Feb 26, 1995 04:29 PM
by Dr. A.M.Bain
In message <firstname.lastname@example.org>
> >Hierarchies bother me.
> That is so true, the obsessive spiritual checking that we do only
> proves that we are not as advanced as we thought. I see
> Hieracrchy as an immature and egocentric point of view. I am
> sure that the more advanced being becomes the less time you have
> for grading yourself spiritually. In the best of the traditions
> that I have studied, there was always a push toward
> "self-transcendance" I like to call it ego transcendance. Part
> of trying to figure out where we are on the path is our
> insecurity the feeling that we are not accepted whatever
> condition we are in. We are so judgemental that we need to be at
> some place before we can self affirm our little existence. It is
> like the Christian who never thinks he or she is "saved" and
> needs to be born again. It is the same in Judaism with those who
> are under the burden of the Torah, or in Buddhist thinking there
> are those who become spiritual technicians to move beyond
> themselves to acheive greater heights of enlightenment. In all
> the traditions it is compassion, love, acceptance and the joy of
> discovery and the passion of life that is emphaized.
Amen, Amen, Amen.
Thanks for a breath of common sense! And carry on getting better
- I hope to read more posting of yours!
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