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Essene
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05/08/08 09:46 AM


The Eastern Yeshua (Jesus)
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It must be said that western Christianity, especially the Protestant and Evangelical varieties, have severe negative reactions to anything that remotely seems "eastern" in philosophy, religion and
spirituality. The most common reaction is to strike out at it.
Evangelicals especially have fallen prey to the self
appointed "defenders of the faith" and cult experts who view eastern concepts and spirituality as though they were straight from hell.

I reject the notion that there is nothing to be learned or gained from the eastern approach to spiritual life. How can I say this? Simply. The spirituality of Yeshua, the very core of his
message and early followers, is distinctly eastern in thought, culture and lifestyle. Indeed, the Judaism of His time was diametrically opposed to any Hellenized approach to its culture and
spirituality. There were certainly those Jews of that time who were influenced by Greek and Roman lifestyles. However, the Eastern Israelites viewed them with suspicion and at times contempt. We must keep in mind that Judaism is an eastern religion. Period. There is no getting around this fact. And it held a deeply mystical element
that testifies to the Messiahship of Yeshua. What became known as "Christianity" was originally part and parcel of that eastern fabric and faith. Yeshua never intended to create a new religion. Especially not one based on Greek philosophy. The path he
blazed for us was fully within the spectrum of eastern Judaism. It is the Essene Faith!


This only makes sense in light of the fact that Yeshua lived a Jewish life, in a Jewish community, and observed the Essene Israelite faith. Any book that approaches Him from any other vantage point is flawed from the start! There are thousands of books on the market today all claiming to be a
definitive exposition of His life. And yet, they view Him through the glasses of people like Luther, Aquinas, Calvin, Augustine, or even Pope John Paul II. They claim to make His life and teaching
clearer by filtering it through Catholicism, Orthodoxy or any of the many denominations and theological approaches out there. They've
written a "Summa Theologica", multi-volumes on His message using Platonic philosophy as a basis. Shamefully, not even one of them simply allows Yeshua to speak for Himself!



Shalom,
Uriel


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Nightowl
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05/11/08 09:47 AM


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Re: The Eastern Yeshua (Jesus)
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Years ago I read some channeled books, I forgot the author, but according to that, during the "lost years of Jesus" he traveled to India or Tibet and so that influenced him, naturally, so funnily enough if this is true, then classic Christianity is based on Eastern teachings... now how is that for irony? I know modern churches will deny this... but this is again one of those things that can never be proved nor disproved...


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05/11/08 10:53 AM


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Re: The Eastern Yeshua (Jesus)
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I gotta agree with you on this. There is much to be learned one way or another from studying many religions. Take what works for you, not just of mind - for mind can easily believe in the false, but of the depths of self which are beyond space-time and imagination/projections.

I think the book NightOwl refers to may be this one (The Aqaurian Gospel of Jesus the Christ):

http://www.newvision-psychic.com/bookshelf/aquargospel.html

I read this years ago and struck me as something more potentially realistic towards how Yeshua lived.


All the love,
Robbie


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Nadi
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05/18/08 11:13 AM


Re: The Eastern Yeshua (Jesus)
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NightOwl might be referring to the books by Elizabeth Clare Prophet about the Lost Teachings Of Jesus, read some of that years ago...


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Nightowl
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05/18/08 12:09 PM


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Re: The Eastern Yeshua (Jesus)
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Yes, that is what I meant, the books by Elisabeth Care Prophet. But the other one mentioned here sounds interesting as well!


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MysticDreamer
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06/28/08 00:10 AM


Re: The Eastern Yeshua (Jesus)
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I agree with you that Western Religious philosophy is vehemently opposed to Eastern approaches to a spiritual life. My own experience in the Protestant version of Christianity tends to support this view. However, my own studies have led me to conclude that the two viewpoints rather than being in opposition tend to support each other when studied with an open mind.

I, too, believe that Yeshua was decidedly eastern in not only his lifestyle but also in his teachings. It is a shame that most "churches" find the approaches mutually exclusive.


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