"And the third day there was
a marriage in Cana of Galilee; and the mother of
Esa was there:"
was called, and his disciples, to the marriage."
"And when they wanted wine,
the mother of
Esa saith unto him, They have no wine."
saith unto her,
what have I to do with thee? mine hour is
not yet come." (John 2:1-4)
did not want to start his miracles, "mine hour is not yet come."
he called his mother "woman." That shows again that he was beyond the earthly bonds and even his
mother to him was not any different than other women. That is, he
was now only the
Son of God (in
and had no earthly bonds. <3>Furthermore,
there is no differentiation for him. All are equal in his eyes. Only
the more righteous is higher.
"His mother saith unto
the servants, Whatsoever he saith unto you, do it." (John 2:5)
his mother insisted.
"And there were set
there six waterpots of stone, after the manner of the purifying of
Jews, containing two or three firkins
"Esa saith unto them, Fill the waterpots with water. And they filled them
up to the brim." (John 2:6-7)
show his respect to his earthly mother, he conformed to her request.
"And he saith unto them,
Draw out now, and bear unto the governor of the feast. And they bare
"When the ruler of the feast
had tasted the water that was made
wine, and knew not whence it was: (but
the servants which drew the water knew;) the governor of the feast
called the bridegroom,"
"And saith unto him, Every
man at the beginning doth set forth good wine; and when men have
well drunk, then that which is worse; but thou hast kept the good
wine unto now."
made the water
wine, but the true
meaning of it is that the
wine he made,
was different than the earthly wine. When a person reaches the
blissful state of overcoming the lower nature (the first three
there is a liquid-like fluid which will be experienced in the throat
and body which is known as "nectar." The bliss of this experience is
so incredible that the person looks very drunk and ecstatic.
of the presence of
at the feast, through his powers over the
three gunas, and because he was asked
wine for them, he
caused the water to affect the people in such a way that they tasted
the bliss of experiencing their
(eating manna). <8>The
bliss of the spiritual experience is far greater than being made
drunk by earthly wine. That is why the "governor of the feast" was
so surprised by the excellence of the
wine (blessed water) he received.
never approved of earthly wine. In fact anywhere in the Scriptures
wine or liquor is mentioned in any
sense is referring to that spiritual experience (nectar).
"This beginning of
in Cana of Galilee, and manifested forth his glory; and his
disciples believed on him." (John 2:11)
himself did not want to make people believe in him because of his
miracles, but because of his teachings. However, in order to make
people believe in him, miracles were used. <11>As history has shown,
people become so attached to the miracles of the
Prophet that they forget about the teachings. <12>Miracles are for
those who do not understand the reason behind how they are
manifested. For he who knows the Laws behind all things, there is no
miracle, and all things are miracles!
"After this he went down
to Capernaum, he, and his mother, and his brethren, and his
disciples: and they continued there not many days." (John 2:12)
left his home.
passover was at hand, and
Esa went up to
Jerusalem," (John 2:13)
"And found in the
those that sold oxen and sheep and doves, and the changers of money
"And when he had made a
scourge of small cords, he drove them all out of the
temple, and the sheep, and
the oxen; and poured out the changers' money, and overthrew the
"And said unto them that sold
doves, Take these things hence; make not my
Father's house an
house of merchandise." (John 2:14-16)
is a place of
quietness, and where people should
and read about Him. It is not a place of worldly exchanges and
purification of the
Jewish religion with this act of reminding them that the
is a place of worship, not a place of business.
"And his disciples
remembered that it was written, The zeal of thine house hath eaten
me up." (John 2:17)
did this act, the meaning of the Scripture was revealed to his
disciples, and they understood why
God had said this
and what He meant by it.
"Then answered the
and said unto him, What sign shewest thou unto us, seeing that thou
doest these things?"
answered and said unto them, Destroy this
temple, and in
three days I will raise it up."
"Then said the
Forty and six years was this
temple in building,
and wilt thou rear it up in three days?"
"But he spake of the
of his body." (John 2:18-21)
as a building is an external symbol of the
of the body. When a building is designed and known as the
and kept for worshipping, people will think and remember
God when they enter
it. They will quiet the worldly passions in themselves when they are
there. <18>So in
fact the effect of the building as a
temple should be an
internal effect on the Soul.
is why when a person engages himself in many activities or allows
his worldly passions to run wild and does not even go to religious
activities, he is bound to fall into his lower nature and be drowned
in the grip of
of man is his own body. If man keeps his body,
and environment pure, so also will his
temple (body) be
pure. But those who are drowned in worldly activities should go to
as buildings so that they might give themselves a chance to quiet
their passions for some time and feel the peace of the Lord.
if even the
and places of worship become areas of worldly activities, then where
is there hope for man to find the peace of
was giving them a lesson by his actions. <23>Also he was referring to the
of his body which he said he would raise after three days and nights
as a sign of his legitimacy of being
"When therefore he was
risen from the dead, his disciples remembered that he had said this
unto them; and they believed the Scripture, and the word which
Esa had said."
his disciples did not understand him completely until later on.
"Now when he was in
Jerusalem at the Passover, in the feast day, many believed in his
name, when they saw the miracles which he did."
Esa did not commit
himself unto them, because he knew all men,"
"And needed not that any should testify of
man: for he knew what was in man." (John
who truly believed in him, he initiated to his name, "...believed in
his name,..." He wanted them to understand his teachings. However,
the majority only believed in him because of his miracles and that
is why he did not accept them as his disciples (did not initiate
did not commit himself unto them."
he knew all men."
knew that they were in their lower natures and would try to make him
commit himself to them. Then they would bind him to their ways, and
then judge him with their filthy