|Posted on April 22, 2015 at 1:35 AM|
Spiritual development is not an accomplishment but a way of life.
It is an orientation that brings its own rewards, and what is important is the direction of one’s motives.
Along the Path to Enlightenment (p. 7).
S is also for Surrender and Sacrifice.
These are arbitrary terms that presume that one is looking at spiritual principles from the viewpoint of the ego’s vested interests and justifications for negativity. To the ego, spiritual principles represent a possible loss of positionality, but from the viewpoint of spirit, they are gains.
The primary surrenders and sacrifices have to do with the substitution of humility for vanity. In actual practice, one merely relinquishes the vanities of opinionating and judgmentalism. The letting go of positionalities undoes the limitation of the ‘error of the polarity of the opposites’, which is the dualistic consequence of perception.
The Eye of the I from Which Nothing is Hidden .P~102
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