- Oct 2019
Hinduism knows the concept of dharma. By this we mean all duties that arise from our material existence. The term identity is difficult. As @Venu already wrote, "aham brahmasmi" describes that we are Brahman. This describes an attribution of our Atman as qualitatively identical to Brahman. Then, of course, there is our material, physical side, which includes the place we are born, our gender, our profession, our marital status and similar things. Of course man as he is is accepted by God, but if we hurt our fellow human beings due to ignorance, does this side of our material existence really belong to our identity? I don't think so.Christianity, on the other hand, assumes that man is soul and body.
But when people want to prefer the Son of God, the Prophets, Manifestations or whatever term we use, this always presupposes a different consciousness than that of the materialists. Whether I can see mere matter in a human being or recognize a sentient being that resembles me is a question of consciousness. I cannot understand with the Baha'i concept that the Prophets were people with the most perfect qualities, since all traditions describe the prophets as normal people with all kinds of weaknesses. Most Prophets were also sinners from a biblical point of view. But the latter only works if we realize that there may be a connection between actions and consciousness, but it's not necessary. Most people are on their way to God and not perfect. Therefore they can already recognize God, but do not behave correctly in everything. This can only be solved if one understands God-consciousness in the sense of Consciousness that goes beyond material understanding. Neighborly love and selflessness function only when one's consciousness is removed from oneself and directed toward the Absolute. In this sense, "Sons of God" have a more clear understanding of the transcendental truth because of their consciousness.Jehoschua said:No, there are no teachings that one should raise or develop one's consciousness. The passage says that people who focus their faces on Jesus can recognize God precisely because God has revealed Himself fully in Jesus Christ. There is no need for a new prophet because the revelation in Jesus Christ has reached its climax and is complete.