Spirituality: Practice and Purpose

June 3, 2019

30. Jesus said, "Where there are three deities, they are divine. Where there are two or one, I am with that one."


Perhaps a mysterious sounding sutra from the words of Jesus. Let's dive a bit into what Spirit might be saying in these words, with these words.


Three is a sacred number the world over in many spiritual traditions, particularly in reference to the ways in which the supreme essence manifests in a trifold way (the Father, Son and Holy Spirit; Brahma, Vishnu and Shiva; the Buddha, Dharma and Sangha). Here, Jesus starts with an ordinary understanding, a traditional understanding - the practice, the tradition, the family of faith, is divine.


It is upon going deeper into the experience of what these traditional understandings contain that the teacher is found! This is not complicated; we choose a direction and go as deeply in as possible. Then, Jesus says, 'There I am.' In "2," we come face to face with the divine, in "1," we merge with it.


Om Namah Shivaya Gurave
Saccidananda Murtaye
Nisprapancaya Shantaya
Niralambaya Tejase


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