K. and Jesus
May 21, 1997 04:51 PM
by K. Paul Johnson
Today's message from Krishmamurti dovetailed with my current
reading, which is The Lost Gospel, by Burton Mack. It examines
the evidence for various layers of composition in Q, the lost
gospel which is the basis for the synoptics, John, and Thomas.
Mack concludes that the fundamental message of the historical
Jesus was one of nonconformity to social norms, the need to
question everything, the possibility of coming to one's own
direct apprehension of truth. All the other stuff--
apocalyptic expectations, claims to special relationship with
God, etc.-- came later. This makes K.'s 20th century message
all the more relevant, since it seems to echo what the
historical Jesus had to say 200 years ago.
Thanks again, Doss.
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