Sources of Jesus Christ’s ethical system
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In my opinion, Jesus Christ was born as a man and became God for those who worship him because His pro-social Teaching was perfect. The ethical achievements of the Israelites were a continuation of the culture of ancient Egypt acquainted by Moses and developed by his followers who created Jewish law.
Ethical cultures of Asia migrated to the Middle East along the caravans route and were also introduced in the philosophy the Middle East after the conquest of Asia by Alexander the Great, who was accompanied by the scientific staff – a team of philosophers-scientists. Jesus Christ in his life met with the ethical ideals of Asian cultures and accepted them and his teaching was a synthesis of the ethics of the Middle and the Far East. We need to find sources for this synthesis.
The teaching of Jesus Christ is not a religion. His teaching is an ideology that leads us to a better future, better use of our possibilities, to live in harmony with our world. We need the continuation and development of Jesus Christ’s ideology in our daily lives so that we become sages, people who love our whole world and his culture.
Whatever we can say about the doctrine of Jesus Christ, His ideology, we must think of His teaching as continuing teaching of ancient prophets from our History. Jesus Christ was the penultimate in a long series of Great Philosophers and understood that we should not talk only about the behavior of people. Don’t just talk about how to live, but live according to your teachings. Jesus Christ shows us the limit of conscious, individual love – sacrificing himself for the good of others. We have no other choice in our lives because whatever we do, we follow Jesus Christ and we must understand it. His teaching was full of human knowledge, nothing more could be added. We must apply His teaching in our daily lives. But the problem is to show how Jesus Christ used the teaching of ancient prophets from Europe, Asia, and Africa? I think we should jointly consider the process of penetrating cultures in antiquity. I believe that the great challenge for modern science is to show that our thinking tends to synthesize human knowledge – the science of sacrificing our weaknesses for a shared better future. The Prophet Muhammad was also a great philosopher who understood the truthfulness of each religion and taught to worship all religions. Every teaching, every thought comes from the surrounding world which is the Best Teacher.
Jesus’ ideology is simple: if you can love your enemies, you can achieve everything as a human being by avoiding unnecessary suffering. The long evolution of philosophy has passed, and Christ has synthesized many philosophies and led to a revolution that continues today. I am a participant in this revolution. Christ’s ideology leads to an honest life, to an honest political system with leaders aware of our goals.
Jesus Christ transformed the Buddha’s teaching on pain and suffering. Jesus Christ taught that you should not avoid suffering, you should suffer voluntarily and in this way, you will achieve happiness. Jesus Christ shows us by his example the way to earthly and eternal happiness.
Recently, I think that all the suffering that I have had in my life is due to my ignorance. I didn’t know what I was doing in my life. In this way, I agree with the teaching of Socrates, Buddha and Jesus Christ. However, my suffering motivated me to self-study and develop my spirit and ethics, so my suffering had a positive effect. My life full of pain was the Best Teacher. This confirms the truthfulness of the teaching of Jesus Christ.
I didn’t know what I was doing. I did not know how difficult the path of life I chose. Anyone can say that. Our history is a long chain of acts of ignorance. The higher is the ignorant person position in the social hierarchy, the greater the damage done to society. There is only one way to break ignorance – the development of knowledge among the whole society, and especially among political elites …
Aeschylus (525-456 BC) was an ancient Greek philosopher. He is often described as the father of tragedy. He claimed that suffering is science. Below is an excerpt from the Polish version of Wikipedia:
“The model of Aeschylus’s reality is therefore subordinated to ethical and religious ideas. This model is based on the belief that the world is ruled by divine justice, and the main deities that make it up are Zeus, Mojarra, and Dike. God and human justice are in a close relationship here. They both rely on faith in the order that can be controlled only through suffering …
Jesus Christ fulfilled the message of Aeschylus and imitated the figure of Job (in Polish) from the Hebrew Old Testament.
The system of laws of the Decalogue of Moses was probably the abbreviation of 42 laws of the Egyptian goddess Maat (http://maatlaws.blogspot.com/ ). Moses, who was brought up and shaped by the culture of ancient Egypt, simplified Egyptian law so that an excess of prohibitions would not prevent Israel from exercising the rights. The law must be simple and understandable to be universally applicable. Jesus Christ was shaped by the Decalogue of Moses, whose source was ancient Egypt. In addition, the society of ancient Israel was organized into small local communities, whose tradition of the organization came from Babylonian captivity. So we see Egyptian and Babylonia sources of Christ’s ethics.
During the life of Christ, the overpopulated Judea suffer a great drought. His ideology was a reaction to the social needs that were the result of the crisis in agriculture and society.
Philosophical and religious systems were created depending on the natural environment and the tradition of a given country. An example is China, where ideas of Confucianism and Taoism developed. This is described in the citation:
“Confucius’ thought was born of rather poor land. In his homeland, the small principality of Lu, located in the central, continental part of today’s Shandong Province, he was able to observe man’s struggles with hostile nature from an early age, constant flooding and excess water. The rocky land of the higher parts of Shandong is not very fertile and is reluctant to produce. Every cultivation requires harmonization of efforts, social action is common. It is not easy to rule a country where hunger was not uncommon and people are ready to rebel. Such thoughts had to direct Confucius’ attention to social life, seek an answer to the question of what our place in society is, how the ruler should rule and how much of his subjects should be involved in these governments. “
Taoists claim that the less a prince rules, the better the state of society. The ideal of Taoists is the self-governance of small local communities, and Jesus Christ takes the example of Taoist teaching and creates his small communities, making life easier for poor people from Judea.
Zoroastrianism and Jesus Christ beliefs
An excerpt from Polish Wikipedia:
Zoroastrianism is derived from the original beliefs of Indo-European peoples living in the area of present northern Iran. Muslims call them followers the worshipers of the fire. The Holy Book of Zoroastrian is Avesta, the most important part of which is Gaty, according to the beliefs written by Zoroaster himself. Zoroastrianism was a state religion in the existing Sassanid empire in contemporary Iran and Iraq. He exerted a significant influence on Judaism, and through him also on Christianity and Islam, and according to some religious scholars, there are serious premises to claim that such basic principles of religion as the Last Judgment, the soul wandering after death to hell or heaven, faith in the existence of the devil and the arrival of the messiah arose under the strong influence of Zoroastrianism.
Zoroaster claimed that if we have good thoughts, good speech, good deeds this gives us a happy life.
The thoughts of Confucius and the peace
Józef Marzęcki, Religious-Philosophical Systems of the East, Scholar, Warszawa 1999, p.140, quote:
Zeng Shen, the continuity of Confucius’ thought, considered to be the author of the Great Science (DAXUE, actually dated at the turn of the third and second centuries before Christ), is part of the Siddha (Sishu), thus portraying the way a man to perfection:
“Great learning path leads to enlightenment. Enlightened virtue consists in the cordiality to the people and refraining from desires and goods. The wise refrain leads to having confidence. Confidence leads to calm. Calm leads to peace. Peace leads to a state of concentration. Focus brings prosperity. Things have roots and vertices, things have a beginning and an end. Knowing what was before and after, is a rule close to Tao. The ancients wished enlightenment. Enlightened virtue desires greatness. The largest ones first rule their own state. Desiring to govern their own country, they first achieve the prosperity of their own family. The people who desire the good of the family first fix themselves. Those who want to fix themselves first improve their own minds. Those who want to improve their minds first control their own thoughts. Wanting to control their own thoughts first expand their own knowledge. Enhanced knowledge consists in recognizing things. Recognition of things leads to the highest knowledge. The highest knowledge leads to the confidence of the thought. The confidence thought leads to a reformed mind. Reformed mind leads to improving ourselves. When we are corrected we bring to the prosperity of the family. The prosperity of the family leads to the rule of law. A law-governed state leads to the heavens that bring balance. Starting from the emperor until down to the ordinary people, minds must take care of the roots. You can not destroy the roots, but you have to take care that the growing tree is well cultivated. It can not be so that what is important is neglected, and at the same time what is not important is being important (taken care of). This is called learning the roots, it is called the highest knowledge.
Bogdan Góralski said: “The righteous prince, the righteous king, the elect of the heavens, should ensure the harmony and co-operation of all communities and all religions by bringing to Earth the Ordering Law in the pattern of the established law of the Universe, which will ensure the harmonious development of the earthly communities for the attainment of the Absolute.
The law of Christ about love for enemies mainly introduces wise love in every family that leads to the wise social order.
Love of enemies and peace in the teaching of Jesus Christus
Love Your Enemies
Jesus said to his disciples: You have heard that it was said, You will love your neighbor, and you will hate your enemy. And I say to you: Love your enemies, and pray for those who persecute you; So you will be the sons of your Father who is in heaven; Because He causes His sun to rise above the evil and the good, and He sends rain on the just and the unjust. For if you love those who love you, what reward will you have? Do tax collectors do not do it? And if you only greet your brethren, what special do you do? Do not the heathen do it? So be perfect, how perfect is your heavenly Father (Mt 5,43-48).
The text of the Gospel was too radical for me when I was younger. Love your enemies? … But after years I believe rightfulness of Christ. Thanks to our enemies we become better. Why…??? Thanks to our enemies we have the motivation to live and fight. Enemy means a conflict that forces the preparation for the final battle. We will know the enemy then, we try to be perfect to face him. If we have to win we must outdo the enemy. We begin to educate ourselves to understand the enemy in order to understand the hostile world around us. We collect information about him and this way we learn about the causes of the conflict. We begin to understand the behavior of the enemy and start to sympathize with him. We become more perfect than when we did not have the enemy and were sluggish in complacency. And as we are better or stronger already than the enemy then we pity him and we reach for his hand to the consent. We see the nonsense of victims of the struggle and see the possibility of a peaceful exit from the conflict. The agreement is still enforced by our advantage. We win the war without launching it. So did the ancient Chinese. Ancient Chinese thought: It is wise to win the war without launching it. Let’s love our enemies because they make us perfect.
Let’s love our enemies because they make us perfect.
We owe them our perfection achieved through conflict.
Let us be grateful and love them for what they did to us.
This was taught by Christ 2,000 years ago. What would the world be if we listened to Him … ???
God is perfect but does it mean that He has an enemy too???
Christ and agricultural order
Christ ordered to fulfill the obligations to the landowners that were voluntarily accepted by tenants of agricultural land, which indicates his acceptance of the feudal farming system based on land rent. His orders resulted from an understanding of the essence of Palestine’s social problems based on drought and material poverty of tenants who could not meet their obligations due to reduced yields.
How did Jesus Christ solve the problem of inheriting property ???
According to the Apostolic Letters, early Christian communities were accepting new believers when they offered all their property to the community. Christian communities were providing members with protection against hunger and lawlessness that prevailed in Judea at that time. Probably the transfer of all property to the Christian community was a new solution to the problem of property inheritance, which causes so many problems today. I think that a global company POL-CAT, which no one will inherit, will dispel many problems of the modern world and become a common property of the global community.
POL-CAT can not be taken over by contemporary mafias
The harmony between man and woman will occur when we change the mechanisms of inheritance of property. The POL-CAT Global Enterprise is proposing to change the inheritance system. POL-CAT can not be taken over.
Global peaceful revolution
In the text “Mode of operation of POL-CAT” I write that employees of this company will have an equal share in profits. Why? Because it will force everyone to work hard to increase the company’s income. There will be no financial elite in this enterprise. This is a revolution. Either equal wealth or equal to poverty…
I follow Jesus Christ creating the mode of operation of POL-CAT.
Jesus Christ said, “You know that the rulers oppress the people, and the great ones let them feel their advantage. It should not be between you. If anyone of you wants to be great, let him be your servant. If anyone of you wants to be first among you, let him be your slave. (Matthew 20: 25-27). I follow Jesus Christ creating the mode of operation of POL-CAT.
Jesus Christ’s teaching is not a religion, this is an ideology that leads us to a better future, to better use our abilities, to live in the beauty of our world. We need the ideology of Jesus Christ in our everyday life to become wise and loving men, men loving our world.
You have to follow Jesus Christ now to be happy
Jesus Christ, by his teaching, restored faith in the perfection of our world and with his sacrifice showed us the way to happiness, erased the original sin of Adam and Eve. They reached for fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil, they doubted the given world and began to perceive good and bad sides in it. Meanwhile, good and evil is essential elements of our world and lead us in the process of evolution to perfection similar to the perfection of the creators of our living environment. The sacrifice of suffering and the life of Christ is a commentary of his perfect philosophy – voluntary suffering brings eternal happiness. His last lesson: Share bread for His memory (Bible 1998: Luke 22:19), contains the final wisdom of his message because 18 years of my studies led me to the same conclusion that only the abundance of food allow avoiding wars and revolutions and ensures harmonious development of societies and their culture. Other evangelists quote the words of Christ. Share bread and wine for my remembrance – this is a call to vegetarianism so far overlooked in the teaching of Christ. Enough of bread means a worthy life, wine means a life full of good fun. Sharing bread and wine will ensure a dignified and happy life.
The meaning of our life consists of voluntary suffering for the favor of others and it is full of the joy of existence. Christ’s teaching and sacrifice showed us unbounded faith in the perfection of our world against Adam’s doubt. Christ was indifferent to the threat of death on the cross. He fulfilled his mission and trusted God completely.
Christ pointed out that the rabbis are no longer necessary and He has established His representatives among the simple people – the Apostles of the New News: the Law is simple and understandable; to love your enemies and share your bread and wine and to suffer voluntarily to be happy.
Like the idea of vegetarianism, Christ drew from Hinduism and Buddhism, so the idea of voluntary suffering could have been borrowed from Taoism. One of the principles of Taoism is to recommend to creatures voluntarily to belittle itself. Christ has brought this principle to the limits of human possibilities, sacrificing the dignity and inviolability of his person for the good of all beings. He humbly humbled himself and joined with the Absolute by this deed.
Christ was an ideal, a perfect but incomprehensible philosopher and teacher. Because He was the Pharisee’s He raised to the pedestal a despised women, which was almost a sacrilege. The women saved the memory of him and preserved in the memory of generations the worship of the Teacher. The women have been carried their cross and were the strongest supporters of the Church of Christ.
He was with us 2,000 years ago when the climatic crisis impoverished the people of Judea, but He was not understood then, so you have to follow Him nowadays, to be happy when a global crisis will come. Jesus Christ by his teaching was been restoring bases of social order in Judea according to principles of Heaven, which prescribe to save of social energy and all energies. Heaven prescribes to save of social energy and all energies.
Philosophy – (ancient Greek φιλοσοφία from Ancient Greek φίλος – love and ancient Greek οοφία – wisdom, translated as “love of wisdom”) – systematic and critical reflections on basic problems and ideas, the desire to know their essence, and a comprehensive understanding of the world. The Bogdan Góralski philosophy is contained in the equation:
WISE LOVE = ENERGY = LIFE
Wise love will give us the energy that will provide us with eternal life for us and future generations.
Warsaw, 8-14 December 2017, 5:27 Bogdan Góralski