Tibetan Script Gospel Meditation – John Chapter 1:14-18

John 1.14-18

John 1:14

And the Word became flesh and dwelt among us, and we have seen his glory, glory as of the only Son from the Father, full of grace and truth.

The man who wrote all these words, and now says ‘we looked at Yeshu’, who was he?pix sample 014

This man was John son of Zebedee, the writer of this gospel (see above). He along with the other close disciples used to camp out with Yeshu. A full three years they gazed on Him and saw His glory.

John 1:15

(John bore witness about him, and cried out, “This was he of whom I said, ‘He who comes after me ranks before me, because he was before me.'”)

pix sample 016John’s great shout was like the loudhailer announcing ‘He’s here!’  as the motorcade sweeps into the townsquare.

Then a figure steps out of the important car. It is the President. Others move aside, but he mounts the platform.

John 1:16

And from his fullness we have all received, grace upon grace.

People who meditate may choose to do it in retreat (mtshams) . But John the Gospel-Writer said (see v.14), ‘We did not go on religious retreat. It was through daily walking and talking with Mashiga Yeshu that we received His blessing. It was because we 12 close disciples shared His life – even sleeping under the stars – that we heard His teaching and saw His amazing deeds.'(1)pix sample 015

[1. In his Gospel Book John has written just a few of Yeshu’s discussions both with ordinary people and with lamas; and has recorded some of the signs that He performed. See Chapter 20 verses 30 and 31:- “These are written so that you may believe that Yeshu is the Christ, the Son of God, and that believing you may have life in his name.”]

John 1:17

For the law was given through Moses; grace and truth came through Jesus Christ.

Moses wrote The Noble Ten-fold Path of Religious Law. But because of  their deluded ignorance men have not earned liberation by trying to keep it.

Because the word of grace that Yeshu Mashiga spoke came from Father God, it was the Universal Law, a word giving liberation, and a word that is most certainly permanent.

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John 1:18

No one has ever seen God; the only one, who is God, in the bosom of the Father, he has made him known.

God dwells in His heaven; He is invisible to man.

In order to make the Father known, Yeshu left His Father-Son intimacy and entered the world of samsara.  And because men could see the Son-become-man, they also saw Father-Son.

Yeshu was like one of those mammoth posters showing the likeness of a filmstar; but different, for He was alive, man-size and clearer than any such mere portrait. He was God on earth.

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