Daily Meditation: Friday, April 2, 2010

Jesus - in what sense is he ‘the Saviour’?

Jesus came to earth and shed his blood for the salvation of humanity - this is what Christians state. Yes, Jesus is 'the Saviour' but not in the way they understand it. For if they were truly saved, why are human beings, Christians included, still just as weak, selfish and mean? Why do they destroy themselves and their fellow beings? Jesus' sacrifice, therefore, has a wholly different meaning. At the time when Jesus came into incarnation, the psychic pathway from earth to heaven was obstructed. All the shameful deeds, all the criminal thoughts and feelings, all the raging passions of earlier generations had caused a host of monstrous creatures to thrive on the astral plane, preventing all but a few exceptional human beings from making spiritual progress. And so Jesus sacrificed himself to clear the way; by shedding his blood, he satisfied the appetite of all those monsters, and it is an infinitely greater sacrifice than we can imagine. From that time on, the path was open for all. But each individual has to make the effort to walk along it. The path is free, but it is up to us to travel it if we are to be saved.

Omraam Mikhael Aivanhov
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The Author : Omraam Mikhaël Aïvanhov