quotes on Jesus Christ
quotes on Jesus Christ
- A Jesus had to be crucified because he was an alive
man. He must have called in his childhood, “Jesus, don’t be befooled
by others.” And he was not befooled, so others had to crucify him,
because he was not part of the game. Socrates had to be poisoned and
killed, Mansoor had to be murdered. These are people who have escaped from
the prison, and whatsoever you say you cannot persuade them to come back.
They will not come into the prison. They have known the freedom of the
- The people who crucified Jesus were not able to see his
godliness at all; they could only see the mischief in him.
- Jesus was not famous in his day. If there were no
Bible, there would have been no record of him. The record belongs to his
four disciples; nobody else has ever mentioned him, whether he existed or
not. He was not famous. He was not successful. Can you think of a greater
failure than Jesus? But, by and by, he became more and more significant;
by and by, people recognized him. It takes time.
- The rabbis, the Jewish religious people, the priests of
the temple of Jerusalem, they were learned fools. They could not tolerate
Jesus. The learned fools are always disturbed by the blessed fools. They
had to murder him because his very presence was uncomfortable; his very
presence was such a pinnacle of peace, love, compassion and light, that
all the learned fools became aware that their whole being was at stake. If
this man lived then they were fools, and the only way to get rid of this
man was to destroy him so they could. again become the learned people of
- All Jesus’ pictures are falsifications; they cannot be
about the real Jesus. This real man must have been totally different,
because we know he enjoyed drinking — it is impossible to think of a
person who enjoys drinking and not laughing. He enjoyed women — it is
difficult to think of a man who enjoys women and not laughing. He was
friendly, almost in love, with a prostitute, Mary Magdalene. It is
difficult to move with a prostitute — he was not moving with a Catholic
monk, not with a priest, not with the Pope… with a prostitute! These
were the condemnations against him.
- Without Jesus they were the great priests of the
temple; with Jesus suddenly they were nobodies. In the presence of Jesus
there was God himself and all the priests felt their glory had been taken
- Jesus was a lover of life, a very affirmative person,
but Christianity is life-negative.
- But Jesus has been depicted as a serious man. And
Christians say he never laughed. Then what is the function of an
Enlightened man? If Jesus cannot laugh, then who is going to laugh in this
- Jesus moved in a very poor world. People were seeking
their own solutions. Many were helped — not that Jesus was helping —
they were helped. And Jesus says again and again: “It is your faith
that has healed you.” When you have faith, compassion can pour into
you. When you have faith, you are open to compassion.
- Jesus must have been a really great artist in creating
enemies because he was only thirty-three when he was crucified, and there
were only three years of work because he appeared at the age of thirty. Up
to that time he was with the mystery schools, going around the world to
Egypt, to India, and the possibility is even to Tibet and to Japan.
- Hence the Bible has no record of his years of
preparation; the record is very abrupt. Something about his childhood is
said, very fragmentary. And only once is he mentioned: when he was twelve
years of age and he started arguing with the priests in the temple —
that’s all. Then there is a gap of eighteen years… nothing is mentioned.
- Now a man like Jesus cannot just live an ordinary life
for eighteen years and then suddenly explode into Christhood; that is not
possible. These eighteen years he was moving with different Masters, with
different systems, getting initiated into different mystery schools,
learning whatsoever was available, getting in tune with as many Masters as
possible. He appears at the age of thirty and by the age of thirty-three
he is crucified. In three years he really did a good job! He was quick!
You cannot think that he was diplomatic; he was the most undiplomatic man
ever. In fact, that’s the way the awakened people behave.