You are clearly obsessed with it. Obsession is blindness.
I admit to being awed by the depth and enormity of Christian Platonism for but not obsessed. You know I admire Simone Weil’s need for truth and the courage to experience it. Obsession creates an imbalance defeating its purpose. I don’t find obsession attractive
You are full of imagination, as evidenced by all of the imaginings and inaccuracies you express about people other than yourself.
We are all full of imagination. My advantage is my willingness to admit it and having a growing awareness of why and what is lost by it. If you are referring to secular intolerance and the harm it does, it is a reality. Nothing imaginary about it.
Such words and ideas are also imagination.
Until you make efforts to experience the void in yourself you will never observe how easily it is lost to imagination. Why judge? Why not strive for an open mind?
There are clearly paths you have no clue of... or no desire to explore because of your worship to "being in the know" of the path you've chosen.
Why WOULDN'T there be MANY paths? What kind of funky, dense spiritual platform/dynamic has only one path? Ask your ego
The paths originating with a conscious source entered the world to awaken people of different types arising on different parts of our globe. For example Buddhism of the East appeals to an Eastern mind while esoteric Christianity which has become more open to science will appeal to a Western mind.
All the paths have the potential to meet at the Way and there is only one way. The Way is the verticality of Being which enables Man to consciously evolve from a lower level to a higher level of being.
Sure, there are connections everywhere. It's only natural. It makes no sense to think that awareness and clarity of spirit and oneness only occurs or manifests in a particular way.
All these connections create partial truths and the psychological reliance on partial truths create opinions and the need to emotionally defend them. But what about the minority who are attracted to the quality of knowledge in which all opinions are included. They must be hated by the world supporting the battles over opinions
Again... you are demonstrating your obsession with ONE path. And such obsession fails to recognize such limiting manipulation as service to the ego, while denying any/all other paths emanating from the whole. It's not natural and makes no sense.
My interest is in the complimentary relationship between science and the essence of religion. Science measure what happens between before and after. The essence of religion is concerned with the quality of “now” the quality of the moment within the vertical scale of being. Human understanding can then be defined by the intersection of factual knowledge experienced between before and after and the quality of the moment in relation to the source of our being. Human understanding can be actualized in the workings of a human perspective.
Science reveals facts while the essence of religion enables the experience of objective values. My study of esoteric Christianity has provided ideas which have enabled me to experience objective universal purpose and the purpose and potential for Man within it. I don’t reject Buddhism for example; it just doesn’t appeal to my needs.
Christianity is NOT all there is. Why wouldn't all become clear, and all be connected, whenever and however we might go about noticing it? Why are you so rigid about a specific method and structure? How does that make any sense in a vast interconnected Universe?
Believe what you want but I am convinced without opening to the hidden third our species will devolve. Rather than seeking to destroy the natural attraction to awaken to the hidden third, I’d rather support the efforts who keep it in the world for those who need it. Many will reject it but many will also have gratitude for being made aware of it.
"THE" message? Spoken like a truly obsessed person. I think it's more a matter of "the world" confronting people who claim to have "the message". Such fanaticism is ridiculous. "The world" has many views and paths and messages... and it naturally/seemingly tries to dislodge and dissolve rigidity in any form. Fluidity is life.
Yes, that is why Jesus and Socrates had to be killed. They questioned the glorification of the world of opinions at the expense of knowledge and provided an indication of what was being lost. The glorification of opinions could not tolerate the influences revealing the nature of the human condition. They had to be eliminated.
No, I am not against that. I am pointing out your obsessive focus on a single path, and the potential blindness and manipulation of you doing such. Are you really against considering that? You do not speak of it simply as a methodology that works for you -- rather, you speak of it as a truth that only the righteous can attain.
Anyone can temporarily experience awakening to the reality of their being. Of course we are egoistically tempted to interpret it and often gradually lose the experience. Awakening is not exclusive to one path. But if ones goal is to join the conscious evolving vertical Way, it isn’t easy since the authentic paths have been secularized. It is easy to fall under their influence. One needs the inner taste to be attracted to the real. That is why I admire Simone Weil. She had the intellectual and emotional intelligence along with the need and courage to achieve a quality of being we don’t understand. Perhaps she became a part of conscious humanity. Who is to say?