What is Eternal Life?

 

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Eternal life means the idea is of life that never ends. It points to an after life where there is no death. Eternal life means escaping the power of death. This life is ruled by death. Everything that lives will die. Physically, there is no way to escape it. But death was not the end of the story for Jesus — God brought Him back to life. In the same way, death is not the end of the story for us. An ordinary man thinks that eternal life means living forever in heaven. But it is more than that. God so loved the world, that He gave His only begotten son, that whoever believes in Him shall not perish, but have everlasting life. Bible, Romans 6:23 has prophesied “For the wages of sin is death, but the free gift of God is eternal life.” God made a promise to the people who have eternal life: “I Myself will raise him up on the last day” (Bible, John 6:40). That gives you hope for the future, even if life right now is really hard.

Thus we can say eternal life is not is eternal death. Bible, John 3:16 has prophesied – “people with eternal life will not “perish,” a word that means “be totally destroyed.” Bible, Matthew 25:46 talks about “eternal punishment” as the destiny of people whose lives are not lived God’s way. If eternal life is living forever with God, then may be the opposite is dying forever, or maybe it is living forever apart from God.

But eternal life is not just something that starts after you die. It’s also a here-and-now thing. “Eternal life” also refers to the quality of this life. Lord said “I came that they may have life, and have it abundantly” (Bible, John 10:10). “Abundantly,” in the original language, means “more extremely.” When ordinary life is routine and boring, Lord gives you a new life that is XTREME. Eternal life is God’s own life, living in you. Eternal life is full and free, like a natural spring that keeps bubbling up fresh, cool water even in the time of serious drought (Bible,John 4:14).  Eternal life is a life that is full and free and forever. It is peace, joy and assurance. It is comfort, strength and hope. It’s never-ending life with God life in heaven after we die, but it is also abundant life here and now.  Eternal life  is the kind of life all of us really want. It is the kind of life we can never achieve. It is the kind of life God gives us for free when we finally admit how much we need His help.

 

Third Eye

 

Ishwar Putra Arun (Aadishri Arun)

 

The right way to do meditation is to first put all our attention on our third eye.  This is where the opening for the higher journey is and this is the point that leads us to the sahas-dal-kamal.  To be successful we should forget the world, our fears and worries and even our senses and we should concentrate at this point.  Initially as we do this, we will only see darkness.  We should not give up but instead call out the name of the Lord thought to thought. This is called Simran. We should also try to visualize a flame of light and soon it will flash into existence. Once we succeed and we see the light flame, we should go beyond this lighted flame and we will see the blue wheel. We should use our longing for our Lord as a source of energy, strength and determination to pierce through the blue wheel and we will soon arrive at the light that makes us forget everything. We should develop our concentration and practice at this place i.e. the third eye.  The one who does this soon starts the journey from the lower to the higher and from the outer to the inner..

This is the first step to meditation as is revealed by Aadishri Arun.