It is time to remember the famous messenger of the Lord, Jesus Christ. On the eve of his avatar in this world, it is worth remembering famous quotations from The Holy Bible.

“Neither shall they say, Lo here! Or, lo there! For behold, the kingdom of God is within you” (New Testament: Luke 17:21) referring to the presence of Lord within.

“Ye are of your father the devil, and the lusts of your father ye will do. He was a murderer from the beginning, and abode not in the truth, because there is no truth in him. When he speaketh a lie, he speaketh of his own: for he is a liar, and the father of it” (NT: John 8:44), a reference to the evil effects of māyā.

“And seek no ye what ye shall eat, or what ye shall drink, neither be ye of doubtful mind. For all these things do the nations of the world seek after: and your Father knoweth that ye have need of these things. But rather seek ye the kingdom of God; and all these things shall be added unto you” (NT Luke 12: 29 – 31) underlining the importance faith in God. Faith is the most significant factor in spirituality.

“For we are his workmanship, created in Christ Jesus unto good works, which God hath before ordained that we should walk in them” (NT Ephesians 2:10) an indication that men are bound by māyā only temporarily.

“So God created man in his own image, in the image of God created he him; male and created he them” (Old Testament Genesis 1:27) emphasizing that the entire creation is nothing but the mirror image of the Lord, a confirmation of the omnipresent nature of the Brahman.

“Any every one that hath forsaken houses, or brethren, or sisters, or father, or mother, or wife, or children, or lands, for my name’s sake, shall receive hundredfold, and shall inherit everlasting life” (NT Matthew 19:29), the benefits of renouncing attachments and desires. The result of renunciation is the merger with the Lord, the everlasting life.

It is not only necessary to remember the sacred sayings of The Bible, but also follow those holy sayings in our actions. Jesus Christ becomes happier if one follows his teachings than merely reading them. Ultimately there is no difference between Jesus, Krishna and Mohamed. They are different incarnations of the Supreme to infuse knowledge to those who really need it.

Let this Christmas bring in universal brother hood, peaceful and eudemonic co-existence.

MANBLUNDER takes this opportunity to wish everyone a merry CHRISTMAS and a prosperous NEW YEAR.