THE BOOK FOR THE SUMMER:
SPIRITUAL TEACHER SWAMI DHYAN GITEN’S BOOK “THE WAY, THE TRUTH AND THE LIFE: ON JESUS CHRIST, THE MAN, THE MYSTIC AND THE REBEL”
The Swedish spiritual teacher and author Swami Dhyan Giten was recently attacked by the Swedish sannyas movement and was called “a fraud”, “an imitator”, and “a self-appointed pope”. This relates closely to the events of Jesus, which requires a deep insight into the human ego.
NOT THE MASTER IN YOUR OWN HOME TOWN
An excerpt from From Giten’s book “The Way, the Truth and the Life: On Jesus Christ, the Man, the Mystic and the Rebel”
(Read more about the book below)
AND WHEN HE WAS COME INTO HIS OWN COUNTRY, HE TAUGHT THEM IN THEIR SYNAGOGUE, INSOMUCH THAT THEY WERE ASTONISHED AND SAID, WHENCE HATH THIS MAN THIS WISDOM AND THESE MIGHTY WORKS?
IS NOT THIS THE CARPENTER’S SON? IS NOT HIS MOTHER CALLED MARY? AND HIS BRETHREN, AND HIS SISTERS, ARE THEY NOT ALL WITH US? WHENCE THEN HATH THIS MAN ALL THESE THINGS? AND THEY WERE OFFENDED IN HIM.
People were not as offended with Buddha or Lao Tzu as people were offended with Jesus.
With Buddha, he is so far away that you either do not understand him, or people could understand that he was the essence of the Upanishads.
With Jesus, people were offended, because he was just like them. They could not understand him. The said: “We know him! Isn’t he the carpenter’s son?”
Buddha was also the son of a king, while Jesus was a carpenter’s son.
People could not understand. From where comes his wisdom?
They were offended, their ego was offended.
BUT JESUS SAID TO THEM, A PROPHET IS NOT WITHOUT HONOUR,
SAVE IN HIS OWN COUNTRY, AND IN HIS OWN HOUSE.
It has happened so many times that the people who are closest will always misunderstand.
We could expect the contrary, that the people of Jesus village would understand him first. The people of Jesus’ house, his family, his relatives, would understand him first.
But that does not happen.
A deep insight into the human ego is needed to understand it.
With those that are closest to you, it is very difficult to believe that they had gone beyond and above you.
If somebody else, who is not close to you, goes beyond you, the competitive ego does not arise.
But if your brother goes, and you are left behind, your ego is hurt.
You feel defeated, a failure. Then the easiest way is to deny that he has gone beyond.
Jesus offended his own village, family and relatives.
They knew Jesus’ birth date; they knew his father, his mother, his brothers and sisters.
So Jesus cannot be forgiven.
Jesus is a quality of love, but to be able to see this quality, you have to drop your ego.
The presence, the quality of Jesus offends, because you will feel that you have failed.
His very being, his presence, offends you.
With Jesus there are two qualities: you follow him or you deny him, you become an enemy.
When Jesus was crucified, many felt a great relief.
Very rare people could follow Jesus, because they were ready to drop their egos.
And even those that followed Jesus hesitated and had doubts, before they could say yes, before they can trust.
Jesus is a total yes to life, a total trust in life.
– Swami Dhyan Giten
“With Giten’s book on Jesus, it is like Jesus is coming back. It is the true Jesus.”
– Prem Mukta, Artist & Music management, participant in satsang with Giten, Stockholm
“No one has been able to deliver the message of Jesus so fantastic beautiful that Giten has managed in the book “The way, the truth and the life.” Finally we have got his message in original. I am shaken and stunned.
The religious words that Giten formulate can make anyone mentally stunned. These words create an inner silence and a deep spiritual wonder for life. Giten has shaken me. I hope the readers also discover his greatness.”
-Brage Norin, professor in theoretical physics
“When I participated in Satsang with Giten for the first time, I felt that I had come to the right place. I felt that I had come home.
I never thought that a 2-hour Satsang could go so deep.
The love that I found within myself during Satsang with Giten just continued to flow a week after the Satsang.”
– Iiris, special education teacher for autistic children and participant in Satsang with Moji and Eckhart Tolle
”Through understanding meditation, I can understand
Jesus. I can understand the innocence, beauty, silence
and truth of Jesus.
Jesus is the way, the truth and the life, but the way has
to be walked.
The Bible and Jesus disciples have totally
misunderstood what Jesus really was doing during 40
days in silence in the desert.
He was meditating in the desert, which is the way to
discover the inner being, the kingdom of God, which is
the whole message of Jesus.”
– Swami Dhyan Giten
This book is a compilation of Swami Dhyan Giten’s lectures on Jesus Christ during satsang between May – July, 2015, in Stockholm.
Giten was a disciple of Jesus in a former life.
In this book Giten talks about the beauty and wisdom of the words of Jesus.
Giten talks about Jesus, the Man, Jesus, the Mystic and Jesus, the Rebel. He makes a clear distinction between Jesus Christ and the religion that has been built around him – Christianity.
Through talking about the gospels of Matthew, Luke and John, Giten reintroduces Jesus as the man, the mystic and the compromiseless rebel, who are filled with love and compassion. Jesus becomes alive in a new and dynamic way and not in the way that Jesus has been presented to us by the theologians and the priests.
Giten talks about love, joy, trust, acceptance, healing, truth, the need to serve, the difference between being and ego, wisdom, silence and God.
For the first time, we really feel the laughter, passion, silence and celebration of life in Jesus, which shows us the deeper meaning, the timeless relevance.
This book is a a joy and a delight for those in love with the words of Jesus.
In-between the lectures on Jesus Christ, Giten answer questions on spiritual growth from seekers of truth.