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Alice Bailey & Djwhal Khul - Esoteric Philosophy - Master Index - CHRIST

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Bethlehem, 99:This experience ever precedes the baptism into Christ and through Christ. The baptism of John was aBethlehem, 99:precedes the baptism into Christ and through Christ. The baptism of John was a step upon the wayBethlehem, 99:mind comes into active life. The baptism which Christ gives His followers concerns the purificationBethlehem, 100:does not appear to us; we are "infants in Christ," and as infants we just live and submit toBethlehem, 100:of every initiate when choice must be made, and Christ was faced with this. A clear, clean interiorBethlehem, 101:(St. Matt., III, 15.) He became the Christ, and went about His country, serving the race andBethlehem, 101:together in this episode - John, Jesus and Christ - the whole story of the consecrated aspirant isBethlehem, 101:which will be the seal of his purification; Christ, the divine indwelling Son of God, able now toBethlehem, 102:to him. This was strikingly the case with Jesus Christ. His task emerged in its dread implicationsBethlehem, 103:the revelation of Messiahship!" - Ibid., p. 223. Christ's entire life was one long via dolorosa,Bethlehem, 104:which enables all God's children to say, with Christ: "I am the Light of the World," (St. John,Bethlehem, 104:stages, reveals God - God in nature, God in Christ, God in man. It is the cause of the mysticalBethlehem, 104:Paul perhaps touched this truth when he spoke of Christ as the "Eldest in a vast family ofBethlehem, 104:Whether this legend is true or not, Christ entered into light because He was light; and the historyBethlehem, 104:and divine, latent and yet emanating from God, Christ saw the vision, and that vision demonstratedBethlehem, 105:marks the citizen of that kingdom. To this, Christ testified through the baptism when He attainedBethlehem, 105:He demonstrated the needed purity. The babe in Christ, the little child, the full-grown man, theBethlehem, 106:Jordan the light from Heaven streamed upon the Christ, and His Father spoke those words which haveBethlehem, 106:other the symbol of the waters of peace. Through Christ and the unfoldment of the Christ life inBethlehem, 106:peace. Through Christ and the unfoldment of the Christ life in each human being will come "theBethlehem, 106:IV, 7.) Standing there in the waters of Jordan, Christ faced the world as Man. Standing upon theBethlehem, 106:p. 216.) This is a point to be remembered. Christ was purified. But ahead of Him lay theBethlehem, 107:frailty, and of human success and achievement. Christ had to demonstrate His moral greatness asBethlehem, 107:of this kingdom was on trial in the Person of Christ, and so He goes down into the wilderness,Bethlehem, 107:In this intimate episode in the life of Jesus Christ we are given perhaps the first real insightBethlehem, 107:who endeavors to reconcile common sense, Christ's divinity, and the devil. Was it possible thatBethlehem, 107:divinity, and the devil. Was it possible that Christ could in reality [108] be tempted, and if so,Bethlehem, 108:meant by the devil? And what was the relation of Christ to evil? Had this wilderness story neverBethlehem, 108:told to us, what would have been our attitude to Christ? What really took place in theBethlehem, 108:What really took place in the consciousness of Christ while in the wilderness? For what purpose areBethlehem, 108:subject of evil, nor to define the times when Christ was functioning as a man, and when He wasBethlehem, 108:us therefore study the story from the angle of Christ's humanity, never forgetting that He hadBethlehem, 109:our immediate attaining, but the command of Christ stands for all time: "Be ye therefore perfect;"Bethlehem, 109:for all, and cannot eventually be escaped. Christ did not escape it, and neither shall we. "It isBethlehem, 109:of desire and of ambition, was arrayed before Christ, and because He reacted as He did, and becauseBethlehem, 109:stand free, assured of our own ultimate victory. Christ as man achieved victory. We too can do theBethlehem, 109:soul over matter and of reality over the unreal, Christ gave testimony in the wildernessBethlehem, 110:upon past experience. In the Baptism initiation, Christ's purity and freedom from evil had beenBethlehem, 110:of loneliness, of hunger and of His own visions. Christ was thrown back upon Himself, and there, inBethlehem, 110:to fall. The crux of the situation, as far as Christ was concerned, was that these threeBethlehem, 110:testing - this triple evil, this devil, such as Christ faced. Three times He was tempted, and threeBethlehem, 110:had been finally put aside was it possible for Christ to pass on to His world service and the MountBethlehem, 111:Kingdom of God, by Albert Schweitzer, p. 235.) Christ faced this last attack and emergedBethlehem, 111:communion were over. We are not told what Christ did in those forty days. No account is given to usBethlehem, 111:most difficult parts of the long way of return. Christ was ever lonely. His spirit drove Him againBethlehem, 111:in the Making, by A. N. Whitehead, p. 9.) Christ's life alternated between the crowd whom He lovedBethlehem, 112:to emerge for the helping of the world. [112] Christ was tempted of the devil. Is it necessary in aBethlehem, 112:selfless; he is the symbol of giving and of the Christ spirit; he therefore stands to man as aBethlehem, 113:urge and the drag, the soul and the personality, Christ and the devil. In these last two theBethlehem, 113:the distinctions between the dualities emerge. Christ, in the temptations, could not contradictBethlehem, 114:by B. Bosanquet, p. 245.) Such a Personality was Christ. Good is the contradiction of evil, andBethlehem, 114:Christ. Good is the contradiction of evil, and Christ's attitude to the devil was one ofBethlehem, 114:with the completeness and the perfection of Christ. Bethlehem, 114:If these words are studied in connection with Christ's temptations, the wonder of what He didBethlehem, 114:as a whole man and yet utterly divine, Christ entered into final combat with the devil. As a humanBethlehem, 115:these two - God and man - when we think of Christ. Some thinkers emphasize His humanity and ignoreBethlehem, 115:with other human beings. But if we regard Christ as the flower of the human race, because theBethlehem, 115:same time, the more deeply they appreciate the Christ, the more convinced are they of His perfectedBethlehem, 115:given by St. Luke. St. Mark simply mentions that Christ was tempted of the devil, whilst St. JohnBethlehem, 116:on the lips of the devil, and each is met by Christ with the words, "It is written." These twoBethlehem, 116:all to face eventually, and which climaxed in Christ's life, until He vanquished it upon the Cross,Bethlehem, 116:theory. For a perfected son of God, such as the Christ, or for the man nearing perfection, theBethlehem, 116:of divinity itself. Such was the issue with Christ, and such the implications hidden in the devil'sBethlehem, 117:- The Second Initiation - The Baptism in Jordan Christ's reply each time should be viewed in thisBethlehem, 117:are studied this becomes glaringly apparent. Christ meant something much deeper than "The BibleBethlehem, 118:Lytton refers in Zanoni. All of these four Christ met and vanquished in the desert-experience. MayaBethlehem, 119:three temptations, how in the first temptation Christ was confronted by maya, with physical forcesBethlehem, 119:interior weakness of the three aspects of Christ's nature was tested, and through them the vast sumBethlehem, 121:of reality, and constitute the temptation which Christ so triumphantly met. We live by the life ofBethlehem, 121:abundantly" upon us and we shall become, as Christ became, living centers of radiant energy for theBethlehem, 121:soul contact. This results in living as Christ lived, with no thought of self but only concern andBethlehem, 121:of self but only concern and interest in others. Christ met this temptation to use His divineBethlehem, 122:with bread, just as, symbolically speaking, Christ's problem was the problem of food. The world isBethlehem, 122:mystic and visionary if one falls back, as Christ did, upon the fundamentals of life, and takes theBethlehem, 122:form, even if he himself does not realize it. Christ gave a little time to the feeding of theBethlehem, 123:devils may enter into the house, according to Christ's parable. (St. Matt., XII, 45.) Unless GodBethlehem, 123:from the angle of the souls involved. Christ meets the devil on the ground of His divine nature. IfBethlehem, 123:same type of test. The clue to this is found in Christ's answer, where He takes His stand upon HisBethlehem, 123:quotes scripture to his own ends. He also takes Christ into the Holy Place, the battleground, andBethlehem, 123:doubt. The glamor of doubt descends upon the Christ. Hungry, lonely, and weary of conflict, He isBethlehem, 123:of His being. I do not question the fact that Christ was assailed by doubt. The first traces ofBethlehem, 124:Is the life of the soul a reality? Am I divine? Christ faced this issue without dismay, andBethlehem, 125:and is immortal. As one studies the way in which Christ met this temptation one is inclined toBethlehem, 126:divine soul in man. That is the fact upon which Christ took His stand when the devil tempted Him aBethlehem, 126:only shalt thou serve." (Matt., IV, 8, 9, 10.) Christ has been tested in His physical nature andBethlehem, 127:The call is to personal desirelessness. So with Christ, desire was transmuted into power, thoughBethlehem, 127:of danger. It was in the realm of power that Christ was next tried. A character that has beenBethlehem, 127:that the devil next attempted to ensnare the Christ. People are apt to be astonished when it isBethlehem, 128:into a unity for purposive use. In the case of Christ in the third temptation, His "consciousBethlehem, 128:to handle. The call of the devil was to Christ's ambition. Ambition is, par excellence, the problemBethlehem, 128:the world of human affairs if it all belonged to Christ. By simply recognizing the power of theBethlehem, 128:over the kingdoms of the world could be given to Christ. He was offered it as the reward of aBethlehem, 128:the triple world of external living. If Christ would briefly fall down and worship that greatBethlehem, 129:of multiplicity, plurality, separated units. Christ came to unify, to bring together and to uniteBethlehem, 129:all, and in you all." (Eph., IV, 4, 5, 6.) Had Christ succumbed to the enticements of the devilBethlehem, 129:as the chaotic present might lead us to think. Christ held His values true and His purposeBethlehem, 130:the kingdom this attitude must change to that of Christ whose love has become radiating, everBethlehem, 130:we call our personality; if we would follow Christ, we have to give up the laborious struggle forBethlehem, 130:of Christian Faith, by Dr. van der Leeuw, p. 19. Christ's temptation consisted of a demandedBethlehem, 131:the devil leaves Him. He could do no more, and Christ "departed into Galilee," (St. Matt., IV, 12)
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