Wednesday, 13 December 2017 05:19

Did Jesus physically resurrect from death?

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Ozodi Thomas Osuji

In Robert Perry's A course in miracles, from Columbia University's Professor Helen Schucman's handwritten manuscript of the book, pages 1882-1883, Jesus Christ, talking about his physical resurrection, said:

"My body disappeared because I had no illusion about it. The last one had gone. It was in the tomb, but there was nothing left to bury. It did not disintegrate because the unreal cannot die. It merely became what it always was. And that is what rolling the stone away means. The body disappears, and no longer hides what lies beyond. It merely ceases to interfere with vision. To roll the stone away is to see beyond the tomb, beyond death, and to understand the body's nothingness. What is understood as nothing must disappear."


If you pay attention you would notice that what Jesus said here is highly metaphorical; it is not in simple prose; it is subject to different interpretations to understand what he is saying. Different people will interpret what he said differently and thus we are not left with a clear picture of whether he physically resurrected from death or not. So, what does the passage mean? Here is my interpretation.

"Rolling the stone away" means removing the blocks to correct perception; the tomb is the human body, the illusory house of the son of God; the body hides the son of God so that we do not see him as he, in fact, is, the Christ.

The passage is talking about removing the veil to seeing correctly; to see correctly is to overlook the body (body is the tomb); to see correctly is to see the Christ; the Christ is the light self; thus seeing correctly, correcting our perception is to see the self in light forms where hitherto we saw people in bodies.

The fact that we are seeing at all, be it in body form or light form means that we are still in the world of illusions. The son of God, who is one with God, is not in forms, body form or light forms; the son of God and God are formless; they are not to be seen with the naked eyes.

Our true self, the son of God and God are ideas, of part (son of God) and whole (God); ideas cannot be seen but can be understood.

Jesus rose above forms, light forms and dense matter forms and is now the idea of the son of God who is one with God.

He can, however, take on form to show his self to you. He will take any human form that your mind can accept him as to show you his self. If you are a young woman infatuated with handsome young men he may show himself as a young, handsome man to you; if you are thoughtful he may show his self to you as a middle aged, priestly, wise man. He is not the form he is seen as. He is simply the idea of the son of God.

Jesus disbelieved in the illusion that he is separated from God, disbelieved that he is the illusion of body; disbelieved that he lives in the illusion of space, time and matter. He therefore is no longer in body illusion. He is now pure idea.

But those of us who are still in the illusion that we are separated from God and from one another and that we live in body and in the world of space and time see ourselves in the illusion of body; if we are a bit advanced we may see ourselves in the illusion of being in light forms.

Birth in body, living in body, space and time are illusions; illusions that seem real to us. If you believe that you are in body you will see you in body; if you believe in death your body will die and decay.

In truth there is no birth in body (except in dreams of separation) and death of body; so, if you do not believe in the illusions you do not have to die or disintegrate, decay; you can just see you in light form (and in the world of light forms, our world purified) and, ultimately, know yourself as the idea of the part of a whole, son of God.

This is what Jesus did and is saying in his metaphorical language that requires interpretation by us. I have given you my interpretation.  If a different interpretation seems true to you so be it.


If God created human beings in bodies, bodies that will live and die and decay, he is not a loving God; only a wicked man would have his children be born in bodies that would die.

Body is an illusion; it is a dream thing, it lives in a dream and seems real; it is an illusion; it does not exist, in fact.

God did not create bodies; what God did not create does not exist, so bodies do not exist; we do not live in bodies and do not die but only seem to live and die in dreams.

Ozodi Thomas Osuji

December 12, 2017

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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: (907) 310-8176