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I think it's okay to bring Christ into Judaism, by filtering out false concepts that have been done to him, coming up with a better, more refined Christ, one who does not destroy the law or the teachings of the prophets.

We need a Hebraic version of Christ in all the synagogues, lest Jews get lost in the Gentile versions of him.

And Jews could also help the Christian world with this  unpaganized version of him, which would be more glorious, and closer to the original.

The real Christ taught that you have to keep the covenant to be saved. He said, "If thou wilt enter into life, keep the commandments."(Matt. 19:17)
This is right out of the Scriptures, and also the sign of a true prophet. If one comes saying turn to other gods, or break the commandments, he's a false prophet, according to Deut. 13 & 18.

Yehoshua (Jesus) himself said, "Think not that I am come to destroy the law." So therefore, one must conclude, there's a little more law in the ancient Christ, than what they're telling us. He's suffered two thousand years of damage, the worst happening in our times, until you have something comparable to Gumbi on the cross.

Even Gamaliel, a respected sage in the time of Christ and Paul, "a Pharisee, a doctor of the law, had in reputation among all the people,  commanded to put the apostles forth a little space." And said, "Refrain from these men, and let them alone: for if this counsel or this work be of men, it will come to nought: But if it be of God, ye cannot overthrow it; lest haply ye be found even to fight against God." (Acts 5:34, 38-39)

I see in Jesus many things that are distinctly Jewish:

•Jesus wore fringes on his garment to remind him of the Covenant from Sinai, the mountain of HaShem. "A woman who had suffered from a discharge of blood for twelve years came up behind him and touched the fringe of his garment, for she said to herself, 'If I only touch his garment, I will be made well.' " (Matt.9:20-21)
• He observed Shabbat.
• He said the first and greatest commandment is the Sch'ma. (Mark 12:29)
• He and his parents kept the feasts, going up to Jerusalem.
• He was circumcised on the eighth day.
•And he never claimed to be God. That claim was finalized centuries later by Christians looking for an idol.

This evokes an explosion of revolutionary thought!

As a person who is a firm believer in Jewish principles, being fond of Jesus and the wisdom of his answers, by no means, means that I will run off and join a Messianic movement that calls him God. This would be a lure to step outside of the Covenant of Israel, and of the forefathers. The very definition of who I am would be molested and violated in their pagan overtones.

"My people ask counsel at their wooden idols, and their diviner's staff declareth unto them: for the spirit of whoredoms hath caused them to err, and they have gone a whoring from under their God." (Hos.4:12)


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Comparison of Philosophy & Science:

Philosophy, which is the spiritual knowledge, travels in one direction in the circle of research. Science, which is the physical knowledge, travels in the opposite direction in the same circle of research. A Philosopher or a Scientist should travel extensively, so that they will meet at the same point in the circle. If they are in the middle of their journey only, they will be opposite to each other and therefore, will fight with each other. The Philosopher says that God is beyond this world and He is inexplicable.

The Scientist says that this world itself is God and accepts the inexplicable points in the nature. The Philosopher says that God pervades all over the world. The Scientist accepts the inexplicable nature of the world, though some concepts of the world are explicable. 

When God is inexplicable, the very characteristic nature of the God is only inexplicability. Philosopher calls the explicability as the creation and the inexplicability as God. The explicable part is agreed by both philosopher and scientist. The inexplicable part of the world is also accepted by both.

 This inexplicability is called as God by the Philosopher and the Scientist calls the same as inexplicability. The Scientist says that there is wire and heat in a hot wire. The Philosopher says that the fire and the wire are co-existing. The only difference is in words. The Scientist calls heat and the Philosopher calls the heat as fire. The wire is the explicable part of the world, which is agreed by all. A Scientist calls the other inexplicable part as a property by calling it as heat. The Philosopher calls the same as the possessor of the property i.e., fire. The intensive heat is fire.

 Thus the possessor of a property and the property are one and the same. The Scientist says the independent existence of the inexplicable power as an independent existence of a field of energy. The Philosopher says that there is a substratum of that field of energy, which is called as God and which, is not perceived so far. The Scientist accepts that they have to go still deeper. The Philosopher infers the existence of the substratum in such a deeper state. The argument of the Philosopher is that power cannot independently exist and needs a possessor.

Suppose the Sun is not seen due to overlapping cloud, it should not be concluded that the light transmitting through the cloud is independently existing power. The Scientist may see the Sun in future after piercing through the cloud. So, where is the difference or quarrel between a matured Philosopher and a matured Scientist? 

The inference of the Philosopher is based on the perception of a similar concept existing in the explicable part of the world. The Scientist does not believe this because it is not a perception of the direct concept. Both have not seen the Sun. Both accept the perception of light. Both accept that their search and research has not reached the end. At this stage the Philosopher infers the Sun, whereas the Scientist does not infer the Sun but still accepts that the final truth is still to be achieved after piercing through the cloud of ignorance. At this point the support for the Philosopher is the Human Incarnation, which preaches the existence of such substratum.

If the Scientist accepts the alternative genuine path of the miracles, the human incarnation definitely becomes the final authority about the existence of the possessor of such inexplicable power. If the Scientist has patience to reach the bottom most end, he will become a spiritual philosopher. An impatient Scientist existing in some middle place of the path becomes the atheist.

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The Essene Principles and Rules of Life

The rules of life, and the very strict discipline which went with them, were not a constraint, but were freely accepted as ways to forge character and to develop in one's highest being.

Above all, their foundation in wisdom was recognized by everyone, using his own intelligence. No arbitrator reigned in the Brotherhood-School.

The Essenes received many teachings of the ancient universal wisdom, which they had to bring to life inside themselves as a sacred service to humanity. They were fully aware that the major part of this wisdom was for a future humanity; and they thought that the great Masters who would come in the future could make use of their work. They believed that, without them--the Masters--the benefactors would not be able to help human beings, and that people would, therefore, sink into the darkness of ignorance and depravity, and eventually destroy one another through wars and other unspeakable atrocities.

This enlivening of the Teaching of Light occurred in groups during ceremonies; through songs, dances and movements; or even during work in the fields or the vineyards, or some other manual work or construction. It was also accomplished through individual work, in the solitude of one's personal temple.

Each Essene was required to respect the privacy of others--their solitude, their intimate and private lives. Solitude was regarded as sacred, because, when one was alone with oneself, one was in the presence of God, the Sublime One, the Source.

The life of a couple was also regarded as sacred, as was community life. These were the three degrees--one's private life corresponded to the inside of the temple; the inner life, to the couple; and the external life, to the community. The student was to look closely at himself in these three lives, and remain honest, morally upright, pure and authentic in all three.

There was a rule forbidding them to reveal the Teaching to people who were not prepared to receive it. The law of silence and discernment was strictly imposed.

Thus, an Essene never tried to convert another person to any belief.
"Do not give pearls to pigs for fear that they will trample them underfoot and turn towards you to devour you." (The words of Christ)

The Essenes practiced hospitality regularly, and they had buildings set aside especially for that purpose. The way in which they healed the sick inside of these buildings--that is the origin for the existence of our modern hospitals.

Through them, hospitality became very far-reaching, because they learned very young to see the divine part of each person. And, thus, it was God who visited them in the guise of the individual, and they had to understand what He wanted to say to them or wanted from them. In this way, they were following the teaching of Toby and Abraham, who, in offering hospitality to men, had, in reality, been welcoming angels.

By taking care of the individual, they were taking care of the Being of beings who was behind him. That is the profound meaning of all true medicine and of every therapeutic process.

The body and the person were, for them, the outer shell of the Universal Spirit. Therefore, they were not disdainful of these things--but they did not ignore the Divine Spirit. Without the Divine Spirit, there is no true hospitality; and that is why, in our time, money has replaced the vision of the Supreme One.

The Brothers and Sisters in the white tunic, as they were called then, also practiced a great many humanitarian acts, helping the poor and the outcasts. A large number of Essenes in the external circles of the order reincarnated and became the source for all of the great modern humanitarian organizations. Of course, these often escaped their control and went astray, because the holy initiatic order was no longer there to support them.

Without initiation, no salvation is possible and no help is effective, because good is transformed into evil, and vice versa.

The Essenes recognized the equality of the sexes, and accorded to women, in the greatest secrecy, the place which was rightfully theirs. Thus, women were able to participate in all of the spiritual activities.
The Essenes studied an esoteric teaching on androgyny, which provided them with a perception of the soul beyond the dualistic conception of sex. The white-linen robe was a symbol of this vision of the soul's unity.

The School strongly condemned slavery and all forms of servility. No Essene could have a servant; that was a sin. So was working only to make money--which, in the end, translates into a certain kind of slavery.

Slavery and servility were, for them, things related to the existence of dark and demonic entities, and belonged to what they called the world of divine anger.

Any man (or woman) who was even merely affiliated with the community had to free his slaves and abstain from eating meat. For them, slavery was also tied to the fact of being carnivorous, because he who could not stop eating animal flesh and drinking blood could not control the passions of his animalistic nature--and, therefore, could not think in a clear manner. He was reduced to slavery by his nature.

Source: http://www.essenespirit.com/principles.html

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May He bless thee with every good, may He keep thee from all evil and illuminate thy heart with the knowledge of life and favor thee with eternal wisdom. May He give His Sevenfold blessings upon thee to everlasting peace. ( manual of the Discipline of the Dead Sea Scrolls. )
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"Health nuts are going to feel stupid someday, lying in hospitals dying of nothing." - Redd Foxx

"Reading maketh a full man, conference a ready man, and writing an exact man." - Sir Francis Bacon

"It is dangerous to be right in matters on which the established authorities are wrong." - Voltaire

"I call upon the scientific community in our country, those who gave us nuclear weapons, to turn their great talents now to the cause of mankind and world peace to give us the means of rendering these nuclear weapons impotent and obsolete." - Ronald Reagan

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