As one who is relatively new to Christianity, I have just purchased my first Bible! I imagine I'm one of few here (if not the only) who is yet to properly study the living word of God. I researched for a long time to find a Bible I resonate with; aiming to understand the many differences (that seem often to go unnoticed) with the many editions available. Of course, I also recognise that any Bible is holy, particularly when read with receptive heart & mind. I finally settled upon The Holy Bible from Ancient Eastern Manuscripts, commonly known as the Lamsa Bible, which is 'derived, both Old and New Testaments, from the Syriac Peshitta'. Though clearly not infallible, I sense that this translation, still bound within the confines of language & man's filters, may emanate a light that is beyond words & akin to the profound & vital nature of the original teachings. Ordered only yesterday, I feel blessed to have found an early edition that is cloth covered, & in reasonably good condition for its age. Meanwhile, I've begun a slow paced study of The Lords Prayer in Aramaic, via Rocco Errico - an Aramaic Bible scholar who was mentored by Lamsa. The resonance of this language touches me in ways that are incomparable to English translations. As a new comer to Christianity, the original essence feels vital to me, for so many reasons. This is, of course, one of the many reasons I'm so passionate about the teachings Ted offers. Listening & praying (baby steps) in Aramaic I'm able to imagine myself transported to the feet of the Anointed One - with the extreme sunlight, wind & sands of the desert echoing the Lords invitation to Eternal Life. X Lara
Can someone in this forum please give an explanation of the term nepsis and how to apply it in The Work? Thank you in advance.