Discussion in 'Belief and Spirituality' started by Bendee, Oct 28, 2006.
Sorry, I need to get out more ...
Thanks, wil. It is good to get a bit of insight into your own spiritual ideas.
Of course, firstly this demonstrates how Jesus life and teachings can be translated on so many levels?
If you click to expand, I have highlighted certain paragraphs, where I find the concepts of immortality yogas.
You mentioned Yogananda Paramahansa whose Kriya Yoga is the immortality yoga of the 'yoga Christ' 'Babaji' mentioned in 'Autobiography of a Yogi'.
Two links here:
This is the immortality yoga of Taoist alchemy?
Also the core principle of Hindu Kundalini yoga:
These involve saving the natural sexual energy (water/falling) and transmuting it into spirit (fire/rising) and using specialist breathing and meditation techniques to channel it up the spine, purifying it through spiritual centres/chakras and eventually plunging the purified fire back down into the water, to give birth to the inner spirit body, which then grows and progresses, being able to perform miracles, to be in several places at once, etc.
I do understand there is a lot more than just this in the document you've posted. I am finding this.
Christ spoke of it in his interview with Nicodemus:
In John Chapter Three:
3 Now there was a Pharisee, a man named Nicodemus who was a member of the Jewish ruling council.
2 He came to Jesus at night and said, “Rabbi, we know that you are a teacher who has come from God. For no one could perform the signs you are doing if God were not with him."
3 Jesus replied, “Very truly I tell you, no one can see the kingdom of God unless they are born again."
4 “How can someone be born when they are old?” Nicodemus asked. “Surely they cannot enter a second time into their mother’s womb to be born!”
5 Jesus answered, “Very truly I tell you, no one can enter the kingdom of God unless they are born of water and the Spirit.
6 Flesh gives birth to flesh, but the Spirit gives birth to spirit.
7 You should not be surprised at my saying, ‘You must be born again.’
8 The wind blows wherever it pleases. You hear its sound, but you cannot tell where it comes from or where it is going. So it is with everyone born of the Spirit.”
9 “How can this be?” Nicodemus asked.
10 “You are Israel’s teacher,” said Jesus, “and do you not understand these things?
"If you could feel even a particle if divine love, so great would be your joy you would be unable to contain it." Sri Sri Yogananda Paramahansa
Gotta go ...
Yogananda definitely accepted/promoted Jesus' physical existence. Read his wonderful talk 'Personal and Impersonal God's given at the Self-Realization Fellowship International Headquarters, Los Angeles December 21 1939. It's in 'The Divine Romance Volume 2' collected talks and essays by Yogananda published by the Yogananda Satsanga Society of India.
God' not God's ...
Still working on getting you all that ability.
Me too...me too
Contemplation, investigation...worthy things
When we choose to not succumb to the knee jerk reactions of old thought...we leave room to explore new thought
This tells me all I need to know:
Trust the Lord with all thine heart; and lean not on thine own understanding. In all thy ways acknowledge him and he shall direct thy paths. Be not wise in thine own eyes: fear the Lord and depart from evil. Proverbs 3: 5-7
Then hell, you don't need a church or a bible.
Just stamp the dust off your feet and move on...
Having looked around the 'Metaphysical Bible Dictionary' I can see Unity's appeal.
I wonder if you're aware that the Unity idea of the Trinity — according to the Metaphysical Bible Dictionary — is basically St Augustine's psychological model (sans the mystical dimension)?
One could almost say, when we choose to ignore the wisdom of old thought, we make the same mistakes all over again ...
Nihil novi sub sole, old chum. (cf Ecclesiastes 1:9)
But you have your scripture according to the master Charles Fillmore, and your Unity church, the temple where you gather? Perhaps the difference is kneeling in humility before God?
How is that?
It was funny, when I first saw the mbd I wondered where he got it all... And then I found my dads old bible, and in the back was a dictionary...which had many of the same definitions...and then I found a Jewish book of baby names...again similar definitions...and then I looked up how the mothers named the 12 tribes, and it matched what the Bible says...so I found some validation... I still question though...
What I like about it most is using the mbd and rw definitions ...replacing the words of the bible and rereading the text under that light..and seeing the different meaning.
(Esp when G!d is acting out of character and smiting)
Lol, the master... Unity is but a path...when I take the belief.net test, it is Buddhism and unitarian universalist, and taoist that the quiz pegs my thinking and belief at more than New Thought...
You can kneel if you want to.... I'll dance!
Except this thing in my pocket I use to communicate with...
But yeah...new thought ain't new
It's very anthropocentric.
Making G!d human?
Sort of, yes. It takes human attributes and then projects them.
For example, the MBD description of the Trinity (mind, idea, expression) is somewhat loosely akin to Augustine's 'psychological analogy' (memory, intellect and will), but rather than say, 'this is one of a number of inadequate analogies', it assumes that mind idea expression is what the Trinity is, and how it works ... so really it defines the divine according to idealised human attributes, and then reduces the Second Person to an expression of this idealised man. It's all a bit topsy-turvey, from a pure metaphysics POV.
Because you have feet
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