Jesus Christ



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Fast Facts
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Other Names and Nicknames: 
Jesu, Joshua, Isa, Jesus of Nazareth, ישו, ישוע
Function: 
Religious Figure
Traditions: 
Christianity
Main Countries of Activity: 
Judæa and Galilee, Provinces of Roman Empire (nowadays Israel)
Date of Birth: 
6-2 BC/BCE
Place of Birth: 
Bethlehem
In His/Her Body ("alive"): 
No
Date Left His/Her Body: 
30 AD/CE
Ancestor Gurus: 

Biography

Jesus (also called Christ which means king or Messiah) was actually born 6–2 B.C. Western civilization marks his birth by dividing time B.C. (before Christ) and A.D. (Anno Domini - or the year of our Lord). For his first thirty years, Jesus lived a traditional Jewish life, working as a carpenter. There also is an isolated account of Joseph, Mary, and Jesus's visit to the city of Jerusalem to celebrate the Passover, when Jesus was twelve years old (Luke 2:41-50).
Following that episode, there is a blank space in the record that covers eighteen years in the life of Christ (from age 12 to 30). Some scholars believe that Jesus may have been inspired by the Buddhist religion and that the Gospel of Thomas and many Nag Hammadi texts reflect this possible influence. The four canonical gospels, Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John, are the main sources for the biography of Jesus' life; nevertheless, these Gospels were written with the intention of glorifying Jesus and are not strictly biographical in nature.
In his thirties, Jesus began his public teaching and rumors surfaced that he performed miracles. Over a short period, Jesus' reputation spread. Leaders of the Jewish orthodoxy took note of him and felt threatened.
Jesus' most controversial act was that he repeatedly claimed to be the Messiah, which was considered blasphemy by the Jewish law. During this time, all of Palestine was under Roman Empire, including Bethlehem, where Jesus was born, and Nazareth, where he was raised. Therefore the religious leaders asked the Roman government to execute him. In each of several official trials, the Romans found that he was not guilty of breaking any Roman law. Still Jewish religious leaders, using the argument of political disfavor, persuaded Pontius Pilate, a Roman governor of the Southern province of the Empire, to authorize an execution.
Jesus was brutally tortured and then crucified. "My God, my God, why hast thou forsaken me." were his last words.
After his death, the number of his followers increased dramatically. According to most Christian interpretations of the Bible, the theme of Jesus' teachings was that of repentance, unconditional love, forgiveness of sin, grace, and the coming of the Kingdom of God. Starting as a small Jewish sect, it developed into a religion clearly distinct from Judaism several decades after Jesus death. Christianity spread throughout the Roman Empire under a version known as Nicene Christianity and became the state religion under Theodosius I. Over the centuries, it spread to most of Europe, and around the world.

Sources: 
Historical essays, Christian literature, wikipedia

Teachings

Important quotes by Jesus Christ:

"The good man brings good things out of the good stored up in his heart, and the evil man brings evil things out of the evil stored up in his heart. For out of the overflow of his heart his mouth speaks.”

“Let him who is without sin cast the first stone.”

"Yes I am with you always, until the very end of time”

"For everyone who exalts himself will be humbled, and he who humbles himself will be exalted.”

“For we walk by faith, not by sight.”

"It is easier for a camel to pass through the eye of a needle than for a rich man to enter the Kingdom of Heaven”

"Do unto others as you would have them do unto you.”

"What shall it profit a man if he gains the whole world but loses his soul.”

"Ask and it will be given to you; seek and you will find; knock and the door will be opened to you.”

"Remain in me, and I will remain in you. No branch can bear fruit by itself; it must remain in the vine. Neither can you bear fruit unless you remain in me."

Teachings:

Do not worship idols of the flesh, but worship the essence of God.

Sources: 
The holy bible,

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Locations

All important places related to Jesus Christ are located in the Holy land of Israel and the Palestinian authority.

Holy Land - Israel & Palestian Territory
Type: 
Pilgrimage Center
Details: 

The must locations include:

Bethlechem (Nablus) - birthplace of Jesus Christ - the Church of Nativity

Nazareth - the hometown of Jesus Christ - the Church of Annunciation where it is believed the Mary was announced that she will bear gods sun.

Jerusalem - Via Dolorosa, Christ final suffering route to his crucifixion and the Church of the Holy Sepulcher.

Directions: 

As the area of Israel is small in size, it is a matter of up to 2 hours maximum to travel between these locations.

When to Go: 

All year around, the whether in Israel is sunny and pleasant.

Attractions, activities, and more to see: 

Dead sea, Eilat, Galilee, Tel Aviv and many more fun places.

Services in Location: 

Israel is a very modern European-like country with a mediterranean flavor. You can find anything there.

Accomodation: 

As distances are short to any place, it is recommended to stay in Tel Aviv and Jerusalem. There are many options for accommodations anywhere from hostels, Zimmers, hotels and luxury hotels.

Maps and Pictures of Location: 
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Yardenit - The baptismal site on the Jordan river
Type: 
Pilgrimage Center
Details: 

Yardenit is located in a lovely setting on the Jordan river just after it continues from the Sea of Galilee (Lake Kineret). According to belief backed by research this is the area where Jesus walked on water. Yardenit is The main baptismal site for Christian pilgrims.

Address: 
Yardenit
Kibutz Kinneret, Jordan Valley 15118, Israel
Fax: 
+972-4-6759129
Phone: 
+972-4-6759111
Directions: 

Yardenit is located on the Jordan river just after it continues from the Sea of Galilee towards south. The place is easily accessible on the entrance road to the Kineret Village a few kilometers south to the city of Tiberius (Tveria).

See the map attached

Accomodation: 

The Galilee area provides a rich variety of accomodation options from luxurious hotels in the city of Tveria to youth hostels and lovely Zimmers in the Kibutzs and villages around.

Attractions, activities, and more to see: 

Baptismal ceremonies are conducted throughout the day. You can just visit, pray or participate in the ceremonies, renew your vows.

The place is beautiful with great energies and very exciting emotionally.

Prices and Fees: 
Very reasonable entrance fees. You can rent a baptizing kit in the entrance for a reasonable price.
Etiquette: 
The baptizing is permitted only in suitable white robes (provided onsite for small charge). Baptizing with cloths, swimming suites or naked is strictly prohibited. Changing cloths is permitted only in the cloakrooms. It is forbidden to swim in the river within the site (you can have a swim later after leaving the site in the many lovely pastoral spots on the Jordan river, south to Yardenit, ask the friendly staff for directions).
Services in Location: 

There is a restaurant, gift shop, cloakrooms and changing rooms, toilets, access facilities to the water and more.

Special Events: 

In Christian religious holidays.

Daily Schedule & Opening Hours: 

The site is open throughout the day. See the website for exact hours.

Maps and Pictures of Location: 
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Books & Media

Recommended Books: 
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Love Without End: Jesus Speaks...

by Glenda Green

(Paperback)

For almost two thousand years devoted believers, mystics, innocents, and even non-believers have reported to have near-to-life, fully perceptual, visitations with Jesus Christ. In 1992 such an event happened to Glenda Green and spoke with her daily for almost four months. During this time, they spoke...as friends do, of many wonderful things both miraculous and practical. Nothing would ever be the same. Her penetrating report of this experience is sincere, unbiased, and free of religious contrivance. In many ways her perceptions provide a bridge to the new millennium. Never before has language or a state of consciousness been present to examine the nature of such a miraculous occurrence as well as to develop the profound implications of it. Here is a brilliant glimpse of eternity, rich with practical applications to life. These messages are sparkling and direct with great contemporary relevance, Imparting in every way the impact of Divinity in communion with a thoughtful and well educated woman of our generation. Amazing answers are given to more than 300 penetrating questions.

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Jesus: Uncovering the Life, Teachings, and Relevance of a Religious Revolutionary

by Marcus J. Borg

(Paperback)

From top Jesus expert Marcus Borg, a completely updated and revised version of his vision of Jesus—as charismatic healer, sage, and prophet, a man living in the power of the spirit and dedicated to radical social change.

Fully revised and updated, this is Borg\'s major book on the historial Jesus. He shows how the Gospel portraits of Jesus, historically seen, make sense. Borg takes into account all the recent developments in historical Jesus scholarship, as well as new theories on who Jesus was and how the Gospels reflect that.

The original version of this book was published well before popular fascination with the historical Jesus. Now this new version takes advantage of all the research that has gone on since the 80s. The revisions establish it as Borg\'s big but popular book on Jesus.

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Jesus: A Story of Enlightenment

by Deepak Chopra

(Hardcover)

“Deepak Chopra’s story is an inspiring gift for those who truly care and have the courage to seek.”
—Michael Baigent, author of The Jesus Papers

The founder of The Chopra Center and the preeminent teacher of Eastern philosophy to the Western World, Deepak Chopra gives us the story of the man who became Messiah in his phenomenal New York Times bestseller Jesus. The author who illuminated the life of Buddha now offers readers an unparalleled portrait of Jesus Christ, from carpenter’s son to revolutionary leader, that is fresh and inspiring—a remarkable retelling of the greatest story ever told.

Recommended DVD & Video: 
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Jesus

(DVD)

THE LIFE AND TIMES OF JESUS OF NAZARETH, FROM HIS HUMBLEBEGINNINGS AS A CARPENTER TO HIS DESTINY AS THE SON OF GOD, ARE VIVIDLY RETOLD IN THIS EPIC MOVIE EVENT. WHEN HIS EARTHLY FATHER DIES, MARY TELLS JESUS THE TIME HAS COME TO FULFILL HISPROPHECY.

Pro Opinions

Generosity of spirit

Similar's picture

Jesus has been there for me alot in my life, even the days when I hardly knew of and about him.

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joshoda's picture

Jesus is one enlightened master who has been brutally misunderstood......I think 99.9% of christians do not understand him........Jesus must be crying in HEAVEN when he sees his follower misinterpreti

Similar's picture

Hi

Jesus is the Son of God, not an enlightened master.

Similar | Sun, 07/26/2009 - 10:48
suzame's picture

Why not both?

Why is it have to be mutually exclusive? He can be the son of God and an enlightened master at the very same time. More accurately, he can not be only one of these. One requires the other.

Son of God -

I'm not sure anyone really understands what "son of god" means. We are all children of gods, including the animals, plants and stones. Actually we are more than children of God - from the absolute perspective, we are part of God; since God, by definition, is all inclusive, otherwise it wouldn't be God.

Enlightened Master -

I have no doubt that if Jesus, the human figure behind the legend ever existed, he was an enlightened master. If you read beyond the distorted interpretations of the Christian machine, like the way Meister Eckhart and Eckhart Tolle read the words of Jesus, you see his divinity.

suzame | Sun, 07/26/2009 - 11:20
Phroggy's picture

~

Funny! You just proved her point. :)

Phroggy | Mon, 07/27/2009 - 04:13
joshoda's picture

By saying Jesus is the

By saying Jesus is the begotten son of god but not AN enlightened master ,you are looking down upon him..........coz even u n me r begotten son of god but not yet enlightened...........You are placing Jesus ,u and me in the same cateogary.............He is much higher than us but we can reach there........Even if u have said Jesus is the only begotten son of god than u r denying our potential to be immortal god like jesus......CREATION AND CREATOR ARE ONE

joshoda | Wed, 07/29/2009 - 10:59
Similar's picture

When I think of an

When I think of an enlightened master I think of someone who has become an enlightened master, hence the word (en-lightened). Well Jesus was the only begotten son all along, so he didn't need to reach that status, he was already far superior to man from before birth and never fell.

Similar | Sat, 08/01/2009 - 11:11
Phroggy's picture

When I think ---First problem

* Everyone is the "only begotton son", which refers to the expression of Oneness, Beingness, God in form. Did you think God had sex and gave birth to a kid? Gee, maybe it's a metaphor.
* Enlightenment isn't a "status" to be reached by someone. It seems you're in for a disappointment. Enlightenment is the realization that there was never a person to "become" enlightened to begin with.
* No person is superior to another, except in the context of the dualistic illusion. (superior strength, intelligence, etc) Ultimately, all are an expression of precisely the same non-thing.

Phroggy | Sat, 08/01/2009 - 19:49
joshoda's picture

hellow

I find it sensible to accept that god had sex and gave birth to a kid or all gods are still having sex and giving birth to children rather than the children are getting dropped from heaven or being produced from virgin women...(Such situation will be paethetic).........coz divinity always flow with a nature n not against....... And if all this are metaphor then how many are familiar with it??????????Some maybe but not all.

Yes you are right in saying that enlightenment is not a status to be reached..........But all I know is that most of us are not in Garden of Eden after eating the fruit of Knowledge.I prefered to call it reach,but for that matter we can also say go back or still 'is' but forgotten or as u said there is no person to become enlightened with.......Its just a choice of words.........

Yes your third point makes lot of sense.......But the dualistic illusion still exist in me n till it is there with me I will call Jesus superior ..........Though I have read a lot about dualistic illusion but from within I have not experienced it in its totality..........so I cannot say much on this,maybe u r right.

joshoda | Tue, 08/04/2009 - 04:00
Phroggy's picture

I really don't know where to

"I find it sensible to accept that god had sex and gave birth to a kid or all gods are still having sex and giving birth to children rather than the children are getting dropped from heaven or being produced from virgin women...(Such situation will be paethetic"

I really don't know where to start with that.

"as u said there is no person to become enlightened with.......Its just a choice of words........."

It's of critical significance that a person does not become enlightened. It's not an issue of choice of words at all. The 'you' that you think you are can never become enlightened.

Phroggy | Tue, 08/04/2009 - 07:02
greenball's picture

It's CHRISTmas! Where are

It's CHRISTmas! Where are the sensible men? WOW - The sensible men are MISSING! What kind of The vacations are is this anyway? Are you taken up in the "season" with this The vacations are thing?

greenball | Wed, 10/31/2012 - 10:12
braaron's picture

my opinion

I agree that alot of the followers of Christ have no idea about the faith they practice. Jesus was about love,mercy and compassion, and the followers now and days seem to be more about judging and hate. I am for Jesus, not for religion.

braaron | Mon, 07/27/2009 - 18:18

Agnya

NIDHI PARKASH's picture

Jesus Christ is the deity of Agnya Chakra Who forgives to all for the uplift to all towards the kingdom of God.

Essene Yeshua / Ushra was in fact a vegan

Ekta Rudrani Mriganka Mata's picture

The Gnostic study of veganism before I was chose the wiccan path as full time. If you look they pont to his birth at 6 BC.

seeker's picture

Completely baseless legends

These claims in the video that Jesus was travelling to Tibet and so on have no single supporting evidence. They are simply ferry tales with no validity.

seeker | Thu, 01/09/2014 - 15:02
Ekta Rudrani Mriganka Mata's picture

reson why your on this website.

Ekta Rudrani Mriganka Mata Christ in Christianity is not a guru I fear this is not the website for you to seek truth.

Ekta Rudrani Mr... | Sun, 01/12/2014 - 20:11
seeker's picture

Can't understand exactly

Can't understand exactly what you write. What this got to do with guru or this website?

seeker | Sun, 01/12/2014 - 23:07

Con Opinions

Christ the Messanger

agisnake's picture

His real name was Joshua and he started speak in His first months, when He was 3 years old He had been already preaching in synagogues...There is few important facts not included in this description..

NIDHI PARKASH's picture

Christ the Messanger

Please explain important facts which have not been included in the description. Which facts are misunderstood?

NIDHI PARKASH | Wed, 10/28/2009 - 18:00

Eternal Life

Blahnanda's picture

The death of Jesus is only HALF the Story, it is the Morphogenetic Resonance of Resurrected FLESH in the Collective Consciousness of our Species which makes Him the Savior of the world.

Leon's picture

Divinization is Why He Came

He took us down with Him, negatively speaking, into the baptismal waters of His death, and rose us up with Him, positively speaking, into the newness of life- which includes the new kind of humanity He inaugurated- where we become by grace what He is by nature.

Tat Tvam Asi ~ That Thou Art.

Peace.

Leon | Sun, 01/30/2011 - 01:33

Alive in the Body? Yes!

Leon's picture

Is the Guru (the Master Jesus) still alive in the body?

Blahnanda's picture

Resurrected Flesh

One of the most Beautiful things about the Resurrected Flesh of the Universal Guru Christ Jesus is that the Glory of God flows through the veins of His Resurrected Flesh. Which begs the question what about the Blood? His Blood was poured out in the earth, and after the Resurrection gathered together that it might be poured out upon the Mercy Seat in Heaven, to stand forever as the Testimony of Witness in the HIGH Court of Justice as immutable evidence that the price for sin HAS Been Paid and will never again be an obstacle to the Grace of God.

That is unless you count Unbelief as the only sin you can commit in an AD World, in which case, you can believe you are separated from God's Love when in fact you are not because the Divine Genetics of Resurrection Resonance says different...

PS: The final words of Jesus on the cross were not why am I forsaken but instead were "It IS Finished" the 3 most beautiful words in the whole Bible..

Peace and Love Celestial Beings!!!

Blahnanda | Mon, 01/31/2011 - 01:56
musafir's picture

Okay...but...

I have always accepted the bodily resurrection of Jesus the Christ. That's not the problem for me.

The problem for me is the bodily ascension of Jesus the Christ, and ourselves if we accept the biblical message. The question that won't go away about this is really simple: What is the purpose of a corporeal body in a purely spiritual realm??

The best guess I have is that either bodily ascension is not really what the Bible is pointing at, or heaven is not a purely spiritual realm.

musafir | Tue, 05/31/2011 - 21:50
Ekta Rudrani Mriganka Mata's picture

no not true he's a ball of enlightenment

Ekta Rudrani Mriganka Mata

my answer is wrote and varfited by a real guru on the page.

Ekta Rudrani Mr... | Thu, 01/09/2014 - 13:49