Easter is a SNAP when the gap between the Crucifixion and the Resurrection—the gap between the problem and the solution—SNAPS. We have to make the truth of religion applicable to everyday mind, truths that really work, or what good is it? The Crucifixion and Resurrection, C&R, is a metaphor for the gap in your life between the pain and the removal of pain. When you want a doughnut, that desire is pain, and you seek the doughnut for relieve from that tension which is experience as pain. The tension between you Now and the doughnut tomorrow is pain. Getting the doughnut SNAPS that gap between you and the doughnut. AH…a temporary relief from the pain. But since the pain is not in the doughnut, the doughnut does not realize the pain, because you soon want something else, maybe some chocolate.
What we are interesting in ending is the migration of pain from one object to another. We are interested in finding rest, in finding the ONE that has no second, the ONE that is not divided into a means to an end.
Christ is a metaphor for that rest with the Father or the Source or the World. Christ is a metaphor for the end of conflict with the world. I and the Father (the world) are One, says Jesus. But then we come along from our Church view which says, Well, only Jesus could say that because he is god. I can’t say that. I have work to do, penance to perform, good works to do—maybe some yoga or meditation.
If I were to realize that I and the Father (the world) are ONE….SNAP! That is the resurrection, when the C&R become One…no gap between them. This is a realization. This is Seeing through and through the simple ONE that you already always are. Now you are free.