"The Self alone is real. All others are unreal. The mind and intellect do not remain apart from you. The Bible says, `Be still and know that I am God.' Stillness is the sole requisite for the realization of the Self as God." -Ramana Maharshi-
"If they ask you, 'What is the evidence of your Father in you?' say to them, 'It is motion and rest." -Jesus, The Gospel of Thomas-
The understanding of ones spirit being an internal 'part' or 'piece' of God is present in religions world wide. However, it may surprise some that these understandings also have roots and can be found in both Judaism and the original Gnostic form and understanding of Christianity. Both of which indicating that we are all pieces of God. The many sons of the one God. The Following is from the Old Testament Book of Psalms Chapter 82 verse 6.
6 “I said, ‘You are “gods”; you are all sons of the Most High.’
In later centuries Jesus himself went on to quote this exact verse while trying to explain and defend his statement of being a 'Son of God'. He went on to point out how the Jewish Priests own sacred texts reinforced his message and teachings. The teaching and truth that all men are in fact the 'Sons of God'. Jesus was by no means the exclusive and only Son of God, and never made this claim, as it would be in sharp contrast and contradiction to his own teachings. Jesus's own words show and outline how he in fact believed the exact opposite and taught that all men were the Sons of the one God (or “Father”). The following passage is an account of how even in the last moments of Jesus's life he was trying to clear the confusion around his statements and teachings, confusions that still exist in modern times. The Following Passage is from the Book of John, Chapter 10 verses 30-38.
30. I and the Father are one.”
31. Again his Jewish opponents picked up stones to stone him,
32. but Jesus said to them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father. For which of these do you stone me?”
33. “We are not stoning you for any good work,” they replied, “but for blasphemy, because you, a mere man, claim to be God.”
34. Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I have said you are all “gods”’Sons of the most High?”
Another passage further indicating Jesus's belief that all men were in fact Sons of God is found in the book of Thomas verse three.
(3)" ..When you come to know yourselves, then you will understand, and you will realize that it is you who are the sons of the living father."
These 'Sons of God' or internal spirits of ‘The ALL’ in there primary essence know the infinite oneness of the collective. However, these individuation's carry out a secondary existence based in the illusion of mental separation carried out within the confines of their minds. Within their perceptions of a 'Mental Universe' via the five senses.
This passage has been taken from my new book:
Spirit's Dream: What is the Mental Universe
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