There are only two conditions for becoming a saint. First, you must be dead. Second, two miracles must be assigned to your intercession. To my knowledge, at no time did Vatican nor any other ecclesiastic body explain what makes anyone a saint. In fact, what sainthood is remains a mystery to this day.
And yet we have pointers.
Saint means or is accepted to mean: holy, as in “Holy Mary”, and holy comes from proto-Germanic “hailaga”, middle English ‘halig’, akin to Old English ‘hal’ meaning whole.
All of them imply Wholeness. Completeness.
So, what makes us whole?
Ancient scribes insists that man is made up of four aspects—of physical, emotional, mental AND spiritual bodies. This is defined in Noah and his three sons (Genesis 6:20), in four men walking around a fiery pit of Nebuchadnezzar (Daniel 3:25), and in the four horsemen of the Apocalypse (Revelation of John 6:1-8).
All four aspects of man define our nature and are expressions of our consciousness. When most people say “I am”, they refer to their physical entity, to which they usually add a name in order to differentiate themselves from other physical entities. Many scientists believe that this biological robot is the source that generates emotions, and, with luck, on occasion, some mental peregrinations. They are partially right, but only at the lowest evolutionary level, which they evidently espouse. (Scientists call their gods by different names).
The mystics say otherwise. They claim that all three aspects of man, the physical, emotional and mental are the consequence of the spiritual component, which finds its expression through our three lower natures. Furthermore, they claim that only when we accept this fact, and subjugate our lower natures to our spiritual component, only then we become complete.
Ergo: whole or holy. Or… saints.
It is apparent, that the Holy Mother the Church, and the many fragments of it ensuing from the Protestant movements, is not aware of this. The most amusing of all is the case of John the Baptist, whom the Roman Church recognizes as a great saint, in spite of the fact that the man in whose name they speak, the man they erroneously call Jesus (his real name is Yehoshûa or Yeshûa) saying that the “least in the kingdom of heaven is greater than he” (Matthew 11:11), meaning John. To me this suggests that poor John was still outside the Pearly Gates. Perhaps he was still incomplete?
Before we dismiss all this as religious mumbo-jumbo, allow me to point out that a committed atheist, Sigmund Freud, attempted to define our nature by adding to our physical body “id, ego and super-ego”. Well, he tried…
And this brings us to the concept of Avatar. It originates in Hinduism, promulgating the concept that an aspect of Vishnu, a supreme deity, becomes embodied in a human form.
We are all aspects of deity embodied in human body. The only question is, to what degree are we aware of this magnificent fact. Read below.
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