In doing this, they wished us to see that Christ and Buddha and Krishna are not unattainable goals, but the very core of our essential natures.
You may have often heard the terms ‘Christ Consciousness’, ‘Buddhic Consciousness’ and ‘Krishna Consciousness’. What do these terms mean? Are they comparing you to these three glorious beings of light? Yes, they are. Are they signifying that their glory is unattainable by ‘mere mortals’ such as you and I? Not at all. In fact, just the contrary.
We are all aware that consciousness means a deep, intrinsic awareness and knowingness. But the words Christ, Buddha and Krishna shall personify different Divine virtues for each of us. One might think of Buddha as Divine Wisdom, whereas another might believe it is Divine liberation from pain. The energies of these names are so vast that there is no virtue that they do not embody, thus any debate upon this is futile. What is important, then, is our belief. Our resonance with each of these names. With each of these Divine Beings.
Why don’t you take a few moments here to ask yourself which Divine virtue you identify with each? Don’t think too much. Speak the name softly to yourself, and listen to the first word that springs up. Go with this. This is the answer of your pure consciousness.Now that you have identified the Divine Virtues, turn your attention to yourself. The reason why your answers may be different from another’s is because the three virtues that you have identified are your three prominent heavenly gifts that you can give to the world. You may be surprised at this, but it’s true. What sets apart these Divine Beings from us is not that they did not have ego states, not that they did not react adversely on occasion, but that they rose beyond the weakness of the body-state, and grew into the purity of their Godhood. In doing this, they did not set themselves above us, but with us. In doing this, they showed us by their shining example that the Divinity that imbued each cell of their mortal being, is what gives life to our own. In doing this, they wished us to see that Christ and Buddha and Krishna are not unattainable goals but the very core of our essential natures.
When we demean ourselves, or another, we dishonour their names. When we think of ourselves and others as anything less than Divine Light, we dishonour them. When we believe that we are doomed to earthly existence fraught with fears and frailties, we dishonour the sacrifices they made.
If you believe that Christ is Divine Power, let us say, that Buddha is Divine Wisdom, and Krishna is Divine Love, then these are the three gifts that you have embodied in order to enrich the world with. You may not be able to spread these to the whole world, but if you can exemplify them in the circles that you do reach, then Christ did not die in vain, Buddha’s nobility shall live on, and Krishna’s battle shall find its ultimate victory in you. They lived to show you that they are God, and they died to show you that you are too.