Last Judgment And ResurrectionThe Message of the Last Judgment and Resurrection to be delivered by a Divine Being is central to Jewish (Messiah), Christian (Comforter) and Islamic (Ruh/Mahdi) eschatology, and to a lesser degree Hinduism and Buddhism.
Jesus' Sermon on the Mount
All traditions await the arrival of a Messiah ushering a messianic age. The Christian Comforter promised by Lord Jesus to reveal all that He could not preach, and the arrival of the Islamic Ruh to pronounce this Golden Age of the Resurrection (Al Qiyamah) is unquestionably entrenched in eschatology.
Then there is the expected arrival of the Shiite Mahdi (Ma Adi or Primordial Mother) "a messianic figure who will come at the end of time to bring a period of harmony and righteousness, a form of the Kingdom of God. Both Sunni and Shiite Muslims believe that Jesus will also come before the Day of Judgment to defeat the forces of the ad-Dallaj (the anti-Christ). The Islamic and the Christian traditions combine to have a just culmination of history at the end of time." 1
Such an eschatological expectation is also deeply rooted in Jewish tradition. The Torah contains several references to "the End of Days" (achareet ha-yameem), which is the time of the moshiach (Messiah); thus, the concept of moshiach was known in the most ancient times. The Hindus believe that Shri Kalki, the last and final incarnation of Shri Vishnu riding a white horse, will come at the end of Kali Yuga to destroy all evil. They also await the arrival of a great Yogi to teach humanity the ancient secrets of Self-Realization, as prophesied 2000 years ago by Shri Bhrigumuni in his book Nadi Granth. The Buddhists await the arrival of Matraiya (Ma Treya or Mother Threefold - MahaLuxmi, MahaSaraswati and MahaKali), the future Buddha who will be reborn in a period of decline to renew the doctrine of the founder. Thus, although all have been preparing for some type of Divine intervention in this world, they do not know what to expect.
The Last Judgment and Resurrection (Al-Qiyamah) are central to Jewish, Christian and Islamic eschatology, and to a lesser degree related to Hinduism and Buddhism. Only the Adi Shakti is capable of explaining to humanity the all-embracing unity of the Sanatana Dharma that will end all irreconcilable differences between organized religions and enable all His children to partake in the Last Judgment (Christianity) and Al-Qiyamah (Islam) through the Adi Shakti (Hinduism). It will be the collective triumph of all these three great religions and their holy scriptures to attain eternal life (moksa) in the Hereafter.
Incredible as it may seem the very basic beliefs of the Eternal Religion is absolutely essential for the commencement of the Last Judgment and Al-Qiyamah. Take for example the dilemma faced by Jews Christians and Muslims as to how God will "raise the dead"? Muslims in particular are waiting for 'graves to open up' since Allah questioned and promised: "Does man think that We cannot assemble his bones? Nay, We are able to put together in perfect order,the very tip of his fingers."
For millennia the teaching of the resurrection of dead, decayed and skeletal remains of humans have been questioned beyond any hope of logical comprehension:
"In his defense before Agrippa, Paul asked his Jewish audience: "Why is it judged incredible with you, if God doth raise the dead?" (Acts 26:8). There have always been those who found the concept of the bodily resurrection unbelievable, and their modern counterparts are appearing increasingly - even within the framework of "Christendom."
The ancient Greeks disdained the notion that the body could ever be raised. Thus when Paul spoke concerning "the resurrection of the dead [ones - plural]" in Athens, his message was mocked (Acts 17:23).
During the time of Jesus, the Sadducees denied the resurrection of the body (Mt. 22:23; Acts 23:6-8).
Even some Christians in the primitive church had fallen for this error, and so affirmed: "There is no resurrection of the dead" (1 Cor. 15:12) - a heresy which Paul attempted to correct
In the late decades of the apostolic age, a sect known as the Gnostics arose, denying the resurrection of the body.
In our own age, atheism, of course, rejects the idea that the human body will be raised from the dead. An article in the Soviet Encyclopedia asserts that the concept of the resurrection is in "decisive contradiction with scientific natural knowledge" (quoted in Wycliffe Dictionary of Theology, Peabody, MA: Hendrickson, 1999, p. 455).
Of course religious modernism repudiates the idea of the resurrection, since, having "demythologized" the Scriptures, it rejects any element of the miraculous.
Cultish groups also have a problem with the doctrine that God will raise the body. The "Jehovah's Witnesses" assert that the incorrigibly wicked "will never be remembered for resurrection" (Make Sure of All Things, p. 314).
Within the churches of Christ, those who have converted to the dogma of Max King deny the resurrection. Like Hymenaeus and Philetus, men who erred in Paul's day, these folks suggest that the "resurrection is past already" (2 Tim. 2:17,18), having been spiritually effected in A.D. 70 with the destruction of Jerusalem (see our recent Feature article, The Menace of Radical Preterism.)
Whether ancient or modern, within the church or outside of it, the denial of the bodily resurrection is radical error. And in this age of biblical illiteracy, this false doctrine will continue to make its presence felt among the people of God unless gospel teachers return to a proclamation of the fundamental principles of the Christian faith, one of which is the "resurrection of the dead" (cf. Heb. 6:1,2).
THE BIBLE AND THE RESURRECTION
The Bible clearly affirms the doctrine of the general resurrection of the dead. Note, in brief, the following points.
1. The concept of the resurrection is found in the Old Testament - though not as pronounced as it comes to light in the New Testament (cf. 2 Tim. 1:10). According to Jesus, God's declaration to Moses regarding Abraham, Isaac, and Jacob was an indication of the eventual resurrection (Mt. 22:31,32). Other Old Testament passages also suggested that man's body would be raised ultimately (see Job 19:25-27; Psa. 17:15; Isa. 26:19; Dan. 12:2; Hos. 13:14).
2. The doctrine of the bodily resurrection is affirmed abundantly in the New Testament (see Jn. 5:28-29; 6:39-40; Mk. 12:18-27; Acts 17:23; 26:8; Rom. 8:23; 1 Thes. 4:16; 1 Cor. 15; 2 Cor. 5:1-2; Phil. 3:21).
How any person can read Paul's great discussion of the eventual disposition of the dead - in 1 Corinthians, Chapter 15 - and not believe in the resurrection, has to be one of the mysteries of the ages. In that remarkable chapter the apostle develops his line of argumentation in the following fashion.
a. Paul persuasively pled for the historical fact of the bodily resurrection of Jesus Christ on the basis of numerous eyewitnesses of the risen Lord. On one occasion, this consisted of more than 500 people (15:1-11).
b. The apostle maintained that the Lord's resurrection is Heaven's guarantee that we too shall be raised. Jesus is the "first-fruits" (a figure suggesting a future harvest) of the general resurrection to be effected at the time of His return (vss. 12-34).
c. Paul discussed the nature of the resurrected body. It will not be a physical or a corruptible body; rather, it will be spiritual and incorruptible (vss. 35-49). Nevertheless, there will be an identity continuum between our present body and the new, resurrected one. Only in this light can the term "resurrection" (which means to "stand up") have any relevance. Moreover, each body will have its own individuality (vs. 38). It is so thrilling to reflect upon the fact that our new body will be identical in form to the glorious body of our resurrected Lord (see Phil. 3:21).
d. Finally, the theological impact of the resurrection is set forth. It is a declaration of victory (vss. 50-57). In view of this great hope, saints are admonished to persevere in their fidelity (vs. 58).
The biblical doctrine of the resurrection of the dead is a comforting concept. Those who would rob us of this hope are not friends of the cause of Christ."2
The only answer is rebirth, the central tenet of Hinduism, Buddhism, Jainism and Sikhism. Without rebirth the Last Judgment and Resurrection makes no sense.
Then we have this far difficult more question of what Lord Jesus actually means by "Kingdom of God" that is increasingly being raised by those concerned with empty Church teachings on this universal salvation message of the Savior:
The Kingdom of God in the Teaching and Ministry of Jesus
The central message of Jesus Christ was the message of "the Kingdom of God" or "the Kingdom of Heaven". This message, when understood, is the most relevant message for the needs of humanity. It is a highly attractive message, and will produce the greatest results of any message one could give. This message must once again become the central theme of preachers and teachers in these last days.
When the message of the Kingdom of God is given correctly, the results will be dramatic, just as they were for our Lord and for the apostles of our Lord. For with the proclamation of the Kingdom comes the power of the Kingdom. Paul declared in 1 Corinthians 4:20 "for the Kingdom of God is not in word but in power". Anyone who dares to produce theological tones on the subject of the Kingdom of God without demonstrating something of the reality the power of the Kingdom has missed the mark and does not know as they ought to know. The Kingdom of God is not in word but in power.
John the Baptist Preached the Message of the Kingdom
"In those days John the Baptist came preaching in the wilderness of Judea, and saying, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." (Matthew 3:1,2).
Jesus Preached the Message of the Kingdom
From that time Jesus began to preach and to say, "Repent, for the kingdom of heaven is at hand." (Matthew 4:17).
"And Jesus went about all Galilee, teaching in their synagogues, preaching the gospel of the kingdom, and healing all kinds of sicknesses and all kinds of diseases among the people. Then His fame went throughout all Syria; and they brought to Him all sick people who were afflicted with various diseases and torments, and those who were demon-possessed, epileptics, and paralytics; and He healed them." (Matthew 4:23,24).
Many other references could be given from the gospels demonstrating that this was in fact the principal message of Jesus Christ. Many of Jesus' parables were about the Kingdom. He gave the secrets of the Kingdom to his apostles.
Jesus Predicted the Continued Preaching of 'This Gospel of the Kingdom' until His Second Coming
"And this gospel of the Kingdom will be preached in all the world as a witness to all the nations, and then the end will come." (Matthew 24:14).
Not only do we have Jesus and Paul as examples in this matter of preaching the Kingdom. We have the assurance from Jesus' own lips that this message of the kingdom should be preached 'as a witness' or 'with demonstration' to all the world. This is the main task we the church have.
What is the Kingdom of God?
Some view the Kingdom of God as an alternative term for "heaven", but Jesus taught that it could be in our midst on earth, and come to us now through His ministry - for example - the ministry of casting out demons by the Spirit of God (Matthew 12:28). When Jesus spoke of entering the Kingdom he was not merely saying "going to heaven when you die". He was talking about entering into the Kingdom life here and now. This includes heaven later on, and whatever plans God may have for us on the new earth, but it is far more than that. The Kingdom of Heaven is not about "pie in the sky when you die".
The Kingdom of God is the place where Jesus is King. It is a spiritual, invisible kingdom which has made its presence felt to a degree in the affairs of this earth, but only to a limited extent. It is not confined to a particular geographical location, nor to a particular religious organisation. The Kingdom is truly present in a place to the extent that Christ is honored as Lord and his will done there.
There is an opposing kingdom at work. Jesus spoke of Satan's kingdom (Matthew 12:26). The Scripture declares that "the whole world lies under the sway of the evil one" (1 John 5:19). Satan is called "the god of this age" (2 Corinthians 4:4), "the prince of the power of the air" and "the spirit who now works in the sons of disobedience" (Ephesians 2:2). Satan, operating through a vast hierarchical network of fallen angels, evil spirits or demons as they are variously known, exercises a stupendous influence on the hearts and lives of men, women, boys and girls. The existence of Satan's kingdom accounts for the hatred, the wars, the stupidity and selfishness of mankind, the existence of false religions and philosophies and the presence of every kind of perversion and deception on the face of the earth. Satanic influence is very effective because it operates in the background, and is generally not openly displayed. It is almost always covered under another name or philosophy.
The kingdom of God is in perpetual conflict with the spiritual kingdom of Satan. These are the two spiritual kingdoms which dominate the affairs of mankind and influence the lives of multitudes. They are totally opposite in nature. There is no third kingdom. The kingdom of God only advances through the destruction of the works and influence of the devil.
What are the results of the Kingdom?
Paul said, "The kingdom of God is not eating and drinking, but righteousness, peace and joy in the Holy Spirit." (Romans 14:17). That is to say, God's kingdom in someone's heart will produce a state of righteousness before God, and the peace and joy of God will be known by that person. If people only understood and believed this, then they would make every effort to welcome the Kingdom of God into their lives, instead of looking in all the wrong places for the happiness and fulfilment they desire. This comment applies to Christians as well as unbelievers.
When Philip the evangelist preached Christ in Samaria, "there was great joy in the city" (Acts 8:8). Today we need such a manifestation of the Kingdom of God in our cities. The message of the Kingdom of God applies not only at the individual level, but also at every corporate level. The key to it is the kind of faith that recognises and esteems Jesus Christ as His presence above all else. Such faith esteems the Word of Christ above all other authorities, influences or suggestions. The result in every community is the practice of justice, mercy, love, faithfulness, favor and blessing. These are exactly the things that people in the world long for. Because the church has largely failed to demonstrate and to preach these things of the Kingdom people have been willing to look for them in other directions. . . .
Divine Healing is a Sign of the Kingdom
When God made Adam and Eve, no sickness was present. Sickness is a breakdown in the created order. When the body is no longer in divine order, sickness is the result. However, when the Kingdom of God manifests in a person's body, divine healing and health is the result. Every divine healing done through the power of the Holy Spirit is a manifestation of the Kingdom of God.
What is the Fruit of the Kingdom?
If the Kingdom of God means God's effective rulership in things, then what is the fruit of the Kingdom? The fruit of God's Kingdom includes every blessing man can enjoy. True justice in human affairs, love in human relationships, the absence of tormenting fear, as well as the manifestation of all of the fruit of the Holy Spirit mentioned in Galatians 5:22-23 are just some of the fruits. Spiritual revival is the result of a large scale penetration of the Kingdom message and power in a society.
In addition to these spiritual and social blessings, the penetration of God's Kingdom will bring prosperity and success in natural affairs. Sin is extremely expensive to any people or nation. Just the use of drugs alone costs America more than 100 billion dollars per year. The cost of laziness, dishonesty in any society is beyond the power of any man to calculate in dollar terms. The penetration of the message of the kingdom progressively removes these factors. To the extent that the Kingdom manifests, people begin work in harmony with respect for one another. No one cheats or steals, or behaves foolishly. More people apply kingdom principles such as diligence, perseverance, faith and vision, resulting in greater prosperity and success.
All this is fine as long as people remain poor in spirit, thankful towards God and dependent upon God. The temptation to renounce the effective Lordship of the King and get into pride when all seems to be going well is well known in the history both of Israel and of many Christian nations. It always has serious consequences in the end. We are called to seek God when things are going well, as well as in times of trial.
Remove sin, and God's blessing comes - even in ways that are unusual. God wants to bless families, individuals, churches and nations. Satan seeks to weaken all of the above, so that he can enslave, destroy, mock and torment. The good news is that God has not left us helpless against Satan and his powers. We have the Word of God himself, the power of His Spirit, and the authority of the name of Jesus. However, all of these must be understood, received and applied in our daily lives for us to reap the benefits. . . .
The things of the Kingdom are often missed by theologians with doctorate degrees, while "unschooled and ignorant" men, women, and even children not only know them, but also effectively apply them. Jesus said to his disciples who wanted to know who is greatest in the Kingdom of Heaven, that unless they became as little children they would not even enter the Kingdom of Heaven. This is a very relevant word for many present-day leaders of Christian denominations to whom the significance of this ministry of deliverance is hidden, just as Jesus said it would be from the "wise and prudent". They may have elaborate theological arguments to defend their positions of spiritual powerlessness. However, on the day of judgement we will see whose word will stand - theirs or the Lord's. The Kingdom belongs to the "poor in spirit" (Matthew 5:3).
The reality is that the church has been subjected to a demonic invasion which has robbed it of most of the blessings of the Kingdom. This went on for centuries, but now, in these last days before the return of Christ, God is restoring the knowledge of the truth as contained in the Scriptures so that he might have a bride that is worthy of His name.
The Kingdom of God is not the same as the Church. There are churches where Satan has a large measure of effective control. The will of God is not done in these churches. This is evidenced not only by false doctrine, but also by a lack of love and the presence of all kinds of relational and personal sin. The Kingdom of God message tells us to bow the knee to Jesus and get the sin out of our lives. The presence of sickness in so many Christians is again evidence that the message of the Kingdom of God concerning divine healing has not been preached and demonstrated as it ought to be. Sin has opened the door to demonic oppression, and unbelief has held the church in bondage. The lack of true anointing in many churches is another proof that the church and the Kingdom are not the same."3
It is time to openly declare Shri Mataji's Message of the Last Judgment, Resurrection (Al-Qiyamah), Her unsurpassed esoteric Knowledge of the human subtle system (Kingdom of God), unparalleled illumination of the Holy Scriptures, and penetrating vision for the benevolence of the human race. This is only possible by synthesizing, cross-examining and linking the holy scriptures, prophecies and works of various authors to Her prolific enlightenment (Lectures To Earth) on a wide range of religious, spiritual and mystical issues, issues that are still beyond the present grasp of the religious elite.
Her Message (Good News) must be portrayed as a finished work of art - rich in detail and diversity that encompasses millennia of humanity - which ordinary people can see, understand and relate to their own religious upbringing as well as that of their fellow beings. It must be presented in far greater detail as a holistic whole of every religious tradition comprehensible to the widest audience possible, that is, from "the lowest grovelling savage not far removed from the brute, to the highest man towering by the virtues of his head and heart above humanity."
This approach is absolutely necessary because humans have made all kinds of nonsense out of religions. The falsehoods of these religious regimes and cults, and the blind faith of their followers must first be exposed by the Truth of their revered scriptures in order to destroy the demons of their own delusion. And for this strong, sharp words are sometimes needed to expose the very core of falsehood and blind faith, and rudely awaken the snoring mass of humanity to the first rays of Light of the Divine Dawn promised and prophesied in the scriptures.
Indisputable proof must also be provided that all scriptures and prophecies are part and parcel of the Absolute Truth. Only then will it be possible for Hindus, Buddhists, Jews, Christians, Muslims, Sikhs and others to have the knowledge and belief of the Resurrection, and walk the same path of Collective Consciousness. Otherwise they have no reason to leave the sanctuary of their religious fortresses and overcome the pervasive siege mentality. Given the massive divisive walls erected by their rivals over the centuries, they cannot be blamed for huddling inside and seeking security in numbers. They must be given the assurance, faith and knowledge that it is safe to venture outside because the Kingdom of God, after all, is also within themselves.
But perhaps the most important task is to prove to the human race that Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi is indeed the Adi Shakti who has incarnated on Earth to announce the Last Judgment and Resurrection. Both are extremely serious issues that cannot, and must never ever be shrouded or camouflaged in any form whatsoever. Therefore it is a sacred duty of utmost importance that all seekers have unhindered access to all information and verifiable evidence to judge for themselves if it is indeed the promised Last Judgment and resurrection, and if Shri Mataji is the promised Messiah who has come to announce it.
However, without extraordinary proof and extensive facts there will definitely be adverse reaction from friends, families and the general public to such a seemingly preposterous announcement. "And here it will be fitting to introduce the sages' definition of the term truth. It has earlier been demonstrated that without such a definition men wander in a dry wilderness of hollow fancies, unfounded opinions, worthless theories and hypostatized words. This definition may sound quite simple, but it implications are most profound. It should be graven deeply on the heart. Here it is: TRUTH is that which is beyond all contradiction and free from all doubt; which is indeed beyond the very possibility of both contradiction and doubt; beyond the changes and alternations of time and vicissitude; forever one and the same, unalterable and unaltering; universal and therefore independent of all human ideation."4
But since the scriptures have clearly foretold that this Good News will be rejected and ridiculed by many, it cannot be avoided. In fact the very rejection of the Good News is part and parcel of the prophecy and promise of Resurrection. This extensive website is the extraordinary proof offered to skeptics and seekers alike for cross-examination and judgment.
The Truth we are talking about does not contradict itself as it was witnessed and experienced in the mystical Kingdom of God (Sahasrara) which exists within all humans:
- It is the Collective Truth of all Holy Scriptures and their Messengers.
It is a Truth that heals, nurtures and transforms those seeking the meaning and purpose of life on Earth.
It is the Truth of the Tree of Life mentioned in the religious tradition of Christianity, Islam and Hinduism. The Tree of Life of the Bible (Revelation 22.2), is the same Olive Tree in the Qur'an (surah 24:35 Al Nur), and the Tree of Asvattha in the Bhagavad Gita (verse 15:1). All these scriptures mention this parable of the mystical Tree that is absolutely vital to spiritual rebirth. Obviously, without question, this Divine Tree (human subtle system) is within all humans.
It is the Truth about the Good News of the promised Resurrection.
"But now is Christ risen from the dead, and become the first fruits of them that slept. For since by man came death, by man also came the resurrection of the dead, For as in Adam all die, even so in Christ shall all be made alive" (I Cor. 15:20-22).
It is the Truth of the Spiritual Oasis within for weary and thirsty spiritual seekers plodding all over our parched religious deserts and who, blinded by the sandstorms of fundamentalism and scriptural distortion, and deluded by insatiable shimmering material mirages, are nearing exhaustion in the futile search for Reality without.
It is the Truth beyond the limitations and comprehension of senile religious regimes and their rigor mortis dogmas.
QUOTES OF SHRI MATAJI
Shri Mataji Nirmala Devi
"Today we are celebrating the opening of the Sahasrara (Kingdom of God). On this day I must say it was a great happening that took place on all the humanity. It was such an achievement, which I never realized before. Now I can see that without Self-Realization it would have been impossible to talk to people. Then this happened! I thought that how I will talk to people about it because no one would understand Me and it would be a big mistake on My part to say something about Sahasrara because even about Sahasrara (Kingdom of God) nowhere in the scriptures something was described. It was absolutely an ambiguous description I would say where people could not even have thought there is a Realm beyond Sahasrara, and one has to enter that Realm where is the Reality. That time what I saw around Me was darkness and unless and until there are many Lights, people will never realize that how important it is to have Light."
"Shri Maha-kailasa-nilaya Devi
You Dissolve Into The Divine Power
Adi Shakti Puja, Cabella, Italy - June 9, 1996
Shri Maha-kailasa-nilaya (578th): Residing in the great Kailas - Maha Kailasa means in Sri Chakra, the innermost Bindu and in the body the Sahasrara-Padma below the Brahmarandhra.
""You know that I reside in the Sahasrara. I incarnated on the Lotus of 1000 Petals; that is why I could break it open also."
Shri Sahasra-dala-padmastha Devi
Jump Into The Ocean Of Love
Sahasrara Puja, Italy - May 6, 1989
Sahasra-dala-padmastha (528th): Residing in the Thousand-Petaled Lotus.
"Without breaking the Sahasrara we could not have achieved the ascent en masse. . . . To keep Sahasrara open should be very easy if the western brains could understand and be aware of your Mother. When your Mother is the Deity of Sahasrara the only way to be able to keep the Sahasrara open has to be complete surrendering. For that many ask Me, "How do we do it"? It's a very funny question. It is irrelevant. If your Sahasrara has been opened by someone, and luckily that is the Deity before you, it should be the easiest thing to surrender.
But it is not.... What is surrendering? . . . What do you have to surrender? A drop has to dissolve in the Ocean to become the Ocean, and a drop cannot be greater than the Ocean - can it be? So what is the surrendering? Surrendering of our conditionings, of our ego, and the artificial barriers we have built around us . . .But one should know this is the greatest of greatest opportunity for you, not for the Divine. If you are not available the Divine can find its own way of fulfilling its last culmination of expression. Even to understand how immense the task is you need a surrendering heart...
The area of the Sahasrara is the realm of God. When the Brahmarandhra opens fully then the heavens open within yourself. The Kundalini, which has risen up and given you Realization, creates the opening by which the Divine starts pouring all its subtleties inside your brain . . .
All of us can achieve that state of Nirvikalpa. . . After Nirvikalpa you cannot come down . . . ."
Shri Yasavini Devi
You Have To Be In Nirvikalpa, Vienna, Austria - May 4, 1985
Yasavini (474th): Glorious. The following 62 names elaborately describe Her seven forms in Chakras from Muladhara to Sahasrara. Sri Lalita according to the Yogini-Nyasa has a distinct form and name in each Chakra having distinctive faces, weapons, attendants, favorite delicacy of food and a place in various dhatus of the body. She evolves from the subtlest Siva state to the grossest Prthvi state as She descends from Sahasrara to Muladhara in the body. The devotees who are advanced in their sadhana with Her Grace can experience Her various forms in these Chakras as a result of Antaryaga. Sri Sankara has very beautifully described Her forms in these Chakras in Saun. Lah. From slokas 36 to 41 and also in the 9th sloka.
"You have to take a stand in your family, in your surroundings, with your friends, and you have to tell them, "You better all get realized." The reason for that is that the Christ who crucified Himself is going to come back with his Eleven Forces of Destruction. And when He starts He is not going to ask you to take any Realization. No one is going to be bothered whether you are going to hell. He will just sort out. But those who have got Realization will enter into the Kingdom of God. You have to enter into the Kingdom of God here (see photo), as I say, in the Seventh Chakra."
Shri Sahasrarambujarudha Devi
The New Age Has Started,
Houston, USA - Oct. 6, 1981
Sahasrarambujarudha (106th): She ascends the Sahasrara-chakra. She dwells there as saksi or chitkala in the liberated souls. This is Moksa.
"You cannot force on the organization of God anything. He is on His own, His organization is on His own. Only thing you can do is to enter into His Kingdom and become a part and parcel of that blissful domain.
You would never like to change it either. It is so wonderful. It is so protective, it's so loving, is so gentle, so kind, so compassionate, that you would hate to change that organization, but we do! We try to organize God.
For people who think that is the ultimate you have to seek, it's all arranged to enter into the Kingdom of God. The time has come. This is the Day of Resurrection. These are the days of Resurrection."
Shri Pasahantri Devi
Hampstead, UK - July 22, 1982
Pasahantri [811th]: One who destroys Pasas or bonds and gives liberation or Moksa."
"Truth cannot be sold. It cannot be manufactured. It cannot be organized. And it cannot be mentally or emotionally understood. Whatever is the Truth we have felt in our evolutionary process has always been felt on our central nervous system . . . It cannot be just a mental idea: "This is Truth, that is Truth." Everybody must feel that Truth because it is an Absolute thing.
Whatever is Absolute cannot be argued, cannot be differently decoded. If we understand this prima-facie then we will understand that we have to go beyond this human awareness to feel the Truth. ... human awareness is not sufficient. If it was, then there would not have been any difference of opinions. Everybody thinks that they are correct. That's not the way to self-certify oneself . . .
At the very outset I told you that Truth cannot be sold. There are many people in the market selling the Truth, selling God, selling all kinds of things."
Shri Sudha-srutih Devi
Madras, India - Feb 11, 1990
Sudha-srutih (879th): Ambrosial stream or flow of bliss resulting from meditation on Sri Lalita in Sahasrara or the continuous flow of the experience of Divine Bliss in devoted practice."
"So one has to understand that evolutionary process is absolutely free, without any effort and you can't pay for your evolution. It is spontaneous. Like you have this Mother Earth and you put the seed in it, then it sprouts by itself. What do you do? Nothing. It is spontaneous and that's what exactly happens to you, that spontaneously you achieve that state of the Spirit....
So science cannot answer many questions and one of them is that why are we on this Earth? What is the purpose of our life? What is the goal of our life? What is our identity? This question is not asked and, if asked, they cannot answer. They cannot answer this simple question, "Why are we on this Earth?" But one has to know that we are on this Earth to become the Spirit, to enter into the Kingdom of God. This is our purpose. That's why we are here and then to be the instruments of that Divine Power, which is All-Pervading."
Shri Cidagni-Kunda-sambhuta Devi
Philadelphia, USA - October 15, 1993
Cidagni-Kunda-sambhuta [4th]: Born from the pit of the fire of consciousness. The word 'Agni' denotes in Vedic literature 'force\'- power or energy. She is the power of consciousness (Sokamayata) manifested as 'Will' to create... "Vidyayamrtamasnute"; with Vidya thou shalt become immortal. (This Vidya is the true knowledge that takes the devotee to the highest state, the Brahma Pada itself which is Herself.) This Vidya is the outcome of the fire of consciousness or Cidagni which burns out ignorance i.e., death and confers immortality.
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"Synopses & Reviews
Brian McLaren, one of TIME magazine's 25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America, is back, this time to lead readers on a journey that will prove to be as unsettling and groundshaking as it is thrilling and life-changing. Unafraid of controversy or the uncomfortable gray areas of life, McLaren's quest is to find the essential message of Jesus' life-even if it overturns our conventional ideas, priorities, and practices. Through the years, I have frequently had an uncomfortable feeling: writes McLaren, that the portrait of Jesus I found in the New Testament didn't fit with the images of Jesus in the church. Out of that nagging discomfort arose this book, promising to be McLaren's most revolutionary to date. He writes, I'd like to share my search with you, and invite you to be a part of it. I don't want to spoil the ending, but I'll let you in on this: the farther I go on this search, the more inspired, moved, challenged, shocked, and motivated I become about the secret message of Jesus.
"Pastor and bestselling author McLaren (A New Kind of Christian) explores Jesus's teaching in this book, placing it in its Jewish context, analyzing its tenets and expression, and trying to work out how it should be lived today. McLaren starts with the assumption that the church may not have accurately understood Jesus's 'secret message' (hidden 'as a treasure one must seek in order to find'). He revisits the gospel material from a fresh - and at times radical - perspective. The church has focused on salvation as a means to 'heaven after you die' for too long, according to McLaren; we should take Jesus at his word when he says 'the kingdom of God is here now,' and work to assist that kingdom by being peacemakers and loving others. McLaren admits to not exploring every topic here in depth, in an effort to keep the book brief, but he does an excellent job of capturing Jesus's quiet, revolutionary style - the prophet who spoke in parables, who didn't want people to talk about his miracles, who challenged established Jewish thought, and paradoxically found ultimate fulfillment and victory through death. Conservative evangelicals will be critical of some points (and there are weaknesses here), but this book will appeal to a broad spectrum of people who want to understand Jesus." Publishers Weekly (Starred Review) (Copyright Reed Business Information, Inc.)
McLaren, named as one of "TIME" magazine's "25 Most Influential Evangelicals in America," is back, this time to lead readers on a journey that will prove to be as unsettling and groundshaking as it is thrilling and life-changing.
Brian McLaren, inspired author of A New Kind of Christian, is back, inviting readers to join him on a journey of faith and doubt, to explore the true message of Jesus. Unafraid of controversy or the uncomfortable gray, McLaren asks hard questions and doesn't claim to have all the answers. Readers will be encouraged to search their own hearts and open their minds, to entertain the possibility that Jesus' message is still largely unknown, a secret to be unraveled. To look at the inconsistencies between our claims as Christians and the revolution Jesus was calling demanding. To challenge the traditional understanding of Jesus, if for no other reason than to know Him better. Join McLaren and dare to be inspired, moved, challenged, shocked and motivated about the secret message of Jesus.
Publishers Weekly Starred Review
"Jesus' Sermon on the Mount is the longest of the Seven, in three full chapters of Matthew: 5, 6, 7...it has been called the Constitution of the Christianity and it is immediately followed by the description of 10 miracles in chapters 8 and 9, to show us clearly that the Kingdom is not only precious words, but also one of wonderful works."
"Unlike the apocalyptic syndrome abundantly set forth in the literature of the period, the Kingdom arrives without cataclysms, even without external signs. "The coming of the Kingdom of God does not admit of observation and there will smae pobe no one to say 'Look here! Look there!' For you must know, the Kingdom of God is among you" (Luke 17:20-21.)
In the parables, the Kingdom is compared to the gradual maturing of the seed that is sprouting and growing (Mark 4:26-29), to the mustard seed (30-32), to the yeast that makes the dough rise (Matt. 13:33.)"
The Difficulty of the Topic
"Turning to the Scriptures is the first step in understanding what the kingdom of God is, but determining what the Scriptures teach is not always an easy thing to do. When we study the biblical theme of the kingdom of God, we are faced with several difficulties.
First, some biblical doctrines, like sin, are defined with a high degree of precision (1 John 3:4). The kingdom of God, by contrast, is never precisely defined in the Bible. The phrase appears most often in the preaching of Jesus, but Jesus seems to have assumed His hearers would understand what He meant. Instead of defining the kingdom of God, Jesus explained its nature by a variety of images, metaphors, and parables. The kingdom is like a mustard seed that grows into a tree, like a pearl buried in a field, like a net that gathers fish, like a landowner who rents his vineyard to evil men, like a king who forgives his servant's debt, and so on. None of these metaphors, images, or parables exhausts the full meaning of the kingdom of God. Instead, Jesus' teaching provides a variety of different perspectives on the kingdom."
"We live in the present power and the future hope of the resurrection. Although I have not spoken of the resurrection in this series on the message of Jesus, were it not for the fact that Jesus was raised from the dead on Easter, none of what I've said would have any value whatsoever. The message of Jesus would have long been forgotten as wishful thinking by one more failed Jewish messianic pretender. The resurrection of Jesus persuaded his confused and bereaved disciples that he was who he said he was, and that his paradoxical "program" for the coming of the kingdom had in fact been the right one. We who put our trust in Jesus today have access to the same power that raised Jesus from the dead - the Holy Spirit who dwells in and among us (Ephesians 1:17-23). Moreover, we believe that Jesus' resurrection prefigures our own, and that one day we will live with him in the fullness of the kingdom of God (1 Corinthians 15). This hope sustains us as we live today in the ambiguity of the "already and not yet" kingdom. Someday the kingdom of God will come in full power; the mustard seed will be fully grown, and the victory of God will be complete. In that day, God will wipe away every tear and his dwelling will be here among us (Revelation 21). Then we will join the heavenly chorus in singing,"
What Was the Message of Jesus?
Rev. Dr. Mark D. Roberts, March 2004
REFERENCES1. Ira G. Zepp Jr., A Muslim Primer, University of Arkansas Press, 2000, p. 112
2. The Resurrection of the Human Body, Christian Courier: Archives, Sept. 10, 1999
4. Paul Brunton, Ph.D., The Hidden Teaching Beyond Yoga, E. P. Dutton & Co., 1966, p. 194.
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