What is Luke referring to when he says: “For whoever exalts himself will be humbled; and he who humbles himself will be exalted "?
Answer from the V.M. Samael Aun Weor.
To begin to realize our own nothingness and misery in which we find ourselves is absolutely impossible as long as the concept of "More" exists in us. Examples: I am fairer than that one, wiser than so-and-so, more virtuous than “that one”, richer, more expert in the things of life, more chaste, more fulfilling of his duties, etc., etc., etc.
It is not possible to pass through the eye of a needle as long as we are "rich", as long as that complex of "More" exists in us.
"It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God."
Samael Aun Weor. "Revolutionary Psychology"
Answer from the Magazine "The Wisdom of the Being".
Lucas for his part, symbolizes the bull (earth element). In his gospel he complements that of Mark and quotes the parable of the Pharisee and the publican, where the Pharisee boasts of being pure and superior to others, while the publican asks forgiveness for being a sinner. “For whoever exalts himself will be humbled; and he who humbles himself will be exalted "(Luke 18:10-14). Considering himself more just, wiser, more virtuous, more expert…, with the best religion, the best job, the best family…, nourishes and strengthens the “I”, the source of misery and unhappiness. "It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the kingdom of God." Getting rid of pride and vanity is essential to enter the kingdom of God, the heavens.Self-observation is necessary to discover the foundations on which psychology rests, to inquire what it is that produces flattery, what satisfies vanity, to abandon delusions of grandeur, to stop giving so much importance to what they will say, to attachments; understand and destroy the false foundations of psychology to create consciousness, incarnate the Christ. "And he says to them: whoever welcomes this child in my name welcomes me, and whoever welcomes me welcomes the one who sent me, because whoever is the least of you all will be the greatest" (Luke 9:47-48). The adept is simple and pure like a child, he does not show his powers and initiations, because they belong to the Being.
The Wisdom of Being Magazine 88, Chapter: "The Apostles Mark and Luke".