Holger: What are some of Mr. Jesus’ I am statements?
The “I am” statements attributed to Jesus in the New Testament of the Bible are a series of significant declarations where Jesus uses the phrase “I am” to reveal important aspects of his identity and purpose. These statements can be found primarily in the Gospel of John. Here are some of the well-known “I am” statements:
I am the bread of life:
“I am the bread of life;
whoever comes to me shall not hunger,
and whoever believes in me
shall never thirst.” (John 6:35)
I am the light of the world:
“I am the light of the world.
Whoever follows me will not walk in darkness,
but will have the light of life.” (John 8:12)
I am the door/gate:
“I am the door. If anyone enters by me,
he will be saved and will go in and out
and find pasture.” (John 10:9)
I am the good shepherd:
“I am the good shepherd.
The good shepherd lays down his life for the sheep.”
I am the resurrection and the life:
“I am the resurrection and the life.
Whoever believes in me, though he die,
yet shall he live.” (John 11:25)
I am the way, the truth, and the life:
“I am the way, and the truth, and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.” (John 14:6)
I am the true vine:
“I am the true vine, and my Father is the vinedresser.” (John 15:1)
These statements emphasize Jesus’ divine nature, his role in salvation, and his unique relationship with believers. The phrase “I am” also holds significance as it connects back to the name of God revealed to Moses in the burning bush in the Old Testament (Exodus 3:14). Jesus’ use of this phrase is often seen as a claim to his divinity and his connection to the God of the Hebrew Scriptures.
Holger: scriptures can be precious tools
to break free from the hypnotism/limitation
of language and the me-bubble.
I assume we can agree that the above
“I am” statements do not refer to
a body-mind Jesus, 2,000 years ago!
The key to Life, Intelligence, Beauty
is effortlessly knowing “I am”,
prior to the arising of mind.
Knowing is openness,
free of the “me” that thinking assumes.
“Born from below” we are identified/confined
as a separate body-mind in a world of birth and decay.
We only see life through the filter of
“Born from a above” we have detected/outgrown our original sin,
our erroneous sense of being a separate-self:
10% misguided thinking, 90% muscle-memory.
“3 Jesus answered him, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born again he cannot see the kingdom of God.’ 4 Nicodemus said to him, ‘How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter a second time into his mother’s womb and be born?’ 5 Jesus answered, ‘Truly, truly, I say to you, unless one is born of water and the Spirit, he cannot enter the kingdom of God. 6 That which is born of the flesh is flesh, and that which is born of the Spirit is spirit. 7 Do not marvel that I said to you, “You must be born again.”‘
Womb = vagina, in the above verse?
Mind and speech are our greatest gifts ❤️
Amazing how easily the “me” feels offended or irritated.
Truth is an activity in our own consciousness:
thinking allowed, thinking aloud in order to
discover again our capacity to rest in being,
to let Life nurture/guide us from within.
Simply reading words doesn’t cut it.
Besides the noble act of trying to make-sense,
we are gifted with some practical
What do I really want?
(Roger Castillo > SatChitShanti.com)
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