Note: the follow material is grafted mostly word-for-word from a long section of monologue in Chapter IV of “The Peasant and the King.” I consider it more of an extract than an excerpt, for I did take out all the elements that put it in the context of the story with characters speaking and listeningContinue reading “The Four Evolutionary Stages of Human Consciousness”
“Be humble for you are made of stardust; be noble for you are the Maker of stars.” This is the story of a God-seeking peasant who is highly esteemed within the religious community of his people but unable to find peace within its doctrinal constraints. One day he is called to undertake a pilgrimage toContinue reading “The Peasant and the King”
All religions are discussions amongst frogs in various wells about this mythic place of limitless water called the Ocean.
I only needed one mango to get the experience of Mango, so I chose one. I don’t need to eat all 20 of them to know that they taste of Mango, and I’m sure they’re all delicious because they come from the same source.
Part Three Q: Fine. But what’s this “Next Age” thing all about? Are you holding yourselves out as prophets or something? Absolutely not. This has always been and always will be a strictly non-prophet organization. But we are hopeful that certain things will come to pass in the future. Philosophers are forward-thinkers by nature. Give usContinue reading “FAQ: “Global Spirituality for the Next Age,” s’up with that?”
Part 2 Q: OK, what about “spirituality?” Doesn’t this imply belief in supernatural beings and other tales of woo? It can, but it needn’t. Spirituality can also be the metaphysical study of reality as a non-dual experience, consistent with observable patterns of Nature. Our premise is that: 1) There is a basic truth to theContinue reading “FAQ: “Global Spirituality for the Next Age,” s’up with that?”
Part One Q: What do you mean by “Global?” We mean exactly what “catholic” means according to the dictionary: cath·o·licˈ (kaTH(ə)lik); adjective; including a wide variety of things; all-embracing. “Her taste in literature is pretty catholic, as she likes most genres.” synonyms: universal, diverse, diversified, wide, broad, broad-based, eclectic, liberal, latitudinarian; Origin: from Greek katholikos ‘universal,’Continue reading “FAQ: “Global Spirituality for the Next Age,” s’up with that?”
I don’t trust disorganized religion. Look at it closely and you’ll inevitably find some reactionary yahoo who figured out there is nothing to figure out and wants to sell you that information. There’s always a trail of disciples, synchronizing their idiosyncrasies so they all think the same though none think they do, flaunting their individualityContinue reading “Why I Distrust Disorganized Religion”
“To one who has faith, no explanation is necessary. To one without faith, no explanation is possible.” —Thomas Aquinas “Faith means not wanting to know what is true.” —Friedrich Nietzsche “Anybody who has been seriously engaged in scientific work of any kind realizes that over the entrance to the gates of the temple of scienceContinue reading “Faith and Fear”
“Every one of us is followed by an illusory person: a false self. This is the man I want to be but who cannot exist, because God does not know anything about him.” –Thomas Merton POSTULATE: The individual self — ahamkara in Vedanta, and understood in the West, incorrectly, as the ego — has neverContinue reading “Ego and “The Ghost In the Room””