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The Promise and Peril of Spiritual Belief

Discussion in 'Interfaith Discussion' started by Geoff-Allen, Nov 8, 2019.

  1. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    I wondered (yet again) where to post this ...

    Hope you're all well!

    I found this article just recently - hope you find it useful or at least interesting :)

    I know a Buddhist vipassana teacher who lives in emptiness. When he walks down the street the world gushes like a fountain, emerging from and disappearing into emptiness, which for him is everywhere and nowhere. It is the great reassurance of his life.

    I know an Advaita non-dual teacher who lives in awareness. From moment to moment he is connected to the unshakable sense that everything is awareness and only awareness – solid, undying, unchanging. It is the great reassurance of his life.

    For the remainder of this article - simply click below -

    The Promise and Peril of Spiritual Belief | Jeff Warren

    Enjoy your day!
     
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  2. BSM1

    BSM1 Who's a good boy?

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    I know there are no 'cosmic accidents'; this is just the article I needed to read this morning. By posting it you have become both the vehicle and the journey. I have said for many years now that everyone one has to find their own truth. This essay points in the same direction. Now I have to start looking into "non-dual" thinking.
     
  3. Howard Is

    Howard Is Lucky Mud

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    That is a very good article. It should be required reading on RF.
     
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  4. Geoff-Allen

    Geoff-Allen Resident megalomaniac

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    Thanks for the vote of confidence.

    Compulsory reading for anyone interested in the big questions? Might be kinda hard to enforce or persuade people ... :)

    Wishing you all the best.
     
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    In order to be happy nature must be changing and unchanging until impermeance ends to the 4th noble truth, the end of suffering.
     
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