Therefore did Jesus Christ say, 'He that findeth his life shall lose it: and he that loseth his life for my sake shall find it.' (Matt. 10:39) His reference in the verse just prior to this one, to 'taking up one's cross,' must be understood in the deepest sense of offering up more than physical life'which seldom brings more than temporary, and never completely satisfying, relief. It means, rather, offering up to God one's limited self-awareness itself.
In God, nothing is lost. God is our deepest reality''Nearest of the near,' Paramhansa Yogananda used to call Him; 'Dearest of the dear.' In the attainment of divine omniscience, the soul never loses the memory of having once lived as a separate, individual identity.
Thus, when Jesus Christ was born it was he himself who came: not an abstract manifestation of Infinite God, but a fully self-aware, individual expression of God's Infinite Consciousness. Jesus could rightly say (as he is quoted as saying in the Book of Revelation) 'even as I overcame.' He was, as I've said, a living expression of that never-lost individuality, and was by no means a mere manifestation of the Abstract Absolute. Even though he had, in the deepest sense, transcended that individuality, he was that same being, returned to earth for the salvation of mankind, who had lived on earth before. If he didn't, in fact, come 'for the salvation of all mankind,' he came at least for the salvation of 'as many as received him.' (John 1:12)
Excerpted from Revelations of Christ: Proclaimed by Paramhansa Yogananda.
Jesus Christ is well known to almost everyone. He has brought great inspiration to religion and to many lives. He was the initiator of the Ananda line of Masters. Jesus told Babaji that mankind is doing good works, but has forgotten its inner relationship with God. One mission, then, through this line of Masters is to bring teachings that help mankind develop a direct relationship with God through inner communion.
Clear, matte finish sealants are used on the outdoor statues to help protect them from most weather conditions. It’s always a good idea to bring the statues inside during extreme weather. Statues are easy to keep clean with a soft cloth and mild, non abrasive soap and water. Small, soft nylon brushes can take care of the hard to get places.
The Story of the Statues
In the spring of 2005, life-size marble statues of Jesus Christ, Babaji, Lahiri Mahasaysa, Swami Sri Yukteswar, and Paramhansa Yogananda – all seated in meditation, were discovered in an ashram in Rishikesh, India. Some residents of Ananda Village traveled with the Swami of the Ashram to Jaipur where they met with the artist who had carved the original statues. The artist was commissioned to carve a set of statues for Ananda Village, both life size and 24 inches tall.
Unique statues of the five spiritual masters in meditation were carved from marble and reside at Hansa Temple at Ananda Village. The life size marble statues weigh about 600 pounds each.
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