Part I- Who Was the Messiah?
The Messiah, the anointed one, is someone whom the ancient Hebrews, amongst others, had been awaiting for centuries.
There was hope that his coming would herald victory over their worldly and national troubles, yet despite this materialistic dream, the true victory is a spiritual event- then, as now, as it ever shall be in the endless worlds of the Creation.
When Jesus did come, he offered not the usual murky spells of religion, but a crystal clear and unending steam of religious truth, which is synonymous with pure love.
His aim was not simply to establish a new religion on the foundation of the old, but to reassert the truths that Judaism had long ago been based upon. He was making the ancient mysteries public for the first time. To do so required an utterly original teaching that could unify the deeply personal experience of God with social realities.
Jesus traveled widely, far more widely than The New Testament, as it has come down to us might seem to suggest. He dwelt long in the lands of the east, in places such as Egypt and Tibet, where he learning from the children of creation the mysteries of that creation, just as we do. The famous three wise men were not the only Masters to have a role in the upbringing of this uniquely gifted child…
Even now we can see that those truest to Christ’s ideal can be Easterners as much as those of the West, from Gandhi to Mother Theresa, to the Dalai Lama. This, the greatest religious event of human history, belongs to no one religion, much less any particular group of people.
Part II- What Did the Messiah Teach?
Jesus, as a divine incarnation of The Eternal All, was utterly in tune with what this Eternal All Is and was thus uniquely qualified to reveal this knowledge. Mortal words are insufficient to portray this; yet, out of respect for our languages, so did he teach. Yet he knew, more than any, the supreme truth of action.
Jesus’ acts were not limited to the miracles, though these have long proved impressive, to minds that hunger for evidence of eternal power. His indelible fingerprint was that everyday gift of love, forgiveness, compassion, which he showed even in the smallest of ways. Those who had sinned were forgiven and sent forth to sin no more.
For the selfishness of sin brings the curse of death, by denying the very unity of life; whilst true love is life itself, freeing that great Self within us all. Such is his teaching. In his love, he gave his very life for us, despite our many sins.
By unveiling the mysteries of rebirth, in which we must lose our lives to gain them; in even giving his own self in such a way of selfless sacrifice; Jesus showed us the supreme path- of living for others without a thought for ourselves. In so doing, the old being must perish, to be born anew in unimaginable glory, just as the butterfly emerges from it’s chrysalis.
We caterpillars are all butterflies at heart, if we but enter the chrysalis of love and contemplation. As delicate, sensitive and sentient beings, our food for this is not just green leaves, but also that of the fresh spirit, which can be seen with newly opened eyes.
Messiahs come whenever they are needed, to set us free from unliftable burdons, to light the path of truth. From the great silence, in the anticipation of our darkest and most challenging epoch, will come the Teacher of Love to guide us through it, to make it through the change to the other side.
Some day; if that day has not already come; shall appear the great Lord Matreiya, to show us the way from turmoil to peace, from a merely worldly to a spiritual understanding, descending for us from heaven in the greatest, deepest, glory and with the peace that heaven knows best. He will come when we are ready to understand what he has for us, when our accumilated power reaches such proportions as to be a danger to ourselves without proper guidance and supervision. He will teach us where to go from here- yet, as ever, though his mission cannot fail, it will be up to each of us as individuals whether we listen to what he has to say.
Science needs to be balanced with a truly religious love, with morality and an awe for what we encounter. With his eternally-wise words, speaking like the voice of many waters, the voice of the ancient of Days, he will restore our balance and remind us, that we are but children, children who should obey their Heavenly Father, whose love they can ever trust.
The coming reign of God’s spirit- of a time when people see reality as it is, unstained by illusions- shall usher in the reign of the spirit, where in understanding and justice the, “lion shall lie down with the lamb and war be studied no more”. As ever, our greatest obstical; the mountain which God’s grace enables us to move; is our own selfish arrogance- and our finest hope, overcoming it to make a world in which we live for one another, just as was planned in Eden all along- in harmony with a very cosmic civilisation!
Thus may humankind and our home the Earth take it’s destined place in the celestial order, that vast family of planets, that lives as one for all and all for one, freely under The Father. Our home shall be no strange place to us- it will be filled with our deepest dreams.
THE END, of THE BEGINNING
of THE BEGINNING