It is very opportune to quote the parable of Jesus the Great Kabir, about the two men who went up into the temple to pray. He spoke this parable to those who felt secure in their self-righteousness and who despised others.

Jesus the Christ stated: “Two men went up into the temple to pray; the one a Pharisee, and the other a Publican. The Pharisee stood and prayed thus with himself ‘God, I thank thee, that I am not as other men are, extortionist, unjust, adulterers, or even as this Publican. I fast twice in the week, I give tithes of all that I possess.’ And the Publican standing afar off would not look up so much as his eyes unto heaven, but smote upon his breast, saying, ‘God be merciful to me, a sinner.’ I tell you, this man went down to his house justified rather than the other: for every one that exalteth himself shall be abased; and he that humbled himself shall be exalted.” LUKE 18: 10-14

To begin to realize our own nothingness and the misery in which we find ourselves is absolutely impossible as long as that concept of “more” exists in us.

Examples: I am more just than that one, wiser than that fellow, more virtuous than the other fellow, richer, more experienced in the things of life, more chaste, more responsible in my duties, etc.

It is not possible to go through the eye of a needle as long as we are “rich,” as long as that complex of “more” exists within us.

“It is easier for a camel to go through the eye of a needle, than for a rich man to enter into the kingdom of God.” MATTHEW 19:24...

...All of us think that we will never pronounce those words of the Pharisee in the biblical parable: “God, I thank thee that I am not as other men are,” etc....

...Unusual moments exist in life when our mind rests without worries of any kind, when the mind is calm, when the mind is in silence. Then, the new arrives.

In such instants, it is possible to see the bases, the foundations we depend upon.

When the mind is in profound interior restfulness, we can verify for ourselves the crude reality of the sand of life, upon which we built our house. (Read Matthew 7, Verses 24-29; the parable that talks about the two foundations).

Samael Aun Weor, Treatise of Revolutionary Psychology

The Hypocrite Pharisees

The Hypocrite Pharisees do not ever attain the Self-Realization. Those are who get horrified when they see that someone eats meat or drinks a glass of wine, what's outside the glass and the dish you clean, but the interior of your consciousness and your minds are full of pillaging and evil.

"Woe betide you hypocrite scribes and Pharisees who criticize other's nonsense, but who are like sepulchers that are not seen, and the men who walk upon don't know".

We knew the case of a lady who criticizes whoever eat a piece of meat or drink a glass of wine, but who had two husbands. We knew the case of a man who spoke sweetly and spread blessings all around, but who had not any problem assassinating thousands of citizens.

"Woe betide you Pharisees who love the first chairs in the synagogues, and the salutations in the squares".

Those who betrays people demands sweetness and criticize those who use the severity of the Law . Those are the Pharisee who get shocked of everything, but who sells the Christ for 30 silver coins.

Samael Aun Weor. Gnosis in the 20th Century

Jesus the Great Kabir warns his disciples by telling them: "Take heed and beware of the leaven of the Pharisees and the Sadducees".
It is ostensible that with this warning Jesus referred to the doctrines of materialist Sadducees and of hypocritical Pharisees.

The doctrine of the Sadducees is in the Sensual Mind, it is the doctrine of the five senses.

The doctrine of the Pharisees is situated in the Intermediate Mind, this is indisputable, irrefutable.

Evidently, Pharisees gather at their rites so that others say that they are good people, to pretend in front of the others, but they never work upon themselves.

The Great Rebellion

Telemachus, Ulysses' son found in the Reign of Pluto millions of hypocrite Pharisees, bleached sepulchers, feigning as always love to the religion, but filled with arrogance, pride.

Samael Aun Weor. The Magic of the Runes.

We have known Pharisees who are horrifying. We knew one who wore the immaculate robe of the Master, his hair was long and a razor never shaved his venerable beard. This man frightened the entire world with his sanctity, he was one hundred percent vegetarian, he drank nothing that could have alcohol, people knelt before him.

We do not mention the name of this “chocolate saint” we only limit ourselves to say that he had abandoned his wife and children supposedly to follow the path of sanctity.

He preached beautiful things and spoke horrors against adultery and fornication, but in secrecy, he had many concubines and proposed anti-natural sexual connections through non natural vessels to his female devotees. Yes, he was a saint, a “chocolate saint”!

This is how Pharisees are... “Woe unto thee hypocritical scribes and Pharisees for thou cleanest the cup and the plate from the outside, but from within thou art full of theft and injustice”.

You do not eat meat, you do not drink alcohol, you do not smoke... Truly you appear just before men, but you are full of hypocrisy and evil within.

With his fallacy of the ego, the Pharisee conceals the crimes from the eyes of others and also conceals them from himself.

Samael Aun Weor. The Revolution of the Dialectic

Image: The Pharisee and the Publican. Gustav Dore, The Bible, New Testament 1865