Spirituality: now that’s a commonly used word, but I suspect few who use it are communicating a specific message to their listeners. In fact, I would venture to guess that if 10 million people used the word simultaneously, no two would be able to explain its meaning or to convey identical ideas to another. How am I allowed to make such an assertion? Simply stated, seemingly no two people have the same understanding of spirituality.
Just ‘google’ the definition of spirituality and you will get a litany of rambling, ambiguous verbiage but literally nothing of concrete nature. It is impossible to describe something the nature of which you don’t understand. Just as I have defined the essence of God in my book ‘Wilderness Cry’, I have defined the essence of spirituality in my newly released book ‘Peace in Spirituality’.
So, if those same afore mentioned 10 million people read and comprehended ‘Peace in Spirituality’, they would be able to speak about spirituality with one voice. Furthermore their listeners would be able to comprehend with ‘one ear’—that is real communication—everything else is misinformation and disinformation.
In my last post, I noted that Hindus and Buddhists were committed to understanding the meaning of existence, and, if possible, to understanding the nature of the ‘existence giving’ principle, if any. Without benefit of any scientific information, they were severely hampered in their quest—that did not deter their determination.
Abraham and his descendants, on the other hand, identified ‘their’ god—he was theirs’ and theirs’ alone. They fashioned him directly after their own image and likeness. He had created the world—he ruled it like a king sitting on a glorious throne. He was totally separate from his creation and lorded over it with a ‘heavy hand’. His ‘subject peons’ were at his mercy. Sometimes they made him happy and he showered them with gifts of many sons and animals. More frequently they made him angry as his resultant wrath demonstrated. It soon became evident that the only way their god could be ‘appeased’ was through the sacrifice of their goods and animals.
Those sacrifices had to be ‘perfect’ and for that reason a ‘High Priest’ came into being. Not only was he the only one allowed to offer the sacrifices, he was the only one who could provide the perfect specimens to be offered. Of course those specimens didn’t come cheaply. The High Priest had to be paid, and a ‘pretty penny’ at that—so the High Priest got richer and the peasants got poorer.
Do you see how god operates?—just like the Israelites who designed him. You might say ‘what’s that got to do with spirituality?’ And I say everything. The Jews eventually got to talking about a Holy Ghost, but didn’t have a clue as to who or what it was. The Hindus and Buddhists recognized that possibly such an entity existed but, likewise, couldn’t quite put the puzzle together. The Israelite imagination of god precluded any possibility of their ever knowing the Holy Spirit. The Hindus and Buddhists suspected it was there but didn’t have an understanding of how.
Guess what, nothing has changed till now. I have, in fact, defined the essence of spirituality in no uncertain terms. For more than a year, I have repeatedly called for the recognition and acceptance of the World-wide Communion of Spirituality. For greater understanding, please read my little books ‘Wilderness Cry’ and ‘Peace in Spirituality. Press releases and video trailers of each attached.