God-Power, Christ-Power, Master-Power
What is the purpose of the celebration of such birthdays?
The aim is to understand the teachings of the Masters, to revive those teachings and to see if we are following them. Blessed be all Masters. We are proud of Them!
But the question arises: Are They proud of us?
The True Celebration of a Great Man’s birthday is to understand His teachings and live up to them.
Because I live, you shall live also.
St John 14:19
Christ was able to give Everlasting Life. He referred to Himself in our recorded Scriptures as:
I am the Bread of Life … This is the Bread which cometh down from heaven … If any man eat of this Bread, he shall live forever.
St John 6:48-51
God is Light; God is Life; God is Love. What was this Bread of Life He gave ?
In another instance, Jesus went to a well to have a drop of water.
He requested a Samaritan woman at the well, who was carrying a pitcher of water on her head, to give Him some water to drink. Out of an inferiority complex, she said,
You people have no dealings with us; why then are you asking me for water?
If you knew Who was asking for water, you would have asked for, and I would have given you the Living Water of Life. This water which you carry quenches thirst for a while, yet one is again thirsty; but whoever drinks of the Living Water which I give, will never thirst.
St John 4:9-10, 13-14
Let us go a little further into it. Who was Christ? Blessed is the Human Pole at Which Christ appears. He behaved like a man; He behaved also like God. He behaved like an average man and His greatness lies in this fact. In His Grace, He behaved both ways – as a man and as God.
St John describes Jesus as,
The Word made flesh and dwelt amongst us.
St John 1:14
What is Word? Word is definable as the Word Which has made all heavens.
St John said,
In the beginning was the Word, and the Word was with God and the Word was God.
St John 1:1
That is the Cause of all Creation.
In the Psalms, we find,
Thy Word is settled in heaven.
This is what Jesus referred to as the Bread of Life which has come from heaven.
What is that Word and what is the outer manifestation of the Word Which was personified and made flesh in the Human Pole of Jesus?
The Psalmist said:
The Word is a Lamp unto my feet, and a Light unto my path.
Jesus expressly said:
I am the Light of the World.
Do you follow now, how great He was? He was God-Power manifested in the Human Pole, and He had great regard for that Human Pole at Which He was manifested, but He always differentiated between the son of man and the God-Father in Him.
This is no peculiar distinction in the case of Christ, because all other Masters, among Them Guru Nanak – founder of the Sikh religion, 15th century – and Kabir – contemporary of Guru Nanak, He taught the same things – expounded this same Truth in Their own languages.
Because we are not aware of the teachings of the other Masters, we think perhaps that the teaching of Jesus is the only truth. Truth, however, is One. Truth is clothed in Light. Truth is the Harmony – the Music of all harmonies. All Masters Who came in the past referred to It.
The Sikh Scriptures contain the same assertion:
The Word was made flesh and dwelt amongst us,
that I quoted to you.
They said that the Word was personified in Human Form Which guided the embodied souls and gave them contact back to God.
I have respect for all Human Poles at Which that Christ-Power dwells from time to time.