A new addition to the Bryce Haymond Translation (BHT). I had already translated it once before, but I added a new translation that suggests other interpretations. There is no one "right" translation. The scriptures are endlessly translatable, because the mystical is essentially ineffable, transcending all words, and so there are perhaps infinite layers of meaning [...]
What was Jesus' first recorded teaching? It may not be what we think.
The duality of the world is nested within the nonduality or oneness of Ultimate Reality. Sages have been teaching and praying this for millennia, that we are this One, despite our apparent duality.
The 2019 Disney animated musical film Frozen II is filled to the brim with mystical themes and symbols, expressing some of the deepest and most profound spiritual ideas of history in a creative new narrative.
The sitcom celebrity of How I Met Your Mother had an entheogenic "First Vision" experience of "Christ," and lives to tell about it.
A translation where Jesus talks about why he teaches using metaphors and other symbolic tools, like stories, etc.
A translation of a non-canonical saying from Jesus about the location of the kingdom and how to find it there.
Some think we have to qualify for God's Love, that it is something God only gives through religious obedience. Mysticism says not quite.
We seem to often think that Jesus always knew perfectly that he was One in God, and that this realization never wavered his entire life. But did it?
This parable may have a better interpretation viewed through the lens of mysticism than the traditional "us versus them" approach.