Tuesday, May 7, 2019

Journey to the Himalayas

Journey to the Himalayas

Stained glass panel He spent many years in austerities so that he could shower compassion and love on all humanity. His stay in the Himalayan monasteries in Kashmir and in other centers of Eastern asceticism and philosophical inquiry, gave him greater awareness. From the attitude of being a messenger of God, he could now call himself the Son of God.

Jesus' original name was Isa which when repeated , is Sai. Isa and Sai, both mean Isvara, God, the eternal Absolute, the Sath-Chith-Ananda (Being, Awareness, Bliss). In the Tibetan manuscripts at the monastery where Isa spent some years, his name is written as Issa, which means "the Lord of all living beings".

Return to Jerusalem

At the end of this period, he returned to the society of men and announced "I am the Son of God". At that time, the priests of the holy temples of Jerusalem had become corrupt and commercialised. They had deteriorated into proud and selfish men. Jesus condemned them and tried to root out the evil practices. For, all forms were in the eyes of Jesus, Divine Forms and he could not tolerate any action which belied this status. So, when asked by people who he was, he could reply, "I and my Father are One".
As the name and fame of Jesus spread, opposition to him developed among a section of the Jews. After his father's death, young Jesus considered it his duty to help his mother and revere her as divine. Jesus preached the primary obligation of everyone to show one's gratitude to the parents.
His mother was worried about the activities of Jesus. Jesus was critical of the ways of the Jews in the temple of Jerusalem. he came out against the harmful practices in the temple and preached the omnipresence of God in all living beings. He exhorted the people not to cause harm to anyone. What he preached was in accord with the basic teachings of all religions. he engaged himself in a mission of mercy to the sick and the poor. He offered food to the hungry. Seeing his acts of love and kindness, people declared that he was a "Messenger of God". Jesus constantly referred to God as the father. Later he declared: "I and my Father are one". Jesus dedicated his life to the propagation of faith in one God who is common to all mankind.

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