The holy Bible (New Testament) says “Now when Jesus was born Bethlehem of Judaea in the days of Herod the king, behold, there came wise men from the east to Jerusalem, Saying, Where is he that is born King of the Jews? For we have seen his star in the east, and are come to worship him” (Mathew 2:1, 2). “And the angel said unto them, Fear not: for, behold, I bring you good things of great joy, which shall be to all people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Saviour, which is Christ the Lord” (Luke 2:10, 11). This was the announcement of the arrival of the great yogi whose teachings attracted everyone. He is later known as Jesus Christ. When the world celebrates his birthday, let us recoup some of his eternal sermons.
“Oh Father forgive them, they know not what they do” thus he pleads for ignorant.
“My kingdom is not of this world. My kingdom is the kingdom of heaven which is within you” are his words about realising God within.
“Whatever you have done unto anybody, you have done unto me” thus he says about the true spirit of indiscrimination.
“Know the truth and it shall make you free” are his sayings about the truth of the inner Self.
“Lead us not into temptations and deliver us from evil” a significant prayer to get away from sensorial adversities.
“Enter into thy closet, shut the door” which means enter the mind by shutting the doors to sensory influences. He emphasizes the importance of a clean and unpolluted mind.
“Love God, love thy neighbour, love thy enemy; as I love you, love one another”. There can be no better pedagogy for universal brotherhood.
“The light of the body is the eye: therefore when thine eye is single, thy whole body also is full of light; but when thine eye is evil, they body also is full of darkness. Take heed therefore that the light which is in thee be not darkness” (Luke 11: 34, 35). There cannot be a better exposition about the divine vision.
“Thinkest thou that I cannot now pray to my Father, and he shall presently give me more than twelve legions of angles? But how then shall the scriptures be fulfilled, that this it must be?” This explicitly shows his concern for the humanity even he was about to be crucified.
“Man shall not live by bread alone, but by every word that proceedeth out the mouth of God”. Jesus says that our body is not given by God not for nourishing it but to listen to the holy sermons of God.
“Thou shalt love the Lord thy God with all thy heart, and with all thy soul, and with all thy mind, and all they strength” are his words for enlightenment.
Let us celebrate Christmas in the way shown by Jesus Christ. On the day of his nascence it is not enough to just remember him, the reverent incarnation, but to purse the path shown by him with dedication and determination.
Merry Christmas to all.