“The functions of the Paraclete spelled out in verses 13-15... are all acts of open and bold speaking in the highest degree.”- David Fleer
“This fifth and final teaching contains themes with which we are now familiar: the time-limitedness of Jesus' own ministry (v. 12); continuity of the Paraclete's work with that of God and Jesus' (vv. 14-15); the Spirit of truth (v. 13). In fact, this last Paraclete teaching is more important for the way it deepens familiar motifs than for introducing new ones. In these verses Jesus makes explicit how the Paraclete will guide the disciples into their own futures...
The promise of the Paraclete is that the Paraclete will carry the promises of Jesus forward into the ever-changing realities that lie in store for people of faith. This means that as life changes, as new sufferings and new hopes emerge, you will receive a fresh promise and word from Jesus, conveyed to the community through the presence and work of the Paraclete. The functions of the Paraclete spelled out in verses 13-15—"guide you into all the truth," ... "declare to you all things that are to come," "take what is mine and declare it to you"—are all acts of open and bold speaking in the highest degree. The bold witness of the Paraclete ... carries Jesus' teachings into the future, will ensure that the disciples do not face the future alone (cf. 14:18), unequipped with the necessary words of Jesus.”
David Fleer, Preaching John's Gospel: The World It Imagines
Chalice Press, (May 30, 2008) pp. 68-70
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi“In between Jesus Christ and His destroying Incarnation of Mahavishnu called as Kalki there is a time given to human beings to rectify themselves, for them to enter into the Kingdom of God, which in the Bible is called as Last Judgment.
The population of the Earth is at the maximum these days because all those - practically all those who had aspirations to enter into the Kingdom of God - are born in modern times and are going to be born very soon. This is the most important times because Sahaja Yoga is the Last Judgment. It is fantastic to hear this but that's the fact. It's the Truth!
Though you can understand that Mother's Love makes it very easy for you to get to your Realization and that the whole story of Last Judgment - which looks such a horrifying experience - has been made very beautiful, and very tender, and delicate, and does not disturb you.”
Kundalini And Kalki Shakti, Bombay, India - September 28, 1979
“But they should also understand that this is the Golden Age of Emancipation, Resurrection and Last Judgment; if we can achieve it, all of us, including them also, will have the blessings of the Divine love which has been promised a long time back.”
“Of course there are some absurd things which grew with misinterpretation and interference from unholy people, which are common in these religions. For example, Jews, Christian and Muslims believe that when they die their bodies will come out of their graves and they will all be resurrected at the Time of Resurrection, at the Time of Last Judgment, at the Time of Qiyamah. It is illogical to think what will remain inside those graves after five hundred years. Nobody wants to think and understand that it is not the body but the soul that will come out of these bodies, be born again as human beings and be saved through Qiyamah and Resurrection.”
“This is the Last Judgment time, and everyone can judge him or herself through the light of the Spirit.”
“The Last Judgment is done by the Kundalini. On the fingertips one can feel oneself and can judge oneself.”
“These are the times described in the Holy Bible as 'the Last Judgment' and in the Koran as 'Qiyamah', the Resurrection Time. Astrologically it is also called the Age of Aquarius, the time of rebirth and of great spiritual development on the Earth.”
“And in this great happening of the Last Judgment and the Resurrection Time, one need not, and should not, believe blindfolded in whatever is said about ascent or salvation, but should treat it like a hypothesis, and observe the facts with an open mind like a, scientist.”
“In my opinion, every Westerner has, as a matter of urgency, to understand the vital role he has to play in this great Age of Transformation and of the Last Judgment.”
"Thus, the establishment of global peace can only come through people who have achieved this state in modern times which is very special and I call it a Blossom Time. In the Bible, it is described as the Last Judgment, also in the Koran it is called as Qiyamah (the Resurrection time).”
“This is the Last Judgment. Either you will go to heaven or you will go to hell. It's already working out like that. So let's see. Where are you? So I have to again and again tell you as your mother, I have to correct you and tell you that remember this is the Last Judgment and please, don't take anymore to the activities which are antichrist.”
"Now this is the Last Judgment and those who miss will miss in any case. Christ has said, 'You will be calling Me Christ, Christ, but I will not recognize you.' "
"So in this Last Judgment a new race, new race of great people is created. It is your own. It is your own power. Only to know how glorious you are. How great you are. Absolutely free because you get that superior intelligence. In the light of Spirit you know what is constructive for you. You know absolute knowledge.”
"So, as it is, you are already marked, you have already been chosen by Christ in his Last Judgment, and you are there. But still one should know that there is also the possibility that you are hypocrites, that you are playing with only words. Could be that we still have to cleanse ourselves, so just put your mind into yourself, and just see for yourself that where have I gone wrong.”
"People do not know what time has come. It is the last chance. You won't get any more chance. In Bible it has been described as the Last Judgment. Your Last Judgment is in Sahaja Yoga and how it will be done can be judged by yourself.”
“This is the Last Judgment. Let us see what happens. Whatever people come is alright for me. Even if they do not come, it's still alright. Remember, God will not bow before you.”
"For us, in between Christ and this destroying incarnation of Mahavishnu called as Kalki, there is a time given to human beings to rectify themselves, for them to enter in the Kingdom of God, which in the Bible is called as the Last Judgment. That you will be judged, all of you will be judged on this earth.”
“I have to warn all the Sahaja Yogis who are here because Sahaja Yoga is the Last Judgment; not only that you will be judged, that you are entering into the Kingdom of God, but you become the citizens of God is correct.”
“I am here to work for you day and night. You know that I work very hard for you. I spare no efforts, to help you, and do everything that is possible to make you all right; to make you pass this examination of Last Judgment; but you have to cooperate with me, and you have to go headlong about it, and devote most of your time for Sahaja Yoga and for imbibing all that is great and noble.”
“This is the greatest of the greatest things which can happen to anyone that you know. Also you know, this is the greatest happening, which was prophesied long time back as the Last Judgment. You know that this is the way, you are going to be judged. So we have to work very hard. We have to work. It is effortlessly given to you, alright. But to maintain it, keep it up to go high, we have to religiously work it out.”
“And that your Last Judgment is also now. Only through Kundalini awakening God is going to judge you. How is he going to judge you otherwise? You think of somebody now, a person comes in now. Here is somebody sitting to judge you. How? By how many hair-dressers you have been to? Or how many suits you have stitched for Christmas? Or what presents you have bought or how many cards you have sent? And to how many people you have sent some other things which may not be very palatable. That's not the way.”
“This is the most important time because Sahaja Yoga is the Last Judgment. It is fantastic to have this but that's a fact & is the truth. Though you can understand, that Mother's love makes it very easy for you to get through your realization and that the whole story of the Last Judgment looks such as horrifying experience has been made very beautiful and very tender and delicate and does not disturb you. But this is the Last Judgment I tell you, and you all are going to be judged through Sahaja Yoga, whether, you can enter into the kingdom of God or not.”
“The Last Judgment has started. We are facing the Last Judgment today. We are not aware of it. And all the satanic forces have come out like the wolves in sheep's clothes. And they are trying to attract you and you do not judge them. You only sit down and judge the Reality. It has started, it is a fact. It has started.”
"That Krishna has said once you get your realisation your problems are solved, physical, emotional, mental, all problems are solved and you become absolutely relaxed. That goes without saying. But I'm not here to sort of cure people and go to hospitals. Nothing of the kind. It's just who are the seekers will be blessed because this is the reward of this Last Judgment.”
“Christ has said very clearly in the second chapter of Matthew 2nd verse “You'll be calling me Christ! Christ! I won't recognize you.” That's very true. It is not a question of who recognises Him, but He should recognize you because the advent of Christ is going to be absolutely terrible. He is not going to talk to you, convince you or comfort you or give you any council as I am trying my level best, but He will just come for the Last Sorting out because I declare that the Last Judgment has started. The Last Judgment takes place only through Kundalini awakening. There is no other way out. God is going to do it through living process.”
"But, logically, you must understand. Where should we reach? What should happen to us? As seekers, what are we expecting? This is a very, very precarious and important time is more to say. The Last Judgment has started. That has started. That's how you are all here and you are seeking. The way it will judge, is the Kundalini has to rise. You have to become self-realized. Then you start feeling your centers on your fingers.”
"Sahaja Yoga is for the emancipation of the whole world, at every level. Once we have people of a certain number in Sahaja Yoga, it will start triggering understanding of real righteousness, religiousness and our love for God, and enlightened faith in God. This is how the Resurrection time is going to be worked out. This is the Last Judgment time, and everyone can judge him or herself through the light of the Spirit.”
“If we have to change this world, and if we have to save our people from complete destruction, we have to take to wisdom, and that is only possible when the brain is enlightened by Kundalini. This is what is very important today, when we see that this world is on the verge of destruction. Of course, the Creator himself is very anxious to save us and that is why he has in these modern times which are called Kali Yuga, made the all-pervading power activated.
So, now a new age has started which is called the Age of Aquarius,
(Kumbha) meaning the pitcher carrier of spiritual holy water that is the work of Kundalini. The activity of the Kundalini is like the sap of the tree that rises and nourishes all parts of the tree and does not get stuck at one flower (centre). Moreover these are special times. This is the resurrection time. The Last Judgment is done by the Kundalini. On the fingertips one can feel oneself and can judge oneself.”
"Of course, this is also the age of science and technology in which human beings have progressed beyond the stage of blind faith. And in this great happening of the Last Judgment and the Resurrection Time, one need not, and should not, believe blindfolded in whatever is said about ascent or salvation, but should treat it like a hypothesis, and observe the facts with an open mind like a, scientist. Of course, if a hypothesis is proved, then any honest, scientifically minded modern person has to accept it.”
"Now this is the Last Judgment and those who miss will miss in any case. Christ has said, 'You will be calling Me 'Christ, Christ', but I will not recognize you.' So understand you have to become the Spirit as Christ has said, 'You are to be born again.' You may have faith in me or not - doesn't matter. You must have faith in yourself to begin with.”
"But in a way is good because this is Last Judgment. If by marriage, by temptations, by wrong doings, by conditionings if you have to go out, you have to go out.
I must tell you that also there's very little place in the Kingdom of God. Unless and until you prove to be good Sahaja Yogis, there is no place for you, for mediocre there is no place. You have to serious, deep, seeking, dedicated Sahaja Yogis otherwise you have no place.”
"So this is the Last Judgment and you will be judged for everything that you do for Sahaja Yoga. One has to be very careful as to how you behave, what is your attitude is and how you should change.”
"Shri Krishna, as I have told you, was the incarnation of diplomacy. So He plays around quite a lot and ultimately He brings forth the untruth and the falsehood. But in doing that He judges people so it's very important that Shri Krishna's powers of His diplomacy were to be manifesting at this time when it is the Last Judgment.”
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
“Have full confidence, if you want to have your realisation, yo all will get it
Ayez une confiance totale, si vous voulez votre realisation du Soi, vous l'aurez
I cannot force on you, because I respect your freedom
Et je ne peux pas forcer ce processus l'interieur de vous, parce que je respecte votre liberte
Immediately we'll know those who are not capable of knowing the Truth
Immediatement nous verrons ceux qui ne sont pas capables de connaitre la Verite
All such people should leave the hall
Et tous ces gens devraient quitter la salle maintenant
It is not civil to disturb others if they want to have their ascent everybody has this right, legal right
Et il n'est pas poli du tout de deranger tous les gens qui veulent avoir cette ascension spirituelle, les gens qui ont le droit d'avoir cette ascension spirituelle
If you want to miss your own ascent, you can go ahead, you can chose, the choice is yours, this is the Last Judgment
Si vous voulez passer côte de votre ascension spirituelle, c'est votre choix, c'est maintenant le Jugement Dernier
And with this Last Judgment, you have to judge yourself
Et dans ce Jugement Dernier, vous devez vous juger vous-même
In the Koran it is very clearly said at the time of Resurrection, your hands will speak and will give witness against you
Dans le Coran il est dit très clairement que au jour du Jugement Dernier, vos mains parleront et temoigneront contre vous
There is a very big chapter on Resurrection, but the fundamentalists don't want to look at it
Il y a un grand chapitre sur la Resurrection dans le Coran, mais les fondamentalistes ne veulent pas le regarder
They believe their religion is the best
Ils pensent que leur religion est la meilleure
But what would it has done to anyone?
Mais quels bienfaits a-t-elle apportes qui que ce soit?
It is so much misinterpreted... so much misinterpreted
Cela a ete tellement mal interprete...
Now the time has come, this is a special time which is the time of Resurrection, this is the Qiyamah
Et maintenant le temps est venu, c'est le temps de la resurrection, c'est le Qiyamah
It is the special time of Last Judgment
C'est le temps très special du Jugement Dernier
where you have to judge yourself
Où il vous faut vous juger vous-même
“This is the most important time because Sahaja Yoga is the Last Judgment. It is fantastic to have this, but that's a fact and is the truth, though you can understand that Mother's Love makes it very easy for you to get through your realisation, and that the whole story of the Last Judgment looks such as horrifying experience, has been made very beautiful and very tender and delicate and does not disturb you.
But this is the Last Judgment, I tell you, and you are all going to be judged through Sahaja Yoga, whether you can enter into the Kingdom of God or not.”
"Today, Sahaja Yoga has reached the state of Mahayoga, which is en- masse evolution manifested through it. It is this day's Yuga Dharma. It is the way the Last Judgment is taking place. Announce it to all the seekers of truth, to all the nations of the world, so that nobody misses the blessings of the Divine to achieve their meaning, their absolute, their spirit.”
“The main thing that one has to understand is that the time has come for you to get all that is promised in the scriptures, not only in the Bible but all the scriptures of the world. The time has come today that you have to become a Christian, a Brahmin, a Pir, through your Kundalini awakening only. There is no other way. And that your Last Judgment is also now.”
“There is a sense in the farewell discourse that while Jesus was still on earth, the disciples' understanding of him was only inchoate (cf. 14:5, 9; 16:18). Burge correctly notes that the concept of "remembering" in the Gospel is linked to the misunderstanding of the disciples in John. They really do require the new perspective that the Paraclete brings. Indeed, the Paraclete "interprets" the Johannine Jesus-tradition, a concept fully expressed by the extradiegetic narrational voice of John 7:39, and also in the well-known "side" of 2:22. As "interpreter" of the Jesus tradition, the Paraclete can legitimately be understood as the one who continues the "ongoing revelation of God in the world".”
The Paraclete and Jesus in the Johannine Farewell Discourses
Ruth Sheridan, Pacifica Theological Studies Association, page 136
“John 16:7-11 constitutes one of the most baffling passages in the fourth gospel. Augustine acknowledged their difficulty; and almost every commentator who has addressed the problem since Augustine has prefaced his interpretation with apposite notice that these verses are not easy to sort out. None of the interpretations offered so far is entirely free from difficulty; and the one about to be presented does not quite escape this curse either.”
D. A. Carson, The Function of the Paraclete in John 16:7-11
Journal of Biblical Literature, Vol. 98, No. 4 (Dec., 1979), pp. 547
Note: The Hebrew Ruach ha Kodesh is the phrase that translates into the Holy Spirit. Ruach is feminine, and the Aramaic equivalent ruah is also a feminine noun. These words are paired with feminine verbs and pronouns. Where feminine nouns are present with feminine verbs and antecedents, then, according to the laws of Hebrew grammar, the subject spoken of would be feminine - in this case, the Holy Spirit.
The Holy Spirit is feminine, and in the original texts, Jesus promised: "And I will pray the Father, and He shall give you another Comforter, that she may dwell with you forever" (John 14:16). The Holy Spirit portrayed in the role of Comforter in John chapters 14 to 16 is associated with mothering. "As a mother comforts a child, so shall I comfort you" (Isaiah 66:13).
The other Hebrew word commonly used to refer to the Holy Spirit is "shekinah". The feminine word shekinah appears in Aramaic translations of the Bible, and is commonly use within modern Judaism. Shekinah is the equivalent of the Holy Spirit; it means "Divine Presence."
Several first or second-century Christian documents discovered at Nag Hammadi plainly identify the Holy Spirit as feminine, The Mother figure within the Godhead. In the Apocryphon of John, Elohim appeared to John and said, "I am the Father, I am The Mother, I am the Son." In the Gospel According to the Hebrews, the phrase "my mother the Holy Spirit" appears. The Pistis Sophia and other early writings indicate that within the early church there was awareness that the Holy Spirit is female.
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