Thank you, Surya, for the insightful
and enlightened teaching. Nice take
on "real" salvation. Agreed, that it
is only when one is graced with the
knowledge of the essence of Jesus'
teachings, and has come to know, through
direct experience, the Truth that
sets you free, that they are "saved".
Mere ritual or parroting of words,
without the unlying change and the
"resurrection" of the new (enlightened)
person, does not bring salvation.
And, yes, trying to live by prescription
and impossible standards, as it taught
by the fundamentalists churces, is a
twist on the teachings of Jesus. His
description of how enlightened persons
live, and the joy and understanding
that they have, has been turned upside
down into a prescription.
Well, I'll stop here before I take
the next step up on the soapbox, except
to say that meditation, especially
meditation that has been marinated
in "essential oils" (authentic teachings)
for a time, can open the door to
the aromatic experience of the
essence of Jesus' teachings...and
bring us into Christ, Krishna,
Cosmic Consciousness - Real Saving.
--- In email@example.com
, prakki surya
> Essence Of Jesus Preaching --- Real Saving
> Merely by accepting the human incarnation (Jesus) as Saviour
cannot save you. It is told in the Bible that He came to save His
people. Who are His people? They are His beloved devotees. They
follow His instructions. Jesus did not give attention even to see
His mother, when He was with His disciples. When a woman shouted
that the Mother of Jesus was blessed, Jesus did not agree and told
that blessed are those who followed His instructions. He says that
one should leave parents, wife or husband, children and must be
prepared even to carry on his own cross for the sake of Jesus. This
means that one should be prepared to sacrifice even his life.
Therefore, it is a narrow path with thorns. Even to hear this
statement your mind is turmoiled with chaotic disturbance. That is
the reason why He says that He has come to give peace to you and
that He is holding the sword of knowledge in His hand. Therefore,
you can be saved only when you reach that state.
> If you say to the Judge that you accept him as your saviour, will
he save you and cancel his judgement? If you say to the jailor that
you will accept him as your saviour, will he relieve you from the
jail? Therefore, He saves only His dearest devotees. He underwent,
the suffering of His people only on the Cross. He did not suffer for
the sake of all the people and released all the people from their
sins. If such thing is done the justice is destroyed. The
administration becomes meaningless. When a devotee leaves everybody
and everything for the sake of such human incarnation and
participates in His service, such people are called as His people.
Such devotees will never agree for the crucification of the Lord for
their sake. Therefore, real saving is only at that stage.
> Whether, it is Christianity or Hinduism the beginner cannot come
forward if the final stage is shown. In Hinduism the saints and in
Christianity, the Popes, fathers, brother and sisters who are
dedicated to the Mission have left everything and everybody for the
sake of God. Actually such Holy saints only can be saved since they
stand according to His standards prescribed. But if this fact is
revealed no common man will come forward. It is the tradition of the
divine preacher to show the final result even in the first step. We
say to the schoolboy that if he goes to the school regularly and
studies sincerely, he will become the professor.
> It is only encouragement. Does that mean that the boy will be
appointed as professor as soon as he finishes the schooling? He gets
encouraged and studies well in the school. Then he will go to
college and university and study further, then he will join as a
lecturer, become reader and then finally become the professor.
Therefore, to attract the beginners such encouraging statements are
made, which need not be condemned as lies. When a lie does well,
such a lie cannot be the sin. Even if it is truth, if it harms it is
a sin. We tell so many lies to our children to encourage them and
our aim is only their welfare and not cheating them. Therefore, such
statements should be accepted with reference to the level of the
> at the lotus feet of shri datta swami
> Jeff Belyea <jeff@m...> wrote:Hey, Peace Bob. Agreed that wealth
> and great success do not have to be
> a hindrance. If material success
> and such, and that even combined
> with the HH brand of high-intimacy
> success with superwomen (he still has
> 3 sleep-over girlfriends at age 77)
> were ultimately satisfying, Brady
> would not be feeling the
> "something missing."
> Even though Jesus said something
> like it is harder for a rich man
> to enter the Kingdom of Heaven
> (which he specified as "within")
> than it is for Donovan McNabb to
> thread the needle (with bad ribs -
> not he meal, the bruises), he
> didn't say it was impossible.
> It speaks to Brady's humility
> that he still seeks fulfillment
> and speaks about it.
> I haven't given up on the Pats.
> They're still my default team,
> after the Bucs. But the Colts
> could give them another jolt...
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