31 Jul Insight #1
In this category, we are going to focus on the sayings of Jesus, which are Universal Teachings, or contain them. We believe that Jesus is the appropriate teacher for this age.
As he said in the King James Version: “… to those Jews which believed on him, If ye continue in My word, then are ye My disciples indeed. 32. And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free.” (John 8:31)
Then Jesus went on to say: “Verily, verily, I say unto you, If a man keep my saying, he shall never see death.” (John 8:51) In the Gospel According to Thomas (“GAT”), which we will be using more than the KJV, Jesus said, “Whoever finds the explanation of these words will not taste death.” (GAT #1)
In both of these Teachings Jesus is saying that he had found the way of mastering material reality. To his disciples, he said “Unto you it is given to know the mysteries of the Kingdom of God; but to others in parables, that seeing they might not see, and hearing they might not understand.” (Luke 8:10) This is why it is essential to read symbols. They are part of the mysteries Jesus shared with the disciples.
“Remember, I died and came back to life. I then taught the disciples how to understand the Scriptures.” “Then opened He their understanding, that they might understand the scriptures …” (Luke 24:45)
“Look what I did through understanding and applying the Immutable Laws of God, and controlling my emotions. I walked on water, (Matthew 14:25) taught Peter how to do it, but he lost his faith, too much self doubt.” (Matthew 14:29-30)
“I changed water to wine (John 2:7-9) and raised the dead. (John 11:1-44) And you know what? So can you.” (John 14:12)
There is Christ Consciousness. The journey is totally within. The “kingdom is within you.” (Luke 17:21)
“If you will learn ‘the sayings,’ the Universal Teachings, and apply them to your life, you, too, will be able to do what I do and more. I am the first to master death. Truth is, you must, too. It can be done. Like everything in life, it takes knowledge, understanding, application, perseverance and stamina to mention a few, to accomplish your goals.”
Do you think mastering material reality is going to be easy? It’s not. However, the work you put into knowing Self, and applying the Universal Teachings to your life, will have great dividends in multiple ways and on many levels.
In the goal of finding and expressing the true whole Self, a person needs to accept the concepts of karma and reincarnation. Both are active energies in the flow of life.