reply to post by dominicus
I felt it a bit reading your OP, it rings true. Resonates congruently (my favorite two words!).
Eckhart Tolle in his book "The Power of Now" suggests paying a great deal of attention to the "inner body" (same thing), which is the seat of the
emotional body (one level up). By getting present to and distinquishing the emotional body, we get down to the heart level, or the inner body, and
that is a realm far far from the incessant mechanations of the seeking, grasping mind.
Obsering within, and getting present to the stillness of that sacred space, is everything, the Tao, the void, the unmanifest of all manifestation, the
love and spirit of the living God.
There's an ATS user I've seen lately with an avatar of a meditating Jesus - that also rings true. He wasn't just a Jewish rabbi, he was also a
Buddha and a Bodhisatva, fully indoctrinated into the mysteries of the Tao, which is why I think the story of the Three Wise Men with their three
gifts, are just an allegory for the appropriation or full "grokking" of the teachings of those three wise men from the East, from the Orient - Lao
Tzu, Confucius and Buddha (who lived nearly contemporary to one another about 600 BC), and the gold, frankencense and mirr, seen as the three
prescious 'substances' or 'flavours' of their teachings, now appropriated by Jesus of Nazareth and integrated within the Jewish mystical tradition
which includes the Kabbalah and the seed of life and light of God - his true birth occuring at the moment of "grokking" as an epiphany, and a
complete transformation of consciousness, to God-consciousness. The star over Bethlehem is what I would call the star of isolate consciousness (all
I). Jesus then took this stone, and built around it, with himself as it, now reframed within the contextual framework of the relativity of human
being, or a family and a HOUSEhold of God, a "kingdom" in other words, with he himself in the role of the king (as the son of the living God), but
not of this world, sent (caused) from another domain, where Godconsciousness is just par for the course! "Thy will be done on earth as it is in
If you were ever born on another world, where sin and evil never even entered the picture, can you imagine what that would be like..?
It would be like our best moments, times a 1000, ALL THE TIME, and that's heaven.
If only we could open our sacred hearts and minds to it, as Jesus did.
Nirvana (heaven) is here now, spread out upen the earth, but men do not see it.
~Gospel of Thomas~
[edit on 30-7-2009 by OmegaPoint]