About Seven years ago, I had, just finished reading “The Mustard Seed” (By Osho) and within the Pages of this Most excellent book, I was to discover a Complete Teaching as taught by Jesus Christ himself.
before i read this book i would not of classed myself as spiritual, and definitely not religious, as the Hypocrisy of religion can be seen the world over.
With It’s tentacles, i would like to say branches, but, it is not a tree.
It, like the catholic faith is a prime example of this, it is more akin, sadly to a creature that leaches on and Sucks the life out of you!
So, after the three or Four months that it took me to read “The Mustard seed” and i am no slow reader by any stretch of the imagination, i just found this Here Book and more importantly what was being transmitted and taught By what i would say from The Real Jesus Christ, utterly, mind blowing, poetic and gentle.. and to this day i have not seen any or read any other book as profound as is the caliber of “The Mustard Seed” out in the Marketplace. And i have looked.
So after i finished the Mustard Seed. i was so enthralled by what i now deem, as a true teaching Of Jesus, and transmitted By the Apostle Thomas ( WHO THE CHURCH BRANDED THE Doubter )
Then 2000 years later By Osho, That i wanted find out and to No more about Jesus, and the writings of this Man/prophet who i know held in great and high regard that i took a trip to a local Church and picked up a copy of the Bible for myself.
(and to be fair to the Vicar, he gave me a copy for free, unlike, a few years later when i would visit a Catholic Church, to pick up a bible, so as to research the differences between The Faiths of Christianity and was to be charged £30.
an offer i refused with a smile of contempt.
I digress.. so after The Mustard seed and picking up the NIV Bible, which lay about my Then Grandfathers House for a few weeks, i decided to pick it up and start to read it.
I immediately opened it up at the New testament.. not being a total Schmuck i knew this is where Jesus, was to be found..
I flicked through a few pages of Different Chapters after the Gospels, and as i was reading i cannot remember what, i had an uneasy feeling enter me .. i flicked through for a few more minutes. I remember i was standing up at the time.. why do i remember i was standing up? because, after reading different some different sections The Book became like Poison in my Mind and Like A hot rock in my hand and i threw into the corner of the room!
I felt slightly staggered, In fact more than staggered; freaked out .. from just reading a few weeks ago about this Awesome Dude in the Mustard seed, and then having a look at the bible for five minutes! in those few moments i then understood.
In those minutes I Felt/understood the affliction and Misunderstanding of the people of faith, the self righteous pointing of fingers.
The cunning of the People of the Cloth..(granted not all of them) and how mankind has manipulated each other in the name of good works, that are not good but Totalitarian. to keep the up up, and the down trodden down. in the unyielding sense of the book and in the individuals interpretation!
It took me a few months before i could pick UP that dreaded book up again, and i did so only for 5 minutes at a time, that was until, it did not feel so weighty any more.. which took about a year or so..
i also read revelations within the first month.. but that is another story for another blog.. just lets say The world is Now Fully ABLAZE
So i guess, in summary; The bible has the works of Thirty or more prophets in it. I have not counted.. maybe one day i will.. but what i am now very sure of, is that, if you are religious, and think you have complete authority and understanding of the Bible then, I would put it to you! that you are a lair, and a fraudster. and so for everyone else favor and sake, please stay away from self righteous pedantry!
Which in the gospel of Mary “Self-righteous Pedantry” is a sin (sin remember is to miss the point)
So, stick to the Basic Principle of Love thy Neighbor..but first try and love yourself.
For if you cannot to do that!! how the Hell? you going to be able to Love and understand any one else? when you carry hatred in “your” heart!
As my Granddad, who was not a religious man used to say! .. “Every-person should be their own Bible”
In other words just be nice to Each other… xx