The journey of the wise men, who saw the star of Bethlehem, have relevance for our spiritual lives even today. Join this special Christmas Satsang.
The story of the birth of Jesus Christ contains an account in the Gospel of St. Matthew, Chapter 2, of the star of Bethlehem. The wise men who sought Jesus in his manger said:
“We have seen his star in the east.” . . . And, lo, the star, which they saw in the east, went before them, till it came and stood over where the young child was.”
This account was important, for it showed all mankind that Jesus was a divine incarnation, and no ordinary man—that he brought divine consciousness to earth, even though he would play a human role among human beings, and that others, too, by “receiving him” in their inner hearts, would acquire power, as the Bible puts it, to “become the sons of God.”
The Scriptures enjoin us to meditate on the lives of great souls, that we may discover our own latent spiritual greatness. As the Bhagavad Gita puts it in the fourth Chapter:
Who knows the truth touching my births on earth
And my divine work, when he quits the flesh
Puts on its load no more, falls no more down
To earthly birth: to Me he comes, dear Prince!
Thus, through holy Scripture, God has spoken to mankind.