|The meaning of the statement of Jesus “I and My father are one and the same”|
The human incarnation is of two components. One is God like radiating sun of knowledge and the other is the soul like the black cloud of ignorance. The sun is covered by the cloud and are very close to each other (Sayuja sakhaya…Veda). Due to cloud sun becomes dim. Due to sun the cloud becomes bright. Now both the sun and cloud are in equilibrium state of equal intensity. Both have become one unit since both are in the equal state of brightness or darkness. The total brightness of this single unit is 99% and total darkness is 1%. Hence, the human incarnation also falls into the grip of a trace of ignorance for a fraction of second. Krishna became angry to kill Bhishma, who is His own devotee, but His anger was just for a moment only and He did not kill Bhishma. Jesus was praying God for a minute to prevent the crucification but immediately He was prepared for it. The dimness of sun or the brightness of the cloud is only relatively real. In absolute reality, the sun in the dim sun is 100% bright and the cloud in the bright cloud is 100% dark. Therefore, really God is not affected by ignorance. Only in the plane of relative reality the dim sun or relative sun is dim.
Since, the dim sun or human incarnation (God in soul) is in this world only, which is relative plane, the dim sun can only suit and not the absolute sun. The cloud is the human being (soul, subtle body and gross body) and is the cover or Upadhi for God to enter this world. This human being in which God exists is called as son of God by Jesus and God is called as the father of heaven. Both are so close that we can treat both as one and the same. The dim sun and bright cloud are one and the same in the intensity of light as well as darkness. This is the meaning of the statement of Jesus “I and My father are one and the same”.
Thus, in the relative plane (world) only both are one and the same but in absolute plane God is God and soul is soul simultaneously. People have taken this statement in absolute plane and mistook Jesus. Fearing for the fate of Jesus, Mohammad told that father can never become son. This is true in the absolute plane, which is simultaneously true even in the relative plane. The absolute plane maintains its reality in both the planes. The relative plane maintains its reality only in the relative plane. Therefore, in the relative plane both absolute reality (Advaita) and relative reality (Dwaita) co-exist and are true simultaneously. You must be careful to note that Advaita (dim sun and bright cloud are one and the same) is true in the relative plane (Vyavahara Dasha) where as Dwaita (even in the dim sun, sun is totally bright and even in the bright cloud, cloud is totally dark) is true in the absolute plane (Paramartha Dasha). But the confused Advaitin states Advaita in absolute pane.
At the Lotus Feet of His Holiness Sri Dattaswami
Universal Spirituality for World Peace
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