THE SERPENT ON THE CROSS.
This is a very interesting symbol that was used by the Alchemist, for example. The cross is a very old symbol and we can find it in every single culture. The cross has different meanings, but for sure all of them are positive.
Some people believe that the crucifix is a negative symbol. This is a very wrong idea. It comes from the idea that Jesus Christ died on a cross. so, they say: How can you worship a crucifix if that was the thing that killed the Christ. Well, first tell me this: How can be resurrection without death?
We have to study what the crucifix mean in order to understand it. We cannot judge things if we do not understand them.So, let's try to see the symbol and its meaning.
THE CROSS has to poles, one vertical and the other one horizontal. The vertical pole represents the forces coming from top to bottom, it is from the Cosmos. The horizontal pole is our earthly life. So, the first one is the spiritual path and the second one is the material road or life. Some people want to walk one or the other one, just a few try to follow both. Why? Because going through both paths requires a lot of equilibrium, a lot of effort. If you think initiates only travel the vertical path then you are mistaken. Actually, only initiates can go through both path at the same time.
THE SERPENT has a positive and a negative meaning, please refer to my article the meaning of the serpent (link below). Right here, the serpent on the cross, it represents the material world, the power of desire, the illusion that most die in order to be resurrected into a higher level of consciousness full of love and compassion.
The cross is the symbol of destruction of illusion. The snake is the initiated who is crucifying all material desires and given them to the spirit. Truth and love comes as a result from this crucifixion.
THERE IS NOT RESURRECTION WITHOUT DEATH!
All great masters always speak about the need to overcome desire. BUDDHA TAUGHT: THE ROOT OF PAIN IS DESIRE. Well, we all have desires, how can we do this? Actually having desires is good, so what is the problem? The problem is when desires control you because then you become a slave of desires. So, you lose your identity and your will. As long as desires control you then you cannot be happy. You cannot depend on any desire to be happy.
Happiness is an inner state beyond the body, beyond desires, and beyond the mind. This can be understood by initiates who already have achieve some degree of experimentation of this matter.Otherwise people just are believers without any experience.
Therefore the crucifix is the best symbol of human liberation. It is not a symbol of torture or human death, but the death of desire, but that desire that makes you addicted to, that desire that makes you a slave.
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