Sunday, May 20, 2018

If you would experience godliness, eschew obfuscation

Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the acceptance of one another and encouragement to spiritual growth. UUs have taken a step in the right direction to declare their religion a creedless religion.

One of the founders of Unitarianism, Francis David, said that we need not think alike to love alike. This is a profound insight that leads to an egoless spiritual path which most humans are not ready for.

The path of the ego is an easier sell. People are so caught up in the ego that they feel self righteous when they adhere to a creed. This bolsters the ego and creates a dynamic of us and them, better and worse, right and wrong, good and bad, blessed and cursed, smart and dumb, special and not special.

Unitarian Universalism has attempted to take the next step in the evolution of the spiritual life of humanity and declared that creeds are ridiculous, that God's love is unconditional, and that the bane of human existence is the idea that some are special and favored while others are to be demonized and excluded.

Osho says, "You become so much obsessed with the word 'love' that you forget that love is an experience, not a word. You become so obsessed with the word 'God' that you forget that God is an experience, not a word. The word 'God' is not God, and the word 'fire' is not fire, and the word 'love'is not love either." p.13, "Ah, this!"

It is written in A Course In Miracles in the Clarification of Terms in the introduction, paragraph 2, verse 5 "A universal theology is impossible, but a universal experience is not only possible but necessary."

Set aside your creeds, your theologies, your orthodoxy. To experience godliness you must empty your mind and heart of nonsense.

Nonsense works well for the religions of the ego. Nonsense does not work well on the path of the spirit. The spiritual life requires an emptying, a purification, a not knowing attitude which gives birth to a genuine humility.

As the bumper sticker says, "Don't believe everything you think." A new bumper sticker would read, "Eschew nonsense and come to godliness."


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