The experiential and transformational teachings brought to each human being by Jesus of Nazareth transcend religious beliefs, creeds, cultures, and time. The essence of the teachings of Jesus, called the Anointed One, is the awakening of the spiritual depths of human beings in a way that utterly transforms their understanding of themselves and of their relationship with life. Our world desperately needs such a unifying vision and a sense of common ground among people and cultures. It is the mystic first and foremost who reveals the spiritual home that we all share and the wondrous purpose of our presence in the universe.
One of the highly respected personalities in the religious world of our time, the Benedictine Monk Bede Griffith, made this radical and prophetic statement late in his life: "If Christianity cannot recover its mystical tradition and teach it, it should just fold up and go out of business."
Yeshua ("God saves" in Hebrew) put it another way: "Why do you call Me, Lord, Lord and do not practice what I tell you?" (Luke 6:46)