Originally posted by L.I.B.
Why do you think Jesus came?
As you can see I am processing these thoughts at a pace somewhere between deed and GoDspeeD. Let me clear the air in this section of the temple
before moving on to where I turn the tables on the money changers.
The first question should be split to reflect his dual role in playing out a
parable of a split mind.
Why did Jesus come?
Why did the Holy Spirit come?
Jesus came for the same reasons everything else in "the universe" came to believe it was different from everything. Jesus came, before time, as a
confused mind-fragment, which gave in to the temptation to be special. So he sacrificed the truth of his totality [which is the truth about the
totality of all] to be different, unique...special. This is accomplished by giving in to the temptation to identify with symbols of limitation like
bodies, all of which are different from all other bodies. And through time, change, and bodies, what came to be known as "Jesus" wandered in a
foreign land, unlike his home which is the Eternal. Like the rest of us, "Jesus" experienced a dream state in which he was born to die, over and
over and over again...a thousand times since the beginning of time. Along that hard and suffering path, he made judgements which directed his steps
further away from his truth. Alas, he became "weary", "poor in spirit", and "hungry" for his truth. So he made a decision to turn and seek the
truth as a priority. Like the rest of us, he sought the truth along a path that spanned perhaps several generations/incarnations of symbolic
appearance as "man". By the time he was "born" to Mary, he symbolized a mind that had prepared itself to willingly accept the truth about
himSelf. He was ready to "know thy Self"...and had, for the most part, prepared the way [cleared his mind] to make way for the Lord. In other
words, his learning of the truth was cummulative over several incarnations of truth seeking, false clearing.
And this is our story as well. The birth of Jesus symbolizes the birth of willingness to accept the truth into the darkened mind that is the world.
Jesus' acceptance of truth is also our own acceptance of truth because the world is one mind, darkened by confusion about itSelf. So Jesus birth
symbolizes the dawn of light in a darkened mind. The light of truth is spreading within that mind as we speak, as each closed off fragment of mind
opens its door to the truth which stands and knocks.
So, Jesus came before time [illusion, lies] because of the darkness of confusion.
The Holy Spirit came, before time [illusion, lies] to enlighten a darkened mind.
Jesus came because of confusion and an unholy spirit.
The Holy Spirit came to bring clarity, knowing the truth.
Jesus spent most of his "life" accepting the truth. When Jesus finally accepted the truth, he accepted the Holy Spirit as truth about himSelf. When
that happened, "Jesus" died, and the Holy Spirit lived through the symbol of an empty tomb [Jesus' body]. Jesus taught himself to die as he
taught others what he learned of the Teacher. "Judge not" is actually advice on how to die. And our "last judgment" is our "death" as
judgement-fueled fantasies. When he died, he taught as the Teacher, and became known as the "Master". As the Master, Jesus taught others to "die
to themselves"...that they may "live" as he lived.
As Jesus taught, he told a parable of a "prodigal Son". He told the story well because it was his story. And it is the story of everyone who came
to time, "born to die", having sacrificed the freedom of truth for the limitations that are not true.
So, as Jesus came we came. As Jesus goes we go. In going, Jesus told us where we "came" from, where we are "going", and "the way" to get
there. We "go to the Father", getting there by believing the truth, and disbelieving a great lie.
[edit on 31-12-2008 by Christ!]