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The Word: The UNIVERSAL Holy Spirit … The “Direct Line to the Divine”

The Holy Spirit is the I AM ~ the Oneness ~ the Intelligent Universal Energy that can be accessed by All and … the Christ Consciousness that came through the Readings of Edgar Cayce.

“Christ Consciousness is the direct line to the Divine, the Holy Spirit. Whether it be God, Jesus Christ, Buddha, and many more Masters that have walked this Earth, they all have the same thing in common, they wished for, studied, and walked in Peace.”

John 14:26-27 “But the Helper, the Holy Spirit, whom the Father will send in My name, He will teach you all things, and bring to your remembrance all that I said to you. 27 “Peace I leave with you; My peace I give to you; not as the world gives do I give to you. Do not let your heart be troubled, nor let it be fearful.”

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The Word Via Paramahansa Yogananda: Jesus and His Universal Teachings and The Universality of Christ Consciousness …

Almost three years ago, this appeared as a longer post. Now, I am posting what I consider the “highlights” of that post … several hours after having had a 2-hour discussion with a devout/devoted Christian friend of mine, who I had not yet met three years ago … who “meets people where they are,” as I hope I do. That is to say: There is no pushing of one’s beliefs or understanding of The Word or, as she would say — rather than “understanding” — what she knows has come to her through The Holy Spirit

Both my friend and myself recognize the synchronicity of our meeting … our coming together … and discussing things of the spirit as a great synchronicity. While I don’t quite call it a “divine appointment,” it is something special … I don’t yet totally understand how or why it is that she, who is an exclusivist — meaning to say: a believer in Jesus as the {only} way — and myself, an inclusivist, have come together and (are able to) engage for hours on things of the spirit 🙂

Life Lessons From “Noble Friends”

I can, however, echo the words of St. Thomas Aquinas: “We must love them both, those whose opinion we share and those whose opinions we reject. For both have labored in the search for truth and both have helped us in the finding of it.” (Thank you, Nancy Many, for passing those words of wisdom on to me, back in 2010.) People come into our lives (even if only for a moment) for a reason … although we may not always see or know why, from this dimension … In the spirit of how Caroline Myss  puts it, in Sacred Contracts — Awakening Your Divine Potential, in speaking of a Buddhist concept relating to our “noble friends” {those souls who we must meet in our journeys}:  We learn from our adversaries as well as our friends … either of whom may see our blind spots. As has been realized and said by many: We are all connected …

As we move beyond the old earth of polarities and separation from each other as well as our Creator … almost an antidote to the fear or “doom and gloom” that some, including the corporate mass media outlets, preach to us over and over … For me, it is important to put these words, this vision, and the spirit therein, out into today’s world …

A View of Jesus and His Teachings as Universal …
Not Belonging Only to Those who Believe … Free of the Horrific, Unhealthy Fear of “Burning for Eternity” in a “Hell” of Fire and Brimstone … Free of the Need to “Worship” a Creator-God

The idea — which likely was put into the Bible by those white males who were not “channeling” or connected to The Holy Spirit, but were “the powers that be” of that time in history {at the Council of Nicaea} — is a blasphemy in itself as it is akin to Man making God into his own image, and a low, cowardly, craven, bullying one at that.

Are some of these “believing Christian” folks attempting to make “Father-God” into the dad they are familiar with who threatened to punish them, or beat them with a strap, or worse if they didn’t “behave”? … This is a valid question, for I have heard some of the folks say that they were (heavily) beaten when they were being raised, and — they say — it was a good thing. Think I’m joking? … Have you ever heard of a parent saying to a child: “I’ll put the ‘fear of God’ into you”? …

Note that it is human beings who have the “need” or urges or politics to punish and torture each other. Why would a Creator-God, a Supreme Spirit-Being who is considered to be Omnipotent, Omniscient and Omnipresent, and who speaks of “Love they neighbor as thyself” and many other parallel teachings, engage in — or approve of — anything even remotely resembling practices such as stoning someone to death or beheading them or burning them at the stake, with  justifications {for that last} for example, such as: “The Bible says: ‘Though shalt not suffer a witch to live.'” That last will be a subject for another post.

For now, consider this: Is not the burning of a so-called witch at the stake obviously torture?!? … And further: Do you not get a mental picture of a crucifixion when you think of a human being being burned at the stake? …

How dare anyone who calls themselves a Christian advocate that! If you are reading this post: Consider yourself rebuked.

Is it not a sin to do unto someone who is “other” than yourself what you would not want them to do to you? …  And, as it says in The Word: I, or you, did not create this vessel {that is the human body}, and I have no right to destroy it.

Paramahansa Yogananda’s message yet resonates with me … and so I am not moved to “editorialize” on what he has said, as the way he put it forth is so eloquent, it can stand alone in my book with no explanation or clarification.

And so, I give you:

The Wisdom of Paramhansa Yogananda:
A View of Jesus and His Universal Teachings

“The saviors of the world do not come to foster inimical doctrinal divisions; their teachings should not be used toward that end. It is something of a misnomer even to refer to the New Testament as the “Christian” Bible, for it does not belong exclusively to any one sect. Truth is meant for the blessing and upliftment of the entire human race. As the Christ Consciousness is universal, so does Jesus Christ belong to all …

“Christ has been much misinterpreted by the world. Even the most elementary principles of his teachings have been desecrated, and their esoteric depths have been forgotten. They have been crucified at the hands of dogma, prejudice, and cramped understanding. Genocidal wars have been fought, people have been burned as witches and heretics, on the presumed authority of man-made doctrines of Christianity.

“Divine incarnations do not come to bring a new or exclusive religion, but to restore the One Religion of God-realization.
Many are the churches and temples founded in his name, often prosperous and powerful, but where is the communion that he stressed — actual contact with God? Jesus wants temples to be established in human souls, first and foremost; then established outwardly in physical places of worship.

“The lack of individual prayer and communion with God has divorced modern Christians and Christian sects from Jesus’ teaching of the real perception of God, as is true also of all religious paths inaugurated by God-sent prophets whose followers drift into byways of dogma and ritual rather than actual God-communion.

“Those paths that have no esoteric soul-lifting training busy themselves with dogma and building walls to exclude people with different ideas. Divine persons who really perceive God include everybody within the path of their love, not in the concept of an eclectic congregation but in respectful divine friendship toward all true lovers of God and the saints of all religions.

“The heart of the great dispensation of Jesus has survived not necessarily in any temporal power of an outer institution, but in those great devotees and saints whose protracted devotions and meditations established within them temples of Christ Consciousness and God-communion.”

The Word Via Paramahansa Yogananda: The Universality of Christ Consciousness … The Teachings of Jesus Were Never Meant to be Divisive …

This is from http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/Paramahansa_Yogananda, and it deeply resonates with me … and so I am sharing with you:

  • In titling this work The Second Coming of Christ, I am not referring to a literal return of Jesus to earth. He came two thousand years ago and, after imparting a universal path to God’s kingdom, was crucified and resurrected; his reappearance to the masses now is not necessary for the fulfillment of his teachings. What is necessary is for the cosmic wisdom and divine perception of Jesus to speak again through each one’s own experience and understanding of the infinite Christ Consciousness that was incarnate in Jesus. That will be his true Second Coming.
  • There is a distinguishing difference of meaning between Jesus and Christ. His given name was Jesus; his honorific title was “Christ.” In his little human body called Jesus was born the vast Christ Consciousness, the omniscient Intelligence of God omnipresent in every part and particle of creation. This Consciousness is the “only begotten Son of God,” so designated because it is the sole perfect reflection in creation of the Transcendental Absolute, Spirit or God the Father.
    It was of that Infinite Consciousness, replete with the love and bliss of God, that Saint John spoke when he said: “As many as received him [the Christ Consciousness], to them gave he power to become the sons of God.” Thus according to Jesus’ own teaching as recorded by his most highly advanced apostle, John, all souls who become united with Christ Consciousness by intuitive Self-realization are rightly called sons of God….
  • The saviors of the world do not come to foster inimical doctrinal divisions; their teachings should not be used toward that end. It is something of a misnomer even to refer to the New Testament as the “Christian” Bible, for it does not belong exclusively to any one sect. Truth is meant for the blessing and upliftment of the entire human race. As the Christ Consciousness is universal, so does Jesus Christ belong to all….
  • It is an erroneous assumption of limited minds that great ones such as Jesus, Krishna, and other divine incarnations are gone from the earth when they are no longer visible to human sight. This is not so… Jesus Christ is very much alive and active today. In Spirit and occasionally taking on a flesh-and-blood form, he is working unseen by the masses for the regeneration of the world. With his all-embracing love, Jesus is not content merely to enjoy his blissful consciousness in Heaven. He is deeply concerned for mankind and wishes to give his followers the means to attain the divine freedom of entry into God’s Infinite Kingdom….
  • These teachings have been sent to explain the truth as Jesus intended it to be known in the world — not to give a new Christianity, but to give the real Christ-teaching: how to become like Christ, how to resurrect the Eternal Christ within one’s Self…
  • Many sects, many denominations, many beliefs, many persecutions, many conflicts and upheavals have been created by misinterpretations. Now, Christ reveals the consummate message in the simple words he spoke to an ancient people in a less-advanced age of civilization. Read, understand, and feel Christ speaking to you through this “Second Coming” bible, urging you to be redeemed by realization of the true “Second Coming,” the resurrection within you of the Infinite Christ Consciousness.
  • How do the receptive perceive truth, whereas the unreceptive “seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand”? The ultimate truths of heaven and the kingdom of God, the reality that lies behind sensory perception and beyond the cogitations of the rationalizing mind, can only be grasped by intuition — awakening the intuitive knowing, the pure comprehension, of the soul.
  • Christ has been much misinterpreted by the world. Even the most elementary principles of his teachings have been desecrated, and their esoteric depths have been forgotten. They have been crucified at the hands of dogma, prejudice, and cramped understanding. Genocidal wars have been fought, people have been burned as witches and heretics, on the presumed authority of man-made doctrines of Christianity. How to salvage the immortal teachings from the hands of ignorance? We must know Jesus as an Oriental Christ, a supreme yogi who manifested full mastery of the universal science of God-union, and thus could speak and act as a savior with the voice and authority of God.
  • Divine incarnations do not come to bring a new or exclusive religion, but to restore the One Religion of God-realization.
    Many are the churches and temples founded in his name, often prosperous and powerful, but where is the communion that he stressed — actual contact with God? Jesus wants temples to be established in human souls, first and foremost; then established outwardly in physical places of worship.
     Instead, there are countless huge edifices with vast congregations being indoctrinated in churchianity, but few souls who are really in touch with Christ through deep prayer and meditation.
  • The lack of individual prayer and communion with God has divorced modern Christians and Christian sects from Jesus’ teaching of the real perception of God, as is true also of all religious paths inaugurated by God-sent prophets whose followers drift into byways of dogma and ritual rather than actual God-communion. Those paths that have no esoteric soul-lifting training busy themselves with dogma and building walls to exclude people with different ideas. Divine persons who really perceive God include everybody within the path of their love, not in the concept of an eclectic congregation but in respectful divine friendship toward all true lovers of God and the saints of all religions.
  • The heart of the great dispensation of Jesus has survived not necessarily in any temporal power of an outer institution, but in those great devotees and saints whose protracted devotions and meditations established within them temples of Christ Consciousness and God-communion…
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