Jesus, Krishna, Shiva,
Jesus has said that 'I am the way... No one goes to the Father but through me.' When I accepted Christ as my saviour as my Guru, I got connected to Reiki and got Master's Grace. Please clear some doubts I have addressed in these questions--
Thank you, Regards,
- Regarding--"I am the way, none goes to the Father but through me"
This refers to Jesus-Christ's position as Spiritual master or guru and not that he has some monopolistic position to help people to reach the Divine Father. The vedic aphorism is "Guru is one (although he appears in different bodies)".
This does not mean that Jesus-Christ is the only guru, but one in the guru position. Just as the sun is reflected in different bodies of water according to the size of the water bodies, so does the guru have knowledge according to his spiritual evolution, and so does he reveal knowledge according to the capacity of the recipient.
Hence Jesus-Christ is perfectly correct in saying none goes to the father but through me ("guru"). None goes to the Father except through a bonafide Guru.
Where does J-C stay when it is mentioned Devi Dhama, Sivaloka and Hari Dham (in this article) and what is the holy spirit?
When J-C refers to Father does he refer to Lord Krishna? Is Lord Krishna the supreme divine?
- Who is the Supreme Father?
Lord Krishna's position as the Supreme Father is definitively established in Bhagavad Gita, Srimad Bhagavatam, Hari Bhati Vilas, Chaitanya Charitamrita, Brahma Samhita, and especially Bhakti rasamrita sindhu.
Sri Shankaracharya wrote a commentary on the Bhagavad Gita citing the Divine as an impersonal energy form for a special purpose, but as a supreme devotee of Lord Krishna he could not resist defeating all his own arguments.
Once while in Varanasi with 14 of his disciples Sri Adi Shankaracharya saw an old brahmin studying the rules of sanskrit grammar. Out of compassion he spoke thus--
"bhaja govindam, bhaja govindam, bhaja govindam mudha mate, samprapti sannihite kale nahi nahi raksati dukrnyakarine"
"O foolish-minded, just worship Govinda, worship Govinda, worship Govinda. Your rules of grammar and word jugglery will not protect you at the time of death, only chanting the name of Govinda the Supreme and serving Govinda will do so."
This verse is customarily printed at the beginning of many commentaries on the Bhagavad Gita to remind the reader of Krishna's true position.
Lord Brahma speaks similarly in the Brahma samhita--"Govindam adi purusham tam aham bhajami"--"I worship the oldest original supreme person--Govinda (Krishna)."
He also establishes the fact in the first sloka of the Brahma Samhita that before the material universe existed and after the annihilation of the material universe only Govinda remains--"Isvarah paramah krishna, sac-cid-ananda vigraha, anadir adir govindah, sarva karana karanam--Krishna who is known as Govinda is the Supreme Controller and Original Personality of Godhead. He has an eternal blissful spiritual body. He is the origin of all universes and exists before and after the birth and annihilation of universes. He has no other origin, none is superior to Him and He is the prime cause of all causes."
Are Jesus, Lord Krishna, Lord Shiva, Lord Ganesha, Lord Hanuman, Lord Ram all incarnations of the Divine which is some infinite form of energy which is not like humans?
- The absolute and relative positions
They are all different--Lord Krishna is the supreme source of all sources, and He is a person--the Supreme Person. Lord Ram is His personal un-separated expansion (svaymsha avtaar), Lord Shiva is 'shiv-tattva', one step below the Divine and one step above the jiva-tattva like us and the other demigods (administrators of universal affairs).
Lord Ganesh and Lord Shiva are all administrators of the universe--demigods. Lord Ganesha is jiva-tattva. Jesus and other spiritual masters are generally jiva tattva. Jiva tattva are 'vibbhina-ansha'--minute separated expansions of the Divine. However Jesus and all true gurus are considered 'shaktyavesh avtaar'--empowered expansion incarnations of the Divine. Their level of empowerment may differ.
The position of Lord Brahma is offered to a jiva who has perfectly discharged his duties for a 100 lifetimes.
Such a living being may not be prepared to accept the position of Brahma, preferring instead going to Hari Dham straightaway rather than at the end of his tenure of a 100 years as Brahma.
In such a case Krishna (in his expansion of Sri Vishnu) expands Himself into the Brahma position.
Working with your spiritual empowerment and knowledge of the Divine in a systematic way will lead you to the ultimate destination of Hari dham--the place where no sorrows can enter.
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