Originally posted February 2, 2015
(Continued from previous post. Still taking dictation from Ipo!)
The only truth that matters is the one found within.
A good guru teaches how to dig a thousand layers beneath the ego to find it.
First, you must calm your mind. It matters not whether you recite the rosary, practice transcendental meditation or yoga, or whirl like a Dervish.
Each philosophy, each movement, each religion prescribes its own method of ascent. Many insist their path is the only way. This is not true. Dogma is political. It is a way to control. Ritual for its own sake is not the path to spirituality. Ritual is only effective if it quiets the mind and turns thought both within and without.
Choose whatever works best for you. But choose! You must choose! If one method does not work, try another. And another. And another. Do not be lazy about this. It is essential to your spiritual growth. Without this, nothing else can be learned. So this is the first thing to learn.
The only prayer you need is “Why?” Then quiet your mind and listen for the answer.
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