Black Spirituality Religion : How to become like Jesus

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  1. dattaswami1

    dattaswami1 Well-Known Member MEMBER

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    How to become like Jesus

    Everybody wants to become Jesus or Krishna to get the divine fame in the society in a similar way without such cruel death at the end. Such desire is hidden in the subconscious state of all the devotees even without their knowledge. Today there is freedom of expression of spiritual thought and there is the constitutional protection and hence a preacher need not fear for the crucifixion. Hence, now, the above desire is very strong. But one must remember that Jesus allowed the crucifixion from the view of a single point that is to suffer for the sins of His people (Refer to the meaning of the word Emmanuel), who are deserving and to save them from sins. In Bible it is clearly said that He came to save His people and not all the people. Now, can you suffer like Jesus for the sake of sins of your closest deserving devotees? Perhaps, now, your above desire is subsided! Powers are always associated with responsibilities.

    However, if any devotee wants the position of human incarnation in spite of the awareness of responsibilities, there is an open chance for every human being to become the human incarnation. First you must concentrate on the correct divine knowledge, through which you must receive a clear-cut picture of the whole procedure. You must know that you are not already the God since God is not the ancestral property that is already given to you without any effort as felt by Advaitin. You must know that practical service to God alone can give any divine fruit. The correct spiritual knowledge and the theoretical devotion are only like water and fertilizer for the service-plant, which alone can yield the fruit. Through such selfless sacrifice of service in terms of sacrifice of work and fruit of work, you will be selected as a servant by God provided your service is not aspiring any fruit including the above fruit of becoming human incarnation.

    Now you have entered the inner circle of God and this is the first step called as Dvaita. People often misunderstand that Dvaita is the relationship between God and an ordinary human being. Such relationship is only the creator-created relationship. In Dvaita, Madhva says that the relationship between God and the soul is the relationship of Master-servant. Madhva Himself kept in the position of the servant of God. Every human being cannot claim such position of Madhva, without reaching that state by spiritual effort as explained above ( Correct Spiritual Knowledge – Theoretical Devotion – Service). If you see Hanuman, He straightly jumped from the knowledge to the service and never expressed His love on God through songs and tears as per Valmiki Ramayana. Some plants yield fruits just with supply of water without fertilizer. Therefore, sometimes knowledge and service are sufficient without the intermediate theoretical devotion. But here the soil acts as a hidden fertilizer. Similarly, the theoretical devotion of Hanuman was kept hidden in the mind only. Hence this intermediate state exists in a hidden way in such cases.

    Now one of the closest servants, excels other servants in service and becomes the Son of God and sits on the right side of God as told by Jesus. Ramanuja also says that one of the most fortunate devotees sits on the lap of Lord Narayana and talks with Him and this is exactly coinciding with the above point of Bible. This is the second state of Vishishtaadvaita. Now such Son of God comes down to the earth with a gross body (as usual like any other human being) and God enters him and pervades all over the soul and body. Now, this Son of God is the human incarnation and is treated as God by the devotees for hearing the knowledge and serving the God. This Son of God gets the credit of all the wonderful works done by God, who is hidden in him. This is the third final state of Advaita. God entered the devotee, stays for his lifetime and exits at the end. The entry of God is mentioned in the Veda (Tadevanupravishat…). The exit of God is mentioned in the Bible, when Jesus cried stating ‘Oh! God! Why did You leave me?’
    Jesus told these three statements to different devotees in different times, but one should understand that Jesus remained in all the three states simultaneously because these states are only the simultaneous angles. In the third (Advaita) state, the other two lower states co-exist. This means that the lower state is always in the higher state but not reverse. In the human incarnation, which is the state of Advaita, Vishishtaadvaita also exists because the Son of God treated as God is the Son of God by himself simultaneously even in that state of Advaita. The live wire is a wire always. Similarly in the state of Vishishtaadvaita, Dvaita exists because the Son of God was selected from the closest servants and therefore, the Son of God is also a servant by himself even in the state of Vishishtaadvaita. Hence, the human incarnation can mention itself to be in the two lower states also simultaneously, which is also the truth. The human incarnation always says the truth only.

    The reverse of these three states is not true. Every servant is not the Son of God and hence, Vishishtaadvaita cannot exist in Dvaita. The Son of God is God only in the time of human incarnation and he is not God always. Therefore, Advaita cannot exist in Vishishtaadvaita. Adishesha was one of the closest servants of God. When he was born as Lakshmana, he became the Son of God by his exceptional service. Then in the next birth, Lakshmana became the human incarnation called as Balarama, who is placed in the ten incarnations of God. In this incarnation, God pervaded all over Balarama. Even the God Krishna served this incarnation as younger brother to prove that He will become the servant of His servants. Even Jesus served His devotees by washing and kissing their feet.


    At the Lotus Feet of His Holiness Sri Dattaswami

    Anil Antony
     
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    To be like the Holy Anointed Son, one must have faith in the Son and the Father for who He is and what He has done in His sacrifice for our sins, that salvation may be gained unto us. One must have belief in His words and His works, in His resurrection from the dead to life eternal, the 3rd day. To be like the Son, one must keep His works and commandments, and hold the Father nearest to their heart.

    We shouldn't look for fame of men, but for love of the Most High; we shouldn't look to gloated on by all peoples, but spoken of in love by the Father and the Son. That is to want to be like the Son, and hat is what all faithful should work for, truly. :)
     
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