The Height of Aspiration - This Is My Son, Ep. 18
October 30, 2021
“This is My son, in whom I am well pleased.
Naught of himself remains, Naught but the true light!
Heed well his words. The way he shows is My way.
All who would find the truth: walk where he leads.”
(by Swami Kriyananda, from the "Christ Lives Oratorio")
Introduction (Written by the composer for use in performances)
“And Jesus came to Jordan unto John, to be baptized of him.
And, when he was baptized, he went straightway up out of the water.
And, lo, the heavens were opened up to him,
And he saw the Spirit of God descending like a dove,
and lighting upon him:
And a voice from heaven spoke:”
(Matthew 3:13, 16, 17)
Introduction from “Christ Lives” oratorio score, 1985
by Donald Walters
“(Inspired at the site of Christ’s baptism)”
“Then cometh Jesus from Galilee to Jordan unto John, to be baptized
of him. But John forbad him, saying, I have need to be baptized of thee,
and comest thou to me? And Jesus answering said unto him, Suffer it to
be so now: for thus it becometh us to fulfill all righteousness. Then
he suffered him. And Jesus, when he was baptized, went up straightaway
out of the water: and, lo, the heavens were opened unto him, and he saw
the Spirit of God descending like a dove, and lighting upon him: And lo
a voice from heaven, saying:”