Is it seeing a man with brown hair, a beard, and a white robe? Or is there much more to the "Christ" than this?
There is no genuine contemplative practice in Mormonism, an inner meditative gaze deep in consciousness. I offer a possible format for a uniquely Mormon practice.
I suggest that the mythology of messianism points to qualities of the mystical experience and the awakening of the true Self identity in nondual consciousness.
Many traditions have a messiah who is thought will come to redeem them and the world. There is perhaps a mystical interpretation of this messianism.
Consciousness may be the "inner" experiential (spiritual) side of the "outer" material (physical) cosmos, these being two irreducible aspects of One thing.
An addition to the BHT, when Jesus and Simon/Peter converse about the identity of Jesus and of inner revelation. 15 Jesus then said to his followers, "But who do you say that I AM?" 16 Simon replied saying, "You are Christed, the anointed One, an incarnation of the living and breathing God." 17 Then Jesus [...]
What is Love? How do we know it? How are we One in it? The mystical experience shows us directly not only what Love is, but that we are Love.
A reinterpretation of a revelation to Joseph Smith on the glory of God.
It seems that many people may give up on meditation or other contemplative practices because they do not provide quick results, particularly in our instant gratification culture today. It can take significant dedication and discipline in practice before we see any fruits. But there are other possibilities on the horizon that may help us along [...]
A prominent belief in Jewish tradition is that the coming Messiah will "rebuild the temple." Jesus too said he would "rebuild the temple." But what temple?