Saturday, 12 April 2008

Looking at Religion . . .

Do you know the original meaning of the word religion? Did you know that it's root is from the Latin word re'ligio, meaning the reconnection of man with his reality.

In his exceptional book "A Guide For The Perplexed," bestselling author and Philosopher E.F.Schumacher points out that religion is the re-connection (re-legio) of man with reality, whether this reality be called God, Truth, Allah, Sat-Chit-Ananda or Nirvana is not the vital point here. The vital point is that while an individual chooses to live through his or her belief system they will never have direct knowledge of the truth of life on earth. They will only have a belief/opinion. When an individual re-connects with their greater reality they no longer need to believe because they now have direct knowledge.

I tell it like it is . . . and I'm letting you know that there is a greater Integrity-Truth-Reality for you to discover within your very being. What is it greater than? It is greater than all your beliefs and opinions, and it is greater than your conditioned personality.

This great state of integrity is within you now, it is your very reality, and it is the truth you are looking for in your life. The only problem is that you are looking for it in the wrong place. You see, the truth is not out there. You won't find it out in the world of beliefs and opinions. Why? Simply because the truth is within your own being, hidden beneath all your conditioned attitudes, beliefs and opinions. The truth of your life, which is life on earth, is closer than breathing . . it is your reality, your own pure and innocent, original state of being. Your task is to re-connect with that original and pure state . . . and the time to start is now!

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