and eschatological divine instruction
"Here, the Paraclete and Holy Spirit are clearly identified. The future tense of the verbs in 14.26 is notable; the Spirit's activity is said to be (from Jesus' perspective) in the future... the teaching of the Holy Spirit/Paraclete, because it is understood as the continuation of Jesus' teaching, is also regarded as the fulfillment of the promise of eschatological divine instruction."
will come, teach, declare like Jesus
"That word, 'another' ... If a man promises to send another as his substitute, we naturally expect to see a man like himself, occupying his place, and doing his work. And when Jesus foreannounced another Comforter, He must have intended a Person as distinct and helpful as He had been. A breath, an afflatus, an impersonal influence could not have stood in the same category as Himself."
is Spirit within and Paraclete without
"The passages that provide the strongest evidence for conceiving of the Spirit as a distinct figure, an independent agent or actor, are all found in the Farewell Discourses, chapters 14-17... The Spirit 'comes from' God (15:26; 16:7, 13). The Spirit can be 'received' or 'welcomed,' as Jesus was received; believers are said to 'know' and, most peculiarly, to 'see' the Spirit (14:16-17)."
commences Age of Resurrection
"This leaves the problem of how God can be said to be about to preach the good news to the poor. Whatever weight is placed on the particular use of דשכ at Isa. 61.1, nowhere in the Old Testament is this verb used with God as its subject, but always of human proclaimers of (mostly good) news... There thus appears to be an exegetical deadlock. Every other consideration points to God and yet ..."
despite rejection, will complete task
"The relationship of the Paraclete to the world. The world
a. Cannot accept the Paraclete (14:17).
b. Cannot see or recognize the Paraclete (14:17).
c. Rejects the Paraclete (15:26).
d. But its rejection does not prevent the Paraclete's witness to Christ (15:26).
e. Is condemned, proven wrong, and pronounced guilty of sin by the Paraclete (16:8-11). (John 16:8-11 is a very difficult passage both ..."
will declare openly, fearlessly as Jesus
"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 ..."
arrival commences the Resurrection
"Rudolf Bultmann reinterprets eschatology along existential lines. He calls the coming of the Redeemer an 'eschatological event,' 'the turning-point of the ages ... But this coming is no second eschatological event but the consummation and fruition of that which is being brought to fulfillment: the coming of Jesus in the Paraclete. The resurrection inaugurates the parousia.
will teach, remind you of everything!
"But She-the Spirit, the Paraclete whom He will send to you, my Father, in my name-She will teach you everything; She will remind you of that which I have told you. In both the Hebrew and Aramaic language the word spirit is in the feminine gender but in the Greek language it is neuter. It is the Greek neuter word, pnuema, that was employed ... when they translated the feminine ruach into Greek."
stands in judgment on a world stage
"Yet in truth the Spirit acts in such an international situation as the revealer of 'judgment' on the powers that rule the world. From the perspective of structural patterns of life plunged into misery, the Spirit bears witness that this international situation has no staying power, no validity, that contrary to all self-righteousness of both the 'pious' and the 'impious,' it is marked by unbelief, distance ..."
reveals judgment, sin, righteousness
"The world cannot recognize it but the Spirit is promised to the disciples as an abiding gift (No. 1). [The Paraclete's] function is to remind them of the teaching of Christ (No. 2) or the testimony of Christ (No. 3), and especially the anticipation of the final judgment of the world, for [the Paraclete's] appearance means that sin, righteousness, and judgment will be revealed (No. 4). "
against the false brokers of Christ
"The future tense verbs in these verses reveal that the Paraclete will disclose to the disciples 'new' revelations from the glorified Jesus ... These new revelations will include information about things that are to come... The Paraclete continues Jesus presence and the work not as Jesus' alter ego, but as a broker... While the Spirit-Paraclete is the true broker, the brokers they rely on are impostors."
Jesus too met same reaction, rejection
"The Paraclete will come, just as Jesus came, sent into the world by the Father. It is said that the disciples will know the Paraclete and the Paraclete will remain with them... The reaction of the world to the Paraclete will be much the same as the world's reaction was to Jesus. The world does not know or accept the Paraclete, much as it remained ignorant of Jesus' true identity and rejected him (5:43;..."
upholds Jesus as Son of humanity
"But I quickly learned that Christianity has no monopoly on Jesus. Hindus understood him as an avatar, Buddhists as a bodhisattva, and both Muslims and Jews as a prophet of God. Even agnostics found something fascinating and admirable in him. They were not all that attracted to Christianity, but they were all drawn to Jesus for his exemplary courage, his compassion for the disinherited"
brings blessings of eschaton
"Because of the presence of the Paraclete in the life of the believer, the blessings of the end-timesï¿½the eschatonï¿½are already present. At times John speaks as if that final consummation of history is still a future event conceived in terms typical of apocalyptic though, both Jewish and Christian: The end-time will bring the coming of Christ, the resurrection of the dead, judgment, and eternal life for believers"
The Holy Spirit
empowers humans with salvation
"They are going, by the Holy Spirit's power, to be part of the greatest miracle of all, bringing men to salvation (vv. 12-14)... The Comforter will recall to their minds Jesus' teachings, will enable them to understand truly and completely... Jesus has referred to the coming Comforter ... [whose] primary function is the work of making men holy. This is the work we call sanctification."
brings experience of Kingdom of God
"The divine reign is not a fearful power before which people are compelled to bow, but a gift. Children exemplify the trustfulness and receptivity required of the 'sons of the Kingdom.' The Kingdom belongs to them, not because their humility is a virtue that merits it, but because they are responsive... 'The thing to be sought is the Kingdom of God, which, being found, is the satisfaction of all needs'"
A Universal God
A God accessible to or within everyone
"These all taught a universal ethic, insisting that God or the Absolute needed no temple, transcended all, was accessible to or within everyone, and that compassion was the
"And this faith can become such a blinding effect on people that you develop absurd types of groups which call themselves as Christians, Hindus, Muslims... exclusive, blind, fanatic
A Universal Jesus
Jesus for modern believers
"Equally appealing for modern believers, the Jesus of the hidden gospels has many points of contact with the great traditions of Asia. This concept makes it vastly easier to promote
"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
A Universal Spirit
Holy Spirit, Mother Kundalini within
"Prophets of the past, who gave rise to the great religious movements, spoke in allegorical terms of the eternal feminine power which leads to the revelation of our Divine
"You see, the Holy Ghost is the Mother. When they say about the Holy Ghost, She is the Mother... And this feminine thing in every human being resides as this Kundalini, as you have seen
A Universal Pouring
Ruach 'poured' on those born of Spirit
"This is the mystery of pneuma and qi. It is wind as well as spirit. It moves and work like wind, blowing where it wills. This actually is similar to the Old Testament concepts of 'soul' and
"We start feeling actually, in our fingers, the cool breeze (Ruach), and also from our head, a cool breeze coming up... This is real baptism. This is what was said, that you are to be 'born again'
Predestined: Israel and Messiah's birth
"For thousands of years the Jewish people has longed for messianic deliverance; sustained by this belief the community has endured persecution and suffering, confident that they will ultimately
"Even in the Judaism or when they believe in the coming of the Saviour (Messiah) for their salvation, even they have talked about." The Messiah-Paraclete-Ruh 3/21/1923—2/23/2011
The Paraclete, Jesus' successor
"The Paraclete, Jesus' successor, is described in personal terms... The Paraclete represents direct, intimate divine involvement, supporting and teaching believers and challenging the world
"Christ didn't say that 'I am the Destination.' He said, 'I'll send you the Holy Ghost; I'll send you a Comforter (Paraclete); I'll send you a Redeemer; I'll send you a Counselor" He talked about the future
77:1-50 Al Mursalat (Those Sent Forth)
"The five things or phases ... considered in detail, refers to (a) Winds in the physical world, (b) Angels in the spiritual world, and (c) Prophets in the human world, connecting it with the spiritual world.
"So it is all described in Koran. There's a complete Surah describing about 'The Sent One', means 'The Avatar', means 'The Incarnation'. And also said that 'you won'tRead More
"I have come for this Special Time"
"The necessity to return to the Divine Mother in order to become a New Adam, a second born, a Divine Child has been asserted by Lord Jesus. It is time that those western seekers who have
"I am an Old Woman of thousands of years. So I know everything."
"I was also born in a Christian family and I was shocked the way they interpreted Christ's life and the way they talked
But She will teach you everything
"Where then do we go for direct textual evidence that the Holy Spirit was, in the origins of Christianity, considered feminine? We go to the existing Greek minuscules copied in the early part of
"And you know that I've given at least 500 lectures in London alone. And there are tapes of my lectures. These are available. I mean we don't make any profits as usual, but you must
Paraclete sends another Paraclete
"Virtually every quality ascribed to the Paraclete has a parallel in what was said of Jesus. Jesus himself says that the Father will send another Paraclete, thus clearly indicating that his own
"And He (Jesus) has predicted that ... 'I will send you the Redeemer; I'll send you the Comforter'. If they were true disciples of Christ, they would have waited for this time to come.
Surah 78: Al Naba (The Great News)
"The Creator then said, 'I appoint that person (surat) ... to be the Lady of the Resurrection (Khatun-i Qiyamat), who will on the Resurrection Day be the helper of human beings.
"This is your individual Mother within you. This is the Ruh I am talking about. Just by ritualism you cannot achieve God. You have to be connected with God. For all the people of the world who
Devi promised to return if needed
"Devi originated at a time of cosmic crisis ... Just as Visnu promised to manifest himself in order to protect the cosmic balance, Devi, too, promises to return if needed.
"Now, the principle of Mother is in every, every scripture - has to be there.... And, this feminine thing in every human being resides as this Kundalini, as you have seen."
Seek Total Recall
Of mysteries which are beyond world
The Comforter sent by the Father in Jesus' name will "recall to their minds Jesus' teachings, will enable them to understand truly and completely, and will develop and expand them
"I am here to tell you all these things which Christ could not tell, and to fulfill what He wanted to say. All those things I am saying to you, it has already worked. You all have got realization
Resurrection occurs before Judgment
"The general resurrection occurs just before the final judgment and the meting out of rewards and punishments. It involves the reunion of body and soul, which at the moment of death had
"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
Divine grant of purifying Spirit
"God will purify 'man'—understood generically—from all evil acts by means of 'a spirit of holiness,' and that God will also sprinkle upon 'man' 'a spirit of truth' like waters of purification.
"But you have to come here because it is a very deeper way of cleansing. And who is going to cleanse you? I am the washer woman. I have to do the job. So better come to the laundry
Seek God's Kingdom
Atehalta de-ge'ula: Redemption Begins
"All that can be known about the final redemption, then, is that the estrangement between God and Israel and God and the world will ultimately be overcome. And God's
"The Kingdom of God that we were promised is at hand. This is not a phrase out of a sermon or a lecture, but it is the actualization of the experience of the highest Truth which is absolute
Seek Inner Paraclet
Jesus: "I have been one Paraclete"
"Jesus promises that the Paraclete will be the 'new' advocate' to dwell within his disciples always: 'I will ask the Father and he will give you another Advocate ... [who] will be in you.' (John 14:16-17)
"I am with you. I am with you at every step, at very place. You may go anywhere. At every place I am with you, completely, in person, by mind and in every aspect. Whenever you will
Seek Inner Ruh
Ar-Ruh-Al-Qudus, Holy Spirit within
"An early stream of Aramaic-Syriac Christian tradition portrayed the Spirit as feminine... In the Gospel of the Hebrews, the Holy Spirit is seen as Christ's mother and also the power that transports
"And even in Koran, Mohamed Sahab says that all the Heavens lie at the lotus feet of the Mother. Among them, among Muslims there are Sufis who are realized souls and also accepted in
Seek Inner Shekinah
Shekinah, She who dwells within us
"The term Shekinah is an abstract noun of feminine gender derived from the Hebrew root Sh-Kh-N, meaning 'to dwell' or 'to abide.' The word Shekinah first appears in the Mishnah and Talmud
"Some people say, 'Mother, you heal us or cure us'—is not true. It is your own Kundalini. It's your own Mother within you. Everybody has an individual Mother. When She rises, She actually
Seek Inner Spirit
Holy Spirit of Christ is a feminine Spirit
"Thus, the choice among orthodox and fundamental Christians to speak of the Holy Spirit as male is a distortion of the actual languages of the Scriptures... Holy Spirit is spoken of as
"Now people, Christianity is another absurd thing they teach, that there is the Father and the Son and the Holy Ghost but not the Mother. How can you have a Son and a Father without the Mother
Seek Shakti Within
Brahman is latent Devi
"All the gods—Brahma, Vishnu, Shiva, Ganesha, Indra, and so on—can do their respective work only if they are united with Shakti. So Maha Maya can be considered the sole cause of this entire
"I have to tell you the story about the Sahasrara Day, about which it was decided long time back, before I incarnated. They had a big meeting in the heavens. All the thirty-five crores of gods
Seek Spirit Within
Jesus: "My Mother the Spirit"
"The secret Gospel to the Hebrews likewise has Jesus speak of 'my Mother, the Spirit.' And in the Gospel of Thomas, Jesus contrasts his earthly parents, Mary and Joseph, with his divine
"Today is the first day of Navaratri. Today your attention should be on Shri Ganesha. His devotion is infinite. He has never worshipped anybody else except Mother. Hence He is
Seek Bhavani Within
The Divine Mother of Transcendental ∞
"One Supreme Goddess: 'Bhavani is worshipped by the gods in all her repeated incarnations. She always kills demons by incarnating herself on earth and she protects all creation in heaven, earth
"It is one of the main teachings of the profound traditional wisdom of India, that the Primordial Mother is the origin of all things and everything tends to flow naturally back towards Her.
Seek Lalita Within
Lalita Devi assures birth will be final!
"It is by repeating the names of other deities in hundreds of thousands of births that faith is generated to repeat the names of Sri Devi. Just as it is in the last of all his births that a person
"Now if you say the thousand names of the Goddess; thousand names of the Goddess are so precise. I mean you can verify them in Me. I am just like that. Whatever it is good or
"Kinsley uses the name Mahadevi or 'Great Goddess' to refer to the supreme, singular Goddess underlying all goddesses. One could in fact see the use of the prefix 'Maha-,' 'great,' in
"But today it is the day I declare I am the One who have to save the humanity. I declare I am the One who is Adi Shakti, who is the Mother of all Mothers, who is the Primordial Mother, the
"The notion of dasam dvar, written as dasam duar, occurs several times in the Guru Granth"
"The term bhagauti is the feminine form of a word for Lord or God. i.e., Goddess [Sanskrit
"Meditation is nothing but the state of remaining
in the constant company of the every-loving Bhagawati." (Bhagauti)
"Shri Guru Nanak has talked about the Goddess, the Devi. The first
Seek Tao Within
Chi: Her primordial Elixir of Life to all
"The image of the primordial Mother was embedded deep within the soul of the Chinese people who, as in Egypt, Sumer and India, turned to her for help and support in time of need.
"Lao-Tse is the man who talked about this thing; he's the one who told them about Kundalini and they don't know who is Lao-Tse? Especially in America, I don't know what sort of Chinese live
Seek Mother Within
In the beginning we were all female
"In the beginning ... was a very female sea. For two-and-a-half billion years on earth, all life-forms floated in the womb-like environment of the planetary ocean- nourished and protected
"How can you think of a father, and a son and not of the mother? Holy Ghost is the Primordial Mother. And She is reflected within us as the Kundalini. And in the heart is reflected God Almighty
Seek Inner Feminine
A spirituality that affirms life
"The feminine holds the mystery of creation. This simple and primordial truth is often overlooked, but at this time of global crisis, which also carries the seeds of a global transformation, we need
"I have to make a very important request to women, as in these modern times, they are the ones who are going to save the world. Not so much the men. They have done their job before.
Seek Inner Goddess
Sakti lies dormant within all beings
"She is the universal, cosmic energy known as Sakti, and the psychophysical, guiding force designated as the Kundalini (Serpent Power) resident within each individual. She is eternal,
"The Kundalini (The Holy Spirit) is your own Mother; your individual Mother. And She has tape-recorded all your past and your aspirations, everything. And She rises because She wants to
Seek Inner Guru
Everyone has Holy Mother-Guru within
"In the medieval period, there is an ultimate feminine guru represented in a classical text: the Goddess. It is she, not a wife or a saint, who assumes the public role of teacher and is
"This power of Kundalini—which is your individual mother—is waiting in the sacrum bone... She is your individual Mother and She is anxious to give you your second birth. Once it happens
Seek Inner Brahman
Brahman identified with the Devi
"At the climax of the Devi Bhagavata, Brahma concludes his eulogy with a question to the goddess: 'I am troubled in my heart by an apparent inconsistency, for the Veda says
"Shri Ganesha is whom we worship and because of whom we got our realization... He is the incarnation of the Supreme, of Brahman... He is omnipotent, omnipresent and in
"external worship is the lowest of all"
"So long as a man has not real knowledge, he does not attain final liberation, even though he be in the constant practice of religious acts and a hundred austerities. The knowledge of the
"The ultimate act against the Spirit is to worship that which has no Spirit ... The Atma and
its expression is the sole Reality in the Universe. Identification with anything else causes
The Patriarchs say:
"My or our God is the only true God"
"The word God has become empty of meaning through thousands of years of misuse. I use it sometimes, but I do so sparingly. By misuse, I mean that people who
"So this is how we finish all fundamentalism. Fundamentalists are the ones who believe that this is written in this book, this is written in this book, and that we, because we read this book, we are
The Critics say:
"Each one of them hides from the ...
"... ultimate test of its validity and truth behind a wall of unknowing and expectation. All three chorus that only on the 'Last Day,' when the 'End' comes, when 'God' decides, will it be clear
"Now fanaticism itself is absolutely against religion, against your innate religion within yourself because it creates poison. It's a venomous thing. It makes you hate others. When
"Knock on yourself as upon a door"
"Abandon the search for God and the creation and other similar matters. Look for Him by taking yourself as the starting point. Learn who it is within you who makes everything his own and
Q: "What is God, for you, and is God a separate entity?" "Yeah, He is. He is, and God for me is the one who is witnessing everything.... God is reflected within you as the Spirit in your heart.
Can religions save us Huston Smith?
"So, will the 'happy ending' or final salvation that the traditions prophesy actually manifest? And, if so, do you believe that will eventuate—as the traditions predict, through
"Very few can save the world but they have to be strong and absolutely established in their understanding of the powers of their Spirit, powers of their Father who is Almighty.
The New Millennium
Christ is coming but spiritually
"The New Millennium opens an era of renewed and individual spirituality, in which we will no longer seek interpretations of the scriptures from others, but will connect directly with the universal
"So this is a New Age that we are talking about here, right now here, that it is going to work out in such a manner that there will be all enlightened personalities together and they will know what is
Chi: Divine and Universal
"Chi is the cosmic energy that is present in the world and is mentioned or captured in the majority of world religions. It is in the realm of this Spirit that all religions open themselves and reach out
"They felt the cool breeze in the hand. It's written in the Bible, even in the Bible very clearly, that it's the cool breeze. Cool breeze is the sign of the Holy Ghost. You start feeling the cool breeze in
The Kingdom of God
A Gift of Salvation and Life Eternal
"This immortal resurrection life is the life of the Age to Come (Lk. 20:35). The evils of physical weakness, sickness, and death will be swallowed up in the life of the Kingdom
"But you know that you have eternal life. You can never die. Death is not this body disappearing. Death is where you are absolutely without any control of your soul. Once you are a realized soul
Christ the Rebel
A rebel with the vision of evolution
"Jesus' full revolutionary vision in all its outrageousness, grandeur, and radical passion is to be discovered in a close reading of the Gospel of Thomas. The greatest of
"But in the West we still are very much attached to the nonsense of Christianity. It has nothing to do with Christ, believe Me, and this fanaticism which is lingering still in your mind
Christ the Mystic
"I am guarding it until it blazes."
"Like many people, my sense of who Jesus was was primarily informed by the prevailing culture. The Jesus that I knew was really the Jesus I saw on TV and in movies, the Jesus depicted from the
"Whatever it is, we have to know also that the Bible is not completely representing Christ, as it has happened with every book. So, there are problems and, as in every religion, people have
Brokers for Christ
Brokers they rely on are imposters
"The final Spirit-Paraclete saying of John's Gospel appears at 16.12-15. Jesus has still many things to say to the disciples that they can presently not bear. But when the Spirit of Truth
"You do not judge God from the people who talk about God. Anybody can talk about God because they think there is no law that can catch them. They can talk for Him, against Him, or they can do whatRead More
Second Birth of Man
Jesus' teachings reveal universality
"The teachings of Jesus as understood in harmony with the revelations of the Great Ones of India will revive the practical methods of the intuitive knowing of truth through Self-realization.
"In the Hindu scriptures it is written, Indian scriptures, that there will be a Kalki who will give you realization, who will resurrect you and all kind of books there are; in the Bible also we have this
21st. Century India
India will conquer her conquerors
"Preempting the place that is now held by technology, religion will be restored to its earlier importance and the center of world happenings will wander back ... to the East
"A day will dawn when the whole world would bow to this country in reverence. Then people would know who Jesus Christ was, and from where He came. He would then be worshipped ... on this sacred land.
The Holy Spirit
Spirit transcends all religions
"The recognition of the Spirit in other religions allows the church the possible discernment of Christ-like practice in the other, and in so much as Christ-like activity takes place, then this can also
"But this Judgment is so beautiful that when you are judged you get
powers of your own, of your love; you enjoy the bliss of your Spirit;
you become so peaceful, all the tensions disappear;
A Human Guide
Paraclete a human being like Jesus
"Jesus therefore predicts that God will later send a human being to Earth to take up the role defined by John i.e. to be a prophet who hears God's words and repeats his message to man. This is
"I am the Adi Shakti. I am the one who has come on this Earth for the first time in this form to do this tremendous task . The more you understand this the better it would be. You will change
"Jesus solemnly assures the disciples that they will, in the future, perform even greater miracles than He. By this He means to say that through the power of the Holy Spirit, they will bring
"Now about Christ, I think ... by His resurrection He has achieved a great thing, which Hindus do not know and the Christians have not carried the message because they also do not know.
God Version 2.0
Why God Version 2.0 has a future
"Every age creates a God that serves only for a while (although that while can be centuries). Our age makes the most minimal demand on spirit: We want a deity that we can freely ignore.
"So the time has come for all of us to understand that all religions are one. They are part and parcel of one God and that all incarnations are supporting each other, nourishing each other
Age of the Spirit
A transition between Ages
"It is evident that different forms of 'spirituality' can lead to either self-indulgence or a deepened social engagement, but so can institutional religion. Recent studies have
"All these have been indicated in all the books which are ... mystical or we can call as religious,... They've all indicated this time, this time by the end of this century, this should happen.
A Supreme Being
The Return of Quetzalcoatl
"Quetzalcoatl/Kukulcan have important associations with the esoteric parallel of Hinduism's secret knowledge of k'ulthanlini (kundalini) and the seven chakras, the body's
"In many countries there has been a manifestation that they know about this particular Power. I happened to go to Colombia where I collected an authentic antique copy of the
Sri Mataji's Promise
"I will tell you all the secrets."
"Let us hope that HH Mataji Nirmala Devi will, one day, grant us a book fully displaying the process of Man's second birth and spiritual ascent. She indeed promises, 'I will tell you all the secrets
"Tell Jagbir now to leave it to Her." Shri Mataji "Special personalities from Montreal, Canada will give evidence to confirm my Incarnation." Shri Mataji, Sydney, Australia-April, 1994
Goddess of Moksa
Her salvific power is knowledge based
"The Goddess's role as the dispeller of illusion who helps one achieve liberation (moksa) is indeed fundamental to her identity. Yet this role is essentially epistemological, for in
"Everything comes from the Goddess. That is what they forgot. And that is why all the problems have been created. If there is no Spirit in your learning if there is no source of the Goddess
Jesus limited what He told disciples
"The teaching ministry of the Paraclete is presented as superior to that of Jesus because the Paraclete will teach them 'all things' and will remind them of 'everything' that Jesus
"Till the time of Christ, in the human awareness, only the sense of resurrection was created - that you can be resurrected or you can be reborn... But it did not happen. Actualization
4000 BC Sages
The Eternal and Internal religion
"One of the great ironies of religious history is that, although the religions that came out of the Near East—Judaism, Islam, Christianity—adamantly reject most of Hinduism's fundamental teachings
"Another good point about Indians is that their religion is not organized. There is no organization that runs it. It's a very big blessing. Despite that, all these ideologies in the Vedas also got into some
Leaders have prostituted Gospel
"It's Christianity for consumers: Christianity Lite, the redirection, watering down, and misinterpretation of the biblical gospel in an attempt to make it more palatable and popular.
"But the people at the helm of
affairs of religion are themselves money or power-oriented and not
spirit-oriented. They can poison the ignorant minds of the simple
faithful and mislead them into hell
A life that triumphs over death
"The 'eternal life' Jesus offers believers is one that is like Jesus' own life, both as it is witnessed during his earthly life and in his life on the other side of resurrection. Both represent a life that
"Easter is extremely symbolic ... Resurrection of Christ has the message of Christianity. Through Resurrection Christ has shown that one can be resurrected with the body that you have.
Paraclete presence in believers' lives
"Because of the presence of the Paraclete in the life of the believer, the blessings of the end-times—the eschaton—are already present. At times John speaks as if that final consummation
"I am with you at every step, at every place. Everywhere! You may go anywhere. At every place I am with you completely, in person, by mind and in every respect. Whenever you will remember Me
Holy Spirit Baptism
Baptism that surpasses heaven
"Baptism is a transcendent reality instituted by the historical Jesus (Seth) that reflects an actual ritual. It effects regeneration by the Holy Spirit, gnosis (deliverance from the world), and
"For all of us the seekers the last work of the Divine of opening the last centre in the Great Primordial Being was done on the 5th of May, 1970. It is the greatest event of all the spiritual happenings of
Wind of Heaven will sweep world
"Resurrection can be judged as one of the sharpest Valentinian differences from dogmatic Christianity, a difference that appears in Sufism and other esoteric traditions, and in many
"But these are special time, the Blossom Time. They call it the Last Judgment, you can call it the Resurrection Time, you can call it the Qiyamah, they call it in Koran. It is said that
"First of all, the philosophy of the Upanishads frees one to cast away his intellectual slavery to blind faith, superstitions, sectarian beliefs, and dogmas. Then it helps one to
"But those who call themselves Brahmins are not Brahmins. They just call themselves Brahmins. Have they come to know the Brahma, the all pervading power of God? Those who say they are
Of Balu and Amma's $pirituality
"Balu came flying back into [Amma's] room. 'It's not what you think,' [i.e., sperm on towel]... He continued, "It's umm... kanji vellam (sticky rice water) and bleach. Yes, that's what it is. My towel
"It is surprising to see how the people who go to these false gurus stick on to him, or stick on to her, in such tremendous dedication, that you are amazed - they become just like cabbages!"
Of Sci-fi Writer and his religion
"Scientology, created in 1954 by a prolific sci-fi writer named L. Ron Hubbard, claims to be the world's fastest growing religion, with millions of members around the world and huge financial
"All kinds of false religious sects and false gurus ... that does not say about Self realization and does not achieve Self realization and does not get connected with God - is false."
Of Patriarchy and their religions
"Yet, organized religion has a very long history of curtailing and containing spirituality, one's personal and private relationship with God, the sacred, or the divine. Perhaps there will always be the
"It's a very serious thing they have done against Christ. And still going on. Still this Catholic Church, though being exposed so much, is still going on. In India also, all over. It's stupid. This Protestant
Can those who lead-
"It's within you," Luke says.
According to the renowned historian Elaine H. Pagels the Gospel of Thomas "does not tell the story about the life and death of Jesus, but offers the reader his 'secret teachings' about the
"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
Give Cool Breezes?
"When Jesus says to Nicodemus, the wind blows where it chooses and you hear the sound of it, but you do not know where it comes from or where it goes. So it is with everyone who is
"The Cool Breeze coming out of your head, that's called as Chaitanya Lahari, that's called Cool Breeze of the Holy Ghost. When John the Baptist talked about baptism, he meant this. He didn't
Give Second Birth?
Nicodemus: "Tell me how"
"Jesus was talking to Nicodemus about a new beginning, a fresh start, and a chance to become a new person by entering into a life-changing, personal relationship with God. And once that
"And He said it very clearly to Nicodemus that 'You have to be born again' when he asked, 'Am I to enter back into my mother's womb?' And He said it so clearly. Those who don't want
Give Self Discovery?
Jesus said, "If your leaders say to you"
"In the social sciences of the near future, positive forms of primary human spiritual and psychic experiences will be recognized as the sources of classic myths and religious doctrines.
"They are so much full of anti-religious temperament that you cannot just bear them. It's better to finish Islam, Hinduism, Christianity, Sikhism, Buddhism, Jainism, all isms, oneb