Behind the Veil: Rediscovering the Profound Teachings of Christ
The Bible, specifically the New Testament, serves as a direct conduit to God, through Jesus and Mary. This divine narrative, often overshadowed, holds the key to lifting the veil that shrouds human consciousness since the dawn of creation, and our separation from Eden. (Liberation) This unique and significant history of Jesus urges us to reconsider its importance in our longing for spiritual understanding. The devotional expression of love as a path is known as the path of Bhakti in the east, and this is the message of the New Testament.
Rediscovering Jesus: The Nondual Teacher of the West:
Jesus came as a Western pioneer of nonduality, a dimension of consciousness challenging to articulate, but pivotal in understanding divinity. Nonduality isn’t something one can teach or disprove; instead, it’s a facet of consciousness that defies easy description but can be personally experienced. It’s akin to searching for a subatomic particle that eludes direct observation — what we perceive are only the signs indicating its existence. The understanding of nonduality transcends scientific explanation, finding resonance in the realm of nondual religion. While God remains unseen, we can discern His expression within existence, within ourselves and the world around us.
The Essence of Christianity: Love, Devotion, and The Christ Within:
Despite Christianity’s global reach, comprehending the soul of Jesus’ teachings remains elusive. The core message, to love one another as He loves us, echoes through the ages, but is lost on the majortiy of humanity, Christians included. The omnipresence of God, necessitates a nondual understanding and the depths of hell, challenges dualistic perceptions. Mystics propose that the fires of hell are the fires of God’s love, experienced as ‘hel’ by those who reject this love. This nondual love. This call to love even our enemies. The path to nonduality in the East necessitates Bhakti, or devotion, a crucial step often avoided in religious journeys. In our chase after the mystery we often don’t see the forest for the trees. We must love.
Devotional Love: The Inevitable Step in Spiritual Evolution:
Devotional love, an integral part of the journey toward oneness with God, cannot be sidestepped. Despite attempts to replace it with practices like meditation or yoga, or religios sacrifices or rituals, this love remains an inevitable (and blissful) part of the spiritual path. Why do we desperately try to avoid and shy away from this sweetest step, trying everything to avoid direct devotional worship of God? We even try to do away with God entirely, in order to avoid this inconvenience, in the quest for liberation…
The Single Eye and Nondual Perception:
The concept of the ‘single’ eye, seeing nondually, aligns with the teaching to behold God in all. “If thine eye be single. thy whole body shall be full of light.” As contemplatives, it is our role to recognize God’s presence even in the face of human evil, suffering, and hatred. Nonduality doesn’t justify inaction but urges us to change our world from within, while acknowledging God’s presence in all things.
The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light. But if thine eye be evil, thy whole body shall be full of darkness. If therefore the light that is in thee be darkness, how great is that darkness!Mathew 6.22-23
Biblical Wisdom and Mystical Experiences:
In Matthew 5:43-48, Jesus urges us to love even our enemies, illustrating God’s perfect love for all. Philippians 2:5 and I Corinthians 2:16 invite us to embrace the mind of Christ, acknowledging the divine wisdom that transcends human understanding. The ongoing discrediting of the Bible and dismissal of Christ is a pervasive blind spot, obscuring our path to salvation or ‘LIBERATION.‘ The firsthand accounts of apostles Paul and John explicitly explain this unique and documented history, filled with miraculous experiences of divine visions. Even as Christianity spans the globe, the mysteries of the Bible are often dismissed, overshadowing the incredible accounts of God’s incarnation and sacrificial love for humanity. Take a moment to reflect on the profound significance of having firsthand accounts written by the apostles of Jesus. This is the essence that prevents the dismissal of Christianity—it stands as a tangible and authentic testament, inviting belief for those willing to embrace its reality and truth.
You have heard that it was said, ‘You shall love your neighbor and hate your enemy.’ But I say to you, Love your enemies and pray for those who persecute you, so that you may be children of your Father in heaven; for he makes his sun rise on the evil and on the good, and sends rain on the righteous and on the unrighteous. For if you love those who love you, what reward do you have? Do not even the tax collectors do the same? And if you greet only your brothers and sisters, what more are you doing than others? Do not even the Gentiles do the same? Be perfect, therefore, as your heavenly Father is perfect.Matthew 5:43-48
God, who is perfect loves all alike. Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.Philippians 2:5
For who has known the mind of the Lord so as to instruct him?’ But we have the mind of Christ.I Corinthians 2:16
Walking the Divine Path:
The ongoing discrediting of the Bible and dismissal of Christ represent a pervasive blind spot. In the first-hand accounts of apostles like Paul and John, our salvation or ‘LIBERATION‘ is explicitly explained. As we navigate the maze of history and religion, let us treat the mysteries of Christianity, especially Catholicism, with the reverence and devotion they deserve, acknowledging the mystical experiences that draw individuals from all religions to Jesus.
In dismissing the profound accounts of God’s incarnation, we may overlook the very salvation that guides our spiritual journey. The nondual expeience is a mystical love that remains elusive until one engages in the actual act of love. Much like the dynamics of a marriage, love is not merely an emotion but an intentional act, involving surrender and servitude. In both realms—marriage and spirituality—devotional love plays a pivotal role, leading to fulfillment and oneness. Just like in marriage, the presence of the other is necessary for this love, so is the presence of “other” necessary for eventually melding into oneness.
The profound mystery lies in the simultaneous presence of Jesus as the embodied divine and Mary as the pure heart essential for lifting the veil. . In this union (echoed 5000 years prior in the accounts of Ram and Sit), the veil is not just lifted; it becomes a gateway to the sublime, inviting seekers to experience the profound depths of love, spirituality, and oneness.