What Easter Really Is...

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"Christmas is a Divine event marking the discovery of God within by which all creation moves. It is the awakening of God within Man. Rise within, and that shall be the true Christmas." - Master Genevieve Tan Shu Thung

What Easter really is, is the moment when Man awakens as God.

Whilst Man believes that death means shedding the body at the end of his life, it is in fact a mere change of garment. The body is impermanent and is bound to perish one day or another, but the Soul and the mind do not die even after going through what we call physical 'death'. So what is this event called 'death' that is mentioned in the Bible? It must be something of significance for it to be mentioned so many times.

The Bible states that "except you be born again, you cannot enter the kingdom of heaven". The wise man continued by giving the example that "as Moses lifted up the serpent in the wilderness, even so must the son of man be lifted up". In this world of duality, as there can be no light without darkness, there can also be no birth without death. Therefore, to be 'born' again, you must 'die'; this is Law.

The serpent mentioned in the example is no ordinary one. We must be able to understand the text four-dimensionally to fully grasp its spiritual significance. A serpent is a metaphor used to explain the process of endless self-growth. Just like the serpent that sheds its skin without actually physically 'dying', Man too should grow spiritually by shedding his old limited beliefs. You 'die' by discarding your current beliefs regarding your circumstances or even life itself, so that you may be lifted to the belief of the ideal you want to be.

Along the same chapter, Man is also reminded that "except you be born of water and the spirit, ye can in no wise enter the kingdom of heaven". Now, we all know that water is a substance that assumes the form of its container, regardless of what it is. Similarly, Spirit is infinite and is ever flowing, and it is the Mind of Man that expresses the Spirit into form.

Therefore, it is not wrong to say that the beliefs and assumptions within our minds will objectify themselves as our experiences in life. So determine for yourself the exact ideal that you would like to live in your world. Meditate upon this within, and by doing so, you are turning to your saviour, your Jesus Christ.

"When you pray, go away by yourself, shut the door behind you, and pray to your Father in private. Then, your Father, who sees everything, will reward you." (Matthew 6:6)

Disengage yourself from your physical senses, and visualise 'privately' within your mind with all intensity of your four-dimensional senses of the ideal you so desire. The Great White Spirit that is omnipresent, omniscient and omnipotent shall then take the form that you have shaped within. When you do this, the concept of your 'old self' has to die to make way for the birth of the new 'you'. That is what we call Easter; to die and to be resurrected.

Therefore, Easter is not a yearly celebrated event, but a daily one. The consciousness and awareness of Man are ever expanding. So always remember, my dear students... that I am not the flesh that I wear. It is but a temporary suit that I put on during my journey here on the physical plane. This body is now mine and in time, I will be saying it
was mine when I go through a process known as physical death. But, it is still not 'I'. This is the same for all of you.

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Excerpts of Lecture delivered by Master Genevieve Tan Shu Thung
Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA (April 04, 2010)

Source: Sandhya Maarga Organisation

Copyright © 2012 Sandhya Maarga Holistic Living Resources
Holistic Living Annex (Volume 1, Issue 4 - MAY 2012 Edn)

44 Responses for “ What Easter Really Is...”

  1. mandygirl says:

    happy easter genevieve!! i really enjoyed reading this post. it gives a new perspective as to what easter really means.

  2. Pete says:

    Hope everyone here has a great Easter too. Let us all "die" today so that we may be resurrected to live our ideals! ;p

  3. Francis Jose says:

    Oh no! I was so engrossed with reading it, but it just ended there!!! Where can I get the continuation of this?

  4. Soshana Rao says:

    That is a whole new way of seeing the Bible!

  5. Anonymous says:

    i have some might be a sensitive comment to your beliefs. i have through the real story of Jesus which saying that he never die for us in the cross but he dematerialized(disappear) himself to Kashmir, India where he have been before. so how true it is the story of Jesus die in the cross and from that event we have take it as living the past or beliefs and rejuvenating or resurrecting with new life or beliefs. so, i need clarification about how true is your meaning about the Easter.

  6. @Anonymous: I do not find it sensitive at all. But I would really appreciate it if you could use more punctuations in your comment. It makes it easier to read.

    Well, dear anonymous, I do not really bother myself with the debates that are going on in society of the possibility whether or not Jesus Christ really did physically disappear to Kashmir or other wise. According to my opinion, there is actually little use indulging in such debates. Man is better off seeking the God within him instead of fancying himself with what happened thousands of years ago.

    As far as my lectures on spirituality and Mental Science are concerned, all spiritual text are interpreted from a fourth-dimensional perspective.

    The chapter in the Bible that stated Jesus died on the cross was of spiritual significance. When you literally interpret it, he died on the cross physically and came back to life again on Easter. However, as I have mentioned many times before, the Bible should not be taken literally but should be understood fourth-dimensionally. The stories in the Bible used many metaphors and symbols, which we must meditate upon to understand its significance.

    This is not limited only to the Bible, but other spiritual text as well such as the Bhagavad Gita and the Puranas (Hindu literature).

    The seeming 'death' of Jesus Christ is in fact symbolic of Man's ability to discard his existing limiting concept of himself. When Jesus was crucified, he shouted: "Unless I die thou canst not live" is exactly what I have mentioned in the above. In order for the ideal you desire to form, your current concept of yourself must 'die' first. For example, if to be rich is your desire, your concept of yourself as being poor must be eliminated. You cannot be rich when you are dwelling on thoughts related to poverty.

    Was my clarification enough? I am willing to clarify further should you have any more questions.

  7. Earl H. says:

    It was a really wonderful read. I found this on Google trying to find out what Easter really means. Thank you. This is a really beautiful website by the way. Cheers all.

  8. Wendy Chan says:

    Brilliant! TQ for posting

  9. Audrey Browne says:

    Happy Easter ya all luvly pips! I shall go pray quietly now and bond with the Jesus Christ in me. :D

  10. QQ says:

    Have a beautiful Easter everyone and thnks for d post Genevieve.

  11. viVian says:

    We'd like you to come back to NY for another lecture. If at all possible, can you make it here for Christmas this year?

  12. Joe Gurney says:

    I am an avid reader, and I must say that this was very impressive. I would like to however point out to anonymous that there is nowhere in the Bible that showed Jesus disappeared to Kashmir. In the first place, we do not even know if Jesus Christ really existed as a person, or he was just a psychological symbol as Genevieve had mentioned above. It all really depends on what resonates with your heart. Just believe what suits you most. Have a good day.

  13. eASteR bUnNY says:

    Hi guys! I'm the Easter Bunny. Want some chocolates of love, hugs and kisses? I will deny my senses tonight and defy gravity as well as all the earthly laws to visit you all tonight in my mind.

  14. Joanna Hawkins says:

    Awwwww.. how sweet. We have our very own easter bunny here online. I'd welcome a fluffy bunny any time, but just don't appear as dracula in the night to scare the hell out of me! I'd term that as a psychic attack.. lmao

  15. Hello Vivian. I do apologise that I cannot possibly make it to NY for Christmas this year. My schedule is packed until early next year. When I do get to NY however, I will notify mandygirl and she will organise the lecture on my behalf. Thank you for the invitation.

  16. Regina says:

    @Joe Gurney: A psychological drama.. It sounds so epic. But I agree with you anyway.

    @Anonymous: We're discussing Mental Science here, not so much about history.

  17. Max says:

    Hello Genevieve. I love the post, really. Waiting for more similar articles just like this one. ;)

  18. Genevieve also quoted from the Hindu scriptures during one of her lectures that the mind is the cause of Man's bondage or liberation. Until we release the binding factor, we cannot be free. This too applies to the ideology of Easter.

  19. Anonymous says:

    All religions are the same Raj. They all propose the same concept, only different in their own ways of expression. Just as how Diwali is celebrated as the festival of lights, Easter is celebrated for the resurrection of Christ. But people celebrate the events on the outside, not knowing that the true celebration is within. What is the point of lighting the lamps externally when the inner lamp isn't lit? The same goes with why celebrate the resurrection of Christ without when the Christ within is not known? Just my two cents worth of contribution...

  20. natasha384 says:

    "God you think, God you are. Dust you think, dust you are! Dust is a nuisance to the nose, which is the organ that facilitates breath. Breath is vital to life. When your mind is too dusty, you have NO LIFE!"

    LMAO!! You should have seen Genevieve's expression that day. It was hilarious!!! Humour in spirituality are indeed a rightful pair, ain't it?

  21. First and foremost, I wish you all a Holy Easter too.

    @Francis: You will need to wait until the rest of the speech is transcribed into text. I will post it in another edition. You can also wait until we upload the audio file of the lecture.

  22. Duane Stone says:

    Thank you for the article! We should always strive to grow within every day. The Bible is such a wonderful book of wisdom but sadly, not many understand what it conveys. Human beings take everything too literally. We are too quick to judge a book by its cover instead of contemplating on the hidden meaning of events etc. Just as what Neville Goddard said, we should train our minds to perceive things not as they appear to be, but as they really are.

  23. Cindy says:

    This article is rather fascinating..Very true..

  24. Juan Lee says:

    Does this apply to anything at all? Can I really be anything and anyone I want?

  25. @Juan: Even the sky isn't your limit. All the best!

  26. Monique B says:

    Genevieve, thank you for this beautiful piece of wisdom. You cannot imagine how much difference it made to me. Just before easter, I lost everything and was on the verge of going bankrupt. I really needed to find that faith in God again.

    Then easter came, and I really wanted to know that there is still hope left for me, you know. When I searched for the significance of easter, I came across this and it changed the way I think.

    For the past one week, I've been telling myself that my old thought patterns must die to give way to the new. I then rewrite in my mind my mind the new way of thinking that life is beautiful. Will you believe it if I tell you now that people who owed me money once upon a time just re-appeared out of nowhere to return it to me?? WHY NOW?? I hunted for them in the past and there was not a single trace!!! They not only repaid me, one of them even loaned me money to pay my debt! My feeling was beyond description.. Thank you

  27. @Monique: I believe you because there is nothing impossible to those who believe in themselves. There was a blockage in your mind which you have lifted when you started appreciating that life is indeed beautiful. Harbouring such intense love within you, the universe must reciprocate and bring all that are wonderful to you.

    Thank you also for sharing your experience. I believe others would benefit from your story. Continue to live life to your ultimate potential.

    Kindest regards,

  28. inspired says:

    i've just been inspired by monique's story. congratulations monique. your effort has paid off. positivity is the way to go

  29. Keith Long says:

    One word: wow! I've been having some people owe my business some money as well. Can I also use the same technique that is posted in as within, so without to make them pay me back?

  30. Hari Om says:

    Namaskar. My trip all the way from Bangalore to see you was worth every second. Problem was resolved 3 days after. Thank you for the advice. It was most helpful. I've been practicing meditation without stop since then. Is it safe for my 16-year-old daughter to also practice the meditation you taught us? She is interested.

  31. amanda frost says:

    I'm finding it quite difficult to digest the new way of interpreting the bible as you did. however, I wouldn't say that it doesn't make sense, because it does. but are you saying that the events in the bible never really did take place? coz if we were to interpret the entire holy book that way, the bible would appear as merely a piece of coded literature of which we must decipher.

  32. @Keith: Yes, you can. Nothing is impossible unto you, so long you believe.

    @Amanda: I am not here to confirm whether or not the Bible is a historical record. Everyone is free to see the Bible as they would like to see it. Regardless of whether the Bible recorded history or not, I believe that the Bible as well as other spiritual text play a more important role in acquainting Man with the powers of his Mind. Have a good day.

  33. @Hari Om: Yes, it is safe for her to practice the meditation that I taught the other day. I've given you my personal e-mail, if there is anything, just contact me.

  34. Keith Long says:

    Is there any way at all that I can contact you personally? I have some questions regarding my situation.

  35. @Keith: You may send me an e-mail. It can be found under 'contact us' at the bottom of this page.

  36. Truth seeker says:

    I am really hoping that the whole bible plus other major scriptures from all faiths are covered in the near future. I do not know anyone else whom can do this except you! I only know of people whom can interpret limited number of scriptures and that also rather imperfectly for they do not have experiential knowledge of the Creator!

  37. Nirmala Mahalingam says:

    Master, I've been carrying a question in my head for the past few days. I believe that most people celebrate events in the physical form because they do not understand yet the true significance behind these ceremonies. Once we are aware of the significance of it, does this mean that we do not need to celebrate the events anymore?

  38. Dear Nirmala,
    Knowing the significance of a spiritual literature does not necessarily mean you have to refrain from celebrating seasons. After all, you are celebrating it every single day within You.

    Celebrate the events all you want if that makes you feel happy. After all, what harm is there? If it makes you feel good, do it. Events allow people to gather and laugh.

    It is just Man's folly to think that certain spiritual events are celebrated only once a year when they are in fact celebrated every single day. For example, with reference to Easter, Man dies and is resurrected every day according to his belief system.

    Yad Bhavam Tat Bhavati; "As is the feeling, so is the result". So, do what make your heart sing.

  39. Nirmala Mahalingam says:

    Thank you Master for your years of guidance.

  40. Chloe SP says:

    The lecture was fantastic Genevieve! Can't wait for your next one.

  41. Luna says:

    I love you Gen!! You are just amazing! How you juggled all your activities PLUS STUDIES through uni back then still remains a question mark in my head.

  42. Alison Chua says:

    I finally met you! Using the principles that you have taught in your lectures that you have posted on this site, I finally met you. What were the chances??? One in a million to spot you on a train yesterday?? It was unbelievable!! I thought I was dreaming when I took the chance in approaching you to confirm your identity. I simply fell in love with this site and made up my mind that I really wanted to meet you in person. I wondered how you sound like, and how you really look in real life.

    Because I had no information whatsoever about you except your photograph, I did my best to imagine that I am telling everyone else I have met you and what a wonderful conversation we had. And finally yesterday, it came true! After one long month!!! I sometimes laughed at myself for believing that I would meet you in person one day to have a personal conversation, but you have now showed me that the law is real! It was a wonderful chat Genevieve.

    I can't wait to attend your lecture LIVE! Thank you for sharing your wisdom to the world. Hope to learn meditation from you soon.

  43. Wilson James says:

    Master, I've been going through a very rough patch and found it very hard to experience 'death' of my current situation. I just cannot shut the door of my senses to uphold the image of fulfilment within me. You told me the last time that I could do the beats method, but whatever I did, I just couldn't concentrate this time with all the turmoil in my life. Could you please guide me?

  44. Anonymous says:

    very interesting comment alison. if it worked for you, it must work for me too. i'll try it.


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