The seven I am Statements
Occurrences of the “I Am That” statements in the Gospel of John
|Original Greek text|
|“I am the bread of life” Learn more about the Bread of Life »|
|1 ||Jesus said to them, “I am the bread of life; he who comes to Me will not hunger, and he who believes in Me will never thirst.” - John 6:35 |
|2 || Therefore the Jews were grumbling about Him, because He said, “I am the bread that came down out of heaven.” - John 6:41 |
|3 ||I am the bread of life. - John 6:48 || |
|4||I am the living bread that came down out of heaven; if anyone eats of this bread, he will live forever; and the bread also which I will give for the life of the world is My flesh." - John 6:51 |
|"I am the light of the world"|
|5||Then Jesus again spoke to them, saying, “I am the Light of the world; he who follows Me will not walk in the darkness, but will have the Light of life." - John 8:12|
|“I am He who testifies about Myself.”|
|6||“I am He who testifies about Myself, and the Father who sent Me testifies about Me.” - John 8:18|
|“I am the door of the sheep” Learn more about the Door »|
|7 || So Jesus said to them again, "Truly, truly, I say to you, I am the door of the sheep. - John 10:7 |
|8||"I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved, and will go in and out and find pasture. - John 10:9|
|“I am the good shepherd” Learn more about the Good Shepherd »|
|9 ||"I am the good shepherd; the good shepherd lays down His life for the sheep. - John 10:11 |
|10||"I am the good shepherd, and I know My own and My own know Me, - John 10:14|
|“I am the resurrection and the life”|
|11||Jesus said to her, “I am the resurrection and the life; he who believes in Me will live even if he dies” - John 11:25|
|“I am the way and the truth and the life”|
|12||Jesus said to him, “I am the way, and the truth, and the life; no one comes to the Father but through Me”. - John 14:6|
|“I am the true vine” Learn more about the True Vine »|
|13 ||“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. - John 15:1 |
|14||"I am the vine, you are the branches; he who abides in Me and I in him, he bears much fruit, for apart from Me you can do nothing. - John 15:5|
In the Indian tradition, Soham (I am that) or Hamsa (that I am) are associated with the movement of the breath.
So stands for the inhalation, Ham stands for the exhalation. Soham/Hamsa, represents the Mantra sustaining breath.
By merging the lower bindu (Prana, the breath - microcosmic) with the upper bindu (Soham - 'I am that', macrocosmic), the ultimate spiritual experience is achieved: an union of the individual psyche with the transcendental Self.
The Guru’s feet are the two elements in the mantra So’Ham which means “I am That”.
The Gospel of John contains 14 occurrences of the Soham/“I am That” statement (Greek words: - - ).
The Gospel of John contains 14 occurrences of the word feet ().
I am the Light of the world. - John 8:12
"I am the door; if anyone enters through Me, he will be saved - John 10:9
“I am the true vine, and My Father is the vinedresser. - John 15:1
Lord is the Light of the World. - Tirumantiram 1247
Just as one forcibly opens a door with a key, so the yogin should break open the door to liberation by means of the kundalini. - Goraksha paddhati 1.51
The true path of Becoming for all life to pursue Is but the path of divine Kundalini Sakti, The blossom-vine that through Six centers courses. - Tirumantiram 1561