Written by Mina Obradovic

Being an extract from Mina Obradovic’s new book, “As I Knew Him – An Autobiographical Treatise,” in which she shares experiences related to past lives, beings inhabiting higher (and lower) dimensions, her lessons as a seeker of higher awareness, and her experiences walking the path of liberation beside her beloved Guru, Mohanji. This particular chapter touches on her experience and understanding of the great Master, Jesus.

From the blurb:

“We, as people, consist of multiple dimensions. None of us consists of just one dimension. One person can be a father, son, brother, and professional. But nobody is just one aspect. If we call somebody a father, we emphasize the father dimension in them. We emphasize only one dimension in a person; we do not understand the complete person. A person may be a father, but he is also in multiple aspects simultaneously. He has multiple personalities. Everybody is everything. All people are all things.

 This is my journey of personal understanding and awareness, not only about Mohanji as a person but about the Mohanji factor, its influence on my life, and how it transformed me. This is my story. It may not be your story, but perhaps you may see what I see. And you may experience what I experienced.”

 Even though he was young, Jesus was very determined. His lifestyle was unique because of many factors. His determination was outstanding. He was clear about every movement in his life. He never waited for anybody, and he was never afraid.

 Many of his disciples were scared for his well-being. In his time, situations were not good.

 People were greedy, and they were all after money. They would do anything for money. A person like Jesus was a misfit in that society because he never cared about money. He would sleep and eat at any place, whichever food came to him. He was talking and living his truth openly.

 Jesus was tall. He had a beard and slightly long hair. Most of the time, he wore a thin, light cloth. He used to wash it daily and dry it in the sun in front of the house. In the eyes of many, he was just a poor young man.

 He lived a life of simplicity. He never wasted any material. He only respected. He never discriminated against anybody. He respected children and older people in the same way he looked at adults.

 Jesus was neither too excited about praises nor affected by the negative comments people made about him. Some people liked him, but many were only looking from a distance. They thought he was a good man, but that was not enough during the crisis. Jesus needed people who could support him and stand by him. He could take such people to the highest. Those were the people who dared. He did not have many people standing by him.

 Everybody thought that if many people were coming to see Jesus, many would also help in times of trouble. Many came to him, but nobody was ready to stand by him against all odds with conviction. Nobody had such integrity. When he was arrested, even some of his closest disciples went away. They were afraid they would be arrested too. At the time of the crucifixion, nobody helped. A few people loved him and tried to help but were too weak. Even the people he healed from incurable diseases weren’t ready to stand by him. Those few who wanted to help couldn’t do much. One sword couldn’t fight an army of a sleeping society who went against a man of truth. He believed in people, but people didn’t believe in him.

 Jesus did not like to interact much. When he knew his presence was required, he would always be available. He tried to fulfill people’s sincere desires. When his presence wasn’t required, he remained an introvert. He didn’t try to prove anything with words. His actions spoke much better than his words. Every action was focused and without any selfish interest. Some people knew he had powers, but not everybody loved him. Some people used to say that his powers came from the devil. He never bothered about people’s opinions. His focus was on his work.

Sometimes, there would be very little food for everyone. But still, he would distribute it to everybody. Before he ate, if somebody asked him if they could have a piece, he would share it without thinking. He would sometimes even skip food. He never cared about food. If he didn’t get food, he wouldn’t eat. He had no preferences and was not bound by taste. People around him would get hungry sometimes. He was so preoccupied with his work that if he got food once during the day, he would eat; otherwise, he wouldn’t. Sometimes the only food he got was raw bread. He would eat that just to keep the body alive.

Jesus never behaved like a teacher or a master to anybody. Everything he said was casual. He guided people but with the attitude of a normal human being or a friend. Because of his friendly approach, many did not look at him as a teacher. He never practiced any spiritual practices because he was connected to God all the time. Everything he did was in surrender to God. That itself was enough, and that proved his state. If we connect to God through everything we do, there is no need to pray because we are always in prayer. He was one hundred percent focused on his purpose. His whole life was dedicated to it. His work was his worship. He never stopped working. Whatever time he got, he used it to heal people. With only one touch, he was able to heal people. Sometimes he didn’t even touch the person.

 He healed many people through his eyes just with a glance. He never healed people who didn’t ask for it. He only healed those who came seeking help. He said, “Knock and the door will open.” He was available, but not everybody knocked.

 He would be furious if somebody wasted time and remained idle. He used to say that people will never learn the true worth of life by just living, wasting time, sleeping, and idling. He taught this to his disciples throughout his life. He would travel hours by foot, reach home, and they would see him working the following day. We would generally expect him to sleep and rest. That’s what we do. But Jesus would work. That was the culture he was trying to create, “Don’t waste your life, don’t waste your time”.

 Mother was always very quiet. She never interfered in any part of Jesus’ work. She was very elegant, mild, and calm. She knew what was happening in the country and what was happening around Jesus. She knew everything, but she never talked much. She hardly even spoke to Jesus when he would come home. She knew there were people who hated him and wanted to harm him. But she knew there was no way his purpose could be stopped. Upon his return, she would just prepare the food. Jesus would come and immediately do some work. Whenever he came home, he would immediately take some contract work, make furniture, and sell it. He never wasted a moment, and he was never idle. He would give some money to his mother, and he would take some money with him.

Most of the people came to Jesus asking for something. Very few came empty-handed, asking for nothing. There were only a few who supported him until his death. Few people were close to him, and even fewer understood him. To understand Jesus, it was almost impossible. His healing powers were a dot in his huge consciousness. Some of Jesus’ disciples were quite fascinated by him and were very close to him. Jesus would always tell them that they would have to leave him one day. They will have to travel away and do their work, and they cannot always be with him. He knew he would be crucified. In subtle ways, he warned them about it. But they never expected that he would be crucified and that they would be forced to leave. They thought they would physically part from Jesus, not that he would die.

Jesus never cared what happened to him. He used to guide many people. He would say, “All of you should do the same as I.” He wanted to tell everybody they must work hard, always be alert and aware, and use time well. He taught everybody not to expect anything from people. People will always think through their limiting minds, which shouldn’t bother us. They may not be able to understand us. They may even abuse us and betray us. He used to say that everything is possible. Jesus knew that he would be crucified, but he wasn’t scared.

He knew everything, but he never said anything to anybody. The ignorant contemporaries were not happy about him, and he knew it. He was like a wake-up call, a bucket of cold water for the ignorant society who wanted to sleep. Many of his disciples were disoriented when crucifixion happened. They all thought it was unfair. They knew this man had never harmed anybody, and he got this. It was the same society he healed. Jesus was totally against the priests who were misleading people. Most of his disciples were also against them. Priests used sacred scriptures to manipulate people’s minds and make money from them. Even today, we see the same thing. People often say, “Jesus said this, Buddha said this.” Priests used sacred books to manipulate and instill fear. Jesus always used to fight against it, saying that this was not what God said. God said something much more benevolent. God wants to help people, not to harm people.

His truth didn’t go well with the people who were greedy for money and power. In a way, Jesus’ disciples knew this would go against him sooner or later. It was a very tough situation, but nobody could have stopped it. If any of his disciples asked him to slow down, warning him that he could get killed, he would say, “If I don’t do what I’m supposed to do, then why am I here? Why should I be alive?” He worked until his last breath.

He used to tell people, “Through me, you can reach my Father. My Father and I are one.” Meaning anybody can achieve that state. He directed people to themselves, saying that we already have everything we need within us. This was not liked by the people who wanted to sell God to people and manipulate them. The way Jesus exited this world through crucifixion was good for the world. It opened the eyes of many people. Whatever he preached might not have been understood. But everybody felt the way he was treated. It was a very clear message from him, “I don’t mind dying for the sake of truth. I die for the sake of truth, and you people should see. If you did not understand what I taught you, at least you will understand my death.”

Fearlessness made Jesus Jesus. If Jesus had been afraid to die, he would have been just another man. We wouldn’t remember him. He would be another noise in the world of noises. But he wasn’t afraid to die, and that made him outstanding. The whole of Christianity happened because of one fearless man.

In those times, a thing like fearlessness was a big thing. Even now, it is. Some of Jesus’ disciples, who understood him more than others, were fascinated by him. He was a big mystery for them all the time. They kept thinking, “How can somebody be fully focused on God without fear?” Often there was no place to stay, no proper food, no clear future, and no plan, there was nothing clear, but he was not afraid.

Jesus did not leave Earth on that cross. He is still active. He is still helping, guiding, transforming, and elevating people. We don’t know if he physically died on the cross or not. That is irrelevant to us now.

Energetically he is still present. The most relevant things in the life of Jesus are his fearlessness, humility, incredible compassion even for people who betrayed him, no expectations from anybody, unshakable determination, sharp focus on purpose, his strength to never waste time, and the fact that he is active in the same way as he was even when he had a body. With or without the body, Jesus works and responds the same way.

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