11 Jan

“Firstly, there is Jesus the man, who lived over 2000 years ago and whose sermons form the foundation of Christian theology. Secondly, there is Jesus the Son of God, who represents a specific branch of religion. Finally, there is the “Third Jesus”, the spiritual guide whose teachings embrace humanity as a whole. By considering each of these separate figures, Chopra allows us to decide for ourselves which of them speaks the most clearly to us today.” Book Depository, limited –


 Grace, enlightenment, God-consciousness.

Using the New Testament as a guide, Chopra gives us fodder for thought with regard to words spoken by Jesus. Misconceptions are explored through quoted scripture, which I promptly looked-up after each reference.

We are given insight into a non-traditional view of who Jesus is, so if you are closed to any interpretation of Jesus other than the one taught in mainstream fundamentalism, don‘t even bother. Irrespective of religious background, this Jesus embraces all mankind, not only the church integrated in his name.

I like this book because Chopra doesn’t try to cram his own way of thinking down our throats. He delineates the facts and leaves it to the reader to decide. We all see what we expect to see. So, instead of seeing through the eyes of individual conviction, as we’ve all been programmed to do, we learn how to clear the mind of all expectation.

“Know the truth and the truth will set you free.” John 8:32. The only way to know that truth is to take an inward journey, through enlightenment, even if you are not a Christian –


One Response to “THE THIRD JESUS”

  1. Silvia Thomson January 11, 2014 at 8:59 p01 #

    I love this! I will be reading me some Deepak Chopra very soon(: Thanks!

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