Jesus Christ

LIFE

Jesus Christ was born in Bethlehem two thousand years ago. To the masses Jesus propounded a simple philosophy of faith, love, and forgiveness. He spoke often in parables, pregnant with timeless morals. But to his disciples he spoke deeper truths, truths that have their correspondence in the deepest metaphysical concepts of the more ancient Yoga philosophy as revealed in the little-understood chapter of Revelation in the Bible. When his disciples questioned Jesus, "Why speakest thou unto them in parables?" he answered, "Because it is given unto you to know the mysteries of the kingdom of heaven, but to them it is not given. . . . Therefore speak I to them in parables: because they seeing see not; and hearing they hear not, neither do they understand" (Matthew 13:10, 11, 13).

Jesus came, he said, not to destroy the law and the prophets but to fulfil them. When questioned as to the greatest commandment, he replied: ". . . thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength" (Mark 12:30). To love God with this completeness is possible only through union with God, a state that can be attained by yoga meditation wherein one realizes the truth of Christ's words: "The kingdom of God is within you" (Luke 17:21).

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Jesus Christ Best Quotes

"Neither shall they say, Lo here! or, lo there! for, behold, the kingdom of God is within you." —Luke 17:21

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"Father, forgive them; for they know not what they do." —Luke 23:34

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"And seek not ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you." —Luke 12:29-31

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"Is it not written in your law, I said, Ye are gods?" —John 10:34

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"Heaven and earth shall pass away, but my words shall not pass away." —Matthew 24:35

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"Peace I leave with you, my peace I give unto you: not as the world giveth, give I unto you. Let not your heart be troubled, neither let it be afraid." —John 14:27

"And thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and with all thy strength: this is the first commandment. And the second is like, namely this, Thou shalt love thy neighbour as thyself. There is none other commandment greater than these." —Mark 12:30-31

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"The light of the body is the eye: if therefore thine eye be single, thy whole body shall be full of light." —Matthew 6:22

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"I am the light of the world: he that followeth me shall not walk in darkness, but shall have the light of life." —John 8:12

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"If ye have faith as a grain of mustard seed, ye shall say unto this mountain, Remove hence to yonder place; and it shall remove; and nothing shall be impossible unto you." —Matthew 17:20

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"And ye shall know the truth, and the truth shall make you free." —John 8:32

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"Judge not, and ye shall not be judged: condemn not, and ye shall not be condemned: forgive, and ye shall be forgiven. Give, and it shall be given unto you; good measure, pressed down, and shaken together, and running over, shall men give into your bosom. For with the same measure that ye mete withal it shall be measured to you again." —Luke 6:37-38

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"And why beholdest thou the mote that is in thy brother’s eye, but considerest not the beam that is in thine own eye?" —Matthew 7:1-3

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"Let your light so shine before men, that they may see your good works, and glorify your Father which is in heaven." —Matthew 5:16

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"Him that overcometh will I make a pillar in the temple of my God, and he shall go no more out." —Revelation 3:12

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"Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God." —John 3:3

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"If any man thirst, let him come unto me, and drink. He that believeth on me, as the scripture hath said, out of his belly shall flow rivers of living water." —John 7:37-38

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"God is a Spirit: and they that worship him must worship him in spirit and in truth." —John 4:24

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" And I say unto you, Ask, and it shall be given you; seek, and ye shall find; knock, and it shall be opened unto you." —Luke 11:9

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"I and my Father are one." —John 10:30

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"The sabbath was made for man, and not man for the sabbath." —Mark 2:27

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"But as many as received him, to them gave he power to become the sons of God." —John 1:12

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"Except ye see signs and wonders, ye will not believe." —John 4:48

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from The New Testament (see the commentary in "The Second Coming of Christ" by Paramahansa Yogananda)

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