The idea of the Perennial Philosophy of Aldous Huxley leads one to the idea that God is too big for any one religion. How is it that sometimes people outgrow their religion of childhood? James Fowler, among others, has mapped out a model of spiritual development. Osho says that a person cannot enter into a spiritual life until he/she rebels against childish religious beliefs. Notes On A Spiritual Life intends to explore deeper understandings of an authentic spiritual life.
Sunday, October 8, 2017
What are the major existential questions?
Question - How can I think about spirituality so I can enhance it in my life in a more deliberate way?
Answer - There are many models of religion but only one of spirituality. This one model of spirituality has been called the perennial philosophy. The perennial philosophy describes the elements of spirituality that is described in all major religions. Over the next several weeks we will be describing these elements.
In this article let's consider the major existential questions that all human beings become aware of and reflect on.
Why was I born?
What is the purpose of my life?
What happens when I die?
Who (What) will make be happy?
Who loves me or will love me?
Who (what) should I love?
When I make mistakes how should I correct them?
Life is a school room and as it teaches in A Course In Miralces we are given the above curriculum. We have no choice in the curriculum. Free will only allows us to choose when and how we take it.
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