“Except a man, be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.”

 

 

“Except a man, be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” – says Jesus Christ.

 

Christ says that only those who are born again can see the kingdom of God, whereas those who are born only once cannot.

 

By the words “to be born again”, Jesus means to undergo spiritual awakening. This is not the formal baptism, sprinkling with holy water with oil, reciting of sacred texts, rituals or worship, etc. It is the spiritual awakening what is known as “to be born again”.

“To be born again” of Jesus Christ emphasises the initial awakening of a man by an illumined teacher. The baptism of the west or Gayathiri mantra upadesha of the Orientals is supposed to bring this initial awakening. But, it has become a procedural routine in many households. These ceremonies are not performed when the children are in their tender ages thus depriving the young ones of their legitimate rights.

As we need a guide in all walks of life, so do we in the matters of spiritual science. It is the paramount duty of the parents to administer their young ones with this awakening. One needs to attune his soul with the Supreme Self in the young age itself. One may read religious texts, write books after books on philosophies, deliver big talks, but all this will be of no avail unless we learn to attune ourselves with the spirit within. This attunement is made possible by one who is pure, a knower of spirit. He is called the real teacher, the preceptor, the Guru. Such teacher is the messenger of God who has come to lift us from the world.

On July 26, 2010, on the occasion of Guru Poornima celebrated by the admirers of Hindu faith, I pay humble salutations to all the teachers who had come and are to come with prayers to lead us to the Truth.

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