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DID CHRIST SUFFER?

Meher Baba

 
Meher Baba was asked by one of the group, "Did Christ suffer physically on the cross?" Baba's reply was:

If not — why the body? What need for Jesus if he did not suffer? Christ suffered; else what would be the meaning of His taking a body? Through His universal mind, which the knowledge of Godhood continually gives, He experiences that all is nothing and He is sustained by the Godhood's bliss. He suffers but is not affected by the suffering.

Knowledge means perfect union with God. The Master's suffering is universal suffering, but this universal suffering has no effect on the Master's Godhood.

 

TREASURES FROM THE MEHER BABA JOURNALS (1938-1942), p. 233, ed Jane Barry Haynes
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