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The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind by Cynthia Bourgeault
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“Jesus never asked anyone to form a church, ordain priests, develop elaborate rituals and institutional cultures, and splinter into denominations. His two great requests were that we “love one another as I have loved you” and that we share bread and wine together as an open channel of that interabiding love.”
Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind
“As we enter the path of transformation, the most valuable thing we have working in our favor is our yearning.”
Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind
“Philippians 2:5: “Let the same mind be in you that was in Christ Jesus.” The words call us up short as to what we are actually supposed to be doing on this path: not just admiring Jesus, but acquiring his consciousness.”
Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind
“Kingdom of Heaven is really a metaphor for a state of consciousness.”
Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind
“As we actually taste the flavor of what he's teaching, we begin to see that it's not proverbs for daily living, or ways of being virtuous. He's proposing a total meltdown and recasting of human consciousness, bursting through the tiny acorn-selfhood that we arrived on the planet with into the oak tree of our fully realized personhood. He pushes us toward it, teases us, taunts us, encourages us, and ultimately walks us there.”
Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind
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“It's not about right belief; it's about right practice.”
Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind
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“To mourn is to touch directly the substance of divine compassion.”
Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind
“JESUS’S PATH WAS exactly that, a radically unmanageable simplicity—nothing held back, nothing held onto. It was almost too much for his followers to bear. Even within the gospels themselves, we see a tendency to rope him back in again, to turn his teachings into a manageable complexity. Take his radically simple saying: “Those who would lose their life will find it; and those who would keep it will lose it.” Very quickly the gospels add a caveat: “Those who would lose their life for my sake and the sake of the gospel will find it.” That may be the way you’ve always heard this teaching, even though most biblical scholars agree that the italicized words are a later addition. But you can see what this little addition has done: it has shifted the ballpark away from the transformation of consciousness (Jesus’s original intention) and into martyrdom, a set of sacrificial actions you can perform with your egoic operating system still intact. Right from”
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“All will come of its own accord in good time and with abundant fullness, so long as one does not attempt to hoard or cling.”
Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind
“What Jesus is saying here, powerfully and clearly, is that if you do the work of transforming your being, moving beyond the egoic mind, then you become a living spirit.”
Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind
“Blessed are the ones who have become spiritually "domesticated"; the ones who have tamed the wild animal energy within them, the passions and compulsions of our lower nature.”
Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind
“Somehow when the heart becomes single, the rest will follow.”
Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind
“When the field of vision has been unified, the inner being comes to rest, and that inner peaceableness flows into the outer world is harmony and compassion.”
Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind
“Meditation is the tool you use to “upgrade your operating system,” to move from that “either/or” thinking of the binary mind into the more spacious heart awareness that sustains the wisdom way of knowing.”
Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind
“I find nothing in the Gospel of Thomas that contradicts any of Jesus’s teachings in the canonical gospels. Rather, it rounds them out metaphysically and creates a newfound sense of awe as we see just how original and subtle his understanding really is. He is the first truly integral teacher to appear on this planet. As we take a fresh look at these teachings at once familiar and strange, we’re catapulted forward again along a path that rings with the power of truth.”
Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind
“A sophiological Christianity focuses on the path.”
Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind
“We all live with this terrible, heartbreaking hypocrisy in Christianity, when the teaching finally leaves us in th dust. How do we die before we die? How do we love our neighbors as ourselves? How do we bridge the gap between what we believe and what we can actually live?”
Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind
“If you bring forth what is within you, what you have will save you. If you do not have that within you, what you do not have within you will kill you.”
Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind
“I was a hidden treasure, and I loved to be known, and so I created the worlds both visible and invisible.”4 Both the saying itself and the understanding that illumines it derive from a profound mystical intuition that our created universe is a vast mirror, or ornament (and the Greek word “cosmos” literally means “an ornament”), through which divine potentiality—beautiful, fathomless, endlessly creative—projects itself into form in order to realize fully the depths of divine love.”
Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind
“The Jesus Trajectory Love is recklessness, not reason. Reason seeks a profit. Loves comes on strong, consuming herself, unabashed. Yet in the midst of suffering, Love proceeds like a millstone, hard-surfaced and straight forward. Having died to self-interest, she risks everything and asks for nothing. Love gambles away every gift God bestows. The words above were written by the great Sufi mystic Jalalludin Rumi.6 But better than almost anything in Christian scripture, they closely describe the trajectory that Jesus himself followed in life.”
Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind
“The gospel that day (Matthew 4:19) described Jesus’s recruitment of his first disciples from among the Galilean fishermen and concluded with the line, “at once they left their nets and followed him.” The monk merely commented, “Would that we might do the same.”
Cynthia Bourgeault, The Wisdom Jesus: Transforming Heart and Mind