(Ipo again, yes. And this is not even the tip of the iceberg! He’s got me on full-time dictation duty!)
It is a human need to explain the things that cannot be seen; to understand the things which cannot be controlled.
For the answers, some turn to formal religion (ritual and dogma). Others look to the universe without ascribing any anthropomorphic qualities or identifying a single creator (philosophy). Others rely on the scientific method, waiting for incontrovertible proof before they believe (science).
None of these are mutually exclusive. All desires coalesce at the All Knowing Eye at the top of the pyramid. Those at the bottom cannot see the other sides. They each believe theirs is the only path to the top. But the higher one ascends, the more apparent it becomes that everyone is on the same quest, albeit in different languages. Each human on every side, is just trying to achieve understanding.
God is not a being or entity. God is a place. It is the single vantage point from which every particle and law of the universe is visible. From this perspective, the entire pattern can be comprehended. It is the place where all who quest knowledge wish to stand.
Those who pray and think and meditate will surely ascend. They will gain wisdom and understanding. But no soul, living or dead, can ever reach the top. They will clamor up the sides in pursuit of it, but the mystery will never be unraveled.
Those who long for absolute scientific truth and knowledge, those who desire understanding of the spiritual universe, and those who long to know God…they all pursue the same.
In the midst of this great clamor for Truth, there are many gurus and teachers, counselors and priests who call for attention. They offer promises of enlightenment. They flourish because people are lazy. They want others give them the answers.
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