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Originally posted by ajkesh
I heard this tonight and it blew me away. I was in born again christianity for a long time. I've gone on into other things; but, alot of the teachings of Jesus have stuck with me. And now I hear this verse spoken in a new way that is consistent with enlightenment teachings, imo.
John 14:6, I am the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by me.
Mystic version: I am is the way, the truth, and the life: no man cometh unto the Father, but by I am.
I am (fill in the blank).
We fill in that blank many ways: with christian, atheist, mystic, enlightened, stubborn, open-minded, sinner, sinner saved by grace, etc. etc. But, what we fill in that blank with, is just a cloak that our I am wears. (cloaks include self, our persona, our story, our body).
We come to the Father by our I am, not the cloaks that we've put upon our I am. It's an internal way of awakening and awareness, a realization of I am.