By J. THomas Devins
CHRISTIANITY’S DIRTY LITTLE SECRET:
The Truth About Resurrection, The Rainbow Body, Religion and Reality
This book began with the title Rainbow Body-The Invisible Elephant, but was changed in response to the turmoil that is taking place in the Catholic Church as a result of Pope Francis’ extensive reform agenda. The Pope’s plan to modernize the Church, a shift away from old school focus on rote liturgy and stale doctrine to more emphasis on elimination of human suffering, is encountering stiff resistance from the Church’s powerful conservative faction. Little do the conservatives seem to realize how far removed the orthodoxy they defend is from fact and, accordingly, how inappropriate their resistance is. People who live in glass houses should not throw stones. If anything needs reforming it is the Catholic Church. There are indeed serious secrets that are being hidden from the faithful’s view, such as denial of foundational Resurrection Doctrine.
Tom Devins, driven by mystical experiences and boots on the ground knowledge of the Tibetan Rainbow Body tradition compliments his understandings with Shroud of Turin research results, Gospel of Thomas teachings and the science of the atom to demonstrate the fallacy in Resurrection Doctrine. And so, conservatives expound on their resistance to change, blindly ignorant of doctrinal shortcomings that scream in favor of the very change they argue against. The information that denies Resurrection Doctrine is abundantly available but has fallen under the conservative’s radar screen because of blind commitment to teachings that are hopelessly out of date. The lapse can only be described as clergy neglect, willful ignorance and breach of obligation to the faithful who depend on them for spiritual advice and provide financial support for the lackluster work they do. Laity have their share of blame. Fearful of a punitive God who they believe, as taught, will take retalitory action if sacrosanct doctrine is challenged, the orthodox adherents function as zombies, unwilling to demand answers and unable to think outside the box.
The fact is, there is no such thing as bodily resurrection. Jesus’s crucified corpse did not resume breathing while in the tomb and then take on spiritual qualities that allowed Him to appear in various capacities outside the tomb. It didn’t happen. What did happen is His corpse dematerialized into the Spirit realm He spoke of in the Gospel of Thomas and then took on human qualities that allowed Him to make contact with the material world. That His body dematerialized is confirmed by like happenings in the Tibetan Buddhist tradition, Shroud of Turin research results and the science of the atom. Body dematerialization is so common in Tibet that a school is available to teach how, using the very principles Jesus laid out in the Gospel of Thomas.
Human body with spiritual qualities versus spiritualized body with human qualities. Does it make a difference? Absolutely, according to Devins. The former speaks to an objective reality where all objects of form enjoy independent existence, different from one another, and a creator God who is central to human experience. The latter speaks to a subjective reality where universal mind, not God, is central. That is to say, objects of form which seem real are actually dependently real and, in essence, the same. Dependent on mind, they are an illusion. Your body, as real as it seems to the senses, exists only because of expressed intent for a material existence. And you are the one doing the intending. Jesus’s body dematerialized because He withdrew His intent for a material presence. Every member of the human species has the same opportunity. “It is exciting,” says Devins, “to know that when I die I have the potential to reappear in the material world, as did Jesus.”
The Gospel of Thomas tells us how to withdraw our intent for a material existence. It requires elimination of the agency known as Self. But, the zombies can’t see it and resist instead the very reforms which will open their eyes.
J. Thomas Devins
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The Illusion of Death
Starting with the Tibetan Buddhist rainbow body tradition and connecting the dots, Devins concludes: 1) that which we call resurrection is a teachable skill available to all that want to learn, and, 2) we are all here, on the planet, because we intend to be here. It is in this knowledge we find the true nature of reality and the reality of reincarnation and the law of karma; sticky issues which religion and science need to address. A Chemical Engineer and lifelong Catholic, Devins acknowledges that the book’s revelations will be largely ignored by religion and science. Religion because it is too heavily invested in the biblical notion of death to change. Science because of its engrained attitude against the paranormal. Devins’ disappointment with the close-minded attitude of religion and science is reflected throughout the book. Timely change, if it is to happen, must come from new, outside-the-box theological thought and/or a fiery, renewed attitude of truth seeking that initiates in the Sunday morning pew.
IN THE WORKS…
The Shroud of Turin:
The Ticking Time Bomb
Rainbow Body – The Life and Times of Khenpo A-Cho
Rainbow Body is a Tibetan Buddhist term that refers to a phenomenon wherein the bodies of spiritually perfected people dissolve at death into their atomic elements and a stream of rainbow colored light. In most cases the body shrinks to…
The Shroud of Turin is a fourteen foot by five foot ancient linen cloth that bears the image of a prone, naked, crucified man. The image on it is most certainly that of Jesus although die-hard skeptics adamantly reject that conclusion.
of the Atom
Everything is made of atoms. Atoms are impossible to describe with words as no one has ever seen one with his eyes. Their existence is inferred. The best one can do is offer a description that stirs the imagination. Laboratory tests on atoms indicate…
Rainbow body speaks to many aspects of the human experience, including, at the top of the list, reincarnation. A human body vanishing because of its owner’s expressed expressed intent to forego material existence attests to the primacy of mind over matter and the survival…
Per Shroud of Turin research Jesus’s body, in what is known as resurrection, dematerialized into its atomic parts in a shower of light. In the Tibetan Buddhist rainbow body tradition common people dematerialize their…