Friday, July 26, 2019
A Course In Miracles and Unitarian Universalism - where should I search for truth and meaning?
It is written in A Course In Miracles:
T-29.VII.5. Idols must fall because they have no life, and what is lifeless is a sign of death. You came to die, and what would you expect but to perceive the signs of death you seek?
No sadness and no suffering proclaim a message other than an idol found that represents a parody of life which, in its lifelessness, is really death, conceived as real and given living form. Yet each must fail and crumble and decay, because a form of death cannot be life, and what is sacrificed cannot be whole.
T-29.VII.6. All idols of this world were made to keep the truth within from being known to you, and to maintain allegiance to the dream that you must find what is outside yourself to be complete and happy.
It is vain to worship idols in the hope of peace. God dwells within, and your completion lies in Him. No idol takes His place. Look not to idols. Do not seek outside yourself.
A Course in Miracles . Foundation for Inner Peace. p. 618
Unitarian Universalists covenant together to affirm and promote the free and responsible search for truth and meaning. Where should they search? Where should they look for truth and meaning? A Course In Miracles which describes a metaphysical thought system, tells us it is a waste of time to look outside ourselves. Mystical traditions of all the major religions tell us the same thing.
Jesus tells us that the Kingdom of God is within you.
Buddha tells us that the source of suffering is from attachment to external things.
Moses tells us in giving us the Ten Commandments that we are not worship idols and not make anything other than Godliness our god.
How do we search then? We close our eyes, take three deep breaths, and watch our monkey mind of thoughts and feelings until they evaporate and disappear.