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6 Jun 2022
A Christianity once existed which has long been condemned and forgotten but which is as much nearer the true teaching of Jesus as it is nearer him in time. We refer to the school of the Gnostics. Their defeat and disappearance does not lessen their truth. The Gnostic Christians of the third century accepted the pre-existence and earthly rebirths of man. With this doctrine there came naturally the law of recompense, which warns men to heed more carefully what they think and do, for the results will return equally and justly in time.
24 Dec 2012
The early Christians who spoke of being “in Christ” were men whose intense faith, devotion, and sacrifice had lifted them into the Overself consciousness.
11 Nov 2018
Jesus is honoured in every Christian Church by name, by chanted hymn, and by carven figure. Why does it not also honour his tremendous teaching that the kingdom of heaven is within man himself…?
28 May 2015
When Jesus declared that he was the Way, he spoke as the infinite Christ-self in every man, not as the finite person Jesus. He meant that whoever sought God, the Father, had to come through this higher self, could not find him by any other channel. This only was the Way.
25 Dec 2015
The Sermon on the Mount is truly representative of Jesus' teaching. It holds first place in the literature of the world; it contains the essence of practical Christianity expressed as finely as is humanly possible.
5 May 2018
James, the brother of Jesus and an Apostle, was a vegetarian. But the theologians and historians ignore this fact which was testified to by the Judeo-Christian Hegesippus, who lived in the century following and had contact with the Palestinian circles of the Apostolic time. Moreover Hegesippus asserts that James had been brought up in this way since childhood. Does this imply that the family circle was vegetarian?.
9 Jan 2016
The initiated early Christians understood well enough that the Christ was no other than their own higher self, the Overself. This was true then; it is true now...
11 Jan 2023
The woman of deep Christian piety who has striven to follow this path knows well that in the Christ-Self within her heart she has her greatest treasure. Its Presence is the God she is to worship. She will have learned in the past the mysterious value of tears—tears of spiritual yearning, as well as tears of worldly grief.
30 Sep 2021
The message of Jesus, which was so largely a call to repentant deeds and changed thoughts, is needed today by us all much more than it was needed by the Jews of his time.
27 May 2018
Sheikh Al-Alawi: ”The acts of worship were prescribed for the sake of establishing remembrance of God.” Here a Sufi teacher puts in a short pithy sentence the chief service of most religions.