(Continued from Part 1.)
That he incarnated the Christ Light is not the only level of meaning in which Jesus could be said to be the Light of the world. His incredibly-profound, epigrammatic teachings made him the Light of the world in a pedagogical sense too.
His parables were designed to last for centuries, providing nugget-like texts which enlightened masters could use to introduce their longer explanations of mystical secrets to initiated students. They were not designed for the masses who had ears but could not hear.
So many who hear his teachings retain a lasting impression. I remember reading of a Zen master who, upon being told a few of the teachings of Jesus, said, ah, this man is not far from satori.
He commands the respect of earthly sages – and of galactics. When SaLuSa wants to explain what will occur for us in 2012, he uses Jesus as his example.
“You are soon to be released from your temporary quarantine on Earth, and allowed to experience the freedom of the Cosmos. By then you will have achieved a level of Christ consciousness, and will be expressing yourselves through Unconditional Love. This is the reason the Christed Ones such as Jesus came to Earth, to show you what could be achieved by living in Love and Light. The Earth is a great testing ground for those who aspire to reach such levels.” (14)
When he wishes to reassure us that the galactics will be joined by the Masters, he again uses Jesus as his example.
“The Masters … wait in readiness to return to Earth. You might say that the big guns are waiting to appear to you and that is correct, as the truth will sound be more acceptable when it comes from those who are familiar to you. Jesus and many Angelic Beings such as Archangel Michael will address you and the words will carry a powerful energy, that will leave you in no doubt that they come to you with Love and Light.” (15)
And when he wants to lay out what the galactics are here to teach us, he once more uses Jesus as his example.
“Jesus came not to start a religion, but show by his example the way Man should live. He was the perfect example of One who lived his word, and when he preached love that is exactly what he was – Love Incarnate. There is nothing else in your lives that is of such importance, and it starts by loving Self and then others. Since you are All One, why would you treat another part of yourself any differently from anyone else?
“Your principle lesson is to be able to express Unconditional Love, and when you can do so you can claim to have found the Way. We know that it is not easy to suddenly view life quite differently to what you have been used to, but if you are to progress you will need to change your beliefs.” (16)
I’m not convinced that SaLuSa used Jesus as an example simply because SaLuSa may have been sent to speak primarily to westerners, the vast majority of whom are Christians. I think he, like so many other spiritual figures of whom I’m aware, is genuinely inclined to be reverential towards Jesus because Jesus calls out that level of respect from so many who hear his teachings.
Thus, Jesus was the Light of the world in many profound respects. He incarnated the Christ Light at its most expansive. His life was a standard of perfection in its outworking and his teachings so perfect in their truthfulness and aptness that all who hear him pay him deference.
The universal regard in which Jesus is held by so many is testimony to the truth of his statement that he was in a deeply-meaningful way the Light of the world.
(1) John 8: 12
(2) John Ruusbroec in James A. Wiseman, John Ruusbroec. The Spiritual Espousals and Other Works. New York, etc.: Paulist Press, 1985., 147. (Hereafter JR.)
(3) JR, 74.
(4) Richard Rolle, The Fire of Love, trans. Clifton Wolters. Harmondsworth: Penguin, 1981; c1972, 106-7.
(5) Pseudo-Dionysius in Cohn Luibheid, trans., Pseudo-Dionysus, His Complete Works. New York and Mahwah: Paulist Press, 1989, 52-3.
(6) John 10: 30.
(7) John 14: 28.
(8) John 10:38.
(9) John 14: 6.
(10) To learn about this level of enlightenment, go to this webpage and search on “sahaja”: http://www.angelfire.com/space2/light11/fdl/e1.html
(11) We are eternal no matter at what stage of enlightenment we may be at. But we also need to be reborn into matter until such time as we achieve sahaja and liberation. Achieving liberation is what is meant by Jesus’s special use of the term “eternal life.”
(12) John 3: 10.
(13) John 16:28-9.
(14) SaLuSa, Feb, 1, 2010, at http://www.treeofthegoldenlight.com/First_Contact/Channeled_Messages_by_Mike_Quinsey.htm
(15) SaLuSa, March 22, 2010.
(16) SaLuSa, Apr. 5, 2010.