“… the form of the moon can only be known through one’s own eyes. How can it be known through others?”
~ Aldous Huxley – The Perennial Philosophy
Why does no one seek God? Have we completely lost the our ability to see? And why doesn’t religion show the way? Because “they” don’t see the light shine on the path. You must find your own way.
Aldous Huxley, most notably the author of Brave New World, wondered the same thoughts back in 1945 after World War II when he published his anthology of religions titled The Perennial Philosophy. He theorized that you could find rudimentary makings of the true source of spirituality in all religions. Every religion in every language contained elements of “it” … with some teachings being more etheral and memorable than others. The higher religions, he said, fully developed “it”. But what is “it”?
“It” is our relationship with “God” … whatever or whomever “God” is. Knowledge of “it” changes who we are. Finding “it” isn’t easy. As he alludes to in the above quote, you can’t know the moon through the eyes of others. You have to experience it yourself.
To experience God, you have to want “it”. Not go through the motions of going to church, but seek a personal relationship with God. Read. Learn. Ask. Pray. There is no physical way to open that door. Some people, men and women, who have gone through that door and have tried to relate the way to enlightenment. But how do you communicate conscious and unconscious thought? How do you formulate words to full express feelings? You can write a book about giving birth, but no one truly understands until they experience it. The words don’t deliver the experience. Driving handbooks can’t replace getting into a car and the reality of driving. These comparisons are vastly inequal, but you will get my idea.
The password, Aldous says, to be allowed through the door is to be pure in heart poor in spirit.
The Bible tells us what we have to do … but there are contradictions. I do believe that some words are guilty of leading us down the wrong path. Intentional or not, they became dogma. I am not a theologian, and can’t tell you which books were left out of the canons which makeup the Bible, or why. You have to seek truth in the words yourself. Finding the truth has tormented me … with many forks in the road. Theories swirl in my head. Heaven. Hell. Here.
We are a part of “it”.
We are one.
Yet I am many. I am my body, soul and spirit.
“The one Moon reflects itself wherever there is a sheet of water,
And all the moons in the waters are embraced within the one Moon.”
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