Our idea of Easter is that the “Christ” state of Omnipresent Consciousness which Jesus manifested was gained by “growing in (spiritual) wisdom.” This awareness was manifested in Yogananda and all Avatars. It is also available to those disciples who strive and work for it.
But most religious followers are not aware that this consciousness exists or that it is omnipresent – i.e., it simply exists throughout the universal space-time continuum. It does not just function at one point in space-time, or in just one person called Jesus or Krishna. The requirement to attain this state of blessedness is by yoking with the Master, as Jesus said, “Take my yoke upon you,”
After Jesus attained this state of being, he then became known as Jesus the “Christ” – the “anointed one”. In that most profound sense, the “Christ” consciousness had descended and it became united with Jesus the man.
This explained Jesus’ ability to perform the many types of miracles and encourage people to “Seek ye first the kingdom of God.” This kingdom is realizing the full potential of what it means when Jesus said, “Is it not written in your scriptures, I have said ye are gods.”
This “Christ” omnipresent consciousness can arise or be resurrected in you by following the royal yoga of the Master Jesus. The title, “Christ” to the saints, sages, mystic, yogis, and Masters – does not refer to just one man who lived two thousand years ago. It refers to this universally available special state of Omnipresent Enlightenment.
However the historical Jesus does refer to a specific man, one who became one with this universal “Christ” omnipresent consciousness. He was a human being who became fully awakened to the omnipresent reality – Enlightened.
This subject will be explained more fully in my forthcoming book: A Search for the Truth in Christianity.