When did we start seeking, when did we reach out to the universe to see if the universe spoke back?
The quote from The Gospel of Truth is referring to Jesus, the whole seeking for the All. To discover that the All is that which is divine that dwells in the heart of all. It is not just Jesus who has sought to understand and know the All, others through the age in their own way have stepped upon that path. Seeking knowledge of God, of the meaning of life. The scientist, who may not believe in any divine presence is still upon the same quest, yet the deeper they look the more mysterious the universe shows itself to be. This simple idea that the answers, the divine lies within seems to get lost so easily, especially in an ever saddening world where spirituality is becoming the new commodity after religion. People begrudge paying money to a church who’s approach has long lost its mystery and magic, seeing it as a business, to twisted through politics and possession to ever hold any of its true beauty to shine. Yet the latest guru pops up offering you the latest way to know the mysteries of the universe and people throw thousand at them. If we strip away all the dross, all the establishment, big business and everything else and look at the teachings, they are the same they have been since humankind first experienced the divine. We over complicate and it costs us a fortune, we throw money at spirituality and it becomes and ugly business. I remember once being introduced to a swami from India, I was at one of my favourite places. I firstly was introduced to this retired therapist from Harley Street, who then introduced me to this holy man as His Swami, because he had paid for him. First lesson missed, I think. I was invited to a Satsang at the therapist’s house. Delighted I accepted and the time I spent in the presence of the Swami was a true gift. His message one of simplicity and beauty, after a morning of discourse, meditation and chanting we all retired to have a cup of tea, whilst the swami took rest. Our therapist host boldly announces that he is a curious fellow, their swami! Going on to say that he has a marvellous way of butchering the human language and that he had to be honest but he had not understood a bloody word he had said, but he presumed it was something spiritual and the chanting was nice….. The true ugliness of consumer spirituality.