Tuesday, November 15, 2016

Is Tesla the Next Jesus?

Nikola Tesla probably would not appreciate the comparison to Christ; after all, his father was an erudite priest. However, these two individuals impacted humankind as much or more than anyone, and they had some interesting similarities. Both men changed our way of life beyond measure, yet most people grossly undervalued them during their time. Tesla especially flew under the radar since his death in 1943, though looking back it seems impossible that could happen. From the 1880's until late in life, Tesla patented around 300 inventions, many of which were light-years ahead of their time. Like Jesus, Tesla was revolutionary to the point of being magical, so much wiser than his colleagues and general public that he was misunderstood and feared. All he wanted was for humanity to enjoy a life in comfort, good health and peace on earth. And, more importantly, he had the means to provide it. Sound familiar?
Check out some of their similarities:

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Prophetic Birth

Jesus: manger, 3 wise men, Star of Bethlehem

Tesla: stroke of midnight during intense lightning storm (1856)
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Child Prodigy

Jesus amazed the religious elders as a boy

Tesla fixed the fire engine at opening ceremony at age 6
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Visionary

Jesus saw and cast out demons from people

Tesla created inventions entirely in his mind before making them perfectly
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Miracles

Jesus: water to wine, raising the dead, feeding thousands with a few fish and loaves of bread

Tesla: predicted and split a jumping fish in half by throwing a rock
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Pacifist

Jesus taught to turn the other cheek, to love and pray for your enemies

Tesla despised war, designed a beam particle weapon to end war to give it to all nations to protect themselves
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Revolutionary

Jesus changed how we think about God and our life focus

Tesla perfected electrical energy (AC motors, radio, remote control, Tesla coil, wireless electric transmission & more over 100 years ago!)
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Persecuted by Elite

Jesus: feared by religious leaders and Romans, crucified for blasphemy

Tesla: cheated, demonized, spied on, not credited, died penniless, nearly erased from history by Edison, Morgan et al, plus the US gov't
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Bachelors

Jesus was unmarried though present day rumors abound regarding Mary Magdalene

Tesla felt inventors needed only creations on their mind though adored by many, esp. Katharine Johnson


Number 3

Jesus: Trinity of Father-Son-Holy Spirit, age 33 at death

Tesla: “If you only knew the magnificence of the 3, 6 and 9, then you would have the key to the universe.”

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Resurrection

Jesus came back from death, worshiped by the masses, became leading figure in world religion

Tesla predicted the future would be his; he will be far more recognized and appreciated than he was during his time; we're just discovering how amazing he was


Sound familiar?
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It's true that Tesla had eccentricities that Jesus likely did not share. Tesla was a germaphobe who resisted shaking hands and was repulsed by the thought of touching human hair. He had other oddities, including an aversion to earrings and chewing gum. But Tesla was superhuman in some ways (e.g. his 5 senses were off the charts; he rarely slept more than a few hours each day, sacrificing almost every waking hour to his incredible work to further humankind).
Nikola Tesla was also a highly spiritual man, not a huge surprise since his father was a priest and intended for young Niko to follow him in the clergy. Tesla's spiritual teachings are full of philosophical "truths" as Tesla saw them, truths that many other spiritual leaders believe. Though Tesla speaks from an energetic and scientific level, the core messages are still in line with Christian theology and other religious ideals.
A few gems of Tesla teachings:
"Everything that lives is related to a deep and wonderful relationship: man and the stars, amoebas and the sun, the heart and the circulation of an infinite number of worlds."
"In my feeling and experience, the Universe has only one substance and one supreme energy with an infinite number of manifestations of life."
"In every corner of the universe exist energy of life; one of them is immortality, whose origin is outside of man, waiting for him. The universe is spiritual; we are only half that way. The Universe is more moral than us, because we do not know his nature and how to harmonize our lives with it."
"Do everything that any day, any moment, if possible, not to forget who we are and why we are on Earth. Extraordinary people who are struggling with illness, privation, or the society which hurts them with its stupidity, misunderstanding, persecution and other problems which the country is full of as swamps with insects, leaves behind unclaimed until the end of the work. There are many fallen angels on Earth."


Perhaps he is most like Jesus because people for centuries to come will continue to search for all that he attempted to give us. Since many of his inventions were formed entirely in his head, and because most of what he left behind was taken by government agencies immediately after his death, the efforts to recover what he tried to share will likely continue for generations.

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