The parallels between the teachings of Christ and Buddha

Ascended Master Mother Mary, February 18, 2007 through Kim Michaels.



My Beloved hearts, I Mary come to greet you in this new opportunity for establishing world peace in the spirit of Christ and the spirit of Buddha. I encourage you to use the new invocation we release now, namely the Invocation of the Eternal NOW. For this invocation is most powerful, and it is indeed a culmination of all of the invocations, not the least of which is the last two invocations for Rising above the Past and the Golden Future.

The secret principle behind all spiritual teachings

When it comes right down to it, the past and the future are nothing but illusions, mirages created by the sense of separation from the allness of life that I love to call the River of Life. There are those who believe that heaven is a place of eternal rest, where angels sit around on pink clouds, playing harps. There are those who believe heaven is the Buddhic Nirvana, which they – in contrast to the Buddha’s true teachings – have come to see as a place where nothing changes, where there is no growth, no individuality, no differentiation.

Yet what must die so that you – the Conscious You – can be resurrected into eternal life, is not your individuality, your sense of self. Nay, what must die is the separate sense of self, the self that is based on separation from the River of Life. This is the self that is born out of your refusal to take up the responsibility to become the Christ, to become one with all life through oneness with the guru.

There is no more important relationship for people on earth than their relationship to a spiritual teacher, or as such a teacher is often called in the East, a guru. Oh yes, the word “guru” has indeed received a bad name in the West, in large part due to the many false and fake gurus who have come out of the East and have attempted to take advantage of the spiritual awakening that has been going on in the West now for several decades.

Yet I must tell you that there is a reality in the fact that you need someone who is not trapped in the duality consciousness in order to escape your own dualistic illusions. For as Jesus has so lovingly explained in his ego discourses, and as he recently explained in another essential discourse, the main characteristic of the ego is that it blinds you to reality. This is what the Buddha called the veil of Maya, the veil of illusion, that makes you vulnerable to the forces of duality, which the Buddha called the demons of Mara.


The parallels between the teachings of Christ and Buddha
Yes, there are indeed many parallels between the teachings of the Buddha and the teachings of Christ. And that is why you will see that this new Invocation of the Eternal NOW, for the first time ever, blends the teachings of the Christ and the teachings of the Buddha. This is an extremely powerful ritual, not only for you personally, but also for the world at large.

For I must tell you that the main strategy used by the forces of duality is indeed the strategy of divide and conquer. And how could it be otherwise? For how could the forces of duality do anything but divide others, as they are divided in themselves through their entrapment in the consciousness of duality, the consciousness of anti-christ and anti-buddha. As you should realize by now, the true teachings of Christ are the teachings of inner oneness, oneness with your own higher being through oneness with a teacher, or master or guru outside yourself.

For did not Jesus himself outpicture that Path of Oneness with his disciples? Did he not attempt to raise his disciples from the state of consciousness in which they were trapped when he found them, and then take them into oneness with himself? And was is not so that few of the disciples were able to enter into that oneness? Specifically, Peter was the one who outpictured the difficulty that many among humankind have in understanding the true message of Christ. Namely, that you not simply follow Christ and elevate Christ to an idol that will do the work for you, but that you come into oneness with Christ, the oneness that can be attained only by following the inner path, the straight and narrow way, the Middle Way.

Both the Christ and the Buddha, in their true inner teachings, taught the inner path, the Path of Oneness. How can you be a true follower of Christ unless you come into oneness with Christ, unless you let that mind be in you which was also in Christ Jesus, so that you can do the works that Jesus did, and greater works. And how can you be a true follower of the Buddha unless you come into oneness with the Buddha?

For is it not so, that the essence of the teachings of the Buddha is that everything is the Buddha nature. When you see that everything is the Buddha nature, how can you fail to come into oneness with the Buddha that has embodied the Buddha nature? And likewise, did not Jesus talk about the Word and does not the Gospel of John say that in the beginning was the Word and without him was not made any thing made that was made. So when you see the essence of the teachings of Christ, you see that everything is made out of the Word, out of the universal Christ Mind. And thus, when you see this, how can you fail to see the universal Christ in yourself and thereby come into oneness with the universal Christ Mind and all who have previously come into oneness with that Mind, namely Jesus, Gautama, myself and all the true saints and sages of the ages, those who are found in every religion.

For did not Jesus clearly spell out for Christians that unless their righteousness exceeds the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees, they should in no wise enter the kingdom. And was not the righteousness of the scribes and Pharisees an outer righteousness, where they took pride in following the outer letter of the law, the outer scripture, in minute detail, thereby thinking they could guarantee their way into heaven. And did not Jesus say that the kingdom of heaven comes not with observation, for the kingdom of God is within you. So it is not clear, is it not obvious for those who have ears to hear and eyes to see, that Jesus called all to come into oneness with him, which is why he said, “I am the way the truth and the life. No man comes to the Father but by me,” meaning the universal Christ consciousness with which I am one in the eternal now.

 

This is an excerpt from a longer teaching. You can read the full dictation HERE.

 

 

Copyright © 2007 Kim Michaels

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