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).
An addition to the BHT, the first chapter of John which talks about the One from which all of reality has emerged, and of which all of reality is.
Rupert Spira is a very wise man, among many. Let his words sink in deep. "Love is the recognition that we share our Being."
I had a conversation on Facebook the other day about original sin and its relationship to non-duality. I thought it was a great discussion, and I thought I'd share it again here.
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.
Last night, in dark night of the Garden of Gethsemane, Jesus went a little ways off from his disciples and fell to his knees, and began his prayer, the prayer, his contemplation, his meditation to commune with the Father within.