“Jesus … was what he was because he knew of himself that: “I and the Father are one,” and not — obviously — because he had accepted Jesus as his Saviour. But, from the beginning, institutional Christianity has hardly contemplated the possibitity that the consciousness of Jesus might be the consciousness of the Christian, that the whole point of the Gospel is that everyone may experience union with God in the same way and to the same degree as Jesus himself. On the contrary, one who says, with Eckhart, that “the eye with which I see God is.the same eye with which God sees me” is condemned as a heretic. … To see the light, it is only necessary to stop dreaming and open the eyes.”

~ From: Behold the Spirit: A Study in the Necessity of Mystical Religion, by Alan Watts

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