An addition to the BHT, the first chapter of John which talks about the One from which all of reality has emerged, and of which all of reality is.
1 At the beginning of spacetime was a Singularity, the One, and the One was with Being, and the One was Being.
2 This One was all Being ever since that beginning.
3 All things come into Being from this One, and without this One nothing has come into Being that has Being.
4 Life also emerges from this One, and this Life is the Light-Energy of Consciousness in all of Humanity and other organisms.
5 This Light-Energy shines through the darkness of our human egoic consciousness, but because of that egotism we cannot perceive it or understand it.
6 A man came from that One named John the Baptist.
7 He came as one who knew it, telling about this Light, so that others might also perceive and understand it.
8 John did not perceive the fullness of the Light, but he was a witness of the Light,
9 the True Light-Energy that gives Life and Consciousness to every human who is born on Earth.
10 This Light of Consciousness is born into the world from the same One in which this world itself emerges, but the ego doesn’t realize it.
11 Life and Consciousness come into its own egoic self, but this self does not receive its truer Self.
12 But all those who do receive this Life and Consciousness, who realize its reality in their true Identity, are liberated from the ego in the knowledge that they have been born from the One as Being, the I AM.
13 They are spiritually reborn in consciousness, not from human parents, nor from any egoic desire or will of any person, but from the One in God’s Being.
14 The One was reborn in a human who lived with us and was us. He was absolutely full and overflowing with Love and Truth. And we saw his Majesty and Glory, even the Bright Light of that One born in Being, above the brightness of the sun.
15 John taught as one who knew, declaring out loud, “This is the One I was referring to when I said, ‘The One that comes after my ego is gone is far greater than my ego, for it had Being long before my ego did.'”
16 We have all received this full realization, and an outpouring of Love that is incomprehensible.
17 For Law and Organization are given through preparatory gospels and ordinances like Moses, but a fullness of Love and Truth are realized through this Christ consciousness, even as Jesus showed us.
18 No one ever sees God directly, particularly from the egoic “natural man” consciousness. But the One reborn in God’s Being, in God consciousness, the One at the heart of our very own Source and Soul, this unveils and reveals God, and God is made known.
19 And the following is the testimony that John the Baptist gave when the Jewish authorities in Jerusalem sent priests and other temple workers to ask him who he was.
20 He immediately acknowledged, “I [my ego] am not the Messiah, or ‘Anointed One.'”
21 So they asked him, “Well who are you? Are you Elijah?” He replied, “I’m not.” “Are you ‘the Prophet’?” He answered, “No.”
22 So they finally asked him, “Who are you then? We need to give an answer to the authorities that sent us. Who do you say you are?”
23 John replied using the words of the prophet Isaiah, “I am merely one voice in solitude declaring out loud, ‘Prepare your minds for the coming of God’s Being.'”
24 And the Pharisees who had been sent
25 asked him, “Why are you baptizing then, if you are not the Messianic ‘Anointed One,’ or Elijah, or ‘the Prophet’?”
26 John answered, “I baptize only with preparatory symbolic water, but there exists the One even in your presence right now who you do not realize and who you do not receive yourselves.
27 “This is the One who comes inwardly after my outward preparatory efforts, and I’m not fit to even touch this Being.”
28 All of this happened in Bethany on the east side of the Jordan River, which is where John was baptizing people.
29 On the next day, John saw Jesus coming toward him, and said, “Listen up everyone! Pay attention and observe very closely! Jesus is the embodiment of the Pure and Innocent Being of God, even the One, who can teach us how our realization of the One removes all our guilt and the defilements of humanity’s ego.”
30 “Here is a Great Example of the One as I said, ‘After my work will come a realization of the One which is far greater than all that I’ve done, for this has existed long before me.’
31 “I did not realize the One, which is the reason I came preparing you by symbolically baptizing you with water, so that this realization of the One might eventually be revealed to all those who struggle to know God’s Being.”
32 Then John bore witness and said, “I have seen a vision, and it was like the Breath of God’s Being descended from the sky like a dove, and it filled Jesus’s Being with Life and Light.
33 “Again, I have not realized the One fully yet, but I felt compelled by God to go and prepare others by symbolically baptizing them with water. And I was inspired with this thought, ‘The person who I see the Life of God’s Being rest upon, he will teach and show how the One cleanses all people with the Fire of God’s own Living Being and Consciousness within themselves.’
34 “And I have now seen this for myself in Jesus, and so I tell you now, that this is truly the One who has been reborn in God’s Being.”
35 The next day John was there again with two of his disciples.
36 And when he saw Jesus walk by, he said again, “Pay attention to him! Jesus is truly one who has realized the Pure and Innocent Being in the Oneness of God!”
37 When two of John’s disciples heard him say this, they went and followed after Jesus.
38 And when Jesus saw them following him he turned around and said, “What is wanted?” They replied to him, “We desire further light and knowledge from you, Teacher. Where are you presently?”
39 And Jesus said, “Come, and you will know.” So they followed him and knew where he was present, and since it was about four in the afternoon they stayed present with him the rest of the day.
40 One of the two who had heard John and followed Jesus was Andrew, Simon Peter’s brother.
41 At the first opportunity, Andrew left to go find his brother Simon, and told him, “We have found one who has realized the Messiah or ‘Anointed One,'” (which is also translated as ‘Christ’).
42 Then Andrew brought Simon to Jesus. And when Jesus met him he said, “Your name is Simon, the son of John. But you will receive a new name, even Cephas” (which is also translated as ‘Peter,’ or ‘rock’).
43 The following day Jesus decided to go to Galilee. He found Philip along the way, and said to him, “Come, and you will know too.”
44 Philip was from the town of Bethsaida, as well as Andrew and Peter.
45 Philip went and found Nathanael, and said to him, “We’ve found One who has realized God, even like Moses wrote about in the Law, and also the prophets. His name is Jesus, the son of Joseph, and he’s from Nazareth.”
46 And Nathanael questioned, “Nazareth? Has any good come from there?” Philip replied to him, “Come, and you will know too.”
47 When he met Nathanael, Jesus said, “Here is a true Israelite with sincerity!”
48 Nathanael asked him, “But how do you know me?” Jesus answered, “Before Philip came to you, the One already knew you.”
49 Then Nathanael exclaimed, “Teacher! You have been reborn as One in God’s Being, even the Head of all those who struggle to know God!”
50 Jesus replied, “You believe this because I said ‘the One already knew you’? You will come to know far greater things than this.”
51 Then Jesus added, “Truly, I will tell you this—you will come to perceive Reality’s gates thrown wide open, and realizations of Light and Wisdom running up and down all across Humanity.”