Prince Mysjkin is an epileptic like Dostoyevsky himself. For a very large part of his life he has been in custody of doctors as he was in some kind of coma and was not awakened until he had elektroshock. That means that he steps out into the world as a fully grown newborn creature who is jesus
. To him only goodness and beauty exists. He simply is not able to see evilness and cruelty so when he meets these characteristics in the rich and spoilt people in the social circles that are opened to him he is not able to understand and to take it in. To him their cruelty and selfishness is unnatural and thus not real so he tries to mend the woes of first and foremost the young Natasha who is a so-called “fallen woman”. However, she is also a proud soul and hates being degraded by her past both in society and in her own eyes.
Unfortunately Prince Mysjkin fails to save this poor woman when she is killed by the brute Rogosjin who is obsessed with her. This particular part of the book is hard to swallow for modern women who do not take too kindly to the concept of fallen women and their so-called irreparable sins. However, it is crucial for the plot as the Prince’s Christ like characteristics are exhibited by his instinctive understanding of her sufferings. Like Jesus he wants to heal, but not her body as he did. No, it is her wounded soul he is trying to heal, only she is too proud to accept his offer and pays for it with her life.
It is obvious that the novel is primarily about the mystery of selflessness and goodness. Evilness and selfishness are commonplace in this old Russia and not very interesting, whereas goodness is mysterious and intriguing, because what triggers it and how does it survive in a world of evilness? How does this child-man, this “idiot”-prince know so much about people and what makes him become this luminous and larger than life figure? It is his child like mind and eye that gives him his wisdom, but it is understandable that his surroundings do not take too kindly to him because in all he is and does he is like a gigantic magnifying glass, laying bare their all too human weaknesses. When the workings of the world finally dawns upon him after Natasha’s death he once again falls into a deep coma. Jesus and the Christ Consciousness
By Malcolm Mc Auliffe | Submitted On May 05, 2011
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I remember the story of the Pharisee named Nicodemus, one of the rulers of the Jews as mentioned in the gospel. He was a man of high position. Because of what he had heard and observed, he paid a visit to Jesus. His question to Jesus is very relevant NOW. He had taken upon himself to investigate Jesus. Because of who he was, he secretly approached Jesus and said “Rabbi, we know that thou art a teacher come from God, for no man can do these miracles that i thou does except God sent him. ” Jesus answered him and said, “Verily verily I say unto thee, except a man be born again he cannot see the kingdom of God” John 3: 1-3. For Nicodemus to approached Jesus in a manner that he did, took great courage on his part. It is with this courage now that we must all choose to approach this same cross roads in our life. If we have been paying attention to the recent changes taken place all over the world, we would see evidence of the old paradigm breaking down. What is apparent now is a new paradigm is announcing itself to the world.
Truth keeps on changing and our assumption about the nature of existence is now in the process of change. It became obvious to me that discovery and awareness changes perspective. New paradigm requires new understanding, wisdom, and acceptance. As we merge with the tide of the new paradigm shift, it will pick us up and move us faster and faster into right relationships, right action, and right opportunities, then we will be in position to let go of the past and acknowledge what is true for each of our individual lives while letting innate intelligence or heart sense express itself through us. In the process of merging the heart sense will increase its current, which will be noticed as a feeling of love and a new found peace and stillness will be the result. This will create the right resonance to attract the corresponding dream for each individual. Each life will unfold effortlessly, beautifully, and it is in our acceptance of what is that we can ask for more. It is really in our ideas of what truth is that prevents the freedom of individual thought. Then it will become apparent that there is a fundamental illusion about Jesus ‘message. Which translate into the error of a belief, is enough to enter heaven? Jesus message was not understood. This error was not made by Jesus, but by those who misunderstood his message. What is becoming apparent now is Jesus told us to follow him. To follow Jesus, it would be wise to develop Christ consciousness within your inner being. This will bring about a new consciousness which will allow us to access our higher power and let go our limiting beliefs allowing us to expand and change them to create perfection as a new “heaven on earth. ”
This awakening is taken place all over the world, where all will start to let go the primordial forgetfulness within the consciousness of man. Where the vale is slowly lifting and self-realization will be actualized by humanity all over the world. With more and more people waking up their intuitive power by where the soul directly apprehend its true nature as an individualized potential coming from the one source of the essence of everything.