ken knight hilken_98 at YAHOO.COM
Fri Oct 12 16:19:40 CDT 2001

Namaste Sada,
I would be interested in your....and anybody
else's.... further comments on the St John's text with
reference to how you would interpret the last
> >The text is St. John Chapter 9, Verses 1-5.
> >'And as Jesus passed by, he saw a man which was
> blind
> >from his birth.  And the disciples asked him,
> saying,
> >Master, who did sin, this man or his parents, that
> he
> >was born blind?  Jesus answered, Neither has this
> man
> >sinned, nor his parents; but that the works of God
> >should be made manifest in him. I must work the
> works
> >of him that sent me, while it is day; the night
> >cometh, when no man can work.  As long as I am in
> this
> >world, I am the light of this world.'
> >Now view this in the light of the teachings of
> >advaita. Is it not a beautiful teaching of Jesus?
> Yes, provided it is correctly interpreted.
> Misinterpretations of
> Jesus statements are  so-prevalent that one has to
> be very careful to
> see the universality of these statements.

I see these 'I am ' statements as clear 'ahum'
statements...extend to 'Ahum Brahmaasmi' if we wish.
In this interpretation we are the ever shining light
of the single consciousness that is everywhere but
also in a single dimensionless point. Being such,
action takes place in itself but without any
separation.  The actor, the action and the acted upon
are now all one part of the single vibration in the
single substratum of consciousness and with no
limitation imposed through avidya or adhyaasa. As the
Gita says, there are 'fruits' of an action but it is
the attachment to the fruits of the action that
distorts...poisons...those fruits and binds the person
into the karmic cycle of cause and effect.  We no
longer have to 'weigh up'....a sure sign of
imbalance...the constituent parts of a problem for the
right knowledge..dharma in the moment...flows
unhindered by the avidya 'I am the doer'.  In this way
the pure light of consciousness flares up to glorify
its Self in the darkness of Itself.
This then is an interpretation of the teaching upon
the nature of 'work' and 'karma' that seems inherent
in Jesus' words.
If anyone would like to tidy up my effort above your
contribution would be welcome,
Om sri ram
ken knight

Do You Yahoo!?
Make a great connection at Yahoo! Personals.

More information about the Advaita-l mailing list