Jesus is not saying “believe in Me,” but “believe into Me.” He is urging us to merge our consciousness into His consciousness–which is not the limited consciousness of an individual, but the boundless Christ Consciousness.
In response to our recent blog posting about the reality of Jesus in the experience of India’s great yogis, we received a most heartening letter from India. I want to share parts of it with you and my reflections on it for I feel it presents the most authentic perspective on these matters.
The basis of our wandering in samsara and undergoing continual birth and death is not karma–that is a side effect–but our state of consciousness which is ignorance: avidya.
I saw for myself the ideals of Jesus being lived by the Raja of Chandod–and by others I met in India. No wonder Jesus loved that land.
In today’s podcast, Abbot George discusses the inner mechanism of how the senses affect us, and how external connections influence our inner make-up, for good or ill. He begins by talking about the positive effect of darshan and satsanga, recounting his own experiences with holy people.
There is a tremendous amount of mythology current in the world (including India) as to what constitutes a true guru. In the view of the original yogic tradition of the Nath Panth, the definition is very simple. A sadguru is someone who knows the way to the Real, the Sat, and can teach and guide seekers.
Chitta is the subtle energy that is the substance of the mind, and therefore the mind itself. Vritti is thought-wave; mental modification; mental whirlpool; a ripple in the chitta. Nirodha is restraint; restriction; suppression; dissolving.
The saints and masters are much greater than any religion–which by its nature is small and confining. Foolish people become devoted to a religion and substitute it for God. The wise love and honor the great ones themselves.
Jesus and Mary, Adam and Eve, were banished from Paradise, the next (astral) world up from the earth. There are many streams of evolution in relative creation, and Paradise was the next level for the evolution of human beings. See Robe of Light for what happened then.