“As Jesus Christ said, ‘Knock and it will be opened unto you.’ The knocking symbolizes being alert and interested enough to figure out what you need most at various stages of your path. The path changes constantly.”

The Pathwork Guide, Lecture #38

Eva Pierrakos, with her husband John Pierrakos, speaking the words of the Pathwork Guide

“It would be most helpful and beneficial for you, my friends, if you became more familiar with the Bible. I am most eager and willing to help you understand this great document. To disentangle for you what belongs on which level.

“For this great book is a combination of fragments of historical accounts; of symbolic meanings; and of the greatest truths; of distortions deriving from human limitation of consciousness; of existing cultural conditions that were “right” at that time, but are no longer so today.

“I would like to lift up the jewels of truth contained in this book, separating the grains from the husks. So that you can appreciate and benefit from the timeless wisdom of these messages. So I suggest that you ply me with questions. You have a whole month to prepare. And I promise you that I will give you interpretations. These answers will be most useful and helpful for everyone. This will open a new horizon for you.”
— The Pathwork® Guide

  1. “He who wants to win his life will lose it. He who is ready to give it up will win it.” Explain
  2. “Thou art Peter, and upon this rock I will build my Church, and the gates of Hell shall not prevail against it; And I will give thee the Keys of the Kingdom of Heaven, and whatever thou shalt loose on Earth shall be bound in Heaven.” (Matthew 16: 18-20). Explain
  3. The Book of Exodus says that the people were told to collect manna only for one day and on the Sabbath for two days. If they collected for two days on any other day but for the Sabbath, it rotted but for the Sabbath it did not. Explain
  4. “The meek shall inherit the earth?” Explain
  5. “To those who have, more will be given, and to those who have not, what they have will be taken away?” Explain
  6. From the first Beatitude, which Jesus Christ gives in his sermon on the mount, “Blessed are the poor in spirit, for theirs is the kingdom of heaven.” Explain
  7. “All things work together for the good for those who love God?” Explain
  8. “Come as a little child?” Explain
  9. “Unless you eat of the flesh of the Son of Man and drink of his blood, he has no life in you”? Explain
  10. “The word of God was given to Moses: Thou shalt give life for life, eye for eye, tooth for tooth, hand for hand, foot for foot, burning for burning.” Explain
  11. “Turn the other cheek.” Explain
  12. Why is it that all these things were not explained with enough clarity so that they could not have been misunderstood? Answer
  13. “And if thy right eye offend thee, pluck it out, and cast it from thee, for it is profitable for thee that one of thy members should perish, and not that thy whole body should be cast into Hell.” Explain
  14. “In the beginning there was the word and the word was God.” I have heard the word is “Om.” Explain
  15. “But when the Counselor comes, whom I shall send to you from the Father, even the Spirit of Truth, who proceeds from the Father, he will bear witness to me.” (John 15:26) Also, in John 16:13-15, he speaks of the Counselor or the Spirit of Truth who will “answer you into all the truth.” Who or what is the Counselor, or the Comforter, or the Holy Ghost? Answer
  16. “Put up again thy sword into its place, for all that take the sword shall perish with the sword.” Explain
  17. In the book of Revelation, the last book in the New Testament, John’s vision: the beast with ten horns and seven heads, ten crowns and a blasphemous name on each head; the mark of the beast, 666, which is man’s number; the 144,000 sealed on the forehead with God’s name who are untouched by the doom at the end of the world; the pregnant woman, the dragon and the woman’s fleeing to the desert for 1260 days; the thousand years of Satan’s imprisonment. Explain
  18. “Do not fornicate,” in the Old Testament, or the passage on adultery that Christ preached on the Mount: “But I say unto you. That whosoever looketh on a woman to lust after her hath committed adultery with her already in his heart.” Explain
  19. Matthew 5:32, “But I say unto you, that whosoever shall put away his wife, saving for the cause of fornication, causes her to commit adultery; and whosoever shall marry her that is divorced, commits adultery.” And Matthew 6:25, “Therefore I say unto you, take no thought for your life, what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, nor yet for your body, what ye shall put on. Is not the life more than meat, and the body more than raiment?” Explain

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