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A world teacher … And a world at war  (2)

Is the coming of a world teacher something we can believe in? Someone who will bring peace for the whole world.
Quite a lot of teachers, in my opinion, have claimed this: Sathya Sai Baba, Da Free John, Jiddu Krishnamurti, Bhagwan. And every now and then new names pop up. This teacher, also known as the Maitreya, will he come or appear or will his coming take place through different people?
Maitreya also referred to as the so called Christ conciousness, godly love which will descent on different people who, in their turn, will inspire people for world peace.
For thousands of years, millions of people all over the globe expect such a messianic figure. Like the Jews. Two thousand years ago when a man, Yeshua of Nazareth, stood up he was only acknowledged as the Messiah by a handful of Jews. After his death, stories about his appearance to people didn’t cease. The testimony of Paul is probably the best known. As a light he appeared to him but this has never stopped. Until today you hear about such experiences, even from people who haven’t got anything to do with the faith in Yeshua/Jesus. Even Muslims have such experiences. And the message is always the same: love and healing.
Buddhists talk about Maitreya, Jews about the Messiah, Hindus about the Kalki avatar, Christians about Christ, Muslims about Jesus as the Messiah (but they explicitly do not acknowledge him as the son of God or as God).
Faith in a Wise Man who has impact on the whole world and who seems to be on his way … but this can be wishful thinking as well, isn’t?
When love turns out to be the message of all the great teachers, then love is our remedy. But, if I am not mistaken, most people prefer to hold on to violence and hate.
The chosen are fully aware of the fact that there is no other way then love and forgiveness. But which politician is really interested in this if votes for his party is the only thing what matters?
Even within the various religions it all boils down to how many souls or members are part of their religious club.
The question we obviously must ask ourselves again: What is love?
Some think it’s all about accepting. But in this way, there will not be dealt with evil in this world and it can continue under the assumption that everything is OK? Isn’t?
Not everything is OK, you can easily get involved in politics and politics have proven for thousands of years to unleash and sustain wars.
In my opinion the conclusions everything is OK or everything is not OK will not take us any further.
Love isn’t about conclusions but about being aware, here and now.
When people in the days of Jesus wanted to stone an adulteress, according the law, they asked Jesus if he agreed with that.
It was a trick question because according the law, they were allowed to kill her. The woman was guilty. If he would say no, they could tackle him, claiming he broke the law. But Jesus answered unexpectedly: Let him who has no sin, throw the first stone at her!
They didn’t expect such an answer. Now they were powerless, they couldn’t do anything against him.
Love isn’t about conclusions, love keeps you sharp, here and now, open for what is. And within that, change for ourselves and the world lies within reach. Not through the many laws and violence which assuredly goes hand in hand with it. Jesus wasn’t against the law but according to him the law is made for man, man is not made for the law. And I think this is still the case.


Sign…


(…) ‘Then the sign of the Son of Man will appear in the sky, and all ‘the tribes of the land will mourn’ when they see ‘the Son of Man coming on the clouds of heaven’ with power and great glory. (…)
Matthew 24:30

Jakob Lorber (1800 -1864) a christian profet and mystic wrote the following about the sign:
“See, this living sign of The Son of Man will appear in heaven of the inner, everlasting life, and will not kill, but above all ensoul everything.’ Who belong to My sign, won’t have a lot to do anymore with the worldtraders, the brokers and bankers of this world.’
(From: The Second Coming of the Christ, by Jakob Lorber).

‘The churches have become graveyards. And it’s not a coincidence that the cross has become the symbol. It shouldn’t be the symbol.’
– Osho (1931-1990).

Where it’s all about?
That Christ stands for love.


I – Nathan Wennegers – have studied various spiritual movements among which: Hara Krishna, Scientology, spiritism, Buddhism, Christianity, Theosofy, Jehovah’s Witnesses Judaism, Bhagwan, Krishnamurti, Sufism, A Course in Miracles, Advaita, NLP, Mindfulness,…
I have visited their meetings, read their books, did their courses.
I also wrote articles for various magazines like Religie & Mystiek, Spiegelbeeld, Daklozenkrant …
In 2006 I wrote the book De stank van zen.

At this moment my book, De mens van inzicht is in the spotlights. I refer to my video interview with Patrick Kicken.
Today I am focused on organising meetings about non-duality. People also meet me on individual basis to talk about enlightenment/self-knowledge or to talk about their problems like addictions.
The use of various methods and techniques are not the focus, but the encounter itself and the insight of that very moment.


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