Symbols of the world's religions



Malcolm Schloss & Charles Purdom

"First," He [Baba] said, "about miracles, and why I think that from the spiritual point of view, they are nothing but farce. When Jesus said, 'I and My Father are One,' He meant that He was God. Is this true? Did He actually say it?

God created this entire phenomenal universe. That is God's miracle and the miracle of Jesus. It means that innumerable beings were created by Jesus who die according to His Will. Yet it is supposed that Jesus' greatness is that He raised some few dead to life. How ridiculous that is unless given some hidden meaning.

It is supposed that He is the Savior because He raised a few dead and gave sight to the blind, creating insignificant illusions in the midst of His great illusion. Why is He supposed to have performed these miracles?"

Malcolm answered, "Because people were impressed by it."

"Yet," said Baba, "He said I am God, I am the Savior, I am everything; but they were not impressed by that. If He raised the dead, people were impressed, which would mean that they were impressed not by Himself but by His so-called miracles. What do you say, Charles?"

Charles says that Jesus did not do these things to impress people because He told them to say nothing about them; whatever he did was because of His love.

Baba went on to say that had Jesus not raised the dead, had He not performed the miracles, He would not have been crucified, and He wanted to be crucified. He performed the miracles to make certain of being crucified.

"Many miracles have been attributed to me," Baba said, "but I do not perform miracles. I do not attach importance to miracles. When people think miracles have been performed, their faith has done it.

"One miracle I will perform, and for that miracle the time is nigh. I have said that My miracle will be not to raise the dead, but to make one dead to himself to live in God. I have repeatedly said I will not give sight to the blind, but I will make them blind to the world in order to see God."


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