Saturday, May 3, 2008

About the Unknown life of Jesus

We can note with The unknown life of Issa that Jesus was a spiritual master with an open mind. He went to all those who were interested to listen to him; it has never been a question of restricting his sermon to the jews only. But in the canonical gospels, we get the wrong idea that he is a leader to the children of Israel as much as Moses had been before him. This text found in Hemis reveals that he was a universal master, interested in the relation of each one of us, with God, irrespective of race or religious affiliation.

In his rejection of the Vedas, I think we should not go to the extent of seeing in it the rejection of Brahmanism as a whole. A study of his teachings will reveal that, on the contrary, he has been deeply influenced by Vedantic wisdom. But what he rejected in the Vedas is the social status that was given to the brahmins as opposed to the rest of society. The brahmin priests were exploiting that position to get whatever they needed from the rest of the society. He wanted to eliminate the social injustices which the Brahmin priests were feeding on, and if that meant the rejection of the Vedas, then so be it! The Soudras and Vaisyas needed to be restored in their faith of God, and Jesus decided to help them in achieving that.

He also rejected idol worship wherever he went, including in India. It is clear that he wanted people to experience a direct relation with God the Creator, a relation that didn’t need any intermediaries like that which the priests occupied in their office. In other words, he wanted to free people from the obscurantism that had crept into religion over the centuries and establish again a new relation with God.

The Soudras and Vaisyas asked him to teach them how to pray. This show to what extent they have been kept in their ignorance for a long time, simply because the Brahmin priests did not judge them deserving enough to receive the ancient wisdom hidden in the sacred scriptures. For the brahmins, they were “inferiors” and should be left alone because of that. Jesus simply could not accept this and decided to help them out. Jesus taught them the religion of the heart. He said that the most important temple of God was their own heart and that they could find God there anytime. They did not need any intermediaries to achieve that, and certainly, not the Brahmin priests.

Jesus has been influenced by both Hindu and Buddhist wisdom. A close study of his teachings will reveal that very clearly. But he was teaching mankind to develop a new attitude in spirituality. To develop a simpler relation with God. His gospel is of an essential value to the whole world because it carries within it the seed of cultural and religious reconciliation. He taught us that God was closer than we think. For this, we should be grateful.

1 comment:

coupdecoeur said...

a small mark at the time of my passage on your very beautiful blog!
thanks for making us share your moments
you have a translation of my English space!
cordially from France
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