Thursday, March 19, 2015


169. Jesus Christ seen/heard over centuries. Part one


Anything which is quoted from a mystic/yogi/saint/prophet in these blogs must fulfill one of these two requirements:

 1. It should be taken from an autobiography of that mystic. It will be an authentic account because such persons don’t lie. They may, though, misinterpret the event.

2. It should be written by a person of high integrity who heard it himself from the mystic’s mouth.

3. It should not be taken from a religious scripture, except as a brief quotation, such as Bible, Gita, or Koran


 All the incidents that I have ever quoted in all of my blogs fulfill one of these conditions, except the first encounter of the holy prophet Muhammadpbuh with an entity (blog 147). I have included it because the holy prophetpbuh told it himself to others. Most of the incidents are taken from the following books:

  • A search in secret Egypt by Paul Brunton
  • .A search in secret India by Paul Brunton
  • .Autobiography of a Yogi by Paramahansa Yogananda
  • .In Quest of God by Swami Ramdas
  • .Living with kundalini by Gopi Krishna
  • .Pilgrim of stars by Dilip Kumar Roy and Indra Devi
  • .Shahab Nama by Shahab
  • .The Gospel of Sri Ramakrishna by Swami Nikhilananda
  • .The Hunger of the Soul by Nancy Mayorga
  • .The Practice of the Presence of God by Brother Lawrence of the Resurrection. Translated by Salvatore Scurba
  • .The life of Teresa of Jesus by Teresa of Avila. Translated by Allison Peers
  • Confessions By St Augustine
  • Kashaf-ul Mahjoob by Data Gunj Bakhash
  • The dark night of the soul, by St John of the cross. Translated by Allison Peers

  •  The autobiography of St Therese of Lisieux. Translated by John Beevers
    There are some incidents taken from other books but they pass the same standards. However, in some places, either I or my brother RQ is the witness of the events.
    I have stated these conditions, but I still want to tell you the vision of Jesus by St. Paul, mentioned in the Bible. Why is that? Because it is authentic. St Paul himself mentioned it, or Luke, a disciple and companion of Paul, narrated it, so he must have heard it from Paul himself. Many persons saw Jesus after his death, as mentioned in the Bible, but those persons did not write their account.
    1. I quote from New Testament:
    “As he neared Damascus on his journey, suddenly a light from heaven flashed around him. He fell to the ground and heard a voice say to him, “Saul (see footnote), Saul, why do you persecute me?”
    “Who are you, Lord?” Saul asked.
    "I am Jesus, whom you are persecuting,” he replied. “Now get up and go into the city, and you will be told what you must do.”
    The men traveling with Saul stood there speechless; they heard the sound but did not see anyone. Saul got up from the ground, but when he opened his eyes he could see nothing. So they led him by the hand into Damascus. For three days he was blind, and did not eat or drink anything.
    —Acts 9:3–9
    Then Ananias went to the house and entered it. Placing his hands on Saul, he said, “Brother Saul, the Lord—Jesus, who appeared to you on the road as you were coming here—has sent me so that you may see again and be filled with the Holy Spirit.” Immediately, something like scales fell from Saul’s eyes, and he could see again. He got up and was baptized, and after taking some food, he regained his strength.
    —Acts 9:17–19
    Paul, himself, gave the same account with some differences in Acts 22; 6-13, and in Acts 26:12-18
    2. Paul received instructions from Jesus some other times too. Here is an incident:
    “It happened when I returned to Jerusalem and was praying in the temple, that I fell into a trance, and I saw Him saying to me, 'Make haste, and get out of Jerusalem quickly, because they will not accept your testimony about Me.' "And I said, 'Lord, they themselves understand that in one synagogue after another I used to imprison and beat those who believed in You.’ And when the blood of Your witness Stephen was being shed, I also was standing by approving, and watching out for the coats of those who were slaying him.'"And He said to me, 'Go! For I will send you far away to the Gentiles (non-Jews).'"
    ___Acts 22:17-21
    3. Here is an account of the conversation between Jesus and a man named Ananias:
    Now there was a disciple at Damascus named Ananias; and the Lord said to him in a vision, "Ananias." And he said, "Here I am, Lord." And the Lord said to him, "Get up and go to the street called straight, and inquire at the house of Judas for a man from Tarsus named Saul, for he is praying and he has seen in a vision a man named Ananias come in and lays his hands on him, so that he might regain his sight." “Lord,” Ananias answered, “I have heard many reports about this man and all the harm he has done to your holy people in Jerusalem. And he has come here with authority from the chief priests to arrest all who call on your name.”
    But the Lord said to Ananias, “Go! This man is my chosen instrument to proclaim my name to the Gentiles and their kings and to the people of Israel. I will show him how much he must suffer for my name.”__Acts (9:10-15)
    To be continued
    ­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­Footnote. ST Paul’s original name was Saul

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