Law Versus Promise? Circumstantially motivated?
These following statements convey a shared theme regarding the resilience of the soul or consciousness.
The Bhagavad Gita verse emphasizes the soul’s indestructibility against external elements. The biblical passage in Romans contrasts attaining righteousness through faith versus works, suggesting that true fulfillment comes from faith or an inner connection rather than external practices.
Both highlight the significance of faith over external actions in spiritual attainment.
“Neither weapons can shred the soul, nor fire burn it. Water cannot wet it, nor wind dry it.”
The sentence from the Bhagavad Gita, spoken by Lord Krishna, aligns with another concept:
“Consciousness is never traumatized by trauma.”
The soul (consciousness) or God is eternally the same, it does not matter what your circumstances are.
Circumstances DON’T matter.
“What then shall we say? That the Gentiles, who did not pursue righteousness, have obtained it, a righteousness that is by faith; but the people of Israel, who pursued the law as the way of righteousness, have not attained their goal. Why not? Because they pursued it not by faith but as if it were by works. They stumbled over the stumbling stone. As it is written:”
“See, I lay in Zion a stone that causes people to stumble and a rock that makes them fall, and the one who believes in him will never be put to shame”
This passage is from the book of Romans in the New Testament of the Bible, explaining that Gentiles, though not originally seeking righteousness, attained it through faith. However, the people of Israel, who sought righteousness through the law, did not achieve it because they pursued it through works and stumbled over the stumbling stone. The text speaks of a stone in Zion that causes people to stumble, yet those who believe in it will never be ashamed.
The take away here is that although you can do the works, and practice the law, but no matter how much work you do of your own accord, it is not until you give up doesrship to God that the works is done for you. Faith delivers. Every time.