Second birth, a
A progressive awakening of the consciousness
December 24th 2018
Researchers who have studied the subject of sleep have found that it has several phases and levels. On the psychic and spiritual planes, there are also several levels of sleep or wakefulness, that is to say, several levels of consciousness. Well, it is our task to wake up. The Christian tradition does not talk of awakening, but of a new birth. And why must we be ‘born again’? This is the expression Jesus used when replying to Nicodemus: ‘No one can see the kingdom of God without being born anew.’ But in reality, this new birth, like an awakening, is an ongoing process: every step forward on the path of light and truth is a new birth, a new awakening. Awakening and being born again is the aim of spiritual life, and it is the meaning of the name Buddha: ‘the Awakened’.