Has this thought ever crossed your mind about Christianity?
I am not suggesting that all of Christianity makes no sense, just some of its ideology. I will compare the simple spiritual message of Jesus’ against the offensive theology of Christianity.
This good news of Jesus was how to gain eternal life through love of God, love of neighbor, and love of self. I have written about these three simple truths of Jesus in my book, The Cosmic Religion: Love God, Love Neighbor, Love Self. But I had to dig to find them, buried and obscured by centuries of contrived dogma.
This advice of Jesus is important for world-peace through self-peace.
In Autobiography of a Yogi, Mahavatar Babaji said “Everything on earth is of mixed character, like a mingling of sand and sugar. Be like the wise ant which seizes only the sugar, and leaves the sand untouched.”
In other words, the teachings of Jesus make sense, but some doctrines from Christianity seem made up. Believers in Jesus need to recognize his simple advice as stated above. This is positive knowledge that Christians will need to help with the establishment of world-sanity through self-sanity.
Jesus recognized the beliefs of the Sadducees were false, so he said, “ye therefore do greatly err.” (Mark 12:27). His disciples followed his three basic truths for eternal life. Jesus encouraged them to, “know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.”
One of these three truths Jesus affirmed is to Love self (the Soul). He said, “Is it not written in your law, I said, ye are gods? (John 10:34). This spiritual discovery is accepted by mystics of all religions.
Christian fundamentalists, however, blindly accept everything their religious authorities tell them, even when it is absurd and hateful. These zealots have hijacked Jesus message of love.
Sadly they have drunk the deadly kool-aid. Even worse, they are offering it to others.
Most reflective people question certain parts of Christianity that are nonsense. For example: “God loves us, but if we don’t love his Son, we will be sent to hell to be tortured forever.”
Come on, Really?
What loving parent would punish their child like that? This view of God makes Him a demented dictator, not the Heavenly Father. The exact opposite is what Jesus said, “For your Father knoweth what things ye have need of, before ye ask him.” (Matthew 6:8)
Tens of millions of people have left Christianity because of the fundamentalist’s claim that this is the behavior of a God of love. To them, Christianity has become schizophrenic, – a disorder that affects a person’s ability to think, feel, and behave clearly.
However, Mahavatar Babaji said, “For the faults of the many, judge not the whole.” Even though some of the doctrines of Christianity are offensive, the lives of saints, sages, and miracles attest to a God of love. This Love-link is alive in all religious traditions. Truly religious people are compassionate and charitable.
A lot of sayings of Jesus are translated incorrectly from the Greek. Because of this flaw, some verses of Jesus are obscured. This is why some Christian doctrines seem nonsense. For example, see my monthly blog for June, 2017 “The beginnings of the new age.”
Jesus said to his disciples in the mountains, “The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light.” (Matthew 6:22). Jesus did not say this to the crowds below because he knew that they could not make sense of it, – and neither can mainstream Christianity.
Jesus taught his disciples how to activate this spiritual single eye. Kriya yoga masters call it the “third eye.” This spiritual experience is guided by Masters, such as: Yogiraj Siddhanath, Sadhguru, Swami Satyam, Yogananda, Jesus, etc.
The spiritual existence of this unknown “third eye,” the “star gate,” the “single eye” is described or pictured in dozens of native traditions world-wide; in eight religions discussed in my book, and in ancient traditions like the Egyptians.
The existence of this spiritual “single eye” is bewildering to a Christian beginner. They know only the two physical eyes. There are other revelations, such as the: “silver cord”, “seven candlesticks”, “seven eyes of God”, “seven seals”, “two golden pipes”, “white stone”, “hidden manna”, etc. If these advanced spiritual teachings seem to make no sense to you, then follow the simple advice of Jesus, as stated above.
These spiritual enigmas present a great challenge to religious toddlers. As St Paul, said, “When I was a child, I spake as a child, I understood as a child, I thought as a child; but when I became a man, I put away childish things.” (1 Co 13:11).
If you want to know more about spirituality, then my blogs will introduce you to more of the spiritual epiphanies of Jesus. I mention these spiritual discoveries to motivate you to explore your own innate divinity.
A teacher informs you; a Master transforms you.
Enlightened Persons, Kriya yoga masters, and Jesus have come to awaken us to our own innate divinity. This eternal ecstasy of communion between God and the human soul leads us into eternal love and happiness, -this alone makes absolute sense. This joy and peace will never be taken away from our heart.
Do not be afraid to reject concepts/beliefs that do not make sense. I promise you that lightning will not come down from the heavens to strike you dead. You will then be able to move forward with greater faith and love for God, who is the Source of all good sense and wisdom.