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Selected writings on Jesus Christ

by Sri Chinmoy

"..I recognise Jesus Christ not only as an unparalleled prophet and the beloved Son of God but also as a supreme oneness-friend of mankind. What he did, what he is doing and what he will be doing is far beyond the domains of history, society and certain levels of spirituality.

As the beloved Son of God, Jesus Christ came into the world to become part and parcel of earth’s existence, and to transform its consciousness from human to divine. True, his mortal years numbered a mere thirty-three, but birthless and deathless is his immortal sacrifice for Heaven and earth.

As an unparalleled prophet, he offered the message of divine love and divine surrender to God’s Will. “Let Thy Will be done!” What could be a greater prayer than this? These words of the Saviour will echo and re-echo always inside the very depths of our hearts. To surrender unconditionally to our Lord Supreme is the very purpose of our existence; it is every soul’s ultimate mission on earth.

As the true oneness-friend of mankind, Jesus Christ flooded the earth-consciousness with Compassion and Forgiveness. His immortal prayer, “Father, forgive them, for they know not what they do,” will forever draw down God’s Compassion and Forgiveness from above for the inwardly hungry and thirsty truth-seekers and God-lovers. Indeed, Jesus’ self-offering life and earth-illumining message will shine bright, brighter, brightest in the aspiring heart and God-loving life of humanity throughout Eternity."

Source: Q.A. World Destruction: Never, Impossible

Question: Was the Christ an Avatar?

Sri Chinmoy: An Avatar means the direct representative of God—God in human form. It is a matter of individual opinion whether Christ was an Avatar. I can only say something on the strength of my own realisation, and on the strength of your own realisation you can say something else. On the strength of my own realisation I wish to say that he was, is and shall always be an Avatar. If others want to refute this, they are perfectly free to do so. This is a personal realisation of mine.

An Avatar is someone who is the direct representative of the Highest Absolute, who embodies God’s Vision and Reality all at once. The Christ embodied the Vision and manifested the Reality all at once. Not only did he embody, but he embodies it still, and he shall eternally embody God’s Vision and Reality, along with Krishna, the Buddha, Ramakrishna and others. They all came from the same root, only with different names. This moment we say “Krishna” because we like the Krishna form. The next moment we may like the Buddha form, so we will call him the Buddha. At another moment, we may call him the Christ. But they are eternally one: the Christ, the Buddha, Krishna, Ramakrishna and other Avatars.

 

Poems on Jesus Christ by Sri Chinmoy

Jesus gave the world
His promise-sky.
The Christ gave the world
His aspiration-sun.

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Jesus died on the cross
To bear the punishment for your sins.
The Christ lives in your heart-cave
To enjoy the purity of your soulful prayers.

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Jesus Christ's Sermon on the Mount
Is Eternity's
Unparalleled source of inspiration
For the aspiring humanity.
Mother Earth cried through his heart.
Father Heaven smiled through his eyes.

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Jesus came to you quickly
To love you
When you were young.
The Christ has come to you unconditionally
To save you
When you are old.

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Jesus,
Do show me
The God-seeker
Who is crying for You.

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Christ,
Do show me
The God-lover
Who is smiling at You.

Although Jesus has promised
To come back,
We shall not see Jesus.
But the Christ we shall see
Face to face.

 

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