Jesus Christ is certainly one of the greatest spiritual figures to have blessed the world and uplifted humanity over the past several millennia. While being the dominant spiritual influence in Western civilization, Jesus is also revered as a great prophet in Islam as well as one of many avatars, or God-men, for Hindus. While some Christians may consider Jesus to be the only Son of God, the more inclusive Eastern view is that there have existed throughout the history of the human race many God-realized saints who coexist harmoniously, with each one expressing spiritual truths in a manner that is uniquely suited for the time and culture in which they lived.
While Jesus Christ’s exoteric teachings of love and forgiveness, as expressed in the Gospels, are simple to understand by the masses throughout the world, it is entirely possible that he reserved more esoteric teachings for his inner group of close disciples. Spiritual masters throughout all wisdom traditions, whether it be Hindu, Buddhist, Sufi or Taoist have agreed with Jesus’ pronouncement “Cast not ye pearls before swine.” The earth must be well tilled and found receptive before sowing the precious seeds of higher mystical knowledge.
The great Masters, who guide humanity’s spiritual evolution, dispense not only what is needed but also what can be assimilated at any particular time in history. Just as a teacher would not teach calculus to a third-grader, the high Masters gauge what level of teachings are appropriate for those who they are s(cuts off here)