(Hebrew יהושוע‎ Yehoshua; Greek: Ἰησοῦς; both names are identical to Jesus) A character in the Hebrew Bible (Exodus, Numbers and Joshua), leader of the tribes of Israel after the death of Moses. Whether in the New Testament as Ἰησοῦς (Jesus) or in the Books of Moses as יהושוע‎ (Joshua or Hoshea), the name is the same (יהושוע‎), derived from the Hebrew root ישע, "salvation," "to deliver/be liberated," or "to be victorious." Thus the symbol is the same: the savior or Messiah (Christ) who is born inside the initiate to liberate "the people of Israel" (the consciousness) from bondage to the ego.


"It is only in the absence of the “I” that one can experience the bliss of the Being. Only in the absence of the “I” can ecstasy be attained."