In the video below, non-dual spiritual teacher Rupert Spira beautifully discusses the journey from traditional exoteric outward-facing dualistic religion that worships and prays to an external God, and towards higher stages of a more integrated perceiving of non-dual at-one esoteric inward-facing union spirituality, where we realize that “I and my Father are one” (John 10:30). Continue reading ““God Is the Very Self of Each of Us” by Rupert Spira”
Rupert Spira is a very wise man, among many. Let his words sink in deep.
“Love is the recognition that we share our Being.” Continue reading “What is Love? per Rupert Spira”
I had a conversation on Facebook the other day about original sin and its relationship to nonduality. I thought it was an excellent free-form discussion, a dialogue to dive into deeper understanding about these topics and their relationship. I thought I’d record the thread here to share it again more broadly. Continue reading “Original Sin and Nonduality”
“I am the way and the truth and the life.
No one comes to the Father except through me.”
—John 14:6, NIV
Much has been written, and there has been much contention throughout history, about this scripture and others like it that seem to justify the exclusive truth claims and saving power of Christianity. Other religions have made similar claims for their own paths, but for this post I’ll focus on Christianity. I believe these claims rely on an interpretation of scripture that is partially correct, but unfortunately misses a greater and far more glorious meaning.
Some Christians and other religious people believe that God is the author of divine law. I don’t think this is the case. Continue reading “What is the Relationship between God and Divine Law?”
Last night, in the dark night of the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus was heavy in mind and soul, even unto death. He went a little ways off from his disciples and fell to his knees. He began his heartfelt prayer, the prayer, his contemplation, his meditation to commune with the Father within him. He uttered:
O, Abba, my Father, all things are possible unto thee, take away this cup from me: nevertheless not as I will, but as thou wilt. Continue reading “As Jesus, our “Natural Man” Must Die Too”