According to the Tao te Ching the world is sacredit cann't be improved and yet much like the art ofgoverning a large nation is similar to cooking asmall fish, We spoil it with to much poking. Livinga spiritual life in this human existence can be achallenge even under the best of circumstances.Freedom, liberataion, transformation, illuminationare merely concepts much like fingers pointing atthe moon, if we focus on the fingers we miss what itmeans to be authentic beyond the veil of words.
Much lip service is given to living an awakenedlife, cults of fancy are created out of dark ritualsunquestioned as consumers are left to fend for them-selves amid a sea of half truths and lies. And yetfrom Holly Wood Kabbalah to out right worship of socalled higher intelligence in dianetics, we are dailybombarded with ever increasing notions of spiritualentitlements to few of us could afford. One needonly look beneath the surface to recognize that thesource of so many popular beliefs from Scientologyto New Age are deeply rooted in the radical preceptsof western magic(k).
Yet, is it little wonder that in the void created byestablished religion the disenchanted would turn toprecepts that expound the virtues of being spiritualbut not religious? We do not need a new religionnew age or otherwise, but merely a greater understand-ing of society in relation to our human condition.
Please note that my previous submission, though writtenwith good intention, was offered in haste with to littletime for authenticity.
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