I read the bible from time to time. I read many religious manuscripts actually. I like to listen to what those proficient in self-mastery are trying to tell us about ourselves. Yet, Christians worship Jesus, and for the most part seem to completely overlook his message. Really, his magical awakening story – it isn’t subtle. The authors didn’t hide it, they were pretty clear.
Jesus’ awakening message is identical to Buddha’s. Their life stories are different, but their message is the same. Even though the powers that be absolutely butchered the scriptures when they chose which ones to keep and which ones to reject, the message remains.
Jesus and Buddha are pointing to who we really are, to the oneness of existence, to the illusion this “reality” is, and to what is beneath this deep layer of ego and wanting. Heaven, Nirvana, freedom from suffering, eternal Love… etcetera and so forth, it’s all right there.
I try to make sure I am worshipping the message, not the finger that is pointing to the message. What good is worshipping the ultimate good boy? What good? How does that help this world, how does it help awaken us? How does it help Jesus for that matter? Masters are humble folk, they’ll live without my worship. They’ll be much happier knowing I heard them and that I’m on the path than they would ever be with me staying miserable and prostrating to an image of which I have no direct understanding.
What would Jesus do? He’d wake up, that’s what he’d do. How do I know “what Jesus would do”? Because he bloody well did it.