What is the essence of the teaching? Know that this is my interpretation, not necessarily yours. The verses in the OP regarding 1 John 1 identify
agreement that the Prime (first) relative came into existence for the Love of humanity. Identification with the Prime relative also shows our
relation to the God giving us all Life. Why is this important? LOVE!
Loving the First Son is realization of ALL humanity already in and through Him. See Colossians 1:15-17 again. There is much more to this story. I
will only clarify this in a small part here. Suffice it to say this: how do we claim to be love apart from being Love? It starts with Love for the
first relative sharing our sorrow and suffering. In truth, we are with this relative at all times. See the Bhagavad Gita for a description of the
Chariot Driver in relation to the Jiva. Krishna is the Lord of Hinduism.
Very simply stated: God is Love.
We are made as a copy of God. As a temporary Ego, we must overcome our lower nature here in the world as a
copy of Buddha Mind. Bhakti is love of LOVE! It's the essence of our Brahman Mind. Bodhi Mind is the enlightened state of a person finding three
lost aspects of the Original Face Before You Were Born. This is the true Dharma nature of every person. What are your lost attributes, still latent
in the higher mind (Deva as YOU) above?
2) Complete Knowledge of yourself (Angel)
3) and LOVE
Brahman is a Sanskrit abstract concept, meaning Absolute Consciousness, and is not accessible to the thinking mind. No attempt to transmit this mind
orally is possible. Over time, the concept of Brahman has become a concrete idea known as Ishvara. Despite this, Brahman is a state of pure
transcendence that cannot be grasped by thought alone. As Shrf Ramakrishna states, "No tongue has ever defiled Brahman." Seekers defining themselves
as Brahmans employed linguistic approximations, refereed to as guardians of the spiritual treasure, and grew in stature over time as the highest of
the four castes (Varna). This idea is seen in all religions as God's Spirit (mind), or "One without a second."
There will never be more than one of YOU. You are the greatest mystery you will ever solve.
Put this back into context to Matthew 18
10 “See that you do not despise one of these little ones. For I tell you that their angels in heaven always see the face of my Father in heaven.
29 Jesus replied, “You are in error because you do not know the Scriptures or the power of God. 30 At the resurrection people will neither marry nor
be given in marriage; they will be like the angels in heaven.
Eve was divided from Adam. Marriage is weaving the two soul mates back again. You below to YOU above. Wheat (mind) gleaned from the chaff (body).
You are both above and below divided. In other words, the Child grows up! Love is our (collective relatives to God) welcome into a new Kingdom. We
will know it when we have it. Yoga is Union.
LUXOR: "As to deserving, know that the gift of heaven is free; this gift of
Knowledge is so great that no effort whatever could hope to 'deserve' it."
You now Know God. Being is the last step.
We are the LORD (Atman) of our own Journey. God makes children for a reason. He IS LOVE! Individuation requires the presence of breaking symmetry.
The bread (body) is broken for all of us. Abraham did not sacrifice Issac for himself. Issac lives. So will we all. Time and Space is the
suffering required to remove suffering.
V. All things are either good or bad by comparison. A sufficient analysis will show that pleasure, in all cases, is but the contrast of pain.
Positive pleasure is a mere idea. To be happy at any one point we must have suffered at the same. Never to suffer would have been never to have been
blessed. But it has been shown that, in the inorganic life, pain cannot be thus the necessity for the organic. The pain of the primitive life of
Earth, is the sole basis of the bliss of the ultimate life in Heaven.
Within us are many things. There is mouse in
us, and there is bird. The bird carries the cage
upwards, while the mouse drags it down. A hundred
thousand different wild beasts are together
within us, but they are all converging on that
moment when the mouse will renounce its mousehood
and the bird its birdhood, and all become
one. For the goal is neither going up or down.
When the goal shows itself clearly, it will be neither
above nor below.
A woman lost something. She looks left and
right, in front and behind. Once she has found
that thing she no longer searches above and
below, left and right, in front or behind. All at
once she becomes calm and collected. Similarly,
on the resurrection day all people will be of one
eye, tongue, ear and understanding.
When ten friends share a garden or a shop in
common, they speak as one, they plan as one, and
their work is with one thing since their objective
is the same. So, on the resurrection day, since the
affair of all will be with God, they will all be one.
In this world everyone is preoccupied with a
separate affair. One is in love with women, one is
in love with wealth, another is engaged in acquiring
possessions, another in acquiring knowledge.
Everyone believes that their cure, their joy, their
pleasure and comfort can be found in that one
thing. And that is a Divine mercy, because when
they search they cannot find, and so they return.
After they have waited a while, they say again,
“That joy and pleasure must be looked for.
Perhaps I didn’t try hard enough. I will search
again.” Then they look again, but still they cannot
find their desire. So they continue, until that
time when Truth removes Its veil. Then they
But God has certain servants who know even
before the resurrection.
Know! Virtue is the path. Love is the identity unlocking the gate.
Keys to entering into the Kingdom.
Note-most of the wording in this thread is adaptation from the Encyclopedia of Eastern Psychology and Religion, published by Shambhala as my
source. I would highly recommend this book to anyone willing to activate their Aijanana-
edit on 15-3-2017 by DayAfterTomorrow because: For reasons which will only be made clear in the world to come. For now, enjoy this day after
yesterday. It's always the day after yesterday until it's the day after tomorrow!