Response on Coincidental Joy


Somewhat coincidental joy depends on you concept of God.

Some people say God is everywhere.

Also, your perception of God and His Helpers.

Simply, coincidental joy is when your senses and perception coincidence with God and His Helpers and all phenomena.

This means that when you try and help somebody then God in a sense is there helping also. One is far more effective in helping others.

There is a sense that this coincidental joy remains continuous because God is continuous.

Obviously this is not easy to do with all the trials and tribulations that happens on earth and the vastness of the universe.

An example of the difficulty is: what is the meaning of “Matthew 27:46

New King James Version (NKJV)
46 And about the ninth hour Jesus cried out with a loud voice, saying, “Eli, Eli, lama sabachthani?” that is, “My God, My God, why have You forsaken Me?”[a]”

My translation is Loving One, Loving One, Teacher strengthen me with your Love. This translation makes the life of Jesus consistent with coincidental joy.

To examine this say a Mantra invoking Christ: Om Eli, Eli, Lama sabachthani Christ Svaha

Om means hear me, bless me to understand.

People in India understood how to revive people who's heart had stopped. While taking Jesus down from the Cross, Jesus was revived and helped to escape creating a martyr who rose from the dead.

Rome from 1 AD to 293AD was transformed by Loving Kindness and Compassion not conquered by war and the "sword".

See Prajnaparamita for an example of such teachers.

In all religion, some want to see their key teacher as supreme but a great teacher liberates and thus make beings equal. Being equal is freedom from arrogance and freedom from arrogance is good. Being equal does not mean people fulfil the same role.

In difficult times, there is nothing wrong with asking for help.

This synopsis is from a lot of oral teaching I received over the last 40 years with a more Christian explanation.

A positive example of coincidental joy is Luke 24: 36-53 The phrases "But while they still did not believe for joy" and "And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy" make Luke 24: 36-53 self explanatory regarding coincidental joy.

“Luke 24:36-53

New King James Version (NKJV)
Jesus Appears to His Disciples
36 Now as they said these things, Jesus Himself stood in the midst of them, and said to them, “Peace to you.” 37 But they were terrified and frightened, and supposed they had seen a spirit. 38 And He said to them, “Why are you troubled? And why do doubts arise in your hearts? 39 Behold My hands and My feet, that it is I Myself. Handle Me and see, for a spirit does not have flesh and bones as you see I have.”
40 When He had said this, He showed them His hands and His feet.[a] 41 But while they still did not believe for joy, and marveled, He said to them, “Have you any food here?” 42 So they gave Him a piece of a broiled fish and some honeycomb.[b] 43 And He took it and ate in their presence.
The Scriptures Opened
44 Then He said to them, “These are the words which I spoke to you while I was still with you, that all things must be fulfilled which were written in the Law of Moses and the Prophets and the Psalms concerning Me.” 45 And He opened their understanding, that they might comprehend the Scriptures.
46 Then He said to them, “Thus it is written, and thus it was necessary for the Christ to suffer and to rise[c] from the dead the third day, 47 and that repentance and remission of sins should be preached in His name to all nations, beginning at Jerusalem. 48 And you are witnesses of these things. 49 Behold, I send the Promise of My Father upon you; but tarry in the city of Jerusalem[d] until you are endued with power from on high.”
The Ascension
50 And He led them out as far as Bethany, and He lifted up His hands and blessed them. 51 Now it came to pass, while He blessed them, that He was parted from them and carried up into heaven. 52 And they worshiped Him, and returned to Jerusalem with great joy, 53 and were continually in the temple praising and[e] blessing God. Amen.[f]