A. It is Judas. Just imagine, he betrayed the love of his life! If he did it out of obedience to his Master, Jesus, it makes him the greatest disciple ever. To watch one’s Beloved being crucified because of one’s actions is the greatest pain one can bear. I am surprised he took so long to take his own life. I would have killed myself right away. Even though he may have done this deed according to the master plan of Jesus, history will judge him as the worst disciple ever. There were 12 fortunate souls who got a chance to be in the physical presence of a realized soul—an ocean of love. Would someone betray Him for a few measly coins, which he did not use? The Master would choose the strongest and most obedient amongst His 12 disciples. In Jesus’ master plan the crucifixion was needed so He could resurrect. The disciple who can obey his Master, even if it harms the Master, is the best disciple. On the other hand, if he betrays His trust and love, it makes him the worst disciple. It is up to us to decide which one he is. — Satish Daryanani

Kiss of Judas in historic painting