August 4, 2016 5:22 PM
(From the book in progress.)
There’s a reason that history’s great spiritual teachers often used metaphors and parables in their teachings. The reason is: This stuff is really hard to explain.
Simply put, mental concepts—words and definitions—can’t explain what lies beyond mental concepts. And practically all things spiritual lie beyond mental concepts.
So how can I be expected to explain the relationship of the Nine Aspects of Being to you-whatever-that-is? How can I conceptualize into words what lies beyond concepts?
Attempting to explain the unexplainable is an age old problem. Over the thousands of years of trying, spiritual teachers seem to agree that there is only one, surefire way to do it:
You make something up.
Not a lie per se, but a parable… … Read more…