Be Born Again

Sketch Verses & their meanings
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The Bible is silent about Jesus’ “absence” for a long time when he was in his 30s. But when Jesus did “reappear” after this long hiatus, he began preaching the need for man “to be born again” to see the kingdom of God.

Says Bible:

  • “Jesus answered and said unto him, verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born again, he cannot see the kingdom of God.” (John 3:3)

  • “Nic-o-de-mus saith unto him, How can a man be born when he is old? Can he enter the second time into his mother’s womb, and be born?” (John 3:4)

  • “Jesus answered, Verily, verily, I say unto thee, Except a man be born of water and of the Spirit, he cannot enter into the kingdom of God.” (John 3:5)

  • “That which is born of the flesh is flesh; and that which is born of the Spirit is Spirit.” (John 3:6)

  • “Marvel not that I said unto thee, Ye must be born again.” (John 3:7)

  • “The wind bloweth where it listeth, and thou hearest the sound thereof, but canst not tell whence it cometh, and whither it goeth: so is every one that is born of the spirit.” (John 3:8)

There still appears to be considerable confusion among the interpreters of Bible over what Jesus meant when he talked about the need for man “to be born again.”

However, the “born again” concept has been enshrined in the Hindu religion, which preceded Jesus by several thousand years. Hindu philosophy offers the concept of becoming ‘Dwija’ (twice born).

According to Hindu philosophy, man is born twice in one lifetime on earth; first to his biological parents, and for the second time, when he is initiated as a disciple by a Guru for the spiritual practice through Yoga. The initiation of a seeker as a disciple marks the beginning of his spiritual evolution leading to his self-realization and self-visualization. It is therefore likened to another birth under the Guru’s benevolent care.

Gurudev Siyag

Founder & patron of AVSK, Jodhpur

Followers of Christianity in the west will realize this true meaning of “being born again” only when they are initiated into Siddha Yoga through Shaktipat by Guru Siyag in the near future.