In our world we have the idea of superiority and inferiority especially when it comes to spirituality. This is a concept that borns from judgment and division promoted by religion. It seems that nobody will ever attain the same level of consciousness, knowledge, compassion, love, enlightenment of the great spiritual teachers that lived among us, through space and time, whether we talk about Buddha, Jesus (Jeshua) or any ascended master that walked on Earth. For our whole life, they told us that they are better then us, just to make us feel inadequate, inferior beings... It is easy to control a person that feels like that through dogma, religion and indoctrination. Truth is that this teachers push us to ask questions and find our own answers by going within, not accepting blindly what they say or what a particular religion says. Indeed their religion was love! Jesus didn't found Christianity, Buddha didn't found Buddhism Muhammad didn't found Islamism. They are all man made construct, with the purpose to distort their teachings and keep us all in a lower vibration.
When we look closely at their teachings, we find out that they wanted us to obtain the same level of enlightenment, because the only thing they tried to tell us, is that we have the same power they have. The same consciousness. Indeed it is written "you will do this and grater things." They wanted us to overcome our human limits by recognizing the God/Goddess within, because they tried in every way to tell us that we are all Christs, all Buddhas, all Krishnas. They wanted us to be brothers and sisters, not divided by different ideas about what God is or is not or other man made concepts like race, nationality, politics...They Acted as unificatiors, catalysts and mirrors of our God-Self, but often their message was misunderstood; we think that they are the only ones that can do what they do, and the immediate human reaction to something that hurts our little sense of Self is "how dare you to be that? Who you think you are? You can not be better than me!" So we end up crucifying them. But that is part of the big game. So it is perfectly "fine." What is important to understand is that their teachings have been distorted and caged into religious beliefs, but the truth is that they do not respond to any label and strict logic because they came to us to teach from a universal point of view! Didn't Jesus say "my Kingdom is not of this world" because indeed he didn't came from this world! He is a starseed -a soul- like many others that are now here today, that had his experiences on other systems/dimensions. That is why he was (is) so advanced. So we should extrapolate their teachings, and even their identity, from a religious contest and see them without that filter. From the universal perspective, indeed. They are an emanation of the same Source we are. They wanted us to see that love truly exists, and is not just an idea in our mind. The power of that force is what fuels our very existence, that force can heal even the deepest wound and it is the answer to all our problems. They taught us the power of forgiveness, they told us to pray for our "enemies". Why? Because when you hate on someone, you are hating yourself. What you do to another you do it to yourself. Do not do to another what you don't want to be done to yourself, right? Why? Because we are One! You are the other, the other is you. Concretely; you can not pretend that hurting someone doesn't hurt you.. you see we are made to love each other not to make war!
Buddha didn't want to be worshipped as a supreme, unattainable being; he taught us the way to enlightenment. The eightfold path, right? Right speech (always tell the truth, non-harmful communication), right action (do no harm, literally, do not kill or steal), right livelihood (your job should bring upliftment and some sort of contribution to the world and should respect Earth), right concentration (practice meditation) right resolve (the will to pursue you path), right mindfulness (be conscious, be present always), right view (the impermanence of life, nothing will remain the same forever. Knowing that death is just a passage not the end) right effort (put effort in your practice). We can clearly see a recurring pattern; this are the same things taught by different beings in different time/space on Earth. It doesn't matter if we are talking about Jesus, Krishna or even Gandhi, Martin Luther King. You see, all this people had a vision, and they had the will to pursue their path, till the end, no matter the cost. They all taught us about brotherhood and sisterhood, about equality, compassion and love. Because there is no other way to attain the happiness we want. Enlightenment means freedom... and that is what we want. They are examples of what we can all do. So do not see Buddha as the supreme, out of reach enlightenment, do not see Jesus as "the son of God" as if he is the only one to be a children of God! We all are! God/Goddess Self is not separate from you. This is what you attain once you look within through meditation, study, research and expanded states of consciousness.
What about Krishna? He taught the importance of living life in the now moment. If you are in fear, he said, then you are not here now. Didn't Buddha say "your problem is you think you have time!" You see... Krishna believed strongly in the power of compassion and love as well, because that is the focus of his teachings. The establishment of dharma; it is not a concept or religion, dharma is action. Through this conscious effort and action, we can experience the divine nature that lies within us, he believed. According to his vision, love is something that is expressed through the physical realm (and act), but has his roots beyond the physical form. It is a transcendental force that comes from the deepest level of ourselves. Transcendental love is the way to seek and find God/Goddess. It is a bond free from attachment of any kind, something that truly can be lived and embraced only from an higher level of consciousness. And how do we attain that level of consciousness? Through experience, practice and conscious effort! It is amazing how all this teachings talk about the same universal truth: love is the only "religion." It is truly possible to love someone not just because of their physical appearance, but because we recognize a bond that is beyond time and space, we look in that being's eyes and we see a soul: that is love. And how do we obtain this experience, how do we attract the right one in our life? How do we feel, live and be this not from a mental level only, where we have the understanding of it but not the concrete, spiritual experience? "Love your neighbor AS yourself." It means that first you have to love yourself, only then, when you are not in need, when you are complete and aware you can truly love another! How can you live and have the relationship you truly want if you don't even know who you are? Who are you in this relationship? In this dance? What is your role? First forgive yourself, have compassion for yourself, be nice and nurture your inner world. How can you give something you don't have for yourself? It is not possible!
So what is Christ/Buddha Consciousness? It is our real nature! It is not the consciousness of only one being, but the realization of who we are: enlightenment. Which means getting rid of all the weight we carry, our own and that of others, accumulated during our life, so that we can realize that we are part of a whole. We not only understand but we have, indeed, the conscious awareness, the perception, that we are the whole itself and that we are not separate from the whole and from all the "parts" that the whole is made of. It is the state of being that is expanded beyond the identification with your physiology, our body: experiencing the Self as God, the eternal being, having a human experience for a while. It is the merging between our human Self and our Higher Self. It is you, fully awake and aware of who you are at a spiritual level. It is the state of liberation from all suffering, caused by ourselves, by our attachments to material things and beings -a misunderstood form of love, possession. The "Christ" is the Light we are; the Self. The "Christ" is the formless particle, the Holy Spirit, placed in the womb of the Divine Mother (Latin, mater--->matter--->matrix) or Shakti. The "Christ" is the Trinity: Father, Son, Holy Ghost -Brahman, Atman, Shakti- Isis, Osiris, Horus. You see, different cultures, time and spaces, same story. That is why you can recognize a universal teaching/truth that has nothing to do with deities, or religions. Christ Consciousness, the Buddha nature, is the state of inner peace that comes form the understanding, realization and acceptance of who we are at the deepest level. Light. Truth. Love. God. That kind of love that gives freedom, that is unconditional because it doesn't want anything in return. It is awareness of our multidimensionality at the highest level. Christ consciousness is the highest level of mental, emotional and spiritual maturity that we can ALL obtain. How? Verifying if their teachings are real for us. Do they work? Did we try? Maybe we tried the other way, the dark path, and it's ok. But it didn't work, right? We all have been angry, fearful, we all have jelled at someone... we have hurted and hated. Did that work? Maybe it is time that we look closer to our human nature, not even our Godly nature. It is not human, really, to hurt, to make war. To love is human -Godly. Maybe we can start from there and if it works we can apply the universal teachings of love, compassion, understanding, inner journey. Once we give it a try and we verify with our personal experience that what they taught works because it makes us happier, lighter, I am sure, we can obtain this states of higher consciousness. Of peace. Moreover, it is not about "following" them, or be like them, indeed I didn't use that word; they didn't want followers, they didn't want sheeps (a (light)ship, maybe!). It is about using the tools they gave us, and see if they work and if they lead us to the freedom, happiness, liberation and expression we all want.
Is it not written that "the Kingdom of Heaven is in the heart of man, not only one man but all men." And what is this Kingdom if not the Christ Consciousness? Which, ultimately, is a different dimension; that is another reason Jesus said that his Kingdom is not of this world. Indeed he was dwelling in a completely different world -dimension- even here on Earth because of his state of being/consciousness.
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Based on a work at http://www.iammysoul.com/.