St. Paul, by El Greco (c. 1608)
6th November, 1935
The same gentleman (Major Chadwick) asked: What is the significance of Christ in the illumination of St. Paul?
Maharshi: Illumination is absolute, not associated with forms. After St. Paul became Self-conscious he identified the illumination with Christ-consciousness.
D.: But Paul was not a lover of Christ then?
Maharshi: Love or hatred is immaterial. The thought of Christ was there. It is similar to Ravana's case. Christ-consciousness and Self-Realisation are all the same.
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