Isn’t time Christianity remove benches from church?

Dear Human! not only Christians

but for that part maybe more targeted for Christians.

Isn’t time we remove benches from the church?

before jumping to conclusion and start judging me! Christianity is facing nowadays a snob-ism, chaotic, confused era, due to other religious practice revealed and i’m not speaking only about Islam way of praying on the floor

How do Buddhist pray? Yogi’s , taoist, Sikh, Islam, Hindus, even early Christians and mystics

On the floor, on the ground!

and allow me , i’m not speaking from a shallow point of imitation.

but being on the ground, sitting down, being in groups in this  hour on Sunday can help us maybe 10-20% to regain humbleness, modesty, feeling the presence of god, ..humility is needed.

As in most or my articles i never generalize over all believers , religious or targeted group.

I as a seeker, who was raised Christian, still feel an enormous respect to Jesus him self, more than the system of the church.

what makes us so different, that we have to pray in that 1 hour, sitting on benches, coming with our fancy clothes, ladies holding their purses, women wearing all kind of odd clothing, men wearing cravats, hair gel, sun glasses raised above the head.??

I am not here to judge, but when i decided to not hear that same phrase” do not care “,”and simply pray” , i was asking my self what is the reason of people looking right and left, up and down, back and fourth, checking their watches?

because you cant sit in the middle of a  chaos and eye capturing stuff and say YOU must pray!

Once we enter the church, does the holy spirit with all god consciousness jumps on us and raise us to samadhi or the seventh heaven? are we elite and special? NO

I raise this question and demand to reformist POPE FRANCIS. you are trying to do many things, that seems more important such as the behavior of some priests, and you have addressed the ego of some priests and have invited them once again  to be among the needed , and i don’t mean only the hungry people! Our soul can be hungry too

Where did Jesus use to pray? i ask you POPE FRANCIS with love… you know well in nature!

under the trees, kneeling, siting, gathering!

i don’t want that answer that “there are groups that belong to all kind of saints that practice and learn while being joined humbled on the floor”, i know that.

but when we regain humility to sit on the floor, take of our shoes, high heels, fancy wearing, sit on the floor, kneel, as all the mystics did, and as Jesus him self.

Please no Preaches  to me that i have a conspiracy to clone Islam way of praying.

PS : i applaud them for that!

but it’s way before Judaism and many traditions 5 to 10 000 years old.

where did Jesus invite us to pray , isn’t in our room with one unique prayer “our father who art in heaven..?”

_the whole ritual of Christians must change, and now no one talks to me about faith and what matter is inside only , NO.

we are a body! we are a mind and we are a soul.

sure we are spiritual being having a momentary body, but we carry it right?

sitting on these fancy benches as we’re in a movie theater , wow that’s a great deal in praying and concentrating enough

do you dare Dear POPE Francis. to go back to the roots of Jesus method?

kneel, sit, wear humble and loose clothing,

change please all unwanted traditions that are spoken in oriental church when they speak “other than oriental” and change please all “intellectual” sophisticated mumbling.and these 40 unwanted minuted where people are praying for TIME TO PASS BY FASTER.

it’s not reading a magical spell. we shouldn’t be afraid as these are taboo

the body when it sits on the floor, it gain it’s normal position, it’s resting position, our hormones and harmony gaining back their original state, ,, btw who created our body? isn’t god…?

Till when we have to stay sophisticated? until all churches closes in Europe?

focusing on Africa to feed the hungry to convert them cannot lost long, once they get a full stomach and can work them selves they will drop again the Christian way of praying

we do not have a daily system of prayng. we need a real ritual, enough of this freelance style of praying

sure we can speak to god through our selves the way we want.

but being too much in the clouds, waiting until the mass finish so the families go have launch and gather is not the solution.

and what a scene in the palm Sunday, all Christians outside the church having a fashion display , picturing millions of pics with the smart phones.

enough is enough

Pope Francis i ask you again, and if you agree to meet me, to make a real reform in the church.

the results are not great!

i am no one. i applaud your courage and humility, but you must flip the table as Jesus flipped it .

enough of 70 000 saints, pictures, stuff, fancy chairs.

all can start inside the church, no problem, on the floor, “closer to the heart rituals, holding hands, closing our eyes

changing few subjects of the repetitive paragraphs, the lost son, Jesus healed this healed that.

while i see churches closing, i see Buddhist, yogis, Islam all of them rising, new atheism also.

i don’t want anyone to think from my article that i am more right than other religions

i am not in favor for something against something, but i cannot watch something supposed to be holy ….to collapse, just cause of our blindness took over.

Our egoic self , our fights among the choir  groups :”who wants to sing more and in front for ex”,  another example is amount of church paid concerts for priest to brag about their music, i ve seen much

i live in Lebanon where oriental church are in their apogee of ego and selfishness

again not generalizing.

do it POPE Francis. let us sit as JESUS sat on the floor.

or we’re above him??….

 

Music And God

Music since early ages, has been used consciously or unconsciously to relate to God or whatever name you want to call “the deity, the source, the omnipresent”

If you notice all religions whether organized or not use chanting, humming to prepare your body and mind to connect with the unknown.

Can you conceive going into church without hearing any melodic prayer, or to a mosque without hearing  a melodic vocal tune? Same with buddhist famous “OM” chanting. And literally all others too.

So what is that amazing link, is music and melody the link to GOD?

In fact science has proven that any sound with a tune or specific vibration can alternate your  body and brain chemistry within minutes and even seconds.

Much faster than reciting words.

God is mystery residing in tunes.

Most famous composers and some individuals knows that!

Think again how melody and music is bonding you to God, then the question will arise…  Is god Music? 

All i know is that i feel his presence deeply through music.

Musical divine blessings to everyone.

One Last Hope

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One Last Hope

Our Journey Starts magnificently with 9 months of Love,

All is there, nothing is needed, all the books in the world cannot describe that Heaven surrounding us

Suddenly this Being sees the Light, and the journey begins. Voices, shadows, Sounds, Even suffering..

“What happened, I was in peace, I didn’t need anything, I was embraced…”Slowly the child grows, into a young man or women and start questioning his existence…

Life doesn’t make sense anymore, I recognized my biological parents, but everybody is leaving…

Is there a Hope??

What’s going on, who am I, where am I going, why the nature and the universe seems harmonious except Me?

They told me there is something far greater than my original heaven, I will wait for that day, and yes I believe in that “Last Hope”

It’s Not beyond time, it’s Here and Now!
With Love

Jad
Download Music “One Last Hope”
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The Rise Of meditation, yogis & Buddhist

Dear all,

Friends and followers,

In an era and age, where chaos is the leading word! Established religions as Islam and Christianity are trying to rival again to gather more people.

(Unfortunately yeah, acting both  as parties having elections!)

It seems both have conflicts within them selves, even though predominately Islam has more challenges to prove to the world that it’s not a religion of terrorism,

The wise among the sects are the one who should find a way to stop Isis!

Christianity is probably still stable “in numbers” and  growing or trying to re form with the new pope.

there is 2 fundamentals question rising in these 2 majors religions.

what are they teaching on the level of the individual? seems to me, numbers, politics, countries, repartition of social worldly stuff are taking advantage on spiritual seeking.

I’m not generalizing, i agree there are many people , priests, cheikh’s teaching peace, love, and compassion

but that’s the problem.  WE TEACH! WE SPEAK!

how do we expect a mind in 2015-2016 to listen when the fast past of life has become 20 times faster than older generation, who can listen nowadays!!??

On the other hand, we are seeing a rise, in meditation, in that spreading word, that use to be scary for most, and also the word “yoga”, “Zen”,”Buddhism” are not negative anymore.

Let me try to elaborate little bit more.

these religion/philosophies, i call them philosophies too because they are inclusive!, they don’t teach you “become with us, or you’re doomed to hell”

that’s a plus for them nowadays!, they don’t have rules for race, colors, and cultures.

they focus on the individual how to grow in spirituality, “spirituality is not a woo-woo word”

every religion started basically by spirituality , isn’t the goal of every Christian to become close to god and more spiritual? for Islam too?

My simple question is :

An hour on Sunday, is it enough to make us close to god or inner peace?

We’re ending up talking about Christian-politics all day on TV!

Is preaching in mosques and unfortunately lot of them about killing Jews and infidels  or others, defensiveness, cause lot of them feel targeted, i do understand that, (again i’m not generalizing, but it’s very common in the middle east)

so in what way we are expecting to advance??

Buddhism, yoga, Zen, and some other eastern traditions, they get along as well, and they know that the source is one!

some call it tao, some nirvana, some samadhi, whatever.

they teach about finding your own way, and now here is their best point!

THEY TEACH {{HOW!!! TO PRACTICE!!!}}

they invite persons on HOW to take care of the body HOW to breath HOW to control emotions HOW to reach a higher state, daily practices , and I’m not talking about their god or deity devotion, it’s their right, but even their deity are not mandatory as an exam to pass hell or heaven!

the human being of 2015-2016 requires peace, aloneness, knowing what love is, re gaining his nature, his essence in being spiritual.

Christian mystics if joined on one table with Buddhist and Zen they would agree 100% , as St Therese of Avilla, St john of the cross, St Francis.

Or in Early sufism as Abd al-Qadr al-Jilani ,Ahmed al-Rifa’i, others..

Sufism also would agree 100%

but The political-religious parties, and their surface shallow talk about Islamic and Christianity teaching will lead nowhere, and let’s look around us!!

more wars, more quarrels, more conflicts!!!

For the one who consider meditation or other eastern philosophies scary! Search  in your own religion, in your mystics, find the true meaning.

YOU CANNOT FIND GOD IN THE MASS ALONE. god is inside, he/she is not separate from YOU.

look at the shared common ground in between all religion and practices

It’s the practice of silence!! and seeking inwardly! or letting go!

keep doing it!

Don’t get caught up in religion elections, and which numbers of what sect will get more votes!

The eastern were there, before us, and they are coming back, not by force, but by simple facts! and tools!

Whoever you are, whatever you do, whatever your belief is,

get silent daily for couple of min, dig into your roots of religions

even atheist have common ground in silence and accepting.

Peace and love

Jad Mehanna

http://www.jadmehanna.com

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Law of attraction and present moment

Dear friends,
Lot of people have been trying hard to make the law of attraction works for their favor.

Actually it was always.
But is answers the real truth that emits from our brains.
We may think that we asked for a sum of money,a home,a better job.
But underneath these thoughts hides a realm that has storm of unconscious thoughts either negative,too many or chaotic.

The law of attraction will be receiving different rays from your mind that will lead actually to make it not work.

Before you start attracting whatever you want.
The basic essence for such is :
To have a powerful mind..that u can control.
U have to be present and aware.
Cultivate stilness and reduce turmoil in your mind.

Simply by practising daily how to be present and calm
And with a state of no mind.
E.g.
Following our breath for 20 min..and when a thought arises..simply watch it as a viewer dont get identified with it.
Walking meditation :
Walk slowly step after step..be mindful
Be aware of walking ,inhale and exchale with each step.
Your thoughts will calm.
Many other techniques exists,
The most important is to practise daily for at least 21 days.
Until it becomes a habit.

After that stage ..one can start focusing on what he needs to attract.
But let your attraction be followed by wisdom..
Gratitude…and action plan once u receive a sign.

Dont ask to become an astronaute if u know nothing about it 🙂
Focusing on the here and now is the greatest releif of suffering and best way to make the law of attraction works for your favor.

For further discussions or questions..
U can reach me at
Jad1mhanna@gmail.com

Free skype sessions upon request.

I kindly ask all the folowers to share my blog and invite their friends.

Peace and love
Jad

Peace and humanity

This subject is probably the most “deja-vu” one.
And still after decades nothing happened…the world seemes eager for a world war 3 …if not it s already happening in destroying the need of family..by providing virtual tool to each indidividual…smartphones..gadjets and the more to come.
All these are distracting the individual from wanting to keep seeking the meaning of life and making a family.

So the war may be this way…and each country is building momentum in creating new ideas for economy and to destroy each other more PEACFULLY.

Back to peace…what is truly blocking it?
From a point of view of the secret families and  government inteligencia, they don t care about religions and other stuff…
In a moment they re enjoying all this game..
And in some moments like us..their hate gets unleashed and a war may come.
We ve seen the middle east get divided and still it s boiling a bit to some extent…
I live there (i m lebanese)
The flame towards europe wanted to start from ukraine..but hopefully europe and usa can stop it.

Another reason it s the never ending story of getting more petrol..stealing others…fearing other from making such money and power from it.

But in order for the heads to distract us they throw the main big problems on us…
Religion is probably number 1 issue.
Specially that extrem islamist are trying to infiltrate in all countries and hence u see russia by putin..saying harsh words and strict rules for them.
Australia did too.
France in some moments..when they all felt islam needed specific right whereas in saudi or other islamic countries the other religions don t have the privilege of having 1 temple to pray.

Then come the job and money factor and all the distraction and stress of work.

But now let s go to the ROOT of the problem.
The human as i wrote before ..is not accepting the unanswered mystifying questions about his existence..birth and death..
Look for a moment..our whole fear and pace of life is to try to make illusions as if we re staying for ever.
Then all the joy of the present moment…enjoying calmness..is almost impossible.

The whole wrong system starts from the school.
I beleive firmly in order to re introduce and prepare new contented children into the world.
Is not to keep bombarding them with load of crab about our past murderes…bonapart..hitler..moselini..stalin etc..

We think it s fun to teach children at a tender age about the heroisme and death and glory of these people.

It s about time..schooling won t be just about memorising
And calculating…most of the stuff we learn goes in vain after high school.
The human needs from beginning to take loving class..of meditation..nature..going into the wilds..learning about all the good masters from jesus to buddha to lao tsu to mahavira..etc etc..
Why these people are put in obscurity??
Napoleon is more important to memorize the dates and  numbers of killed persons than these phenomenal master or prophets…or people as socrates..and others??

Learning to be handy to love enjoying creativity.
Music poetry painting.
These classes should be mandatory not optional.

Then the whole tendancy to raise the child in a competitive mode..and learn from vicious people how they formed the human history ,will vanish.

It s a very hard task…but if we continue this way..
We can say bye to our peace and humanity…

The human needs to know his limit…or else he ll kill him self..he s not made to evolve at a faster speed.hence..his destruction

Sorry to end it this way…it s with sorrow that i write it…
But the facts are there..
Now china..korea..and later india are rising…it s the time of another dominance from other territories…

Violence wont stop unless we ll change the whole schooling system

Until then..plz all of us..learn how to enjoy present by any mean…any religion.any technique let s slow down our knowledge and we may save few lives…

With true love and peace.
Jad.

Follow up for religion discussion (my previous post)

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Religions have been the most contraversery subjects through human awarness and evolution.
Judeo-chirstian-islamic philosophies have been there to try to proove an omnipotent god who rules everything.
But of course..each is right!..and the others are wrong !!

They went into details and stories that made this thing worse..
No denying that these religions helped many beleivers ,but also created hatred among others and inside their selves..
Again seeking god..was sought to be just by books…

On the other hand the vedas-hindus-tao and buddhism
Explores and feel that all is one..not ruled by ONE.

Surpisingly science is on their sides…
Molecules..atoms..electrons…light!..hence all is one…

Although some hints exists in the first group of religions.
But it was too personalized that people became stuck in endless multitude of stories…trying to fight each others over earthly rules .

From my personal experience and research..one should not force his mind into deleting all beliefs..
(Btw atheists are only another proof for god.thus i didnt mention their approach.)

Our mind gets confortable seeking the unknown when using a specific set of approach and beleifs that has been imprinted in our minds or even our dna…due to our ancestors behaviour..,our own education…teachings…parents..society..entourage etc…

Some people when realizing that they no longer buy certain beleifs..(logically) ..after they try harder liberating them self..they find it almost impossible..or too scary.

The best way is to keeo flowing with your own beleifs if it s hard to let go..while using other religions techniques…

This will ease the mind into unblocking few obstructions to explore the unknown.

I know that many will say..the mind is everything and all spirituality is a chemistry behaviour…
Ok!…then who from the first place added this chemistry into your being..
So it s an added reason to follow this chemistry..yes it may be the spirituality..and may be given differently to each individual.

Instead of torturing our selves in finding out whether chemistry or the soul is there…who can tell the difference?

The mind just works by adapting to signals..and doesnt have eyes or ears…the reality and dream state are ONE.

Humans have discovered one proof !
Silence!!! is the key to a relaxed state…so why not use that from any religion..then our experience will tell us what way is possible.

But batteling each other against names and prooving the other wrong..irritate our mind state.
So this is not the right way.

In resume :following our prophets..or messiah or god or science..are all correct…nothing is wrong..except seeing wrong results…then u should stop..and shift your perception.

It s definitly much easier and natural to say
May god bless you..
Not
May your neurotransmiters bless you 🙂

With love
Jad