Notes on the Secret Sayings of Ye Su

The book, Secret Sayings of Ye Su, is supposedly a translation from a Greek manuscript about the teachings of Yesu (Jesus) by Jay G. Williams. Williams claims that a “Mr. Wang and Mr. Chang” presented him with photographs of a scroll which they somehow obtained, written in Greek.

I can not attest that the document is true, that is, if it is a translation of a real manuscript or scroll that “Mr. Wang and Mr. Chang” presented to Williams. I have read Williams’ introduction and the 72 verses of the so called translation. I can confirm that most of the concepts within this book are in line with the Religion of Light, and especially within the framework of the Taoist-Christian (Jingjiao), Monijiao and Word from Heaven sect (school/community).
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The Ten Methods for Meditating on the World – Part 3

(Please note that in this series, I don’t plan to quote the entirety of the Sutra, since its translation is copyright)

“The first method is to realize that as soon as people are born they begin to grow old and that eventually they die. The world is like an inn where you stay temporarily. None of the beds or furniture are really yours. We will all be gone soon, for no one can stay long in an inn.” (Sutra on the Ten Methods for Meditating on the World, RM 49)

In the beginning of this sutra we are immediately presented with the fact that nothing in the physical world is permanent – all people and material objects have an expiration date. From birth through old age, we are in the process of dying. From day one, a human begins to slowly deteriorate. This is a very difficult subject for many people to think about. However, some within the East, and in some monastic traditions, contemplation on ones immortality is common place.
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The Ten Methods for Meditating on the World – Part 2

“The first method is to realize that as soon as people are born they begin to grow old and that eventually they die. The world is like an inn where you stay temporarily. None of the beds or furniture are really yours. We will all be gone soon, for no one can stay long in an inn.” (Sutra on the Ten Methods for Meditating on the World, RM 49)

In the beginning of this sutra we are immediately presented with the fact that nothing in the physical world is permanent – all people and material objects have an expiration date. From birth through old age, we are in the process of dying. From day one, a human begins to slowly deteriorate. This is a very difficult subject for many people to think about. However, some within the East, and in some monastic traditions, contemplation on ones immortality is common place.
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The Ten Methods for Meditating on the World – Study Notes for MP 49

Part 1

“There are Ten Methods for meditating on the world that can lead us to happiness and fulfillment.” (The Lost Sutras of Jesus – Unlocking the Ancient Wisdom of the Xian Monks, copyright 2003 by Ray Riegert & Thomas Moore)

These Ten Methods have great importance: happiness and fulfillment. This does not suggest the “self-love” philosophy that many in the world promote, but rather, it suggests that by following these methods, we can grow in our maturity of how we view the world itself. As disciples of Yesu (Ye Su, Yeshua, Jesus), it is our wish to have our minds on that which is of a divine nature.
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Tomb Sweeping

Happening on April 5, 2019, Tomb Sweeping.

This is a time when we honor our ancestors, clean and dust photos, replace broken picture frames of loved ones we have lost to death, clean or sweep tomb stones and anything else that can appropriately honor our ancestors and loved ones who have passed away.

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What are the “Jesus Sutras”?

What are the Jesus Sutras? The following text is a brief and inadequate description provided by Amazon for the Lost Sutras of Jesus translated by Riegert and Moore:

“The Lost Sutras of Jesus is a fascinating historical journey and spiritual quest into the heart of Jesus’s teachings and the essence of Eastern religion. Around A.D. 640, Christian missionaries entered China from the west and had their message translated with a Taoist and Buddhist overlay. These sutras were eventually sealed in a cave, where they remained hidden for 900 years.The Lost Sutras of Jesus combines the amazing story of the writing, disappearance, and rediscovery of the sutras with an exploration of their message.”

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