3.14.2010

Mayan Teacher of Love and Oneness

Quetzalcoatl (or Kukulcan) was born of a virgin birth and lived an intense and often painful life amongst the Toltecs (who are the ancestors of the Mayans). It’s believed that it was when he appeared among the Mayans that their rapid expansion of consciousness began (around 250-830AD). In his life he reached enlightenment and brought forward very clear teachings of oneness and has been compared to Christ, Budhha, Muhammad, and Krishna. He’s often represented as a “plumed or feathered serpent” merging the earth with the heavens and unifying all duality -- spirit and matter, light and dark, good and bad, right and wrong.

Here are just a few of his words, similar to Jesus’ Sermon on the Mount. Some sound very familiar while others take a little while to sink in (especially for the Western mind):

God is one. He does not demand anything; He does not need anything.

Know the honorable condition, and that it is good. Do not commit adultery; do not become drunk; do not deliver yourself immoderately to gambling nor subjugate yourself to chance; do not mention your lineage nor your virile condition; do not be indiscreet or cowardly; do not strive for first place.

How good if by your side the positive word is spoken, the word that causes no harm. If you transmit it, do not enhance or diminish it; say only the exact word. Be aware of your empty and distracted word. For those only provoke perversion. They are not serene and straight words.

You will not forget the elders, the poor, the suffering, the unhappy ones; the ones that have not found home and are living in confusion…

Do not search excessively for a good appearance. For silently He will take you as you are, in any place, at any moment…Love one another; help one another. For it is false to reject those around you. Give alms to the hungry, even if you have to give your own food. Clothe the ones in rags, even if you have to go naked. Help the ones who need you, even if you have to risk your life. See that you share both one flesh and one humanity.

Do not go into someone else’s coffer. Do not support yourself from someone else’s plate…do not take the lead. If you are given that what you need in the end, do not be mad. And if you are given nothing, be grateful anyway. Heaven wanted it that way. It is deserved.

Do not be sad for human pain and misery; do not be sick and tormented because of it. Is it that only compassion and blandness should be our faith? Be a warrior.

2 comments:

  1. Thank you for sharing this. I have been searching for Mayan info about religion and culture, but keep coming up with just blood letting, human sacrafice and descriptions of the sites. Would you mind sharing some of your source?

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  2. Hello there,

    There's not a whole lot of good information on-line. If you're local to Guatemala ... I would check the bookstores (Antigua has some great ones), there are tons of good books on Mayan history. I would also check Amazon.

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