What Does It Mean To Be Born Again?
We are first born through our mother’s womb, and grow up identifying entirely with our physical selves. It is when we seek a deeper understanding of who we are that we might come to know ourselves as spiritual beings, created in the image and after the likeness of God. Then we are said to be born again.
This same virtuous behavior was also explained by other enlightened teachers from other traditions. In the Bhagavad Gita (4:11), Krishna said: “I reciprocate with all beings in accordance to the way they surrender to me.” In other words, when a person follows the way of Krishna, they too will come to know God.
Jesus meant for each of us to develop an intimate relationship with God just as he did, and was an example of what we can become.
Our re-birth is an inner awareness of the presence of God, which comes only through sincere effort to know His presence, as modeled by Jesus and other saints and sages.
Being born again is an idea that transcends narrow-minded interpretations of ritualistic worship or sectarian dogma; it means to know that we are more than physical beings; that we are indeed, Spirit.
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