John (Surrenderness)

John the Baptist is one of the major characters in Christianity, Islam and Ba’hai religion. In Islam, John is mentioned as Yahya, which means, “Brave”. Similar to Elijah, John prophesized the arrival of a figure bigger and greater than him. John wore camel skin wherein Abraham has been quoted as a prophet who would be able to control the camels. John baptized people at large in the “Jordan River”. Miteiya connects the act of John with ongoing process of “Initiation” practiced in the “Temple of Isis”. John focused upon “Cleanliness” and “Repentance” to prepare oneself for the forth-coming Prophet.

Expectation of someone bigger and better is symbol of “Faith” and “Approximation”. Miteiya compares these initiation processes with Suddhodhana of Buddhism, wherein Suddhodhana means “Cleanliness of Senses”.

The biggest highlight of “John, the Baptist” is the event of his “beheading”. Miteiya compares the same with “beheading of Medusa” and “beheading of Dronacharya” in Greek mythology and Sanatan Dharma respectively. Miteiya also quotes Ravana’s offering of his heads to Shiva to explain the same process. John is hence a symbol of “Surrenderness of Mind” in order to pursue the journey towards “Truth”. Miteiya asks to contemplate Vamana Avatar of Vishnu in order to understand “John, the Baptist”

John has been depicted wearing Camel Skin, symbolizing his rawness, similar to Enkidu of Sumerian myths. John and Jesus were distanced brothers and the myths are highly encrypted in nature. Book focuses upon “John” in detail and decodes various myths associated with him to explain the underlying teachings. John is considered as precursor of Jesus.