Walking Through The Portico of Solomon
When the Christ was walking through the Portico of Solomon, the Jews were going to stone him for sharing his experience of Christness by saying that: “I and the Father are One.” Jesus managed to talk his way out of being stoned by citing the Old Testament and he was able to escape. This One with the Father philosophy reflects the Eastern influence upon Christ’s message. In my opinion the Christ could just have well have said: “I and the Universe are One.”
One of my goals in life was to practice Buddhism in a Buddhist country. So I went to Thailand during Songrang, the Thai New Year celebration. The best time to visit Asian countries is on that particular country’s holidays because it is easier to blend in and go native. During New Year’s week everybody in Thailand goes to the Wat (temple) to chant and burn incense.
Now that I have practiced Buddhism in a Buddhist country my meditated mind is ready to just totally break on through to the other side by practicing yoga while meditating on the cosmic “I And The Father Are One.” I and the Universe are One.
1. The Portico of Solomon
At that time the Feast of Dedication took place at Jerusalem. It was winter, 23 and Jesus was walking in the temple, in the Portico of Solomon. 24 So the Jews gathered around him and said to him, “How long will you keep us in suspense? If you are the Christ, tell us plainly.”
2. I And The Father Are One
25 Jesus answered them, “I told you, and you do not believe. The works that I do in my Father’s name bear witness about me, 26 but you do not believe because you are not part of my flock. 27 My sheep hear my voice, and I know them, and they follow me. 28 I give them eternal life, and they will never perish, and no one will snatch them out of my hand. 29 My Father, who has given them to me, is greater than all, and no one is able to snatch them out of the Father’s hand. 30 I and the Father are one.”
3. Making Yourself God Was Blasphemy to the Jews
31 The Jews picked up stones again to stone him. 32 Jesus answered them, “I have shown you many good works from the Father; for which of them are you going to stone me?” 33 The Jews answered him, “It is not for a good work that we are going to stone you but for blasphemy, because you, being a man, make yourself God.”
4. Jesus Escapes
34 Jesus answered them, “Is it not written in your Law, ‘I said, you are gods’? 35 If he called them gods to whom the word of God came—and Scripture cannot be broken— 36 do you say of him whom the Father consecrated and sent into the world, ‘You are blaspheming,’ because I said, ‘I am the Son of God’? 37 If I am not doing the works of my Father, then do not believe me; 38 but if I do them, even though you do not believe me, believe the works, that you may know and understand that the Father is in me and I am in the Father.” 39 Again they sought to arrest him, but he escaped from their hands.
Working Out On The Porch of Solomon
Three or four mornings a week I do calisthenics on the Portico of Solomon outside of Solomon Square. It has a great view of the sunrise and it is out of the way of the service vehicles. It is very quiet and therefore conducive to meditation in the early mornings on Solomon’s Porch.
MEDITATION: I And The Father Are One, Not Two
During my yoga practice I meditate to “I And The Father Are One, Not Two” silently in my mind. When I go to sleep at night and when I wake up in the morning I meditate to “I And The Father Are One” over and over again. Meditating “I And The Father Are One” while doing yoga head-stands is very transformative.
Spiritual Yoga Treatment
I got over a lot of the violent emotional twists below my level of consciousness by meditating. First I recalled my subconscious images of my childhood demons while meditating cross-legged. Then I took the same images upside down while practicing head stands. My images of my emotional twists became neutralized by the change in consciousness produced by meditating while upside down.