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The Colloborator of a Guru - 2
« on: April 15, 2009, 12:46:40 PM »
In the Semitic tradition, we can trace back from Abraham, who rejected the corrupt polytheism and restored a simple primitive
monotheism.  He was accompanied in this venture, by his younger
brother Aaron.  In the earlier part, Moses also played a part. Moses
prevailed upon Pharoah to release the Hebrews from their slavery in Egypt.  Thus, while Moses was the supreme spiritual and temporal authority, Aaron was the Head of the spiritual organization.

The next stage is the decline of Hebrew tradition towards modernism.
There was the institution of kingship politically and there was also
the devotional type of worship, bhakti cult.  Here, we see David and
Solomon, where there was relationship of father and son. We have
David's Psalms, representing bhakti element.  Bhakti is naturally accompanied by tantras.  If David introduced Psalms, Solomon brought the Proverbs.   While David projected the Temple as the devotional centre of Israel, Solomon actually built the Temple.  He
was also the master of occult knowledge and powers, and the western astrology owes much to Solomon.

Just as the Koran refers to Abraham and Lot, Moses and Aaron,
David and Solomon, so it does to Jesus and John.  John is supposed
(symbolically) to be the at the foot of the Cross, during crucifixion.
Jesus at the Cross, bade his mother who was there, regard John as her son and bade John to regard her as his mother, and it is stated
that Mary lived thereafter in the house of John.

But who is this John?  The cousin of Jesus became John the Baptist.  He performed necessary function of giving Jesus the initiation of baptism, while speaking of himself as the forerunner and as of Jesus, as one, far greater than himself, whose shoe he was not worthy to fasten.  But he was arrested and afterwards executed by Herod.  He appears no more.  Then, there was "John the brother of James", who was one of the apostles.  But was he the same as the 'apostle whom Jesus loved most' and who is mentioned in the Gospel of St. John?  Was this John, the author of the Fourth Gospel?  And the Epistles of John? And of the Book of Revelations?  These questions do not concern us here.  But it is John, who was the collaborator for Jesus.

(Source:  Be Still, It is the Wind that sings. Arthur Osborne.)

Arunachala Siva.