Jesus Lived in India Holger Kersten: "It is simply of vital importance to find again the path to the sources, to the eternal and central truths of Christ's message, which has been shaken almost beyond recognition by the profane ambitions of more or less secular institutions arrogating to themselves a religious authority. This is an attempt to open a way to a new future, firmly founded in the true spiritual and religious sources of the past". The Russian scholar, Nicolai Notovich, was the first to suggest that Christ may have gone to India. In 1887, Notovich, a Russian scholar and Orientalist, arrived in Kashmir during one of several journeys to the Orient. For about sixteen years, Christ travelled through Turkey, Persia, Western Europe and possibly England. The first step in Christ's trail after the Crucifixion is found in the Persian scholar F. Kersten also suggests that prior to Christ's mission in the Middle East, he may have been exposed to Buddhist teachings in Egypt. Back to the KOR Hompage
Sattva Raja Tama – Basic Components of Creation Abstract The three subtle basic components (trigunās) of Sattva, Raja and Tama are the very fabric of creation. Unknown to modern sciences, they permeate through all living and non-living, tangible and intangible things. 1. The purpose of this article is to give our readers a strong foundation about the concept of the three subtle basic components. According to modern sciences, the Universe is made up of basic physical particles that include electrons, protons, neutrons, mesons, gluons and quarks. At a spiritual level, however, the Universe is made up of something even more basic. The characteristics of each of these components are described in brief in the following table: We call the components subtle because they are intangible, not physical in nature and they cannot be seen with any instruments such as the latest electronic microscopes. The subtle basic Sattva component is the most subtle or intangible of the three subtle basic components. 2. 3. Explanation of the diagram 4. 5. 6. 7.
Philippians 2:6 Not thievary for a man to be God "Have this attitude that also was in Christ Jesus, who, being in the form of God, did not regard it robbery to be equal with God, but made himself of no reputation." (KJV) The Trinitarian translation and subsequent intepretation of this passage is devised contrivance, pure and simple. Their object here is to try and make out that Christ didn't reckon it was thievery to be in the form of God and enjoy that equal status with God and thereby keep his divine nature when he decided to take the form of a man. For let this mind be in you, which was also in Christ Jesus: Who being in the form of God, thought it not robbery to be equal with God: But emptied himself, taking the form of a servant, being made in the likeness of men, and in habit found as a man. Now let us look at what the passage really says. Now as we shall see there is a big difference here. The Context Let us look at the whole passage. Now what this passage says is quite simple. The Mind of Christ
Home Neuroscience and Zen Brain - Upaya Zen Center Roshi Halifax speaking at TED Women 2010 In recent years, philosophy, psychology, and neuroscience have contributed new observations and insights into the brain and bodily processes involved in those states we call emotions and their relationships to our perceptions and actions. These observations support the conclusion that bodily changes and the experience of the body are inextricable aspects of emotions, and of most other aspects of mind. These disciplines have also provided frameworks for understanding how emotions are initiated and regulated in the mind/brain/body that are resonant with Buddhist perspectives and practices. Upcoming Zen Brain Programs
Problem of Hell The "problem of Hell" is an ethical problem related to some religions in which portrayals of Hell as a place where immortal souls are conscious are ostensibly cruel, and are thus inconsistent with the concepts of a just, moral and omnibenevolent God. The problem of Hell revolves around four key points: Hell exists in the first place, some people go there, there is no escape, and it is punishment for actions or inactions done on Earth. The belief that non-believers of a particular religion, or "the wicked" among believers, face damnation or destruction is called special salvation. The belief that all are saved regardless of belief, or regardless of "goodness" or "wickedness", is referred to as universal reconciliation. Issues There are several major issues to the problem of Hell. The first is whether the existence of Hell is compatible with justice. Judaism Christianity I also maintain that those who are punished in Gehenna, are scourged by the scourge of love.
One Time, One Meeting | The Practice of Zen Meditation What Is Sufism | Rifai Sufi Order Web Site Sufism, tasawwuf, is a way of life. Through this way of life, a deeper identity is discovered and comes into being. This deeper identity, beyond the already known personality, is in harmony with everything that exists in the universe. This deeper identity, or the essential self, has abilities of awareness, action, creativity and love that are far beyond the abilities of the superficial personality. Sufism is a living teaching. Sufism is a tradition of enlightenment that carries the haqiqah (essential truth) forward through time. Sufism, as we know it, developed within the cultural matrix of Islam. Historically, Sufism was not conceived separately from the essence of Islam. Beginning from its roots at the time of Hz. If Sufism recognizes one central truth, it is the unity of being; we are not separate from the Divine. At the time of the Prophet Hz.