nothing called 'bad or
    evil.Only absence of goodness makes a
    thing bad.

    Nobody is perfect, and nobody deserves

    to be perfect. Nobody has it easy, everyone

    has issues. You never know what people

    are going through. So pause before you

    start judging, mocking or criticizing others.

    Everybody is fighting their own unique war.

    It is very often the experience marriage is

    the union of two imperfect persons trying

    to make life perfect.

    'perfection is not a reality' as per science.

    Once further improvements are made the

    earlier invention which was considered

    perfect becomes imperfect.

    If 'perfection is not a reality at all,the

    maxim"practice makes perfect' also

    becomes meaningless.Can we abandon

    practice or efforts?Never.

    Perfection is never constant.It is evolving.

    It is alternating as environments change.

    "The day I became enlightened"
    simply means the day I realized that
    there is nothing to achieve, there
    is nowhere to go, there is nothing
    to be done. We are already divine
    and we are already perfect—
    as we are.
    No improvement is needed, no
    improvement at all. God never
    creates anybody imperfect. Even if
    you come across an imperfect man,
    you will see that his imperfection is
    perfect. God never creates any
    imperfect thing."

    Now the fake incident stated above
    becomes more significant.
    Jayasala42
     
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  2. Thyagarajan

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    Wonderful. This you had written long ago feb 2016 - as per link
    IndusLadies |Page 564, Chan:18892695 |RSSing.com"

    I like the statement that imperfection in a man is perfect . This brought upon him as per his karma perhaps. God never creates imperfect beings. But today in WhatsApp I received a video of an infant waddled with a perfect third eye as the other two on the centre forehead. I am unable to copy and paste here.

    Thanks and Regards.
     
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    Perfection is not reality. It is a goal towards which we strive. We are imperfect people in a flawed world. Perfection is merely the yardstick to measure people , their closeness to perfection.
     
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    Fake or not, it has a message to be understood and followed.
     
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    There are ever so many fake messages.They have to be read and digested like stories. There is some taste in fakeness too since it kindles interest.
    jayasala42
     
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    Thank you Thyagarajan Sir.Yes, it is a repeat message.But I like message bery much. No one can be a paragon of perfection,and that imperfection has the necessary everywhere.
    jayasala 42
     
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    :hello:It requires only less than five years for a man akin to Jesus to turn into Judas like.
    • The circumstances of that model man that caused the transformation from godliness to beggar description are nowhere described . I only tried to discover under what circumstances one perfect person could turn into imperfect human being.
    • If both qualities coexist in the same person, what makes him or her to choose to act out in a given moment to be godly or otherwise? Food for thought or thought for food!
    Thanks and Regards.
     

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