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WHAT IS THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN JESUS CHRIST AND OTHER PEOPLE?

JESUS DID NOT BELIEVE IN THE ILLUSIONS OF EGO, BODY, SPACE AND TIME

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

Human beings identify with the separated self, the ego and its body and want to live in the world of space, time and matter. People so like their egos and bodies and the world that they are afraid to die and leave them.

Jesus realized that the ego, body, space, time and matter are illusions; he realized that they do not exist in reality but seem to exist in the dream of self-forgetfulness and separation but are not real.  Desire for them and belief in them makes them seem real to us.

Whereas people defend their egos, bodies and their world to make them seem real to them, Jesus realized that they are nothing and did not wish them and did not defend them.

By not desiring and defending the ego and body, space and time he allowed them to automatically disappear for him.  He simply sees himself in light form and also experiences his self as part of the consciousness called God.

If you believe in the ego and body and birth and death you will be born in body and die in body and decay and it all seems real.

Helen Schucman, Bill Thetford and Kenneth Wapnick believed in ego and body hence had bodily diseases and died. If they had done what Jesus did, not desire and believe that they are bodies they would have seen their bodies disappear and they would not have died.

Jesus did not believe in body and did not die.  Nevertheless, since people are afraid of death he allowed his self to seem to have been crucified on the cross, die and got buried, as is the case with people. In the tomb, grave he used his mind to transform his body to light form and formless light (son of God) and walked out of the tomb and showed his body in light form to his disciples.

If you know that you are not an ego and body no one will attack your ego and body. When people attack your ego and body it means that you have an ego and body that invited the attacks and the purpose of the attacks is to bring your attention to your ego issues so that you deal with them by letting go of your attachment to ego and body.

Your specific ego and body type will invite the type of attack that comes your way, for you have specific issues to work on.

For example, my desire for ego of importance elicited the specific type of attacks that I get; the Holy Spirit, that is, my wholly spiritual part wants me to heal it; that is, change it.

When I saw me as body I ate food for the sake of eating. When I changed my mind about me and no longer see me as body but as spirit I no longer care for food and do not feel hungry. I now go for weeks without food and not miss it one bit!

Ultimately, I will simply change my mind about me and see my ego, body, space and time as illusions and will disappear from the world of matter, space and time; when I do that first I see me in the world of light forms and later in the formless world of God.

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

December 14, 2017

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THE MEANING OF THE JESUS TRANSFORMATION OF WATER TO WINE AT THE MARRIAGE AT CANA

John 2:1-11New International Version (NIV)

2 On the third day a wedding took place at Cana in Galilee. Jesus' mother was there, 2 and Jesus and his disciples had also been invited to the wedding. 3 When the wine was gone, Jesus' mother said to him, "They have no more wine."4 "Woman, why do you involve me?" Jesus replied. "My hour has not yet come."5 His mother said to the servants, "Do whatever he tells you."6 Nearby stood six stone water jars, the kind used by the Jews for ceremonial washing, each holding from twenty to thirty gallons.7 Jesus said to the servants, "Fill the jars with water"; so they filled them to the brim.8 Then he told them, "Now draw some out and take it to the master of the banquet. "They did so, 9 and the master of the banquet tasted the water that had been turned into wine. He did not realize where it had come from, though the servants who had drawn the water knew. Then he called the bridegroom aside 10 and said, "Everyone brings out the choice wine first and then the cheaper wine after the guests have had too much to drink; but you have saved the best till now."11 What Jesus did here in Cana of Galilee was the first of the signs through which he revealed his glory; and his disciples believed in him

My interpretation

The old wine was all drunk and people were looking for more wine and Jesus' mother asked Jesus to give them wine, and he asked them to fill the wine caskets with water and they did and he turned them into wine. People drank the new wine and it tasted better than the old wine they had drunk.

This metaphor means that Jesus' new wine, his new gospel of love and forgiveness is better than the old wine, the Old Testament teaching of an eye for an eye, that is, Mosaic Law. The point is that the New Testament is better than the Old Testament. Jesus came to replace Moses; love and forgiveness came to replace punishment as our approach to jurisprudence.

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

December 14, 2017

www.centerformindscience.org

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Ozodi Osuji Ph.D

Ozodi Thomas Osuji is from Imo State, Nigeria. He obtained his PhD from UCLA. He taught at a couple of Universities and decided to go back to school and study psychology. Thereafter, he worked in the mental health field and was the Executive Director of two mental health agencies. He subsequently left the mental health environment with the goal of being less influenced by others perspectives, so as to be able to think for himself and synthesize Western, Asian and African perspectives on phenomena. Dr Osuji’s goal is to provide us with a unique perspective, one that is not strictly Western or African but a synthesis of both. Dr Osuji teaches, writes and consults on leadership, management, politics, psychology and religions. Dr Osuji is married and has three children; he lives at Anchorage, Alaska, USA.

He can be reached at: ozodiosuji@gmail.com (907) 310-8176