Why Jesus Was the Dumbest Man Alive

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Because it’s true that the answer comes with the question, I practice my intuition by honoring the first answer that comes to mind.

When asked who among the three of those in the crucifixion, along with Jesus, was the dumbest …

‘“39 One of the criminals who hung there hurled insults at him: “Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”

40 But the other criminal rebuked him. “Don’t you fear God,” he said, “since you are under the same sentence? 41 We are punished justly, for we are getting what our deeds deserve. But this man has done nothing wrong.”

42 Then he said, “Jesus, remember me when you come into your kingdom.[a]”

43 Jesus answered him, “Truly I tell you, today you will be with me in paradise.”’ - Luke 23:39-43

My answer was Jesus. Of course, the ego-based personality that I have felt guilty and a host of other ghosts surfaced to enforce the guilt. It’s easy to take on the blame and troubles of the world when one’s ego does not have any boundaries.

The smartest one between the two criminals is … of course again, Jesus.

The smarter one between the two is Dimas.

And the winner of the dumbest award goes to … Gestas, according to the gospel of Hardcore Poetry

But it, these all seem to be beside the point.

The point is finding the truth behind why, in the exercise of my intuition, the answer came up as Jesus as regards to the dumbest man alive.

“Aren’t you the Messiah? Save yourself and us!”

Aren’t you the Messiah? You’re Mr. Know-It-All? You’re Mr. Right? You’re Mr. All Might?

Subtitle: You mean you’re superior to me?

I won’t believe you unless you do me a favor. Scratch my back and I’ll scratch your back.

I used to hope Jesus were alive in the flesh today so it would be easier for me to believe in him and so that I would have a perfect companion. All to myself, of course. Me, myself and I. To see is to believe is my belief when it’s easier to live according to “to believe is to see.” We’re not willing to invest in our ideals because the “real” world is easier to grasp: scarcity, people killing people, nations warring against each other in the name of a god they have disguised as God.

He is never revealed to the clever and the learned, only to the merest of children.

The meek has the power of his backing behind their back. They’re all covered.

In other words, I, myself and me, is no exception to the Gestas (or bully thief on the cross) mentality. I bully to puff up my own ego. But bullies probably have had their being bullied in the past. So we are in no position to judge against bullies. Instead of being against the bully, be pro-love. Reach out in understanding of what deep inside makes the bully feel small and maybe provide a more inspiring context. Now then, it is for the bully to help him/herself. We need, as Stephen Covey said, to discern between our Circle of Influence and our Circle of Concern.

It has never been wise to repress one’s feelings. Getting in touch with that very subtle feeling of guilt arising, provided me the impetus for this article. As I practice withholding judgment against myself and others, I have unearthed a lot of unconscious material hidden from the self-righteous egoic me.

In the practice of withholding one’s judgment, self and others, for some unknown reason reveal their spirit secrets. Maybe because the said practice gives room for acceptance, which is the key to peace. Acceptance of self makes for peace within. Being at peace with self, it follows naturally, one becomes at peace with others. Hopefully, a country at peace with itself will also find peace reciprocated by its neighbors.

“The deep and inner of self is the deep and inner of others.”

- “The Tao of Being: A Think and Do Workbook” by Ray Grigg

The egoic self makes a man dumb. To have had that answer come to mind, I must have been thinking in the ways of the world. The Jesus that I saw was a nobody. He was no better than myself. He had no possessions, no material riches. He claimed to be the messiah but he could not save himself. All the hoopla and this, the cross, along with two criminals, is what he came to.

… the ego and its egoistic drive makes a man dumb …

Why Jesus Was the Smartest Man Alive

Using his intellect, Jesus was able to make his big leap of faith.

He saw that beyond being spiritual, his visions were all in reality manifesting as foretold. The verses in the book talked about him and it was coming true in the ‘real’ world aka world illusion. He had his visions confirmed before making his moment by moment decision.

It must have been like going insane knowing about this world’s illusion, knowing about the tragedy that was about to happen to his physical body and knowing their manifesting in fact were just a matter of time after he said ‘Yes’ to the Father.

For sure, his physical body was sensing the impending danger to its safety and pushing him beyond his logic into a flight or fight mode of survival. But he refused to run or fight.

For sure, his logic was insisting on overpowering his vision by going into an intellectual tirade like a lawyer on self-defense.

All these inner forces struggling within the same mind could have easily driven one to the limit, thinking self was insane or lashing illogically, violently out at the world.

But he followed his conviction. This was all for a love. A love greater than no man has.

Although in a fierce struggle with the demands of his physical body, his spirit was in constant communication with The Father. The greatest Love kept the link in tact despite the insanity of the ordeal. His body forged on according to the destiny his soul had agreed to prior to his physical birth on the earth plane.

This same great love is manifest in Jesus’ refraining from rebuking the enemy, that is, the bully Gestas, He felt love and compassion for Gestas, who was among the perpetrators of this greatest injustice. The bully was only hurting inside and was only doing what he knew how to do.

Jesus had to turn the other cheek, “Father, forgive them for they know not what they do.”

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In other words, love and compassion makes for a great intellect, one replete with intuition.

What intuition is is God’s inspiration to us. We lost our inherent faculty of intuition as human beings through our long history of worldly struggles. In our physical body, we are no longer able to see eye to eye with each other. But when we lift our hearts (Jesus crucifixion) in love to and with God, through loving our self and neighbors, God tells us what self and neighbors need.

When we are given this kind of ability to take care of self and others, truly we are blessed.

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What remains as needed is our willingness to be of help.

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Now be on guard now. The egoic self will always insist on going into the argument of who is smarter, ‘So you think you’re smarter than I am?” That is the human being in ‘normal’ mode.

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Jesus gives us a tip for a moment-by-moment dumb decision:

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Greater love than no man has … Love one another as I have loved you.

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[This article is a WIP, work in progress article, with plans for updates as time becomes avaialble.]

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Other reasons why Jesus was the “dumbest”:

: he, instead of having someone else do the job, let himself be incarnated in the human flesh even though he was God.

: he, subjecting himself to the dangers in a mortal body, let himself grow from childhood through the usual human development cycle

: he instructed us to love one another as if were capable of it, in these egoic physical bodies

: other reasons as supplied by the reader based on the Jesus context of their God experience

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