Feb 9, 2008
A point which so many miss. And such a basic point. And
do you know what happens to those who don't get it?
Quite often, those people spend their entire spiritual lives accomplishing little more than repeating the slogans someone taught them. And sometimes they were taught by someone who was only able to repeat the slogans that they were taught. In some instances, some might get paid very well for how they repeat the slogans that they were taught. But then again, that is not the purpose of spiritual pursuits, is it?
It's a basic point, and an obvious one. Of course, the fact that it is so obvious might make it obscure to those who have their own particular agenda. But for those with open eyes, it's plain as day.
It can even be found in the sacred writings used by the people who criticize us the most!
If you've been listening to this podcast for any length of time, this particular point is a familiar one to you, and there's a good chance that you're fairly comfortable with it. And some of you might accuse me of doing what Christians call "preaching to the choir." But once choir practice is over, the choir members do have go out into the world and be part of it. And in dealing with the world, affirmation can be nice.
The point which so many miss is so basic, but it can seem so elusive to those who haven't looked it in the eye.
Maybe that's why so many miss that point.