Advanced Teachings

 

Advanced Teachings

The most advanced teachings of Jesus Christ

Mat 7:7-8 “Be asking, and it will be given to you*; be seeking, and you* will find; be knocking, and it will be opened to you*. “For every [one] asking receives, and the one seeking finds, and to the one knocking it will be opened.

Mat 7:9-11 “Or what person is [there] from you*, whom, if his son asks [for] a loaf, he will not give to him a stone, will he? “And if he asks for a fish, he will not give to him a snake, will he? “Therefore, if _you*_ being evil, know [how] to be giving good gifts to your* children, how much more will your Father, the [ONE] in the heavens, give good [things] to the ones asking Him!

Mat 7:12 “Therefore, all things, whatever you* shall be wanting that the people shall be doing to you*, in the same manner also _you*_ be doing to them, for this is the Law and the Prophets.

Can you figure out the nature of the advancement of these teachings?

It is advancement into simplicity and clarity.

Our ordinary understanding of advancement is toward complexity and obscurity.

Mat 18:1-4 In that hour [or, At that time] the disciples approached Jesus, saying, “So who is greatest in the kingdom of the heavens?” And Jesus having summoned a young child, He set him in the middle of them and said, “Positively, I say to you*, unless you* are turned around [fig., changed inwardly] and become like such young children, by no means shall you* enter into the kingdom of the heavens. “Therefore, whoever will humble himself like this young child, he is the greatest in the kingdom of the heavens.

By no means a double negative strengthening the denial – not at all, never

Can you see the simplicity and clarity?

What do children possess in unlimited quantity? – Imagination and energy.

First, imagination is the part of us that plays in images, symbols, myths, and stories. It is the capacity we all have for innovative thinking and creative expression.

Second, the imagination is an inner reality, a boundless kingdom not defined by our senses or reason. We enter through our dreams and through certain exercises while awake. It is this KINGDOM OF IMAGINATION that is our interconnection to all things; where all information about all things is stored. In this kingdom we are truly one with everything. This is also the source of our basic energy for life. Sometimes we tell the children around us to just use their conscious will to get something done. Not realizing that the imagination is much stronger than the will. If the children are encouraged to use their imagination to create an exciting or fun way to get something done.  It will happen.

Remember a time when someone you really love, whom you don’t see very often, was coming to visit. First of all you are so excited that you can hardly wait for them to arrive. Are they here yet! Then you stay up very late night after night seemingly not getting tired and enjoying yourself immensely. This tremendous surge of energy comes from the KINGDOM OF IMAGINATION.

Joh 3:6-7 The [thing] having been born from the flesh is flesh, and the [thing] having been born from the Spirit is spirit. “Stop marveling that I said to you, ‘It is necessary [for] you* to be born from above [or, born again].’”

Born from above, from the first, anew, again, from the beginning (very first), the top. Genesis 1:1 (first word) ראשׁית rê’shîyth ray-sheeth’ the first principal thing.

Born Again To bring forth from the first principal thing.

There are two kingdoms within. The ephemeral flesh KINGDOM OF I (self) and the eternal spirit KINGDOM OF WE [KINGDOM OF IMAGINATION].

You must set aside the KINGDOM OF I by quieting the physical mind to get to the KINGDOM OF WE.

We still the physical mind with still or moving meditation; things like Yoga, sustained conscious physical exercise, conscious awareness, conscious breathing, and many more.

Here are two mind pictures:

The KINGDOM OF I Is like a lake or pond with a stiff breeze blowing and full of waves. We cannot see the reflection of the Cosmos on the surface while our self-centered thoughts clamor for our attention.

The KINGDOM OF WE is like the same lake or pond at a still, calm moment. We have set our self-centered thoughts aside and we can now see the reflection of the Cosmos on the surface and commune with it.

The KINGDOM OF WE is where Buddha Nature and the state of flow occur. It is where we experience awe and feel a part of something larger than ourselves. It is also called the inner child where our energy for life comes from.

Can you see the simplicity and clarity?

Envision  tr.v.  To picture in the mind; imagine.

Envision something you would like to experience, see yourself in the picture, and hold complete belief (faith) in it happening. It really is that simple; but it is not easy. It takes a lot of practice and purifying the mind. By purifying the mind I mean your intentions and motives. You have to intend love and good for everything involved; rediscover the innocence of a child.

Mat 20:27 and if one of you wants to be first, you must be the slave [SERVANT] of [ALL] the others—[MY COMMENTS] The LAST SHALL BE FIRST and the FIRST SHALL BE LAST. If you are in this mode of servant consciousness you will be led by inner vision to help everything around you. This is the real power of envisioning; when you are led by the Supreme One [BEING].

Can you see the simplicity and clarity?

This is an inversion of our whole concept of power. The POWER OF LOVE needs to replace THE LOVE OF POWER.

Mat 7:13-14 “Enter in through the narrow gate, because wide [is] the gate and spacious [is] THE WAY WHICH LEADS TO THE DESTRUCTION, AND MANY ARE THE ONES ENTERING IN THROUGH IT. “How narrow [is] the gate and having been constricted [is] THE WAY WHICH LEADS TO THE LIFE, AND FEW ARE THE ONES FINDING IT!

A very narrow gate means you have to drop all the clutter of life to enter. This is very hard and takes a lot of practice and few are willing to make the effort.

You have often heard that there is safety in numbers. There is only safety in the ONE. There is only ONE power and presence in the universe. I am just a small essence of that ONE; but I AM a part of ONE.