Friday, June 30, 2006

Wisdom from Bhagavad Gita

“The power of God is with you at all times; through the activities of mind, senses, breathing, and emotions; and is constantly doing all the work using you as a mere instrument.”

“The wise sees knowledge and action as one; they see truly”

“Perform your obligatory duty, because action is indeed better than inaction.”

“Delusion arises from anger. The mind is bewildered by delusion. Reasoning is destroyed when the mind is bewildered. One falls down when reasoning is destroyed.”

“One gradually attains tranquillity of mind by keeping the mind fully absorbed in the Self by means of a well-trained intellect, and thinking of nothing else.”


About the image: Christ and Krishna, peace be upon their soul; two great teacher of mankind. Masters come to this world to teach us how to live in peace and harmony. May the lamp of Knowledge they gave, light our path of spirituality. http://www.gita-society.com
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Thursday, June 29, 2006

Music for soul: Sufi Expression

Sufi Expression

Dervishes are fakirs - ascetics that renounce all materialistic wealth in search of God. Whirling, or going round and round in circles accompanied by chants like Allah Hu...

Listen to the album for yourself. There are 2 tracks

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On purpose

He who with sincerity seeks his real purpose in life is himself sought by that purpose.

- Bowl of Saki, by Hazrat Inayat Khan

Commentary by Pir-o-Murshid Inayat Khan:

One may ask, 'What is the best way for a person to understand his life's purpose?'

If one follows the bent of one's own mind, if one follows the track to which one is attracted, if one follows one's own inclination, which is not satisfied with anything else, one feels, 'There is something waiting for me (which one does not know at the time), which will bring me satisfaction.' Besides, if one is intuitive and mystical, it is easier still, because then one is continually told what is the purpose of one's life. For nature has such a perfection of wisdom. One sees that the insects are given the sense to make their little houses and to protect themselves and make a store of their food. The bees, who have the gift of making honey, are taught how to make honey. So nature has taught every soul to seek its purpose. It has made every soul for that purpose, and it is continually calling that soul to see that purpose. If the soul does not hear the call and sleeps, it is not the fault of nature, which is continually calling. Therefore, if I were to say in a few words, how to find one's purpose, I would say: by waking from sleep.

from http://wahiduddin.net/mv2/I/I_IV_1.htm


Every being has a definite vocation, and his vocation is the light which illuminates his life. The man who disregards his vocation is a lamp unlit. He who sincerely seeks his real purpose in life is himself sought by that purpose. As he concentrates on that search a light begins to clear his confusion, call it revelation, call it inspiration, call it what you will. It is mistrust that misleads. Sincerity leads straight to the goal.

from http://wahiduddin.net/mv2/I/I_I_2.htm


That way is best which suits you best. The way of one person is not for another person, although man is always inclined to accuse another person of doing wrong, believing that he himself is doing right. ... That purpose is accomplished when a person has risen above all these things. It is that person then, who will tolerate all, who will understand all, who will assimilate all things, who will not feel disturbed by things which are not in accordance with his own nature or the way which is not his way. He will not look at them with contempt, but he will see that in the depth of every being there is a divine spark which is trying to raise its flame toward the purpose.

When a person has arrived at this stage, he has risen above the limitations of the world. Then he has become entitled to experience the joy of coming near to the real purpose of life. It is then that in everything that he says or does, he will be accomplishing that purpose. ... We come to understand by this that the further we go the more tolerant we become. Outward things matter little.

It is the inward realization which counts. However sacred duty may be, however high may be the hope of paradise, however great the happiness one may experience in the pleasures of the earth, however much satisfaction one may find in earthly treasures, the purpose of life is in rising above all these things. It is then that the soul will have no discord, no disagreement with others. It is then that the natural attitude of the soul will become tolerant and forgiving. The purpose of life is fulfilled in rising to the greatest heights and in diving to the deepest depths of life: in widening one's horizon, in penetrating life in all its spheres, in losing oneself, and in finding oneself in the end. In the accomplishment of the purpose of life the purpose of creation is fulfilled. Therefore, in this fulfillment it is not that man attained, but that God Himself has fulfilled His purpose.

from http://wahiduddin.net/mv2/I/I_IV_11.htm

Thanks to sf for sending it to me.
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Tuesday, June 27, 2006

Jesus, the Sufi Master

Gnostic Jesus Christ
Jesus
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It is to those who are worthy of my mysteries that I tell my mysteries.

I took my place in the midst of the world, and I appeared to them in flesh. I found all of them intoxicated; I found none of them thirsty. And my soul became afflicted for the son of men, because they are blind in their hearts and do not have sight; for empty they came into the world, and empty too they seek to leave the world.

Whoever has come to understand the world has found only a corpse,
and whoever has found a corpse is superior to the world.

Whoever finds the world and becomes rich, let him renounce the world.

Become passers-by.

- Jesus Christ, blessed be his soul

From the book, 'Jesus: The unauthorised version'. The quotes are mostly from The Gospel of Thomas.

If you study very carefully the bohemian, easy going, unconventional nature of Jesus Christ and at the same time if you study the Secret Gospels as well as many sayings from New Testament, you can easily recognize Jesus as a Sufi (Mystic) Master.

No doubt if you can see, you will realize that Jesus was one of the most beautiful mystic who ever walked on this earth. May God bless us to receive the light, the knowledge of spiritual truth (gnosis) that his soul and heart brought to this world.


Prophet Muhammad said, as recorded both in Sunan Abu Dawud, Musnad Ahmad : "Both in this world and in the Hereafter, I am the nearest of all the people to Jesus, the son of Mary. The Prophets are brothers of the same father with different mothers, and their religion is one. I am the closest in relationship to Jesus, the son of Mary, because there was no prophet between him and me.

Jesus will descend. If you see him, then know him. He is a man of a moderately ruddy complexion. He will be wearing two faintly yellow garments. His hair will seem to have drops of water upon it, even though it will not be wet.

Jesus will live for forty years, and then he shall die."


:: Also read this interesting post that Reclaims Jesus as a God-Intoxicated Jewish Mystic
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Monday, June 26, 2006

Sharing wisdom


An inquisitive mind
Originally uploaded by Mystic Lens.
"Kids need to get caught doing good things too."

"Existence continues; age is only a number.... you are as young as you allow yourself to feel."


from, the blog 'Isaiah knows nothing'
http://isaiahknows.blogspot.com

Credit: Post 'confessions of Thirty Something'
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Sunday, June 25, 2006

On the will of Human and Divine and more

From Sufi Master, Inayat Khan's (blessed be his sou) writing:

On Will, human and Divine

The will is the same, whether it be human or divine. The only difference is that in one aspect it is the whole, in the other aspect it is a part. In one aspect it is almighty, in the other it has only a certain might, or a certain power; in one aspect it is unlimited, in the other it is limited.

The difference between the divine and the human will is like the difference between the trunk of a tree and its branches; and as from the boughs other branches and twigs spring, so the will of one powerful individual has branches going through the will of other individuals. In a tree there is a trunk, and there are some prominent or large branches, from these there spring many smaller branches

... read more here

On Knowledge of Past Present and Future

'What need is there of effort in life, if the future is already settled?' asks one. Says another, 'There is no predestination, for everything that happens is caused by ourselves.' A person may be trying to do good, and yet may always find it turning to bad. Such a one comes to ask, 'Is there any interference by spirits?' The Sufi studies what darkness is in order to understand the light. That is Sufism.


The artist paints a picture in three stages: preparatory, stage of action, and stage of completion – past, present, and future. The first stage is the design of the picture. That is predestination. We all begin with this. We are the manifestation of the eternal Sun, and therefore, all the attributes of the Creator must be in the creature. Before doing anything do we not plan it? In our mind we have created it. The Creator acted thus, and so do we. We do it with a pen. He does it with Nature. His art is nature. The Quran says that Allah taught man by the pen of His nature. It is our nature to create and by creating our art in harmony with nature, we can improve our skill. The art we produce is according to the nature of ourselves, for we are the creator.

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Maktub: It is written (3)

God can know everything and yet we can perfectly have choice and responsiblity. In the post titled, "Maktub: It is written", i gave an example of different component of time - past, present and future on the same plane - and God being above and outside time, can perfectly have knowledge of future, present and future at the same time.

This concept may bring another argument, like: the idea that based on different choices - there could be infinite numbers of future. Yes offcourse its possible and modern physicists have long predicted that there are possiblities of parallel universes where different realities run in parallel.

But my main idea behind this post is different. I would like to briefly talk about how infinite possibilities of future can also be possible and it doesn't violate the condition that God knows all.

Many people argue that man has free will or choice. But its not true. Man has limited choice. I can't just fly if i will. I can't appear in another place 1000 miles apart in 1 second. Likewise human being at one point of time has limited choice. I can for example now write this post or not write. Can drink tea or not drink. And each of such choices transform the 'now'.

In science, when we want to predict the result of certain outcome, we need to know about the conditons (scientist fill the gap with assumptions). The better we know about the conditions (assumptions), the better is the prediction or modelling. Again the more we know about the possibilties and their probability, the more accurately we can predict.

Say, we program a robot with artificial intelligence. The robot takes decision based on some logics and the programmer knows the exact logics. Since the programmer knows at which point, the robot takes what choice; the programmer can certainly predict the movement or next action of the robot. Now apparently it may seem (to those who doesn't know how the logic or alogorithm works) that based on choices the robot can have inifinite futures. But in reality its not.

Likewise, since man has limited choice, and the Master Programmer (God) knows the conditions very well, and knows all the possibilities (no matter how complex the actual combinations are to our limited brain), the Master Programmer at any point of time, accurately know the future. And just like a chess match, one move influence the next one, so knowing immediate future and next possibilities, the complete future can be known.

This is another way to explain the concept of Maktub (everything is written) and yet, man is responsible for transforming his 'now' into the future. But surely the actual mechanism is much more complex than this. That is why when we think about God and the creation, we are bound to say, Glory be to Him. How perfectly He has created this matrix !!

Then which of the appreciations of your Lord will ye deny?
The Quran (055.013)

God forgive my weak effort to understand. God knows best.

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Matkub: It is written (2)

A friend of my commented in the post titled, "Maktub: It is written",

If choices are indeed allowed by the Almighty, then we can conclude that there is not one, but an infinite number of ‘futures’ (I am not sure if that is a valid expression) must coexist on the same plane. And then based on the choices ultimately made by individuals, one of these futures stay true while the others fade into oblivion (or something like that). Now I have two questions.

1. If choices exist and the Almighty do not get involved with free will of men in dictating the future then does it not contradict with the faith of Takdir?

2. Lets say even with the allowance of choices everything falls within Gods divine plan and Takdir is absolute, then what is the justification of judging men for their actions? They are only contributing in the divine plan which is moving towards one predefined future designed by God.

Let me give my 2 cents of thought here.

:: Interestingly, the idea of infinity is and always (most probably) be a concept of human being. We use infinity in mathematics, yet we can never comprehend what it really is. This gives a very good hint of our limited mind and its ability.

:: I think personally that choices exist and it certainly doesnt contradict with Takdir (Maktub, everything is writtten) concept. But why it looks apparently contradictory? I would say, we fail to realize what Takdir means. As i pointed out in the last post that whatever choice we take, that responsibility is ours and God doesn't need to interfere. Yet God, Who is even beyond Time Dimension, knows the future at the same time, the very future which is shaped by our own choice.

:: This idea of Divine Plan is something which is also miunderstood or at least shaped into limited ideas. For example, God is Most Merciful. His universal Mercy and Compassion is also a Divine Plan; because it is said by Prophet Muhammad that when God created the creation He wrote down, "My mercy prevails over my wrath". This could well be said as Divine Plan. So from my understanding, Divine Plan doesn't necessarily contradict with the judgement idea of men for their actions.

And God knows best. The concepts i used for the sake of argument r not to be taken literally. There is nothing comparable to the likeness of God.


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Friday, June 23, 2006

On Religion

And an old priest said, "Speak to us of Religion."

And he said: Have I spoken this day of aught else?

Is not religion all deeds and all reflection,

And that which is neither deed nor reflection, but a wonder and a surprise ever springing in the soul, even while the hands hew the stone or tend the loom?

Who can separate his faith from his actions, or his belief from his occupations?

Who can spread his hours before him, saying, "This for God and this for myself; This for my soul, and this other for my body?"

All your hours are wings that beat through space from self to self.

He who wears his morality but as his best garment were better naked.

The wind and the sun will tear no holes in his skin.

And he who defines his conduct by ethics imprisons his song-bird in a cage.

The freest song comes not through bars and wires.

And he to whom worshipping is a window, to open but also to shut, has not yet visited the house of his soul whose windows are from dawn to dawn.

Your daily life is your temple and your religion.

Whenever you enter into it take with you your all.

Take the plough and the forge and the mallet and the lute,

The things you have fashioned in necessity or for delight.

For in revery you cannot rise above your achievements nor fall lower than your failures.

And take with you all men:

For in adoration you cannot fly higher than their hopes nor humble yourself lower than their despair.

And if you would know God be not therefore a solver of riddles.

Rather look about you and you shall see Him playing with your children.

And look into space; you shall see Him walking in the cloud, outstretching His arms in the lightning and descending in rain.

You shall see Him smiling in flowers, then rising and waving His hands in trees.

- by Kahlil Gibran
From 'The Prophet'


:: One of my most favorite poem which sums up the actual philosophy that religion is 'what we do', not what 'we just superficially believe'. Infact our 'whole life' is religion, our actions are religion; not the book left to read once or twice or the theoretical doctrines.
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Thursday, June 22, 2006

Maktub : It is written

I think to understand the concept of Maktub, one of the greatest paradox we need to look at - is the nature of time. A lot of mysteries are hidden inside the very concept of time.

Let me try to give brief explanation about how both ‘God knows all’ and ‘we perfectly have our own choice and responsibility’ can be true at the same time (just as a half empty glass is ‘half full’ and ‘half empty’ at the same time, both are statement of truth).

God is the Creator of everything, including Time. God is beyond Time. Now imagine - Past, Present and Future as residing on the same plane or same straight line. This whole plane is viewed by God at the same time since He is beyond Time. Now we (creation) are always bound inside time dimension (imagine a particular, limited area on the plane). To be precise we are always bound in ‘present and now’. And this "now" is constantly in transformation. We can only think about future (kind of illusion) and before we grasp what is ‘now’ it becomes past.

Since God is beyond time, He knows all, and His knowing itself signifies everything is written. Because God can see past, present, future on the same plane (don’t take it too literally, its concept only). So the claim that God is all knowing is true because Knowing Everything is part of His Essence.

At the same time, as human being we live in present all the time, we are given choices. We can not skip choices and simply jump to future. We have to chose, we have to be responsible how we transform our ‘now’ into future. So there is this validity of judgment by God. Because by the very nature of time, we are responsible for carving our future.

Quantum physics often say that it is possible that past, present and future can run parallel at the same time (hints theoretical time travel). The possibility is there. And it also gives a hint what I meant by saying God is beyond Time and how He knows all the component of Time (past, present and future).

And please don’t be confused about paradoxes. This creation is full of (apparent) paradoxes and mysteries. God Himself holds the paradoxes in His Essence. He is the Creator, again He is the Destroyer. He is the Hidden (Batin) again He is the Manifest (Zahir). He has a Feminine Face (Compassion, Mercy, Love) and also has a Masculine Face (Wrathful, Destroyer, Punisher). The ancient symbol of Yin and Yang also holds that truth. Also, our birth and coming into existence is mystery, so is the death. And what is in between? Isn't life itself the greatest mystery of all.

The follow-up posts in Inspirationa and Creative Thoughts on the theme of Maktub:
[::] Maktub it is written 2
[::] Maktub it is written 3
[::] Maktub - What does it mean that everything is written





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Monday, June 19, 2006

Maktub: What does it mean that everything is written?

Maktub is an alchemist term (arabic word) which literally means it is written. From mystical point of view, it points to the fact that whatever happens is already known to the One. It signifies that Destiny exists. It points finger to the fact that everything is already known to God.

Now there is a big problem here. Many people become atheist (or lose faith in God) from misunderstanding the concept of Destiny and from the claim by the theist that God knows everything including our future. An Atheist argue, if God knows everything, then what is the point of punishment or reward? whats the point of Heaven or Hell?

If you are an athiest or deny God then you may put forward more such points.

If you are an theist or believe in God and the fact that God know all (so also future), then how do you answer the question?

For explanations of this esoteric spiritual law, click on explanations, part 1, 2 and 3.

Maktub, Maktoob[>] READ EXPLANATIONS part 1, part 2, part 3

Maktub is also written as Maktoob.
(Arabic: مكتوب)


Comics Credit: Sufi Comics on Freewill or Pre-Desitniation


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On Self Knowledge

And a man said, "Speak to us of Self-Knowledge."

And he answered, saying:

Your hearts know in silence the secrets of the days and the nights.

But your ears thirst for the sound of your heart's knowledge.

You would know in words that which you have always know in thought.

You would touch with your fingers the naked body of your dreams.

And it is well you should.


The hidden well-spring of your soul must needs rise and run murmuring to the sea;

And the treasure of your infinite depths would be revealed to your eyes.

But let there be no scales to weigh your unknown treasure;

And seek not the depths of your knowledge with staff or sounding line.

For self is a sea boundless and measureless.


Say not, "I have found the truth,"

but rather, "I have found a truth."

Say not, "I have found the path of the Soul."

Say rather, "I have met the Soul walking upon my path."

For the soul walks upon all paths.

The Soul walks not upon a line,

neither does it grow like a reed.


The Soul unfolds itself,

like a lotus of countless petals.



From Kahlil Gibran's : The Prophet

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Saturday, June 17, 2006

Light



Originally uploaded by goddess_spiral.
"Whoever has ears, let him hear.

There is light within a man of light,
and he lights up the whole world.

If he does not shine, he is darkness."

Jesus Christ, blessed be his soul.
+ from the Gospel of Thomas
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Thursday, June 15, 2006

Face Hidden in multitude


Jess
Originally uploaded by nicolai_g
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In a moment of truth,
My soul cried out to the Beloved,
“O the Most Beautiful One,
Unveil Your Real Face to Your poor devotee,
As my sorrowful heart longs
for the Vision incomprehensible.”

SomeOne whispers in my heart at that instance:
“Look at the faces of multitude of men and women.

If, and only if you could penetrate through your vision
beyond what is projected in illusion,
beyond what is merely flesh and bones,
you could see My own Light in the souls of men and women.
you could see My Face wherever you turn.

I shaped them in My Own Image,
I breathed inside them My Own Spirit,
And I poured down My Supreme Soul
in the crucible of their hearts.

Behold! You can see 'My face beyond forms'
in and upon all the faces."


After a long pause i opened my eyes that was closed
to search inside,
Now with the same very eyes i looked outside.

And i looked at the face of this beautiful little girl,
Sitting across the other side of the isles in the plane,
Beholding still all the innocence of the cosmos on her face,
Still the light of the Supreme Soul shining through her eyes;

Looking at, searching -
Just then,
for a fraction of a millionth of a second
i was absorbed into something which pen can’t possibly record,
Nor the lips can utter;
And which other hearts fail to understand
unless it realize it within.

All praise be to the One: the Light Eternal.


(c) MysticSaint. // On plane travelling from Germany to Singapore.
uploaded from Doha, Qatar Int'l Airport.



Note:

+ Wherever you turn is the Face of God. (Quran).

+ The Kingdom is inside of you, and it is outside of you. When you come to know yourselves, then you will become known, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father.

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Saturday, June 10, 2006

Jesus: The unauthorised version

Miracles happen almost every now and then. Its just that we are too busy and surrounded by illusion for which we fail to realize them.

Couple of days back i went to visit the British Museum at London. While coming out i went to its bookshop where i came across a book very unexpectedly that validates a lot of the events in the holy life of Jesus Christ, which i was posting for last few weeks. And the validation comes from Secret Gospels and from the own speech of Jesus Christ. The name of this wonderful book is, “Jesus: The Unauthorised version”.

The miracle about finding this book is that it contains a lot of very valuable ancient accounts from Jesus’s life. It quotes from the gnostic teachings of Jesus from some very valuable gospels like: The Gospels of Thomas and Philip, The Gospel of Truth, The Secret Book of James and John and many other books found in the Nag Hammadi Library.

Nag Hammadi library were discovered about 1945 (studied, translated about 1970s) in upper Egypt, the land of early christians. 13 books of them contained ancient sheets of papyrus, dated to 350 AD.

Scholars identified the books as lost gospels from the earliest years of the Christianity. No less than the evangelists of the New Testament, the writers of the texts found near Nag Hammadi claimed to be inspired by Jesus and to tell the truth.

Yet the message or rather the messages offered by these books was very different from the teachings of Jesus that had never been heard before – some them bewilderingly enigmatic. God was described in unfamiliar female terms … salvation is taught to be found by knowledge only (remember the saying, you shall know the truth and truth shall make you free), and salvation needs no divine intercession between man and God.

Then there were the portrayals of Mary Magdalene … more than once, she is described outsmarting Peter, whom the Roman Catholic Church regards as the spiritual forebear to its popes. And she is described as ‘the companion of the Saviour’.

Perhaps the most remarkably, in some of the new-found texts the death and resurrection of Jesus are not mentioned at all, while in others these most fundamental of Christian doctrines are roundly dismissed as untrue, naïve and simplistic.

The Nag Hammadi Library contained books that called themselves gospels and claimed to transmit the sayings and the teachings of Jesus. When, then, were their contents so dramatically different from the familiar four gospels of the Bible?

Did these books hold truths that had been lost – or – concealed – from Christians for hundreds of years?

The books shed light and provide in great strength a lot of evidences about the facts from the life and teachings of Jesus which i was posting in last few weeks.

For example the Gospels records:
1. Jesus himself saying all have the capability to be son of ‘sons of the living Father’ and God is ‘Unbegotten Father’ (in The Sophia of Jesus Christ), disclaiming the theory that ‘Jesus is the only begotten son’.

2. Christ himself has warns of heretics and bishops who teach that Jesus died on cross. This is very interesting and you have to understand it carefully. Previously i posted that there are compelling evidences even in New Testament that Jesus didn’t die on the cross. And here in Apocalypse of Peter, a Gnostic Text found in Nag Hammadi Jesus warns against those who expound the belief that Jesus died on the cross. This teaching is also echoed in The Gospel of Philip, which claims that those without true knowledge misunderstand the meaning of terms like ‘resurrection’, taking them too literally.

3. The persons of Jesus kept changing his appearances giving very good evidences that he was spreading his mission in disguise to keep himself free from the Roman agents. In Apocryphon of John (also known as The secret book of John), in the Gospel of Philip, Acts of John, Acts of Peter and the Twelve Apostles time and time again it is clear that Jesus appearing disguised in different characters. Sometime he take the disguise as a gardener, sometime an old man, sometime a pearl seller, a doctor and keep wandering different places of holy lands to inspire peoples.

4. I also gave evidences that Jesus survived his crucifixion and went on living. Now from the secret gospels it is again clear. From the book i quote, ‘And several gnostic texts specifically magnify the time Jesus remained on earth after his resurrection. In the biblical Act of Apostles, Jesus continues appearing to people for 40 days… In the secret book of James, the disciples are still having conversations with Jesus 550 days after he has risen … The Pistic Sophia, meanwhile, says he spent eleven years with his followers after his resurrection.” They all indicate the clear fact that Jesus didn’t die on cross but continued living and at times met with his followers. The Second Treaties of the Great Seth is even scornful of those who preach ‘the doctrine of dead man’ (that Jesus died on cross). The Gospel of Nicodemus, this book condemns the Jews for Jesus’s death, though it strikes a docetic note in suggesting that Jesus did not suffer on the cross (signifying he didn’t die)!

5. The tension over the role of women in Christian church can be traced back from the Gospel of Mary Magdalene where its very clear that Peter was jealous of Jesus’s favour and love for Mary Magdalene. The secret gospels indicate that Jesus was particularly fond of her as she understood his mystic teachings better than others. In the Gospel of Thomas we can read that Peter saying to Jesus, ‘Make Mary leave us, for females are not worthy of life’. Mary also accuses Peter of sexism saying ‘he hateth our sex’. Theologians have wondered to what degree this fractious relationship between Mary Magdalene and Peter reflects tension over the role of women in early Christian church (until today).


I would highly recommend to get a copy of the book to understand the very real nature of mystic Jesus and his blessed teachings, and yes offcourse if you are interested. For me personally its not just a study of a personality from the dead, ancient past; but an attempt to walk the same path of realization with one of the best enlightened teacher of humanity.
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Wednesday, June 07, 2006

Jesus in India: During the lost years and after surviving crucifixion

As i mentioned you in previous posts that Jesus (peace be upon him) traveled to India. He went there not only once, but evidences show that he went twice.

* Ancient scrolls reveal that Jesus spent seventeen years in India and Tibet.
* From age thirteen to age twenty-nine, he was both a student and teacher of Buddhist and Hindu holy men. Many of his gnostic (mystic) teachings thus have eastern philosophical influence.
* The story of his journey from Jerusalem to Benares was recorded by Brahman historians
* Today they still know him and love him as Saint Issa. Their 'buddha'. Bear in mind that Jesus is the latinized pronounciation of Christ's name. His Aramaic original name was Eashoa', Esa or Issa.
* Tibbetian scrolls record his teachings.

I wished i could compile all the research and evidences here in one post. but since i am on travel schedule, i can't for the moment. I give u here some very good links where u can explore more of such evidence. But this is just few sources. there are many more records and books on the facts.

I quote some evidences from the website Reluctant Messenger. They are recorded in ancient scrolls in Himalayas. A number of prominent researchers themselves have studied them and was convinced about their genuinity.

... He passed his time in several ancient cities of India such as Benares. All loved him because Issa dwelt in peace with Vaishas and Shudras (the lower cast people, and it was his own style that he always took side of the poor and neglected) whom he instructed and helped. But the Brahmins and Kshatriyas (higher caste) told him that Brahma forbade those to approach who were created out of his womb and feet. The Vaishas were allowed to listen to the Vedas only on holidays and the Shudras were forbidden not only to be present at the reading of the Vedas, but could not even look at them.

Issa said that man had filled the temples with his abominations. In order to pay homage to metals and stones, man sacrificed his fellows in whom dwells a spark of the Supreme Spirit.

Vaishas and Shudras were struck with astonishment and asked what they could perform. Issa bade them "Worship not the idols. Do not consider yourself first. Do not humiliate your neighbor. Help the poor. Sustain the feeble. Do evil to no one. Do not covet that which you do not possess and which is possessed by others."

Afterward, Issa went into Nepal and into the Himalayan mountains ....

"Well, perform for us a miracle," demanded the servitors of the Temple. Then Issa replied to them: "Miracles made their appearance from the very day when the world was created. He who cannot behold them is deprived of the greatest gift of life. But woe to you, enemies of men, woe unto you, if you await that He should attest his power by miracle."

... At this time, an old woman approached the crowd, but was pushed back. Then Issa said,

"Reverence Woman, mother of the universe,' in her lies the truth of creation. She is the foundation of all that is good and beautiful. She is the source of life and death. Upon her depends the existence of man, because she is the sustenance of his labors. She gives birth to you in travail, she watches over your growth. Bless her. Honor her. Defend her. Love your wives and honor them, because tomorrow they shall be mothers, and later-progenitors of a whole race. Their love ennobles man, soothes the embittered heart and tames the beast. Wife and mother-they are the adornments of the universe."

"As light divides itself from darkness, so does woman possess the gift to divide in man good intent from the thought of evil. Your best thoughts must belong to woman. Gather from them your moral strength, which you must possess to sustain your near ones. Do not humiliate her, for therein you will humiliate yourselves. And all which you will do to mother, to wife, to widow or to another woman in sorrow-that shall you also do for the Spirit." (and now compare the view of woman by early christian church and actual teachings of Jesus !!)

And then turning to the ruler, he said, "Why demean thy dignity and teach thy subordinates to live in deceit when even without this thou couldst also have had the means of accusing an innocent one?"

Near Lhasa was a temple of teaching with a wealth of manuscripts. Jesus was to acquaint himself with them. Meng-ste, a great sage of all the East, was in this temple.

Finally Jesus reached a mountain pass and in the chief city of Ladak, Leh, he was joyously
accepted by monks and people of the lower class .... And Jesus taught in the monasteries and in the bazaars (the market places); wherever the simple people gathered--there he taught.

... Among the Ladakis, Jesus passed many days, teaching them. And they loved him and when the time of his departure came they sorrowed as children.

Pls visit reluctant messenger for a well documented page here.

Why in India?

Various writers, researchers and investigators have explored the notion that Jesus was no stranger to the East. Generally speaking, the resulting theories can be broken down into two main camps. Either they posit that Christ survived the crucifixion and travelled to India, usually via modern Iran and Afghanistan, or that he spent much of his ‘lost years’ (between the ages of 18 to 33, the period that goes unmentioned in the Gospels), travelling widely in the Far and Middle East. Some theories combine the two elements (which i personally support because he again went to India after surviving the crucifixion because he already knew the place and the people there, so its very logical and rational that he went there again).

But why would Christ have set out on a journey to the East? Apart from the obvious need to escape the clutches of the oppressive Roman Empire there is, perhaps, a more fundamental reason, one bound up with the notion that Jesus was actually searching for his roots.

“These twelve Jesus sent forth, and commanded them, saying, Go not into the way of the Gentiles, and into any city of the Samaritans, enter ye not: but go rather to the lost sheep of the house of Israel.” (Matthew 10: 5 & 6).

In 597 BC, King Nebuchadnezzar destroyed Jerusalem and subsequently enslaved the Jews in Babylon. This marked the final dispersal of the Jewish people begun some 150 years earlier as a result of various inter-tribal struggles, as well as offensives by outsiders such as the Assyrians. After 47 years of captivity in Babylon, the Persian King Cyrus freed the Jews, whereupon many of them scattered throughout the Far and Middle East. Two tribes (of the original 12) remained in Judæa and Israel; what happened to the remaining 10 has long been a matter of debate. Many believe they settled in areas including Egypt, Persia, Iran and Africa. Another region believed to have been the final destination for some of the homeless Jews was Northern India or Kashmir. continue reading here.
(quoted from Fortean Times)


Another very good source of scholarly work about the evidences that Jesus survived his crucifixion and went to India is in the magazine called Knowledge of Reality (www.kor.org)


What does Quran and Prophet Muhammad tells about Jesus:
And many of my muslims friends have questioned, does the Quran- The Final Testament support it ? This is because what happened to Jesus after crucifixion is also not made clear to muslims for long time (because of biased interpretations) and people didn't pay much attention to the fact cause they r mostly happy with irrational, fantasy like stories when it comes to religion.
Interestingly Quran was revealed to mankind after about 600 years of Jesus's passing exactly the time when his original teachings started to fade away and was replaced by man made doctrines. Quran in fact clears a lot of misconception about Jesus and his holy mother Marry. Read here for exact verses of Quran.

But to be precise in Quran and the sayings of Prophet it is clear that
1. Jesus didn't die on cross. But it was made apparent to them (and its recorded in Gospels how little time Jesus was on the cross, yet people took him for dead which he was not)
2. Jesus had a natural death.
3. God exalted him to a higher place (which is an allegory meaning both the rank of Jesus raised very high and also points to the fact that Jesus took refuge in Kashmir, which is one of the most higher point on earth).
4. Quran says very clearly that all Prophet and Messenger of God had to face death. None is given immortality.

I will elaborate the view of Quran and Prophet Muhammad (peace) sayings in another post, because they need some explanation. But for the moment, here are the verses from the Final Testament about Jesus Christ.

:: A very good resource: The Unknown life of Jesus by Nicolas Notovitch
:: compiled and written from London. May God show us the things as they really are. Amen

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Thursday, June 01, 2006

The majority rule doesn't apply for the seekers of Truth

During my postings about the Jesus and the post crucifixion events many have raised their eye brows and questioned, 'if these facts such as Jesus didn't die on the cross are really true then why majority of the Christians and others didn't see it or accepted it before?'

The answer is two fold.

1. These truths were discovered time and time again. Early Christians knew them, until church suppressed many. Buddhist lama's in Tibbet still guard gospels that describe the events, scores of western scholars pointed the fact and did elaborate research on the matter. But they all were ignored in west where minds are conditioned too much against enabling it to penetrate what is the truth.

2. The majority rule - 'because most accept certain view, so necessarily its true' - doesn't apply for seeker of truths. As Buddha puts beautifully, "don't follow the path, become the path" and "don't accept just because someone or some texts said so, but seek for yourself". Jesus Christ said, "Those who seek should not stop seeking until they find.” He also gave a blessed hint when he said "knock and the door (of truth) will be opened". Until we ourselves knock (seek), how can we expect the door of truth to open?

It has always been the case that questioning conventional wisdom brings out the truth. The most precious stones are always buried under earth and dirt.

Be it in science, technology or for prophetic missions everywhere the seekers had to come out of the box (questioning majority accepted views) and discovered, invented or got enlightened through divine wisdom.

Jesus Christ questioned his contemporary attitude of the priests about religion, Buddha questioned conventional understanding of human life, Prophet Muhammad went into great struggle by questioning everything of his time. In fact all of these healers of mankind defied what majority accepted already.

All the great scientific discoveries and invention was possible only because those enlightened personalities just simply didn't follow what convention says or what majority accepted already.

So my friend DON'T think that the majority is always correct. The law of majority is not necessarily true for the seekers. The truth is always veiled and there are struggles to penetrate into the truth.

Please don't ask me 'why it's like that?' That is how Universe works. Perhaps one of the silly reasons is to create an excuse to reward the seekers of truth for their struggles to reach for the truth (bear in mind please, God rewards whom He wants beyond measure and He need no excuse. His is the Kingdom in Heaven (the unmanifested realm) and earth (the manifested realm).

I know nothing. I only realize that The Beloved Lord is Mysterious beyond imagination and Beloved love mysteries.

. related posts
:: Jesus in India: During the lost years and after surviving crucifixion
:: Jesus the unauthorised version

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