Different perspectives about their religion after awakening...

Reply Mon 18 Apr, 2016 01:24 pm
True awakening is beyond all beliefs...

Here are some examples:

Eckhart Tolle used to be a Christian. This was also reflected in his book "The Power of Now". The title of the last section of Chapter 5 is: "Christ: The Reality of Your Divine Presence." He started out the section by saying "Don't get attached to any one word. You can substitute "Christ" for presence..." He no longer takes Christianity as a religious belief, but provides a perspective about Christ and his stories from what has been realized through direct awakening experiences. His teachings are to guide people to free themselves out of the prison of their conditioned mind, to live in the Now. to awaken...

Adyashanti (Stephen Gray) is an American-born spiritual teacher. At the age of nineteen, he came across the word 'enlightenment' in a book and was overcome by a fierce hunger to know ultimate Truth. He practiced Zen meditation intensely for nearly fifteen years... In his book "Emptiness Dancing", after describing his awakening experience, he wrote:

“Then the funniest thought came through my mind---funny to me after thirteen years of Zen practice---'Oops. I just woke up out of Zen!' When you wake up, you realize that you wake up out of everything, including all the things that have helped to bring you there..."

He no longer takes Buddhism as a religious belief. Furthermore, he wrote a book entitled "Resurrecting Jesus". His teaching style is heartfelt and direct, free of Zen jargon, but rich with pointers toward universal truth. He also offers guidance to those who have had some initial awakening experiences...

Gangaji (Merle Antoinette Roberson) is also an American-born spiritual teacher. She took Bodhisattva vows, practiced Zen and Vipassana meditation, helped run a Tibetan Buddhist Meditation Center, and had a career as an acupuncturist in the San Francisco Bay Area. Despite her successes, Gangaji continued to experience a deep and persistent longing for fulfillment. In 1990, the answer to her prayer came unexpectedly, taking her to India and to the meeting that would change everything. Since then, she no longer took Buddhism as a religious belief. She often invites seekers to self-inquiry in her teachings...

Mooji (Paul Moo-Young) is a spiritual teacher who used to be a Christian. He no longer takes Christianity as a religious belief. His teachings are mainly to assist people to do self-inquiry through satsang, simple and direct. Lots of his satsang videos are free and available on line.

Papaji, the teacher of Gangaji and Mooji, and Papaji's teacher Ramana Maharshi, both with Hindu background. Their realization and teachings are beyond any religious beliefs...

There are many more such examples...

With deep gratitude for all their teachings...

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Reply Tue 19 Apr, 2016 02:31 am
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Reply Tue 19 Apr, 2016 10:41 am
Ask a direct question - Have a current theme in operation.
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Reply Mon 18 Jul, 2016 12:42 pm
But evidently they only 'arrive' when they are where you say the stopping point is. Dumb, just dumb. To think that everybody that moves on is proved thereby to be a more moral, smarter, holier person -- IS DUMB.
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