Could we have an interpretation of the Biblical parable about the man carrying a stone and asking for help and having to carry the stone twice as far. I can see a Slave saying, “Yes, I’ll carry it”, a King saying, “Carry it yourself”; a man in Power would hit him, etc. Could we have a comment on this parable in relation to Roles?
HUMILITY, WHEN COMING FROM AN ENLIGHTENED VIEWPOINT, CAN ENABLE EVEN A YOUNG KING TO GO THE EXTRA MILE. EVEN THE INDIANS OF THIS COUNTRY ESPOUSED THIS PHILOSOPHY BEFORE THE COMING OF THE WHITE MAN TO THIS CONTINENT, AND THEY WERE, FOR THE MOST PART, MATURE WARRIORS AND ARTISANS WITH SOME MATURE AND OLD PRIESTS INTERMINGLED. THIS IS A LESSON TO BE LEARNED, AS ARE ALL OF THE OTHERS. YES, IT DOES TAKE SOME [people] LONGER TO LEARN THIS THAN OTHERS. USUALLY THE ROLES OF WARRIORS, KINGS AND SAGES ARE AMONG THE LAST TO LEARN THIS, AND MUST GO THROUGH A LIFE IN ACCEPTANCE ON THE OLD CYCLE BEFORE THERE IS EVEN A GLIMMER OF THE TRUE MEANING OF HUMILITY. IT IS ONLY WHEN YOU CAN MAKE CARRYING THE ROCK MEANINGLESS THAT YOU CAN CARRY THE ROCK WITHOUT HOSTILITY. AS LONG AS CARRYING THE ROCK EVOKES EMOTION, THEN IT WILL BE DIFFICULT FOR YOU TO CARRY IT IN THE DISPASSIONATE MANNER THAT TRUE HUMILITY REQUIRES.
SOURCE: Michael Teachings Transcripts