Blog by Eric Allen Bell - God is Closer to You than Your Self
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The common thread is inquiry - not a common belief system, not membership in a group and not to follow me or anyone else.
What Ken Wilber taught me is that no depth of spiritual experience can negate our physical and primal drives for power, lust and validation. As primates, we’re wired to seek someone to look up to as well as to be looked up to by others. And that’s true whether we’re experiencing Godhead or Bodhisattva or not. It’s inescapable.
Will there ever be a day when hundreds of millions of women are not suffering under Islamic gender apartheid? Will there ever be a day when hundreds of millions of children are not brainwashed into believing superstitions, for fear of burning in hell when they die? Will there ever be a day when a small but elite group no longer excludes others, under the premise that they are "god's chosen"? Can human rights and religion coexist?They say that insanity is doing the same thing, over and over…Continue
Jesus is a placebo. That which you seek is looking out through your own eyes. One cannot defeat one form of religious lunacy with yet more religious lunacy. If Christianity could eliminate the brutality of Islam, it would have done so by now. But instead, both sides use each other to define themselves. As Einstein pointed out, "You cannot solve a problem using the same thinking that created the problem". We don't end religious violence…Continue
Started by Eric Allen Bell in Consciousness and Self Realization Dec 18, 2012.
Did your Holy Man own slaves?Did he spread his Religion of Peace by the Sword?Did he tell you he was the only way to "the Father"?Did he talk to God through burning bushes,promise you a plot of land,do card tricks,walk on water?Is he keeping you undersurveillanceuntil that daythat "he" puts youon trial?Will he ever forgive you?AndWill you ever forgive yourselffor being human?Did you invent your Holy Manto avoidthe questionof Self?When the…Continue
Started by Eric Allen Bell in Consciousness and Self Realization Dec 6, 2012.
There is a parable about a man who goes searching for the moon. He at last finds a finger, which is pointing up at the moon, and he sucks on that finger for comfort.But he never looks in the direction that finger is pointing.Such is the nature of religious belief.To look directly at the moon however is the nature of direct perception.Cultivating direct perception is the pathless path of the Mystic. …Continue