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.
Saturday, April 14, 2018
Peace comes from surrendering to the Love of the Divine
This peace comes from the awareness that nothing real can be threatened and die.
It follows that nothing unreal exists.
This understanding, my friends, is the peace of God which is beyond all understanding and is not of this world, meaning not on the path of the ego.
The basic doctrine of Buddhism is based on the idea of anica or impermanence. The only thing unchanging on the path of the ego is that all things change, and change continually. In physics this is called the law of entropy.
Buddhism teaches that attachment causes suffering because we will lose on the path of the ego whatever we become attached to.
This suffering is the opposite of the peace we seek.
If all things on the path of the ego change and bring us suffering if we become attached to them, where then does peace abide?
Peace abides in the Love of God. This peace is manifested in Loving Kindness which flows from forgiveness and gratitude.
So if you would have peace that is not of this world, forgive yourself and others who cling to the path of the ego, and encourage yourself and others to surrender themselves to the Love of the Divine.
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