Friday, January 30, 2015

THE SPIRITUAL PATH (21) - Having Fun

In my own humble opinion I believe that all spiritual paths that embrace Love and Compassion lead to the top of the same mountain. There are no exclusive paths. All paths contain the elements required for spiritual realisation.

Each path speaks in spoken and written language, image, symbols and metaphors pointing in the direction of the same truth. When we choose a path and seriously practise it we light a candle in the darkness. It is always better to light that candle than curse the darkness.

All paths agree that Love and Compassion are paramount, while their respective philosophers and theologians debate the details of the metaphors and the techniques for realisation. Buddhism is one such path. The Dalai Lama says, "My religion is loving kindness" - That's enough for me to be going on with in the mean time.

Whichever path we choose we should practise it with a lightness of spirit - expansively, joyfully and always take time to have some fun. Life, Love and Spirituality is a seriously funny business.


Kelvin Wright said...

Very nice succinct little series. Thanks. I've referenced it to show to those I think it would help.

Alden Smith said...

Thank you Kelvin. I had a lot of fun viewing Leunigs wonderful cartoons. I think he is right up there with Larsons 'The Far Side'.