Mystic Christianity - Christianity In The Eyes Of A Yogi
Or, The Inner Teachings of the Master
by Yogi Ramacharaka
A book on the mystery of Christ from his life to teaching to death in the eyes of a Yogi.
Readers will find a new meaning to Christ's missions on earth, the mysticism surrounding him and how Christians can imitate him in their quest for perfection.
The writer traces the genealogy of Christ, his birth, his mission on earth and finally his death.
He provides commentary on key New Testament figures like John the Baptist, the Essenes and Pharisees, etc and draws new conclusions about their roles in the mission of Christ.
1. The Coming of the Master
2. The Mystery of the Virgin Birth
3. The Mystic Youth of Jesus
4. The Beginning of the Ministry
5. The Foundation of the Work
6. The Work of Organization
7. The Beginning of the End
8. The End of the Life Work
9. The Inner Teachings
10. The Secret Doctrine
11. The Ancient Wisdom
12. The Message of the Master
THE COMING OF THE MASTER.
Strange rumors reached the ears of the people of Jerusalem and the surrounding country. It was reported that a new prophet had appeared
in the valley of the lower Jordan, and in the wilderness of Northern Judea, preaching startling doctrines.
His teachings resembled those of the prophets of old, and his cry of "Repent! Repent ye! for the Kingdom of Heaven is at hand," awakened strange memories of the ancient teachers of the race, and caused the common people to gaze wonderingly at each other, and the ruling classes to frown and look serious, when the name of the new prophet was mentioned.
The man whom the common people called a prophet, and whom the exalted
ones styled an impostor, was known as John the Baptist, and dwelt in the wilderness away from the accustomed haunts of men. He was clad in the rude garments of the roaming ascetics, his rough robe of camel's skin being held around his form by a coarse girdle of leather.
His diet was frugal and elemental, consisting of the edible locust of the region, together with the wild honey stored by the bees of the wilderness.
In appearance John, whom men called "the Baptist," was tall, wiry, and
rugged. His skin was tanned a dark brown by the winds and sun which beat upon it unheeded. His long black hair hung loosely around his shoulders, and was tossed like the mane of a lion when he spoke.
His beard was rough and untrimmed. His eyes gleamed like glowing coals, and seemed to burn into the very soul of his hearers. His was the face of the religious enthusiastic with a Message for the world.